Magnificent five bedroom 1830's spacious family home in Gascony with private swimming pool. L'Airial is a charming remote house in peaceful Gascon countryside. This lovely country manor house is a real get-away-from-it-all location, yet only 3 km to the pretty village of Moustey. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, modern kitchen, dining room with open fireplace, and a large living room with woodburner. Private and securely fenced gardens. 5x11m swimming pool. 45 mins to Bordeaux.
L'Airial, Moustey in rural Les Landes, Aquitaine. 3kms to the authentic village of Moustey with its 2 churches, 4 restaurants, local grocery shop, and amazing boulangerie.
The upstairs of house comprises three good-sized bedrooms, a central hallway (with sofabed) and two bathrooms, each with shower, toilet, and sink (one bathroom may, or may not, be used as an ensuite). Downstairs there are a further two double bedrooms, a bathroom (toilet, bath/shower and sink), a well-equipped modern kitchen with Smeg appliances, a welcoming dining room with open working fireplace (the real heart of the house), and a large living room with woodburner.
Outside the 1 acre mature gardens with grand old oak trees and tall pine trees are very private and securely fenced. The 5x11m private swimming pool (unheated) has comfortable pool loungers. Pool has corner steps to 1m shallow end with a slope to 2.3m deep end. The pool's electric hard cover keeps the water warm at night and is also for safety and peace of mind when pool unattended.
Immediately on the boundary of the property is the forest which is ideal for hikes and all manner of outdoor activities. The property is located between the Grande Leyre and the Petite Leyre rivers. These small calm rivers are great for kayaking/canoeing (available for rent locally), a paddle or a bracing dip.
Plenty of activities for groups of friends or families. Swimming (pool, rivers, lakes, and sea), kayaking (local rental), biking/hiking/jogging on forest trails, hiking, dog walking, horse riding (local stables very close at end of forest track). There are numerous games available in the house including, a whole trunk of boardgames, badminton set (net plus 6 rackets), table football, and garden lawn darts.
Just 45 mins from Bordeaux airport it is easily accessible by plane, train and automobile.
The bedrooms & bathrooms
Each bedroom and bathroom is named after a local town. The sleeping arrangements are listed below (photos of each room can be found in the Photo Gallery). White 100% cotton bedlinen, duvets, pillows and towels provided at no extra cost.
Bedroom 1 | Mano | Upstairs | 1 Queen Bed | 3 windows | 20m²
Bedroom 2 | Ychoux | Upstairs | 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed | 2 windows | 23m²
Bedroom 3 | Sabres | Upstairs | 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed | 1 window | 22m²
Bedroom 4 | Luxey | Downstairs | 1 Queen Bed | 1 window | 13m²
Bedroom 5 | Mimizan | Downstairs | 1 Double Bed | 1 window | 10m²
Loft Hallway | Upstairs | 1 Double Sofabed | 1 Window | 20m²
Bathroom 1 | Lüe | Upstairs | Shower, Twin Sinks, Toilet | 1 Window | Option to configure as an ensuite for Bedroom 1 - Mano.
Bathroom 2 | Lugos | Upstairs | Shower, Sink, Toilet | 1 window
Bathroom 3 | Pissos | Downstairs | Accessible for infirm/disabled (see below) Bath, Shower, Sink, Toilet | 1 window | There is the option to configure as an ensuite for Bedroom 5 - Mimizan.
The house was built in 1830 so regrettably has some limitations in making the space fully wheelchair accessible, nevertheless considerable effort has been made to enhance accessibility.
Flat path from parking to front door, enter home through double wide doorway with small step (ramp over step can be arranged by prior request).
Step-free access to common areas.
Internal doorways are approx 82cm width.
The two downstairs bedrooms are level with no step.
Accessible downstairs bathroom:- Step-free access, entryway is level and 83cm width; Fixed grab bars for shower, toilet, and bath; Accessible-height toilet; Roll-in shower (no threshold/step between the shower and bathroom floor); Shower chair (small freestanding stool that allows a guest to be seated in the shower); Handheld shower head on both bath and shower; Wide clearance to bath/shower/toilet/sink - each have at least 90cms of clearance to access them.
Floors are largely original terracotta tiles and can be a little bit uneven. The staircase to first floor is steep and not wheelchair accessible; the elderly and infirm may also be uncomfortable using this staircase. I am happy to discuss in detail if required - please contact me or by email email@example.com
You will have the entire property, swimming pool, and gardens entirely to yourself!
Host interaction with guests
Sorry - I am usually out of country and unavailable in person, but I will always be contactable by email or phone to assist you and check that everything is going well. A friendly and helpful neighbour (speaks French and German) has keys for the property, will do your check-in/check-out and is available in case of any issues with the house. My neighbour is also a wealth of local knowledge and may, on request, be able to help with your local excursion arrangements - eg vineyard tours.
Based on past experience and guest feedback in order to properly enjoy your holiday in L'Airial, Moustey there is a minimum stay of 14 nights. Sometimes a stay of 7 nights is available - please contact me for details.
Car essential. The approach to the house is along an unpaved forest track (chemin) https://youtu.be/x1ld1yGzhj4 It is not necessary to have a 4x4/SUV; any normal car will be sufficient - but I suggest to avoid very low clearance sports cars like a Ferrari, McLaren, or Porsche!
Nearest Airport : Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport (45 mins drive) at 69 km
Nearest Barpub : Le Gascon, Moustey at 3 km
Nearest Golf : Golf De Biscarrosse at 45 km
Nearest Train : Ychoux at 22 km
Nearest Motorway : A63 / E70 at 7 km
Nearest Restaurants : Le Domaine, Le Gascon, Le Haut Landais, A Ma Guise at 3 km
Nearest Bakery : Boulangerie Pâtisserie Les Douceurs de Mia at 3 km
Nearest Grocery Shop : Moustey Village "Proxi" shop 3 km
Nearest Beach : Biscarrosse Plage at 48 km
The area: Moustey, Landes
L'Airial is located in Moustey, Landes, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, South West France.L'Airial, Moustey is a great base for exploring the Parc Naturel Régional des Landes de Gascogne. The beaches of the Atlantic coast and two large lakes (Étang de Cazaux et de Sanguinet and Lac de Biscarrosse et de Parentis) are less than an hour away. The fantastic vineyards in SW France are a great attraction; Léognan in the Graves area of the Bordeaux county has 6 chateaux and is 44kms from the house. Bordeaux city can be reached in under an hour by car or train (from Ychoux station). Bordeaux, renowned for its wines (considered amongst the best in the world) is also an exciting metropolis. The cultural, artistic, and music scenes in the city are very vibrant.
For my personal local suggestions and recommendations see my Guidebook on Airbnb.
3 Double beds
4 Queen beds
1 Sofa bed
Foosball, Deck chairs, TV (Antenna) and TV (Cable)
Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Children welcome, Pets welcome, Pets allowed only after arrangement, Smoking not allowed, Suitable for elderly or infirm and Wheelchair accessible
Kitchen & dining
Charcoal grill BBQ, Blender, Child's high chair, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster, Water purifier and Vacuum cleaner
Parking & facilities
Private Garden, Parking available and Parking included
Pool & spa facilities
Unheated Outdoor swimming pool and Swimming pool
Internet & office
Heating & cooling
Central heating, Open Fireplace and Woodburner and Heating available
Bathroom & laundry
Clothes dryer, Bathroom & Laundry, Iron & Board, Washing machine, Bidet, Hair dryer, Essentials, Shower, Towel-set, Washbasin and Bed linen
Buzzer, Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit, Security system and Smoke Detector
Credit cards accepted
Pets allowed only after arrangement
Smoking not allowed
Suitable for elderly or infirm
Check in: 05:00 PM
Check out: 10:00 AM