|Le Hilleton||Self Catering||Flexible||1||4||1||Single or bunk beds set up in bedroom if required|
Large spacious one bedroomed gite, set within our 200 year old property.
Extensive large garden, with shrubs and trees, which can be explored at your leisure, the terrace at the front of the property for your own use.
Fully equipped with everything we think you might need for a carefree holiday, if you can't find it we will try to find it for you.
We are about 5 -10 minutes walk from our well serviced village Grignols, with bistro, cafe, bar, tabac, boulangerie x 2, charcuturie, pharmacie, small supermarket. Market every Wednesday morning selling local produce.
We are situated within 15 - 25 km's from larger towns of Casteljaloux, Bazas, Langon, La Reole, Marmande, which have different attractions, eg. golf, fishing, markets, Cathedral, horse riding, to name just a few.
Separate fully equipped kitchen, which includes a gas hob and oven, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, electric kettle/toaster/coffee maker, etc.
Lounge/diner with large fireplace, large sofa, recliner chair.
Flat screen tv with UK channels with a dvd player built in, cd player.
We have a selection of cds, dvds and books to read.
Dining table with four chairs.
King size double bed. Two pine wardrobes, large pine chest of drawers, two pine bedside cabinets with lamps, full length mirror in matching pine.
En suite bathroom, with bath and shower over.
We can add two single beds, or bunk beds for young children, in the bedroom if required.
En suite with bath and shower over bath.
Log fire in the lounge, we do not charge for the wood, as long as its used moderately.
Terrace to front of house, with large well established garden.
Parking at front of property.
We have been married for 40 years, two children with two grandchildren.
|Year property purchased||2006|
|Why this location?||Ideally situated on the edge of a village within a five to ten minute walk, a peaceful setting with large garden.
|Unique benefits of property||Good ambience.|
'Sporting Activities' There are several 18-hole golf courses in the vicinity the closest being 12km. Two tennis courts in the village one of which is floodlit. River, lake and canal fishing. Over 1500km of purpose-built cycle tracks exist in the Gironde the newest of which was opened this year and follows along the banks of the Lateral Canal 12km from us; this is the canal along which Rick Stein travelled during his "French Odyssey" programme
For the retail therapist there is a village market close by practically every day, from the largest in the market town of Langon set up on the banks of the Garonne, to the Bazas market crammed into the medieval square dominated at one end by the cathedral St Jean. For the less energetic the shops in the village at just 5-10 mins walk sell everything you would need to prepare your gastronomic delights, from fresh duck to fresh baked bread and locally grown fruit and veg.
'The Atlantic Coast'
This is just over an hour and a half from us and offers such diverse contrasts as the Pyla Dune, the largest in Europe 117m high and 2.7km long, the panoramic view at the top contrasts from the sky blue ocean on one side to the fragrant green pine forest on the other, it continues to move between 3-10 metres a year. To the other extreme there are many theme parks such as Water World. One can also swim in the large warm lakes with their sandy beaches situated behind the coast or the challenge of surfing in the Atlantic waves.
Excellent property, clean, very spacious and beautiful gardens. The owners were very friendly and happy to help with any queries we had.
The only minor issue was the lack of a restaurant in the local village and the local bars were a bit drab.
A fantastic, well appointed gite. Ideal base for touring the beautiful surrounding area. Mandy and Alan are great hosts, on hand if required it happy to leave you to enjoy your holiday. Before arriving they emailed very accurate directions from Bordeaux airport which helped immensely.Grignols has a Spar and great boulangerie whilst Castelanjaloux, the nearest small town to Grignols has a few nice restaurants/bars/supermarkets.
Would happily recommend Le Hilleton to others.