• 10
  • 5
  • 5
  • Beautifully converted farmhouse
  • Family friendly
  • Fenced heated swimming pool
  • Large gardens
  • Tranquil country location
  • All bedrooms en-suite

This charming farmhouse-style conversion nestles in tranquil countryside within easy reach of the beaches of Hossegor. With its vine-draped terrace, exposed beams, blue painted shutters and cool tiled floors, Domaine d’Orx looks every inch the classic French holiday cottage, artfully restored for contemporary tastes without sacrificing any of its considerable character.

Formerly a farm building, the cottage provides comfortable accommodation for up to ten guests. All rooms have their own bath or shower room, making it ideal for two families sharing or perhaps several couples looking to enjoy the many gourmet and cultural pleasures of the region as well as the coast. The fenced, heated swimming pool, table tennis and extensive gardens make for easy days with little ones, and there’s even a home cinema set up if the afternoons feel too hot to play outside.

The Domaine’s owners live unobtrusively in an adjoining, self-contained building, and are on hand to provide you with various helpful services from catering to babysitting by arrangement; Vincent is a trained chef, so a delicious home-cooked meal here is a highlight of the holiday for many and highly recommended for at least one night of your stay.

Please note that Domaine d'Orx will be implementing changes over the winter. This will include improvements to the pool, decking, sunbeds and outdoor furniture to create an even more comfortable outdoor environment next summer.

The local area

In this quiet country location, there are just a handful of other residences nearby, but you have the pleasure of a very good auberge a couple of kilometres away and a bakery at Bénesse-Maremne so you can stock up on tasty morning pastries.

The nearby Marais d’Orx is a beautiful nature reserve, abundant with bird and plant life and very peaceful. High-sided wooden walkways provide an excellent afternoon’s adventure for children (and adults!) and you can even try a spot of birdwatching from one of the hides.

Cosmopolitan Hossegor is also easy to get to. A hub for the international surfing community, it’s youthful in outlook, with chic boutiques and markets, miles of surrounding cycle trails and a lovely lake if you don’t fancy the waves. It also has an easy charm that lends itself perfectly to long leisurely brunches or takeaway pizza on the beach at sunset. However, this being France, you’re never short of an excellent meal, particularly in neighbouring Capbreton – a more authentic French experience with some of the area’s best seafood in the marina restaurants, as well as an excellent morning fish market.

Days out

Bayonne is about half an hour away, the capital of the Pays Basque and the ‘chocolate capital’ of France – and don’t miss the spectacular interiors of its twin-spired cathedral. A little further on, you’ll find Biarritz. Here, Belle Époque glamour sits alongside a vibrant shopping, eating and cultural scene, all the more impressive for its dramatic coastal location. The Basque countryside is also a delight to explore, from its pretty hilltop villages to celebrated St Jean de Luz, pure beach heaven for families with a beautifully atmospheric, historic town behind. You can even catch the ferry from Hendaye into Spain for some quality time and tapas in the colourful coastal town of Hondarribia.


Accommodation

Layout

  • 5 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-10)

Ground floor

  • Stone-tiled hallway
  • Raised level living area with 48" flat screen TV (English speaking channels), DVD player, Blu-ray, iPod dock
  • Dining area
  • Fully equipped modern kitchen with stainless steel range, oven, hob, microwave, coffee maker, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Double bedroom with private bathroom with bath, shower and WC

First floor

  • 3 double bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms
  • Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room

General

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer
  • Complete baby kit provided (high chair, stairgates, sterilisers, cot with linen, mosquito net, potty, baby bath and pram)
  • Non-smoking property
  • Pets subject to permission from owner (must be confirmed at time of booking)
  • Owners live unobtrusively in the adjoining building and offer babysitting and a chef service if required
  • Table tennis
  • Trampoline
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Heated salt-filtered swimming pool 10m x 5m (depth of 1.25m – 1.75m), gated pool, Roman steps
  • Activities close by include surfing, sailing, golf, cycling, horse-riding, birdwatching, spa and thalassotherapy, aqua parc
  • Markets at Capbreton (Saturday mornings), Hossegor (Sunday mornings) and St Vincent de Tyrosse (Friday mornings) all within 15km

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

  • Bed linen, bath and pool towels are provided
  • Weekly change of linen, bath and pool towels for bookings of one week or more
  • Final cleaning
  • Mid-stay cleaning (for bookings of 2 weeks)

Optional services offered:

  • Chef (pre-booking essential)
  • Additional housekeeping €15 per hour
  • Babysitting €15 per hour
  • Pre-arrival shopping €15 per hour
  • Events, parties and small weddings (please enquire)
  • All extra services payable locally. Prices quoted are subject to change

Getting there

  • Airports
    Biarritz 37km
    Bilbao 172km
    Bordeaux 173km
  • Ferry ports
    Bilbao 171km
    St Malo 735km
    Santander 268km
  • TGV stations
    Biarritz 33km

Location

  • Restaurant (Orx village) 20min walk or 2min drive (2km)
  • Boulangerie (Bénesse-Maremne) 5min drive (4km) (deliveries possible) 
  • Supermarket 10min drive (8km)
  • Hossegor 14min drive (10km)
  • Beaches (Hossegor and Capbreton) 20min drive (15km)
  • Biarritz 45min drive (25km)

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 37km/35min 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 172km/1hr 50min drive

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

Bordeaux 173km/1hr 40min 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



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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Once entirely marshland, this region is now a natural playground of sand dunes and beaches, pine forests and picturesque lakes, where walking and cycling are the most pleasurable ways of getting around. An idyllic meeting of France and California with truly spectacular waves and wide-ranging cuisine, upmarket Hossegor thrives on a surfing culture of stylish, laid-back living. However, in authentic Capbreton next door, and many of the towns and villages no more than an hour away, the historical roots go deeper and there’s much to explore.   

Visit our collection of handpicked villas in Hossegor and the Landes Coast to complete your luxury holiday on the Aquitaine Coast. 

Read more on our Aquitaine Coast region page

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