5 Bedroom Mountain View House in France, Midi-Pyrenees, Toulouse
- Swimming Pool
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
Labeau is a small 19th century farmhouse nestled high on a hillside in 7 acres of rolling countryside, with panoramic views across the Gers to the Pyrenees. The region of the Gers is truly rural France at its best. The house and barn have been sympathetically restored and a beautiful swimming pool added to create a wonderful family retreat.
Labeau has a truly wonderful position. Sitting high on a hillside, it commands a view that is quite breathtaking. You can see for miles across rolling green wooded hills, rivers, valleys with golden yellow sunflowers and maize, against the stunning back drop of the snow capped Pyrénées. It is accessed by its own small track, only 2 minutes off the main road into neighbouring Auch and Mirande. Its neighbours comprise only of the tiny medieval church of Vicnau, which was recently renovated and one or two small properties positioned further down the lane. Trees screen these from view, ensuring that Labeau is private without being totally remote.
It really is rural France, home of Foie Gras and Armagnac and steeped in history. Labeau is ten minutes from Auch, the Capital of the Gers, and ten minutes from Mirande, a lively market town. There are many medieval villages in the vicinity, each with their own market well worth a visit,and each with their own particular seasonal fetes and cultural events. From the world renowned jazz festival each August in Marciac, to the Country and Western Festival in Mirande, there are plenty of events worth experiencing throughout the year. For those who want action, there are many outdoor activities nearby, from golf to riding, water skiing to climbing or even canyoning in the Pyrenees. For those who simply want to relax and take time to slow down a little, enjoy the food and wine, clean air and beautiful scenery, then Labeau is just what you need.
We are a comfortable 90 minute drive from Toulouse Airport( BA and Easy jet) and Tarbes . Car hire at the airport is recommended. Directions by car given at time of booking.
Toulouse / Pau Pyranees 75 kilometres
Nearest Train Station:
Auch 15 kilometres
Many good restaurants within a 10 minute drive.
Biarritz 2hrs drive
Village shop Lebejan, 3 kms. Supermarkets in Auch
Mirande and Auch
The old farmhouse comprises of one large double bedroom, and one small double bedroom sharing an ensuite bathroom, plus one large twin bedroom with its own ensuite shower room. High ceilings with exposed beams throughout create lovely light and airy rooms. Steps down into the converted barn reveal a beautiful chalet style open plan living room and kitchen area. Cosy sofas by the TV, a large log fire and a well-fitted kitchen make this a perfect space to entertain. Large patio doors on the south side lead into the covered barn, housing the table tennis and barbeque and providing welcome shade in the summer. On the west side, French doors lead directly out onto the beautiful poolside terrace and dining area, where you can swim or simply relax and enjoy the stunning views. Open wooden stairs lead up from the main room to the galleried master mezzanine floor with its own lounge area, double bed and ensuite bathroom. With windows on all sides, the house is flooded with light.
The grounds to the front sweep down towards open fields and to the rear the land rises, planted with a small selection of fruit trees. The 11 x 6 mtr pool lies by the barn, just yards from the house, surrounded by a large terrace tiled in heat resistant stone, most important in high summer. A large dining table, parasols and sun beds, make this the ideal spot for long languorous days by the pool, watching the birds swooping across the valley and the horses in the field beyond.
Conditions of Rental
We provide all linen, towels, gas and electricity, pool maintenance. 25% deposit payable on booking. Final amount payable 6 weeks prior to start of holiday