5 bedroom restored farmhouse nestled high on hillside with garden and terrace
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - All open plan and the pool is close to the houseAll open plan and the pool is close to the house
Pets allowed - One small dog allowed. Under control at all times One small dog allowed. Under control at all times
Max guests: 10
- Be courteous to our neighbours and refrain from loud music outside.
- If bringing a dog, please note that the garden is not securely fenced. Full responsibility must be taken to ensure the dog remains within the grounds.
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Enhanced cleaning practices
Cleaned with disinfectant
Best House, Best Views & Oh so quiet
We visit and hire every year in France in many places and this was OH so the best.
Very well equipped house - from kitchen with everything you need to games galore and then that fantastic pool with those views.
There is plenty of space ( although we were spoilt with only being four).We had our dogs who could roam the grounds which are partially enclosed, with no concerns from us.
The outside area is basic but was constantly used. The pool is great - well kept and maintained and gives you unspoilt views over the roaming countryside (and sheep) and to the Pyrenees.
Just book this place for the views by day and night.
Linda (the owner) was very informative and speedy with all information.Local boulangerie and supermarkets very good.
Only drawback ( if you can call it that ) was no WiFi but data roaming worked well.
Definitely recommend and thinking about next year already.
Sorry to leave!
We travelled as two families - one family of 5 and one of 4. The property was perfect for our needs with plenty of bedrooms providing privacy and a fantastic open-plan area for socialising.
The location of the property and the aspect of the pool is amazing. Being able to swim with distant views of the Pyranees made for an extremely relaxing week.
We travelled into the local towns of Auch and Mirande on market days and made the trip South to Lourdes at the foot of the mountains. A really amazing part of France.
We could not fault the property or the owner - everything was exactly as described, communication was efficient and most helpful, all our queries were answered very promptly. The information pack provided by the owner was excellent and really helped us plan our break.
We would have no hesitation recommending the property - you will be sorry to leave!
Thank you for taking the time to wrote this! I'm so glad you and your family loved staying at the house and great to hear you explored the area too. Its a beautiful part of France! Hope we can welcome back another time!
A wonderful week
Such a welcoming and homely house with absolutely everything you would ever need for probably many months of fun! Linda also provided us with lots of useful information and was very easy to get in contact with. Would thoroughly recommend.
I'm so glad you found our house welcoming and homely..it's the best compliment! Thank you for being such good guests...if you ever visit the Gers again, you know where to find us!
We travelled here as a family of 8 (5 adults and 3 children).
We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wished we had longer than a week.
There was plenty to do to keep us all entertained including table tennis.
The pool is fantastic, a really good size and kept the kids entertained for most of the week.
The views surrounding the property are amazing, with views of the pyrenees during the day and a fantastic sunset in the evening.
The house itself was great and very well stocked with everything that we might need throughout our stay.
Linda was fabulous with us throughout, excellent communication - she kept us very well informed and replied to any queries we had quickly. Whilst there the bbq needed replacing, but this was sorted and resolved on the same day. Which is another testament to the owners!!
The information pack provided was brilliant and contained all the information we would need for the house and had some links for things to do in the local area, which was great.
Overall, we all had a very enjoyable and relaxing week in a fabulous place!
Thank you so much for this! I'm just glad you enjoyed your time there. And its great that you could enjoy the sunsets! You were our first guests to be able to try out our new converted millstone table for putting the drinks on at sundown! The skies there are fantastic aren't they! Hope to welcome you back again!
A perfect place
Great place to stay for families Close to Auch and Mirande. Views of the Pyrénées spectacular. You feel at home the moment you walk in through the door.
I am so glad you found us and enjoyed your stay. I do hope we'll be able to welcome you again! All best Linda
This area is rural France at its best. Home of Foie Gras and Armagnac and steeped in history, this beautiful farming region has something for everybody, from tiny medieval hillside villages to busy market towns amongst meandering rivers, forests and fields. Set against the backdrop of the Pyraneean mountains,,this area is quite special.
Labeau is a ten minute drive away from Auch, the capital of the Gers. Boasting an impressive 13C cathedral, it has excellent facilities including shops, restaurants and a twice weekly market held all year round Being in the heart of an agricultural community,there are a variety of medieval villages in the vicinity, each with their own markets that are well worth a visit, All have an abundance of fruit vegetables, cheese, meat etc but also specific regional specialities such as Foie gras and Armagnac.
Toulouse is just over an hour away and is a fabulous city well worth visiting. It has some wonderful shops and restaurants, some great museums and regular cultural events from live music to film and opera. Children can be entertained by activities such as Go karting or Lazerquest, or a visit to the quaint little zoo. Toulouse is also home to the growing aerospace industry and visitors can take tours of the factories and even see the massive Airbus 360 being constructed..
If you prefer your day trips to be less about city life and more about nature, then a trip to the Pyranees is a must. In the summer months these mountains are a beautiful place to visit.If you are feeling active then take a canyoning trip. High up in the mountains you are guided through a long meandering river canyon, discovering natural water slides, deep jump pools and spectacular sights at every turn. Take a drive, following winding mountain passes, to discover one of the many land-locked crystal clear lakes and have a waterside picnic. Or follow the breathtaking Valley de Rioumajou, with its tall pine trees, flat green pastures and winding rivers. This is where the locals go for summer picnics and lazy afternoons in the sunshine. It all makes for a beautiful day out. You will also find the mountains a great spot for river rafting, canoeing, hiking, climbing and mountain biking..
In the winter, it is possible to ski. There are a number of resorts, all within an hour and a half to 2 hours drive from the house offering a good range of skiing for families. Some of the resorts are especially good for beginners.
Closer to home, there are many attractions and activities for all ages.There are several good golf courses; Golf du Château de Pallanne, Golf d'Auch-Embats and Golf de Gascogne for example.are all within an easy drive, as is horse riding, tree climbing, water skiing, tennis and many other sporting activities..
Culturally there are various events held throughout the year that attract both locals and visitors from afar. From the world renown jazz festival held in Marciac each August to the country and western festival in Mirande each July, there are always events nearby.The region has many traditional French fêtes and festivals throughout the year. Auch is also home to one of France’s most famous circus schools. Each October it holds a three day circus festival, with acts from all over the world descending on the town to perform for visitors and locals alike. During weekends over the summer months one village or another will be ‘en fete’,These 2-3 day festivals are a great opportunity to drink the local wine and sample local produce whilst mingling with the locals.
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.
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About Linda Avis
We live and work in London and were first introduced to this beautiful part of France back in the late 80's with a visit to a friend. We totally fell in love with the area. It felt like it had remained slightly in a time warp. The countryside was so beautiful and peaceful and the locals so friendly that we found ourselves wanting to go back again and again. Whenever we visited, it proved to be a therapeutic escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. We decided to try and find a place of our own in the area where we could take our own family to experience true countryside and enjoy the freedom to roam and play in safety.
Linda Avis purchased this Farmhouse in 1992
Why Linda Avis chose Miramont-d'Astarac
We spent many months searching in and around the Gers at different times of the year.. We drove down many lanes, through numerous valleys but couldn't find a house that gave us the feeling we were looking for. Until one day,just before returning to the UK, we heard of a property that had just been put on the market that had a rather special position. I remember pulling off the main road, rounding the bend and seeing the semi derelict building sitting high on the hill. As we turned down the rutted track and drew up outside, we stopped to take in the view. It was simply breathtaking. Just miles and miles of uninterrupted green fields and total silence. This was what we had been searching for. Undeterred by the scale of the renovation, we could immediately envisage the tumble down barn restored and integrated into the old farmhouse and the dark damp rooms filled with light. We immediately decided we would buy it! We set upon a slow renovation, visiting as and when we could, over several years gradually turning the humble ruin into a relaxed holiday retreat for our family and friends. It was important for us to find a property that could give us plenty of space to invite guests but not to be so large that it would be a burden. The beauty of the layout of Labeau,is that it provides just that. Over the years, one or two small homes have been built on the hill, providing us with neighbours who help to look after both our house and our family when we are visiting. They are lovely friendly people who have made us most welcome and continue to help our guests.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
We have furnished the house simply but comfortably in order to provide the kind of environment that means you can kick off your shoes and relax as soon as you open the door. Small children love the freedom of pottering around the garden and fields with no fear of traffic. The pool is a fantastic bonus for all ages affording hours of fun. When the weather is hot, most guests spend a large part of their day lazing by the pool or relaxing on the terrace. We have spent hours just watching the birds swooping across the fields or gazing across to the mountains watching the weather fronts drifting across the valleys.. It really is quite magical. If the weather is not so good, the covered barn with its table tennis table and barbecue means we can eat and play outside all year round. It is rarely cold in this part of the Gers, but we added a wood burning stove and this always keeps the house warm and is a lovely feature for cosy nights in. The evening sunsets are quite beautiful and star gazing is a must as the lack of light pollution and position on the hill means the night sky provides a stunning display on a clear evening.