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1 master bedroom (double), 1 twin room & 1 cabin room plus family bathroom
The master bedroom is large with a view onto the garden area (see owners website). It is furnished with a double bed two bedside tables, independent wall lights and a large fitted wardrobe with shelving. There is ample space for a travel cot or child's bed to be positioned in the room The upstairs room on the mezzanine is especially loved by young people (and the young at heart). It feels cosy with a panelled ceiling and a Velux double glazed window and is furnished with two single beds, an extensive shelving system and hanging space for clothes. The ceiling is over 2m high at the top of the stairs (entry point) and slopes away, reducing in height gradually under the eaves. The cabin room, close to the master bedroom and bathroom has two fitted bunk beds with storage space beneath.
- Bookings at this property are non-refundable.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter:
- If you wish to cancel your booking after the deposit has been paid but before the balance is due, then only the deposit is forfeited.
- If you cancel within 60 days of the beginning of your holiday the total cost remains payable, or if paid, shall be forfeited upon cancellation.
- Allowance will be made if the vacancies caused by any cancellation are subsequently filled but the refund will be subject to an agency fee of 10%
Labenne is easily accessible by air, land & sea and is quite close to the airport at Biarritz. AIR - Ryanair and Easyjet fly to Biarritz (often at bargain basement prices) and the airport is only 40 minutes away by (hire) car or taxi. Also the major airines have scheduled flights to Bordeaux and Bilbao - each is about 2 hours away by car. CAR - the drive through France from the Channel ports takes a full day and so, depending on ferry times, you may chose to break the journey with an overnight stop. The Loire valley makes a rewarding stopover since it is approximately halfway and offers an opportunity to visit the magnificent chateau/castles along the river. TRAIN - Bayonne, which is within taxi range, is on the main rail route for fast trains (TGV) and the overnight sleeper service from Paris to Spain. SEA - the ports of Blbao and Santander are used by Brittany Ferries and are only a 2 and 3 hour drive (respectively) from Labenne
Golf: There are literally dozens of first class golf courses within a 45 min drive of Labenne. The nearest championship course is at Hossegor only 10min drive to the north. It is a par 71 links course established in 1930 and includes many challenging features. Slightly further north is Seignosse which frequently figures in the top 25 Courses in Europe. It threads its way through pine forests and cork groves over steeply undulating terrain and daunting water hazards.
The 'Golf Pass Biarritz' covers 5 major courses in the area: Le Phare in Biarritz itself, Seignosse & Moliets (within 30 mins drive up the coast) and Arcangues & Bassussarry a similar distance in the other direction (within 30 mins drive southwards). All are championship courses with many challenging features and interesting contoured greens (often multi-level). The European Challenge tour is an annual visitor to Moliets which is ranked amongst the top ten courses in France
There are two excellent nine hole courses within easy reach: one at Port d'Albret (30mins) which circumnavigates an inland lake and features many taxing long holes - and also has a 'fun' driving range (using 'floating range balls) directly across and into the water; the other at Ilbarritz with a huge range area and an exciting nine hole course with half the holes situated on the cliff side with magnificant views of the Atlantic and the other half (down a steep buggy track) at sea level and featuring many water hazards.
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About Stuart Ingwell
The owners are a retired couple. Stuart - a retired Squadron Leader, and his wife Bridget - a retired primary school teacher, live near Reading but they spend most of June and September living in Labenne and are able to keep the house in tip-top condition.
Why Stuart Ingwell chose Labenne-Océan
For three generation, my family have enjoyed holidaying in Labenne and we still find things to surprise us in the local area. Biarritz and St Jean de Luz are elegant & chic, some of the border villages are quaint - others stunning, and the whole coastline is magnificent from the sand-dune of Pilat in the North to the foothills of the Pyrenees in the South.
What makes this chalet unique
This accommodation includes off-road parking and features its own private garden and outside (covered) BBQ area. The master bedroom on the ground floor is large and located opposite the cabin room which has two bunk beds. The twin room on the mezzanine is an attractive wood-panelled area especially loved by the young and the young-at-heart.