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Batzari

Feefo Rating 5 hillside villa with superb views, pool and terrace
Ref: 053 St-Jean-de-Luz 6 km
  • 5 bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bath/Shower Rooms
  • Heated private pool
  • Comfort Rating Good quality
  • Amazing views

We Say

Tranquil & secluded venue, stunning views and a short distance from St Jean de Luz's glorious beach and wonderful choice of restaurants

Pricing & availability

Batzari
5 bedrooms, sleeps 12

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Notes on prices

  • Price includes: Welcome pack; bed linen, bathroom and pool towels; weekly change of linen, bath and pool towels for bookings of one week or more; final cleaning; cleaning two hours per week on a Tuesday.
  • Compulsory extras: Cleaning charge EUR 200 applies if the house requires special cleaning after departure.
  • Optional extras: Babysitting (15 EUR/hour); Chef subject to availability (pre-booking essential). All extra services payable locally - please note that quoted prices may be subject to change.
  • Security deposit: GBP 800
  • Changeover day: Saturday
  • Arrival and departure: Arrival from 17:00, departure by 10:00 please.
  • Fortnight booking restriction: No

What makes Batzari a great holiday rental

This is a popular villa; so many people ask us for a villa with private pool near the coast, just far enough away for a bit of peace and quiet but close enough to make regular trips to the beach and explore Basque Country. 

Aside from the wonderful location, the villa is spacious, bright and tasteful, and has a superb 12m pool and extensive terraces, the views from which are simply outstanding.

The other great benefit to Batzari is that it's almost two houses in one: the lower level accommodation is self-contained including two of the bedrooms with its own kitchen and living area. This makes the property ideal for sharing with another family.

​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 who want easy access to the beach and some 'buzz' of the seaside, but who also want peace and privacy.

There is plenty of space and the villa is ideally configured for two families sharing: the additional living room and kitchen make it possible to feel independent.

Off season this is a great base for exploring Basque Country, also for golf breaks with a number of excellent courses within a short radius.

Suitability for:

  • Toddlers - excellent for young families: pool protected by cover; ample, safe garden space; St Jean de Luz has the perfect sheltered beach for little ones; two cots, two high chairs & baby bath at the villa
  • Teenagers - quiet location but coastal resorts are close by
  • Reduced mobility - too many steps and slopes

Anything to watch out for?
Not really. Just to highlight we are not positioning this rental as a "luxury" villa; but it's certainly a high quality rental nonetheless, and the views are quite stunning.

Why St Jean de Luz?
One of our favourites. A colourful and proudly Basque fishing port and holiday resort. A superb & safe town beach, fabulous shopping and an amazing choice of places to eat.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SIMPSON TRAVEL

Batzari is also available to book via the Simpson Travel website.

Read more about our partnership with Simpson Travel.

Accommodation

Spacious & highly private hillside villa with swimming pool, terrace and superb countryside views

With 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, two living rooms and two kitchens, Batzari provides plenty of space to accommodate two families.

And with 5000m2 of land, there is much to enjoy outside too, not least the fabulous pool and views of the rolling Basque Country hils.

Inside:

To get a sense of the layout of the house, from the entrance hall the accommodation is configured as follows:

  • Take first door right and down a few stairs to the 'independent unit'
  • Take the corridor right to a short flight of steps up to the remaining three bedrooms (one en-suite), bathroom and separate WC
  • Take the door left and this leads to the large country-style kitchen and the utility room
  • Carry straight-on into the open-plan lounge and dining room and marvel at the views
  • All of the beds feature good-quality divans.

Ground level:

Turning left from the entrance hallway takes you through to the utility room, handy 'boot room' and the main, country-style kitchen. The kitchen is in traditional French style featuring a large oak dresser along one wall. In the centre of the kitchen is a large oak table which would seat 8. This kitchen includes fridge-freezer, oven, microwave, coffee maker, kettle, toaster and also houses the dishwasher.

Leading straight-on from the entrance hallway is the main lounge and dining room. This is a very modern room, freshly painted with exposed painted beams in the pitched roof. Attractive modern art paintings give the room some extra colour. The room is filled with light due to the four sets of patio doors. Terrace access is direct from the lounge, from where the views are fantastic.

At one end of the room is a long wooden dining table, attractively decorated with large stones and slates in the centre. The table has 8 wicker style chairs. The lounge area of the room features an open fireplace, flatscreen TV, a large modern leather sofa, various armchairs and modern metal seats dotted around a glass coffee table.

Upper level:

From the entrance hallway, take the handful of stairs to the upper level where the three further bedrooms are found, plus a bathroom and separate WC. There is laminate flooring throughout this upper level. 

Bedroom 1 features a large double bed which again can be split into two singles plus there is an additional single bed in this room. The furnishings are more 'country-antique' style including a dark wood dresser. The window provides lovely views of the hills and mountains.

Bedroom 2 is more modern and 'roomy', with double glass doors to a large balcony again with brilliant views of the swimming pool, hills and mountains. The bedroom offers built-in wardrobes, glass desk, and bedside tables. Double bed convertible to twin beds.

Bedroom 3 is smaller but still of a good size and has a modern ensuite (shower, sink, WC). There are built-in modern wardrobes and an antique dark wood dresser. Double bed convertible to twin beds.

The upper level also includes a large family bathroom (bath and shower) and separate WC. The bathroom decor is 'traditional French' but it's in very good condition. 

Downstairs level: the independent unit

The big advantage to this downstairs area is that extended families or friends sharing the property can have a bit of privacy and time apart in their independent areas. Great for those with children who wake early!

On taking the steps downstairs you walk into an independent unit with its own fully equipped kitchen and lounge. The area downstairs is very modern and bright and enjoys direct access to the terrace.

The open plan corner kitchen is modern and practical with plenty of worktop space, grey floor tiles and a small breakfast bar with two low stools. The cooker, microwave and extractor fan are all modern chrome and there is a black glass hob (4 rings). Additionally there is a fridge freezer, coffee machine, kettle and toaster.

From the corner kitchen you walk under an arch into the lounge. This is a reasonable size and is bright due to the large windows. Patio doors lead onto a terrace and provide beautiful views of the hills and mountains and overlook the swimming pool.

In the lounge there is a cream leather double sofa, two modern wicker armchairs, wicker coffee table and several window-sill cushions.

The independent unit also contains two bedrooms each with ensuite shower room, and an independent toilet with basin.

Bedroom 4 is painted white and has a double bed (convertible to twin), built-in double wardrobe with hanging and shelf space and a built-in desk with two chairs. There are narrow double glass doors which open onto the terrace. The shower room is integrated within the bedroom, separated by a ¾ wall. The en-suite features an Italian shower and large cream rustic-style tiles.

Bedroom 5 is also a double that can be divided into two singles. It is a spacious room with two small bedside tables and built in wardrobes. A door leads into the en-suite with an Italian shower, sink unit and WC. 

Outdoors:
Large electric gates lead into the property and when these are closed you can only see the roof of the house from the road. As the gates open you see the house nestled into the slope. There is a freshly tarmaced drive which leads to the villa, painted white with traditional Basque-red shutters. 

The swimming pool is a good size - longer than usual at 12m. The depth is 1.55m throughout but there are Roman steps into the shallow end. The pool is heated and has an electric cover.

The back of the house is where most time is spent: balconies and terraces on different levels take in the views. Steps lead down to the swimming pool which also provides another terrace area to enjoy the sun. There is also a pool house which provides a changing room, shower and WC. It is possible that the pool house can be prepared for a guest; it would actually make a really good studio for an older teenager or single adult. 

There are ample garden chairs, loungers and tables for each terrace.  There is a double BBQ/plancha area and a pergola with glass roof enabling al fresco dining.

There are attractive plants and bushes throughout the plot, the generous-size garden is lawned throughout and provides beautiful views of rolling fields and mountains…the only onlookers being some sheep!

Bedrooms

5x doubles all of which can divide into twins - ultimate flexibility

Bathrooms

3x ensuites, 1 family bathroom, plus 1 shower room & WC in the pool house. 5x WCs in total

Pool

Pool open late May to end September (other times subject to weather). 12m x4.5m and depth 1.55m. Electric cover. Pool heating at a supplementary charge - please see the

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
  • tv with English-speaking channels
  • wi-fi

Outside

  • table tennis
  • bbq or plancha
  • parking space

General

  • cot
  • high chair

Additional House Info

Two cots, two high chairs and baby bath also available.
The TV has most international channels in both French and English.

House Rules

No pets & no smoking please

Location

The house is below road level (very quiet lane with room only for one car at a time) and is set in a beautiful sloping garden with amazing views of the hills, farms and distant mountains. This is a very tranquil location yet it's just 6 km from St Jean de Luz, 4 km from Urrugne village, 6 km from Ascain, and 7.5 km to the Col d'Ibardin border pass into Spain. The main point to note about the location is the privacy and tranquility it affords - yet it really is only a few minutes in the car to reach bustling St Jean de Luz or Hendaye. The auto-route, airport and train station are all close by.

Local Amenities

Nearest village / town: St-Jean-de-Luz 6 km
Nearest beach: St-Jean-de-Luz 6 km and Hendaye-Plage 13 km
Boulangerie: Urrugne 4 km
Restaurant: Superb choice in Ciboure/St Jean de Luz, plus Urrugne, Ascain and Hendaye villages
Market: St Jean de Luz covered market Les Halles 6.5 km

Distance to nearest major transport connections

  • Biarritz airport: 24 km
  • Bilbao airport: 133 km
  • Pau airport: 143 km
  • Bordeaux airport: 212 km
  • Biarritz railway station: 22 km
  • St Malo ferry: 744 km
  • Bilbao ferry: 135 km
  • Santander ferry: 233 km

Customer Reviews By Feefo

Review posted on 02 Sep 2017

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Service: Good, clear communication. Friendly service. A great company to deal with.

Product: A beautiful property in a great location very near the Spanish border. The property has a very well equipped kitchen for a rental property, and a lovely outside space for eating. The views are spectacular. The photos in the listing really don't do the place justice.

On 04-Sep-2017 we responded:

Product Comment: Terrific photos and lovely to read your comments, thank you. I know Batzari really well. I love this Basque Country location. So beautiful & quiet yet such a short drive to the bustling coastline. Thanks again for sharing your experience.


Review posted on 07 Oct 2016

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Service: No complaints at all; entirely helpful at all times.

Product: We have only one thought about it; the kitchen could benefit from a bit of redesign so as to create more working and prep space, doing away with the table that we never use. There are 2 other eating areas, the terrace and the lounge. A thought

On 10-Oct-2016 we responded:

Service Comment: Delighted that you enjoyed your latest stay at Batzari. That's an interesting point about the kitchen space - the owners are very engaged and are always looking for feedback as to how they can improve the property for guests. Justin


Review posted on 10 Oct 2014

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Service: There were no problems at any stage of the arrangement

Product: Not our first visit; there had been a few improvements made to what is in any event a lovely house with a stunning view and extremely well equipped. We could find nothing to criticize


Review posted on 01 Aug 2014

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Service: Owner operated companies are always best.

Product: Good


Review posted on 26 Jun 2014

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Service: No Complaints!

Product: Property standard excellent, location of property tranquil with fabulous views of mountains. Well equipped kitchen. Well maintained pool. Very enjoyable stay.


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