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Farmhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 210 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

A converted Gascon farmhouse with private mature gardens and covered salt water pool. Great views of the surrounding countryside from the whole of the property.

The house is on two floors and consists of:

3 bedrooms - 1 double on the ground floor and a twin and double on the first floor. There is a ground floor family bathroom and separate toilet. The two upstairs bedrooms share a shower room.

There is a very large sitting/dining room with a wood burning fire, large flat screen TV, seating for 6 people. There is a dining table which seats 6.

The kitchen is very well equipped with every appliance necessary and gives onto a covered outside eating area with a table and chairs. There is also a separate laundry room.

The house has electric heating throughout.

The house is convenient for visiting the many medieval towns of the Gers. Fleurance is 10 minutes away and has one of the region's largest markets every Tuesday morning.

The region is well served with many good quality restaurants Local vineyards produce wine, Floc and Armagnac. The area is also famous for it's duck products such as magret, confit and foie gras.

The caretaker speaks English and lives nearby.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Mimizan 210 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Toulouse 66 km, Nearest railway: Agen 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, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Extremely well presented throughout, the owners live here for 4/5 months of the year.

Large flat screen TV with 'free to air viewing' & DVDs, music systems, books.

There is a main bathroom with separate WC on the ground floor, the two first floor bedrooms share a "Jack & Jill" shower room with WC.

As one of the bedrooms is on the ground floor, this could prove very practical for people with disabilities.

Electricity, linen and towels are included in the rental price. However pool towels must be supplied by the guests.

The house is available for rent between the beginning of May and the end of August and has electric heating throughout.

Further details outdoors

Outside there is a covered car port, , several external terraces for dining al fresco, BBQ.

A large hangar with a prepared hard surface for playing Boules.

A covered salt water swimming pool 10m x 5m. The automatic cover offers security for children and also heats up the pool for swimming in early and late season.

Plenty of pool-side furniture with relaxing chairs.

The Midi-Pyrenees region

Emperus is surrounded by the vineyards of the Cotes de Gascogne wines, with numerous caves for tasting and buying the local wines and Armagnacs. The Gers is a gastronomic heaven specialising in Foie Gras, Confit and Magret de Canard, which can be sampled in many of the good local, inexpensive restaurants.

There are many bastide villages / towns in the vicinity ,including Fleurance, Condom, and Lectoure.

The property is situated amidst rolling countryside with spectacular views. It really is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Ideal for walkers or keen cyclists.

Saint Leonard, Gers

St Léonard is a medieval village and still boasts a very impressive chateau and church. Situated on the crest of a small hill it looks out over the surrounding farmland. The village holds it annual festival on the second week of July.

Here is a selection of activities you may wish to do during your stay at Emperus.

Walking – Great area for walking with marked paths criss-crossing the region.

Water activities –there is a very good water sport centre at St Clar with sandy beaches and water slides. There is also a restaurant and snack bar on site. Fishing is permitted in many of the irrigation lakes and rivers – lists of fishing sites and permits can be bought from any of the region’s tourist offices.

Walibi Water Fun Park – near to Agen. This is a great family day out. Full of rides and activities for all ages. There are numerous bars and restaurants on-site. Not cheap but families benefit from a good group reduction.

Cycling - Bicycles can be hired at Lectoure. For more serious cyclists bring your own as the region is quiet with very little traffic - safe for families with little children. Good off-road routes as well for mountain bikes. In high season bikes can be hired at Lectoure. Labastide d'Armagnac, 45 kms away, is well worth a visit. It has a small chapel, Notre-Dame-des-Cyclistes – which is France's own official sanctuary for racers.

Golf clubs – 4 courses within 15 - 45 mins, nearest being the well rated Golf de Fleurance which is built around an 18th century Gascon house. Classed as a 9+9 with many different re-start points, it gives the impression of being a real 18 hole course. It is classed as the ninth best 9 hole course in France. Due to the wonderful Gers climate, it is open all year. It also has a good restaurant with special golfers' menus starting at 10 Euros. Other courses are Gold Club de Guinlet near Eauze; the 18-hole Golf d'Auch-Embats which also has a good restaurant. The 9 hole Golf de la Martines near L’Isles Jourdain, The 9+9 Golf de Gascogne near Masseube and the 9+9 Golf du Chateau de Pallane at Tissac.

Horse riding – there are several local centres, including Laplume and La Romieu.

Tennis – nearest courts at Fleurance; Large tennis complex at Condom opposite the new outdoor swimming pool.

Quad-biking – about 25 mins from the house, near Roquelaure, to the north of Auch.

Horse-racing and Trotting – nearest course is at Castera-Verduzan, Another large course is near to Beaumont de Lomagne.

Car and Motorcycle racing – Circuit Paul Armagnac at Nogaro, 50 miles south west, is a modern challenging circuit. Events most of the year. Club days are good where you see amateurs flogging their pride and joy around the track.

Flying – Good flying clubs at all the local airports, Agen and Auch. You can also learn to parachute at Agen. Hang-gliding and para-gliding at St Clar..

Antiques and Bric a Brac – Every town has at least one brocante. Many fairs throughout the year. In the season you can visit an outdoor “Vide Grenier” a type of car boot sale. Have done them myself and they are great fun, there are still bargains to be had.

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Gareth D.

  • 3 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:14 Sep 2014

Based in France

Languages spoken
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  • French
  • Portuguese

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