Our apartment is perfectly located in the heart of the medoc region of France, an area that boasts a sense of tranquality and calm as well as rolling vinyards, beautiful chateaux, pine forests and of course one of France's largest Freshwater lakes.
The apartment is directly on the lake with views at dawn and sunset to die for. The very large sunny balcony faces both parts of the lake and children's island and the local beach is literally a stone's throw away.
The apartment has been equiped as a family holiday residence and as such additional equipment such as games, kitchen equipment etc are in abundence. If surfing or boogie boarding takes your fancy, the atlantic coast is a mere 6km away which can be easily accessed by either car or by cycle paths through the heavenly pine forests. Within 20 minutes you can be in the heart of one of France's largest wine regions where breathtaking chateaux are around every corner. Hourtin is perfect for those that love watersports, peace, tranquility and the French way of life.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Hourt Lake 100 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bordeaux 45 km, Nearest railway: Bordeaux 50 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
* Lovely double bedroom with ample storage space.
* Children's room done in nautical style with bunk beds and wardrobe
* Separate WC
* Bathroom with bath, shower attachement, sink and storage
* Living room with very large comfortable corner sofa, board games and ipod unit
* Open living room kitchen divided by breakfast bar with seating for 2. fully equipped kitchen with a vast selection of crockery, pots and pans etc
|Further details outdoors|
* Private parking space.
* Very large balcony overlooking the lake with teak table, two benches and two chairs
Linen provided EXCEPT towels and beach towels.
Games, books, magazines etc available
Please enquire about pets on booking
Flexible arrival and departure dates. No changeover on Sunday.
The scenery around the Medoc is extremely diverse. The Medoc is famous for its vineyards and breathtaking Chateaux which are literally around every corner, however head towards Bordeaux and the scenery is quite different by contrast. Having undergone an enormous regeneration project not long ago, Bordeaux offers contemporary dining, designer shops and beautiful historic buildings.
Hourtin itself is a haven for watersport enthusiasts and those that enjoy peace and tranquility as well as the other beaches and resorts around the lake. Hourtin, a nature in three dimensions as the guide books describe it.
Within one minute's walk from the apartment you will arrive at the white sandy beach on the lake of Hourtin. A wonderfully safe beach for children with a shallow depth ideal for paddling, swimming and canoeing. Isle D'enfants (children's island) is across a small bridge again within a minute's walk where an enormous fort and playground is a haven for children to explore whilst the surrounding grounds are perfect for picnicing. The port or Marina at Hourtin are just around the corner and offer a wide variety of restaurants and bars, a bakery and a tabac however, the town of Hourtin is about a mile away with further amenties still.
For watersport enthusiasts, windsurfing, powerboating, kite surfing, sailing etc can be enjoyed on the lake at Hourtin and other nearby lake villages. Horse riding, tennis and crazy golf can all be enjoyed in the port. Weekly markets, bands, beach acitivities amongst other things are advertised through the tourist information centre which is located in the port.