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Luxury farmhouse with heated pool and amazing mountain views.

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Immaculately furnished 4 bed farmhouse with private heated pool & pizza oven.

A Puntos is a traditional French farmhouse with amazing mountain views, private heated pool and a wood fired pizza oven all set within a very large landscaped garden.

Sitting on the edge of the sleepy hamlet of Mont de Marrast in the Gers, A Puntos is a modernised Gascon farmhouse which retains many of it's original features including oak beams, floorboards, floor tiles and fireplaces.

The property is accessed by a long private driveway and set in 2.5 acres of gardens. Facing due south and on a high on a ridge, both the house and the swimming pool bask in daylong sunshine and command fabulous, uninterrupted views of the Pyrenees.

There is exclusive use of 10 x 5 metre pool, with Roman steps, which is surrounded by a paved area that has 8 sun loungers. There is also a shaded pergola with a rattan seating area where you can cool off, have a drink or just sit back, relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. Pool heating has been installed, as with a pool alarm and there is a thermal blanket to keep the pool warm at night. Because of the lack of light pollution, this is also a favourite spot for stargazing after nightfall.

A Puntos has a covered terrace with seating for 8 which is accessed by French doors from the kitchen. It is raised above the garden, shaded by a beautiful walnut tree and has views toward the mountains. This is perfect for a sunny breakfast or a more shaded lunch or dinner with friends and family.

The kitchen has a traditional large french table with seating for 8 and is equipped to a high standard with Rayburn Wood Stove, separate oven and gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, American style fridge freezer and a large washing machine. There is also a herb garden, a wood fired pizza oven alongside a large Webber Barbecue and another outdoor eating area.

The lounge has a Bose Sound dock and 45 inch smart Panasonic TV, British Freesat, DVD player and a large log burner. The internet has enough bandwidth to easily stream UHD films on Netflix or Amazon Prime. There is also a large selection of books, DVDs and games available which includes an outdoor Petanque set.

There are 4 comfortable, spacious and well equipped bedrooms (1 king, 2 doubles and a twin) along with modernised bathrooms on each floor, one of which has a large walk in shower room.

Come and enjoy the local food, wine and relaxing atmosphere of A Puntos where you can enjoy long lazy days with friends and family either on the terrace, around the pool or just anywhere in the large and beautiful landscaped gardens.

Boutique wine delivery, additional house cleaning and baby sitting are all available on request.

More Details

Owner
Graeme Fletcher
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Graeme Fletcher

We both live in Scotland, work in the UK and try to get over to France as much as we can.

Graeme Fletcher purchased this farmhouse in 2013

Why Graeme Fletcher chose Mont-de-Marrast

We fell in love with the property as soon as we saw it. We love the house itself, the big gardens, the pool, which we have now heated, and the amazing views over the mountains. It really is a getaway from all the hustle and bustle of our busy city life's.

What makes this farmhouse unique

What is special about A Puntos.....I would say everything but then, I suppose, I am biased. If I had to pick one thing, it would be sitting on the terrace, with a warm breeze in my face looking at the mountains and enjoying the peace and tranquility. Obviously, with a glass of wine!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was one of our most favourite holidays! The place is amazing- beautiful big house, lovely pool and pizza oven. It really has everything. We were hosted superbly throughout and Graeme even helped us with the pizza oven. We can't recommend this place enough! Hopefully we will be back soon
May 2017
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Mont-de-Marrast in Gers

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • BBQ and Pizza oven must be cleaned otherwise £20 fee each will be applied
  • Bins must be emptied and all guest rubbish removed otherwise a £20 fee will apply.
  • No glass or crockery at pool - plastic sets have been provided
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Ground Floor Bathroom – Ground floor family bathroom with walk in shower, WC and hand-basin. Top Floor Bathroom – First floor family bathroom with bath, shower, WC, hand-basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom One - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom Two - 1 Large Double Bed , Bed can be split into two singles
    Bedroom Four - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom Three - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms): Cot is also available with mattress and sheet if required. Note - Room 4 with twin beds is accessible via bedroom 3
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
Notes:
Utility Room: Some storage space High quality bed linen and house towels are provided. Artwork by Susan Murphy High Quality wine available to buy Welcome pack also available Guests need to bring their own beach/pool towels. Guests must clean BBQ and Pizza oven or incur a fee Owners / caretakers may be in the gite next door for maintenance purposes however this has separate access and separated by a large hedge.

Reviews

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Luxury farmhouse with heated pool and amazing mountain views.
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews
5

Wonderfull, quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic house. Equipped with everything we could possibly need, and beautifully maintained, we had a great holiday. The grounds are lovely, as are the views. There is plenty of space around the pool to relax. The kids spent most of their time in the pool, even on chilly days because it is heated.

It is about a one hour drive to the Pyrenees which is well worth it. The towns in the neighbourhood are quite small but there are still plenty of good restaurants. The supermarket is about a 20 minutes drive from the house. The highway is far, far away, which means no noise except from an occasional airplane.

Graeme was very friendly and helpful prior and during our visit.

We would love to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

5 Star Winter Fun

  • 5 of 5

We had such a good time in the summer that we decided to book A Puntos for some time over New Year with friends and family. The house was just as good as it was in the summer with possibly even more some stunning views of the mountains if that's possible. We really enjoyed our time there and this time had the benefit of a large log burner and a Rayburn oven to keep us warm at night. We also used the Rayburn to cook some meals.

We made some skiing and snowboarding trips into the mountains for a few days and also visited the spa at Balnea which was stunning. Again, would thoroughly recommend A Puntos for a winter break but just beware it is about one and half hour’s drive to the slopes.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Chris, Thanks for the kind comments and I glad you enjoyed yourself. Thanks for leaving the house in such good condition and please do come back anytime during the summer or winter. Kind regards Graeme.
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5

Amazing property, beautiful location, faultless!

  • 5 of 5

This property is in the most beautiful location with amazing views of the Pyrenees. The house was also perfect with everything you would need home from home. Cannot fault our stay, we even had lunch in Spain which is only 1hr 30min away. Stunning location, stunning house, highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Vicky, so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for leaving the place in such good condition and good luck with the house hunting. Please do come back soon. Kind Regards Graeme
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5

The most beautiful property. A heated pool too!!

  • 5 of 5

This is the most beautiful property with an amazing heated pool. Perfect for midnight star gazing. The property has every facility you would need for hot or cold weather. The stunning scenery and area make it impossible not to relax! The property is maintained to a high quality and the owners were a pleasure to deal with in every way. We loved it so much we are booked for next year - can't wait!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Emma, Thanks very much for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you guys and we are looking forward to you coming back. Kind regards Graeme
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5

Fantastic property in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a brilliant two weeks here in September. The farmhouse is in such a beautiful and tranquil location and the view of the Pyrenees is just the icing on the cake. Although the weather was very changeable, the heated swimming pool meant that we could still go swimming nearly every day. Our toddler loved exploring the garden and going for walks around the village. The farmhouse is very well equipped and it really did feel like a home from home. Graeme was really helpful and accommodating (before, during and after our stay) and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend A Puntos to friends. We'd love to return one day too - we found it very hard to tear ourselves away at the end of our stay!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Vanessa, Thanks for the very kind review. You guys were the perfect guests and we are so delighted you managed to get engaged at the pool. We would love to have you back some time, just let us know when. Kind Regards Graeme
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5

tout est top !

  • 5 of 5

l'annonce est 100% conforme à la réalité ; l'endroit est magnifique, au calme sur une colline avec une vue sur les Pyrénées et le pic du Midi

la maison est parfaitement équipée (internet, écran plat,...)

la piscine chauffée est un régal (eau jamais en dessous de 27°)

mais le vrai plus est la qualité du service : Graeme le propriétaire est très à l'écoute, toujours aux petits soins, et connait les bonnes adresses pour le vin et le foie gras

A recommander !!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonjour Laurent, merci beaucoup pour vos gentils mots. Nous avons aimé vous avoir à la maison et merci beaucoup de l'avoir laissé dans un bon état. Nous aimerions vous revoir un jour. Cordialement, Graeme
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Location

Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes
Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Lourdes
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Trie Sur Bias
Nearest Ferry
337 Kilometres
Bilbao
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Château Golf de Pallanne
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Lannemezan
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
A64
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Trie Sur Bias
Nearest Ski
75 Kilometres
La Mongie
Nearest Beach
200 Kilometres
Biarritz
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Great walking in the area

Fantastic cycling in the area

The Tour de France comes close in July

Amazing Skiing and Snowboarding in the mountains

Wonderful stargazing

Visit one of the local spas

Coast/Beach:

Biarritz 150k away

Travel:

Flights - Tarbes and Lourdes are 45 mins away

Pau airport is 1 hour away

Bordeaux , Toulouse and Biarritz airports are about 1.5-2hrs away

Direct flights to Toulouse or Caracassone flights available for Scottish People

Drive - It is a roughly an 10hour drive from the Channel.

Distances:

Trie-sur-Baïse roughly 8k away

Meilan roughly 9k away

Mirande roughly 18k away

Marciac roughly 25k away.

Tarbes roughly 40k away

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Cleaning Fee £50
Additional Guest Fee £100
Pet Fee £50

Changeover day is on Saturday. Arrival 4pm, Checkout 10am.
£100 per hour over the 10am departure time.

Notes on prices:
Please note if BBQ, pizza oven or log fire is not cleaned a fee of £20 will be applied for each.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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