House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 9
Looking to be nestled in the unspoiled French countryside for the perfect vacation? Maison Hounaou features a delicate balance of elegant 18th century architecture with 21st century comfort and convenience. The house resides at one of the highest elevations in the Landes region. The house has been recently renovated and has all the modern conveniences for your comfort that also allows you to keep an eye on the world whilst transporting you seamlessly into a more bucolic and stress-free life. Perfect to enjoy lazy days by the newly appointed pool while enjoying a cold glass of the regional white Jurancon Sec only interrupted by your preparation of a feast to be enjoyed either in the formal dining room or al fresco on the terrace.
It is also ideal to use the house as a base and explore the region - day and overnight trips to multiple destinations including Pau, Lourdes, Bordeaux, Biarritz, St. Jean De. Luz, and San Sebastian are all within reach. Bike ride, swim, surf, golf, walk, ski, see a bull fight, and enjoy the local town fetes; it is all a picturesque car ride away.
The main shopping town of Hagetmau is a mere 12 km away where you will find all the basics. And for you Gourmands; it is like Harrod's food halls met Sainsburys. Shop for a few days at a time and then visit the specially stores for a treat de jour. Two patisseries create phenomenal pastry and chocolate treats. Specialty shops offer foie gras and caviar, and if you are not in the mood to cook, there are five local dining establishments who will do the work for you.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Biarritz, Hossegor, St. Jean De Luz 50 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pau Pyrenees Airport (PUF) 30 km, Nearest railway: Gare de Pau 30 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (5), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
The Southwest of France was a popular summertime destination for the British Monarchy up to the outbreak of World War II. The nexus of Beaches, Mountains, and temperate climate make it a perfect year round holiday destination. The region is most known for its prodigious production for Foie Gras (largest in France), the basque influence found throughout but most commonly near Bayonne and St. Jean de Luz, and is in driving distance of San Sebastien, Bilabo, Pamplona, and Barcelona.
If you are craving for a romantic overnight excursion, look no farther than Michel Guerard's Eugenie Les Bains; featuring beautiful and lush grounds, the spa "cure", and his THREE STAR MICHELIN restaurant. For equally delicious lighter faire dine at Les Fermes Aux Grives. Also, don't miss Relais de la Poste where the Cousseau brothers will dazzle you with family hospitality and TWO MICHELIN STAR cuisine. Finally, a night gazing out over the Atlantic Ocean whilst enjoying dinner at the Hotel Palais in BIarritz is a must.