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Comfortable vacation home near Biarritz in a former watermill with large garden

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,130 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Very quiet surrounding, flowered garden, south terrace, tasteful furnishing WiFi

Moulin d’Ibure is a former water mill. It is situated nearby the Atlantic coast only 30km East of Biarritz in quiet rural surroundings at the border of the village Bardos at the river Lihoury. The property covering about 7,4 acres has a vast garden with very old plane trees, meadows, flowered bushes and subtropical plants. It consists of two houses: the former house of the miller “Maison Ibure” and the ancient original mill building “Moulin”. Both have been completely renovated and equipped as comfortable vacation homes and newly furnished in a bright and tasteful style. Each home is an independent unit with separate entrance, own terrace and a large own area of the garden which is clearly devised by the former mill channel.

“Moulin” has a spacious combined living room with eat in kitchen, three bedrooms and two bathrooms, all on one floor.

House and garden:

Moulin d’Ibure offers plenty space to various holiday makers: couples and small families enjoy it as much as bigger or two families and friends who like to spend their vacation together! The bright cosy rooms are furnished tastefully and comfortably, wonderful places to retire not only at night time. In both kitchens you find everything to prepare a good meal and then relish it at a nicely laid table, inside or outside. The vast natural garden impresses with its mighty old plane trees, amply flowered bushes, subtropical plants and large meadows. Here you can take a sunbath, quietly read a book but also play badminton or volley. Especially our small guests adore discovering flora and fauna here and enjoy splashing around in the nearby rivulet Lihoury, when the water is low in summer. The large property is bordered by the rivulet, a copse and a high laurel hedge.

Mountains, beaches and villages:

Moulin d’Ibure is situated in the middle of the gently hilly landscape of the outskirts of the Pyrenees. Here you can enjoy peace and tranquillity. When you climb the outlook tower of Bardos, you will be overwhelmed by the fascinating view of the Atlantic Ocean in the west and the Pyrenees in the south! And you can easily reach both whenever you like. At the coast south of Biarritz there are plenty of nice bays to swim and north of it the well-known long white Atlantic beaches. In the back country you can discover typical picturesque Basque villages. Also a walk in the beautiful historic old town of Bayonne or Saint Jean de Luz is worthwhile. The area is a real paradise for surfers and golfers; there are various possibilities for horse riding and marvellous hike paths. Also for those who are interested in the culture life there is a lot to discover: museums as the ‘Musée Bonnat’ and the ‘Musée Basque’ in Bayonne, festivals of music and dance, not to forget the vast choice of markets providing regional delicacies! Even Spain and the pulsating cities San Sebastian, Pamplona or Bilbao with its famous Guggenheim museum in are not far away. The choice what to do and where to go might be difficult and often holidays are just too short to experience all attractions.

Journey:

A part from coming in one’s own car, a flight combined with car hire is an attractive alternative way of travelling to this lovely region of France. There are well-priced offers to the nearby airports of Biarritz, Pau, Bordeaux, Lourdes, Toulouse or Bilbao. This way even a short one week holiday is worthwhile!

More Details

Owner
Jens Krueger and Sigrid Degen
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Jens Krueger and Sigrid Degen

Since 2002 we rent our beautiful propert to holidamakers who love France and want to discover the lovely Pays Basque region around Biarritz.

Ms. Sigrid Degen or Mr. Jens Krueger shall be pleased answering all your questions. Please do not hesitate to contact us sending a message or by phone numbers +49 211 159 33 83 and +49 170 58 55 800 (cell phone)!

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Biarritz
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Cazauran, Bardos
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Bayonne
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Biarritz, Anglet, Bidart
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Bayonne
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Urt
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Chez Odile, Bardos
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
30km
Car: necessary

To fully enjoy vacation in Moulin d'Ibure and its most attractive surrounding nearby the Atlantic coast, a car will be necessary. For those guests who do not want to come with their own car, a flight combined with car rental is an attractive way of travelling to this lovely region of France. There are several airports in the surrounding: from the nearest in Biarritz it takes 30 minutes, from Pau less than 1 hour, from Lourdes about 1,5 hours, from Bordeaux or Bilbao about 2 hours and from Toulouse 2,5 hours. Especially for our guests coming from England or Ireland there are interesting low budget flight offers, e.g. with Ryan Air or easyjet to Biarritz or Pau. This way even a short one week holiday is worthwhile!

The typical Basque village is located a bit away from the tourist centers just 30km east of Biarritz.

It is the perfect starting point for wonderful excursions to the seaside and the mountains, in the lovely back-country with its picturesque villages and to attractive towns like Bayonne, Saint Jean de Luz, Bordeaux or in nearby Spain Pamplona and Bilbao with its famous Guggenheim museum. A special highlight in 2016 is the european capitol of culture San Sebastian!

It takes only 30 minutes to reach the lovely bays and splendid long beaches at the coast.

The center of the village is 3km from Moulin d’Ibure. There you have a restaurant, a café-bar, a bakery, a butcher, a grocery store, a supermarket, each Thursday morning a market and the post office. In the nearby surrounding you will find a lot more shopping facilities, also on traditional markets which offer lots of delightful regional delicacies.

Right in the neighborhood there is the “Bois de Mixe” a protected forest with lovely promenades. Wanderers find gorgeous hike paths in the surrounding hills, the nearby Pyrenees and along the coast. There are various possibilities for horse riding too.

Also for those who are interested in the culture life there is a lot to discover: museums as the ‘Musée Bonnat’ and the ‘Musée Basque’ in Bayonne, festivals of music and dance, the traditional festivals in the villages, old abbeys, prehistoric caves and much more.

Golf and surf have a long tradition in the region. For enthusiasts of these sports it is a real paradise!

Nearby along the coast from Ciboure in the South over Saint Jean de Luz, Bidart, Biarritz and Anglet up to Les Landes and in the outskirts golfers will find a lot of excellent courts. 11 of them can easily be reached in about 30 to 40 minutes by the motorways A63 and A64. They are situated in a splendid landscape and often provide spectacular views of the sea or the mountains.

For swimming with young children off the waves of the Atlantic ocean nearby there are recreation centers featuring various other watersport opportunities too at the lakes ‘Lac de Sames’ and 'Lac des Arroques'. The villages La Bastide Clairence and Bidache have open air pools.

We send detailed tipps and information about all this to our guests before arrival.

Amenities

Bardos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1130 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Each bathroom has its bathtub with shower, toilet, bidet and wash basin and a window towards the garden. One of them is adjacent to a room, the other one is situated beside the central vestibule. A hair dryer is at your disposal. Lots of our guests prefer bringing along their own towels. To all others we propose them against a small fee (see rates).
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 140 x 200 cm
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 160 x 200 cm
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 90 x 190 cm each
  • Each bedroom has a large French window towards the terrace or the balcony. They are all furnished with comfortable beds, bedside tables and lamps and a small marmoreal table with two wicker chairs. For your clothes there is a wall cupboard in one room and an ample chest of drawers. In the central vestibule you find another spacious wall cupboard. Additionally we gladly provide a baby cot with its pillow and small duvet free of charge. In case of necessity an extra folding bed is available too. Our bedding consists of one pillow 80x80cm and one duvet 140x200cm for each person. If you wish, matching bed linen is available against a lending fee for washing and ironing (see rates).
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Free WiFi available

Reviews

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Comfortable vacation home near Biarritz in a former watermill with large garden
average rating of 4.769231 based on 18 reviews
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Confortable, reposant et très bien situé

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons apprécié le charme de la propriété dans un environnement de verdure et de calme tout en disposant de tout le confort moderne. Le jardin, ombragé et fleuri, et le murmure de la rivière nous ont ravis. L'emplacement est en outre idéal pour visiter le pays basque.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous nous réjouissons beaucoup, que Madame et Monsieur C. ont tellement apprécié notre maison confortable, le grand jardin et le joli Pays Basque. Merci à eux d'avoir donné leur avis pour d'autres intressés! Nous serons enchantés de souhaiter la bienvenue à eux encore une fois.
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A grateful stay at the Moulin d´Ibure

  • 4 of 5

We had stayed for a week at the Moulin d´Ibure

It´s an isolate building in the French countryside sourronded by some farmers. You can arrive to the French Basque Coast (Biarritz, Capbreton, Hossegor...) and some interesting basque little villages in moreless 45 minutes by car. The Moulin is very comfortable, wide and very well-equipped. There is a big garden with an exuberant vegetation where you can play, read, sleep or simply listen. We appreciated a lot the place, the sounds of the air, trees, birds, water, the exuberance of the nature and, in my opinion, the silence. In the morning, you wake-up with the sun rays accross the window and listening the sounds of birds in the garden. In the afternoon you can read some book listening the air moving the trees, the water in the river and the birds.

If you like the nature sounds the Moulin is a good election

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

as near as Paradise you can get

  • 5 of 5

August 2009

We had the pleasure that the Moulin was "given" to us for two weeks.

France Basque is a outstanding Departement and the nature is over-

welming. The drive to the Moulin gives away that the place of the Moulin is very secluded and the serrounding garden of the Moulin is a joy for the eye. Our first impressions where "ohhhh"!

In the Moulin you will find all the comfort you need.

A lovely lady takes care over the Moulin an not the least over you with your arrival. It is hartwarming and it makes you feel very special. During our stay in the Moulin it was a very fine home base for all the trips we made in the area and we always had the feeling to come home when we came back from a trip.

Le Moulin D' Ibure ......what a wonderfull place................................

Fam. Parlevliet....Netherlands.........................................................

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Todo bien

  • 5 of 5

Todo bien

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Zwei wunderbare Wochen in der Moulin d'Ibure

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren mit Freunden, d.h. vier erwachsene Personen in der Moulin. Die Lage und Ausstattung entsprachen dem Online Angebot voll und ganz. Man konnte den Einfluss des deutschen Besitzers an Allem hinsichtlich Sauberkeit und Zustand erkennen. Wir waren sehr angetan von der reichlichen Ausstattung an Geschirr und Gläsern. Auch die Konzeption der Betten genügte vollständig den deutschen Gewohnheiten. Ganz besonders hat uns die Dekoration der Räume mit Bildern und Kunstgegenstände gefallen. Durch die sehr nützlichen Hinweise hinsichtlich der Anfahrt und dem Endanflug war das Auffinden des Domizils problemlos. Dieses Domizil würden wir in jedem Fall weiterempfehlen. Wir haben die Freizeitmöglichkeiten vor Ort sehr wenig genutzt. Unser Interesse galt vorwiegend der Umgebung z. B. Bayonne, Biarritz, die interessanten Orte im Bearn, im Baskenland und in Spanien wie Pamplona, San Sebastian und Bilbao. Auch die Auffahrt zur La Rune oder Wanderungen im Vallee d'Asp gehörten zu den High lights.Es war ein Urlaub wie wir ihn uns vorgestellt haben

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

Grüne Idylle

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben die zwei Wochen in der "Moulin d'Ibure" sehr genossen. Jeder konnte auf dem traumhaften, wildromantischen Gelände nach seinen Bedürfnissen entspannen. Vor allem die Kinder hatten riesigen Spaß bei der Erkundung des Flüsschens, aber auch wir Erwachsenen waren über eine Abkühlung an heißen Tagen sehr froh. Bei sonnigem Wetter zog es uns natürlich auch zu den Stränden (St.Jean de Luz: gut mit Kindern, Anglet oder Tarnos, wenn es mehr Wellen sein sollen...). Die "Moulin" ist mit zwei separaten Bädern und dem geräumigen Wohn-Essbereich auch für zwei Familien gut ausgestattet. Die Einrichtung ist schlicht und geschmackvoll. Abends ließ sich auch sehr gut draußen grillen und die Köstlichkeiten der lokalen Märkte genießen. Der örtliche Kontakt mit Mme. D. war sehr angenehm und unkompliziert. Wir haben es in zwei Wochen gar nicht geschafft, alle Sehenswürdigkeiten der näheren Umgebung zu erkunden und möchten, nicht nur deshalb, sehr gerne wiederkommen!

Sandra Seubert & Sebastian Neugebauer, Frankfurt a.M.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95.6

Nebenkosten/Extras/Charges:
Endreinigung/ Final Cleaning/Nettoyage fin de séjour 80,00€

Optional/Optionel:
Haustier/Pet/Animal 20,00€
Bettwäsche/Bedlinen/Linge de Lit 8,00€ p.P.
Handtücher/Towels/Serviettes 6,50€ per Set/le lot (3 normal + 1 groß/large)
Zusatzbett/Extra Bed/Lit supplémentaire € 35,00 Woche/Week/Semaine
Zentralheizung/Cental Heating/Chauffage Centrale 70,00€ Woche/Week/Semaine

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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