Vascones is an utterly charming and authentic Gascony farmhouse for self catering rental. This 18th century hilltop farmhouse is situated in 10 acres of flower beds, lawns, orchard, fields and woodland in the deep south-west of France and enjoys panoramic views of the Pyrenees, hills and forests. This Gascony farmhouse blends rustic charm with sophisticated taste.
Each room is large and comfortable, stylishly furnished and beautifully maintained. Accommodation is provided in the main farmhouse and converted barn. The elegant conservatory is perfect for dining whilst admiring the wonderful view and can be used in both summer and winter. This is a lovely comfortable house, full of character, in a particularly beautiful part of the Gers.
Gascony offers rolling hills, forests, rivers, lakes, bastide villages and small market towns, all set against the permanently snow-capped Pyrenees mountains. There is very little traffic in this predominantly rural area. The night skies are breathtaking, with no light pollution to compete with the stars! However, if you are looking for a change of pace, Pau is a large, vibrant and cultural town with lots to see and do. This Gascony farmhouse for self catering rental can also be provided with the services of an experienced cook, on request.
Drawing room with open fireplace, well-stocked bookcases.
Living room ,(TV, Video, CD) French doors to the swimming pool.
Large kitchen/breakfast room leading to a spacious west facing conservatory with further table and chairs.
Twin bedroom (0.80m) french doors to the herb garden.
Shower room & WC.
Master double bedroom (1.90m brass bed), open fireplace, garden views, 2 steps down to ensuite bathroom, WC.
Double bedroom (brass 1.90m bed), open fireplace, garden views. 7 steps up to bathroom, WC.
There are two independent studios in the barn with separate entrances.
Ground floor studio : Open plan room with twin beds, living/dining area, fridge, ensuite shower room , WC. Spacious and characterful.
First floor studio : Via external open-tread wooden staircase and balcony (care with children). Double bedroom (1.90m bed), living area, ensuite shower room and WC . Extensive views.
Swimming pool, barbecue, games room with table tennis. 10 acres of private garden and woodlands. A wooden rope bridge leads to woodland, a clearing with a pond, and access to a small country track (farm vehicles) - care with younger children.
Villecomtal-sur-Arros 10 mins. Tarbes 15 miles. Auch 31 miles. Lourdes 32 miles. Pau airport 1 hour. Pyrenees 1hr 30 mins. Tennis, golf, horse riding within easy reach
MAIN HOUSE: sleeps 6
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 shower room, 3WC
BARN: 2 studios sleeping 4
2 bedrooms, 2 shower rooms, 2 WC
PRIVATE 12m x 6m POOL
VIEWS OF THE DISTANT PYRENEES
Included: 4 hours maid service mid-week and Saturdays. Telephone for free calls to French and UK landlines only. Wi-Fi internet.
Extras: Telephone for calls to mobiles. Winter heating € 250 per week. Extra maid service € 10 per week.