Chateau de Puissentut is a charming and welcoming medieval manor house in historic Gascony. Set in 5 hectares of own grounds, with no close neighbours, it is perfect getaway. The house looks onto a pretty valley with the Pyrenees mountains in the background. It is a haven for adults and a paradise for children.
|Size||Sleeps up to 20, 10 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Toulouse 60 km, Nearest railway: Agen, Toulouse, L'Isle Jordain, Gimont|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||10 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms of which 10 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (8), Double beds (10), Cots (2), Dining seats for 26, Lounge seats for 16|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Trampoline|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The Gers offers unspoiled tradition in the heart of rural France. Little known to tourists, the Gers offers tranquility and peace, away from the holiday-making hoards. The Gers has a rich historical past having once formed a part of English-ruled Gascony and being beset by religious wars between Catholics, Protestants and Cathars. The result is fascinating, fortified villages perched on hill and ridge tops.
The most famous local inhabitant, celebrated throughout the region, was d' Artagnan one of the Muketeers made famous by Alexandra Dumas.
The Gers is part of Gascony, which is famed for its cuisine. Foi Gras (goose liver pate) and Armagnac are local delicacies.
The climate in the Gers is very pleasant. Average top temperatures in July and August are mid to high 20's, although temperatures can reach the early 30's.
Chateau Puissentut is a 5 minute drive from the nearest village which has a good restaurant, baker, grocers and post office. It is also within easy reach of many other attractive villages, several of which have restaurants. Full amenities are available in the nearby historic market towns of Mauvezin, Fleurance and Lectoure. Auch (30 mins) and Condom (35 mins) offer more shopping and eating opportunities. Vibrant Toulouse (1hr) and stylish Agen (50mins) are also worth visiting for a bit of city buzz.
The surrounding countryside offers good walking opportunities, golf and horse riding. The area is also good for amateur and professional cyclists with lots of rolling hills and not too much traffic. There are several 'base de loisirs' which offer alternative swimming options and a 'beach'.
All the nearby villages host 'fetes' where locals and holiday makers mingle to dine, dance and shop in the night markets, and festivals celebrating local produce such as the melon festival in Lectoure. There are also regular Vide Greniers (attic clearances) if you are interested in picking up an antique or a rustic souvenir.