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Lovely rural gite in beautiful., peaceful location.

Bedrooms 2
Space 10 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

2 bedroom with large terrace and countryside views

The gite is in secluded spot in a large meadow with beautiful views. It sits perched on a grassy hilltop with stunning views of the fabulous Gers countryside; vineyards, woodland and rolling hills. You can just sit on the beautiful terrace and chill.

Named for the fabulous views of the milky-way you get from the terrace, Etoile (star) is a calm, quiet and very comfortable stone gite. It sits in a beautiful meadow surrounded by vines, trees and alive with butterflies, birds and red squirrels

With two very comfortable double rooms, it is ideal for four people but it can accommodate up to six as there is a good sofa bed. Just let us know how many are in your group when you are booking so that you have plenty of bedding and towels. We have fully renovated for 2017 and are we’re sure you will love the fresh new look.

We have focused on absolute comfort with super comfy mattresses, crisp, fresh bed linen, fluffy towels and powerful showers. We’ve kept the décor smart and simple. You can make your holiday as chilled or lively as you like. To help you along we provide hammocks, loungers, fire pits and lovely space, inside and out. There’s plenty of room to run around for children and their grown-ups. The L shaped terrace is secluded and ideal for relaxing at any time of the day. There is always a spot for sun and shade. Planting around the gite is not only pretty but makes this a private, shaded space.

Etoile is accessed either by car via a lane alongside the vineyard or by walking through the vineyard from the campsite. We haven’t measured but it’s a lovely 3-5 minute meander. Guests love this as it means they can access the facilities and social life of the campsite but can also have complete privacy and lots of space back at their gite.

The village of Castelnau D'Auzan is a short drive or an easy 15 min walk. It is a very welcoming wee place where you will find a great bakery, well stocked grocers, two restaurants/bars, a pharmacy and Post Office. Often guests nip down for bread and croissants and then stop for a coffee, either in the small arcaded square or on the lake. The nearest supermarkets are at Gabarret 8km and Eauze 10km.

It is a fabulous location for exploring this fascinating region of France. The Gers is tucked away in the triangle between, Bordeaux, Toulouse and the Pyrenees. It is rich in history and culture and famous for its gastronomy. It has one of the best climates in France and certainly some of the cleanest air as there is no heavy industry. It has been described as one of the few places left in France where you can experience "old-fashioned frenchness." A place where market days are still big meeting places for locals with plenty of banter and passion for food.

We want all our guests to have a wonderful time and maybe, like us, fall in love with this quirky, amazing region of France. Once discovered, never forgotten.

More Details
Registration Number : 246

Alasdair Downes
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

About Alasdair Downes

After several years of swithering, we sold up in the UK and moved to The Gers in 2017. We had our first full season last year and it was great. We love having people to stay and share this amazing place. We want our guests to have as stress free a stay as possible. No regrets!

Alasdair Downes purchased this house in 2016

Why Alasdair Downes chose Castelnau-d'Auzan

Domaine Le Poteau is a magical place. We completely fell in love with it on our first viewing. It is in a great location, quiet and rural but close to the local village of Castelnau D'Auzan. it is surrounded by woodland and vines, with a beautiful orchard and a mix of old farm buildings. As a farmers daughter, I really love this aspect of the place. We had never been to The Gers before and felt immediately at home. The people are friendly and warm and we have been made to feel very welcome.

What makes this house unique

We just think Le Poteau is unique in so many ways. The birdsong, the wildlife, the local community, the sense of being somewhere where life is a little slower and calmer. The weekly rhythm of the markets, the annual rhythm of the vineyards.


Castelnau-d'Auzan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 10 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...


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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $123.06

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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