September and October Wine Harvest short breaks:
September 14 - 18 & 22 - 26 (4 nights) £12,000
October 12 - 16 (4 nights) £7,125
October 19 - 24 (6 nights) £10,650
October 24 - 31 (7 nights) £14,850
This stunning 1903 villa enjoys an enviable position on a long sandy beach right on the edge of the Bassin d’Arcachon. The striking architecture is typical of the Arcachon region with a strong Italian influence, but recent renovations have created a modern blend of Zen and European style and a level of sophistication which promises a memorable holiday to all who stay here.
This region has been a well-kept secret of French holidaymakers for many years, offering a slow-paced, relaxed beach environment whilst being only 30 minutes from the historic cultural city of Bordeaux and within 60 miles of the famous vineyards of St Emilion. Sailing and canoeing are popular ways to explore the bassin; don’t miss the iconic ‘maisons tchanquees’ (stilt houses) or an afternoon on the famous Banque d’Arguin (sand bank) situated along the Corniche between the Dune du Pyla and the Cap Ferret.
The Cap Ferret offers surfing for all levels; summer schools for beginners and ‘big breakers’ for the professionals. On dry land, there are many kilometres of cycle paths, two great golf courses, and a climb to the top of the Dune du Pyla offers far-reaching views of the region. There are numerous waterfront villages with charming seafood restaurants to be explored, and of course at least one day must be spent in the beautiful city of Bordeaux with its wealth of museums and galleries, chic shopping district and lively pavement cafes.
Steps up to entrance hall with guest WC.
Ramp access for people with reduced mobility.
Dining room, table seating 16, central fireplace, French doors to covered outdoor dining terrace.
Living room, sea view, open fireplace, French doors to covered terrace.
Fully equipped kitchen.
Bar area (can be stocked on request).
Well stocked library, open fireplace.
Cinema/seminar room (large flat screen TV, DVD), seating for up to 24.
Sliding doors from living room to double bedroom suite which is suitable for wheelchair users; (1.60m electronic raised bed), sea view, door to veranda, ensuite walk-in shower room, WC with grab rail.
Lower ground floor:
Both bedrooms on this floor have flat screen TV and floor fans.
Studio with internal or external access; double/twin bedroom (1.60m or 2 x 0.80m), kitchenette, walk-in shower room, WC.
Double/twin bedroom (1.60m or 2 x 0.80m), ensuite shower room, WC.
All bedrooms on this floor have flat screen TV, air-conditioning.
Study (printer/scanner), French doors to terrace with sea views.
Master bedroom suite (2m), sea view, French doors to private sun terrace, his/hers dressing areas with door to terrace overlooking the pool, ensuite bathroom with open fireplace, jacuzzi bath, walk-in double shower with two shower heads of which one rainshower and water jets. Separate WC.
Double/twin bedroom (1.80m or 2 x 0.90m), open fireplace, ensuite shower room, WC.
Double/twin bedroom (1.80m or 2 x 0.90m), open fireplace, door to veranda, ensuite shower room, WC.
Double bedroom (1.80m), sea view, integral walk-in shower, separate WC.
Bathroom (for tower bedroom) with sea-view bathtub and walk-in shower, WC.
Spiral staircase to third floor/tower:
Double bedroom (1.80m), 360 degree sea and forest views, French doors with step down to private balcony.
4500 m2 of totally enclosed grounds. Beautiful Zen style gardens with fountains, small stream, 15m x 4m ecological lap pool (one depth of 1.60m), pool deck with large gazebo, Balinese bed, hammock. Outdoor dining terrace, portable gas barbecue. Parking for 6 cars. Private, gated access directly onto beach. Small cottage in the grounds (opposite car parking) used by a member of staff during the season.