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About Kate Baker
We had been on several great holidays in the past with our family and friends and have been surprised that Gascony is not better known. It is much less touristy than the Dordogne but still with big landscapes of rolling countryside, picturesque villages and wonderful food. We are both academics, semi-retired, but still working on projects. We have lived in various towns in the UK and are now in Southampton.
Kate Baker purchased this House in 2014
Why Kate Baker chose Saint-Clar
We decided to buy no. 26 as we liked the idea of being in a bustling village rather than a remote place in the countryside. St Clar itself is close to a variety of airports - also an important consideration for a holiday destination. Although a car is essential to get here, we don’t require it for any of our basic needs - food, newspapers, chemist etc.
What makes this House unique
Each time we come we discover new things. There are big towns nearby –Toulouse, Auch, Agen - for a bit of culture, and no shortage of picturesque villages and Romanesque architecture all around. We can enjoy the daily ritual of walking to the baker for our bread for breakfast and start the day on the terrace as the sun rises. We have converted it into a family house for us and our family to use, as well as letting it out when we can’t be here.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Minimum let 1 month in winter months Electricity not included in winter months
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
a clean, ancient house in a lovely, quiet villaage
The house was spacious enough for our family of 6 adults . The characterful rooms are large as is the outside terrace overlooking the hills. We thought we would miss having a garden, but we didn't. There is a path just round the corner which circles the village, and for further exploration, we used the bikes in the garage.
We loved having two bakeries and a few other little shops and a post office nearby. Swimming in the nearby lake was perfect in the hot weather, and the tour (Saturday and Sunday afternoons only) of the chateau at Avezan is excellent, especially if you understand French or can bring a friend to translate
Gorgeous, homely and in the middle of a village
A comfortable gite which felt like a home. Well equipped kitchen. Lots of space for eating and sitting inside and out. Three large bedrooms, one of which is more separate and self-contained. We enjoyed the books. Good internet. Great views. Cool and airy even in mid-30 degree heat. Use of bicycles was a bonus. House was very clean when we arrived and we were made very welcome by the owner's agent. The owner has been helpful throughout. St Clar is a beautiful bastide village, but with two bakeries, a butcher, a weekly market and a supermarket. The gite is in the old village centre. Lectoure and Fleurance worth visiting. We would love to come back and will recommend to friends.
Saint-Clar is an excellent location for gentle walks, starting from the village, (with a few short steep hills), with wonderful views of the rolling Gers countryside. Saint Clar is surrounded by very fine historic 'bastide' towns and villages, often arcaded in the centre. There are many fêtes during the summer months in all of them, and they all have their own weekly market. Saint-Clar is also very near the pilgrims 'route Saint-Jacques'. The town has a supermarket, 2 bakers, butcher, chemist, newsagent and greengrocer, all within walking distance as well as a bar, cafe and 2 pizzerias.