14C hilltop Restored Farmhouse and outbuildings set in 10 Acres of private land, accessed by 1/4 Mile drive through surrounding fields & forests. Stunning 360 degree views to the Pyrenees mountains and 2Km from Condom for local amenities. The house is set out over 450sqm & has 5 large bedrooms & en-suite bathrooms, sleeps 10-12. It also has a salt water pool, wifi, SKY HD TV, Blu-ray/DVD, Table Tennis, Pool Table, outside eating and for winter rentals the house is fully underfloor heated with open/stove fires.
Farmhouse near Condom, Gers, Midi Pyrenees, France - Private, Peaceful Location With Stunning Views, 2km From Condom & Local Amenities
Richard and Caroline
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- 15 Jan 2019
About Richard and Caroline
Richard & Caroline are the proud owners of this superb family home and we share it with our three boys and our two Labradors.
Richard and Caroline purchased this Farmhouse in 2003
Why Richard and Caroline chose Condom
Back in 2003, whilst on holiday in the Gers, we came across a run down and derelict set of farm buildings. Sad and neglected, not more than a pile of rocks, with trees growing inside as well as out, we were smitten. Several stressful but ultimately satisfying years later, the house is now fully restored to modern standards. We have retained much of the very old stone work, including 14C mullion windows and cut stone doorways and now have a house that should stand for a few more years. We have spent several glorious summers (and winters) at the house and always come away sad that we have to leave and return to the UK but we hope that if you decide to spend time at the house, you will enjoy it as much as we have and look forward to answering any questions you may have!
What makes this Farmhouse unique
With stunning views and surrounded by sunflower & wheat fields, with an abundance of wildlife this really is a place to unwind. Thankfully the location of the house, although incredibly private is still only minutes away from the old Armagnac capital - Condom - with all its shops, bars, restaurants, sports facilities and banks. Further afield you have a wealth of activities and beautiful towns and markets to visit, but if it's tranquillity, modern accommodation and space you seek then look no further. Happy Holidays!
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Fabulous Condom retreat
We had a great time in your lovely home. It was particularly impressive when we looked through the books showing the house being built! The house is lovely and feels like a real home and we are very sorry to be leaving.
We enjoyed the fruit in the garden as well, a real luxury to return home from our morning walk and pick an apple on the way into the house.
We loved spending time in the area, the beautiful towns of Auch and Lectoure and the villages of Fources and Larressingle. All of which seem to have quintessentially local restaurants with fois gras and duck! We cycled quite a lot but the hills were certainly challenging, two massive hills just to get out of Condom on the D931 set the tone for a few cycles! The voie verte from Condom to Lagraulet was a welcome change with its basically flat, car free roads.
We look forward to returning next year!
Thank you for the kind words and excellent local information. Also delighted you enjoyed the fruit, as there always seems to be masses that only the birds normally get to enjoy.
Stunning holiday home with incredible views- Perfection!
We can’t say enough about this stunning holiday villa, in an area with so much to do, yet perfect for doing nothing at all. The house is elegantly decorated, very comfortable, and stocked with all the comforts of home. The grounds are even more beautiful- green fields, golden sunflowers, and purple lavender scenting the air. We spent many hours lounging by (or in) the saltwater pool and dining on the covered terrace. I am already missing looking out of my tower bedroom windows at night, the village off in the distance, and the millions of stars lighting up the sky. In the morning, the view was even better, and I could hear the soft, distant sounds of roosters crowing and church bells pealing. You’re in a world of your own, yet it’s a short drive into town for shopping and dining and everyone there is friendly and welcoming. Condom has everything from boulangeries to large supermarkets and even a Michelin rated restaurant. There are many quaint villages nearby to explore, as well as vineyards and Armagnac houses. Richard and Caroline have thought of everything for a perfect family vacation and we can’t thank them enough for sharing their home with us!
Thank you so much for the kind words and were delighted that you managed to fit so much in during your stay. The model guests all the way from the USA. Hope to see you back very soon.
Paradise Amid the Sunflowers
My extended family rented this stunning villa for the week. Young and old were equally impressed with the house and grounds. The pool area was an added treat to an already perfect home and location. We celebrated the French World Cup win with the locals in town and were welcomed with open arms. The villa is very well situated near several small towns and vineyards that we explored. All that is needed is provided. We were in no hurry to leave, but alas . . . all good things must come to an end. Richard and Caroline thank you for sharing this very special place with those of us lucky enough to score a reservation. Merci!
Thank you so much for the kind review - we're delighted that along with enjoying the house you were able to meet and sample some of the delights of the local community, which makes any holiday that much more complete. You're all welcome back anytime!!
We've just come home and we're already planning our next holiday at this wonderful house. Perfection is said to be attribute of god but this house comes close. Safe to say it exceeded our expectations. We created magical family memories during our stay (our only plea is more tea-towels!).
Gorgeous holiday in a gorgeous home
our return visit was every bit as perfect as the first time we came. Stunning house in the most peaceful location overlooking a sea of fields and Condom in the distance.... the kids spent every waking hour in the pool or playing table tennis or pool! Thank you for a great holiday.
We had an amazing week in this beautiful house which has been stylishly renovated with every attention to detail. It's incredibly peaceful, spacious and has great views of surrounding countryside. Pool is perfect location - right next to the house. Housekeeper prepared delicious food. Lots of fun things to do in local area. Thoroughly recommend for a family holiday.
Special interest holidays:
Local Activities include; Water Parks, Tennis, River tours, Kayaking, Horse riding, Cycling, walking, tree walking. Pyrenees. - The house is 2hrs from skiing, white water rafting, paragliding, trekking, cycling etc in the National Parks of the Pyrenees.
2hrs drive to Atlantic coast, 2hrs drive to Mediterranean coast.
Nearest airports are;
Toulouse Blagnac - 150Km (1hr 20)
Bordeaux Mérignac - 170KM (1hr 40).
Nearest train station is Agen - 32Km (TGV).
Car hire is available at all the airports and Agen train station.
If you are travelling from the UK by car, then;
St Malo is approx 7hrs drive
Caen/Le Havre approx 8hrs drive
Channel Tunnel is approximately 10-11hrs drive from the house.
The local medieval "city" of Condom (2KM) with its UNESCO listed cathedral offers numerous restaurants and bars to suit all tastes including a Michelin starred restaurant set in 12C cloisters. There is a weekly market which sells a vast array of gourmet local produce including Armagnac and Foie Gras as well as the local Floc (careful!). Condom also boasts several supermarkets, numerous banks and shops, a hospital and just about everything you might need on holiday.
There are numerous other beautiful towns and sites within easy distance of the house, as well as a number of fabulous châteaux offering tastings & selling both local wines and Armagnac. The area is renowned for its old bastide fortified towns, sumptuous rolling landscapes and peaceful atmosphere. Often referred to as the Tuscany of France and one of the least populated areas, it enjoys mild winters and hot summers, perfect for horse riding, walking and cycling, as well as forming part of the pilgrims route to Santiago. Further out you can easily access both the Mediterranean coast and the Atlantic coast as well as the National Parks of the Pyrenees, all within 2hrs drive.
Booking Notes: Change over days are Saturdays. Arrival no earlier than 4PM and Departure no later than 10.00AM. Minimum stay is 7 days. Bookings require a 50% deposit at time of booking and full payment no later than 6 weeks before the start of booking. Bookings within the 6 weeks of your arrival must be paid in full. There will be a £500 refundable deposit taken at the time of booking to cover damages. All payments are in Sterling unless otherwise agreed prior to booking. Changeover Day: Changeover days are Saturdays. Arrival no earlier than 4PM and Departure no later than 10.00AM. Minimum stay is 7 days. Notes on prices: For all months outside May to August please contact us to discuss pricing and availability.