Nigel et Elizabeth Harris
- anglais, français
- Dernière mise à jour du calendrier :
- 15 oct. 2018
Salle(s) de bain
Type de destination
Salle à manger
Equipements de loisirs
Piscine / Spa
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We had the most wonderful holiday here and really could have stayed another 2 weeks. The children adored the pool which was a welcome relief on the blisteringly hot days. Even on the 1 day it rained by 6 o clock the sun was blazing and we were sipping wine and cooking a BBQ.
The house was so well equipped with every little thing thought of to make the stay as comfortable as could be.
The location for us was perfect. Really quiet and peaceful but just a short drive into the village. And a bonus for me was the local boulangere made and sold artisan gluten free bread. Amazing.
The beaches were clean and beautiful and the market in Motalivet was fantasic. We love this place and the house we stayed in so much. Nigel and Elizabeth have thought of everything. Thank you. I think we'll be booking for next summer,
Tranquil treasure, just beautiful
What a charming place. Peacful, spacious, comfortable, such a treasure. Set idyllic location, with lovely surroundings, a cycle ride to either town to get stick in the morning. A laze by the pool which kept you cool from the sun trap patio.
Montalivet beach just a short drive away with a very busy market bustling away. Horseriding and lovely cafes/restaurants near the beach. Brilliant waves, not overcrowded, easy to park.
Had a rainy day but not cold and still BBQ'd every evening.
Didn't want to return home, just peaceful and tranquil thank you
Great property, very enjoyable stay
Location - Maybe a bit out of the way for some but there are other cottages nearby so you never feel "Alone". The village of Vendays Montalivet is a 20-30 minute walk along the forest tracks which can be negotiated by car with care. Cycling is also an easy option. The village itself has a new supermarket although we found service very slow at busy times. There are a couple of cafes and restaurants as well as a couple of smaller shops. All in all a very pleasant village. The nearest beach at Montalivet was excellent and I thought relatively quiet even on a Sunday in high season. Parking was very good and the beach only got crowded when the tide came in.
Property - Loved the large garden. Plenty space for games. The pool is great, perhaps not big enough for "lengths" but ideal for inflatables and games of water polo or volleyball. The outdoor eating area and patio is a sun trap and is a lovely place to relax.
Indoors, the kitchen is well equipped and on the odd rainy day we found eating our meals at the kitchen table still very pleasant as it is very light and airy. The bedrooms are nicely decorated, plenty of room and storage space and the beds very comfortable. The lounge is large, very comfortable and the wifi was a boon, especially as we could easily check the local weather reports! There is a huge selection of books and DVDs and this was especially appreciated by our children as we did have a couple of dull and rainy days and evenings (not to mention the most incredible thunderstorm!) I personally have mixed feelings about access to British TV. The kids again loved it so they could keep to date with Big Brother (Yes I know!) but I prefer to get away from home completely so I didn't bother with it. That's a matter for personal choice of course and it is appreciated that the owners have made this available.
One other observation would be that if 8 people were staying here, only having 1 toilet and separate bath/shower might make ablution time a bit of a squeeze but I'm sure that this could be managed OK.
To sum up, this is probably the best property in itself and for its location that we have stayed at in our various travels around France and it comes highly recommended
Spacious, peaceful and well equipped
This cottage is a fantastic find!
Set in peaceful woodland a beautiful and enormous garden which was great for the children to run and play in. Lovely private pool.
Inside everything was extremely well catered for, lots of books, games, home comforts, wifi, excellent kitchen facilities. Extremely comfortable beds too and loads of space!!
Perfect location only 10 mins form the beach at Montalivet Les Bains and 2 minutes from the very friendly little village of Vendays Montalivet where we found a good selection of local amenities and where we found our morning croissants each day!
Charming area, great variety between the surfer feel of the Atlantic coast and the older more historic look of the wine producing villages along the Gironde estuary.
We found a fabulous restaurant in Hourtin Plage called Le Grillon. The Moules Frites were amazing! Highly recommended.
Bordeaux was charming and only an hour away.
We were a little unlucky to have had quite mixed weather (but it was only the end of May) and as a result it was a little too cold to use the pool most days. However, we found fantastic safe cycle paths, horse riding, Wine tasting, tree running, play parks, picnic areas, the endless beach that was unspoilt and spotless, boating, to keep us entertained and when the sun did come out, the cottage with its very private and beautiful pool area was a fantastic place to be!!
The cottage was perfect, thank you so much Nigel and Elizabeth, we hope to return again :))
Wonderful, spacious, peaceful cottage
What a wonderful find this cottage is!
Set in beautiful peaceful woodland, the garden was huge and very pretty, perfect for the children to play in. The house was very well equipped, so spacious and the beds were very comfortable!
We had mixed weather (end of May) and I would say that this area with its wide beaches and outdoor / coastal leisure activities would be at its best in June July and August when it is warmer. However,despite this we found the cottage had everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable from a great range of books and games to free wifi, tv etc. to the large garden and pool.
The cottage is well situated only a few minutes from the local village and 10 minutes from the beach. Lots of outdoor leisure facilities in the area from surfing, horse riding, cycling along excellent cycle paths, tree running, play parks, wine chateaux, boating etc. Bordeaux was delightful and only 45 mins away.
There is a lovely mix of 'old villages' along the Gironde estuary and a really laid back 'surfer' style atmosphere in Montalivet Les Bains and Hourtin Plage. Fantastic restaurant called Le Grillon on Hourtin Plage where we had magnificent Moules, highly recommended!
Thank you so much Nigel and Elizabeth, we hope to return again.
Our second year here- as good as the first!
If you want a holiday where you can cool off with kids in a fenced-off, safe pool; read books whilst they entertain themselves in the large garden; and cycle around flat, traffic-free lanes then this is the place for you.
If you want to explore, then the fantastic beaches of the Atlantic coast are a short drive away, with the most beautiful sand and waves you could wish for. In the other direction, the estuary is pleasant, too, with some nice walks. Try the 'Phare du Richard' - great photo opportunity if your youngest is called Richard (ours is).
The villa is clean, light, and well equipped and easily accomodates our family of six.
All in all a great holiday, and we've already booked again for 2012!
Vendays-Montalivet comporte un petit supermarché bien approvisionné et des boutiques françaises traditionnelles : une boucherie, une boulangerie, un traiteur, sans oublier une cave bien pourvue en bordeaux et en vins de la région. Un marché a lieu toutes les semaines. Montalivet est à quelques minutes de route des plages de sable surveillées par des maîtres nageurs. La baignade y est donc sûre et les vagues de l´Atlantique sont idéales pour les bons surfeurs. Vous trouverez des cafés, des restaurants, des boutiques et un très bon marché quotidien. De nombreuses pistes cyclables traversent les pinèdes jusqu´aux plages avec des aires de pique nique. En voiture, on peut facilement aller faire de l´équitation, du quad et du tennis ; un excellent parcours de golf se trouve un peu plus loin.
Price includes Gas and electricity and Bed Linen. A security deposit of £150.00 per week is required by seperate cheque if possible. There is a small heating supplement in the winter months.