Holiday gite for 2 shared pool, nr Auch, Gers - MG006557

Justian (7km from Vic-Fezensac), Gers, Midi Pyrenees Reference: MG006557 Advertiser since: 23 August 2018
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Porthos Self Catering Flexible 1 2 1 Sofa bed 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 situated in a converted barn.
French Tuition available onsite - Great to learn or revise French (Beginners - GCSE's - A Levels...).
Porthos is one of our 4 gîtes (named after the 3 Musketeers : Athos, Porthos, D'Artagnan & Aramis).
Porthos 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 & 2 supermarkets within 7km. You can experience local festivals, night markets in many of the pretty villages of the Gers.

Have a read at our reviews from our visitors' book (more on our website in French & in English)

Thank you so much for your hospitality ! Our stay here was better than expected. We can’t imagine a better place to spend our first holidays with our baby ! We hope to see you again very soon !
Sergio, Ainara and little Benat - Spain Aug 2019

My third stay in Porthos but hopefully not my last ! I love the area, the gîtes, the pool – everything ! Hélène & Giuseppe are superb hosts – always on hand with a smile. Thank you so much ! Clare - UK Aug 2019

Hélène & Giuseppe
Thank you so much for hosting us on your beautiful property. The gîte had everything we needed & stayed cool even in 41 deg heat. The swim in the pool was great. You are very kind hosts. We enjoyed very much your gift of a bottle of wine. Thanks again. All the best for the future. Glad & Ian Victoria Australia - June 2019

Our 3rd stay- Having now bought our house not without its problems. Hélène & Giuseppe have been so helpful, during a very difficult time ! The gîtes are clean & very well equipted and the !! We shall miss you. Mary & Ian _ 12th July 2018 - Uk now France.

Thank you Helene & Giuseppe. Wonderful establishment beautiful gîtes and the warmest of welcomes, we had a superb stay and would recommend it to all we know.
James & Kathryn Sat, 14 Oct 2017 - UK

Thank you so much for providing such a tranquil enviromnent to enjoy ourselves. And also accommodating our friends too. We had a great time. And absolutely loved the swimming-pool. Thank you for being so non-intrusive too. Rose Sun, 20 Aug 2017 - UK

A lovely stay in Porthos - I have loved everything about it ! The gîte, the pool, the area, the weather ! Most of all, thank you to Hélène & Giuseppe for your warm welcome & the trouble you go too. Clare Fri, 28 Jul 2017 - UK

Many thanks for your kindness. At the mid point of our 6 month tour of Europe, our week stay here proved a week's relaxation & calm in such a tranquil setting. Hélène & Giuseppe certainly live up to the name Gentile. Their approach to accommodating people was so relaxed and helpful.Nothing was too much trouble. Hélène's advice of where to go and what to see was welcomed. We thoroughly enjoyed our gîte amongst a beautiful rural setting. We will highly recommend this place to everyone back home in Australia. Love to come again for longer.
Bonnie & Rob Sun, 16 Jul 2017 - Australia

Mes chers amis ! The past seven months have been a dream come true. I love everything about the region - the rolling hills filled with every color of green, the vineyards, the medieval villages with their castles, churches and fortresses. I've been living in a fairy tale ! I owe you so much ! You have been my family while I have been a resident of Porthos. You have gone out of your way to make me feel at home and to help me with the numerous tasks I needed to live in France. I can never thank you enough ! I hope that you will be able to visit me in Colorado someday. You will always be welcome in my home. And, of course, I will be back here. Of that, I have no doubt !I will miss you both so much and your beautiful home in the Gers.
Candy & Coco Mon, 27 Mar 2017 - USA -

Lassenat St Georges gets better each year. Congratulations to Hélène & Giuseppe on the improvements they are making ! On this our fourth stay in Porthos, we enjoyed another relaxing holiday, venturing out on foot on two occasions into this spending countryside. A bientôt !
Katharine & David Mon, 07 Sep 2015 - UK

We've passed a lovely month in well-equipped gîte Porthos enjoying the beautiful grounds and surrounding countrys. We've passed a lovely month in well-equipped gîte Porthos enjoying the beautiful grounds and surrounding countryside. Thanks to Hélène & Giuseppe for their kindness and hospitality. Roger & Marian Tue, 01 Sep 2015 - Scotland -

Having heard so much about Lassénat from my parents, it is lovely that it met my high expectations! Porthos is a lovely little gite & I particularly like the terrace. The whole place is really pretty & peaceful & I certainly intend to come back. Thank you.
Clare Fri, 07 Aug 2015 - UK

We have had a fabulous week exploring this beautiful part of France. The gite had everything we needed and the garden & pool was beautiful. We spent many happy hours in the sun & dipping in the water. Thank you - Chris & Pauline Fri, 29 Aug 2014 - UK

My first stay at Lassénat St George. Hélène & Giuseppe have been the perfect hosts and Porthos is a cosy warm, equipped gîte. Will definitely be back hopefully with the family next time. Thank you. Ross Tue, 19 Nov 2013- France

Thank you so much for your warm welcome and we have been very appreciative of the confort of your gîte Porthos, one of your lovely gîtes. No wonder your guests return again and again ! A la prochaine ! Cheryl & Michael Fri, 21 Jun 2013 - UK

What a week ! Thank you for your very warm welcome (despite the weather !) We had a lovely week, good food, drink and countryside. Look forward to coming back some day soon.
Sue Sat, 01 Jun 2013 - UK



Kitchen and dining

The gîte 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.
Porthos does not have a washing-machine but but there is always the possibility to do laundry !
Porthos also offers 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

Porthos has a sofa-bed (for a 3rd guest) and a tv in the living-area as well as games and books.
It has a pellet burner for the winter lets. (short & long term)


Porthos has a double bedroom with a large wardrobe and an en suite bathroom.


Porthos has an en suite bathroom recently refurbished with a wash-hand basin with storage, a shower & a toilet with a heated towel-rail.
A hairdryer is provided.


Porthos offers a woodpellet burner for the winter.


The gite has satellite tv/radio and receives multiple stations including all BBC and ITV channels as well as French channels.
The gite also has a dvd player.
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 (pique-nique 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 carpark provides up to 6 car spaces.

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

Visitor suitability

Couples / Family with children/ pets are welcome ONLY after prior agreement with the owners.

Information about any additional facilities

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


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool



Family activities

Fishing nearby

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


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

Horse riding

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


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


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Domaine de Cassagnoles
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 us so 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.