GITE Du BEAU CIEL
Tranquil Comfort in the Heart of the French Countryside
Gite du Beau Ciel welcomes you!
If you are searching for a tranquil space offering modern conveniences and superb comfort, you’ve come to the right place!
Gite du Beau Ciel offers self-catering, modern holiday accommodation with 3 bedrooms, (all either twin or luxurious emperor beds), 2 bathrooms, satellite tv, a comfortable lounge and dining area and a fully equipped, modern kitchen with microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.
Our Gite is situated just outside the village of Miélan, with its convenient shops and amenities - patisserie, boucherie, pharmacy, hairdresser, and cafe. Miélan is one of many little villages in the Gers, a beautiful, rural farming region of southern France. Here, we are surrounded by fields of corn, wheat, sunflowers and grazing cows. This area offers visitors a choice of diverse pleasures, including fine dining, quaint little villages to explore, countryside walks, the magnificent Pyrenees mountains, fishing lakes, and two historical cities, both only 40 minutes away, for sightseeing, shopping and eating out.
We are only 15 minutes drive from the town of Marciac, which hosts the popular International Jazz Festival every year In July/August - Jazz in Marciac. Click here for more details`: Jazz in Marciac
The ski-resorts in the Pyrenees are 90 minutes drive away. It is possible to plan your stay around days of skiing and hiking in the winter months.
You can plan your holiday, or look at some of our ideas below for ideas to assist your tailor-made holiday.
Our Gite is named 'Beau Ciel ' because the skies here are wonderful all year round and the sunsets are often breathtakingly beautiful. Far from city-life and light-pollution, we never cease to marvel at the stars at night and the vastness of the sky above us.
Our three double-bedrooms all offer a choice of twin or luxurious emperor-size beds & a travel-cot.
Our master bedroom 'Ciel d'Hiver' has an en-suite bathroom with shower, basin and toilet.
Our other 2 bedrooms 'Ciel de Printemps' and 'Ciel d'Ete' share a large family bathroom with
shower, bath, basin and toilet.
Click here for pics and more info.
Eating in or out
We are a self-catering gite and therefore do not provide meals, however we do provide everything you need to prepare, cook and eat your own food - and some lovely spots in which to eat! There are also numerous excellent restaurants nearby.
We provide free wifi and we also have satellite TV - in both French and English.
The Garden spreads over 3 acres of lawn, flowerbeds, two ponds, a little meadow area, and a magnificent Weeping Willow tree - just perfect
to sit underneath.
There is an abundance of bird-life here at all times of year, and if you are a bird lover you might just want to spend all your time in the garden!
There is a covered area for eating and drinking outside, or just relaxing. There are also numerous little spots within the garden to sit and have a coffee or a glass of wine.
We have a large vegetable garden at the back, which is private, but at certain times of the year we may share some of our home-grown produce with you!
The Pool is heated in early summer and autumn, to extend the enjoyment!
The proprietors use the pool in the summer, however if you are staying with us we will only use it when you are not, or you are out.
Your privacy is important to us.
If you have any questions or requests during your stay with us, please don't hesitate to ask.
We live in the house attached to the Gite and will usually be around to assist with any problems or questions - otherwise we will always respect your privacy and leave you to enjoy your holiday in peace.
THINGS TO DO
Gite du Beau Ciel is perfect for a thoroughly indulgent, restful holiday.
However, should you feel the urge to get out and about - here's the info you need!
There is a weekly market every Thursday in our village of Miélan.
All the surrounding villages have their markets on different days ~ so there's always a market to explore!
You can buy fresh, local produce to bring home and cook, as well as clothes, jewellery, books and more!
Gite du Beau Ciel is attached to
The Drawing Room Studio - which is where Kate hosts Mixed Media Art Retreats. You can book a 5-day retreat and immerse yourself in creative learning, both in and out of the studio. The retreats are all-inclusive, so you get to stay in the gite, learn new skills and try out a variety of painting and drawing techniques and mediums.
You'll visit nearby markets and other great little spots for sketching, and soaking up the magical ambience of the Gers.
For details and dates please see the website link above.
There is a grand choice of leisure activities here in the Gers.
Hiking, cycling, fishing, bird-watching, wine-tasting, horseback riding, parks, swimming, rafting, health-spas,
live music shows, child-friendly
places to visit, picnic spots
and places of interest.
The Pyrenees Mountains are an hour and a half away and not to be missed. Spend the day skiing, hiking, or take a trip up to the highest point,
the Pic du Midi
with it's Astronomical Observatory.
You could relax in a mountain spa or spend time exploring a few of the many villages dotted around the picturesque Pyrenees mountains.
The Gers and nearby department of Haute Pyrenees are both rich in history and there are so many places to explore!
The beautiful City of Auch is
40 minutes drive from the Gite and offers great shopping,
a magnificent cathedral,
restaurants, cafes and bars.
The city of Tarbes is 40 minutes south and offers similar experiences, as well as theatres, nightclubs and the exquisite Massey Gardens in the centre of the city.
There are several Domaines to visit and explore in the region. We will be happy to give you the details and recommendations on request.
"Beautiful views in a calm setting, and run by a delightful and welcoming couple. Kate and Keith made our stay comfy and special. Terrific rooms, facilities and kitchen. Lovely pool."
K. Hansen. Cape Town