Villa d'Ilbarritz

Biarritz & The Basque Country, Aquitaine Coast, France

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  • Beautiful contemporary home
  • Stylish interiors
  • Extensive lawned gardens
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Walking distance to beaches and restaurants
  • Biarritz 5-minute drive

Located conveniently close to Biarritz, this gorgeous villa feels like a wish-list come true, combining traditional local style with a contemporary pool terrace, and an enviably secluded position within easy walking distance of sandy beaches and a couple of superb seafront restaurants.

Enclosed by walls and hedges, and with a nature reserve beyond, the setting feels wonderfully private, with real run-around room for younger guests and plenty of space for breakfast in the sunshine or a snooze in the shade. The house is stone-built and red-roofed in classic local style, further enhancing the relaxed country atmosphere despite the handy proximity of Biarritz, just three kilometres away.

The distinctive asymmetric roofline has been put to good use here, creating a double-height kitchen and dining space so sociable cooks needn’t miss out on the drinks and conversation. And if no-one’s that keen to take on the evening meals, it’s just 10 minutes' walk to the local restaurants of Ilbarritz, or you can indulge in dinner cooked to order without having to leave the villa, thanks to our bespoke catering service. With its heated swimming pool for early and late season, five bedrooms and convenient TV, this villa would make a fine base for a family gathering.

The local area

The villa sits roughly equidistant from both charming Bidart and bustling Biarritz, each just a five-minute drive. The nearest beach is at Ilbarritz (one kilometre), where you’ll also find a surf academy, a golf course and several restaurants. If you’re feeling active, nine holes at Ilbarritz, a restorative lunch in the clubhouse then an afternoon surf is the ultimate south-west summer experience! And if that sounds like hard work, you can just sit and people-watch on the Grande Plage promenade in Biarritz, a favourite parading spot since Victorian times. Biarritz has plenty to entertain all ages and interests, with its celebrated beaches, Belle Époque architecture, boutique shops and famous covered market. If days in the car or hours on the course have left you a little stiff and sore, treat yourself to a relaxing thermal spa at one of the many spa and thalassotherapy centres around the area.

Days out

St-Jean-de-Luz is arguably the most appealing town in the area. A fishing-port-turned-holiday-town, St-Jean is known as the gourmet centre for Basque cuisine, with a rich cultural calendar, stylish shops and lovely beaches. A day tour of the Basque villages such as Ascain, Ainhoa, Sare and Espelette makes for a pleasing contrast to the coast; for something different again, don’t miss a trip into Spain and the old town of Hondarrabia or the celebrated cities of San Sebastian, Pamplona and Bilbao, home to the famous Guggenheim museum. Hendaye beach beckons with all manner of watersports and a thalassotherapy spa. For a more typically Basque experience, take a wander around the old town to sample pintxos or perhaps catch a lively game of pelota. Bayonne, capital of the Pays Basque, sits quietly under the tourist radar but rewards visitors with narrow medieval streets and a fine Gothic cathedral, not to mention of course its eponymous jambon. Some of southern Europe’s most majestic mountains are accessible in the Pyrénées National Park. Stunning coastal walks connect from Bidart through Guéthary and St-Jean-de-Luz, and as far as Hendaye on the Spanish border. Drinks, dinner and sunset from one of Bidart or Guéthary’s sea-view restaurants is a holiday highlight.

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  • 5 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-10)

Ground floor

  • Open-plan living/kitchen area with satellite TV, DVD player, terrace access
  • Fully-fitted kitchen with oven, hob, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher
  • Pantry
  • Laundry room with washing machine and dryer
  • Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and WC
  • Double bedroom with en-suite shower room (no WC)
  • WC 

First floor

  • Master bedroom (king-size bed) with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower and WC, private balcony
  • Two twin bedrooms (can be converted into doubles on request)
  • Family shower room with WC


  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer and pool towels provided
  • Terraces with outdoor dining
  • Garden
  • Plancha
  • Heated swimming pool approx. 4m x 10m (depth 1.5m – 1.7m), electric cover
  • Smoking is not permitted inside the villa
  • Pets are not permitted
  • Private parking with electric gate
  • Nearby activities include surfing, golf, cycling, horse riding, spa and thalassotherapy


  • All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails*

* We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected.

Villa access times

  • Check-in time – 5.00-7.00pm
  • Check-out time – 10.00am


  • Weekly change of linen, bath and pool towels for bookings of two weeks or more

Optional services offered

  • Mid-week cleaning 20€/hour
  • Chef (pre-booking essential)
  • All extra services payable locally
  • Prices quoted are subject to change

Getting there

  • Airports
    Biarritz 5km
    Bilbao 130km
    Bordeaux 200km
  • Ferry ports
    Santander 235km
    St Malo 730km
    Calais 1,100km
  • TGV stations
    Biarritz 5km


  • Local restaurant 3min walk (250m)
  • Beach and local restaurant (Ilbarritz) 10min walk (1km)
  • Supermarket 3min drive (2km)
  • Bidart 4min drive (3km)
  • Biarritz centre 5min drive or 50min coastal walk (3km)


Below are the flight options available, including the most convenient airports in France to help you reach your destination as quickly and easily as possible.

Biarritz 5km/10min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Stansted Ryanair Saturday All season
Birmingham Flybe Saturday 25 May - 31 Aug
Southampton Flybe Saturday 25 May - 31 Aug
London Gatwick Easyjet Saturday 01 June - 21 Sep

Bilbao 130km/1hr 25min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Stansted easyJet Saturday All season
London Gatwick British Airways Saturday All season

Bordeaux 200km/2hr drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Gatwick British Airways Saturday All season
London Gatwick easyJet Saturday All season
London Luton easyJet Saturday All season
Bristol easyJet Saturday All season
Liverpool easyJet Saturday 12 May - 1 Sep
Belfast easyJet Saturday 12 May - 1 Sep
Edinburgh Ryanair Saturday 31 Mar - 27 Oct
Southampton Flybe Saturday 26 May - 25 Aug
Birmingham Flybe Saturday 31 Mar - 2 Sep

Customer feedback

A very comfortable and well set up villa. The owners have provided a well-stocked house with everything we could think of. The location is a great one for exploring the area and Julia, who met us at the house, was friendly and helpful. A great experience.
Chris – October 2019

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Steeped in Basque traditions as old as the hills, this destination reflects a very different take on ‘Frenchness’: one that’s also imbued with the colours of Spain just a short drive away. And if swimming, sunbathing, surfing and sandy beaches don’t appeal, you can try a thalassotherapy spa session, watch an adrenaline-fuelled game of Basque pelote or flex your cultural muscle along the narrow streets of ancient towns and pristine villages where museums, galleries and restaurants are in plentiful supply.

Visit our collection of handpicked villas or boutique hotels in Biarritz & The Basque Country to complete your luxury holiday on the Aquitaine Coast.

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