Holiday cottage with pool near Condom - MG005502

7.8/10
4km from La Romieu, Gers, Midi Pyrenees Reference: MG005502 Advertiser since: 10 May 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Les Cerisiers Self Catering Flexible 4 6 2 1 drop-sided cot/no bedding

About this property

Pretty Farmhouse With Garden & Pool Near Condom. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Les Cerisiers is situated in the beautiful Northern Gers countryside in a hamlet 5 mins from La Romieu with its historic cloisters and cathedral (bakery & 2 excellent restaurants) and 15 mins from the city of Condom (everything).
Pretty spacious farmhouse, comfortably furnished and equipped to a high standard and retaining many original features. Surrounded by its charming garden of 4000sqm, private and peaceful yet within easy reach of many places of interest, medieval bastide villages and lots of markets and vineyards. The D-end pool, 10m x 4m, is at the bottom of the garden, surrounded by shrubs. There is ample garden furniture on the various terraces and around the pool.

The front door opens into the hall off which is the sitting room with French windows to the terrace and the kitchen (fully-equipped inc. fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, food mixer) also with direct access to another terrace for easy al fresco eating! Downstairs there is one bedroom with a king-size bed, a shower-room and a separate loo, also the study with a day-bed with a proper mattress. Also the laundry room with washing machine.
Upstairs is a twin-bedded room plus a bathroom, a single bedroom and a separate loo with a basin. The house sleeps 6. A drop-sided cot (no sheets/ blankets) and a child's high chair are available on request.

Additional facilities - Wi-fi, tv with free-view English channels, cd player, bbq.

No smoking.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The kitchen (fully-equipped inc.fridge/freezer, gas hob, electric oven,microwave, dishwasher, food mixer, coffee machine) has a large dining room table. With ample china/glasses/ cutlery, it is our family holiday house so is better equipped than the average letting house! French windows directly out to patio for easy outside eating!

Living rooms

One main sitting room with sofas and chairs, cd player and tv with French windows out to patio.
There is also a wood burner.
The study/bedroom 4 with a day bed is also a peaceful space/ retreat!

Bedrooms

Main bedroom - King size bed with lots of cupboard space and overlooking the front garden.
Second bedroom - 2 single beds with dual aspect over the front garden and the side garden.
Third bedroom - 1 single bed with a view over the side garden.
Fourth bedroom/study - 1 day bed with proper mattress with a view over the side garden.

Bathrooms

1 walk-in shower, basin & bidet, electric towel rail.
1 bathroom and basin, shower attachment in bath.
2 separate loos, one downstairs, the other upstairs plus a basin.

Heating

Gas central heating.
Wood burner in sitting room.

Entertainment

Wi-fi.
Cd player plus our selection of discs! - classical and oldies!
Tv with free-view English channels.
Lots of board games and books.

Garden and outside

Pool 10m x 4m with alarm and chalet, table and chairs, loungers at end of garden
Spacious private garden 4000 sq.m with trees, shrubs, pots.
Ample garden furniture, umbrellas.
Weber bbq so very portable to where you want it to be!
Large patio leading into kitchen for easy outside eating!
Another patio leading into sitting room through French windows.
Stone patio facing due west on the side of the barn with large umbrella.
Lots of mature trees for shade and a peaceful snooze or read!
A resident hare who tolerates our presence but is probably happier when the house is unoccupied!

Parking and garages

Lots of space to park on the drive and off the lane.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for anyone but wheelchairs would be difficult because of steps down into the sitting room off which is the kitchen. Also some outside steps. Tiled staircase fitted with banisters.

Pool has alarm system and is at the bottom of the garden but children must be supervised at all times.
Please no smoking.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Condom
Distance: 10 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, gardens,sandres, brochets. 23ha lake
Name of nearest fishing location: Caussens
Distance: 6 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Fleurance
Distance: 19 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Les Ecuries de Grazionis, Condom
Distance: 10 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: St. Jacques de Compostelle/pilgrims way passes through La Romieu

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Berrac
Distance: 5 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Gillian Snowden

We appreciate the glorious Gersois countryside, its colourful markets and bastide towns and villages as well as the pace of life.

Year property purchased 2017
Why this location? The house is in a hamlet with 4 other properties and a chateau. The surrounding countryside is attractive and grows a variety of crops which makes it interesting throughout the year.
Unique benefits of property Rural location within easy reach of all amenities, lots of sightseeing if required, superb restaurants, vineyards for wine-tasting and buying(!). Condom itself is a special town/city with easy parking, cafes and bars, supermarkets and a spectacular cathedral. La Romieu is a charming village with an epicerie, a World Heritage Site with cloisters and cathedral church, full of history and 2 excellent restaurants!

The Owner Recommends

Remarkable sites to visit

La Romieu, Condom, Lectoure, Auch, Abbaye de Flaran, Larresingle, Forces, Montreal and many more.

Fleurance market on Tuesdays - Eauze market on Thursdays - Vic-Fezansac on Fridays

Our favourite restaurant is Le Florida, Castera Verduzan where Baptiste will look after you - have dined there for years!
All the markets are such fun- get there by 10.00 as by 12.00 stalls start closing for lunch!

1 Review
7.8/10
  • Cleanliness: 9
  • Comfort: 6
  • Condition: 6
  • Facilities: 6
  • Local Amenities: 7
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
7.8 / 10 Jmoore 9 October, 2017

This was a lovely looking property. A nice quiet rural location with a fantastic pool. Unfortunately we did encounter a few issues with our stay requiring countless attendance from the electrician with the power blowing and pool tripping. There was only 1 sun lounger by the pool but countless chairs. The upstairs toilet door did not shut properly and you had to duck to get through the door way (not mentioned in description) the main toilet packed up in week 2. This is a new rental property to the owner and they are still working on getting this up to standard so whilst we encountered issues I would hope these would be rectified were possible. I would praise the property management team that is the main contact as they were always on the end of the phone and popped over when we had issues.

Owner response

1) Extra sun loungers are already there.
2) The upstairs loo door has been rectified. However I cannot change the height of the beam above the door for obvious reasons! This is an old house.
3) A thunder storm caused problems with pool - tripped the switch in the house. Electrician has sorted this so it should not happen again. Pool pump has been renewed.
4) The downstairs loo cistern has been replaced. I have now spent several weeks there with friends without any problem.
5) I bought the house last spring but I had to remain in the UK caring for my husband with cancer- he died at the end of July. I did not have the time to ensure that everything with the new property was faultless - I knew that Keith and Debbie who manage the house for me would do their best in an emergency.