Our location in the countryside near Ustaritz was peaceful and relaxing. Fabienne gave us a wonderful warm welcome . She suggested interesting places to visit in the Basque country , she told us about local customs and food specialities.
Our studio was well equipped with everything we needed. The outdoor area was good and the swimming pool ideal for good weather.
Thank you Sandra and family for such a wonderful stay. We loved the gite: a charming rural home, providing both relaxation and fun throughout the 2 weeks that we stayed. Everything you need is there - comfortable bedrooms and a good-sized living room/kitchen. The garden is beautiful and complete with the pool use, ping pong tables and swings. We spent the evenings barbeque-ing and bat spotting with a glass of local wine in hand. The location is superb as it is nestled deep in the countryside, away from the hustle and bustle of a city. However, 2 big supermarkets, a great boulangerie (check out the macarons), and restaurants are just a 10 minute drive away in Peyrehorade. The local lake is a 20 minute walk through country lanes and there is a restaurant and snack bar there too.
One of the chief attractions for us was the easy access to the Atlantic beaches with endless enormous rollers and great surfing. The mountains offered a truly stunning cave visit at 'grottes de Betharram', a trip on le petit train de la Rhune and white-water rafting.
Finally, our kids loved 'Base de Pop' - extreme sport water slides, inflatables and a zip wire.
Thank you so much Sandra and family for your warm welcome, top tips for beaches and days out and all round friendly hosting. We are refreshed and happy from the holiday and will certainly be returning.