“You don’t come across anyone except one or two fishermen and the sun heats up the beautiful dunes…,” wrote Jean Cocteau, a regular visitor to the region. Between the immensity of the ocean and the peace of Lake Arcachon, Cap Ferret peninsula lives according to the rhythm of the tides. Life unfolds simply; at dawn, the brave go open-sea fishing, fishing vessels take dreamers to the Isle of Birds while surfers affront the waves. In these villages whose names conjure up holidays with family or friends – Les Jacquets, Piraillan or Petit Piquey – superb villas peek out from behind pine trees.Learn more
It is here, at the untamed tip of the cape, on the protected “44 hectare” estate that the property contemplates the sunset from the Pyla dunes. A pretty landscaped garden leads directly to the beach. On the duckboard terrace, sheltered from wind and prying looks, a meal space welcomes guests returning from the market or oyster-farming villages.
In this marvellous décor, Villa Arosal, with its picturesque sea-resort architecture, is enchanting to the eyes and soul. The pink façade is topped with a tiled roof with a central recess. A pleasant veranda runs along the full length of the single-storey structure, offering a meal and relaxation corner. Light and fresh air penetrate the French windows in the living areas. The decoration is natural and contemporary: a linen-covered sofa, coconut-matting flooring, a raw-wood table and anthracite ceiling lights.
The four bedrooms are in turn highlighted by sunny orange, sky blue or emerald green. One of them, set aside for children, has bunk beds. A “cabin” feel and a few ornamental details recall the presence of the sea. White walls and slate-grey woodwork hem in bathrooms: one with an antique bathtub, the other with a walk-in shower.
Echoing the sleeping beauties of the Archachon’s Winter Town, Villa Arosal is a sheltered spot, far from urban bustle.
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