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Lovely C18 Farmhouse with panoramic views across rolling hills to the majestic Pyrenees mountains - Serres

Weekly Rental:From GBP To be agreed to GBP 3000

Property

Farmhouses

Sleeps

8

Single/Double

3 / 3

Bathrooms

4

Pets

Not Allowed

Pool

Yes

Serres is a fine, south-facing, late C18 (date-stone 1791) farmhouse with perhaps the best panoramic views of the Pyrenees anywhere in Gascony - truly stunning! The rooms are comfortable, well-proportioned and the house has been imaginatively and elegantly restored. The pool (12x6m) is opposite the house, linked by old farm buildings to create a courtyard effect. Part of the farm buildings now form a very attractive shady outside sitting/eating area.

Serres is only 20 minutes' walk or 5 minutes' drive to Marciac, with its famous International Jazz Festival (www.jazzinmarciac.com) held every year for three weeks from the end of July to middle of August. Because of this Festival, Marciac has a high level of facilities, as well as being a very attractive small town.

The pool at Serres is very well-sited with landscaped, with paved terraces around, plenty of sunbeds and a special, large double sunbed with awning over. The gardens, with mature olive trees and flowering shrubs are a delight.

There are old stone steps up to the double front door with fanlight and carved date stone over. This opens into a generous tiled hallway with an elegant old oak staircase. To the right of the hallway is the large comfortable Sitting Room with East and South facing windows, fireplace with wood-burning stove, TV and music system. Opposite the Sitting Room is the family kitchen with long oak table, large, open fireplace with wood-burning stove and an intriguing old bread oven to one side. The kitchen is well equipped with stylish interior decoration.

The hallway also leads down a couple of steps to the rear of the house and into a large games room with a 'Pool' table, bean bags and adjacent shower/laundry room. This shower room also serves the downstairs twin bedroom leading off the games room, which has a door out to the East terrace.

A half-landing leads from the stairs to the rear of the house at first floor level. A large landing leads to a double bedroom (with third bed) and, along the corridor, a separate loo and large family bathroom with shower. The main staircase leads up to a landing (with a south-facing window looking across open countryside to the mountains beyond) which has doors to the two main bedrooms. On the right is the master bedroom with ensuite shower room. On the left is the second double, which has an old-fashioned roll top bath in the room.

The ski stations of the Pyrenees are only 1.5 hours' drive away, offering excellent winter skiing and a huge nature reserve in summer with hill-walking, paragliding, rafting, canoeing, etc.

 

Accommodation:

  • Comfortable Sitting Room, open fireplace and wood-burning stove.
  • Well equipped kitchen with electric cooker, dishwasher, large fridge-freezer; dining table, huge open fireplace with wood-burning stove.
  • Large and very attractive outdoor shady sitting/dining area close to the kitchen.
  • 3 double bedrooms, one ensuite, one with bath in bedroom, one with extra single bed.
  • 1 twin bedroom on ground floor.
  • Family bathroom.
  • Shower room/laundry.

Features:

  • Swimming Pool (12m x 6m), with electric safety cover and splash alarm; sun-terraces and pool furniture.
  • Electric central heating.
  • Shady outdoor sitting/eating areas; very attractive garden.
  • Tennis courts in Marciac and a boating lake and children’s water sports area.
  • Barbecue.
  • English TV.
  • Music system.
  • Wi-fi.

Location:

On the edge of Tourdun, a very rural and peaceful hilltop village.

5 minutes’ drive from Marciac which has shops, bank, small supermarket, Wednesday morning market.

90 minutes to Toulouse Airport.

60 minutes to Lourdes/Tarbes Airport.

FOR AVAILABILITY OR OTHER ENQUIRIES, PLEASE USE THE ‘CONTACT OWNER’ BUTTON…

 

PHOTOS

Kitchenware Appliances

Cooker/Hob Fridge Freezer Microwave Toaster Kettle Dish Washer High Chair Washing Machine

Fixtures & Equipment

Hairdryer Iron Central Heating Log Fire TV Terrestrial TV Satellite DVD Player Internet Access Games Room Table Tennis

External Features

Private Pool - Unheated Pool Barrier/Alarm Fitted Private Garden Mountain Views BBQ Sun Loungers : Yes Suitable for Children

Local Attractions

• Gastronomy
Gascony is renowned for its gastronomic quality - from traditional regional specialities such as cassoulet, duck confit, and pâté de foie gras, to excellent local vin de pays and world-famous Armagnac. If you would like to learn how to cook these dishes yourself, we can willingly organise the lesson for you.

• Cruise the Canal du Midi or Canal de Garonne - just for a day!
Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the canal was originally built to serve as a short cut between the Atlantic and Mediterranean oceans in the late 17th Century. 240km in length, the canal is divided into the Canal du Midi, between Sete and Toulouse, and the Canal de Garonne between Toulouse and Bordeaux. You can hire a boat and boatman for a day, enjoy a leisurely lunch on board and experience the rare peace and tranquility of this ancient waterway.

• Cycling or walking
Our rolling landscape could have been designed for cycling and walking. While the scenery is easy on the eye, the gentle gradients are easy on the thighs. With options suitable for all levels of fitness, anyone and everyone who wishes, can get out and enjoy the countryside. Just ask us to point you towards the best routes near the house that you have rented.

• Horse Riding
If you are passionate about horses, you're in for a treat! The choice is excellent and the choice is yours - from riding lessons to guided treks on horseback. Or you can even rent a horse-drawn caravan and spend a day meandering along quiet country roads, pausing to enjoy a picnic or perhaps a spot of fishing.

• Accrobranche
For the more energetic among you, we can recommend an unforgettable afternoon in 300 acres of woodland at Accrobranche. Secured by ropes and guided by sure-handed professionals, you can release your inner Tarzan (or Jane) by swinging among the trees, crossing hanging bridges and negotiating obstacles suspended in mid-air. As the song says: Memories are made of this!

• Hot air balloon rides
Weather permitting, there is no better way to discover our beautiful countryside... Up, up and away, in our beautiful balloons - it certainly beats driving, any day!

• Water Sports
Wake-boarding, windsurfing, canoeing - all are readily available to you throughout the summer period. If you need lessons, they're available too. If you're already expert, we can point you to it - like ducks to water.

• Walibi water park in Agen
The Walibi Park has all the fun-filled rides and shows that your children could wish for - but with French style, including 'Splash Battle' and ' Radja River' plus some amazing performing seals. Your children are guaranteed an unforgettable day out!

• Fishing Lessons
Professional fishing tuition is on hand throughout your stay, particularly suitable for getting your children started in good company.

• Mini Golf
There are various mini golf courses around the area where the whole family can enjoy an afternoon or night out.

• Relaxation
Experience the natural thermal baths in Lectoure, or enjoy a family day in the Caliceo spa centre near Toulouse. If you prefer to be pampered in situ, we can arrange for a qualified beauty therapist and masseuse to visit you at the house for massage, manicure, and facials. Why not treat yourself - you're on holiday!

• Sport
Enjoy a round of golf at Fleurance, or play tennis on one of the courts near your house - either can be booked for a small fee. We can also arrange for private or group lessons with a professional coach. For competitive teenagers, go-karting and paintballing can also be arranged. In fact, as you would expect, most conventional leisure or sporting activities are available in Gascony, so if you have a particular request, please do not hesitate to ask us.

• General
To help you plan and so make the most of your time in Gascony, we are more than happy to provide you with up to date information on everything that's happening in the region - from jazz festivals to salsa events, from classical concerts to bandas, from wine and garlic festivals to car boot sales, from antique fairs to village fêtes and night markets. All you have to do is ask!

Special Rental Conditions

FOR AVAILABILITY OR OTHER ENQUIRIES, PLEASE USE THE ‘CONTACT OWNER’ BUTTON

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Property Exterior

Private Pool (Unheated):
Yes
Pool Barrier / Alarm Fitted:
Yes
Private Garden:
Yes
Mountain Views:
Yes
BBQ:
Yes
Sun Loungers:
Yes
Safe for Children:
Yes

Local Attractions

• Gastronomy
Gascony is renowned for its gastronomic quality - from traditional regional specialities such as cassoulet, duck confit, and pâté de foie gras, to excellent local vin de pays and world-famous Armagnac. If you would like to learn how to cook these dishes yourself, we can willingly organise the lesson for you.

• Cruise the Canal du Midi or Canal de Garonne - just for a day!
Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the canal was originally built to serve as a short cut between the Atlantic and Mediterranean oceans in the late 17th Century. 240km in length, the canal is divided into the Canal du Midi, between Sete and Toulouse, and the Canal de Garonne between Toulouse and Bordeaux. You can hire a boat and boatman for a day, enjoy a leisurely lunch on board and experience the rare peace and tranquility of this ancient waterway.

• Cycling or walking
Our rolling landscape could have been designed for cycling and walking. While the scenery is easy on the eye, the gentle gradients are easy on the thighs. With options suitable for all levels of fitness, anyone and everyone who wishes, can get out and enjoy the countryside. Just ask us to point you towards the best routes near the house that you have rented.

• Horse Riding
If you are passionate about horses, you're in for a treat! The choice is excellent and the choice is yours - from riding lessons to guided treks on horseback. Or you can even rent a horse-drawn caravan and spend a day meandering along quiet country roads, pausing to enjoy a picnic or perhaps a spot of fishing.

• Accrobranche
For the more energetic among you, we can recommend an unforgettable afternoon in 300 acres of woodland at Accrobranche. Secured by ropes and guided by sure-handed professionals, you can release your inner Tarzan (or Jane) by swinging among the trees, crossing hanging bridges and negotiating obstacles suspended in mid-air. As the song says: Memories are made of this!

• Hot air balloon rides
Weather permitting, there is no better way to discover our beautiful countryside... Up, up and away, in our beautiful balloons - it certainly beats driving, any day!

• Water Sports
Wake-boarding, windsurfing, canoeing - all are readily available to you throughout the summer period. If you need lessons, they're available too. If you're already expert, we can point you to it - like ducks to water.

• Walibi water park in Agen
The Walibi Park has all the fun-filled rides and shows that your children could wish for - but with French style, including 'Splash Battle' and ' Radja River' plus some amazing performing seals. Your children are guaranteed an unforgettable day out!

• Fishing Lessons
Professional fishing tuition is on hand throughout your stay, particularly suitable for getting your children started in good company.

• Mini Golf
There are various mini golf courses around the area where the whole family can enjoy an afternoon or night out.

• Relaxation
Experience the natural thermal baths in Lectoure, or enjoy a family day in the Caliceo spa centre near Toulouse. If you prefer to be pampered in situ, we can arrange for a qualified beauty therapist and masseuse to visit you at the house for massage, manicure, and facials. Why not treat yourself - you're on holiday!

• Sport
Enjoy a round of golf at Fleurance, or play tennis on one of the courts near your house - either can be booked for a small fee. We can also arrange for private or group lessons with a professional coach. For competitive teenagers, go-karting and paintballing can also be arranged. In fact, as you would expect, most conventional leisure or sporting activities are available in Gascony, so if you have a particular request, please do not hesitate to ask us.

• General
To help you plan and so make the most of your time in Gascony, we are more than happy to provide you with up to date information on everything that's happening in the region - from jazz festivals to salsa events, from classical concerts to bandas, from wine and garlic festivals to car boot sales, from antique fairs to village fêtes and night markets. All you have to do is ask!

In the area

This Property is situated in Gers, Midi-Pyrenees

Nearest Airport: Toulouse Blagnac International Airport

Nearest Station: Toulouse or Auch

Nearest Ferry:

Nearest Beach:

Nearest Ski Resort: St Lary Pyrenees

Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town or village.


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