Detached house on 148-acre organic ground
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About Sylvie Rosenfeld
Owner and producer of Agen prunes, Côtes de Gascogne wines and Armagnac, the older eau de vie of France, I spent my childhood and a part of my teenage years in this family property. My studies and my International education drove me to live a part of the year in California. This is the essential reason why I rent my house, the Detached House, to guests who, just like me, enjoy a return to nature and all the authentic and kind things it has to offer. The family choice to get solar energy and to exploit and increase the value of the agricultural ground while respecting the organic standards make this historic 18th estate an exceptional refuge for a relaxing and peaceful but also culturally rich and varied stay in the stunning landscape of this wonderful region.
Why Sylvie Rosenfeld chose Lectoure
I live abroad and I don’t want my family house to be unoccupied, so it is with great pleasure that I rent it to guests who, just like me, love to recharge their batteries in an exceptional environment not polluted and without noise on a 148-acre ground fully dedicated to organic arboricultural and wine-making cultures.
What makes this House unique
The assets are the authenticity of the site with its dominating location facing the historic town of Lectoure and its 360° views, its 148-acre ground with organic vineyards and orchards, the oak rabbit warrens, the Quick tennis court, the infinity pool built on the same level as the plum trees and a beautiful 18th century stone house on a family estate composed of Charterhouse, outbuildings, cellars and vineyards. The proximity of Lectoure, 1 km as the crow flies and 2 minutes by car: the historic town of the Counts of Toulouse, former bishopric and capital of the pastel, many shops and quality restaurants as well as thermal baths that are much appreciated. Besides, it is your welcome gift: 2 entrances in the thermal baths. If you love wines and Armagnac, it is with great pleasure that we will make you taste the ones of the estate, in moderation of course!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Very pretty and well equipped gite
It looks very traditional on the outside but has a cool loft-style interior. Very easy 5 minutes by car into Lectoure or to the nearest supermarket. The owners were easy to communicate with, and very welcoming and helpful if we had any problems.
Nice house, great views.
The house is pleasant and equipped to a reasonable standard. It is situated on the courtyard of the chateau but the outside space faces away from the courtyard so is not really overlooked. The owners were in any case away for much of our stay. The location is very peaceful and it was nice to watch the hot air balloons rising from the valley as we enjoyed a drink round the pool in the evenings. The upstairs lounge is comfortable, as are the bedrooms. We appreciated the air conditioning in our room which worked well and was quiet. As a previous reviewer has noted, the outside dining furniture and parasol are old and damaged although functional. This did not affect our enjoyment of the property but perhaps does not live up to the luxury billing the owner is trying to suggest. The pool is good although electrical problems on the estate at the end of our stay meant that we could not use it on our last day.
The house is a little further from Lectoure than we expected. It's a brisk 30 minute walk into town with some rough tracks by the shortest route we found, 5km by car or road bike and we were a little disappointed that it was therefore not really practical for us to walk into Lectoure for dinner.
Lectoure itself is a bustling small town, quite touristy, with several restaurants, bakeries and butchers etc. The restaurants are a bit more expensive than those in the surrounding villages.
Overall, we had a good holiday and enjoyed our stay.
beware of owner's honnesty...
The property is as depicted on the site, except for the outdoor patio furniture which is very old: umbrella/parasol missing its whinch - it needs to be opened by pulling on the rope by hand and tying it somewhere, the outdoor table has a broken plank in its middle and gave us splinters, the BBQ is at least 10 years old. On the first night my 2 year old sat on a patio chair, the set of chairs being as old as the rest of the funiture. Simply by sitting on it he broke a piece of wood making the seat. We thought nothing of it, seeing the state of the rest of the patio furniture, and unfortunately did not report it. The broken piece was small and did not prevent us from using the chair the rest of the week. On the last day of our stay the owner toured the property before we left and told us everything was fine. The next day she refunded our damage deposit less 69 euros to cover the cost of a brand new chair.... After I contacted her and explained that I saw it as normal wear and tear and that we should not be charged, she agreed that the patio furniture is old but went on by saying that the money also compensated for several 'special requests' we apparently made. Those were: 1) a refund for one night as there was a problem with the software when I booked and it was only allowing me to book 7 nights when we only needed 6; the owner and I agreed 3 months prior to our stay, and at her request, that she would pay me back in person for the extra night once we arrived as it was easier than trying to correct the computer glitch; once there however she seem to have forgotten why we needed a refund and repeatadly mentionned that she was doing us a huge favor by reimbursing the extra night; and 2) a week before our arrival we asked if we could arrive earlier than the check-in time of 3pm, to which she agreed, which we really appreciated since we were flying in with three young children. The owner finally complained that we left 30 minutes late on check-out, which is true, but fails to recognize that part of our late departure was due to her asking us to gather all bedsheets/towels and to start doing the laundry before we left (we have never been asked to start a wash of laundry in 10 years of homeaway rental...) - we actually started two loads and dried one of them...She also failed to recognize the late noise (past 11pm) from their house party on our last night. You be the judge as to wether we or the owners were unreasonable. Rent at your own risk...
Nous avons passé un excellent séjour dans un lieu magique. La maison et la localisation sont exceptionnelles. Le propriétaire est très sympathique. Le village de Lectoure est très beau et la région splendide. Nous y retournerons avec certitude.
Un grand plaisir d’avoir accueilli Monsieur Mazerat et sa famille.
Nous les recevrons à nouveau bien volontiers
conforme en tous points à l'annonce
Nous avons passé une semaine de vraies vacances dans cette très belle maison au milieu des vignes, avec une vue imprenable sur Lectoure, au calme et malgré tout très proche des commerces. Avec nos 4 enfants, nous avons apprécié le confort des salles de bain attenantes aux chambres, la piscine au retour de nos excursions, la fraîcheur de la maison quand il faisait si chaud dehors, les petits-déjeuners sous la pergola au son apaisant d'une cloche dans le lointain.
Nous recommandons vivement cette grande maison pour une famille qui voudrait découvrir une belle région de carte postale et passer des vacances au calme.
Agen: 30 Km
Auch: 30 Km
Lake: 4 Km
River: 3 Km
Shops: 1 km
Lectoure, Gers Department, Gascony. It is the country of the Musketeers where life is sweet, the architecture interesting and the landscapes, often compared to Tuscany, beautiful.
The property is located close to the train station of Agen 25 minutes and Agen La Garenne Airport with 3 flights per day from and to Paris except on Saturday. These amenities make Lectoure an easily accessible town. Its exceptional architectural and cultural assets and its thermal baths largely contribute to the charm of this place.
A mild climate all year round and an important amount of sunshine also contribute to the pleasure of a stay in Lectoure. The house: 5 rooms – detached – floor – 180 m². Capacity: 6 persons. Beds: 2 single beds and 2 double beds.
18th stone house located on organic vineyards and orchards.
Description: 3 bedrooms, 3 ensuite walk-in shower rooms with double vanity unit, separate toilets, open plan kitchen with central island, dining room, living room, balcony, terrace, garden, private parking, infinity pool, private tennis court, 148-acre ground, free game, solar station by the property and no noise.