Lacassagne is a charming guest house, partly built in the 18th century. Originally, this building was certainly used for storing Armagnac barrels. In the local architectural language, we speak here of "Gersoise", that is to say of a long house, with just a small part upstairs. Located about 500 meters below the village of Larressingle, this house is a mix between comfort and authenticity. It is located in the middle of six hectares, four being used by a farmer who cultivates organic crops and two forming a park planted with oaks and pines.
Three guest rooms occupy the west wing (Atacama, Etosha and Kerala) and two other rooms (Samoa and Trinidad) are located in the new renovated part of the "Chai".
Large common areas, open to travelers, offer a total change of scenery in the middle of the countryside.
The 20 m long swimming lane (3 wide and 1.5 deep), fully secured by an electric shutter and maintained at a constant temperature of 28 ° C by a heat pump, is available to guests from April 15 to October 15.
Here, little internet (except in the common areas), almost no network for mobile phones... We are in a white zone ... and very happy to be there. In return, squirrels, hinds, foxes, sparrows, owls fly and frolic in the meadows!
Lalibela : The "Grand Salon"
Main room of Lacassagne, this huge living room, with a panoramic view of the Gers countryside, invites you to relax and read. A fire in the large fireplace warms the atmosphere during the first frost. The library is filled with detective novels and thrillers.
Yunnan : The "Petit Salon"
Much more intimate, we nestle in deep armchairs in front of a fireplace. The library is full of foreign books where many languages rub shoulders.
Chiang Mai : The dining room
Two large portraits of asian women scrutinize you. The huge table hosts breackfast, wich is served between 8 and 10 am. The library in this room is filled with beautifull picture books.
Amdo : The office library
You feel like a writer's soul, ready for an autobiography... This piece is for you. The library is filled with books by contemporary authors.
Mandalay : The corridors leading to the bedrooms
It is the piercings gaze of "Nats" coming directly from Burma, that we take the corridor leading to the three guest rooms located in the main building...
Rajasthan : The covered terrace
Used throughout the year, this terrace welcomes travelers on arrival. Eighty square meters where there is a living room, a hanging bed and a dinning room wich is used for breakfast in summer.
Bali : The swimming lane
Located below the house, a swimming lane of respectable size: 20 m long, 3 m wide and 1.5 m deep, is open from April 15th to October 15th. Maintained at a constant temperature (28 ° Celsius) by a heat pump and secured by an electric curtain integrated into the swimming pool, this beautiful piece of water is bordered by a 120 square meter bathing beach, equipped with sun loungers.
Fidji : The large summer terrace
Overlooking the swimming pool and its bathing beach, the large Fidji terrace offers an area of 150 m², suitable in summer for aperitif and festive libations. A large teak table, a small lounge area and various other seats allow, in the evening, to take stock of past activities and plans for the next day.
Lacassagne, instuctions for use
To fully enjoy this magnificent place, a few basic rules specify the accommodation conditions ...
For us, running a guesthouse means welcoming travelers into our homes looking for that style of experience. Lacassagne is not a hotel, we do not have a television, the internet is limited to common areas, cell phones are difficult to pass. This is an accepted choice, we are in the Gers, in the heart of the "white zone"! But on the other hand… we speak English, Spanish, German… And of course French. The exchange between our guests and us is essential!
We do not offer table d'hôtes. There are three restaurants in the village of Larressingle and many more within a 10 km radius! We can take care of reservations and direct our travelers to addresses that suit them.
The common areas of Lacassagne are completely at the disposal of guests so that an exchange can take place. A small moment of conviviality, so that everyone can get to know other travelers, is organized the day of arrival around 7 p.m.
A rich and varied breakfast is served every morning between 8 and 10 a.m.
We love animals… But in freedom. So at Lacassagne we do not accept cats, dogs, hamsters, pythons and other critters ...
When booking, a deposit of 50% of the entire stay is required. This deposit is refundable up to 15 days before your arrival. If you cancel after this time, the deposit paid will not be refunded!
At the time of booking we accept payment by Visa, Mastercard and bank transfer. We take the same means of payment for the balance of the stay, as well as the cash. No personal checks and no vacation checks.
Arrivals are from 4 p.m. and departures no later than 11 a.m.