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Charming Country Cottage Surrounded by Forests & Wildlife - La Maison St Leu 3 Stars 3 Stars 3 Stars

 St Leu
  • ID: 13
  • 3 Stars Cottage ( 100 sq. m. )
  • Bedroom(s) 2
  • Sleeps 4
  • Bathroom(s) 1
Average guests rating:      0 / 5 ( 0 Reviews )
Highlights: Two bedroomed cottage, 2 Acre Grounds, Surrounded by Forests & Wildlife, Swimming Pool, Sleeps 4

Summary

A charming two bedroomed country cottage situated on its own 2 acre site surrounded by forests and wildlife. Exceptionally tranquil with all the modern conveniences, you can relax completely.

Description

St. Leu is a two bedroomed cottage situated on the edge of Lencouacq, in the heart of the Landaise forest - the largest in Europe.

Time has stood still here and you will find the area exceptionally tranquil, and the air exceptionally clean, with an unrivalled abundance of fauna and flora.

The house was refurbished in 2002 and has all the modern conveniences, including central heating and a fireplace for winter rentals - logs in abundance.

Accommodation consists of 2 bedrooms, dining room, lounge, modern bathroom and kitchen.

An outside kitchen, utility room is available for the summer months when cooking inside can be a little oppressive.

Outside is a patio, eating area, bordered by the forest and a garden.

Bedrooms are tastefully furnished with linen provided, comfortable mattresses and air conditioning.

The lounge is equipped with 2 sofas (1 sofa bed), television, DVD, Hi-Fi, books, games, videos, cd's, although you will rarely be inside we think.

The dining room has sufficient space for 6 people to enjoy the excellent local produce or can be used for an intimate, candlelit dinner for 2 by the log fire.

The bathroom is modern with bath, excellent shower, sink, WC. Water not charged.

The kitchen is very modern, gas equipped single oven-hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, and equipped for gastronauts for every possible gadget.

Outside and ultility - A washing machine, tumble dryer, cooker and food preparation area are all incorporated adjacent to the patio, gazebo for eating "al fresco".

Pool
The property boasts an excellent 12m x 6m swimming pool. Complete with barbecue and eating area the ideal place to take food and a few beers or a bottle of red and relax all day. The pool is almost fully automated and cared for by a dedicated pool team. The pool area is fenced and has a child safety alarm to more than comply with all recent legislation. A changing area is at the pool building, together with a solar shower. We also supply loungers, and some inflatable pool furniture. Pool lighting is in place for evening dips.

Cycling
Bicycles are provided at the property with panniers; you can pack a picnic and explore the forests. A list of cycleways and routes is available for the many miles of forest tracks.

Fishing
Lakes and rivers in village and nearby are all well stocked. Ask for licence / ticket details.

Walking
Miles of tranquil forest “chemins” to explore together with routes around historical sites.

Kayaking
For the more adventurous there are 2 centres for kayaking in the area; instruction for novices is provided. A great way to see the forest.

Golf
5 quality courses are within an hours’ drive; just ask us and we can put you in touch.

Beaches
You are really spoilt for choice here, particularly off-season. With nearly 100kms of sandy beach to choose from, largely deserted except from July to August, whilst benefiting from sun from March to October you don’t have to beat anyone to a space.

On Site
If you decide to stay at the property, the family can amuse themselves with a range of activities - we have Badminton, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Football, (and for those Englishest of us) Cricket.

Painting
For artists the area affords boundless possibilities, with both natural and architectural subjects in the forest and surrounding villages.

Map

Address: Lencouacq, France
Post Code (Zip): 40120
Latitude / Longitude: 44.099075 / -0.4063730000000305
Airport Bordeaux 90 minutes
Beach Estagnets - Cote d'Argent 60 minutes
Ferry Port Santander (Spain) 150 minutes
Restaurant 10 minutes
Train Station Mont de Marsan 30 minutes

Directions

The Landes are not exactly just down the road from the U.K. but we believe this is a distinct advantage and once you are here, we are sure that you will agree that the effort was worth it.

St. Leu is on the Lencouacq to Cachen Road approximately 80kms south of Bordeaux and 25kms from Mont de Marsan. Biarritz and the Atlantic Coast are a one and one half hours maximum drive away.

By Road
From Channel ports to Rennes, Nantes, Bordeaux.
Take the A63 to Bayonne.
Junction 18
Mont de Marsan, Moustey, Pissos.
N134 Sabres then
D626 to Roquefort
After Labrit at Cachen the D53 is on the left and signposted Lencouacq

See our local map sent to you for the specific location of St. Leu.


By Air
Air France, Ryanair, British Airways, EasyJet and Flybe all operate services to all or some of the following airports. We have picked those less than 3 hours drive from us.
Pau: 1 hour and 30mins.
Biarritz: 1 hour and 30mins.
Toulouse: 2 hours and 30mins.
Agen: 1 hour and 30mins.
Perigeux - Bergerac: 2 hours and 30mins.

By Sea
A cruise to Santander by ferry with Brittany is an alternative. You are then just 2 ½ hours drive from St. Leu.

Area description

These are just a few of our selections:
Atlantic Coast Beaches - Silver sand for over 150 kilometres, all with good parking/picnic areas. (There is also a cycle way that runs for most of the length of the beach accessing more secluded areas)
St Justin and Labastide d'Armagnac - Medieval Fortified Towns ( best pre-war cafe at Labastide)
Solferino - Napoleon 111's Model Village (on the road to the coast)
Marqueze- Museum of Landaise life, Resin Railway, Traditional housing, bakery, mills,etc (at Sabres)
Brocas les Forges - Boating and Fishing on the Lake. Ruined early Steel Forge.
Hossegor - Surf centre, with International Competitions
Villeneuve de Marsan - Traditional Livestock and Produce Market (Wednesdays)
Roquefort- Produce Market (Saturdays) Bull ring and Medieval Abbey
Nogarro - Motor Racing Track
Mont de Marsan - Regional centre, Citadel, Bull ring, All general shopping, cafe's, bars
Barbotan Les Thermes - Hot Spa Resort (pack plenty in your wallet)
Lourdes - Site of Religious Pilgramage
Pau - Gateway to the Pyrenees, with stunning architecture of La Belle Epoque
Biarritz -30's resort for the rich and famous. Very exclusive shopping
Hautes Pyrenees - Stunning Scenery, (be at the top of a mountain in less than 3 Hours)
Spain - Large duty free Hypermarkets for all goods just over the border. Very cheap.

Accommodation, Facilities and Services

Property type: 3 Stars Cottage

Board: Self Catering

Bedroom(s): 2 ( 4 Sleeps )
  • Cot: 1
  • Double Bed and 2 Single Beds: 1
  • Double Room: 2
  • Single Room: Bunk Bed
Bathroom(s): 1
  • Baths: 1
  • Separate Toilet: 1
  • Showers: 1
  • Wash basins: 1

Suitability

  • Long term rentals: Yes
  • Pets: No
  • Smoke: No smoking
  • Children: Yes, great for kids
  • Wheelchair: No
  • Eldery or infirm: Not suitable

Holiday type

  • Family
  • Rural

Views

  • Countryside
  • Garden
  • Golf
  • Village

General facilities

  • Electricity
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Table Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Water Supply

Indoor facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Films
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Games
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hob
  • Iron and Board
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Slow Cooker
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Tumble Drier
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Burner

Outdoor facilities

  • Barbecue
  • Boule / Pentanque
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Garden Furniture
  • Tennis Court
  • Volleyball

Services

  • Cleaning Inclusive
  • Laundry Inclusive
  • Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided

Access

Car is essential
  • Off-road Parking

Activities

Local activities:

  • Badminton
  • Beaches
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Painting
  • Volleyball
  • Walking

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Policies

Check in: 17:00, Check out: 10:00

Please pay a 20% non-refundable deposit to confirm your booking. We will send you an info pack with booking details, conditions, maps etc, to be signed and returned to us.

We require the full balance of the holiday price to be paid no later than 6 weeks before your holiday commences.

A cheque of £500 as a guarantee against damage is required and will be returned after departure when the house is cleaned and inspected.
Payment by cheque, or direct bank transfer accepted.

We would prefer payment if in Euros by Euro cheque, available from most banks to the Euro price above.

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  • Steve and Gabi Wakefield