Guestbook

57 Reviews.  2016 to 2023
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MARIJE (LUXEMBOURG)
★★★★★

Fantastic location if you wish to get away from it all

Fantastic location if you wish to get away from it all, surrounded by beautiful woods and countryside. The property is simply gorgeous with everything you need, and more!

Date of experience: 10 September 2023

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ANDRE (DE)

We enjoyed our stay a lot

Everything was fine for us and we enjoyed the stay at l‘airial a lot.

Family with older children | stayed on 2023-08
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WIM (VIA GITES.COM) (NL)

Het is een heerlijk ruim en groots opgezet huis

Het is een heerlijk ruim en groots opgezet huis, heel compleet qua inrichting en voorzieningen. Een groot grasveld om lekker te voetballen of andere spelletjes te doen. Leuke hoekjes om lekker te zitten. Veel gebruik gemaakt van het zwembad en veel dagen gekookt in een van de goed uitgeruste keukens. --------[Deepl Translation] ---- It is a lovely spacious and grand house, very complete in terms of furnishings and amenities. A large lawn for playing football or other games. Nice corners to sit comfortably. Used the pool a lot and spent many days cooking in one of the well-equipped kitchens.

Family with older children | stayed on 2023-08
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KRIS (BE)

We will tell our friends

Nice house, warm welkom. Thanks already for the nice house and all information. We all enjoyed the holiday over here and we will tell our friends in Belgium about this place

Family with older children | stayed on 2023-07
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LUCY (VIA AIRBNB) (GB)

Fab House

Fab house in a lovely quiet area, great stay and a wonderful pool - just what was advertised!!

Family with young children | stayed on 2023-07
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FRANÇOISE (VIA GOOGLE MAPS) (FR)

Endroit tres agréable au calme

Endroit tres agréable au calme. Ideal pour se ressourcer. Maison aménagée avec goût.

Not specified | stayed on 2022-09
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JOHN SHARP (VIA TRUSTPILOT) (GB)

Fab House

L’Airial is a lovely house in the…

L’Airial is a lovely house in the forest, down a long dusty track. There are walks to the river through the woods from your doorstep. Moustey is a small village with a good local shop and an excellent restaurant La Haut-Landais (definitely recommend)
If you are looking for a peaceful remote holiday then it’s definitely for you. What could be better than good food, drinks, sunshine and relaxing by the pool with family and friends.Fab house in a lovely quiet area, great stay and a wonderful pool - just what was advertised!!

Family with young children | stayed on 2022-08
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H TRAVELS (VIA TRIPADVISOR) (FR)

I wish I could have stayed longer!

We had such a wonderful time at L'Arial Moustey! It was so comfortable and cozy during my stay. The bed was excellent and the shower was divine. My dogs and I went on long walks in the surrounding nature and then curled up in front of the fire when the rain started. The internet was fast so I could watch videos but I mostly enjoyed the lovely living room area where we could sit and chat and read. The kitchen was fully equipped which is saying a lot because I love to cook and am very picky. Due to the rain, we didn't get to use the pool but I can imagine on a hot summer's day that this is a little corner of paradise. We will definitely be back!

Guests with pets | stayed on 2022-05
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IAN (VIA TRUSTPILOT) (FR)

A must

A must……..will definitely be back to Airial Moustey to sample the calm and tranquility of the house and it’s surroundings

Mature couple | stayed on 2022-04
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DEIRDRE (VIA TRUSTPILOT) (FR)

Very pleasant weekend in the country.

We spent a very enjoyable and comfortable weekend at L'Airial. Very attentive host for whom nothing was too much trouble. Would recommend it to friends who want to en famille.

Mature couple | stayed on 2022-05
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DAVID (VIA AIRBNB) (UK)

getaway from it all vacation

We had a fabulous two weeks at L'Airial. The house is spacious and exactly as the photos, though we spent all of the time ourtside with excellent barbeque and kitchen facilities. The grandchildren loved the pool and various games, ranging from Badminton to Bowls, and were well entertained. We had two dogs and with the large garden, surrounding Forest and Rivers, and with the sea and the lakes an hour way, were very happy. Nigel was a perfect host from the moment of my first enquirey to arrival. Answering any queries promptly, such as advising on the nearest dog friendly beaches (thank you for that). The isolation may not be everyones cup of tea but for a getaway from it all vacation you can't do much better.

Guests with pets | stayed on 2022-08
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JOHN (VIA TRUSTPILOT) (GB)

L’Airial is a lovely house

L’Airial is a lovely house in the forest, down a long dusty track. There are walks to the river through the woods from your doorstep. Moustey is a small village with a good local shop and an excellent restaurant La Haut-Landais (definitely recommend) If you are looking for a peaceful remote holiday then it’s definitely for you. What could be better than good food, drinks, sunshine and relaxing by the pool with family and friends.

Family with young children | stayed on 2022-07

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GEMMA (VIA TRUSTPILOT) (UK)

Stunning holiday home

The most beautiful holiday home in a stunning setting. It’s our favourite ever holiday home! Highly recommend in every aspect of what this house has to offer. Super host and neighbours too.

Family with young children | stayed on 2022-08

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ROBERT (UK)

awesome

The house is awesome we are having a great time. Thank you we have had a fantastic holiday.

Family with young children | stayed on 2022-05

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NORA (VIA AIRBNB) (BERN, SWITZERLAND)

Das Haus und die Anlage sind einfach wunderschön.

We were 10 people (4 adults, 6 children) and 3 dogs and everyone was happy. We can only recommend the place. It was pure relaxation and we had a wonderful stay. We would have liked to have stayed much longer. Staying in your house was great. The garden is a great playground for children and dogs. It was great that we could take all 3 dogs and how uncomplicated it was. We would like to come back.

Guests with pets | stayed on 2022-07

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P MILAN (VIA TRUSTPILOT) (SPAIN)

Maravillosa estancia

Maravillosa estancia En el mes de diciembre 21, pasamos unos días en esta maravillosa estancia. La casa es impresionante, con unas habitaciones amplias, cómodas y muy limpias. Nigel, el propietario, una excelente persona, con un trato exquisito. El entorno es muy bonito y tranquilo, la casa está rodeada de un extenso bosque, donde caminar se convierte en una actividad muy relajante. Sin duda un magnifico lugar donde pasar unos días de relajados y conociendo todo el entorno del lugar.

Group | stayed on 2021-09

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TURISTO (VIA TRUSTPILOT) (GERMANY)

Quiet villa ideal for multi generational groups

We had a fabolous stay at L'Aerial. The house is a gated property is in the middle of the forest, with a huge garden and a pool, all for ourselves. Nice walks in the forest, a lake with a sand beach in a few minutes drive , and a river where you can swimm is within walking distance. Bordeaux and the beaches are not far either. The house itself has a couple of fireplaces, a modern stylish.kitchen and very.confortable beds. It has even an adapted bathroom, very convenient. Close by there are canoes and horses. You definitely need a car to get there and you will get a huge comfy house, a huge garden to indulge with a wine, a pool , and a forest almost for yourself. We will definitely book our extended family holidays there this summer.

Group | stayed on 2021-09

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PEDRO VMR (VIA GOOGLE BUSINESS) (SPAIN)

Caserío en el magnífico bosque de Gascoña

Caserío en el magnífico bosque de Gascoña, con cocina moderna con todo lo necesario, amplisimo salón con diferentes ambientes, piscina, enorme jardín, porche con barbacoa, y todo en un entorno donde pasear entre pinares y hasta un río donde nadar. Tranquilidad absoluta para descansar. Muy cerca de la propiedad hay un centro ecuestre donde también puede hacerse kayak. El propietario fue siempre muy atento y nos recomendó excursiones y estupendos restaurantes de la zona. Muy recomendable.

Not specified | stayed on 2022-09

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PATRICIA (UNITED KINGDOM)

Great house in a quiet setting

We have just returned from spending 4 weeks in this lovely property. The setting in the forest is lovely and quiet and the abundance of birds, especially the owls, was a wonderful backdrop to our evenings. The house is large and the kitchen well equipped. The bedrooms and bathrooms were clean and modern. Lots of room for everyone to sit inside and outside and the Pool is always in the sun. The outside kitchen is a real plus and we ate outside every night. I would recommend it for any large group or family though a car is essential. Moustey is walkable from the house for bread and there are a couple of bars/ restaurants (not good for vegetarians) The Kayaks were a great day out as was Arcachon and Bordeaux. The neighbours were very friendly and available to help and advise. Great holiday

Group | stayed on 2021-08

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PIERRE (FRANCE)

La maison est vraiment très bien, avec un jardin très agréable

La maison est vraiment très bien, avec un jardin très agréable. La terrasse extérieure avec sa cuisine est un grand plus. Les enfants ont adoré le banc caché! A notre arrivée, très bon accueil et la maison était propre.

Family with young children

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KESSLER-FAUCON (FRANCE)

Très belle maison au calme

Très authentique. Ne donne pas envie de partir loin. 15 jours sans bouger, dans ce lieu paisible et loin des inquiétudes. Quand on repart de cette maison, on a forcément décompresser et pris de la hauteur dans sa vie

Family with older children | stayed on 2021-07

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ESTELLE T (VIA GOOGLE) (FRANCE)

Les vastes pièces permettent d'accueillir plusieurs familles

Une très belle maison au milieu de la forêt, idéale pour ceux qui cherchent le calme et la tranquillité. Les vastes pièces permettent d'accueillir plusieurs familles, la cuisine est très fonctionnelle pour nourrir des tribus et le jardin, un paradis pour les enfants. Nous avons pu manger dehors tout notre séjour puisque même en cas de pluie, il y a une grande table à l'abri à côté de la piscine. Le propriétaire est d'une serviabilite exemplaire aussi bien avant, que pendant et après le séjour.

Group | stayed on 2020-08

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ELISE ET BENOIT (FRANCE)

Un très bon séjour dans un très belle maison

Nous avons une semaine magnifique dans la tres belle maison de Moustey. Le calme, le climat, la piscine ont complété bien pensée pour des vacances optimales. Authenticité, originalité et qualité des prestations de la maison nous ont par ailleurs de profiter pleinement des joies de la gastronimie Landaise. Merci.

Family with young children | stayed on 2020-08

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JULIEN (FRANCE)

C’est idyllique.

Nous sommes bien arrivés la maison est magnifique! Le jardin, le lieu, la piscine.... l’accueil de Clownette et bb clown. C’est idyllique.

Family with young children | stayed on 2020-07

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EMILIE ET CIE (FRANCE)

Vacances été 2020

Nous avons passé d'agréables vacances à l'arial moustey. Maison agréable et repos assuré. Propriétaire très sympa !

Group | stayed on 2020-08

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AUDREY P (FROM GOOGLE) (FRANCE)

Nous avons passé de très bonnes vacances en famille.

Bonjour à tous, Merci pour l’accueil et la prestation de cette merveilleuse maison. Nous avons passé de très bonnes vacances en famille. La maison est très propre, bien agencée avec tous les ustensiles nécessaires. Vous pouvez vous y rendre sans problème, vous ne serez pas déçu. Un petit big-up à Clownette et Bbclown ainsi qu’à Nagel, le propriétaire tous très agréable. Bonne continuation.

Family with young children | stayed on 2020-07

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PHIL (UK)

Easy Refund

Unusually I'm writing a review for somewhere I have not stayed. We were booked to come to Airial this summer, but for COVID-19 related reasons I had to cancel. I wanted to thank Nigel for being adaptable and first allowing me to change dates and then giving me a full refund. Hopefully I'll be able to rebook when my situation improves.

Thank you.  I like our guests to be able to book with confidence. None of our guests have lost out throughout these difficult times; everyone has either been refunded in full or moved dates.  Book direct for peace of mind!

replied by the owner (14/09/2020 20:33:02)

Guests with pets | stayed on 2020-06

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DONALD (VIA AIRBNB) (USA)

Had a wonderful stay at L'Arial.

Nigel is truly an outstanding host. He helped me and my group discover the picturesque Moustey area and made sure all our needs were met. Will definitely return as I want to explore more of Les Landes, Aquitane during the spring and summer months!

Group | stayed on 2019-12

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VINCENT (MIRIBEL, FRANCE)

Seconde année pour nous

Seconde année pour nous à 3 familles à l'Airial et nous avons tous autant apprécié notre séjour ! Les améliorations faites durant l'hiver sont très bien, pratiques et confortables. En 5 valeurs je dirais calme, piscine, fraîcheur, grand terrain, confort de la maison.

Family with young children | stayed on 2019-08

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JOANNE (VIA AIRBNB) (UK)

Relaxing family holiday in a beautiful house and surroundings.

“We have just returned from a family holiday at L’Airial, Moustey. The house was perfect for our family of 11 adults and one child. We spent lazy days chilling by the pool and evenings playing board games. The house is very spacious, comfortable and stylish, with some lovely finishing touches. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need and there was plenty of room for us to all eat together as a family, inside and outside. Clownette and BB Clown were very welcoming and explained everything to us on arrival and Nigel has been the perfect host. If you are looking for a relaxing family holiday in a beautiful house and surroundings, look no further than L’Airial.

Family with young children | stayed on 2019-08

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NIGEL P (VIA AIRBNB) (WALES)

Superb house for a relaxing family holiday

The location was brilliant being in the forest and part of an authentic village in Landes complete with Boulangerie., exposition of glass blowing, restaurant etc. We loved the super pool which we didn't venture far from for the first 5 days of our holiday. Huge thanks for providing us with the opportunity to have a super family holiday with 8 adults and 4 children aged between 1 year and 6years. We loved the house and the superb pool.

Family with young children | stayed on 2019-08

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CHRISTOPHE D (VIA GOOGLE MAPS) (FRANCE)

Perdu au fin fond des landes

Perdu au fin fond des landes idéale pour se ressourcer avec tout le confort moderne

Family with older children | stayed on 2019-08

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MATTHEW (IRELAND)

Lovely rural retreat

Myself and my family had a wonderful stay in L'Airial. A truly beautiful location in the French countryside. There are several picturesque towns to visit nearby and a beautiful river to kayak on nearby. Highly recommended.

Family with young children | stayed on 2019-07

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BETHAN (UK)

House, garden and pool all lovely, well kept and as advertised.

House, garden and pool all lovely, well kept and as advertised which is obviously important in a bigger group. Good contact before the trip in terms of directing us towards activities, contact details on website, contacts for Clownette, advice about restaurants etc. Local activities plentiful, and really not a long drive at all to get to beaches / lakes etc. Appreciated being provided pool towels - this is very helpful. Very well equipped kitchen - we cooked in the house almost every meal, and there was nothing we felt was missing. Good instructions for getting to the property, including info about the driveway. Nice to have various areas for sitting arranged in the garden - parents liked to follow the shade without having to continually move furniture around. Also really appreciated the nice big outdoor dining table near the pool with good cover on top - we used this for playing board games almost every day, which meant we could all spend time together outside without worrying about people burning in the sun! Great fridge / freezer! Lovely touches like welcome bottle of wine (needed on arrival!) We appreciated there being plenty of wood for the fire - we had a couple of fires on the cooler evenings and it was really lovely. Always plenty of hot water - often not the case in rental properties, so we were impressed by this. Great baby provisions - so helpful for us not to have to take our own cot bed (meant we could bring his car seat instead of hiring one at 7 euros a day!) Good communication about what would be available for him too. Great baby bath - he loved it!

Family with young children | stayed on 2019-06

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PATRICK (VIA AIRBNB) (NETHERLANDS)

Great place for a big family

Great place for a big family like us. The pool, playing in the garden and the bbq at night. We explored Biarritz, Bordeaux, Cap Ferret, went to the beach at Arcachon and played golf in biscarrosse. We had a great time and thank you Nigel for your wonderful house.

Family with young children | stayed on 2019-06

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BUNTY (VIA AIRBNB) (UK)

Suitable for my elderly mother

We wanted somewhere quiet and rural but with easy access, suitable for my elderly mother. Although keen to involve herself in all holiday activities, she cannot really manage stairs or walk very far unaided. Nigel was so helpful beforehand over the small but crucial details. He reassured us that we could drive up very close to the front door and even knew the width of the entrance and internal doorways. The only potential hazard we found was down to the age of the house; the front door had a small ridge to step over, tricky for a wheelchair. The downstairs bedroom with its own bathroom and toilet was perfect. Mum could be independent but still join in with the family. We all ate together round the fabulous dining table and she was especially happy cooking in the modern, spacious kitchen. We had a lovely holiday, thank you Nigel!

Thank you Bunty for your comments. In respect of the small ridge/step at the front door, I now provide a custom-built ramp on request so this should further improve accessibility for future guests. Thanks for pointing this out and I hope it was not too inconvenient for you. I am glad you all had an enjoyable holiday and please pass on my best regards to your mother.

replied by the owner (30/12/2018 12:03:47)

With disabled person | stayed on 2018-12

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PIERRE R (VIA HOMEAWAY) (FRANCE)

Belle maison, beau parc, région très calme

Il ne faut pas y aller pour voir du monde ... Sinon, semaine très agréable. Voisins et autochtones très accueillants. Maison très agréable. Cuisine très sympa. Coin piscine également. Chambres spacieuses ... etc

Family with young children | stayed on 2017-08

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KATE (VIA FACEBOOK) (BELGIUM)

I’ll be going back

Kate recommends L'Airial. Nice big grounds that are extremely separate from the rest of the world. Great sized pool for playing and floating the days away. House is cosy and big at the same time - lots of space for everyone! modern new kitchen was the cherry on the cake for me - a pleasure to cook in in true slow holiday style. I’ll be going back

Not specified | stayed on 2018-11

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HAYASHI (VIA AIRBNB) (JAPAN)

wonderful place

Moustey は とても素晴らしい場所です。ホストのNigelさんもとても親切です。 お庭も手入れが行き届いていて美しいです。 ベッドのリネンはすべて白で統一されて綺麗で清潔です。 家具も家の雰囲気に合っていて素敵です。 車はSUVでなくても普通の車でも大丈夫です。

Not specified | stayed on 2018-05

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STEPHAN (VIA AIRBNB) (NORWAY)

Fantastisk opphold på din landlige villa

Takk, Mr. bond, for et fantastisk opphold på din landlige villa. Innsjekking var enkel, og dine gode naboer gav oss informasjon om stedet. Det var betryggende å ha dem i nærheten. Vi hadde låst oss ute fra villaen en kveld, og da ringe vi denne hyggelige madam Clownette, som hjalp oss komme inn. (Kanskje et tredje sett med nøkler kunne vært praktisk!) Soverommene er store, og har store senger. Deilig sengetøy og håndklær. Peisene var gode å ha -- fint å fyre opp den ene kvelden det var blitt litt kjølig. Den i spiserommet bragte minnene tilbake til mange hyggelige hytteturer i Norge. Vi kommer absolutt tilbake, og booker igjen for vår neste høstferie. Stephan & Ace

Dear Stephan and Ace, Takk for anmeldelsen! I am pleased that your enjoyed your stay in my home. I normally provide two sets of keys for guests - but I agree that for larger groups a third set of keys is useful and will make this available next year. I look forward to welcoming you back in 2019 but please reserve early as it gets booked up quickly. I will be happy to offer repeat guests a discount - please get in touch directly! Cheers, Nigel

replied by the owner (21/11/2018 23:15:44)

Not specified | stayed on 2018-05

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JULIA (VIA AIRBNB) (FRANCE)

Superbe!

Superbe! Je recommande cette location... Nous avons passé un formidable week end en famille! La maison est très chaleureuse (tout comme l'accueil) et vous y trouverez tout le nécessaire pour passer un agréable séjour. La localisation de la propriété est idéale, vous pourrez apprécier le calme du petit village de Moustey ou prendre la voiture et profiter des alentours (Arcachon, Biscarosse, le lac de Sanguinet...etc). Un seul petit point négatif (petite note pour le propriétaire), la taille du réfrigérateur... un peu petit pour une dizaine de personnes.

Dear Julia, Thank you for your kind review and I am very happy you had a great time at L'Airial. You have given very useful feedback about the small fridge size and I completely agree with you. I have now purchased a large American-style fridge with much more space as well as water/ice dispenser. Kind regards, Nigel

replied by the owner (21/11/2018 23:13:29)

Young couple | stayed on 2018-09

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STACEY (VIA AIRBNB) (AUSTRALIA)

Slice of Paradise

We had such a good time in this beautiful House!! At first I was sceptical about paying so much for an Airbnb, especially in a town I’d never heard of, but finally it was totally worth it. Moustey itself is a authentic cute little village with zero tourists and all the essentials (bakery, general store, tabac, restaurants & more) and it is close to Archachon which has a beach and plenty of other things to do (I recommend the “fromagerie de Cathy” for the cheese lovers). There is heaps of space in the peaceful garden for kids and pets to run around. the house is super well equipped.. Especially the kitchen. Nigel has about every food preparation robot you could imagine. One tip for those looking to rent : a car in essential, unless you plan on staying in there the whole time (which is easily done as well ). Will definitely come back to this slice of paradise one day. Loved it.

Not specified | stayed on 2018-09

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SAAD (VIA AIRBNB) (CANADA)

Relaxing Getaway

Nigel's place is stunning and has everything you need for a relaxing getaway. My wife, kids and I had a fabulous time relaxing by the pool, going for hikes, checking out the nearby towns, and we even rented bikes from the neighbours. Wish we had planned on staying longer. Nigel responded quickly to messages and made some great restaurant recommendations; Euloge in nearby Belhade was especially memorable. His place not too far from Bordeaux if you fancy going into the city as part of your stay but we didn't bother. Everything we needed was in Moustey and the other nearby towns. The local bakery has great bread and tarts and Nigel's lovely kitchen is perfect for making dinner.

Family with young children | stayed on 2018-07

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KAYLUN BAKRANIA (VIA GOOGLE MAPS) (UK)
Not specified | stayed on 2018-08


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DEEPAK DUDHIA (VIA GOOGLE MAPS) (UK)

Idyllic Location

Beautiful large house in idyllic location perfect for a totally relaxing break.

Family with young children | stayed on 2018-08

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GEMMA FAWCITT (VIA FACEBOOK) (ENGLAND)

Dream House

This is by far a dream house to stay in! Stunning, stunning, stunning!! We all loved everything about our fabulous holiday. Nigel couldn’t have been more helpful and was the perfect host. Highly recommend this wonderful holiday home.

Family with older children | stayed on 2018-08

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JENNY HUTCHINSON (VIA FACEBOOK) (ENGLAND)

Fabulous house and pool.

Just had two wonderful weeks stay in L'Airial. Fabulous house and pool. Went with my family. Highly recommend. We loved it! Rural in the pine forest, but villages of Moustey and Pissos nearby. Would love to go back.

Family with older children | stayed on 2018-08

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ANDREAS (VIA AIRBNB) (GERMANY)

Absolute Ruhe, tolle Ausstattung für eine größere Gruppe von Reisenden

Wir waren zu 9t (4 Erwachsene und 5 Kinder) und haben ein Haus vorgefunden, dass voll unseren Erwartungen entsprochen hat. Absolute Ruhe, tolle Ausstattung für eine größere Gruppe von Reisenden, geschmackvolle Ausstattung, toller, grosser Pool ... die Aufzählung lässt sich beliebig fortsetzen. Die Lage war ebenfalls perfekt - abgeschieden, aber Bordeaux und der Atlantik gut erreichbar. Nigel war sehr aufmerksam und hat auf Anfragen immer kurzfristig reagiert. Die Betreuung vor Ort war ebenfalls perfekt. Uneingeschränkte Empfehlung !

Family with young children | stayed on 2018-07

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TRACEY (VIA OWNERSDIRECT) (IRELAND)

L' Airial Beautiful Stunning Property

I stayed with some friends at L' Airial back in September 2016 for a week. It was amazing. Property is just simply beautiful, so much character and charm and has been kept in a good condition. It should be used in a movie it was so pretty. Swimming pool in garden so ideal for children and families staying here. 5 min drive to local village where there are 2 lovely restaurants and bakery and 10 min drive is a Carrefour Express to stock up on lovely French wines from the region. 2 min drive was a local farm where we were able to hire out kayaks for the day and take them out on the river it was so relaxing and peaceful. You could if you wished do horse riding from this farm as well. The beach was about 45 min drive. There was a table and chairs in the garden so every night sat outside enjoying the local wine and cheese and just listening to the peace and quiet of the French countryside. I have already booked in for summer 2017 to return with my family. It was just great for relaxation, reading and had a nice chilled out holiday. Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2017 Date of Stay: August 2016 Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway

Not specified | stayed on 2016-09

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PAMELA (VIA OWNERSDIRECT) (DUBAI)

Tranquility at it's finest

I had the pleasure of staying in this beautiful house in summer 2016. It is one of the most peaceful places I've ever stayed with the added bonus of lovely, friendly and helpful neighbours who are just far enough away for seclusion! The private and secluded swimming pool and surrounding grounds are ideal for sunbathing, relaxation, and walking. The house itself is impressive and spacious and I loved sitting by the traditional open fire in the evenings. It was well maintained, clean and had comfortable beds. If you can bear to leave the house and its grounds there are a number of activities on offer locally such as horse-riding or kayaking and the beaches are not too far away by car to be able to have a day by the beach. There are also local restaurants to try out. I would highly recommend a stay at L'Airial which I think would be suitable for families as well as groups of friends. Review Submitted: 30-Jan-2017 Date of Stay: August 2016 Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway

Group | stayed on 2016-08

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ASWELL (VIA OWNERSDIRECT) (BELGIUM)

Beautiful house with pool, hidden in the woods

Absolutely stunning house in the woods, with the lake, the sea, essential morning bakery, shops - all in close proximity. Total seclusion in a with a great sized pool for relaxation and fun. Host, Nigel, couldn't have made the house more comfortable. Everything you need for a perfect stay. It's a staycation away from home! The house itself has great sized rooms, 2 bathrooms. Space to be together and space to have alone time. Plenty to do in the surrounding area - from Europe's highest sandbank to great local restaurants and cafés. Really cannot recommend it highly enough. Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2017 Date of Stay: August 2016 Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway

Family with older children | stayed on 2016-08

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VINCENT (VIA AIRBNB) (FRANCE)

Maison typique très sympa, très bien équipée

Maison typique très sympa, très bien équipée, parfaite pour une douzaine de personnes. La piscine complète le tout parfaitement.

Family with young children | stayed on 2018-08

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ANJOUM (MEXICO)

I can’t recommend this place enough

An amazing trip. Nigel was super-communicative and responsive throughout, and booking was easy – as was checking in. The house itself is enormous, with a huge garden and wonderful swimming pool. The beds were very comfortable, and we were able to cook some great meals in the kitchen which is very modern and well-equipped. There’s plenty to do in the area – we went kayaking and to the lakes one day, and to some beautiful vineyards another day. You need a car as it’s a secluded place, but Bordeaux is close by and we even managed to drive to the beach on our last day. And the restaurants in the area: wow! I’ve travelled a lot in my life, and tasted some of the best food I’ve ever tried during my stay there. Overall, I can’t recommend this place enough: particularly for holidays where you’re going with family and friends, and want to get away from it all. Finally, it’s super dog-friendly – my Scottish Terrier loved running around the grounds, and was exhausted by the end of the trip – which is a proper success!

Group | stayed on 2017-08

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JACKIE (VIA AIRBNB) (UK)

It’s wonderfully secluded

Nigel’s house is amazing. It’s wonderfully secluded, a car is essential, but offers access to local villages, Bordeaux and beaches. You can choose how active you want to be with kayaking, riding and cycling close at hand or just chill in the gorgeous gardens and pool at the house. The house has been renovated so all amenities are available but retains it’s history and charm. It is an absolute paradise for dogs, my two Spaniels has the best time and it’s totally enclosed so they are completely safe. You may want to think twice about taking dogs kayaking tho, one of our more interesting experiences . Nigel is a fantastic host and is exceptionally responsive, check in and check out was straight forward and managed by neighbours who are on hand for any problems. Would thoroughly recommend.

Family with older children | stayed on 2018-06

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SUSIE C (VIA OWNERSDIRECT) (ENGLAND)

Brilliant holiday - the perfect get-away

This property is truly beautiful in fact I don't think the pictures do it justice. Having always loved France we just wanted to get away from it all and enjoy the peaceful countryside and sunshine. Nigel's house is fabulous and has everything needed. They were also super accommodating and the housekeeper was really helpful and kind. Couldn't recommend it more! Thanks Nigel! Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2017 Date of Stay: September 2016Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway

Not specified | stayed on 2016-09

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CAROL B (VIA OWNERSDIRECT) (UNITED KINGDOM)

Don't book this property, I want it all for myself!

As a self- confessed Francophile I was keen to explore unspoilt France with friends and family: Nigel's house proved the perfect venue. Secluded amongst the pines and mature deciduous trees, L'Arial is a rural haven, yet a very easy drive from Bordeaux. A nightingale sang outside my bedroom window all night and we heard numerous cuckoos in the daytime.Whilst for really keen birdwatchers there are the hides and marked routes of the 110 hectare bird sanctuary by the bay of Arcachon. Although the temptation is to relax in the extensive gardens or by the pool, forays further afield are rewarding and various. From exploring miles of sandy beaches; enjoying a generous choice of restaurants; discovering the glorious mediaeval churches along a main pilgrim route of Santiago de Compostela or choosing from a number of sporting activities, there really is something for everyone.So much so, I'm planning my next visit..... Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2017 Date of Stay: May 2016Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway

Guests with pets | stayed on 2016-05

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SANDRA E (VIA OWNERSDIRECT) (NETHERLANDS)

Beautiful place and a dog's paradise

I had the pleasure to stay at the house twice. The first time I stayed with friends at the end of April 2017 and the second time I stayed with family in the beginning of June 2017. I really love the house, not only is it located in the middle of the woods, it is beautifully build. It has a recently renovated practical and modern kitchen with all appliances you will need or could need. During my first stay the weather was still not very good and we were able to enjoy lovely evenings sitting around wood fires in the dining room. During my second stay it was warmer and we could spend the evening outside enjoying a glass of wine. On both occasions dogs came along. I think this must be the closest to dog heaven you can get: a fully fenced in garden to explore, you can take several walks outside the property and in walking distance you find streams they can swim in. And it is only a short drive to the beach or the dunes. Basically the house has everything you can ask for and with the swimming pool in the garden, you don’t really need to leave. In the village of Moustey you can find all you basic shopping and restaurants to eat. And it is only a short driver to Pissos, Biscarrosse, Arcachon and Bordeaux, if you do feel like leaving the house. The house is very secluded and peaceful, but you do have great and helpful neighbours close by. I really felt sad leaving and do hope to visit sometime in the near future.

With disabled person | stayed on 2017-06

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Highlights
  • Private Pool 5x11m
  • 5 Bedrooms / 8 Double Beds / Sleeps 14
  • Fast Fibre wifi at 400+ Mbps.
  • Pets Allowed
  • lairialmoustey@gmail.com
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