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Renovated house with large private pool in quiet village, just 30min from beach

Overview

Property

Updated: 24-Nov-2016
Large house in Laluque, near Dax. 30min from the beach. Bikes, games and toys

This much loved and cared-for holiday home sleeps 10 plus three babies in cots, with a few additional children's beds if required. The many facilities and extras include table tennis table, proper French BBQ, lots of bikes and trikes, pool slide and inflatables, Wendy house, lots of children’s toys, outdoor games, English freeview tv, board games, puzzles, many DVDs and videos. Whether you looking for a summer holiday around the pool and on the beach, or a winter holiday with beautiful walks or bike rides and evenings around the cosy open fire, then Libellule is the place to go.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We have owned Libellule since 2003, the year our first child was born. Since then we have worked hard on renovating this once builders' house and yard into a welcoming, safe and fun holiday home where we love to bring our children and share with our friends and family. We are keen swimmers, cyclists and golfers, all of which we can enjoy at our house and in this area of France.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"We were amazed at the wonderful pool! We swam, we ate, we went to the beach, we borrowed the bikes and went cycling, we went body boarding. Dad loved the bay leaves and rosemary in the garden for his cooking, and having 2 fridges! Jamie liked all the shower rooms. Con loved reading her book by the pool. Mia loved the attention to detail and the volume of toys for all ages. We all loved the inflatables. Everyone agreed that they had a FANTASTIC holiday!" Woltons & McCartneys, Summer 2009



"You have done ever so well in finding such a great house and creating such a lovely home...with the added bonus of fine beaches and golf courses in such close proximity! ps did we mention the fine wine?" Roots Golf Tour, Autumn 2004



"Libellule exceeded even our highest expectations, a real home from home. We had such happy times in the pool and round that table. A holiday to remember forever." Wildmans, Summer 2006
Feb 2011
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5 Reviews

4.6
based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

United Kingdom
4

We will return!

  • 4 of 5

Libellule is an Aladdin's cave of a house with more rooms and living space than one would ever imagine possible when viewing the house from the front. We were there for two weeks in August with elder daughter, her husband and three children but we could almost have asked our other children and their families with all the additional space. Outside at the rear, there is the biggest pool that we have been lucky enough to rent in the past. Other facilities for children and adults alike include table tennis, table football, cricket net, football goal etc - very well equipped indeed. So much so that the two books that I took with me remained unread!

The house was also clean and very well maintained and Vicky went out of her way to ensure that all went well and made sure that all was as hoped shortly after our arrival (which it was!).

We loved the location insofar as it is in a quiet village yet a couple of minutes' walk from a local shop and a bar/restaurant, 10 minutes by car from more restaurants and 30 minutes from beaches. It's a really good base for exploring the area and it's so relaxing to get back there and to jump in the pool whatever the time.

We will definitely recommend Libellule to friends and relatives and we will return.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Barry for your lovely feedback. Glad you all had such a good time. Helped by the weather, of course! You will be welcome beck any time. Best wishes, Vicky and family
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Renfrewshire
5

So relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 had a great holiday here in July 2014. It can be hard finding something to suit all of our children aged 12 to 20, but we all loved Libellule. The house and grounds are huge, so plenty of space for everyone. We had planned lots of day trips, but ended up spending most of our fortnight relaxing at the house. Loads to do there - the pool, table tennis, bikes for everyone, board games, the now essential wifi, and satellite tv for world cup football and Wimbledon! Not to mention lying on a sunbed with a glass of wine and a book. When we did venture out we enjoyed days at the beach and a trip to Biarritz. What we really loved was that Libellule felt like a real home from home, not a bland holiday let. It is so well equipped that it felt like Vicky and her family had just moved out for a fortnight to let us borrow their home. We would thoroughly recommend and will no doubt return.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Surrey
4

Home from home

  • 4 of 5

Libellule is an interesting property. It has lots of accommodation which can used in a variety of ways to suit all sorts of requirements. It is clearly a loved family home so has wifi, UK Sky, toys, games (indoor and outdoor) and books for all ages, a great pool and more bicycles than you can shake a Halfords at! Oh and table football and table tennis. Kitchen is well equipped and you can even do your washing! Portable air conditioner helps and top floor has a wall mounted one and it can get hot at this latitude. The area is very rural, quiet and safe. The village shop is helpful for essentials and there are supermarkets within 10 minutes which are open 7 days. Beaches not too far away and great fun - warmish water, bodyboarding, good sand, great restaurants etc etc.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Bolton, Lancashire
5

Perfect Pool

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for 2wks with young grandchildren. A perfect house with many bedrooms, toys, books and bikes and helmets for every age. The pool is excellent and outdoor veranda stays in the shade most of the day and is next to kitchen which makes eating out easy. Local shops are about 10min drive away although there is a small shop in village. Would definitely recommend for families with young children.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Estancia muy agradable en zona tranquila de Las Landas interiores

  • 5 of 5

Laluque es una tranquila, pintoresca y acogedora localidad en la zona interior de Las Landas francesas. En otoño, el colorido de sus árboles y la niebla le conceden un escenario muy agradable. La residencia Libelulle es una casa unifamiliar grande en la que puedes disfrutar de todas las comunidades. Tiene muchas habitaciones, con camas cómodas y amplio espacio. Son tres cuartos de baño completos y espaciosos. Tiene también una sala de estar con chimenea y un pequeño comedor interior. La cocina es moderna y da a la zona cubierta exterior, con mesa y sofás para comer o tomar el café. La vivienda tiene un segundo piso, un pequeño ático decorado en madera con varias camas-litera y una zona con sofás y televisión. En cuanto al exterior, tiene un amplio jardín, piscina, cama elástica, barbacoa y un edificio para garajes y casas de apero (la casa vieja). Hay espacio suficiente para aparcar el coche en el interior. Dispone de grandes opciones de entretenimiento, desde ping-pong hasta bicicletas (más de 10) pasando por un futbolín, ordenador, dos consolas, juegos de mesa (la mayoría en inglés), Legos, una amplia selección de CDs, libros y guías de viaje de la zona y de Francia, etc. En Laluque, a pocos minutos, hay un pequeño ultramarinos con pan y bollería fresca.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

The location is great. We love the pace of life in the village, as well as the access to the historic town of Dax and the fantastic Atlantic beaches. Our guests love to take our body boards to the beach and enjoy the waves. The whole area is very French and unspoilt by tourists (unlike other parts of France). At the house, the large private pool is always a real focus for our family and friends, whether it's to relax on the sun loungers, float around on the lilos or play with the other pool toys. The pool is also large enough to swim proper lengths, and has a deep end for jumping in, unlike many pools. The property is also well located to enjoy the famous wine regions of South West France, as well as the beautiful Pyrenees. Golf and cycling in this area are also second to none, not to mention the food!

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

The famous Atlantic sandy beaches are only 30 mins away and provide some of the best beach holidays you could want. Either if you are wanting to sit and admire the view or play in the surf. There are lots of opportunities for watersports and surfing too.

The countryside in Les Landes is quite flat and so ideal for cycling holidays.

Travel:

Biarritz - 55 mins

Bordeaux - 80 mins

Pau - 90 mins

From Normandy ports the drive is approximately 7 hours

From Channel ports the drive is approximately 9.5 hours

Distances:

Local shop - 2 mins walk

Small supermarket - 8 mins drive in Pontonx

Large Hypermarket - 15 mins drive to St Paul Les Dax

Beach - 30 mins to Moliets

Dax (ancient Roman Spa town) - 15 mins

Biarritz - 60 mins

Pyrenees - 60 mins

Ski Resorts - 2 hours

Spain - 90 mins

Bordeaux - 80 mins

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn / Winter
26 Sep 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£120
for 2 nights
£419
 
 
Christmas / New Year
18 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£377
for 3 nights
£879
 
 
Winter
8 Jan 2017 - 1 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£120
for 2 nights
£419
 
 
Spring
2 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£155
for 2 nights
£544
 
 
Early Summer
28 May 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£282
for 2 nights
£988
 
 
Peak Summer
16 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,386
for 7 nights
£2,386
 
 
Late Summer
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£282
for 2 nights
£988
 
 
Autumn / Winter
1 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£120
for 2 nights
£419
 
 
Christmas / New Year
17 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£377
for 3 nights
£879
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact us if you have any questions.

Changeover day:
Sunday but this is flexible, particularly at non-peak times.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

From the Owner

'Libellule' is a real home from home for all who come here as it is kitted out so that all our family's needs are catered for. Toys for all ages, baby equipment, kitchen equipment, bikes, pool toys, table tennis, outdoor games, indoor games, books, CDs, DVDs. The house has all evolved as our family has grown.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 shower rooms 1 bathroom with a separate shower cubicle

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 double bedrooms 1 twin bedroom 1 family bedroom (double bed and bunk bed with double lower bunk) 1 'dormitory room' upstairs with 5 beds (3 single beds and 1 bunk bed with double lower bunk)

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 12 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Outside: Large garden. Large pool (12 x 5m with shallow area for toddlers) and inflatables Large built-in BBQ. A table-tennis table Large outdoor table and chairs placed in a large shaded veranda. Plenty of loungers. Over a dozen bikes of all shapes and sizes (incl. 2 bike seats and 2 tag-alongs) Wendy House and outdoor toys for children in a separate shaded garden. Full range of sporting equipment (incl. tennis rackets, golf clubs, cricket equipment and pelote bats and balls). Utility Room: Washing machine, drier, separate sink Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The house is cleaned after each let by a local lady. She expects to clean all the bedding, hoover and dust. Apart from this we do expect the house to be left as it was found. To cope with the cleaning, additional charges apply to larger parties. Other: Snug / Dining room - additional room which contains a large comfortable double sofa bed or the room can be used as a small winter dining room.

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