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Luxury farmhouse with heated pool and amazing mountain views.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 130 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Immaculately furnished 4 bed farmhouse with private heated pool & pizza oven.

A Puntos is a traditional French farmhouse with amazing mountain views, private heated pool and a wood fired pizza oven all set within a very large landscaped garden.

Sitting on the edge of the sleepy hamlet of Mont de Marrast in the Gers, A Puntos is a modernised Gascon farmhouse which retains many of it's original features including oak beams, floorboards, floor tiles and fireplaces.

The property is accessed by a long private driveway and set in 2.5 acres of gardens. Facing due south and on a high on a ridge, both the house and the swimming pool bask in daylong sunshine and command fabulous, uninterrupted views of the Pyrenees.

There is exclusive use of 10 x 5 metre pool, with Roman steps, which is surrounded by a paved area that has 8 sun loungers. There is also a shaded pergola with a rattan seating area where you can cool off, have a drink or just sit back, relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. Pool heating has been installed, as with a pool alarm and there is a thermal blanket to keep the pool warm at night. Because of the lack of light pollution, this is also a favourite spot for stargazing after nightfall.

A Puntos has a covered terrace with seating for 8 which is accessed by French doors from the kitchen. It is raised above the garden, shaded by a beautiful walnut tree and has views toward the mountains. This is perfect for a sunny breakfast or a more shaded lunch or dinner with friends and family.

The kitchen has a traditional large french table with seating for 8 and is equipped to a high standard with Rayburn Wood Stove, separate oven and gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, American style fridge freezer and a large washing machine. There is also a herb garden, a wood fired pizza oven alongside a large Webber Barbecue and another outdoor eating area.

The lounge has a Bose Sound dock and 45 inch smart Panasonic TV, British Freesat, DVD player and a large log burner. The internet has enough bandwidth to easily stream UHD films on Netflix or Amazon Prime. There is also a large selection of books, DVDs and games available which includes an outdoor Petanque set.

There are 4 comfortable, spacious and well equipped bedrooms (1 king, 2 doubles and a twin) along with modernised bathrooms on each floor, one of which has a large walk in shower room.

Come and enjoy the local food, wine and relaxing atmosphere of A Puntos where you can enjoy long lazy days with friends and family either on the terrace, around the pool or just anywhere in the large and beautiful landscaped gardens.

Boutique wine delivery, additional house cleaning and baby sitting are all available on request.

More Details

Owner
Graeme Fletcher
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 14, 2018

About Graeme Fletcher

We both live in Scotland, work in the UK and try to get over to France as much as we can.

Graeme Fletcher purchased this farmhouse in 2013

Why Graeme Fletcher chose Mont-de-Marrast

We fell in love with the property as soon as we saw it. We love the house itself, the big gardens, the pool, which we have now heated, and the amazing views over the mountains. It really is a getaway from all the hustle and bustle of our busy city life's.

What makes this farmhouse unique

What is special about A Puntos.....I would say everything but then, I suppose, I am biased. If I had to pick one thing, it would be sitting on the terrace, with a warm breeze in my face looking at the mountains and enjoying the peace and tranquility. Obviously, with a glass of wine!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was one of our most favourite holidays! The place is amazing- beautiful big house, lovely pool and pizza oven. It really has everything. We were hosted superbly throughout and Graeme even helped us with the pizza oven. We can't recommend this place enough! Hopefully we will be back soon
May 2017
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation farmhouse rental in Mont-de-Marrast, France

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • BBQ and Pizza oven must be cleaned otherwise £20 fee each will be applied
  • Bins must be emptied and all guest rubbish removed otherwise a £20 fee will apply.
  • No glass or crockery at pool - plastic sets have been provided
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Ground Floor Bathroom – Ground floor family bathroom with walk in shower, WC and hand-basin. Top Floor Bathroom – First floor family bathroom with bath, shower, WC, hand-basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom One - 1 king
    Bedroom Two - 1 queen , Bed can be split into two singles
    Bedroom Four - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom Three - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms): Cot is also available with mattress and sheet if required. Note - Room 4 with twin beds is accessible via bedroom 3
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • porch/lanai
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
Notes:
Utility Room: Some storage space High quality bed linen and house towels are provided. Artwork by Susan Murphy High Quality wine available to buy Welcome pack also available Guests need to bring their own beach/pool towels. Guests must clean BBQ and Pizza oven or incur a fee Owners / caretakers may be in the gite next door for maintenance purposes however this has separate access and separated by a large hedge.

Reviews

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Luxury farmhouse with heated pool and amazing mountain views.
average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Graeme and Kirsty met us upon arrival with a very warm welcome and were so very helpful throughout our stay. Normally we prefer to be away from neighbours on our holiday stays but on this occasion it worked beautifully as Graeme and Kirsty were great fun and we thoroughly enjoyed their company, and if you want peace and quite, as we usually do, you wouldn't ever be disturbed, so all good. The house is very nice with fantastic old features including the huge ceiling beams and the wonderful oak floorboards plus fireplace and stove in the lounge . Comfortable and clean the house is well cared for with all the amenities needed plus satellite TV. Beds are comfy and all the sheets etc are top quality. The outside grounds are extensive with good garden areas and large in-ground pool big enough to swim properly. And such wonderful views of the surrounding countryside and of course the majestic Pyrenees, which are visible from the house and gardens. All in all we had a lovely stay and really enjoyed the views, house and peace and tranquility. Thank you Graeme and Kirsty for making our stay so enjoyable.

  • Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi there Martin, Thankyou very much for your comments and leaving the house in such good condition. We hope you come back to A Puntos some time and wish you well for the future. Kind regards Graeme
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5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at A Puntos! The house is spotlessly clean, wonderfully well appointed, immaculately looked after. Graeme is on hand if any issues arise and looks after the (good sized) pool beautifully but is not intrusive in the slightest! Moreover he goes above and beyond, sourcing walk guides for us at the little Tourist centre in Trie sur Baise as he knew we are keen walkers.

Standout points - the view of the Pyrenees on a clear day is absolutely stunning.

The Intermarche supermarket at Trie is a really good one, neither small nor enormous, has absolutely everything you might need!

We really enjoyed walking in the area and a trip to Auch is a must.

We definitely plan to return! Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: 3-Jul-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Helen, Thank you very much for the review and your kind comments. We would be more thank happy to have you back at A Puntos some time the future and look forward to your return. Thanks again for leaving the place so tidy. Best wishes and Kind Regards Graeme
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5

Wonderfully positioned tidy farm house

  • 5 of 5

We were made to feel very welcome and loved being surrounded by the views of the Pyrenees. The farmhouse was very clean and tidy and had all mod cons. Swimming pool was a delight and all the surrounding area was kept in great order. We travelled around and also spent days by the pool. Graeme was a big help in what to do in the surrounding area and if we did not go out the farm house was extremely peaceful. Many thanks

  • Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderfull, quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic house. Equipped with everything we could possibly need, and beautifully maintained, we had a great holiday. The grounds are lovely, as are the views. There is plenty of space around the pool to relax. The kids spent most of their time in the pool, even on chilly days because it is heated.

It is about a one hour drive to the Pyrenees which is well worth it. The towns in the neighbourhood are quite small but there are still plenty of good restaurants. The supermarket is about a 20 minutes drive from the house. The highway is far, far away, which means no noise except from an occasional airplane.

Graeme was very friendly and helpful prior and during our visit.

We would love to come back!

  • Submitted: 17-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5 Star Winter Fun

  • 5 of 5

We had such a good time in the summer that we decided to book A Puntos for some time over New Year with friends and family. The house was just as good as it was in the summer with possibly even more some stunning views of the mountains if that's possible. We really enjoyed our time there and this time had the benefit of a large log burner and a Rayburn oven to keep us warm at night. We also used the Rayburn to cook some meals.

We made some skiing and snowboarding trips into the mountains for a few days and also visited the spa at Balnea which was stunning. Again, would thoroughly recommend A Puntos for a winter break but just beware it is about one and half hour’s drive to the slopes.

  • Submitted: 7-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Chris, Thanks for the kind comments and I glad you enjoyed yourself. Thanks for leaving the house in such good condition and please do come back anytime during the summer or winter. Kind regards Graeme.
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5

Amazing property, beautiful location, faultless!

  • 5 of 5

This property is in the most beautiful location with amazing views of the Pyrenees. The house was also perfect with everything you would need home from home. Cannot fault our stay, we even had lunch in Spain which is only 1hr 30min away. Stunning location, stunning house, highly recommend!

  • Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Vicky, so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for leaving the place in such good condition and good luck with the house hunting. Please do come back soon. Kind Regards Graeme
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Lourdes
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Trie Sur Bias
Nearest Ferry
337 Kilometres
Bilbao
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Château Golf de Pallanne
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Lannemezan
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
A64
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Trie Sur Bias
Nearest Ski
75 Kilometres
La Mongie
Nearest Beach
200 Kilometres
Biarritz
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Great walking in the area

Fantastic cycling in the area

The Tour de France comes close in July

Amazing Skiing and Snowboarding in the mountains

Wonderful stargazing

Visit one of the local spas

Coast/Beach:

Biarritz 150k away

Travel:

Flights - Tarbes and Lourdes are 45 mins away

Pau airport is 1 hour away

Bordeaux , Toulouse and Biarritz airports are about 1.5-2hrs away

Direct flights to Toulouse or Caracassone flights available for Scottish People

Drive - It is a roughly an 10hour drive from the Channel.

Distances:

Trie-sur-Baïse roughly 8k away

Meilan roughly 9k away

Mirande roughly 18k away

Marciac roughly 25k away.

Tarbes roughly 40k away

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation farmhouse rental in Mont-de-Marrast, France

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season 2018
Jul 14 2018 - Sep 1 2018
14 night minimum stay
C$2,873
 
 
Mid Season 2018
Sep 2 2018 - Sep 21 2018
7 night minimum stay
C$1,741
 
 
Low Season 2018
Sep 22 2018 - Nov 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
C$1,480
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
C$279
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Cleaning Fee C$87.06
Additional Guest Fee C$174.12
Pet Fee C$87.06

Changeover day is on Saturday. Arrival 4pm, Checkout 10am.
£100 per hour over the 10am departure time.

Notes on prices:
Please note if BBQ, pizza oven or log fire is not cleaned a fee of £20 will be applied for each.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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