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Le Gite Blanc

With its Biarritz colours, Le Gite Blanc offers a comfortable tranquil holiday home - inside and out
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With its Biarritz colours, Le Gite Blanc offers a comfortable tranquil holiday home - inside and out
There are lovely walks in the surrounding hills
Relax after a day's painting, cycling, walking or sightseeing.
A stunning view from the living room across the garden and into the hills
Your modern kitchen has all you need if you want to cater for yourselves.
A private drive and parking
You can walk straight out of your door onto the empty lane and into the hills.
The view into the garden from the front door
Experience the thrill of a carriage drive with our beautiful French draft horse Nobel du Desir
Join in exercising our spotted ponies.
Heavy Horse Holiday client Jackie ready to roll with Nobel and his 'forecart'
Driving home.
Autumn visitors enjoying a stroll on a local canal - built for the Napoleonic farmers and still used
Heavy Horse Holiday client Richard hauling wood for the winter with Nobel
Enjoy a walk alongside our river - here it is looking pretty in the snow
Sunflowers in the local fields in July - the sunflower is the iconic image of Gascony
The beautiful lake at Castelnau Magnoac - a walk around it offers spectacular views
Nearby Boulogne sur Gesse has a lake with a water park and a stunning old viaduct
The gothic church at Boulogne sur Gesse set on the town square is worth a trip into town
Take in the famous abbey at St Bertrand de Comminges set high up on its own hilltop
Samatan market is just one of may lively local markets that are a must during your stay
Visit the Roman Villa ruins at Montmaurin, the largest such ruins in France
The route of the famous Tour de France cycle race is in easy striking distance most years
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Pouy, Hautes-Pyrenees, Occitanie
Nestled in a secluded valley in this beautiful and unspoilt part of the French Pyrenees, Le Gite Blanc is just the spot if you're looking for somewhere peaceful to unwind, as well as a base from which to explore the mountains, visit the shrine at Lourdes, or experience the vibrant city of Toulouse. This warm, comfortable holiday cottage is located between the bustling market town of Boulogne-sur-Gesse and its pretty neighbour, Castelnau-Magnoac, renowned for its history as the founding base for the French resistance in the second world war.<BR><BR>If you're after something different for your holiday, the owners of the farmhouse offer hands on heavy horse experience days with their French bred, English trained Percheron draft horse Nobel du Desir, and carriage driving taster sessions with their team of spotted ponies.&... Read more
About the Owner, Anne D
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 113 days ago
Listed since : Nov 2012
Overall rating: 4.0 / 5.0
Based on 5 reviews and 1 property
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Jackie E
Croydon, England, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed September 12, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

I stayed at Le Gite Blanc just over a week ago, it was the best ever holiday. Anne Dickens and Crosbie Fitch where the perfect hosts. A very comfy Gite and all the mod cons. very clean and tidy well presented, I loved the scenic views from the lounge window, I had the Heavy horse Experience and i have to...

Essex, UK
Reviewed August 7, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Reviewed July 16, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
1. Well behaved pets are welcome for a modest supplement - please advise on booking.
2. Covered parking is available for saloon cars for a modest supplement - please advise on booking.
3. A refundable deposit of â?¬100 against loss and/or breakages is payable on arrival.
4. A deposit of 30% of the booking price is payable on booking.
5. A refundable 100€ breakages deposit is also required - this will be refunded to you promptly after your holiday.
6. Livery for horses is possible - please enquire.
Please let us know if you're interested in any of the horse experiences for a supplement:
- a hands on heavy horse day: grooming; plaiting; harnessing
- a drive out into the countryside: a horse drawn carriage trip to the local village shop and bar for up to four people
These are potentially available on a flexible basis during your stay depending on weather, but ideally we need to know in advance
7. Adult cycles are available to borrow
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About the neighborhood
The Magnoacs is an area is renowned all over the world for its cuisine, wine and, of course, armagnac and the local markets are havens for food lovers. Local breads, cheeses and duck are all specialities.

Lovers of nature will see majestic birds of prey hanging over the fields, a myriad of colourful insects, and grazing deer; the lucky ones might catch a glimpse of wild boar.

If you want to read, paint or just relax, Le Gite Blanc provides the perfect environment. It is also an ideal base for more active pastimes and if you want to walk, run or cycle there are endless lanes and tracks, while the mountains provide scope for more serious sport including hillwalking, trekking, white water rafting and, in the winter, skiing and snowboarding.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Tarbes (Lourdes); Toulouse; Pau: 43.5 mi
Railway: Lannemezan: 15.5 mi
Ferry: Bilbao; Santander: 155.3 mi
Brittany Ferries offer luxury 24 hour ferry crossings from the south of England to Santander and Bilbao. Make your crossing part of your holiday and take in a bit of Spain on the way. They also offer cabins and kennels for dogs.

Easyjet fly from Gatwick and Bristol to Toulouse.
Ryan Air fly from Stansted to Tarbes (Lourdes).
CityJet fly from London City to Pau.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby.
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