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We can express how much we enjoyed staying in Marielle's beautiful (inside and out) Le Mars mansion. It was a wonderful stay. It suited our family of different generations perfectly, we had a great time relaxing in beautiful surroundings.
We especially enjoyed the pool, playing the board games and table tennis tournaments, and looking at the esquisite artwork that adorns the house.
All the bedrooms were huge, with en suites and designed beautifully. The whole house was very comfortable and clean.
Would highly recommend! Thank you very much Marielle, Pascal and Leonie!
The photos do not do this house and it's grounds proper justice - it is a picture postcard rural French property, which if you love France is exactly what you're looking for. From the glow of the honey-stone walls to the soft green shutters, it is stunning. The house is well equipped and full of charm, beautifully decorated and adorned with interesting furniture. The bedrooms are huge and the bathrooms are all fitted with modern suites. The kitchen has everything you need for a comfortable holiday. The pool is stunning, extremely long and beautifully clear and warm. The large open barn is perfect for alfresco dining from breakfast to dinner - with lovely comfortable garden furniture, as well as providing extra shade although there is plenty of natural shade from the trees. The grounds are vast and totally private, wrapping round the property, perfect for kids of all ages. We were a party of 9, aged between 12 and 85 and it suited us perfectly, plenty of space for everyone and more! The surrounding countryside is beautiful, especially with all the sunflower fields adding a splash of colour and the local village at Bassoues is so pretty and has more to offer than most - two restaurants/bar - one selling bread, a small grocery shop, pottery and brocante shops, ladies clothes and accessory shop and even a hairdresser plus the Donjon tower - worth the climb for the view if you're up for it (197 steps up - so try and pick a cool time!). There's a swimming lake with sandy beach and restaurant/bar outside Lupiac about 20k away which is a great change of scene, plus Lupiac is very pretty (D'Artagnan's birth place). Simply lovely. We had a typically French lunch at the Auberge in neighbouring Montesquiou - 4 courses for 16 Euros including wine - they only do lunch and are closed on Saturdays though - very popular so book! All in all a wonderful holiday in a wonderful place. The owner, Sylvie was extremely helpful and friendly making all aspects of the booking so easy. Thank you.