Le Presbytère

Castex-d'Armagnac, Gers
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)7 84 24 60 79


Come to be looked after and well fed by fun, people-loving owners among the peaceful sunflower fields and vineyards of rural Gascony

Bedroom

2 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

There’s a homely, quirky ambience to this big stone farmhouse, once the presbytery of the church down the road. The buildings surround a ground floor courtyard with an open gallery on the first floor. Deborah and David look after their guests: you breakfast on cheeses and hams, eggs, local melon and homegrown figs, Deborah’s fig and Armagnac jam, outside in the courtyard on balmy days. If you’re feeling idle you can have a continental in your room.

Order a packed lunch and set off for walks through the fields and woods surrounding you, or take a book to a shady spot in the garden or on the balcony. If it’s raining you’ll be comfy in the charmingly cluttered salon with the wood-burner blazing and a huge library of books in three languages. Upstairs bedrooms have polished wooden floors, marshmallows, chocolate and gorgeous views.

Visit vineyards, return to one of Deborah’s home-cooked dinners, with local recipes a speciality.

Le Presbytère - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The food. Deborah is a very keen cook and specialises in Gascony dishes, especially cooking with Armagnac
  • The quiet, serene countryside
  • The fact there will only ever be four guests and plenty of space
Le Presbytère - Gallery

You should know

  • It's not geared up for toddlers - too many tempting things
  • There are two house cats wandering about and much wildlife outdoors

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
2pm
Check out
11am
Booking restrictions
Up to 3 nights, €80 p/n; 3+ nights, €75 p/n.
Closed
Rarely.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Packed lunch, €9. Afternoon tea, €12.50 pp. Dinner, 3 courses, with aperitif & wine, €30 pp. Bottles of local Armagnac, wine and Floc are also available to buy.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €85
2 Doubles
From €85

Accommodation

Reviews

Deborah and David's homely ancient Presbytery is unashamedly old-school - a home cooked dinner, a comfy bed and a generous, tasty breakfast await you, plus Armagnac tastings and walks in the sunflower fields and vineyards of the Gascony countryside.

Nicky, Sawday's Inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

The house sits beside a very quiet lane in a very sleepy corner of Gers. The village of Estang is a five-minute drive, for an excellent restaurant, Le Commerce. The nearest bigger town is Cazaubon, a 15-minute drive and which has a weekly market on Wednesdays. There are many bastide villages and small independent vineyards and the wine co-operative at Saint-Mont is a half-hour drive.

Local points of interest from Deborah & David

  • There is a rich diversity of activities to indulge in here in sleepy hollow.Step outside for an artist’s palette, country walks, cycling, horse trekking, bird watching, fishing. Spa villages with Michelin star restaurants and inspiring gardens to wander.
  • Larressingle, an extraordinary 13th century fortified village nicknamed ‘Little Carcassone’ also officially one of the prettiest villages in the country. Incredibly atmospheric, absolutely worth a visit. Forces, will seduce you with its beauty & serenity.
  • Condom, here we are in D’Artagnan and the three musketeers country. Many historic buildings and sites to visit, Condom cloisters, Cathedral, many restaurants and poke around the quaint streets and shops.
  • Eauze, an historic market town with attractive medieval buildings. Thursday morning holds a large farmers market, an authentic part of French life, soak up and savour the sights, sounds and smell the enticing aromas.
  • Wines & Armagnac, the jewel of the Gers region. Meet the wine makers, savour world famous delicacies. Taste rare vintages in both wines and Armagnac. Many of our beautiful chateaux open to the public for viewings and tastings.
  • Cities to visit such as Bordeaux, capital city of wine. Fabulous destination for its architectural and cultural heritage. Pau, set along the Pyrenees mountains, birthplace of Henri IV, Chateau de Pau. Wander the city, take a break, enjoy the fresh air.

Introducing

Deborah & David

Deborah (a garden designer) and David (a musician) have lived in France for many years. Deborah now works at the local château so is steeped in the culture of the region, Dave hosts a regular programme on Radio Scarborough, broadcast from what was once the Armagnac cellar. You'll see his guitars hanging on the walls.