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Large Restored Gascony house with Pool in Rural Setting

Overview

Property

Updated: 27-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 14
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

6 bed, 4 bath, 2 recep large house with big kitchen, pool, grounds and barns

The entrance to the house is glorious - with wrought iron gates the pillars of which are guarded by a pair of lions. The driveway with plenty of parking brings you to the front entrance. The painted shutters and masonry give the house a feeling of warmth and grandeur. We have had the joy of watching our children grow up here summer after summer and have had so many happy holidays staying here with various combinations of friends and family. It is the perfect retreat, a great escape from the ratrace, where days disappear planning restaurant lunches, bbqs, cards & ping-pong tournaments, visits to local markets, golf, walking, cycling, hide & seek, football or simply sunbathing and swimming.

Outside there is a large covered eating area, great for breakfast, lunch and supper all through the spring, summer and autumn. A door from here leads to the enclosed gardens and pool area to the rear of the house. The pool is 12 x 6 metres with steps leading in, and there are plenty of cushioned sun loungers as a well as a folly for shade when the summer temperatures soar. Night swimming with underwater lighting in the pool always an event! From the covered eating area double doors lead to the kitchen - which is large and fully equipped with everything you will need to cater for your party. A further table for meals here seats 14. Behind the kitchen there is a utility area with washing machine, a large second fridge and double sink. A downstairs shower room runs off the utility room. The corridor from here leads to the back staircase.

Along the front of the ground floor of the house there are two large reception rooms - one with tv, and a selection of boardgames, puzzles and books, the second is quieter and a lovely room to get away from it all. Both rooms have open fire places - perfect for winter stays! Between the two salons is the front door and the hall way with a glorious oak staircase rising to the first floor at the top of which you can access two of the double bedrooms (one en-suite). A half staircase from here leads to the converted chai at the back of the house from which there is access to one of the twin bedrooms and the twin & bunk room with a bathroom between. There is also access from here to the last two bedrooms - but separate access can be gained from a back staircase to the rear of the house a further bathroom is accessible from here also.

The tranquil gardens surround the house - with various outbuildings including an open fronted, lit barn housing the ping pong table. Views of the Pyrenees from the balcony are simply stunning. The house is perfectly located just 10km from Marciac where the world famous jazz festival takes place in late July to early August annually. Maubourguet and Plaisance are almost equidistant from the house. Tennis, golf, waterskiing, canoeing and many other activities are available locally. Local cuisine and wines are exceptional and there are both wine growers and food producers locally to visit. We've been going there for 16 years now and we love it so much that we decided to buy it! We hope you will get as much joy from your stay in our beautiful gascony home.

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Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Sarah Hogan
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2017

About Sarah Hogan

We are the Hogans and the Wettons - we met several years ago in the UK where we all live and work. We recently decided to buy this gorgeous house together. We have shared many holidays and family events together over the years and now look forward to sharing our holiday home. We hope you will love it as much as we do!

Sarah Hogan purchased this farmhouse in 2016

Why Sarah Hogan chose Gers

We (The Hogans & the Wettons) bought this property from James Wetton's parents who have owned the house since 2000. We loved the house so much that when they came to sell we decided to see if we could find a way to keep it - so now we are co-owners of our very own little corner of Gascony!

What makes this farmhouse unique

The house has a really gorgeous feel to it, you will love it's location in a tiny hamlet, surrounded by farmland and rolling hills. Inside the house has plenty of space even when it is at capacity, it has a huge kitchen and two lovely living rooms as well as masses of outdoor space to find quiet, to make noise, to read, play games etc. The pool to the rear of the house gives maximum privacy.

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(5 traveller reviews)

5

Beautiful french farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a fabulous long weekend staying in this super property. Even with the winter weather being horrible. We lit the fires and enjoyed eating local produce and drinking fine wine while soaking up the atmosphere. Would love to go back, with our large family, in the summer.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Wonderful Getaway....

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at this beautiful house with friends and family. So relaxing. True France!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful typical Gascon house with real character

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property in rural France with excellent facilities. It has loads of space both inside and out and has a delightful pool where we spent many afternoons!

Local towns provide typical French cafes/restaurants and supermarches.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We LOVED this house!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with friends and family and lived it. The setting is stunning and sitting outside to eat on a warm evening with family and friends has got to be one of the nicest things ever. Lots of local activities including tennis and white water rafting which we all loved. A great local food market And a man with a van full of delicious cheeses turned up mid week. The pool is lovely, the house well equipped - all in all we loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review of your stay - for White water rafting - please read - Wake boarding! This is an activity available locally!
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5

Stunning house, designed for great times

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a memorable holiday in this stunning house; the layout and ambiance embraces everything from family breakfasts, days by the pool, highly competitive table tennis, boules, cards, long lazy lunches to evening banquets. Beautiful rooms and pristine bathrooms. Perfect holiday location. Quality time with friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We (The Hogans & the Wettons) bought this property from James Wetton's parents who have owned the house since 2000. We loved the house so much that when they came to sell we decided to see if we could find a way to keep it - so now we are co-owners of our very own little corner of Gascony!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Tarbes/Lourdes at 40 Kilometres Car: necessary

Our house managers offer additional services including catering & extra housekeeping, pre-arrival shopping etc... please ask for details.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring
8 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£860
for 4 nights
From
£215
 
 
Mid Season
20 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,140
for 4 nights
From
£285
 
 
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,310
for 7 nights
From
£330
 
 
Marciac Jazz Festival
29 Jul 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,625
for 7 nights
From
£375
 
 
High Season
12 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,310
for 7 nights
From
£330
 
 
Autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£860
for 4 nights
From
£215
 
 
Low Season
30 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£700
for 4 nights
From
£175
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£1,140
for 4 nights
From
£285
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £300
Pet Fee £30

For booking periods of less than 5 nights there will be an extra charge of £220 for laundry and cleaning. Please ask for rates if you have any requests for longer term rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The house has a really gorgeous feel to it, you will love it's location in a tiny hamlet, surrounded by farmland and rolling hills. Inside the house has plenty of space even when it is at capacity, it has a huge kitchen and two lovely living rooms as well as masses of outdoor space to find quiet, to make noise, to read, play games etc. The pool to the rear of the house gives maximum privacy.

Property Type

  • farmhouse

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, En-suite to Bedroom 1
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, This bathroom is downstairs - off the utility room

Bedrooms

  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, Large bedroom with view to pool
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, Large double aspect bedroom with en-suite bathroom
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, Twin room overlooking pool
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, Beautiful large double bedroom with view over front garden.
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed, Twin room with rear aspect looking out over fields
  • Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed, 2 Child Bed, Twin room with bunk beds

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • Baby's cot available.

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