The property is situated in the department of Gers which lies at the heart of the historic region of Gascony. In the long struggle for supremacy between England and France in the Middle Ages it had the misfortune to form the frontier zone between the English base at Bordeaux and the French at Toulouse; thus the region abounds in fortified villages or Bastides. Today nowhere could be more peaceful. Le Gers is France's secret garden with its rolling pastures, woods, vineyards, arable land and lakes.On the same latitude as Nice, Gascony, as yet undiscovered, escapes the heavy tourist traffic of its more famous neighbors while benefiting from a similar climate. Gascony is a gourmet's paradise, deservedly famous for its foie gras, confits and magrets. Fresh produce from the local farms are freely available at weekly markets. A market is close by every day of the week. Excellent wine, Floc and Armagnac are produced from the local vineyards.
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Farmhouse in La Sauvetat, near Fleurance, Gascony (Gers), Midi-Pyrenees - Idyllic Location in the Heart of the Countryside
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- 23 Aug 2018
Why Gemma chose La Sauvetat
This property is idyllic. It is a little paradise hidden in the Gascon countryside. For all who like their freedom and privacy it is ideal. Most people fall in love with it as soon as they see it as we did.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
The light is fantastic; Anybody who is interested in a painting holiday or in viewing the stars would have a wonderful time here. There is an Observatory open to the public close by.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Très agréable séjour.
Séjour très agréable dans le Gers
Calme et ensoleillé. Très bien.
Very disappointed with the facilities.
HOLIDAY RESERVATION HA-B8VHKJ: Property #8058265; 13th August – 27th August
Please find blow the reasons my family and I were very dissatisfied with the two week holiday re La Petite Taste.
All the facilities below were identified as being available within the Farmhouse amenities section of the brochure.
Photographic evidence is available if required:
No Air Conditioning.
We were told on arrival that there was no air conditioning. It was not possible to have it fixed during our 2 week holiday.
We were also told that two fans were available. We had a party of 7 people plus a 12 month old baby.
On complaining, three further fans were provided during the first week.
This was totally inadequate as it was extremely hot during the evenings and night time. Adults and baby found it impossible to sleep.
The Farmhouse amenities state: Air conditioning… The house is equipped with a reversible air conditioning/ heating system.
Satellite / Cable/ TV
On arrival we found that there was no Satellite/ SKY available. Again, Satellite/ Cable TV was identified within the Farmhouse amenities
The only TV was French TV. A TV engineer called later in the first week to say that the SKY box was faulty.
The next day, a working SKY box was tried but this made no difference i.e. no Sky TV was available for all of our stay. This was an important requirement as we wished to keep up with the Olympics.
Two bathrooms indoors.
We found that the bathroom / shower on the lower floor did not have hot water.
An electrician called later in the first week to repair the fault.
Two purpose built barbecues
Two purpose built barbecues were identified within the Farmhouse amenities.
On arrival we had to ask for one of the barbecues to be cleaned. The other barbeque by the pool side was not in working order.
Bread/ Pizza over.
A Bread/ Pizza oven was also identified within the Farmhouse amenities. On arrival we were informed not to use the oven as if was faulty.
The overall condition of both barbeque and Pizza oven indicated that they had not been used for some time.
Outside lights and stereo system.
We were not able to use the outside light and outside stereo system at the same time. On complaining, an extension lead was provided that had cable joins that stretched across the entrance to the outside patio area. This was a hazard for everyone (including the baby).
I consulted at all times with both the owner and Edwina and Gordon who were looking after
It is very disappointing and distressing for us if clients are not happy with their holiday at our home. Before we leave we always make sure that everything is working perfectly and that the house is in pristine condition. I will try and address the problems that were mentioned.
There are two separate systems in the house, one for downstairs and one for upstairs.The downstairs system is still working perfectly. However the previous guests decided that the bedrooms were too cold and in attempting to change the temperature broke the mechanism.
The company engineer said a part was necessary but would not be available until September because of factory holidays.
We put a fan in each bedroom and two in the room where the baby was sleeping. It must be mentioned that the cot was moved from a cool northfacing room to a southfacing room directly above the terrace which is much less quiet.
When the TV engineer came out he said there was a problem with the box. He unfortunately was wrong. When I returned I called him again and he discovered that the satellite had moved slightly so he had to adjust the dish accordingly. All channels are now working perfectly. It was unfortunate for the guests but they could watch the Olympics on the French channels.
There was no problem with the immersion heater in the lower bathroom; someone had turned the switch the wrong way.
I would be very surprised if the barbecue was dirty. I cleaned them with a power hose before leaving. However the coal trays and the wire racks for changing the levels are well used and worn. However there were two brand new cooking racks left on a hook on the lower terrace which do not seem to have been used.
This oven is not mentioned as an amenity for the simple reason that it is not easy to use; one would need to know how; so we do not advise it.
The terrace is lit by two florescent tubes with a switch by the back door. The lights mentioned are party lights which we rarely use as they attract too many moths etc at night time. However there is an extension lead for that purpose kept under the sink in the kitchen.
We try our best to make everyone's stay as enjoyable as possible but sometimes matters are outside one's control.
The house is in a beautiful setting and overall our guests have a wonderful time.
The property is situated equidistant from the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. It is a two hour drive to Mimizan on the Atlantic and perhaps a little longer to Beziers or Narbonne on the Med. Biarritz and St. Jean du Luz are also in driving distance and are really beautiful.
The nearest Airport is Toulouse [75mins]. There is also Bordeaux [90mins]; Bergerac [90mins]; Carcasson [120mins] and Pau [120mins]
Travelling by car: Cherbourg, Roscoff [9 hours]; St. Malo, Caen [8 hours] Calais [10 hours]
A car is essential; The nearest village is La Sauvetat [3k]; the nearest market town is Fleurance [11k] The nearest city is Auch [30k]. The small town of Castera Verduzan is 7k away.
There are many first class restaurants within a 10k radius; details and phone nos. will be available at the house.
There is a choice of Supermarkets and Banks in Fleurance, ten minutes away.
Shopping is also available a little closer in Castera Verduzan where one will also find a Thermal Health Spa and a Casino
Booking Notes: Bookings will be accepted by e-mail. To secure a reservation please send a bankdraft in euros, payable to Gemma Glynn, for 25% of the rental total. Balance, plus a returnable deposit of 300euros a week, to be paid by bankdraft in euros 8 weeks before arrival. Changeover Day: Changeover day will normally be Saturday but may be flexible. Guests should leave by 10am and arrive after 4pm.