La Maison de Maitre

Gascony, Midi-Pyrenees, France
Sleeps up to 4 adults and 4 children including 2 infants in cots
£4995 - £4995 per week

Top 10 Reasons to Stay Here

20 free hours of childcare included
Enclosed heated private pool
Huge gardens with endless supply of play equipment
Fun kids' activities from baking to French lessons
Fantastic selection of indoor toys, games and books
Concierge service - everything taken care of
Complimentary welcome drinks and bottle of Champagne
Meal delivery and shopping services available
Tranquil location with panoramic views
Hens, sheep and other animals for the kids to meet

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Pool protected by fencing

The Property

Double bedrooms Two - sleeping up to 4 adults in total
Twin bedrooms Two - sleeping up to 4 children in total
Living room Two separate living rooms - one that is perfect for the adults!

Local Information

Nearest village/town 7km
Nearest supermarket 7km
Nearest doctor 7km
Nearest A&E 38km Tarbes
Nearest beach 200km
Nearest restaurant 7km


Home cooked food Available on request
Babysitting Available on request
Swimming Towels available Swimming towels are available and are included
Bikes 2 adult bikes with baby seats and loads of kids bikes and sit-ons
Local Bike hire Yes, this can be arranged
Local assistance/housekeeper Yes, the Coleman family live on site in an adjacent converted barn and are there to help you
Welcome pack Yes, Choice of 3 wines or a bottle of Champagne plus a selection or pastries including fresh Croissants and Pain au Chocolat delivered to you on your first morning
Internet access Yes
Restaurant on site No but home cooked meals available incl. vegetarian & gluten free
Shopping Service Yes
Swimming towels Yes
Flights included No


Pool Protection Yes
Central heating Yes
Open fire Yes
Enclosed Garden Yes
Garden shade Yes
Heated Pool Yes
Walking Distance to Village/Restaurant No
Dogs Allowed No
Suitable for Multiples Yes
Suitable for Wheelchair Users No
Home Cooked Food Yes
Babysitting Yes
Kids Club No
Restaurant on Site No
Additional Cleaning available Yes
Wifi Yes
Shopping Service Yes
Swimming towels Yes
Golf available locally Yes
Less than 1 hour from Nearest Airport Yes
Bikes Yes
Local Bike hire No
Air Con or Cooling System No
Car required? Required
Swimming Pool Yes
Private Pool Yes
Self Catering Yes
Creche No

Essential Kit Guarantee

Cots Four travel cots, one crib
Highchairs Three available
Booster seat Two available
Bed guards Two available
Potty Two
Steriliser Yes
Baby monitor Yes
Plastic crockery Yes
Plastic step Yes
Changing mat Yes
Stairgate(s) Yes
Non slip bath mat Yes
Indoor toys and books Yes
Microwave Yes
Food blender (hand held) Yes
DVD player Yes
Children's DVDs Yes
Child's loo seat Yes
Bath toys Yes
Blackout blinds or curtains/shutters Yes
Night light Yes
Cot linen Yes

Additional Equipment

Changing table Yes
Socket guards Yes
Baby den Yes
Baby bath Yes
Washing Machine Yes
Dishwasher Yes
Tumble dryer Yes
Garden equipment (slide etc) Yes
Hairdryer Yes
TV Yes
Sound system Yes
UK satellite TV channels Yes
Barbeque Yes

Extra Information

Other information There is a stroller with attachable umbrella available at the property.

The property is suitable for twins and triplets.

Babysitting, food, baby pack, etc must be booked in advance. There is also a shopping service available - please enquire.

Anti mosquito plug-ins are supplied with refills.

When visiting the house in the cooler months, please note that heating will be subject to an extra charge.

Sky Sports and Sky Movies plus BT sports are available at the property. A Bose sounddock system, 2 Weber BBQs (one gas, one charcoal) and two pedal karts are also available.

For additional information and the individual Terms and Conditions, please see the 'Need to Know' section for this property.
Essential Kit Guarantee Info Some terms and conditions apply so please read our complete Terms and Conditions before booking.

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Indoors & Outdoors


To the right of the front entrance hall there is an open plan kitchen and dining room with a fireplace containing a wood burner and a big round table which seats eight people.

The kitchen is clean and tidy, tastefully designed and well equipped with all the usual trimmings, hidden fridge, oven, hob, and dishwasher. It also comes complete with a vast range of co-ordinating stainless steel Magi-mix appliances, and Jamie Oliver and Le Creuset frying pans and sauce pans too.

Situated next to the kitchen is a utility room with an extra fridge, washing machine, dryer, upright freezer, ice cream maker and every conceivable extra you could ever want in a utility room (cook books and baking equipment etc).

How about a morning sauntering around the local markets, before returning home to pick herbs from the herb garden, ready to cook up a storm?

And the children can take part too!  A range of children's cookery books and equipment have been provided to encourage their involvement. 

There is a big round dining table in the kitchen with plenty of space to spare, great for family meals. On the far side, there is a beautiful old double door leading through to the family TV/sitting room.

Parent Point: There is a small step down between the kitchen and family sitting room. There is a Baby Dan available if you would prefer to cut children's access to the kitchen off without shutting the doors.

The sitting room is big, spacious and airy thanks to a huge arched window looking out onto the courtyard. It has a wood burner and two comfy sofas along with TV & DVD player and a huge array of toys. 

Also on ground floor level, off the sitting room, is a W.C. and on the opposite side is a beautifully decorated bathroom with over sized shower.

This is the en-suite for the double bedroom at the furthest end of the ground floor. This bedroom has its own door out onto the courtyard.

To the left of the main entrance and the hall is the adult living room, a warm and cosy ‘grown up' area of the house for adults to have some quiet time.

Along with a wood burner (set in a magnificent open fire place), comfy sofa and armchairs, board games and music system, it also has a desk, wifi and printer and fax machines available should you need them. This room is intended for adult use only and the fire is not guarded.

Upstairs all of the rooms lead off from a central landing area. There is a huge, light and airy master bedroom with double bed and beautiful traditional style crib.

This room has a dressing room and an en-suite bathroom attached. Enjoy spectacular views from here and the darkness that shutters bring.

Parent point: The window in the master bedroom's en-suite is quite low to the ground. The window can be left open a little as it has a child lock which must be used at all times, though care should be taken not to leave children unattended in this room.

Also accessed from the landing are two other lovely twin rooms and a family bathroom with sunken bath. Both twin rooms have shuttered windows and carpeted flooring. The one towards the rear of the house has two huge ‘lit bateau' beds; these are great if your little one is in the transition from cot to bed as they are so huge!

In all, the house sleeps up to 8 people in its 4 bedrooms: 4 adults and 4 children.


The property is situated in two acres of grounds which extend into fields offering wide open spaces and peaceful surroundings with views of the Pyrenees in the distance.

Immediately in front of the house is a large courtyard area, perfect for bikes and trikes, which leads onto a huge flat lawn area complete with numerous outdoor play equipment, from swings, slides, sandpits, football and basket ball nets.

There is a fenced off pond with nets and buckets for pond dipping, plus a chicken pen on the opposite side of the lawn where guests are welcome to hunt eggs and feed the chickens. There are also some sheep (small breed) to feed and hopefully some lambs too.

Also accessed from the central courtyard area is a beautifully thought out, totally enclosed pool area which has a pool alarm as well. The pool is for guests use only. It is 8m x 3.5m [depth1.40m] and is heated, with roman steps.

This enclosed area has a shady terrace right next to the pool, furnished with numerous sun loungers (with comfy cushions). There is also a picnic table out on the grass, but under a huge old oak tree for shade, and a big shed full of swimming toys and inflatables.

There is a fantastic opportunity for shade away from the pool area in the form of an "abri" shelter where the Weber Genesis gas BBQ and the Weber Master Touch charcoal BBQ are kept. There is a sandpit here as well as tables and benches which can be used for anything from arts and crafts to an alternative dining space.

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What's Around?

La Maison de Maitre is situated in old Gascony where it feels as if the modern world has passed it by. The regions of Gers and Hautes Pyrenees border each other and offer equally beautiful scenery of rolling green wooded hills, rivers, valleys with golden yellow sunflowers and maize with shimmering views of a lake or the snow capped Pyrenees in the distance.

It is situated on the same latitude as Nice with lovely warm summers but without the hoards of people and traffic congestion. Enjoy the quiet uncrowded roads of this sparsely populated farming area, and breathe in some of the cleanest air in Europe.

In the locality you can find plenty to do should you want to leave the house:

  • Ludina Waterpark has pools and aqua slides that all ages can enjoy
  • Further afield, Treetop Adventure Park, Pavie is great for slightly older children
  • Nature reserve at Puydarriex is only 15 minutes away and a great place for a picnic
  • A variety of charming towns to explore, and a jazz festival at Mariac in August
  • 18 hole golf course only 20 minutes away with an English speaking pro
  • White water rafting for the brave is available in the Pyrenees

Not forgetting that grown-ups need pampering, there is a 'centre of well being' 10 minutes away offering lovely relaxing hot stone massage, reflexology, Swedish massage, Indian head massage, Reiki, Zen Shiatsu massage and acupuncture. 

Another option is a very popluar harder sports massage at the house so you don't even need to leave the comfort of the pool side. 

The Hosts of the property are more than happy to book appointments in advance for you.

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Need to Know

Before booking, please read our Terms and Conditions.

The hosts can arrange the following for guests, at an extra charge. Please contact them direct to book:

Private art lessons

Private vegetarian cookery lessons

Private Yoga lessons



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