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Peaceful Gite and Private Pool with Magnificent Panoramic Views



Updated: 03-Oct-2016
Escape into the rolling hills and sunflower fields of rural France.

Enjoy beautiful views of the Chain of the Pyrenees whilst relaxing by the pool. Explore local villages and markets, or head for the slopes.

Set in a quiet spacious garden with private pool, terrace and surrounded by panoramic views this lovely Gite with 1 bedroom and sofa bedroom in living room offers hours of peace and tranquility and interesting wild life for nature lovers .

Enter the Gite through the patio doors into the good sized lounge/diner which has been recently furnished. There is a double sofa bed for any extra guests or children, TV+DVD with Freeview with various and plenty of windows to enjoy that view!

Move on through to the hall, off which is the modern bathroom with walk in Italian shower.

Next the small but fully equipped kitchen, and finally through to the good sized bedroom with 1 double bed and sliding doors that open back onto the terrace, and once again,to that view!

Outside Le Petit Rossignol has both a covered and large open terrace, with table and chairs , parasol ,BBQ in a private garden with shade ,pool, secure pond, and parking.

Monleon Magnoac, a pretty medieval village, is only 5 mins away and has a friendly cafe/pub and very well stocked farm shop where you can buy your bagettes, croissants and local wine to enjoy on the terrace looking at that view again !.

The nearest beach at Le Lac de la Gimonne is 10 mins away.

The ' Centre Nautic' has a beach (with life guard during the summer) and there it is also possible to windsurf, canoe, fish and rent pedalos.

For garden lovers Le Jardin de la Poterie Hillen, 4 mins away, is an outstanding garden to visit as well as the pottery.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Ric and Gail Phillp , X ski instructors ,retired to France in 2008 from Andorra to enjoy their hobbies-walking, cycling, golf, amateur bird watching. Ric to build his kit car and learn to play the saxophone ! Gail to create and potter in her garden in between playing golf and making cakes, jam and chutney !

Both of us have always loved the countryside and mountains and feel we have found the ideal spot to live with Foxy our rescue dog now our children have left home.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything about the gite and location exceeded our expectations.

Gail and Ric have been very welcoming and have done everything to ensure our stay went smoothly.
Jul 2013
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16 Reviews

based on 16 holidaymaker reviews


Idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week here. The gite is perfect for two people. The garden with its wonderful views and the delightful pool make it a great place to relax.

It is also ideally situated for trips into the mountains. We particularly recommend going up the Pic du Midi and making the journey to the Cirque de Gavarnie.

We are happy to recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your holiday and discovered our little corner of Paradise ! We really hope you can come again !
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Wonderful views, butterflies, birds, flowers, frogs and cows!! Great hosts and sunshine too 😍

  • 5 of 5

We have had a wonderful stay at Le Petit Rossignol, perfect location to explore the mountains, Pic du Midi, St Bertrand de Comminges, Save Gorge and Col des Ares, also perfect for visiting Gers, had a great day among the sunflowers in the Marciac area. Great food locally, Gail & Ric happy to share the best places to eat! Our two Staffies had a fab time, there are great walks right from the gite, through fields and along the canal, we walked

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy you enjoyed your holiday here and look forward to seeing you here again . Thank you for your visit Ric and Gail ( and Foxy )
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Ideal for a couple.

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic sunsets and sunrises with amazing panoramic views of mountains. Nice patio and outdoor space, great for enjoying weather and views. Villa was easy to find, a straight forward drive from Toulouse airport and to days out like driving to the mountains, thermal spas, walking, caves as well as supermarkets etc. Gail was really helpful and easygoing. Thanks for a lovely fortnight.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to dothis review and for your useful comments for future guests . We are very happy you found and enjoyed our magic corner of S W France and we hope to see you here again !
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Superb property with fabulous views

  • 5 of 5

The Gite inside and out was fantastic! The owners were on hand to welcome us and had a great knowledge of the best markets, restaurants and places to visit etc.

The view of the Pyrenees was an ever changing picture throughout the week and well worth the drive to explore. The cable cars up to Pic du Midi were fantastic for the views, despite heavy cloud cover and the shear engineering!!

The spa baths Balnea at Loudenvielle were excellent, relaxing in 40 degree outdoor pools looking up at the mountains. Just be warned no shorts but you can purchase a pair of regulation swim wear!!

Would I recommend this property??


Superb accommodation, fantastic views and situated in a superb region!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John for taking the time to write this review . We are very happy you enjoyed your holiday here and look forward to seeing you back again ! a bien tot Gail and Ric
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Just Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This gite was perfect for the two of us. We stayed the first 2 weeks in September and had 13 hours of sunshine a day. Fantastic views from the gite and terrace of local landscape with Pyrenees in the distance.

Very comfortable, well equipped accommodation with lovely outdoor living space and pool situated in unspoilt rural France. Good supermarket and boulangerie within a 10 min drive . Quiet lanes ideal for cycling. Excellent walks in high mountains just over an hour away.

Owners Gail and Ric were very friendly and helpful and not intrusive in any way.

Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review We are very glad you found and enjoyed this little unspoilt corner of France . Also we are very happy that you want to come back again next year ! A bientot !
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Séjour ressourçant en pleine nature

  • 4 of 5

Séjour magnifique dans un gîte propre et fonctionnel avec une très belle vue. Il y en a pour tous les goûts: repos,culture, gastromie, randonnées, vélo...

Endroit à découvrir. Vous serez bien conseillé par des hôtes discrets et bienveillants.

Sabine, Bernadette et leur chien Tosca ...de Belgique

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci a bientot j'espere ! Gail
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From the Owner

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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Toulouse at 90 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Monleon Magnoac at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Bilbao at 350 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Lannemezan at 25 Kilometres Nearest Train : Lannemezan at 25 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Lannemezan A64-E80 or St Gaudens at 25 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Boulogne sur Gesse or Castelnau Magnoac at 8 Kilometres Nearest Ski : St Lary at 60 Kilometres Nearest Beach : ( Nearest lake with beach 10 mins ) or Biaritz at 215 Kilometres Car: recommended

Here in this unspoilt corner of Magnoac in the day you can sample the culinary delights of Gascony, wander around the local markets, sit and watch the red kites soaring and tumbling in clear blue skies while enjoying a glass of the local wine on the terrace, watching the sunset behind the mountains,all accompanied by the evening chorus of the crickets and frogs in the nearby pond ! Then at night you can find a local fete to dance the night away or just enjoy star gazing and experience the most amazing skies in this non polluted region of France..

For the more active there are ample walks in this beautiful countryside, cycling along quiet roads or off road following the small canal, golf at one of the many not quiet and picturesque golf courses in the area. For bird watching, swimming, canoeing and fishing there are 3 lakes with in 15 mins. Also close by are horse riding stables and a local aerodrome for sky diving and parachuting.

The Tour de France, in July, comes through the area each year and is an exciting event to watch and experience even for non cyclists !

Further afield each year, in August, you can go to the famous

International Jazz festival at Marciac.

Other attractions -

The Country and Western Festival at Mirande

Tarbes Haras National (famous horse stud)

plus the Horse festival Equestria .in July

Pic du Midi de Bigorre - take cable car to weather station at 2887 m (best trip to do!)

Visit winery

Visit Airbus museum Toulouse

Auch festival

Visit heritage sites of midi Pyrenees i.e

St Bertrand de Comminges

Garvanie (World Heritage site)



Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Low Season
1 Oct 2016 - 14 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Mid Season
15 May 2017 - 10 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
mid season
11 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
2 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
29 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
high season
27 Aug 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15
sheets and towels p p £10
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Please leave the gite as you find it .
If you prefer us to clean it, there will be a £40 charge.
Heating supplements maybe applied for winter lets (check with owner)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

This is one of the most peaceful and beautiful locations in the sunflower region of Gascony. Boasting over 300 days of sunshine per year we are lucky to be able to eat outside nearly all year round, enjoying that view which made us fall in love with this property.! From our door step we can walk or cycle on virtually empty roads and tracks. We can play golf admiring views of the Pyrenees on uncrowded courses. We have plenty of good varied,, well priced, local restaurants (within 10 mins ) offering wonderful Gascony cuisine with very friendly service Yet,,although we're away from everywhere we're also very well situated - We can ski in the winter or take a hike in the mountains once the snow has melted We're within easy reach of the the main cities , Toulouse , Auch, Tarbes , Lourdes , where there are plenty of things to do and see . No wonder we often think we are living in Paradis !

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Budget


  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 45 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Modern bathroom ,equipped with large shower
  • Italian shower Toilet Sink/vanity


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • One double bed with ample storage ( One double sofa bed in living room)


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering


  • Internet is available in the gite Washing machine available in owner's garage at no extra cost . There is a charge of £10 per week per person for linen and bath and hand towels . Bike hire can be arranged. Pool size is 5.40cms in diameter, height 1.30 cms. Wooden framed. Sunbeds and hammock can be provided at no extra cost . Tennis court in Monleon (5 mins away )

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