L'Etang Du Cygne

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Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2


Recommended Pool Ideal for Kids

A family of ducks lives on the pond of this villa in Médoc, yet it’s called L’Etang Du Cygne - Swan Lake. Here the beauty of the country life elevates humble things, until they belong in fairy tales. The ivy-covered house has a cottage feeling, with family villa amenities. The living room is all rustic wood beams, stone, and tile - gather round the hearth, or climb up into the cozy loft library.

Outside there’s a romantic stone patio where 6 can dine beneath the leaves. The outdoor kitchen is a gem. There's a wood burning bread oven, a barbecue and a “plancha” flat top grill.

Open a beautiful bottle of wine with dinner - you’ll have plenty, as Médoc is home to 1,500 vineyards. Water lovers can wander down through the gardens to dip toes in the pond, or swim in the villa’s private pool.

The beach at Montalivet (14 km) is a short drive away, or you can venture to Le Verdon (30 km) for high sea fishing and excellent seafood at La Pecherie.

If you’re flying in, the nearest airport is Bordeaux - Merignac (75 km), conveniently located in the famed Bordeaux wine region. 

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What you should know…

  • The access path is shared with the adjacent chalet, which is rented by the same owner.

Property Features

Private Pool Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV DVD

Villa Interior

- Entrance into foyer
- Living room with stairs to mezzanine with a large single bed
- Fully equipped kitchen
- 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (separate shower stall and WC)
- 2 double bedrooms
- Shower room with WC

Outside Grounds

- Swimming pool with roman steps (size: 8 x 4 m / depth: 1 - 1.60 m) and security cover
- Covered terrace
- Built-in BBQ
- "Plancha" and bread oven
- Private garden
- Pond with ducks
- Entrance shared with adjacent chalet (same owner)
- Poolside kitchen


- Internet broadband access
- Astra TV
- DVD player
- Cot & High chair
- Washing machine
- Dishwasher
- Fridge
- Electric oven
- Gas hob
- Microwave


About the surrounding area of L'Etang Du Cygne
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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L'Etang du Cygne benefits from a privileged rural location in one of the most well-known regions of Sout-western France. The area is quiet providing guests with a high level of privacy yet being at only 14 km from the beach of Montalivet.

Major tourist destinations such as Bordeaux, Royan and La Rochelle can also be easily reached with a short drive or by ferry.   

The villa is surrounded by several villages, with restaurants, shops and local markets. Popular local produce market are held in St. Vivien on Wednesdays, in Montalivet everyday and in Lesparre on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Some recommended restaurants:

- 'La Pecherie' in Le Verdon (for shell fish).
- 'La Table d'Olivier', in  Lesparre. '
- 'La Maison du Duanié', in St. Crystolly.
- 'La Tente Royal', in Soullac - for North African cuisine

For nature and sport lovers, there are plenty of entertaining opportunities, including tennis, golf, horse-back riding and fishing.

There is a public tennis court in Queyrac, but courts can be found in all the little villages around the property. The closest golf courses are located in  Margot (30km), Lacanau (25 km), Le Pian (25 km) and Médoc (30 km).

Watersports and high sea fishing (Le Verdan) are also possible, along with horse riding as there are lots of little riding clubs all around the property.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bordeaux - Merignac

(73 km)

Nearest Village Queyrac
Nearest Tennis Queyrac
Nearest Golf Lacanau

(25 km )

Nearest Beach Montalivet

(14 km)

Nearest Town/City Vendays-Montalivet

(5 km )

Nearest Shop Lesparre

(10 km )


Aquitaine’s reputation as a varied and enchanting destination is well-earned – whether you’re looking for relaxation or excitement, this beautiful part of south-western France is a feast for every one of the senses. To make sure you’re getting the very best of your holiday (and to clue you up if you’re thinking of going) check out our wonderful travel guide – it’s full of tips, info and the things you really shouldn’t miss when you visit unforgettable Aquitaine. 

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

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD


At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team (by clicking on the link in the blue Oliver’s Extras box above) who will be happy to help. We can usually put you in touch with the right people arrange any of the following:

- Maid service
- Cook/catering
- Extra bed
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Taxi / Car rental

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

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 €500 per week charged to clients' credit card prior to arrival
Arrival time Between 16.00 and 18.00 (If you are unable to do so please contact owner to advise estimated time of arrival)
Departure time Before 10.00 a.m.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Insurance Adequate travel insurance is required.
Minimum stay 7 nights
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. Guests are required to leave the property in a reasonable state requiring only minimal preparation for the next guests. Any extra cleaning required will be charged to the guests’ security deposit.
Pets welcome? No
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 7 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 18th 2019 - Jun 13th 2020 £1,734
Jun 13th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 £1,734
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 15th 2020 £2,262
Aug 15th 2020 - May 21st 2021 £1,734

Prices based on an occupancy of 7 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 18th 2019 - Jun 13th 2020 €1,902
Jun 13th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 €1,902
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 15th 2020 €2,481
Aug 15th 2020 - May 21st 2021 €1,902

Prices based on an occupancy of 7 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 18th 2019 - Jun 13th 2020 $2,103
Jun 13th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 $2,103
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 15th 2020 $2,743
Aug 15th 2020 - May 21st 2021 $2,103

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


  • Mrs A Shephard

    Posted by Anne S on 22/09/2016

    Beautiful cottage with everything you could possibly hope for. Fabulous pool with cover so still warm to swim in in the evening. Great BBQ and patio area and ample cooking facilities. Owners are nearby and nothing is too much trouble. Highly recommend this property and location for a relaxing family holiday.

  • Tranquil holiday home

    Posted by Lyla D on 31/08/2016

    We had a fabulous time at this beautiful villa for a week over the summer holidays. We found the price to be reasonable and the accommodation to be well equipped. The villa is situated on an expanse of land which allowed us to feel relaxed away from our busy lives. We made full use of the outdoor dining area and BBQ and relaxed by the pool on the various poolside furniture available. We had a great time in the pool, which was regularly maintained by the owners. The owners were incredibly hospitable and tended to our needs without being intrusive. The beach and towns are only a short drive away and all amenities are available there, If you are looking for a quiet and peaceful retreat in beautiful surroundings, then I would highly recommend this villa.

  • David Barton

    Posted by David B on 19/07/2016

    A lovely old house in a very peaceful location with an excellent pool. There is easy access to nearby beaches, markets and local vineyards. The house was extremely well equipped, with everything you could possibly need and more. The very helpful owners live just next door.
    Any negatives? Only one really, which was the Bordeaux airport low cost airline 'Billi' terminal which was a nightmare. Long queues to get through immigration control when we arrived, and then absolute bedlam when we left with over two hours queuing for everything, never once sitting down - in the company of a thousand other people in an unairconditioned building. If we returned to this area for a holiday, we would never,ever travel this way again
    Our daughter who flew with FlyBe, not Ryanair or Easyjet - had a trouble free journey both ways, using the main Bordeaux airport terminal.

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