L 'Ancienne Écurie

                du Château Lézian

​Gîte de charme pour 8/10 personnes



Once hosting nobles and clergy in the 16th and 17th centuries, with visits from the family of Henri of Navarre, the then future King of France, Château Lézian and L'Ancienne Écurie are steeped in history, firmly ensconced within their ancient walls to this day.


The château is on the outskirts of a lovely Gascon village, Castelnau-Rivière-Basse, situated off a quiet country lane at the end of its long secluded drive.  It is set among the renowned Madiran vineyards, one of the closest being that of Château Montus, and its "cave" with magnificent interior.

  It provides the perfect base to enjoy Marciac Jazz festival, Tempo Latino festival at Vic Fezensac or Saint Mont and Madiran wine festivals among others.   Ideally situated to take in a wine tour at one of the nearby stunning châteaux.  Lourdes and Pau are within an hour away.  San Sebastian, St Jean de Luz, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Toulouse and choice of ski stations or hill walking in the Pyrénées are within a two hour drive.  There are plenty of nearby attractions and activities.



L'Ancienne Écurie has been decorated to echo its historic setting, blending modern comfort with period style to create a fresh and traditional feel throughout.  We have paid careful attention to the finishing touches, such as beautiful crisp white bedlinen, a choice of pillow thickness and generous soft towels.





Our pool and terrace will entice you to while away the hours in absolute relaxation.  Soak up the sun on one of the fully reclining loungers or enjoy a swim in the heated pool.  After dusk the pool house can offer a unique outdoor cinema experience where you can settle down with drinks to watch a movie of your choice. 
There is plenty of outdoor recreational space available for playing games, including table tennis, badminton, pétanque, football, swing ball and archery.
L'Ancienne Écurie and château hold a dominant position among their own ten hectares of gardens and pasture, enjoying views of the village in the distance and the Pyrénées.  The land is further surrounded by neighbouring pasture and vineyards, giving a real sense of immersion in nature.  Our own horses and ponies graze in the adjoining fields.  The mature landscaped gardens are an exotic blend of palm, bamboo, olive, fruit and nut trees.  
There is excellent wi-fi connection, throughout the interior as well as the dedicated outdoor zones.  The living room TV and the outdoor cinema are both linked to wi-fi, enabling a large choice of media streaming options.

We have a good selection of bicycles for guests' use to explore the beautiful surrounding landscape.



    Aerial view of the château and gîte
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    Aerial view of the château and gîte
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    The fountain in bloom
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    Château Lezian & L'Ancienne Ecurie
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    South view of the tower
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    Tower and gardens
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    16th century splendour
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    Magical evening ambience
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    "Merci pour cette agréable parenthèse dans votre beau domaine de Lézian!  La quiétude et le charme de votre gîte, c'est exactement ce que nous recherchions pour nos vacances.  La gentillesse de nos hôtes fut la cerise sur le gâteau.  Pour nous tous, des vacances inoubliables!  A bientôt j'espère!"

    Sebastien Le Bass, Aug 2018


    Nous avons passé un excellent séjour en famille.  Angela et sa famille sont adorables.  Nous avons profité de la grande piscine sécurisée, des jeux mis à disposition.  La maison est très bien équipée et parfaitement décorée.  Nos enfants ont eu la chance de pouvoir s'occuper des chevaux de la famille.  On gardera un très bon souvenir de ces 15 jours de vacances dans le Sud-Ouest.

    Camille, Aug 2018