What makes Le Manoir Landais a great holiday rental
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It's near the beaches and has a 'leafy' and leisurely feel about the place, boosted by the presence of the fabulous Lac de Soustons. The town centre is a nice size and offers the staples of French life plus some good local restaurants including one Michelin-starred eatery nearby. It's not a 'tourist-y' town and this gives it an authentic ambience.
Character 9 bedroom manor house in 'French Country' style with swimming pool, tennis court, billiards room and 2.6 ha grounds
Built in 1900 and the largest property in the town, Le Manoir boasts nine bedrooms, a grand reception, spacious dining room, billiards room and anterooms. Characer features high ceilings, original parquet floors, huge fireplaces and an impressive oak staircase.
The villa is set in a 6 acre estate, with a swimming pool, tennis court, century-old trees and beautiful mature gardens.
Steps up to a solid oak door, which you pass through into a vast lounge / reception room area of high wooden beamed ceilings complemented by the beautiful parquet flooring, wood-panelled walls and the grand oak staircase.
Adjoining the main lounge is the TV / reading room. This cosy room has a lovely marble fireplace, comfortable sofas, satellite TV, DVD player and a selection of DVD's, books and magazines for your enjoyment.
Off another corner is a billiard room with marble fireplace, which also leads to the elegant dining room. The marble fireplace, candles, parquet floors and high ceilings altogether create a very special atmosphere. French doors lead to a lovely terrace where breakfast can be enjoyed “alfresco” style.
At ground level there is also a country-style kitchen plus an independent WC and washroom.
The oak staircase passes a landing with large arched window to the first floor hall area, with parquet floors and sofas. There are five bedrooms at this level.
#1 Vieux Boucau Bedroom: this charming double bedroom is light and spacious, with a four-poster double bed, a classic marble fireplace and two large windows, one of which frames the beautiful blossom trees that feature at the rear of the property, the other affording views across the gardens. The en-suite shower room includes shower, toilet and the original porcelain washbasin with wrought-iron legs.
#2 Hossegor Bedroom: delightful double bedroom with its four-poster double bed, suspended candle-lights, a lovely marble fireplace and a large window with views of the beautiful blossom trees. It also features the advantage of a large terrace with teak lounge chairs and views across the garden. The terrace is shared with the Soustons Suite 2. The en-suite shower room contains a shower, a free standing wash basin and toilet.
Soustons Suite: divided into two bedrooms and therefore works best as a family suite. One of the double beds can be converted into two singles and there is one bathroom serving both bedrooms.
#5 Messanges Bedroom: cosy double bedroom, peaceful and relaxing. There is a comfortable double bed, two large windows allowing plenty of light to flood the room as well as offering lovely views across the gardens, to the side and front of the estate. The en-suite facilities are within the room itself, separated by a glass block wall. It features a modern-style washbasin which stands on a wrought-iron table with a backdrop of mosaic green tiles. There is also a toilet.
There is a hall area with parquet floors, leading to 4 further bedrooms:
#6 Seignosse Bedroom: French double doors lead to a private balcony with wonderful views of the rear gardens. There is a double bed, a cosy fireplace and some comfortable seating in the room. The en-suite shower room has a shower, free standing wash basin and toilet.
#7 Capbreton Bedroom: comfortable double bed, views across the gardens plus has the luxury of a private sauna!. The en-suite bathroom contains a bath as well as a shower plus basin and a separate toilet.
#8 Contis Bedroom: there is a double/twin bed, a cosy fireplace and some comfortable seating. French double doors lead to a private balcony from where you have some gorgeous views of the swimming pool, gardens and glorious woodlands surrounding the property. The en-suite shower room contains a shower, toilet and an original porcelain washbasin.
#9 Mimizan Bedroom: cosy attic-style double room with double bed. There are views overlooking the pool, croquet lawn and gardens at the front of the estate. En-suite shower & WC.
Outside and grounds:
A long private driveway leads through woodland and suddenly opens out to the house and grounds - it's quite an arrival! There's a lot to take in - two-storey arched window on one side of the house, spacious covered front terrace, several first & second floor balconies, large pool and well-kept lawn and gardens all greet you at once.
Swimming pool - private 15m x 7m outdoor heated swimming pool, with electric cover and surrounded by 90m2 of terrace with sun loungers.
Outside dining area - adjacent to the pool, with teak furniture and shaded by beautiful shrubs and trees. BBQ provided.
Pool house - new (2021) covered space poolside, perfect for long lunches and evening meals. There's a handy shower & WC here too.
Hot tub - for up to 8 people.
Tennis court - needle-punched artificial surface, sand-dressed. Tennis rackets and balls available.
Grounds: the manor sits in 2.6 ha grounds, a combination of maintained garden and wilder spaces. The owner, Franck, is gradually opening up the woodlands to create some walking trails for guests.
6x doubles; 1x family suite with 1 double room & 1x double or twin room; 1x room with double or twin beds
6x en-suite shower rooms; 1x bathroom in the family suite; 1x en-suite with bath & shower; further independent WC's on ground floor & poolside
15m x 7m heated, open Easter to end-October. Protected with hard, retractable electric cover.
Billiards room. Wi-fi throughout property. Boules, croquet, badminton, volleyball court, tennis equipment. For kids: swings & slide. Infant equipment: 3 x cots, 3 x high chairs.
No smoking in the house please. Pets - please enquire
The house lies in large private grounds (2.6 ha) close to the centre of Landais market town, Soustons. The manoir is situated in secluded, secure grounds reached via a long wooded private drive-way. Soustons is dominated by its beautiful lake and is situated a short distance from the coast (10 kms) and is within easy reach of Biarritz and the Spanish border. Airport transfers can be arranged.
Nearest village / town: Soustons
Nearest beach: Vieux-Boucau - 10 kms
Boulangerie: There is a boulangerie in Soustons centre, 700m away.
Restaurant: Several in Soustons and Michelin-star restaurant at Magescq (10 kms). Catering packages available at Le Manoir
Market: Weekly market in Soustons
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