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Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Maison des Cigales is a classic 'maison landaise' typical of Cap Ferret, a single storey villa with a broad sloping roof with timber features, characterful brown shutters and large hardwood entrance door.

The house stands in a good-sized plot (700m2) set back from the road. Mature trees at the front provide plenty of shade on hot days. There is off-road parking for two cars.

The house is about 35 years old with many original features: tiled floors throughout, living-room fireplace, built-in external fireplace/barbecue.

There are tall French doors opening to the rear garden, deck & pool area. The current owners have recently brought the furnishings and décor up-to-date whilst retaining its French character to create a lovely, relaxing holiday home in keeping with Cap Ferret's stylish, relaxed environment.

They stay themselves as much as possible so it is equipped very much as a home, including a selection of indoor and outdoor toys.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (3)
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Trampoline
Further details indoors

The entrance leads into an L-shaped hallway serving the kitchen, living/dining room, bedrooms & bathrooms.

The separate kitchen isn't large but is well-equipped, including oven, hob, microwave, refrigerator, washing machine, dishwasher, kettle & coffee-maker. There are tall windows opening over the front garden, plus a breakfast table seating 4.

The living/dining room is a good-sized, sunny room with two sets of French doors. Two sofas provide a comfortable reading/drinks area around the fireplace (seating 4-6). This area sits behind a large modern dining table which seats 8 comfortably.

There are four bedrooms of approximately equal size (20m2 approx.), all pleasantly furnished.

Three are double bedrooms (160 x 200 cm beds), each equipped with wardrobe, drawers and shelves. All of these rooms overlook the rear garden & pool.

The fourth bedroom is a twin (2 x 90 cm beds) with shelved wardrobe and overlooks the front garden.

The family bathroom includes bath, shower, basin & toilet. A second shower room is located at the end of the corridor; there is also a separate second WC.

Further details outdoors

The good-sized & varied outside space at Villa des Cigales is a very appealing feature of this property. It is a typical Cap Ferret garden, with a very 'natural' feel and includes several pine trees.

French doors on two sides of the living room open onto the attractive rear terrace which runs around the rear of the house. The terrace is covered on one side to provide a lovely salon d'été (summer sitting room) around a large barbecue/external fireplace - perfect for cooking & relaxing at night once the heat has gone out of the sun.

The other part of the terrace overlooks the rear garden & pool, and makes a great spot to read or sunbathe. Steps run down to the pool & deck area, which includes an outdoor shower cubicle. The pool can be shut off from the rest of the garden by a gate at the top of the steps from the terrace, and 1m20 fences with gates at the side of the house and in the garden.

The rest of the garden is mature, with enough space and tall enough shrubs for a game of hide-and-seek! There is also a trampoline in the back garden.

A 1m80 fence surrounds the plot, but because the grounds slope down in the far corner behind the pool a neighbouring property partially overlooks the garden (but bamboo provides some screening). However it is from part of the neighbour's plot that is rarely used, and the owners are seldom there.

In all, Villa des Cigales is a lovely, family holiday home in a calm, convenient location.

The Aquitaine/Dordogne region

Villa des Cigales is located in Piraillan, one of several small Cap Ferret towns and located about half-way down this lovely sandy peninsula.

(Piraillan's oyster-farming quarter is one of France's heritage villages.) The villa is on a pine-tree lined avenue, a short walk from Piraillan market (July and August only) and about 150m from the main road connecting Cap Ferret's villages.


Local amenities:

Nearest village / town: Piraillan

Nearest beach: Piraillan (600m)

Boulangerie: Market (100m) or Le Canon (800m)

Restaurant: La Pleine Mer, 300m

Market: Piraillan (July & August only) 100m!

Distance to nearest major transport connections:

Bordeaux airport: 50 kms

Bergerac airport: 150 kms

Arcachon railway station: 4 kms + foot ferry ride

Bordeaux railway station: 60 kms

St Malo ferry port: 600 kms

Calais ferry port/tunnel: 950 kms

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7 Nights min stay

Changeover day Flexible


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Justin Ashby (Property Manager Alternative Aquitaine)

  • 5 Years listed

60% Response rate

Calendar last updated:11 Aug 2014

Based in United Kingdom

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French

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