Soustons Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description
Luxury villa holiday rental, all ensuite rooms - catered or self catered
The 'Domaine de Bellegarde' is a beautiful 19th century manor - luxury villa, set in an exceptional position the 6 acre estate is in the attractive village of Soustons, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean & a 125 acre fresh water lake, suitable for sailing, windsurfing, kayaking & swimming. The property is close to Biarritz & 7km from the beach making it perfect to explore the s.w region, famous for its beaches, lakes, forest, vineyard & world-class golf courses. This outstanding property offers luxury holidays to the most discerning of clients. It has 9 large ensuite bedrooms, a grand reception lounge & hall, spacious dining room, snooker room, high ceilings, oak parquet floors & an impressive staircase. The gardens encompass a new 15m x 7m heated swimming pool, shaded terrace, summer kitchen, tennis court & numerous sporting facilities. Exclusive use entitles guests to a superb holiday with ultimate privacy & luxury for up to 16 guests including gourmet chef & staff...simply stunning!
The property: The main lounge is impressively large and spacious. The high wooden beamed ceilings create a feeling of grandeur complimented by the beautiful parquet flooring, wood-panelled walls and the grand staircase.
A revitalizing yet relaxed atmosphere is created by the neutral tones and contemporary finishes that so obviously dominate the room.
An abundance of natural light floods the room through the arch of small windows which border the grand front door. On a warm summer's day, you can open the door to allow in the lovely sunshine, fresh air and floral scents.
Adjoining the main lounge is the TV / reading room. This cosy room has a lovely marble fireplace, comfortable sofas, satellite TV, DVD player and a selection of DVD's, books and magazines for your enjoyment.
From either the billiard room or the main lounge, you enter the elegant dining room. The marble fireplace, candles, parquet floors and high ceilings altogether create a very special atmosphere.
Personal Service...: From the time of your first enquiry and continuing throughout your holiday, Merrilyn and Quintin ensure you receive unparalleled and professional service in every aspect of your catered villa holiday.
Upon arrival at the private estate of Domaine de Bellegarde, you will be impressed by the genuinely warm and friendly welcome along with the Champagne reception which will either be served in the lounge or on the poolside terrace. Accompanied by delicious homemade canapés, it will be enough to give you a taste of the gastronomic delights that await you! Our emphasis will be on relaxing you in to the beginning of a fabulous luxury villa holiday!
Once you have settled in, we will be on hand to advise you about the property, the facilities, the region and the endless activities on offer throughout your stay.
The experienced chef & team of staff are on hand to provide a catered service normally found only in luxury hotels!
Gastronomic Delights! : The Landes region is well known for its culinary produce including duck and foie gras, fresh fish from the Atlantic Ocean , asparagus from Magescq and wild mushrooms from the local forests. Using only the best local produce, we develop a range of menus that are creative, very well presented and taste magnificent.
Picture yourself….after a long day of golf or a day on the beach, you can relax and unwind in the peaceful surrounds of the property with a chilled glass of champagne in hand.
Sample Dinner Menu
Cherry tomato, feta & pesto bites
Local Asparagus served with Brown Butter,
Aged Pecorino & Summer Truffle
Roasted fillet of monkfish stuffed with sun-blushed
tomatoes, roasted red pepper & fresh basil
drizzled with a pesto dressing
Served on a bed of cannelini beans
With organic spring vegetables
White Chocolate Cheesecake served with Fresh
Mixed Berries poached in Red Wine
Selection of French cheeses
Filtered coffee & chocolates
- Events Allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- pets not allowed
- children welcome
Guestbook comments from the manager
Overall we had a wonderfull stay with Quintin in Soustons. However the kitchen deserves a special remark (Duschan really is a great chef) ! We had some fantastic gourmet dinners out on the front terrace. Thanks very much to the whole team for a great weeks holiday.
Merrilyn (an Australian with Dutch nationlity) met Quintin (British from Cornwall) in the ski resort of Coruchevel, France in 1997.
We lived for 2 years in Sydney, Australia before returning to the Alps to set up a luxury chalet holiday company between 2000-2008.
We married in 2002 and have 3 children of 8yrs, 6yrs and 4yrs.
We bought the wonderful Domaine de Bellegarde in 2005 and after a total renovation of the property and gardens we opened for our first summer providing luxury catered holidays in 2006.
We live on site in a separate 3 bedroom villa which is set aside from the manor house and facilities so ensuring privacy for all clients holidays yet we are in easy reach to provide recommendations and ensure the holidays provided are of the highest quality.
We employ a professional chef and team of hosts to provide the services for your holiday and pride ourselves on the restaurant quality cuisine and wines served by our friendly team.
Domaine de Bellegarde is unique and as soon as you emerge from the driveway passing through the woods into the beautiful gardens with century old trees there is a feeling of peace and privacy with a very special and stunning property.
At 110 years old this summer it oozes character and charm with over 450 m2 of internal space and huge volumes due to the 4 metre ceilings and 9 bedrooms with 8 bathrooms it is a perfect venue for family and friends to share wonderful holidays and celebrate together.
The facilities include an outdoor heated 15 x 7 metre swimming pool, hot tub, tennis court, volleyball, bikes and plenty of other sports available for you to enjoy.
At just under 10 minutes drive from the outstanding Atlantic beaches it is perfectly placed in a small town of Soustons so benefiting from the services such as dedicated cycle pathways, fresh and salt water lakes, sailing, swimming, surfing, golf, tennis and so much more all available on the doorstep.
Swimming pool heated
Private brand new tennis court 2013
Spacious period property for entertaining
Lots of beautiful private garden space
Catered luxury holidays with your own private chef
Self catered rental available
Close to beaches, lakes, surfing, sailing
Unspoilt ocean beaches and surrounding area benefits from wonderful natural space