Les Tournesols

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Sleeps: 6 - 12 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome

In the heart of rural Gascony is the charming Les Tournesols, an idyllic stone house that has been beautifully renovated by its owners. Here your pace will immediately slow down as you immerse yourself in the real France in comfort and style with some of the most magnificent landscapes and villages in the country.

Set in vast grounds with a long private driveway, this former Maison de Maître has been sensitively restored to create a unique and stylish home. With travertine floors throughout, exposed beams and stonework, plus an open stone fireplace and some antique pieces the owners have ensured the home remains true to its past whilst adding contemporary features and modern style. The open-plan living space is remarkable with light streaming through the room, elegant furnishings and an impressive kitchen with a Falcon style range and a central marble topped island, allowing keen cooks ample room to prepare feasts for their guests.

Bedrooms have been thoughtfully decorated with pretty touches and some with marvellous en-suites featuring roll top baths or walk-in showers. The romantic ambience makes this a wonderful place for couples and friends but it’s also perfect for families with baby-friendly equipment and plenty of outdoor games for all ages.

For larger groups of more than 8 guests, a lovely children dormitory with four single beds and pretty French windows leading to the garden can be made available on request.

In the summer months you are surrounded by the sweet scents of lavender and roses across the gardens where you can seek shade on a bench under one of the many trees or play on the vast lawned gardens. You can spend long leisurely lunches dining al-fresco by the summer kitchen with its terracotta flooring before dipping into the cool swimming pool or sunbathing on the spacious terrace.

This is the real France where guests can immerse themselves in authentic, fortified villages, market towns, fields of summer sunflowers some of the best food and wine in the world. The little village of Saint Clar is nearby with its weekly market; make sure you pick up some of the local white garlic in season from July onwards. There is so much to do in this beautiful, rural part of Gascony; cycling, golf, horse-riding and hiking, not forgetting some fantastic wine tasting in this Grand Armagnac region.

As well as the nearby market towns of Fleurance and Lectoure, the city of Auch can be reached in under an hour and three of France’s Plus Beaux Villages, Fourcès, Larresingle and Montréal du Gers, can be easily visited by car.

This is a peaceful haven where the standard of living is high yet relaxed and you are in an incredible part of rural France. It’s a truly tranquil paradise. 

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What you should know…

  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner
  • The house sleeps a maximum of 8 adults and 4 children
  • The fifth bedroom is a children dormitory and is only available for guests paying the full occupancy rate
  • For six guests or less, lower rates are available outside the high season
  • You enter via the upper level where you will find two bedrooms and the living space, there are then three further bedrooms on the lower garden level
  • The glorious salt-water swimming pool may be heated for a supplement
  • Central heating is available outside of high season for an extra cost

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Outdoor Games Table Tennis Working Fireplace Heating

House Interior

Upper Floor

- Hallway with baby grand piano (which can be made available to pianists on request)
- Sitting room with sofas and flat-screen TV
- Open-plan kitchen-diner and living room (130m2) with open fireplace. Kitchen well-equipped including Falcon range style cooker, microwave and larder with fridge-freezer
- Double super-king/twin bedroom, en-suite bathroom featuring rolltop bath, separate shower and WC. This bedroom is in a separate location to the other rooms
- Master bedroom (52m2) with views over to swimming pool, en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath and separate shower
- Guest WC

Garden Level

- Double bedroom with en-suite shower room with arched doors leading to garden
- Double super-king/twin bedroom with arched doors leading to garden
- Quad room with four single beds (only suitable for children - available only when paying the full occupancy price)
- Family bathroom with bath, separate shower, double basin and WC
- Laundry room with WC

Outside Grounds

- Salt-water heated swimming pool (12mx5m) with a security alarm
- Sun terrace
- Pool house with covered al-fresco dining area and summer kitchen with sink and fridge
- Pool games/toys
- BBQ
- Gardens including lawn areas
- Vast grounds (1.2 hectares)
- Complimentary access to village tennis courts
- Adult and children tennis rackets
- Table-tennis table
- Badminton racquets
- Rounders bat and ball
- Boules court and boules

Facilities

- Central heating
- Wi-Fi
- TV including some English channels and French TNT
- Washing machine and dryer
- Various outdoor games
- Board games

Location

About the surrounding area of Les Tournesols
Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Tennis Nearby Cycling Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Gascony, or The Gers department, is one of the most rural regions of France with stunning landscapes, beautiful local villages and towns and a fantastic reputation for its gastronomy with local markets displaying a great variety of fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese and meat as well as the unmissable foie gras and confits.

The closest facilities to Les Tournesols are in the little village of Saint Clar where you will find a supermarket, small shops and restaurants. Visit on a Thursday morning for the village market and make sure you pick up some Lomagne white garlic which is in season from July to December.

The market towns of Fleurance and Lectoure are a little further but amazing places to pick up all sorts of local delights and their weekly morning markets, both a short drive away. The city of Auch can be reached in under an hour with its old quarter raised high above the Gers river and its incredible cathedral.

There are other pretty villages and hamlets in the area to explore. Three of Frances ‘Plus Beaux Villages’, Fourcès, Larresingle and Montréal du Gers can be visited in a day and the town of Condom, with further amenities, including a Michelin-starred restaurant as well as boat rental, is only forty minutes away.

There is so much to do in this beautiful, rural part of Gascony; cycling, golf, horse-riding and hiking. Head to Beaucaire to hire canoes on the River Baise and a little further south at Castéra-Verduzan there is a lake for swimming with waterslides. This is also Grand Armagnac country, if you have a taste for the drink then there are plenty of opportunities to visit local producers and guided tours as well as tastings can be arranged. 

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Toulouse

(86km)

Nearest Shop Saint Clar

(6km)

Nearest Town/City Lectoure/Fleurance

(7km/12km)

Nearest Supermarket Saint Clar

(6km)

Nearest Restaurant Saint Clar

(6km)

Region

A relatively new addition to France, the Midi-Pyrénées was created to surround the cultural capital of Toulouse in the late 1970s. You might think that its relative youth would mean the Midi-Pyrénées is short on character or identity, but remember, this is France we’re talking about – the whole country is steeped in history and tradition. Encompassing parts of Gascony, Languedoc, the Gers and several others, you’ll get a varied slice of the whole French experience here, not least if you stay at one of our beautiful chateaux in the Midi-Pyrénées! And if you want to discover the best of what the region has to offer, our Midi-Pyrénées travel guide is here to show you where to go, what to eat and how you can make the best of your break with some amazing activities.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

There is so much to do in this beautiful, rural part of Gascony; cycling, golf, horse-riding and hiking. Head to Beaucaire to hire canoes on the River Baise and a little further south at Castéra-Verduzan there is a lake for swimming with waterslides.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Changing mat
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Badminton
  • Tennis rackets
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Toys

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning 
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services
- Bike hire

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 charged to the clients' credit card prior to arrival.
Energy costs included? Yes, except air-conditioning which is available in all bedrooms on request.
Heating costs included? Yes. Included in low season. From end of May to end of September, heating is on request and at extra charge.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and mid-stay clean on Monday included for stays of two weeks or more. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Changeover day Saturday. Other days may be possible on request in mid-season (end of May-mid July & September, approximately) for bookings of 7+ nights only.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €40 per pet per week will apply (paid locally).
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Linen & towels included? Yes, excluding pool towels. Mid-stay linen change on Saturday also included for stays of two weeks or more.
Pool heating charge? No.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner.
Other Ts and Cs One high chair and one cot are included. Extra high chairs and cots are available for hire at a cost of €25 for each item per week (limited availability, to be pre-booked).
Pool heating charge? No. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations are not permitted.
Other Ts and Cs The maximum number of guests is 12: 8 adults + 4 children. Please note the children dormitory is only available for guests paying the full occupancy rate.
Other Ts and Cs For six guests or less, lower rates are available outside the high season
Tax Mandatory tourist tax to be paid locally.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 19th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 £3,231
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 £4,742
Aug 31st 2019 - May 2nd 2020 £3,231
May 2nd 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 £3,231
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £4,742
Aug 29th 2020 - Dec 20th 2020 £3,231

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 19th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 £3,655
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 £4,742
Aug 31st 2019 - May 2nd 2020 £3,655
May 2nd 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 £3,655
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £4,742
Aug 29th 2020 - Dec 20th 2020 £3,655

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 19th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 £4,212
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 £5,300
Aug 31st 2019 - May 2nd 2020 £4,212
May 2nd 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 £4,212
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £5,300
Aug 29th 2020 - Dec 20th 2020 £4,212

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 19th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 €3,469
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 €5,090
Aug 31st 2019 - May 2nd 2020 €3,469
May 2nd 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 €3,469
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €5,090
Aug 29th 2020 - Dec 20th 2020 €3,469

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 19th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 €3,923
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 €5,090
Aug 31st 2019 - May 2nd 2020 €3,923
May 2nd 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 €3,923
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €5,090
Aug 29th 2020 - Dec 20th 2020 €3,923

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 19th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 €4,522
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 €5,689
Aug 31st 2019 - May 2nd 2020 €4,522
May 2nd 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 €4,522
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €5,689
Aug 29th 2020 - Dec 20th 2020 €4,522

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 19th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 $3,885
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 $5,701
Aug 31st 2019 - May 2nd 2020 $3,885
May 2nd 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 $3,885
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $5,701
Aug 29th 2020 - Dec 20th 2020 $3,885

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 19th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 $4,394
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 $5,701
Aug 31st 2019 - May 2nd 2020 $4,394
May 2nd 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 $4,394
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $5,701
Aug 29th 2020 - Dec 20th 2020 $4,394

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 19th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 $5,064
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 $6,371
Aug 31st 2019 - May 2nd 2020 $5,064
May 2nd 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 $5,064
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $6,371
Aug 29th 2020 - Dec 20th 2020 $5,064

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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