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3 * HILLTOP LODGE, WILD RETREAT YET CLOSE TO MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE & LOCAL COLOUR.

Sarah Brearley

Speaks English, French
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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3 * HILLTOP LODGE, WILD RETREAT YET CLOSE TO MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE & LOCAL COLOUR.

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Tallard - Le Château de Gandière

Lg vaulted kitchen/diner/living room. 2 BR, 2 double beds,1 single + 2 sofa beds

Le Château de Gandière once hunting lodge then farmhouse sits on a hilltop in 12 acres of land with panoramic views over the Durrance valley and the Gap-Tallard airfield famous for Skydiving and Gliding.

The lodge offers a Private Terrace and you are welcome to explore the hillside beyond where Sanglier and Deer are amongst the many Wild Visitors.

A large Vaulted room provides Kitchen/Diner/Living room with french TV/DVD. Stone Spiral Stairs lead to a small Sitting room with Balcony and 2 sofa beds. This gives access to: Bdrm1 with Dble bd and Balcony, Bdrm 2 with Dble mezzanine bed + single bed, and the Bathroom/wc.

Ideal for families with children the lodge provides a spacious base from which to sample the many outdoor activities and local colour the area has to offer.

I live on site so will be here to welcome you and be on hand if required. However the lodge is completely independent and private.

We often have horses on the property so i'm afraid DOGS must be kept on a lead when outside the house.

SOME OF THE ACTIVITIES THE AREA HAS TO OFFER

Adventure Sports

White Water sports - Canoeing, Hyrospeed, Kite surf, Water sking, Rafting, Quad Biking, Paint Balling.

AIr Sports - Skydiving, Hang Gliding, Gliding, Micro lites, Ballooning, Gyrocopters, Light aviation, Helicopters.

Sailing

Climbing, Canyoning, Hikking, Walking.

Cycling - Tour de France routes, Mountain Biking.

Ice skating, Swimming, Golf, Fishing.

Tyrolienne, Tree adventure parks, Via Ferrata.

Horse riding, Horse trekking.

Tennis

Local Markets, Live music, Festivals, Concerts, Local produce.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sarah Brearley (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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About Sarah Brearley

I came to France in 1991 to run a small business on the airfield close by. I sold the business after starting a family, two boys 16 and 20, who both help out running the lodge. I now work from home and am I now work from home and am studying a university course by correspondence.

Sarah Brearley purchased this farmhouse in 1993

Why Sarah Brearley chose Tallard

According to the local tourist office this is one of the most spacious and attractive holiday lets in their area.

It's always given us the sense of freedom that comes from having a lot of space to yourself but at the same time it's conveniently close to the things one wants to do.

The local villages still function as village communities which makes for a very civilised way of life.

What makes this farmhouse unique

We've enjoyed receiving guests from all over the world and all walks of life. Retired couples here for the flavour of France to bands of skydivers here for the excitement.

We adapt around each guests tastes, with some families we've more or less shared children for the week, others are clearly here to enjoy time alone together.

However i think everyone has appreciated there being someone on hand, there's always a question about where to buy something, or eat, best places to swim at this time of year, or a car to be pulled from a ditch!

If you've any questions about the lodge or area please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Have a good holiday

Sarah

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Sarah,



yesterday we arrived safely in stormy and rainy Germany. Thank you very much for the good time in your house and the hospitality.

We enjoyed our stay and the wonderful countryside, and even the Cote d'Azur couldn't come up to it, it was just as cold, only much more traffic...

Nevertheless we enjoyed our holidays.
May 2013
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Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 19 holidaymaker reviews

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3 * Hilltop lodge, wild retreat yet close to Mountain Adventure & Local colour.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 19 reviews
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3 * Hilltop lodge, wild retreat yet close to Mountain Adventure & Local colour.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p836380
+33 -(0)492542272
Tallard Gap region
5

Un joli havre de paix

  • 5 out of 5
Belle maison confortable en pleine nature avec cependant de nombreuses commodités à proximité. Très bon emplacement pour partir à la découverte des Hautes Alpes. L'accueil sympathique et la présence discrète de Sarah contribuent également à un très agréable séjour. Vivement les prochaines vacances !
  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci à vous deux, c'était un plaisir de vous recevoir. J'espère a bientôt.

Sarah
business
3 * Hilltop lodge, wild retreat yet close to Mountain Adventure & Local colour.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p836380
+33 -(0)492542272
Tallard Gap region
4

A gem in the Alps

  • 4 out of 5
The accommodation is spacious, well-furnished, styled with taste and impeccably clean. It is within comfortable driving distance from Parc National des Ecrins, the beautiful village of Chorges and other attractions. The local airfield is noisy all day with take-offs and landings but that felt like a "vacation noise" which we tolerated easily. The owner is helpful when asked and leaves guests alone when not. We were happy that we had brought two comfortable folding outdoor chairs ourselves and had the good fortunate of enjoying fantastic weather throughout our stay.
  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the stay. Chairs noted for next season. The classic deck chair is, i admit, not everyones cup of tea.

Thanks for the comments, always helpful. Hopefully we'll see you again next year.

All the best
Sarah
business
3 * Hilltop lodge, wild retreat yet close to Mountain Adventure & Local colour.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p836380
+33 -(0)492542272
Tallard Gap region
5

Lovely Property and Great Location

  • 5 out of 5
The property had everything you needed and was lovely and clean on arrival. I love the upstairs with the balacony windows with let the sun stream in and provided great views of the snow capped mountains. Location was great private and away from anyone else while being only minutes from the nearest village which had most of what you needed. Hosts where great, really helpful and friendly and helped to the overal relaxed nature of the holiday. Overally really great.
  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you, i'm glad you had a relaxing break.
business
3 * Hilltop lodge, wild retreat yet close to Mountain Adventure & Local colour.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p836380
+33 -(0)492542272
Tallard Gap region
5

Brilliant!

  • 5 out of 5
Been back a week now from a fantastic stay at Tallard. The Farmhouse was spacious but cosy with all the essentials for a relaxing stay. My husband and I enjoyed warm days watching the flying from the Aerodrome. Our 17 year old son who has a pilot's licence spent the week flying a microlight ! The views were unbeatable. Will definitely go back. Thanks Sarah for letting us stay.
  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well thank you for a great review!
I'm glad you all had such a good time, it's not easy to find a family holiday with adolescents that suits everyone.
Your son is certainly keen racking up so many flying hours despite mixed weather all around.
The airfield at Tallard sits between weather systems so you can frequently fly or skydive here when it's not possible all around.
It will be a pleasure to see you all again.
business
3 * Hilltop lodge, wild retreat yet close to Mountain Adventure & Local colour.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p836380
+33 -(0)492542272
Tallard Gap region
4

Nice house with beautiful view.

  • 4 out of 5
Clean, well equiped house. Quiet surrounding and exceptional view at the valley and the mountains. Although you need a car to go shopping or go to a restaurant, the landscape compensates for it.
  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
3 * Hilltop lodge, wild retreat yet close to Mountain Adventure & Local colour.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p836380
+33 -(0)492542272
Tallard Gap region
4

Wonderful stay

  • 4 out of 5
It has been two months already since we were here, but looking at the pictures I feel all relaxed again. We have had a wonderful stay in the lodge with the three of us (my husband, our 14 month-old and myself). For our daughter the uneven surrounding of the house was quite a challenge the first few days but after a week she became a true mountaineer :) The house was well-equipped en looked even better in real life than the pictures made us think. We had beautiful weather (+-25 oC, sometimes nearly 30 oC) in late September but inside the house it was always cool. Sarah was really friendly, helpful and always available but never in sight when we did not need anything from her. And of course we very much enjoyed the view by day and the stars by night!
  • Review Submitted: 18-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
179 Kilometres
Marseille
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Bar Restaurant L'Arizona
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Gap - Bayard
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Gap
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
A51 The End.
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Bar Restaurant L'Arizona
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
Ancelle
Nearest Beach
179 Kilometres
Marseille
Car: necessary

The Gap region offers an extraordinary variety of activities from Skydiving, Mountain Biking and White Water to Golf and Fishing, from Cheese making to Wolf Watching.

In contrast to Adventure Sports the Culture of the region is expressed through the way of life, Local Markets, Village Festivals and Concerts.

You can decide as the mood dictates and with local knowledge I'm on hand to recommend something which might suit. The villages of Tallard, with it's Chateau, Swimming Pool and Tennis courts, and La Saulce are both within 5 mins drive and provide for everyday needs with several restaurants to choose from.

Gap,18 mins, is the Department Capital and organises lots of Events for Visitors throughout the summer many of which are free.

The Lac de Serre Poncon, 35 mins, provides an almost seaside ambiance with it's beaches and Water Sports.

Other Activities: Adventure Sports, Water Sports, Air Sports, Climbing, ViaFerrata, Aviation, Skydiving, Gliding. Horse Trekking, Walking and Hiking, Concerts, Markets.

Golf: Golf Gap Bayard

Centre Oxygenation

05000 GAP

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€100
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€320
 
 
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Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Tallard in Gap region

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 68 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bath has shower attachment and curtain. A hair dryer is provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Main Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Mezzanine Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Double is large mezzanine
    Upstairs sitting room - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The Lodge is classed at three stars sleeping four. However for good friends and family we have accommodated 6 without a problem. Main Bedroom. Double bed, west facing balcony, period wardrobe and dresser. Mezzanine Bedroom. Double, wall to wall, mezzanine bed, plus one single bed. Sitting room. Although this room gives access to the other bedrooms and bathroom it can double as a 3rd bedroom with two sofa beds. South facing balcony. All bedrooms retain their original rustic character. Bed linen and towels are provided for all rooms.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 1 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We have horses on the property for several months of the year so i'm afraid dogs must be kept on a lead whilst outside the house. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to give me a call. A cleaning service is available at a charge of 40€. To save you either buying or bringing cleaning products a basket of ecological cleaning products to a value of €17.95 is available for you to use during your stay at a cost of €5.
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