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A grand 18th century Gascon Manoir. Boutique luxury overlooking the verdant, sun-drenched valleys of South West France.
Updated for the 21st century.
Outside: sprawling landscaped gardens and terraces, a stunning pool and a brand new tennis court – all with spectacular views – set amidst 30 acres of pristine meadow and woodland.
Inside: 10,000 square feet of space, including 10 double bedrooms, a luxurious heated indoor pool and 9 person jacuzzi, a double-height entertainment area, a concert piano, satellite-enabled flat-screen TVs, a multi-zone Sonos/Bose digital sound system and Wi-Fi throughout.
All exclusively for your enjoyment.
The house and gîtes: This large Gascon farm house, dating in parts from the 1700s, is built on a hillside over three levels. It opens to reveal a spacious interior, beautifully equipped and styled.
The ground floor is tiled throughout with hand-crafted terracotta tiles, beneath which lies an underfloor pipe system which keeps the house warm in winter and cool in summer. The salon – opening out on to a west-facing veranda – features an original limestone fireplace, open on both sides. The house has Wi-Fi throughout. A Sonos digital sound system powers integrated Bose speakers in three zones: entertainment area, games room and master bedroom. Browse our music library and if it’s not your taste then you can connect your iPods/iPads directly to the system!
The two gîtes are modern duplexes formed out of the Lavayssière barn building. The ground floor of each gîte consists of an open-plan kitchen/diner/living area. Upstairs are two double bedrooms and a bathroom with both bath and shower.
The indoor pool and jacuzzi: The 4m x 11m indoor pool, situated in the barn, is heated to 30°C, for year-round use. The folding floor-to-ceiling windows open to the fresh air in the summer months. In winter the windows afford views of secluded gardens while guests enjoy a swim in balmy temperatures. Relax and unwind in the full-featured 9-seat jacuzzi, heated to 38°C.
The pool area features integrated Bose speakers run from a state-of-the art Sonos digital music system. An iPod dock allows guests to play their own music across the system. Changing, bathroom and shower facilities are available directly from the pool.
Grounds, outdoor pool and tennis court: 30 acres of Lavayssière are available for your exclusive use during your stay. Mature gardens surround the house; garden paths, limestone terraces and wooden decks link it all together. Beyond the gardens, walk across the meadows, explore the woods down to the stream at the bottom of the valley. With luck you’ll catch a glimpse of deer drinking at the pond or feeding on fallen pears.
Surrounded by orchards the house and gites occupy a commanding position over the valley: enjoy stunning views of the Gascon countryside; watch the sun set over the impossibly picturesque village of Bardigues.
Swim in the outdoor 5m x 10m pool, or simply relax on sun loungers. For fitness and fun in equal measure take advantage of our brand-new all-weather tennis court.
In the house: the master bedroom (super king-size bed or two singles) has a decked balcony overlooking the grounds. The 'Red' bedroom also features a super king-size bed or two singles). The large 'Blue' and 'Green' bedrooms each offer 2 single beds. Low beams, sea-grass matting and gentle hues create a clean rustic look. A double pull-out bed for children is available for a supplement. Three costs are available at no additional cost. The 'Yellow' bedroom downstairs (king-size bed) has easy ground-floor access. Shuttered windows give it a relaxing, traditional feel.
In the gîtes: each gîte has a master bedroom upstairs with a four-poster queen-size bed and a second bedroom with two single beds. They feature room-width picture windows which open out on to the landscape. Between the gîtes is an ground-floor 'independent bedroom' which can form a third bedroom for either of the gîtes, or can be shared between the two, depending on guests’ preferences....moreless
In the house: the en suite to the master bedroom has a terrace with panoramic views of the estate, providing a stunning backdrop to the blue Moroccan-tiled bathroom with double sinks, bath and wet room shower. The 'Red' bedroom has an en suite mosaic-tiled shower room. The 'Blue' and 'Green' bedrooms share a family bathroom (with shower) decorated with Moroccan tiles. The en suite walk-in shower room of the 'Yellow' bedroom downstairs features Provencal tiles. There are two further bathrooms off the cloak-room and in the lower-ground floor next to the games room.
In the gites: The bedrooms upstairs share a modern bathroom with both bath and shower. The 'independent bedroom' has an en suite shower room.
The indoor pool features a 9-person jacuzzi heated to 37°C, a WC and a separate shower room....moreless
The property boats Wi-Fi throughout. A Sonos digital sound system powers integrated Bose speakers in three zones: entertainment area, games room and master bedroom. Browse our music library and if it’s not your taste then you can connect your iPod/iPad directly to the system!
The ‘piano room’ offers a brand new concert piano as well as a 36-inch flat screen TV (UK Freesat) with up-to-date DVD library. The fireplace features a magnificent contemporary double-sided wood-burning stove for cooler evenings. There is ample firewood, harvested from our forest. The entire ground floor features an underfloor pipe system which keeps the house warm in winter and cool in summer.
In the games room you’ll find a table tennis table and a host of equipment for outdoor fun: badminton sets, croquet set, pétanque set, cricket equipment, bikes, trikes and scooters. A Little Tikes duplex house (best for 2- to 5-year olds) is also available....moreless
Easter 2015 Mar 29 - Apr 11, 2015 7 night min stay
Spring 2015 Apr 12 - May 23, 2015 7 night min stay
Early Summer 2015 May 24 - Jun 27, 2015 7 night min stay
Summer 2015 Jun 28 - Aug 22, 2015 7 night min stay
Late Summer 2015 Aug 24 - Sep 26, 2015 7 night min stay
Autumn 2015 Sep 27 - Dec 12, 2015 7 night min stay
Christmas/New Year Dec 13 - Jan 2, 2016 7 night min stay
Winter 2016 Jan 3 - Mar 26, 2016 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
No additional mandatory fees
Lavayssière is rented out year round. Guests have exclusive access to the entire property during their stay, including 30 acres of meadow and woodland, private tennis court, indoor and outdoor pools.
Arrival: Saturday after 4pm. Check out: Saturday by 10am. You will be greeted on arrival with a welcome pack and champagne. There are 10 bedrooms in total, sleeping up to 22, plus 2 cots for babies.
A 25% deposit is required to secure a reservation. A refundable security deposit of €1,200 (or £1,000) per week is payable with the balance two months prior to arrival. There is a 10% reduced-occupancy discount for 12 guests sleeping in the house only. Weekend reservations are possible with a reduction of up to 30% of the weekly price - occasionally we offer weekends at €2500. Enquire for details!
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A luxury country house estate set in the French South West, between Toulouse and Bordeaux, Lavayssière lies above a valley with stunning views over the Gascon countryside. The estate extends to 30 acres of meadow and woodland, bounded by the fields and orchards of neighbouring farms. Savour the classic bucolic tranquillity of “La France profonde”.
About 20 minutes walk across the valley lies the village of Bardigues, a pretty hamlet with an exceptional restaurant, the Auberge de Bardigues. A 5-minute drive takes you to the spectacular Gallo-Roman town of Auvillar – perched above the river Garonne with commanding views of Quercy to the north. Moissac is 20 minutes drive away. Its 12th century Romanesque abbey and cloisters – one of the most beautiful in France – is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.