Rental farmhouse in South West France

Lectoure / Sempesserre

Lectoure / Sempesserre, Gers, Midi-Pyrénées

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Sleeps6

Bedrooms3

Bathrooms2

La Ferme Eclaircie

Introduction

La Ferme Eclaircie is an old traditional Gascon farmhouse nestling amongst sunflower fields with its own, long private drive set in a tiny hamlet, ten minutes from the charming small town of Lectoure. Traditional bakery only 2 minutes from the property.

The house comfortably sleeps six in its three good-size bedrooms and retains many of its original features including large oak beams, original fireplaces and terracotta floor tiles.

The pretty garden, with its large pool, 12m x 5m provides total tranquility with various terraces and a number of beautiful trees offering perfect natural shade, with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

The newly restored barn is the perfect place for a quiet cool drink with the magical spires of the village church a distant backdrop.

Two nearby lakes with sandy beaches and water slides, Lac des Trois Vallees just outside Lectoure, which also has a mini golf course and at Saint-Clar. For those wanting a more adventurous water park with lots of white knuckle rides there is the Walibi Aquitaine near Agen.

A number of vineyards in the area offer tours and tastings, a great way to get to know the local wines and armagnac's.

Details

Entrance hall.

Living / dining room with oak dining room table, fireplace and seating area. Good selection of games and local maps etc.

Kitchen with beamed ceiling and tiled floor. Dishwasher, fridge, oven and hob. Breakfast table to seat 6. French doors to terrace and garden.
Utility room with washing machine, dryer and fridge / freezer.

Separate bathroom with WC, shower and twin hand basin.

Stairs to 1st floor;

Bedroom 1, king-size double. Original fireplace.

Bedroom 2, two single beds.
leading to Bedroom 3, double and single bed.

Separate bathroom with WC, shower and hand basin.
(Plastic baby bath is available).

EXTERIOR;

Garden with lawned areas. Dining terrace with table and chairs and BBQ.

Pool 12m x 5m with roman steps. Pool alarm + manual roller cover for protection against leaves and help maintain temperature.

Sun terrace with loungers, table and chairs.

Barn with sofas, chairs and table tennis.

Badminton set.

Private, off road parking.

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Prices

From To Weekly rental rates Euros Sterling * US Dollars *
27/08/2016 01/10/2016 September € 1,095 £ 936 $ 1,222
29/04/2017 27/05/2017 May € 995 £ 851 $ 1,110
27/05/2017 01/07/2017 June € 1,095 £ 936 $ 1,222
01/07/2017 02/09/2017 July & August € 1,795 £ 1,535 $ 2,003
02/09/2017 30/09/2017 September € 1,095 £ 936 $ 1,222
30/09/2017 29/10/2017 October € 995 £ 851 $ 1,110
Refundable Security Bond € 300
  • * Sterling & US Dollar rates are provided only as a guide. Rentals are payable in Euros.
  • Prices are for the rental of the entire property above, per week.
  • Bookings run from Saturday 4:00pm to Saturday 10:00am.
  • No smoking in the property.
  • Bookings include electricity, water, linen and towels and pool towels.

Location

The property is located in a tiny hamlet, 10 minutes from the picturesque town of Lectoure.
(Local bakery, 2 minutes from the house).

Lectoure lies almost on the border of the Gers and the Lot and Garonne, between Toulouse (90 minutes) and Bordeaux (2 hours).
The town is 30 km North of Auch and has all amenities including restaurants and café bars and excellent small individual shops and a vibrant weekly market held on Friday morning.

Two nearby lakes with sandy beaches and water slides; Lac des Trois Vallees just outside Lectoure, which also has a mini golf course and at Saint-Clar. For those wanting a more adventurous water park with lots of white knuckle rides there is the Walibi Aquitaine near Agen.

A number of vineyards in the area offer tours and tastings, a great way to get to know the local wines and armagnac's.

Many local and traditional markets, the best way to buy really fresh local produce and soak up the atmosphere in the local cafés. (You will find a comprehensive list of all the markets and festivals at the house). The world-famous jazz festival of Marciac is held every August.

Beautiful and relatively unknown small towns and villages to visit:

Just half-an-hour's drive (32 km) from the house is Condom, a charming small town of elegant 18th century architecture. A popular way to see the town is by hiring a little motor boat on the River Baise, or taking a lunchtime cruise down the river. The town has excellent shops and all amenities including very good, traditional restaurants.

Auch, the capital of the Gers (30 km) is the centre for Armagnac and Foie Gras and the busy weekly markets are the best way to sample the local fare! The Cathédrale de Sainte-Mere with its remarkable 15th century stain glass is worth a visit, look out for the imposing statue of one of the Gascony's best loved heroes, D'Artagnan.

Fleurance (24 km) with its famous canopied market square is the perfect place for a quiet drink and browse round the market as is Saint-Clar (25 km) with its weekly garlic market and narrow streets.

Only 16 km away is the La Romieu, designated a world heritage sight with the breathtaking C14th abbey-church of Saint-Pierre.

Larrasingle (38 km) is the smallest bastide in France and well worth visiting perhaps combining with Seviac, a former Gallo-Roman villa with its beautifully preserved mosaics and series of baths. Just 5 minutes up the road is Montreal the oldest bastide in Gascony.

The area also offers great walking and cycling. There are numerous detailed maps in the house and the Tourist Office in Lectoure has additional guides and can also advise on bike hire and for a more leisurely way to see the area riding stables. There are golf courses at Eauze and Fleurance and horse racing and trotting at Auch and Fleurance.

This is a beautiful area; surrounded by hills, amid cornfields and vines, at an average height of 82 metres, the region enjoys a micro-climate with lush, luxuriant plants in summer, which even in winter keep most of their foliage thanks to a mild average temperature (about 13°) which is hardly different from that of Biarritz and Marseille in the deep South.

Lectoure (10 km) also has a good selection of shops and restaurants. Golf at Fleurance, 20 minutes drive.

Further restaurants and interesting villages to discover are in the immediate locale.

Reviews

« We utterly love everything about this beautiful house and its tranquil setting. We hope to return someday and will keep fond and happy memories of our stay. »  The Salkelds - Sydney

« Thank you for a little bit of heaven on earth, loved every minute. »  Dr and Mrs Cooper

« Difficult to put into words how beautiful this place is! We’ve seen deer, fox and eagles. We’ve had a lovely week, spent more time together than of late and it’s been memorable. Thank you. »  The Fitzpatricks

« We've all had a great time and very much enjoyed staying in your attractive farmhouse with its lovely pool and gardens. »  The Parsons

« Thank you for a wonderful stay! The house and views are gorgeous. We loved visiting Saint-Clar, Condom and off course Lectoure, which has everything you could wish for including the fantastic spa. What a relaxing treat! »  The Webbs

« Would just like to say how much we enjoyed our stay - the accommodation was wonderful and I can't think of a single negative. »  M Hodgson, UK

« We have had a wonderful week in this beautiful house in this stunning location. The sunflowers fields are just gorgeous and we will forever have fond memories of Gascony and the sunflowers. We can recommend your property for its lovely gardens and delightful salon de thè! Thank you for a lovely week. »  Nicholson family, Devon

« Another restful holiday in this little haven. Visited some lovely villages and ate wonderful food. The weather was kind - most days over 28° (and England had rain!) Warm memories to survive the British winter! Thank you again. »  Judges family, UK

« Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful home. We have had a wonderful time and would recommend this farmhouse to anyone. This relaxing week has been enjoyed by all and the weather has been superb. Thank you. »  Andrew, Julie, Luke, Crystal and Sophie

« Many thanks for a great family holiday in a wonderful setting. The house is great and proved perfect for our family. We especially enjoyed cooling off in the fantastic pool. The area and scenery are great also and we recommend the prune festival in Agen! We would love to come back. »  Davies family

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