|Domaine Le Poteau Hirondelle||Self Catering||Flexible||1||2||1||Double sofa bed|
Hirondelle is a pretty little gite which overlooks the local village.
It is comfortable and well equipped with lots of outdoor space.
It is a landscaped but very natural environment.
A real haven for wildlife.
The kitchen is part of the living space. It has a gas hob, small oven, microwave, coffee maker, kettle and fridge.
Although there is no washing machine, guests are free to use the one at our campsite.
There is a dining table and 4 chairs.
The living room has a large, excellent quality, sofa bed, armchair and coffee table.
The bedroom is fresh and simple with a very comfortable bed, good quality linen and a wardrobe with drawers.
There is a toilet and separate shower.
There is a small tv with dvd player - for dvds only.
There is a Bluetooth speaker.
The gite has lots of outdoor space. It has a spacious terrace with dining table and chairs, sun loungers and a bbq.
A fire pit is available on request. A short distance away there is a 7 x 4 m shared above ground pool to help you cool off. Our other gite is just up the hill but there is plenty of privacy.
Parking next to gite.
The gite is on one level but it is not easily accessible for wheelchair users due to the terrain.
We are both Scottish but lived near Newcastle for many years. We have always wanted to run our own business but needed to find something that would suit both of our skills (or lack of them ) and talents. Gites in one of the most beautiful regions of France ticked the boxes. We wanted to create a really welcoming, relaxing, special place at Le Poteau to ensure all our guests have the holiday they need and deserve.
|Year property purchased||2016|
|Why this location?||We simply fell in love with this area as soon as we crossed from Les Landes. The roads started to wind, rising and falling with the rolling landscape. Vineyards, interspersed with ancient mixed woodland and punctuated with traditional stone built Gascon houses - from cottages to chateau. We still frequently have new "wow" moments as we turn a corner or take a "short cut" down a country lane. The people are overwhelmingly kind, welcoming and generous. It is a real place where tourism matters but it hasn't taken over. It is very rural - La France Profonde. The vineyards here are generally small, family owned concerns as are most other producers. Time has stood still in many ways. It is just a bit magical. Once discovered - never forgotten.|
|Unique benefits of property||Our best holidays tended to be a bit off the beaten track but what really made the difference was when we were made to feel really welcome and got to know the owners. We have tried to create a really great place for people to come on holiday; a place to relax in a calm, laid-back environment. The gites are in a lovely location with great views of vineyards, woodlands and the local church spire. They are in a large meadow and far enough apart to provide total privacy. We live nearby and are there if people want us. The gites are a vineyard away from our small campsite - far enough away to be totally independent but close enough to join in with social events and meet other holidaymakers if that's your thing. We have never been anywhere quite like it and all the feedback we have had has been incredibly positive so it seems to work!|
Every Thursday morning there is a fantastic market in our local town. The produce is of the highest quality and there are nice craft stalls as well. Definitely one of the best in the region.
We have a list of all the evening markets in the area. It is a great evening out. A chance to try local produce and meet locals. There is usually live music.
We love the small, local restaurants that serve set lunches at amazing prices 4-5 courses plus wine for 12-14 euros. We provide a list for all guests. You can also get wonderful evening meals on any budget.
A great little vineyard where you will be made extremely welcome. There is a tour and a fascinating and quirky little rural museum. There is a big communal table to sit and enjoy a tasting of wine, armagnac and floc while chatting to the owners (admittedly this requires French or Greek)
Northern Gers has 5 Plus Beau Villages ; Fources, Larressengle, La Romieu, Montreal Du Gers and Lavardens. All are lovely to visit and have good restaurants.
The area is rich in history. Eauze was the Roman capital of the area, significantly more important than Toulouse or Bordeaux at that time. There is a great museum there. A few Km away is the fascinating Roman Villa of Seviac where you can see some remarkable mosaics in a lovely setting. The Abbeye Du Flaran is also a great visit. It has a quite astonishing art gallery.