- 9 bedrooms
- 8 bathrooms
- Sleeps 18
Description from the owner
A short distance from the outstanding beaches of south west France, this 550 square metre chateau offers stunning luxury accommodation set in a private park of 6 acres.
Built in the 19th century, this property was totally renovated in 2005 offering 9 en-suite bedrooms, a grand reception lounge and hall, spacious dining room, billiards room and anterooms, with high ceilings, original parquet floors and an impressive oak staircase.
Set in the beautiful mature gardens with century old trees is a brand new heated outdoor swimming pool, summer kiitchen and BBQ, hot tub, tennis court, table tennis, volleyball and badminton court plus c...Read more
Chateau for luxury holidays near Biarritz, France
Soustons, Aquitaine, France
Additional Location Information
The 2.5 hectare estate of Domaine de Bellegarde 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.
The 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.
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 PyrenÃ©es and Basque country. It is remarkably unspoilt, open and natural, the coast is dominated by long stretches of sand washed by broad Atlantic rollers. The stretch where the CÃ´te d'Argent turns - quite literally - into the CÃ´te Basque, offers some of the Continent's best surfing. In all there is more than 220km of coastline with 55 supervised beaches.
The coast encompasses a huge variety including: oyster beds and yachting marinas, fishing villages and vineyards, and the highest sand-dunes in Europe. Climb the dunes and before you, stretching as far as the eye can see, lie the pine forests of Les Landes, 1100 kmÂ² of pine forest planted during the 19th century.
The magnificent sandy beaches of Les Landes, backed by sand dunes, pine forests and inland lakes are blessed with a superb climate and sea conditions throughout the year, which are perfect for water and other holiday sports of all descriptions from surfing to kayaking and golf to cycling.
The freshwater lakes that punctuate the forest provide a great alternative to the ocean and safer bathing for children. Rather like the Lake District in England, each lake, or Ã©tang, has its own atmosphere.
Besides the local Lac d'Soustons, there are others nearby to try: Ã©tangs Blanc , Hossegor and LÃ©on; at the latter you can canoe from the lake along the serene Courant d'Huchet to the ocean's edge!
The remarkable thing is that it's something of a French (and Spanish) secret; unless you're a dedicated surfer, the chances are you won't have heard of the beaches and villages that make up this fantastic region.
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 45 minutes away are the Pyrenees and Spain.
Three world class golf courses (voted in the Worlds Top 50) are within fifteen minutes.
The villa and surroundings are easily accessible from motorways, TGV trains from Paris (and the Eurostar from London to Paris), and Biarritz, Pau & Bordeaux airports.
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Beach or lakeside relaxation
Last updated on July 28, 2014
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Additional notes from the owner
Catered and self catered holidays available
The catered package includes:
Champagne reception (soft drinks for the children)
Daily breakfast (Full English and Continental breakfast) served on the poolside terrace, in the grand dining room or in the privacy of your own room, if preferred
Daily afternoon tea with a selection of cakes, muffins, biscuits, fresh fruit, tea, filtered coffee, hot chocolate, soft drinks & juices
A gourmet BBQ served on the poolside terrace; wine/beer/soft drinks included
A 3-course lunch served on the poolside terrace; wine/beer/soft drinks included
Four gastronomic 4 course evening meals with complimentary regional wine served either inside in the grand dining room or alfresco-style, on the poolside terrace. An a-la-carte wine list will also be available
Free use of sporting equipment including mountain bikes, tennis, table-tennis, badminton, croquet, boules, football, volleyball and more
Drinks minibar by the pool
All linen including large bath towels, hand towels, bathrobes and pool towels
All cleaning and hosting services during the holiday from a team of four staff in addition to ourselves
Any date can be booked as self catered at normal catered price less £2,000.00
- A/C or climate control
- Towels Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Housekeeping Optional
- Washing Machine
- Local Guides/Maps
- Central heating
- Linens Provided
Phone / Internet
- Fax Machine
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
- Private outdoor pool (heated)
- Ocean or water views
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stove or Oven
- DVD Player
- Stereo or CD player
- Satellite or cable TV
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Balcony or terrace
- Swing set or jungle gym
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - ask
- 559 square meters