Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Located in the small, picturesque village of Pontenx les Forges, our recently renovated gite has the double advantage of a quiet, rural setting whilst being just a short drive from the beaches, lakes and amenities which make the south west of France such a great holiday destination.
Sleeping 4-6 people this newly renovated gite is the ideal getaway for families and couples alike. As we, the owners, live just next door you have the added benefit of someone always on hand to help ensure you have the best holiday possible.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bordeaux and Biarritz, both just over an hours dri|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
The village of Pontenx offers a bakery, pharmacy, post office, tabac and small supermarket. There is also a small weekly market (Saturdays) in the village square where you can buy meat, fruit and vegetables.
The larger market towns of Mimizan and Parentis en Born are only 8kms and 11kms away respectively. Each has its own weekly market and is home to a number of supermarkets as well as a variety of bars, cafes and restaurants.
During the summer Mimizan Plage and Biscarrosse Plage are host to night markets and street entertainers, funfairs and other various spectacles.
The atlantic coast boasts some beautiful long, sandy beaches and is particularly popular with surfers. For children the lakes are an ideal place to play and swim, with sandy beaches and clear, shallow water.
Activities include horse riding, cycling-there are many cycle paths which meander their way through the pine forests, walking, canoeing, surfing, aerial tree adventures, mini golf, golf
A little further afield towards Arcachon and Gujan mestras there is a Aqualand, Kid park and Cocinelle (a petting zoo and rides), a zoo and a butterfly park. A visit to the famous Dune de Pyla is not to be missed!
With easy access to the N10 you could be experiencing the culture and impressive architecture of Bordeaux or the beautiful coastline of Biarritz and St Jean de Luz in an hour. Venture a little further south and find yourself in the Spanish city of San Sebastian with its eclectic mix of shops and restaurants .