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La Taupinière du Gers


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Independent access to your cottage

Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Cottage description :

« La Taupinière » - in English "The Molehill" - is designed to welcome 2 people (max. 3 - mattress or baby bed available on request) or for 4 people, if you take the option of the second room. The second room is designed in the shape of a pretty Eastern house made of wood, is a free-standing structure, and is located just opposite the terrace of the cottage.

Well insulated and heated during the winter, this house does not have any other equipment than the beds, and isn't available to be rented on its own. Its occupants will benefit from the equipment of the Molehill.

A very particular care was taken in the realization of the country cottage, its decoration and the choice of materials and the equipment used. Primarily equipped with wood, it has a large room (open on the terrace) which houses the livingroom with lunch-corner, a well furnished international library, the “American” kitchen luxuriously furnished and equipped, and the bathroom with a corner bath-tub and wash-hand basin, a small laundry, separate toilets. The bedroom is situated on the mezzanine, with a 140 cm wide bed, and very large wall cupboards.

The 12m2 terrace, made of wood, is equipped with a table and 4 chairs in acacia, as well as a barbecue, is illuminated at night, and is overlooking the beautiful one hectare garden and its vast pond abounding with lotus, water lilies, frogs, water hens and other dragonflies…

By good weather, and if the atmosphere is very clear, perhaps will you have the pleasant surprise to discover in the backdrop the very majestic Pyrenees with their snow-covered tops…  .

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Toulouse-Blagnac 85 km, Nearest railway: Auch 25 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General CD player, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking

The Midi-Pyrenees region

Gastronomy :

Our zone is part of the area “Gascogne”, famous for its gastronomy, and in particular for the foie gras, the duck breast, the wine of Madiran and the excellent Armagnac, one of the finest alcohols whose reputation is well known by the connoisseurs.

Cultural heritage :

The department of the Gers offers a very large range of cultural activities : visiting museums, typical villages, castelnaux (medieval villages), abbeys, the "Sainte-Marie" Cathedral in Auch, d'Artagnan's museum in Lupiac (native village of Alexandre Dumas's famous hero), and many other curiosities as the Tower of Termes d'Armagnac, the Gallo-Roman Villa in Séviac, the Donjon of Bassoues, the Strengthened Village of Larressingle, the "Bastide de Fourcès", the Cistercian Abbey of Flaran ... The Gers is also called "The Country of the Thousand Castles".

Festivals :

Each year, the Gers shelters a lot of more and more famous merry festivals :

"BANDAS", walking brass bands, in Condom (early May)

"PENTECOTE" in Vic-Fezensac (with bullfights, weekend of Pentecost)

"ECLATS de VOIX", voices festival in Auch (mid-June)

"COUNTRY MUSIC" in Mirande (mid-July)

"TEMPO LATINO" in Vic-Fezensac (end of July)

"JIM" – JAZZ in MARCIAC (two first weeks of August)

"CIRCA", circus festival in Auch (November)


Located at a stone's throw from the first buttresses of the Pyrenees mountain chain, at the crossing roads leading to Auch, Toulouse and Lannemezan, the small village of Moncorneil-Grazan is shared between the valley of the Arrats river and the green slopes of Haut-Astarac. 

It is at middle height of one of these slopes that you will find the Cassaet  locality, an old farm from 1740, made from raw earth and half-timberings, whose restoration, in the respect of the traditional techniques, was ultimately completed in 2010 with the installation of the Molehill cottage. The cottage, accessed independently from the house, opens at the back of the house, on the first floor, with a broad terrace made of wood and overlooking the beautiful one hectare garden and its vast pond abounding with lotus, water lilies, frogs, water hens  and other dragonflies…

By good weather, and if the atmosphere is very clear, perhaps will you have the pleasant surprise to discover in the backdrop the very majestic Pyrenees with their snow-covered tops… 

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Review 1-5 of 5

6 Jul 2014


"cadre magnifique"

Juste rentré du Gers ou nous avons séjourné à la Taupinière , nous avons été enchanté du séjour de 4 jour passé dans cet endroit. Le gite a été conçu de manière très cosy , avec beaucou… More

1 May 2014


"Perfect place to get away from it all"

The location of La Taupinier is idyllic... All you can see are trees, the beautifully landscaped pond and greenery. The Gite itself is of a perfect size, beautifully decorated and equipped with everyt… More

29 Apr 2014


"Un coup-de-coeur !"

J'ai séjourné deux fois à la Taupinière du Gers, et chaque séjour a été un vrai plaisir.L'endroit, très calme, est juste magnifique, avec son petit lac au milieu duquel on trouve une… More

4 Mar 2014


"Un petit coin de paradis"

Excellent gîte ! Nous y avons passé deux semaines de rêves. Les proprios sont très sympas, le cadre est paradisiaque, l'endroit est calme, la région est belle. Le gîte dispose d'une gr… More

22 Feb 2014


"Gîte charmant et paisible dans un cadre magnifique"

Si vous recherchez la tranquillité et que vous êtes amoureux de la nature, je vous conseille vivement ce gîte! Totalement indépendant, vous disposez de tout le confort nécessaire (voire plus) pou… More

Review 1-5 of 5

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