Bel Air Maison d'hôtes des Landes

Castets, Landes
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)6 85 57 89 79
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€110 - €280
per night

Refined B&B in a pretty forest setting just north of the French Basque country, with a lovely garden, a swimming pool and delicious food


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

€110 - €280 per night

The Experience

This traditional Landes house dates from 1829 and belongs to Christophe’s family – look out for the old family photographs that give a fascinating glimpse into their history.

Sylvie serves a huge continental breakfast, either on the terrace or in the dining room: fresh smoothies, a variety of breads, jams, local organic cereals and yogurts, fresh fruit and a local speciality brioche called the Pastis Landais. Lunch and dinners can be arranged if you ask ahead, and are equally good. Settle next to the fire in the sitting room with a book, or swim in the pool.

Although there are neighbours it’s very quiet – roe deer sometimes venture onto the lawn in the evening to nibble at the grass. Stay here as a stopover if you’re driving between northern France and Spain, or linger for a few days – there are lovely beaches a 20-minute drive away, as is Dax, a historic spa town with a lively market on Saturdays – Christophe is always happy to advise on things to see or do.

Bel Air Maison d'hôtes des Landes - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The stylish, calming décor
  • Sylvie's generous breakfasts
  • Your hosts enthusiasm and knowledge of the area
Bel Air Maison d'hôtes des Landes - Gallery

You should know

  • You'll need a car to get around
  • The house is on the edge of a town, not lost in the countryside
  • All but one bedroom is upstairs


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from €110
2 Quadruples
From €115
3 Doubles
From €110


Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 11am
Other details
Minimum stay: 2 nights in high season.
Christmas, New Year, 1 December - 1 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


I would be delighted to arrive here after a long day and relax in this fine house or jump into that gorgeous pool. The owners were fascinating to chat to about Les Landes, which is not a part of France we really hear much, although it has its own unique and ancient traditions.

Nicky, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

The house is in the town of Castets and faces new houses on one side and the forest behind. You can walk through the forest or explore Castets on foot, or drive 15 minutes to Le Courant d'Huchet, where you can take a boat trip that winds its way through a nature reserve. There are hidden secret beaches on the coast (20 minutes away by car) close to the pretty towns of Moliets-et-Maa, Leon and Messanges, and for golfers, there are several courses within a 30-minute drive - try Moliets, Seignosse, Hossegor or Pinsolle.

Local points of interest from Sylvie & Christophe de Rivoyre

  • 4 golf courses less than 30 minutes from the house - at Moliets, Seignosse, Hossegor, Pinsolle.
  • Take a boat ride down the Huchet river and reach the nature reserve at the start of the Lac de Leon.
  • Visit the beautiful beaches of the Landes, less than 20 minutes from Castets - go to relax, swim and surf.
  • See the Eco-museum at Marquèze à Sabres (35 minutes from Castets). One of the biggest open air muesums in France. Take the old train to reach the site.
  • Loads of cycle paths and horse riding tracks to explore.
  • Gastronomy: there are many starred restaurants nearby - Hotel de la Poste, le Hittau, Villa de l'Etang blanc, Les clefs d'argent, les Prés d'Eugénie.


Sylvie & Christophe de Rivoyre

Charming and friendly Christophe and Sylvie live on-site. Sylvie is from the Pyrenees and worked for famous French luxury brands in Paris. Christophe also worked in Paris and is passionate about Les Landes - he is always delighted to chat to his guests about what makes the area so special.