Villa in Lit-et-Mixe, Landes, Aquitaine / Dordogne, France - Midway Between Bordeaux And Biarritz, In The Heart Of A Lively Village
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About Les McKay
We are an Irish family who love holidaying in France. This stunning villa has provided us with fantastic holidays over the past number of years. We love the authentic French atmosphere in the village and surrounding area. Our children love the surf beaches and the water sports on the lake. We have had endless hours of cycling on the numerous cycle tracks that start on our door step. It’s a little bit of paradise that we would like to share with you.
Why Les McKay chose Lit-et-Mixe
This stunning house and 16m pool is surrounded by mature gardens with a south facing aspect. The house in located in the heart of a beautiful lively village which is host to a daily market during the summer season. Two beautiful unspoilt sandy beaches are within 5 minutes drive. 15 minutes drive will bring you to the very safe sandy lake beach which also provides sailing, wind surfing and other water sport activities. The area has 140km of cycle tracks through its famous forests and along by the coastline. Golf courses including the famous golf links in Moliets, all within a short driving distance. Eating out is a pleasure in the many restaurants and bars in the village and surrounding area. During the peak season there are Soirees (evening barbecues and dancing) hosted by locals.
What makes this Villa unique
A very spacious house on 1.5 acres of mature gardens incorporating a luxuriously large 16m metre private pool. It is a very large, modern and well equipped house featuring three patio doors that lead on to a large terrace which overlooks the pool and gardens. The interior of the house consists of five large bedrooms, two of which are en-suite. The basement houses a table tennis table and cross trainer. The outdoors facilities include footballs nets, basketball hoop and sun loungers and barbecue. Body boards and family bikes are provided for you convenience.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Big family wedding nearby so we choose this house for 5 of us (7 one night when cousins stayed). It’s enormous. So comfortable and relaxed. Everything you need. Kathryn was great but nothing went wrong anyway. Beds really comfortable. But best of all was the swimming pool. I knew it was big but it’s 3 times the size of a normal villa pool and the water was warm and clean and soft.
Would definitely return and heartily recommend.
Thanks for letting us stay Les!
Excellent villa for a family holiday
Spacious and had everything we needed for a fantastic week for 8 adults and 3 under 5s. Pool fabulous. Beaches great and easy access by car or bike. Loads of toys and games for children. Library of children's and adult books. TV and WiFi. Pool inflatables, badminton net and racquets for garden. Body boards, umbrellas, buckets and spades for beach. Travel cot and high chair. We had a lovely relaxing week with great weather and easy walk to village with shops for all we needed. Thoroughly recommend and would definitely go again.
We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday at our home and you made good use of all the amenities. Hope to welcome you back again. Les and Tricia
Very impressive property,comfortable and loads of space.beautiful pool and gardens.
Property provided peace and tranquility and is situated within an easy walking distance to the centre of the village.The pool and gardens are a delight and the property is fully equipped.
Fantastic property in the perfect location
We have been holidaying in France for over 20 years and this is by far the best swimming pool and garden/terrace/bbq layout and the best location we have had.
Lit-et-Mixe is a short stroll and is a lovely village with a number of great shops and restaurants and a daily market during the summer.
The property is vast and well equipped but we spent almost the entire time outdoors on the terrace or in the pool - whatever the weather!
Can't wait to go back!
Tricia and I are delighted you enjoyed our home and what the village has to offer. We would love to welcome you back in the future.
Had a fantastic week stayin at this great Villa
Great pre-travel communications with Kathyn, the agent who answered all our questions, and put our minds at rest when we realised how late we would arrive at the property.
The house got a huge WOW from everyone. 10 of us: 4 adults and 6 kids aged 16/14/11/9/7/2yrs. Its huge and has everything you will need to make your stay fab.Couldnt keep the kids out of the pool, even though it was a tad cooler than i'd usually like.Garden was huge so boys could happily play football, frisbee etc without losing the ball etc. The basement was a treasure trove of goodies from pushchairs, toys, goalposts, wave boards,sun tent, parasols. Bed rooms all very big and enough storage for everyone. Lots of toilets and bathrooms for everyone upstairs and downstairs too.Jaccuzzi in B1 was lovely touch and the boys loved the radio and jets on the upstairs bathroom. Great having the washing machine and lots of hanging space and pegs as we were in France another week after this one. The kitchen had every gadget and an extra fridge and freezer space in the basement too to stock up. Garden so big and open to watch the sky at night.The town was quiet (except the campsite entertainment noise often carried, but was off by midnight). Visited the bakers daily.Kids borrowed bikes and could safely venture off to explore. Nice selection of shops a couple of minutes walk down the road. We went to the Toro Piscine event in town(hilarious), various beaches, surf school at Cap l'Homy,hoosegor town is worth the drive for a day out and shopping ,Best meal was at Mimizan near the Carousel . We went to Mimizan for the night market but didnt really enjoy the stalls much. Sunsets round here are worth making it to a beach for. went to Dune of Pilat.Kids bought penny boards which they used everywhere we went as it's so flat.
We all had a fantastic week at the house and the area is good to stay and do nothing, or reach all surrounding areas. Would highly recommend staying here. Lots of other things to do, like the lake and kayaking, but we ran out of time ! Thank you Les, your house is lovely.
Thanks for your lovely comments about our home. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay so much. We try to make our home as comfortable as possible for our guests, so it is lovely to hear back how much you appreciated it.
Les & Tricia
Spacious villa in a great location!
We recently enjoyed staying in this lovely house 16-23 July. There were only 7 of us but it felt very spacious inside and out even if there had of been more of us! Plenty of bathrooms and toilets. It was also very well equipped for all our needs. The pool was amazing!
The location was fantastic. We enjoyed walking into the village, to the boulangeries, markets and restaurant at the end of the road. We only visited Cap d'Homy beach (5 mins) and the lake (15 mins) as we ran out of time, as well as Saint-Jean-de-Luz.
The house is on the edge of the village and is not overlooked, however, it is just a few minutes walk to all the amenities. The children (aged 10, 11 and 12) happily went into the village on their own.
There are forests with cycle paths all around, we even cycled to the beach one day. The lake was just like the beach but without the big waves. The children liked swimming here and the water sports.
The area felt a lot more relaxed than the south of France, you didn't have to pay for parking anywhere, meals out were reasonably priced etc. Kathryn, the agent, was extremely efficient and welcoming, being there when she said she would etc. The house was immaculately clean.
This villa would suit all ages as there are lots of things to do nearby (if you can drag yourselves away from the pool). I would definitely recommend staying here and we plan to return at some point!
We were delighted you had such an enjoyable stay at our home.Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review.
Kind regards, Les & Tricia
Special interest holidays:
Surfing. Cycling. Sailing. Fishing. Golf. Hunting.
Contis Plage 5 min drive. Cap de L’homy 5 min. drive with a free shuttle bus from the village during July and August. St. Giron Lake beach 15min. drive
The beaches at both the lake and the sea are supervised by life guards during the holiday season. Easy Access to all the beaches with plenty of parking, Perfect Surf Location with Surf Lessons available. Sandy Beaches. Sunsets. Cycle tracks to and from Cap de L’homy beach.
The house has easy access to two international airports 1hr.15min. from Bordeaux
- less than one hour drive form Biarritz airport.
Village Centre 400m. Supermarket Super U 800m. Dax Ancient Roman Spa town 30min. Biarritz / Bayonne 1 hr. Bordeaux City 1hr. 15 min. Lourdes/Pyrenees 2 hrs. Spain 1hr. 15 min