What makes Manoir de Seignanx a great holiday rental
Manoir de Seignanx is a spacious, superbly-equipped manoir in spacious, secluded grounds, and situated close to the southern Aquitaine coast.
The large grounds include a private tennis court (coach available!) and 15m swimming pool, plus there's a games inside also.
Hossegor's surf, Bayonne's culture and the glamour of Biarritz are all within a 30 minute drive. The perfect antidote to the crowds of the Côte d'Azur.
For a special occasion or just to make your holiday even more relaxing, why not book one of our bespoke catering packages as part of your stay at this villa.
A 'special' holiday - a memorable celebration or convivial gathering of family / friends in high quality surroundings
Anything to watch out for?
Although the maximum occupancy is 20, the house & annex more comfortably accommodate up to 16.
Why the Pays de Seignanx?
The Pays de Seignanx is the south west corner of the Landes, with Biarritz and Bayone to the south on the left bank of the Adour river. It's an area known for charming villages, fantastic beaches, a strong culinary tradition, forest trails and cycle paths and distinctive architecture - fantastic variety for a memorable holiday.
This is a beautiful landaise style property with fantastic accommodation, facilities and views.
Set in very large (8 ha) grounds with a 15m x 7m pool and tennis court in the garden, Manoir de Seignanx has stunning views of the Pyrenees, offers complete peace and quiet with not another house in sight. At the same time there is a convenient local village with all amenities, plus the culture of Bayonne, glitz of Biarritz and Hossegor's surf scene all within a short drive. It really is the best of all worlds.
At 350m2 this is a very spacious Maison de Maitre (manor) set over 3 floors. The main house comfortably accommodates 14 people (up to 16 is possible), and comprises 3 sitting rooms, semi-professional kitchen, 6 bedrooms (4 doubles, 1 twin, 1 triple), 3 bathrooms, 4 separate WCs and a pool table. The décor & furnishings are tasteful, in French 'country chic' style.
> Main entrance hall with fireplace and chairs
> Superbly equipped kitchen with, as well as an 8-ring 2-oven range, the latest gadgets to satisfy the most demanding chef, plus dishwasher, washing machine, dryer. The kitchen opens onto a rear terrace with views of the Pyrenees in the distance. Glasses, cutlery & crockery are very good quality, and are sufficient for up to 30.
> Dining room with table seating 10.
> Fireside reading area with backgammon table
> Sitting room (two 3-person sofas, 3 armchairs), pool table
> Study/TV room with settee, TV/DVD, desk with PC & printer
A winding staircase leads to the first floor landing with a small balcony at one end facing the mountains.
> Four poster bedroom with en-suite bathroom (corner bath & shower)
> Two further double bedrooms
> Large bathroom with bath & overhead shower
> Small television room with sofa (convertible into double bed)
The second floor has another lovely landing giving access to:
> 1 double bedroom with cot (ceiling slopes at the sides to the eaves level)
> 1 bedroom with 2 single beds
> 1 bedroom with 3 single beds plus cot.
> Large bathroom with bath and hand-held shower.
The bedrooms have ample storage, and lovely views over the surrounding countryside or to the Pyrenees.
Adjoining the main house outside is a large annex outbuilding which can sleep 6-8, and comprises:
Open tread stairs to first floor:
The gardens and outside areas are special, offering lots of space and wonderful mountain views in the background. There are two terraces overlooking the garden, both with table and chairs for al-fresco eating.
The enclosed pool area is modern, stylish, including a very good sized pool (15m x 7m), plenty of good-quality loungers, pool house, hotwater shower and toilet. (Pool towels are included with the rental.) The pool depth ranges from 1.1m to 2.2m and there are Roman steps at the shallow end. The pool has a magnificent view of the Irun mountain and overlooks the garden. It is also positioned to be in the sun all day and you can enjoy the view of the sunsets behind Irun in the evening. It is heated at no extra charge in July & August, but a supplement applies in other months. Protected by a fence and gates.
Large grounds surround the house, and include a private tennis court (refurbished in 2016) and children's wooden play house.
House: 6 bedrooms + upstairs lounge/7th bedroom (with sofa bed). Annex: 3 double bedrooms & kids' dorm with with 2 sets of bunk beds.
House: 3 bathrooms + 4 separate WCs. Annex: 1 bathroom, 1 shower room, 2 x WC's
Yes, 15m x 7m, heated (supplement applies outside summer months), 1.1m - 2.2m depth, Roman steps at shallow end, protected by fence & gates. Salt-water filtration.
The outbuildings also include fitness room (Power Plate, exercise bike, punch ball, step machine), pool table, table football.
Sorry, no pets and no smoking in the house
Manoir de Seignanx is located just off a country road in large private grounds 2 kms from St Martin de Seignanx (bakery, grocery shops, restaurants & tennis courts), 8 kms from Bayonne and 10 kms from the southern Landes coast. This is a characterful, distinctive area where the traditions of Gascony and the Basque country combine to produce robust, timeless architecture, and superb cuisine.
Nearest village / town: St Martin de Seignanx
Nearest beach: Ondres beach 10 kms, Hossegor & Biarritz both approx. 15 kms
Boulangerie: St Martin de Seignanx (2 km)
Restaurant: St Martin de Seignanx (2 km)
Market: Bayonne (8 kms)
Service: Yes, excellent service in both office and on site.
Product: Good property all round, the only slight reservation was the extent of the grounds making it difficult to keep track of the 6 grandchildren all at the same time, but otherwise excellent choice.
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