Set in open undulating meadow and grounds, this traditional Basque property in Pyrenees Atlantiques, France, has been transformed into a luxury villa with exceptional design interest influenced by Eduardo Chillida-Leku. Close to St Jean de Luz with opportunities for Surfing school and sandy beaches.
FR119 stands within 3 hectares of undulating meadow and lawns with views to La Rhune, sacred mountain of the Pays Basque. Only 5 km from sophisticated harbour St Jean de Luz, 22 km from Biarritz airport. Close to sandy beaches and five important golf courses.
Amalgamating original 18C Basque farmhouse features with modernistic design on an impressive scale. Influenced by Eduardo Chillida-Leku; sympathetic merge of glass and steel, with giant wooden beams and meticulous stone work.
The spectacular Grand Salon and smaller family television room, open onto surrounding lawns shaded by century old oak trees. Formal dining room is linked by a breakfast room to a modern kitchen, both open onto dining terrace. One ground floor bedroom en suite.
Inspirational design features add to high standards, with under floor heating and open fireplaces giving added comfort in all seasons. A saline filtered swimming pool (12m x 5m) has broad shallow entry steps and pool pavilion with au vent seating and facilities.
What we think: Set in open undulating meadow and grounds, this traditional Basque property has been transformed into a very modern house with exceptional design interest influenced by Eduardo Chillida-Leku. There are five important golf courses within the area. You could explore the sandy Atlantic beaches, perhaps perfect your surfing or discover the Pyrenees Atlantiques mountain walks and even go over the border into Spain. A unique coastal area of France, Basque has quite a different feel to other regions.
We enjoyed every day at FR119! Amazing house with beautiful interior – house was very conveniently located (close to a supermarket – motorway and St. Jean du Luz. We were very well looked after and got help instantly if needed. The housekeeper was very lovely, hard working – I can highly recommend!
This house is for a maximum of 6 adults + 4 young (+ 2 extra young by arrangement)
1) Double bedded (can be made as Twin) + bathroom (bath with shower/basin) + WC
2) Double bedded + bathroom (bath with shower/basin/WC)
3) (Child’s room) wooden sleigh bed + single bed + shower room (shower/basin)
4) Twin bedded + shower room (shower/basin)
5) Twin bedded (can be made as Double) + shower room (shower/basin)
6) Master Suite: Double bedded + dressing area + bathroom (shower/bath/basins x2) + WC
Wi-Fi. Cable television + DVD.
Swimming pool: 12m x 5m, Not heated. Security: retractable hard pool cover.
Table tennis, barbecue.
Housekeeper/part time maid, gardener.
Cost of let per week in Euro 2020:
(Oct 3/Mar 7)
(Mar 7/June 6 & Sept 5/Oct 3)
€6,250 (+ electric + heating)
(June 6/Sept 5)
€7,500 (+ heating)
Sea bathing, sailing & surfing schools, tennis club, cycle hire & excellent golf.
Golf de la Nivelle (5min drive), harbour resort Guethary (12km), renowned Ilbarritz Beach with Ecole de Surf Ilbarritz (15km), shopping centre Bayonne (32km). Only 20km from the Spanish border and St Sebastian. Bilbao 125km -1½hrs drive auto route (Guggenheim Collection Museum). Airports Biarritz Parme (22km) & Bordeaux Merignac (216km).