< Tarrit de Bas

Tarrit de Bas

Feefo Rating 14 charming Gascony villa in secluded countryside
Ref: 019 Eauze (13km)
  • 3 bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bath/Shower Rooms
  • private pool
  • Comfort Rating Good quality
  • Privacy & views

We Say

Character villa in vast & private grounds with a superb pool, stunning views and authentic interior - and great value too!

Pricing & availability

Tarrit de Bas
3 bedrooms, sleeps 6

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Notes on prices

  • Price includes: Bed linen, bathroom towels, tea towels & pool towels. Water, gas, electricity, internet.
  • Compulsory extras: Winter heating EUR 100/wk Oct through Apr.
  • Optional extras: Cleaning EUR 15/hr. Exit clean EUR 150 - pre-book. Babysitting EUR 15/hr
  • Security deposit: GBP 300 held by Alternative Aquitaine on the owners' behalf.
  • Changeover day: Saturday in summer
  • Arrival and departure: Arrival from 17:00, departure by 10:00 please.
  • Fortnight booking restriction: Fortnights preferred mid-Jul to end-Aug

What makes Tarrit de Bas a great holiday rental

  • Perfect place to unwind and slow down to the pace of Gascony life
  • Beautiful, private and extensive grounds - 19 acres in total
  • Enjoy wonderful views from the swimming pool and terrace
  • All 3 bedrooms are en-suite
  • Pool table and DVD library to keep the kids happy
  • Star-gaze with the 4.5" refracting telescope
  • Gascony is a paradise for 'foodies'
  • Visit historic bastide towns, markets, vineyards & chateaux
  • We think 'Tarrit' is one of the best value villas in our collection

Best for:
Families who just want to unwind for a week or two without straying too far from the house - a genuine holiday. It really is a great choice for Francophiles who will love the local markets, villages and cuisine.

Suitability for:

  • Toddlers - good: superb safe grounds. Cot (without linen) & high chair available
  • Teenagers - OK: lots of space and games / entertainments, but quiet location
  • Reduced mobility - good: ground floor bedroom

Anything to watch out for?

  • Car essential

Why Gascony?
Gascony is often said to epitomise the idyllic French country life. Enjoy gently undulating, punctuated by picturesque 'bastide' towns whilst the landscape is barely changed from centuries ago. And it's an area still relatively free of tourists too. This region is what French lovingly refer to as "la France profonde". With its hearty food, tannic red wines, armagnac and rural tranquillity, it's little wonder that Gascons enjoy the highest life expectancy in all of France!

The local village - Castelnau d'Auzan - is reputed to have the best boulangerie in the area - winner of many prizes. The village also hosts a weekly market and has a handy mini-market, pharmacy and bar/restaurant. On the edge of the village is a tennis centre, superb lido and leisure lake - a lovely spot on a summer's day.

Latest Reviews:

August 2021 - 5/5 - Séjour très agréable !!
Excellent séjour dans cette jolie villa, piscine et espace verts magnifiques. Maison très bien équipée, très propre (malgré les très très nombreux tapis), idéale pour des vacances en famille. Wanda prend soin des hôtes, les lits sont faits à l'arrivée et l'accueil très chaleureux. Mme Charneau

May 2021 - 5/5 - Belle maison dans un jardin (parc) exceptionnel.
Maison de caractère dans un grand terrain très bien entretenu par le jardinier (pelouse, beaux arbres et arbustes). Belle piscine. Calme garanti. Accueil sympathique et dévoué de Wanda. M. Pitel


Villa with private pool in highly tranquil and private setting enjoying fabulous countryside views

Tarrit de Bas has been in the hands of the same English family for some 20 years and they visit frequently. As such, the property is furnished and equipped to be 'lived in' and does not really feel like a holiday home - we consider this a big attraction.

The long private track leading to Tarrit is a reminder of holidays in Tuscany (coincidentally the owners also have a home in Umbria) and sets the scene for what will be a totally relaxing break in the rolling countryside.

In all, Tarrit offers 19 acres of land bordered by farms, fields and vines! You will certainly have that feeling of tranquillity and relaxation.

Inside Ground Floor:

  • Main entrance leads into an open-plan living area divided into dining area and outstanding lounge. Both areas feature original beams and the lounge has triple French doors to the terrace. Lounge facilities include huge TV, DVD (plus an excellent DVD collection) and a large fireplace for low-season rentals.
  • Leading from the dining area is a traditional country kitchen with modern units and granite work-tops.
  • Handy downstairs cloakroom / WC close to the front door.
  • Bedroom 1 - master room with king-size bed, large dressing room and views south over farmland. Direct access to the terrace. Spacious en-suite bathroom (bath, separate shower, WC and hand basin).
  • Bedroom 2 with double bed, doors to the terrace, additional single bed and separate dressing area. En-suite bathroom (bath with shower fitting plus hand-basin). The WC is in a separate room.

First Floor:

A staircase from the far end of the lounge leads to a mezzanine landing accessing Bedroom 3 - double bed, additional single bed and separate dressing area. The en-suite includes bath with shower fitting and basin. The WC is in a separate room.


There's a lot to explore - 19 acres in total.

Surrounding the property is a mixture of informal gardens, terraces, a barn (with pool table) plus your private swimming pool. There's also a covered terrace and plenty of sun-loungers and parasols.

The gardens to the front of the house offer plenty of space for kids to enjoy ball games.

The kidney-shaped swimming pool is idylically positioned overlooking lovely secluded countryside - you really do feel as though you are swimming in a little oasis.

Parking for several cars.

And make the most of the fruit trees! In the past, guests have picked fruit from the orchard to make cakes and jam - a perfect 'Tarrit' souvenir to take home!


3x doubles, two with additional single bed


3x ensuites with bath, shower & WC. Additional independent WC on ground floor & outdoor pool shower


Kidney-shaped with depth ranging from 1.0m to 3.0m so quite deep. There are Roman steps to the shallow end. Pool open from May until end of September and protected by alarm. Pool is unheated.



  • dishwasher
  • tumble dryer
  • washing machine
  • oven & hob
  • microwave
  • fridge freezer
  • kettle
  • coffee maker
  • toaster
  • iron & ironing board


  • dvd player
  • tv with French channels
  • tv with Sky channels
  • wi-fi


  • table tennis
  • bbq or plancha
  • parking space


  • cot
  • high chair

Additional House Info

  • 40” TV with free-to-view English channels
  • DVD library
  • Pool table
  • 4.5" refracting telescope (unpolluted skies for star-spotting)
  • Nespresso pod machine

House Rules

No pets & no smoking please


The house lies on its own at the end of a long Tuscan-like track: this is a sparsely populated region of France and privacy and tranquility are guaranteed at Tarrit. The property is a couple of km east of Castelnau-d'Auzan, 12 km north of Eauze and 24 km west of Condom. Locally there are several historic villages, bastides, market and river towns to discover. Situated approximately half way between Bordeaux and Toulouse (100km), the region is well served by airports - Toulouse and Bordeaux are all easily accessible.

Local Amenities

Nearest village / town: Eauze (13km)
Nearest beach: The resorts of Sud Landes - a good 2½ hour drive. This is not really the choice of property for beach-lovers!
Boulangerie: 3kms - Castelnau-d'Auzan, said to be one of the best in the area!
Restaurant: Bar & restaurant in the village. More choice in Eauze 12 km and Condom 24 km
Market: In the village on Tuesday. Lots more in the region

Distance to nearest major transport connections

  • Bordeaux airport: 150 km
  • Toulouse airport: 140 km
  • Biarritz airport: 175 km
  • St Malo ferry port: 680 km
  • Calais terminal: 1012 km

Customer Reviews By Feefo

Review posted on 10 Sep 2019

Service: Great personal service as ever

Review posted on 08 Jul 2018

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Service: Efficient booking service and pleasant to deal with

Product: Superb location and environment.

On 09-Jul-2018 we responded:

Product Comment: Delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Tarrit.

Review posted on 14 Aug 2017

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Service: Very efficient during booking. Good arrival instructions. Great help during our only crisis - a snake in the bedroom!

Product: Great house and pool and location

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Review posted on 14 Jul 2017

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Service: My experience with aquitaine was limited to a couple of short telephone conversations with Justin, he was polite, cordial and assured me we would love the house and he was absolutely correct the place was superb. Regards Patrick

Product: It had everything you would want and did not have the feel you were in rented accommodation. The place was so comfortable with some wonderful books on every subject.

On 14-Jul-2017 we responded:

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Delighted to read this. I agree Tarrit has a very 'homely' feel, such a relaxing spot.

Review posted on 29 Sep 2016

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Service: Excellent service and communication with the Alternative Aquitaine team. Communication with the owner was also excellent.

Product: Our second holiday at this beautiful and extremely comfortable house! We are returning next year - what more can I say!

On 30-Sep-2016 we responded:

Service Comment: Thank you very much for writing - and for booking again for next year! I like your cheese and Armagnac comments - those are very good tips for making the most of a holiday in Gascony! Justin

Review posted on 05 Sep 2016

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Service: Helpful and quick responses

Product: Excellent house, the best equipped we've ever stayed in.

On 05-Sep-2016 we responded:

Service Comment: Well said! Thank you very much for sharing your comments. It is a lovely house. Justin

Review posted on 13 Jul 2016

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Service: Everything work fine, I would certainly rent through AA again

Product: Wonderful peaceful situation with lovely garden and pool. The house is very well equipped, fabulous terrace and table for eating out. The master bedroom has a king size bed, the other two beds would have been too small for us so be warned if you are three couples. Isolated spot perfect for us, but maybe not if you have teenagers wanting action!

On 15-Jul-2016 we responded:

Service Comment: Tarrit is one of my favourite properties - it's so blissful here. I agree it's not so much a spot for teenagers - the coast offers more for them. But if it's tranquility and real France that you're after then Tarrit is hard to beat. Justin

Review posted on 28 Sep 2015

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Service: efficient and courteous service, thank you

Product: lovely house and grounds, great swimming pool, owner has the house beautifully furnished, all equipment that you'd need, very comfortable beds, excellent bathrooms. problem in some bedrooms in that the water wasn't hot . also noises from the attic, bats or something else, kept the guests who slept in the upper bedroom awake at night. otherwise a fantastic holiday venue.

On 05-Oct-2015 we responded:

Service Comment: Thanks very much for writing back. Delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay. We'll look into the attic noise - in the deep countryside there could well be a temporary wildlife issue. We'll speak to the owners. Justin

Review posted on 17 Sep 2015

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Service: The booking planning and arrangements were all completed professionally and efficiently with timely and friendly communications throughout.

Product: We loved Tarrit De Bas, even better than the online description. Very peaceful, secluded and picturesque- just what we needed!

On 18-Sep-2015 we responded:

Service Comment: Excellent! We hope you'll come back! Justin

Review posted on 04 Sep 2015

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Service: All of the staff are very friendly and efficient. Prior to going to stay in Tarrit I had a few queries and these were also answered very promptly.

Product: Tarrit de Bas is extremely comfortable, furnished to a very high standard and most importantly relaxing - the house is set in large peaceful grounds surrounded by fields. My family and I stayed for a wonderful week in August and enjoyed ourselves immensely - so much so we have booked to return next year! As previously mentioned in reviews there were wasps around the pool area in the late afternoons however they were not aggressive at all and indeed seemed more focused on drinking the pool water than stinging us! I highly recommend this property.

On 08-Sep-2015 we responded:

Service Comment: It's a lovely place isn't it? Thanks so much for sharing your feedback. It is without doubt one of the most relaxing places to stay in our collection. Thanks again. Justin

Review posted on 19 Aug 2015

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Service: Excellent from start to finish and very accommodating with a couple of issues that arose during the stay. I will definitely use your service again.

Product: We spent 3 weeks at Tarrit de Bas and it was the most special few weeks we could have hoped for. On arrival at the villa we were blown away by the size and scale of the land and accommodation we were to enjoy. The setting was tranquil and private, with only some sheep and vineyards as the closest neighbours. The house itself was stunning, and although a little dated in some of the living room areas, it only added to the overall rustic feel of the place. The rooms were of a high standard and ensuite bathrooms to a very high standard made a massive difference. A great place for taking kids, although only if you are after a pool holiday as its not for beach lovers due to the distance to the coast. Numerous lovely markets and towns to visit and the only decisions you will need to make is what amazing food and drink you would like to enjoy. The only negative was there were numerous wasps in the area, but this did not cause too many issues overall. Thanks for a very special few weeks and i highly recommend for anyone looking to enjoy a relaxing week or two with friends and family.

On 19-Aug-2015 we responded:

Service Comment: What a nice review, thank you! Sounds like you adapted well to Gascony life - and possibly came home a little heavier!! Really pleased you had such a good break. Justin

Review posted on 24 Jul 2015

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Service: Tarrit de Bas is a beautiful house in wonderful grounds. It is immaculately cared for by Wanda and furnished with everything guests could possibly want. The peace and quiet is something we have found nowhere else. The service from Alternative Aquitaine has been excellent from start to finish, including property description and maintenance of this exceptional property.

Product: Everything was wonderful except the pool, which is unsuitable for non swimmers like me. The pool area is full of wasps, hornets and horse flies, due to the surrounding dense shrubberies. The bedrooms need insect screens as the nights were very hot and we had to keep all the windows closed.

On 29-Jul-2015 we responded:

Service Comment: Many thanks for your lovely review of Tarrit de Bas, it's very pleasing to read you enjoyed the house & tranquility. We consulted the owners about the pool & bedrooms. Apparently early summer when it's really hot the wasps can get quite active. Wanda has treated the area now but we're sorry if it affected your enjoyment. They also say there is no mosquito problem at Tarrit (no still water nearby), & although it does get hot with the fans provided and windows open guests are usually OK. We hope you were still comfortable. Thanks again. Alex

Review posted on 24 Jun 2015

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Service: The info pack from Alternative Aquitaine indicated that there would be a welcome pack, which, from past experience, suggests supplies to get you through your first night's stay - there wasn't such a pack and so we were glad we hadn't relied on this - suggest AA update their property notes! Otherwise booking process was great.

Product: We loved our stay at Tarrit de Bas - the peaceful location, the gorgeous countryside views, waking up in the morning to the birdsong and cattle moos! The patio area for eating and relaxing was just perfectly equipped and we appreciated the access to the DVD collection and well equipped kitchen.

On 03-Jul-2015 we responded:

Service Comment: Thanks for replying to the survey. It sounds as though you really appreciated the essence of Tarrit in beautiful, tranquil Gascony. At Tarrit there should be a bottle of wine and shelves/cupboards full of dried & tin goods, herbs and cooking oils - enough to make a half-decent tomato pasto in an emergency! Sorry if this wasn't available - we'll take with the housekeeper. Regards Justin Justin

Review posted on 16 Jul 2014

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Service: Alternative Aquitaine provided an excellent service. There was plenty of information to hand and everything was delivered with full instructions way in advance of our holiday. All our questions were answered perfectly.

Product: Tarrit de Bas is by far the most fantastic holiday property we have ever stayed in. It was a beautiful home, so relaxing. It was a real treat to stay there. The bathrooms are beautiful and the beds are so comfortable. On rainy days there is a pool table and a table tennis table for the kids. The shelves are full of books and the tv lounge has a huge choice of dvd's. On sunny days the pool is beautiful and the countryside and villages are amazing. There's even a golf course nearby.

On 17-Jul-2014 we responded:

Service Comment: great to read your appreciation of Tarrit and Gascony. We love it too! Thanks very much from all of us, the owners of Tarrit too. Justin

Review posted on 21 Feb 2014

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Service: Very professional in all aspects.

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