Plegassous, built over over 200 years ago, situated on a fully enclosed estate plot measuring 1.75 hectares, and surrounded by sunflowers and wheat fields in beautiful rolling countryside, consists of a large stone built 'Maison de Maitre' and an attached guest wing/gite. The location is very quiet and peaceful. There are expansive views of the beautiful Gascon countryside from all around the property.
In recent years the property has undergone a complete renovation programme whilst retaining many of the original stone walls and beams, and has been finished to a very high standard. All bathrooms have been fully updated.
A sweeping driveway leads to the entrance of the house where there is lots of space for parking. Surrounding the house are several terraces and private areas, wonderful for breakfasting in the early morning sunshine or for lunches or dinners al fresco.
The Plegassous cottage can accommodate 6 people in 3 ensuite bedrooms 1 of which has a double bed while the other 2 are furnished with twin beds. The cottage has its own fully fitted open plan kitchen/dining room.. Amenities include an electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, electric kettle, toaster, french press coffee maker, microwave oven, and a washing machine.
The lounge area adjoins the kitchen. Furnishings are casual and comfortable: facilities include a TV with UK TV channels, DVD player, CD player, and a strong free wireless internet connection.
A staircase from the lounge leads to two ensuite bedrooms on the first floor, one with a double bed and the other with twin beds. Just off the kitchen located on the ground floor is the third bedroom with twin beds and an en-suite shower room. Double french doors from the lounge area lead onto a private terrace that faces the 12 metres by 6 metre salt swimming pool, pool house and covered terrace. BBQ facilities are available.
Bath towels and bedlinen are provided (guests are asked to bring their own pool towels).
Guests are welcome to enjoy the extensive grounds which include a small vineyard, fruit orchard and shrubs. Some guests like to relax in the shade of the pergola which is located next to the beautiful carp stocked fish pond where quiet prevails apart from the melodious sound of gently running water.
Guests need to be aware that the cottage shares the surrounding grounds and pool area with the main house - therefore, if both are booked, facilities will be shared.
‘Plegassous’ is a mere 3 km from the historic village of La Romieu, in the Gers department of Gascony. Rich in history, the ancient monuments of the collegiate church and its cloisters have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1901. La Romieu also forms part of the pilgrim route of St James of Compostella. The village has 2 restaurants, boulangerie, tabac, epicerie, a post office and a hairdressers, and a well kept garden and gift shop which may be visited for a small entrance fee by members of the public.
The nearest larger towns, Condom and Lectoure, are situated approx. 11 kms from La Romieu. Both have several large supermarkets, bars, restaurants and magnificent cathedrals. In addition Lectoure has a spa utilising the natural hot springs in the area and is also a hot air ballooning centre.
The nearest airports to the house are in Toulouse and Bordeaux which are about an hour and a half away by car. Bergerac and Pau airports are just 2.5 hours away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 en suites|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Toulouse 125 km, Nearest railway: Agen 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Single Beds (4), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|