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Luxury farmhouse with heated pool and amazing mountain views.

Mont-de-Marrast, France
  • Farmhouse1399 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

Immaculately furnished 4 bed farmhouse with private heated pool & pizza oven.

A Puntos is a traditional French farmhouse with amazing mountain views, private heated pool and a wood fired pizza oven all set within a very large landscaped garden.

Sitting on the edge of the sleepy hamlet of Mont de Marrast in the Gers, A Puntos is a modernised Gascon farmhouse which retains many of it's original features including oak beams, floorboards, floor tiles and fireplaces.

The property is accessed by a long private driveway and set in 2.5 acres of gardens. Facing due south and on a high on a ridge, both the house and the swimming pool bask in daylong sunshine and command fabulous, uninterrupted views of the Pyrenees.

There is exclusive use of 10 x 5 metre pool, with Roman steps, which is surrounded by a paved area that has 8 sun loungers. There is also a shaded pergola with a rattan seating area where you can cool off, have a drink or just sit back, relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. Pool heating has been installed, as with a pool alarm and there is a thermal blanket to keep the pool warm at night. Because of the lack of light pollution, this is also a favourite spot for stargazing after nightfall.

A Puntos has a covered terrace with seating for 8 which is accessed by French doors from the kitchen. It is raised above the garden, shaded by a beautiful walnut tree and has views toward the mountains. This is perfect for a sunny breakfast or a more shaded lunch or dinner with friends and family.

The kitchen has a traditional large french table with seating for 8 and is equipped to a high standard with Rayburn Wood Stove, separate oven and gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, American style fridge freezer and a large washing machine. There is also a herb garden, a wood fired pizza oven alongside a large Webber Barbecue and another outdoor eating area.

The lounge has a Bose Sound dock and 45 inch smart Panasonic TV, British Freesat, DVD player and a large log burner. The internet has enough bandwidth to easily stream UHD films on Netflix or Amazon Prime. There is also a large selection of books, DVDs and games available which includes an outdoor Petanque set.

There are 4 comfortable, spacious and well equipped bedrooms (1 king, 2 doubles and a twin) along with modernised bathrooms on each floor, one of which has a large walk in shower room.

Come and enjoy the local food, wine and relaxing atmosphere of A Puntos where you can enjoy long lazy days with friends and family either on the terrace, around the pool or just anywhere in the large and beautiful landscaped gardens.

Boutique wine delivery, additional house cleaning and baby sitting are all available on request.

Owner

Graeme Fletcher

Member Since 2013
Response time:
within a few days
Speaks:
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018
About Graeme Fletcher

We both live in Scotland, work in the UK and try to get over to France as much as we can.

Graeme Fletcher purchased this Farmhouse in 2013

Why Graeme Fletcher chose Manas-Bastanous

We fell in love with the property as soon as we saw it. We love the house itself, the big gardens, the pool, which we have now heated, and the amazing views over the mountains. It really is a getaway from all the hustle and bustle of our busy city life's.

What makes this Farmhouse unique

What is special about A Puntos.....I would say everything but then, I suppose, I am biased. If I had to pick one thing, it would be sitting on the terrace, with a warm breeze in my face looking at the mountains and enjoying the peace and tranquility. Obviously, with a glass of wine!!!

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom One
        1 king
      • Bedroom Two
        1 queen, Bed can be split into two singles
      • Bedroom Four
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom Three
        1 queen, 1 baby crib
      • Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms): Cot is also available with mattress and sheet if required. Note - Room 4 with twin beds is accessible via bedroom 3

      Bathrooms

      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Ground Floor Bathroom – Ground floor family bathroom with walk in shower, WC and hand-basin. Top Floor Bathroom – First floor family bathroom with bath, shower, WC, hand-basin.

      Location Type

        • Mountain
        • Rural
        • Town
        • Village

          Theme

            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • Linens Provided
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Garage
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      Broadband sufficient for 4k streaming.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Fireplace
                      Wood Fired Log Burner
                    • Living Room
                      Furnished to a very high standard with a corner couch and tables. 42inch Panasonic SMART TV, British Satellite TV, DVD Player, Sound Dock, WiFi and there is an assortment of indoor board games and DVDs
                    • Parking
                      enough for several cars.
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bathrrom and Pool
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wood Stove
                      Rayburn oven

                      Kitchen

                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Kitchen
                          The kitchen has a large wooden table that seats 8 and opens onto a shaded terrace that also seats 8. The kitchen is well equipped with Rayburn wood oven, electric Siemen's oven, gas hob,dishwasher, fridge freezer and microwave.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Brand new Siemen's oven.
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          Gas and there is also a wood burning Rayburn stove.
                        • Toaster

                          Dining

                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              3 areas to eat - Kitchen, terrace and there is a table outside the house. High chair available if required.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Music Library
                                  Bose sounddock
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  UK FreeSat Box
                                • Stereo
                                  Bose Sounddock
                                • Television
                                  Panasonic HD SMART TV with WIFI
                                • Toys
                                • Video Library
                                  Dvds

                                  Outside

                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Seats 8-10
                                    • Golf
                                      Golf du château de Pallanne - 20min drive Golf de Gascogne - 25mins drive Golf Auch – Embats – 40mins drive Golf du Château Barbet – 40mins drive
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      2.5 acres of private gardens
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Large Webber BBQ
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Ski resorts are 45-90mins drive from A Puntos. La Mongie is a personal favourite

                                      Suitability

                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Private Pool
                                              New heated pool with alarm and solar cover

                                              Attractions

                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • churches
                                                • forests
                                                • museums
                                                • pond
                                                • restaurants
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • ski lift privileges
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • swimming

                                                              Notes

                                                                • Utility Room: Some storage space High quality bed linen and house towels are provided. Artwork by Susan Murphy High Quality wine available to buy Welcome pack also available Guests need to bring their own beach/pool towels. Guests must clean BBQ and Pizza oven or incur a fee

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                  32 Reviews

                                                                  Exceptional5/5

                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  5 Star Winter Fun

                                                                  CHRIS F.

                                                                  We had such a good time in the summer that we decided to book A Puntos for some time over New Year with friends and family. The house was just as good as it was in the summer with possibly even more some stunning views of the mountains if that's possible. We really enjoyed our time there and this time had the benefit of a large log burner and a Rayburn oven to keep us warm at night. We also used the Rayburn to cook some meals.

                                                                  We made some skiing and snowboarding trips into the mountains for a few days and also visited the spa at Balnea which was stunning. Again, would thoroughly recommend A Puntos for a winter break but just beware it is about one and half hour’s drive to the slopes.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Hi Chris,

                                                                  Thanks for the kind comments and I glad you enjoyed yourself. Thanks for leaving the house in such good condition and please do come back anytime during the summer or winter.

                                                                  Kind regards

                                                                  Graeme.

                                                                  Amazing property, beautiful location, faultless!

                                                                  Victoria K.

                                                                  This property is in the most beautiful location with amazing views of the Pyrenees. The house was also perfect with everything you would need home from home. Cannot fault our stay, we even had lunch in Spain which is only 1hr 30min away. Stunning location, stunning house, highly recommend!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Hi Vicky,

                                                                  so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for leaving the place in such good condition and good luck with the house hunting.

                                                                  Please do come back soon.

                                                                  Kind Regards

                                                                  Graeme

                                                                  The most beautiful property. A heated pool too!!

                                                                  Emma H.

                                                                  This is the most beautiful property with an amazing heated pool. Perfect for midnight star gazing. The property has every facility you would need for hot or cold weather. The stunning scenery and area make it impossible not to relax! The property is maintained to a high quality and the owners were a pleasure to deal with in every way. We loved it so much we are booked for next year - can't wait!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Hi Emma,

                                                                  Thanks very much for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you guys and we are looking forward to you coming back.

                                                                  Kind regards

                                                                  Graeme

                                                                  Fantastic property in a beautiful location

                                                                  Vanessa B.

                                                                  We had a brilliant two weeks here in September. The farmhouse is in such a beautiful and tranquil location and the view of the Pyrenees is just the icing on the cake. Although the weather was very changeable, the heated swimming pool meant that we could still go swimming nearly every day. Our toddler loved exploring the garden and going for walks around the village. The farmhouse is very well equipped and it really did feel like a home from home. Graeme was really helpful and accommodating (before, during and after our stay) and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend A Puntos to friends. We'd love to return one day too - we found it very hard to tear ourselves away at the end of our stay!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Hi Vanessa,

                                                                  Thanks for the very kind review. You guys were the perfect guests and we are so delighted you managed to get engaged at the pool.

                                                                  We would love to have you back some time, just let us know when.

                                                                  Kind Regards

                                                                  Graeme

                                                                  tout est top !

                                                                  laurent B.Linselles

                                                                  l'annonce est 100% conforme à la réalité ; l'endroit est magnifique, au calme sur une colline avec une vue sur les Pyrénées et le pic du Midi

                                                                  la maison est parfaitement équipée (internet, écran plat,...)

                                                                  la piscine chauffée est un régal (eau jamais en dessous de 27°)

                                                                  mais le vrai plus est la qualité du service : Graeme le propriétaire est très à l'écoute, toujours aux petits soins, et connait les bonnes adresses pour le vin et le foie gras

                                                                  A recommander !!!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Bonjour Laurent, merci beaucoup pour vos gentils mots. Nous avons aimé vous avoir à la maison et merci beaucoup de l'avoir laissé dans un bon état. Nous aimerions vous revoir un jour. Cordialement, Graeme

                                                                  The most amazing family holiday ever!

                                                                  Lorna K.

                                                                  We are not long home from the most amazing week in this beautiful farmhouse. We are a family of 6 and this was our first holiday abroad, and were quite nervous. However, Graeme couldn't have been more helpful. He would always quickly reply to my many email enquiries! And, on arrival Graeme and his wife Kirsty were there to welcome us and help settle us in quickly.

                                                                  Our children couldn't wait to jump in the beautiful heated pool and most of our first day and evening was spent there. The local supermarket is a short drive away, and has everything you could possibly need. The house is wonderfully equipped, a real home from home, and we ate every meal on the beautiful terrace. Graeme even helped us set up the pizza oven one night and our children enjoyed preparing and cooking pizzas. Thanks Graeme! I'd love to say more about the surrounding area and facilities, however we only left the house to buy food! We enjoyed relaxing at the pool and our children had a fantastic time splashing and playing with their inflatable toys! The pool itself is beautifully maintained and has a number of loungers and parasols. The extensive gardens looked magnificent when we were there, and the lawns were great for the children to play on.

                                                                  Thank you for a fantastic family holiday. We really cannot speak more highly of this place and would thoroughly recommend to anyone. We certainly cannot wait to return!

                                                                  Warmest regards, Damien and Lorna Kilgallon

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Hi Lorna,

                                                                  thanks for the kind words. I am so glad you, Damien and co enjoyed your holiday. It was a pleasure having you at the property and seeing the kids have so much fun.

                                                                  We would be delighted to have you back anytime.

                                                                  Kind Regards

                                                                  Graeme

                                                                  Location

                                                                  Mont-de-Marrast, France

                                                                  Special interest holidays: Great walking in the area Fantastic cycling in the area The Tour de France comes close in July Amazing Skiing and Snowboarding in the mountains Wonderful stargazing Visit one of the local spas Coast/Beach: Biarritz 150k away Travel: Flights - Tarbes and Lourdes are 45 mins away Pau airport is 1 hour away Bordeaux , Toulouse and Biarritz airports are about 1.5-2hrs away Direct flights to Toulouse or Caracassone flights available for Scottish People Drive - It is a roughly an 10hour drive from the Channel. Distances: Trie-sur-Baïse roughly 8k away Meilan roughly 9k away Mirande roughly 18k away Marciac roughly 25k away. Tarbes roughly 40k away

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Damage Deposit
                                                                  $699

                                                                  Changeover day is on Saturday. Arrival 4pm, Checkout 10am. £100 per hour over the 10am departure time. Notes on prices: Please note if BBQ, pizza oven or log fire is not cleaned a fee of £20 will be applied for each.

                                                                  $168avg/night
                                                                  32 Reviews
                                                                  Exceptional 5/5
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