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Old cottage by castle; garden; pool; sleeps 8

Wisteria in bloom in late Spring, front of house as seen from quiet access lane
4.5 of 5 stars
Very good
19 reviews
Wisteria in bloom in late Spring, front of house as seen from quiet access lane
French windows lead directly into courtyard with swimming pool
Enjoy meals outdoors under the shade of the splendid lime tree (Tilleul) which gives cottage its nam
Spacious living room has TV/DVD and collection of DVDs & books
Spacious farmhouse kitchen opens directly onto the private garden
Spacious double aspect master bedroom - thick stone walls help keep rooms cool in summer
Ground floor double bedroom
Newly fitted shower-room on ground floor, conveniently located close to pool
Twin beds in over-sized attic bedroom
Further pair of twin beds in attic bedroom (can be split if preferred)
Fresh white bathroom with shower over bath. Basin out of view.
Relax by the salt water pool in the sun trap courtyard
... or enjoy a quiet swim after your evening meal
Wisteria-clad front door at Le Tilleul
Welcome pack and guests' handbook on arrival
Entrance to the Chateau de Larressingle, just metres from the cottages
The creperie within the castle walls serves snacks and light meals throughout the day
Vineyards and orchards growing medieval varieties surround the chateau
Plan of Larressingle - blue outlines our two cottages with central pool, purple is castle perimeter
Aerial view of chateau-village - our cottages are just off to the right
Water park at Gondrin, 15km distant, 3 pools suit all ages + separate playground
Natural lake 10km distant in Montreal du Gers - lovely sandy beaches
Typical late summer sight - fields of sunflowers
Medieval bridge 'Pont d'Artigue' was in use until very recently - a pleasant stroll f
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Rental Home /
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
About the owner, Mark E
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 75 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 72 days ago
Listed since : Feb 2009
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 44 reviews and 3 properties
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Listing #HL114013 by: Holiday Lettings
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4.5 of 5 stars Very good - based on 19 reviews
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

My partner and I travelled with 2 friends by motorcycle to this beautiful medieval village. We managed to find the cottage by following the explicit instructions provided by the owner. Using a postcode in a satnav does not work! A light had been left on for us by the very friendly and helpful caretaker and a much appreciated bottle of...


Robert W
Sherborne, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We loved this gite. It was well equipped, spacious and very comfortable. There were eight in our party ranging from 3 years old to 73 and we all loved it. The highlights of the gite for us were the table outside where we ate all our meals under the 'tilleul'(lime) tree and the pool which was very safe for the... more

Paul C
Level Contributor
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Beautiful quiet location, easy access to local town. Owner is very friendly and helpful, she made our holiday very stress free, that included booking, during our stay even vacating the property was very simple. Gite was clean and tidy with comfortable beds, nice sized kitchen with good cooking facilities etc. should you want to stay in more

  • Balcony
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair Access:
  • Elder Access:
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
  • Suitable for Children:
Additional amenities & feature info
The cottage sleeps 8 people in comfort.

The dual-aspect master bedroom offers a double bed (140cm width), with windows overlooking the garden, while the huge attic bedroom has 4 single beds and a bookcase stocked with books and board games, ideal for younger guests.
A further double bedroom is quietly located on the ground floor, away from the main living area, with a generous king-sized bed.
The ground floor bedroom and shower-room may also be practical for any guests with limited mobility, or with difficult with stairs.

The farmhouse dining kitchen is fully-fitted with oak cabinets and integrated appliances, and features an ancient stone fireplace with a wood-burning stove to take the chill off cooler off-season evenings. A large oval dining table comfortably seats 8 people. The ki...
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per week Per month
Oct 31, 2015 -
Apr 1, 2016
off season
90 nights
Oct 31, 2015 -
Mar 18, 2016
Late Autumn & Winter
60 nights --
Mar 19, 2016 -
Apr 8, 2016
Easter 2016
7 nights
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Pet fee: $27 / stay - Fee
  • Bed linen: $14 / stay - Fee
  • Bathroom towels: $14 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
25% deposit required to secure booking. Payment for deposit and balance can be by cheque, or electronic bank transfer, either in pounds sterling or euros. Please indicate your preference when making reservation. Final balance payment due 8 weeks before holiday start date.Changeover day: Saturdays only in July and August, other months please contact owner.20% discount on seond and subsquent weeks on April/May and September/October bookings.Bed linen and bathroom towels can be provided if required at a reasonable rate. Additional charges for linen/towels are payable locally in euros. If this is of interest, please ask for details of charges when making an enquiry. Guests are advised to provide their own pool towels if required. Baby/toddler items (cot, high chair, booster seat, baby bath and potty) are available on request. Fully refundable security deposit of £100 is payable at the time of final holiday payment. This will be destroyed following trouble-free check-out (can be returned by... more
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How to get there
Airport: Pau / Bergerac / Toulouse / Biarritz: 55.9 mi
Railway: Agen: 24.9 mi
Ferry: Le Havre / Bilbao (N.Spain): 435.0 mi
Easily accessible on low-cost airlines to Pau or Bergerac (flying from Stansted, Gatwick, Luton or Bristol). Also via Air France or British Airways to Toulouse or Bordeaux. TGV line to Bordeaux has daily link to Agen (40km distant).

For those who prefer to drive from the UK, an overnight ferry (7-hour crossing) from Portsmouth to Le Havre gets you in at 8am local time and, on a good day, you could be at the cottage by 6pm including a couple of stops on the way.
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Nearest Beach: 111.8 mi.
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