Tillac Cottage Rental Photos and Description
6 bedrooms all with en-suite bath- or shower-rooms in 2 comfortable Gites
Maison Tillac (3 star) is a well renovated 19th century farmworkers cottage and barn in the medieval village of Tillac in Gascony in South West France. It has its own swimming pool. Situated one minute's walk from the local epicerie, two from the best butcher in the area, three from the village bar and restaurant and four minutes drive from an 18-hole golf course, Maison Tillac is ideal for a relaxing holiday in the beautiful Gascon countryside. Tillac is wonderfully placed for many attractions. Sightseeing, walking, cycling, golf, tennis, horse riding, fishing are all available in the area. Marciac, with its International Jazz Festival, Mirande for Country Music and Vic Fezensac for Salsa are all very close by. Tillac has its Floralie, Brocante, Fete and classical music concerts. Add the rolling countryside of Gascony and its fields of smiling sunflowers, tiny villages, produce markets, quiet roads and lots of sunshine and you have the magic ingredients for the best of holiday.
Events: There are three major music events in the area. In July there are two music festivals, in Mirande celebrating Country Music and in Vic Fezensac for Latin-American music fans. In August comes the internationally famous Marciac Jazz Festival, two unmissable weeks for the jazz aficionado.
Tillac has its flower market in early April, its antiques fair (Brocante/Vide Grenier) in May , classical music concerts/workshops in August and the village fete in July as well as dinner dances throughout the year. Neighbouring villages have their own fetes and other special events from Spring through to Autumn.
Sightseeing: Tillac's unique medieval street; Barran with its twisted church spire; L'Isle-de-Noé in the arms of a river surrounding its 18th century chateau (currently being renovated); Bassoues' 43m high donjon (tower) museum describing the histories of nearby villages; Montreal's gallo-roman villa; Fources one of the prettiest of small villages; Éauze the heart of Armagnac country with an archaeological museum; Riscle's Gascon museum; Auch, the capital of The Gers, with a beautiful cathedral (the choir stalls and stained glass are superb) and its statue of D'artagnan; Condom's gothic cloisters and Armagnac museum and cellars; Mirande's unique church and Beaux Arts museum; Lectoure's thermal centers for 'taking the cure'; Fleurence's fine market square and church with superb stained glass. Also Lavardens, Saint-Puy, Valence-sur-Baise, L'Abbey de Flaran, Cassaigne, Larressingle, La Romieu, Saint-Clar and many more.
Food and Drink: In Gascony country food and cooking still reign supreme. There are many restaurants nearby, including Tillac, serving wholesome food and plenty of it. Four courses, including wine, for 10-12€ is the norm! Gascon meals revolve around, but are not limited to, four things – duck, garlic, wine and armagnac. There are also gourmet restaurants for you to try, vineyards to visit and wines and spirits to sample and buy. Don't miss the fiery spirit of Armagnac, Pousse Rapier and Floc de Gascogne. Everywhere you will see ducks and geese, for this is foie gras country. Foie gras is the pride of Gascony and a delight for the senses. This is best sampled with a glass of sweet Pacherenc or Jurançon wine. There are produce markets at Mirande, Marciac and Mielan. The best butcher in the area is in Tillac and the local shop provides wonderful croissants and bread plus all your basic provisions and fuel for your barbecue. Tillac also has its own restaurant and post office.
Details for Le Cottage 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms
- Events Allowed
- pets considered
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- non smoking only
- children welcome