Atlantic coast holiday villa near Biarritz — Villa Saphire is a stylish and contemporary villa with lovely sea views situated between the typical fishing village of Guethary and the chic town of Saint Jean de Luz. No expense has been spared in the fittings, furnishings and cutting edge décor of this superb, spacious villa. Large glass panels set within a traditional timber frame offer lovely views over the beautifully landscaped grounds.
Set between the Atlantic Ocean and ‘Trois Couronnes’ National Park, St Jean de Luz is a jewel in the Basque Country. This pretty town is just dripping with charm, from its port lined with colourful boats to its delightful squares and quaint pedestrian streets lined with boutique shops and restaurants. It is the last major town before heading south into Spain and neighbouring Saint-Sebastian. There are many sandy beaches along this coastline and lots of water sports on offer. Fashionable Biarritz hosts the famous Surf Festival which attracts competitors from as far as Australia and Hawaii. Golfers are well catered for on the links course in nearby Bidart.
The Basque people have a strong culture and heritage which is still visible today in the distinctive architecture, traditional dress and language of the region. The Espelette pepper is the cornerstone of Basque cuisine, used in the production of Bayonne ham; if you head into the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains to the village of Espelette you can still see these red peppers drying in the traditional way.
Nearest beach & beach cafes 300m. Nearest restaurants 50m and 400m. Guethary 1.25 miles. St Jean de Luz 4 miles (local bus service), Biarritz centre and airport 10 miles. Spanish border 12 miles, San Sebastian 25 miles. Mini Golf 400m, tennis 1 mile, golf courses 2 miles. Hiking, mountain biking, surfing, wind surfing, kite surfing and delta planing locally. Thalassotherapy centres along the coast.