Bedrooms 2, Sleeps 4, Ratings 2 9.9/10
|The Pool House - Les Piquets||Self Catering||Flexible||2||4||2||Cot available on request|
Two Bed Two Bathroom Gite F/F Kitchen, Terrace Large Salt Water Pool
Just past the pretty village of Le Castera and located down a long private drive, the Gite is set on an elevated position surrounded by fields and enjoying views across the beautiful countryside to the Pyrenees. This two bedroomed Gite, sleeps 4 comfortably, is situated in a quiet corner of a 6300sq meter plot next to a large salt-water pool. There are two bedrooms, one en suite with Shower, wc. Family bathroom with Bath/shower wc. Both bedrooms have double beds (two singles available on request) and fitted wardrobes to the main bedroom. The kitchen is fully fitted and equipped with all you need including Oven, Hob, Microwave and Washing machine. There are plenty of pots, pans crockery, cutlery and glasses and of course kettle and coffee machine. Iron and ironing board. The living room has a table and four chairs plus a sofa and armchair. There is tv which receive satellite channels, Radio, dvd and wi-fi. Outside there is a sunny terrace with bbq, table and chairs for four people.
The large pool is surrounded by Palm trees and a large terrace for tables, chairs, loungers and a large hammock. You are able to enjoy plenty of sunshine on one side of the pool or sit under the trees in the shade on the other side. We have golf clubs available
and a 9-hole course nearby.
The peace and tranquillity found here is only disturbed by the chiming of the church bells and sometimes the local farmer on his tractor.
Open plan kitchen, diner and living room.
Two bedrooms. Main bedroom with double doors to balcony facing South and views of the Pyrenees.
Second bedroom en suite with windows facing onto the pool area and terrace.
Family bathroom with bath, shower, wc and wash hand basin. En suite shower room with wc, wash hand basin.
Eco granule central heating system with cast iron radiators.
Salt water 11 x 5 pool
Ample parking on site.
Rural location, car required. Rest, relaxation, taking it easy.
We have lived in France for nearly 20 years and have learned how to get the best from this great country. We are in our early sixties and have both been retired for a couple of years concentrating on developing Les Piquets which has become our passion. We are totally commited to providing an unforgettable experience for our guests and in sharing our little piece of paradise.
|Year property purchased||2001|
|Why this location?||Le Castera is a 30 minute drive fromToulouse/Blagnac airport and the city centre, situated on the border of the Gers which is still an unspoilt and beautiful part of France.The people are friendly and the way of life "soothing for the soul" totally stress free still with plenty to offer by way of country walks, plenty of activities such as cycling, sight seeing, water ski-ing, golf etc. Whilst Toulouse is full of some fabulous architecture and of course great restaurants all over, or just sit round the large salt water pool and relax.|
|Unique benefits of property||"The Pool House' is over two storeys with a large open plan living room, diner and fully fitted kitchen with double doors leading directly to the pool area two bedrooms, one ensuite with shower and wc and a family bathroom with bath/shower and wc. The front bedroom has a south facing balcony with unbroken views of the Pyrenees. The pool is saltwater measuring 11x5 m and over 2m deep surrounded by a large terrace with plenty of sun beds and outdoor furniture. The finish of both the accommodation and pool are of high quality with everything you need to enjoy your stay plus the owners are on hand should you need anything whilst leaving you to enjoy your stay unhindered.
Everyone who has ever stayed with us have said they have never slept so well, this is due to the peace and tranquility surrounding our property which as stated previously has become our passion.
Les Piquets has a unique feel to it which has often been referred to as "paradise".
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Le Castera is a small village perched on a hill with a Church, bar and a large and interesting antique shop. The nearest shops are 5 mins away in Levignac where there is an ATM, Boulangeries, Tabac, Restaurant and also a fabulous Charcuterie. The nearest big town is L'Isle Jourdain (15mins) with two large supermarkets and a huge Saturday Farmers market. There are plenty of local activities including: Water ski-ing in L'Isle Jourdain. You can find Walking/Hiking/Riding/Cycling trails in the 27 sq km area of the Forest de Bouconne (10mins) where there are also 6 Tennis Courts, a 25 mtr pool, mini-golf, table tennis and picnic area. For those who enjoy sailing, canoeing, windsurfing and fishing there is a lake within 15 minutes which has a sandy beach and lifeguard on duty. Fishing boats are also rented out with Carp, Pike and Perch in the Lake (Fishing Permit required).
For Golf players, Seilh International is 20 mins away and my favourite Albi-Lasbordes is about 1hr 15 mins drive, plus a tricky 9 hole at Las Martines just 5 mins away. Within the area there is Vielle Toulouse, La Ramee, Teoula and Palmola courses.
The city of Toulouse is the home of Airbus. There is a 'Let's Visit Airbus' Tour around the A380 factory which can be booked in advance and the Aeroscopia Museum. A must see is Cite de l'Espace which is 45 mins away, this is a Science Museum with interactive exhibitions, a theatre with IMAX and a Planetarium you can spend a couple of hours or several as it is huge. The Museum of Toulouse/Botanical Gardens is a Natural History Museum with pretty gardens and is a good place to have lunch. A Visit to Toulouse 'The Pink City' with its beautiful old churches - Saint Sernin Basilica, Place de Capitole and Les Jacobins Monastery are just some to put on the to do list. And of course there are plenty of bars and restaurants. The Canal du Midi included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is wonderful for exploring by water.
We had a lovely week at the Pool House. It was spotlessly clean. The owners were welcoming and on-hand to answer any questions. The pool was perfect for the hot weather and the views were amazing. We would definitely come back.
Les Piquets is a hidden gem! Nestled away in the most spectacular countryside with picture postcard views from every window. The Pool House is scrupulously clean and furnished to a very high standard inside and out. Angela and Alan have thought of everything, and go out their way to make your stay memorable without intruding in your time.
I would highly recommend this property. It is only a short drive from L'Isle Jourdain where there were a wide range of restaurants and shops and a wonderful lake. We had the most relaxing holiday ever.