Manoir Gascon

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Sleeps: 15 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4
Oliver Approved


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Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids

Featured in The Sunday Times as one of Europe’s Top 50 villas.

Manoir Gascon is not just a villa, it’s an experience… Imagine driving down a quiet country lane in rural Armagnac, then down a 150-metre drive, and arriving at a typical 17th Century Gascon manor house, surrounded by 17 acres of gardens, woodlands and organic hay fields. Old stone walls around a formal courtyard…an original pigeonnier…a wisteria covered arbor…an ancient wooden verandah…gardens dotted with lavender…

Manoir Gascon is designed to thrill the senses and to fully transport you to this quintessentially charming part of South West France.

The manoir is beautifully furnished with contemporary pieces, antiques and art. Special care has been taken to maintain the original and charming patina. Here it’s all about warmth, character and authenticity. The two historic ‘salons’ are at the heart of the house and perfect places to gather at any time of the year. Outdoors, two charming dining areas set the scene beautifully for lavish alfresco meals of foie gras, duck, cheese and other local specialties, and a heated swimming pool and games barn keep everyone entertained.

The setting is private and rural and yet a vibrant Gascon village is just a short walk away or bike ride along a country lane. Besides a restaurant-café at its centre, it also has a bakery, butcher, pharmacy and even a tennis club (rackets provided back at the manoir) as well as a striking red bullring which is over one hundred years old and the stage for the traditional ‘Course Landaise’.

This is The Gers, the heart of Gascony, Musketeers, foie gras and Grand Armagnac country. This is the real France where guests can immerse themselves in authentic fortified villages, market towns, historic and cultural attractions and some of the best food and wine in the world.

If you need a large supermarket or other restaurants you need only travel to Cazaubon (12km), Nogaro (12km) or Eauze (20km) and there are some great weekly markets in Eauze, Barbotan-les-Thermes and Vic Fezensac. Other typical local towns and villages worth visiting are La Bastide d’Armagnac, Aire sur L'adour and Euginie les Bains. The area is also famous for the historical racing event held at the Nogaro circuit as well as the biggest jazz festival in Europe held at Marciac. Even Bordeaux, Toulouse and Pau (vintage motor racing in May) are within easy reach.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Wi-Fi is available in the kitchen only
  • The local village is less than one kilometre away along a quiet country lane, however a car is recommended for exploring

This home is a part of our Great Value and Heritage Collection!

This is a historic home, and as such:

  • It has probably been standing for over 100 years, which means it's full of historic value and charm but it may also have one or two quirks!
  • Some of the decor and furnishings may not be brand new, but that should not detract from your holiday experience in this unique setting that allows you to take a step back in time!

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Bicycles Provided Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Manoir Interior

Ground Floor

- Hall with sitting area with Sky TV
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Dining room (12-14 seat) with log-burning stove
- 'Grand salon' with sofas and working fireplace
- 'Petite salon' with sofas and decorative fireplace
- Double bedroom with super king size bed and en-suite bathroom
- Double bedroom with super king size bed
- Double bedroom with king size bed
- Study/nannies room with single bed
- Bathroom
- Laundry room/Cloakroom with W.C and double sink

First Floor

- One triple bedroom with three single beds
- One bedroom with two or three single beds and a super king size bed
- Bathroom
- Shower room with W.C.

Outside Grounds
17 acres (7 hectares) of gardens and grounds, access through a 150m-long country lane

- Enclosed pool garden with private heated swimming pool (size: 10m x 12m/ heating type: Air Source Heat Pump) with fence and alarm system
- Two verandas with outdoor dining facilities (accessible from the kitchen)
- Formal courtyard
- Ancient 'Pigeonnier'
- Party/games barn
- Fruiting orchard
- Ancient woodland
- Organic hay fields


- Heating
- Log-Burning stove
- Working fireplace
- Wi-Fi (kitchen only)
- Sky TV
- Games console
- Music system
- Washing machine and dryer
- Steam iron and ironing board
- Toiletries
- Sunbeds and parasols
- Tennis rackets
- Badminton
- Bikes
- Darts
- Mini-football goals and footballs
- Pool inflatables
- Board games
- Two charcoal BBQs


About the surrounding area of Manoir Gascon
Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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The local village is just a short walk along a country lane from Manoir Gascon. A vibrant village with a bakery, butchers, local pharmacy and a very welcoming restaurant-café where you can go for a morning coffee, lunch or evening meal. One particularly striking highlight of the village is the bull-ring, over one hundred years old, where you can watch the ‘Course Landaise’, a slightly different version of Spanish bullfighting. 

The village has tennis courts that you can book via the local Tabac, just let them know where you are staying to make use of the family membership. Golf lovers can play at Golf de Guinlet (20km) or various other courses in the region and cyclists will appreciate the opportunities to explore the beautiful area by bike, a popular pastime in Gers and Gascony.

On a Thursday be sure to visit Eauze (18km), the capital of Armagnac, where you will find a glorious market selling fruit, vegetables, cheese from the Pyrenees, seafood from nearby Atlantic coast and local sausage made with figs, nuts and herbs as well as the famous ‘Eau de Vie’. If you have a taste for Armagnac, there are plenty of opportunities to visit local producers and guided tours as well as tastings can be arranged.

Formula One fans must visit Nogaro (16km) where you can hire racing cars for the day to drive around the track.

Other noteworthy villages and towns in the area include the thermal spas at Barbotan Les Thermes (12km), a thirteenth century fortified village, Le Bastide d’Armagnac (40km) and Marciac (50km), home to a well established jazz festival.

If you do wish to venture towards the coast, then the Atlantic coast is within a two hour drive – the area is a paradise for surfers, especially in places such as Biarritz (150km) and further south, or you can explore the beautiful sand dunes and pine forests of the more remote parts of this coastline further north.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Toulouse / Bergerac

(142 km / 140 km )

Nearest Village


Nearest Restaurant

(1km )

Nearest Shop


Nearest Supermarket Eauze


Nearest Golf Golf de Guinlet



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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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids

There are so many activities for kids of all ages in this area of France with the amazing countryside so accessible. As well as long family walks, horse-riding and plenty of cycling routes, Midi-Pyrénées also offers a wealth of exciting activities to keep the kids busy!

Head to the Parc aux Rapaces, 42km away, to encounter 36 different species of birds of prey! This 5 hectare park will surely delight little animal lovers with fascinating performances with the birds. And only half an hour away is La Ferme au Galauzoue, an authentic Gascon farm with many different types of animals and horse riding available.

Other exciting day trips include a visit to the fortified village of Larressingle, the ‘little Carcassonne of the Gers’. Here you can immerse yourself in the history of Gascony discovering the medieval chateau and church. There is even a Medieval Siege Camp where children and adults alike can dress up in period costumes as princesses or knights and learn about the artillery and weapons used during this period! 

The charming village of Lupiac, 40km away, is the birthplace of the most famous musketeer - Charles de Batz de Castelmore, the figure who inspired the mythical D'Artagnan of Alexandre Dumas' works! At the D’Artagnan museum you can enjoy an audio guide as well as game leaflets for children. There are many documents and reproductions of works evoking the real history of d'Artagnan as well as his historic context. 

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Stair gates
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Badminton
  • Bikes
  • Tennis rackets
  • Darts
  • Mini-football goals
  • Footballs
  • Board games
  • Pool inflatables
  • Xbox/Playstation/Wii
  • Heated Pool
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis

Services Available

  • Babysitting Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Babysitting Available
  • Welcome Hamper
  • Mid-week Clean
  • Extra Laundry

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

Extras included at this property:

- Welcome Hamper including bread, butter, jam, ham, eggs, cheese, a fruit tart, water and wine
- Babysitting
- Mid week cleaning
- Extra laundry

All these services must be requested at the time of booking

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!

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

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €500 paid to the owner by bank transfer one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.30 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels. A mid stay change of linen and towels is also included for bookings of two weeks.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. A mid stay clean is also included for bookings of two weeks.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Changeover day Saturday (other days are possible on request).
Minimum stay 7 nights from June to September. 4 nights during all other periods.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only. Please note that all cigarette butts must be disposed of.
Pets welcome? On request and by prior arrangement with the owner.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations are not permitted.
Internet access? Wi-Fi is available in the kitchen only.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 21st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £6,511
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £7,553
Aug 31st 2024 - Jun 28th 2025 £6,511
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £7,553
Aug 30th 2025 - Dec 23rd 2025 £6,511

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 21st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €7,167
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €8,314
Aug 31st 2024 - Jun 28th 2025 €7,167
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €8,314
Aug 30th 2025 - Dec 23rd 2025 €7,167

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 21st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $7,702
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $8,934
Aug 31st 2024 - Jun 28th 2025 $7,702
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $8,934
Aug 30th 2025 - Dec 23rd 2025 $7,702

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.


  • Very sad to leave...

    on 26/09/2023

    Very sad to leave...

  • Magic place

    on 26/09/2023

    This house is full of personality & we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this magic place.

  • A wonderful holiday!

    on 26/09/2023

    Thank you for a wonderful holiday!

  • Amazing holiday

    on 19/08/2023

    This was such a memorable holiday. Amazing holiday here again, thanks. We came 3 years ago and it was amazing but this time was better.

  • Piece of heaven

    on 05/08/2023

    The most amazing gift to my family has been this piece of heaven. Thank you - something for everyone. We will be back!

  • Lovely

    on 31/07/2023

    Lovely place. Lovely start to our holiday.

  • Lovely

    on 30/07/2023

    Lovely place. Lovely start to our holiday

  • A magnificent house!

    on 29/07/2023

    Thank you so much for providing us with such a magnificent house! I would love to come back again!

  • Everything we could have hoped for

    on 29/07/2023

    Had the most wonderful two weeks here in your beautiful house. So much to do, beautiful pool, lovely spots to relax with a glass of rosé... Everything we could have hoped for. Thank you!

  • A beautiful home

    on 26/07/2023

    We had a wonderful week at La Foret! A beautiful home and grounds, we hardly left the pool. A perfect place to relax and unwind, great for extended family time together. Thanks! We hope to return.

  • A beautiful home

    on 26/07/2023

    We had a wonderful week at La Foret! A beautiful home and grounds, we hardly left the pool. A perfect place to relax and unwind, great for extended family time together. Thanks! We hope to return.

  • A beautiful home

    on 26/07/2023

    We had a wonderful week at La Foret! A beautiful home and grounds, we hardly left the pool. A perfect place to relax and unwind, great for extended family time together. Thanks! We hope to return.


    on 22/07/2023

    This house is absolutely WONDERFUL, thank you for sharing it with us...


    on 22/07/2023

    This house is absolutely WONDERFUL, thank you for sharing it with us...

  • Splendid

    on 27/08/2022

    As usual a splendid visit to Manoir Gascon. We are so lucky to enjoy your amazing home. Looking forward to next year already!

  • Marvellous

    on 20/08/2022

    A marvellous, fantastic, wonderful extended family holiday! Everything you could want and more - the house, the pool, the grounds, the "olympics" barn! Great area and great advice from the hosts! Can't wait to return.

  • Delightful!

    on 20/08/2022

    Manoir Gascon is an amazing house in a lovely location. Having visited a fair number of houses in France over a nearly 20 year period it ranks right at the top. The owners were a delightful contact for any concerns and most welcoming. Of course they come from the best part of the world! Delightful!

  • Great stay

    on 13/08/2022

    We stayed here for 1 week, 6 children and 8 adults. We had a great stay, the children loved the pool and what a special house.

  • Dream House!

    on 13/08/2022

    We cannot thank the hosts enough for being so kind and accommodating. Manoir Gascon is the dream house! We & our friends & family had the most magical week stay here. We don't want to leave & will definitely be back in the future! Thank you for everything.

  • Fantastic week

    on 12/08/2022

    We had a fantastic week with family from Australia, London, Swansea and Belfast. Manoir Gascon was the perfect venue for games, dinner parties, runs and pool days. Thank you for all your wisdom, tips and advice.

  • Beautiful

    on 10/08/2022

    Our stay here was beautiful, we all loved the pool and the house. Thank you so much for our stay, we loved it.

  • Great

    on 02/08/2022

    The local roads were great for bike rides and a few 5ks were run by the younger fit ones. Had a good lunch in Barbotan & excellent Thursday market at Eauze. A big shout out to the hosts for being there to guide & sort!

  • Had a ball!

    on 02/08/2022

    We have all had a ball & the kids were in & out of the pool all day.

  • Epic!

    on 30/07/2022

    Manoir Gascon is epic! Beautiful house and situation with magnificent pool. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  • Wonderful

    on 16/07/2022

    Wonderful house for children and families. The hosts are the best.

  • What a beautiful house

    on 20/09/2021

    Beautiful location and amazing house. We would hire it again!

  • What an extraordinary beautiful place to spend a week!

    on 12/11/2019

    In the hottest week in French history, we were as confortable as we could be, enjoying your glorious home. A perfect setting for our 80th birthday celebration.

  • Amazing time!

    on 25/08/2019

    A beautiful house and garden. We've all had a wonderful week here

  • Such a lovely time!

    on 24/08/2019

    Thank you for a wonderful relaxing week in such a lovely house with beautiful surroundings. It has been perfect.

  • We are very sad to be going home!

    on 27/07/2019

    We had a lovely week in your fantastic house, celebrating Anna-Maria's 40th birthday. It has been very relaxing and we have enjoyed trips to the village and meals at the hotel. We've sampled lots of local cheeses.

  • A fantastic family holiday in this gorgeous place!

    on 13/07/2019

    A wonderful week, thoroughly enjoyed by all.

  • We are now thinking of our next visit!

    on 06/07/2019

    We have so enjoyed a wonderful 'family' week in this fascinating, confortable and well-appointed house, in an idylic situation. The young ones appreciating all the sporting and games eqquipment, the eldest, the peace and tranquility.

  • Amazing time!

    on 29/06/2019

    Very fully equipped to spacious country house standards - plainly a labour of love. Situation quiet and well placed. Replete with indoor and outdoor sporting gear: darts, table tennis, bicycles, badminton, boules, large pool. All spacious well chosen and well built. A admirable project by a knowledgeable perfectionist.

  • Thank you guys for an amzing week!

    on 29/06/2019

    Beautiful weather, very hot, beautiful house, garden. Excellent food, wine and company. Thanks Steve + Aly for looking after the little ones so we could get out for champagne. Wish we could stay for longer, it has gone too fast.

  • A Special Place!

    on 18/10/2018

    This is a very special place which we have all enjoyed. The calm and beauty of the surroundings are perfect for relaxation. The owners looks after us perfectly.

  • Home away from home

    on 16/10/2018

    Thank you so much for this magnificent house! It is stunning. My favourite room is the one with purple couches, so nice to read in.

  • Dreamy place, amazing hosts

    on 15/10/2018

    Thank you for an utterly delightful and restful week celebrating an 87th birthday. Alison and Steven could not have been more thoughtful and helpful. What a perfect time we all had.

  • A relaxing, rustic but luxurious holiday

    on 30/09/2018

    We had an absolutely superb stay in Manoir Gascon. We were a large family group with a range of ages from 10 - 75, but the manor house catered for everyone with its ample reception rooms, games barn and pool.

    The manor house is so beautiful and has lot of French rustic charm, but was also very peaceful so we had a truly relaxing stay drinking wine by the pool!

    The village is a short walk down a country lane and we had a delicious Sunday lunch in the village hotel.

    We hope to stay at Manoir Gascon again some time soon!

  • Amazing

    on 05/09/2018

    Thank you so much for this gorgeous house! It is so beautiful I will be taking many memories home with me.

  • Amazing!

    on 01/09/2018

    Wonderful welcome from Oliver’s Travels and the owners. House extremely well equipped.

  • Amazing Holiday!

    on 18/08/2018

    A wonderful week of fun and fabulousness at Manoir Gascon! Thank you so much for a most enjoyable and hospitable time!

  • Thank You!

    on 11/08/2018

    Five years ago, my brother was diagnosed with colon cancer. We decided to make a goal with something to look forward to. He said "let's do a trip to France!"
    Well, we finally made it but the pressure was on to find just the right place to relax and enjoy each other. Manoir Gascon was the perfect place. It was beyond our expectations and any photo on the internet. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with the best of everything - Sheets, soap, dishes, lounge chairs - it is all exquisite! can't wait to come back!

  • Great house!

    on 06/08/2018

    Wonderful stay in this cosy house. We very much enjoyed the beautiful spaces of the house. Thank you so much for your hospitality.

  • Great for kids!

    on 28/07/2018

    The house is so well equipped for all of us. The amount for the children to do was amazing. Football, table tennis, cycling, darts, swimming, PS3. Also, extremely thankful for the baby paraphernalia!

  • Lovely holiday

    on 26/06/2018

    An absolute dream holiday! Such a beautiful house, lovely countryside and the most relaxing time. Thank you so much!

  • The most marvellous time

    on 11/12/2017

    Thank you so very much for letting us rent out your stunning house! We had the most marvellous time. Your furniture was so comfortable and I loved all of your paintings too - have made a few notes of some of the artists for my gallery here in Dublin! The kitchen too was so well equipped and it was great to have multiple indoor and outdoor areas for children and adults alike so that everyone had enough space and peace and quiet. Thanks too for the excellent local recommendations. You're so lucky to have lovely Patrick and Hotel de Commerce on your doorstep - many a fine lunch we had there, as well as excellent meals at La Baside in Barbotan les Thermes and simple pizza in the stunning square in La Bastide d'Armagnac.

  • More than I was hoping for

    on 17/10/2017

    I am writing to thank you for our wonderful holiday at your gorgeous property. Manoir Gascon is a home from home and everything and more than I imagined and was hoping for. The house, the setting, the furniture and art are all stunning. Thank you.

  • We had such a fantastic time at Manoir Gascon

    on 04/09/2017

    The pictures on the website don't do it justice! We were all blown away by the house and the pool and the beautiful grounds. We barely left the house as we loved it so much although we all loved the Hotel du Commerce in Estang too. We had coffee there every morning and dinner twice.
    Rosie was great and really helpful as well as an excellent babysitter. Almost as soon as we arrived we were talking about trying to come back!

  • Lucky to be back next year!

    on 28/08/2017

    We loved staying at your wonderful home - we had a heavenly time and we are already hoping we are lucky enough to come again next year. The weather was perfect a couple of cooler days which were very welcome as reprieve from the heat.

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