|Bijou Cottage (Jewel)||Self Catering||Saturday||2||6||1||Include 1 single bed on large mezzanine landing|
A converted stone barn with private garden, above ground pool and view of open countryside, set within our 3 acres of land.
The cottage is perfect for guests that want to get away to relax in the middle of the French countryside.
However if you are feeling energetic their are lovely walking trails crisscrossing the surrounding hills.
Beautiful, quiet and a place to recharge Date of stay: August 2017
Wow, what a loverly place.. When we pulled up in the car we knew we had hit the jackpot. The views are amazing and it's so quiet. We had two 17 year olds and a 12 year old with us and the pool, wifi and sunshine kept them entertained for the week, they also enjoyed chasing the chickens and meeting the dogs. Mike and Nigel were the perfect hosts giving us plenty of privacy but there when we needed them and supplied us with fresh eggs from the chickens and home grown vegetables. We will be back Review by: Keith and Sara
Peace, tranquility, beauty and comfort Date of stay: July 2017 If you are looking for peace and quiet in beautiful surroundings then this is the place for you. The very well equipped and comfortable gite, (deceptively spacious), has all you need to make your stay pleasureable with lovely gardens surrounded by sunflower fields. Outside there is a covered area for alfresco dining with barbecue. Michael and Nigel are great hosts, mindful of your privacy but a wealth of information for local events, walks and places to visit. Would definitely go back. Review by: Viv and Dave
La belle petite maison Date of stay: June 2017 Lovely house, stunning views from the garden. Well furnished. Helpful and unobtrusive owners. Would definitely recommend if you are looking for peace and quiet and what to escape the rat race. Review by: Alex
Ultimate Relaxation in the French Countryside Date of stay: August 2016 Everything about this property is what you would want from a relaxing holiday in rural France with added luxuries which include a private pool and sky tv. There are large towns 15 minutes drive away with markets and large supermarkets or within walking distance a quaint town with a fantastic boulangerie, a few shops and a small supermarket with a butcher. All you need for a relaxing experience. Thank you. We cannot wait for our next visit. Review by: Jules & Zoe
You have a choice of outside dining (gas bbq included) or a dinning room within the cottage.
The compact kitchen contains gas cooker, fridge-freeze and mircowave. Full service of pots pans etc. to cater for 6 people.
Large living room with double doors to the garden, 3 settees , logburner, Sky tv, cd player books and boardgames.
Open stairway gives access to the upstairs area.
Main bedroom - queen size double bed storage for cloths and 2 chairs. Open views from the window to countryside.
Bedroom 2 contains a double bed and single bed, chair and bedroom furniture. Views into court yard and a pond.
There is a mezzanine with a single bed.
The gite is heated by a large logburner. Wood is only supplied in spring and autumn.
The gite has access to wi-fi.
Tv with Sky English tv.
Boardgames, card games and books.
Garden with an above ground swiming pool, table and chairs or 6, gas bbq, and sunloungers.
Open view to the countryside and the village of Miradoux 2 km away.
Please note this is the countryside and local farmers at times need to cultivate adjoining fields or harvest crops.
The gite has a private access and parking area.
Suitable for singles couples and family's who appreciate French countryside and way of life. Not suitable with guest who might have problems climbing stairs. The staircase has open treads and might not suit very young children.
Their are lots of local resturants within traveling distance from local cafes to top end dining, just ask us for details.
We are here to assist you if you require and we look forward sharing a little of our life style with our guests.
We ( Michael & Nigel ) moved to France looking for a complete change in lifestyle along with our 2 dogs who have now been joined by 8 sheep chickens and 2 cats. Nigel previously worked as a Matron in the NHS, Michael worked as an Account Manager for a major catering supply company.
|Year property purchased||2014|
|Why this location?||We chose to buy a house in the Gers because we fell in love with the wonderful countryside and the medieval Bastille villages which are renown for their beauty and quintessential style . We'd been searching for a characterful rustic property with land for some time, we both knew that our search was over as we pulled into the driveway of the property for the first time back in 2014.|
|Unique benefits of property||Bijou Cottage (Jewel) is a renovated barn situated amongst 3 acres of private land next to the owners cottage. During the summer months the fields surrounding the cottage will often be a sea of vibrant yellow from sunflowers, which are synonymous with the area and are truly spectacular. The cottage has retained its old French charm but offers comfortable accommodation for up to 6 people. The house enjoys spectacular views yet is in walking distance of the village of Miradoux. Perfect for walkers or guest just wanting to soak up the peace and quite.|
Lectoure is vibrant small town 17 km away and we look at Lectoure as our local town. It has a number of cafes and resturants weekly market (Friday's) and during the summer has a night market on Monday evening. Their is a market/ antiques market set in an old hospital open every day. Lectoure also has a thermal spar and large outdoor swiming pool open June to the end of September.
Lectoure also has a large Intermache supermarket catering for all shopping needs.
A small medieval town 17km from Bijou Cottage, close by is a swiming lake open June until the end of August. The lake has a man made beach, water slides, peddle boats, speed boat rides and the area is supported with a small cafe and a larger resturant. Great fun for the whole family with a modest entry fee.
Agen is our local city 26km away. As well as being an attractive major French city it caters for every shopping requirement and has many resturants and bars around the city centre.
Agen station is serviced by the TGV offering train services to Toulouse and Bordeaux or even Paris if required !
Agen also offers sporting venues, 10 pin bowling, cinemas and summer events.
Toulouse (The Pink City) is a major French cultural centre and takes just over an hour by train from Agen or by driving via the A62 motorway.
Toulouse has a large university and as such has lots of funky cafe bars and restaurants, well worth a visit.
Walibi Land is a major Theme Park just a short distance from Agen. Suitable for families with lots of rides and entertainment. A large water park is also due to open for the 2018 season.