Douce Campagne

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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Pool Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids

Douce Campagne is simply a perfect paradise for those who long for the tranquillity of a rural getaway. It is situated within 20 hectares of private farmland and 5 hectares of woodland, accessed by a scenic, long and winding private drive. Imagine your excitement as you approach your destination.

The two bedroomed villa on one level sleeps four and has been beautifully designed to provide a contemporary and functional home, its high ceilings and wooden beams providing character and hints about the building’s history. The open plan living and dining areas have wide doors which bathe the space in light, provide stunning views over the farmland and open out to a terraced area with sun loungers. Sit back with your morning coffee and croissant to enjoy the surrounding bird song and the vista ahead of you.

Both bedrooms have mountain views so you may be tempted to leave your curtains open at night for early morning views. The cottage is modern, warm and comfortable and the fireplace is there for cosy nights in with added ambiance. The owner’s home is just next door should you need any advice and you share the beautiful 15x3 metre swimming pool with her, with its wooden terrace and seating, just set away from both houses. There is a piste for petanques in front of the house with lovely countryside views.

You may well be tempted to just chill out for a while to enjoy the beauty of your
villa and surroundings. When you are ready to venture forth, the nearby village is an excellent place to start and only 3km away. This picturesque village with the pretty blue shutters of its town hall and school could be background to a scene of one of famous tenor Luis Mariano’s operettas. He is buried in the graveyard here, which has one of the finest views of the Pays Basque.

Look out for the golf course which passes in front of the village chateau or watch a game of the traditional Pelote Basque after strolling around this enchanting village, before stopping in one of the charming restaurants.

When the sea beckons, the beaches of Bidart and Biarritz are about ten minutes’ drive away. Walk part of the 25km of coastal walk between Bidart to Hendaye, an easy marked trail with splendid ocean views or head towards Illbarritz and Milady beaches loved by the locals for its surfing, restaurants and the brilliant City of the Ocean Museum.

For a change of scene, dip into the buzz of city life when you visit the centre of Biarritz, just 10km away, with its restaurants, bars, market and shops and soak up the atmosphere on the famous La Grande Plage, backed by examples of wonderful Art-Deco architecture.

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What you should know…

  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking
  • The pool, just set away from the villa, is shared with the discrete and frienldy owner, who lives next door on the grounds
  • The villa is surrounded by 25 hectares of unenclosed farmland and forests

Property Features

Child-Safe Pool Shared Pool Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Outdoor Games Working Fireplace Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

Villa Interiors [110m2, one level]

- Open-plan living-dining room with fireplace. Doors lead out to terrace
- Open-plan kitchen, central island, well equipped including ceramic hob, oven, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster and juicer
- Double Bedroom [bed 1.6m] with bath and WC
- Twin Bedroom [beds 80cm] with walk-in shower
- WC in Hallway
- Laundry room

Outside Grounds

- Swimming Pool [15x3m] with electric safety shutter, shared with owner, open from April to mid-October
- Decked area with sun loungers at rear of house
- Stone terraced area by front door with bench, table and chairs
- BBQ (on request)
Piste to play Petanque
- 20 hectares of farmland and 5 hectares of forests (unenclosed)

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Heating
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- CD player/radio
- BOSE Music System
- Fan on request
- Washing-machine, dryer and iron

Location

About the surrounding area of Douce Campagne
Beach Nearby Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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The villa is situated just 10km south of Biarritz in a secluded rural location, surrounded by open farmland and forests.

A picturesque Basque village is only 3km away where you will find a couple of restaurants. Look out for the golf course which passes in front of the village chateau.

When the sea beckons, the beaches of Bidart and glitzy Biarritz are about ten minutes’ drive away. If you are feeling energetic, walk part of the 25km of coastal walk between Bidart (8km) to Hendaye, an easy marked trail with splendid ocean views. Head towards Illbarritz and Milady beach (10km), loved by the locals for its sea views, gentle walking along the promenade, surfing, children’s playground, restaurants and the City of the Ocean Museum.

It’s not far to the heart of beautiful Biarritz, an elegant seaside town dating back to the mid-19th century when aristocracy built their summer residences along this part of the coast, including the well-known Hotel du Palais, built by the wife of Napoleon III.

Here you will find some wonderful restaurants in the Port des Pecheurs, the former fishing port, where fresh seafood can be found. Food lovers don’t miss the amazing market at the Halles de Biarritz including many wonderful Basque specialities. Some of the local specialities include the local touron (marzipan), locally cured ham as well as mussels, mushrooms and more. These markets embody a way of life precious to Biarritz - locals meet there for breakfast before work and the neighbourhood comes to life at night. Also have a look round the shopping mall and characterful shops of the Biarritz Docks.

It’s also a lovely atmosphere around the Port Vieux where there is a tiny sheltered beach loved by locals and the town’s main shopping street, Rue Port Vieux. Amazing Art Deco buildings around the town and especially along the beach include the casino (also home to a theatre and swimming pool) and the Aquarium which is a must for sea-lovers or families.

The city of Bayonne is just 13km away, close to Biarritz. Walk around its narrow streets admiring the beautiful and historic architecture or stroll along the river front. The Musee Basque showcases the region’s arts, crafts and traditions.

There are also some idyllic Basque villages inland to explore such as two of France’s Plus Beaux Villages; pretty Ainhoa (21km) and Sare (20km), where you can take the old wooden train up to the summit of La Rhune, one of the most dominant peaks of the Pyrénées, where there are some restaurants with incredible views as well as hiking opportunities.

Indeed, this whole region offers an extended range of outdoor activities, such as walking, horse-back riding, fishing, cycling, canoeing and many others including water-sports along the coast.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Biarritz

(9km)

Nearest Train Station Biarritz

(7km)

Nearest Village

(3km)

Nearest Restaurant

(3km)

Nearest Beach Plage d'Ilbarritz/Milady

(10km)

Nearest Shop Biarritz Docks (bakery and more)

(7km)

Nearest Supermarket Bidart

(8km)

Nearest Town/City Biarritz/Bayonne

(10km/13km)

Nearest Golf

(3.5km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

There are some great activities that can be arranged for Oliver’s Travel’s younger guests such as kids golfing lessons, bike rental for all ages and surfing lessons for the family. Skateboard hire and Segway tours can also be arranged for families with older children.

The 6km of coastline around Biarritz, about a ten to fifteen-minute drive away, includes some wonderful beaches for families, not just La Grande Plage in the heart of the centre but also smaller beaches such as Plage Milady [with playground] and Cotes des Basques, which has become a favourite for surfers.

Indeed, Biarritz has become a surfing mecca with surfers from all over the world being attracted to the Basque coastline and there are plenty of surfing schools for beginners of all ages including children.

You can take the little Biarritz road-train along the coast for a more leisurely way to see the coast with a trip lasting 30 minutes whilst the more energetic can head to the Lighthouse at the northern end of Biarritz and climb the 200 or so steps to be rewarded with magnificent views.

If you want to explore further afield, head south to St-Jean-de-Luz where you’ll find plenty of family-friendly activities such as trampoline parks, mini golf and another road-train to beautiful sandy beaches featuring playgrounds and games.

Real train lovers should head inland to Sare to catch the old wooden train up to the summit of La Rhune mountain where you are greeted with spectacular views of the Pyrénées and coast on a clear day.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Outdoor Games

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Meal delivery service

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Transfers Available
  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Butler Available
  • Meal delivery service
  • Surf/Golf/Yoga/Basque Pelota/Personal Training
  • Healthy Cooking & Nutrition/Massages & Reflexology
  • Guided Basque Country Tours/Private Chauffeur

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning 
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services
- Bike hire

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Home-delivered fresh breakfasts
- Home-delivered barbecue platters
- Home-delivered seafood platters
- Personal chef and catering services
- Wine, Champagne and beer tastings
- Tailor-made surf lessons or equipment hire
- Golf coaching
- Yoga, breathing, meditation and relaxation courses
Basque Pelota courses
- Massage and reflexology treatments
- Personal trainer
- Healthy nutrition and detox coaching
- Cooking classes
- Private chauffeur
- Bike, scooter and skateboard rental
- Guided tours
- Helicopter rides

Oliver’s Travels guests will also have access to special rates to use the 5* Sofitel’s Pool and Spa in Biarritz, featuring a thalassotherapy centre as well as an indoor pool.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit A pre-authorisation of €650 will be charged to clients’ credit card before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection (this will also be used to cover any charges/excess not covered by the guests' insurance policy).
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and mid-stay cleaning for bookings of 2 weeks or more also included. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
Energy costs included? Yes, within reasonable use.
Heating costs included? Yes, within reasonable use.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Changeover day Saturday in July and August. Flexible during all other periods.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs approximately between €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Insurance A mandatory insurance policy which covers guests for tenancy liability and property damage liability during their stay is included in the rental price.
Pets welcome? No.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations are not permitted.
Other Ts and Cs One high chair, one cot and one baby bath are available on request. An extra highchair and cot are available for hire at a cost of €120/week.
Other Ts and Cs Extra bed + towels and/or an inflatable mattress + towels are available on request for an extra charge of €150/week and €100/week, respectively.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs The pool is shared with the owner and is open from April to mid-October, subject to weather conditions (cooler months may not be suitable for swimming).

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 16th 2019 - Oct 19th 2019 £1,363
Oct 19th 2019 - Nov 2nd 2019 £1,923
Nov 2nd 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 £1,363
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £1,923
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 4th 2020 £1,363
Apr 4th 2020 - Jun 6th 2020 £1,923
Jun 6th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 £2,372
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 £3,268
Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 £2,372
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 17th 2020 £1,363
Oct 17th 2020 - Oct 31st 2020 £1,923
Oct 31st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £1,363
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 9th 2021 £1,923
Jan 9th 2021 - Apr 3rd 2021 £1,363
Apr 3rd 2021 - Apr 18th 2021 £1,923

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 16th 2019 - Oct 19th 2019 €1,508
Oct 19th 2019 - Nov 2nd 2019 €2,127
Nov 2nd 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 €1,508
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €2,127
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 4th 2020 €1,508
Apr 4th 2020 - Jun 6th 2020 €2,127
Jun 6th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 €2,623
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 €3,615
Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 €2,623
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 17th 2020 €1,508
Oct 17th 2020 - Oct 31st 2020 €2,127
Oct 31st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €1,508
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 9th 2021 €2,127
Jan 9th 2021 - Apr 3rd 2021 €1,508
Apr 3rd 2021 - Apr 18th 2021 €2,127

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 16th 2019 - Oct 19th 2019 $1,663
Oct 19th 2019 - Nov 2nd 2019 $2,347
Nov 2nd 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 $1,663
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $2,347
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 4th 2020 $1,663
Apr 4th 2020 - Jun 6th 2020 $2,347
Jun 6th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 $2,894
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 $3,988
Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 $2,894
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 17th 2020 $1,663
Oct 17th 2020 - Oct 31st 2020 $2,347
Oct 31st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $1,663
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 9th 2021 $2,347
Jan 9th 2021 - Apr 3rd 2021 $1,663
Apr 3rd 2021 - Apr 18th 2021 $2,347

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • It was an absolutely magical stay!

    Posted by Kate on 15/05/2019

    Gorgeous home in the most beautiful, relaxing setting.

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