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Farmhouse with private pool in glorious countryside, great for family holidays

Overview

Property

Updated: 06-Nov-2016
House in Lectoure, Gers, Midi Pyrenees, France - Peaceful Location, 5 Minutes Drive to The Village.

Lectoure is a very beautiful hilltop town in an area of France that still is very agricultural and authentically French. It is very peaceful with lovely weather and glorious countryside. In the summer it really comes to life, with every village having its own local fete, and weekly market. The weather is usually very warm and sunny, although we do have thunderstorms if it has been very hot! The house is constructed in the traditional white stone of the area, and was built as a farmhouse. Fields surround the house, often full of sunflowers or garlic. The garden surrounds the house and is very private. Behind the house are fruit and nut trees. In front the pool sits in the garden surrounded by trees, and is beautifully secluded. The kitchen is well equipped and there is plenty of room to eat in or out of doors.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

Our family has owned our holiday home for 20 years and it is much loved. We have spent all our holidays here, winter and summer, while our children were growing up. As London born children ,they loved the outdoor life that the house and its garden offered them. The pool is a pleasure we have all enjoyed!

We love the local markets and enjoy cooking the delicious food the region is famous for. The village has a few restaurants too, so eating out is also possible. In the summer, many of the local villages also have fetes, which offer a fun night out and a chance to eat with the locals.

The house is often surrounded by fields of sunflowers which are absolutely glorious in July. Garlic and melons are the local crop. The Lectoure melons are justifiably renowned for their delicious sweetness.

Speaks English, French

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Location

From the Owner

We chose this beautiful area of France because it is is still very authentically local and French. We felt some of the other more well trodden areas are more touristy, and while the Gers certainly has its tourists in the summer, it remains largely a farming area. The food is delicious and the summer markets abundant with locally grown produce. It is easy to get to and yet feels far away from the hectic pace at home. We love the peace at the house but the local towns and villages are close by. There are lots of amenities and things to do especially in the summer and it seems to suit all ages.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Toulouse at 80 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Lectoure at 3 Kilometres Nearest Train : Agen at 30 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Exit 7, Bordeaux-Toulouse at 30 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Lectoure at 3 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The Atlantic is about two hours away and we certainly often went when the children were small.

Travel:

The nearest airport is Toulouse (1hr 15 min) or Bordeaux (1 hr 30 min) but Pau , Tarbes, Bergerac and Limoges are are reasonably close. We usually drive and take Portsmouth -St Malo, on the overnight crossing, then driving down during the next day. It takes 7-8 hours to drive from St Malo. It is also possible to take the TGV to Agen and hire a car there.

Distances:

The village of Lectoure is 3 km away, and Agen to the north and Auch to the south, both about 30km. Nearby are the towns of Fleurance ( 15 mins,) and Condom (20mins.)

Further Details:

Lectoure has a lovely spa with medicinal waters which has an indoor pool, whirlpool and hammam. There are three banks, several hairdressers and pharmacists, 2 newsagents, gift and clothes shops, 2 butchers, a number of bakers, and various bars and restaurants.There is also a small 2 screen cinema which shows English language films in the summer.

On the edge of town there is a very good Intermarche which has a fresh fish counter too. The local market is every Friday but there are others nearby, Fleurance is 15 minutes away and has a lovely market on Tuesdays.

Lectoure has a fascinating history and there is an excellent museum next to the cathedral.There is also an outdoor pool in the village which is beautifully kept.

Golf is also available in nearby Fleurance. Further information is available at the house and at the tourist information office in town.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
autumn
25 Sep 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
christmas
18 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
16 night minimum stay
£2,000
 
 
winter
3 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
spring
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
summer
1 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 25% paid within 3 days of enquiry, will hold your booking, with the balance to be paid no less than 8 weeks before your holiday. A cheque for £300 will be held against any damage or breakages, which will be returned at the end of the rental, minus any charges if necessary, this should be paid in advance by post.Please report any damage or breakages immediately.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the normal changeover but it may be flexible. Arrival is not before 4pm and departure by 10 am to allow for changeover.

Notes on prices:
There will be an additional charge for heating in the winter months

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 offers comfortable accommodation, good cooking facilities and a lovely main bathroom. The pool is situated a way from the front of the house and is surrounded by lovely old trees. It is very much a home rather than a property furnished to let, and we hope that anyone who comes to stay here will love our pretty holiday house as much as we do..

Property Type

  • farmhouse

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

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

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • town
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, washing machine
  • Very large main bathroom with large walk in shower, roll top bath set in the centre of the room, toilet and basin. Next to it is a shower room with shower, toilet, basin and washing machine.There is also a downstairs wc.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 2 travel cots available
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8-10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Upstairs, 4 bedrooms: Downstairs next to the sitting room, bedroom 5 is a double.

Outside

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

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Two travel cots can be provided, with baby linen. Outside: The large garden is laid to grass, with lots of trees. At the rear of the property these are fruit trees, which have delicious plums and greengages to eat in season! The pool is private and secluded, not heated though is very warm ( sometimes as much as 28-30 degrees!)and is 11m x 5m. There are steps into the shallow end of the pool, making it ideal for children. There is a tiled patio area around the pool for sitting. Outdoor furniture is provided, with a large table and benches and additional dining chairs in front of the house, as well as some loungers by the pool. There is a barbecue for use in the garden. There is also a full sized table tennis table, boules etc. Utility Room: Ironing board and iron available. Clothes dryer outside. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / : Sheets and towels will be provided, and some pool towels. The property will be cleaned and prepared for you on the change over day. Other: There is also a large dining room which can seat 8. Adjacent to the house are barns(on either side of the accommodation, which we use to store wood and tools and on the other side, garden furniture and the table tennis table etc.

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