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Peaceful Gite and Private Pool with Magnificent Panoramic Views

Bedrooms 1
Space 495 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Escape into the rolling hills and sunflower fields of rural France.

Enjoy beautiful views of the Chain of the Pyrenees whilst relaxing by the pool. Explore local villages and markets, or head for the slopes.

Set in a quiet spacious garden with private pool, terrace and surrounded by panoramic views this lovely Gite with 1 bedroom and sofa bedroom in living room offers hours of peace and tranquility and interesting wild life for nature lovers .

Enter the Gite through the patio doors into the good sized lounge/diner which has been recently furnished. There is a double sofa bed for any extra guests or children, TV+DVD with Freeview with various and plenty of windows to enjoy that view!

Move on through to the hall, off which is the modern bathroom with walk in Italian shower.

Next the small but fully equipped kitchen, and finally through to the good sized bedroom with 1 double bed and sliding doors that open back onto the terrace, and once again,to that view!

Outside Le Petit Rossignol has both a covered and large open terrace, with table and chairs , parasol ,BBQ in a private garden with shade ,pool, secure pond, and parking.

Monleon Magnoac, a pretty medieval village, is only 5 mins away and has a friendly cafe/pub and very well stocked farm shop where you can buy your bagettes, croissants and local wine to enjoy on the terrace looking at that view again !.

The nearest beach at Le Lac de la Gimonne is 10 mins away.

The ' Centre Nautic' has a beach (with life guard during the summer) and there it is also possible to windsurf, canoe, fish and rent pedalos.

For garden lovers Le Jardin de la Poterie Hillen, 4 mins away, is an outstanding garden to visit as well as the pottery.

More Details

Gail Phillp
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 June, 2018

About Gail Phillp

Ric and Gail Phillp , ex-ski instructors ,retired to France in 2008 from Andorra to enjoy their hobbies-walking, cycling, golf, amateur bird watching. Ric to build his kit car and learn to play the saxophone ! Gail to create and potter in her garden in between playing golf and volunteering the local Dog Refuge, making cakes, jam and chutney!

Both of us have always loved the countryside and mountains and feel we have found the ideal spot to live with Foxy our rescue dog now our children have left home.

Gail Phillp purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Gail Phillp chose Lalanne

see below

What makes this cottage unique

This is one of the most peaceful and beautiful locations in the sunflower region of Gascony. Boasting over 300 days of sunshine per year we are lucky to be able to eat outside nearly all year round, enjoying that view which made us fall in love with this property.!

From our door step we can walk or cycle on virtually empty roads and tracks.

We can play golf admiring views of the Pyrenees on uncrowded courses.

We have plenty of good varied,, well priced, local restaurants (within 10 mins ) offering wonderful Gascony cuisine with very friendly service

Yet,,although we're away from everywhere we're also very well situated -

We can ski in the winter or take a hike in the mountains once the snow has melted

We're within easy reach of the the main cities , Toulouse , Auch, Tarbes , Lourdes , where there are plenty of things to do and see .

No wonder we often think we are living in Paradis !

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything about the gite and location exceeded our expectations.

Gail and Ric have been very welcoming and have done everything to ensure our stay went smoothly.
Jul 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lalanne in Hautes-Pyrénées

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 495 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Modern bathroom ,equipped with large shower
  • Italian shower Toilet Sink/vanity
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • One double bed with ample storage ( One double sofa bed in living room)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Internet is available in the gite Washing machine available in owner's garage at no extra cost . There is a charge of £10 per week per person for linen and bath and hand towels . Bike hire can be arranged. Pool size is 5.40cms in diameter, height 1.30 cms. Wooden framed. Sunbeds can be provided at no extra cost . Tennis court in Monleon (5 mins away )


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Peaceful Gite and Private Pool with Magnificent Panoramic Views
average rating of 4.65 based on 23 reviews

Peaceful and relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely stay in this quiet spot. Swimming in the cooling pool whilst watching the cows stroll by and sunbathing with nothing to hear but the birds. This is the ideal place for a get away from it all holiday and we had the opportunity to spend quality family time together.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review Le Petit Rossignol We are very happy you all enjoyed your stay and we look forward to maybe seeing you again another year .
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Perfect little retreat

  • 4 of 5

Wow!a beautiful little gite amazing setting and helpful,friendly non intrusive hosts,our dogs and us were made to feel so welcome we all throughly enjoyed the enormous gardens and refreshing pool!great views while you eat on terrace,would definitely recommend this away from it all location but easy reach to small towns and amenities!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review We hope to see you again bon voyages Gail
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  • 5 of 5

Very peaceful, very pleasant and very restful

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review ! We hope to see you back again next year to cycle around this unspoilt area of S West France
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Idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week here. The gite is perfect for two people. The garden with its wonderful views and the delightful pool make it a great place to relax.

It is also ideally situated for trips into the mountains. We particularly recommend going up the Pic du Midi and making the journey to the Cirque de Gavarnie.

We are happy to recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your holiday and discovered our little corner of Paradise ! We really hope you can come again !
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Wonderful views, butterflies, birds, flowers, frogs and cows!! Great hosts and sunshine too 😍

  • 5 of 5

We have had a wonderful stay at Le Petit Rossignol, perfect location to explore the mountains, Pic du Midi, St Bertrand de Comminges, Save Gorge and Col des Ares, also perfect for visiting Gers, had a great day among the sunflowers in the Marciac area. Great food locally, Gail & Ric happy to share the best places to eat! Our two Staffies had a fab time, there are great walks right from the gite, through fields and along the canal, we walked

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy you enjoyed your holiday here and look forward to seeing you here again . Thank you for your visit Ric and Gail ( and Foxy )
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Ideal for a couple.

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic sunsets and sunrises with amazing panoramic views of mountains. Nice patio and outdoor space, great for enjoying weather and views. Villa was easy to find, a straight forward drive from Toulouse airport and to days out like driving to the mountains, thermal spas, walking, caves as well as supermarkets etc. Gail was really helpful and easygoing. Thanks for a lovely fortnight.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to dothis review and for your useful comments for future guests . We are very happy you found and enjoyed our magic corner of S W France and we hope to see you here again !
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Monleon Magnoac
Nearest Ferry
350 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Lannemezan A64-E80 or St Gaudens
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Boulogne sur Gesse or Castelnau Magnoac
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
St Lary
Nearest Beach
215 Kilometres
( Nearest lake with beach 10 mins ) or Biaritz
Car: recommended

Here in this unspoilt corner of Magnoac in the day you can sample the culinary delights of Gascony, wander around the local markets, sit and watch the red kites soaring and tumbling in clear blue skies while enjoying a glass of the local wine on the terrace, watching the sunset behind the mountains,all accompanied by the evening chorus of the crickets and frogs in the nearby pond ! Then at night you can find a local fete to dance the night away or just enjoy star gazing and experience the most amazing skies in this non polluted region of France..

For the more active there are ample walks in this beautiful countryside, cycling along quiet roads or off road following the small canal, golf at one of the many not quiet and picturesque golf courses in the area. For bird watching, swimming, canoeing and fishing there are 3 lakes with in 15 mins. Also close by are horse riding stables and a local aerodrome for sky diving and parachuting.

The Tour de France, in July, comes through the area each year and is an exciting event to watch and experience even for non cyclists !

Further afield each year, in August, you can go to the famous

International Jazz festival at Marciac.

Other attractions -

The Country and Western Festival at Mirande

Tarbes Haras National (famous horse stud)

plus the Horse festival Equestria .in July

Pic du Midi de Bigorre - take cable car to weather station at 2887 m (best trip to do!)

Visit winery

Visit Airbus museum Toulouse

Auch festival

Visit heritage sites of midi Pyrenees i.e

St Bertrand de Comminges

Garvanie (World Heritage site)



Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15
Damage Deposit £100

Please leave the gite as you find it .
If you prefer us to clean it, there will be a £40 charge.
Heating supplements maybe applied for winter lets (check with owner)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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