Beautiful rose-covered cottage for rent, sleeping 2-5 in 2 characterful bedrooms. Equipped and furnished to very high standard. Romantic en suite master bedroom with luxurious extra-wide bed and claw foot bath. 2nd bedroom under the eaves with wc and play area, perfect for children/teens. Comfortable lounge with DVD, TV and HIFI and large selection of books and games. Compact kitchen equipped with the keen cook in mind. Own 'potager' with herbs and vegetables according to season. Swimming pool, badminton, boules, bikes, giant trampoline, table tennis, and 2 acre garden. BBQ and poolside terrace. Perfect for cycling, walking, birdwatching or just relaxing and getting away from it all. Available all year, with cosy wood burner for low season rentals. Pretty fortified medieval villages, swimming lakes, wine and Armagnac domains and good restaurants abound. Bilingual owner on site. Bed and Breakfast and French language classes also available.
Un petit coin de paradis pour un séjour de calme et de détente. Kate et David nous accueillent chaleureusement. Leur disponibilté, leurs discrètes attentions, leur élégance contribuent à la réussite de nos vacances gersoises. Une adresse que l'on voudrait garder rien que pour nous! Peut-être reviendrons-nous une troisième fois l'année prochaine! Famille Vermoote
Although we didn't arrive until the second week of October,we were blessed with wonderful warm weather for the whole two weeks, so made full use of all the poolside facilities every day. The gite was so peaceful and relaxing which meant we slept really well night after night, it was also very well equipped and furnished.
Kate and David were very welcoming and friendly, you hardly knew they were there, but were easy enough to find if you wanted to ask them something, which wasn't very often as there was a wealth of very helpful information in the gite.
We could see the sunflowers of the neighbouring fields looking out from the pool(side). Very relaxing place to stay, with many things to do and discover even on the premises. The decoration of the house is in keeping with the many brocante and antiques sellers in the area and the owners have great tips for finding them as well as good restaurants and wineries. Highly recommended!
Wir hatten eine wunderschöne und erholsame Woche in der Ancienne Boulangerie im September. Das Haus ist sehr liebevoll eingerichtet, wir fühlten uns sehr wohl. Meist hatten wir gutes Wetter und konnten den großen Garten nutzen, ebenfalls den Pool. Das besondere am Garten: irgendein Tier ist immer unterwegs, auf den meisten Foto’s erscheint die Henne. Meist sieht man sie gemeinsam mit der Ente. Es gibt dann noch zwei Katzen und Dora das Schwein. Sie ist inzwischen in einem eingezäuntes Gelände und darf nicht mehr überall hin. Es gibt viele Ausflugmöglichkeiten: die Stadt Auch ist sehenswert, Agen hat uns nicht so gut gefallen. Condom ist eine hübsche Kleinstadt. In Castera kann man eigentlich alles einkaufen. Zu beachten ist die Liste im Ferienhaus mit den Markt Terminen. Es gibt zahlreiche Schlösser zu besichtigen, wir waren in Busca mit anschließender Armagnac Verkostung. Sehr eindrucksvoll ist das Kloster in Romieu. Und das Fazit: die Ancienne Boulangerie ist absolut empfehlenswert.
The friendly welcome from hosts David & Kate enables you to immediately relax and soak up the character of the gite. It has many qualities.
Immaculately clean with towels & linen of the highest quality and very comfortable beds, it gives the feel of a real home. The welcome pack of locally sourced essentials is an added bonus.
Dining on the poolside terrace whilst admiring the views of the undulating countryside is a delight and you are encouraged to supplement your meals with any available produce from David`s kitchen garden. The pool which is always clean and well maintained provides welcome relief from the hot summer sun.
Having stayed there on many occasions whilst we oversee the renovation of our own house nearby we have experienced all four seasons and would recommend a visit at any time of the year. There is so much to do and see in this beautiful unspoilt region of France.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the wonderful L'Ancienne Boulangerie. The gite is full of character and beautifully decorated. The pool area is a delight to relax around and the extensive gardens are another big plus. Pick your own fruit, vegetables and herbs and eat beside the pool taking in the fantastic views and sunsets. There are plenty of attractive villages nearby and the roads are a pleasure to drive on. Don't miss the fabulous four-course 11 euro set lunch at Bassoues. We were a bit unlucky with some unseasonal weather at the start of our week but when the sun did appear it showed off the tranquil Gers in its full glory. David and Kate are superb hosts and will do anything to enhance your stay. Highly recommended.
Holiday September 2010
We came for 2 weeks but had to extend our stay for a further 4 days courtesy French Air Traffic control problems and Easyjet cancellation -but no hardship!
We know the area well, but still had such a good time, discovering new and old places. Such a lovely house, beautifully equipped and maintained. We loved the peace and quiet, the weather treated us well, and it was such a joy to pick fruit and vegetables from Kate & David's garden.
And when we were forced (!) to stay longer, we couldn't have been made more welcome.
Hopefully we'll be back.
Margaret & Chris
Within easy reach of several villages for basic shopping and 10 minutes from town with shops, restaurants and large farmers' market. Pretty riverside town of Condom with Armagnac museum and boat trips 20 minutes drive. Cathedral town of Auch with large shopping centre 25 minutes. Many pretty fortified villages in the area, Roman villa at Séviac, abbeys and chateaux nearby. For younger family members, water parks at Gondrin and Agen as well as swimming lake with beach and picnic area within 10 minutes. Horse riding 10 mins.
Other Activities: wine and Armagnac tasting, foie gras tasting, gourmet dining
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$323|
* For lets of two weeks or more during high season (July and August) there will be a reduction of €50 per week.Outside of high season, we can often be more flexible with start dates and lengths of stay, to enable you to take advantage of cheaper flights. For winter lets a supply of firewood will be provided free of charge but there will be an additional charge for all electricity used.
20% deposit due to confirm booking with the balance due 8 weeks before arrival, along with refundable security deposit. All payments can be made either in sterling or euros.