pleasant villas for a wonderful vacation. Wheelchair friendly
Hendrik Jan Dadema
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About Hendrik Jan Dadema
Working for one of Europes biggest Tourist organisations and tour operators, we think we have a fair idea about what our guests desire for their well earned vacation when they decide to come to us.
Hendrik Jan Dadema purchased this Villa in 2000
Why Hendrik Jan Dadema chose Tourdun
Fell in love with it when we first saw it in 1999. In the worst time of the year, January. If you like a new property in winter without the beauties of the summer foliage and the warmth of the Southern French summer, it must be good. And it was..... We feel totaly at home there, in winter with the big fireplace as well as the summer with out outdoor kitchen and gorgeous pool. We originaly were looking for something closer to the coast, but this place proved to be so much better. The space, the feeling of safety, you don't feel anymore in the big tourist centers. The friendlyness of the local population and the peace and quiet we find here in our hectic lifes. Why are we renting out our place? Well. due to our work in tourism, we are occupied when others have their holidays. It was a pity to let the place and the pool go unused during our beautiful summers. This is why our guests benefit from this beautiful villa in Gascony.
What makes this Villa unique
When you sit in our cool livingroom in summer with the arched windowdoors wide open and see the Pyrenees in the background. Or have your afternoon tea in the outdoor cuisine close to the pool. Two images that make me feel totally at home. The newly constructed patio with fireplace is great to enjoy at night, or for a comfortable breakfast with the family. The outdoor kitchen is perfect for an afternoon barbecue and offers plenty seats for all of you to enjoy dinner there. We added a small fitnessroom with large windows. You might not want to think about fitness during your vacation. But if you need it, it's there....... The small chalet we recently added is great to accomodate 2 even 4 of our younger guests. a bit more privacy and even your own terrace if you want some peace and quiet. The terrace is build in such a way, it gives the impression of a treehut.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 12 (sleeps up to 12 adults)
Seclusion - Yes, overlooking the valley and walk to lake and town
It is an amazing location, well positioned not too far from Marciac. You as hosts, and Jean Paul Dadema, your brother, are perfect and make the renters sojourns hassle free and relaxing. Jean Paul is welcoming, and professional in explaining all the key aspects and led us from La Peniche to the house on arrival which is secluded in a lovely forested area overlooking the valley, away from the bustle of Marciac. With no neighbours around it is perfect for solitude and gives freedom to roam and enjoy. Oh, and La Peniche is 300 metres away and a great, unusual restaurant, reasonably priced… to include fois gras.
Thanks to the cleaning lady, Pierrette and Celine too who were equally timely and efficient at the end and when needed ad hoc. Celine is excellent at BBQ (she did a duck on one of the 3 BBQs you have) and also cooking local French cuisine on another day. The ladies are reasonably priced and we had fun talking to them.
The property fulfilled more than what we expected. You provided all baby things including a high chair and cot, and the modern kitchen has good equipment, clean and well maintained. It felt “home from home”; so well decorated. The two villas are full of art and sculptures! A marvellous treat for art lovers …. Even the floor tiles and decorative wall tiles were luxury, and your well-tended garden with so many flowers and trees. We would class it at the luxury end that we normally rent. The property is fully accessible and Jean Paul sought to fulfil any need.
The focal point is your 2 tier and massive swimming pool and Jean Paul’s attendance on ensuring a clean and well treated pool at 28/ 30°C. The pool at waist height is so perfect for young swimmers under supervision. We used it morning, and afternoon! The veranda and the 2 paillotes are excellent for sitting outside eating and evening drinks, watching the sunset . And, we could continue in our praises.
For the adults and the toddler and child, restaurants are not far (approx.. 300m walking straight down in 3 minutes or by car) and the town is small and void of loud noise. My son and his wife loved the walking and walking…. There are just lots of things to do in the area.
The 2 self-contained villas and the chalet compares in the same league as luxury housing in lovely spots of France.
We spend a lot of time in great places in Mauritius, Naples, Nice, Crete and Cyprus, Jard sur Mer. We will add this as yet another great hideaway. The property is mostly good for wheelchair
Dear Abbasi family,
Thank you for your kind and very positive review. We would very much appreciate to receive you again in Marciac in the not too distant future.
Hendrik and Martine (and Jean Paul of course)
Le vert Coteau, everything we had hoped for!
We were a family of 12 and the accommodation was perfect, each group having its own space of which there was plenty. Both inside and out the property was in excellent condition and very well equipped all round. The swimming pool is fabulous both in size and setting and proximity to Marciac being within walking distance is a big plus. Due to the property's setting privacy was complete and with views of the Pyranees, even in the summer, really made our holiday. Thanks to Jean Paul for local information and a warm welcome.
We hope to visit Le vert Coteau again in the not too distant future. Thankyou.
Dear Mrs. Madden and Mr. Turner,
Thank you very much for your review. I am very happy you had such a great time at "Le Vert Coteau". Rest assured i would be delighted to welcome you again at our place and i will pass on the compliments to my brother Jean Paul.
Hendrik Jan & Martine
Best place for families, great accessability !
This is the third time our family has spent our summer holidays at this place. We have been here for 3 and 4 weeks at a time and have always been two families travelling together. 11-12 people in all from 10 to 60 years old.
Everybody in every age loves this place and from year to year the facilities has been developed and is just getting better and better. One of our three daughters is sitting in a wheelchair, but has accessability everywhere with even a special designed toilet and bathroom for wheelchair users.
There are indoor an several outdoor places to enjoy the meals and even an outdoor kitchen and grill in a nice patio by the pool. The pool is great and bigger than usual with a fantastic view over the area around Marciac. One of the nicest things is that the place is lying on high ground, in walking distance to Mariciac, but quite isolated from noice and insight.
You feel that you have a large space for yourself, surrounded by garden and forest, but close to everything.
Marciac offers nice restaurants, several bakeries (mmm) and cafe's, and is really a nice and quite place. It has a marked in the square once a week and of course the Jazz festival which we enjoyed this year in august. This was really one of the best festivals we've been to. Even if you don't enjoy jazz, you can enjoy the life, all different kind of music, a lot of nice places to sit down and enjoy different food and drinks. We spent a lot of time just walking around.
For those who anjoy som sports in the morning there is a lot of different hiking and jogging paths, both in the forest with nice shadow and around the lake at the bottom of the hill. We were jogging/walking every morning through forest, wineyards and around the lake.
The area has everything you want, and the distance to the Pyrinees is just a hours drive away. A must is to take the car and go to Pic Du Midi. You can make it a "roundtrip" by the Col du Tourmalet which is one of the hardest routes in Tour De France. Its a lot to expierience of views, caves and small nice cities. You can also go rafting and climbing trees in this area, we spent a day just climbing trees with the kids. (Acro Parc, Saint Lary)
It's not really much more to say, you will have to go to this place several times to really discover all the qualities, so we really recommend that you do...we surtenly will !
A holiday home that was exactly as promised
We stayed three weeks at Le Vert Coteau using both the main house and the pool house. The main house was perfect for the disabled with its newly built toilet and shower room. What a kitchen, what a lounge and what a pool!
We will be returning. Many thanks also to Jean Paul for his help during our stay. In short, absolutely fantastic!
We spent a fantastic 2 weeks at this villa with our 3 children and another family and all i can say is that it was perfect!. The larger villa itself is so well equipped it has everything you could possibly need, the pool villa was also great. We shared all facilities together and it was so relaxing, the patio area was great in the evenings for meals, and the view just made it perfect.
I f you ask the children, they want to go back next year already, the pool was really big, i mean huge and the fact that it was an infinity pool just made it even more special. The place was clean and very spacious and all our needs were catered for, and what ever we couldn't find Jean-Paul could!! he was very helpful and accommodating and he made us feel very welcome. So overall we would highly recommend for families, i would say that a care is an absolute must and we can't wait to go back!!!!
Marciac is located in the 'Gers', also known as Gascony, bordering with the 'Hautes Pyrenees' about one hour from Lourdes and the Pyrenees. Marciac, a typical 'bastide' village, is well known for it famous August Jazz festival. The lovely rolling hills are a perfect backdrop for trips to the numerous beautiful castles just a short ride away. Summer here is warm and sunny, but also spring and autumn have comfortable warm temperatures. Come and see for yourself. If wine is your thing, check out the famous 'Madiran' wines (Chateau Montus) or the the St Mont wines, of which the vines grow next to our property. If you ask any French person about the Gers, generaly the reaction will be: 'on mange bien la bas' (you eat well there). Well, if even the French will tell you that you eat well in the Gers, maybe you should come and try it out. It's worth it!
Other Activities: Marciac Jazz festival. Famous around the world. Always great to see what famous names are coming every year. Over the last few years we had:Sting, Carlos Santana, Joan Baez, The Buena Vista Social Club, to name just a few.
Golf: Within 10 minutes you find the beautiful 'Château de Pallanne'. The 18 hole golf course is located around a splendid 18th century château in a gorgeous setting.
There are several other golf courses within one hour drive from Marciac. You will find that also for a golf vacation with friends, our villas are a perfect starting point.