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Old cottage by castle; garden; pool; sleeps 8

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Wisteria in bloom in late Spring, front of house as seen from quiet access lane

Farmhouse / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8

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Farmhouse / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 180 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Le Tilleul is a tastefully renovated stone farmhouse which retains original exposed stone walls and wooden beams throughout.

Full of character, the cottage also offers modern comforts and conveniences.

The flexible accommodation makes Le Tilleul ideal for a large family group, a family on holiday with grandparents, or two families on holiday together.

Located on the edge of a medieval village, set among rolling countryside with sunflowers and Armagnac vines, Le Tilleul offers a great holiday destination for relaxation and an opportunity to sample local French cuisine and way of life.

Golf, tennis, horse-riding, bike & canoe hire are all nearby and there are many swimming lakes with sandy beaches.

Le Tilleul can be booked with neighbouring cottage Le Figuier for large groups of up to 13 guests + 2 babies in cots.

Attractive low season rental rates make the cottage an ideal base for exploring this area of France, or for house-hunting visits in this beautiful area of the Gers known as the 'Golden Triangle'.

** 20% discount on second and subsequent weeks on April/May and October bookings.**

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Atlantic - Mimizan Plage / Port Boucau 180 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Pau / Bergerac / Toulouse / Biarritz 90 km, Nearest railway: Agen 40 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
General TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The cottage sleeps 8 people in comfort.

The dual-aspect master bedroom offers a double bed (140cm width), with windows overlooking the garden, while the huge attic bedroom has 4 single beds and a bookcase stocked with books and board games, ideal for younger guests.

A further double bedroom is quietly located on the ground floor, away from the main living area, with a generous king-sized bed.

The ground floor bedroom and shower-room may also be practical for any guests with limited mobility, or with difficult with stairs.

The farmhouse dining kitchen is fully-fitted with oak cabinets and integrated appliances, and features an ancient stone fireplace with a wood-burning stove to take the chill off cooler off-season evenings. A large oval dining table comfortably seats 8 people. The kitchen is fully equipped including a dishwasher, microwave and a large fridge/freezer. French windows open directly onto the garden and patio area.

The living room with UK satellite TV and DVD overlooks the pool with French windows opening directly into the courtyard. There is a selection of DVDs for all ages, board games and jigsaws are available.

By the doors to the pool is the downstairs WC and shower.

Le Tilleul has been upgraded for winter lets with the latest in ceiling insulation in the farmhouse kitchen, in addition to the wood-burner.

Further details outdoors

Le Tilleul and Le Figuier have shared use of the courtyard 8m x 4m saltwater swimming pool, located between the two cottages, and accessed directly from the rear doors of both. Roman steps across the full width at one end of the pool make it easy for younger guests.

A paved sunbathing area with sun loungers and reclining chairs surrounds the pool.

There are child-proof doors from both properties, as well as a pool alarm.

A range of pool and water toys are provided.

To the other side of Le Tilleul is a separate private, fully enclosed garden. A patio with garden furniture and barbecue is set under the shade of the lime tree. There is an open area of level grass with a climbing frame with a slide and space for playing ball games.

We are happy to accept well-behaved pets (max. 2).

Further details

Changeover day: Saturdays only July-August.

Bed linen and bathroom towels can be provided if required at a reasonable rate.

Bedlinen = €6 per set per single bed/€12 per set per double bed, towels = €6 per set per person.

Guests are advised to provide their own pool towels if required.

BABY / TODDLER PACKAGE: for younger pre-school guests we offer a range of baby and toddler items at no extra charge. These bulky items can be difficult to transport, so we take away the hassle by having them available for you. We can offer the following on request: cots, high chairs, baby bouncer/rocker, table booster seat, baby baths and potty. Just let us know on the booking form which items are needed. Also available is a range of suitable baby/toddler activity toys and pool toys, as well as age-appropriate DVDs and storybooks.

The Midi-Pyrénées region

Historic setting just outside the castle walls of the 13th century fortified village of Larressingle in the Gers. The cottages are quietly located, just out of sight of the castle, but with easy access to the bar/creperie within the castle walls, and a nearby restaurant.

The Gascony region of south-west France is still relatively undiscovered by tourists, and so provides the chance to relax and enjoy something of the real France. The surrounding countryside is fields of sunflowers and Armagnac vines. Duck dishes, foie gras and prunes are the local specialities, washed down with Armagnac or the local aperitif 'Pousse Rapiere'! The bustling market town of Condom is only 5km away and offers all amenities and a range of restaurants.

The area abounds with history with its medieval fortified villages at Fourcès, Montréal du Gers, La Romieu, l'Abbaye de Flaran, to name but a few. Colourful weekly market in Condom, as well as at nearby towns of Nérac, Eauze and Lectoure.

Larressingle

See recent article in Daily Telegraph online (February 2011) for a taste of what's offered at Larressingle: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/travel/free-wheel/8345917/Larressingle.html

PLACES OF INTEREST:

Chateau de Larressingle: on your doorstep, as are the Medieval War Machines with daily hands-on demonstrations. Condom: nearest large town with its Cathedral dominating the town centre. Wide-range of shops and restaurants. Also the Armagnac Museum, and daily boat trips on the River Baise. Ancient villages of historical interest at Montreal (10km), Fources (15km), La Romieu, Flarans. Weekly markets at Condom, Nerac, Eauze and Agen. "Parc Walibi", part of the Six Flags empire is at Roquefort near Agen (30km), smaller than many theme parks, but perfect for a family day out, and tickets are good value for money. Bordeaux and the Bordeaux vineyards eg. St Emilion about 90 minutes drive, a great opportunity to stock your wine cellar.

SWIMMING / RECREATION:

Nearest base de loisirs (leisure park) is at Montréal du Gers (10km), a natural lake, with water slides and a sandy beach. At Gondrin (15km) is a huge man-made outdoor pool, with bumpy slides and corkscrew slides, and a large playground. Further bases de loisirs are at Lislebonne (near Mézin, 10km), Barbotan les Thermes (20km), Lectoure (25km) and more. All good places for a game of boules, badminton, beach volleyball etc. At Condom there is an outdoor public swimming pool, with a full set of diving boards and a grassy area for sunbathing.

SPORTS:

Horse-riding at Escalans (20km), Poudenas (15km) and Les Ecuries d'Armagnac at Valence sur Baise (30km) also offer guided hacks (in English) out into the hills. Tennis - courts available at Condom, Eauze and Gondrin. Golf de Guinlet (18 holes) at Eauze (15km), beautiful, wooded course - said to be the best in the area. Mountain biking: various routes around the area, bike hire at Mézin and other places. Karting, quad bikes, light aircraft all available at Caudecoste (50km).

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Review 1-10 of 18

19 May 2014

5/5

"We all loved every minute of our stay"

This a great house for family as it has two bathrooms, 3 bedrooms and spacious living and dining areas, plus outdoor dining and large garden. Well equipped, couldn't have asked for more. Local caretakers who are delightful and very helpful. Good wifi, English TV. Lovely countryside with shopping 5km away Perfect for a peaceful get away.

8 Oct 2013

5/5

"Wonderful place to stay!"

We were made to feel very welcome from the first contact to book this gite which was done at late notice. The property is located in the shadows of the lovely castle which provided a lovely backdrop and was great to explore. There are a couple of restaurants nearby but only one was open due to the time of the year. This was lovely though with great food at very reasonable prices. The gite itself was extremely comfortable with everything you would need for a large group or for a smaller group. The appliances were modern and catered for all requirements. The rooms are large which complimented the character of the property. If you had a very large group or two families, the gite next door is an excellent set up with a pool in the courtyard between. Each property have a large yard and equipment for children which is great.

19 Sep 2013

4/5

"Wonderful relaxing holiday"

This was our second year staying here in Larressingle and we had a great two weeks. The house was very spacious and had everything we needed although wifi would be a plus for anyone who needs to check emails etc. I would also recommend that anyone arriving late bring some provisions for breakfast as there are no shops and nowhere serving food locally before ten am. very scenic area and great place to relax. Hopefully we will go again.

21 Jul 2013

5/5

"A wonderful, happy holiday."

Accommodation was superb, and we found everything as described - spacious, well maintained, spotlessly clean and comfortable . There was a lovely pool which was great for cooling off after visiting some of the lovely bastide villages and markets in the vicinity. Larrressingle is a medieval village with a castle.The castle is only a short walk away, and we enjoyed the crepes in the castle grounds. It was good to have a place so close. A memorable holiday! I can thoroughly recommend Le Tilleul.

I am delighted you and your friends enjoyed your stay at our cottages. A lovely idea to come away together to explore the area by day, and enjoy playing bridge in the evenings. We hope to welcome your bridge group back again next year. Best wishes, Helen

12 Jul 2013

5/5

"Live the French life in a tiny French village"

We arrived at the end of April for 9 weeks as part of a long trip we are making through Europe. The gite was everything it was advertised to be and much more, so well equipped, comfortable and very spacious. The local caretakers were so welcoming and helpful and the owner always available for questions prior to our arrival. We loved the markets, the walks, the restaurants and villages. We cooked with the wonderful French ingredients. Met interesting people and became friends. The gite is in a small village with just a castle - a retreat from the busy world. We can't recommend it highly enough. Friends came and stayed and loved it too, they were so impressed with the quality and space. The outside space is really large too. You would not be disappointed. The surrounding villages are just delightful, a photographers dream. We miss it greatly.

14 Sep 2012

4/5

"Excellent location"

The house is in a lovely setting very close to the Castle at Larressingle which you can enter and walk round at any time of the day. The children loved going to ‘joust’ over in the castle in the evenings and they really enjoyed their visit to the medieval war machines in the village.The house itself you couldn’t fault. There are plenty of things to see and do in the area. We travelled on our own but the the proximity of the two rental properties with the shared pool would also be great for larger parties.

9 Sep 2012

4/5

"Beautiful place, brilliant gites!"

We stayed for two warm weeks in august and loved the gites and the village. The wine was very welcome when we arrived! The gites were clean and tidy. We were staying with family friends who rented the opposite gite to us so sharing the pool was great for us. The children spent a lot of time swimming. The creperie in the village was great as was the tea shop. The ferme auberge in the village was excellent and we returned three times in the fortnight!

2 Sep 2012

5/5

"excellent accommodation in a beautiful, historic area."

The property has huge downstairs accommodation as well as the pool and garden. All well presented and maintained. An easy place to relax. The surrounding area oozes history and is rolling, green and beautiful.

3 Oct 2011

2/5

"Many problems, no recourse"

Le Tilleul was plagued with an infestation of wood wasps throughout our stay. My wife and I were forced to sleep in the downstairs bedroom (not the Master) and to entirely close off the large living room in order to minimize the problem. However, we had to kill many wasps in the kitchen, day by day. Also, the laundry washing machine did not function. We heard from our neighboring guests that both problems had existed for the previous renters. Due to these problems we asked the owner for consideration of some refund, but received no response on this request. Due to this lack of consideration, as well as to our own feeling that an effective approach for wasp extermination should have been used (a single, midnight treatment with the appropriate technique and chemicals), we would never again consider renting this property.

6 Aug 2011

4/5

"Lovely, relaxing stay in Le Tilleul"

Larressingle is a really charming village with friendly residents and lovely surrounding countryside. The gite itself is spacious, comfortable and full of character. We were fortunate enough to have the pool to ourselves during our week's stay and the garden was lovely for eating out in. We would definitely rent the gite again.

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