Self catering holiday rental Aquitaine

4.3/10
Hautefage-la-Tour (10km from Villeneuve-sur-Lot), Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine Reference: AT003315 Advertiser since: 29 August 2004
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Croix de Loubas Self Catering Saturday 5 10 2

About this property

Charming Stone House with Private Pool Near Penne. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Accommodation
 
Each room still has the original beams, lending a quaint and charming feel to the property.
The Ground floor  which is tiled throughout has;
 
A Spacious and comfortably furnished, open plan living room, dining area and well-equipped kitchen including dishwasher, washing machine, fridge-freezer, microwave, electric fan oven and separate gas hob, electric kettle and      toaster. Satellite tv is available with a variety of English tv and radio channels. There is a logburner in the living room A Double bedroom with adjoining shower room, wc and basin, all on one level. French doors lead out from the lounge onto a paved patio with table, chairs and a barbecue, overlooking the gardens and pool. Whilst retaining its character, the house is equipped with all the modern essentials, including dishwasher, washing machine, fridge-freezer, microwave, electric fan oven and separate gas hob, electric kettle and toaster, iron, hairdryer and floor-standing fans for the hotter nights.
 
There is a small library of books, including one on local walks (in French!), a file of leaflets on local activities and tourist information and garden games, including badminton, cricket, swing ball and boules
 
First floor:
A wooden staircase leads to the:
4 beamed bedrooms and hallway, which are carpeted throughout. There is a double bedroom, and 3 twin-bedded rooms.  Bathroom with bath and shower fitting, basin, wc and heated towel rail.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Well-equipped kitchen including dishwasher, washing machine, fridge-freezer, microwave, electric fan oven and separate gas hob, electric kettle and toaster.

Living rooms

With satellite tv which is available with a variety of English tv and radio channels. There is a logburner in the living room.

Bedrooms

There are 2 double bedrooms, and 3 twin-bedded rooms, 4 of which are beamed bedrooms and the hallway and are carpeted throughout.

Bathrooms

Ground floor: Shower room, wc and basin
First Floor: Bathroom with bath and shower fitting, basin, wc and heated towel rail.

Heating

Heating provided by a logburner

Garden and outside

La Croix de Loubas is surrounded by beautiful open countryside, woodland and, in the summer, fields of sunflowers and fruit trees. The large gardens extend to one acre, with an attractive variety of trees, shrubs, and a large lawned area, ideal for outdoor games. Relax by the 10 x 5m swimming pool or explore the local villages and countryside at your leisure

Parking and garages

Large stoned drive to the front of the property will park 4 - 5 cars

Visitor suitability

Suitable for both large and small parties. Will comfortably sleep 4 - 10 people

Information about any additional facilities

Linen and bath towels provided
Cots available on request

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Villeneuve sur Lot
Distance: 10 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various
Name of nearest fishing location: The river Lot
Distance: 5 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Castelnaud
Distance: 20 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Saint Sylvestre
Distance: 5 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Buzet

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Pique Poule

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Buzet
Distance: 40 km

The Owner Recommends

Latéral-a-la-Garonne

Near Buzet, you can hire your own small boat for a day or half day, take a picnic and meander slowly along the tree-lined water-ways of this UNESCO World Heritage site travelling through ancient locks and past elegant waterside buildings and beautiful fields and orchards. Take the opportunity to stop and enjoy a coffee or lunch at one of the nearby, river or canal-side villages.

Parc Walibi

American Six Flags Amusement/Water Park for the whole family to enjoy, with exciting and exotic water rides/slides, water bumper cars, performing sea lions, water acrobats, a ferris wheel, a roller coaster, and a circus

Penne d’Agenais

Picturesque ancient bastide hilltop village with a warren of tiny, steep lanes, lined with immaculate stone and brick houses. It has several restaurants and bars; L’Air du Temps & La Maison Sur la Place in particular, are extremely good and highly recommended. Bar Fabien is great for entrecote & frites, duck dishes, fantastic salads and other mouth-watering meals and is very child friendly. There are fantastic views from the medieval church at the top of the hill

1 Review
4.3/10
  • Cleanliness: 6
  • Comfort: 4
  • Condition: 4
  • Facilities: 3
  • Local Amenities: 6
  • Setting: 5
  • Value for Money: 4
4.3 / 10 AGDFrance 29 May, 2017

There were physical problems with the size of the property - head height in bedrooms and bathroom. There was no Sky TV reception throughout our stay (14 days). Pool was v. cold even in over 30 degree C heat; only the insects seemed to like it. Too far to shop/facilities and recycling took a long walk or drive. Mainly "disappointing".

Owner response

We're very sorry that these guests had a few issues with our property.
The Gite is an old property and has some low beams, most of our previous guests have found these to be a 'character' feature of the property.
The Sky is free to air therefore all standard channels can be received, Cheryl and I were at La Croix de Loubas 2 days before the guests arrived in mid May and had no issues at all.
The pool is heated by the sun and was only opened a week before the guests arrived, it seems it didn't have time to warm up for which we do apologise. By late May early June the water will be at a very comfortable temperature for swimming.
We are only a short drive to the local shops, 5 minutes and 10 minutes to the large supermarkets, or a 15 minute cycle to a local boulangerie. Not sure what the real issue is here as the property is in a small rural hamlet in a lovely part of France.
Ian & Cheryl