Stunning! What was once a dilapidated French horror is now a stylish, light and contemporary apartment which fully exploits its unique and enviable beach-front position.
English owner Sam Elliott has done a fabulous job - you can sense it's been a passionate project and one which demonstrates her boutique hotelier skills.
And with 140m2 of living space plus an additional 80m2 of balcony, it's as spacious as most villas.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (3)|
|Further details indoors|
Basement & First Floor
The fun starts in the entrance hall which has been converted into a vibrantly decorated surf storage area - ideal for putting the boards away securely and keeping the wetsuits out of the main accommodation.
Up the stairs and you are on the first floor where the open-plan design fully maximises the sunlight and emphasises the summery, beach 'vibe'. This living area is loosely divided into three parts: the lounge, dining area and integrated kitchen.
The lounge has pleny of 'kit' to keep guests happy including wall-mounted TV with UK satellite plus dvd player. There are two sofas for relaxing and sliding doors to the balcony.
The dining table comfortably can be extended to seat the maximum number of guests. Sliding doors lead to the balcony - marvel at the most amazing sunsets and starry nights above the Atlantic Ocean.
The kitchen is recently finished and benefits from all mod cons including dishwasher, washing machine & dryer, microwave and conventional oven. This is a property used by its owners for their own holidays and they like to do a lot of entertaining - it is therefore very well equipped. A further set of patio doors lead from the kitchen to the side balcony.
One of the 5 bedrooms is on the first floor - a twin bedroom with its own shower room. A separate WC is located between the bedroom and shower room.
The main sleeping accommodation - a further 4 bedrooms - are upstairs, the 3 double beds can be be separated into single beds.
A winding wooden staircase (open-tread) leads from the centre of the living room to the upstairs landing. Immediately to the right is the master bedroom. This is a super double bedroom, very stylish and benefiting from excellent sea views. A huge feature of this room is the slightly elevated bath-tub which allows the bather to look out to sea without being overlooked by the crowds on the Place des Landais! The bathroom also has double wash-hand basins.
Of the other three bedrooms, one also commands unbroken sea views. Most of the clothes storage space is provided by wardrobes in the corridor and study area.
There is a first floor shower room and separate WC.
There's also room upstairs for a study area - internet access is available.
|Further details outdoors|
At 80m2, this is a vast outdoor terrace overlooking the sea and Place du Landais - in the summer time the Place will be packed with diners eating and drinking alfresco outside the numerous bars and restaurants. The balcony is double-aspect with the main section looking directly out to sea - a lot of time will be spent here!
As from June 2011 there is now a seriously attractive salsa bar below Les Grandes Vagues called 'La Villa Boca' - great food and ambience, all black, white and sensual. You will be right in the middle of the action on La Place des Landais - sea, surf and huge FUN!
Situated in the heart of the square 'Place du Landais' at Plage Centrale. This is a bustling pedestrianised zone of holiday apartments, cafes, restaurants, a hotel and a couple of nightclubs.
A few steps across the square and you'll be on the sand! The town centre is just over 1km, the lagoon is slightly closer. Hossegor is a popular surf resort on the Sud Landes, a little north of Biarritz. It's an easy transfer to the airport.
Nearest village / town: Hossegor
Nearest beach: Plage Centrale 50metres. Lagoon beach 750metres
Boulangerie: 1.5 km town centre (NB local cafes serve breakfast)
Restaurant: Lots in walking distance
Market: 1.5 km town centre
Distance to nearest major transport connections:
Biarritz airport: 40.1 km
Pau airport: 139.6 km
Bordeaux airport: 172.2 km
Biarritz train station: 38.2 km
Bilbao ferry port: 175.8 km
Santander ferry port: 273.1 km
St Malo ferry port: 704.2 km