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- Beautifully converted farmhouse
- Family friendly
- Heated swimming pool
- Extensive gardens
- Tranquil country location
- Beach 20-minute drive
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 implemented changes over the winter (not shown in the image gallery). These included improvements to the outdoor furniture, swimming pool, decking and sunbeds creating an even more comfortable environment.
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.
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 Hondarrabia.
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- 5 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-10)
- 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
- 3 double bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms
- Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room
- Complimentary WiFi
- Iron, ironing board, hairdryer and pool towels provided
- Complete baby kit provided (high chair, stair gates, sterilisers, cot with linen, mosquito net, potty, baby bath and pram)
- Smoking is not permitted in the house
- 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
- Heated salt-filtered swimming pool 10m x 5m (depth of 1.25m – 1.75m), gated, 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
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Simpson family extras
- Family favourite range of toys and games, suitable for ages 5-11
- 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 one week or more
- Mid-stay cleaning (for bookings of two weeks)
Optional services offered
- Chef (pre-booking essential)
- Additional housekeeping €15/hour
- Babysitting €15/hour
- Pre-arrival shopping €15/hour
- Events, parties and small weddings (please enquire)
- All extra services payable locally
- Prices quoted are subject to change
- Ferry ports
St Malo 735km
- TGV stations
- Restaurant (Orx village) 20min walk or 2min drive (2km)
- Boulangerie (Bénesse-Maremne – deliveries possible) 5min drive (4km)
- Supermarket 10min drive (8km)
- Hossegor 14min drive (10km)
- Beaches (Hossegor and Capbreton) 20min drive (15km)
- Biarritz 45min drive (25km)
We had a great week, the hosts were really nice and very helpful and we would thoroughly recommend this villa to anyone who is interested.
Mr Gettings – June 2019
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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.
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