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The Impressive Facade of the Bishop's House

Manor House | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 9

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Can’t decide between a holiday in France or Spain? Enjoy both. Come to the heart of Basque France, minutes from beautiful, sophisticated Saint-Jean-de-Luz and Biarritz, the Atlantic coast, beautiful beaches, many golf courses,and famous mountains for hiking. If there were ever an ideal house for a summer holiday, this is it. This large, historic 6 bedroom stone Villa, with 3 bedroom Guest house, sleeps 9 to 14 Guests. It is set in a fabulous green park, with plenty of privacy, breath-taking but comfortable living rooms and bedrooms, lovely and authentic furnishings offering a 5 star vacation for family or friends.

The House: The fine stone façade has two entrances into the house, one of which is a large arched doorway into an enormous reception room redolent of the 16th century, with its stone floors, beamed ceiling and walk-in fireplace; Adjacent to that room is another large reception room. Up a wonderful old winding stone staircase one finds a huge beamed dining room, another large reception/library, a large kitchen with a breakfast table in it and a couple of pantries. A bedroom wing contains 3 double rooms, 3 single rooms, and 3 bathrooms, sleeping 9 people. For more than 9 people, one can also rent the farm house, a self-contained house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It is available only to those who rent the main house, and can raise the overall capacity to 14 people.

Size Sleeps up to 9, 6 bedrooms
Nearest beach St. Jean de Luz 7 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Biarritz 20 km, Nearest railway: St. Jean de Luz 7 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

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 20
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

In addition to 3 Full bathrooms, there are 2 independent toilet rooms in the Manor House, and 1 Full Bathroom in the Garden House.

Further details outdoors

Magnificent and expansive park with walled Gardens.

The Aquitaine/Dordogne region

This is of course Basque country, yet another culture to explore in addition to French and Spanish. There is no shortage of museums, châteaux, historic sites and restaurants in the area. There is wonderful walking and hiking in the immediate area and in the very close foothills of the Pyrenees. There are caves, nature parks and animal parks, boat trips along the coast, casinos, horse shows and cross country horse riding, spectacles with bulls, canoeing and kayaking in the river or the sea, rafting, surfing, sailing, miniature golf, a train ride up a mountain, hang-gliding, an acrobatic trail through a forest, underwater diving along the coast, to name just a few. It’s a golfer’s delight, with three courses within 10 minutes, and another 7 available in the region. For the less active there are spas, art galleries and great shopping.

Biarritz and Bayonne are some 25km away. RyanAir flies to nearby Bayonne. Many airlines fly to Biarritz. The Spanish border is a few minutes, and the intriguing Spanish port city of San Sebastian is only about 30km away. Bilbao, with its remarkable Guggenheim Museum is an hour and a half. Add a wonderful climate, and the result is clear – this is an extraordinary opportunity for a great vacation.

Saint Jean de Luz

World-known St.Jean de Luz, once fishing village is now a summer gathering spot for the under-stated sophisticated, and the sporty. It is famous not only for its beautiful beaches and its many golf courses, but also for its hiking. The pretty Medieval streets are now filled with elegant shops, restaurants, and cafes. Enjoy the fresh seafood, and the excellent produce from local markets, The highest mountain, in the Pyrenees , La Rhune , famed for hiking, is 4 kilometers away. The base of Mt. La Rhune, with its train to the top, is 5 minutes away. It’s a 15 minute stroll to a charming and historic village, with shops and restaurants. There are 3 golf courses within 10 minutes and 10 within a half hour or so. The Spanish border is less than 20 minutes away.

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  • 7 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:29 Aug 2014

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