Villa La Canopée

Biarritz & The Basque Country, Aquitaine Coast, France

Part of theSimpson Exclusive collection

The most luxurious of our villas include a dedicated pre-departure booking service to arrange all the indulgent essentials before you travel, from private chefs to spa treatments – and while you’re away, your personal Concierge will be on hand to add the finishing touches.
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  • Simpson Exclusive
  • Ideal 'special occasion' venue
  • Luxury boutique villa
  • Mesmerising views
  • Home cinema and games room
  • Indoor and outdoor heated pools
  • Independent studio
  • Biarritz 12-minute drive

Super stylish and outstandingly well equipped, this exceptional six-bedroom villa is one of the most impressive in our entire collection. Boasting indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, a vast home cinema and a spectacular 200 square metre roof terrace, La Canopée invites you to immerse yourself in a week or two of pure holiday indulgence. Nestled on the outskirts of chic Biarritz, this contemporary villa would be the perfect place to mark a big birthday, anniversary or any kind of personal milestone, with a host of extra services from private chef to personal trainer available by arrangement. The house is very private, and for maximum flexibility, your villa includes an independent studio, ideal for a nanny, grandparents or teenagers.

Downtime means different things to all of us, but the owners of La Canopée have thought of just about everything you could possibly want from a holiday villa; the house faces south for day-long sunshine and delightful mountain views, but if pool lounging is not your pleasure, there’s table football, billiards, table tennis and even a piano to keep you entertained. For a change of pace, it’s just a ten-minute drive to Milady beach and the heart of Biarritz, with its tempting shops, grand architecture, wide choice of restaurants and unique, surf-chic atmosphere. A small stretch of the autoroute is visible from the terrace (about 500 metres away), but this slight background noise should in no way detract from your enjoyment of this very special villa.

Grand both in design and scale, La Canopée easily deserves its place in our Simpson Exclusive collection.

The local area

The villa sits in the heart of a quiet, wooded district on the outskirts of Biarritz, the most famous seaside town on France's Atlantic coast. There’s a bakery within 800 metres for oven-fresh baguettes, and a popular local restaurant just over a kilometre away. Historic Biarritz offers an eclectic combination of sophistication, elegance and surf culture, blessed with magnificent beaches and outstanding golf and spa facilities, plus plenty of family attractions. Museums dedicated to chocolate and to the sea are a hit with younger visitors, whilst the Biarritz walking tours offered by local residents give an insider view on all the many things to see and do here. For golfers, the Biarritz pass is a sensible investment, giving access to Arcangues, Bayonne, Biarritz, Ilbarritz, Moliets and Seignosse courses. For a romantic pre or post-dinner stroll, we recommend the dramatic Rocher de la Vièrge walkway at Biarritz Vieux Port.

Days out

If you manage to exhaust the many options in Biarritz, nearby St-Jean-de-Luz is a fishing-port-turned-holiday-town, 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 Pyrenees National Park, and for gentler walking terrain, coastal paths connect from Bidart through Guéthary and St-Jean-de-Luz, and as far as Hendaye on the Spanish border.


Accommodation

Layout

  • 6 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-12)

Main house – upper level

  • Living room with TV with DVD player, music dock and speakers (a small area of the living room floor is glass, through which you can see the interior swimming pool), access to terrace 
  • Kitchen with Italian marble worktops, oven, hob, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer
  • Master bedroom (180cm x 200cm bed) with en-suite bathroom, dressing area, TV
  • 2 double bedrooms (160cm x 200cm beds) with en-suite bathrooms, dressing areas, TVs
  • Staircase to roof terrace

Main house – lower level

  • 2 double bedrooms (160cm x 200cm beds) with en-suite bathrooms, dressing areas, TVs
  • Heated indoor pool 3m x 10m, lockers and changing room
  • Home cinema room
  • Games area with table football and pool table
  • Bar and wine cellar with 200 vintage wines (a price list is provided with an honesty box)
  • Access to garage

Independent self-contained studio

  • Studio with double sofabed (160cm x 200cm) and foldaway bed (150cm)
  • Kitchen area
  • Shower room
  • WC

General

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Air conditioning throughout and fans
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer and pool towels provided
  • Cot and highchair
  • Table tennis
  • Roof terrace with hammocks and outdoor furniture
  • Terrace with outdoor dining facilities
  • Barbecue
  • Poolhouse
  • Heated infinity swimming pool 5m x 14m
  • No smoking or pets permitted
  • Activities nearby include surfing, golf, horse-riding, spa and thalassotherapy, pelote basque

WiFi

  • 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.

Services

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

Optional services offered:

  • Additional housekeeping €15/hour
  • Chef (pre-booking essential)
  • Chauffeur (pre-booking essential)
  • Breakfast (at cost)
  • Pre-arrival shopping (at cost)
  • All extra services payable locally
  • Prices quoted are subject to change

Getting there

  • Airports
    Biarritz 3km
    Bilbao 150km
    Bordeaux 200km
  • Ferry ports
    Santander 250km
    St Malo 725km
    Calais 1,070km

Location

  • Boulangerie 10min walk (800m)
  • Local restaurant (Arosta) 15min walk or 3min drive (1km)
  • Gare de Biarritz train station 4min drive or 25min walk (2km)
  • Supermarket 7min drive (4km)
  • Milady Beach 10min drive (4km) 
  • Market (Les Halles) 12min drive (5km)
  • Biarritz 12min drive (5km)

Flights

Although this property is booked on an accommodation-only basis, we can arrange your flights for an extra charge of £25 per person, plus the cost of the flights themselves.

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 3km/5min 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 150km/1hr 45min 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

The villa was just great and we had a super time. One slight concern before we went out was the proximity of the motorway and perhaps also of the airport but neither proved to be a problem in any way. The villa host, Victoria, was every bit as lovely as you had suggested whilst the femme de ménage, Marie Rose, was another star who made a very positive contribution to our whole holiday experience. She could not have been more helpful or obliging or friendly.
Mr S. De'Ath – August 2018

Our choice of French properties is diverse, ranging from simple charm to genuine luxury and style. Much of our portfolio is privately owned, and price alone is therefore not a universal guide. We contract all our accommodation in person, and each property has its individual appeal.

To help you make the right choice based on your own priorities, we have devised a simple grading guide to be considered in conjunction with each individual property description, awarding up to a maximum of five stars for the below categories.

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  • Amenities*

    4/5

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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 in Biarritz & The Basque Country to complete your luxury holiday on the Aquitaine Coast.

Read more on our Aquitaine Coast region page

Every Simpson Exclusive Villa includes our complimentary Concierge Service, designed to make your holiday experience as relaxing and seamless as possible.

Before you leave the UK, our dedicated Pre-departure Team will help you plan the details of your holiday, from the logistics of your journey to your own personal requirements. Drawing on our experience and extensive local knowledge, we are able to accommodate any feasible request.

As a minimum, we can arrange:

  • UK airport hotels and parking
  • UK airport lounge access
  • Private chef service
  • Grocery shopping and delivery
  • Celebrations and anniversaries
  • Restaurant recommendations and reservations
  • In-villa massage and beauty treatments
  • Boat hire and excursions
  • Private jets

Once you arrive at your villa, our local Concierge will be available throughout your holiday for any further advice or assistance.

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