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Traditional Gersoise Farmhouse With Private Pool

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Farmhouse in Lagarde Hachan, Near Mirande, Midi Pyrenees - Located At The Edge Of A Hamlet Surrounded By Beautiful Countryside

Aou Forgeron is a traditional Gersoise farmhouse situated on the edge of a hamlet set in spectacular countryside. The area is characterised with rolling countryside, large deciduous forests to walk or cycle in, and wonderful views of the Pyrenees which are within easy driving distance. A key feature of the property is the two wrap around terraces giving excellent opportunities to enjoy outdoor living and alfresco easting whether seeking sun or shade. There is a soft seating area from which you can enjoy an aperitif as you watch the sun go down, in addition there are ample loungers, reclining chairs, umbrella and a charcoal barbeque.Masseube is 10 minutes by car and has an excellent supermarket providing all your grocery, fuel and wine needs, Mirande, a typical bastide town is 15 minutes drive; both have weekly markets. The regional capital Auch is 20 minutes by car, with its impressive, recently renovated cathedral, maze of small streets with smart shops and cafes and regular brocante and weekly markets.


Owner
Patricia Nelson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Patricia Nelson

Hello,

We are Patricia and Eddie and live in Belfast. We have owned our property for 10 years and have spent a great deal of time renovating and improving the house to make it into very comfortable and inviting holiday accommodation. Tricia is a keen collector of interesting furniture and objects, and some are

dotted around the house giving it a very individual feel. The house is private, set in lovely countryside, but is not isolated, with easy access to shopping, fuel and so on. We are very happy to talk by phone or email to give you any additional information you may need. Just email or post your contact number and we will call you.

Patricia Nelson purchased this house in 2000

Amenities

Lagarde-Hachan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, wash hand basin and WC. There is also an additional separate WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (3 Bedrooms and double sofa bed) Notes on bedrooms: On the first floor there are three bedrooms. Bedroom 1 with dual aspect windows and king size bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with twin beds or king size bed. The lounge has a double bed settee to accommodate additional guests.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: In winter the property is heated by two excellent wood burning stoves. All bedrooms have oil radiators for additional heating. Aou Forgeron is excellent for children, with a private pool and garden. There is lots to do in the region, including cycling, 'brocanting', rafting, mountain bikng, skiing. Outside: There is a large garden to the rear with a private salt water pool complete with security cover and alarm.The pool is maintained professionally on a weekly basis. There is a traditional duck pond, common throughout the Gers. The rear garden leads onto a large, picturesque forest which is ideal for walks or mountain biking; there are two mountain bikes for guest use. A key feature of the property is the two wrap around terraces giving excellent opportunities to enjoy outdoor living and alfresco easting whether seeking sun or shade. There is a soft seating area from which you can enjoy an aperitif as you watch the sun go down, in addition there are ample loungers, reclining chairs, umbrella and a charcoal barbeque. Utility Room: Utility room with washing machine, iron and ironing board, vacuum cleaner. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, including pool towels, and bedlinen are included.

Reviews

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5

Wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

Au Forgeron - the house is very well equipped, with everything you can think of, which makes your holiday perfect - a home from home. There is a large open plan kitchen/dining/living area, which is very sociable and well furnished. A gorgeous terrace runs along the back of the house - perfect for al fresco eating. A good-sized pool with paving and plenty of good quality sunloungers - one of the best pools we've had in a holiday rental. The area around Lagarde Hachan is flat and perfect for an early morning run - the roads are quiet. The listing description is accurate . This is a quiet get away from it all location.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Beautiful house in a quiet location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Au Forgeron. It ticked all the boxes for great facilities, lovely outdoor space In a very quiet location. We particularly enjoyed having the use of the bikes ; the area around Lagarde Hachan is great for sedate cycling with lovely little hamlets nearby and great views of the Pyrenees. There is only one shower room which didn't matter much too us as our teenagers all got up at different times. In spite of being very rural it is close enough to local towns for shopping and the Pyrenees is only about an hour away.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Au Forgeron provided everything we needed in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful house, spacious and very well equipped with a pretty garden, good swimming pool and lovely views. A great deal of thought has gone into it and we appreciated the extras especially the bikes and also the support of the local managers. We could have happily spent all our time there but it's in a very interesting region, too.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Perfect stay in the Gers countryside

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay, and found everything as described, and even better! We loved the traditional farmhouse itself, nicely decorated and very well equipped, especially the kitchen. However, as we were blessed with wonderful weather we actually spent most of our time on the wonderful terrace, where we ate all our meals (majority cooked on the great Weber barbeque) listening to birds and smelling the jasmine and lavender. The saltwater pool (apparently salt not chlorine to deter frogs) was lovely and we enjoyed several swims a day. Sadly, we only discovered the extensive network of tracks through the woodland behind the property towards the end of our stay and would have liked to do more bird watching and fossicking had we explored the woods earlier. We also enjoyed our game of petanque every evening at the front of the farmhouse with a glass (or three) of wine. The surrounding market towns are charming, although it did take us a day or two to realise that markets are generally all finished and packed up by midday! Merci beaucoup pour des vacances merveilleuses.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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5

A gorgeous French hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had a fantastic week away at Au Forgeron. The owners were extremely helpful and responsive, and managed to arrange a cot for our 2 year old. The house is utterly charming, with lots of French character and a modern, well-equipped, open plan kitchen. We had loads of fun in the saltwater pool; the surrounding garden and woodlands were magical for our two young children (we especially loved the lavender!) If you want peace and quiet then this is the place, but if you want to get out and explore then there's plenty to do. The drive to Pau is well worth it - a beautiful, vibrant city with lots of history and a cosmopolitan vibe. We didn't have the greatest weather, but I think we were very unlucky. However, it didn't stop us enjoying this wonderful area of France. We just wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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5

Simply to best place I have stayed in France

  • 5 of 5

On arrival we were met by the house managers who were so helpful. The property is beautiful and trust me, the photo's don't do it justice. We love the garden and the pool where my kids spend the majority of their time while at the property. For me having WiFi and a decent bed made all the difference.

The kitchen is fully equipped and a decent BBQ was very welcome.

I cannot recommend this property enough and may well return in a couple of years.

Thanks

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Map

Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

One of the most striking aspects of the area is the number and types of birds of prey, which would be excellent for anyone interested in birdwatching. The diversity and sheer scale of this part of France gives artists, photographers, walkers and sports people unlimited opportunity to pursue their interests.

Coast/Beach:

The Atlantic and Mediterranean are around two and a half to three hours drive.

Travel:

Toulouse is one hour fifteen minutes and there also are flights from many other UK airports. Options include Pau, Biarritz, Carcasonne, and Bordeaux. Car hire is essential.

Distances:

Masseube is 10 minutes drive; Mirande 15 minutes. The area is surrounded by lots of small towns and villages each with their own activities, fairs, markets etc. The area is world famous for its jazz and country and western festivals in summer at Marciac and Mirande.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $133.05
Pet Fee $0

Booking Notes:
A 20% deposit is required with the balance due 8 weeks before arrival. A £100 refundable deposit is also required as security to cover damage to the property or excessive cleaning or breakage costs. All rates are in Sterling.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover is Saturday however other options will be considered.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.