Holiday Gite near Saint-Puy, Gers, Midi-Pyrenees, France

Stylish Gite, with enormous 14m pool in Gascony, 100km west of Toulouse

Gite over sunflower field
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Description of holiday gite near Saint-Puy, Gers, Midi-Pyrenees

Guests have always been amazed at the size, cleanliness and comfort of this gorgeous converted barn. Having taken these sorts of holidays ourselves for years we have tried to think of everything that guests might want. It is in a truly beautiful setting, encapsulating everything that one might expect from SW France: large skies, sunflowers, views across gently undulating farmland to a village on a hill.

The gite sleeps a max of 4 persons in twin and double rooms. It is part of a larger property nestled in a rustic setting about 1 mile from the village of St Puy. Our hamlet is called Cauboue and there are four other houses, the closest of which is over 50m away.

The gite is accessed by a new private path built around the property. The entrance is via double patio doors where there is a newly constructed tiled patio with table and chairs. Deeper into the garden is our favourite place: "the stone patio". In the heat of the day this is where you will sit in the shade, read in the hamoc or take your meals. Breakfast here is unbeatable: you have cycled, (driven?) the one mile up to the boulangerie to fetch croissants and you retire to this patio armed with fresh coffee to gaze at the breathtaking views. This is true relaxation.

The entrance is through double patio doors which open into the newly fitted kitchen and dining area. The lounge, next door, is a vast place as it is the height of two floors. There is another set of double patio doors opening onto the garden from here. There are many bookshelves as well as iPOD docking station. The television is not a receiver but there is a DVD player and large film collection. Of course, you can bring your own too. The attractive oak staircase leads up from here and opens out into a spacious and light landing with views towards St Puy.

The two bedrooms (twin and double) are on the first floor and face west towards the pool and field beyond. The double room is spacious with king size bed, two bedside tables, chest of drawers and a large wardrobe. The twin room has bedside table and chest of drawers as well as two single beds. There is also a loo with wash basin on the first floor.

The spacious bathroom downstairs has been superbly fitted with bath, high pressure shower with door and large, subtly-lit vanity unit with very large mirror as well as toilet. It is tiled throughout and has a white tiled floor.

The real pull that keeps guests returning is the 14x7m pool. This is lightly saline which is so much kinder to the skin than an abrasive chlorine additive. With this new system your skin does not smell of chlorine after swimming but rather is softened by the salt. The pool is alarmed but we insist that poor or non-swimmers are kept away from the pool area at all times.

Though not every holiday needs to be taken in summer. This barn was converted in 2008 so is insulated to the latest required building standards. It is centrally heated, has new double glazed UPVC windows thoughout and has a powerful wood burning stove that can heat the property on its own irrespective of the central heating. The perfect place for a winter retreat too.

Our local representatives live in St Puy and are always on hand if you need anything during your stay.

Accommodation, Facilities and Services

Suitability: No Smoking, Pets Considered
General: Central heating, Internet Access, Bicycles
BBQ
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
1 Double/s, 1 Single/s
separate loo and wash basin upstairs too
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom/s
1 Bath/s, 1 Shower/s, 2 Wash basin/s, 2 Toilets/s
Lounge: Seating for 6 people
DVD Player, Large screen TV, Board Games, Books/Magazines, Selection of Films
i POD docking station
Dining Area: Seating for 4 people
Kitchen/Utility: Oven, Hob, Grill, Fridge, Freezer, Microwave, Washing machine, Ironing board, Iron
gas hob; electric grill and oven
Outdoors: Swimming Pool, BBQ, Private garden, Terrace, Sunloungers, Patio table, Patio chairs, Sunshade
Access: Car essential, Off road parking, Secure parking
Services: Towels provided, Cleaning extra


Price quoted in £ Sterling

Rates

Period Weekly
September - October 2011 £450.00
November - April 2012 £400.00
May - June 2012 £450.00
July - August 2012 £570.00
September - October 2012 £450.00

Please Note: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Currency conversions are not guaranteed to be accurate.

Deposit/Booking Notes: A deposit of 150 per week is required to confirm a booking.
10% reduction on all confirmed bookings made before 31 January of the year of rental.
10% reduction on second week of rental.
Balance is due 8 weeks before rental starts.

Location of holiday rental near Saint-Puy, Gers, Midi-Pyrenees

Holiday Type: Rural, Family
Local Activities: Walking, Horse Riding, Tennis, Local Market


Location description

Like most of our guests you will probably want to spend most of your time in this beautiful rural location relaxing and reading in the hamoc under the oak tree, or swimming. But should you want to venture out for anything more than a market or a meal there are various activities that may take your fancy: we are situated a few kilometres off the Chemin de Compostelle - so local walking is outstandingly good and superbly marked. There is a tennis court at St Puy, 1 mile away. This village is also home to the Monluc Chateau where local wines can be tasted and bought. Its sweet wine (or vin moelleux) has recently received rave reviews in Paris. Golf is 20 mins drive away. The gite is situated 11 km from the small historic Cathedral town of Condom with excellent facilities, bars, restaurants & supermarkets etc. Wednesday is market day. There are countless little villages nearby with potential for coffee stops & markets that you will want to explore. For the more hardy, Auch and Agen are 30 km away; Lectoure and Fleurance 20.

Other activities

We keep a file in the gite with a full range of local activities. If the owners are staying in the house next door we can advise but we fully understand that people do not come to the Gers to spend hours visiting different places. Nevertheless, in close proximity you can canoe, play golf, visit a spa, go horse riding and watch horse racing; go on a river cruise or visit an activity lake if you fancy a change from the pool.

Local events

Markets abound locally:
Fleurance (20 km) on Tuesdays
Condom (11 km) on Wednesdays
Auch (30 km) and Eauze (25 km) on Thursdays
Lectoure (20 km) on Fridays
Castera Verduzan (10 km) on Sundays

As well as these there are several summer night markets in Vic-Fezensac (15km); Lavardens (10 km) and Montreal (20 km).

On a festive note Vic-Fezensac (15km) has a Latin Music Festival on two weekends in summer.
Marciac (40km) hosts an International Jazz Festival in August.
Condom (11km) holds its Bandas y Penas local and National Music Festival in mid-May.
In Mirande (40 km) there is a Country Music Festival in July.
Agen (30km) has a Festival of Plums in Mid-August.

We love going to the local vide grenier, lit. "empty the attic", or car boot sale. Advertised locally, these wonderful events will provide you with much tat but endless fun as you rummage and barter.

Tourist attractions

Chateau Monluc in St Puy village (2 km) for wine tasing.
Terre Blanche is just 1 km from St Puy. This foie gras farm offers sumptuous breakfasts and lunches as well as a reasonably priced gift shop.
Castera Verduzan (10 km) has a spa and casino.
Valence-sur-Baise (5 km) is on the pilgrims' route de Saint Jacques de Campostelle and is home to a 15 century Cistercian Abbey.
Gondrin (15 km) and Condom (11 km) both have outdoor "fun pools".
Auch (20 km), capital of the Gers, not only has a wonderful Cathedral but is also something of a shrine to D'Artagnan, one of the Musketeers.

Nearest Airport: Toulouse
Bergerac
Bordeaux
100km
120km
120km
Nearest Railway Station: Agen 40km
Nearest Ferry Port: St Malo 450km
Nearest Bus Station: Auch 20km
Nearest Beach: Archachon 100km
Nearest Pub/Restaurant: St Puy 2km

Directions

Most guests arrive by car; we are 7-8 hours drive from either St Malo or Caen. Flying is possible with BA to Toulouse and Bordeaux. Easy Jet flies to Toulouse from Gatwick, Bristol and countless other British airports; Ryan Air serves Bergerac.

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Owner Name: Nick Nelson-Piercy
Property Ref: 04291
Languages Spoken: English, French, Russian
Preferred Contact Method: Enquiry Form
Primary Telephone: 01672 514254
Owner joined website: 19 August 2011
Property listed since: 4 September 2011
Link to owners website: www.stpuy.co.uk

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Stylish Gite

Type:

Gite
Ref: 04291
Sleeps: 4 (2 bedrooms)
Board: Self Catering
Pets: Pets Considered
Smoking: No Smoking
Access: Car essential
Airport: Toulouse (100km)
Highlights: Vast 14x7m pool,
Peaceful location,
Comfort abounds
Rates: from £400.00 pw
Changeover: Friday

Holiday Type

  • Rural
  • Family

Local Activities

  • Walking
  • Horse Riding
  • Tennis
  • Local Market

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