What makes Villa Sud Landes a great holiday rental
A family of 4 or 5 looking for an inexpensive villa with pool in striking distance of great beaches - but who also want a quiet retreat to relax.
Anything to look out for?
The nearest resort 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).
Modern 3 bed bungalow with private pool, in quiet setting near the coast
Lived in 10 months of the year, the villa is well-equipped and doesn't have the 'feel' of a holiday home.
Accommodation is all at ground floor level.
3 double rooms
2 ensuite shower rooms plus family bathroom with separate shower and bath.
Private pool: 10 x 5 mts, not heated, electric pool safety cover.
NB Cot but not cot linen provided. High chair available.
No pets & no smoking
Le Sud Landes is situated in a quiet residential cul-de-sac, at the edge of the village. The garden backs on to open countryside which gives the house it's semi-rural feel. The village of Saubrigues is no more than 10 minutes walk from the house and there you'll find tennis courts, restaurant/bar plus bread depot. A few minutes' drive and you'll find a wider range of shops and amenities at St Vincent de Tyrosse. From here 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: St Vincent de Tyrosse 5 kms
Restaurant: Saubrigues 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.
The coastline 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.
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