70 Hectares et l’Océan – South West France
Fabulously secluded in coastal pine forest, seventy Hectares is a boutique haven surrounded by nature and steps away from the long, golden shores of the Atlantic. On a clear day, you can see the peaks of the Pyrenees. This is a truly off the beaten track gem of a spot, where you’re beckoned to the beach or the Seignosse golf course, and looked after seamlessly.
Artfully decorated, with light filled interiors and set in large grounds, this small, but perfectly formed retreat is perfect for Francophiles and guests who love simple living and good food.
At A Glance
Why We Love It:For its tucked away location amid the bustle of the Basque coast.
Style:Clapperboard beach chic.
Location:In the heart of the Landes forest in the South West of France, just 45 mins from Biarritz & close to the beach.
Rooms:32 beautiful rooms & suites.
Swimming:A heated outdoor pool surrounded by cork & pine oaks.
Children:A wonderful outdoors adventure for your little ones with sand dunes aplenty.
Accessibility:Every part of the hotel is accessible.
Open From:All year round.
Price:From €220 per room, per night.
With clean white walls, fresh and bold coloured painted wood, and large bay windows, we love the unfussy and minimalist décor of the rooms and suites. The Classic Rooms are cosy with king size beds and face east for the morning light. The slightly more spacious Superior with Balcony rooms look out across the golf course or the pine forest. The Junior Suites with Terrace are bright and airy, with a good sized balcony with views of the golf course, the park of the swimming pool. The Ocean Suites with Terrace are slightly larger with equally expansive views.
Under the careful eye of head chef Alberic Millory, the ever changing, seasonal menu is fresh and full of flavour. Ingredients are sourced locally from land and sea and much is cooked on the open rotisserie on the terrace. The restaurant is intimate, and comes alive at night with the terrace festooned with garlands of light. On the beach, you’ll find the Cabane des Estagnots, a beach restaurant serving delicious tapas, lunches and is the perfect spot to watch the sun set.
From early morning yoga to a round on one of the best golf courses in the region, to an afternoon surf, this is a place for people who love to be active and who thrive on fresh air. The Atlantic surf along the Landes coastline attracts surfers from around the world, and if even if you’ve never tried it, you can take a lesson or two here. Paddleboard on the lake nearby, or take one of the hotel’s bikes to cycle around the many tracks and trails. Guests can also use the Spa at the sister hotel Les Hortensias du Lac when they book a treatment there.
For families who love the great outdoors, this is an ideal spot. The grounds and surrounding beaches and forests offer total freedom and an escape from the every day. There is also a games room, with table football and lots of other activities. And if there’s something your children would like to eat that’s not on the menu, just ask.
Local sourcing is a key focus of improving their sustainability. The hotel has been constructed from local timber, and highlights delicious, local ingredients sourced from nearby farmers to reduce the distance food travels before it reaches your plate. These menus often follow the seasons, ensuring produce can be naturally sourced too. The hotel’s own herb garden provides many of the aromatics, and a local soap maker provides cleaning products. Electric car charging points have also been installed onsite to encourage a greener shift.
Landes, South West France
Located in the heart of the Landes forest in the South West of France, just 45 mins from Biarritz airport & close to the beach.