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Marsolan, Occitanie, France

Host: Sumaya
Published March 14, 2021

Listing closed for this period

General description

  • Main home
A home in the heart of the town of Marsolan in the South West of France with a 800m2 garden with a countryside view and a young energetic dog called Reveur (Dreamer).
A part of the house is currently undergoing renovation and is therefore inaccessible.
We currently live on one unique floor which is fully equipped ; kitchen, two bedrooms, living room and bathroom. Recently renovated this apartment style floor is a mix of modern and regional styles.

The town is located on the St. Jacques de Compostelle route. Starting April, many pilgrims come into town. There is the local cafe/restaurant open from April until October which is a great plus for the locals as well as the visitors!

We are a ten minute drive from Lectoure, which has all the necessary commodities, and a twenty minute drive from Condom.
We are a 45 minute drive from Agen and Auch which have two main train stations (SNCF).

Our home is a quiet home with a garden overlooking the countryside. We are exposed to the South and sometimes manage to see the beautiful Pyrenees from our bedroom windows or garden!

Needs and Animals

  • My pets
  • Animals with specific needs
  • A dog
Our dog, Reveur, is a sweet and kind dog. He is very energetic and needs to be taken out for a daily walk. We do not know the exact breed as we adopted him from the local animal shelter a year ago. We think he is a cross breed, Beagle and Labrador. He is 3 years old and seemed to be a hunting dog. He really has that hunting instinct!

If you are the jogging type, he also loves that kind of thing every once in a while!

Reveur loves to be petted, A LOT! Don't hesitate to give him all the love you can give !
He is good with children but needs to always be reminded not to jump on visitors especially when he is over excited! Nevertheless, we never leave our child unattended with him, out of precaution.

We also need our plants to be taken care of, watered during your stay.
Our loan MIGHT need mowing during your stay too, but that is not always needed.

Practical life

  • Village
  • 50 - 150 m² (530 - 1590 sq. ft.)
  • 200 - 1000 m² (2110 - 1060 sq. ft.)
  • Small shop / Minimarket
  • Doctor
  • Pharmacy
  • Veterinarian
  • Internet
  • Television
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Enclosed garden
  • No elevator
  • First floor
  • No disabled access
If you come into the village by car, you can park next to the town hall which is 100m from the house.
Walking down to the house which is located next to the fire hydrant, there is a small gate on your left. Push the gate open and the small pathway leads you down directly into our garden. Our neighbor, living in the house before ours (on the left), only has a right of passage in this small pathway.

The house's current main entrance is accessible from the town's main street.
When you enter, there is small entrance where we take our shoes off and the dog's food and water are placed there.

To access the floor on which we live on, you have to go up one flight of stairs.

Because of the current renovation works, in order to access the garden, you have to leave the house from the main entrance and access the garden from the town's main street. This is where we take the dog out for his regular needs. We open the gate for him, he goes down to the garden, then comes back up to the gate when he is done. He either patiently waits for us to open the gate for him or he barks to make you understand he wants to come back inside.

We take daily walks either in the valley, on the same route as the pilgrims (the way back is uphill and quite steep) or we take a walk next to the cemetery which is a 2km walk, flat ground.

Comfort and Luxury

  • 2 floors
  • 4 rooms of which 2 bedrooms
  • Contemporary
  • Terrace / Balcony
  • Television / DVD library
  • Book library
We have one bicycle (women's) which can be used at your liberty!

We have a great coffee machine and delicious locally roasted coffee for all you coffee lovers out there.

We have great books to read from, a wide selection in both English and French. There are also some books in Arabic.

Tourism and Leisure

  • Countryside
The countryside here is very agricultural. A lot of farm land surrounding the town in general.
The town is also located on the St. Jacques de Compostelle route. Many visitors come into town, either stay the night or just pass through on their way to La Romieu.

The local food here is just great. You can buy local products in Lectoure or in Condom.
There is a weekly farmer's market in Lectoure, every Friday from 8-1pm and in Fleurance every Saturday, same hours.

The local cafe/restaurant located next to the town hall in Marsolan is open 7 days a week. You can have tea/coffee, lunch or early dinner there. The owner is very hospitable and knows the village and its surroundings very well. The cafe is also a small mini market where you can find last minute basic things.

There is a charming fountain in the village you can visit as well as an old washing place.
The town also has a lovely 16th century church.

You definitely need a car here as there is no local transportation.
The closest bus stop to us is in Lectoure (which is a 10 minute drive from Marsolan) which can take you all the way to Agen or Auch (where there are two main train stations).

During this COVID period, unfortunately all cultural activities are at a halt. During the spring/summer, maybe certain things will open up... who knows!

Marsolan, Occitanie, France

32700 Marsolan, France

Available

From Saturday 2021

To Saturday 2021

firm dates

Host

1

Sumaya

Registered since 14/03/2021

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