UNIQUE DESIGNER RENOVATION OF A SUBSTANTIAL FARMHOUSE WITH PRIVATE SALINE POOL.

Harriet Free

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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UNIQUE DESIGNER RENOVATION OF A SUBSTANTIAL FARMHOUSE WITH PRIVATE SALINE POOL.

Saint-Martin-d'Armagnac Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

5 double bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, private grounds, pool, comfortably sleeps 10

An unusual design led renovation of a substantial 19th century L-shaped farmhouse in the heart of Gascony. Villa du Chêne comprises five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a 14m x 6m saline swimming pool, and is set in its own private grounds of mature oaks in rolling open countryside amidst vines and meadows in the heart of Bas Armagnac, the Gers. Du Chêne consists of one enormous open plan living space of 140m² comprising a semi-professional high tech Italian fitted kitchen, dining room and sitting room. A second sitting room, laundry/utilities room, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3 with WCs, 1 bathroom with full disabled access, 2 further separate WCs and an internal covered terrace of 60m² complete the house. The house is fully centrally heated and solar panels supply the hot water. The exceptionally large dimensions of the house (460m²/5000sqft) and the main living area promote open plan living and provide the highest standards of comfort and style. Modernity with a beautiful rural backdrop.

Golf: The area boasts two excellent 18 hole golf courses of contrasting styles - Golf de Guinlet (near Eauze, a 20 minute drive) snakes its way through beautiful, undulating woodland, whilst Golf du Chateau de Pallane winds its way around the spectacular chateau with glorious views towards the Pyrenees and plenty of water to contend with! The latter offers an excellent menu du jour in its attractive courtyard to complete the experience.

Rugby: The villa is situated in the heart of France's rugby country! Local clubs, Stade Montois and Auch, have played in the European Challenge Cup against such famous English clubs as Bath and Saracens, whilst Heineken Cup regulars and giants of French rugby, Agen, Biarritz, Pau and Toulouse all play within striking distance.

Skiing: Villa du Chêne is comfortably situated just one and a half hours drive from some of the best ski resorts in the Pyrenees, making it possible to enjoy day trips into the mountains. Equally many other winter sports are available at these resorts, such as 'raquettes', cross country skiing etc. The Pyrenees are also superb walking country for the summer months.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Harriet Free (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Unique designer renovation of a substantial farmhouse with private saline pool.
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
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Unique designer renovation of a substantial farmhouse with private saline pool.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p413520
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Saint-Martin-d'Armagnac Gers
5

Fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5
We can confirm that every positive reviews given by other guests earlier are true!! The house is just fantastic (large, modern, well equipped, stylishly decorated, tidy and clean) and the surroundings are beautiful and relaxing! The owners Hatty and Douglas are very very nice and will do all the best for you!!

During our one week stay we visited Pau, Auch and Tarbes and a lot of other nice small villages. We also went to Col du Tourmalet in the Pyrenees; amazing!

We have had a lovely holiday and can strongly recommend this to everyone!

Regards from Tone and Stig Magne Olsen with family (Norway)
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Owner's Response: Many thanks Stig and Tome you are very welcome at any time !!
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Unique designer renovation of a substantial farmhouse with private saline pool.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p413520
-+33 562090871
Saint-Martin-d'Armagnac Gers
UK
5

Beautiful Farmhouse

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I were getting married in the Gers and managed to find this beautiful farm house to let for the week preceding our wedding.It is an ideal space for a big group as there is lots of entertainment space both inside and out and one does certainly not feel as if the bedrooms and bathrooms are on top of each other.
The kitchen is extremely well equipped with everything one could possibly imagine. The house is immaculately maintained and was very clean on arrival. The beds are wonderfully comfortable.
An added bonus is having access to Doug's cellar should one want to sample the finest local wines.
The only things which we weren't to happy about were poor wifi/internet access and thought it would have been worthwhile having a cleaner come midweek possibly to clean bathrooms and change towels.
Overall, it was a fantastic place to go on holiday. The owner's provided excellent customer service with information on the local area and beyond. They were very helpful and made a huge effort to make us feel welcome. I would definately recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dear Kate
Many thanks for your kind review. To address your two points:
1. The satellite internet `Astra2connect`,finally, NOW works !!
2. There was a free 4 hour clean mid-week but you were at the chateau that day.
I hope that answers the points you made.
Kind regards
Hatty
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Unique designer renovation of a substantial farmhouse with private saline pool.
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Saint-Martin-d'Armagnac Gers
Beverley, Yorkshire, UK
5

One week was not enough.

  • 5 of 5
Sadly, we only spent one week at Villa du Chene ....but what a lovely week that was.
Nestled in lush and peaceful countryside with far reaching views Villa du Chene is not isolated and is perfectly situated to explore Gascony.
The house is set some distance from the quietest of country lanes and surrounded by lawn. The pool sparkles in the sunshine and the large shallow end is designed for the very young (and not so young) to safely play and wallow. The house is pristine, contemporary, fabulously comfortable and cool in the summer heat. A covered dining area with hot plate BBQ is perfect for eating in the shade or for little ones to play safely in the heat of the day. The owners have provided everything you could possibly need. It is ideal for families, extended families, the very young and the not so able. Our children are quite grown up but I would have loved to have stayed there when they were little, knowing there are safe spaces to play and all the equipment (cots etc.) that you might need. Good supermarkets are within easy reach for local delicacies and daily essentials.
At a discreet distance the owners are only there if you need them (but they are really, really nice) and are determined to establish Villa du Chene as one of the most luxurious and desirable properties in Gascony. We will return.
  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Unique designer renovation of a substantial farmhouse with private saline pool.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p413520
-+33 562090871
Saint-Martin-d'Armagnac Gers
London
5

Gorgeous Gascon Gite

  • 5 of 5
I have stayed at Villa du Chene a couple of times and will keep returning - the very friendly and helpful host family help create a happy atmosphere and the gite offers all mod cons and creature comforts. Stunning countryside and near all the main Gascon attractions such as Marciac jazz and Madiran wine tasting.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Unique designer renovation of a substantial farmhouse with private saline pool.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p413520
-+33 562090871
Saint-Martin-d'Armagnac Gers
Muscat, Oman
5

OUR STAY AT THE WONDERFUL

  • 5 of 5
From the very first day we were made to feel at home and treated as a member of the family from the villa owners (Hattie and Douglas). The location is and layout of the villa are excellent with many facilites available close to the villa. The villa was extremely clean and well maintained. I would definately recommend this villa to all our family and friends. In fact we loved the stay so much that we have bought a property very close by!
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Unique designer renovation of a substantial farmhouse with private saline pool.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p413520
-+33 562090871
Saint-Martin-d'Armagnac Gers
5

THE WONDERFUL VILLA DU CHENE

  • 5 of 5
Everything was perfect from start to finish. We were welcomed by the owners as though we were part of their family and we were taken care of the same. The villa was extremely well maintained, to the highest of standards and very clean. The customer service was excellent, beyond our expectations. We would recommend anyone to stay at Villa du Chene.
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Pau Pyrenees / Lourdes
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Nogaro & Riscle
Nearest Ferry
250 Kilometres
Bilbao
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Mont de Marsan
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A65 Bordeaux to Pau opened December 2010
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Nogaro & Riscle
Nearest Ski
95 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Besides the gentle beauty of its landscape, the Gers has many interesting and historic attractions. It is a land of 'bastides' and 'castelnaux', small medieval towns and villages which date from the crusades. Their fortified walls and distinctive arcaded squares are nowadays the setting for colourful local markets. Auch is the capital of the Gers and its cathedral, a rare gem unmatched in the southwest, is a world heritage site. Ancient monastic abbeys (Flarans and La Romieu), Roman remains at Seviac, and endless elegant chateaux tempt the visitor. From bullfighting to duck markets, motor racing to jazz, the local scene offers an eclectic mix of activities. With its world famous gastronomy of foie gras, Armagnac, ducks, geese and garlic, plus golf courses, flying, gliding, Marciac international jazz festival, wine and Armagnac vineyards, waterskiing, walking, and a FAMOUS 3 MICHELIN STAR RESTAURANT nearby, there is something for everyone. All in full view of the beautiful Pyrenees.

Other Activities: Gliding, motor racing, and flying are 10 minutes away.

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Mid Season
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 10 2014
7 night minimum stay
€2,350
 
 
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7 night minimum stay
€2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Weekly rates are for Saturday to Saturday (unless agreed otherwise). Guests are invited to arrive after 4pm and to depart before 10am to allow time for a full house clean. All prices are quoted in Euros. Please note that a 25% non-refundable deposit will be required to confirm your reservation. The remaining 75% must be paid 4 weeks prior to the start of the rental period.
A refundable security deposit of 700 euros is payable with the balance payment for your stay and is refunded within 14 days of your departure
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Amenities

Amenities

Saint-Martin-d'Armagnac Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 460 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 10ftx10ft
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 12ftx10ft
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , 15ftx11ft
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , 8ftx7ft
  • The design, dimensions, and very high quality of the materials used make these bathrooms an outstanding feature of the house. Bathrooms 2 & 3 have unique 'walkthrough' showers extending to 3m in length. Bathroom 4 is on the ground floor and conforms to disabled access requirements. All bathrooms are fully tiled in natural Italian stone, and are equipped with an air extraction system, windows for fresh air, large fixed shower heads, heated towel rails, mirrors and spotlighting, and wall mounted WCs. For your comfort and safety the bath and shower tap temperatures are thermostatically controlled.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 15ftx13ft
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 19ft x13ft
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 baby crib , 19ft x12ft
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 17ft x 10ft
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 17ft x 10ft
  • All the bedrooms are large doubles. Bedrooms 1 and 2 have large sliding glass doors opening onto a private spotlit balcony overlooking the terrace and gardens. Bedrooms 3, 4 and 5 overlook the gardens and parkland. All bedrooms are decorated in gentle natural shades in ecological paints. They are simply furnished with brand new ultra comfortable beds, solid chestnut bedside tables and an innovative hanging and open shelving system. Flooring throughout the first floor is in a new technology compressed bamboo. The rooms are unusually spacious, airy and uncluttered. Emphasis has been given to the provision of high quality Egyptian cotton sheets and pillowcases. Allergy free bedding is available on request.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 7 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
The house was designed specifically for holidays and is used exclusively for this purpose and is not a private home out of the rental season. The kitchen is equipped with a stainless steel Italian 6 ring cooker with double oven and warming drawers and there is an American fridge freezer. The washing machine and tumble drier are not in the kitchen but in a separate laundry room. Beyond the main open plan living space a corridor leads to a second living room with an open fireplace and large 42' HD TV screen. Here there are a further two large sofas, one of which converts into a sofa bed. Next door is Bathroom 4, which conforms to disabled access requirements, a further separate WC, and opposite is the laundry/utilities room. When available, vegetables from the organic vegetable garden are given to guests free of charge. These include tomatoes, courgettes, peppers,chillies, and aubergines.
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