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Rural 2 Ensuite Bedroom Gite - Heated Pool - Private Shaded Terrace - WIFI

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Relaxing base for sightseeing or simply unwinding by the pool

When designing this holiday accommodation we tried to consider all of the issues that we had encountered and how we would have like to have been treated. So, with that in mind we have incorporated many small ideas that help to make your holiday enjoyable.

We also offer free WIFI.

La Metairie Gite makes an excellent base for one or two couples however the layout is unsuitable for children.

Relaxing Inside

Spacious Ensuite Bedrooms

La Metairie Gite is a two generous sized bedroomed gite sleeping a maximum of four people.  Stretch out on the foam topped bed or on a Tempur mattress!

Both bedrooms have their own ensuite shower rooms. There you will find a choice of shower gels, hair shampoos and conditioners. Hand wash, body lotion and makeup remover are also to found. Hairdryers are placed in each of the bedrooms.

Open Plan Kitchen and Lounge

Downstairs there is an airy kitchen diner equipped with dishwasher, extra large cooker range, microwave, full-size fridge-freezer, filter coffee maker, toaster and pressure cooker. The kitchen cupboards are well equipped with plenty of crockery, glasses and utensils that make it a home from home. It comes complete with teapot and a stove top expresso maker.

A comfortable lounge, which includes a 3 seater sofa, 2 reclining armchairs, WIFI and satellite TV, helps you to switch off and unwind.

There is also a separate utility room with a washing machine, iron and ironing board plus a further sink unit.

Mezzanine 

Upstairs the mezzanine floor area provides that extra special space to relax in with 2 day beds, side tables and soft lighting. Wi Fi is available for catching up on emails but its also the perfect space to catch up that book you always promised yourself time to read.

Heating is provide, in the winter throughout the Gite.

Relaxing Outside

Swimming Pool

Cool off and relax in the 10 x 5 metre heated swimming pool, shared with the owners.  Unwind on the Bridgman rattan sun loungers, don't worry about packing pool towels - they are provided.  

At the touch of a switch the electric pool cover opens and the pool awaits. The pool is heated, in line with weather conditions, because who wants to brave a cold pool.

Along with the sun lounger cushions and lounger towels, a selection of sun creams for both the face and body are provided (as is aftersun cream). A solar shower is next to the pool; one of its advantages is it helps to minimise pool chemicals.

Private Terrace

At the rear of the gite, through the french doors, there is a private sun terrace with more Bridgman rattan furniture and a handy pergola to provide that all important shade. Sit and unwind with views across the fields to the village of Alan and its palace.

And for that perfect lunch on a sunny day, grill your meals on your BBQ - you’ll find charcoal, firelighters and matches as well.

Out and About

Atlantic or the Med coast – the choice is yours.  Perhaps a trip to Andorra or a drive into the Pyrenees and cross the border into Spain.for lunch time Tapas.

Or just enjoying the local restaurants – there’s one less than 3 minutes away in Alan!

Visit the local old towns of Aurignac, complete with its unique museum or enjoy Martres Tolosane for exploring its artisan pottery makers, both are less than ten minutes away, by car.

Both Aurignac and Martres Tolosane have restaurants boulangeries, banks, shops and tourist offices.

Picturesque villages throughout the Haute Garonne and the Ariage await you – this is the area of France ‘profounde' where the focus is on food, land and farming,with the gentle hum of the tractor!  Cafe and restaurants abound and life goes at it’s own pace.

Markets abound, some small others meandering around several streets selling everything from fish to fruit, from shoes to berets. Watch as the French select the freshest ingredients and carefully check the new season produce. And, if you don’t feel like cooking, buy some of the hot food ready to take back to the gite - from paella to spit roasted chicken and saute potatoes!

This region has something for everyone.

Our Rates

There’s no hidden extras.

As it is so hard to go home after just one week with so much to see and enjoy in this area, stay a further week and receive a further discount - see our prices for more information.

Please complete the attached booking form, stating the name and address for each guest.

Any additional guests will be at the owner's discretion but are subject to a charge of 100€ per person, per night. This is payable at time of arrival by either cheque or cash.

Apologies but all payments are only in Euros.

Getting to La Metairie

La Metairie Gite has good access to transport links. We are only 10 kms from junction 23 (Martres Tolosane) of the A64 motorway.

By Air

Toulouse: There are regular flights into Toulouse with both BA and Easyjet and Ryanair will commence flights later in 2016. There are also flights to other UK local airports. Toulouse airport serves a number of european countries.

Other Local French airports: In addition to Toulouse airport there are also several local airports in the region with connections to many local airports in the UK. The airports are Tarbes/Lourdes, Carcassonne, Pau and, taking longer but with a scenic tour, Bergerac.

Please note a car is essential to get to La Metairie Gite and for your stay.

By Road

France has good motorways and pleasant scenic routes. The motorways are quicker with good stopping areas but be ready for toll charges.

By Ferry

Why not start your holiday with a mini cruise!

Brittany Ferries run regular crossings from Portsmouth and Plymouth to both Bilbao and Santander in Spain. There are good motorway links from both of these ports to La Metairie Gite.

With so many options for getting to La Metairie we offer flexible booking dates, not just Saturday to Saturday.

More Details

Owner
Lynn Dimmock
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2017

About Lynn Dimmock

I'm Lynn and I live here at La Metairie with husband Steven and Lexie, a very spoilt cat!

We always looked forward to our holidays as they were our escape from a rushed lifestyle - time to switch off and unwind. I was always searching for that special place where the alarm clock didn't exist and I could relax, slip into a pool and catch up on unread books.

Lynn Dimmock purchased this house in 2012

Why Lynn Dimmock chose Alan

We always dreamed of our french home, especially after each holiday or the odd day trip in France. But one thing or another always halted our plans. Eventuality we decided it was now or never and took the plunge and we have never looked back.

For the first couple of years La Metairie was our holiday home, our space of peace and calm during our hectic working life.

It didn't take long for La Metairie and it’s surrounding area to work its magic. Soon, each return back to our working life became harder and harder.

Finally, we succumbed and moved to start our new life at La Metairie. So here we are and the rest is history!

La Metairie is one property - a house and two barns. We live in the original house and our guests live in the fully converted barn. To ensure privacy for our guests we have built a private shaded terrace.

By chance, we discovered that our local commune (Alan) was planing to use La Metairie as the area’s museum so we were lucky to find it. We even found the plans that the commune had drawn up and the pictures of the renovation from an original dairy farm.

What makes this house unique

When we first set our eyes on La Metairie the first thing we noticed was the amazing stone wall that surrounds much of the front garden. Its many colours shimmied in the sun - it turned out to be the perfect sun trap so guess where we installed the pool!

Amenities

Alan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The ensuite bathrooms are identical with modern mixer overhead showers and the addition of useful hand held showers. The sink vanity units have large mirrors and separate lighting and built in storage. There are also heated towel rails. Bathroom towels and hand flannels are included. There is a selection of shower gels, shampoo and conditioner to choose from. Body lotion, hand wash and make up remover is included.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 1 is a comfortable sprung mattress with a foam topper. Bedroom 2 benefits with a Tempur mattress. All bed linen is included. Both bedrooms have wardrobes with storage areas and separate dressing tables. A hairdryer is included in each of the bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Regular cleaning is provided and owners are on-site to provide assistance as required. Guests just have to wash-up!

Reviews

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average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
5

Excellent. We thought this was the best gite we have stayed in in several years. home from home

  • 5 of 5

As soon as you drive through the gates you get the wow factor. The website photos do not do the property justice. There's so much room and everythings furnished/completed to a very high standard. The welcome pack is outstanding, Lynn and Steve are the perfect hosts. Lots to see in the area, lots of morning markets. We had a lovel meal in the Auberge in Alan just two minutes away by car. Spain is just over an hours drive through the Pyrenee's, we visited a town called Viehla, gin is really cheap there! We've had a fantastic two week stay and returned home thoroughly refreshed. Thanks again Lynn and Steve.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Bright, airy, highly equipped and spotless.

  • 5 of 5

This is the most highly equipped gite we have visited, absolutely everything is provided. There is a proper range cooker in the kitchen, the knives are sharp and there is every utensil you could possibly need. And we could easily have cooked a hearty meal from what Lynn called 'just some basic provisions' upon our arrival. The theme continues in the en-suite shower rooms where the selection of toiletries leaves nothing to be desired. There are quality furnishings throughout the very spacious accommodation, and the whole place is spotlessly clean.

The gite sits quietly (apart from the odd cow bell) in its rural setting, but Alan village is just a pleasant walk away, where the auberge is surprisingly good and extremely welcoming. Spain is within easy striking distance for lunch or evening tapas, while the many cols provide a driver's dream. Hilltop medieval villages abound. Or you could just chill out at the gite. The pool is warm and clean, with areas to sit in or out of the sun, and the kitchen doors open towards the shaded terrace with rural views to Alan village across the valley.

Finally, and most importantly, hosts Lynn and Steve are a humorous, welcoming and very sociable couple for whom nothing is too much trouble to improve your stay. At 'La Metairie' Lynn and Steve have found their own Utopia, and it shows.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Stunning location, wonderful accommodation and everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Our week at La Métairie was fantastic. The gite is the best self catering accommodation we have ever stayed in. Lynn and Steve have thought of everything and it is those little touches that make it feel like home rather than holiday accommodation! The kitchen was fantastic with all utensils and pans we could ever need. The pool is truly stunning and the outdoor eating space is really lovely. We loved the day bed areas as they were perfect for reading during the hottest part of the day. The inside of the gite is lovely and cool and a welcome respite from the outside heat on some days! We can't wait to return. Thank you so much Lynn and Steve!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Gîte très propre et très agréable . Je le recommande

  • 5 of 5

Lynn et son mari sont très disponibles , les chambres très spacieuses et calmes, tout est prévu pour rendre le séjour agréable ( petit repas de bienvenue , bouquet de fleur , vin , bières etc...) la piscine est partagée avec les propriétaires mais ils restent discrets . Nous avons passés un excellent séjour!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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5

TRES BELLE RESIDENCE DE VACANCES

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons été accueillis chaleureusement par LYNN . La résidence est neuve , conforme à la description et aux photos. Les chambres sont très spacieuses et décorées avec gout.

Il ne manquait rien et meme le réfrigerateur était garni pour passer la 1ère soirée et le lendemain matin.La propriétaire est toujours à votre écoute . Nous avons passé un agréable séjour et recommandons ce gite.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Vacances agréables et reposantes au sein d'un gite très accueillant

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons beaucoup apprécié notre séjour dans ce logement. Chambres de grande taille. Il est très appréciable d'avoir salle de bain et toilettes dans chaque chambre.

Très bon accueil des propriétaires.

Rien ne manque dans le logement au niveau équipement dans chacune des pièces : ustensiles de cuisine, nécessaire de bain, de piscine, ...

Lieu très calme et paisible.

Le frigo était rempli à notre arrivée et au moins pour faire 2-3 repas.

Très bon séjour à refaire au plus vite.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
72 Kilometres
Toulouse - Blagnac
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Alan
Nearest Ferry
200 Kilometres
Bilbao
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Boussen
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A64
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Alan
Nearest Ski
97 Kilometres
Bagneres de Bigorre
Nearest Beach
230 Kilometres
Narbonne
Car: necessary

Atlantic or the Med coast – the choice is yours.  Perhaps a trip to Andorra or a drive into the Pyrenees and cross the border into Spain.for lunch time Tapas.

Or just enjoying the local restaurants – there’s one less than 2 minutes away in Alan!

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $441.49

It is hard to go home after just one week at La Metairie - Why not book for two weeks - You save €50.

Any additional guests will be at the owner's discretion but are subject to a charge of 100€ per person, per night. This is payable on your time of arrival by either cheque or cash before access is granted.



Refer to Terms and Conditions under description section. In making the booking you are deemed to have read and accepted these Terms and Conditions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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