Manoir de Seignanx

Feefo Rating 1 beautiful manoir in attractive setting close to Biarritz
Ref: 167 St Martin de Seignanx
  • 10 bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • 5 Bath/Shower Rooms
  • private pool
  • Comfort Rating High quality
  • Very good quality rental for large groups

We Say

A superb manor house in a beautiful, peaceful and secluded location with excellent holiday facilities, close to the coast too

Pricing & availability

Manoir de Seignanx
10 bedrooms, sleeps 20

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Offers

Other Deals
  • Reduced occupany rates available outside period mid June to mid September - please enquire

  • 10% off all 2018 weeks available inc. July & August - potential to save over GBP 1000! Book by 30 April.

Notes on prices

  • Price includes: Bed linen & bathroom towels (fresh set each week), pool towels, beach towels, welcome basket, final clean
  • Compulsory extras:
  • Optional extras: Available on request (subject to availability): cleaning (20 EUR ph), baby-sitting (16 EUR ph) & chef (32 EUR per person, min. 12 people & payable in advance please, good local cuisine). Private tennis lessons on request. Pool heating extra outside July & August.
  • Security deposit: 1000 GBP
  • Changeover day: Saturday. Min. 4 nights stay outside June to September.
  • Arrival and departure: Arrival from 17:00, departure by 10:00 please.
  • Fortnight booking restriction: July & August - fortnight bookings given priority

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.

Best for:
A 'special' holiday - a memorable celebration or convivial gathering of family / friends in high quality surroundings

Suitability for:

  • Toddlers - 2 cots and high chair available.
  • Teenagers - plenty of outside space, good-sized pool, pool table & table football.
  • Reduced mobility - not very suitable as all bedrooms and bathrooms are at 1st or 2nd floor level.

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.

Accommodation

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.

Main house:

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.

Inside:

> 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.

Annex
Adjoining the main house outside is a large annex outbuilding which can sleep 6-8, and comprises:

Ground floor:

  • Open plan living/dining room and kitchen, doors to covered dining terrace, high ceilings. 
  • Bedroom (4 bunk beds 2 x 0.80m & 2 x 0.90m) and cot, TV/video player, French doors to garden
  • Double bedroom (1.60m) - this room is accessed via the bunk bedroom only
  • Separate bathroom with small bathtub, separate walk-in shower, WC
  • Access to fitness room, (power plate, exercise bike, step machine, punch bag - adults only please), shower room, WC.

Open tread stairs to first floor:

  • Mezzanine landing overlooking living area
  • 2 double bedrooms
  • Shower room, WC

Outside
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.

Bedrooms

House: 6 bedrooms + upstairs lounge/7th bedroom (with sofa bed). Annex: 3 double bedrooms & kids' dorm with with 2 sets of bunk beds.

Bathrooms

House: 3 bathrooms + 4 separate WCs. Annex: 1 bathroom, 1 shower room, 2 x WC's

Pool

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.

Equipment

Kitchen

  • dishwasher
  • washing machine
  • oven & hob
  • microwave
  • fridge freezer
  • kettle
  • coffee maker
  • toaster
  • iron & ironing board

Entertainment

  • dvd player
  • tv with French channels
  • wi-fi

Outside

  • private tennis court
  • table tennis
  • bbq or plancha
  • parking space

General

  • cot
  • high chair

Additional House Info

The outbuildings also include fitness room (Power Plate, exercise bike, punch ball, step machine), pool table, table football. 

House Rules

Sorry, no pets and no smoking in the house

Location

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.

Local Amenities

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)

Distance to nearest major transport connections

  • Biarritz airport: 25 km
  • Pau airport: 90 km
  • Bordeaux airport: 190 km
  • Bayonne railway station: 25 km
  • Bilbao ferry port: 165 km
  • Santander ferry port: 265 km
  • St Malo ferry port: 720 km
  • Calais ferry terminal/tunnel: 1050 km

Things to do and see

Our Highlights

  • Explore the coast, forests and lagoon via its network of cycle trails
  • A day's golf & surf at Seignosse
  • A day of culture - and hot chocolate - in Bayonne
  • Unwind at the Marais d'Orx wetland reserve
  • Catch an exhibition of Course Landaise at St Vincent de Tyrosse

Nearby Activities

  • Surfing
  • Kitesurfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Water-skiing
  • Jet-skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Horse-riding
  • Birdwatching
  • Fishing
  • Spa & thalassotherapy
  • Pelote Basque
  • Course Landaise
  • Degustation

Day Trip Ideas

  • Belle-Epoque Biarritz - style & surf chic combined
  • Pretty Basque fishing port & resort, St Jean de Luz
  • Discover the 'postcard' hillside villages of the Basque Country
  • Hop over the border into Spanish for San Sebastian or the Guggenheim
  • Visit the under-rated city of Bayonne, the Pays Basque capital
  • Thermal spa pampering at nearby Dax

The Local Area

The Pays de Seignanx is the south west corner of the Landes, where the traditions of Gascony and the Basque country combine to produce timeless architecture, and superb cuisine. It's an area known for its variety: charming villages, fantastic beaches, a strong culinary tradition, forest trails and cycle paths plus distinctive architecture.

St Martin de Seignanx (2 kms away) is a small southern Landes village with basic shops (bakery, grocery stores, banks, restaurants), a small market on Saturdays, and tennis courts. There is also excellent shopping in Bayonne - famed for its ham and its chocolates. It is much under-rated and worth a trip to see its cathedral, museums, ramparts and walk its ancient streets.

The nearest sea-side towns are Ondres and Tarnos-Plage, 10 kms away, both of which have magnificent beaches. There is an unpretentious but charming local restaurants at Ondres beach. Hossegor, Capbreton and Biarritz are within 20 kms (details below).

The south west coast is an outdoor playground: take your pick from surfing, canoeing, sailing, diving, fishing, cycling, tennis, horse-riding and golf to name a few.

Capbreton and Hossegor
The local region of Sud Landes is typical Aquitaine - endless stretches of sandy beaches buffeted by the Atlantic ocean, vast pine forests punctuated by the occasional lake and criss-crossed by a network of cycle trails.

Capbreton and Hossegor are neighbouring seaside towns which between them offer an appealing contrast. Hossegor is the more famous, largely through its surfing heritage. It's a 'feelgood' place offering boutique shopping, great bars and restaurants, world-famous surfing beaches, casino, and a lovely golf course and a beautiful lake for safe bathing.

Capbreton lives in the shadow of Hossegor but it's the place the locals prefer for eating out and for beaches. It's definitely the more authentic of the two, largely because of its fishing port and daily fish market. It also has a charming town centre and market.

Golfers will enjoy the local course, the 1930s-built Golf d’Hossegor. A short drive up the road is Seignosse, ranked in Continental Europe’s Top 50. There are other great courses within 45 minutes drive including Moliets and several around Biarritz.

Cyclists can enjoy the many safe forest tracks that connect between the towns along the coast. Sailing enthusiasts should head for the Capbreton Marina. Being so close to the Pays Basque border, sporting life also includes the legendary game of pelote; you can watch a game at the fronton in Hossegor.

River Adour
Particularly enjoyable is to take bikes (and picnic) along the minor roads which hug both the southern and northern banks of the Adour. It’s a scene straight out of Wind In The Willows!
The Adour is a vast river fed by the melting snows of the Pyrénées and "Les Barthes" is the name given to the floodplain on the north bank which each year fills up with the river’s surplus water. This swampy prairie is home to a secret ingredient used to feed the famous thermal spas of nearby Dax craved for their therapeutic powers. The ecology of Les Barthes makes it something of a special environment for birdwatching (Marais d'Orx is another prime location), nature studies and spotting the small but friendly poneys barthais. Of course, the Adour itself is fertile territory for fishing enthusiasts; eels, pike and salmon are just a few of the varieties to be found and obtaining a licence to catch them is refreshingly straightforward – and inexpensive.

Basque Country
A short drive south are the sophisticated resorts of Biarritz and St Jean de Luz, the south Atlantic’s competition to the Côte d’Azur. Both provide excellent beaches, cuisine and up-market shopping as well as a good introduction to the Spanish-influenced Pays Basque.

Heading inland, the delightful rolling green hills and picture-perfect villages of the Pays Basque are a must. La Bastide-Clairence, Ainhoa, Sare, Espelette and Ascain all perfectly demonstrate Basque village life.

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Customer Reviews By Feefo

Review posted on 05 Aug 2017

Service: Feefo Service Rating Product: Feefo Product Rating

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.

On 07-Aug-2017 we responded:

Product Comment: Indeed the grounds are extensive! It's a rare property for the holiday rental market, really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for writing.


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