Castelnau-Riviere-Basse holiday gite rental with beach/lake nearby, jacuzzi/hot tub and internet access and balcony/terrace

Chateau de Mazeres

from £69 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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from £69 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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Gite / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 7

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Description from owner

The Site

Built in 1876, it is the principal property of the Hamlet of Mazères, known locally as the "The Château". It was the principle employer of the village inhabitants prior to World War II. Originally the property had about 300 hectares and was mainly devoted to wine growing. Today the site is 1.5 hectares, situated just next to the medieval church Saint Jean Baptiste. It is rumoured that the house was built upon an old Priory dating back to the The Knights Templers Saint Jean de Jérusalem, with three mills under its supervision. Sadly we have not been able to verify the story as yet, but no smoke without fire…

The main house

Passing through a gated arched entrance building, you enter the vast courtyard surrounded by beautiful outbuildings. On the north side lies the main house, where we live, a completely renovated Maison de Maître, with its big lawn leading to the swimming pool.

The Gîte

The building on the west side of the courtyard, turning left after the gated

The Site

Built in 1876, it is the principal property of the Hamlet of Mazères, known locally as the "The Château". It was the principle employer of the village inhabitants prior to World War II. Originally the property had about 300 hectares and was mainly devoted to wine growing. Today the site is 1.5 hectares, situated just next to the medieval church Saint Jean Baptiste. It is rumoured that the house was built upon an old Priory dating back to the The Knights Templers Saint Jean de Jérusalem, with three mills under its supervision. Sadly we have not been able to verify the story as yet, but no smoke without fire…

The main house

Passing through a gated arched entrance building, you enter the vast courtyard surrounded by beautiful outbuildings. On the north side lies the main house, where we live, a completely renovated Maison de Maître, with its big lawn leading to the swimming pool.

The Gîte

The building on the west side of the courtyard, turning left after the gated arched entrance, houses the Gîte. It is the old Guardian's apartment, fully renovated and expanded, on two floors. The Gîte has been tastefully refurbished, modernized with a mix of ultra modern and traditional.

The Terrace Some 12 x 5 meters, has table and chairs for 12, sun loungers, awning and charcoal barbecue (bag of charcoal is supplied) Big arched glass doors connect you to different rooms on ground floor.

Why choose Mazères?

Lying almost exactly on the Greenwich Meridian Line, Mazères is a hamlet of some 15 inhabited houses with a most unusual and magnificent fortified church - Saint Jean Baptiste de Mazères - classified as a Historical Monument. During the first part of the 12th century, the sections above the entrance and the chevet inside the church were carved by some of the best sculptors of the time who had already worked on the Saint Semin Basilica in Toulouse, the Abbey in Saint Sever in the Landes, and in Spain. An excursion in either of these directions could be worth while. The church also boasts its own stone sarcophagus with the the relics of Saint Liberata. This young saint, virgin and martyr was decapitated in the woods near by in the fifth century, as was her sister Quitterie who is being worshipped today in Aire sur L’Adour.

You will find numerous towers, fortifications, bastides and roman churches along the pilgrim route Saint Jacques de Compostelle passing us only 15 km away, in Maubourguet. Major routes lie nearby, leading us to shrines in Spain and the Pyrenees including the more recent site of Lourdes. This area suffered much conflict over the centuries and today adds fascination and imagery to ones' visit. Worth having a look at are châteaux like the one of Montaner, the donjon of Termes d’Armagnac and we must not forget that we are in the Gascony area, where d’Artagnan, a musketeer with great panache, was born.

The Wines and the Châteaux

Madiran is the local wine which has become famous not only for the penetration into the world arena but also by science, now known as the "The French Paradox". In France they used the 1999 census data to identify unusual patterns of ageing in France and found that there are significantly more men aged over 75 in the Midi-Pyrenees in Southwest France where the population traditionally drink their local Madiran wines daily. In the beautiful rolling hills of what is sometimes called “Little Tuscany” you can meander from domain to domain and enjoy the wine tasting. Only minutes away from the gîte lie the vineyards of Château Montus and the Cave with its magnificent interior. We are also in the Bas-Armagnac district with the chais’ walls darkened by the evaporation of the Armagnac - The angels’ share

Events and Country Markets

There are usually a variety of events ongoing (Jazz, Salsa, Country & Western and Wine Festivals, Horse Trails, Motor Racing, Bull Fighting, Cultural Events), especially in the summer.

There are markets in the area on all days except Sunday and Mondays, selling local and artisan produce. We are in the region of duck in all its culinary versions, foie gras, magret, cuisses confites….

In the summer this region has a great variety of events.

Festivals:

Enjoy the Country and Western in Mirande, the Tempo Latino festival in Vic-Fezensac in late July, or the well-known Jazz festival in Marciac the first half of August

Activities

The property lies in the valley with breathtaking views of the High Pyrenees Mountain range to the South, only hours by car to the center of the mountains with its variety of wildlife, walks and skiing. The possibilities are endless. The area is criss-crossed with pathways, tracks and chemins, giving access to fields, vineyards, streams, rivers, lakes, woods and forests. With plenty of wildlife you can often come across deer, boar, local coypu (a large river rodent similar to an otter), plenty of different bird varieties (this area is on one of the major migration routes). Whether you explore by car, foot or bicycle, play golf (nearby Golf Courses), fishing, microlite, enjoy a variety or restaurants - the prospects of enjoyment are limitless.

The region offers a host of possibilities only limited by your imagination. Sports of many varieties exist including fishing and salmon fishing, tennis, golf, shooting club, hunting, mountain biking, walking, canoeing, horse riding, microlite etc.

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The Midi-Pyrénées region

This area is in view of the Pyrenees Mountains and only 1.5 hours drive to Spain through the mountains, the scenery is grand to say the least. Information and images can be see on http://www.tourism-midi-pyrenees.co.uk/en/index.php which gives much more information than we can put down here!

The region offers a host of possibilities only limited by your imagination. Sports of many varieties exist including fishing and salmon fishing, tennis, golf, shooting club, hunting, mountain biking, walking, canoeing, horse riding, microlite etc.

Castelnau-Riviere-Basse

Lying almost exactly on the Greenwich Meridian Line, Mazères is a hamlet of some 15 inhabited houses with a most unusual and magnificent fortified church - Saint Jean Baptiste de Mazères - classified as a Historical Monument. During the first part of the 12th century, the sections above the entrance and the chevet inside the church were carved by some of the best sculptors of the time who had already worked on the Saint Semin Basilica in Toulouse, the Abbey in Saint Sever in the Landes, and in Spain. An excursion in either of these directions could be worth while. The church also boasts its own stone sarcophagus with the the relics of Saint Liberata. This young saint, virgin and martyr was decapitated in the woods near by in the fifth century, as was her sister Quitterie who is being worshipped today in Aire sur L’Adour.

You will find numerous towers, fortifications, bastides and roman churches along the pilgrim route Saint Jacques de Compostelle passing us only 15 km away, in Maubourguet. Major routes lie nearby, leading us to shrines in Spain and the Pyrenees including the more recent site of Lourdes. This area suffered much conflict over the centuries and today adds fascination and imagery to ones' visit. Worth having a look at are châteaux like the one of Montaner, the donjon of Termes d’Armagnac and we must not forget that we are in the Gascony area, where d’Artagnan, a musketeer with great panache, was born.

The Wines and the Châteaux

Madiran is the local wine which has become famous not only for the penetration into the world arena but also by science, now known as the "The French Paradox". In France they used the 1999 census data to identify unusual patterns of ageing in France and found that there are significantly more men aged over 75 in the Midi-Pyrenees in Southwest France where the population traditionally drink their local Madiran wines daily. In the beautiful rolling hills of what is sometimes called “Little Tuscany” you can meander from domain to domain and enjoy the wine tasting. Only minutes away from the gîte lie the vineyards of Château Montus and the Cave with its magnificent interior. We are also in the Bas-Armagnac district with the chais’ walls darkened by the evaporation of the Armagnac - The angels’ share

Events and Country Markets

There are usually a variety of events ongoing (Jazz, Salsa, Country & Western and Wine Festivals, Horse Trails, Motor Racing, Bull Fighting, Cultural Events), especially in the summer.

There are markets in the area on all days except Sunday and Mondays, selling local and artisan produce. We are in the region of duck in all its culinary versions, foie gras, magret, cuisses confites….

In the summer this region has a great variety of events.

Festivals:

Enjoy the Country and Western in Mirande, the Tempo Latino festival in Vic-Fezensac in late July, or the well-known Jazz festival in Marciac the first half of August

Activities

The property lies in the valley with breathtaking views of the High Pyrenees Mountain range to the South, only hours by car to the center of the mountains with its variety of wildlife, walks and skiing. The possibilities are endless. The area is criss-crossed with pathways, tracks and chemins, giving access to fields, vineyards, streams, rivers, lakes, woods and forests. With plenty of wildlife you can often come across deer, boar, local coypu (a large river rodent similar to an otter), plenty of different bird varieties (this area is on one of the major migration routes). Whether you explore by car, foot or bicycle, play golf (nearby Golf Courses), fishing, microlite, enjoy a variety or restaurants - the prospects of enjoyment are limitless.

Bed & bathroom

  • 3 Double Beds, 2 Sofa Beds, 1 Single Bed, 1 Cot available
  • 1 family bathrooms, 1 shower rooms

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared outdoor pool (heated)
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Shared garden
  • Trampoline
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Log fire
  • Safe
  • Table tennis
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer

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Access

  • Secure parking
  • Suitable for people with restricted mobility
  • Wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:11:00, Check out time:16:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by wire transfer).
Smoking
Yes, smoking allowed
Cancellation policy

About the owner

Else S
Response rate:
70%
Calendar updated:
19 Oct 2015
Years listed:
3
Based in:
France
Payment accepted:
Credit cards accepted

Languages spoken: English, French, Norwegian

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