Maison de Maitre

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Sleeps: 16 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Pool Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids

This wonderful eight bedroom retreat is ideal for large groups of friends and family, offering a peaceful location yet so accessible to stunning coastline, beaches and the glitzy town of Biarritz. Situated just outside a rural village, it enjoys a private setting enveloped by green fields and areas of woodland.

Originally a 17th century farm, this house has recently been renovated and is filled with modern comforts alongside traditional charm. The charming Basque style shines throughout fascinating features such as the wooden beams and balustrades and the huge stone floored space beneath the ornate landings, now a pool room and chilling out space. The kitchen conveniently opens onto a covered outside terrace just perfect for coffee, breakfast and birdsong while the more formal and beautiful living and dining areas have French doors opening onto the expansive grounds.

Elegant stone steps lead rather grandly down to a large heated swimming pool where you can splash and lounge, surrounded by grass and sheltering woodland. Stunning views across the countryside can be enjoyed from the south facing balcony of the luxurious master bedroom or you may prefer to sleep downstairs with doors open, ready for an early swim!

Relax for an hour or so to enjoy the beauty of your villa and its surroundings before heading to the local village with its blue shuttered town hall and school.  Watch a game of the traditional Pelote Basque before stopping off for lunch in one of the restaurants. Golf lovers won’t have to travel far for a game - the course passes in front of the village château.

When it’s time to explore the coast, the beaches of the Atlantic coast are only a twenty minutes’ drive away. Locals enjoy the surfing at Ilbarritz and Milady beaches where you can also find good restaurants and the brilliant City of the Ocean Museum. The 25km of coastal walk between Bidart to Hendaye is an easy marked walking trail with stunning ocean views.

Experience the buzz of city life when you visit the centre of glitzy Biarritz, just 12km away, with its market, restaurants, bars and shops, before returning to the solitude of the beautiful Maison de Maître.

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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
  • Steps lead down from the ground floor of the villa to the swimming pool
  • There’s a ninth bedroom by the swimming pool but it’s fairly simple so it’s best to stay in one of the eight bedrooms in the main house

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Gym/Fitness Room Games Room Indoor Games Table Tennis Pool/Snooker

Villa Interiors (650m2)

Ground Level (split level)
- Living room leading to terrace area.
- Dining room leading to terrace above the pool area
- Games room with pool table and sitting area
- Main kitchen, well-equipped with table and chairs, oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher and Nespresso coffee machine and leading onto the outside covered terrace.
- Utility room
- Bedroom with 2 single beds
- Bedroom with double bed (180cm), dressing area, bath and WC

First Floor

- Bedroom, master bedroom with double bed (180cm) balcony, bath and WC
- Bedroom with double bed (180cm), shower and WC
- Bedroom with 2 single beds, shower and WC
- Bedroom with double bed (180cm), shower and WC
- Bedroom with double bed (180cm), bath and WC
- Bedroom with 2 single beds (small bedroom)

Outside Grounds (approximately 2 hectares)

- Heated swimming pool (17m×8m), with safety shutter and surrounded by a paved area with loungers.
- Large grassed area.
- Pool house with fitness room, shower, WC and an additional simple bedroom with 2 single beds
- Plancha BBQ
- Carport and parking
- Electric gate

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- TVs
- Media equipment
- Pool table
- Table tennis
- Home alarm
- Washing machine

Location

About the surrounding area of Maison de Maitre
Beach Nearby <1hr to Airport Watersports Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Romantic Boat Trips
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Maison de Maître is situated 12km from Biarritz just outside a charming Basque village, a five-minute drive away.

Look out for the blue shuttered town hall, watch a game of the traditional Pelote Basque before stopping off for lunch in a good restaurant. The famous Theatre of Nature, just beyond the town hall, is of typical Basque design and has a stage and wall paintings by a local artist. Golf lovers won’t have to travel far as the course passes in front of the village château.

When it’s time to explore the coast, the beaches of Bidart (10km) and Biarritz (12km) are only a twenty minutes’ drive away. Locals enjoy surfing at the beaches of Ilbarritz and Milady (10km) where you can also find good restaurants and the brilliant City of the Ocean Museum.

The 25km of coastal walk between Bidart (11km) and Hendaye (33km) is an easy marked trail with stunning ocean views for both casual and energetic walkers.

You are not far from the centre of elegant Biarritz (12km), a seaside town which dates back to the mid-19th century when aristocracy started to build summer residences along this part of the coast, following the example of Eugénie, the wife of Napoleon III. She loved the area, having previously holidayed here when young, and went on to build the well-known Hotel du Palais on La Grande Plage.

There are some great restaurants and fresh seafood to be found in the interesting Port des Pêcheurs, the former fishing port. Food lovers should definitely visit the market at Les Halles de Biarritz where you will find many wonderful Basque specialities including touron (marzipan), locally cured ham and mussels. Here you will also experience a way of life so special to to Biarritz - locals meet for breakfast before starting work and the neighbourhood buzzes at night. The Biarritz Docks area is also well worth exploring with its shopping mall and characterful shops.

There is a small sheltered beach at Port Vieux as well as the town’s main shopping street, Rue Port Vieux. Wonderful Art Deco buildings grace the town particularly alongside the beach, such as the Casino (home to theatre and swimming pool) and the Aquarium which is ideal for families.

A different city experience can be found in the narrow medieval streets of Bayonne (14km) with its fine historic architecture and river front walks.  The Musée Basque exhibits the region’s arts, crafts and traditions and the Gothic-style cathedral has a 13th - century cloister.

There are also some lovely inland Basque villages to explore such as two of France’s Plus Beaux Villages; the very quaint Ainhoa (21.5km) and Sare (19.5km), where you can take the small train to the summit of La Rhune, which has lovely views of the coast to the west and the Pyrenees to the east.

Indeed, the whole region offers a plethora of opportunities for outdoor pursuits, such as walking, riding, canoeing fishing, cycling and many other activities including surfing and water-sports by the coast.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Biarritz Airport

(10km)

Nearest Train Station Gare de Biarritz

(8km)

Nearest Village

(3km)

Nearest Restaurant Local village

(3km)

Nearest Town/City Biarritz/Bayonne

(12km/14km)

Nearest Supermarket Intermarche

(10km)

Nearest Beach Plage Milady

(10km)

Nearest Golf Nr local village

(3.5km)

Region

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. 

Download our Aquitaine Travel Guide >>

Kids

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

The 6km of coastline around Biarritz include some ideal family beaches, not just La Grande Plage but smaller beaches such as Plage Milady (with playground) and Cotes des Basques. Biarritz attracts surfers from all over the world and there are plenty of surfing schools for beginners of all ages including children.

The kids will love the small Biarritz road-train which is a leisurely and enjoyable way to see the coast with a trip lasting 30 minutes. 

Lively members of the family can head to the Lighthouse and climb the 200 or so steps to enjoy the stunning views from the top, or visit the Rocher of the Vierge peninsular with its Eiffel bridge for more spectacular views.

There are plenty of family friendly activities further afield in St Jean de Luz such as trampoline parks, mini golf and another road-train to transport you to lovely sandy beaches with playgrounds and games.

Train lovers should head to Sare to catch the train up to the top of La Rhune mountain where you are rewarded with amazing views of the Pyrénées and coast on a clear day.

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available

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 

Extras included at this property:

- 3 hours of maid service per week.

Extras available at this property:

- Shuttle service for transfers
- Massage
- Private Surf/Golf/Tennis instructor 
- Rentals : bicycles, electric bikes, vespa
- Sightseeing with local guide : Biarritz market, tapas tour, etc.
- Sea fishing excursions
- Boat excursions 
- Extra linen change


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

Event information

Weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations are not permitted. 

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €4300 paid to the owner by bank transfer two weeks before arrival and refunded three weeks after departure at the very latest, subject to full inspection
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
End of stay cleaning included? 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.
Pool towels included? Pool towels can be rented at the cost of €8 per towel, please advise us if required before your final balance is due.
Energy costs included? Included.
Heating costs included? No.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Changeover day Saturday.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pool heating charge? No. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
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 Guests will be required to sign a copy of the owner's rental terms upon booking confirmation.
Other Ts and Cs Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for civil liability as well as cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay. A copy of this policy may be requested by the owner before or upon arrival.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations are not permitted.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 18th 2019 - Jun 27th 2020 £7,741
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 £9,390
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 15th 2020 £10,962
Aug 15th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £9,390
Aug 29th 2020 - May 21st 2021 £7,741

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 18th 2019 - Jun 27th 2020 €8,493
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 €10,302
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 15th 2020 €12,027
Aug 15th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €10,302
Aug 29th 2020 - May 21st 2021 €8,493

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 18th 2019 - Jun 27th 2020 $9,390
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 $11,389
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 15th 2020 $13,297
Aug 15th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $11,389
Aug 29th 2020 - May 21st 2021 $9,390

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

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