Villa Janfranchou

contemporary villa with pool, walk to Estagnots beach
Ref: 191 Hossegor 3km
  • 4 bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 2 Bath/Shower Rooms
  • private pool
  • Comfort Rating High quality
  • Walk to beach, restaurants and local shops

We Say

V high quality beach villa with heated pool. Spacious, bright interior, lovely terrace, pool and garden. Beach & good local restaurants 200m. An Hossegor gem!

Pricing & availability

Villa Janfranchou
4 bedrooms, sleeps 8

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Notes on prices

  • Price includes: Bed linen & bathroom towels (fresh set each week)
  • Compulsory extras: None
  • Optional extras: Cleaning & baby-sitting on request
  • Security deposit: 800 GBP
  • Changeover day: Saturday
  • Arrival and departure: Arrival from 17:00, departure by 10:00 please.
  • Fortnight booking restriction: No

What makes Villa Janfranchou a great holiday rental

  • Modern, bright, spacious and well equipped family home 
  • Air-conditioned living area
  • Large, enclosed garden with lovely terrace & heated pool
  • Short walk to the beach and local restaurants
  • No need to drive anywhere if you don't want to!

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:

Families and friends who want to enjoy the beach, surf, eat out and be able to walk back to the house.  Ideal for a larger family or 2 families sharing.  

Suitability for:

  • Toddlers - enclosed garden with swings.    
  • Teenagers - they can walk to the beach and restaurants independently.
  • Reduced mobility- although the villa is on one level, there are lots of internal steps which make it unsuitable.

Antyhing to watch out for?

Whilst the house is very child friendly, the pool is protected by an alarm (no cover) and is an infinity style pool on 2 sides

Why Estagnots?

Just north of busy Hossegor but within easy reach of all the boutique shops and daily market, Estagnots has a more relaxed vibe but still with plenty going on.  Restaurants, small local supermarket, bike and surf board hire are all 250m walk from the house.

Accommodation

Newly renovated and extended 1930s landaise property in ideal location

This architect designed renovation and extension of a 1930s property provides the perfect blend of contemporary and practical living.  Set in spacious grounds, the back of the house opens onto a deck that surrounds the living area of the house, with an infinity style pool and covered terrace, ideal for outdoor living and eating.

Entrance level

  • Front door opens into a large open plan hallway, slightly raised above the kitchen, dining and living areas.  
  • Laundry room and separate WC both on this level.

Living area level

  • Down 3 steps to the modern, well equipped kitchen, which overlooks the deck and back garden.
  • Small store room with SMEG fridge freezer and shelves
  • The kitchen flows into the dining and living areas, each with large patio doors that open directly onto the deck overlooking the pool.

Bedroom level

  • Up 3 steps into the corridor off which there are 4 bedrooms
  • Master bedroom with double bed and open plan dressing area and bathroom.
  • Large bath and sink half open to the bedroom
  • Second double bedroom overlooking front garden
  • 2 twin rooms (one of which can be made into a double)
  • Very large family bathroom with huge walk in shower, double sinks and WC

Outside

  • To the back of the house is a large deck that runs around the the entire living area
  • Covered deck with table and chairs for outdoor dining
  • Several chairs for relaxing and reading
  • Infinity style pool 6.5m x 3m x 1.5m deep with interior ledge for younger children
  • Swings, picnic table, Weber BBQ and gas plancha

Bedrooms

2 doubles, 2 twins (1 can be turned into double)

Bathrooms

1 ensuite with bath in master bedroom, 1 family shower room, 2 WCs

Pool

6.5m x 3m, heated & protected by alarm

Equipment

Kitchen

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

Entertainment

  • dvd player
  • ipod dock
  • tv with french channels
  • wi-fi

Outside

  • bbq or plancha

General

  • cot
  • aircon

House Rules

No smoking

Location

Hossegor (pronounced "oz-gor") is in the Sud Landes area of south west France, not far from Biarritz. The area is dominated by a landscape of ocean, lakes and pine forests, creating one big outdoor playground!

The house is located in the Les Estagnots district just north of busy Hossegor.  Estagnots has a more relaxed vibe but still with plenty going on.  Restaurants, small local supermarket, bike and surf board hire are all 250m walk from the house.

Les Estagnots beach is a world-famous beach break that draws some excellent surf. The beach continues south for 3km to the marina and continues north all the way to Arcachon, unbroken save for a few rivermouths!

-approx 10 mins walk to the lagoon Lac d'Hossegor. There's sandy coves here, picnic spots and watersports. This is an excellent, safe bathing area, ideal for younger kids when the ocean surf is looking formidable.

-3kms to Hossegor town centre shops where you'll find some very tasteful shops, good cafes, lots of restaurants and a good sprinkling of surf boutiques too.

There's easy access to the motorway, airport and train station.

Local Amenities

Nearest village / town: Hossegor 3km
Nearest beach: Estagnots 250m, Lagoon 1 km
Boulangerie: Mini-market 500m; Hossegor town centre 3km
Restaurant: Just opposite the house or Hossegor Centre Ville or Seignosse le Penon 2km for more selection although there are some on the lagoon a little closer.
Market: Hossegor daily market 3kms. Summer markets at Seignosse

Distance to nearest major transport connections

Distance to nearest major transport connections:

  • Biarritz airport: 43 km
  • Pau airport: 118 km
  • Bordeaux airport: 175 km
  • Bilbao airport: 180 km
  • Biarritz train station: 41 km
  • Bilbao ferry port: 179 km
  • Santander ferry port: 276 km
  • St Malo ferry port: 707 km

Things to do and see

Our Highlights

Our Personal Highlights

  • Hossegor for its shops & lagoon; Capbreton for its seafood restaurants
  • 18 holes at Golf de Seignosse - an unforgiving brute!
  • Hire bikes and explore the coast, forests and lagoon
  • Surfing at la Penon or Bourdaines
  • Catch an exhibition of Course Landais or Basque Pelote

Nearby Activities

  • Surfing
  • Kitesurfing
  • Sailing
  • Jet-skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Horse-riding
  • Birdwatching
  • Fishing
  • Spa & thalassotherapy
  • Pelote Basque
  • Course Landaise
  • Wine-tasting
  • Aqua Parc

Day Trip Ideas

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 County
  • Hop over the border into Spanish for San Sebastian or the Guggenheim
  • Explore the superb Pyrenees National Park for great walks & wildlife
  • Visit the under-rate city of Bayonne, the Pays Basque capital

The Local Area

The Local Area: Hossegor 3km

Seignosse Ocean
The continuous beaches les Estagnots, Bourdaines and le Penon. It's a mostly residential area with a number of holiday homes and apartments. The architecture is not especially attractive but it's the lovely sandy coastline that draws visitors. Popular with surfers and families, the beaches are superb. There are seasonal shops, a bit of nightlife and a Water Park.

Golf de Seignosse
A water and forest monster of a course ranked in Continental Europe’s Top 50! Very welcoming clubhouse with a restaurant and bar (serving meals midday-5pm each day) with fabulous views of the course from the terrace. The course hotel serves excellent, more formal àla carte meals in the evening.

Hossegor & Capbreton
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 andrestaurants, world-famous surfing beachescasino, a lovely golf course and a beautiful lagoon for safe bathing and sailing.

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 the infamous Golf de Seignosse. There are other great courses within 45 minutes drive including Moliets and several around Biarritz.

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.

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