Find peace and relaxation within extensive grounds, this comfortable holiday villa in Gascony, France, is set in a peaceful corner of the Gers with rolling hills and farmland, little villages and market towns to explore.
Hount Dessus stands within 220 hectares of rolling countryside, surrounded by the Owner’s vines. Extensive lawns with lavender plantings encircle the houses, offering views over an étang to woodland beyond with a small fishing lake. Only 5km from the lively village of St Puy with a good restaurant.
Originally a farmstead cluster of small houses now restored and offered as one. Accommodation in the principal Maison des Anglais with main salon, kitchen and dining area, guest annexe Maison Coueilles, and pool side Orangerie. Spacious bedrooms situated in all three houses, four on the ground floor level, all with en suite bathrooms.
The Orangerie with games area has a jasmine and honeysuckle festooned dining auvent, overlooking an enclosed heated swimming pool (16m x 8m)
“We had a wonderful time, thank you! The house was lovely, the kids really enjoyed the pool and trampoline and we all got very involved in table tennis tournaments. Ken and Angela were very kind and great fun – we had a good evening sampling Ken’s Armagnac collection. They couldn’t have been kinder, and looked after us very well. Please thank the owners very much for us, and let them know how highly we think of the Gardiens.”
Accommodation is in three separate buildings, all close together and bedrooms are all comfortable with good bathrooms. We like the spacious pool area here, it has a kitchen, shower room and sitting area. There is a very pretty poolside dining area under beautifully scented jasmine.
This house is for a max of 9 adults + 2 young
‘Maison des Anglais’
Bunk bedroom (2 children) + ensuite (shower unit + bath/shower + WC + basin)
First Floor: Master bedroom + ensuite (bath/shower + basins x 2)
Separate WC / basin.
Single bedded + ensuite (bath/ shower + WC + basin)
Double bedded + ensuite (separate shower unit + bath/shower + WC + basin x2)
Double bedded + bathroom (free standing bath /shower + shower unit + basin x 2)
‘Orangerie’ (beside the pool)
Steps down to:
Double bedded + ensuite (bath/shower + WC + basin)
Wi-Fi, TV + UK FreeSat/ VCR + DVD
Swimming pool: 16m x 8m with pool heating + security- Pool fence.
Fishing, barbecue, table tennis, trampoline.
Staff: Resident gardiens / gardeners provided basic housekeeping. Cooking by arrangement
Cost of let per week 2020: electricity & pool heating included
(Oct 5 2019/Mar 7)
(Mar 7/June 6 & Sept 5/Oct 3)
(June 6/Sept 5)
This was our third trip to France with PPA, and once again we had a wonderful time. The property has clearly been developed to a high standard, and is very well equipped – particularly for those who would like to spend a lot of their time at the house, and do their own cooking. Having two kitchens was great. Hount Dessus gives the feeling of being a very well loved home away from home for the owners. The housekeepers were very pleasant, helpful, and not intrusive. Driving in the area is a joy. Local markets were a highlight of the trip for us. The owners had provided some notes on these (and other facilities such as supermarkets) which were really helpful. Our PPA holidays have made many happy memories for our family, so a big thank you for that………………..2019
Many thanks for your email. We had a lovely stay at Hount Dessus, the house and gardens were lovely . We had a fantastic stay and look forward to using PPA again in the future…………2018
Tennis, golf, lake sports, & horse riding nearby
La Sauvetat (4km – tennis, café) ; St. Puy (5km – lively village, post office, doctor, baker, butcher, pharmacy + good restaurant/bar); Castera Verduzan (8km – regional Sun market & Spa); Lavardens (10km Chateau). Fleurance (16km – Tues & Sat market). Lectoure (18km – Frid market, Cathedral), Condom (22km – Wed market ). Canal side Nerac (30km)18-hole golf at Auch (24km), Eauze (45km + centre of best Armagnac) & Agen (55km +TGV). Airports at Toulouse (101km), Bergerac (152km) & Bordeaux (180km).