House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Eskilondoa, a traditional Basque house, though newly built and with all mod cons, is situated on the edge of the village of St Martin d’ Arrossa, 35 minutes from Biarritz Airport, 40 minutes from the Basque coast with its fabulous beaches and 30 minutes from mountain peaks with awesome views and an abundant array of birds of prey including Griffon Vultures and Golden Eagles.
This holiday villa has 4 double bedrooms (1 with 2 single beds) 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite), 3 loos and sleeps 8. The magnificent living space has 3 sets of French doors that open onto a large terrace a beautiful country garden and a vine covered shaded area on the terrace for those al fresco meals. This traditional style villa is an ideal home for your self catering holiday. New for 2013 - free WIFI included. Eskilondoa, whose outward traditional appearance belies its 21st century build and facilities, is a spacious open plan, light and welcoming home. It is equipped with under-floor heating, an enormous stone fireplace and a large dining space to seat up to 10 people comfortably; high chairs are available.
There is terrestrial French TV + Astra 2 satellite dish for UK free to air channels including BBC, ITV , Cbeebies plus a DVD player, a CD player and New for 2013 - free WIFI. The kitchen is extremely well equipped with an American style fridge freezer with ice maker, crusher and cold water dispenser , an English double oven with ceramic top, dishwasher and microwave. The utility room has a washing machine. Please see owner's website for deposit and taxe de sejour details.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Anglet 41 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||9 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Biarritz 45 km, Nearest railway: St Martin d' Arrossa 500 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|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 (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
Myriad mountain and river pursuits await you including walking, climbing, 4 x 4 excursions, mountain biking, scramble biking, horse riding, canoeing, swimming, fishing and rafting, but we are sure you will find many more.
An abundance of beautiful places for you to see from pretty fishing ports to mountain villages, from chic Biarritz to vibrant Bayonne (home of air-dried ham, chocolate and the bayonet). From the pepper capital Espelette to the sleepy wine village of Irouleguy, one of France’s smallest appellations. A 15 minute drive sees you over the border into Spain with Pamplona and San Sebastian an easy day trip away..
Incomparable coastline, a surfer’s paradise and a seafood lovers dream. Stunning mountain scenery, birds of prey galore.
Historic churches, including St Jean de Luz where the Sun King married the Infanta of Spain, with many boasting their own magnificent choir, a feature of the area.
Saint Martin d'Arrossa
Gastronomy of the area is famous throughout France and boasts the highest number of Michelin starred chefs of any region in France.
Sporting tradition second to none. You can see the 5 different variants of Pelote Basque played in every village with professional league matches in the bigger towns.
Force Basque, which is the regions equivalent of the Highland Games, is a regular feature on the summer calendar. Rugby, from village teams to French Premier Division teams at Bayonne and Biarritz.
You can play golf at numerous courses within easy reach. Bullfights are still a regular feature at the Bayonne Festival. In 2006 Biarritz hosted the World Surfing Championships.
The Basque culture of singing and dancing is reflected in their joyful approach to life which they proudly share with all comers.