Beautiful, ivy-covered cottage, sleeping 2-5 in 2 french country-style bedrooms (more reviews upon request from this year). Equipped and furnished to very high standard. Romantic, ensuite master bedroom with luxurious extra-wide bed and claw foot bathtub. 2nd bedroom under the eaves with half-bath and play area, perfect for children/teens. Comfortable lounge with DVD, TV and HIFI with large selection of books and games. Compact kitchen equipped with the keen cook in mind. Herbs and fruit trees grow throughout large, private property. Swimming pool, badminton, boules, bikes, giant trampoline, croquet, and 2 acre garden with many secluded lounging spots and tables to spend quite time. BBQ and poolside terrace. Perfect for cycling, walking, birdwatching or just relaxing and getting away from it all. Available throughout year, with cosy wood burning stove for low season rentals. Pretty, fortified medieval villages, swimming lakes, wine and Armagnac domains and good restaurants abound. Bilingual owners on site, or local manager available to help with questions and needs.
Enchanting 2-bedroom luxury gîte in rural Gascony perfect for romantic breaks.
Susan and Yannick Rousseau
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 30, 2018
About Susan and Yannick Rousseau
Yannick and Susan are the new owners of Gigagnan as of July 2018. Thanks to Kate and David (past owners) for making the transition quite painless for our guests this summer. Those of you who have visited before will be happy to know that nothing has changed! We are keeping all of the special touches and loving energy that Kate and David put into their home and gîte. We are providing reviews from the visitors who stayed after we took over. We hope to see you soon at this stunning slice of Gascony! Cheers, Susan and Yannick
Susan and Yannick Rousseau purchased this House in 2018
Why Susan and Yannick Rousseau chose Bezolles
We saerched for our home in Gascony for years, Yannick being born and raised in the nearby citadel of Lectoure. When we visited this property (built in 1821!), we knew it was for us. Even though it was February and raining, we saw the potential, loved the huge fireplace with cozy wood-burning stove, the 5-star bed linens and heaters that kept it toasty warm. The property has so many features with the stunning views of the countryside across the pool... Our nearest neighbors are cows and the farmer that cares for them one hillside over, and the nearness to wildlife brings harmony and quietude to our the nearest village shopping is a mere 7 minute drive away!
What makes this House unique
Aside from the many logistical benefits mentioned, we fell in love with the authentic beauty of this old stone farmhouse, the view of the local village on the hillside straight out from the pool, and the magnificent sunsets and the seclusion. Each day a different sky and stunning scene. Even when its raining, beauty and magic abound. The original fireplace has the opening of the once wood-burning oven where the people of the hamlet came to bake their bread. (We hope to restore it to its original use!) The original front door, heavy old wood, still hangs and opens out onto the large park which is totally yours to walk, play, or hang out in! The bees hum, the birds thrive, the owls and osprey live high in the trees. Lavender and roses planted all around the property are there for your pleasure and enjoyment. If it is country, bucolic living you want, you've found your paradise.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Charming French Countryside Retreat
This lovely farmhouse was the perfect escape for me from the bustle of my Paris adventure. The setting is idyllic, extremely private and quiet. It really was like my own private retreat amongst the sunflower fields, birds and scattered farms dotting the countryside. The house was comfortable and charming. I could take a stroll, lounge by the pool or bike around the area to appreciate the beauty.The entire property just invites one to relax and take in the surrounding vistas. There is a small village 10 minutes by car to get supplies or dine out.
This is the ideal family or friend vacation home for those looking to get away and reconnect with loved ones. I will definitely be back again when the sunflowers are in full bloom to witness how glorious that must be!
Dear Michelle, We are so glad our little 'peace' of Gascony could offer up a respite and be the healing salve you needed. Come again anytime. Sunflowers bloom from end of June to mid-August. July is their brilliant zenith!
Perfect rest and relaxation!
Stayed here for the whole of the month of September. Blessed with perfect weather we loved the beautiful well maintained pool, the excellent comfortable gite and the peace and tranquillity. Wonderful stars at night, a lovely view across the valley and many an hour spent watching the birds of prey circling above. This all within a 5 minute drive of Castera Verduzan ( try Le Florida restaurant for a great gourmet experience! ) with well stocked small supermarket, boulangerie and excellent butcher. Lots of historical villages to explore all within half an hour's drive. The perfect holiday all round!
Thank you, Keith. We are delighted to know you enjoyed your month in the Gers at L’Ancienne Boulangerie. We hope to see you again soon!
Un week end de pur bonheur
Nous avons passé un super séjour dans cette belle maison et avons pu découvrir la Gascogne de la plus belle des manières. L'accueil de Susan et de Yannick ont été des plus chaleureux à notre arrivée. Tout le confort était là dans cette superbe bâtisse.
Rien à redire. Un magnifique endroit pour se reposer et se ressourcer.
Merci Charles pour les bons mots. Nous avons adoré votre séjour dans notre petit coin de paradis!
A rural, countryside setting unchanged for centuries. Hills and country roads to traverse while visiting ancient villages with bustling thriving communities. Markets, summer fêtes, cafes, brocantes and vide gruniers (town-wide garage sales), music and the vibrant warmth of small-town living.