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Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9
A 4 bedroom Gascogne farmhouse set amidst its own farmland and vineyards - a paradise for children to run wild in. Approached down a long drive, with a private heated swimming pool, it is the perfect home from home to relax in.
Perfect for families, Gahouaret is very peaceful, but only 10 minutes away from the bustle of food markets, supermarkets and vineyards - so plenty of opportunities for the children to practise their french! A dream for food lovers, with numerous restaurants in which to experience the local produce - foie gras and armagnac.
Come to Gascony, get involved in the weekly village fetes, jazz festival, night markets etc or just take it easy like the locals.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pau|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated), Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The house can comfortably accommodate 9 people. Upstairs, there are 2 good sized double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms.
Downstairs, there are a further two bedrooms: one has twin beds and the other has a double and a single. The downstairs rooms share a bathroom including shower & bath. The downstairs bedrooms are ideal for people with mobility issues.
A baby cot is available.
COOKING & EATING
The kitchen is fully equipped and comes complete with modern gas hob, electric fan oven, integrated dishwasher and huge fridge. It is well equipped with big pots, pans and dishes to cater for the masses. The dining room table overlooks the main living area and seat 10 comfortably. A high chair is available.
The main living area, originally an Armagnac barn, is double height with a large open fireplace. There is plenty of seating for everyone to relax and doors open out on both sides to the garden. There is a TV and DVD player, loads of DVDs, a CD player and a collection of board games and books.
|Further details outdoors|
The house is set amidst its own 20 acre grounds with a private pool, orchard, fields and vineyards – there is plenty of space for children to explore and adults to relax.
The 11 x 6 m heated pool is fitted with a pool alarm. The sun deck overlooking the pool beckons the sun worshippers to enjoy their tanning whilst keeping an eye on the children. For those who prefer the shade, you can watch the swimmers from the covered terrace attached to the house, a perfect place for long lunches! Make the most of the BBQ, play a little boules and chill out in the hammock, you can even use the bikes if you're feeling energetic!
The house is in the middle of French countryside along a small road used by occasional cars but mostly by tractors, ploughs etc. going to the fields.
The nearest shops for all your requirements are in the local village of Riscle and Aire sur l'Adour. Here you will find bakeries with fresh bread, pharmacies and a supermarkets.
The local markets 3 times per week are perfect for practising your French and stocking up on local seasonal produce.
Gascony is slow and tranquil. Choose between days relaxing at the poolside and having long lunches or for the more active explore the local picturesque bastide villages, the bustling markets with fresh local produce, visit medieval castles, go wine tasting, waterskiing and canoeing, check out the international Jazz Festival in Marciac or why not head off to the pyrennees (an hour away) for some white water rafting.
These details and more are supplied in the owners manual which can be found in the property.
About this location
The Midi-Pyrénées region
The Côte St.Mont/Madiran wine region is in the heart of Armagnac country. An area rich in history dating back to the 13th century with arcaded Bastide market squares, surrounded by rolling countryside with winding rivers famous for their healing properties (Eugénie Les Bains).
This is one of the most unspoilt regions of France left to enjoy, due south of Bordeaux and mid-point between Toulouse and Biarritz in the Midi-Pyrenées.
Local markets, wine tasting, restaurants, medieval castles, bastides, waterskiing, canoeing, white water rafting, lakes.
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15 Sep 2013
"Perfect French Farmhouse in rolling countryside"
As a family of five we went to stay here to explore Gascony and Gers. This fantastic farmhouse is beautifully renovated by the owners and fabulously equipped with everything you need. The kids loved t… More
13 Sep 2013
"Wonderful stay in such a beautiful home"
It is a stunning place to stay, situated literally next to the vineyards. The veranda looking out to the pool was magnificent. Was amazing while we stayed with great weather but I imagine would be equally great if it were warm but rainy. Fantastic large pool and with plenty of space around it, you could read or play without being on top of each other. Wonderful to be able to go with another family and both sets of parents able to have a master bedroom with ensuite. Having shared other similar houses with friends and the experience of one couple always getting the master bedroom and one having just another bedroom, this is the first time, I felt neither couple had the short straw. The beds were AMAZING: mattresses better than at home with great linen. It is beautifully furnished and very tastefully decorated. Really felt a treat to be there. The views from the house were stunning and even at night the view was amazing: the shooting stars were incredible. I imagine it would be equally great in the winter, very cosy with the fire. Both parents and kids enjoyed it so much, would highly recommend.
20 Jan 2013
"Beautiful Rural France"
We have visited this part of France and this old converted farmhouse property on a number of ocassions over the past 8 years. We love it because its rural unspoilt France at its best, the house it per… More
15 Jan 2013
"Wonderful Tranquil Setting - Perfect Family Holiday"
We had a wonderful 2 weeks at Gahouaret in August, we were two families with 4 children. Such and idyllic spot for the children to run wild and well away from the road. It is such a pretty and unspo… More
15 Jan 2013
"Fabulous find in unspoilt part of France"
We went with a group of all ages and had an amazing holiday. The house is in a beautiful, tranquil, unspoilt part of France and it is surrounded by vineyards and rolling countryside. It has everyth… More
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