La Capitana - 037
Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Basque Country villa with private heated pool.
Spacious, traditional-Basque house set in secluded gardens. The house is occupied by the owners outside the summer and so is equipped to be lived in as a family home.
The imposing entrance hallway reveals a wide, marble staircase with double height ceiling - this forms the stone 'tower' that can be seen in the photos. Adjacent to the staircase is a piano on one side and a 'bibliotheque' on the other side.
The large living room dominates the ground floor. Divided into a sitting area (with centre-piece fireplace) and dining area, the room is extremely spacious and leads directly on to the terrace and pool area.
Situated just off the living room is a separate TV lounge with office facilities too (PC, printer).
Carry straight-on from the hallway into the kitchen (also accesssed at the other end via the living room) which is modern and well-equipped with breakfast table and bar.
The marble staircase gievs way to a parquet-floor landing from which there is access to the 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
Bedroom 1 - double bed, balcony
Bedroom 2 - double bed, double-aspect balcony, en-suite bathroom (shower cubicle, bathtub, WC and wash-hand basin)
Bedroom 3 - double bed & single bed, double-aspect balcony, small en-suite shower room (shower cubicle and wash-hand basin)
Bedroom 4 - double bed & single bed, en-suite bathroom (wash-hand basin, WC, bathtub, shower over bath).
Bedroom 5 - kids' room with single bed & sofa-bed plus TV
Bedrooms 1 and 5 share a small bathroom with WC, bathtub, shower over bath & wash-hand basin.
The verdant gardens offer plenty of shade whilst there is a covered terrace for dining outside. The large 11x5 swimming pool is heated with a 1m shallow end for little ones. The pool is protected by alarm.
There is plenty of space for kids to play safely in the gardens. Table tennis and bikes are provided for guests.
What makes la Capitana a great holiday rental...
This villa was in our collection under a previous owner and very popular it was too. It's easy to see why and we're delighted to have picked it up again in time for summer 2013.
> Very spacious accommodation - 265m2
> Relaxing outdoor areas including heated pool
> Soak up the Basque culture in this colourful sap town
> Short walk to a selection of shops & restaurants
> Short drive to beaches & places to visit - Biarritz, St Jean de Luz, Spain & Pyrenees
Families who want the beach but more than that - a bit of sight-seeing, culture and nature too. The house is easily big enough for two families to share.
Whilst the capacity of the house is in theory 10, the owners request a maximum group size of 8. We feel this is a more comfortable number.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Biarritz 23 km|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Biarritz 21 km, Nearest railway: Biarritz 22 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, CD player, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
Cambo-les-Bains is a colourful and cultural spa town in the heart of French Basque Country, a short distance from Biarritz. The town has good variety of shops and amenities include tennis courts, municipal swimming pool, park, thermal spa centre and cinema.
Cambo is ideally situated between the seaside glamour of Biarritz and the majestic Pyrenees mountain chain. The town itself is famous foor the 'Villa Arnaga', the stunning former home of Edmond Rostand, author of Cyrano de Bergerac. A visit to the house & grounds is a 'must do' on your stay here. Cambo has plenty to more to offer visitors including a lovely thermal spa, a nice selection of shops & restaurants, cinema & theatre, tennis courts, public pool and verdant park. There is also a very handy train station for a trip to Bayonne or Biarritz. The weekly market is held on Friday.
> Nearest village / town: Cambo les Bains
> Nearest beach: Biarritz 23 km
> Boulangerie: Cambo 400 metres
> Restaurant: Cambo 400 metres
> Market: Cambo 400 metres
Distance to nearest major transport connections:
> Biarritz airport: 21 km
> Pau airport: 112 km
> Calais: 1070 km
> St Malo ferry: 734 km
> Bilbao ferry: 160 km
> Santander ferry: 259 km
Cambo Les Bains
DAY TRIP IDEAS
> Tour Basque Country villages: Ascain, Ainhoa, Sare, Espelette
> Visit Bayonne, the under-rated 'capital' of the Pays Basque
> Cross the border into Spain - San Sebastian, Pamplona & the Guggenheim
> Explore the Pyreneees National Park for its wildlife, walks & scenery
> Discover the cuisine & boutiques of beautiful St Jean de Luz
> Taste the glitz & glamour of 'Belle-Epoque' Biarritz
OUR PERSONAL HIGHLIGHTS
> An evening stroll of St Jean de Luz's bustling streets, before drinks & supper!
> Sampling the pintxos - Basque tapas - in St Jean de Luz or Ciboure old town
> Catching a game of Basque pelote at one of the village frontons
> A visit to Ainhoa or Sare - both 'picture perfect' Basque Country villages
> 18 holes at gorgeous Golf de Chantaco - then lunch in the clubhouse
> A day's hiking in the western Pyrenees, including an auberge lunch-stop
Within a 25km radius you will find superb beaches, vibrant seaside resorts, great golf courses, Spain and the Pyrenees too! This is a wonderful area for an active holiday and Cambo is a great location to explore this unique corner of Europe. The villa itself enjoys a quiet and leafy residential setting and is only a short walk to the town centre.
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