£185 / night
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Large finely restored luxurious 17th Century Gascony stone farmhouse. – Home 8747621 House

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 11 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Large finely restored luxurious 17th Century Gascony stone farmhouse. – Home 8747621

  • House
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 11
  •  min stay varies

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House / 4 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 11

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 218 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Casteyre is a traditional stone Gascon farmhouse which comfortably accommodates eight to ten people. It was originally built in the 17th century as three sheep folds, or 'bergeries'. It has been exquisitely transformed into a large single spacious, sun-filled four-bedroom home, all on ground level which combines the house’s rustic character with all modern comforts. The property enjoys panoramic views over the idyllic Gascon countryside. With its thick honey-coloured stone walls, it stays cool in summer, but is warm and cosy in winter.

Casteyre is situated in ten acres (four hectares) of private land on a hilltop between two sunny valleys, enjoying 360-degree views over the surrounding Gers countryside of valleys, vineyards, woods, sunflower and corn fields, farms, medieval villages, and the Pyrénées mountains. The medieval pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostella in Spain runs right past the property.

The house is at the end of a lane surrounded by fields of sunflowers. Guests have the use of all of the mature gardens and many terraces, as well as a croquet set, outdoor table tennis, table football and for those who want to be truly french enjoy our newly constructed flood lit petanque court (french boules). There are five different terraces situated around the gardens. All have different views and atmosphere, comfortable garden furniture and suitable lighting. There is a large salt-water swimming pool with a beautiful cascade, situated by the main terrace, overlooking the surrounding landscape (heated upon request). The pool is lined with non-slip crushed marble; at one end is a shallow area with roman steps where children can play safely. The pool is surrounded by a well-stocked border planted with lavenders and cypress trees. It can be floodlit at night, as can the gardens and terraces.

The house is full of light-filled rooms with high ceilings, original oak beams, shuttered windows, and exposed stone walls. The floors are made up with restored old tiles and strewn with antique rugs. The rustic oak front door opens into a large hallway which leads to the open-plan living area, furnished with large comfortable sofas and armchairs and antique sideboards. It also has a large wood burning stove, for those chilly evenings or winter breaks (in addition to underfloor heating throughout the house).The stone walls are adorned with original paintings and beautifully decorated. A dining area easily seats ten. Guests have the use of satellite flat screen television, dvd player, a cupboard full of traditional and current games, and of course wifi internet access.

French doors lead onto the first of many terraces, where guests can dine outside under a pretty canopy or if preferred choose another terrace under the stars. The bright traditional-style kitchen is fully modernised and equipped with a large fridge-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, oven, microwave, coffee machine etc, and a bone china dinner service. For the gourmet cooks the cupboards have all utensils you would require.

Each of the four finely furnished bedrooms have luxurious en suite bathrooms with power showers, and French doors leading to the terraces.

The Green bedroom (a favourite with children) has twin beds, en suite shower room and opens onto the main communal terrace. The Red bedroom has a traditional French double bed, full en suite, plus an extra double sofa bed and its own door to the gardens.

The Gold bedroom has a queen size bed, full en suite, and patio doors to a smaller terrace shared with the Blue bedroom, which has a Victorian double brass bed., and shower room.

All bedrooms are exquisitely decorated and furnished. An extra toilet is available in the hallway.

In addition to this wonderful property we have a small collection of various farm animals. There is plenty for children to see : the donkeys, miniature goats and Loulou the friendly pig, exotic ducks and geese. Fresh eggs are available during your stay from our very own happy chickens. There are also several cats and several small very friendly dogs, including Digley the extra tiny dachshund who loves to play with children if allowed.

Please note as the house and outside access is all on one level, it is also suitable for disabled and elderly guests. I have some specially made wooden ramps for the few shallow steps and theses can be easily installed if necessary.

Casteyre is a truly magical place and infact........simply Paradise. It is unique and the happiest place in the Gers, aswell as the most luxurious and with views to be unbeaten.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed Sofa Bed
    Bedroom 3: King Bed
    Bedroom 4: Double Bed
    Beds in other rooms:
  • 4 En suites


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Children's pool
  • Private garden
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Table tennis
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

Getting around

Advisable to hire a car if you do not already have one. Bicycles can also be hired locally in Lectoure at very reasonable prices. Local taxi firm (Esther Riu) in Lectoure is very good.

Interaction with guest

You will be met at the property and given the keys, and a cool glass of wine or beer whilst I show you round A welcome goodies selection of essentials in the kitchen. Butter, jam, cheese, milk, fruit juice, water, wine, beers and a basket of fruit and ofcourse fresh eggs from our hens. As the owner, I do live on part of the property, but far enough away from the gite side and gardens, for it to be totally private and secluded. There is a small animal park beside the gardens which requires me to be there. Guests do not even notice I am there! However I am available to give advice about whats on, places to visit, local restaurants and booking them, baby sitting, and preparing meals should you wish, + accompanying on various tours.


Check in time: 04:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: (£432.13) €500.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Smoking is allowed outside only.
Children must be accompanied by an adult in the grounds or pool. Parents must accept full responsibility for their children at the pool and at the property. Running around the pool is not recommended. Please be advised that there are electric fences around the donkeys fields (at low legal voltage), but it can still give a shock to little ones. Feeding the animals is strictly forbidden.Entry into the chicken area also forbidden unless agreed by me and accompanied.


About the owner

Sophie A.
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
03 Aug 2019
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This House has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 11. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 10 Sep 2017. Located in Gers, it has 1 review with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1289 to £1836.

The Owner has a response rate of 63% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 03 Aug 2019.


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Send Sophie (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Sophie (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Sophie the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Sophie (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Sophie (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Sophie (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Sophie (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Sophie (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Sophie (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Sophie (the owner) a message.

If Sophie (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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