Maison Bidas is superbly located within an hours drive of the local beaches,Pyrenees mountains and Spain.Set in the grounds of the owners farmstead surrounded by acres of vineyards,corn and meadows the gîte is nestled within the original farmhouse building dating back hundreds of years comfortably blending old with new to offer a relaxing getaway.An idyllic home from home where you can truly unwind and take in the beautiful French countryside. A warm welcome awaits with privacy assured.
Nestled within the original farmhouse building dating back hundreds of years, Maison Bidas has been lovingly renovated (in 2013) retaining its original features which gives it its rustic charm and character. The barn comfortably blends old and new with its original oak beams to the spacious walk-in Italian shower to offer a traditional yet well appointed home from home.
With a double height ceiling and decorative mezzanine level, the open plan living dining area is light and airy, enjoying the morning sun which beams in through the large glass door. The living space opens out onto the walled terrace, which is fully equipped with outdoor furniture and BBQ, ideal for those lovely long lunches in the sun or a relaxed evening meal cooked outside. Help yourself to the herb garden on the terrace to add some flavour to your cuisine.
Inside Maison Bidas, the living dining area includes a large corner sofa (which can open into a sofa bed to accommodate up to two additional guests) with flat screen wall mounted TV with UK freeview channels. The dining table seats up to six people with a well-equipped fitted kitchen including dishwasher, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment and Nespresso machine. The washing machine is located in the hallway cupboard. We also have a long list of nursery items available upon request.
The sleeping accommodation comprises one double bedroom with a king size bed and one twin bedroom with two single beds (which can also be made into a super king size bed if required) both with luxurious Egyptian Cotton sheets. The bedrooms have reading lights, a set of drawers and ample wardrobe hanging space. The bathroom, complete with Molton Brown toiletries, has a walk-in double Italian shower and separate toilet.
Maison Bidas is a 5 minute drive from the pretty village of Pouillon. It’s a busy little hive of activity with everything you would expect from fresh bread and croissants at the bakeries to simply soaking up the atmosphere in the central square café. The local Landaise restaurant offers up some heavenly gastronomic delights which are not to be missed. There’s also a small supermarket with a petrol station, banks and a chemist.
If you do decide to leave your tranquil bolthole then there’s plenty to see and do right on the doorstep in Pouillon and Dax or pop over the border into Spain for some authentic tapas and homemade local cider.
Outdoor heated swimming pool
Friday night markets full of local produce and dégustation where you can try the local food from the stalls
Lac de Luc where you can fish, play tennis and crazy golf, or hire pedalos
Amenities include a small supermarket with 24/7 petrol station, chemist, café, bar, florist, several banks, bakeries, butchers, Pizzerias, restaurants
Around Maison Bidas
Vineyard Tours & Dégustation
Golf driving range
Wednesday market at Peyrehorade
Dax, a 15 minute drive away, is renown for its thermal spas with its hot water spring fountain in the town centre. A bustling market town with its daily indoor market which flows out into the streets on a Saturday. There are stalls a plenty hosted by local Artisans to offer a fantastic range of fresh regional produce. The first Thursday of every month brings the ‘Brocante’ where you’ll find those authentic French household gems. Relax and enjoy the French cuisine, some with a hint of Spain, in Dax’s many restaurants and café bars.
Within an hours drive, experience:
– The beautiful beaches of Capbreton, Hossegor and Biarritz, world famous for surfing and stunning coastal golf courses
– The Pyrenees mountains, ideal for rambling or hiking in the summer months or skiing during the winter as there are several ski stations within easy reach of Maison Bidas
Head to Spain within an hour and a half to visit:
– San Sebastien, renown for its Tapas, local cider and shopping
– Pamplona, the home of the famous running of the bulls and tomato festivals
Two hours drive to discover:
– The beautiful Dordogne with it’s beautiful countryside, architecture and vineyards aplenty
– The impressive Dune of Pilat which is one of the tallest sand dunes in Europe
Pouillon, Akvitania, Ranska