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Spacious Gascon Family House With Pool



Updated: 27-Nov-2016
Family House with pool in Couloume Mondebat, Nr. Aignan, Gers, Midi-Pyrenees, France - Peaceful Hilltop Location With Superb Views Of Pyrénées. 8 Mins Drive To Small Market Town

Peaceful rural hilltop location with superb views of countryside and Pyrénées. 8 mins drive to small market town with supermarket open from 8 a.m.- 8p.m. 9 a.m. - 13.00 p.m. on Sundays. Bar, Boulangerie, post office, chemist, bank etc. Enclosed grounds. Salt water pool,Badminton, Barbecue. Boules, Indoor table tennis, Table football. Wifi. T.V. 2 High chairs and 2 Cots. 2 nearby swimming lakes, one with amazing tree climbing course in July/August with harnesses. Easy reach of Marciac for the Jazz Festival 27 July - 14 August ( 20 minutes) and Vic Fezensac ( Latino Festival 23 - 26 July 2015) 30 mins. Even the Tour de France passes nearby in July! 2 hours to the Atlantic coast and Spain. Within easy reach of the birthplace of the famous Musketeer, D'Artagnan and the D'artagnan museum in Lupiac. Wonderful vineyards to visit. Unspoilt countryside and friendly local people.

  • Sleeps 9
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

As an avid Francophile involved in helping other people to acquire their homes in France for the past twenty five years, it has taken a long time to have the opportunity to realise my own dream but this house has more than fulfilled my every expectation. It is a very warm and welcoming home which lends itself readily to happy holiday gatherings. It would seem a shame were it not to be enjoyed to the full in this role to which it seems to well suited..

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Speaks English, French

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1 holidaymaker review


Amazing Mountain Views

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this lovely welcoming family house last summer (2014).

We were a group of ten. Plenty of space for everyone and the children loved the Pool, table tennis, table football and badminton.

The location was great for us with stunning views.

The house was well equipped and well maintained.

Plenty of local produce in the colourful local markets. Excellent local wine.

The Marciac Jazz Festival was such fun for all the family.

We will definitely return. We had a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely positive review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our beautiful unspoilt corner of the Gers. We look forward to welcoming you again one of these days.
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From the Owner

This most unspoilt part of Gascony has long been a favourite - as much for the its stunning backdrop of the snow capped Pyrénées and the beautiful patchwork of rolling hills and wide valleys topped with bastides and little villages - as for the easy pace of life and the friendly nature of the local people. There is very little to disturb one in our hilltop idyll - surrounded by farming country with the occasional passing deer or sanglier in winter and buzzards wheeling overhead. Our neighbour has a donkey and we hear the occasional cockerel but passing cars are few and far between at the end of the drive and it really is a haven of peace and tranquillity to which we have been fortunate enough to be drawn.

Activity and Interests


Two hours drive to Biarritz, St Jean de Luz and just over that to San Sebastian just over the Spanish Border.


1 hour 30 minutes to Toulouse Blagnac international airport. 2 hours to Bordeaux Airport. 1 hour to Pau airport. 45 Minutes to Tarbes Lourdes airport. Nine - Ten hours from Calais. Car hire essential from local airports.


8.5 kms to nearest small market town. ( Aignan - Monday market)

6.5 kms to Plaisance ( Thursday Market)

19 kms to Marciac ( Jazz Festival)

71 kms from Pau.

Further Details:

Aignan has a 8 à 8 Carrefour supermarket which is also open on Sundays from 9 to 13.00. There is a boulangerie, chemist, post office, bank, bar, church and Monday market. Plaisance has even more facilities with a big Intermarché and also a useful Bricomarché and Thursday market, whereas Marciac has a Wednesday market and also many shops, including a wonderful table cloth shop. The nearby village of Lupiac has the d'Artagnan museum as he was born in a Château nearby.

There are two nearby swimming lakes, one with anamazing tree climbing course in July/August with harnesses. Easy reach of Marciac for the Jazz Festival 27 July - 14 August ( 20 minutes) and Vic Fezensac ( Latino Festival 23 - 26 July 2015) 30 mins. Even the Tour de France passes nearby in July! 2 hours to the Atlantic coast and Spain. Wine tasting tours can be booked locally. Excellent Plaimont Chai on outskirts of Plaisance 15 minutes away.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
29 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Rate 2
28 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Rate 3
25 Jun 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Rate 4
23 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Rate 5
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
My Standard Rate
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £754
Cleaning 6hrs/week £75

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 35% is charged at the time of booking. This is not refundable if the booking is cancelled within 3 months of the start of the holiday unless cancelled by homeowner. The balance is due together with the € 900 returnable deposit 45 days before check in. We make a charge of € 10 per room per week for laundry which will be calculated when the booking is finished and deducted from the € 900 returnable deposit.

Bookings made within six weeks of arrival must be paid for in full.
A refundable deposit of € 900 is taken when paying the balance due, against breakages and any additional cleaning or other expenses incurred ( including laundry see above). This will be refunded by the owner within a month of guest's departure.
Payments to be made in Sterling unless otherwise agreed.
Check out is by 10.00 a.m. (unless by prior agreement depending on circumstances).
Check in time is between 14:00 and 18:00. Any later arrival time will attract a charge of €50 up to 22.00 and thereafter €100.

Changeover Day:
Saturday. Departure 10.a.m. Arrival not before 4 p.m.
Out of season we are prepared to discuss changeover days and be flexible where this is possible.

Notes on prices and payment. IMPORTANT. Please Note we do NOT expect 50% at booking. We require only 35% but the website does not allow us to state this and the second amount needs to be 65% plus the € 900 refundable deposit against breakages etc.
Although the website requires me to put some dates in which are Sundays - this is due to the website developers and does not reflect the actual dates.. You need to consider them as running from Saturday to Saturday please.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 27-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

Within 3-4 minutes is a colourful small town with Monday market that boasts a bar, cafe, boulangerie and 8 à 8 supermarket ( 9-1 on Sundays) as well as a chemist, bank and post office. A swimming lake with slide, restaurant and a tree climbing course with harnesses manned in July and August. Nearby Lupiac, birthplace of D'Artagnan also has a swimming lake with restaurant. Plaisance, 5 minutes away has a thursday market, banks etc, mini golf, lake and the local Plaimont chai with excellent wines. Marciac hosts its annual international jazz festival some 25 minutes away and has a market on wednesdays. Spain, Skiing and the coast are all within reach for a day trip, as are Toulouse, Bordeaux & Pau - all with airports and excellent shops and restaurants. Tarbes Lourdes (40 mins) Ryannair.

Property Type

  • house


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • rural


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to Bedroom 1 :bath, basin, W.C., bidet and shower. Shower with basin and sep. W.C. on first floor - can be ensuite Bedroom 2 and/or shared Bedroom 3. Top Floor Bathroom, shower, basin, W.C. and Bath. Ground floor. Shower & basin. Sep.W.C


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 adults, 4 children + 2 cots. (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, double bed with en suite bathroom, Bedroom 2 Double bed, shower en suite, Bedroom 3 double bed, Bedroom 4, double bed. Bedroom 5, Single bed, single bed,pull out bed, fold up bed & base bed. 2 Cots. Large top floor landing space for cots.


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

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: All rooms have either a dressing table or similar, cupboard to hang clothes/shelves or chest of drawers. Outside: Saltwater swimming pool 12 x 6 metres with roman steps. Enclosed pool area. Patio with shaded pergola on poolside of kitchen. Further patio with large umbrella on other side of kitchen and balcony facing Pyrenees ideal to watch sunset. 5,000m2 of landscaped grounds. Badminton set, table football.Table tennis in garage. Boules. Sun loungers and outside tables and chairs. Utility Room: Fridge freezer, Fridge/larder fridge, washing machine and separate dryer in adjoining Garage/utility space. Two High Chairs and various games/toys. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towel and linen and swimming towels are included.The property is cleaned once a week on a Saturday or changeover day. Gardener manages Swimming Pool and keeps grass cut. Other: There is a small bedroom with a sleigh bed on the first floor adjoining the 2nd double bedroom and also the shower room and sep W.C. suitable for a single person/child/granny/nanny. In the study to the left of the entrance hall are books and games.

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