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Le Luc

Feefo Rating 3 Charming 18th century manoir in 12 acre grounds

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Ref: 043 Biarritz (30 kms)
  • 7 bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • 6 Bath/Shower Rooms
  • Heated private pool
  • Comfort Rating Simple quality
  • Large groups

We Say

A charming manoir perfect for large groups, with heated swimming pool and cook. A piece of classic France

Pricing & availability

Le Luc
7 bedrooms, sleeps 20

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  • Reduced tariffs for smaller groups available outside July and August

Notes on prices

  • Price includes: Bed linen & towels, fresh set each week. Pool towels. Internet, water, gas, electricity. 2x cleaning visits per week & exit clean. Tourist tax.
  • Compulsory extras:
  • Optional extras: Cook, babysitting, shopping, housekeeping. Please enquire for details and prices
  • Security deposit: EUR 1000 (GBP 850)
  • Changeover day: Flexible arrival & departure all season
  • Arrival and departure: Arrival from 17:00, departure by 10:00 please.
  • Fortnight booking restriction: No

What makes Le Luc a great holiday rental

  • Perfect for joint family holidays or a large group of friends - sleeps 20
  • Ideal venue for off-season long weekends to celebrate an event
  • Large, heated swimming pool fenced off for security
  • Table tennis
  • Attic 'dorm' sleeping quarters is popular with kids
  • Housekeeper and cook at your disposal - and highly recommended
  • Easy day-trip to the region's famous beaches at Hossegor and Biarritz
  • A hugely charming manoir and grounds - a 'French country classic'
  • Great value for large groups

Best for:
Over the years Le Luc has proved particularly popular with larger groups of friends and family, particularly those with young kids. Le Luc has also hosted birthday/anniversary celebrations and even a wedding. 

Suitability for:

  • Toddlers - excellent: ample facilities/equipment for little ones, large open spaces to enjoy. Pool is heated and fenced 
  • Teenagers -  wifi & DVD but quiet location 
  • Reduced mobility - less suitable, no ground floor bedroom

Anything to watch out for?
Le Luc is a very charming home in 'French Country' style. It is used often by the English/French owners and their personal effects are on display - we feel this is at the heart of Le Luc's charm.

Note the housekeeper, Stephanie lives in the neighbouring guardian's cottage in the grounds. She's on hand to help you relax and enjoy your holiday.

Why Hossegor & Biarritz?
The local area offers tranquil countryside and sleepy market towns but the coast's famous sandy surf beaches and lakes are easily reached by car. This is an excellent base for day-trips too: Spain and the Pyrenees are only a short drive too.

Latest Reviews:

August 2021 - 5/5 - Semaine de vacances à 4 familles
Très bonne semaine pour tout le monde. La propriété est assez grande pour que chacun trouve sa place, mais pas démesurée pour garder une ambiance conviviale. M. Provost

August 2021 - 5/5 Séjour Sainte-Marie de Gosse
Excellent séjour. Les propriétaires sont charmants et ont été très disponibles. La piscine est très agréable et le manoir chaleureux. Une vraie bonne expérience. M. Fournier

August 2020 - 4/5 Maison de Charme. Mme Barbot


Classic manoir in private grounds, with heated swimming pool

Le Luc is perfect for Francophiles who really want a genuine French holiday experience. Stone walls, beamed ceilings, feature staircase, antiques and imposing fireplaces - Le Luc is the real deal. 

This is a spacious holiday rental: the interior living space is in excess of 500m2 and is spread over three floors. Outside, enjoy 12 acres of gardens and woodland.


Ground Floor:
The manoir is entered via the 34m2 stone floored sitting room. To the left is a feature fireplace (logs provided) with wood-burner. Antique furniture adds to the feeling of warmth and refinement. There is a flat-screen TV (with free-to-view UK channels), DVD and CD player. 

Adjoining the sitting room is the manoir's dining room. A charming and elegant space to enjoy long dinners, there are two adjoining tables to seat 14 comfortably.

Next to the staircase is a handy downstairs WC and in the adjacent kitchen corridor there is a vast sideboard containing a large collection of cooking dishes.

Located off the corridor is the large scullery (16m2) with wine and vegetable racks, chest freezer, fridge, small sink plus garde manger for storing cheese. 

Beyond the scullery is a large (23m2) country-style kitchen. There are two full-length cupboards containing a wealth of dishes and crockery, a long granite work surface with double sink, cooking range, microwave/grill plus a further fridge. Two kettles and two toasters are also provided. The kitchen breakfast table seats 12 and French doors provide direct access to the pool and terrace where meals are taken.

From the kitchen, you enter the 'buanderie' for washing and drying clothes (Stephanie the housekeeper will assist). The room also has a butler's sink, pool shower, very handy WC (it saves having to go right into the house with wet feet when you've been out by the pool) and a wardrobe containing pool towels and cushions for the garden chairs, plus ironing board & iron. 

First Floor:
5 of the manoir's 7 bedrooms are located on the first floor, accessed via the 17th century staircase that was purchased from a previous manoir. The stairway is wide and imposing and the walls retain the original timber and narrow brickette.

On the first floor are 3 bathrooms with toilets, a shower room plus a further separate toilet. All bedrooms have period furniture, armchairs or sofas, and a selection of ornaments, rugs, etc.

  • Master Bedroom - "Gingko" - 36m2.  150cm bed with en-suite bathroom plus dressing area. Superb marble fireplace plus antique furniture including a colonial desk. Sofa in the room.
  • Double Bedroom - "Oak" - 36m2.  150cm bed and 90cm single bed & en-suite bathroom.
  • Double Bedroom - "Art Deco". 135cm small double, private shower and wash-hand basin.
  • Triple Bedroom - "Magnolia" - 31m2.  3 x single beds 90cm each. The owners kindly request that due to the antique furniture in this room, extra care is taken if the room is used by children.
  • Double Bedroom - "Grey" - 21m2.  135cm small double bed plus walk-in cupboard.
  • The Magnolia and Grey bedrooms share a bathroom.

Also on the first floor there is a small study room stocked with a few books, a sofa and day-bed.

The attic 'dorm' is a fun place for the kids to sleep - there are two very large children's bedrooms each with twin beds and bunk beds. A selection of children's toys and games is also available and there's a large TV salon too. There is a handy WC, shower and wash-hand basin serving the kids' rooms.


le Luc offers 12.5 acres of grounds to enjoy (5 ha). The grounds to the rear of the house are dominated by the magnificent 400-year-old oak. The floodlit heated swimming pool is a generous size (10x5m, floodlit; Roman steps; depth 0.9m - 2.0m) and is protected by a security fence with lockable gate. The pool has a wide, paved surround with numerous sun-loungers.

Adjacent to the pool is a gravelled terrace with two oak teak tables each with 8 chairs, 8x loungers, and easy chairs plus additional tables. This is a wonderfully secluded retreat for lunches and dinners with a gazebo cover. A BBQ is available - try one of the cook's specials.

For the younger children there are many smaller chairs and a covered sandpit near the pool.


2 x doubles 150cm (one with additional single); 2 x doubles 135cm; 1 x triple; 2 x attic children's rooms each with 90cm twin beds and bunks.


3x bathrooms; 3x shower rooms; 7x wc's in total


10x5m heated & floodlit; Roman steps; depth 0.9m - 2.0m; salt filtration; protected by security fencing with lockable gate.



  • dishwasher
  • tumble dryer
  • washing machine
  • oven & hob
  • microwave
  • fridge freezer
  • kettle
  • coffee maker
  • toaster
  • iron & ironing board


  • dvd player
  • tv with English-speaking channels
  • wi-fi


  • table tennis
  • bbq or plancha
  • parking space


  • cot
  • high chair

Additional House Info

Assistant de Vacances Services:

Services typically include catering, shopping, babysitting and housekeeping. It has proved easiest for guests to discuss their requirements directly with Martin and Maryse who will explain options and prices.

The services are provided by Stephanie, the owners' daughter who lives next door with her family. Stephanie cooks wonderful meals and can really help make your stay a special one. In the very busy weeks, they are usually joined by Martin & Maryse, the owners of Le Luc.
Don't forget that some cleaning is already included in the rental price - the house is cleaned twice a week (not kitchen dishes). Also included in the rental price is a change of bed linen and bathroom towels each Saturday.

A comprehensive information pack is provided for arriving guests. This details emergency telephone numbers, chemists, banks, supermarkets, festivals, markets, day-trips and excursions, etc.

A welcome basket is also provided. This contains a dozen fresh eggs; butter; 2x bottles mineral water; 2x bottles wine; 1x bottle fruit juice; 1x packet pasta; ham; 3x baguettes. Guests can also request an arrivals shopping list to be purchased via the Assistant de Vacances - please order this a minimu of 2/3 days before arrival.

For the little ones there's a total of 5x cots, 5x high chairs, 2x buggies, 1x booster seat for a car, 2x baby baths, 2x changing mats and 2x potties, assorted children's crockery, bibs, juicer, flood blender, steriliser, plus a covered sandpit and inflatable pool toys.

House Rules

No pets & no smoking please


Le Luc is situated in the village of Ste Marie-de-Gosse, between Bayonne and Peyrehorade. The area marks the border between the flat, pine-forests of Les Landes to the north and the Pyrenees to the south. This is gentle, rolling Gascon countryside dominated by the Adour river and punctuated with charming villages and market towns. Le Luc itself is in peaceful and very private surroundings, set back some 100 yards from the nearest road. It's a typically French countyside setting but the beaches and resorts of Biarritz and Hossegor are easily reached.

Local Amenities

Nearest village / town: Biarritz (30 kms)
Nearest beach: Ondres 24 kms
Boulangerie: A fine bakery in Ste Marie de Gosse
Restaurant: Chez Marie at Port de Lanne is the best - 5 km drive
Market: Peyrehorade 10kms. St Vincent de Tyrosse 15 km

Distance to nearest major transport connections

  • Biarritz airport: 44 km
  • Paul airport: 97 km
  • Bordeaux airport: 169 km
  • Bilbao ferry port: 180 km
  • Santander ferry port: 277 km
  • St Malo ferry port: 701 km

Customer Reviews By Feefo

Review posted on 10 Aug 2017

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Service: Thanks to Alternative Aquitaine's help, expertise and service we found the most wonderful place to celebrate this summer. We are super happy with everything from start to end. The process was smooth and we got all the information, advise and help we asked for very promptly, despite living in Sweden. We highly recommend Alternative Aquitaine. Thank you!

Product: This place is pure magic. It's a beautiful house with a fantastic history and amazing location in the village of St Marie de Gosse. The hospitality, help, advise and kindness of the owners' is phenomenal. We highly recommend this place to others, especially if you enjoy genuine French countryside.

On 10-Aug-2017 we responded:

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What a pleasure to read this. It's lovely to hear from a guest who truly 'gets' the Le Luc experience. Thanks very much for sharing your thoughts.

Review posted on 26 Sep 2015

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Service: The best agency I have used. They were responsive and helpful and did an excellent job of communicating with me and answering any questions I had. I particularly liked that they notified me that one item was expected to be delayed but not to worry, I would receive everything in time for my departure. I stopped worrying and I di receive everything in plenty of time.

Product: What a wonderful rambling French country house! Built in 1748, it is just like those French country houses in the movies. The rooms were great, the pool lovely, the property huge and private, the hosts so helpful but never intrusive. There is plenty of room for groups larger than ours (13 people) and the equipment in the kitchen was perfect for feeding a large crowd. A treat to have the house dusted and vacuumed every couple of days. We had two wonderful weeks - special thanks to Martin, Marys and Stephanie!

On 05-Oct-2015 we responded:

Service Comment: What lovely feedback. Thank you so much for writing. It really sounds as though you've captured the essence of Le Luc. You obviously made the most of your time in this region - those day trips are all ones that we would recommend. Hope to welcome you back in the future. Justin

Review posted on 30 Aug 2014

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Service: AA was very helpful, arranging details that were exceptional. Thank you. The booking went smoothly. However, info on reaching the house needs updating, road numbers in France have changed and compared with maps and sat-navs, are misleading. Plus one or two other details are now incorrect.

Product: We loved the property; there was lots of space for all 17 of us, with large bedrooms for adults and huge attic bedrooms for the children. The pool was excellent and gave hours of fun. The service/care taken of us whilst there was excellent.

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