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Loft Apartment With Private Pool, Private Terrace And Garden Area

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

80m2, Spacious Bedroom, Well Equipped Living/kitchen Area And Luxury Bathroom

Accommodation

Beautifully transformed by local Artisans, the Apartment boasts three light and airy rooms with interconnecting corridor all with electrical heating.

Spacious living space with armchairs and bean bag, TV , DVD player , PS2, both WiFi and cabled Internet etc. and including a fully fitted kitchen/diner with hob , oven , fridge/freezer , microwave , coffee maker etc, dining table and chairs. One end of this space is fully double glazed windows with a stable door overlooking the Owner's orchard and leading down steps to a well equipped private terraced dining and garden area .

Bedroom ...

A spacious room with ample wardrobe storage. Super-king bed which can be separated into two singles and a single bed, each fitted with luxury Egyptian cotton bedding.

Bathroom

Luxuriously appointed with large shower cubicle and bedding chest for extra linen. Wash basket (use of owners' washing machine available), Ironing board and iron. View to pool

Notes

Food - Free, generous welcome pack provided for stays of 1 week or more. Arrival meal available at a cost, 2 or 3 courses with wine - sample menus available. Fully equipped Picnic bags and ice blocks available for your use.

We offer the opportunity to partake in a table d'hote meal on the day of arrival. The menu will be sent out after payment

Navigation - Tom Tom Sat Nav available (Europe) for rental on a daily basis.

Leisure - 2 mountain bikes, boules and hiking sticks available. Private pool is available from mid May to early October depending on weather. Extensive array of maps and local information on every topic

More Details

Owner
Hazel Thompson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Hazel Thompson

We, Hazel and Peter, are finally living the dream. We bought this place in 2001 with a view to living here permanently and developing the Grenier into somewhere we can share with others. Both of us have roots in the British countryside and chose here because the living experience reminds us of life in the UK of 50 years ago - apart from the prices !!

Hazel Thompson purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Hazel Thompson chose Gers

Every year for 10 years our annual holidays were always spent here making sure we experienced every month - we were never disappointed. September remains my favourite after the often savage heat of August. The air seems to breathe a sigh of relief but the pool is still very welcoming. Everyone who visits comments how peaceful and tranquil our house sits in the countryside.

What makes this apartment unique

We never tire of our view onto the Pyrenees, sometimes the mountains seem to rise from the next field or of the buzzards and kites hovering overhead. Having a Restaurant and Boulangerie in the village was the icing on the cake. The Restaurant was totally overhauled by its owner and re-opened June 2015 under new management. Open every weekday and Sunday lunch for 'menu de jour' and evenings at weekends. They also have a Wine bar where you can enjoy a glass or a bottle and a plate of Tapas

Knowing the value and importance of breaks aways from work we have endeavoured to make Lavender Loft a home from home with a touch of luxury. Feedback from our guests so far, has proved we have been successful

Guestbook comments from the owner

Un appartement lumineux, spacieux, calme, une piscine quasiment « privée », un paysage reposant et des hôtes Hazel et Peter, prévenants, discrets, attentifs à notre bien être jusqu’au moindre détail : à notre arrivée, quelques aliments nous attendent dans le frigidaire, les draps sont mis dans un grand lit moelleux…Et les bonnes surprises continuent : jeux, livres – en anglais ! et DVD sont mis à notre disposition ainsi que des vélos tout neufs pour sillonner les petites routes ; tout est pensé pour qu'on se sente bien et qu’on ait plaisir à revenir "à la maison" après des balades historiques et culturelles qu'offre cette région loin d'un tourisme envahissant.



5 etoiles
Aug 2013
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Amenities

Viozan Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Very spacious with luxurious fittings
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , ......or can be 3 single beds if required
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Loft Apartment With Private Pool, Private Terrace And Garden Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
5

Wonderful, tranquil, rejuvenating Lavender Loft

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing find Lavender Loft is! We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect place to stay, the views from the lounge are just stunning, the dappled sunlight in the mornings - the afternoons watching the woodpecker dancing on the lawn and hearing him drumming on the branches in the trees. Having so much fun and laughter in the pool in view of the majestic Pyrenees mountains to keep us company. In the evenings the sound of silence that fills the air with peace and tranquility, just made us never want to leave this heavenly part of the Midi-Pyrénées. We want to thank Hazel and Peter for making us feel so at home and so welcome, for all the very useful information they gave us and, last but not least the delicious meal they cooked for us on the evening we arrived. The company, the food and the hospitality were exceptional, Hazel and Peter are the most wonderful hosts and the welcome pack was a great touch too.

We highly recommend Lavender Loft.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we always try to provide the best experience we can; glad to hear we seem to be getting it right. It was great meeting you both, happy house-hunting.
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5

Unforgettable!

  • 5 of 5

Off the beaten track, but near enough to walk to the boulangerie in the tiny village of Viozan, this is a little paradise. The spacious gite is beautiful, with everything you could possibly need, including a fantastic welcome pack of food and wine. It's the little touches everywhere that make this place stand out - the robes for the hot tub, the home-made jams and chutneys and the many kitchen gadgets for cooks are only three examples. There are extensive and well tended grounds with an orchard, sitting areas in both sun and shade, and a fabulous pool.

What makes the gite extra special is the care and attention that Hazel and Peter offer - they are the perfect hosts, managing to be always there when needed but invisible when not! From coping with the non-arrival of our luggage and lending us clothes, to cooking us a wonderful meal on our first evening and recommending countless places to visit, we couldn't have wished for better friends.

We had a glorious late August holiday, spending our time relaxing and enjoying the gite and the immediate locality, spotting butterflies and birds. However, it's only an hour or so to the foothills of the Pyrenees, which can be seen on many days.

Tomatoes and figs fresh from the garden, a glass of wine by the pool, kites soaring overhead and perfect peace. It's exactly what we hoped for and much more besides. Thank you, Hazel and Peter - we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank YOU Margaret and Andy. So glad you enjoyed staying at Lavender Loft and regard us as friends, the sentiment is totally mutual. It's good to hear the experience and ambience we set out to create is being achieved. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
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Aug 17

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay, Hazel and Peter looked after us to make sure our holiday was as perfect as possible. We will be staying here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

This was quite comfortably the best place we have stayed in. The ambience, setting and the owners personal touch and attention to our comfort during the stay made us feel rely welcome. Put simply we felt so relaxed in the environment supplied. Thanks Lavender Loft we loved it!!

Robin & Beth!!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both We are glad you enjoyed your stay here. It's always good to hear we are achieving what we have set out to offer. You were perfect guests, hope to see you at some point in the future Hazel & Peter
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WONDERFUL!

  • 5 of 5

It was our first visit to Lavender Loft and it will NOT be the last. The property is extremely comfortable and more like a boutique hotel than self catering. The hosts are delightful and the evening meal was absolutely delicious - we would thoroughly recommend it The combination of high class accommodation, first class amenities and charming and attentive hosts is a winner. In short, if you want to visit the area then this is the place to stay, no need to look any further.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, we are happy that you enjoyed your stay. You were a delight to have as guests and we look forward to you coming back
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Wunderbare Gastgeber

  • 5 of 5

Ein riesengroßes Anwesen mit einem wunderschönen Garten, den wir ausgiebig genossen haben. Die Fahrt in die hohen Pyrenäen dauert etwa 1 1/2 Stunden, aber wir haben uns in der Sommerhitze am Pool und im Garten sehr gut erholt. Hazel und Peter sind sehr freundliche und aufmerksame Gastgeber, immer um das Wohl ihrer Gäste bemüht. Kurzum: Es war ein gelungener Urlaub und ein empfehlenswerter Ort.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Toulouse
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Viozan
Nearest Ferry
345 Kilometres
Bilbao
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Masseube
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Auch
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Lannemezan
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Viozan
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
St Lary Soulan
Nearest Beach
210 Kilometres
Biarritz
Car: necessary

International music festivals - Mirande, July (Country), Marciac, Jul / Aug (Jazz), Vic Fezensac. July (Latino) and Tarbes, Aug (Arg. Tango)

Bird watching reserve - Lac de Puydarrieux, cross-section of 2 migratory routes - best visited during the winter months for greatest number of species

Tour de France always passes close by in July

Enjoy a different market every day of the week in the numerous Bastide towns that abound locally. Some have night markets with artisanal stalls, live music and outdoor food during the summer months. The Spanish border and the Pyrenees are only an hour away where you can enjoy both Winter and Summer activities and all year round hydrotherapy / thalassotherapy spas at Saint Lary Soulan and Loudenvielle

TV Commentator during the Tour de France described the area as the most beautiful in France. Gascony is the only Department in France with no Motorways, enjoys clean fresh air and the inhabitants enjoy an average life expectancy of 94 years!!. The fields and skies abound with colour and wildlife. Expect to see buzzards and kites searching for lunch on thermals over the sunflowers, deer and occasionally wild boar

Gascony is home to the 3/4 Musketeers, Auch (the Department's capital) boasts a statue of D'Artagnan on the steps to the 15thC St Mary's Cathedral; with its Choir of over 1600 beautifully oak carved characters, it is a major site on the route to Santiago de Compostela. The square outside the Cathedral has been transformed into a beautiful and relaxing fountained area for taking a drink and watching the world go by.

Tour de France 2018 - easily reachable

Stage 17, July 25: Bagnères-de-Luchon – Saint-Lary-Soulan (Col de Portet), 65km

Stage 18, July 26: Trie-sur-Baïse – Pau, 172km

Stage 19, July 27: Lourdes – Laruns, 200km

You are never far away from a local village Fete during Summer and Autumn. Often from Friday to Sunday, you can join in at Petanque, skittles or even beret tossing. Follow this up in the evening with a Grillade or Paella or other freshly prepared outdoor food accompanied by live music

The area is home to Armagnac and the famous Madiran wine area - visit and taste at beautiful Chateaux such as at Plaimont. If you are not familiar with these wines they are well worth a try and are starting to win International awards

For the more energetic, we have information on the local area's 13 routed walks of varying distances - these can also be cycled. Roads have very little traffic and so are relatively safe for the cyclist. Close by are numerous swimming lakes with 'beach' areas and water parks. Mirande has the closest opportunity to go kayaking and Auch has a 'Go Ape' style course.

As we have heating in all areas (included in the rental prices) our Apartment is ideally suited for off season breaks, skiing holidays and property hunting trips all year round

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $117.83

We take 25% on booking and the remainng 75% is due 30 days before arrival. The rates include electricity and heating if required. All linen including pool towels are provided and changed weekly. Final / weekly clean is also included in the price. The security deposit will be returned electronically via the booking system

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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