Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9
The farmhouse is tastefully furnished and retains its traditional charm with terracotta and timber floors, oak beams and imposing central staircase. It sleeps a maximum of 9 plus a cot., in two double bedrooms, one triple bedroom and one twin-bedded room.
There is spacious eat-in kitchen opening onto a large south-facing terrace with outside eating area, and a comfortable sitting room with a traditional fireplace and wood burning stove. Situated in a beautiful, unspoilt and sparsely populated area of France, it is an ideal place to sample the delights of 'real' French country life.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lake beaches at Plaisance & Aignan 6 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pau 50 km, Nearest railway: Tarbes 60 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, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (5), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
A spacious hallway leads into a well-equipped kitchen with a large oak table seating 12 and a Gascon fireplace with a16kw wood-burning stove. On the other side of the hall is a comfortable sitting room also with a wood-burning stove, flat screen TV with satellite TV, DVD and wi-fi internet access. There is a separate WC and shower room with a powerful shower and a utility room with washing machine. On the first floor are 4 light and airy bedrooms, one with a queen-sized bed, one with a double and a single bed and two twin-bedded rooms, and a bathroom with WC.
|Further details outdoors|
The extensive grounds are completely private and enjoy spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. Large areas are laid to lawn with many mature trees providing shade, including walnut, mulberry, horse chestnut and blue cedar. The long gravel driveway and garage provide ample parking. The 12 x 6m private pool is secured with high laurel hedging and lockable gate and bordered by a large sun terrace with magnificent views. Garden furniture, including a large oak refectory table and benches seating 12, and a barbecue are located on the terraces to the south and east sides of the house. An extensive range of British company 'Treetops' children's wooden play equipment, including swings, treehouse, playhouse, climbing frame, rock wall, monkey bars and giant tree swing is provided and table tennis in the open chai (barn) to the rear of the house. There is a selection of bicycles, racquets for ball games, and boules set, as well as an assortment of indoor board games.
Although ideal for family holidays, with two large woodburners to keep you snug in cooler evenings and very reasonable rental rates off season, the house is perfect for couples or smaller groups.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
The Gers is a beautiful, unspoilt and scarcely populated area of France, enjoying hot summers and warm spring and autumn. It is one of the most agricultural areas of France, untouched by heavy industry and mass tourism.
Amidst the breathtaking scenery with fields of sunflowers and wooded hills is an abundance of wildlife - eagles, buzzards, owls, woodpeckers, deer and wild boar can regularly be seen.
Formerly known as Gascony, the area is rich in history with an abundance of historic towns, chateaux and bastide villages with donjons (fortified towers) to explore. The larger towns of Auch with its cathedral and statue of d'Artagnan, Agen, Condom and Pau are all within easy reach.
The area is well known for its culinary specialities, duck, foie gras, armagnac and the local wines of St Mont and Madiran feature strongly on the menus.
Marciac is an attractive small market town set around a beautiful old square with restaurants, cafes and shops. It comes to life in August when it hosts the largest jazz festival in Europe attracting music lovers from around the world. There is also a country & western music festival in Mirande and a tempo Latino music festival in Vic Fezensac. There are many local lively markets, and even the smallest villages host fetes in the summer with communal meals and entertainment.
There are several local lakes with beaches for swimming and other water sports and the area is perfect for walking and cycling. The Pyrenees Parc National and ski resorts, Lourdes, Biarritz and Spain are also within 1 - 2 hours' drive.
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8 Sep 2013
"Exceeded our expectations in every way!"
We stayed at Farguet in August 2013 as a 2 family group. We had a fantastic time, the house was bigger and better than we had expected. The pool was brilliant with amazing views and we used it every day. From the side terrace of the house where we barbequed most nights we could see for miles, on a clear day we could see the Pyrenees. It was very peaceful and quiet, even though we had several children ranging from 4 years old to 20 years old, there was plenty of space for them to run around and the table tennis, wooden play equipment and indoor games kept us all entertained. We hardly left the property as it had everything we needed, but when we did venture out the surrounding area was lovely. You do need a car as there are no shops within walking distance and the supermarkets (Leclerc, Carrefour & Intermarche) are about 10-15 minutes away by car. The owners were very helpful and responded very quickly to any queries we had. We wouldn't hesitate to go back.
5 Sep 2013
"Paradise for adults and children alike"
Farguet is a fantastic, peaceful property in an idyllic setting, in a beautiful and relatively unspoilt corner of France. Both adults and children in our party had a great time, very relaxing but wit… More
21 Oct 2012
"Idyllic setting and charming house."
The beautiful countryside of the Gers proved the perfect location for a completely relaxing and peaceful holiday. The old farmhouse has been sensitively and tastefully renovated and is full of charac… More
10 Aug 2012
"Beautiful peaceful location, fabulous house."
Our group was made up of 2 families with young children ranging from 3 years to 8. There was ample space for all of us in the house which was well equipped to deal with large groups, particularly the fantastic kitchen. The house is located in a beautiful, peaceful rural area with stunning views. We found plenty to entertain us with visits to local places of interest, some lovely meals out and plenty of time relaxing by the pool. The children had plenty of space to play in the garden and particularly enjoyed the climbing frame. We took advantage of the meal on arrival service which was very good and supplied us with enough food to keep us going for a couple of days!
19 Jun 2012
"Brilliantly relaxing holiday in an absolutely wonderful setting"
Superb house in a beautiful rural setting,views of the Pyrenees can be seen from the garden. Bull frogs can be heard from the nearby pond in the evenings, a change from traffic! Plenty of buildings wi… More
27 Nov 2011
"Beautiful house with fantastic views. Great place for a family holiday"
We spent a wonderful holiday at Farguet; the house, pool and gardens were everything we hoped for. The views to the south across rolling countryside with the pyrenees in the distance are fantastic. The property and location is extremely tranquil, a real taste of rural France.
The house was very well appointed and comfortable, with plenty of space for the children to charge around. Meals were eaten al fresco in the garden, and afternoons spent loafing around the pool.
We found some great restaurants in the area (tried a few of the recommendations in the visitors book) - Bassouses was a particular favourite.
We would certainly like to go back.
22 Nov 2011
"A splendid retreat where all the family can relax and enjoy the wonderful Gascon countryside"
A lovely farmhouse which has been gently brought back to life with decor and shabby chic style that would sit well in a Period Living Magazine. Peaceful, private and with scenic views of rural France which extend to the Pyrenees. Perched on a hilltop, the farmhouse and superb 'child safe / fenced and hedged' pool along with bikes, badminton, table tennis, satellite tv etc. etc. provides all the entertainment you could wish for. Plenty of lovely restaurants close by and would recommend the beautiful 13 C fortified medieval village of Bassoues for an evening meal – 11 Euros for a three course meal and bottle of wine. Fabulous atmosphere and great place to further unwind !
20 Nov 2011
"Superb house in superb location"
Despite just travelling as a couple to Farguet, we felt cosy, comfortable and completely at home in this large farmhouse. We spent the days relaxing by the beautiful pool and found some lovely places … More
7 Jul 2011
"Stunning house in beautiful location - complete tranquillity"
The house is located in a beautiful rural setting with fantastic views to the Pyrenees. The house is spacious, and comfortable and furnished to match the style of the property. All mod cons are ava… More
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