Large farmhouse & pool to let, Midi Pyrenees - MG007402

5km from Saint-Paul-de-Baise, Gers, Midi Pyrenees Reference: MG007402 Advertiser since: 6 January 2020
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Le Papillon Self Catering Flexible 4 8 4 Z bed and additional single mattress if required

About this property

Pretty Gascone Farmhouse In Picturesque Countryside. This villa is in a rural setting.

Le Papillon is a four bed traditional stone Gascon farmhouse which comfortably accommodates 8 people. The house has been carefully and beautifully restored into a sun filled family home, nestling equidistant between the Atlantic coast and the Pyrenees.

The house encapsulates the rustic charm of a French farmhouse as well as incorporating all modern day comforts. With its thick stone walls, it’s as cool in the summer as it is cosy in the winter.

Guests have the use of the lovely mature garden, which has a number of shady spots in which to relax and unwind. There is also plenty of room for cricket, boule and hide and seek.

The terrace onto the garden is a delightful sun trap, for early morning breakfast or catching the last of the evening's rays. The south facing garden ensures that the pool is always the perfect spot for sunbathing. With fig, plum and apple trees, it’s a haven for an incredibly relaxed stay.

178 km to Bordeaux airport.

100 km to Toulouse airport.

Type

Villa

Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is fully equipped and has both a large drinks fridge and a separate food fridge. There is also a gas hob and very good electric oven as well as a woodburning Rayburn which we use in the winter. There are several different eating areas, one of which is in the kitchen/diner and the other is in the dining room which opens up on the verandah. There is a microwave, electric kettle, dishwasher, washing machine and plenty of other useful equipment (blenders/ice cream maker) as we love cooking.

Living rooms

Open plan 40sq sitting room/dining room. Large comfy sofas with a vast book shelf, for book exchange. Sky tv, dvd and wi-fi. Smart dvd player in the childrens playroom perfect for Netflix. There is also a whole host of games and toys for kids.

Bedrooms

Two large bedrooms with super-king beds. Fresh white bed linen and large white towels. Stunning views of the properties surroundings. Two smaller, but still good size, bedrooms. One with a king size bed and then a children's bunk room.

Bathrooms

Four bathrooms (3 en suite) and one downstairs.

Heating

Full gas central heating. Logburner and Rayburn.

Entertainment

Plenty of games for both adults and children.

Garden and outside

Large garden filled with fruit trees (south facing) and saltwater swimming pool 10 x 5 with separate baby pool.

Parking and garages

Parking outside the front of the house. Plenty of room for 3/4 cars.

Visitor suitability

Perfect for two families with children or 6 adults.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

  • Splash pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Vic Brocante
Distance: 7 km

Cycling

Family activities

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Auch
Distance: 20 km

Mountain biking

Skiing

Name of nearest resort: La Mongie
Distance: 90 km

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Domaine Entras
Distance: 8 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Benji Snell

English family of four, I work as a teacher and my wife also works in the school. Our kids are 1 and 4 and love being in France when we get out there. We have owned Le Papillon for a year and it's a lovely relaxing place, surrounded by the famous Gers countryside.

Year property purchased 2018
Why this location? The Gers is the best kept secret in France as Terry Wigan once said and Le Papillon is an idyllic spot to spend time with friends and family. We love this area because it is far from the intermarches full of English holiday makers, it's 90 minutes to the beautiful Pyrénées. The local market town of Vic Fezensac is gorgeous as are many of the nearby towns (Lectour and St Puy and Marciac). The view of the Pyrénées on the way to buy bread from the local Boulangerie keeps us going back as much as we can!
Unique benefits of property Large private garden. Swimming pool and baby pool (often for sundowners when the kids are in bed) as well as 4 bedrooms and four bathrooms. Super-king beds in 2 of the bedrooms. Large living room with the best woodburner ever! A woodburning Rayburn in the kitchen which is cosy in the winter. The house has full gas central heating. Thick gascone walls ensure it's cool in the hot summer months.

The Owner Recommends

Mirande

The covered market in Mirande on Mondays is a must.

Marciac

This beautiful square is a definite visit for a coffee.

Mano Mano

Great coffee and food all day long.

La Mongie

Beautiful Pyrenean mountain resort in summer or winter.

Pellehaut Winery

For anyone interested in wine this is worth a visit and not far from Le Papillon.

Condom

Gorgeous spot for lunch and see the 4 Musketeers.

Auch

Stunning cathedral city and plenty of restaurants to eat and visit.