Lamarque is a secluded and romantic 18th-century property accessed by a 500-metre allée and set in ten acres of beautiful park with century old trees and wonderful hidden corners, walkways meander through the woodland.
The Chartreuse is adjacent to the manor house, has been completely refurbished, sleeps six and is available for year-round rental. The accommodation comprises a comfortable reception area with TV, DVD and a sound system, a spacious fitted kitchen-come living area with country fireplace and a table seating six comfortably, three large and well-proportioned bedrooms with period fireplaces and two shower rooms.
Chartreuse guests share the estate with the Mark, Amy and their two children George and Olivia (and Skye and Flame, our two Gordon Setters) and are assured of a high level of privacy. There are several outdoor leisure areas including a private terrace with a barbeque and a swimming pool within a walled courtyard. Next to the swimming pool there is a small gym / exercise room with separate shower.
The Occitanie region:
The old historical region of Gascony, of which the Gers (Department 32) comprises the major part, was described by famous Algerian writer Abert Camus as 'Tuscany in miniature'. It has the highest concentration of bastide villages (around 100) in France. Unspoilt by motorways, mass tourism and major industry, it has a rich heritage, an exquisite landscape, superb climate, great regional food and wine, and natives who are friendly and welcoming! Once you have sampled the real France, you will not want to leave.
The weather in Gascony is generally sunny and Mediterranean from May to August (average 28C), peaking to temperatures in the mid-30's in July. August remains hot, with the occasional short-lived storm. April and October are pleasant, with an average of 22C, whilst late May and early September are warm and swimmable. Winters here are short, with cold snaps at times, and, just to keep us guessing, sometimes quite warm.
"The Last Best Place..." a phrase that has come to epitomise the gently rolling countryside of Gers, formerly Gascogne, is located roughly equidistant between Bordeaux and Toulouse, some 50km south west of Agen and has become one of the most sought after regions in France for those seeking tranquillity and tradition in an exclusive environment. The proximity of the Pyrenees and the influx of Italian vignerons in the early 20th century enhance an already southern atmosphere, bringing nuances which have integrated comfortably in the Midi-Pyrenees, creating an open, friendly and peaceful environment. Fresh fruit and vegetables can be procured in the colourful daily markets, organic food shops and fresh fish are a part of life, along with fine local wines and delectable cheeses. An absence of mass tourism is a hallmark of the region which offers regular cultural events, rural walking pathways and an excellent 18-hole golf course within twenty minutes of Lamarque.
A Beautiful, unique and romantic property situated in the Midi-Pyrenees / Gers region, famous for Armagnac and the Three Musketeers. The nearby medieval Bastide of Montreal du Gers offers excellent basic facilities including bi-lingual doctor, a well stocked alimentation which is open 7 days a week, a boulangerie, boucherie, two restaurants, café, post office, pharmacy, newsagents and a beautiful 17th century church. A modest weekly market offering fresh produce is available on Friday mornings; other local markets are within easy driving distance. Condom, the sous-prefecture of the Gers, where there are more comprehensive facilities, supermarkets etc. is a 10 minute drive from Lamarque
- Please use ashtrays provided. No smoking inside the property
- Well behaved dogs welcome by prior arangement
- Events/parties by prior arrangement
- Swimming pool closes at 9pm
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