La Mouette (The Seagull) is the larger of the 2 gites at Le Vieux Presbytere. With a west facing balcony and views to the south over the Pyrenees this provides light and spacious holiday accommodation with all mod cons. On the mezzanine floor is a queen sized double bed, bathroom and sitting area which goes out onto the balcony. The mezzanine (as elsewhere) is painted in Farrow & Ball restful colours and the bed has a good mattress and white linen. The bathroom is painted white with blue tiles, a Spanish basin and soft towels. On the ground floor another bedroom with twin beds, a separate shower room and a sofabed in the living area. The living space with Spanish floor tiles, is open plan with dining and sitting area for eating, reading and TV watching. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, cooker, microwave, fridge catering for 6 people. A wood burning fire makes this gite beautifully warm in winter. A big terrace outside with tables, umbrellas and bbq's make this perfect for sunny days.
- Cottage269 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay3 - 7 nights
Gite with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sofa bed with garden and pool views.
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- within one day
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- 23 Jul 2018
About JACKIE WALLACE-JONES
Richard and I moved from the Oxford area of the UK to the beautiful Gers region of France. We bought this pretty 17thC presbytery and converted the barn in to 2 gites which we have rented since 2005. Our experience in the wine trade and hotel/restaurant business has stood us in good stead to run a successful business and a happy place for people to holiday. We are thrilled to welcome back many returning guests.
JACKIE WALLACE-JONES purchased this Cottage in 2004
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100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
nice place, owner friendly
very nice property in a very quiet place. Owners are very friendly. Everything was perfect for relaxing vacation.
Little extra for Nordic walkers: a very nice signposted circuit of 12 km around the village !
The house of happiness
We knew this place till few years, we spend here one or two weeks with Friends, and it's always the same pleasure. Find back Jackie and Richard, our lovely owners, their home, the quiet of the Church, swimming in the sweet water seeing an amazing blue sky, watching the stars in the sky at night in the garden in front of the house. Meet others renters who are often English people, speaking their language. We love this place, definitly. It's for us, our holiday's home.
Véronique, Ludovic, Frédéric, Capucine, Victor, Théophile, Hortense
Wonderful stay here !! We recommand !!
Jacky and Richard are so kind.
Beautiful holidays in an amazing peacefull and green garden.
Charmant et reposant
Magnifique destination dans le vieux presbytère, les propriétaires très accueillants sont soucieux de votre bien être et toujours disponibles pour donner de bonnes adresses. La Mouette est décorée avec beaucoup de gout et l'environnement vert intensif est très soigné.
"Charmante maison dans le...
"Charmante maison dans le Gers. Propriétaires tout aussi charmants. Calme, verdure, piscine parfaite. Accueil adorable.
Rien à redire, des locations comme celle là, on en redemande !"
"Location et région super...
"Location et région superbes
Idéal pour vacances nature-culture- gastronomie"
This is rural France at its best! The Gers, where people live longer, is endowed with clear unpolluted skies, little traffic, friendly people, a temperate climate and a variety of fresh country produce found in the daily village markets. The area is renowned for its duck, foie gras and Armagnac and during the summer there are many festivals such as Jazz at Marciac, Country and Western at Mirande, Tempo Latino at Vic-Fezensac, bullfighting and horse racing.
There is always something to see and do in the area from visiting medieval bastide villages (this is D'Artagnan country), beautiful landscapes, wine and Armagnac tasting, collecting antiques, riding, walking and cycling to just lazing by the pool on a hot summer's afternoon with a glass of fresh local wine!
Le Vieux Presbytère is a 2 hour drive from Biarritz and the wonderful long, sandy beaches of the Atlantic. The Pyrenees are also 2 hours drive and have good, challenging skiing in the winter and wonderful alpine summer walks
Other Activities: Boules: every village has a court and team. Motor Racing: Nogaro is 15mins drive and has regular meetings for F3, The Porsche Cup, Classic Cars and Truck racing. Next to the race track is a gliding centre. Bull Fighting: Is still practiced in SW France and the season kicks off in Vic Fezensac with 4 days of bull fighting, in various forms, on the Pentecost weekend. Dance late in to the night at the 4 day fun-filled Latin American salsa festival in late July. Also hosted by Vic Fezensac, a 15 min drive, bands come from Cuba, South America, Paris etc. Marciac (40 mins) hosts a fabulous Jazz Festival in the 1st 2 weeks of August. Established 30 years ago with some well known jazz artists it's a must to soak up the atmosphere, even for those who are not jazz officinados. Of course all festivals and village fetes come with good eating and drinking. Harvesting of the grapes in September and the Flame d'Armagnac in November is quite a spectacle. The Tour de France and its grand entourage often passes nearby.
Golf: Golf de Guinlet near Eauze is only 15 minutes drive from the gites This is a good, fairly challenging, pretty wooded 18 hole course. Other courses within a 45 minute drive are Auch, Chateau Parlane and Mont de Marsan.
Ski: Skiing in the Pyrenees is perfectly possible for a day. The drive is about 2 hours and gets you to La Mongee which is one of the highest peaks in the Pyrenees. February and March are the best skiing months.
Downpayment / Deposit requested. Security deposit requested. Supplement for heating depending on the season. Discount depending on length of stay