• 10
  • 5
  • 6
  • Exceptional location
  • Beach-chic and contemporary
  • Comfortable and bright
  • Walking distance to Hossegor and lake
  • Short stroll to beach and restaurants

The epitome of barefoot luxury, light-filled Villa la Gravière combines beach-chic and contemporary style, all offset by an exceptional location. Between Hossegor’s tranquil lake and a magnificent sand dune leading down to a soft, sandy beach, it’s perfect for families or couples travelling together and seeking something special from their place by the sea.

From the walkway above the pool with views across the dunes to the swimming pool itself, positioned for complete privacy from the outside world, every detail has been carefully considered. Each of the five bedrooms is en-suite and with the living area opening out onto a generous terrace, indoor and outdoor living become one, seamlessly. The owners, a family, fell in love with the area after numerous holidays here. They couldn’t find the perfect place to buy so they asked a local architect to design them one – and this is the impressive end result.

The local area

In an area with so much to explore, a car comes in handy, but it’s not essential. Hossegor’s saltwater lake alone offers child-friendly beaches, watersports, weekly markets and healthy brunches al fresco. It’s surrounded by six kilometres of sandy track that will take you through pine forests and past restaurants. You can even try fresh oysters in one of the lakeside shacks, washed down by a local sauvignon. Cycle or walk your way around and it won’t be long before you’re feeling like a local. And then there’s Hossegor itself, a surfing hot spot, bursting with shopping opportunities and foodie treats, and a magnet for style-conscious teens who can explore safely and easily on their own.

Or you can head towards the ocean and a choice of glorious beaches. The villa’s namesake, Gravière, is even closer than the lake. Spend a sunset tasting tapas in the seasonal restaurant at the top of the dunes and you’ll tap into the spirit of this uniquely lovely destination.

Days out

Bayonne, the ‘chocolate capital ‘of France and host to its largest festival, is around half an hour’s drive away, whilst Biarritz is just a little further on. Here, Belle Époque glamour sits alongside a vibrant shopping, eating and cultural scene, all the more appealing for its dramatic coastal location. The Basque villages in all their pristine uniformity offer an insight into the area’s rich cultural heritage, or visit St-Jean-de-Luz, pure beach heaven for families with a beautiful historic town behind. You can even hop across the border into Spain for some quality time in the atmospheric coastal town of Hondarrabia. Catch the ferry from Hendaye and enjoy a packed calendar of festivals and some excellent tapas restaurants.

For nature lovers, there’s abundant plant and wildlife to be discovered at the peaceful Marais d’Orx, a wetland reserve about 20 minutes away by car, with high-sided wooden walkways, perfectly safe for little ones. However, for older children, the Seignosse and Labenne-Océan waterparks are an excellent, adrenaline-fuelled alternative.


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Accommodation

Layout

  • 5 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-10)

Ground floor

  • Hallway with sofa and TV
  • 3 double bedrooms (160cm x 200cm beds) with en-suite shower rooms
  • Double bedroom (180cm bed, can be converted into 2 x 90cm beds on request) with en-suite shower room
  • Family bathroom with bath, overhead shower and WC
  • WC

First floor

  • Open-plan living/dining area with TV, doors lead to terrace
  • Well-equipped kitchen with oven, hob, microwave, coffee maker, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Master bedroom suite (180cm x 200cm) with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower and double basins (no WC)
  • WC

General

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer and pool towels provided
  • Covered south-facing terrace with outdoor dining facilities
  • Barbecue
  • Table tennis
  • Large secluded garden
  • Garden cabin
  • Private heated swimming pool 10m x 4m, electric cover
  • Smoking is not permitted in the villa
  • Pets are not permitted
  • Gated entrance
  • Parking
  • Activities nearby include surfing, kitesurfing, sailing, golf, cycling, adrenaline park, aqua parc, paddle-boarding

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.

Villa access times

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

Services

  • Weekly change of linen, bath and pool towels for bookings of one week or more
  • Cleaning 6 hours/week included (2 x 3 hour visits)

Optional services offered

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

Getting there

  • Airports
    Biarritz 43km
    Bordeaux 175km
    Bilbao 180km
  • Ferry ports
    Bilbao 179km
    Santander 276km
    St Malo 707km
  • TGV stations
    Biarritz 41km

Location

  • Beach and restaurant (La Gravière) 3min walk (300m)
  • Hossegor lake beach 10min walk (800m)
  • Restaurants/shops/bakery (Hossegor) 5min drive (2km)
  • Waterpark 8min drive (4km)
  • Seignosse le Penon (market) 9min drive (4.5km)

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 43km/45min 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

Bordeaux 175km/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

Bilbao 180km/2hr drive

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

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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    Very good

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    Position, view, serenity, privacy

  • Comfort

    5/5

    Space, style, overall furnishings

  • Facilities*

    5/5

    Property enhancements

  • Amenities*

    5/5

    Proximity to beaches, restaurants and shops

* For further clarification on Facilities and Amenities, please view the 'Details' tab for each property or speak to one of our experienced sales consultants.

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. 

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