What makes Ferme St Martin a great holiday rental
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Young families who want a safe and peaceful environment. Perfect for 2 or even 3 families sharing. It's a good choice for those who want some French character and who are happy spending occasional days at home - kids will love the ample grounds; parents will love the countryside tranquility.
Anything to watch out for?
A car is essential.
Why St Martin-de-Hinx?
A charming village typical of the region with a good boulangerie and some handy tennis courts. It will be the proximity to Hossegor, Biarritz and Basque Country that brings people to this area for holidays.
Character Basque farmhouse with open views of the countryside
This spacious farmhouse offers 300m2 accommodation, large and private grounds and is presented to a good standard. The property is used by its French owners and there are some personal touches which give the house a homely feel.
It is a good choice for families with young children.
The ample grounds - 6000m2 in total - are a real feature of this holiday home. Kids will love the open spaces to play; parents will enjoy relaxing in and around the pool and taking in the countryside views.
4x doubles, 1x twin, 1x triple
2x family shower rooms; 1x family bathroom; 3x WC's
10x5 heated pool with alarm
Pets allowed. No smoking.
The tranquil countryside location is very appealing. This is a venue for guests who will be happy spending days at the house (eating, reading, swimming...) interspersed with day trips to the beach and the wider region (there is much to see). You will have no neighbours and you will feel away from it all. Bicycles are recommended to reach the village of St Martin de Hinx (3km) for the daily boulangerie trip. Also in the village is a bar/restaurant and tennis courts.
Nearest village / town: Hossegor 24 km
Nearest beach: Hossegor 25 km
Boulangerie: St Martin de Hinx 3 km
Restaurant: St Martin de Hinx 3 km
Market: St Vincent de Tyrosse & Peyrehorade
St Martin de Hinx
The village offers a few essential shops including a boulangerie, a bar and tennis courts. There are further shops and supermarkets in St Martin de Seignanx (10 kms) and at Peyrehorade and St-Vincent-de-Tyrosse. Peyrehorade has an excellent market twice-weekly. Nearby restaurants of note include one in the village Ste-Marie-de-Gosse and the Auberge "la Petite Charlotte" at Biaudos.
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. In fact, the town thrived in the 19th century as a whaling port and this sea-faring heritage is still very much apparent today.
It also has a charming town centre and market. Capbreton is just more French than Hossegor, if you see what we mean. It remains, admirably, something of a French (and Spanish) secret.
Capbreton sea-front is a bustling place, day and evening. You can walk all the way along the marina and sea-front. The jetty, known locally as l'estacade, offers excellent coastal views. There's normally a few locals here trying to catch a fish for supper. It makes for great viewing!
Like most of the south west coast, Capbreton-Hossegor is something of an outdoor playground. Take your pick from surfing, canoeing, sailing, diving, fishing, cycling, tennis, horse-riding and golf to name a few.
Basque Country & Spain
A short drive south are the elegant and colourful resorts of Biarritz and St Jean de Luz. Both provide excellent beaches, cuisine and up-market shopping as well as a good introduction to the Pays Basque. Famed for its ham and its chocolates, Bayonne was under English rule for 300 years. It is much under-rated and worth a trip to see its cathedral, museums, ramparts and walk its ancient streets.
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.
It's only a short distance over the Spanish border to the majestic seaside city and culinary mecca, San Sebastian. The more adventurous could drive another hour or so further along the northern coast to Bilbao to see the Guggenheim.View More Hossegor Rentals
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