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Modernised old farmhouse. Superb views. Private heated pool. Sleeps 8 plus baby

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Stone farmhouse near Condom, Gers, Midi-Pyrenees, France

Au Chicot is a charming old stone farmhouse which has retained its character features: high ceilings, fine exposed beams and stonework, solid wood floors, but has been modernised to provide plenty of light and space and all the facilities you would expect for quality holiday accommodation. A rare feature of the property is that almost all windows have extensive views. The interior is a blend of French country antique furniture and contemporary comfortable pieces. The ground floor has three sets of large French windows which ensure that the house gets the full benefit of the far reaching views over the countryside. Décor is light and neutral. The garden and pool are designed to maximise the benefit of the house’s countryside location.

More Details

Owner
Morag Mole
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just a note to say thank you for letting us share your beautiful property, we had the most fantastic week at Le Chicot. We had sunshine, great views, the grape harvest, and an Armagnac tasting, not to mention a special wedding ! The house had absolutely everything we could have wanted, and your caretaker went out out of his way to be helpful; our baby grandaughter loved her high chair and had her first tentative dip in a swimming pool. Once again many thanks for a lovely and memorable stay. Peter"
Sep 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Mouchan in Gers

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bedrooms 1, 2 and 3 each have an en suite with shower, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail. There is a family bathroom on the first floor with bath, shower over, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail. There is a separate WC on the ground floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 plus baby (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: King size double bed Bedroom 2: King size double bed Bedroom 3: Twin beds Bedroom 4: Twin beds The beds in bedrooms 3 and 4 can be joined to make Super Kings
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: With two bedrooms on the ground floor enjoying en suite facilities, and a further two bedrooms and bathrooms on the second floor, the house is perfect for two families sharing. Our local managing team speak fluent French and English. Outside: The house has a swimming pool , 11 by 5 metres, heated to 27 degrees Celsius - with Roman steps and an electric safety cover conforming to French regulations. There are an outside table and chairs for 8 with parasol, plus an additional picnic table and benches. 2 Weber barbecues are available for use - one charcoal, one gas. The property has a large garden and meadow of 3 acres in all with fantastic views and plenty of space for children to explore. Gravel drive with parking for several cars. The terrace is adjacent to the house and in sight of the pool. There is a large open old restored wooden barn next to pool with an all weather table tennis table. Pool loungers and chairs with cushions are provided. Pool cleaning and maintenance is included in the rental. Outdoor equipment includes badminton, croquet and boules as well as tennis racquets. There is a small orchard to the front of the house. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, a large second fridge, iron, ironing board, vacuum cleaner, other cleaning equipment, containers for recycling. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are provided and changed weekly. Pool towels are also provided. The house is fully cleaned before and at the end of your stay. Other: The house has 2 wood burning stoves and electric central heating and ceiling fans in bedrooms 1,2 and 4, the kitchen and sitting room. There is a separate downstairs WC with a washbasin.

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Modernised old farmhouse. Superb views. Private heated pool. Sleeps 8 plus baby
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

Peaceful, clean, lovely views, warm pool.

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If you want peace and tranquillity this is the place to stay. With a 270 degree vista from the house and pool, overlooking a rolling landscape, with just the sun and the birds for company, it is ideal. There were only 2 of us; but the house has four bedrooms and four bathrooms, so there is plenty of space for more.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely holiday villa

  • 5 of 5

Super property with all you could need. Beautiful views, facilities great and overall footprint of property works very well for families with young children. Area is gastronomic delight with idyllic villages and brilliant restaurants/cafes/food.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Toulouse, Bordeaux, Bergerac
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Eauze
Nearest Train
33 Miles
Agen
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
A62
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Bareges
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Atlantic coast
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Walking - minor walking circuits of from 1 - 5 hours, marked and suiting all ages. Or sample a section of one of 4 Santiago de Compostela pilgrim routes passing through the Gers, including the closest to Au Chicot, Grande Route 65. A “voie verte” (the former railway line from Condom to Mouchan) offers good walking on the flat.

Lakes - for a range of water sports, including waterskiing, windsurfer hire, pedaloes. Many have sandy beaches and water chutes - the nearest are at Castera-Verduzan, Gondrin, Montreal, Lupiac, Lectoure, (the 'Lac des Trois Vallees', which also offers mini-golf) and St Clar, south-east of Lectoure. For fishing, lists of sites, plus daily/weekly permits available from tourist offices;

Rivers - the River Baise, eg, for fishing, boat trips/hire (license not necessary) from Condom, and from Nerac, a lovely town just over the border in Lot-et-Garonne; canoe hire from Beaucaire, near Valence-sur-Baise

Coast/Beach:

Atlantic coast - Mimizan Plage (2 hrs) with long, sandy beaches, is the nearest; Biarritz (2 hrs), and Hendaye (2hrs 40 mins), both have good surfing beaches. St Jean de Luz (2 ½ hrs) is a pretty port; Arcachon (2 ½ hrs), has its huge sand dunes and a vibrant town

Travel:

Airports : Bordeaux Merignac – 2 hrs

Toulouse Blagnac - 1 hr 30 mins

Bergerac La Roumaniere – 2 hrs

Pau Pyrenees – 1 hr 40 mins.

Train: Agen station 55 mins. (car hire possible)

Channel ports:St Malo 6 hrs 40 mins

Caen 7 hrs 10 mins

Le Havre 7 hrs 45 mins

Cherbourg 8 hrs

Calais 9 hrs 30 mins

Own or hired car needed

Distances:

The local Carrefour supermarket at Condom 15 minutes by car.

There is a village bread shop/small store at Mouchan by car 5 mins.

Eauze with a supermarket and large weekly market is 25 mins. by car.

Nearest chateau 10 mins. on foot. Two other chateaux 20 minutes on foot.

Further Details:

A welcome pack of bread, coffee, tea, milk, butter, cheese and jam and bottle of wine is provided on arrival.

The kitchen has an honesty cupboard where food essentials, spices and the like are available.

Before you make any booking, the Owners are always very happy to provide detailed information about what to see and do in the area, where to eat and about practicalities which make your holiday more enjoyable. Please do not hesitate to contact them.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Mouchan, Midi-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Autumn
22 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
Spring
30 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
Half Term
26 May 2018 - 7 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 7 nights
£1,450
 
 
Early Summer
8 Jun 2018 - 21 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 
 
Mid Summer
22 Jun 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,850
for 7 nights
£1,850
 
 
High Summer
6 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 7 nights
£2,100
 
 
Late Summer
31 Aug 2018 - 20 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,850
for 7 nights
£1,850
 
 
Early Autumn
21 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
From June to August, the usual arrival time is 4.00pm, and departure 10.00am. Outside these months times can be arranged as required.

Changeover Day:
Our normal changeover day is Friday. Other changeover days by request outside school summer holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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