Featured in The Sunday Times as one of Europe’s Top 50 villas.
Manoir Gascon is not just a villa, it’s an experience… Imagine driving down a quiet country lane in rural Armagnac, then down a 150-metre drive, and arriving at a typical 17th Century Gascon manor house, surrounded by 17 acres of gardens, woodlands and organic hay fields. Old stone walls around a formal courtyard…an original pigeonnier…a wisteria covered arbor…an ancient wooden verandah…gardens dotted with lavender…
Manoir Gascon is designed to thrill the senses and to fully transport you to this quintessentially charming part of South West France.
The manoir is beautifully furnished with contemporary pieces, antiques and art. Special care has been taken to maintain the original and charming patina. Here it’s all about warmth, character and authenticity. The two historic ‘salons’ are at the heart of the house and perfect places to gather at any time of the year. Outdoors, two charming dining areas set the scene beautifully for lavish alfresco meals of foie gras, duck, cheese and other local specialties, and a heated swimming pool and games barn keep everyone entertained.
The setting is private and rural and yet a vibrant Gascon village is just a 10-minute walk away or bike ride along a country lane. Besides a restaurant-cafè at its centre, it also has a bakery, butcher, pharmacy and even a tennis club (rackets provided back at the manoir) as well as a striking red bullring which is over one hundred years old and the stage for the traditional ‘Course Landaise’.
This is The Gers, the heart of Gascony, Musketeers, foie gras and Grand Armagnac country. This is the real France where guests can immerse themselves in authentic fortified villages, market towns, historic and cultural attractions and some of the best food and wine in the world.
If you need a large supermarket or other restaurants you need only travel to Cazaubon (12km), Nogaro (12km) or Eauze (20km) and there are some great weekly markets in Eauze, Barbotan-les-Thermes and Vic Fezensac. Other typical local towns and villages worth visiting are La Bastide d’Armagnac, Aire sur L'adour and Euginie les Bains. The area is also famous for the historical racing event held at the Nogaro circuit as well as the biggest jazz festival in Europe held at Marciac. Even Bordeaux, Toulouse and Pau (vintage motor racing in May) are within easy reach. /n Security deposit /n €500 paid to the owner by bank transfer one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection. /n Arrival time /n 4.00 p.m. /n Departure time /n 10.30 a.m. /n Energy costs included? /n Yes. /n Linen & towels included? /n Yes, including pool towels. A mid stay change of linen and towels is also included for bookings of two weeks. /n End of stay cleaning included? /n Yes. A mid stay clean is also included for bookings of two weeks. /n Heating costs included? /n Yes. /n Changeover day /n Saturday (other days are possible on request). /n Minimum stay /n 7 nights from June to September. 4 nights during all other periods. /n Smoking Allowed? /n Outside only. Please note that all cigarette butts must be disposed of. /n Pets welcome? /n On request and by prior arrangement with the owner. /n Other Ts and Cs /n Weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations are not permitted. /n Internet access? /n Wi-Fi is available in the kitchen only.