Formerly a farming estate dating back to 1789, La Basquaise is now a comfortable family home with old world charm. Reached by a sweeping drive this traditional Basque home is full of beautiful objets d’art creating a truly warm and welcoming feel. Open fireplaces, terracotta floors and beamed ceilings complete the picture.
La Basquaise enjoys a quiet, sunny position in the Basque countryside surrounded by meadows, yet is within easy reach of the local village, Biarritz centre and the Atlantic beaches. Nearby Bayonne is the regional capital; a bustling energetic place known for its chocolate shops and for its hams. The fashionable seaside town of Biarritz is famed for its Belle Epoque architecture, smart shops and chic street-side cafés. Being the birthplace of French surfing, the Biarritz Surf Festival attracts boarders from as far afield as Australia and Hawaii. Charming Saint-Jean-de-Luz further south is the last major town before you start heading into Spain.
There are many other fascinating places to explore and discover in this part of France. Les Landes with its seemingly never-ending pine forests and beaches and the Dune de Pyla, which is the biggest sand dune in Europe. Venture further inland to discover grand chateaux, medieval towns with their beautiful churches and places such as Dax renowned for its thermal spas and hydrotherapy. Pau is an elegant town in the foothills of the Pyrenees en-route to the pilgrimage town of Lourdes. And let’s not forget the endless water sports and golfing opportunities in the surrounding areas.
Steps up to spacious living/dining room with patio doors to covered terrace and pool, open fireplace (piano).
Second living room (TV, DVD, CD), fireplace.
Breakfast room with table and chairs and door to garden. Fitted kitchen.
Landing with library area.
Double bedroom (1.80cm canopy bed), double aspect view over garden, ensuite bathroom.
Double bedroom (1.60cm).
Double bedroom (1.40cm), view over grounds.
Double bedroom (1.40cm), dressing area.
Enclosed grounds of over 2 acres with mature trees and lawn. Private 11m x 5.5m kidney shaped swimming pool (one depth: 1.60m) with removable top panel, large covered terrace with outdoor dining, BBQ, gas plancher/grille and living area, table tennis, table football. Parking for 6 cars.
NB: A small stream runs around the boundary. Occasionally a field next to the grounds is used to graze cows or horses.
Location InformationNearest small grocers shop 1 mile, supermarket and restaurants 4 miles. Bayonne 3.5 miles. Beach 10 miles. Biarritz town 10 miles, airport 12.5 miles. St Jean de Luz 16 miles. Chiberta Golf Course in Anglet 7.5 miles. Surfing, wind surfing, kite surfing, delta-planing and Thalassotherapy along the coast; Hiking and mountain biking locally.
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 shower room, 2 WCs
PRIVATE 11m x 5.5m kidney shaped POOL