Converted Barn In Vic-fezensac, Gers, Midi-pyrenees, France
Slip into a glorious tapestry of meadows, oak woods and rolling countryside, in a wonderfully peaceful hilltop setting on the fringes of a lively town. Our 27-acre estate is yours to roam, so plunge into the pool, potter in the potager and end the day in your shady private garden with a glass of the local wine and dinner on the barbeque. Once part of a stable block, the gîte combines rustic charm with modern comforts, from its impressive split-level sitting room to its comfortable bedrooms supplied with cool cotton sheets and its sleek modern bathroom with walk-in shower. Ancient terracotta tiles add an earthy touch to contemporary furniture and oak finishes in the living/dining area; which has an open fire and TV with all the main UK channels available. Lovely to look over the woods while you cook, but you could also book to join B&B guests for delicious table d'hôtes four nights a week. Gascony is the larder of southwest France, but people don’t just come here for the food. Local festivals, fairs and concerts, unspoilt towns and villages, gardens and galleries to visit, boats on the Baïse, thermal spas, swimming lakes, Armagnac vineyards and markets mean that there is something to occupy you all summer long. Slightly further afield, the magnificent Pyrenees, historic Toulouse or the splendid Atlantic beaches around Biarritz are all a day-trip away. With its 2 bright and airy bedrooms on the first floor, this gite is equally suited to a romantic getaway for 2, a group of 4 adults, or a family with up to 3 children. The double room is on the mezzanine level overlooking the living area. This room is flooded with light from 2 porthole windows and French doors with balcony rail overlooking the front of the property. The large twin-bedded room, which is lit by a large skylight, offers flexible accommodation. An extra single bed (or a cot) can be added to this room if required. Both rooms remain refreshingly cool in summer, but fans are provided if you need them.