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Fully renovated gite in Gascon Farmhouse in stunning private location.

Bedrooms 2
Space 258 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

Gite in Beaumarches, near Marciac, Midi-Pyrenees, France - Country Holiday Property In Beautiful Farming Location

A Bertin is a traditional 200 year old Gascon Stone Farmhouse. Within the house is a two bedroom ground floor gite with its own entrances on the south and north sides of the house and private terraces overlooking the garden and pool. Set in gardens and 20 acres of meadows and fields, guests are welcome to make themselves comfortable anywhere in the garden and by the pool and walk through the fields. The owners, Richard and Fran Nustedt, live in the main house and are available for as much or as little contact as you want.

The property is on a no-through lane with superb views over the surrounding fields and hills, undisturbed by the sound of traffic but only a ten minute drive to the nearby medieval towns of Marciac and Plaisance. Our gite is the only holiday accommodation on or near the property. Feel completely at home here in your own little corner of Gascony, with the well-known Bastides and Castlenau Route only one mile away which will lead you through the beautiful medieval towns and villages of this area of South West France.

The Gers is generally considered to be the very centre of Gascony; almost like a national park, there are no airports, heavy industry or large cities here - and virtually no public transport either, so come with a car! The night skies are exceptionally clear and the air incredibly clean - expect to sleep well!

The gite comprises three main rooms; the main living/eating/kitchen area which leads into two spacious bedrooms each with their shower, basin and toilet en suite. There is fourth room also leading from the kitchen area which houses the washing machine, freezer, dishwasher and items you may want for the garden etc.

The front terrace is south facing leading into the garden and pool,and there is a small private terace on the north side directly from the twin room.

More Details

frances nustedt
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, frances.nustedt@gmail.com
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About frances nustedt

We are Richard and Fran and have lived here in the Gers for over fourteen years. We raised our family in North Devon and then, when they flew the nest, came to make our home here in the beautiful - and warm - countryside of South West France.

With help, we transformed our Gascon Farmhouse to incorporate a ground floor apartment where we welcome visitors from April to the end of October. We keep ourselves relatively busy by looking after second homes for a number of English owners and teaching English to young French students, but always find plenty of time to relax and enjoy our own home which is quietly situated in a beautiful part of the Gers.

frances nustedt purchased this apartment in 2004

Why frances nustedt chose Beaumarchés

Having lived for a long time in some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK, it wasn't surprising that we chose to move to this area of France. It is a thriving farming area, sitting on rich clay soil with soft rolling hills, cattle, sunflowers, and small patches of woodland. A mecca for wildlife.

This is the heart of the ancient province of Gascony - still totally unspoilt and with new building only allowed if it is within a village and fits in with the existing vernacular - terracotta roofs over ochre-coloured walls. Quiet and well away from tourist honeypots, yet accessible to the mountains of the Pyrenees and the beaches on the Atlantic ocean. The mountains can be reached in about an hour and a half on quiet roads and Biarritz in two hours.

What makes this apartment unique

We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our property but still welcome family pets if you wish to bring your dog with you. We have over 20 acres of meadows and plenty of walks directly from the house which you will be able to enjoy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A Beautiful place in a beautiful part of the country. Most enjoyable and the kids loved it. I think my daughter enjoyed the horses!

We would like to thank Fran and Richard for making us feel at home. Once again, thank you Fran for Joshua's horse riding. What lovely weather we had!! Hope to see you again soon.

Thank you Fran and Richard for letting us share your little bit of Paradise. Such a lovely peaceful setting and yet so close to explore the villages of the Gers. Can recommend the Madiran wines. Thanks for the goodies on arrival and also all your help prior to our visit from N.Z in the planning stages!
Apr 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Beaumarchés in Gers

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 258 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Both bedrooms have their own private shower/basin/wc
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Private shower/WC
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Private shower/WC Cot available
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Double bedded room and Twin bedded room. Further put-up child's bed and cot available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The apartment is on the ground floor of a private stone house, in which the owners of the property live. There is no other holiday accommodation on the property and very little sign of it in the area. The apartment has two doors - the south doors lead onto a private terrace overlooking the garden and pool. On the other side of the courtyard are stables for the horse who stays in during the hot summer days. The north door leads from the twin room onto a small very private sitting out space. The swimming pool is for guests exclusive use. Although elderly now, the horse is available for short rides and if anyone would like to ride out, beginner or experienced, please mention this when booking. There is no charge and Fran is an experienced Riding Instructor so beginner children are safe! Babysitting is also available. Outside: The gardens look out onto a glorious valley and are fully available to guests. The pool is approx 10 x 5, has wide Roman steps, and is shallow enough for games but deep enough for swimming. A barbecue is available with charcoal. There are four sunbeds and ball games, plus table and chairs on the terrace for 6. Utility Room: Washing machine, dish washer and chest freezer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels are provided for bathroom and pool. The beds will be made up for your arrival. Towels and bed linen are changed weekly. The cleaning at the end of your stay is included in the price. No damage deposit is required.


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Fully renovated gite in Gascon Farmhouse in stunning private location.
average rating of 4.8 based on 6 reviews

Great accommodation great welcome

  • 5 of 5

What can I say we had a great stay in this lovely gite in a fabulous location.

We arrived on a Sunday and were worried we would not be able to buy some food and drink.

Frances was excellent informing us of a supermarket on route , but she also offered to buy some items for us and lay on a simple chicken salad.

We arrived to a lovely cooked flavoured chicken just out the oven with home made bread and salad nothing simple about it at all. There was wine and a welcome pack of tea coffee etc. We particularly liked the lemon drinks,thanks Frances.

The gite was in a rural location with fabulous views and so peaceful, but it was only minutes away from local villages,great great location.

The gite itself was a lovely,a great open living room ,kitchen dinning area.

The two bedrooms were large and both on suite. There was a dishwasher and all you would have at home. The place was immaculately clean and tidy.The seating area outside was private and the garden and pool excellent. Frances and Richard were great hosts and took time to offer advice and help about the area,which they obviously love. We felt relaxed and welcome thank you for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so very much all of you. I'm really happy you had a great stay. It was lovely to meet you and we both wish you all the luck in the world with your project!
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Our own piece of paradise!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic two weeks at the gite. Upon arrival, we were taken away with the beautiful setting and scenery and the view from the pool and garden was fabulous. We were met by Fran and Richard who were very warm and welcoming and they proceeded to show us around the gite. The gite is better than the pictures show. The bedrooms, living room and showers are excellent, the beds are really comfy and the kitchen is really well equipped. The weather was good throughout and this made the use of the pool essential to cool down. The pool while not deep enough to dive is excellent to swim and play in and is kept in lovely condition. We had full access to the large garden and our daughter went out twice with Fran on her lovely horse. The area is very rural and beautiful, but there are plenty of lovely little towns and villages nearby and larger towns around an hour or more away. Throughout the holiday Fran and Richard were the perfect hosts and were available for as much or as little contact as we wanted. We would like to thank them for making us so welcome and we will always remember our family holiday at A Bertin and have some lovely memories to cherish forever. We would strongly recommend the gite to anybody else wanting a quiet and tranquil holiday in a beautiful setting and you never know we may ourselves visit again one day.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Barry and Faith. We are so pleased you had a great holiday here and thank you for writing your kind review.. It was really lovely to meet you all - it's always great to have guests who relax and make the place their own, it's what it's all about - and it was a pleasure to take Laura out on Cirus. They really hit it off together! We wish you all the best with your plans and are happy that we could introduce you to another beautiful region of France.
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Wonderful family holiday peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from A Bertin having spent 2 weeks there on our family summer holiday. The views were absolutely fantastic overlooking the French countryside and the setting is peaceful and tranquil.

Richard, Fran and their dog Prim made us feel very welcome and all were very tolerant of our 7 month old mad spaniel who was with us as well.

We had great fun visiting the local markets which were always an adventure. We drove into the Pyrenees and managed two visits into Spain as it is so close. The local restaurants in Marciac were also very good to eat in. Fran and Richard were really helpful on things to do and local history and information. Fran also let our daughter ride out on her horse (under her supervision) a couple of times which she loved.

The accommodation was clean, well presented and was certainly ample for what we needed for our stay.

If you are looking for somwhere quiet and relaxing with a chance to explore some beautiful French countryside then look no further than staying at A Bertin.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peace & Tranquility

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for a full month at A Bertin, a decision that we were not to regret. Our Border Collie was with us and he settled well into his new temporary home. The owners made us most welcome and Fran even treated me to a ride on one of her horses, Cyrrhus. On our arrival we found basic food items in the fridge and a bottle of wine on the table. Fran had made a lovely multi-ceral loaf for us. The owners have a delightful pointer dog, Prim, and she quickly made friends with us and our pooch. The house is in a very rural area that is undeveloped. This means the air is clean as there is no industrial manufacturing as such. The dominant industry is farming. There are literally tens of little bastide towns and villages to visit, very picturesque and historic. This is d'Artagnan country and the town of Condom has an excellent statue of the Three Musketeers plus d'Artagnan in the main square. Lourdes is not too far and a tour of the Pyrenees in this area proved spectacular. Biarritz and Bayonne are within a couple of hours as is Toulouse. Armagnanc is produced here along with foie gras.

The accommodation at A Bertin is uncomplicated but clean and comfortable and more than met our requirements. As for the setting, it is serene, quiet and very beautiful. The swimming pool overlooks the countryside although this time of year, October, it was too cold for us to use. There was ample parking for our car plus trailer, a major bonus, as my husband transports his precious motorbike wherever he goes on the continent.

We found the local people to be friendly and helpful, something we appreciated as we needed both a dentist and a doctor for minor problems. Fran was extremely helpful and is a mine of information on the locality.

For those who like a peaceful holiday, in a beautiful rural location with lots of interesting places to visit, A Bertin meets these criteria. As for the owners, they proved friendly and helpful and as a result, we hope to visit again within the next year. What more can I say? !!!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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très agréable séjour

  • 5 of 5

Excellant accueil , gite soigné , jardin et piscine bien entretenus , cadre reposant , très bonne adresse de gite que nous recommandons absolument.

Odile et Patrick Carrere.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Patrick et Odile pour vos gentils mots. Nous avons été très content de vous voir ici et nous vous souhaitons un heureux été.
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
450 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Le Beau Marches
Nearest Ski
75 Kilometres
La Mongie
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Biarritz Hossegor
Car: necessary

We have a delightful elderly horse in our fields and if you have a pony-mad child who would like a quiet hack out, Fran, who is a qualified Riding Instructor, would be delighted to take them out. Please mention this when enquiring. Thank you.


It takes two hours to get to Biarritz/St Jean de Luz/Hossegor on the Atlantic coast. There is very little driving through towns on this route so although it's two hours, it makes for a pleasant day out.


Airports most convenient are Toulouse (1hr 45mins), Lourdes (1 hr), Bordeaux or Biarritz(2 hrs) and Pau (1hr 15mins). Car hire is essential. Driving time from St Malo is 7 hours, plus stops.


Marciac and Plaisance du Gers are small Bastide towns, both only 10 minutes drive from the house The Gers is a rural department full of small medieval villages with inexpensive and friendly restaurants serving duck in all its forms!

Further Details:

We are about one hour from the Pyrenees foothills. One and a half hours from the ski station of La Mongie where you can take the tele-cabin to the top of the Pic du Midi at any time of year and look down from the mountain tops! Local supermarkets are ten minutes from the house.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Beaumarchés, Midi-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
24 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
early summer 2018
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
autumn 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £0.75 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Booking Notes:
Please email if you would like to make a booking or find out more information. Deposits are taken of £200, with the balance paid when you are here for your holiday. Payments can be made in sterling or euros, and by bank transfer, paypal, cheque or, for the balance, in cash if you prefer. Prices are shown in sterling but currency conversions will be made at the time of payment.

Changeover Day:
Change over days are flexible except in August and July, when it is Saturday. You are welcome to arrive any time after 4pm, and please leave the apartment by 10.30am on your day of departure. Cleaning at the end of your stay is included in the price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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