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For Special Holidays...

We are your best way to find a special holiday home in Gascony to rent at any time of the year. This is a truly beautiful, unspoilt, and welcoming part of Southwest France. Each cottage, farmhouse, country house or Château on our list has its own individual character and charm. Gascony is great for families and groups of friends who want to relax, unwind, and slow down. Gascony is about proper countryside, wonderful local markets, fascinating architecture and delicious food and wine. Simply Gascony provides each Guest with personal service combined with deep local knowledge.

Discover life in Gascony from our Gascony Life blog...

 

From garlic to Armagnac, from cooking to Jazz, all you need to know here!

 

Our Properties

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SLEEPS 10 plus 4 children
 

Up to £6000/week

(£72 pppn)


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SLEEPS 8A
 

Up to £3000/week

(£54 pppn)


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SLEEPS 10A + 4C
 

Up to £6000/week

(£72 pppn)


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SLEEPS 20A
 

Up to £9000/week

(£43 pppn)


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SLEEPS 8A
 

Up to £4000/week

(£71 pppn)


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SLEEPS 12A
 

Up to £5400/week

(£64 pppn)


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SLEEPS 14A

Château Poudenas

Up to £4200/week (£43 pppn)


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SLEEPS 12a
 

Up to £5000/week

(£59 pppn)



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SLEEPS 4

 

B&B

Up to £2500/week



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SLEEPS 8

 

Up to £2500/week

(£45 pppn)



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SLEEPS 10
 

Up to £3000/week

(£43 pppn)



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SLEEPS 2 to 40

 

Castelnau des Fieumarcon

Price on Application

 

 

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Property Map

*Please note that the properties Au Haouré and La Traddure are in the same location as Chateau Puissentut on the map

JUNE 2022

 

Gascony is the ideal place to go on holiday this summer…

Gascony has many qualities which make it the ideal destination for a holiday in a world still affected by Covid. Go to Holiday Gascony under the menu heading About Gascony for more information. And see below for our latest report on Travel between the UK and France.

Travel between the UK and France:

 

Passport

 

In order to travel from the UK to France your passport must be:

 

  • Issued less than 10 years before the date you enter the country (check the ‘date of issue’)

  • Valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

 

You must check your passport meets these requirements before you travel.

 

Visas

 

You can travel to countries in the Schengen area, which France is part of, for up to 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa. This applies if you travel as a tourist, to visit family or friends, to attend business meetings, cultural or sports events, or for short-term studies or training.

 

Covid

 

Travelling from the UK to France, you must provide proof of vaccine status. Vaccine Certificates can be produced by the NHS AppNHS Website or TousAntiCovid App​.

 

FULLY VACCINATED travellers only need to present proof of vaccination and no longer need to fill in a sworn statement confirming that they are not experiencing Covid symptoms. 

NON-VACCINATED travellers must continue to present the negative result of a PCR test taken in the 72 hours, or an antigen test taken in the 48 hours, before their journey to France begins. 

There are no restrictions on re-entry from France to the UK, apart from standard passport/visa regulations, including providing Advanced Passenger Information (API).

For the latest information about travel between the UK and France please check these government websites:


www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/
www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/france

New Features:

 

We now have a section under the ‘About Gascony’ tab called ‘Recommended Restaurants’. Here we list the restaurants in Gascony that we or our Owners have visited recently and found to be worth a special mention – worth visiting again.

On the same page we have brought together information about Food and Drink in Gascony, and about the Gascon Cuisine. Much of this information has been previously published on our Gascony Life Blog page.

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WEATHER:

Gascony is a wonderful place to visit at any time of the year. We have a generally mild climate throughout the whole year, and particularly warm and dry summer months from June to September.  Average daily temperatures in July and August are in the range 25°C to 30°C, and sometimes above 35°C.

Spring and Autumn in Gascony are also very appealing, especially for activity-based holidays such as walking, riding, and cycling.  In these seasons we have cooler temperatures, ranging from 15° to 25°C, but the weather is still very pleasant.

Winter in Gascony can be cold and wet, with occasional snow and frost. However, Gascony includes excellent skiing in the Pyrenees and the best months for this are January to March.

Seasons:

Summer    –    June, July, August, and September.  July and August are the traditional ‘high season’ months, but June and   

 

Spring       –    March, April, and May.  Spring comes early and quickly in Gascony, with wildflowers appearing everywhere.

Autumn     –    October and November. Often described as the ‘Gascony Summer’, a reference to the idea of the ‘Indian Summer’. 

Winter       –    December, January, February.  Lots to celebrate over Christmas, New Year and skiing in the Pyrenees.

   

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PRICING:

We have a flexible rent policy for all our properties. The rent quoted on this website for each property is the maximum Summer High Season Rent per week.  For 2022 ‘High Season’ is from 25 June to 3 September.

Rents outside High Season are negotiable depending on the time of year, length of stay and number of occupants, so please contact Simply Gascony for full details. In addition, we have occasional Special Offers for existing and new properties, for last minute availability, and low season rents.

September are often wonderful.

The daily average high temperature (red line) peaks at the end of July/beginning of August at around 27°C, with a max/min range of 24°C to 30°C.  

GASCONY 30 year average weather report
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Auch, the capital city of the département of Le Gers, is located approximately in the centre of the Simply Gascony holiday rental area, and as far South as Nice on the Mediterranean Cote d'Azure. The chart above is based on 30 year average weather reports for Auch, so provides a good guide to typical weather in Gascony.  From June to September, the weather is generally warm (above 24°C/75°F) r, with highs of up to 30°C/86°F in mid-Summer.