Gites and chambres d'hotes in the heart of the Armagnac region
Lexis is a lovingly restored former Armagnac domain which retains many original features. Situated in the beautiful Gers, 7kms from Eauze the capital of the Bas Armagnac region, it is surrounded by fields and vineyards with open views to the Pyrenees.
In July and August the 19th century maison de maitre is available to rent as private house with swimming pool. It has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms on the first floor (3 en-suite). On the ground floor there is a generous, well equipped kitchen, two sitting rooms and a dining room. A courtyard separates the maison de maitre from the maison de gardien, which can also be rented with a further 1 - 4 bedrooms.
The 200 square metre former armagnac chai houses ping pong, badminton and table football and outside there are 5 hectares of private garden and woodland with 12 x 6 m private swimming pool, swings, croquet, badminton and boules court. Lexis is a tranquil setting from which to discover the unspoilt wealth of rural Gascony.
Eauze is a busy small town with one of the best weekly markets in the department. It has restaurants, bars and three supermarkets. There is a fine collection of Roman jewellery in the museum and the cathedral dates from the 15th century.
At other times of the year the maison de gardien is available to rent separately.
The pigeonnier which has its' own access road and garden is available all year.
maison de maitre
The maison de maitre sleeps 10 and is steeped in character and charm. With a plethora of original features it provides a stunning but comfortable holiday home.
On the ground floor there is a sitting room, dining room, library/television room and a huge well equipped kitchen. There is a laundry room with washing machine, dryer and ironing facilities.
Upstairs the master bedroom has a full en suite bathroom. The red room has an en-suite shower room as does the hornbeam room. The balcony room shares a shower room with the twin room.
maison de gardien
Maison de gardien is the charming former farm manager’s cottage, extended into the hayloft to create 4 generous bedrooms, 2 doubles 1 twin and a triple. All have beautiful views of the garden and the surrounding Gascogne countryside. There is a full bathroom, a shower room and two separate loos all on the first floor . Downstairs there is a large well equipped kitchen diner and sitting room with wood burning stove, comfortable seating, TV/DVD and a large selection of books, games and DVDs and Broadband Wifi . Outside there is a sunny patio for 'al fresco' eating and a covered terrace
The Pigeonnier is small but perfectly formed. It was converted into a stylish self catering country gite in 2007. There are 70m2 of living space with 2 bedrooms and a shower room on the first floor. Downstairs there is an open plan living area, with a fully equipped kitchen at one end and dining space in the middle. Outside there are terraces to north and south and a private south facing garden. The pigeonnier is equipped with UK and French TV and broadband Wifi connection. It has it's own acces road and is self contained.
Lexis is on the western side of The Gers, 7km from the pretty market town of Eauze which has an excellent weekly market as well as bars, restaurants and supermarkets. There are medieval bastides and villages all around the department which is steeped in a rich history. Eauze was the regional capital in Roman times and there is a fine collection of treasure in the museum and outstanding mosaics at Seviac.
Golf de Guinlet, an 18 hole course is ten minutes away; the music festivals of Marciac, Vic Fezensac and Mirande are all within easy striking distance; the beach at Mimizan, excellent for bodyboarding and surfing and the Pyrenees are highly recommended for day trips.