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Lakefront French Country Cottage in Beautiful Gascony!

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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Creon-dArmagnac house description

We are located in the heart of Gascony - for some of you, Gascony is the tale of d'Artagnan and the 3 musketeers, but for those of us lucky enough to have found this beautiful and yet, truly unspoiled/non-touristic part of southwest France, it is paradise...a region full of magnificent natural surroundings, chateaux, bastides, rolling hills, sunflowers, friendly people, and of course the Gascon cuisine, wines and armagnac! It leaves you with a feeling of wellbeing...that life has rolled on unruffled since d'Artaganan was a kid!

-Looking for something to do? Nearby villages: Chateau and wine tours-armagnac chai's, foie gras and pate artisans, gaming casino, farmers markets, try your hand at pentanque (Gasconne lawn bowling) visit village fetes or festivals, boutique shopping, antique/brocante hopping, and of course...the gastronomic delights of our local restaurants!
A bit further...: The beachs, Bordeaux (has the largest non-vehicle shoppng street in europe!), Toulouse-le ville en rose-such a fascinating city! Oh, and our favorite-The Pyrenees Mountains! We love going for a hike for the day during the spring summer, and every winter drive up with the family for a day ski! We have the best of everything at affordable prices!

The Home: The Lake Cottage is a comfortable place with open loft spaces and large barn windows to let the sunlight flood in. The bedrooms have comfortable beds with crisp linens and fluffy douvets, barn windows providing great views, solid wood floors from the area, with selections from local brocante/antique shops to give the cottage a 'french-country chic' look. All 3 bedrooms are upstairs.
On the main floor is the living space with a large cozy couch, book & DVD library, TV, stereo system and iPod dock. The dining area has views of the east lawn through the large glass french doors. The large farmhouse table has space for 6 hungry guests, and the kitchen just nearby is well equipped for the task! There is a large gas stove and double oven, microwave, dishwasher, Senseo coffee machine, toaster etc. and lots of counter-top space and cabinets! The bathroom has double sinks with an oak counter top and cabinet space, toilet, italian pebble floor, jet shower, and towel warmer. Under the stairs is the laundry area with washing machine and shelves with cleaning products. The wood stove provides ample heat for autumn or winter visitors taking advantage of the proximity of the slopes if just going for the day.

Wether you want to do all and see all, or just be totally stress free and relaxed, its even better knowing you can just sit on the terrace, a glass of wine in hand, while watching the geese fly over the lake, or seeing the kids run by as they explore the forest...the BBQ sizzling...this is it.. the Lake Cottage in Gascony Southwest France!

** We are very proud to announce that our NEW GYM is finished and ready for guests to enjoy the, free-weights, barbells and stereo system!

* Dont forget about July! Jazz in Marciac! We are only 45 minutes away, an event not to miss!

* Now taking bookings for 2013! Start early-dont miss out, last year was fully booked! Thank you VRBO!

September: The grape harvest! Be a part of it, and tour the local domains and chateaus! A great time to be in France!
-Visit my Facebook Page for local events: LaTour.Gites

-All our returning guests get a 10% discount!

**If you find our calendar is already blocked on the date you wanted, I have friends with gites available in the same area- dont miss the chance to visit Gascony!

Keywords: lake house, lakefront views, rural gascony, tranquil settings, rural gite, southwest france, holiday let, gite, vacation home, forest and vineyards, large garden, lakefront, cottage, fitness room, gym, self catering, country cottage

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Property Type

  • House
  • 120 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    There is space available for a baby bed/crib....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 3 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    The third single bed has a pull-out mattress....moreless

  • A child bed or baby crib and accessories available upon request.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    jetted shower, and towel heater...moreless

  • Double sinks atop a solid wood counter top | cabinet and drawer space for large fluffy towels provided. Italian shower with jets | pebble floor | electric towel heater....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The Lake Cottage front lawn has seating areas, with a hammock that overlooks the lake, and a firepit for fun camp fires. There is a small pond just in front of the cleared forest which opens to the prairie and lake coastline. It is a very tranquil/natural place and you're almost sure to see deers, several varieties of birds and hawks-ducks and geese, beavers in the lake, bunnies and jackrabbits...and almost always a large carp jumping in the lake! There is an official walking/biking path just off our property that takes you around the lake, or further to view chateau's and lovely medieval villages. By car there are the small villages full of character, wine tastings at chateaus, the beach's, Basque coast, Pyrenees Mountains....Lovely Gascony!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A variety of books in english, french and dutch...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Some DVD movies provided...moreless

  • Foosball
  • Games:

    Lots of board games and puzzles!...moreless

  • Music Library:

    *Stereo system contains a iPod docking station, so you can bring the music you prefer. *There is a DVD/CD library as well....moreless

  • Stereo:

    includes i Pod/Phone dock...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library:

    DVD Player with USB slot=you can bring movies with you on your USB stick. We also have a DVD library of movies and music....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Glass doors across the front of the cottage insure a view of the lake and surrounding forest. ...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Spectacular views from your large covered terrace-the lake is your (large) front lawn, with around 200 meters of private shoreline....moreless

  • Monument View:

    The oldest church in the Landes (1024) is visible just across the lake!...moreless

  • Water View:

    Spectacular views from your large covered terrace-the lake is your (large) front lawn, with around 200 meters of private shoreline....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Spectacular views from your large covered terrace-the lake is your (large) front lawn, with around 200 meters of private shoreline....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Large farmhouse dining table-seats 6-7 | Views of 'willow lawn' and lake with surrounding forest....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people

General

  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    A new fitness room/gym has been added! 2 treadmills, stairmaster, free weights, curl bars, barbells...speak to owner for details....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The wood stove does well to heat the entire house, the open loft helps to bring the warm air upstairs to the bedrooms. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    The entire home has cable internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Quality sheets, feather pillows and french douvet's (feather blankets) provided. Bathroom towels, and kitchen towels with access. provided....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    You can make local calls at the owners house...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    wifi courtyard and terrace....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Large wood stove with wood from our forest provided for those chilly nights of autumn or winter....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Senseo expresso machine coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    We have all the gadgets! Warning-sharp knives included!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    A large gas stove with oven and rotisserie, microwave, Senseo coffee maker, toaster, basic spices & oils, even some cookbooks....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    olive oil, vinegar, salt n pepper, sugar, coffee-even bunch's of fresh herbs from Jodi's potager when available....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Large double gas stove (5 burners) and gas oven with rotisserie....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    2-3 bicycles are always available for guests to explore the beautiful countryside!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large open covered terrace 'Landais Style' is at the entrance of the house. A large table for 8 pers and a BBQ makes for the perfect outdoor meals!...moreless

  • Golf:

    There is great golfing at the village of Eauze, about 20 minutes away....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The property of LaTour consists of around 10 acres of forest, prairies, decorated lawns, and a vegetable garden....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    There are tennis courts at the Lac de L'Uby-5 minutes away....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    A large pool and childrens pool is located at Lac de L'Uby, plus supervised lake swimming. Only 5 minutes away....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Apr 1 - May 31, 2015
3 night min stay
€100
€700
Summer
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015
6 night min stay
€155
€1,100
Autumn/Winter
Oct 1 - Jan 31, 2016
3 night min stay
€100
€700
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
€78
€550

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee €20
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

My rates are in euros

Well behaved pets allowed-max 2. There is a charge of 25 Euro per pet, payable on arrival.


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Location

118 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Pau Airport-Uzein
10 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Gabarret
26 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Eauze Golf
35 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Station in Mont-de-Marsan
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Labastide d'Armagnac - La Bastignac
195 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Pyrenees Mountains
108 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Mimizan Plage

Car: Necessary

Nearby is a spa village with a casino, wonderful farmers market, and large lake for swimming, sailing, paddle boating, fishing etc. with heated pool and snack bar. During the summer months, village festivals are a must! Each one unique, and usually with the famous 'Course Landaise' where they dance with the bulls! (not hurt them) Delicious food, chateau visits and wine tasting, Adventure parks, and tree gliding fun for the kids..a great way to get to know the true southwest France! And dont forget the brocantes! (French antique shops) I myself cant keep away from them, and dont mind sharing the locations of the best ones!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: 'We have found the perfect, most magical place ever! ' Thats what we like hearing from our guests, although sometimes, it's said in dutch, spanish or even french! Jodi (your hostess) has been in the 'gite' business for about 7 years, and loves it. 'As a retired firefighter from Miami, being here in France with my husband and kids was just what I needed...to relax, and tackle a new adventurous project! ' Jodi and Jim have 2 vacation homes for guests to enjoy and come back to year after year! 'This is good.... I can relax and enjoy 'la bonne vie' with family, friends and guests, (whom usually turn out as friends too! )

Why the Owner Chose Creon-dArmagnac:
We were very lucky to find this lost-in-time, rural part of SW France, where the people are friendly, the landscape is stunning, the food is amazing, and the air is pure. The history and beauty of this area never ceases to amaze me, we're always exploring new villages and restaurants, enjoying the festivals and brocantes... I can't believe its been 11 years!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Just 6 minutes drive from us is a spa village with a large lake that has surveyed swimming and games, playground, picnic areas, large pool, sailing, rowing, paddle-boating, tennis and a snack bar. Our prices are affordable because we simply want folks to have a good time! If my family cant afford to stay at our cottage, then its too much! The kids can run around outside and 'be kids' and adults have time to relax, and de-stress.. its good for the soul! Seeking a bit of adventure? Agen has an adventure park called Walibi-beware of the wild rollercoaster! 1 1/2 to 2 hours drive are the beach's! Beautiful dunes and small beach villages are quite special. The Pyrenees Mountains! You don't have to be an expert climber to enjoy a great day in the mountains-the views are stunning-and you might be lucky enough to pass the local cows and horses grazing freely along the trails! Visit Basque villages such as Saint-Jean-de-Luz, the tiny harbor village rich in history and dotted with boutiques and restaurants where the food will not disappoint! For a vacation that is natural, relaxing, traditional...well just different and extraordinary, I think the Lake Cottage in Gascony is the place to be!


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Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese

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  • The Lake Cottage awaits!

    The Lake Cottage awaits!

  • The cozy couch in the living room, with TV, DVD & book library, stereo+ipod dock

    The cozy couch in the living room, with TV, DVD & book library, stereo+ipod dock

  • Enjoy the open spaces of the renovated barn in the dining area that seats 6.

    Enjoy the open spaces of the renovated barn in the dining area that seats 6.

  • The Shore Room: Wood floors, oak beams, french armoire-and views of east lawn.

    The Shore Room: Wood floors, oak beams, french armoire-and views of east lawn.

  • The Main Bedroom with 2 armoires. Barn window view of the lake and forest-wow!

    The Main Bedroom with 2 armoires. Barn window view of the lake and forest-wow!

  • The bathroom with double sinks, italian shower and towel warmer.

    The bathroom with double sinks, italian shower and towel warmer.

  • The main house and renovated wine chai, which now has a gym for guests!

    The main house and renovated wine chai, which now has a gym for guests!

  • View from east lawn-this is Gascony!

    View from east lawn-this is Gascony!

  • 10 min drive-Uby Lake for swimming, tennis, boating, pool, playground & more!

    10 min drive-Uby Lake for swimming, tennis, boating, pool, playground & more!

  • The local farmers market in Barbotan les Thermes.

    The local farmers market in Barbotan les Thermes.

  • Visit the Basque coast St-Jean-de-Luz, and the lovely dune beach's, even Spain!

    Visit the Basque coast St-Jean-de-Luz, and the lovely dune beach's, even Spain!

  • A great family day trip: The Pyrenees Mountains-trails for beginners and experts

    A great family day trip: The Pyrenees Mountains-trails for beginners and experts

  • When you stay at the Lake Cottage, this is your view from the hammock...

    When you stay at the Lake Cottage, this is your view from the hammock...

  • Fully equipped kitchen+lots of counter-top space. Views of the lake & east lawn

    Fully equipped kitchen+lots of counter-top space. Views of the lake & east lawn

  • The Lake Cottage at dusk-imagine sitting on the terrace-glass of wine lakeside!

    The Lake Cottage at dusk-imagine sitting on the terrace-glass of wine lakeside!

  • 1 of 2 Sleigh Beds (+1 single bed) in North Bedroom. With views of the East Lawn

    1 of 2 Sleigh Beds (+1 single bed) in North Bedroom. With views of the East Lawn

  • Your hammock awaits...

    Your hammock awaits...

  • The gym is available for you anytime-located in the old wine building

    The gym is available for you anytime-located in the old wine building

  • Bike riding just east of the Lake Cottage-loaner bikes available!

    Bike riding just east of the Lake Cottage-loaner bikes available!

  • Old bike in the Farmhouse courtyard-dont worry there's newer bikes for exploring

    Old bike in the Farmhouse courtyard-dont worry there's newer bikes for exploring

  • Armagnac Festival at the nearby medieval village of Labastide d'Armagnac

    Armagnac Festival at the nearby medieval village of Labastide d'Armagnac

  • Bordeaux- not to miss! Great for a day trip!

    Bordeaux- not to miss! Great for a day trip!

  • Biarritz Plage, plus great restaurants and shopping botiques!

    Biarritz Plage, plus great restaurants and shopping botiques!

  • our beach's are so natural & beautiful! 60-90 min drive-great for day trips!

    our beach's are so natural & beautiful! 60-90 min drive-great for day trips!

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