Our Thorverton Lodge is within five minutes walk from the market town of Marciac, or two minutes walk from the beautiful fishing lake. Quiet and peaceful, yet on market days (Wednesdays) it comes alive. Every August Marciac is transformed into one of the largest Jazz festivals in Europe. There are many excellent restaurants in Marciac and surrounding areas.
The facilities include a heated swimming pool, children's play area, licensed bar area serving snacks and basic meals.
Leading from the lounge through the double door is a balcony with stunning views, furnished with a table and chairs to enable you to dine al fresco. With one double and one twin bedroom, the lodge is and ideal location for golfing, walking, cycling, Jazz music or just chilling, with plenty in the surrounding area to see and do during your stay.
All our guests receive a 10% discount at La Source, Marciac (local spa)
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 shower room|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lourdes 40 km, Nearest railway: Tarbes 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
|Further details outdoors|
Welcome pack provided on arrival.
English-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions.
The culture is largely agricultural, with great emphasis on the local gastronomical specialities such as:
Côtes de Gascogne,
Floc de Gascogne,
and wild mushrooms.
Some prominent cultivated crops are corn, colza, sunflowers and grain.
The department is characterised by sleepy bastide villages and rolling hills full of sunflowers and with the Pyrenees visible to the south.
Endless activities within the area catering for all ages and requirements such as:
Horse racing at Pau, Golfing, Racing circuits at Pau and Nogero. Walking, the St Jacques de Compostelle goes through the region. Many vineyards are open with tours available and sampling. Tour de France cycling routes in the area. Tour de France 2012 going through Marciac. Less than 1 hour to the Pyrenean ski slopes.
Children are welcomed in the Gers and are encouraged to partake in all the activities.
The town is characteristic of the bastides in the area - central village square with the town hall a main feature, with the village shops clustered along the four sides of the square. Wide arched pavements allow dining out of doors in the summer, when music is piped around the square. The town convent (now the town hall and cinema) and church steeples are lit up at night.
It is known for its annual international jazz festival, which runs for a fortnight every summer. All music and arts are extremely well catered for in Marciac having a wonderful new theatre.
Marciac has its own fishing lake which is well stocked and well used.
The annual cycling, tour de France will be transiting through Marciac in July this year