Domaine du Pignoulet, Gers, France

32230 Ladevèze-Rivière, France

Venue Details

TypeRetreat Centre
Sleeps8 - 14
Bedrooms6
Bathrooms5

About the property

A beautiful restored Gascony farmhouse with 6 bedrooms, in a rural, peaceful setting, boasting both indoor and outdoor studios, a large swimming pool and extensive gardens & views of the Pyrenees.


Included Amenities

Wi-Fi
Swimming Pool
Fireplace
Parking
Yoga/Seminar room

OUTDOOR - a restored and much loved rustic barn with wide wooded floor boards, looking over the garden. It is a breathtaking space, enjoying the sunrise and morning sunshine. There is a handrail for Barre practise in here. INDOOR - fully insulated, heated by a wood burner and glass windows & doors on 2 sides. Mats, rugs, bolsters, blocks, bricks and Pilates eqpt supplied - rings, balls, bands.

Eco practices

We re-cycle all plastics and bottles. We compost all vegetable waste. We source as much of our food as possible from local producers and use all of our own fruit, vegetables and herbs in our cooking - when available and in season. Wine (when required) is sourced from the local distributor and is sulphite free.

Description

We have lovingly restored and updated our home which has been in the family for nearly 20 years - converting it from a much loved holiday home into a gorgeous year round retreat venue. This has all come about following 15 years teaching Pilates in the UK and coming here to run my own retreats over the last 3 years. The barn along the front elevation has been developed and restored into a beautiful outdoor studio area - which enjoys the morning sunshine, birdsong and the sound of the odd tractor. Our new indoor studio is double glazed and fully insulated and heated by a wood burning stove and offers a most beautiful space overlooking the garden to practise year round. We have mats, rugs, blocks & bricks, Pilates small equipment, bands, ball & bolsters.

The house is surrounded by gardens, at the rear of the house is the large outdoor swimming pool. If you want peace and tranquility and to be able to get away from it all then Pignoulet is for you! We are surrounded by farmland in a small quiet rural community. Walking, cycling and running locally are a joy. There is a ping-pong table too! Massage couch available.

Pignoulet has 6 bedrooms and five bathrooms - these can be super-king sized doubles or twins & 2 triples - sleeps 14. Downstairs are 2 large salons and a huge farmhouse kitchen where we prepare your food. A gorgeous shaded outside eating area. We are happy to cater for any dietary requirements. If not specified we tend towards local, healthy food in season.

Bedrooms

6 bedrooms - all have zip & link beds so can be made up as super-king doubles or twins - 2 extra beds available sleeps 14 in total including Teacher. 2 rooms have en-suite bathrooms.

Bathrooms

5 total - 2 en-suite to Bedrooms 1 & 2. The other 2 bathrooms are shared by 2 bedrooms each. Downstairs shower room also.

Cleaning

The house is maintained by the owners who are on site during the retreat to cater and clean a look after guests. Rooms can be tidied on request.

Bed linen

All bed linen provided including bath-towels, hand towels, dressing gowns and swimming towels on request.

Catering

Fully catered, all dietary requirements can be catered for by prior arrangement. Breakfast, lunch and 3/4 course dinner and snacks/cakes - healthy, fresh and locally sourced. Tea/coffee - all day

Kitchen and Dining room

Large farmhouse kitchen with a huge table , all meals are prepared here. A beautiful outside eating area for meals during the summer months and the Indoor studio can be used for meals in colder months

Outdoor

Large swimming pool in enclosed garden, with sun-beds & cushions . Ping-pong table in barn. Deckchairs. Tennis rackets (courts locally). Nordic Walking poles. Bicycles - to use (own risk)

Gallery

Location

Gers, France

A very small unspoiled rural community in the Gers countryside. An hour north of the Pyrenees mountains (beautiful views of these) We enjoy the ultimate peace and tranquility.

Map

32230 Ladevèze-Rivière, France

Nearest Airport

Tarbes/Lourdes LDE - 35 min drive
Toulouse TLS, Bordeaux BOD, Biarritz - all within 2 hrs

Nearest Town

Plaisance - 7 km
Marciac famous for the annual Jazz Festival - 9 km
Maubourguet - 9 km

Nearest Station

Tarbes - 35 mins drive
Auch - 1 hr drive

Booking Conditions

Minimum of 6 paying guests to secure - 1 free place for the teacher. Deposit of £150 per guest required to secure booking. Balance due 10 weeks prior. T&Cs available on request. Commissions structure available for instructor.