SUNSHINE, GREAT FOOD, AND TRANQUILLITY IN IDYLLIC GASCONY., CLOSE TO VIC FEZENSA

Paul Sykes

Speaks english, french
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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SUNSHINE, GREAT FOOD, AND TRANQUILLITY IN IDYLLIC GASCONY., CLOSE TO VIC FEZENSA

Vic-Fezensac Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Detached comfortable gite, 4 bedrooms, sleeps 8 plus cot, with private pool

Le Merlat offers the ideal base for exploring the area, or for just relaxing by the pool and enjoying the feeling of total relaxation that the beauty offers. The Gite sleeps eight plus cot, and comprises four bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, separate WC, kitchen and lounge/dining room. The kitchen is well equipped and leads through to the spacious lounge/dining area, with exposed beams. This room contains comfortable seating for eight, and dining table and chairs for eight. Outside the garden furniture and barbecue are situated in the grassed courtyard area which is predominantly a private area for use by the guests. The pool is for the private use of guests and is fenced. Sun loungers and play equipment are provided. There is a large variety of wild life including the resident barn owl, visiting Golden Oriel's, many other birds and red squirrels. We can provide meals if required using our organic produce. Our aim is to help our guests have a great holiday.

We have a small farm and a market stall selling our produce. Depending on the time of year and what is available guests are welcome to help with bottle feeding our lambs - children love doing this. We also supply a complimentary welcome basket containing items such as local wine, home made jam, lemon curd and our very fresh eggs.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Paul Sykes

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'Le Merlat' is the name of our small farm. It dates from 1773 and consists of an old single story farm house, attached barn and separate barn (the gite) all around a grassed courtyard area. It is set within 25 acres of pasture land including a large lake which is located down a hill behind the House and Gite.

Our main farm product is lamb; 50 ewes producing around 60 lambs a year. Our lambs remain with their mothers until they are 3 months old, and remain outside in the fields. We do not fatten them up in a barn. Our lambs are happy which means that the meat is very tender. We have repeat customers each year. We grow over 20 varieties of tomatoes ranging in size from Cherry tomatoes (of different colours) to Couer de Beouf. These are picked fresh each day and we sell them on our market stall at local markets. We have a number of fruit trees and make jams, chutneys, ketchup, Jelly and Coulis which we also sell on our market stall.

Paul Sykes purchased this cottage in 2003

Families of all ages have enjoyed their stays here. Enjoying going out to explore the local area and then returning to use the pool and have a barbecue. Our nearest neighbours are farmers who are 2 fields away and so youngsters can make as much noise as they want without having to worry that they are disturbing anybody. Our aim is to provide the facilities so that guests can have a great holiday. We provide a complimentary welcome basket containing free range eggs, home made jams, etc and of course a bottle of local wine.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Toulouse
Nearest Train
28 Kilometres
Auch
Nearest Beach
9 Kilometres
Castera Verduzan Lake
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Le Massalet - Valence Sur Baise
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Auch
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Le Massalet - Valance Sur baise
Car: necessary

Gers is known for its sunflowers, great weather, gastronomy and armagnac. Throughout the summer there are many local fetes and major music festivals. The nearest village (3 km) is Beaucaire which has canoeing, shop and a bar. Castera Verduzan (8 km) is a thermal village with large supervised lake with sandy beach, water slides, etc. It also has a spa centre, casino and trap race meetings are held here. Valence Sur Baise (5 km) also offers fishing, local restaurants - 4 courses and wine for 11 euros - very popular . Throughout the summer there are many daytime and evening markets in the surrounding area. Vic Fezensac and Condom are the nearest small towns with all usual facilities, including Armagnac producers and boat hire. Auch (28 km) is the historic and vibrant capital of the area offering many facilities.

Further afield Toulouse, Bordeaux and the Pyrenees can be reached in under one to two hours. Toulouse and Bordeaux offer great shopping and many attractions.

Other Activities: Bull fighting, Armagnac and wine tasting, markets, bottle feeding our lambs

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Vic-Fezensac Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
high season
Jul 20 2014 - Aug 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,200
 
 
medium season
Aug 31 2014 - Sep 27 2014
2 night minimum stay
€690
 
 
low season
Sep 28 2014 - Dec 20 2014
2 night minimum stay
€350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Once a booking is confirmed we ask for a deposit of 25%. The remainder is payable on arrival. We also advertise with Brittany Ferries and once a booking is confirmed guests can access 20% off ferry fares.
At the moment we are offering 10% off the second week if 2 weeks are booked together.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Vic-Fezensac Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Heating
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Iron & Board
  • Garage
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • The bedrooms are furnished with good quality beds and mattresses, wardrobe and bed side tables. Linen is provided.
Entertainment:
  • Toys
  • Games
  • Books
  • Television
  • Books for Adults
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Sand Box
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • recreation center
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • churches
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • hospital
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
Notes:
The gite is situated in 25 acres of farmland. We have a smallholding and have a flock of 50 sheep. Depending on the time of year guests are welcome to help with bottle feeding. Youngsters also love finding the eggs that our hens hide, and our 2 collies love playing with the guests. We also provide meals if wanted. The gite is non smoking, but guests are welcome to smoke outside. Out of high season we have flexible changeover days and will book for less than a week.
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