Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

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

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 4,090 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

NEW! complimentary daily housekeeping from Mondays to Fridays including 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Owners Enbosc
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch, mandarin
Calendar last updated:
August 29, 2017

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 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 spaces and rooms to read, work on the computer (free 10Mb WIFI), chat and catch up with friends, snooze, listen to music or play board games. Plenty of personal space ensures that no one gets in someone else's way.

Relax at the wood fire stove after cooking a sumptuous meal on the professional-type cooker

Floor heating and a working fireplace.

The focal point is the 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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality of Enbosc for our long break. We are several families getting together and Enbosc was just more than ideal for this reunion: A large kitchen, plenty of dining possibilities from inside to under the stars, fabulous pool, large lawn for our kids to run around.



We spend a lot of time driving around and exploring the sites; castles, tree climbing, musea, cathedrals, skeltering, markets, village fetes and of vcourse restaurants, some of the best.



One night we had the local chef dishing up a great 5 course meal, and we ate like royals.
Jul 2014
  • 1 of 3

Map

Saint-Clar
"Authentic and picturesque gascony market town with ancient market square. "
Mauroux
Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Toulouse Blagnac
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
St Clar
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Fleurance
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Montauban / Agen
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
A62
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
St Clar
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Peau d'Angeli
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Lac de St Clar (land logged leisure park)
Car: necessary

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.

Amenities

Mauroux Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4090 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
  • 2 En-suite with rain shower and toilet. 1 En-suite with bath and rainshower, 1 shared bath with rain shower, 1 additional toilet. Baths are large with rain showers. Showers are balinese style. Always hot water
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Large singles
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , and baby cot
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , En suite room
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , en suite room. direct access to terrace
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single , Large Singles, En suite room, direct access to Terrace
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , large singles can be combined to double
  • 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 spacious singles. Two bedrooms have a private entry and and private terrace.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
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. 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. A forest at the bottom of the drive allows rock climbing or just a great forest walk. Utility Room: Large washer, dryer, large volume freezer and fridge as well as two fridges in the kitchen. Towels / Linen provided. Pool loungers Other: A large pool of 15x7 m welcomes visitors. The pigieonnier houses an en suite bedroom with own entry to south terrace. Four terraces at each wind direction offer tranquility, sunrise, sunset, games or a great gathering space to watch the pool activity.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

85% Complete
14% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Beautiful Villa with Magnificent Pool, Secluded, Best Views and all Facilities
average rating of 4.857143 based on 10 reviews
5

Beautiful house and setting

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

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

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Stunning location, perfect for young families, friendly owners

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
4 0
4

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

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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
Did you find this review helpful?
2 1
5

Beautiful home in fabulous setting

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0
5

Great Gascon farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
6 0

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

NEW! Housekeeping $0
Refundable damage deposit $1,120.15

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

You might like these similar properties