'1786' is a beautiful stone house in the heart of Gascony. It is packed with features and comforts. Lots of dining and lounging areas, music, films, thousands of books, 42' TV, computer, iPod dock. In the kitchen, a washing machine and dishwasher, food processor, Nespresso coffee machine. Wide, bi fold doors open onto the courtyard where there's jasmine and an olive tree; rattan seating bedecked with cushions and a spa.
Very Large Property With Four Bedrooms, Three Bathrooms With Every Luxury
Jenny Morton Potts
- english, french, some German
- Calendar last updated:
- 15 Dec 2018
About Jenny Morton Potts
We live in Essex now but spent 13 years in the Tarn et Garonne and fell in love with the area. Jenny is a writer and Phee sells property. Flint is an artist and school kid!
Jenny Morton Potts purchased this House in 2000
Why Jenny Morton Potts chose Mansonville
When we viewed '1786', initially for a friend, we were speechless. We knew we wanted to own it, restore it and keep it forever. So when our friend was not able to make the move, we jumped at the chance to be part of '1786'.
What makes this House unique
The grand séjour with mezzanine is unlike any property we have ever seen. My stomach still turns over when I enter that room and I cannot quite believe it is now finished!
Pool / Spa
Spent a wonderful week in this stunning property. Its online description seemed too good to be true, but it delivered!
It is very well equipped, both internally (cooking, kitchen equipment, bedrooms and bathrooms etc.) and externally where there is a patio across which the sun travels over the course of the day. There is plenty of comfortable seating and a large dining table.
The property was clean and tidy upon arrival.
The village of Mansonville is quiet with a small restaurant and bar which was convenient - as was its adjoined small shop where one could order fresh bread and croissant etc as well as buy most staples. There are many restaurants, including some very good ones, within a short drive. Mansonville is virtually midway between Agen and Toulouse.
Booking and subsequent communication with the owner was both prompt and helpful.
A place to recommend...
Thank you so much, Henry, for this wonderful critique. So glad that the house, village and surroundings hit the mark. It was a pleasure to have you at '1786'.
Paisible et jolie maison
Une belle maison où il fait bon vivre dans une belle région ! La maison est bien équipée et très agréable à vivre. Il ne manque que des toilettes au RdeC pour qu'elle soit parfaite.
Nous avons découvert cette région avec ces beaux villages et charmantes randonnées.
Un vrai plaisir !
Merci à Jenny et Marie qui s'occupe de la maison pour leur gentillesse et attentions : le petit panier avec les spécialités locales offertes en cadeau de bienvenue est une charmante surprise.
Merci beaucoup, Frederique
Nous sommes d'accord! Une quatrieme salle de douche sur le rez de chaussee est prevu. Et peut etre encore une, a cote d'une piscine avec 'cuisine d'ete'.
C'etait un vrai plaisir d'avoir vous acceullis chez '1786'.
A Perfect Family Holiday Home
We chose '1786' as a holiday place for our family get together last summer and when we all arrived there, from Beijing, London and Canberra, we were not disappointed. It was perfect! It was everything we had hoped for and more.
The house is beautifully comfortable, very well maintained and equipped to a high standard, and the village is lovely. Our family ranged from two years old to seventy and '1786' had something for everyone. We enjoyed walks in the surrounding countryside, meals in the village restaurant, drinks in the courtyard at dusk, exploring villages and towns nearby, cycling along the canal towpath, playing in the games room and just relaxing with a good book from '1786's impressive library. Our days were filled with summer pleasures.
Jenny was in touch with us in the lead up to our arrival (thank you again for the wonderful welcoming hamper of goodies!) and during our stay, to make sure that all was well. At the end of our magical month there we reluctantly left with wonderful memories of '1786' and Mansonville.
We would all definitely recommend this beautiful house and we hope to return for a longer stay - it's such a special place to be!
Audrey & Adrian
Audrey and Adrian, it was such a pleasure to have you at '1786'. This is a wonderful review and thank you so much for writing it. Hopefully we shall meet again, in Mansonville or Canberra!
very best wishes
A wonderful year in 1786.
My wife and I spent 12 months in this beautiful house from July 2014. "1786" ticked all the boxes, and then some.
We were met on arrival by the owners Jenny, and Philippa who showed us around, and ensured we were comfortable before leaving us to settle in at our own pace.
We had viewed 1786 on the website prior to arrival, and photo's don't lie. The property was everything we had hoped for.
If somewhere can be described as both spacious, and cosy at the same time then 1786 is the place.
We had many visitors during the summer months, and this is where the spaciousness was appreciated. However we most enjoyed the winter months in front of the wood heater on our own. A roaring fire, and a glass of local red... heaven.
We cannot say enough about the location in Mansonville. A beautiful tiny village, who's locals will make you feel welcome from the first day until the last.
We have no hesitation in recommending this home to anyone who wishes to experience true French rural life.
Enjoy your stay.
We guarantee you will love it.
Jim and Judy Bryden. Australia.
Thank you so much for this glowing review Jim and Judy! We were dining in Le Saturnin the other day (confit de canard...) and they were asking when you were coming back to see them! very best wishes, Jenny, Phi and Flinty.
1786 is my place.
You know, that place. It's where your mind goes when you need an escape from a world that's moving too fast. You close your eyes and imagine soft surroundings, wide, open spaces, and streams of gentle sunlight washing over you. Your breathing slows, and you begin to feel brand new.
That's the feeling I got when I first stepped into 1786 last fall.
The photographs don't lie. It's a beautiful place. But to really get a sense of what makes this spacious stone house so special, you really have to be there. I loved waking up in our comfy bed, as the church bells were nudging the little town from its sleep, and heading down the gently creaking stairs to see the morning light slipping through the curtains. I can still smell the scones baking in the oven in that cozy, well equipped kitchen. I can hear the laughter rising up towards those soaring ceilings during long, lazy dinners, gathered around that roomy dining table. I can taste the spicy sausage fresh off the barbecue, and feel the warmth from the wood stove on a chilly night.
And then there were the days spent adventuring to neighboring towns and villages...enjoying market days and sidewalk cafés, elegant abbeys, and breathtaking views.
And always...that warm feeling on returning home at the end of the day to the open arms of that big, beautiful stone house...We hope we'll be back, one day. Until then, I'll return there in my mind. It's my place.
We will forever treasure you, dear 1786! Thank you, Jenny and Phi!
Très belle maison aménagée avec beaucoup de goût et très bien équipée.
Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour en famille dans cette belle maison malgré les fortes chaleurs.
Félicitations aux propriétaires, c'est du beau travail.
Un petit point négatif, l'absence de toilettes au rez-de-chaussée.
A recommander pour ceux qui aiment la tranquillité et les belles campagnes environnantes.
The house is near Valence d'Agen, a market town with all amenities .
We require a deposit of £250 for peak bookings and £200 pounds for mid season. Our cleaner, lovely Marie, will require 60 euros for cleaning upon departure.