La Croisee Des Vents
Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
A well-appointed spacious “Landaise“ family home set within an acre of grounds, surrounded by oak woodland and enjoying peaceful panoramas of protected French countryside. (read reviews.) Flights London Bristol Stanstead Birm Man Dublin Edin Belfast. Easy-Jet, Ryanair BA to Bordeaux or Biarirtz (Car rental from £16.00 per day with Easy jet or Ranair) or by Boat P&O or Brittany Ferries to Calais, Cherbourg, St Malo Roscoff Rosslare and Bilbao. 10,6,and 2hrs.
Complementing its natural surrounding's the owners have created a 'home from home' with both inside and alfresco living in mind. The spacious post and beam lounge and intimate sitting room have a comfortable ambiance, plus an 8-10 seat dining table linked to a fully equipped kitchen with its own smaller table.
The house opens on to an oak timbered covered terrace, with a dining area and BBQ set in a position to relax and enjoy those long evenings and lovely views, where you might spot the occasional deer.
Four bedrooms include one double with access through French - windows on to its own terrace-ideal for that early morning coffee and croissant! The master bedroom accessed by individual spiral stairs case has a super-king-size bed and new double en-suite bathroom with access onto a small mezzanine reading lounge with again more views. Two large twin rooms - Cot available. Family bathroom + WC. Separate WC.
Easy drive from St Malo or 2hrs from Bilbao. The home is 'away from it' all and yet with 'access to all,' and provides a rural rendezvous where you can either relax and unwind, or a great base from which to go down to the best family and surfing beaches in France.Ideal to get up into the Pyrenees mountains and visit some stunning Basque villages or do parts of the Camino trail. An easy drive to visit Biarritz's chic shops and sweeping beach and promenade, or enjoy a seafood dinner in the picturesque Basque sea side town of St Jean de Luz or Cap Breton.
The house is in the village of Cassen which has its own Au-Berge which serves reputably some of the best food in France! You can buy free range eggs, frois-gras, duck, chicken, and goose, from nearby farms. Local pizzeria, two nearby artisan bakery's and shops. Local markets in a variety of local towns with beautiful produce.
OUT & ABOUT
Local 'marked' riverside walks or cycle trails, (5, 7, & 12k) just out of the gate. Enjoy year round local fiesta's, vineyard's, river fishing, spa hydro-therapy 'cure' plus being in Frances rugby heartland. A place of deep spirituality with the birth place of St Vincent des Paul just down the road – a centre worth the visit. Also if you need some retail therapy there is the Ocean Mall just 20 min drive in St Paul le Dax!
Large above ground pool area accessed by safety steps via terraced area to the rear of the house. Welcome Pack, Honesty Wine Rack, Fresh Linen, AC & Heating, Cot & H/C. DVD Sky Freeview TV, Hi-Fi. Pool, Six Family Bikes. Table tennis, and badminton area. Good access by car or flights. For Reviews and Photo Gallery visit website. WiFi Access in village.
Can be made with the owners over the phone using all major debit and credit cards, the final payment being made six weeks before travel when information about directions and keys will be sent.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||St Gironde Hossegor Biarittz Soustons Lac Lyon 25 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Biarritz 50 km, Nearest railway: St Paul les Dax 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
GUEST BOOK COMMENTS
"We thought the place was fantastic, you have covered everything... definitely the best place we have ever stayed in for home comforts... home from home." - A & G, Plymouth
"Such a relaxing place to be, we felt so at home... thank you so much for giving us a super holiday." - J & S, Lyon France
"We had such a relaxing time... the house had everything we needed... we will want to book our main holidays next year." - E & J Manchester
"We felt really 'at home' and were able to enjoy the peace and quiet of the rural French life" - C & D, Gloucestershire
"What a delightful house you have, it must be the best one we have stayed in, in all the years we have visited France. The equipment, furniture and tasteful decorations were much appreciated. Had some good news from the UK whilst we were there, so we celebrated with the champagne you provided, many thanks!" - H, Sheffield
"What can I say, we have just had the most wonderful holiday for a long time, your property far exceeded what it said on your website ... We would certainly like to return to La Croisee des Vents at a later date." - B
"A haven of peace!"
"We came exhausted and left invigorated!"
"Another fantastic holiday! The house was everything we remembered and more, we'll be back."
"Lovely house we loved the pool…Our best days out driving around the Pyrenees, the mountain railway and the best beach we found was Ondres –plage and the out of town shopping at St Paul Les Dax is great for a rainy day (brilliant toy shop!)"
"Wonderful holiday love the house hope for many more visits."
"Fantastic house so much wildlife to see, the best house so far, enjoyed our stay."
"Having lived in Mont de Marsan for 11 months 38 years ago this holiday was to renew my memories of that time. Wonderful sunshine every day and what a house, we will be back."
"Super house super location, wonderful holiday."
"Gorgeous house, well equipped, beautiful scenery, best holiday l have ever had – thank you."
"Really enjoyed our week, thoroughly relaxing, beautiful weather, gorgeous house and lovely trips to the beaches and towns. Table tennis was brilliant and the pool was refreshing in the hot sunshine."
"Two lovely weeks in a delightful house. Peace and quiet …..visited some great places. (Buy your eggs from the lady next door – down the hill on the left-us townies appreciated them!)"
"Thank you for a great holiday. The area is beautiful and the house very comfortable. Its peaceful at night ..this region is truly spiritual and will leave a lasting impression on me. Hope to come back some day."
"Great holiday, wonderful relaxing house lots to do in the area round about. Also cannot recommend highly enough the local 'Ferme Auberge Restaurant'. If you do nothing else go there; if you don't even like duck, go there! These are possibly the best meals you will have in this country!"
|Further details outdoors|
Set within its own grounds, with BBQ area, table tennis, and badminton area. The village has its own Auberge run by the mayor's wife which serves reputably some of the best food in France! You can buy free range eggs from next door and the nearest Bakery is a 10 min bike ride.
Easy reach of gently shelving swimming lake with beach 15 min. The home is 'away from it' all and yet with 'access to all,' provides a rural rendezvous where you can either relax and unwind, or a great base from which to go down to the best family and surfing beaches in France, as well as ideally located to visit the beautiful mountains and nearby local market towns. It is also within easy access to Biarritz's chic shops and sweeping beach and promenade.
There are local marked walking/cycle trails, through surrounding beautiful protected French countryside. Enjoy country/mountain walking trails or get out on your bike and enjoy some great stage runs.
Visit You tube:-( http://youtu.be/5QBwNnxvqUo ) - (Copy and Paste)
Fresh linen. Welcome Pack, Honesty wine rack, AC & Heating, Cot & H/C.DVD Sky Freeview TV, Hi-Fi. Pool Jun-Sept. Family Bikes. Flights to Biarritz Bordeaux, Pau and Toulouse or Lourdes. Wi Fi Accessed at local Village library 5 min walk.
Extended flexible spring autumn and winter breaks POA. Five Bikes for use, Credit/debit phone card payments taken. Tel 01989720181 or 07979757313
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
Biarritz:About an hour's drive , Biarritz has chic shops, street restaurants, a sweeping promenade and a grande plage that was historically popular not only with European royalty - including Queen Victoria herself - but also Richard the Lion Heart and Frank Sinatra!(not together)
St Paul les Dax is France's foremost spa town, with a beautiful lake fed by hot thermal waters that were first discovered and used by the Romans. As well as this bathing opportunity, there is also an old town area with a fantastic Saturday morning market, and the ubiquitous Auchan mall for those who like some serious retail therapy.
Dax also has a premiership rugby club, and a cathedral that dates back to the seventeenth century.
Hossegor: Widely known as the surfing capital of Europe, Hossegor is just forty-five minutes from Cassen so beautifu8l beachy shops and great street cafes.
Places To Visit:
Drive south to the Rhune you can either walk up this big hill (about the size of Ingleton) or catch the train. Then drop into bijou St John Des Luz – some lovely street restaurants and safe beach.
Open air ‘natural’ pool head for Mugron take a left and as you drive out of the town you will pick up signs for a camp-site – it is next to that and is safe for young children.
Biarritz and Anglet are lovely beaches as are Hossegor for surfing. Have a wander round the fish market at Capbreton and sample the seafood restaurants. There are walks around the village you will see these behind the cupboard door.
There is a good Auberge/ ferme restaurant in the village and also a pizza place – and also opposite the spa place on the way back to Pontonx.
Intermarche is the cheapest supermarket use loyalty card in key cupboard and it will save you up to 5%. There is a good Saturday market in Dax.
Try the Calecio spa if you want a real treat it is near the lake in St Paul's – there is a pool sauna etc. Walks around the lake are great and if you want to go out for a very special French meal try the nearby ‘Poustiniaque’ Restaurant (I’m sure this is spelt wrong!)
There is a big water world place opening near Soustons this summer only 8 Euro per day, looks good.
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