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Only 80 meters from the beach Villa la Cigale offers superb accommodation for a relaxing beach vacation. A pretty and spacious 1930s villa La Cigale retains many traditional features. Set in a large secure garden it has a sunny south-west facing aspect and is a wonderfully light and airy villa. Secure parking for +2 cars. Beach towels, tennis & badminton rackets, toy box, footballs, buckets & spades, inflatable dingy, snorkeling masks, a well stocked bookcase and selection of DVDs & board games.
When refurbishing Villa la Cigale we retained as many of the original features as possible particularly the doors, windows, fittings and shutters. Some internal doors no longer fit squarely into their frames and the window shutters require a little more manual effort to open & close than modern e...Only 80 meters from the beach Villa la Cigale offers superb accommodation for a relaxing beach vacation. A pretty and spacious 1930s villa La Cigale retains many traditional features. Set in a large secure garden it has a sunny south-west facing aspect and is a wonderfully light and airy villa. Secure parking for +2 cars. Beach towels, tennis & badminton rackets, toy box, footballs, buckets & spades, inflatable dingy, snorkeling masks, a well stocked bookcase and selection of DVDs & board games.
When refurbishing Villa la Cigale we retained as many of the original features as possible particularly the doors, windows, fittings and shutters. Some internal doors no longer fit squarely into their frames and the window shutters require a little more manual effort to open & close than modern electric shutters would, but we hope that, like us, you find this only adds to the character of the Villa !
Off the garden path, the front steps lead up to a patio (9 m2) and the front door which opens onto a corridor that runs the length of the Villa's raised ground floor.
In a clockwise direction from the front door, the Villa is laid out as follow:
The first room to the left is a light airy living room (16 m2). Traditional French doors open onto the patio which is a great space to relax at any time.
The next room on the left is the kitchen (10 m2) fully fitted with dishwasher, gas/electric hob, electric cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, Nespresso machine, and all the cooking utensils / crockery you would expect in a well-equipped holiday home.
Next to the kitchen is a staircase leading down the lower ground floor and a shower room. There is also direct access into the garage where the washing machine is located.
The last room on the left is a children’s bedroom with two sets of bunk beds (sleeps 4) and plenty of drawer space (no wardrobe). The brightly coloured room overlooks the rear garden terrace and is quiet and cool in the evenings. Ideal for getting children to sleep ! There is an en-suite shower room with washbasin and bidet and adjoining a W.C. A baby changing table, bath and a toddler safety bed rail are all available.
Moving to the rear right hand side of the Villa is one of two double bedrooms. The cool “blue” bedroom (16 m2) overlooks the garden to the south-east and enjoys the morning & early afternoon sun. It features a double bed, generous hanging/drawer space and is en-suite (6.3 m2) with shower W.C. bidet & washbasin.
The dining room is next (14 m2) with seating for ten guests. It is south facing and opens onto a covered patio (6 m2) which is another great spot to relax and enjoy an early morning coffee. A baby/high chair and a toddler chair are available on request.
The second double bedroom (16 m2) – the “rose” room – overlooks the garden to the south-west, and is again a bright and airy room. It features a double bed, generous hanging/drawer space and is en suite with bath, bidet & basin. No WC.
The Villa was built many years ago at a time when we relied far less on electrical equipment. If a combination of high amp equipment are running simultaneous ( e.g. the oven, microwave, toaster and the dishwasher ) it is highly likely that the kitchen fuse will “trip”. Ditto a bedroom fuse may trip if a hair dryer / straightening tongs are used when the iron is on in the same room. To reset a fuse turn off one or more of the offending pieces of equipment and simply push the fuse back into the ‘up’ position. (The main fuse box is located in the garage).
Dogs may be welcomed depending on size and number and are not permitted on furniture / beds. Earth rated bags provided. A charge will be made for any dog-business left anywhere on the premises.
2 Showers, 1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Half bath
About the Owner
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2007
Interaction with guests:
We meet all guests on arrival to hand the keys and explain security/safety points such as the fire alarms, electrical fuse board etc. A guest directory is available detailing everything you may need to know about the premises. We are more than happy to recommend local restaurants, cycling routes, etc., and I am also available by email/SMS to answer any questions during your stay.
Whenever possible we will post guests a selection of brochures from the local tourist information office when they become available around Easter. Copies are also provided in the villa.
Thank you Christine for another enjoyable stay. We have had a very lazy 2 weeks at Villa la Cigale. This is now the third time we have stayed here and we spent most of the time relaxing on the shady terrace or on the beach...More
This is the 2nd time we have stayed at the villa. The location is perfect, a 2 minute walk to the beach, which is generally quiet and very safe for children. We did have a few issues with working out when the tide was going...More
Nice house which is well located very close to the beach
with a nice garden and trees!
the owner is very nice and ready tho help and answer your questions
we'll visit the house again very soon and recommend it to friends
roosl are confortable
First time in the area, fantastic location right next to the sea! Beautiful house, with great hosts!
Everything you need for day to day excursions...highly recommend cycling. Will definitely be back!! :)
This was the second time we have stayed at La Cigale which probably tells you all you need to know. It has a great position- so close to the beach and handy for shops and restaurants. The villa is very well furnished and stocked ....More
What a find! This beautiful villa in such a beautiful part of France. Christine and Eric clearly love their gorgeous home and from first booking it was clear that the attention to detail was present in every part of the process. We were sent brochures...More
We have just come back from a very relaxed 2 weeks at the Villa Cigale. Christine is an excellent hostess which shows in the level of care and attention shown in the information given both prior to arrival and when you arrive. The house is...More
A wonderful build up to our holiday with friendly and useful information about the villa and location supplied by Christine and Eric. We received a lovely warm welcome to the villa from our hosts and all our needs met beyond our dreams. The villa is...More
Our stay in La Cigale was just perfect ! Christine and Eric are very friendly. Christine answered all my questions before our arrrival, and she even bought some baby stuff for our stay. The house was perfectly clean when we arrived, very well furnished. We...More
Pyla village is a 3-4 minute walk from the Villa. There is a grocery store, post office, restaurants, chemist, sailing school and tourist information office. In Moulleau village - a 10 minute stroll from Pyla - there is a host of restaurants, cafe/bars, boutiques, boat excursions & transbasin ferry rides, bicycle hire, and fishing from the jetty. Péreire is the longest beach in the Basin with a playground, skate park, cycle track, beach-side promenade and vast lawns where families play ball games and fly kites. Arcachon offers a large variety of sport and leisure activities. In 2001, a thalassotherapy and 3*** hotel complex was built in Péreire, a 5 minute drive from the Villa. The complex offers tailor-made courses of treatments (massages, hydrotherapy, bio marine courses) relaxation and...
There is a cycling piste the length of the Boulevard de l'Ocean so you can cycle from the Villa to the Dune du Pyla and into Le Moulleau & Arcachon.
Route 1 bus runs between the Dune and Arcachon train station and stops directly outside the Villa in both directions.