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Very handsome, well-proportioned and well-equipped Maison de Maitre - Domaine de Pignoulet

Weekly Rental:From GBP To be agreed to GBP 5000

Property

Maisons de Maitre

Sleeps

10 Adults, 4 Children

Single/Double

4 / 4

Bathrooms

4

Pets

Not Allowed

Pool

Yes

Domaine de Pignoulet is a very handsome, well-proportioned late C18th Maison de Maitre - or 'principal house' of the area. Built two hundred years ago as part of what was once a prosperous farm, the house has been sympathetically and elegantly restored by the present owners. The property lies just off a quiet lane running through a small, peaceful village, and is well-protected by its outbuildings and a walled garden. You will enter through a pair of lion-topped old stone pillars with fine wrought-iron gates, into a private walled garden at the front of the house, filled with roses and many other well established shrubs; there is a good range of open barns and old farm buildings to the left of the drive and to the right of the house is the unusual brick 'poulailler' (chicken house). Facing Southwest, the house sits high up in a valley and on a clear day there are long views to the Pyrenees from the upstairs balcony.

Beautifully carved oak double front doors open into the Hall with terracotta tiles and a lovely original wooden staircase leading to the main landing and bedrooms. From the Hall, there are two reception rooms approached through original double doors - a South and East facing Salon with fireplace, good polished oak furniture and big comfortable sofas and a South facing Family Room, with fireplace, TV and Video/DVD players, a huge sofa, chairs and mainly old pine furniture. This room leads to the fully-equipped 'farmhouse' Kitchen, through which you reach the Washroom, Downstairs Shower Room and WC (useful for the pool) and on to the back stairs. The Kitchen is very large, attractive room with a wood-burning stove and a dining table that seats 12.

Upstairs, the large landing has French Doors out onto the fine South-facing balcony with views to the Pyrenees. On one side is the large master bedroom suite with double bed and ensuite bathroom. On the other side of the landing is the second double bedroom and through this, the third. At the top of the back stairs, there is a twin bedroom and an a children's bedroom with twin single beds and a bunk bed; bedroom six is another twin. There is plenty of room for a party of up to 10 adults and 4 children, with six spacious double bedrooms, four bath/shower rooms and two extra bunk beds in the large children's room. The 'family' bathrooms especially are huge!

There is an open covered dining area immediately outside the kitchen which leads through a lockable door to the securely fenced orchard garden where there's a large swimming pool with beside it a well-designed 'Abri' or sun-shelter set among the fruit trees. The large, well-kept gardens (2.5 acres) contain a range of interesting outbuildings which include a large, South-facing open-fronted barn beside the house which is ideal for ping-pong.

Domaine de Pignoulet has the charm and original features of an old house now combined with modern comfort, facilities and equipment. With its enclosed, secure gardens, barns and swimming pool, this is a perfect family holiday home - and it's ideally located to enjoy the famous International Jazz Festival held every year in August in nearby Marciac.

Accommodation:

  • Very well equipped Kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer, gas hob and electric oven; door out to covered dining area; indoor and outdoor seating for 12.
  • Utility room with extra oven, washing machine, large larder fridge; shower room with basin and WC.
  • Family/TV room with fireplace, DVD player, music centre, DVD’s, books & board games; English & French TV; Wifi.
  • Large Salon or Drawing Room with fireplace and comfortable furniture.
  • Master Bedroom with ensuite bath and separate shower, King-size double bed.
  • 2 other large double bedrooms with King-size double beds.
  • 2 double bedrooms with twin beds.
  • Children's bedroom with twin beds and bunk bed.
  • 2 very large 'family' Bathrooms and downstairs shower room.

​Features:

  • Swimming Pool (12m x 6m) with Roman steps, set in the secure fenced/hedged orchard garden, with loungers, sun-shelter and shady trees.
  • Safe, walled garden at the front of house, with ping-pong in the covered barn/Games Room; plenty of outbuildings for wet weather play.
  • Bikes for hire locally & BBQ; lots of old fruit trees including fig, apricot & plum.
  • There is a tennis court in the village. 

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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 Video Player 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

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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 AIRPORT

Nearest Station: AGEN

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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