Maison Des Pelerins

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 7

Overview

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Surrounded by the glorious landscapes of Gascony and with everything you could wish for in a holiday home, historic Maison des Pelerins is all about enjoying the slow pace of life that this captivating region is so famous for.

The history of this former farmhouse is fascinating – still referred to as ‘the monastery’ by locals, it was once thought to be a place for pilgrims to sleep on their way to Santiago de Compostela. Some original features from this period remain even though it was transformed into a farmhouse in the seventeenth century. Nowadays, it’s an exceptional holiday home which has been renovated and restored in the most beautiful way.

The heart of the home is no doubt the spacious kitchen-diner, brilliantly equipped with two dishwashers, an Aga, American fridge-freezer as well as its smart kitchen island and even a snug with sofas and TV. The living spaces are also superb such as the elegant sitting room and fireplace, the charming dining area with its wood-beamed ceiling or the library with doors leading out to the courtyard.

Upstairs, find five beautiful bedrooms, each one with its own personality and en suite bathroom. Outside in the courtyard an annexe leads to a large sixth en suite bedroom with its own lounge area as well as a romantic double and pretty bathroom in the enchanting pigeonnier.

The games room annexe is a relaxing area for watching a film, playing pool or table tennis whilst outside the tennis court is perfect for the most active of guests. A large swimming pool, 12-foot trampoline, mountain bikes, boules set as well as a Sonos music system and Sky TV are some of the features that make this maison such a fantastic place to stay.

Enjoy your morning coffee and pastries looking out towards the Gascony countryside, whilst the courtyard is one of the lovely spots you can choose for al-fresco meals with family and friends. When in season, pick apples, pears, plums and figs from the orchard or find a quiet spot to sit and enjoy the mesmerising sunset in the evening.

It’s a 10-minute drive to the nearest boulangerie, shop and restaurant or head a little further to the historic and characterful market towns of Fleurance and Lectoure. The three well-known French ‘Plus Beaux Villages’, Larressingle, Fourcès and Montréal, are also nearby for wonderful days out or head to Auch, the capital of Gascony, to be inspired by its cathedral and historic setting.

As you walk, cycle or simply drive through the stunning scenery of this alluring region, you will no doubt be following the footsteps of Comte d'Artagnan, always enjoying Gascony’s exceptional cuisine and admiring its extraordinary beauty.

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What you should know…

  • The sixth and seventh bedrooms are separate to the main house – one is in a ground-floor annexe whilst the seventh bedroom and bathroom are across two floors of the charming pigeonnier.
  • Due to the rural nature of the property, there is no phone reception, nevertheless there is a good WiFi signal.
  • Please note that annexe and pigeonnier bedrooms are not suitable for young children. There are two cots and highchairs available so if you are travelling with more than 2 infants or young children please enquire before booking.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Tennis Court Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Bicycles Provided Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Pool/Snooker DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Maison Interiors

Ground Floor (243m2)

-    Living room with fireplace
-    Dining room with table for 8 guests and woodburning fire
-    Library
-    Drawing room
-    Kitchen-diner, well-equipped including kitchen island, two dishwashers, Aga, gas oven and hobs, American style fridge-freezer, second fridge-freezer, ice-maker and table for 10 guests
-    Open-plan snug with TV (next to kitchen)
-    Utility room

First Floor (237m2)

-    Master bedroom 1 with double bed and en suite bathroom with rolltop bath, large shower, two sinks and toilet. Bedroom connects (via glass doors) to a nursery with cot
-    Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed and en suite bathroom with bath, shower, sink and toilet
-    Bedroom 3 with twin beds (can be joined as a double) and child’s single bed. En suite bathroom with bath, two sinks and toilet. There is a second door connecting the bedroom to the nursery (and through to the master bedroom)
-    Bedroom 4 with four-poster bed and en suite bathroom with bath, overhead shower, two sinks and toilet
-    Bedroom 5 with queen-size bed, countryside views and en suite bathroom with bath, shower, sink and toilet
 



Separate Annexe I

-    Bedroom 6 with double bed, open-plan lounge area and en suite bathroom with shower



Pigeonnier (two levels, next to the annexe)

-    Bedroom 7 with queen-size bed (first floor) and en suite bathroom with bath (ground floor)



Separate Annexe II

-    Games room with TV/home-cinema, pool table and table tennis



Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool (12x5m, depth: up to 2m) with safety alarm. Open approximately May to September
-    Courtyard
-    Various areas for al-fresco dining
-    Weber gas barbecue
-    Tennis court
-    Bikes (x5)
-    Trampoline (12 ft)
-    Boules set
-    Orchard

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Fans in every bedroom
-    Satellite SKY TV
-    DVD player
-    Sonos sound system
-    Table tennis
-    Pool table
-    Tennis court
-    Bikes
-    Trampoline
-    Boules
-    Board games
-    Hairdryers
-    Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Maison Des Pelerins
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Surrounded by fields of sunflowers in the heart of the Gers region, Maison des Pelerins has over twelve hectares of land and is reached via a long and private lane. It’s just over a kilometre to a small quiet village and around a ten-minute drive to another picturesque village with a bakery (except Mondays), small supermarket and restaurant.

There are larger supermarkets and a wider choice of amenities in Fleurance (13km), a bastide town with a lot of character and an atmospheric market on a Tuesday morning, a brilliant way to introduce yourselves to some of the gastronomic delights of Gascony. Lectoure (17km) is another great market town with some delightful shops whilst food-lovers will also appreciate Condom (19km), a historic town on the River Baise, with its Michelin starred restaurant.

There is a wealth of idyllic medieval villages to visit as well as undulating landscapes of hills, woodland and summer sunflowers to admire – it’s no surprise that Gascony is also known as the ‘little Tuscany of France’.

Three of the region’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ are within easy reach - Larressingle (24km), Fourcès (30km) and Montréal (35km). Even closer, the flower-filled village of La Romieu (20km) is also an enchanting place to visit which can be combined with a stroll around the beautiful botanical gardens at Les Jardins de Coursiana.

Another way to discover the region’s great natural beauty is by cycling, walking or horse-riding through the gorgeous scenery or hire canoes along the River Baise in Beaucaire. In July and August, spend time at the Base de Loisirs in Castéra-Verduzan with its lake, swimming, pedalos, water slides and inflatable course. If you prefer golf, the 18-hole Golf De Fleurance is around a 20-minute drive away.

A little further afield, spend the day exploring Auch (31km), the historic capital of the region, with its grand cathedral resting high up above the Gers river. Agen (50km) is another fine trip out or head south to Marciac (65km), an impressive town known for its art, music and theatre, especially around the time of the summer jazz festival in late July and August.

As well as the extraordinary cuisine of the Gers, from duck, goose and foie gras to white garlic, melons and even kiwi fruit, Gascony is also Grand Armagnac country and there are many producers to visit for tours and tastings.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Toulouse

(94km)

Nearest Airport 2 Bordeaux

(176km)

Nearest Train Station Agen

(50km)

Nearest Village

(1.5km)

Nearest Restaurant Bistro in next village

(6.5km)

Nearest Shop Bakery/small supermarket

(6.5km)

Nearest Town Fleurance

(13km)

Nearest Tennis Private tennis court

(On-site)

Nearest Golf Golf De Fleurance

(16km)

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 Teens

It’s not just this maison that is ideally suited for families – the Gers is a fantastic region with lots to explore and discover across its medieval villages, historic towns and beautiful countryside. Of course, you can learn all about Comte d'Artagnan and his three musketeers before you have even arrived!

Gascony is a wonderful region for family walks, cycling through summer fields of sunflowers and horse-riding. There are opportunities to hire canoes along the River Baise in Beaucaire or you may prefer to discover the river by taking a boat trip from the nearby town of Condom.  

In the summer (usually July and August and possibly some June weekends), there is a Base de Loisirs in Castéra-Verduzan which is a lovely spot for swimming, hiring pedaloes or having fun on its inflatable waterpark and slides.

Please note that annexe and pigeonnier bedrooms are not suitable for young children. There are two cots and highchairs available so if you are travelling with more than 2 infants or young children please enquire before booking.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Trampoline
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Board games
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker
  • DVD

Extras

 

 

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit £1000 paid via bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, changed weekly.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and mid-stay cleaning for stays of 7+ nights also included. 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 rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to September. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs If your party has more than two infants (under 3 years old) or more than ten adults travelling, please mention this at the point of booking so the owners can advise on best room configuration.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 1st 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 £3,990
Mar 30th 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 £5,565
Jun 15th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 £7,875
Sep 7th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 £5,565
Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £3,990
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 £5,565
Jan 4th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 £3,990
Mar 29th 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 £5,565
Jun 14th 2025 - Sep 2nd 2025 £7,875

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 1st 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 €4,342
Mar 30th 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 €6,055
Jun 15th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 €8,568
Sep 7th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 €6,055
Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €4,342
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 €6,055
Jan 4th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 €4,342
Mar 29th 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 €6,055
Jun 14th 2025 - Sep 2nd 2025 €8,568

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 1st 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 $4,687
Mar 30th 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 $6,537
Jun 15th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 $9,250
Sep 7th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 $6,537
Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $4,687
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 $6,537
Jan 4th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 $4,687
Mar 29th 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 $6,537
Jun 14th 2025 - Sep 2nd 2025 $9,250

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
1 year.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The location, the sunflower fields, the calm.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
Yes, it used to be a monastery.

For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really…

Must do?
Night market in Lectoure

Must drink?
Pousse Rapiere (local Armagnac)

Must see?
Sunset over the sunflower fields (best viewed from orchard)

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
Lunch at Chez Vous is a joy.

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Reviews

  • Beautiful

    on 09/07/2023

    Beautiful

  • Gorgeous villa

    on 07/07/2023

    Gorgeous villa in a beautiful part of France. Owners were very helpful and friendly, as was the villa caretaker, for whom nothing was too much trouble and who went out of his way to make us feel welcome.

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