= our vacation rental property in Gascony, South-West France, in the heart of the world's Armagnac producers. A lovely restored stone farmhouse, with private heated swimming pool, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (3 ensuite) and spectacular, far-reaching and not-a-pylon-in-sight 270° views!
Au Chicot is unusually light and spacious, and offers you bags of character: high ceilings, wonderful old beams, exposed stone, solid wood floors and three fireplaces. We have furnished this home with French country antiques mixed sympathetically with contemporary pieces, so that you will feel welcomed, comfortable, and instantly relaxed.
Please check it out on our website, plus availability and rates, and a helpful floorplan. Bookings already coming in for 2011 from returning guests! Look especially for the link to our gallery, with heaps of photos of the interior, exterior, and of the local area. There's plenty of information there of what to see and do too.
Au Chicot is particularly special in that the amazing views are still visible when inside: from double French doors/windows in the kitchen, salon and two of the bedrooms, you will never tire of gazing at the pretty rolling countryside dotted with farmhouses and vines and one of the local Armagnac chateaux illuminated at night) from while the views from the remaining two bedrooms are of the little orchard and vineyard beyond.
This is a place to come and unwind - to enjoy the sunsets from the terrace or pool, and the sunrises if you're up early enough! Close to three of France's listed "plus beaux villages", Au Chicot is also ten minutes from three towns for commerce/markets and a choice of restaurants including one with a Michelin star. All the benefits of the peace and quiet which is so good for the soul, yet with access to enough attractions never to feel isolated. Walkers love it there, cyclists love it there, kids love it there, keen cooks love it there, artists and photographers love it there - and so will you!