Welcome to Ferme de Candeloup

Situated in the foothills of the French Pyrénées, Ferme de Candeloup is a 260 year old Béarnaise farm that has been transformed to offer a simple, stylish holiday environment in stunning, tranquil surroundings.

Accommodating up to 17 guests over six individually detailed, en-suite rooms and a self-contained apartment, this under the radar haven with pool, yoga studio and communal dining room will appeal to a wide range of groups, families, friends and independent travellers.

If you are a professional wanting to run a retreat for your students, whether it’s yoga, walking, cycling, art, or photography, whatever your passion, Ferme de Candeloup will both inspire and delight. Alternatively you might be hunting for a place to bring together loved ones celebrating a special birthday or anniversary, or you could be travelling independently looking for a spot to recharge your batteries – we offer flexible, bespoke holiday solutions.

We have a purpose built, fully-equipped yoga studio with floor to ceiling, fold back doors, opening out onto a large wooden deck with views of the pool, vineyards and mountains beyond. It’s a perfect spot to start your day with an early morning sun salutation and we offer a number of dedicated and fully catered yoga weeks during the year with first class instructors.

There’s a bright, communal dining room and a shaded outside terrace for eating al fresco and sampling the local Jurançon wine. You can opt to have your stay fully catered for giving you more time to sit and enjoy a leisurely meal with family and friends. Host Mel makes the most delicious home cooked food using locally sourced, fresh, health conscious ingredients.

For independent travellers exploring the region or perhaps passing through en-route to Spain, Ferme de Candeloup is an ideal place to stop off and recharge your batteries. Outdoor enthusiasts will also love the range of year round activities on offer close by, from white water rafting and horse riding to ski-ing in the winter. .

What our customers say

  • I stayed here July 2014 for a yoga/pilates retreat. The hotel is set in gorgeous surroundings looking out to the Pyrenees in the distance with rolling countryside and vineyards in the foreground – to look out and see this every morning was bliss! Rooms are beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable. The yoga studio, guests areas, gardens and pool are all immaculate and prove to be the perfect back drop for a relaxing day and evening. Mel’s cooking was fantastic, giving us freshly cooked, nutritious meals every day (even catering for my very specific dietary requirements). I would come back to here in a heartbeat for either another retreat or as a perfect “get away from it all” holiday.
  • If you want to spend a relaxing weekend in beautiful countryside, with amazing home cooked food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, look no further I have just spent two days on a yoga retreat weekend, a first for me which I throughly enjoyed. The setting for this weekend is idyllic, a beautifully renovated farmhouse, which has been tastefully restored throughout. The outside eating area is delightful and the bedrooms are decorated for comfort and relaxation with beautiful bedding and curtains. The bathroom was also of a very high standard. There is a super swimming pool with sun chairs to relax on around the pool overlooking the stunning countryside To top this amazing place I can't speak highly enough of Mel and her family who make you feel like you are at home. They are so welcoming and the icing on the cake is the home cooking. Delicious and tasty, so tasty I had to have the recipes! Enjoy your stay
  • An idyllic situation for a yoga retreat or just for getting out and exploring this beautiful part of France. I have just returned from the most memorable Yoga weekend and cannot praise this place and its hosts enough. The yoga studio, looking out to the pool and stunning Pyrenees mountains, the surrounding vineyards, the welcoming host, Melanie and her lovely family...... Beautifully decorated, clean, comfortable rooms..... And delicious food too! I can't wait to go back for another weekend escape. Thank you Mel!
    Samantha Harris
  • I have just returned from a week long Pilates and yoga retreat at this beautiful, clean, friendly and tranquil place. The surroundings are spectacularly beautiful, the rooms are decorated to a high standard and are comfortable, ours, room 1 had a nice modern bathroom with a bath and shower and air conditioning. It is worth coming here just for Mel's excellent and nutritious food and the whole family's welcoming attitude, I really felt like I was staying with friends! This is a fantastic place to hold a retreat but would also be lovely for a family or couple to holiday. I definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to visit this beautiful region and can't wait to go back again next year!
  • My friends and I just spent the most perfect week here for a yoga and pilates retreat - www.suewoodd.com. The hotel is a beautifully converted barn. Our room was lovely, with gorgeous views from the balcony across the vineyards beyond. Our hosts Mel and Roger couldn't have been more welcoming and friendly. Mel's culinary skills are amazing, each day we had mouth watering, home cooked meals that were absolutely delicious. None of us wanted to leave!
    Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends