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Tarrit pool & gardens

Farmhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 122 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The perfect holiday house to unwind, relax and enjoy the stunning scenery. With its typically French country style décor, Tarrit de Bas is a charming farmhouse and a real home from home. Ideal for those who do not want to stray too far but want to slow down and enjoy Gascony's markets, villages, historic towns and cuisine.

Tarrit offers a fabulous kidney shaped swimming pool with roman steps, 40” TV with free-to-view English channels, DVD player with substantial DVD library, CD stereo, BBQ and pool table - plenty to keep the kids happy. Guests are likely to spend most of their time outdoors and at Tarrit it is easy to see why. It is just perfect for the whole family, an idyllic retreat.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Mimizan Plage 122 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Pau 102 km, Nearest railway: Condom 23 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The main entrance of the house leads into a heavily beamed open plan living area, divided into dining area and outstanding lounge. The lounge has a beautiful large fireplace and triple French doors to the terrace. Leading from the dining room is a real French country kitchen and close to the front door is a handy downstairs cloakroom/WC. The master bedroom has stunning views to the south over farmland, and each bedroom has it's own dressing room and en-suite with bath, shower and WC. Two of the bedrooms are on the ground floor.

Further details outdoors

Tarrit has 19 acres of land and is bordered by farms, fields and vines. Surrounding the property is a mixture of formal gardens, terraces, a barn (with pool table) plus the swimming pool and outside pool shower at the rear of the property. There is a covered terrace and plenty of sun-loungers and parasol. Parking space for several cars.

Further details

The property is cleaned at handover. Optional cleaning service can be arranged

Beds made for arrival

A spare set of linen is provided for guests to change over. Bathroom and pool towels also provided.

Arrive Saturday 4-6pm and depart Saturday by 10am. There is some flexibility in the off season

Security deposit payable prior to arrival and is returned within 10 days of departure

Sorry no pets

No smoking allowed in the house

The Midi-Pyrenees region

Sublime, hearty food and red wine, armagnac and rural tranquillity is just a taste of this fabulous area. The land is gently undulating, punctuated by the occasional picturesque Bastide town and barely changed from centuries ago. It is land that time has forgotten - and this is what draws people in for relaxing holidays.

It has a dry and warm climate, the area offers great walks, fishing, canoeing, horse-riding, many medieval towns, châteaux and armagnac vineyards. Armagnac is famous in southern Gascony and there are plenty of places where you can taste a drop.

Eauze

Just 3kms from Tarrit de Bas is Castelanau d’Auzan where there is bar and restaurant plus a small weekly market. Just 12kms is Eauze, a very pleasant market town which bursts into life every Thursday morning on market day. There are some nice examples of half-timbered architecture too, but it's the market that brings you there. The next village along the D15 is Montréal, about 10 kms away. It's an English-built bastide founded in the late 13th century. Further east are Larressingle with its fort and moat, and Condom which claims to be the 'capital' of the unofficial Armagnac region and is home to the Musée de l'Armagnac.

It is an easy ride by car to historic Nérac, a quiet, attractive town on the Baïse river. The old town is a maze of narrow streets lined with 16th and 17th century houses. There is also a lovely park (La Garenne) with several fountains, which was laid out by Henri IV's father in the 15th century, and a good selection of pleasant shops and restaurants. If you're near Nérac, then try and visit the four-tower mill of Barbaste, a landmark in Lot-et-Garonne. It's next to a romanesque bridge on a pre-Roman causeway leading from the Pyrenees to Perigueux. Slightly further on is the walled village of Vianne founded in 1284 when English and French started to fight over Aquitaine. Vianne has charming handicraft shops, glass factory and a lively night-market. To the north, Casteljaloux, about 45 km away, has a wide selection of shops, restaurants and spa; market days there are Tuesday and Saturday.

The nearest main town west is Mont-de-Marsan which has a summer party lasting two weeks at the end of June. This is a good time to watch corridas or sample the local and less blood-thirsty version of bull-fighting, courses landaise .

If music is your thing, there is much to enjoy: for two weeks in August, Marciac (approx 50 mins' drive away) hosts an internationally-known jazz festival; Vic Fezensac (approx. 30 mins' drive) hosts a latino festival in the last week of July; Mirande (approx 50 mins' drive) holds a country festival in the second week of July; there is a classical festival in the towns surrounding Nérac from June to August.

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  • 5 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:17 Sep 2014

Based in United Kingdom

Languages spoken
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  • French

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