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Luxury farmhouse with heated pool and amazing mountain views.

Overview

Property

Updated: 21-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Immaculately furnished 4 bed farmhouse with private heated pool & optional gite

A Puntos is an absolutely fantastic 4 bedroom farmhouse with amazing mountain views, brand new private heated pool with ample seating areas and wood fired pizza oven all set within a beautifully landscaped garden.

Set on the outside of the charming hamlet of Mont De Marrast in the Gers, the farmhouse is located up a long drive and is set in 2.5 acres of land facing south for all day sun and amazing views over the Pyrenean mountain range.

There is exclusive use of 10 x 5 metre pool with Roman steps, ideally set for the fabulous views and all day long sun. The pool is surrounded by a paved area with sun loungers and a pergola with rattan seating. Pool heating has been installed and there is a thermal blanket to keep it warm at night.

A Puntos also has a covered terrace with seating for 10, open to the east and south, accessed by French doors from the kitchen. It is raised above the garden and shaded by a beautiful walnut tree. Perfect for a sunny breakfast or a more shaded lunch / dinner. The kitchen is also well equipped and has a wood stove and also has seating for 10. We will be installing a wood fired pizza oven in 2017.

Lounge has Bose Sounddock and 45 inch flat screen Panasonic TV, DVD Player, Satellite TV and a large log burner.

There are 4 well equipped bedrooms along with two bathrooms; one with a walk in shower.

Come and enjoy the local food, wine and relaxing atmosphere of the property and enjoy lazy days and nights on the terrace, around the pool or just anywhere in the large and beautiful landscaped gardens.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Graeme Fletcher
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2017

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 Gers

We fell in love with the property as soon as we saw it. We love the property 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

"Wonderful location. The owners live next door with their lovely dog! Expect a visit from Mirren, dog, if you have a bbq! Having breakfast looking out to the Pyrenees is sheer joy. Will go back "
Jun 2015
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Guestbook comments from the owner

"Wonderful location. The owners live next door with their lovely dog! Expect a visit from Mirren, dog, if you have a bbq! Having breakfast looking out to the Pyrenees is sheer joy. Will go back "
Jun 2015
  • 1 of 5

21 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

5

Peaceful and stunning

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing 10 day stay in this lovely house. The house is quite quirky and a real mixture between the old and new, but comes together as being luxurious and comfortable. Owner Graeme was extremely helpful and easy going which makes the stay more welcoming and relaxing. Cheers Graeme!. The pool is where we spent alot of time, it was well maintained and pretty and the grounds spacious, we really needed the pool as it was quite hot during our time there. Also closing the shutters during the day helps keep the house cooler as there is no air-con, but it was never an issue. There are really nice villages in this area, the countryside is absolutely stunning and the local wine is great, what more can I say!.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Odette, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. You and your family are most welcome back. Kind regards Graeme
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5

Beautiful farmhouse in rural France

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous find in rural France! A stunning French farmhouse with views to die for! Ideal size for a large family and immaculately clean and tidy.

Breakfast on the terrace eating freshly baked bread and croissants from the local village was exactly how I pictured myself spending my mornings in this little piece of paradise.

Lazy afternoons spent by the beautiful pool was bliss! Lovely restaurants for dinner were never too hard find, only a short drive away.

The perfect getaway for a peaceful and relaxing break!! Will definitely be returning!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Many thanks for the review. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay. Please come back anytime you wish. Kind regards Graeme
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5

Es ist wie nach Hause kommen...

  • 5 of 5

Ich kam in dieses Haus im Sommer. Ich erlebte es wie eine zweite Heimat. Der Empfang der Besitzerfamilie, die Nachfrage, ob es an nichts fehlt und das Haus selbst. Es lädt ein, ein Ort der Zusammenkunft zu sein. Für Familie und Freunde. Alles zum Leben ist da. Ausstattung wie Bettwäsche, Geschirr, Handtücher, Waschmaschine, machen - auch für Kurztrips mit wenig Gepäck - dieses Haus empfehlenswert.

Wirklich alles ist so einladend wie es die Fotos zeigen. Es ist geschmackvoll, es ist gemütlich und es ist einladend. Das technische Equipment für TV, Musik usw. ist mehr als ich benötigte. Der Pool ist beheizt, nutzbar im Herbst und eine willkommene Erfrischung im Sommer. Und er hat die Tiefe und die Maße um schwimmen zu können. Die Ausstattung mit Liegen, großen Sonnenschirmen, Tischen und einer Lounge - ebenso das extra Geschirr für den Pool - sind der wahre Luxus. Die Aussicht über die Landschaft und auf die Pyrenäen sind großartig! Die Sonne geht am Ende des Pools unter und sie geht über der Veranda auf. Ich habe mehr als 500 Fotos vor Begeisterung gemacht: mit dem Morgennebel im Osten vor der Veranda, mit dem Sonnenuntergang der sich im Pool spiegelt und mit dem Blick auf die Berge und die Landschaft aus der oberen Etage.

Im Herbst erwartet einen sehr mildes Klima und zeitweise noch heiße Tage. Sie sind ideal - nicht nur um den beheizten Pool zu nutzen - sondern auch die Umgebung zu erkunden. Da wären Auch - Stadt des d'Artagnan mit der riesiegen Kathedrale, der Altstadt mit Relikten aus der römischen Zeit, den steilen Wegen in die Altstadt, dem romantischen Weg am Pau. Lourdes als Pilgerort, Marciac, die Stadt des Jazz, Toulouse und die Reise in die Pyrenäen. Wir haben den Cirque de Garvanie gesehen. Ein imposantes Naturspektakel im Kessel der Pyrenäen. Es gibt so vieles, wenn man sich dafür interessiert. Die nahen Märkte mit einheimischen Delikatessen in Tries, Mirande und Auch. Es ist selbst von Franzosen als das Geniesser - Paradies des Landes benannt.

Ich habe das Haus auch im tiefsten Winter genossen. Wir haben es mit Holz beheizt und es gibt elektrische Heizkörper. Es gibt einen wärmenden Kamin im Wohnzimmer und einen Rayburn in der Küche, der mehrere Heizkörper im Haus erhitzt. Es war eine besondere Erfahrung, zumal wir den Umgang damit nicht kannten. Colin hat uns sehr geholfen, die Technik zu begreifen und für Holznachschub gesorgt. Danke, Colin. Es war besonders und meine bisher schönste Zeit im Haus. Ruhe, Natur, heizen. ☜❤☞

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Idyllic wonderful holiday accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Had the most wonderful holiday, farmhouse was idyllic, set against the backdrop of the Pyrenees and colourful French countryside, a haven for artists looking for inspiration. If you are looking for a Get away from it all holiday, this is the place. Beautiful surroundings, quaint friendly villages and superb local cuisine, Foie Gras being a speciality at local markets. The owners could not have been more friendly, with suggestions of where to eat and local attractions to visit. Can't wait until we revisit this slice of heaven.

Mr and Mrs Cassidy

Lochwinnoch

Scotland

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind comments. We would be delighted to have you back anytime.
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5

Heavenly views in rural France

  • 5 of 5

Stunning farmhouse with all the charm and character that you would expect from a building in this part of France, of its generation. I was there as part of a wedding party for a few nights and enjoyed perfect weather to take in the stunning views of the Pyrennes. The property itself is ideal for a large family or group. Clean, tidy and ample room so as not to get under one another's feet. To be honest though, I'd be surprised if any large party didn't spend all of its free time by the pool. It was just the best. Especially 'the morning after'.

Nearby villages make it no issue at all to get fresh, warm bread/croissants in the morning and we had no difficulty at all finding restaurants in the surrounding areas that provided the highest quality of local produce. You will need transport though as its not all within walking distance. Great place and will hopefully be back in the next few years.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Chris. Thanks for leaving the house so clean. You and the party are very welcome back.
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5

Can't recommend highly enough.. fantastic place!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing property to stay in. Well furnished and well equipped farmhouse with fantastic views over the mountains. Quiet location but just what we needed. Will definitely be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed the property. Thanks for leaving A Puntos in such good condition. You are very welcome back, hopefully in 2017. Graeme.
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Location

From the Owner

We fell in love with the property as soon as we saw it. We love the property 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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Toulouse at 100 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Trie Sur Bias at 10 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Bilbao at 337 Kilometres Nearest Train : Lannemezan at 40 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A64 at 40 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Biarritz at 200 Kilometres 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

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid Season 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
High Season 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Low Season 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
Off Season 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£321
for 3 nights
£750
 
 
Low Season 2018
28 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£321
for 3 nights
£750
 
 
Mid Season 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
High Season 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
Peak Season 2108
21 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
14 night minimum stay
£3,100
for 14 nights
£1,550
 
 
End of Season 2018
9 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

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

Notes on prices:
Please note if BBQ is not cleaned a fee of £20 will be applied.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

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!!!

Property Type

  • farmhouse

Theme

  • Away From It All

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • pond
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 – First floor family bathroom with bath, shower, WC, hand basin. Bathroom 2 – Ground floor family bathroom with walk in shower, WC and hand basin.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) plus 4 bed gite as an option. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king sized bed. Bedroom 2 with super-king bed which splits into twin beds if required. Bedroom 3 with double bed Bedroom 4 with twin beds Cot available also but bedding not provided

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only

Notes:

  • Outside: The farmhouse is located up a long drive and is set in 2.5 acres of land lying east/west for all day sun and fantastic views over the Pyrenean mountain range. The farmhouse has its own ancient well and is set among lots of established plum, fig, cherry and persimmon. There is exclusive use of 10 x 5 metre pool with Roman steps, ideally set for the fabulous views and day long sun. The pool is surrounded by a paved area with 8 sun loungers and a pergola with rattan seating. Pool heating has been installed. A Puntos also has a covered terrace, open to the east and south, accessed by French doors from the kitchen. It is raised above the garden and shaded by a beautiful walnut tree. Perfect for a sunny breakfast or a more shaded lunch / dinner. 3 additional seating and eating areas around the garden are provided. There is also a small herb garden and a pizza oven for 2017. Utility Room: Some storage space Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: High quality bed linen and house towels are provided. Guests need to bring their own beach/pool towels. The rental price includes end of holiday cleaning. Other: Artwork by Susan Murphy