What makes Villa Olhette a great holiday rental?
Villa Olhette is an attractive, well-equipped home near the pretty Basque village of Ascain, just 7 kms inland from St Jean de Luz. The property is situated in very pleasant, tranquil countryside with views of the Pyrenees, while the characterful ports, resorts and beaches of the beautiful Basque coast are only a short drive away.
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Why the Basque Country?
The Basque Country is a world all of its own. Rolling green hills, pretty villages, dramatic Pyrenees peaks, beautiful coastline with lovely beaches, unspoiled sea-side towns & world-renowned surf if you want it. The regional cuisine is a delightful combination of French & Spanish influences, and features plenty of seafood! Biarritz and St Jean de Luz are authentically French sea-side towns, while there is also the Spanish chic of San Sebastian just over the border, worth the short trip for the tapas alone. It's a fantastic destination for a rich & varied holiday.
Spacious, well-equipped villa in peaceful location
The house is of traditional basque architecture, located in very calm surroundings, facing an uninterrupted view of the mountains, and above all la Rhune.
The ground floor consists of : living room (with TV & DVD player) and dining room with French doors opening onto the terrace; fully-equipped open-plan kitchen (dish washer, washing machine, clothes dryer, fridge, freezer, microwave, oven, etc), plus another dining room area located beneath a large veranda.
There is one bedroom downstairs: the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom which opens onto the terrace and garden. There is also a shower room and toilet.
The first floor landing provides access to 3 further bedrooms, all doubles. One has a small balcony overlooking the garden; there is also a shared bathroom and toilet.
Outside is a large, mature garden (2500 sq.m) with lovely views of the Pyrenees. Outside the kitchen is an attractive covered terrace with table & chairs seating six. The good-sized swimming pool (6m x 12m, Roman steps at one end) has an electric cover to retain heat when not in use. There is also a pool house, with all accessories and garden furniture.
Four double bedrooms
2 bathrooms, 1 shower room
12m x 6m, Roman steps at one end, secured by electric cover
If additional cleaning is required during your stay please arrange this with the owner as far in advance as possible, as holiday staff are much sought-after in this part of France.
There is a separate washing machine and tumble dryer at this property. There is a BBQ but not plancha.
Sorry, no pets and no smoking in the house
The house is located on a quiet lane in a peaceful semi-residential / semi-rural area about 3 kms from the lovely Basque village of Ascain. It is a tranquil area with superb views across to the Pyrenees, yet just a short drive from the beaches & resorts of the Basque coast.
Nearest village / town: Ascain
Nearest beach: St Jean de Luz (8 kms)
Boulangerie: Herbourne (1 km)
Restaurant: Ascain (3 kms)
Market: Urrugne (7 kms)
Service: When we had a slight problem at the end of the holiday AA were very quick to sort it out
Product: It was a a beautiful property in a lovely position
Service Comment: thank you for the kind comments. It's great to read you enjoyed your stay at Villa Olhette. Alex
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