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Country Gite - Private Garden - Pleasant Views



Updated: 11-May-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Gite Nr Labarrere, Gers, Midi-Pyrenees, France - Tranquil Situation - Short Distance By Car To All Amenities

Petite Ballade - Country Gite for two in a tranquil situation, just 5 kms from the village of Labarrere. Detached from the main house, with it's own private garden and parking area. Views across vineyards, woodland and meadow.

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About the Owner

Mrs. Dawn Ann COTEMAN
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
11 May, 2017

10 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)


A Lovely Gite With Friendly Owners

  • 5 of 5

Roger and Dawn own a great gite in SW France. La Petite Ballade is very well appointed and exactly as described in the text and images - even better! Due to such a good location and having great weather I was able to tour the area and beyond on my motorcycle, including a day trip to Carcassonne. The local Bastide villages and towns are picturesque and well worth visiting as was Saint Mont and other vineyards all within easy reach using the quiet D roads. I highly recommend La Petite Ballade especially the very generous 'welcome pack' that was tailor made to my vegetarian choice.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Return visit as wonderful as anticipated

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit. Because we've been before we knew what to expect and we were not disappointed, it was as lovely and charming as we had remembered. If peace and quiet is what you are after then this is the place and is set in beautiful countryside. There are lots of towns and villages within driving distance so it's a super base to explore the area. We find this gite so wonderful that we are planning to go back again in 2017.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Our Perfect Haven

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay at Petite Ballade and on the drive down through France we were thinking," will it be as good as we remembered". Well it was all that and more.

A perfect place to be as active or as relaxed as you want to be.

The Gite is in tip top condition and has every facility that anyone may require; the garden is just beautiful,private and self contained.

Dawn and Roger are not just perfect hosts they are now lovely friends who really do go the extra mile to make your holiday perfect, nothing is too much trouble for them and always on hand for help and advice but never intrusive.

We had a fantastic and substantial welcome pack, the best of any holiday home we have ever rented.

Can't wait for next year as we have already booked to visit again.

Thank you both for an amazing retreat in the most lovely surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent in Every Way

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Petite Ballade and once again everything was perfect. (Except for the awful weather !!). Dawn and Roger are charming and helpful as ever, the cottage ticks all the boxes for a comfortable and peaceful stay. Everything is prepared to a high standard for arriving guests. The welcome pack is substantial and interesting. The local wine is very drinkable, Monsieur Christian Morel at Domaine de Bordes, a couple of miles down the road will be pleased to offer tasteing at his vineyard.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable property in tranquil country location

  • 5 of 5

We received a warm welcome from the owners together with an extensive welcome pack, and they were always on hand for assistance if needed. The property is very comfortable, with a well equipped kitchen. The owners have done an excellent job converting what was an old barn to a high standard, so much so that it felt like a 'new build'. Excellent wifi offset the lack of French TV channels although several English TV channels are available. The facilities available made our stay a pleasure despite the disappointing weather. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful gite in a delightful part of France

  • 5 of 5

We received a lovely welcome from Dawn and Roger who proved to be superb hosts. A really excellent gite in a very interesting area for visiting historical sites and markets but also a brilliant spot for relaxing.

The property was superbly clean, with excellent facilities and I would certainly hope to revisit in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Lourdes at 89 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Labarrere / Restaurant at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Port St Marlo at 667 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Eauze at 14 Kilometres Nearest Train : Agen at 62 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Bordeaux at 148 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Labarrere at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ski : La Mongie at 149 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Mimizan at 125 Kilometres Car: necessary


By car -

Atlantic coast - 120 kilometres

Mediterranean coast - 288 kilometres


Travel - use of car is essential:

Lourdes - 107 kilometres

Bergerac - 122 kilometres

Toulouse - 130 kilometres

Bordeaux -148 kilometres

Argen railway station - 62 kilometres. TVG from Paris 1 hour 45 mins.

Port - St Marlo 667 kilometres.

Calais - 1006 kilometres

Spanish boarder - 190 kilometres


By car travel times approx to:

Labarrere - 5 mins

Castelnau d' Azan - 8 mins

Forces - 10 mins

Montreal - 15 mins

Condom - 25 mins

Barbaton - 25 mins

Eauze - 25 mins

Nerac - 45 mins

Auch - 60 mins

Further Details:

LABARRERE - bar / restaurant.

CASTELNAU D' AUZAN - Doctor, hairdresser, post office, boulangerie, small general stores, cafe/restaurant, lake / fishing - swimming pool - tennis court.

MONTREAL - all amenities, doctor, bank, post office, hairdressers, boulangerie, general store, butcher, restaurants, tourist information office, market on Friday. Gallo-Roman villa in Seviac 4th century mosaics. Route St Jacques De Compostella.

FORCES - Restaurants, post office general stores. Flower market in the spring. Church with mediaeval bell tower & 13th century round miniature castle. Chateau dating 15th century.

CONDOM - all amenities, market Wednesday morning. Catherdral, swimming pool, canoeing, boat outings.

BARBATON - all amenities. Market Wednesday morning. 12th Century church. Thermes. Lotus flowers in exotic garden of the spa grounds.

VALENCE SUR BAISE - all amenities. Abbaye de Flaran Cistercian Abbey founded 1151 contains famous works of art.

EAUZE - all amenities. Market Thursday morning. Swimming pool - Jeanne d'Albert's house date 15th century was once owned by Henry 1V. Archaeological Museum. AUCH - Capital of the Gers all amenities. Cathedral dating 15th-16th century. Statue of D'Artagnan fictionalized character of Alexandra Dumas, Three Musketeers. In real life a 'valient soldier' otherwise know as Charles Ogier de Batz - born in Lupiac.

NERAC - all amenities. Chateau of Henry 1V. Boat outings. Large colourful market on Saturday morning. In all areas good food and wine is available - maybe that is one reason together with the slow pace of life why the 'Gersois' have the longest life span in France.

As one travels through the country side, Armagnac and wine is available direct from the Domaines - they welcome visitors for tastings. At our local farm 'top quality foie grais' is available. In all areas, for your enjoyment there are 'seasonal' music festivals, fetes and fairs.

Not forgetting the 'unpolluted' air in the Gers, which means that as one relaxes in the evening, the sky is a sight to behold.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
2 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
At the time of making a reservation we request 25% deposit - non returnable.
Balance payable 8 weeks before commencement of your holiday.

Changeover Day:
Changeover Saturday - late season more flexible.
Arrival 16.00 hrs
Guests are asked kindly to vacate on Saturday by 10.00 a.m.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Updated: 11-May-2017


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • rural


  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 64 m²


  • Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Wash basin
  • Upstairs - Separate bathroom with toilet / washbasin / shower. Heated towel rail - hair dryer.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Upstairs - 1 Bedroom - double bed. French doors, balcony over looking vineyard woodland and meadow. Dressing room / babies room cot available. Electric portable fans in each room.


  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 2 ...
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only


  • Notes on accommodation: On arrival welcome pack is provided. Should you have any particular requirements prior to your arrival, given notice we will do our best to fulfill your request. For your use whilst staying at Petite Ballade there are information files - reference local activities and places of interest together with maps of the area. Books - board games. Available for use in all rooms during the 'low season' electric heating, this will incur an 'extra' payment - price on request. We would appreciate 'no smoking' in the gite. Our aim is to make your stay a pleasant one, if you require help we are on site with our 'friendly' dogs Lara and Gina. Outside: Own parking area - private garden. Terrace south and east. Garden furniture includes table and chairs together with sun lounges - umbrella. Cleaning - Towels & Linen: At no extra charge 'each week' clean towels and linen are provided, and the property is cleaned thoroughly throughout after each visit. Other: Upstairs - 1 Double Bedroom. Dressing room / babies room + facilities for hanging clothes - chest of draws

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