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Luxury Loft Apartment With Private Pool, Private Terrace And Garden Area

Bedrooms 1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

80m2, Spacious Bedroom, Well Equipped Living/kitchen Area And Luxury Bathroom


Beautifully transformed by local Artisans, the Apartment boasts three light and airy rooms with interconnecting corridor all with electrical heating.

Spacious living space with armchairs and bean bag, TV , DVD player , PS2, both WiFi and cabled Internet etc. and including a fully fitted kitchen/diner with hob , oven , fridge/freezer , microwave , coffee maker etc, dining table and chairs. One end of this space is fully double glazed windows with a stable door overlooking the Owner's orchard and leading down steps to a well equipped private terraced dining and garden area .

Bedroom ...

A spacious room with ample wardrobe storage. Super-king bed which can be separated into two singles and a single bed, each fitted with luxury Egyptian cotton bedding.


Luxuriously appointed with large shower cubicle and bedding chest for extra linen. Wash basket (use of owners' washing machine available), Ironing board and iron. View to pool


Food - Free, generous welcome pack provided for stays of 1 week or more. Arrival meal available at a cost, 2,3 or 4 courses with wine - sample menus available. Fully equipped Picnic bags and ice blocks available for your use.

We offer the opportunity to partake in a table d'hote meal on the day of arrival. The menu will be sent out after payment

Leisure - 2 mountain bikes, boules and hiking sticks available. Private pool is available from mid May to early October depending on weather. Covered Spa pool for evening use. Extensive array of maps and local information on every topic

More Details

Hazel Thompson
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2018

About Hazel Thompson

We, Hazel and Peter, are finally living the dream. We bought this place in 2001 with a view to living here permanently and developing the Grenier into somewhere we can share with others. Both of us have roots in the British countryside and chose here because the living experience reminds us of life in the UK of 50 years ago - apart from the prices !!

Hazel Thompson purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Hazel Thompson chose Viozan

Every year for 10 years our annual holidays were always spent here making sure we experienced every month - we were never disappointed. September remains my favourite after the often savage heat of August. The air seems to breathe a sigh of relief but the pool is still very welcoming. Everyone who visits comments how peaceful and tranquil our house sits in the countryside.

What makes this apartment unique

We never tire of our view onto the Pyrenees, sometimes the mountains seem to rise from the next field or of the buzzards and kites hovering overhead. Having a Restaurant and Boulangerie in the village was the icing on the cake. The Restaurant was totally overhauled by its owner and re-opened June 2015 under new management. Open every weekday and Sunday lunch for 'menu de jour' and evenings at weekends in the winter and weekdays in the summer. They also have a Wine bar where you can enjoy a glass or a bottle and a plate of Tapas

Knowing the value and importance of breaks aways from work we have endeavoured to make Lavender Loft a home from home with a touch of luxury. Feedback from our guests so far, has proved we have been successful

Guestbook comments from the owner

Un appartement lumineux, spacieux, calme, une piscine quasiment « privée », un paysage reposant et des hôtes Hazel et Peter, prévenants, discrets, attentifs à notre bien être jusqu’au moindre détail : à notre arrivée, quelques aliments nous attendent dans le frigidaire, les draps sont mis dans un grand lit moelleux…Et les bonnes surprises continuent : jeux, livres – en anglais ! et DVD sont mis à notre disposition ainsi que des vélos tout neufs pour sillonner les petites routes ; tout est pensé pour qu'on se sente bien et qu’on ait plaisir à revenir "à la maison" après des balades historiques et culturelles qu'offre cette région loin d'un tourisme envahissant.

5 etoiles
Aug 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Viozan in Gers

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Very spacious with luxurious fittings
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , ......or can be 3 single beds if required
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Luxury Loft Apartment With Private Pool, Private Terrace And Garden Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved this property. Inside and outside every single thing you could need was provided. The property is set in beautiful gardens with a fabulous pool. Inside it is furnished to a high standard and exceptionally clean and well maintained. We enjoyed sitting looking out of the big windows watching the wildlife.

The hosts live onsite but they never intrude although are always available and very helpful if you need anything. There are some lovely restaurants locally and it is definitely worth popping round to the local boulangerie for your bread and croissants.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good time despite the rainy days. We always try to make guest's feel they made the right decision to come here. We will welcome you back should you decide to visit this area again.
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A Home Away From Home in Southern France

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with Hazel and Peter for 5 nights at Lavender Loft and opted for the welcome delicious 3 course dinner on arrival with our hosts. The welcome pack was a delight as it provided us with some “essential” goodies to start off our stay. The unit itself has everything you could ever want, from various kitchen utensils, maps and even dressing gowns and slippers. The bathroom was enormous and the shower modern. The lounge with comfy chairs helped us to end each day with wine and cheese while overlooking the spacious garden. The mattress was wonderful and when needed we could use the heaters… of course, had the weather been warmer we would have used the pool! We enjoyed our privacy, but, when needed, Hazel and Peter would answer any of our queries. We bought baguettes daily from the local boulangerie; the local restaurant was a great find. The location of Lavender Loft in Viozan is ideal for exploring the local villages or for tripping to the Pyrenees. In all, a great find!

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful, tranquil, rejuvenating Lavender Loft

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing find Lavender Loft is! We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect place to stay, the views from the lounge are just stunning, the dappled sunlight in the mornings - the afternoons watching the woodpecker dancing on the lawn and hearing him drumming on the branches in the trees. Having so much fun and laughter in the pool in view of the majestic Pyrenees mountains to keep us company. In the evenings the sound of silence that fills the air with peace and tranquility, just made us never want to leave this heavenly part of the Midi-Pyrénées. We want to thank Hazel and Peter for making us feel so at home and so welcome, for all the very useful information they gave us and, last but not least the delicious meal they cooked for us on the evening we arrived. The company, the food and the hospitality were exceptional, Hazel and Peter are the most wonderful hosts and the welcome pack was a great touch too.

We highly recommend Lavender Loft.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we always try to provide the best experience we can; glad to hear we seem to be getting it right. It was great meeting you both, happy house-hunting.
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  • 5 of 5

Off the beaten track, but near enough to walk to the boulangerie in the tiny village of Viozan, this is a little paradise. The spacious gite is beautiful, with everything you could possibly need, including a fantastic welcome pack of food and wine. It's the little touches everywhere that make this place stand out - the robes for the hot tub, the home-made jams and chutneys and the many kitchen gadgets for cooks are only three examples. There are extensive and well tended grounds with an orchard, sitting areas in both sun and shade, and a fabulous pool.

What makes the gite extra special is the care and attention that Hazel and Peter offer - they are the perfect hosts, managing to be always there when needed but invisible when not! From coping with the non-arrival of our luggage and lending us clothes, to cooking us a wonderful meal on our first evening and recommending countless places to visit, we couldn't have wished for better friends.

We had a glorious late August holiday, spending our time relaxing and enjoying the gite and the immediate locality, spotting butterflies and birds. However, it's only an hour or so to the foothills of the Pyrenees, which can be seen on many days.

Tomatoes and figs fresh from the garden, a glass of wine by the pool, kites soaring overhead and perfect peace. It's exactly what we hoped for and much more besides. Thank you, Hazel and Peter - we'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank YOU Margaret and Andy. So glad you enjoyed staying at Lavender Loft and regard us as friends, the sentiment is totally mutual. It's good to hear the experience and ambience we set out to create is being achieved. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
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Aug 17

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay, Hazel and Peter looked after us to make sure our holiday was as perfect as possible. We will be staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was quite comfortably the best place we have stayed in. The ambience, setting and the owners personal touch and attention to our comfort during the stay made us feel rely welcome. Put simply we felt so relaxed in the environment supplied. Thanks Lavender Loft we loved it!!

Robin & Beth!!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both We are glad you enjoyed your stay here. It's always good to hear we are achieving what we have set out to offer. You were perfect guests, hope to see you at some point in the future Hazel & Peter
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Nearest Ferry
345 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
St Lary Soulan
Nearest Beach
210 Kilometres
Car: necessary

International music festivals - Mirande, July (Country), Marciac, Jul / Aug (Jazz), Vic Fezensac. July (Latino) and Tarbes, Aug (Arg. Tango)

Bird watching reserve - Lac de Puydarrieux, cross-section of 2 migratory routes - best visited during the winter months for greatest number of species

Tour de France always passes close by in July

Enjoy a different market every day of the week in the numerous Bastide towns that abound locally. Some have night markets with artisanal stalls, live music and outdoor food during the summer months. The Spanish border and the Pyrenees are only an hour away where you can enjoy both Winter and Summer activities and all year round hydrotherapy / thalassotherapy spas at Saint Lary Soulan and Loudenvielle

TV Commentator during the Tour de France described the area as the most beautiful in France. Gascony is the only Department in France with no Motorways, enjoys clean fresh air and the inhabitants enjoy an average life expectancy of 94 years!!. The fields and skies abound with colour and wildlife. Expect to see buzzards and kites searching for lunch on thermals over the sunflowers, deer and occasionally wild boar

Gascony is home to the 3/4 Musketeers, Auch (the Department's capital) boasts a statue of D'Artagnan on the steps to the 15thC St Mary's Cathedral; with its Choir of over 1600 beautifully oak carved characters, it is a major site on the route to Santiago de Compostela. The square outside the Cathedral has been transformed into a beautiful and relaxing fountained area for taking a drink and watching the world go by.

Tour de France 2018 - easily reachable

Stage 17, July 25: Bagnères-de-Luchon – Saint-Lary-Soulan (Col de Portet), 65km

Stage 18, July 26: Trie-sur-Baïse – Pau, 172km

Stage 19, July 27: Lourdes – Laruns, 200km

You are never far away from a local village Fete during Summer and Autumn. Often from Friday to Sunday, you can join in at Petanque, skittles or even beret tossing. Follow this up in the evening with a Grillade or Paella or other freshly prepared outdoor food accompanied by live music

The area is home to Armagnac and the famous Madiran wine area - visit and taste at beautiful Chateaux such as at Plaimont. If you are not familiar with these wines they are well worth a try and are starting to win International awards

For the more energetic, we have information on the local area's 13 routed walks of varying distances - these can also be cycled. Roads have very little traffic and so are relatively safe for the cyclist. Close by are numerous swimming lakes with 'beach' areas and water parks. Mirande has the closest opportunity to go kayaking and Auch has a 'Go Ape' style course.

As we have heating in all areas (included in the rental prices) our Apartment is ideally suited for off season breaks, skiing holidays and property hunting trips all year round


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £89.73

We take 25% on booking and the remainng 75% is due 30 days before arrival. The rates include electricity and heating if required. All linen including pool towels are provided and changed weekly. Final / weekly clean is also included in the price. The security deposit will be returned electronically via the booking system

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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