A lovingly restored old hunting lodge with mesmerising views and magical sunsets

Sleeps: 9
Bedrooms: 5
Weekly price guide: £2023-£3438
Pool: Yes
Type: House
Property Ref: CHE2895


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General Description

This property is no stranger to luxurious and beautiful things. A charming hostess has now opened the doors of her own wonderful home, a lovingly restored old hunting lodge with mesmerising views and magical sunsets.

The estate is considered one of the most enchanting and beautiful in the region and it is brimming with beautiful details such as old stone towers and archways, terracotta pots, manicured hedges and tall cypress trees. It features 360 degree panoramic views overlooking idyllic countryside, often considered as the French Tuscany and it is possible to get the occasional glimpse of the Pyrénées in the distance.

Dates carved into the stone suggest that the building dates back to the 1600s and according to the local village, it was once a kings hunting lodge. Guests will enjoy the converted barn, which overlooks the charming Italian courtyard, with its long, beamed terrace under the eaves, for eating in the shade. The barn offers comfortable and homely accommodation with lots of charming features such as wooden floors, high ceilings, exposed beams and stonework. The swimming pool has stunning views of the countryside.

This is the perfect rural setting, yet it is just outside a village with a typical local restaurant, bakery and a post office as well as a listed 13th-Century château-church. Less than 10 minutes away is Lectoure, a designated town of art and history, offering plenty of restaurants, bars, brocantes and a medieval cathedral. All around the house are walking paths, villages listed as the most beautiful in France and during the Summer the whole area comes alive  with concerts, exhibitions and wonderful markets.

This property is a delightful rural retreat in the rolling countryside of the Gers known as France's 'Little Tuscany'; the perfect place to find tranquility and escape the stresses of modern life whilst being surrounded by some of the best food and wine in the world!

Accommodation Facilities

House Interior:

Ground Floor:
- Open plan living area with large open fireplace, dining room and kitchen
- Well equipped kitchen with cooker, microwave, oven, coffee machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and a separate fridge for drinks. 
- One double bedroom with double bed
- Wet room
- Small bedroom with small single bed only
- Laundry room (located in owner's wing and shared with the owner)

Top Floor:
- Large double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- Double bedroom with additional single bed and en-suite bathroom
- Twin bedroom with two single beds (sleeps one adult comfortably or two adults on request)

Outside Grounds:
- Private salt-water swimming pool (size: 12x5m) with alarm system
- Poolside wooden terrace with sunbeds
- Covered terrace with outdoor dining facilities
- Italian courtyard
- Children's play area
- Park
- Garage
- Off road parking space

Additional Notes:
Baby and Toddler Equipment: pushchair.
Baby-sitting service.
Travel services.
Arrival time: 4.00 p.m.
Heating costs included.
Linen and towels included, including pool towels.
End of stay cleaning included.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Pets welcome.
Weddings and special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges. Stag and hen parties are not allowed.

Local Area / Activities

The property is located a few minutes by car from a gorgeous village in the heart of the Gers countryside, not too far from the Pyrenees mountains. In the village there is a post office, a typical french restaurant, a bakery and a 13th century chateau/church.

The Gers is often referred to as the 'Tuscany of France': rolling hills dotted with gorgeous fortified villages and market towns. It is also the birthplace of the musketeers!

Lectoure (9km) is a designated town of art and history, offering plenty of restaurants, bars, brocantes and a medieval cathedral.

All around the house are walking paths, villages listed as the most beautiful in France and during the Summer the whole area comes alive  with concerts, exhibitions and wonderful markets.

The house can be easily reached from three international airports (Toulouse, Bergerac and Bordeaux) with Paris being is just 3.5 hours train journey from Agen.

Local Amenities:
Nearest Airport: Toulouse/Bordeaux/Bergerac (108km-1h 15mins/162km-1h 30mins/117km-1h 45mins)
Nearest Town/City: Lectoure/Agen (9km/26km)
Nearest Train Station: Agen (26km)
Nearest Village: 5mins walk
Nearest Restaurant: 12mins walk
Nearest Bar/Pub: 2km
Nearest Golf: Auch (20km)
Nearest Tennis: 5mins walk
Nearest Supermarket: Astaffort (8.5km)

Price Guide

These prices are a guideline only, please use the calendar at the top of the page to search availability and prices for specific weeks. Then you have the option to book the property online.

Low Season: £2023
High Season: £3438

Security deposit: €750 to be paid to the owner in cash on arrival

Key Features

  • Exclusive Property
  • Swimming pool
  • Dishwasher
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Internet access
  • Fire / Stove
  • Cot available
  • Close to local amenities
  • Walk to village
  • Suitable for young children
  • Pets considered
  • Tennis nearby
  • Golf nearby

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