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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 that is 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
No smoking - Smoking allowed only outside Smoking allowed only outside
Max guests: 10
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
- 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
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
Cleaned with disinfectant
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)
- English, French, Greek
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.