Truly exceptional 19th century manor, close to Biarritz.

Sleeps: 16
Bedrooms: 9
Weekly price guide: £6223-£13013
Pool: Yes
Type: House
Property Ref: DOM1921

General Description

The domaine, set within a six acre estate, is situated near the picturesque village of Soustons. This truly exceptional 19th century manor is the perfect base for exploring the local area and, with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the ‘Lac d’Soustons’ on the other, you have the best of both worlds. The lake is suitable for a variety of water sports including canoeing, bathing, sailing and windsurfing. This luxury villa is suitable for families and friends and people of any age. The domaine is located close to Biarritz and just 7km from the outstanding Atlantic coast making it a perfect base from which to explore the south-west region of France, famous for its gorgeous golden sandy beaches that stretch for miles, its majestic lakes, forests, vineyards and world-famous golf courses.

The property offers luxury holidays to the most discerning of British and international clients. The Chateau was built in 1900 and was carefully restored in 2002. It is one of the largest and most beautiful properties in Soustons and has 9 large bedrooms, a traditional grand reception hall and living room, a beautiful dining room, billiards room and anterooms with original oak floors, a stunning oak staircase and high ceilings. The area surrounding the chateau has a beautiful tennis court, a new large swimming pool and a stunning shaded terrace with a fully equipped kitchen. The gardens contain beautiful old trees that are over a century old. 

Please note that the published price guide-line rates reflect self-catering prices. A luxury catered service is available in high season, so a perfect venue for a celebration. For prices and details for the catered option, please enquire.

Accommodation Facilities

Bedrooms: The nine bedrooms have been tastefully refurbished and include quality linens, extra pillows, fluffy towels, bathrobes and slippers complemented with L’Occitane Verbena toiletries for all guests comfort and enjoyment.

First Floor:
3 large en-suite bedrooms (two with original marble fireplaces, one with large terrace) plus a large two bedroom suite with south facing balcony, marble fireplace, dressing room, bathroom, Jacuzzi bath, WC and spacious east facing terrace. All rooms have their own television & DVD player.

Second Floor
4 large en-suite bedrooms (one with sauna, two with balconies and two with original fireplaces).
(one of the bedrooms has an adjoining double bedroom making 9 bedrooms in total).
Living Rooms: The main lounge is impressively large and spacious.

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.

From either the billiard room or the main lounge, you enter the elegant dining room. The marble fireplace, candles, parquet floors and high ceilings altogether create a very special atmosphere. There are a number of tables allowing you to enjoy more intimate dining or if you are a large group, they can be joined together to create a more celebratory setting. French doors lead to a lovely terrace on where breakfast can be enjoyed “alfresco” style.
Other Rooms: Billiard room.
Linen/Cleaning/Towels etc: All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price.
Outside: The manor sits right in the middle of a six acre square estate with a secluded feel, being separated from the outside world by mature trees on all sides. A variety of shrubs and hedges, flowers and lawns surround the villa with a small river bordering one edge of the grounds. The private 15x7m outdoor swimming pool includes a new electric security roller cover for children's safety when not in use. It is surrounded by 90m2 of terrace with sun loungers and teak furniture for poolside dining, mature gardens with beautiful shrubs and WC and outside shower. Excellent poolside facilities include a brand new table tennis, badminton, croquet, boules, football, Frisbee, basketball, volleyball and even bikes for every guest! The full size court is in perfect condition. Quality tennis racquets and new balls would even keep McEnroe happy! There are new swings and slides adjacent to the tennis court and a full size volleyball setup.

In addition a 8 person hot hub has recently been installed within the secure swimming pool.
Additional notes (if any): Terms & Conditions
Security deposit 1500 Euros. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
Energy costs included in the rental price.
Pool heating charged in addition if needed (€50 per day).
No pets allowed.
Changeover day Saturday.
No smoking in the property.
Insurance: It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.

Local Area / Activities

The nearest airport is Biarritz (30km) and the nearest village is Soustons, which is walking distance from the manor. The 2.5 hectare estate sits on the edge of the attractive village of Soustons, a village in an exceptional position, bordered on one side by the Atlantic Ocean and its outstanding beaches and on the other side by a large fresh water lake, Lac d'Soustons, suitable for sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and swimming. Soustons is divided into two areas, the town of Soustons, 7 km inland from the coast, located on the southerly end of a large Lake with an overall area of 700 square hectares, and Soustons Beach on the large natural sea fed, salt water lake (with its own beaches & Island) known as the "Lac Marin de Port d'Albret", with an overall area of 51 square hectares. Pine forests surround Soustons village with numerous cycle trails and walking paths leading to the lakes and beaches. Like most of the south west coast, Soustons is something of an outdoor playground. The villa itself is only 2 minutes from beautiful fresh water lakes, and 10 minutes from wonderful ocean beaches (Soustons, Vieux-Boucau, Hossegor and Moliets). The spa town of Dax, famous for its Hydrotherapy, is just 20 minutes away, Biarritz and Bayonne with their superb shops are just 30 minutes, and just forty-five minutes away are the Pyrenees and Spain. Three world class golf courses (voted in the World's Top 50) are within fifteen minutes. South of Bordeaux begins the region of Les Landes. It feels like another world with the coast stretching virtually uninterrupted from the Gironde estuary all the way down to Soustons, Hossegor and Cap Breton before reaching the foothills of the Pyrenees and Basque country. It is remarkably unspoiled, open and natural as the coast is dominated by long stretches of sand washed by broad Atlantic rollers; in all there is more than 220km of coast-line from the Gironde estuary down to the border with Spain with a total of 55 supervised beaches. Climb the dunes and before you, stretching as far as the eye can see, lie the pine forests of Les Landes - 1100 km2 of pine forest planted during the 19th century. Although the line of the coast may be straight, the variety it encompasses is huge: oyster beds and yachting marinas, fishing villages and vineyards, names of towns and half-timbered houses that seem (and once were) more English than French, the highest sand-dunes in Europe, and where the Côte d'Argent turns – quite literally – into the Côte Basque, some of the Continent's best surfing. Local Amenities Nearest Airport Biarritz (36-40 km) Nearest Ferry port Bilbao (Over 100 km) Nearest Village Soustons (1 km) Nearest Town/City Hossegor (16-20 km) Nearest Restaurant Soustons - Restaurant Batby (2 km) Nearest Bar/Pub Soustons (1 km) Nearest Beach Soustons plage, Vieux Boucau (8 km) Nearest Golf Seignosse (12 km)

Price Guide

These prices are a guideline only, please use the calendar at the top of the page to search availability and prices for specific weeks. Then you have the option to book the property online.

Low Season: £6223
High Season: £13013

Key Features

  • Exclusive Property
  • Good for Groups
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court on site
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Internet access
  • Fire / Stove
  • BBQ
  • Cot available
  • Close to local amenities
  • Walk to village
  • Suitable for young children
  • Near sea beach
  • Near lake
  • Tennis nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Watersports nearby


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