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★ Stunning ★ Rural Retreat «L'Airial, Moustey»

Entire house hosted by Nigel
14 guests5 bedrooms8 beds3 baths
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Magnificent five bedroom spacious family home in Gascony with private swimming pool. "L'Airial, Moustey" is a charming remote house in peaceful Landes countryside. This lovely maison de maître is a real get-away-from-it-all location, yet only 3kms to the pretty village of Moustey. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen, dining room with open fireplace, and spacious living room. Private and securely fenced gardens. 5x11m swimming pool. 45 mins Bordeaux.

The space
L' Airial, Moustey; a delightful country house in rural Landes, Aquitaine built in 1830. 5 minutes to the lovely village of Moustey with its 2 churches, 4 restaurants, Proxi grocery shop, and amazing boulangerie.

The upstairs of house comprises three good-sized bedrooms, a central hallway/lounge/games room (with sofabed), and two bathrooms, each with shower, toilet, and sink (one bathroom option to be used as ensuite as is preferred). Downstairs there are a further two double bedrooms, an accessible bathroom (toilet, bath, shower and sink), a well equipped modern kitchen, a welcoming dining room with open working fireplace (the dining table seats 10 persons), and a large living room (seating 14) with woodburner.

Outside the one acre mature gardens with grand old oak trees and tall pine trees are private and securely fenced. The 5x11m private swimming pool has comfortable pool loungers. The pool's electric hard cover helps keeps the water warm at night and is also necessary for safety when the pool is unattended.

Immediately on the boundary of the property is the forest which ideal for hikes and all manner of outdoor activities. The property is located between the Grande Leyre and the Petite Leyre rivers. These calm rivers are great for kayaking (kayaks available for rent locally) or a bracing dip.

Plenty of local activities for families and groups of friends. Swimming (pool/rivers/lakes/ocean), kayaking (local rental), biking/hiking/jogging on forest trails, dog walking, horse riding, pony trap rides (local stables very close at end of forest track). This location is great for yoga, painting, meditation, or just relaxing and reading. There are plenty of games available in the house including, a whole cupboard 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.

Minimum Stay
Based on past experience and guest feedback in order to properly enjoy your holiday in L'Airial, Moustey there is a minimum stay of 7 nights. 14 nights is preferred and a corresponding discount is offered.

Accessibility
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 try to enhance accessibility.
Flat path from parking to front door, enter home through double wide doorway with small step (a ramp over step can be arranged on prior request).
Step-free access to common areas.
Internal doorways are approx 82cm width so (only just) wheelchair-friendly.
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 on ground floor are mainly original terracotta tiles and can be a little bit uneven. The staircase to first floor is rather steep and is not wheelchair accessible; the elderly and infirm may be uncomfortable using this staircase. I am happy to discuss in detail if required.

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Guest access
You will have the entire property, swimming pool, and gardens all to yourself!

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SIRET 84036823700011
Magnificent five bedroom spacious family home in Gascony with private swimming pool. "L'Airial, Moustey" is a charming remote house in peaceful Landes countryside. This lovely maison de maître is a real get-away-from-it-all location, yet only 3kms to the pretty village of Moustey. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen, dining room with open fireplace, and spacious living room. Private and securely fenced gardens.… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed, 1 double bed

Amenities

Wifi
Free driveway parking on premises – 14 spaces
Kitchen
Private outdoor pool
Indoor fireplace
Free dryer – In unit
Dedicated workspace: desk
Essentials
Iron
Free washer – In unit

Accessibility

Getting inside

Well-lit path to entrance
Step-free path to entrance
Wide entrance for guests

Full bathroom 3

No stairs or steps to enter
Wide entrance
Fixed grab bars for toilet

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Moustey, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, 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.

Plenty of local activities for groups of friends or families. Swimming (pool, rivers, lakes, and sea), kayaking (local rental), biking/hiking/jogging on forest trails, dog walking, horse riding (local stables very close at end of forest track), badminton (net and rackets provided at house).

Landes is located in the Aquitaine region and one of the original departments created in the French Revolution. Its straight coast stretches for more than 100km and is famous for its beaches and sand dunes while lakes and forests fringe the shoreline. This is a department in which world-class surfing and a deeply traditional rural culture sit side by side. Popular seaside spots include Biscarrosse, Capbreton and Hossegor. Landes' best assets are its natural ones: professional surfers come to ride the waves while three of the department's golf courses have been noted as among the best in Europe. The flat, forested landscapes are great for family cycling trips while the abundance of lakes and coastline make fishing a popular pastime. There's plenty to appeal to wildlife lovers here too: birdwatchers should flock to the Arjuzanx nature reserve, which is home to many thousands of migrating cranes for several months of the year.

Parc Naturel Régional des Landes de Gascogne. Situated in the north of Landes and the south of Gironde, to the east of the Atlantic coast and the banks of the Arcachon basin, the Gascon Landes Regional Nature Park covers at least 315,000 hectares. Planted by man in the 19th century, with the aim of reclaiming the marshes and stabilising the moving sands of the coastal dunes, the Gascon Landes forest, mainly made up of maritime pines, is the most extensive forest in Europe.

In the heart of the Landes forest you can explore the Grande Lande Ecomuseum, constructed on three sites which are open to visitors.. The Marquèze Quarter is accessible by train from Sabres station, and is arranged around the airial – a vast lawn shaded by oaks - including mansions, smallholdings, sheep folds, bread ovens and a watermill, which show the agricultural, pastoral way of life in the 19th-century Landes countryside.
As to leisure sports, you have the choice between walking on woodland paths, cycling along the forest trails, a mountain bike ride along signposted paths, a horse ride or a trip down the Leyre in a canoe-kayak.
Graine de Forêt, at Garein, is an entertaining and educational discovery centre, which has an interactive museum area dedicated to the Landes forest, a nature trail in the forest, and a nursery where everyone can sow a pine seed.
A 25 minute drive from the house lies the departmental estate of Hostens, a must for those who want to recharge their batteries, relax or enjoy a walk. As well as a leisure centre, this Natura 2000-listed natural area of 600 hectares has five lakes with pleasant green banks. An ideal place to take a nap on one of the two white sand beaches of Lake Lamothe, enjoy a refreshing swim, ride a canoe or go fishing, picnic quietly in the shade of the pines, discover the geological history, flora and fauna of the site by following a route lined with information signs, or go hiking, riding or cycling along the tracks and trails.

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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…

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British born but soon adopted a peripatetic life. I recently finished working for United Nations in Pakistan. I spend the winter living in my home; L'Airial Moustey, France. In summer I pack up my stuff and prepare my house for holiday rentals. Then my dog, Sami, and I hit the road to visit friends/family all over Europe. I have lived and worked in Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Japan, Russia, Lebanon, USA, UK, France, and Kenya. In addition have been a world traveller/nomad - having spent many years visiting friends all across the globe in over 100 countries.
British born but soon adopted a peripatetic life. I recently finished working for United Nations in Pakistan. I spend the winter living in my home; L'Airial Moustey, France. In sum…
During your stay
Sorry - I am usually out of country and unavailable in person, but I will always be contactable by email/phone to assist you and ensure that everything is going well. My friendly and helpful neighbours (speak French and German) have keys for the property and will manage your check-in/check-out. They are available in case of any problems or questions. My neighbours are also a wealth of local knowledge and may, on request, be able to help you with your local excursion arrangements - eg vineyard tours, bicycle rental.
Sorry - I am usually out of country and unavailable in person, but I will always be contactable by email/phone to assist you and ensure that everything is going well. My friendly…
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