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About Alasdair Downes
We are both Scottish, Alasdair from Glasgow and Fiona from Galloway. We lived in the North East of England for many years. It was always hovering in the back of their minds that one day we would like to run our own business. As keen campers, the idea of a campsite with gites was appealing. After a few years of swithering and dithering we just decided to get on with it and here we are.
Alasdair Downes purchased this House in 2017
Why Alasdair Downes chose Castelnau-d'Auzan
We looked at a lot of lovely properties on the way but Le Poteau was the one. We both knew as soon as we arrived for our first viewing. We love the feel of The Gers. It is tucked away, less well known than its neighbours and not massively touristy. The local people are friendly, welcoming and extremely kind. The fact that the gites were part of the deal was unexpected but brilliant. We like the fact that they are not on the campsite itself so provide a real escape for people but it also means that "giters" can use the campsite if they want to join us for a social evening or whatever. There is also free wifi on the campsite.
What makes this House unique
We fell in love with it because it is so real and normal here. The village is a pretty but working village where people get on with life. The local towns are busy but not hectic and the roads are wonderfully quiet. The landscape is gorgeous, verdant and ever changing with the rhythm of agriculture. Incidentally Gers has the highest level of Bio agriculture in France which makes it a great habitat for all wildlife.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
The property was very private on a beautiful location over looking the village of Castelnau-d’Auzan
The property was clean and tidy with a very nice covered terrace to relax under and enjoy the relaxing view while eating lunch. The owners are very helpful and pleased to guide you, and make recommendations as to what to visit in the region. As you travel along the narrow road to the property you are flanked on both sides by vines, and you really know you are in La Belle France. A very restful and relaxing retreat.
Calme et reposant
Se déconnecter du quotidien au milieu des vignes de Côtes de Gascogne.
Merci pour votre aimable critique. Ce fut un plaisir de vous accueillir dans notre gîte. C'était absolument impeccable. Nous espérons vraiment vous revoir
Bon séjour mais petit bémol sur la propreté
Très bon sejour dans le gîte qui est très agréable. Literie de qualité, nous avons très bien dormi. Cependant, nous émettons un petit bémol sur la propreté du logement (micro ondes sale, gaz un peu sale, toiles d'araignées...). Accueil chaleureux de la part des hôtes.
Gite à recommander sur tous les points.
Grand merci à Fiona & Alastair pour notre super court séjour dans leur gîte et aussi leur gentillesse. Ns étions 4 adultes et tous nous avons apprécié la situation, le gîte et la disponibilité de Fiona & Alastair.