Spacious Holiday villa in rural Aquitaine - AL006750

3km from Moustey, Landes, Aquitaine Reference: AL006750 Advertiser since: 4 January 2019
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L'Airial, Moustey Self Catering Flexible 5 15 3 Sofa Bed

About this property

Stunning Rural Family Retreat With Private Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Your Holiday!

Magnificent five bedroom 1830's spacious family home in Gascony with private swimming pool. L'Airial is a charming remote house in peaceful Gascon countryside. This lovely country manor house is a real get-away-from-it-all location, yet only 3kms to the pretty village of Moustey. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, modern kitchen, dining room with open fireplace, and a large living room with woodburner. Private and securely fenced gardens. 5x11m swimming pool catches the sun all day. 45 mins to Bordeaux.

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The Space

L'Airial; a charming remote house in rural Les Landes, Aquitaine. 3kms to the pretty village of Moustey with its 2 churches, 4 restaurants, Proxi grocery shop, and amazing boulangerie.

The upstairs of house comprises three good-sized bedrooms, a central hallway (with sofabed) and two bathrooms, each with shower, toilet, and sink (one bathroom may, or may not, be used as ensuite as required). Downstairs there are a further two double bedrooms, a bathroom (toilet, bath/shower and sink), a well equipped modern kitchen with Smeg applicances, a welcoming dining room with open working fireplace (the real heart of the house), and a large living room with woodburner.

Pets, especially dogs, are very welcome - my house and garden are doggie heaven (as my past guests have described it).

Immediately on the boundary of the property is the forest which ideal for hikes and all manner of outdoor activities. The property is located between the Grande Leyre and the Petite Leyre rivers. These small calm rivers are great for kayaking (kayaks available for rent locally) or a bracing dip.

Plenty of local activities for groups of friends or families. Swimming (pool, rivers, lakes, and sea), kayaking (local rental), biking/hiking/jogging on forest trails, hiking, dog walking, horse riding (local stables very close at end of forest track). This location is great for yoga, painting, meditation, relaxing, and reading. There are numerous games available in the house including, a whole trunk of boardgames, badminton set (net plus 6 rackets), table football, and garden lawn darts.

Loved by families - Stretch out and enjoy a space of your own. 5-star reviews from families. Family-friendly amenities. Great location - 100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

Just 45 mins from Bordeaux airport it is easily accessible by plane, train and automobile.

Accessibility

The house was built in 1830 so regrettably has some limitations in making the space fully wheelchair accessible.
Flat path from parking to front door, enter home through double wide doorway with small step (ramp over step could be arranged by prior request).
Step-free access to common areas.
Internal doorways are approx 82cm width so only just wheelchair-friendly.
The two downstairs bedrooms are level with no step.
Accessible Downstairs Bathroom:- Step-free access, entryway is level and 82cm width; Fixed grab bars for shower, toilet, sink and bath; Accessible-height toilet; Roll-in shower (no threshold/step between the shower and bathroom floor; Shower chair (small freestanding stool that allows a guest to be seated in the shower); Handheld shower head on both bath and shower; Wide clearance to bath/shower/toilet/sink - have each have at least 82 cms of clearance to access them.
Floors are largely original terracotta tiles and can be a bit uneven. The staircase to first floor is steep and not wheelchair accessible; the infirm may also be uncomfortable using this staircase. I am happy to discuss in detail if required - please contact me or by email info@airialmoustey.com

Guest access

You will have the entire property, swimming pool, and gardens all to yourself!

Interaction with guests

Sorry - I am usually out of country and unavailable in person, but I will always be contactable by email or phone to assist you and check that everything is going well. A friendly and helpful neighbour has keys for the property, will do your check-in/check-out and is available in case of any issues with the house. My neighbour is also a wealth of local knowledge and may, on request, help with your local excursion arrangements - eg vineyard tours.

Minimum stay

Minimum Stay - based on past experience and guest feedback in order to properly enjoy your holiday in L'Airial there is a minimum stay of 14 nights in summer season. Special requests for shorter stays will be considered - please contact me directly with your dates; 7 nights minimum applies at all times.

Getting around

Car essential. The approach to the house is along an unpaved forest track (chemin) https://youtu.be/x1ld1yGzhj4 It is not necessary to have a 4x4/SUV; any normal car will be sufficient - but I suggest to avoid very low clearance sports cars like a Ferrari, McLaren, or Porsche!


The Area: Moustey Landes

L'Airial is located in Moustey, Landes, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, South West France.

L'Airial is a great base for exploring the Parc Naturel Régional des Landes de Gascogne. The beaches of the Atlantic coast and two large lakes (Étang de Cazaux et de Sanguinet and Lac de Biscarrosse et de Parentis) are less than an hour away. The fantastic vineyards in region are a great attraction; Léognan in the Graves area of the Bordeaux county has 6 chateaux and is 44kms from the house. Bordeaux city can be reached in under an hour. Bordeaux, renowned for its wines is an exciting metropolis.

Landes, located in the Aquitaine region, is one of the original departments created in the French Revolution; Landes is the second largest department in mainland France. Its straight coast stretches for more than 100km and is famous for its beaches and sand dunes while lakes and forests fringe the shoreline. This is a department in which world-class surfing and a deeply traditional rural culture sit side by side.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Well equipped modern kitchen with Smeg appliances, a welcoming dining room with open working fireplace (the real heart of the house).

Living rooms

Large living room with woodburner.

Bedrooms

Each bedroom and bathroom is named after a local town. The sleeping arrangements are listed below (photos of each bedroom can be found in the Photo Gallery.

Upstairs
Bedroom 1 Mano: 1 Queen Bed. 3 windows. 20m²
Bedroom 2 Ychoux: 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed. 2 windows. 23m²
Bedroom 3 Sabres: 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed. 1 window. 22m²

Loft Hallway Upstairs: 1 Double Sofabed. 1 Window. 20m²

Downstairs
Bedroom 4 Luxey: 1 Queen Bed. 1 window. 13m²
Bedroom 5 Mimizan: 1 Double Bed. 1 window. 10m²

Bathrooms

Upstairs
Bathroom 1 Lüe: Shower, Twin Sinks, Toilet. 1 Window - Option to configure as an en suite for Bedroom 1 - Mano.
Bathroom 2 Lugos: Shower, Sink, Toilet. 1 window

Downstairs
Bathroom 3 Pissos: Accessible for infirm/disabled (see below) Bath, Shower, Sink, Toilet. 1 window - Option to configure as an en suite for Bedroom 5 - Mimizan.

Heating

Gas central heating, fireplace and woodburner.

Entertainment

Wifi & TV

Garden and outside

Outside the 1 acre mature gardens with grand old oak trees and tall pine trees are very private and securely fenced.
The 5x11m private swimming pool catches the sun all day and has comfortable pool loungers. Pool has corner steps to 1m shallow end with a slope to 2.3m deep end.
The pool's electric hard cover keeps the water warm at night and is also for safety and peace of mind when pool unattended.

Parking and garages

Plenty of secure parking at property.

Visitor suitability

Children
Families
Pets
Accessible for people with disabilities

Information about any additional facilities

Plenty of local activities for groups of friends or families. Swimming (pool, rivers, lakes, and sea), kayaking (local rental), biking/hiking/jogging on forest trails, hiking, dog walking, horse riding (local stables very close at end of forest track). This location is great for yoga, painting, meditation, relaxing, and reading. There are numerous games available in the house including, a whole trunk of boardgames, badminton set (net plus 6 rackets), table football, and garden lawn darts.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

* Vet details: v

Activities

Cycling

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Taris Tourism
Distance: 2 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Compostela

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Nigel Bond

For more photo google airialmoustey. <br/>British born, but soon adopted a peripatetic life. I recently finished working for United Nations in Pakistan. I spend September to May living in my home in Moustey, France. From May to August I pack up my stuff and meticulously prepare my house for summer rentals - then my dog, Sami, and I take to the road to visit friends and family all over Europe. I have lived in Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Japan, Russia, Lebanon, USA, France, and Kenya.

Year property purchased 2016
Why this location? The area - Moustey, Les Landes
Nigel’s home is located in Moustey, Les Landes, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France.
L'Airial is a great base for exploring the Parc Naturel Régional des Landes de Gascogne. The beaches of the Atlantic coast and large lakes are less than an hour away. The fantastic vineyards in SW France are a great attraction; Léognan in the Graves area of the Bordeaux county has 6 chateaux and is 44kms from the house. Bordeaux city can be reached in under an hour. Bordeaux, renowned for its wines is also an exciting metropolis.
Plenty of activities for groups of friends or families. Swimming (pool, rivers, lakes, and sea), kayaking (local rental), biking/hiking/jogging on forest trails, dog walking, horse riding (local stables very close at end of forest track).
Unique benefits of property The house - L'Airial
Magnificent five bedroom 1830's spacious family home in Gascony with private swimming pool.
L'Airial is a charming remote house in peaceful Gascon countryside. This lovely "maison de maître" is a real get-away-from-it-all location, yet only 3kms to the pretty village of Moustey.
5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, modern kitchen, dining room with open fireplace, and a large living room with woodburner.
Private and securely fenced gardens.
Entire place - Have the property to yourself.
5x11m swimming pool catches the sun all day.
45 mins to Bordeaux.

The Owner Recommends

Getting Around

Car essential. The approach to the house is along an unpaved forest track (chemin) https://youtu.be/x1ld1yGzhj4 It is not necessary to have a 4x4/SUV; any normal car will be sufficient - but I suggest to avoid very low clearance sports cars like a Ferrari, McLaren, or Porsche!

Nearest Airport : Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport (45 mins drive) at 69 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub : Le Gascon, Moustey at 3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf : Golf De Biscarrosse at 45 Kilometres
Nearest Train : Ychoux at 22 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway : A63 / E70 at 7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurants : Le Domaine, Le Gascon, Le Haut Landais, A Ma Guise at 3 Kilometres
Nearest Bakery : Boulangerie Pâtisserie Les Douceurs de Mia at 3 Kilometres
Nearest Grocery Shop : Moustey Village "Proxi" shop 3kms
Nearest Beach : Biscarrosse Plage at 48 Kilometres

Guidebook for ★ Stunning ★ Rural Family Retreat
Bars
Le Gascon
1 rue de la verrerie Moustey, Nouvelle-Aquitaine 40410
Boulangerie Pâtisserie Les douceurs de Mia
D834 Pissos, Nouvelle-Aquitaine 40410
So good! Wonderful bread and patisseries! How to start each day!
Restaurants
Restaurant Euloge Chêne Pascal
259 Rue de l'Église Belhade, Nouvelle-Aquitaine 40410
Pizz'eenne
31 Route de Mont de Marsan Pissos, Nouvelle-Aquitaine 40410
L'Atelier De Chocho
24 Rue du Stade Belin-Béliet, Nouvelle-Aquitaine 33830
more guidebook in house manual.....