Holiday let in the Landes, coastal Aquitaine - AL005287

9.9/10
Sanguinet (28km from Arcachon), Landes, Aquitaine Reference: AL005287 Advertiser since: 3 February 2017
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La Brigaille Self Catering Saturday 3 7 2 Cot for baby

About this property

Traditional Cottage, Spacious and Well Equipped. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

La Brigaille is situated in a quiet hamlet on the outskirts of Sanguinet, a charming village on the shore of the magnificent lake Sanguinet, which is to the south of the Bassin de Arcachon.
The lake is very large lake with fresh clear water, shallow sandy beaches and the nearby forest provides shaded areas making it ideal for family holidays. The lake is also ideal all kinds of water activities including windsurfing and sailing.
The Atlantic coast with its endless sandy beaches and fantastic surf is 20 minutes’ drive away.
There are many off road cycle tracks through the forests along the coast and near lake.

The house is a traditional Cottage of the Landes region built in the 19th century and retains many of its original features. The house has an enclosed garden with lockable gates for child safety.
There is parking within the enclosed area for several cars and a large grassed area for children's play and family relaxation. The garden has trees providing shaded areas.
There is outdoor furniture for dining and also sun loungers, sun umbrella and barbecue. The accommodation is on one level and the spacious house is well equipped and comfortably furnished. On very hot summer days the thick house walls keep the interior cool.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is large and fully equipped with traditional fireplace, built in electric oven with gas hob, microwave, toaster and coffee maker plus other kitchen tools. There is a dining table including a high chair.
Adjacent to the kitchen is the utility room with Belfast sink, larder fridge freezer, washing machine and dish washer.

Living rooms

The sitting room is spacious and comfortably furnished with a wood stove set into a classic French chimney.
There is satellite tv with most UK channels, dvd/video hi fi, music centre and cds.

Bedrooms

Bedroom 1 has a double bed and en suite facilities with shower, wash basin and wc.
Bedroom 2 has a double bed and single bed.
Bedroom 3 has twin beds and a travel cot.

Bathrooms

Family bathroom with shower wash basin and wc.
Ensuite leading off bedroom 1 with shower wash basin and wc.

Heating

Electric wall heaters.

Entertainment

There is satellite tv with most UK channels, dvd/video hi fi, music centre and cds.

Garden and outside

The house has an enclosed garden with lockable gates for child safety.
There is parking within the enclosed area for several cars and a large grassed area for children's play and family relaxation. The garden has trees providing shaded areas.
There is outdoor furniture for dining and also sun loungers, sun umbrella and barbecue.
The accommodation is on one level and the spacious house is well equipped and comfortably furnished.

Parking and garages

There is parking within the enclosed garden area for several cars.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

Activities

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Coarse fishing and fly fishing.
Name of nearest fishing location: Sanguinet Lake
Distance: 2 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Biscarrosse
Distance: 10 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Sanguinet
Distance: 1 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Bordeaux Medoc and Graves
Distance: 40 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Peter Waine

La Brigaille has been our much loved holiday home for many years, enjoyed initially with our two daughters, we now welcome our five grandchildren who love the house as much as their mothers did (and still do).

Year property purchased 1985
Why this location? La Brigaille is situated in a quiet hamlet on the outskirts of Sanguinet, a charming village on the shore of the magnificent Sanguinet lake, which is to the south of the Bassin de Arcachon. The lake is very large lake with fresh clear water, shallow sandy beaches and the nearby forest provides shaded areas making it ideal for family holidays. The lake is also ideal all kinds of water activities including windsurfing and sailing. The Atlantic coast with its endless sandy beaches and fantastic surf is 20 minutes’ drive away. There are many off road cycle tracks through the forests along the coast and near lake.
Unique benefits of property The house is a traditional Cottage of the Landes region built in the 19th century and retains many of its original features. The house has an enclosed garden with lockable gates for child safety. There is parking within the enclosed area for several cars and a large grassed area for children's play and family relaxation. The garden has trees providing shaded areas. There is outdoor furniture for dining and also sun loungers, sun umbrella and barbecue. The accommodation is on one level and the spacious house is well equipped and comfortably furnished. On very hot summer days the thick house walls keep the interior cool.

The Owner Recommends

Local Activities

Boats and windsurfers may be hired locally. Four bicycles are available for use free of charge and others may be hired locally and there are cycle routes by the lake and through the forest. There is a fete in the village on most Saturday evenings in the season and other festivals nearby. The village has an excellent market and there are many good restaurants within easy reach. For older children, Aqualand water park at Arcachon Basin provides good family fun.

Local Facilities in Sanguinet

Sanguinet has a supermarket, bakers, pharmacy, restaurants, cafes and market.
In the holiday season there is a free ball most weekends and a Night Market.
A Jazz Festival is held each year in late July.

City Of Bordeaux

The property is within easy reach (45 minutes drive) of the fine City of Bordeaux, granted World Heritage Site Status in 2007and the world famous Bordeaux Wine Region.

The Grande Dune du Pyla & Bassin d'Arcachon

The Grande Dune du Pyla, the largest sand dune in Europe, is just 20 minutes drive as is the unique Bassin d'Arcachon with its oyster beds and wildlife.

Spain And The Pyrénées

The Pyrénées and Spain are about 2 hours drive away.

3 Reviews
9.9/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 9.7
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 AnnaMcK 6 August, 2018

The directions given were spot on. When we arrived in Sanguinet we got lost but when we carefully re-read the directions it was all there!
The cottage keeps cook was a v relaxing happy place to spend the week. It had a lovely mix of old character and modern facilities. The kitchen was extremely well equipped and we found everything we needed.
The owner was v helpful and easily reachable by email if needed. Such an asset to have WiFi.
We divided our time between ocean and lake but for relaxed playing and for little children the lake wins. Sandy, calm and shallow water with boats and pedals to hire it was a great place to be. The sea looked beautiful but fierce.
I would recommend this to all as there is lots to do. We could have gone pony trekking, had surf lessons, visited villages, vineyards and so much more but we ran out of time.

10 / 10 The Flanagan Family 16 July, 2018

We really enjoyed our stay in La Brigaille. The children are saying it was the best holiday ever.
The location was perfect and the everything went smoothly from booking in the Spring to our departure. I would recommend this place to my friends.

9.8 / 10 IainD 12 September, 2017

La Brigaille is a perfect home from home and in a great location.

Travelling with a young family, I didn't want to stay in a glossy show home for fear that something may get damaged, smudged or "toddlered". It is a well loved family home with all of the faclities you need for a comfortable stay.

The garden is fenced and secure so little ones can play outside in relative safety.
It's easy to get out and about, with the nearest supermarket, petrol station and boulangerie a short drive away.

The booking process was easy and the owners provided useful information/ directions etc well before we set off for France.

If you are looking for a base to explore this wonderful part of France with the lake, Dune du Pyla and intriguing market towns, you really should consider La Brigaille for your holiday.