House/Villa in Bias, Landes, Dordogne, Aquitaine, South West (SW) France - Village Location, 5km From Beach And Cycle Routes - Pool set in lawned garden
About Elizabeth Bilney
I live in Wales with my twin boys. We spend most of our holidays in Southern France, where we have made amazing friends and have really fallen in love with the country, especially the beaches and forests. Built in 2012 from our own design, It`s a comfortable, practical home from home. We love Bias because although quiet, it boasts some fantastic facilities nearby. There are beautiful beaches, surf, forests, activities (high ropes/horse riding/ cycling) and a great range of easily accessible bars and restaurants. There really is something for everyone here. The area is easily accessible with Bordeaux airport just over an hour away.
Why Elizabeth Bilney chose Bias
We fell in love with the area due to its beautiful, long, uncrowded beaches and plentiful surf. There are several activity centres nearby offering horse riding, paint-ball and high ropes. There are miles of beautiful forest accessible on newly built cycle tracks linking all local beaches. Bias is quiet enough to escape the crowds, but only 5km from the nearest beach and a short drive to the lively local town of Mimizan. There is an abundance of good bars and restaurants all within a short distance. Mimizan has some lively festivals and is an interesting, friendly place. The drive from Bordeaux airport takes just over an hour and is simple and stress free.
What makes this Villa unique
The house is only just over 4 years old and is cool and spacious. It has its own lit pool and a sun deck, with loungers and covered terrace, where you can relax. There is a separate relaxation area, with outdoor sofa's and a gas fired BBQ. There is another seprate Alfresco dining area, with an outdoor sining table on comfy chairs that can accomodate up to 8 people. In addiotion there isa spacios garden great for children to play in, with the added benefit of a full sized pingpong table. There is internet, a DVD player and satellite TV within a comfortable lounge/dining area. The accommodation has 3 bedrooms with the master having its own walk in shower en-suite. The main bathroom has a walk in shower and twin sinks. There are two double beds and a bunk bed in the third bedroom. The lounge has a double sofa bed giving versatile arrangements. The kitchen has a hob, combination oven, coffee machine, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. There is also a washing machine. The house has central heating, automatic venting and even remote control heated towel rails! Everything you are likely to need is provided :)
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Very nice, well-equipped and quiet place
We spent a lovely and warm week in this house in Bias. The house is very well-equipped and has plenty of room for a family of two adults and two children. Bias is a nice and quite little town away from the busy tourist town, Mimizan. We had great weather and really enjoyed the pool. However, we experienced some problems with the chemicals in the pool as both our kids reacted to them. Kathryn attended to our concerns fast and professionally. Due to the sewage construction of French houses (we were told) we also regularly had an unpleasant smell of sewer from one of the two bathrooms, especially when returning to the house after trips. All in all, we had a great week and can warmly recommend this house.
For future rentals, an English version of the contract is recommended. Only a French version was presented to us.
Thank you for the feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay.
We have not had any other comments concerning sewerage, however thank you for highlighting as we look to remedy this.
Excellent location, helpful owner and manager, almost everything needed for a good family holiday.
The house was very well situated for access by car to several well guarded Atlantic beaches as well as the lake at Mimizan, and the owner told us about an excellent bike hire shop at Contis Plage. The cycle paths in the area are many, beautiful and peaceful and we were also able to use the bikes which belong to the property. Summer in small French towns is always a delight as there are so many local festivals, shows, events taking place, and everything is well publicized.
We ate all our meals on the decking area, and spent many happy hours in the pool. It would have been helpful if the BBQ and bikes had been cleaned before our visit, and also if there was an easily accessible folder with up to date tourist information, emergency doctor, hospital and pharmacy numbers, instructions on how to use the kitchen appliances and TV etc.
The area is extrtemely peaceful and we all wished we were staying for longer than a week.
Thanks for the review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay!
The bikes at the property can be used by guests, however are the families bikes, and not maintained for guest use. We do request that if they are borrowed for your enjoyment then they are returned cleaned.
Lovely House and facilities
We had a lovely stay with our daughters here and enjoyed the lovely pool and had a lovely time in the area
Thank you for your kind comments! We are so glad you had a lovely time and enjoyed the pool! We look forward to welcoming you again sometime!
Perfect family location
Me & my wife and 4 children, comfortable stayed at this lovely property, very clean and today with a fantastic pool.
All rooms are of a very good standard.
Local walks and bike riding areas are all within a few minutes. A car is a must really to shop or a beach day.
We would definitely return to this property.
We are so glad that you and your family had a great holiday in Bias and that you enjoyed the delights of the pool! We most certainly will look forward to welcoming you back!!
Best Wishes The Bilneys
Wonderful, relaxing holiday!
The villa was amazing, we rented the villa as wanted to take advantage of the cycling paths, but also rather indulged in the home comforts of the villa, lazing by the pool, bbq's on the decking. We were delighted to find that the villa was really well kitted out, no looking for a corkscrew, champagne glass or rummaging around for something to read....everything had been thought of! Thank you, we hope to come back soon!
We are so glad that you enjoyed the comforts of the villa, they are there for your indulgence and to make your holiday a more relaxing experience!
We shall look forward to welcome you back!
Lovely, well equipped house, perfect to relax in!
We had a wonderful relaxed stay in this fabulous house. The house was well-equipped and worked really well for two small families. The setting was lovely, and perfect for exploring the local area. The swimming pool was just the extra cherry on top of a lovely holiday! Thank you.
Special interest holidays:
There are several horse riding stables in the area allowing beach, forest and lake treks and rides. There is a surf school on the local beach (5km from the house) and nearby schools in Contis and Mimizan.
As well as being accessible to te beach, there are 100's of miles of cycle trails, brilliant for walking, running or cycling.
Lots of high rope adventure outlets as in the landes forest region!
The beach is an easy 5-10 min drive from the house on a single road leading to free parking by the dunes, where the forest meets the coast. The beaches are beautiful, clean, sandy and uncrowded. The beaches are all linked by a newly made cycle path that runs through the forest. There are surf schools and cafes on most of the local beaches including plage de l`epicier, our local beach. Walk-able from the house are local facilities including tennis and basketball courts, and play area.
The drive time from Bordeaux airport is 1 hr 10 mins and very straight forward. A car is recommended to fully appreciate and explore the area. Parking in the region is free in all key tourist areas and towns.
Village area and local campsite amenities all within 5-15 mins walk from the house. There is bike hire, a high rope activity centre and other amenities available. The local town Mimizan has supermarkets, shops, doctors/dentists and is the venue for numerous festivals and is 10 mins drive from the house (4.9 miles/7km). Mimizan plage with its surf school, large well facilitated beach and thriving restaurants and bars lies 15 mins drive (5.4 miles/9.6km).
Every kind of shop is available in Mimizan including large supermarkets, banks, home wear stores and sports stores, there are numerous riding schools and activity centres all within 5-20 mins drive from the house. There are miles of forest and cycle paths. The village of Bias has a garage, car wash, restaurants, local shops and hairdresser.