La Lumiane

St Puy, Gers
Bed & Breakfast


Grand old village house with friendly owners, a large garden and swimming pool; a boulangerie, restaurant and winery are a short walk away

Bedroom

5 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

Step off the narrow street for an authentic 17th-century stone house with a sweet-smelling garden, an enclosed pool and a church as a backdrop – it’s beautiful at night when the stained-glass window is lit up, and the bells are silent.

Vivacious Mireille and charming English Stuart will happily offer suggestions on things to do in the area, including regional festivals and gastronomy. Continental breakfast is served around a long table with other guests and includes ham, cheese and special breads.

Spend lazy days with a book in the garden, next to the pool or at the table on the terrace; there’s also a cosy sitting room with a TV. Walk to the 16th-century Château de Monluc for a free tour followed by wine-tasting; go out for dinner in the village or use the summer kitchen and have a barbecue in the garden.

La Lumiane - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The high ceilings, lovely old tiled floors and carved mantelpieces
  • Relaxing in the big garden and swimming pool
  • Strolling to the boulangerie and restaurants
La Lumiane - Gallery

You should know

  • The rooms in the annexe are smaller than in the main house
  • The church bells stop between 11pm and 8am

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4.30pm
Check out
11am
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Dinner with wine, €25 (or €30 including foie gras), on request. Restaurant 50m.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €62
5 Doubles
From €62

Reviews

The location for a big village house is great with such a large garden and stunning church backdrop. The house oozes history and charm and it’s an easy walk to a boulangerie and restaurant.

Amanda, Sawday's inspector

Wonderfully generous hostess in a beautiful, peaceful part of the country. Enjoy the fabulous breakfast before you relax by the pool or explore the local villages. A good place to rest.

Jessica, Amsterdam

We spent a delightful couple of nights here and really enjoyed ourselves. Amanda gave us a delicious supper in the garden the night we arrived - and the four of us discovered we had a lot in common, friends included. (As a result our own house in Catalunia is now with Sawdays too). Their house is a delightful old farmhouse, beautifully restored and decorated with the most amazing 360 degree views. We really loved the Gers and our second night we eat in their local village, under the arches of the old market with a jazz band playing opposite - music every Saturday apparently.

Sue and ben, London

We had a marvellous stay at La Lumiane. Our hosts were kind and gracious and everything was just perfect.

Sarah

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Location

The neighbourhood

Gers is a region rich in food culture and famous for fortified villages and towns. St Puy is a small, charming hilltop village with panoramic views that can trace its history to the Roman Empire. A small village shop, bakery, restaurant and pizzeria are a stroll from the house. There’s a tango festival in June and street market on May Day; wine tasting too at Le Château de Monluc - or visit Renaissance Château de Cassaigne, about a 20-minute drive. Flaran Abbey (10 minutes) houses a magnificent collection of art. Condom (11km), where Armagnac is produced, has a weekly Wednesday market.

Local points of interest from Mireille Mabilat & Stuart Simkins

  • Start your journey into the region with tips and advices provided by Mireille at La Lumiane. She speaks most of the European languages and has a knowledge of Europe based on her own travels.
  • Set on the top of a hillock, looking over the small village of Saint-Puy, across a very rural French landscape, is the small Château of Monluc. It is, like many in the region, a producer of good wine.
  • The Gers is the home of the duck, its pâté de foie gras and of a variety of wines and Armagnac to accompany French gastronomy.
  • From spring into autumn the region supports many festivals such as the internationally renowned Jazz Festival of Marciac and other regional festivals. In Saint-Puy, enjoy the festival of Tango and an English May day organized by its English community.
  • The village, during the season, has a small restaurant Chez vous which is also a one star restaurant at the Guide Michelin. His French owner also speaks English. Or pop to the delicious pizzeria, held by the mayor himself!
  • La Lumiane, a 18 century stone house, is full of character but modernized to provide up to date comforts. The garden is a perfect place to relax and the swimming pool offers an opportunity to refresh and enjoy a relaxing interlude in your day.

Introducing

Mireille Mabilat & Stuart Simkins

Mireille lived in Belgium for a long time, and Stuart is an excellent cabinet maker who renovated the kitchen. The house is a B&B most of the year, but when they let it as self-catering they stay in another property nearby. They have two dogs.