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
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.
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.
Local Markets, Live music, Festivals, Concerts, Local produce.
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- not suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
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
Guestbook comments from the owner
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.