Domaine de Peyloubere
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About Theresa Martin
We moved to France from London in 1999 and our son was educated in Auch and has recently returned from studying and working in China. Our daughter lives and works in London. We are very fortunate to live in this beautiful part of France and love to welcome our guests to Peyloubère and to share with them our knowledge and enthusiasm for the surrounding area and help them to enjoy a memorable holiday in the Gers.
Theresa Martin purchased this House in 1997
Why Theresa Martin chose Pavie
We 'discovered' the Gers over thirty years ago and at once loved the combination of a rich history, beautiful rolling countryside, delicious local produce and cuisine, an excellent location from which to explore Europe and, above all, the warm and happy people who welcomed us so generously into their midst.
What makes this House unique
You only have to drive under the magnificent cedar trees either side of the entrance gate, up the drive into the circular rosegarden, see the ivy clad Manoir with its basque red shutters and hear the song of birds and the sound of water cascading over the waterfall to know why we were at once bewitched by Peyloubère!
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Cots, high chair and toy chests provided, no cost
Guests may choose to clean and leave the cottage as found or pay for an end of stay clean of 75€.
A 15% DISCOUNT IS OFFERED FOR RESERVATIONS OF TWO WEEKS OR MORE IN THE HIGH SEASON
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Rural bliss near Pavie
Six of us enjoyed a great week in June in Le Fermier. The grounds were extensive and beautifully landscaped with large spaces for play and relaxation. The cottage itself was spacious and well - equipped and lots of dvds and books available should the weather turn inclement. The pool was large and allowed a good swim. We were welcomed by Theresa who was leaving the next day for the uk but were well looked after by Stephanie during our stay. Although quite rural the large supermarket in Auch was only 10 minutes drive away for supplies. A couple of smaller saucepans / frying pans could be added to the kitchen utensils. Would certainly book again if visiting the area.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Peyloubère and will hope to see you again in the future. Good point about some smaller pans and many thanks for taking the time to write a review.
A lovely autumn retreat
Our party was four (female) friends who had met at university 40 years ago and who wanted quiet accommodation in an interesting area to catch up and spend time together. Peyloubere more than fit the bill; we took Fermier, and arrived on a Friday to find everything spick and span, well equipped and spacious. Lovely wood burner in the generous and comfortable sitting/dining room (logs were readily provided on site); lots of space in the kitchen for all of us to gather and share the cooking, and delightful grounds and sauna. Theresa was on hand to deal with any queries, and everything was managed very efficiently. We found Auch more interesting than anticipated, especially when Theresa told us that the annual circus skills festival was taking place (we went to see some of the student acrobats performing their assessed pieces in one of the many big tops around town). The Thursday market by the river was a delight, and the Saturday one fine if smaller than the main one. Plenty of local information on hand to find walks and activities, but the autumn sunshine in the courtyard and grounds meant we were very happy around the house. Lots of birdlife around the houses (including an owl) and the landscaping of the cottages was cleverly organised so that nobody was overlooked and everyone had some private outdoor space. We plan to return!
A delightful property with every facility
We were really pleased with Peyloubere it was everything and more than we had expected – the house was spacious well-furnished/equipped and very clean, ideal for a family of six adults and a toddler. The grounds were stunning and well maintained with lots of shaded walks and areas to relax and chill-out. The heated pool proved to be a big success although it was shared by other guest there was enough room for all to enjoy. Theresa and her staff were always on hand if needed but never intrusive. The location was ideal for exploring this lovely art of France, however, it was very difficult to move far from Peyloubere
It was a real pleasure to welcome you and the family to Peyloubère - appreciation such as yours makes all the hard work in maintaining the cottages, the pool and the estate more than worthwhile. We will hope to see you return when there will be more time to explore the many things to do and see in the area. With thanks .....
If anything, the website doesn't do full justice to the estate or the accommodation. It was factually correct but our stay actually delivered more than we were expecting. We didn't want for anything during the entire fortnight.
The house was absolutely spotless and beautifully furnished. The beds were really comfortable and the bathrooms were clean and modern with good water pressure - a good shower is always important! The renovation has been done faultlessly, the original features have been preserved and highlighted.
We cooked at home for a large family nearly every night and the kitchen was well equipped to manage. Our toddler was absolutely delighted with the toybox provided.
The grounds surrounding this property were simply stunning. Much work goes into maintaining the gardens and pool, which was also spotless. My partner enjoyed many happy hours fishing at the lake and our little daughter relished feeding the ducks at least twice a day and sometimes more!
There are plenty of shady spots in the private garden to hide from the sun as required.
We found the area suited our needs but we didn't venture too far as we were so comfortable at Peyloubere. Good supermarket shopping facilities are close at hand and Pavie is a nice little village for tabac and pharmacie etc.
Ian and Theresa and their staff were always available but the customer service is discreet - something we appreciated.
Only one unfortunate experience - eating out at the La Roma Pizzeria in Auch. The pizzas were lovely - after nearly a two hour wait. Let's just say the customer service left much to be desired...
We would definitely recommend this property to anyway - it is a blissfully quiet spot yet convenient for a family.
The peace and beautiful surroundings will stay with us for a long time and we will definitely be returning!
My brother's 60th
We had come to France for my brother's 60th celebrations (he lives nearby) and we took the largest cottage for a week in October half-term. We were 9 people - grandparents, 2 sets of parents and 3 children aged 7, 4 and 1. The cottage was ideal for our group and was well equipped and clean. Our only gripes were the lack of coathooks for wet macs and no indoor drying facilities (it rained a fair bit). The central heating worked well, though. The children loved Suki and Meg, who patiently allowed themselves to be comprehensively mauled and who accompanied us on stick-throwing trips to the lake. They also loved their special low-ceilinged bedroom. It was too cold to use the pool but we used the spa a lot and also the ping-pong table. There's a great Carrefour nearby plus 2 boulangeries in the village, not really within walking distance but only 5 mins by car. There is plenty for children to do in the summer, the estate is really beautiful and the owners were very helpful.
We have noted the comment about coat hooks and have installed some over the radiator in the laundry room.
Domaine de Peyloubere is situated in the Department of the Gers in South West France. The 35-acre estate lies just outside the village of Pavie which is 10 minutes south of Auch, the historic and vibrant capital of Gascony. The nearest airport of Toulouse Blagnac is 55 minutes from Auch; Pau is 1h30, Biarritz, Carcassone and Bordeaux two hours.