House in Pissos, Les Landes, Aquitaine, France - 40 Minute Drive From The Atlantic Coast
About Tracy Hall
We have lovingly restored and modernised the house whilst maintaining as much character and as many original original features as possible.
Tracy Hall purchased this House in 2001
Why Tracy Hall chose Pissos
We fell in love with the natural aspects of the region, forest, lakes and Atlantic coastline. Also, with the food, wine and the kind nature of those people who live in the village.
What makes this House unique
The house offers the opportunity to get away from it all, with all the advantages of being in easy walking distance of amenities in the local village. The house has been sympathetically restored over a number of years. Whilst modernising the house we have kept as many original features as possible, including wooden floors, original Basque tiling in the entrance hall, fireplaces and French shutters. The pool is 10x4 metres and has roman steps for easy access. Our neighbours are kind, gentle people, always willing to help us, family and visitors practice speaking French.
Pool / Spa
Smoking allowed - outside the property only outside the property only
Max guests: 8
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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.
Fabulous Family home from home!
My family had a wonderful holiday in this lovely house. We were 5 adults and a toddler. Summary as follows!
Beautiful village with butcher, bakers, pharmacy, bar, restaurant and Carrefour Express all within reasonable walking distance. We walked to get fresh bread every morning - lovely!
Not that you need it, but 2 fabulous outdoor swimming pools are a 3 minute drive up the road, along with tennis courts, beach volley ball and basketball hoops.
Just a 4 minute drive away, there is an activity centre where you can canoe, kayak, go on hikes and go horse riding. All very reasonable.
The most beautiful beaches and sanded lakes are within about 30-40 minutes drive away.
The house itself is superbly equipped - and HUGE! The rooms are all massive and the windows are large with shutters, great for keeping the heat out, but also lovely to throw them all open in the morning.
Wifi was great, we took our Amazon Firestick so we could watch Disney films etc for our little one at bed time! But there were more than enough DVD's, and the French and English TV was great. The library in the house is extensive - you will not need to take a book!
The garden is basically lawned but large and not overlooked. The pool was wonderful, although you need to watch toddlers, once past the roman steps it is about waist depth on an adult.
The covered outdoor area is wonderful, we didn't have a single meal indoors! Great for sitting out in the evening too. Sunbeds and garden furniture were all in good condition and comfortable.
We were lucky enough to be staying over a Saints Day bank holiday, and the village people celebrated by holding a huge BBQ selling sardines, chips, bread, cheese and a pastry for 8 Euros. Even better was the bottles of wine for only 5 Euros! We were made to feel very welcome as we joined the local residents, there was live music and dancing, it was great!! Worth keeping an eye out for, there are posters in the village advertising them as they hold them throughout the year.
I highly recommend this lovely house if you are a group of friends and/or family. It is in a lovely area and there really is everything you need almost on your doorstep. In addition was the lovely Beryl who lived a few minutes away who checked us in and out and was on hand if we had any problems.
We will certainly be making a return visit.
Great spacious house. Well appointed
Really nice house. Nicely decorated, good selection of DVDS. Spacious rooms. Nice outside space not overlooked and the pool was great. Kids really enjoyed the pool. Two tables outside, one in the shade which was nice and flexible. Good size clean BBQ. House is 10 minute walk to the village which has a couple of restaurants. A few minutes the other side of the village is a place that does horse ridding and canoeing. Only downside was the main road. It was noisy and if you need to open the windows overnight, it is loud. Overall we really enjoyed our stay.
French Holiday With Family
The property was perfect for our needs with ample room and space for a large family which included small children. The rooms were well maintained, comfortable and decorated to a high standard. The entire house and grounds including the swimming pool had all the requirements we needed to have a great holiday. The local area is quiet and the picturesque village added to our stay, there are also activities near by should you want to venture out. Local facilities a short walk away offered a couple of restaurants, bars, and a supermarket, which was well stocked for any holiday requirements. All in all we had a great stay and would recommend this venue to friends.
What a great house! Well kitted out in the kitchen, good sized pool and good internet link. We were two families with teenagers and toddlers, good shops and restaraunts in the village and less than an hour away from the beach. Will definitely consider returning again sometime.
Thanks Nathan for your review, so pleased that you all had a good holiday and enjoyed the house. We look forward to seeing you in the future - Tracy
A beautiful property
A beautiful, spacious property, that is very well equipped. The pool was fabulous and very well maintained. Pissos is an attractive village with enough facilities that you don't have to drive elsewhere to shop or eat out, although the surrounding area is worth exploring. We would recommend this property for a relaxing family holiday.
Biscarosse beach is a 40 minute drive with soft white sandy beaches and the Atlantic sea is perfect for surfers.
Biscarosse lake is a 30 minute drive, with pine trees, water activities, large marina, restaurants, bars and beach.
Hostens lake is a 15 minute drive, suitable for water activities, cycling, swimming and sunbathing on the beach area.
Parentis en Born lake 30 minutes drive away, again with sandy beach.
Bordeaux airport 45 minute drive.
Biarritz airport 1hr 15 minutes.
St Malo port 6hr drive.
Pissos village 5 minute walk.
Parentis en Born 30 minute drive (nearest large supermarket).
There is 240km of coastline to explore north and south of the house.
The historic city of Bordeaux is 45 minute drive.
Biarritz and the basque region is 1hr 15 minute drive.
Arcachon is 40 minutes drive.
The village of Pissos is very pretty and has good facilities - a supermarket, 2 boulangeries, a butchers, newsagents, flower shop, library, hairdressers, tennis courts and public outdoor swimming pool. There's also a pharmacy, two restaurants, one traditional and the other serving pizza and a local bar. Activities in the village include, horse riding, forest walks and there is a canoeing centre by the river. Near the outdoor pool is also a restaurant in beautiful surroundings on the edge of the forest.
There is a doctors surgery and cashpoint located near to the fire station in the village
Pets accepted, but please confirm with owners prior to booking.