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Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
The villa has a secure private garden south facing with own pool. Ideal for a family holiday. All on one level, living/dining/kitchen.Large patio with built in B-B-Q , garden furniture and recliners . Surfing is 0.1km away with a magnificent sandy beach. The pinewood forest setting of the villa provides for a tranquil relaxing holiday. Bicycles are available free of charge and with numerous cycling paths you can enjoy the entire area in a safe enviornment. It is 0.5 kms to the village with shops, restaurants and cafes/bars, tennis courts,archery and swimming pool . The Tourist Office provides details of entertainment in the area of which there are plenty. There are 3 championship golf courses within 15mins drive.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||MESSANGES, 500 m|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: BIARRITZ 60 km, Nearest railway: DAX 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||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 (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
For house guests there is the FREE use of adult and children's bicycles,buggy boards for the beach and a large box of children's toys and a good childs buggy.Golf clubs are also available upon request. Wi-fi available
|Further details outdoors|
A secure spacious private south facing garden complete with patio for sun bathing . Spa pool with out -door solar heated shower , chairs, unbrella, tables ,sun loungers , b-b-q etc., all you need to ensure private sunbathing and meals al-fresco.
Bed linen and towels included in price.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
The coastline is famous for its surfing with lots of surfing schools for lessons. Biarritz with its Grande Plage is a must see with Aquarium,Art Museums and a Chocolate Museum. Further south is the old harbour village of St.Jean de Luz ,great for eating or having coffee on the square. A short drive over the border in Spain is the town of San Sebastian with its beautiful bay and promonard, renownded for its Tapas Bars and night life.The town of Dax specialises in Spa treatments and has a Casino.The Port of Capbreton with a large marina has restraurants serving up the catch of the day at very reasonable prices. There are three championship golf courses within 15 mins. drive.(clubs available on request).The aera has many off road cycling paths (bycles are free) and walking routes with detailed maps provided. Surf casting enables you to catch Tile fish,American Plaices,Brill,Mullets. Lourdes is one and a half hours approx via Pau with its beautiful Chateau. There is a lake in Leon 10 mins. drive for sailing. This area has something to suit all ages and tastes, food, water sports or just relaxing.
Messanges is a compact village with good restaurants, cafes and bars. It has a surf shop supplying all your needs for the beach.The beach of fine sand stretches for miles with the Atlantic waves chrashing in.The evening brings magnificent sunsets which can be viewed from the dunes or the beach restaurant. Horse riding and pony trekking are very popular.The aera is noted for its Foie Gras the finest in France. Throughout the summer months various festivals are celebrated.The Sardine festival is a village gala with local music and wine.
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19 Jan 2013
"Quiet, well equipped bungalow in a traditionally French area."
The bungalow was clean, quite spacious and very well equipped. Everything you need for a good holiday. Lots to do nearby, including some freshwater lakes good for sailing and windsurfing. Too far to walk to the beach if it is hot or you have lots to carry, cycle lanes makes this a good option. In fact a cyclists paradise with cycle highways for miles and miles.
Beach shelves steeply and has currants so not suitable for small children. Small splash pool at the bungalow would be good for young children but a bit limiting for adults. No wifi, and little free access as quite a rural area. Also only two keys which would be a problem with a large group.
A long way to drive if you are contemplating doing that. We took two days to drives down, but did tow a dinghy and made it back to Calais in about 12 hours.
16 Jan 2013
"Wonderful Corner of France"
The villa is comfortable and well appointed. The pool was great for cooling down after sunbathing on the patio! The location is tranquil, yet well placed for local amenities. The beach is amazing and well worth the walk, especially to watch the sunset from the beach restaurant. We had a lovely meal there.
We went on a long walk through the pine forest - excellent directions. We also went to Biarritz and enjoyed the sea front and the shops.
All in all a wonderful break and lovely area.
15 Jan 2013
"Lovely Property, brilliant location!!!"
I stayed in the house with some family and friends in the last week of September 2012 and we had an absolute brilliant and enjoyable time and would definitely return.
We flew into Bordeaux ourselves and the house was about a 2 hour drive away from the airport. Biarritz also has an airport and the house would only be one hour away.
The property itself is very spacious and clean, and well proportioned with four spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms, a big living room / kitchen and a very well maintained outside area with lovely decking and a lovely small pool. Everything needed for a weeks self catering holiday is available in the house and everything is well maintained and of good standard. Messange itself has a few little shops, a bakery and a Super U which is great for all shopping. L'Clerc is about 15 minutes drive in the next village.
The house itself is located in a very quiet and small estate at the end of Messange (on the way to the beach) and the beach is only about 10 - 15 minutes walk away. There is a few lovely and quaint restaurants around the are, for people who want to enjoy eating our. We found two lovely ones ourselves (cant remember the name) by just passing them on our way home from day trips.
Biarritz town is about an hours drive and San Sebastian (Spanish border) is about two hours away. The region itself is lovely and quaint with loads of beach and is apparently well known in the surfer community. There is plenty of leaflets in the visitors information book in order to get ideas for day trips and things to do.
All together we had a fantastic stay and would definitely return on our next holiday.
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