Anna is no stranger to luxurious and beautiful things having lived in and managed one of Oliver’s Travels beautiful châteaux. This charming hostess has now opened the doors of her own lovely home, a lovingly restored old hunting lodge with mesmerising views and magical sunsets.
The estate is considered one of the most enchanting and beautiful in the region and it is brimming with beautiful details such as old stone towers and archways, terracotta pots, manicured hedges and tall cypress trees. It features 360 degree panoramic views overlooking idyllic countryside, often considered as the French Tuscany and it is possible to get the occasional glimpse of the Pyrénées in the distance.
Dates carved into the stone suggest that the building dates back to the 1600s and according to the local village, it was once a kings hunting lodge. Chez Anna guests will enjoy the converted barn, which overlooks the charming Italian courtyard, with its long, beamed terrace under the eaves, for eating in the shade. The barn offers comfortable and homely accommodation with lots of charming features such as wooden floors, high ceilings, exposed beams and stonework. The swimming pool has stunning views of the countryside and is found at the end of the little track that runs along the property.
This is the perfect rural setting, yet it is just outside a village with a typical local restaurant, bakery and a post office as well as a listed 13th-Century château-church. Less than 10 minutes away is sensational Lectoure, a designated town of art and history, offering plenty of restaurants, bars, brocantes and a medieval cathedral. All around Chez Anna are walking paths, villages listed as the most beautiful in France and during the Summer the whole area comes alive with concerts, exhibitions and wonderful markets.
Chez Anna is a delightful rural retreat in the rolling countryside of the Gers known as France's ‘Little Tuscany’; the perfect place to find tranquility and escape the stresses of modern life whilst being surrounded by some of the best food and wine in the world!
/n Security deposit /n €£750 paid via bank transfer to the owner before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection. /n Arrival time /n 4.00 p.m. /n Departure time /n 10.00 a.m. /n Energy costs included? /n Yes. /n Heating costs included? /n Extra cost, payable locally. /n Linen & towels included? /n Yes. /n End of stay cleaning included? /n Yes, up to 5 hours. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
/n Changeover day /n Saturday. /n Minimum stay /n 7 nights. /n Pets welcome? /n Not allowed. /n Smoking Allowed? /n Outside only. /n Pool towels included? /n Yes. /n Other Ts and Cs /n The pool with lovely countryside views is shared with the owners, however they endeavour to leave guests exclusive use 9am-6pm /n Insurance /n Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for civil liability as well as cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay. /n Other Ts and Cs /n Weddings and special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges. Please note that the maximum capacity for weddings is 8 guests. Stag and hen parties are not allowed.