WHAT MAKES LES ECURIES DE MONTAULIEU A GREAT HOLIDAY RENTAL
NB New photos will be available at the end of summer 2016. In the meantime ask Justin for details - he was there in June.
The safe and spacious grounds make it ideal for young children, plus the sandy beach at Arjuzanx is very toddler friendly.
Couples who enjoy nature and peaceful surroundings - a place to completely 'chill out'.
In fact, this is a venue for guests who want to 'detox' from busy urban living and who will embrace the natural and peaceful environment.
Long winter lets are also very attractive and a time to spot migratory birds heading south - and an opportunity to forage for mushrooms in the forests. The lounge wood burner will keep you warm during cold winter months.
ANYTHING TO WATCH OUT FOR?
There is no wifi at this property. The mobile network is fine should you need mobile data. However, we propose Les Ecuries for people who want a break from the digital world...
The owners' property is in the grounds (see aerial photo). They would like to enjoy the swimming pool also but will not do whilst guests are present.
Mind your head on the low beams!
WHY LES LANDES?
It's a protected, natural environment that has changed little in the last 100 years. Dominated by the region's famous pine forests, this is a very sparsely populated area of France. If sleepy villages, natural surroundings and total relaxation is our thing then this is a destination you should consider. There are visits and days out to enjoy - the stunning Atlantic beaches are 35 minutes' drive whilst the leisure lake, visitor centre and sandy beach in Arjuzanx is perfect for young families.
Character 18th century grange in 3 ha natural woodland setting, totally renovated in 2012
Les Ecuries is definitely a place for Francophiles. These days, most new holiday rentals coming on to the market are strikingly modern so we welcome something authentic and distinctly French.
The owners' beautiful maison de maitre is next door in the grounds. Holly and her husband are on hand to assist you, if needed - they speak English.
On two levels, the property offers 200m2 of living space.
The house is kept cool in summer with a ventilation system.
Inside - Ground Floor
Inside - First Floor
All 3 bedrooms are on the upper level:
Acres of space for relaxing and playing...
1x double; 1x double that can be twins; 1x kids' dorm with 4 singles
2x ensuite shower rooms + kids' bathroom
Stunning 16 x 4 m pool (unheated), depth 1.2 - 1.5 m
Perfect for nature lovers in the heart of Les Landes forest and Arjuzanx Nature Reserve.
The rental property and the owners' home lie within generous grounds surrounded on three sides by forest. Guests will enjoy peaceful surroundings and the owners will completely respect your privacy.
Day-trips to the beach are easy enough - the seaside resort of Contis Plage is 45 minutes and there's great sufing and body-boarding to be had here. The small town of Morcenx (for shops and supermarket) is less than 10 minutes in the car.
Nearest village / town: Arjuzanx 1.7 km
Nearest beach: Contis Plage 44 km
Boulangerie: Morcenx 7 km
Restaurant: Arjuzanx 1.7 km
Market: Morcenx 7 km including farmers' market on Wednesday
The little village does offer a tempting eatery - l'Auberge du Lac - but the main point of interest is Lac d'Arjuzanx. Here at the lake is a sandy beach perfect for little ones - it's lifeguarded in summer, there's a snack bar, new visitor centre and toilets. More active visitors can do a circuit of the lake on foot, two wheels or via horseback! There's also water sports rental on the lake.
Morcenx (7 km) has your everyday shops, supermarket and train station in case you do a day trip to Bordeaux, plus municipal tennis courts free of charge. The town also hosts a farmers' market each Wednesday.
If you want to visit the ocean beaches once or twice a week then Contis Plage (44 km) and Moliets Plage (61 km) are the nearest resorts and both offer surf school and equipment hire. Contis is relatively quiet and you will have no problem finding your own space. You probably won't want to be amongst the crowds so try Cap de l'Homy Plage for a less-well-trodden beach retreat.
As well cycling, horse-riding is available locally and there are many lovely, quiet routes and trails to explore.View More Landes Rentals
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