"Bel Air' is an unassuming typical 18th century colombage farm house, lovingly restored as a family home. A house with a happy welcoming ambiance, it is on the edge of Castillon Debats, one of highest villages in the Gers. The house is set on a ridge with one acre of completely fenced garden - it enjoys spectacular uninterrupted south views across farmland to the Pyrenees. Life centres round the large paved terrace off the kitchen shaded by a big chestnut tree, with a small fenced pond, swings, BBQ and a hammock or sunbathing at the pool area with breathtaking views to the south. The 10x5 pool is fully fenced, alarmed and has plenty of sun loungers, umbrellas and various pool toys.
Farmhouse near Vic-Fezensac, Gers sleeping 8 (+2) - Spectacular Views across Farmland to the Pyrenees
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- 23 Mar. 2019
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Bien, mais ...
Pour un séjour au calme: raté : la maison est tout au bord de la route sur laquelle passent, dès 07h00 du matin tracteurs, camions, voitures.
La literie d'une chambre (bleue) a changer dès le moindre mouvement nous déclenchons multiples grincements. Préciser que la TV est uniquement en langue anglaise.
Andy a été très réactif pour solutionner deux petits problèmes d'intendance.
Several local towns have swimming lakes with sand beaches & family facilities. The nearest at Lupiac (10 mins from Bel Air) has a pretty setting, a good restaurant & is very popular with Bel Air guests.
For access & enjoyment of the wonderful country side a car is essential.
Accessible airports are:-
Toulouse 1.25 hrs
Pau 1.75 hrs
Bordeaux 2 hrs
Biarritz 2.50 hrs
Carcassone 2.50 hrs
Bergerac 2.50 hrs
The nearest TGV station is Agen 1 hr
The driving time from St Malo is 7 hrs & from Santander 5 hrs
Castillon Debats is 7 kms from Vic Fezensac & about 10 kms from Aignan. Auch, the departmental capital, is 30 kms.
There is a folder of information at the house. Vic Fezensac has several supermarkets, shopping, restaurant & other facilities.
Things to do include :-
* Lupiac Lake - sandy beach & restaurant
* Le Vert en L'Air tree top adventure trail
* Golf, Horseriding,Tennis, Water skiing, Theme Park nearby
* Cycling, Running & Walking
* Canoeing, White Water Raffting near Pyrennes
* Beautiful villages some walled/fortified
* Wine & Armagnac tasting
* Every day a market day somewhere near
* Night markets in Vic Fezensac July/August
* Vic Fezensac has horse racing & bull ring
* Auch a lovely cathedral - superb stain glass
* Lourdes within 2 hrs
* Grottes mankind's earliest known cave drawings
* Vic Fezensac Salsa Music Festival end July
* Marciac has international jazz festival in early August
* Mirande has Country & Western Festival in July
* Madiran hosts a wine festival in mid August
* Regular classical concerts in churches & chateaux
Explore the local flora & fauna. Discover beautiful seemingly deserted hilltop walled villages, enjoy stunning views of the mountains, experience the abundance of wild life, eagles, buzzards, owls, woodpeckers, deer, wild boar & red squirrels
For enthusiastic artists, the sunflowers, the pigeoniers, churches & village squares are irresistible.
Changeover Day: Unless by other special arrangement changeover day is Saturday. Arrival should be after 4pm and departure by 10am. Guests should contact our caretaker Andy Chandler to confirm arrival (please enquire for contact details). 10% discount for 2 weeks bookings Notes on prices: Dogs are welcome - although we expect dog mess outside and dog hairs inside to be cleaned up - failure to do this will result in a Euro50 charge taken from your deposit