Manoir Joubertière

La Romieu, Gers, South West France

Surrounded by 12 acres of its own land and gardens this delightful manoir is now enjoying a new lease of life following a major restoration and refurbishment by its owners. The interiors have been beautifully decorated and furnished with style and elegance. The result is a house of settled charm with all of the modern comforts you could wish for.

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Overview

Sleeps: 12

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

2 double bedrooms (one King and one Super King) with ensuite bathrooms
2 doubles that can be either twins or SuperKing doubles with ensuite bathrooms
1 children’s room sleeping 4 with ensuite bathrooms

Rent per week

£5500 to £6500 per week depending on the season. Saturday to Saturday.

Key features

Manor house
Pool and Pool house
12 acres of gardens and grounds
5 ensuite bedrooms

Testimonials

"Thank you so much for a wonderful week. We had a very special time with the family enjoying all the space, surroundings and wonderful markets, produce and cooking – our dream! A fantastic renovation – well done. Quite the undertaking! France needs people like you!"

JB and family, Somerset 2023

"A very beautiful residence restored with great taste to provide all the modern comforts a few minutes from the Collegiate Church of La Romieu. Above all, calm. The park hosts superb outbuildings and a beautiful swimming pool. The owners are charming people who love this house and have a high sense of hospitality."

J & S R. 2023

"We loved our stay at Manoir Joubertiere - the house was wonderful...gorgeously designed throughout, and a glorious combination of rustic beauty and smart, high-end interiors. Particular highlights were Petanque and the massive pool! The house itself is set in beautiful fields, incredibly quiet at night, with sunflower fields and charming La Romieu nearby. We loved our stay and would 100% recommend to anyone else. Thank you."

Leo M. London 2023

The House and Accommodation

The Kitchen/Dining/Sitting

This impressive room runs the full width of the house and occupies the whole of the Southern end of the house. It incorporates a kitchen, dining area and seating area in open plan. The excellently equipped kitchen has a large island with stone surface incorporating a Belfast sink and units below. To one side is a double sink with two dishwashers. At the western end is a large double fridge/freezer between 2 pairs of French windows. On the Southern side is a gas cooker with 6 rings and electric oven with extractor and lights over.

In the central part of the room is a kitchen/dining table capable of seating 8. To the far end of the kitchen is a sitting area with sofa, armchairs and a large flat screen TV (120w x 70) between two pairs of East facing French windows. There is large traditional stone fireplace with a woodburner.

The Sitting Room

The Sitting Room is located across the Entrance Hall from the kitchen on the Eastern side. A comfortable family sitting room with two generous sofas and two armchairs around a large coffee table. There is an attractive marble woodburning fireplace and two pairs of French windows looking East.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Bedroom 1

With kingsize double bed (1.5w x 2m) and East facing French windows. It has an Ensuite Bathroom with walk in shower and washbasin. A separate WC with wash basin adjoins.

Bedroom 2

With superking double bed (1.8w x 2m) east facing windows and Ensuite. Bathroom with free standing bath, double washbasin, large walk in shower and WC.

Bedroom 3

With super king double bed which can be made up either as a double (1.8w x 1.9) or twins (each 0.9w x 1.9). West facing French windows. Ensuite Bathroom with WC, wash basin and walk in shower. West facing window.

Bedroom 4

With super king double bed which can be made up either as a double (1.8w x 1.9) or twins (each 0.9w x 1.9). West facing French windows. Ensuite Bathroom with WC, wash basin and walk in shower

Bedroom 5 – Double room

On the second floor, is ideal as a children’s bedroom with four single beds (each 0.9w x 1.9 l) It has it’s own ensuite bathroom with walk in shower, WC and washbasin.

NB: all bedrooms have fans and a generous amount of fitted cupboard and hanging space.

Garden and Grounds

The house is surrounded by 12 acres of its own land, a mix of extensive lawns, mature trees (principally oak), meadowland beyond and views to the rolling hills and distinctive farm and woodland so characteristic of the Gers. Three old cedars of Lebanon trees at the entrance lend status and form a fine landmark. In late summer the lawns on the west side of the house are a carpet of cyclamen.

Conveniently located to the south side of the house is a pétanque court. There is also a table tennis table located in the orangerie. A Badminton set is available and a football net with varying size footballs.

Additional Buildings, Terraces & Eating Areas

A gravelled terrace runs the full length of the Eastern side of the house forming the natural site for relaxing and al fresco dining on this side overlooking the main area of gardens and pool. Towards the Southern end two dining tables (together or separate) with rattan chairs comfortably seat 14 in the shade of their sun umbrellas. Another set of rattan furniture forms a separate shaded/sunny seating/relaxing area.

There is a gas fired Weber barbecue on the terrace.

There is a stone built pool house with an open front. The pool house contains a set of rattan furniture. There is a separate WC and washbasin and a pool control room. A selection of inflatable pool toys for children can be used and enjoyed under adult supervision.

Swimming Pool

A short walk of about 100m to the North East and within sight of the house is the Swimming Pool. Measuring 6m by 14m there are steps the full width of the pool into the shallow end (1m) to a depth of 1.5m at the deep end. The pool has a mild saltwater filtration system and is not heated.
There is generous paving to 3 sides of the pool on which are 12 sunbeds (if/as needed) and 2 parasols.

There is a stone built pool house with an open front. The pool house contains a set of rattan furniture. There is a separate WC and washbasin and a pool control room. A selection of inflatable pool toys for children can be used and enjoyed under adult supervision.

Location

Manoir Joubertiere lies North of a line between the two locally important market towns of Condom and Lectoure in the heart of Gers (or Gasconny). It is 30 miles (50 minutes) North of Auch, the departmental capital of Gers and 20 miles South of Agen (in The Lot et Garonne), a city famous for its Rugby prowess and as the prune capital of France!

The nearest village is La Romieu (5 minutes), a medieval bastide village of serious note with a collegiate church. It is classified as a world heritage site by Unesco. La Romieu is on the famous (Northern) pilgrim route of Sante-Jacques de-Compostelle.

For local shopping Condom (15 minutes/8 miles and the capital of Armagnac) has an Intermarché and a Carrefour and all of the local shopping facilities you might need. Likewise Lectoure (17 minutes/10miles), well worthy of a visit anyway, has an Intermarché and a similar though less extensive range of shops.

How to get there

Airports

1 ½ hrs (70 miles) from Toulouse airport
1 hr 40 minutes (102 miles) from Bordeaux Airport

Things to see and do nearby

Markets

Markets are a wonderful way to absorb the culture and way of life of the Gersoise. They are alive with fresh produce, colour and history. There are markets within easy reach on every day of the week. A full list can be found in The House Book but notable are Mirande (Monday), Fleurance (Tuesday), Condom, Marciac or Nogaro (Wednesday), Auch (Thursday or Saturday), Lectoure and Vic Fezensac (Friday) and Nerac on Saturdays.

Restaurants and eating out

Gascony is famous for its cuisine and you wont be disappointed. There are great places to eat to suit every budget. Recommendations for restaurants are provided in The House Book.

Bicycling

This is excellent bicycling country. Bicycles can be hired locally in Condom or La Romieu.

Walks

There are fine walks in many directions. These start from the house itself but there is huge choice locally. The House Book suggests routes and walks of interest.

Local Villages & Towns

There are many beautiful (often bastide fortified) towns and villages in the surrounding area. Examples include Condom, Lectoure, Fleurance, La Romieu, Fourcés, Montreal and Larressingle. In all of these there are restaurants to enjoy.

Towns & Cities

The larger towns and cities of Auch, Agen, Bayonne, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Pau, San Sebastian and Toulouse are all well worthy of expeditions if time and inclination allow.

Golf
Tennis

There are tennis courts in La Romieu and Condom.

Fetes and Festivals

Throughout the summer there are lots of fetes and concerts offered including the Marciac Jazz Festival, a fantastic three-week festival which takes place in July and August and is a key event in the music festival calendar of France. In Vic Fezensac there is a four-day salsa festival each July now in its 20th year.

Churches and Abbeys

There are churches of note in every village. The Abbaye de Flaran hosts art exhibitions and each summer a beautiful ‘son et lumiere’.

Vineyards and Wine

There are a wide choice of local vineyards most of which encourage tastings and on the spot purchases. Slightly further for the wine enthusiasts are Bordeaux’s famed vineyards of the Medoc, St Emilion and Pomerol.

Armagnac

Gascony is well known for its Armagnac and also for the lesser known local aperitif called Floc.

Courses Landaises

This is an ancient form of bull fighting in oval or rectangular arenas covered in sand that involve no bloodshed. Experienced cows with great horns are used instead of bulls. In Gascony it is a major spectator sport with as many as 600 events each year.

Skiing

The Pyrenees is under 2 hours by car.

Surfing Beaches

Biarritz and its beaches are a 2hr (c 120 miles) drive. The best ones are at Hoosegor and Cap Breton. Great care should be taken as the surf is very strong and even good swimmers can get into trouble.

Tourist Offices

For tourist offices in Gers guide-du-gers.com

Additional Information

Arrival welcome and departure: Guests will be welcomed on arrival and will be shown how everything works both inside and out. A simple welcome hamper is provided on arrival.

Wifi and Broadband: There is a VOIP phone system for incoming or emergency calls and broadband internet access throughout the main house, immediately adjoining the house and by the swimming pool.

Housebook: There is a housebook wiith details of recommended local shops, restaurants, markets, cultural, sporting and recreational activities plus many other suggestions on what to do and where to go in the vicinity. The folder also includes maps, brochures and contact details of local doctors, dentists, plumbers, electricians, pool maintenance and more detailed information on all referred to here.

Additional entertainment: Inside the house there is a selection of exercise equipment including a rowing machine, yoga mats and some exercise weights. There is an extensive choice of English language books for the use and enjoyment of guests as well as chess, backgammon and a choice of family board games.

Music and TV: There is a Sonos sound system. The Television can access all UK Channels, and Sky if guests have a Skygo account.

Optional / additional services available: Given sufficient notice inhouse dining can be arranged with a local chef.

Utilities: There is a laundry Room containing a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is an ironing board and iron. There is also a Utility Room with secondary fridge, microwave, ice maker and ice cream maker and a Storage Room containing sundry household items.

Air conditioning and heating: There are fans in all bedrooms and a freestanding air conditioning unit in each room. This is an all year round property and is centrally heated throughout

Children: There are two children’s cots and a high chair.

Car Parking: There is plenty of parking space outside the house

Rents
2024 Rents and Terms
Period (2024) Weekly rate
June & September £6000 per week
July & August £6500 per week
All other months POE
Terms and Conditions

The Booking Process: A deposit of 25% of the rent will be payable to Anglo French Properties Ltd on signing the Rental Agreement, with the 75% balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the tenancy.

Security Deposit: A Security Deposit will also be payable to Anglo French Properties Ltd. This will cover (a) the cost of telephone calls made on the landline during the tenancy, (b) the cost of replacing/making good any losses, breakages and/or damages incurred during the rental, (c) the cost of pool heating (if required) @ £150 per week, and (d) any exceptional cleaning work which may be required at the end of the tenancy.

Minimum stay: Unless otherwise agreed, all rentals will be for a minimum of one week and will begin and end on a Saturday.

Arrival Time & Departure times: Tenants should arrive as soon as possible after 5pm on the commencement day. They will be welcomed on arrival, given a tour of the property and shown how everything works. Tenants should leave by 10am on the agreed day of departure.

Number of People: Unless otherwise agreed, there should not be more than 12 people staying in the property at any one time.

Security: The owners’ insurance policy requires that all doors are locked, and that all windows and shutters are closed when tenants are away from the property.

Energy costs are included: The energy costs are included in the rental price.

Heating costs are included: The heating costs are included in the rental price.

Pool Heating costs: If required or requested, this will be charged at £150 per and taken out of the security deposit.

Linen and towels: Bed linen, bath and pool towels are provided and will be changed on a weekly basis.

Smoking allowed: No smoking allowed inside the property. Caution should be taken when smoking outside during the summer months as the risk of fire can be extremely high.

Internet access: yes, included in the rental price.

Optional / additional services available: any additional services, if available, (eg extra cleaning or cooking) will be agreed in advance at a pre-agreed rate per hour. These costs will be the sole responsibility of the tenant.

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