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Luxurious, charming detached 4 star tourisme gite with swimming pool& jacuzzi

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
7 guests
4 nights minimum
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The Site Built in 1876, it is the principal property of the Hamlet of Mazères, known locally as the 'The Château'. It was the principle employer of the village inhabitants prior to World War II. Originally the property had about 300 hectares and was mainly devoted to wine growing. Today the site is 1.5 hectares, situated just next to the medieval church Saint Jean Baptiste. It is rumoured that the house was built upon an old Priory dating back to the The Knights Templers Saint Jean de Jérusalem, with three mills under its supervision. Sadly we have not been able to verify the story as yet, but no smoke without fire… The main house Passing through a gated arched entrance building, you enter the vast courtyard surrounded by beautiful outbuildings. On the north side lies the main hou...The Site Built in 1876, it is the principal property of the Hamlet of Mazères, known locally as the 'The Château'. It was the principle employer of the village inhabitants prior to World War II. Originally the property had about 300 hectares and was mainly devoted to wine growing. Today the site is 1.5 hectares, situated just next to the medieval church Saint Jean Baptiste. It is rumoured that the house was built upon an old Priory dating back to the The Knights Templers Saint Jean de Jérusalem, with three mills under its supervision. Sadly we have not been able to verify the story as yet, but no smoke without fire… The main house Passing through a gated arched entrance building, you enter the vast courtyard surrounded by beautiful outbuildings. On the north side lies the main house, where we live, a completely renovated Maison de Maître, with its big lawn leading to the swimming pool. The Gîte The building on the west side of the courtyard, turning left after the gated arched entrance, houses the Gîte. It is the old Guardian's apartment, fully renovated and expanded, on two floors. The Gîte has been tastefully refurbished, modernized with a mix of ultra modern and traditional. The Terrace Some 12 x 5 meters, has table and chairs for 12, sun loungers, awning and charcoal barbecue (bag of charcoal is supplied) Big arched glass doors connect you to different rooms on ground floor. Why choose Mazères? Lying almost exactly on the Greenwich Meridian Line, Mazères is a hamlet of some 15 inhabited houses with a most unusual and magnificent fortified church - Saint Jean Baptiste de Mazères - classified as a Historical Monument. During the first part of the 12th century, the sections above the entrance and the chevet inside the church were carved by some of the best sculptors of the time who had already worked on the Saint Semin Basilica in Toulouse, the Abbey in Saint Sever in the Landes, and in Spain. An excursion in either of these directions could be worth while. The church also boasts its own stone sarcophagus with the the relics of Saint Liberata. This young saint, virgin and martyr was decapitated in the woods near by in the fifth century, as was her sister Quitterie who is being worshipped today in Aire sur L’Adour. You will find numerous towers, fortifications, bastides and roman churches along the pilgrim route Saint Jacques de Compostelle passing us only 15 km away, in Maubourguet. Major routes lie nearby, leading us to shrines in Spain and the Pyrenees including the more recent site of Lourdes. This area suffered much conflict over the centuries and today adds fascination and imagery to ones' visit. Worth having a look at are châteaux like the one of Montaner, the donjon of Termes d’Armagnac and we must not forget that we are in the Gascony area, where d’Artagnan, a musketeer with great panache, was born. The Wines and the Châteaux Madiran is the local wine which has become famous not only for the penetration into the world arena but also by science, now known as the 'The French Paradox'. In France they used the 1999 census data to identify unusual patterns of ageing in France and found that there are significantly more men aged over 75 in the Midi-Pyrenees in Southwest France where the population traditionally drink their local Madiran wines daily. In the beautiful rolling hills of what is sometimes called “Little Tuscany” you can meander from domain to domain and enjoy the wine tasting. Only minutes away from the gîte lie the vineyards of Château Montus and the Cave with its magnificent interior. We are also in the Bas-Armagnac district with the chais’ walls darkened by the evaporation of the Armagnac - The angels’ share Events and Country Markets There are usually a variety of events ongoing (Jazz, Salsa, Country & Western and Wine Festivals, Horse Trails, Motor Racing, Bull Fighting, Cultural Events), especially in the summer. There are markets in the area on all days except Sunday and Mondays, selling local and artisan produce. We are in the region of duck in all its culinary versions, foie gras, magret, cuisses confites…. In the summer this region has a great variety of events. Festivals: Enjoy the Country and Western in Mirande, the Tempo Latino festival in Vic-Fezensac in late July, or the well-known Jazz festival in Marciac the first half of August Activities The property lies in the valley with breathtaking views of the High Pyrenees Mountain range to the South, only hours by car to the center of the mountains with its variety of wildlife, walks and skiing. The possibilities are endless. The area is criss-crossed with pathways, tracks and chemins, giving access to fields, vineyards, streams, rivers, lakes, woods and forests. With plenty of wildlife you can often come across deer, boar, local coypu (a large river rodent similar to an otter), plenty of different bird varieties (this area is on one of the major migration routes). Whether you explore by car, foot or bicycle, play golf (nearby Golf Courses), fishing, microlite, enjoy a variety or restaurants - the prospects of enjoyment are limitless. The region offers a host of possibilities only limited by your imagination. Sports of many varieties exist including fishing and salmon fishing, tennis, golf, shooting club, hunting, mountain biking, walking, canoeing, horse riding, microlite etc. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
The gîte must be vacated by 11.00am. The gîte will be available between 16.00 on the day of arrival, unless prior arrangements have been made. We cannot accept responsibility or liability whatsoever for loss, injury or death to clients, third parties or their belongings resulting from their use of the gîte, swimming pool, trampoline or any other amenity provided for their use. Children are always under the gaurdianship and ultimate responsibility of the parents.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Shower
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About the Owner
Else S
Languages spoken:English, French, Norwegian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2012
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Reviewed 14 June 2020

We stayed in this beautiful gite during a lovely half term - the accommodation is extremely comfortable and private but Richard and Else are on hand to make sure everything is okay and made us feel tremendously welcome! They even very kindly opened up the...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank Ryan N
Reviewed 18 August 2019

Stayed for a week as family of 4 (5yr old and 18 months) - ideally had wanted to be closer to Pau and the Pyrenees, but found the reviews for this property which were too good to ignore. So glad we stayed. Facilities are superb;...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Michael R
247elses, VR Owner at Luxurious, charming detached 4 star tourisme gite with swimming pool& jacuzzi, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2019

A really nice family and a total pleasure to have. We would recommend them highly to any other host and obviously it goes without saying....but they would be most welcome back any time that they may wish.

Reviewed 25 September 2018

We were looking for a relaxed week, sunbathing and just soaking up the sunshine in the beautiful French countryside. And boy, we were not disappointed! Richard and Else have thought of everything you could possibly need/want in the incredibly spacious, spotlessly clean, gite. Although we...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Lesley S
Else S, VR Owner at Luxurious, charming detached 4 star tourisme gite with swimming pool& jacuzzi, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

A most charming couple and we enjoyed their stay immensely. We would highly recommend them to any gite owner as they were not only respectful of the property but clearly enjoyed France and what it has to offer. Not much one can add when one...More

Reviewed 18 January 2018

a wedding in the family nearby , we spent 3 days with our children , grandchildren, beautiful installed . Pretty room for everyone , fully equipped kitchen , very comfortable living room. Hough out to meet our wishes : games for children , umbrellas, ice...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank yvonnebV6683VD
Else S, VR Owner at Luxurious, charming detached 4 star tourisme gite with swimming pool& jacuzzi, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

A most charming family and we enjoyed their stay immensely. Recommended for any other gite owners

Reviewed 4 October 2017

This summer we spent two weeks with our sons (15 and 21) in the charming , spacious and well equipped gite of Richard and Else Stein in Mazères (just opposite Madiran). The Stein family (including Charlie!) are extremely hospitable. We were invited to a try-out...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank EJBAKKER
Else S, VR Owner at Luxurious, charming detached 4 star tourisme gite with swimming pool& jacuzzi, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

The Family Bakker were certainly a joy to have and they made the most out of our area and amenities. They would always be welcome back anytime and it would be to our pleasure.

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Reviewed 16 December 2015

We stayed in the gite for 3 days, and we regretted that we couldn't stay longer. Just looking at the map the place could seem a bit lonely, but instead it was the perfect place for a relaxing holiday. Lovely scenery and lovely hosts who...More

Date of stay: October 2015
Thank Heidi B
Else S, VR Owner at Luxurious, charming detached 4 star tourisme gite with swimming pool& jacuzzi, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2015

Thanks you for your nice comments, it was great to host you and your friends. Warmest regards Richard & Else

Reviewed 16 November 2015

We were a group of 5 staying in the Gite at this wonderful place. Everything worked well, the rooms were very nice, the spacious garden was amazing, the swimming pool and the peaceful surrondings likewise. In the mornings the cock woke us up, just charming....More

Date of stay: October 2015
Thank Helle A
Else S, VR Owner at Luxurious, charming detached 4 star tourisme gite with swimming pool& jacuzzi, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2015

Thanks you Helle and gang, great to have had you visiting and welcome back anytime. Regards Richard and Else

Reviewed 12 November 2015

This fabulous Gite is situated within the grounds of the Chateau Mazere.If you like staying in a charming,peaceful place which oozes history,then this is for you.Our hosts Richard and Else were quite wonderful looking after our needs,Richard is especially knowledgeable about the surrounding country and...More

Date of stay: September 2015
Thank Debdiana
Else S, VR Owner at Luxurious, charming detached 4 star tourisme gite with swimming pool& jacuzzi, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2015

Dear Diana and Geoffrey, wonderful to have had you visiting our gite and to enjoy the area and our property. Looking forward to your return visit next year. Kind regards Richard & Else

Reviewed 3 November 2015

We stayed with Richard and Else, Emma, Marcus and Charlie (the dog) for two weeks in August 2015. There were seven of us, although two came for just a week, and we enjoyed it as much as any holiday we have ever been on. The...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank StephenWookey
Else S, VR Owner at Luxurious, charming detached 4 star tourisme gite with swimming pool& jacuzzi, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2015

We can truly say that the Wookey family are wonderfully positive, friendly and enthusiastic. We would love to have them back again, but not least to see if could have a rematch at badminton and win back our self esteem! A fun family, hopefully we...More

Reviewed 31 October 2015

What a wonderful spot. Very peaceful countryside. Charming hospitable family in main house make one feel very welcoand who allow use of their lovely pool. This area makes the Pyrenees accessible, Pau is an hour away, and the French coast near Biarritz and San Sebastian...More

Date of stay: September 2015
Thank William L
Else S, VR Owner at Luxurious, charming detached 4 star tourisme gite with swimming pool& jacuzzi, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2015

Great family, welcome back anytime

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Kettle
Microwave
Ping Pong Table
Playground
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Shared Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Trampoline
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Lying almost exactly on the Greenwich Meridian Line, Mazères is a hamlet of some 15 inhabited houses with a most unusual and magnificent fortified church - Saint Jean Baptiste de Mazères - classified as a Historical Monument. During the first part of the 12th century, the sections above the entrance and the chevet inside the church were carved by some of the best sculptors of the time who had already worked on the Saint Semin Basilica in Toulouse, the Abbey in Saint Sever in the Landes, and in Spain. An excursion in either of these directions could be worth while. The church also boasts its own stone sarcophagus with the the relics of Saint Liberata. This young saint, virgin and martyr was decapitated in the woods near by in the fifth century, as was her sister Quitterie who is being worsh...
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