* Stay at Le Vignau in one of the Reboot France Wellness Breaks - a collaboration between Alternative Aquitaine and Bay Fitness (run by fitness guru Andrew Blake. As featured in The Guardian*
What makes Le Vignau a great holiday rental
A truly exceptional renovation, providing a level of comfort and interior design rarely seen in holiday home accommodation. Above all it is convivial - le Vignau is a genuinely luxurious and relaxing villa rental. 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.
Find out more about hiring a private holiday chef at le Vignau Hossegor.
Anything to watch out for?
The downstairs double is more basic than the two doubles upstairs. The configuration works best for two families sharing.
The nearest seaside resort (12kms) is an established surfing 'mecca' with a very 'cool' vibe. Hossegor offers great beaches, good shopping, a lovely lagoon and plenty of activities (surf, golf, tennis, cycling, sailing & more).
An ultra-modern villa featuring outstanding architecture and interior design
See Le Vignau floorplan
Inside - ground floor:
Mostly open-plan and featuring large windows allowing plenty of natural light to flood the house and provide relaxing views out to the gardens. The floor surface is mostly grey tile and the walls are white, adding to the contemporary ambience.
The ground floor accommodation comprises:
Dining area - spacious room dominated by the long wooden table. Grey slate tiles and an attractive, modern red light shade over the table.
Lounge - accessed via a couple of steps up from the dining area. The room is divided from the adjoining pool/snooker room by a modern fire place with glass front and back. The original beam work remains in place (the property is a former farmhouse). Ample seating for 10 people.
'Quiet area' - a raised cosy seating area with bean bag armchairs and coffee table with super views of the pool and garden.
Children's playroom - a really good facility for children and adults too! Views of the garden and pool - where the 'grown-ups' will be sun-bathing!
TV room - large flat-screen TV plus sofa. Views over the garden. Door one way leading back into the lounge, and the other way to the downstairs bedrooms, plus sliding doors to separate this area from the pool room . (This rooms can be used as a 7th bedroom, suitable for a nanny or teenager).
Pool room - where a sumptuous pool table resides!
Double bedroom - patio doors to the garden, plenty of storage. Note this room shares a bathroom with the twin and is a more basic room in comparison to the two upstairs doubles.
Twin bedroom - a smaller room with no patio doors but still a good size with storage too. Ideal for kids whose parents are downstairs too.
Bathroom - modern design in white, cream and brown colours. Includes bath, independent shower, WC and basin.
Kitchen - features a modern breakfast bar plus high-spec appliances such as the large Gaggenau fridge freezer with ice-making machine. Floor-to-ceiling white polished units providing ample storage and integrated appliances. There is access from the kitchen via patio doors to the 'outdoor' lounge area.
* Find out more about hiring a private holiday chef at le Vignau Hossegor *
W.C. - handy separate loo.
Utility room - adjacent to the kitchen. Washing machine and tumble drier.
Inside - first floor:
From the lounge area, a pale wood staircase leads to the remaining bedrooms, bathrooms and home cinema. A galleried landing circuits this level from where you can look down to the lounge. Floors are wooden throughout.
Master Bedroom 1 - take two steps down to this 'sunken' bedroom. The room features a beautiful dressing area. The colours are cream and beige with a white ceiling and pale brown wooden floor. A further four steps lead down to the private bathroom which is very spacious and light. The room incorporates bath, double basins, shower cubicle and W.C. This master bedroom does not finish there! From the bathroom you can access a private balcony that cannot be seen from the garden.
Twin rooms x2 - both are minimal in design with wooden floors and bright colours, perfect bedrooms for children. Both rooms have patio doors leading onto a shared terrace (due to the child-proof door locks children cannot access the terrace without adult help).
Bathroom - shared by the two twin rooms, there is a white bath, highly original shower plus two sink units and W.C.
Master bedroom 2 - 'sunken' room in lovely plum, cream and grey colours. Some steps to negotiate. Private terrace and private bathroom (bath, double basins, separate shower cubicle plus W.C.).
Home cinema - accessed via a flight of stairs from the first floor, surrounded by a glass wall, there is a comfy sofa and several brightly coloured bean bags facing a huge flat-screen TV. Also available is the wii station and dvd player. The thick curtains make this room a genuine mini cinema!
Starting with the 'outdoor' lounge, this well-lit covered area features wicker sofas with comfy cushions and views to the garden. Adjacent to the summer kitchen there is an additional sheltered area with wooden table (for 12).
The 1 acre enclosed grounds also include beautiful lawns, a walled swimming pool (15m x 6m, heated, floodlit), petanque court and children's play area with slide and swings.
The swimming pool features toddler-friendly features such as a shallow 'beach' area and, for safety, the pool has a wall surround with lockable gate.
The pool facilities include:
Outdoor furnishings are of a very high quality:
Ample parking is available along the tree-lined pebble driveway.
The situation is extremely private. A handful of other dwellings can be seen but these are all character stone buildings which add to the charm.
le Vignau is a rare find and one of the best holiday villas we've ever seen.
Winter Lets. Le Vignau is available all year round. With underfloor heating, radiators in all rooms and a real log fire, it's a super option for winter breaks and Christmas gatherings.
3x double bedrooms; 3x twin bedrooms
2x en-suite bathrooms; 2x shared bathrooms
Stunning infinity swimming pool, 15m x 6m, heated, surrounded by wall and floodlit. Pool open late May to early October.
No pets & no smoking in the house please
le Vignau lies on the edge of a quiet village, reached with an easy 5 minute walk. Village facilities include a shop, post office, tennis courts (guests have free use), pizzeria and boulangerie. A few minutes' drive and you'll find a wider range of shops and amenities at St Vincent de Tyrosse.
The property benefits from a secluded, tranquil location yet it's not far to drive to the coastal resorts of Hossegor (and Seignosse & Capbreton).
Also, it's a short distance to the principal resorts of the Pays Basque - Biarritz, Bayonne and St Jean de Luz. The Spanish border is less than an hour away.
Nearest village / town: Hossegor (12 kms)
Nearest beach: Capbreton / Hossegor 12 kms
Boulangerie: Saubrigues village 500 metres
Restaurant: Pizzeria in the village 500 metres
Market: St Vincent de Tyrosse 5 kms
A typically French country village offering an insight into rural life in south west France. There's a village restaurant and a very handy tennis centre.
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.
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.View More Hossegor Rentals
Service: Excellent right from the point of enquiry to departing the villa
Product: Wonderful location, very well thought out villa for families
Product Comment: It's a lovely villa indeed and I've been fortunate to stay there myself too! It's one of our most popular villas and easy to see why.
Service: Very professional company.
Product: Outstanding accommodation
Service Comment: Wow-thank you! We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. As you say, Hossegor can get busy during the school holidays. There is a huge stretch of sandy beach to explore, and on busy days it pays to find a quiet spot, such as north of Seignosse. Bethan
Service: Excellent in every way.
Product: Loved it! Perfect for a family reunion. The hostess and and her husband were absolutely great in every way. They could not of been more helpful.
Service Comment: Wow! Great feedback thank you! I like the way you summed up Hossegor - "surf meets chic". Justin
Service: The house I had originally booked was suddenly, at the last moment, not available. The company did a great job in finding us alternative accommodation. In the end, whilst we were disappointed with the change in location, we were very happy with the property.
Product: It is an excellent property which was a joy to stay in. The only slight complaint is that it is a bit to 'smart' for its own good. It took us the best part of a week to figure out how all the switches and devices in the property actually work! This is a minor complaint though. In truth it is a supra house.
Service Comment: Delighted you enjoyed your stay. We were very sorry to move you last minute (truly a 1-in-1000 occurrence) and feel relieved and happy Le Vignau worked out as an alternative. Alex
Service: The office in Devon was pleasant and easy to deal with. Your local representative, Julia, was helpful, responsive and very charming, as was her husband, Vincent.
Product: A fantastic house which was just too clever for its own sake, i.e. very poor electrics, masses of problems to do with non functioning equipment, abysmally poor security with broken locks, insecure swimming pool access for children (fixed at our request the day of our arrival), bathroom sinks which drain very slowly, broken pool filter etc. A legal dispute with the neighbours has also meant that the boules pitch has been cut off and the children's play area featured on a website photo no longer exists. All this meant that the house itself at current condition is overpriced.
Product Comment: The whole family loved the house and we had an absolutely wonderful holiday. We were all very comfortable and we never felt cramped. The house is marvellously stylish with masses of space both inside and out. The pool proved a huge success and our grandchildren all made enormous progress with their swimming ability and confidence. The house is quiet, so we were able to sit undisturbed on the loungers when we wanted to. The music system proved a great hit with young and old alike, with the oldies replaying all those tunes from the 60s and 70s. We all played on the table football and we all loved playing billiards. There were lots of books for easy reading to supplement all those we had brought with us. Once we had worked out which sparkling white cupboard contained the items we were seeking in the kitchen we had plenty of everything. We ate out a few times but otherwise we enjoyed eating each evening in the pool dining area and we loved the clever lighting from the pool. The upstairs TV room was perfect for the very young at the end of each day when they were tired but happy. Just before going to bed they went up there for half an hour of video. The television is the biggest any of us have ever seen and there was a great selection of children’s films. My brother in law watched the cricket on it one afternoon and said that it was almost like being at the match, so he was suitably impressed! The security door to the swimming pool needs to be fixed so that the catch engages properly and ideally it should also be hung so as to open out from the pool As we found our bearings in the house we were all very impressed by the modern look, especially in the bathrooms. The basins in particular are very trendy but we soon realized that the look was let down by some practical aspects. The plug in the bath of the “snail bathroom” did not work properly so the small children were often bathed in one of the other bathrooms. The sloping basins which we had in our bathroom had no plug (a deliberate feature) which gave me a slight water conservation concern but then neither drained well unless one ran the basin full of hot water and used this to sluice against the bottom opening so as to clear the evacuation of the water. The controls to the lighting did not always work because they are battery powered and perhaps a little too clever for their own good. None of us could work out how to turn off the light in the hall at the foot of the stairs until Julia replaced a battery, but within just over one week this went wrong again. There are some lights above the billiard table, which would have been useful, but we never did find out how to turn these on. The pool dining area was great but just about every adult in our group hit his or her head on the very sharp and low lintel above the BBQ. Where this happens in other buildings I have seen a rubberized strip installed, and this would be a good idea here. The dishwasher did work but was temperamental. The door appears to be loose and this may be part of the cause. We mentioned this to Julia and maybe it has already been fixed. The welcome pack was indeed very welcome but it would have been helpful to know what you were planning to include. We brought out a few things, including tea, but some of these were duplicates of what you provided.
Service: very good admin and very clear
Product: good prop and Julia was very helpful
stunning renovation, one of the best villa rentals seen
secluded country house, heated pool & tennis court