Batzari - 053
Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Constructed in 1975 and renovated in 2010, Batzari is available for rentals for the first time. With 5 bedrooms and 4 inside bathrooms, two living rooms and two kitchens, there is plenty of space to accommodate two families.
And with 5000m2 of land, there is much to enjoy outside too, not least the fabulous pool and views of the Pyrenees foothills.
The house is below road level (very quiet lane with room only for one car at a time) and is set in a beautiful sloping garden with amazing views of the hills, farms and distant mountains.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 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|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, Table tennis|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (5)|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
To get a sense of the layout of the house, from the entrance hall the accommodation is configured as follows:
Take first door right and down a few stairs to the 'independent unit': open-plan kitchen and lounge, from where you access two of the bedrooms (both en-suite) and one separate WC
Take the second door right to a short flight of steps up to the remaining three bedrooms (one en-suite), bathroom and separate WC
Take the door left and this leads to the large country-style kitchen and the utility room
Carry straight-on into the open-plan lounge and dining room
Downstairs level: the independent unit
The big advantage to this downstairs area is that extended families or friends sharing the property can have a bit of privacy and time apart in their independent areas. Great for those with children who wake early!
On taking the steps downstairs you walk into an independent unit with its own fully equipped kitchen and lounge. As with the whole house, everything is new due to its full renovation in 2010. The area downstairs is very modern and bright.
The open plan corner kitchen is 'clean' and practical with plenty of worktop space, grey floor tiles and a small breakfast bar with two low stools.
The cooker, microwave and extractor fan are all modern chrome and there is a black glass hob (4 rings). Additionally there is a fridge freezer, coffee machine, kettle and toaster.
From the corner kitchen you walk under an arch into the lounge. This is a reasonable size and is bright due to the large windows. Patio doors lead onto a terrace and provide beautiful views of the hills and mountains and overlook the swimming pool.
In the lounge there is a cream leather double sofa, two modern wicker armchairs, wicker coffee table and several window-sill cushions.
The independent unit also contains two bedrooms each with ensuite shower room, and an independent toilet with basin.
Bedroom 1 is painted white and has a double bed (convertible to twin), built-in double wardrobe with hanging and shelf space and a built-in desk with two chairs.
There are narrow double glass doors which open onto the terrace. The shower room is integrated within the bedroom, separated by a ¾ wall. The en-suite features an Italian shower and large cream rustic-style tiles.
Bedroom 2 is also a double that can be divided into two singles. It is a spacious room with two small bedside tables and built in wardrobes. A door leads into the en-suite with an Italian shower, sink unit and WC.
Turning left from the entrance hallway takes you through to the utility room, handy 'boot room' and the main, country-style kitchen.
The kitchen is in traditional French style featuring a large oak dresser along one wall. In the centre of the kitchen is a large oak table which would seat 8. This kitchen includes fridge-freezer, oven, microwave, coffee maker, kettle, toaster and also houses the dishwasher.
Leading straight-on from the entrance hallway is the main lounge and dining room. This is a very modern room, freshly painted with exposed painted beams in the pitched roof. Attractive modern art paintings give the room some extra colour.
The room is filled with light due to the four sets of patio doors. Terrace access is direct from the lounge, from where the views are fantastic.
At one end of the room is a long wooden dining table, attractively decorated with large stones and slates in the centre. The table has 8 wicker style chairs.
The lounge area of the room features an open fireplace, flatscreen TV, a large modern leather sofa, various armchairs and modern metal seats dotted around a glass coffee table.
From the entrance hallway, take the handful of stairs to the upper level where the three further bedrooms are found, plus a bathroom and separate WC.
There is laminate flooring throughout this upper level.
Bedroom 3 features a large double bed which again can be split into two singles. The furnishings are more 'country-antique' style including a dark wood dresser. The window provides lovely views of the hills and mountains.
Bedroom 4 is more modern and 'roomy', with double glass doors to a large balcony again with brilliant views of the swimming pool, hills and mountains. The bedroom offers built-in wardrobes, glass desk, and bedside tables. Double bed convertible to twin beds.
Bedroom 5 is smaller but still of a good size and has a modern ensuite (shower, sink, WC). There are built-in modern wardrobes and an antique dark wood dresser. Double bed convertible to twin beds.
The upper level also includes a large family bathroom (bath and shower) and separate WC. The bathroom decor is 'traditional French' but it's in very good condition.
All of the beds in the house feature good-quality divans.
|Further details outdoors|
Large electric gates lead into the property and when these are closed you can only see the roof of the house from the road. As the gates open you see the house nestled into the slope. There is a freshly tarmaced drive which leads to the villa, painted white with traditional Basque-red shutters.
The swimming pool is a good size - longer than usual at 12m. The depth is 1.55m throughout but there are Roman steps into the shallow end. The pool is heated and has an electric cover.
The back of the house is where most time is spent: balconies and terraces on different levels take in the views. Steps lead down to the swimming pool which also provides another terrace area to enjoy the sun.
There is also a pool house which provides a small room for changing, shower and WC. It is possible that the pool house can be prepared for 2 guests; it would actually make a really good studio for an older teenager or single adult.
There are ample garden chairs, loungers and tables for each terrace.
There are attractive plants and bushes throughout the plot, the generous-size garden is lawned throughout and provides beautiful views of rolling fields and mountains…the only onlookers being some sheep!
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
The villa is situated on the "Vieux Route d'Olhette" as it's known locally. On the Google map there is no swimming pool because the satellite image is older than the pool!
This is a very tranquil location yet it's just 5 km from St Jean de Luz, 5 km from Urrugne, 5 km from Ascain, and only 5 km to the Col d'Ibardin border pass into Spain.
The main point to note about the location is the privacy and tranquility it affords - yet it really is only a few minutes in the car to reach bustling St Jean de Luz or Hendaye. The auto-route, airport and train station are all close by.
Saint Jean de Luz
Nearest village / town: St-Jean-de-Luz 5 km
Nearest beach: St-Jean-de-Luz 5 km and Hendaye-Plage both c.7 km
Boulangerie: Ciboure, Urrugne & Ascain 5 km
Restaurant: Superb choice in Ciboure/St Jean de Luz, plus Urrugne, Ascain and Hendaye
Market: Ascain, but St Jean de Luz is the best!
Distance to nearest major transport connections:
Biarritz airport: 24 km
Bilbao airport: 133 km
Pau airport: 143 km
Bordeaux airport: 212 km
Biarritz railway station: 22 km
St Malo ferry: 744 km
Bilbao ferry: 135 km
Santander ferry: 233 km
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14 Jul 2013
"Comfortable house, beautiful country side, 15 minutes from the sea"
Very comfortable house, nice large garden, with 12 meter pool, with stairs for kids and safety cover. Large house, with plenty of space.The house is comfortable and feels good. Weather like in Netherl… More
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