Holiday gite for 2 shared pool, nr Auch, Gers - MG006556

Justian (7km from Vic-Fezensac), Gers, Midi Pyrenees Reference: MG006556 Advertiser since: 23 August 2018
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Gîte Athos - Lassénat St Georges Self Catering Flexible 1 2 1 Sofabed available for 1 person

About this property

1 of our 4 Individual Gîtes in the Heart of Gascony. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Flexible arrival and departure dates (outside the high season - Mid-July to end of August) in our 4 superb self catering individual gîtes (Classified 3***)situated in a converted barn.
French Tuition available onsite - Great to learn or revise French (Beginners - GCSE's - A Levels...).
Athos is one of our 4 gîtes (named after the 3 Musketeers : Athos, Porthos, D'Artagnan & Aramis).
Athos contains all the essentials for a self-catering holiday including linen, and towels and a complimentary “welcome pack” with some groceries and wine, which we provide to get you off to the easiest of starts.

Our 5 acre property surrounded by fields offers a pool (in an enclosed area safe for the children) in peaceful surroundings, a large sunbathing area, large well kept gardens with shady areas and a small woodland area.
Our car park is also private and shaded.
We are very proud of our library with over 3800 books (English and French). We are 1h30 from Toulouse and 2hrs from Bordeaux; all amenities and 2 supermarkets within 7km. You can experience local festivals, night markets in many of the pretty villages of the Gers.

Plse read a few reviews from our visitors' book (you'll be able to read more on our website/visitors's book in French & English)

The shortness of our stay has not diminished the pleasure of being at Lassénat once again. As our visits move into the double figures, we marvel at and enjoy the many improvements made over the years by Hélène & Giuseppe whose welcome remains as “chaleureux” as ever. Un grand merci – We will be back !
David & Katharine Sept 2019

Thank you for another lovely stay in Athos. Everything we could need for our stay and Hélène & Giuseppe our friendly & helpful hosts. Till next time !!
Sue & Peter Holding Aug 2019

At the end of our seventh stay in Athos, it is difficult to find new superlatives to describe our experience. We return for the peace & quiet, in a beautiful, well maintained setting, not to mention the most friendly & hospitable hosts, and we are never disappointed. The ongoing improvements to the gîte have been much appreciated – love the new decking ! What more is there to say except merci mille fois Hélène & Giuseppe, et à la prochaine.
Brenda & John July 2019

There is not enough pages in this book, to thank both Hélène & Giuseppe for the wonderful hosting they provided in my stay here. They are the most down to earth people, who maintain the gites & property with love and care. Hélène & Giuseppe are knowledgeable, friendly & very , very helpful& understanding. They give you the freedom to do your own things but are close at hand, should you need anything. I’m not sorry to say, but in my time here, I have come to regard them as family. I have no hesitation in returning to Lassénat St Georges when I am next in the area. Love to you both, hopefully see you soon xx ohh don’t forget the kitty cats from Raphael. Xx Chrissy April 2019

We keep coming back ! It is so relaxing here at Lassénat ! The grounds and pool are immaculate. The welcome from Hélène & Giuseppe always so cordial. our eighth visit....we will be back ! David & Katharine Sat, 16 Jun 2018 - UK

Loved the gîte, just right for us and our dog Archie ! Hélène & Giuseppe were wonderful, they helped with our house search and many other challenges. We hope to return soon before moving to our new house in Gers. Thank you. Mary & Ian Wed, 01 Nov 2017 UK

This has been my first trip to France and I have not been disappointed. The gîtes are extremely comfortable and have everything you need for a relaxing stay. The gites and surroundings areas are beautifully maintained. Katy & Jamie Sat, 09 Sep 2017 UK

This was our sixth stay in Athos and we are running out of superlatives to describe our holiday ! Lassénat is as charming as ever, and the welcome from Hélène & Giuseppe so warm. They go out of their way to be helpful, and the improvements they make year on year are great. We love the new bibliothèque. We will be back, but for the moment a huge thank you to our hosts. A la prochaine ! Brenda & John Sat 22 Jul 2017 - UK

Our seventh visit to Lassénat St Georges and 2nd year in Athos. Always a pleasure to meet up with our wonderful hosts. Hélène & Giuseppe who do so much to help make a stay at Lassénat so pleasant. A very relaxing, restorative week, dominated by the Fitbit and many, many walks to Justian and back ! Le gers never disappoint and we will be back.....! Sincere thanks
David & Katharine Fri, 07 Jul 2017 - UK

Words cannot express to you the gratitude in my heart for the hospitality you have shown me these last few days. You are truly special people and I am trhilled to have met you both. This corner of your world is truly magnificent and I have enjoyed every moment . Thank you. My husband and I will surely be back ! A bientôt !! Merci !!!! Beth Tue, 14 Feb 2017 - USA

Thank you for your kind welcome and caring for our friend Candy. Your gîte is lovely and the region in which you live is delightful ! We enjoy the regional food, wines and cheese. The châteaux , walled city of Carcassonne and the cathedrals are fascinating. We shall tell our friends in the USA to be sure to visit here. Jay & Barb Fri, 27 Jan 2017 - USA

Quoi de plus reposant que de passer quelques jours à Lassénat St Georges ! A really restful week, surrounded by the calm of Le Gers and the care of our most hospitable hosts, Hélène & Giuseppe, who have made so many improvements ofer the past few years. Que ça continue ! Cos we will continue to return ! A la prochaine, alors ! David & Katharine Fri, 02 Sep 2016 - UK

What a great place to have as a base for scratching the surface of a new area of France for us. Perfect size gîte for 2, lovely surroundings and everything we needed to hand. Thans so much for a great, relaxing stay. Gill & Adrian Sun, 21 Aug 2016 - UK

Great place, great hosts, wonderful pool. Thank you for everything ! Peter & Tess Sat, 19 Sep 2015 - UK

A week has flown by ! We have never been in the Gers until now. Such a beautiful area, with plenty of places to visit, superb restaurants, and the peace and quiet have been just what we needed. Thank you Hélène and Giuseppe, for your welcome and kindness.
Aidan & Jennie Sat, 12 Sep 2015 - Ireland

This was our fifth stay in Athos, we found it as charming as ever. We just loved the renoved shower room! It's great to see the loving care Hélène and Guiseppe take of the whole complex. We have never seen a pool so meticulously tended. The welcome we received was as warm as ever, and we will doubtless return. Un grand merci à la prochaine
Brenda & John Fri, 07 Aug 2015 - UK

We love it here! Beautiful countryside, sleepy towns & villages & charming people. The gite is lovely & Hélène & Giuseppe wonderful hosts who keep the place looking great. We will be back again. Sue and Pete Thu, 17 Jul 2014 - UK

Thank you Hélène & Giuseppe for being perfect hosts. The gîte was clean and warm (by the fire) when we arrived. Will keep in touch. Amanda & David Mon, 20 Jan 2014 - UK

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Athos offers a kitchen area opened onto the living area with a cooker, a fridge, a microwave, a coffee-machine, a kettle, a toaster and all the crockery needed for your holidays.
Our gîte Athos has a washing machine.
There is also a dining room table with chairs although in the Summer, everyone eats on the patio in front of the gîte.
An ironing board and iron are available.

Living rooms

Athos has a sofabed (for a third guest) and a tv in the living area as well as games and books.

Bedrooms

Our gîte Athos has a double bedroom with a large wardrobe and an en suite bathroom.

Bathrooms

Athos has an en suite bathroom recently refurbished with a wash-hand basin with storage, a shower and a toilet with a heated towel rail.

A hair dryer is provided.

Heating

Electric radiators are available.

Entertainment

The gite has satellite tv/radio and receives multiple stations including all BBC and ITV channels as well as French channels.
All gîtes have wi-fi, boardgames and books.
Our library is also open to our guests with a choice of over 3800 books (French & English).

Garden and outside

The gîte has a patio area with table, chairs, parasol and a bbq.

Our pool (9 x 4.5m) is an enclosed area safe for children in peaceful surroundings, with a large sunbathing area and a solar heated shower.

Our 5 acre property is set in well kept gardens with shady areas (picnic and rest areas) and surrounded by fields.

At the far end of the property, you can stroll around a small woodland area with a large pond.

Parking and garages

Our private and secluded shaded car park provides up to 6 car spaces.

Visitor suitability

Families with children / adults / pet friendly "outside peak season" but ONLY accepted prior to arrangement with the owners.

Information about any additional facilities

French Tuition available onsite - Great to learn or revise French (Beginners - GCSE's - A Levels...).

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

Activities

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carps
Name of nearest fishing location: Eauze - Condom
Distance: 15 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de Guinlet - Eauze
Distance: 14 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Centre équestre Vicois - Vic Fezensac
Distance: 7 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Voie verte de L'Armagnac

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Domaine de Cassagnols
Distance: 10 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Hélène Gentile

I am French and my husband Giuseppe was born in the UK but of Italian descent (as you can guess from the name). After 30 years in England in a busy town (working at the airport and teaching French) we decided to relocate in the South_West of France where life is quieter, no flight paths and we both enjoy the garden, the weather...and the food.

Year property purchased 2012
Why this location? The Gers is relatively new on the tourist map being France’s “empty quarter” which is under populated and unspoilt. Farming, wine and Armagnac making are the main industries, the country roads are deserted (four cars constitutes a traffic jam!) and in the small villages it seems as if time has stood still. The freshest air blows gently through the fields of vines and sunflowers, which surround usso what else could we ask for ?
Unique benefits of property Set in the heart of the Gers the most picturesque region in South West France, which is also known as Gascony, Lassénat St Georges has four superb self-catering gites for 2- 14 people. Situated in a converted barn, the gites have been completely refurbished to the highest standard. Our 5 acres are surrounded by fields of vines, colourful sun flowers, may types of birds.

The Owner Recommends

Chateaux and archeological sites

In the Gers, a MUST : châteaux, vineyards & Armagnac museum visits with wine & Armagnac tastings.
Guided town walks, including special circuit tours of historic Auch and Condom with their wonderful churches.

Eauze ancient capital has 3 archeological sites to stroll through.

The 3 Musketeers

Discover Lupiac, the birth town of our famous Musketeer D'Artagnan with its festival in August and the museum open all year.

Local markets and events

In the Summer, the Gers is buzzing with regular weekly local markets (Eauze- Vic Fézensac- Condom - Auch) and special summer night markets with local produce.

Local Fêtes and Music festivals also attract many tourists :
The Bandas - big band street music in Condom in May
The Country and Western festival at Mirande in July
The Tempo Latino in Vic Fezensac (Latino Music Festival) at the end of July.
and of course the World famous August JAZZ FESTIVAL at Marciac
In Auch Cathedral : August Organ Festival

But the Gers is also famous for its Bull Fighting at "Pentecôte" in Vic Fézensac -
Antique, Brocante shops, and Flea Markets in many small picturesque villages -
Canoeing at Beaucaire sur Baise
Fishing : Near Vic Fezensac-Eauze - Gondrin
Golf in Eauze and Astronomy in Fleurance.