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Le Courbet – Home 53382 Farmhouse

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Farmhouse / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 180 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Le Courbet has been in the same ownership for nearly 28 years and has been let successfully for much of that time with many visitors returning year after year. The owners now live in the Village and so are on hand in case of queries.

The house is approached by a long drive from the lane above and is situated on a south facing slope with the most beautiful view and where on a clear day it is possible to see the Pyrenees stretching along the horizon although it is often too hazy in high summer. Many visitors have said they could just sit with a glass of wine and look at the view all day.

The house itself was largely built around 1600 and retains many original features. It has a wide entrance hall, a living room with inglenook, kitchen/dining room, 3 double bedrooms of which one has two single beds, utility room, bathroom with bath and WC and a separate shower room with WC which can be used ensuite with one of the bedrooms. It is very comfortably furnished with white cotton

Le Courbet has been in the same ownership for nearly 28 years and has been let successfully for much of that time with many visitors returning year after year. The owners now live in the Village and so are on hand in case of queries.

The house is approached by a long drive from the lane above and is situated on a south facing slope with the most beautiful view and where on a clear day it is possible to see the Pyrenees stretching along the horizon although it is often too hazy in high summer. Many visitors have said they could just sit with a glass of wine and look at the view all day.

The house itself was largely built around 1600 and retains many original features. It has a wide entrance hall, a living room with inglenook, kitchen/dining room, 3 double bedrooms of which one has two single beds, utility room, bathroom with bath and WC and a separate shower room with WC which can be used ensuite with one of the bedrooms. It is very comfortably furnished with white cotton bedlinen and thick white towels. There is English and French TV.

The garden is 1.6 acres and includes a fenced swimming pool 8 x 4m. In front of the house there are steps leading to a lower shady lawn and at the rear there is a large grassed area suitable for games, and also a pond which is often dry in summer; please note however that it is not fenced and if necessary small children should be supervised. There is undercover parking for one car but ample space for another in the shade if need be.

The house is in the countryside about 2kms from Mas D'Auvignon village where there is a weekend bar run by the locals. St Puy is about 4kms and has a general store, bakery, chemist and restaurant/bar. Condom, Lectoure and Fleurance are all interesting towns with shops, supermarkets, cinemas and weekly markets which are very atmospheric and the place to go and browse and then sit outside one if the many bars with a glass of wine and watch the world go by.

Further details

Although a paradise for children judging from past comments, particularly with the varied wildlife such as red squirrels, buzzards, deer, lizards and wild boar (the latter occasionally seen), please do read the comments about the pond, if not dry at the time, with regard to small children. The owners can take no responsibility.

Smokers are permitted but it would be appreciated if this could be restricted to the external areas and any cigarette ends removed.

Well behaved dogs are permitted.

Further details indoors

Linen and towels are provided to include swimming towels.
There is a selection of CDs.
Logs if used may be charged for.
The fridge is a fridge/freezer with a large fridge capacity and smaller separate freezer above.
The dishwasher has 12 place settings
There are 6 pool loungers
There is good outside lighting for those late night returns.
There is a table and chairs for 6 both on the lower shady lawn and in front of the house to take advantage of the view, as well as a small table and chairs by the pool.

Further details outdoors


Location description from owner

The Occitanie region

The Gers is in the S.W. of France and is the country of D'Artagnan and the Musketeers. It is rich in history the English, in the 100 years war, having built many of the Bastide villages. Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine once walked here. Pilgrims crossed the Departement and still do on the Route de Saint Jacques leading to Spain and Santiago de Compostela. Many of those routes are now being restored as are many of the other old routes between villages making it an ideal place for walking. Maps are available in the house.
It is the country of fortified Bastide towns and villages, sunflowers, gastronomy - poultry, ducks, geese, confit, the famous Lectoure melons, pastis gascon (traditional cake), foie gras, cheese from the Pyrenees including brebis (sheep's cheese) which you can buy directly from the shepherds in the mountains, prunes from Agen, wines such as Saint Mont, Madiran, Tarriquet, the aperitif Floc de Gascon, Pousse Rapière from Chateau Monluc at St Puy nearby and of course Armagnac which, to many, is superior to Cognac.
The Pyrenees are within 80 kms and are strikingly clear on some days on the horizon from the house except in summer when it is often too hazy. Many visitors take a day trip into the mountains
Day trips are also possible to both Toulouse and Bordeaux either by car or train. There is an SNCF office in Condom for easy booking.
The rolling countryside with it's sun splashed stone farmhouses dotted on the landscape surrounded by sunflowers in season is stunningly beautiful. Many of the Chateaux are surrounded by vineyards and visits are possible.
The average daytime temperature in July is about 28°C. The evenings are normally very warm and balmy ideal for al fresco dining and swimming.
In summer the villages put on al fresco dinners, vide greniers (car boot sales), fairs and all manner of other entertainment. Visitors are welcomed to all of these. There are night markets (normally in July and August) in addition to the daytime ones, jazz at Marciac with very well known names - see www.jazzinmarciac.com and 3 days of Tempo Latino at Vic Fezensac in late July - see www.tempo-latino.com. There is car racing at Nogaro - see www.circuit-nogaro.com. Agen and Auch both have horse racing tracks mainly used for trotting.
The Spanish influence in the Gers is very apparent with bull rings in many villages and towns from Vic Fezensac south. For those not inclined to see the Corrida you can go to the Course Landaise which is more artistic and the animals are not killed.

Condom

Mas D'Auvignon itself is a small Bastide village. The now empty chateau (which fascinates many passers by)was built following the design of a Welsh castle in the 1300s. The old bastide walls are still apparent in part as is part of the old moat. There is a village bar which opens when someone feels inclined to open it! Very often on a Sunday lunchtime.

Visit:
Castera Verduzan and Lectoure. Thermal baths. Have a massage. There is a swimming lake with facilities for children at Castera as well as a race course with occasional trotting and flat racing in summer.
Larresingle. A small once moated beautiful village with its 13th century castle known as 'The Little Carcasonne' of the Gers. Visit the museum, shops and creperie.
Fources. The only round bastide in the Gers with its shady 'square' and restaurants and bars and interesting antique/second hand shop.
Condom. Many shops, restaurants, boat trips on the River Baise, Armagnac museum.
La Romieu. Very pretty village. Bar, beautiful gardens just outside the village, church cloisters. Note the stone cats and read the history of this!
Abbaye de Flaran. 12th Century Cistercian monastery, has exhibitions of Art and musical evenings.
Seviac. Remains of 4th Century Gallo-Roman villa.
Eauze. Wonderful Thursday market. Museum well worth a visit includes the finds of a Roman villa discovered there including the most beautiful jewellery.
Auch. The capital of the Gers; See the statue of D'Artagnan, the Cathedral with its stunning carved figures, and the shops and old streets.
There are tourist offices in La Romieu, Condom (behind the Cathedral), Larresingle and elsewhere.
Visit the Chateaux in the area including Monluc at St Puy and have a meal or visit the shop at the Ferme de Terre Blanche on the way to St Puy.

Shopping:
Supermarkets at Condom - Intermarché and Champion, Lectoure - Intermarché, Fleurance - Casino and Champion, Auch - LeClerc and others, Agen - Geant and others.

Market days:
A list is in the house; the best is Fleurance on a Tuesday and Eauze on a Thursday. It is best to go in the morning for the atmosphere as some stalls disappear after lunch. The French are early risers!

Activities:
Tennis in village. Ask at the Mairie.
Watersports and boating on the River Baise from Condom, canoing from Beaucaire.
Fishing
Walking
Golf near Eauze (good restaurant)
Horse riding at Valence sur Baise

Restaurants:
There are many good restaurants in the area from Michelin starred (3 within easy driving distance) to simple set menu cafés often extremely good value for money. There are also fermes auberge well worth a visit. Restaurant details will be left in the house.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 2 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:17:00, Check out time:10:00
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 bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

Non smoking only applies in the house.
Please ensure you have all necessary insurances including for your own belongings and money
Pets must be well behaved and kept out of the bedrooms.

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About the owner

Marion W.
Average reply time:
3 hours 8 minutes
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
25 Feb 2017
Years listed:
9
Based in:
France

Languages spoken: English, French


This Farmhouse has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 01 Apr 2008. Located in Gers, the average weekly rate varies from £650 to £850.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 25 Feb 2017.

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