Manoir Gascon

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Sleeps: 15 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4
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Overview

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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 10-minute walk away or bike ride along a country lane. Besides a restaurant-cafè 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.

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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

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Bicycles Provided Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Working Fireplace 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 bedrooms with super king size bed
- Double bedrooms 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 singe 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

Facilities

- 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

Location

About the surrounding area of Manoir Gascon
Walk to Village 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 (1km) is just a ten minutes 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.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Toulouse / Bergerac

(142 km / 140 km )

Nearest Village

(1km / 10 mins walk )

Nearest Restaurant

(1km )

Nearest Shop

(1km)

Nearest Supermarket Eauze

(18km)

Nearest Golf Golf de Guinlet

(20km)

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.

Download our Midi-Pyrénées Travel Guide >>

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids

 

 

Baby and Toddler Equipment

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

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • 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
  • Heated Pool
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis

Services Available

  • Babysitting Available

Extras

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
- Baby-sitting
- 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 www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

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 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.30 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 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 21st 2019 - Apr 27th 2019 £1,679 £1,878 £2,398
Apr 27th 2019 - May 25th 2019 £1,679 £1,878 £2,398
May 25th 2019 - Jun 1st 2019 £2,722 £3,045 £3,889
Jun 1st 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 - - £3,046
Jun 29th 2019 - Jul 13th 2019 - - £3,889
Jul 13th 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 - - £5,185
Aug 24th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 - - £3,889
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 - - £3,046
Sep 28th 2019 - Oct 26th 2019 £1,679 £1,878 £2,398
Oct 26th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £1,679 £1,878 £2,398
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 £1,763 £1,972 £2,518
Apr 25th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 £1,763 £1,972 £2,518
May 23rd 2020 - May 30th 2020 £2,858 £3,197 £4,083
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 - - £3,199
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 - - £4,278
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 - - £5,444
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - £4,278
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 - - £3,199
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 22nd 2020 £1,763 £1,972 £2,518

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 21st 2019 - Apr 27th 2019 €1,857 €2,056 €2,652
Apr 27th 2019 - May 25th 2019 €1,857 €2,056 €2,652
May 25th 2019 - Jun 1st 2019 €3,010 €3,333 €4,300
Jun 1st 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 - - €3,369
Jun 29th 2019 - Jul 13th 2019 - - €4,300
Jul 13th 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 - - €5,734
Aug 24th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 - - €4,300
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 - - €3,369
Sep 28th 2019 - Oct 26th 2019 €1,857 €2,056 €2,652
Oct 26th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €1,857 €2,056 €2,652
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 €1,949 €2,158 €2,785
Apr 25th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 €1,949 €2,158 €2,785
May 23rd 2020 - May 30th 2020 €3,161 €3,500 €4,515
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 - - €3,537
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 - - €4,730
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 - - €6,020
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - €4,730
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 - - €3,537
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 22nd 2020 €1,949 €2,158 €2,785

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 21st 2019 - Apr 27th 2019 $2,088 $2,287 $2,982
Apr 27th 2019 - May 25th 2019 $2,088 $2,287 $2,982
May 25th 2019 - Jun 1st 2019 $3,385 $3,708 $4,836
Jun 1st 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 - - $3,788
Jun 29th 2019 - Jul 13th 2019 - - $4,836
Jul 13th 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 - - $6,448
Aug 24th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 - - $4,836
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 - - $3,788
Sep 28th 2019 - Oct 26th 2019 $2,088 $2,287 $2,982
Oct 26th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $2,088 $2,287 $2,982
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 $2,192 $2,401 $3,132
Apr 25th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 $2,192 $2,401 $3,132
May 23rd 2020 - May 30th 2020 $3,555 $3,893 $5,078
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 - - $3,978
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 - - $5,320
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 - - $6,770
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - $5,320
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 - - $3,978
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 22nd 2020 $2,192 $2,401 $3,132

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

Reviews

  • A Special Place!

    Posted by Large groups of Friends & Family 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

    Posted by Siena C. 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

    Posted by Peter 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.

  • Amazing

    Posted by Lucy C. 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!

    Posted by Nigel on 01/09/2018

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

  • Amazing Holiday!

    Posted by Group of friends from England 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!

    Posted by The Curts Family 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!

    Posted by Ruth 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!

    Posted by Arabela 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

    Posted by Tash 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

    Posted by Tess 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

    Posted by James 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

    Posted by Robert 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!

    Posted by Henrietta 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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