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House With Pool, Beautiful Grounds With Orchard And Garden

Overview

Property

Updated: 20-Jan-2016
House in Simorre, Gers, Masseube, Midi Pyrenees, France - Peaceful Location Set Amongst Rolling Hills, 5 Minutes Walk From Village Centre With Shops, Bar/Cafe

Very comfortable family house with extensive grounds and a 10x5m salt-water swimming pool (with a shallow end for children). It is a true family home with all the latest domestic equipment, some fine furnishings and antiques and plenty of board games, books, maps and things that you would expect in a fully furnished home It also has internet access, DVDs, CDs, 2 televisions (satellite) and a log burning stove in each of the 2 sitting rooms. The house is in a wonderful, elevated position overlooking the very attractive village of Simorre and surrounded by beautiful hills which all make for marvellous sunrises and sunsets, and magnificent stargazing on a warm summer's evening. The terraces lend themselves to outdoor eating and there is seating in both sun and shade to suit all tastes. You may even get a glimpse of some beautiful deer as they wander over the hills or hear nightingales singing their hearts out (night and day!).

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

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Guestbook comments from the owner

A wonderful holiday, we enjoyed every minute of our stay and it all went too fast.

Lovely setting, very comfortable, lots to see and do if you can drag yourselves away from the house and pool.

Very comfortable house with beautiful views. Serene, lovely area. We didn't want to leave.
Apr 2011
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Dear Adrienne-

Here is my banking information:

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Bank of America, N.A.

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your bank can refer credit to my account # 862 30C66

Thanks once again for sharing your lovely home with us. I'd like to think that our "footprint" was all but invisible. Ilene has promised to send you information about her gallery opening. It would be nice to meet your daughter if she chooses to attend.

I hope that we can stay in touch and that perhaps we'll be able to arrange a rental for next summer.

warm regards, Robert & Ilene

ps- I was tempted to sharpen your knives for you at the Monday market at Samatan, but since you're a dedicated chef I thought it best not to meddle with the tools of your trade.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I will add the review to my details. Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES must the bank details be published.
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Blagnac, Toulouse at 76 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Simorre at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Barbet, Nr Lombez at 10 Kilometres Nearest Train : Gimont, at 35 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Toulouse at 76 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Simorre (lunch only) at 1 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Simorre is almost equidistant to the Mediterranean and the Atlantic (2 hr 30 mins). The latter is famed for surfing at Biarritz and the beaches down to St Jean de Luz. Well worth a day trip.

Locally there are plenty of lakes with sandy beaches and supervised swimming/water sports. There are also municipal open-air pools nearby in Masseube, Samatan and Seissan. Details at the house.

Travel:

Airports: Blagnac, Toulouse 50 minutes. Biarritz 2hrs 30 minutes. Tarbes/Lourdes 1 hour. Carcassonne 2 hours.

Ferry ports Approx. timings: Calais 10-12hrs direct. St Malo 7 hrs direct. Santander 5 hrs. Car is essential.

Distances:

Simorre half a kilometre. Auch, capital of the Gers 30 mins. Lourdes, 1hr 15 mins

Marciac, 45 mins. Pretty village and famous jazz festival in August. Toulouse, beautiful rose city, eurospace, shopping, hypermarkets, covered and open air markets. 50 mins. Definitely worth a visit.

Further Details:

There are several shops in Simorre. Two bakers, butcher, post office, pharmacy, small supermarket, bar/cafe in the square where you can have lunch very cheaply (necessary to get there early, around 12.30 pm as it is very popular and they run out of food!). There is no cash machine in Simorre. The nearest one is at Banque Credit Agricole in Saramon approx. 10 minute drive or L'Isle en Dodon - 20 minutes drive.

Big supermarkets in Lombez - Intermarche, Masseube - Super U, Samatan - Carrefour Marche. All within 20 minute drive.

Restaurants: plenty from Chateau starred to country auberges (including one on the outskirts of Simorre), plus wonderful local bars and cafes.

Sporting activities. Horse riding, cycling, canoeing, kayaking, rafting in the near locality.

For more leisurely pursuits, there are excellent walks to discover wild flowers and prolific bird life, visits to many local markets and vide-greniers (flea markets to antique stalls).

For entertainment, there are numerous music festivals both classical and jazz including the world renewned jazz festival in Marciac which takes place in the first 2 weeks in August.

For wine lovers, visit the Madiran and St Mont areas in Armagnac country in the north of the Gers (approx 1hr 30mins) for great tasting and wine buying opportunities in the local vineyards.

For the curious and the historians, visit Auch (30 mins) for the cathedral famous for stained glass windows and carved wooden choir stalls. Monuments and museums, roman ruins to explore within 30 minutes drive, architectural treasures and much, much more.

Availability

Rental rates

Notes

  • Booking Notes:
    A deposit of 25% is payable on confirmation of your booking to secure your reservation. A damage deposit of £300 is also required with final payment which is due 6 weeks before the commencement of your holiday. The deposit will be returned promptly if no breakages or damage have been incurred.All breakages or damage to property or swimming pool must be reported to owner or housekeeper. Payment can be made in sterling or euros at the current exchange rate by bank transfer or bankers draft.

    Changeover Day:
    Saturday is changeover day. Please arrive after 4pm and leave by 10am to allow for full cleaning throughout the premises.

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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower room to bedroom 1 with shower, basin, WC. Bedroom 2 with en-suite shower room with shower, basin, WC. Bedrooms 3 & 4 share a shower room with shower, basin and WC. There is a separate WC and basin in the hall.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/9 (4 Bedroom) Plus Cot Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Bedroom 4 with double bed. The folding bed can be placed in bedrooms 1, 2, 3 or the study/library.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Large L shaped hall with wide tiled staircase to bedrooms 1 & 2. Main sitting room, tiled floor with rugs, dining table seating 8, study/library, tiled floor, WC, kitchen, utility room. Door to second hall off which is the summer sitting room/dining room and kitchen. = 3rd and 4th bedrooms and shower room. Outside: By the front door there is a small tiled east facing terrace with table and seating, ideal for breakfast in the morning sun and lunch when the shade has arrived. Along the west side of the house is a long terrace beside the sitting room and the main kitchen with french doors to more tables and seating. This is in full sun from noon onwards and ideal for evening dining. To the south, outside the summer sitting room is another small terrace. The private, salt-water swimming pool is 10m x 5m and is surrounded by paving for sunloungers. The well-kept gardens and lawns are regularly maintained and guests are invited to pick any fruit in season from the small orchard (cherries, plums, figs). There are plenty of areas for boules, badminton, croquet (more challenging than on an english lawn!). All equipment is at the house. There are 2 tennis courts in the village. Utility Room: Washing machine, shelves for food and china storage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All quality linen and towels are provided on arrival. Swimming towels only provided for those arriving by air. Property cleaned on Saturdays. Other: Summer sitting room with sofas & chairs, TV, DVD, CD player. Additional table for eating, seats 8. 2nd kitchen with gas cooker, large fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave. Study/library with internet access.

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