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Our Gite
For a stress free holiday stay in our delightful gite in the small town of Mielan, in the Gers. The gite is on three floors and sleeps 5 people. The ground floor consists of dinning/living room, with an open wood burning stove (wood is available, see charges) and a kitchen with access to a small covered patio area and spacious shady garden. On the first floor is a living room with small south facing balcony and a twin bedroom with one single bed and one small double. On the top floor, in a tastefully converted attic, is the bathroom and another bedroom with a double bed. All rooms are equipped with electric heaters.

Due to the layout of the gite, it is not suitable for people with limited mobility or families with young children (under 5 years).

The Town
The town of Mielan is situated between Auch and Tarbes on the RN21. All the essential amenities – bank, post office, chemist, bakers, small supermarket, doctor – are within easy walking distance. It also boasts two good eateries; a busy lunchtime Brasserie ‘Les Petit Marmite Gasconne’, at the top of Rue St Jean and a restaurant ‘Les Chemins des Saveurs’ on the RN21.

Mielan is ideally place for the Country and Western Music Festival held in Mirande (10min drive away) at the beginning of July and also the world famous Jazz festival held in Marciac (20min drive away), which takes place in August.

The Pyrenees are about 1 hours drive away with all that these mountains have to offer all year round – walking, places of interest, Thermal Baths, skiing. Nearer to home, there is a beautiful lake just a 15min walk away, with a huge variety of wildlife for you to see. All in all, Mielan and the surrounding area has something to offer everyone whether you are a cyclist, walker or you just want to relax and have a drive free holiday. The town is reachable by public transport, as it is on the main Tarbes/ Auch bus route, with several buses a day. Tarbes and Pau have main line stations.

Gite Bookings and Payment
We ask for a 10% payment on booking and the balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to your holiday. Prices are per week for the 2007 season:

High Season July, August £400*
Mid Season April, May, June , Sept, Oct £300
Low Season Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, March £200
*During the Jazz and Country Festival weeks there is an additional £50 per week.

When you arrive we will also require a deposit of £150.00, which will be returned at the end of your stay, after the gite has been inspected. If there are any repairs, through accidental damage or breakage, the cost will be deducted and the balance refunded.

Please note:
For winter holidays, electricity will be charged at 10 cents per kwh. Readings will be taken on arrival and departure.

Firewood is provided at a cost of 25 euros per small load.

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