Self catering gite rental in Landes

Pouillon (14km from Dax), Landes, Aquitaine Reference: AL004076 Advertiser since: 30 March 2015
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Maison Bidas Self Catering Saturday 2 6 1 Sofabed

About this property

2 Bedroom Self-Catering Gîte in Rural France. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Charming Rural 2 Bedroom Self-Catering Gîte, Sleeps 4/6

Maison Bidas is a charming, rural two bedroom self-catering gîte tucked away in the Landes in the Aquitaine region of South West France. 
Set in the grounds of the owners farmstead surrounded by acres of vineyards, corn and meadows, Maison Bidas offers an idyllic retreat where you can truly unwind and take in the beautiful French countryside. A warm welcome awaits with privacy assured.
 
Nestled within the original farmhouse building dating back hundreds of years, Maison Bidas has been lovingly renovated (in 2013) retaining its original features which gives it its rustic charm and character. The barn comfortably blends old and new with its original oak beams to the spacious walk-in Italian shower to offer a traditional yet well appointed home from home.
 
With a double height ceiling and decorative mezzanine level, the open plan living/dining area is light and airy, enjoying the morning sun which beams in through the large glass door. The living space opens out onto the walled terrace, which is fully equipped with outdoor furniture and bbq, ideal for those lovely long lunches in the sun or a relaxed evening meal cooked outside. Help yourself to the fresh herb garden on the terrace to add flavour to your cuisine, cocktails or even your cup of tea.
 
Inside Maison Bidas, the living/dining area includes a large corner sofa (which can open into a sofa bed to accommodate up to two additional guests) with flat screen wall mounted tv with UK freeview channels. The dining table seats up to six people with a well-equipped fitted kitchen including dishwasher, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment and Nespresso machine. The washing machine is located in the hallway cupboard.  We also have a long list of nursery items available upon request.
 
The sleeping accommodation comprises one double bedroom with a king size bed and one twin bedroom with two single beds (which can also be made into a super king size bed if required) both with luxurious Egyptian Cotton sheets. The bathroom, complete with Molton Brown toiletries, has a walk-in double Italian shower and separate toilet.
 
Maison Bidas is a 5 minute drive from the pretty village of Pouillon.  It’s a busy little hive of activity with everything you would expect from fresh bread and croissants at the boulangeries to simply soaking up the atmosphere in the central square café. The local, quaint Landaise restaurant offers up some heavenly gastronomic delights which are not to be missed. There’s also a small supermarket with a petrol station, banks and a chemist.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Maison Bidas has a well-equipped fitted kitchen including dishwasher, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment and Nespresso machine. The washing machine is located in the hallway. The dining table seats up to six people.

You can also cook outside on the bbq or take the picnic bag with you on those days away.

Living rooms

The open plan living dining area is light and airy, enjoying the morning sun which beams in through the large glass door. With a large corner sofa with reading light (which can open into a sofa bed to accommodate up to two additional guests) and a flat screen wall mounted tv with UK freeview channels.

Bedrooms

The sleeping accommodation comprises one double bedroom with a king size bed and one twin bedroom with two single beds (which can also be made into a super king size bed if required) both with luxurious Egyptian Cotton sheets. Both bedrooms have reading lights, a set of drawers and wardrobe hanging space. Bed linen and towels are included in the price.

A sofabed in the living area could accommodate 2 extra guests (maximum 6 people)

Bathrooms

The bathroom, complete with Molton Brown toiletries, has a walk-in double Italian shower and separate toilet.

Heating

There is electric heating throughout the property with a heated towel rail in the bathroom.

Entertainment

There is a range of books, board games, jigsaws and a set of boules. You can amble through the Bidas vines and meadows where you may be lucky enough to spot some friendly wildlife including deer and the odd wild boar. Bike hire is also available in the village.

With no light pollution here at Maison Bidas then you can enjoy the spectacle of the night sky for some stunning star gazing.

Garden and outside

The living space opens out onto the walled terrace, which is fully equipped with outdoor furniture (including sun loungers) and bbq, ideal for those lovely long lunches in the sun or a relaxed evening meal cooked outside.

Help yourself to the fresh herb garden on the terrace to add flavour to your cuisine, cocktails or even your cup of tea.

Parking and garages

There is ample parking right outside the gîte with secure indoor parking for motorbikes.

Visitor suitability

The gîte is all on one level so easily accessible. There is a gravel courtyard and parking area to the front of the property. If you have any particular access requirements then please get in touch.

Information about any additional facilities

Ideal for exploring the Landes/Bearn/Basque area where you can pop up to the Dordogne or down into Spain.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Dax
Distance: 15 km

Climbing/mountaineering

Distance: 95 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Lac de Luc
Distance: 5 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Moliets
Distance: 45 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Ecurie Ankaria, 280 ROUTE DE DAX EARL 40290 HABAS
Distance: 10 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 15 km

Skiing

Name of nearest resort: La Pierre Saint Martin
Distance: 95 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Tour Du Lac de Christus

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Bidas/Lasserre, Pouillon
Distance: 2 km

The Owner Recommends

Auberge du Pas de Vent, Pouillon

Offering traditional French cuisine, this quaint Landaise restaurant in the village offers up some heavenly gastronomic delights and a very warm welcome, not to be missed.

Biarritz Beach

Voted Tripadvisors Number 1 beach in France 2015, a 40 minute drive from here.

Dax

Dax, a 15 minute drive away, is renown for its thermal spas with its hot water spring fountain in the town centre. A bustling market town with its daily indoor market which flows out into the streets on a Saturday. There are stalls a plenty hosted by local Artisans to offer a fantastic range of fresh regional produce. Relax and enjoy the French cuisine, some with a hint of Spain, in Dax’s many restaurants and café bars.

Dune of Pilat

Is the tallest sand dune in Europe and is located in La Teste-de-Buch in the Arcachon Bay area.

Local Brocante & Daily Markets

There is a daily market in Dax where you can buy your fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and fish. Pouillon hosts its market on a Friday night with a host of fresh produce and dégustation giving you the opportunity to walk around the stalls and sample the food on offer. The first Thursday of every month brings the ‘Brocante’ where you’ll find those authentic French household gems.

Surf/Kayak/Paddle Boarding

With 100kms of Atlantic coast in Aquitaine then we have no shortage of water sports schools and equipment hire.