Vacation rental property in South West France

Saint-Clar

Saint-Clar, Gers, Midi-Pyrénées

Reference32006

Sleeps12

Bedrooms6

Bathrooms4

Les Champs du Soleil

Introduction

Superbly renovated property dating back to 1788. The house sits high on a hill in 55 acres of private grounds with stunning 360° views over the surrounding countryside. (Bordering sunflower fields depending on yearly crop rotation).

Sympathetic restoration throughout to offer high quality and comfortable accommodation with many original features.

6 bedrooms to sleep 12, 3 ensuite bathrooms and 1 further, family bathroom.

Fully equipped, French eat-in kitchen, separate elegant dining room and choice of two living rooms. TV, DVD and Wi-Fi internet.

Charming, large dining terrace; fully-shaded and overlooking the pool. Two further large terraces. All with beautiful views.

New, private swimming pool 16m x 7m with lawn surround.

Table tennis and boules court.

Very private grounds includes grassed garden, long drive and 55 acres of woodlands and fields.

All amenities in nearby Saint-Clar with supermarket, bakery, café bars and restaurants, petrol station, doctors and weekly, traditional street market.

Private housekeeper and / or chef upon request.

Please note that the property has full heating and can be rented throughout the winter and Easter period. Please ask for more details.

Details

Entrance into.

Kitchen with gas range, dishwasher, fridge freezer; double sink, stone walls and beamed ceiling.
Kitchen entrance via South terrace. Large doors open to West terrace and to North terrace - garden all around.

Utility room with fridge and freezer. Washing machine and separate dryer.

Summer living room opens to shaded terrace with long table comfortably seating 14.

Further living room and elegant dining room table comfortably seating 12, beamed ceiling, exposed stone walls. TV and DVD.

Bedroom 1, double (4-poster) with ensuite WC, shower and hand basin. Door to terrace.

Separate WC and hand basin.

Stairs up to;

Bedroom 2, two singles (or king-size double).

Bedroom 3, two singles (or king-size double).

Bedroom 4, double.

Separate bathroom with WC, bath / shower and hand basin.

Bedroom 5, king-size double and single sofa bed with ensuite WC, bath / shower and twin hand basin.

Bedroom 6, two singles (or king-size double) with ensuite shower.
Door to terrace.

Mezzanine hallway with single sofa bed.

EXTERIOR;

55 acres of private grounds including lawns and woodland.

Shaded dining terrace with table and chairs to seat 14. BBQ. Overlooking pool.

Further shaded, large terraces.

Private swimming pool 16m x 7m (depth 1.10m - 2.2m with steps) with lawn surround.

Table tennis and boules court.

Private drive. Parking for numerous cars.

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Prices

From To Weekly rental rates Euros Sterling * US Dollars *
10/09/2016 29/10/2016 late September & October € 2,350 £ 2,028 $ 2,637
29/10/2016 07/01/2017 Christmas & New Year € 3,350 £ 2,891 $ 3,759
25/03/2017 29/04/2017 April € 3,350 £ 2,891 $ 3,759
29/04/2017 01/07/2017 June € 2,350 £ 2,028 $ 2,637
01/07/2017 02/09/2017 July & August € 3,450 £ 2,978 $ 3,871
02/09/2017 09/09/2017 early September € 3,150 £ 2,719 $ 3,534
09/09/2017 28/10/2017 late September & October € 2,350 £ 2,028 $ 2,637
23/12/2017 06/01/2018 Christmas & New Year € 3,350 £ 2,891 $ 3,759
Refundable Security Bond € 800
  • * 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.
  • Neither Pure France nor the property owner are liable for any loss or interruption of internet service.
  • No smoking in the property.
  • Bookings include electricity, water, linen and towels (not beach / pool towels).
  • Minimum of 4 adults required for all 12 person bookings.
  • No open fires, fireplaces are for decorative purposes only.
  • Under floor heating included for April / Easter and Christmas & New Year (not for other dates)
  • The property rental is NOT for retail purposes or other commercial intentions such as commercial photo shoot.
  • It is the responsibility of the renter to securely cover the pool with the automatic cover when the pool is not attended at all times.

Location

The property is situated in secluded countryside just outside a small hamlet, 4 km from the pretty, hilltop town of Saint-Clar, 50 minutes North West of Toulouse, in the heart of Gascony.
The house is accessed via a private, rural, stone lane.

Local village, Saint-Clar with 2 bakeries, restaurant and pizzeria, supermarket, two café bars, estate agent, three doctors, two pharmacies and a bank. Church and cash machine. Each Thursday morning there is a local market in one of the two arcaded squares.

During the summer months the 'Base de Loisirs' is open, featuring a large swimming lake with sandy beach, lawns, playground and water slides.

The surrounding area provides a wide variety of places to visit for day trips. Nearby are lakes, many with sandy beaches, offering child and teenage friendly water-based activities. Other possibilities include:

Museums, such as the local Honey Museum
Ancient châteaux to visit
Exquisite restaurants
Floc and Armagnac tasting
Local museums and Abbeys
Lakes (Bases de Loisirs) for swimming, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, etc.
Open air markets
Night markets in the summer
Star-gazing
Many local festivals, including evening meals under the stars and dancing in the village squares (the local Saint-Clar garlic festival in August is typical)
Classical concerts
The internationally famous jazz Festival at Marciac in August
Boating and canoeing on the Baise river
Walking (for example, along the route of Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle)
Tennis
Horse riding
Golf (Fleurance, one of six golf courses in the Gers, is ten minutes away)
Cycling (Bike hire details through various Offices de Tourisme)
Thermal cures
Brocante (antique shops) and flea markets
Day trips could include: Auch catherdral, Fortified citadel of Carcassonne, Atlantic Coast (Arcachon, Biarritz, etc), the stunning medieval brick city of Toulouse, Bordeaux, a drive to the Lourdes in the Pyrénées, the Dordogne and Lot rivers and surrounding areas

Reviews

« We had an unforgettable summer stay, gathering with family and friends to celebrate a 50th birthday in true style. The setting and ambiance of the spacious house and the warm hospitality that it offers guests, are truly amazing. A great place to improvise, play and enjoy music! Without a doubt, we'll be back. »  de Lange family

« Had an amazing stay with plenty of opportunity for hiking in the Pyrénées, trail running, mountain biking, swimming and jeu de boules - great for anyone who loves the outdoors. »  W.R family

« A wonderful reunion week shared with family and close friends in this truly spacious house and its large garden. With so many rooms and terraces, everyone was able to enjoy their own space and privacy throughout the stay. »  Litmaath family

« What a beautiful part of France this is. Very nicely positioned on top of a hill, it has a great ambiance and feel. This home just oozes relaxing while taking in the great scenery over a glass of wine after a refreshing swim. »  

« Beautifully restored, this ancient but family-friendly house enjoys an absolutely stunning setting. It's spacious, bright, well-equipped and we couldn't have wished for a better location and 'home' for our family get-away. It offers a perfect combination of privacy and easy access to the many activities on offer in the area, including dining, shopping, sightseeing, hiking and swimming. As frequent 'villa-renters', we couldn't recommend this property more highly. Enjoy! »  Auerbach family - Connecticut

« A house for all seasons: We enjoyed a great Easter break with our children and friends. The weather was perfect. There is a lot to discover in the villages; like old castles, fairs, markets, flea markets and musées. The children were never bored playing in the large forest and fields surrounding the house. We started on a tree hut and hope to complete it at our next visit. »  Ton & Margret

« We found this to be a very peaceful place to stay surrounded by magnificent countryside, yet all amenities were close by. The house was ideal for a large family group, the living space being very generous as were the bedrooms. »  Spier Family

« We spent a fabulous week with family and friends - all of us staying under one roof in the large, comfortable and traditional French country home, set amidst acres of sunflowers! What a week - one of relaxation in the home and of many adventures in the surrounding environs - from local markets and festivals, to cognac tasting, long runs and drives along beautiful country lanes. Just 45 minutes from Toulouse, but a world away, this is a vacation we hope to repeat in coming years! »  The River Family

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