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3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Pyla-sur-Mer, Gironde, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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“Perfect”
Reviewed 9 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We had a wonderful vacation. The house and the garden are beautiful, very clean and very well equipped. Very nice and helpful landlady. The only thing missing is WLAN.

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Liked best: clean and very well equipped
Liked least: no Wlan
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
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carolyn G
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“Fantastic Holiday”
Reviewed 8 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

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 so we could begin planning our holiday and loads of info about the villa. Despite all this info I was not prepared for how stunning the villa actually was and how much there was to do in the area. Christine welcomed us to the villa with a glass of wine and there were so many homely touches we really felt we were staying in a friend's home. Our two sons loved all the activities and paddle boarded and surfed every day. We all had a really relaxing family holiday. My only complaint is the fact we had to leave and as I write this I just wish I was back sitting on the verandah glass of wine in hand. We certainly hope to be able to visit again.

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Janfit
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“Lovely house in a great location”
Reviewed 25 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

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 very well equipped and extremely comfortable. In fact it feels more like you are house sitting for a friend than staying in a more typical sterile gite or holiday villa. The beach is just across the road and the public transport links are great for getting to Arcachon and Bordeaux. Our teenage sons loved using the bikes on the many local cycle routes and the many games and sporting equipment left for our use. In fact we enjoyed the holiday so much we considering locking the doors and refusing to leave. Unfortunately the real world beckoned and we had to return home.

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Liked best: So close to the beach
Liked least: Traffic at times
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Chappies1...
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fabulous villa, excellent location, wonderful owners!!”
Reviewed 12 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

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 amazing. Fantastic location across the road from a beautiful beach and within an easy stroll to amenities and local restaurants. Beautiful and original features throughout the villa and lovely secluded gardens in which to relax and enjoy. Every home comfort catered for from washing machine to coffee machine; DVDs to english tea!!! We made use of the bicycles to explore and there are a variety of garden games for all to enjoy. We would retire there in an instance! Beautiful villages close by and short drive into Arcachon. We had one of the best holidays ever at the villa and would rate it 10+++. We will be returning at the soonest opportunity and feel truly blessed to have found such a beautiful place. We also feel we have made new and wonderful friends in Christine and Eric. They are exceptional hosts.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing at all
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Guihel74
Annecy, France
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8 reviews
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“Perfect house and location”
Reviewed 29 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

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 had 2 days of rain but it was very nice to enjoy this lovely house and chill out inside. The location is great for children, only a street to cross to be on the beach, only a few Km from la Dune du Pyla, and shops 5min away with a bike.
Bikes and beach games were available, which was very appreciable.
Only one word to conclude our stay at La Cigale : PERFECT.
We will be back !

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Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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PNWH
London, United Kingdom
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“The most perfect little house in the most perfect seaside town in France”
Reviewed 20 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

The house is owned and run by an Anglo French couple Christine and Eric. They both obviously adore the house and look after it and looked after us beautifully. The instructions on how to get to the house were spot on, easy to follow and provided well ahead of the actual journey. Christine was at the house to meet us and took us through everything we needed to know from details such as what day the rubbish and recycling is collected to where the circuit breakers are if one tripped (non did). The cooking facilities are in the house are great; proper heavy pans, a full set of decent sharp knives, mixing bowls, microwave, weighing scales everythng you could want. We used the Intermarche in La Teste for grocery shopping which is marvellous, great produce and just about everything else you could possibly want. It's about a 10 minute drive.
The house is 30 seconds walk from a very sheltered beach that is pure sand and a very shallow angle making it very safe for children, but the current is fierce so they will need to be supervised. The Dune de Pyla is just down the road and is a sight to behold. The dune is 107 metres high and about 2 km long the biggest in Europe have a look at it on Google earth it's a whopper and is magical. Cap Ferret is a short ferry ride across the 'bassin' and is a charming spit of land with a sheltered bay on one side, exclusive houses in the middle and the wild swell of the Bay of Biscay/Atlantic on the other. When you get there rent a bicycle there are many places to do so, and cycle around its amazing. We didn't eat out much but the oyster shack De Grave in Cap Ferret is a favourite, the Corniche for drinks and a dinner on the terrace overlooking the dune, and Molleaux is just right for lazy drinks and a bite to eat. I

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Julie S
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“Lovely villa, perfect location with lots to do!”
Reviewed 8 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

The villa is really well equipped and across the road from the bay. You can cycle everywhere from this location. The cycle paths are really well done and everywhere. Close by are lovely beaches, the giant sand dunes and many restaurants and bars. A great place to visit with kids since there is so much, at little cost, to keep them entertained.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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