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Beautiful Villa with Magnificent Pool, Secluded, Best Views and all Facilities

Mauroux, Gers, France
  • Villa4843 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms6
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

Villa in Saint Clar, Gers, Midi- Pyrenees, France - Stunning private location with full views of undulating Gascony

NEW! Beautiful location & ambiance for YOGA group retreats!

NEW! complimentary housekeeping with bed linen changeover each week;

NEW! a large SMEG cooker with 5 gas hobs and very wide roasting oven;

NEW! a traditional French boulodrome: (petanque/jeux de boules) under the shade of the grand oak trees;

NEW! a fridge stocked with all ingredients for a French County Brunch to kick-start your first Sunday in the Gers;

NEW! an authentic wood stove in one of the two grand fireplaces.

A home away from home. An authentic but fully modernised French farmhouse, oozing Balinese tranquility, situated on top of a hill in its own 23 hectare of private grounds. A large pool and garden blending into nature with several covered terraces to let the evenings pass in relaxed comfort. Large enough for big reunions and intimate enough for private space and enjoyment.

Allow local grocers to fill your baskets with sumptuous ingredients for a traditional Gascogne brunch or discover the plentiful excellent cafes, auberges and even Michelin restaurants in the surrounding villages and towns.

The swimming pool, the surrounding lawn and large garden are maintained by professional contractors.

Property Manager

Owners Enbosc

Member Since 2014
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Response time:
within a few days
Speaks:
english, french, german, spanish, dutch, mandarin
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Owners Enbosc

A true home away from home to recollect our thoughts, live our dreams and reunite with friends and family in a tranquil environment is what we aimed to create over 10 years ago in the beautiful Gers. We love sharing our dream-come-true French home with our guests and know that you will experience the best holiday in a spirit of feeling "at home away from home".

Owners Enbosc purchased this Villa in 2003

Why Owners Enbosc chose Mauroux

The Gers (Gascony) is truly the "Tuscany of France". We are in love with the culture, the hospitality, the people, the villages, the history, the always-fresh French country cuisine. It is easy to make local friends and our French neighbours are welcoming and helpful. The house overlooks the region with stunning views and at the same time is absolutely private. Access to Jazz in Marciac, skiiing the in Pyrenees or adventure walks are within reach. Our children felt immediately at home, in particularly after they discovered the forest at the bottom of our land. Enbosc - with its kitchen wild herb garden, fruit trees and expansive grounds, forest and private access road - is truly a place to recharge, enjoy quality family time and catch up with friends and family. Enbosc has been converted to a huge interior with lots of space for getting together or finding a quiet corner with"terrasses" all around, all with their own atmosphere and the west terrace being the heart of everyone's summer; Breakfast under the cool cover, lunch at the long table and long drawn out dinners while the children play on the lawn and stunning sunsets become incredible starlit skies - unlikely that you will be returning home without having wished upon a shooting star.

What makes this Villa unique

The villa is spacious with a wide choice of rooms and terraces to relax and read, to work on the computer (free 10Mb WIFI), to chat and catch up with friends, to listen to music or play board games, or simply to snooze. Plenty of personal space ensures that no one gets in someone else's way. For rentals in the colder months, there is floor heating and a working fireplace - additional heating charges may apply. The centre of activity is the stunning West terrace with its large Balinese table seats 16 for al fresco dining. This part of the house is simply made for celebrating family and friendships and life's many milestones. The sunsets are just incredible - perhaps some of the best that you will ever enjoy.

Amenities

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

      Bedrooms

      • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Bedroom 1 on 1/F
        1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Super King Bed, ensuite, single sofa bed upon prior request
      • Bedroom 2 on 1/F
        1 double, 1 baby crib, Wooden baby cot can be placed here upon prior request
      • Bedroom 3 on 1/F
        2 twin/ single, Wide and long single beds
      • Bedroom 4 on 1/F
        2 twin/ single, Wide and long single beds
      • Bedroom 5 on G/F
        1 queen, en-suite, direct access to terrace
      • Bedroom 6 on G/F
        2 twin/ single, Wide and long singles, ensuite, direct access to terrace
      • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All rooms have Balinese furniture with thick comfortable bedding. 3 en-suite rooms with either large King and Queen beds or wide and long singles. Two bedrooms have direct access to a terrace.

      Bathrooms

      • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1 on 1/F
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Large bathroom, double sinks
      • Bathroom 2 on 1/F
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Large bathroom, communal along hallway
      • Toilet on G/F
        toilet, Guest toilet with direct access to 2 different living rooms
      • Shower room 3 on G/F
        toilet, shower, ensuite
      • Shower room 4 on G/F
        toilet, shower, ensuite

        Location Type

          • Rural
          • Village

            Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

                Meals

                  • Guests provide their own meals

                    General

                      • Living Room
                        Two spacious salons; a summer salon with central fireplace and opening on to two covered terraces. A winter salon opening on the south terrace with a large authentic fireplace. Sofas to relax Long wooden dining table seats 12
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Heating
                        Floor heating and fireplace excellent for stays during colder months. Additional charges will apply.
                      • Internet
                        10Mb Wifi
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                        Bed linen provided and beds ready-made for your arrival
                      • Fireplace
                        Open and closed fireplace
                      • Parking
                      • Telephone
                        Local calls
                      • Towels Provided
                        Bathroom towels provided for 12
                      • Tumble Dryer
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wood Stove
                        Beautiful high capacity qood stove

                        Kitchen

                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Extensive crockery, cutlery, glassware, as well as cooking utensils and pots & pans for 12 guests
                          • Dishwasher
                            Large capacity and fast cycle
                          • Freezer
                            Large vertical freezer with drawers
                          • Kitchen
                            Large eat-in kitchen Great for indoor family meals. Very keen on French cuisine? Let us know in advance and we will connect you with a local chef culinary experience.
                          • Oven
                            NEW! large SMEG cooker and 5 gas hobs, a large wide electric convection (turbo electric) oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Extensive crockery, cutlery, glassware, as well as cooking utensils and pots & pans for 12 guests
                          • Refrigerator
                            Three refrigerators
                          • Stove
                            NEW! large SMEG cooker and 5 gas hobs, a large wide electric convection (turbo electric) oven
                          • Toaster
                            Toaster (for four slices)

                            Dining

                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                Large formal dining area seats 16. Large terrace dining seats 16 Kitchen dining will seat 8
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 12 people

                                Entertainment

                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Foosball
                                  • Games
                                    Various board games, space for outdoor games, football goal posts, petanque court, table tennis, huge lawn offers wonderful sunrise and sunset locations for yoga enthusiasts!
                                  • Ping Pong Table
                                  • Stereo
                                    Classic HIFI system
                                  • Television
                                    Small TV for DVDs
                                  • Video Library
                                    A small but varied selection of DVDs and CDs and several board games are in the Mezzanine Library are - do feel free to bring your own

                                    Outside

                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        West terrace with the most stunning sun sets you have ever seen. South terrace for morning coffee North terrace for quiet games or reading East escape under the willow tree
                                      • Golf
                                        7km near Fleurance.
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Some boating on the nearby "Lac de St. Clar" (approx. 7 minutes drive)
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Large lawn, fruit trees, surrounded by farm land, forest and walking area. Herb garden, lavender, oregano. etc. Feel free to tend to the plants, pick the fruit and enjoy the flowers.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Porch / Veranda
                                        The west terrace is covered and a large Balines village bench sits 16 comfortably and is the heart of the house.
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        Approximately two hours drive to the Pyrenees; it is worth it both for the Winter snow and the Summer hiking!
                                      • Tennis
                                        St Clar village has public tennis courts which can be booked (normally check access through the local pharmacy)

                                        Suitability

                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible
                                            Sorry, but there are stairs between rooms at almost every level. More details can be shared for those interested.

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Private Pool
                                                Large (approx. 15m x7m) pool. Electric cover. Shallow stairs leading to approx. 100cm depth. 2m deep end. The best 360 views you have ever seen. NEW! Large shaded area at shallow en

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Private Chef

                                                    Attractions

                                                      • autumn foliage
                                                      • churches
                                                      • forests
                                                      • museums
                                                      • playground
                                                      • recreation center
                                                      • restaurants
                                                      • ruins
                                                      • water parks
                                                      • winery tours

                                                        Leisure Activities

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

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

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

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • equestrian events
                                                                  • golf
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • hunting
                                                                  • mountain biking
                                                                  • paragliding
                                                                  • skiing
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • tennis

                                                                    Notes

                                                                      • Notes on accommodation: Baby chair and cot available on request. Additional housekeeping - upon prior request; charges apply. Private chef - upon prior request; charges apply. Outside: A large 15x7 m pool lies on the west garden with most stunning vistas. The villa is surrounded by a groomed lawn contain go live trees and an orchard. Surrounded by 23 hectares of its own farmland and forest. Utility Room: Large washer, dryer, large volume freezer and fridge as well as two fridges in the kitchen. Towels / Linen provided. Pool loungers. Four terraces at each wind direction offer tranquility, sunrise, sunset, games and dining.

                                                                        House Rules

                                                                        Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                        Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                                        Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                        7 Reviews

                                                                        Wonderful4.9/5

                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        Beautiful house and setting

                                                                        Rachel P.

                                                                        En Bosc has been truly wonderful, the house is spacious and full of character. The setting is exquisite, peaceful and an ideal holiday retreat. The pool is lovely, with comfy loungers and areas of shade. St Clar is 10 minutes in the car and offers everything you might need. The house is very well equipped especially where catering is concerned, the new oven is fabulous! We would love to return one day. Thank you!

                                                                        Spring time probably is the best season: crisp, clean, cosy

                                                                        Hans and Pascale-

                                                                        A family reunion in a budding landscape enjoying the fields and garden turning green and snapping up the sun.

                                                                        A large safe fireplace was installed giving us round the clock warmth and a cosy place to gather.

                                                                        When we return this summer there will be a 2 oven, 1 grill, 8 gas points classic cooker (can't wait) and we spotted the great new large shaded area in front of the pool.

                                                                        Enbosc remains our favourite destination year on year.

                                                                        Stunning location, perfect for young families, friendly owners

                                                                        I have travelled to this region of France at least once a year for the last 18 years. This property by far, is the most beautiful. The architecture is an eclectic mix of Balinese minimalism, rustic French countryside and the covenience of modernism.

                                                                        The location is unbeatable with 360 hilltop views stretching hundreds of kilometers. The pool is perched on a hill side and if you wake up for an early morning swim you'll see the light deflect in bright pink on the Pyrenees, some 200 km away.

                                                                        The region is famous for its fine spirits, wine, cheeses, fruits, seafood (!), duck and of course - foie gras! So foodies from all backgrounds will be thoroughly spoiled.

                                                                        Meanwhile, I'm always surrounded by friends, family and kids. One of the beauties of this place is that I can just let them do their own thing. Everyone has an entertainment opportunity. For young kids, the surrounding lands and forest (owned by the estate) provide an opportunity for exploration I was never afforded in my youth.

                                                                        It turns out that within the forests of Enbosc resides one of the most famous bouldering walls in France. So amateur or experienced rock climbers will surely love this aspect of the house.

                                                                        Overall I couldn't recommend this experience more, I have been time and time and will be there if you don't book it!

                                                                        A spacious property with plenty of room for our large family, overlooking beautiful countryside.

                                                                        Charles C.

                                                                        The property was very much as described, we were pleasantly surprised but how much space there was in the reception rooms and the bedrooms were well laid out with good bathrooms.

                                                                        The caretaker was there when we needed him to repair the oven and provide extra linen.

                                                                        The pool was a good size and sparkling, well maintained by a contractor.

                                                                        We would go again and recommend the house to others. Around and about, we enjoyed the public dinners in the square in Saint Clar provided by local producers and shopping in Lectoure was very appealing.

                                                                        The countryside with its 'Bastides' and well maintained farms is a delight.

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Dear Charles and family,

                                                                        We have just visited Enbosc to ready the house for the season. (Easter is such a wonderful time of he year) You will be glad to know that the kitchen will have a professional showpiece oven / cooker to explore your cooking talents without reservations. ( 2 ovens, grill, plate warmer and 8 gass points).

                                                                        You could also consider a cold season booking, as the house has added a large wood stove in the Salon Ete.

                                                                        Hope to see you again,

                                                                        Hans & Pascale

                                                                        Beautiful home in fabulous setting

                                                                        Amanda A.

                                                                        A very beautifully furnished and finished house in the northern Gers. Accommodated 11 of us (2 families) happily. We particularly enjoyed the outside terrace which was perfect for sharing meals and watching some amazing sunsets (and the occasional electric storm!). The pool was a good size and was enjoyed by all but sadly lacked any shade around it (and the parasols wouldn't keep still in the breeze) so it was not always comfortable to sit around the pool for long. However small niggle with a lovley house. Owners and caretaker were extremely helpful and accommodating. Definitely recommend.

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Dear Amanda and family,

                                                                        I am glad to say that Enbosc now has a large shaded area at the pool so that children and families can enjoy mid-day and afternoon protected pool lounging!

                                                                        Thanks for the suggestion and hope to see you again.

                                                                        Hans & Pascale

                                                                        Great Gascon farmhouse

                                                                        Duncan Dewhurst

                                                                        We stayed at En Bosc in June / July 2016. We went with a number of friends and had a total of 8 adults and 6 children. We had a great time there. The villa was very secluded and private. It was around a 10 minute drive to the nearest town (Saint Clar), which had nearly everything we needed. The house was very spacious - the bedrooms (and beds) were all big and the house fitted our party well. The swimming pool was big and kept very clean - a bit chilly at the start but pretty warm by the end and good for the kids as it had steps in the shallow end. We visited a lot of the surrounding towns and tried lots of different wine. The kitchen was well equipped and big with a separate dining room and a large west facing veranda. We ate in every night and got a great view of the sunset every evening. I'd certainly go again if I was in that part of France.

                                                                        Location

                                                                        Mauroux, Gers, France

                                                                        NEW! Special interest holidays: Yoga retreats - bring your own yoga teacher and yoga friends and bask in the sunrises and sunsets found at Enbosc! Good adventures: explore local cuisine with a live-in cook, visit markets and surrounding Michelin restaurants and return home to wine and dine with French flair! Spend a wonderful Christmas in a large and welcoming floor-heated home with a traditional crackling wood fire place for a true reunion of family and friends. The local chef can be hired for special events. Many villages will celebrate village fetes and local produce markets. Travel: Close to the A64. 45 minutes from Toulouse and 90 minutes from Bordeaux. Distances: 5km. To the nearest village St Clar. 45 minutes from the cathedral town of Auch. Further Details: From farm shops and local produce markets to supermarkets and arts and crafts. Castles to visit or with children's activities. Local fun lake, excellent selection of restaurants, commonly after a beautiful drive through small country roads.

                                                                        Rates & Availability

                                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                                        Damage Deposit
                                                                        $1,167

                                                                        Booking Notes: Booking by deposit and full payment 35 DAYS prior to check in. Payment by direct transfer. DEPOSIT IS NON REFUNDABLE We will kindly ask for your guest details. Changeover Day: Rental from Saturday 16:00 to Saturday 11:00 Notes on prices: Discount is offered for multi-week rentals. Rentals over one month, price upon request.

                                                                        $743avg/night
                                                                        7 Reviews
                                                                        Wonderful 4.9/5
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