Gite / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

Maison Bidas is a charming, rural two bedroom self-catering gîte tucked away in the Landes in the Aquitaine region of South West France. Set in the grounds of the owners farmstead surrounded by acres of vineyards, corn and meadows, Maison Bidas offers an idyllic retreat where you can truly unwind and take in the beautiful French countryside. A warm welcome awaits with privacy assured.

Nestled within the original farmhouse building dating back hundreds of years, Maison Bidas has been lovingly renovated (in 2013) retaining its original features which gives it its rustic charm and character. The barn comfortably blends old and new with its original oak beams to the spacious walk-in Italian shower to offer a traditional yet well appointed home from home.

With a double height ceiling and decorative mezzanine level, the open plan living dining area is light and airy, enjoying the morning sun which beams in through the large glass door. The living space opens out onto the walled terrace, which is fully equipped with outdoor furniture (including Sun Loungers) and BBQ, ideal for those lovely long lunches in the sun or a relaxed evening meal cooked outside.

Inside Maison Bidas, the living dining area includes a large corner sofa (which can open into a sofa bed to accommodate up to two additional guests therefore 6 in total) with flat screen wall mounted TV with UK freeview channels. The dining table seats up to six people with a well-equipped fitted kitchen including dishwasher, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment and Nespresso machine. The washing machine is located in the hallway cupboard. We also have a long list of nursery items available upon request.

The sleeping accommodation comprises one double bedroom with a king size bed and one twin bedroom with two single beds (which can also be made into a super king size bed if required) both with luxurious Egyptian Cotton sheets. The bathroom, complete with Molton Brown toiletries, has a walk-in double Italian shower and separate toilet.

Maison Bidas is a 5 minute drive from the pretty village of Pouillon. It's a busy little hive of activity with everything you would expect from fresh bread and croissants at the boulangeries to simply soaking up the atmosphere in the central square café. The local, quaint Landaise restaurant offers up some heavenly gastronomic delights which are not to be missed. There's also a small supermarket with a petrol station, banks and a chemist.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Biarritz 40 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Biarritz 40 km, Nearest railway: Dax 15 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, BBQ
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Aquitaine region

If you do decide to leave your tranquil bolthole then there's plenty to see and do right on the doorstep in Pouillon and the thermal spa town of Dax. The beautiful beaches of Capbreton, Hossegor and Biarritz, world famous for surfing and stunning coastal golf courses are within an hours drive and stretch from almost uninterrupted up to Bordeaux. Head up into the stunning Pyrenees mountains ideal for rambling or hiking in the summer months or skiing during the winter as there are several ski stations within easy reach of Maison Bidas.

Pop over the border into Spain for some authentic tapas and homemade local cider and visit San Sebastien, renown for its Tapas, local cider and shopping and Pamplona, the home of the famous running of the bulls and tomato festivals.

Pouillon

The local village of Pouillon is a 2 minute drive away with:

- Outdoor heated swimming pool

- Friday night markets full of local produce

- Lac de Luc where you can fish, play tennis and crazy golf, hire pedalos and eat at the lake-side restaurant

- Bike hire

- Animal/pony farm

- Amenities include La Cave des Vignerons Wine Store, a small supermarket with 24/7 petrol station, chemist, café, bar, florist, several banks, bakeries, butchers, Pizzerias, restaurants

Around Maison Bidas there is:

- Vineyard Tours & Dégustation

- Museums and Chateau's with open gardens

- Daily markets at Dax

- Wednesday market at Peyrehorade

- Archery

- Golf driving range

Dax, a 15 minute drive away, is renown for its thermal spas with its hot water spring fountain in the town centre. A bustling market town with its daily indoor market which flows out into the streets on a Saturday. There are stalls a plenty hosted by local Artisans to offer a fantastic range of fresh regional produce. The first Thursday of every month brings the 'Brocante' where you'll find those authentic French household gems. Relax and enjoy the French cuisine, some with a hint of Spain, in Dax's many restaurants and café bars.