|Gite Les Pignons||Self Catering||Flexible||2||4||1||Have fold down camp bed for extra child|
A two bedroom first floor converted tobacco barn, beautifully furnished and complete with wood burner for colder months, sitting in fully enclosed garden of 15 acres. Visitors have full use of all at Les Pignons, and being the sole Gite at the property, have it all to themselves. The owners live in their own house on the property and are there to help with anything you may need but at the same time, leave you to enjoy your holiday without interruption. Having been newly refurbished in 2017, Gite Les Pignons provides all home comforts along with a beautiful setting for your holiday.
Gite Les Pignons has a large open plan living area which includes kitchen, lounge and dining area.
Kitchen includes fridge, oven, microwave, kettle, coffee maker, toaster, iron, ironing board and all usual kitchen equipment for you to fully cater during your stay.
The living area includes two large new sofas, a small bar constructed from local vines, a woodburner for the colder months, a tv with English channels, dvd player with a selection of dvds, coffee table with local information available.
One large double bedroom with wardrobe, chest of drawers, double bed and one twin room with two single beds and drawer/seating bench. Travel cot available.
One very large bathroom with shower, basin unit, toilet.
Electric wall mounted heaters throughout, heated towel rail in bathroom and wood burner in lounge.
Fans available for summer.
Grounds include lake with rowing boat and fishing, outdoor swimming pool, 9 hole pitch and putt golf course (golf clubs available for use), football net, very large bar/ games room with pool table, table tennis table, table football, darts, numerous indoor games, outdoor toys for children, small gym with weights, bench etc, rowing machine, cross trainer, exercise bike. Adult bikes available for local cycle rides.
15 acre garden is fully fenced in, accessed through electronic gates, and has plenty of parking outside Gite. Gite is self contained, separate from main house and has its own front garden with patio with table and chairs and gas bbq, although visitors have full use of the whole garden including pool, lake, gamesroom and golf course. Les Pignons has 6 chickens which provide daily fresh eggs which we share with visitors. The property is surrounded by vineyards, sunflower fields and prune orchards.
Plenty of parking on the very large drive directly outside the gite. Property fully enclosed and accessed via electric gates.
Suitable for four people plus a baby. Not suitable for wheelchair access as Gite is on the first floor so access via stairs. Stairgate provided for young children.
We are an English couple who decided to give up our jobs in the UK and move to SW France to embrace the laidback French lifestyle. We live at Les Pignons in our beautiful home with our two dogs and six chickens. We love having people to stay with us and take pride in showing you the beautiful area we have chosen to live in.
|Year property purchased||2016|
|Why this location?||The Entre deux Mers region of Aquitaine is said to be one of the most beautiful in France. With its abundance of both vineyards and sunflower fields along with long warm summers, it is an idyllic place both for holidays and to live.|
|Unique benefits of property||15 acres of garden which include a lake (with carp fishing), a 9 hole pitch and putt golf course, a swimming pool, a gym, a bar/games room with pool table, table tennis, table football and darts, daily fresh eggs from our chickens, sole use of all facilities (alongside owners) as only one gite on property. Close to two beautiful bastide towns (5km), plus an hour from both Bordeaux and Bergerac cities and airports. Surrounded by local chateaux perfect for wine tasting.|
Arguably the wine capital of the world, St Emilion is around a 25 minute drive from Les ,Pignons and with its cobbled streets, monolithic church and abundance of wine shops and boutiques, is an exceptional historic town to visit.
The capital city of the region, sitting alongside the Garonne river, Bordeaux is both beautiful and interesting to visit. With an excellent tram system all the sights can be seen in a day, including the opera house, Cite du Vin, the golden triangle, the redeveloped quay area, and of course in the winter, the Christmas market.
Duras is just 10km from Les Pignons and it's magnificent chateau can be seen for miles. A great place to visit added to by a stop at the local artisan chocolate shop on the way home!
Les Pignons is surrounded by vineyards offering winetasting and if requested, a talk about the wine making process. All can be booked for you by your hosts.
A half hour drive brings you to the beautiful Dordogne river where there are a number of opportunities to kayak along this gentle picturesque waterway. With boars available for one, two, three or four people, there is something to suit all groups and can be booked for you by your hosts.
During the summer months, a number of the local towns hold night markets where people meet to eat a wide selection of food and drink, listen to music and just sit and soak up the french way of life. There is one for most days of the week so if you want a holiday with no cooking, this could be for you!