La Serenité

House with pool for large groups - sleeps 14
Ref: 249 Saubrigues 2 km
  • 6 bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • 3 Bath/Shower Rooms
  • private pool
  • Comfort Rating Simple quality
  • Large groups

We Say

Lovely traditional french farmhouse set in several acres of woodland with its own lake. Tranquil countryside setting with great restaurant just 2 mins walk.

Pricing & availability

La Serenité
6 bedrooms, sleeps 14

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Notes on prices

  • Price includes: Sheets, towels & pool towels + change of linen & bathroom towels for fortnight stays, final cleaning, heating (Nov through March)
  • Compulsory extras:
  • Optional extras: In-villa chef
  • Security deposit: GBP 500
  • Changeover day: Saturday in July & August, flexible at other times
  • Arrival and departure: Arrival from 16:00, departure by 10:00 please.
  • Fortnight booking restriction: No

WHAT MAKES LA SERENITE A GREAT HOLIDAY RENTAL

The house and grounds are very spacious, allowing everyone some space, whilst all being together.  Close enough to the coast for those who want to spend the day on the beach or explore the Landes and Basque countryside, and yet everything is on hand for those who really just want to relax away from it all.

A real bonus is the lovely auberge restaurant just 50 metres from the house! See L'Auberge d'Ugne on Tripadvisor

BEST FOR:

Groups and extended families with children, who enjoy the traditional French accommodation and way of life and who also want fabulous beaches within easy reach.

SUITABILITY FOR:

  • Toddlers - Young children will love the freedom of the garden and the games room. The lake is unprotected, but quite hidden amongst the trees. The pool is fitted with an electric cover. 
  • Teenagers -  Wifi, DVD, games room and extensive grounds and pool area.  Quiet countryside location.
  • Reduced mobility - Downstairs bedroom and bathroom available with just 2 small steps between bedroom and bathroom level.

ANYTHING TO WATCH OUT FOR?

The grounds are extensive with a private lake hidden amongst the trees, filled by a small stream. The grounds are really magical and a real playground for children. We feel this is a real attraction of the property but we recognise it won't suit all parents.

One of the ground floor bedrooms is accessed from the outside and shares a bathroom in the main house.

The style is 'French country' so if modern/contemporary is your thing we will propose other villas for you.

WHY HOSSEGOR & BIARRITZ?

The local area offers tranquil countryside and sleepy market towns but the coast's famous sandy surf beaches and lakes are easily reached by car. This is an excellent base for day-trips too: Spain and the Pyrenees are only a short drive too.

Accommodation

Traditional Maison de Maître set in several acres of woodland, perfect for large groups

The house has been renovated by its French owners in a rustic style, retaining the original features and charm of a classic French home. The grounds are beautiful and tranquil, with lots of place to explore, or sit around the pool in complete privacy. 

La Serenité will instantly make you feel relaxed and at home!

Ground floor main house:

2 bedrooms ~ 1 bathroom ~ 1 WC

The main entrance is through the side of the house, through a small hallway, housing the washing machine and dryer. Just off this hallway is the downstairs shower room and separate toilet.

The kitchen is open plan to the dining area, and has all the essentials. The dining room has a large table with seating for 12 people, a large chimney breast and a beautiful old flagstone floor. (There is also an outdoor area next to the pool, with BBQ and plancha for alfresco dining and relaxing).

Off the kitchen is one of the two downstairs bedrooms with a double bed and 2 singles.

The flagstone floors continue through to the sitting room, with large open fire place and ample sofas.  The wooden staircase separates the sitting room from a smaller room with pool table and has double doors leading out to the pool and outdoor dining and seating areas.

Out through these double doors, is a separate entrance which leads to an additional ground floor double bedroom, with its own sitting area. (Please note that this bedroom shares the bathrooms in the main house, accessed through the sitting room doors).

A second wide wooden staircase leads up to the games room (also used occasionally as a yoga room).

Upstairs main house:

4 bedrooms ~ 2 bathrooms ~ 1 WC

There are 3 spacious double bedrooms upstairs which share a large family bathroom with separate bath and shower. 

The 4th bedroom can be a double or twin, with a private ensuite shower room.

There is a separate WC on the landing. 

Outside:

Private 8 metre swimming pool.

The gardens are very large, turning to woodland at the end of the lawn. 

This is a wonderful space for children to explore and run around. There is a small stream that runs into a lake beyond the trees and to the side of the property. This is not protected so very young children will need supervision.

Bedrooms

Ground floor - king double, double + 2 singles; upstairs 3 doubles + 1 which can be twin or double)

Bathrooms

Ground floor: 1 shower room & separate WC. Upstairs: 1 ensuite shower room, 1 family bathroom with bath and shower, separate WC

Pool

8m x 4m, unheated, electric cover, saltwater filtration

Equipment

Kitchen

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

Entertainment

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

Outside

  • bbq or plancha
  • parking space

General

  • cot
  • high chair
  • hair dryer

Additional House Info

  • Games or yoga room

House Rules

No smoking. Pets welcome

Location

Rural location near the village of Saubrigues in the heart of the Sud Landes region of south west France. There are just a few houses in the vicinity, plus a very handy auberge-restaurant. A country lane passes by the property but it's certainly not a busy road. Saubrigues is just a 15 minute drive from the busy coastal resorts of Hossegor-Capbreton-Seignosse. It's a little further south - about 40 kms - to famous Biarritz.

Local Amenities

Nearest village / town: Saubrigues 2 km
Nearest beach: Hossegor 12 km
Boulangerie: Saubrigues 2 km
Restaurant: Auberge d'Ugne - very handy 50 metres and a good restaurant too!
Market: St Vincent de Tyrosse 6 kms

Distance to nearest major transport connections

  • Biarritz airport: 41 km
  • Pau airport: 108 km
  • Bordeaux airport: 173 km
  • Biarritz train station: 39 km
  • Bilbao ferry port: 177 km
  • Santander ferry port: 274 km
  • St Malo ferry port: 705 km

Things to do and see

Our Highlights

  • An evening stroll along Capbreton seafront followed by a seafood supper
  • Explore the coast, forests and lagoon via its network of cycle trails
  • A day's golf & surf at Seignosse
  • Unwind at the Marais d'Orx wetland reserve
  • Catch an exhibition of Course Landais at St Vincent de Tyrosse

Nearby Activities

  • Surfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Horse-riding
  • Birdwatching
  • Fishing
  • Spa & thalassotherapy
  • Course Landaise
  • Paddle-boarding

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 Spain for San Sebastian or the Guggenheim
  • Explore the superb Pyrenees National Park for great walks & wildlife
  • Visit the under-rated city of Bayonne, the Pays Basque capital
  • Thermal spa pampering at nearby Dax

The Local Area

Saubrigues 
A typically quiet French country village offering an insight into rural life in south west France. There's a mobile boulangerie, small shop and a couple of tennis courts.

St Vincent-de-Tyrosse
The nearest town and here you will find a supermarket, shops and bars, restaurants, a cinema and a weekly market (Fridays).

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. Golfers will enjoy the local course, the 1930s-built Golf d’Hossegor. The traditional club house is also a delight. A short drive up the road is Seignosse, a water and forest monster of a course ranked in Continental Europe’s Top 50. There are other great courses within 45 minutes drive including Moliets and several around Biarritz.

Capbreton regularly holds major surfing competitions; the whole Aquitaine coast is a perfect venue for surfers but at Capbreton the presence of an offshore hollow in the sea-bed gives the waves here that extra edge. If you don't fancy a go yourself, just sit on the sea-front with a drink of your choice and watch the surfers ride to shore.

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 without fail, 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 which are so craved for their therapeutic powers.

The ecology of Les Barthes makes it something of a special environment for bird-watching (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.

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