Gite in Beaumarches, near Marciac, Midi-Pyrenees, France - Country Holiday Property In Beautiful Farming Location
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About frances nustedt
We are Richard and Fran and have lived here in the Gers for over fourteen years. We raised our family in North Devon and then, when they flew the nest, came to make our home here in the beautiful - and warm - countryside of South West France. With help, we transformed our Gascon Farmhouse to incorporate a ground floor apartment where we welcome visitors from April to the end of October. We keep ourselves relatively busy by looking after second homes for a number of English owners and teaching English to young French students, but always find plenty of time to relax and enjoy our own home which is quietly situated in a beautiful part of the Gers.
frances nustedt purchased this Apartment in 2004
Why frances nustedt chose Beaumarchés
Having lived for a long time in some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK, it wasn't surprising that we chose to move to this area of France. It is a thriving farming area, sitting on rich clay soil with soft rolling hills, cattle, sunflowers, and small patches of woodland. A mecca for wildlife. This is the heart of the ancient province of Gascony - still totally unspoilt and with new building only allowed if it is within a village and fits in with the existing vernacular - terracotta roofs over ochre-coloured walls. Quiet and well away from tourist honeypots, yet accessible to the mountains of the Pyrenees and the beaches on the Atlantic ocean. The mountains can be reached in about an hour and a half on quiet roads and Biarritz in two hours.
What makes this Apartment unique
We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our property but still welcome family pets if you wish to bring your dog with you. We have over 20 acres of meadows and fields plus grassy tracks and plenty of walks directly from the house which you will be able to enjoy.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Lovely tranquil rural gite
We thoroughly enjoyed our two week stay at A Bertin. The gite was very comfortable with a lovely garden, pool and views. Fran and Richard were perfect hosts with good ideas of places to visit.
Lovely 2 weeks
Me and my family was lucky enough to spend 2 weeks in this lovely gite, the swimming pool was brilliant and often used on the hot sunny days. It is so peaceful there and we all found it very relaxing. The gite is literally surrounded by stunning country side.
Fran & Richard were great host always there to answer questions and kept the pool in tip top condition.
More than home from home!
Great apartment as part of old farmhouse. Renovated with great taste, everything we needed was provided. Lovely pool especially as the temperature soared to 40°! Really tranquil area, came home refreshed. Thanks to Fran & Richard for the loan of the property.
Enchanting stay in beautiful peaceful countryside.
It lived up to our expectations. Perfectly supplied and thought out. Welcoming hosts and delicious evening meal on arrival. Nothing lacking.
Fran and Richard made us very welcome, nothing was too much trouble. The property was good for me as I have mobility issues. The scenery was stunning and it was very peaceful. Fran cooked us a superb meal for our final night. It's just the place to go to enjoy the sunshine and relax in our case with daughter son-in-law and five month old baby. I'm sure we shall be returning in the not too distant future to enjoy Fran and Richards hospitality once more..
Pat and Mike Andrews and family
Thank you so much for your review Pat. It was lovely to meet you all, and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. I hope at least a little of the sunshine followed you all home!
lovely quite rural setting
very nice apartment, roomy well furnished, hosts were vere accommodating and gracious. well set up for handicapped person. nice country setting, we enjoyed it very much.
It was lovely to meet you and your family Richard. I hope the last part of your trip back down to Spain went smoothly and you enjoyed travelling around our little corner of the world! Very best wishes from us both.
We have a delightful elderly horse in our fields and if you have a pony-mad child who would like a quiet hack out, Fran, who is a qualified Riding Instructor, would be delighted to take them out. Please mention this when enquiring. Thank you.
It takes two hours to get to Biarritz/St Jean de Luz/Hossegor on the Atlantic coast. There is very little driving through towns on this route so although it's two hours, it makes for a pleasant day out.
Airports most convenient are Toulouse (1hr 45mins), Lourdes (1 hr), Bordeaux or Biarritz(2 hrs) and Pau (1hr 15mins). Car hire is essential. Driving time from St Malo is 7 hours, plus stops.
Marciac and Plaisance du Gers are small Bastide towns, both only 10 minutes drive from the house The Gers is a rural department full of small medieval villages with inexpensive and friendly restaurants serving duck in all its forms!
We are about one hour from the Pyrenees foothills. One and a half hours from the ski station of La Mongie where you can take the tele-cabin to the top of the Pic du Midi at any time of year and look down from the mountain tops! Local supermarkets are ten minutes from the house.