(FCN) Cote Nature
- Local Area
- Free Wi-Fi
- Satellite TV
- Cot (1) & high chair (1)
- Children’s swings/slide
- Large garden
- Animal park
- Zip wire park
- Lake/splash park nearby
- Water sports nearby
- Sandy beach nearby
- Surf board hire nearby
- Golf courses nearby
- Restaurants & shops nearby
Cote Nature is a 3 bedroom holiday house just 8km from the sandy beach at Naujac sur Mer and close to water sports on France’s 2nd largest fresh water lake at Hourtin. Guest’s receive complimentary access to the wildlife park* next door. Near Bordeaux in the Medoc wine region south west France.
Cote Nature is a timber built holiday house with a contemporary style oozing with charm, and the love and attention to detail that the owner has put into the design of the house with hand crafted furnishings made by the talented owner himself; making this a special place to stay with an abundance of activities nearby for the whole family to enjoy. This is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the nature all around you.
The entire house is for your exclusive use during your stay.
Hourtin (11km) with a weekly market, shops and restaurants.
Cote Nature is just 20 minutes from the Medoc vineyards. The region spans the left bank of the Gironde from the mouth of the river to the city of Bordeaux. Vibrant Bordeaux city centre is just 70km and is well worth a day trip.
France’s 2nd largest natural water lake with water sports
Lac d’Hourtin is only 12km away and has sandy beaches, walks and cycle paths. If you love water sports then this is the place to be! There are an abundance of activities including giant inflatables, windsurfing, boating, water skiing and wake boarding. Full details can be viewed at http://www.splash-park.fr/le-parc-hourtin.html
Beach and surfing
Naujac sur Mer is just 8km away; a huge sandy beach with facilities. There are cycle lanes most of the way from the house. Surf board hire and other facilities available.
There is a nice selection of restaurants and eateries at Hourtin town and port with views over the marina; really very good for sea food lovers.
The owner of Cote Nature also owns the wildlife park and you are offered complimentary access to the wild life park during your stay. Children and adults will love visiting the array of animals, playing on the swings and slides or taking a pony ride.
There is also a zip wire and Acrobranch climbing park, access to the zip wire park is not included.
There are two fresh water lakes within minutes of the house. One is a trout lake where you can keep your catch (you are charged on the weight of fish), this lake is dependant on the weather, during the peak season the water might be to warm to allow fishing.
Bedrooms (Upper floor)
Master Bedroom 1
Lovely room decorated in French grey with large double bed (160cm x 200cm), fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers. Dual aspect windows.
Double bedroom with double bed (140cm x 200cm) decorated in soft neutral tones, with a seaside feel and hand crafted driftwood lamps. Chest of drawers. Dual aspect windows.
Decorated in fashionable Union Jack colours with a nod to the UK, kids will love this fun twin room with 2 single beds (90cm x 200cm) and a further single hand built bunk bed. Built-in storage cupboard. Dual aspect windows.
Upper floor landing
Providing an additional sleeping space for up to 2 people. Large daybed can be converted into a comfortable double.
Main bathroom (Upper Floor)
The luxurious bathroom offers a bath, separate walk-in shower, twin sinks on a hand crafted bench, wc and heated towel rail. Dual aspect windows.
Shower room (Ground Floor)
Another luxuriously appointed room with walk-in shower, beautiful hand crafted walnut sink, wc and heated towel rail.
The modern fitted kitchen offers all of the conveniences you could wish for including dishwasher, fantastic range oven with grill, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, coffee maker etc and kitchen table and chairs.
Laundry area with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron/ironing board and washing line.
Contemporary open plan living area with 2 sofa’s, large widescreen satellite TV. The whole of downstairs space opens out onto the large, raised decked terrace which doubles the size of the living space – perfect for al-fresco living in the warm summer months.
Bed linen and bath towels are included in the price. Please provide your own pool towels.
A cot and high chair can be provided on request.
The children’s play ground (part of the animal park) is at your disposal, 2 minutes walk away.
The large raised decked area spans the whole width of the house and is a fantastic space for al-fresco living and is furnished with a hand crafted table, chairs, large parasol, bench seat with drift wood stools and table (all made by the talented owner) and BBQ. Overlooking the large lawn with plenty of space for children to run around, play games or football.
Bordeaux (TGV) 91km
Lesparre Medoc 14km
Approximate driving distances from north French ferry ports:
Calais 560 miles
Caen 430 miles
Changeover day: Saturday during July and August
We are happy to consider alternative change over days and length of stay with a minimum of 7 nights during all other months.
No booking fee.
A 25% deposit secures a reservation with the balance payable 8 weeks before rental commencement.
A refundable security bond of £500 is payable with the balance which is returned within 7 days of departure subject to a satisfactory inspection.
An extra security deposit of £250 for pets is taken in addition to the standard security deposit.
Please view information about credit card and debit card charges.
Arrival: from 4pm
Departure: by 10am
Included in the price:
Bed linen, bath towels and end of stay cleaning are included in the price. Please provide your own beach towels.
A complimentary supply of a weekly change of linen for bookings of 2 weeks or more.
Complimentary entrance to the animal park. (Entrance to the zip wire park is payable by guests).
Taxe de Sejour (tourism tax).
A maximum of 2 dogs are considered on request at a charge of £50 each per booking, plus an additional security bond of £250.
The area and what to do
Hourtin town is 11km with a weekly market and shops and restaurants.
Cote Nature is just 20 minutes from the Medoc Vineyards. The region spans the left bank of the Gironde from the mouth of the river to the city of Bordeaux (70km) and includes the four famous communes of St-Estephe, Pauillac, St. Julien and Margaux. It is about 60 km north to south, and about 10 km wide, with around 10,600 hectares of vines and a production of about 50 million litres per year, there should be enough for a glass or two!
This designated world heritage site is a must for all visitors just 70km away. This cosmopolitan city offers a diverse range of attractions. The golden triangle has a fabulous range of shops for those shopaholics.
A rich variety of architecture forms the backdrop for the street cafe’s, restaurants, bars and not forgetting the superb Grand Theatre.
Enjoy a day and and can catch a ferry (ferry is 40km away) to the popular seaside resort of Royan which has 5 sandy beaches, a marina and fishing port.
Most villages and towns hold weekly markets full of fresh and interesting local produce. An ideal place to pick up your holiday mementoes and gifts.
A cycle track starts just down the road and takes you to the beautiful beach (8km).
Bike Hire Direct, delivered to the door cycle hire
Electric cycle, E-Bike hire Bordeaux: Cycle hire
Carbon road bike hire in Bordeaux, they will deliver to Bordeaux train station for free, they do not deliver to your door but if you are a serious cyclists just ride the bike back to your holiday villa. Carbon road bike hire Bordeaux.
Canoeing and kayaking
Canoe/boat hire is available on the lake nearby.
There is a surf school located at nearby Naujac beach 8km away. http://www.ecoledesurfdupinsec.com
The Atlantic coast, with over 150 miles of golden sandy beaches is just a 5 minute (8km) drive away or an easy cycle with the purpose made cycle lane. Great fun for all the family, simply relax and soak up the sun or try your hand at surfing.
France’s 2nd largest fresh water lake is just 12km away with a beach, water inflatables and water based activities including jet ski’s and wind surfing http://www.splash-park.fr/le-parc-hourtin.html
Wine and Gastronomy
The Bordeaux wine region has 21 appellations. Visit some of the many local Caves and Chateau who offer free tastings and tours while you choose a bottle or two.
There are many pay and play golf courses within the area.