Set in six acres of private grounds, Manoir Mer et Lacs is a traditional and grand manor house set just outside the picturesque village of Soustons. With the Atlantic ocean and ‘Lac de Soustons’ both so close, you have the best of both worlds, making this Basque home ideal for family and friends of any age.
Built at the beginning of the 20th century and carefully restored in 2002, this is one of the largest houses in Soustons with nine spacious bedrooms, most of them en suite, a traditional grand reception hall and living room, a beautiful dining room and a billiard room. Throughout you will discover many original features such as oak floors, marble fireplaces, impressive high ceilings and a stunning oak staircase.
Step outside to discover the large heated swimming pool, a shaded terrace with its summer kitchen perfect for al-fresco dining and a wealth of activities from the tennis court to football, volleyball and boules. The gardens are glorious and contain beautiful old trees that are over 100 years old.
This is a wonderful base for exploring this exceptional region, famous for its long stretches of sandy beaches, surfing hotspots, majestic lakes, forests and world-famous golf courses. Head to the nearby Étang de Soustons for a variety of watersports or drive to Plage Soustons where you will find great dunes and magnificent waves contrasting the gentle waters and beaches of the salt-water marine lake and its pretty island.
Enjoy seasonal festivities in the local village, just a short walk away, or discover the delights of Hosseger, a surfing hangout with cool cafes and shops. The spa-town of Dax with its hot springs and Roman ruins is also a great day out, especially on market day, or drive south to visit the glamourous seaside town of Biarritz, just under an hour away.
Whether surfing the ocean waves, paddling in the lakes or relaxing by the swimming pool, Manoir Mer et Lacs is a great holiday home in this beautiful part of south-western France. /n Security deposit /n €1500 paid to the owner on arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection. /n Arrival time /n 4.00 p.m. /n Departure time /n 10.00 a.m. /n Energy costs included? /n Yes. /n Linen & towels included? /n Yes (linen is changed mid-stay). /n Pool towels included? /n Yes. /n Heating costs included? /n Yes. /n End of stay cleaning included? /n Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit. /n Pool opening dates? /n All year round. However, please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
/n Pool heating charge? /n Pool heating is available on request approximately from June to end of September for an extra charge of €50/day, paid locally. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures
/n Pets welcome? /n No. /n Changeover day /n Saturday. /n Minimum stay /n 7 nights. /n Smoking Allowed? /n Outside only. /n Other Ts and Cs /n Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges. /n Insurance /n It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property. /n Tax /n French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).