La Maison Des Harmonies

Bordeaux, France

Details Rates
Bedrooms: 6
Sleeps: 15
Full Baths: 5
1/2 Baths: 1
$891 - $2,080/night
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DETAILS & AMENITIES

The owners of this beautifully converted 4-bedroom farmhouse in Gascony invite discerning holidaymakers to experience the character and beauty of their home and swimming pool exclusively, situated within a splendid estate offering views of the rolling Gers countryside.

Just a short cycle ride or drive from Marciac, renowned for its famous summer jazz festival, the main house at Maison des Harmonies seamlessly blends historic charm with contemporary design. Originally a farmhouse dating back to the 1700s, a 21st-century sculptor revitalized the building, preserving its heritage while adding architecturally unique features such as the modern staircase and mezzanine level. The current owners undertook the project a few years ago, landscaping the grounds to create an idyllic retreat steeped in history.

Enter the 4-bedroom farmhouse through the impressive entrance hall, leading to an elegant dining area and cozy lounge with French windows opening onto the covered terrace. A high-ceilinged classic yet modern kitchen awaits, complete with a stylish kitchen island and a Wi-Fi-controlled pellet burner for added warmth, along with an adjoining TV lounge. Upstairs, beneath the eaves, discover four charming bedrooms, each named after famous singers, along with three en suite shower rooms and a family bathroom. The master bedroom, with its king-size double and large window, particularly stands out, inviting ample natural light into the room.

For larger groups of over 8 guests, the adjoining 2-bedroom villa is available to rent alongside the main farmhouse, accommodating up to 15 people across both houses. The smaller villa’s open-plan lounge and dining area feature a Smart TV with French, British, and International channels, with doors leading to a terrace offering al-fresco dining opportunities and scenic views. The well-equipped kitchen ensures convenience, while the two bedrooms provide comfortable accommodation options, along with a spacious family bathroom.

Rest assured, when booking the main farmhouse alone, the smaller villa will not be rented out separately, although there’s a small chance the hospitable yet discreet owners may be present.

Relax beneath the covered terrace for al-fresco meals or stroll over to the inviting swimming pool and its raised dining terrace, offering picturesque vistas of the Gascony hills, often likened to the ‘Tuscany of France’. Enjoy a glass of Armagnac or wine from nearby vineyards while exploring the one-hectare estate, which features a large natural pond with a 120m long path and offers tranquil spots for relaxation.

Marciac, just 5km away, offers a charming setting for exploring the region, whether on foot or by La Maison des Harmonies’ two electric bikes. Known for its historic center, weekly market, and lively cafes, Marciac truly comes alive during the ‘Jazz in Marciac’ festival, held over three weeks from late July, attracting music enthusiasts from around the globe.

Venture further afield to discover the Gers countryside through long walks, cycling excursions, and horseback riding adventures, or explore historic market towns and picturesque villages. A drive south leads to Tarbes and Lourdes in the Hautes-Pyrénées, offering a glimpse into the heart of southern France amidst stunning landscapes.

Features:

Main Farmhouse only (4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms) – 8-person price
Main Farmhouse and smaller villa (6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms) – 15-person price
Main Farmhouse Interiors (295m2)

Ground Floor:

Entrance hall with staircase
Lounge with open fireplace and doors leading to covered terrace
Dining area
Well-equipped kitchen with kitchen island, American fridge, double oven, dishwasher, Wi-Fi-connected pellet burner, and doors to covered terrace
TV lounge
Cloakroom
First Floor (via contemporary curved staircase):

Landing overlooking entrance hall below
Mezzanine area with desk overlooking kitchen
Bedroom with king-size double bed and en suite shower room
Bedroom with double bed and en suite shower room
Bedroom with double bed and en suite shower room
Bedroom with double bed
Family bathroom with bath tub, sink, and WC
(Some double bedrooms feature low ceilings and dormer/small windows)

Smaller Villa Interiors (120m2) – included in the 15-person price:

Open-plan lounge/dining area with sofa, TV, dining table, desk, and French windows leading to terrace with pool and lake views
Kitchen (via step), fully-equipped including dishwasher, fridge, oven, microwave, and coffee machine
Bedroom with double bed and single day bed
Bedroom with two double beds and library
Family bathroom with bath/overhead shower, sink, and WC
Outside Grounds:

Swimming pool (8.5×4.5m) with safety alarm (open approximately May to end-September)
Raised poolside covered dining terrace
Poolside covered drinks terrace
Covered terrace for al-fresco dining (next to the main farmhouse’s kitchen/lounge)
Landscaped grounds (one hectare) with relaxation areas
Large natural pond with 120m long path
Terrace overlooking the pond
Electric adult bikes (x2) belonging to the estate
Facilities:

Wi-Fi
Heating
Fans (bedrooms)
Smart TV
Small library
Board games
Children’s books and toys
Electric adult bikes (x2)
Washing machine and dryer
Location:

La Maison des Harmonies is nestled within a one-hectare estate offering stunning views of the Gers countryside, often referred to as the Tuscany of France. The charming town of Marciac, just 5km away, is renowned for its annual jazz festival, drawing musicians and visitors from around the world.

Guests can utilize La Maison des Harmonies’ two electric bikes to reach Marciac, or it’s a short 5-minute drive to the historic center. Dating back to the 13th century, the fortified town boasts cafes, restaurants, a pharmacy, and a supermarket, along with a vibrant market on Wednesday mornings. The famous jazz festival typically takes place from late July to mid-August, attracting renowned artists such as Ray Charles and Dizzy Gillespie in the past. Lac de Marciac (7km) offers nature walks, carp fishing, and summer pedal boat rentals.

Golf enthusiasts will appreciate the proximity of Golf du Château Pallanne, only 13km away, while wine lovers can explore the vineyards of Saint Mont and Madiran within a 30 to 40-minute drive. Various walking, hiking, and cycling trails offer opportunities to explore the undulating Gascony landscape and beyond. Heading south, adventurous guests can easily reach the foothills of the Pyrenees.

In the Hautes-Pyrénées, Tarbes (35km) offers stunning mountain views, with attractions such as the Jardin Massey and Cathédrale Notre Dame de la Sède. Horse enthusiasts can visit the Haras National de Tarbes, while gastronomes will appreciate the covered market on Thursday mornings.

Just over an hour’s drive away, guests can explore the fascinating caves of Grottes de Bétharram, combined with a visit to Lourdes (58km), which attracts millions of visitors annually.

Exploring the Gers, Auch (52km) serves as the historic capital of Gascony and a ‘City of Art and History’, with nearby gems including the historic market towns of Fleurance, Lectoure, and Condom. Guests with time to spare can venture to the trio of Gers villages—Larressingle, Montréal, and Fourcès—all classified as three of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ and reachable in just over an hour by car.

Features & Amenities

Proximity & Views

  • Landmark View

Technology

  • Smart TVs
  • Internet Access

Comfort

  • Central Heating
  • Wood Fireplace

Amenities

  • Grill
  • Washing Machine
  • Pool Safety Fence
  • Golf Course
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Private Pool
  • Terrace
  • Bicycles
  • High Chair

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher

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$891 - $2,080/night

Concierge Service Is Included With All Rentals

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