|Gite Mure Les Pruniers||Self Catering||Saturday||1||3||1||Double sofabed available (extra charge) +2|
Domaine Les Pruniers is a beautiful 4 hectare estate dating back to 1890. The Domaine comprises three self-catering properties all of which have been awarded a 4 star rating by the French tourist board. All the gites are available separately or you and your friends or family can enjoy exclusive use of the whole Domaine with its 14.5 x 5.5m heated pool, numerous games areas by taking all three properties. You can all enjoy having your own space, getting together for meals and around the pool.
Mure is a stylishly furnished 1 bedroom property with its own elevated covered verandah offering stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The verandah has a dining table for 4/5 and an electric bbq. From here it is a few steps down to the spacious gardens and grounds where you will find the pool and a covered games area with large Weber gas bbq and dining area which is shared with the neighbouring gite Myrtille. The large double bedroom has a queen size bed (160 x 200cm) and a single child's bed. There is a large wardrobe and 2 bedside tables and a chest of drawers. The living room is very spacious and is furnished with a dining table with 4 chairs, large corner sofa, LCD tv with UK freeview channels and French digital channels, dvd player, stereo system and iPod dock. The kitchen has modern fitted cupboards, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, fitted combination oven/microwave, ceramic hob and washing machine. The bathroom has a modern shower cubicle, double basin unit with ample storage, shelving and large illuminated mirror. There is a separate wc in the property.
The kitchen has modern fitted cupboards, dishwasher, fridge freezer, fitted combination oven/microwave, ceramic hob and washing machine. There is a round dining table which seats 4.
The living room is very spacious and is furnished with a dining table with 4 chairs, large corner sofa (converts to sofa bed), LCD tv with UK Freeview channels and French digital channels, dvd player, stereo system and iPod dock.
The large double bedroom has a queen size bed (160 x 200cm) and a single child's bed. There is a large mirrored wardrobe and 2 bedside tables and a chest of drawers. The bedroom window is fitted with an insect screen and shutters and there is a French door leading to your private covered veranda.
The bathroom has a modern shower cubicle, double basin unit with ample storage, shelving and large illuminated mirror. There is a separate wc in the property.
Within the grounds there is acres of space for everyone to enjoy. We have some terrain set out with goal posts where everyone can play some five-a-side football, another area with a young children's climbing frame with swings and a slide, a large in ground trampoline and a ping pong table. There is a dedicated petanque court in the grounds. In the covered games area with seating there is a pool table, table football and a dart board. We also provide plenty of inflatables for the pool.
There are also many areas where you can escape and relax with a cold drink and a good book in the shade.
Each property has its own private parking space
We are sorry but Les Pruniers is unsuitable for wheelchair access. Although we love animals and have our own dog we do not accept pets to stay at Les Pruniers.
Guests also have exclusive use of a Petanque court.
We have lived and worked in London for many years in the financial sector. Some time ago we decided that we would like to enjoy a slower pace of life, so we had the idea of running our own gite complex in France. After a long search we found this beautiful property and we are now living here at Domaine Les Pruniers and we couldn't be happier!
|Year property purchased||2015|
|Why this location?||We have visited SW France many times over the years, initially the Dordogne area and the Atlantic coast. A few years ago we discovered the Lot et Garonne and fell in love with its tranquility and sublime natural beauty and also for its wide variety of lively bastide towns and villages, markets, chateaux and vineyards. We decided that we would like to live here and when we found this property our dream came true. For keen golfers there is an attractive 9 hole par 38 course in Tombeboeuf which is only 5km from us, with club and buggy hire available. There is also a highly recommended 18 hole golf course at Villeneuve-sur-Lot, which is about 25km away.There are many gentle walks and hikes within easy reach and there are also many cycle paths, we are close to both the Route Vert and the Velo Route. Les Pruniers is very close to the Lot river and it is a just a short drive to the many towns dotted along the banks offering water activities such as kayaking and canoeing.|
|Unique benefits of property||Set within its own plum orchards and stunning gardens, Domaine Les Pruniers is a 4 hectare estate dating back to 1890. Located in the beautiful Lot et Garonne, close to the South Dordogne border and only 40 minutes drive from Bergerac airport, Domaine Les Pruniers is the perfect base to explore both areas. The estate comprises three properties Mirabelle, Myrtille and Mure which have all been rated as 4 star accommodation by the French tourist board. All the properties are available to rent individually however you can also enjoy exclusive use of the estate with its large heated pool, hot-tub, petanque court, various games areas and acres of space by renting all three properties together with your friends or family. You can then enjoy having your own space whilst getting together for meals or drinks around the pool whenever you wish. Les Pruniers is within easy reach of many bastide towns and villages including Villeneuve sur Lot, Bergerac, Monpazier, Agen, Monflanquin, Duras and Eymet.|
We highly recommend visiting the many chateaux within easy reach of Les Pruniers including Biron, Duras, Bonaguil, Bridoire and Gavaudun. Many of these are child friendly with organised games and treasure hunts. Chateau de Bridoire and Chateau de Duras have been particular favourites with our younger guests as well as having plenty to interest the grown-ups.
Les Pruniers is within easy reach of both the Bergerac and Cotes de Duras wine routes. The vineyards all offer tastings and many offer tours. Our local vineyard also organises an educational treasure hunt style tour for the children.
Les Pruniers is situated within easy reach of a number of specified cycing routes including Voie Verte, Velo Route, Duc de Lauzun and the Lot valley cycle route.
We are surrounded by many market towns where you can enjoy buying your fresh provisions and follow this with a delicious lunch. Popular markets include, Eymet, Issigeac, Miramont, Villeneuve, Villereal, Pujols to name but a few.
In our area we also have many excellent night markets. Here you can grab a table, buy yourselves some delicious food and drink provided by the local producers all accompanied by various live music performances. Night markets close to us include Monclar, Eymet, Casseneuil, Laparade, Fongrave, Sauvetat du Dropt, Monteton and Levignac
We are about 15 minutes drive from Castelmoron-sur-Lot on the banks of the Lot river. Here you will find a small riverside beach where you can swim. and hire canoes, kayaks, pedalos, boats, stand-up paddles and even a hydroplane. There is also cycle hire available.
In the surrounding area there are lots of things to do with the children including:
Caves and Grottoes
Zip wire parks
We are 7km from Golf de Barthe in Tombebouef. This is both a picturesque and challenging 9 hole course. Club and buggy hire is available. There is also an 18 hole course at Castelnaud which is 20km from Les Pruniers.
This was a perfect accommodation, spacious and clean. The verandah was beautiful with stunning views. We couldn't have asked for more for our holiday; beautiful pool, helpful owners, welcome packs, stunning scenery, star gazing.... the list is endless. I have no hesitation in recommending this gite.