Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Sanguinet - Villa Fougères, Sanguinet
Well Equipped With 4 Large Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Separate Cloakroom, Sleeps 8
Villa on Gironde/Landes border, France: Villa Fougères is a beautiful villa set in an acre of land in a superb elevated position on the edge of a pine forest. It is in a tranquil private spot, a few minutes walk from the centre of the village and close to the stunning lake. Biscarosse Plage, famous for its 10 km of white sandy beaches and big surfing waves, is a short drive away. The well furnished villa has a modern well-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar and during the hot weather the wooden shutters and double-glazing ensure it remains cool inside. A spacious open-plan living and dining area, together with four large bedrooms and separate bathrooms, provide plenty of space for up to two families to relax. The large south facing terrace overlooks a superb 10 x 5m swimming pool and the covered canopied area with built-in BBQ is ideal for eating out. Villa Fougères is in the perfect location for a superb holiday offering fun and a great experience for every member of the family.
Sanguinet's beautiful setting and rich amenities: Sanguinet is a picturesque little village in the heart of the largest pine forest in Europe on the banks of the magnificent lake of Cazaux-Sanguinet, which measures 11km long and 10km wide. All the necessary local shops and amenities are close to hand including good-sized local supermarket. Several local restaurants with good food at reasonable prices are within easy walking distance. The scenic paths and cycle ways provide great opportunities to explore the local area. There are numerous white sandy beaches on the lakeside sheltered by pine trees and with safe warm bathing in clean fresh water. Water sports and activities are available locally including canoeing, boating, water skiing, windsurfing and fishing. There are several sailing clubs with instruction available. The local archaeology dates back to Roman times and the Iron Age. Whatever passion or interest you want to fulfil, Sanguinet with its dreamlike surroundings promises you unforgettable times.
Bisca' Plage, Bisca' Ville and surrounding area: Biscarosse (a short drive by car) has much to offer and is a real hive of activity with a wide selection of interesting shops, restaurants and cafés. The magnificent beach has 10km of white sandy expanse with lifeguards supervising safe bathing and with big breakers offering challenge and excitement to novice and expert surfers and body-boarders.
There is much to see and discover in and around the area and many different facilities and activities on offer including golf, horse riding, boat rides, nature trails, sand yachting, diving and several local leisure and adventure parks. The enthusiastic and friendly staff at the local Tourist Information Centre can answer all your enquiries.
The sand dunes at nearby Dune du Pyla are absolutely spectacular and at 117m high are the biggest in Europe.
Arcachon is 20 minutes by car with lovely beach, harbour and fashionable restaurants and shops. There is a great boat trip around the lovely Bassin D'Arcachon including a visit to Cap Ferret.
Bordeaux, the vineyards and other things to do: Bordeaux (40 minutes drive) is a beautiful, historic and lively city with much heritage and lots of amenities. There is something for everyone from shops and theatre to harbour-front, magnificent Gothic cathedral and beautiful architecture. The old quarter featuring narrow streets and medieval gateways houses the local artisans' shops.
There is also much to explore in the beautiful areas surrounding Bordeaux including the fantastic historic hilltop village of St Emillion. The world famous vineyards and châteaux of Bordeaux are in abundance in the region and many offer tasting and tours and welcome you to stop and buy direct.
A visit across the border to Spain is about 90 minutes drive by car and makes a popular day trip.
There is a local Jazz festival in Sanguinet in July and other Gastronomic, Flower and Craft Fetes and Sailing Regattas in the area throughout the summer. The local mayor of Sanguinet organises dances and fun in the open air on Saturdays during the summer.
- pets not allowed
- children welcome
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible
About Teresa and Charles Watters
We love to holiday in France and have been doing so for many years in different parts of France. The Aquitaine region offers so much and is the area we chose to build our holiday home in 2005.
Why Teresa and Charles Watters chose Sanguinet
We fell in love with the village of Sanguinet and with its surrounding area It has so much to offer and yet is natural and unspoiled. We bought a plot of land with outline planning permission in a beautiful elevated position in Sanguinet village on the edge of the pine forest.
What makes this villa unique
Our villa has the benefit of being just two minutes from the centre of the village with all the amenities you need right at hand and a short walk to the beautiful lake with its sandy beaches and beautiful walks and bike rides. Our villa is situated in an elevated, un-overlooked location adjacent to the pine forest with lovely views. It is a very tranquil and peaceful location where you can relax and unwind in lovely surroundings.