Family farmhouse and heated pool, Aquitaine

9.8/10
Le Temple-sur-Lot (19km from Villeneuve-sur-Lot), Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine Reference: AT003546 Advertiser since: 20 February 2014
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Las Cabanes Self Catering Saturday 7 16 5 Sofabed+ fold out beds + 4 cots

About this property

Spacious Family Farmhouse with Heated Pool & Studio . This villa is in a rural setting.

WELCOME TO LAID BACK LUXURY AT LAS CABANES, a large 7 bedroom character property with private heated pool in stunning location in popular Aquitaine in South West France. Great for groups of family and friends to get together, with oodles of charm, space, tranquility and views over meadows, vines, fruit trees and fields. The accommodation is well appointed, spacious and comfortable with extensive facilities and yet retains all its rustic charm with exposed stone, beams and terracotta floors. We have been providing fantastic great value holidays for 15 years and are proud of our reputation as a fantastic baby and child friendly bolthole. We believe that if the children are happy and entertained everyone can relax and have fun.

But don't take our word for it, here are just some of the things our guests say about Las Cabanes:
"Surely as good as it gets for young children" 2017
"Las Cabanes is a perfect place for a family holiday with children. There is plenty of space, well equipped kitchen and lovely garden with superb rural views" 2017
"This was the easiest holiday we have ever had with children" 2015
"Stunning pool and an extremely relaxing atmosphere" 2016
"The house was really comfortable with wonderful views" 2014
"The area is stunning" 2016
"Thoroughly clean and inviting, each room has a breathtaking view" 2016
"The house oozes charming character and a lovely mix of beautiful old features with a pleasant modern twist" 2013
"Nestled away in pure peaceful paradise of crop fields, farms and orchards every inch of Las Cabanes has been carefully considered to cater for families" 2014
"There was plenty of shade even on the hottest days, a beautiful pool and peace and quiet. As Vacations with kids goes this was as relaxing as it gets, lovely" 2014
"When I heard the nightingales singing on the first night I knew we had come to the right place"
"I'm nervous recommending this as highly as it deserves as I don't want it to be all booked up before we can visit again. We can't wait to go back" 2013"
We will not hesitate to recommend it to friends and we will certainly be back" 2015

Here at Las Cabanes you will find a piece of rural heaven, set in beautiful rolling countryside in the beautiful Lot Valley, close to the River Lot for water adventures and fishing, where even the most frazzled can relax and unwind and enjoy the extensive on-site facilities, or explore the many attractions of the region, right on the doorstep. There are plenty of luxuries for the adults and lots to entertain kids of all ages.
 
Guest love the large heated swimming pool with roman steps and fabulous views and because there are 4 terraces with comfortable dining furniture and dining facilities, there is always sun or shade to be found and plenty of space to BBQ under starry skies. The mature gardens and grounds are there to be explored and guest can always find a quiet spot no matter how large the group.
There is even a cosy cottage for 2 included in the price, an ideal bolthole for grandparents!

Travelling to us is straightforward too with 3 local airports, the nearest is Bergerac, less than an hour away and there are regular low cost flights from the whole of the UK. Northern Ferry ports are a days drive and we offer discounts via Brittany ferries.

These are just some of the facilities that make us so popular with families and groups:
Private heated 10x5m swimming pool with roman steps.
Comfortable sun loungers, and comfortable seating. Floats and inflatables.
Gas Plancha and barbeque with gas included.
7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms in total. (1 bed studio cottage included)
Fluffy towels and poolside towels provided.
Free wi-fi/broadband
Very child friendly - plenty to entertain inside and out from tepee to pool table and everything in between.
Fans in bedrooms.
Large garden/grounds.
Fully equipped modern cooks kitchen.
English tv, dvds, books and games.
Courtesy bikes.
Extensive baby and toddler equipment including 4 cots and high chairs, as well as everything from blackout blinds to bibs. A full list can be provided.
Animal petting is popular with younger guests who love to feed them.
Lots of play equipment inside and out including table football, pool table, tepee, den, bikes, basketball and football net, wifi and open space to run and let off steam.

Baby sitting services available. Pre arrival shopping service available. Arrival meal available.

Only 1 hour to Bergerac airport and less than 2 hours to Bordeaux and Toulouse with flights to UK airports via low cost airlines.

The local area is fantastic for families with so much to do including pretty villages, gardens, historic chateaux, excellent restaurants, golf, river activities on the Lot, colourful markets, medieval villages, wine tasting and childrens farms and activities all within easy reach. Bordeaux, Toulouse, St Emilion and the Atlantic coast are all under 2 hours away.

We look forward to welcoming you to Las Cabanes, please do get in touch if you have any questions. We are happy to help.

Type

Villa

Kitchen and dining

The modern cooks kitchen is fully equipped with Bosch dishwasher, Bosch coffee machine, 2 large fridge-freezers, gas cooking range, microwave, washing machine, dryer and plenty of cooking equipment, pans, knives and glasses as well as food blender, baking equipment and all the essentials from spices to oils. The kitchen leads onto a large vine covered dining area with lovely views of the pool and countryside beyond.

Living rooms

The Vast living room 30M X 15M with beams and wooden floors is zoned into different areas for entertainment, dining, games and play. Large leather sofas surround the 50 inch Satellite TV and DVD in the Entertainment area with UK channels, DVD CD IPOD dock. The popular games area has a full size pool table, table football, books and board games. The dedicated Children's play area is crammed with toys, books and games, including a rocking horse, dressing up clothes and a secure playpen.

Bedrooms

All bedrooms can accommodate cots.
Bedroom 1 - large king size room with sitting area and french doors to covered terrace.
Bedroom 2 - king size room with french doors to covered terrace.
Bedroom 3 - large family room with king size bed and bunks with french doors leading to a covered terrace.
Bedroom 4 - bunk bedded room.
Bedroom 5 - single room.
Bedroom 6 - twin room with 2 single beds.
Bedroom 7 is in the studio cottage. An open plan studio style accommodation with lounge, dining and kitchen area plus a separate shower room.
(Plus a sofa bed and 2 fold up single beds available if needed.)

Bathrooms

Total 5: 1 bathroom,1 wetroom,2 shower rooms,+ 1 shower room in the studio cottage. Bath and hand towels provided and pool towels.

Heating

Bedroom fans provided.

Entertainment

Broadband wi-fi, tv UK channels, dvds cds IPOD doc
Pool table, table football, books, dvds, cds, games, toys, dressing up clothes.
Baby, toddler and kids equipment, toys and games.
A full list of baby, toddler, child equipment can be provided.

Garden and outside

Large mature gardens and grounds with trees for shade and lawns for ball sports are there to be explored.
The 10 x 5m private heated pool with sun terrace and loungers is a hit all season and there is a paddling pool, inflatables and pool toys too.
4 Covered and open dining terraces with gas plancha and traditional bbq make alfresco dining a real highlight.
Courtesy bikes, football nets, basketball, racket sports, swings, slides, seesaw, chalkboard, darts, and boules keep the kids entertained.
Animal petting is a hit with the little ones and they can also collect eggs from our resident chickens. We also have a small vegetable plot and often have organic produce to share with you.
Children can fish for newts and tadpoles in the nature pond.
A safely gated soft play area with wendy house and ride ons is popular with the under fives.
A range of courtesy bikes and helmets are provided for your enjoyment.

Parking and garages

Plenty of car parking on-site for many cars

Visitor suitability

Ideally suited to families and groups wishing to holiday together.
Wheelchair access is possible to parts of the property.
Baby and child friendly.
Smaller groups can rent part of the property.
Owners live discreetly on-site and are on hand if you need them but largely invisible if you do not.

Information about any additional facilities

Centrally located in the Lot-et-Garonne area in South West France, making it an ideal location for exploring the region.

Quiet country lanes and rolling countryside ideal for walking and cycling.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Private pool

  • Splash pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Pujol
Distance: 10 km

Beauty treatments

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: River fish including carp, tench, trout,
Name of nearest fishing location: The river Lot is one of the best fishing Rivers in France.
Distance: 3 km

Fishing on-site

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Several courses incuding English owned golf course at Tombebeuf
Distance: 10 km

Gym/spa

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Sainte Livrade
Distance: 5 km

Organic produce/dining

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Lou Gaillot and Monlot are our local wineries

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Many Local walks and trails

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Bordeaux, Bergerac, Monbazillac, Buzet, Duras, Marmande,
Distance: 10 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Ms Julie Wake

Hi we are the owners, Julie and Steve and we live discreetly on site with our daughters Annabelle and Lily. On hand when you need us and invisible when you don't, our aim is to provide you with a relaxing, stress free, enjoyable holiday experience from the moment you enquire. We are on hand before and during your stay to help with everything from travel plans to restaurant bookings. We can also help with a pre arrival shop or even a meal on arrival to get your holiday off to a relaxed start.

Year property purchased 2003
Why this location? We chose the location because of the peace, tranquility, space and views. The area was largely undiscovered in 2003, unlike its neighbouring department the dordogne and has remained refreshingly unspoilt by mass tourism but there is always plenty to do in the summer months. Although our location is rural and peaceful we are only a 10 minute drive from attractions and amenities. This is definitely the place to come to get back to nature, relax and unwind and enjoy a slower pace of life.
Unique benefits of property Laid back rural summer living with luxury, charm, space, tranquility, peace and views.
Fabulous food and wine, the very best France has to offer.
Excellent facilities and equipment for families with babies, toddlers and children.
Centrally located in the unspoilt Lot et Garonne in SW France.

The Owner Recommends

Beautiful Villages and towns to explore

Picturesque towns and villages like Bergerac, Pujol and Penne d'Agenais are enjoyable to amble around, as are the Chateaux at Bonaguil and Duras.
Bordeaux, Toulouse and the broad sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast are within striking distance for a day-trip.

Family friendly attractions

Family friendly local attractions include watersports of all kinds on the River Lot from canoeing to fishing and everything in between, tree-top adventure parks, theme parks, children's farms, caves, go-karting and much more.

Daily colourful markets

Bustling local markets are piled high with fruit, veg and local produce all year round. There are 2 nearby villages with boulangeries and cafes and restaurants, within easy cycling distance. There are also several good supermarkets within a 10 minutes drive.

Waterlily Gardens at Le Temple Sur Lot

Our local village has a superb waterlily garden with landscaped grounds, lake and a superb restaurant with terrace overlooking the gardens. Open from April to October, why not cycle there from the property and have lunch.

Canoeing on the River Lot

Various activities at Castelmoron beach including motorised boats, canoes, pedalos and a cafe make this a great local spot.

Wine lovers

Wine lovers are spoilt for choice with wine tasting available locally and in the Duras, Sauterne, Marmande, Bergerac and Monbazillac areas as well as in Graves, Medoc and the picturesque medieval town of Saint-Emillion and of course Bordeaux.

Z'animoland

Come and feed the animals as well as bounce on the trampolines or have a go on the pedal cars. Plenty to entertain the little ones and a cafe serving snacks too.

Bordeaux voted best city in the world 2017

Bordeaux is a fabulous, accessible must see city to explore with history, culture, River, boutiques, michelin star restaurants. or watch the world go by from many street cafés.

Restaurants and cafés

Here in the Lot et Garonne, you really are spoilt for choice of restaurants. Several Michelin star restaurants locally as well as relaxed pizzerias, regional restaurants and many have fantastic terraces on which to enjoy the food and watch the world go by. They have access to an abundant supply of fresh local superb ingredients and you really can taste the sunshine!

Chateau Stelsia and spa treatments

Colourful chateau with spa treatments, mini golf, gardens, café and restaurants.

St Emilion

UNESCO world heritage site and a joy to explore

Golf at Tombebeouf

There are several 9 and 18 hole courses locally. Club and buggy hire available

Walking, cycling and running

Marked routes in the area and also more local ambles from the property through stunning quiet countryside.

Adrenalin junkies

Adrenelin junkies will enjoy Go karting at Bergerac and Agen as well as Microlite flying, hot air ballooning and paintball.

Tree top adventure parks

If go ape is your thing then there are several tree top adventure parks nearby including parc en ciel, accrobranche 47 and happy forest.

SPA treatments

If Saunas, Hammams, steam rooms, cosmetic and beauty treatments are your thing then we have that covered too with local providers at the Chateau stelsia, Casteljaloux or Villeneuve sur Lot. Wellbeing guaranteed.

Horse riding

Pony trekking is a very popular way to get back to nature and there are several local providers

Evening entertainment at night markets

Soirees nocturne are a speciality of this area and certainly not to be missed. Locals and tourists alike enjoy locally prepared food, wine and music under starry skies in picturesque local market squares every night of the week in July and August.

2 Reviews
9.8/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 9.5
  • Facilities: 9.5
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
9.7 / 10 All good family 22 August, 2016

This accommodation was perfect for our family set up. There was enough space to have time apart if one wanted to. There were plenty of alternative places to eat indoors, outside by the pool or undercover out of the midday sun. Beautiful idyllic countryside very peaceful. The boulangerie in the village was a daily must !! We all enjoyed our canoe trip on the river taking a picnic with us and eating it at the half way point-we saw kingfishers and several herons. The more adventurous in the family went to one of the tree-tops climbing places which made Go-Ape in the uk look a bit easy!! They also went to one of the water sport lakes jumping on and off the large inflatables-lots of fun. We frequented several different markets there seems to be one somewhere everyday. The night markets were great fun and a good way to experience street food the french way! The owners were very helpful their prepared lists of places to visit and how long it took to get there were very useful.

Owner response

Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We enjoyed meeting you all and are so pleased that you enjoyed all the activities available in the local area. Thank you for choosing to stay at Cabanes and we hope to welcome you back one day.

10 / 10 warwicktemple@btinternet.com 13 August, 2015

We were a party of 11 who, after a great deal of research, picked Las Cabanes in Temple sur Lot to celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversary as a family. Our party comprised 6 adults - ourselves and our 2 daughters plus their husbands and 5 grandchildren ( all girls ) whose ages ranged from 6 to 11. We picked Las Cabanes because of its quiet rural location, the quality of the accommodation on offer, the chance of good weather and plenty to keep adults and children amused both on-site and in the vicinity.

The location was superb; a mile or so from the nearest village and the whole surrounded by fields - an idyllic setting. Indeed, our youngest granddaughter, upon getting out of the car exclaimed "Nanny, this is the place of my dreams !".

Accommodation-wise the property offered all we could wish for; it was clean and comfortable permitting everyone to have their own space without getting on top of one another. There were very well equipped internal and external play areas where the children could amuse themselves in safety, and then there was the pool! - hardly ever out of use and catching the sun all day long - a mecca for children and adults alike.

Add to all this Julie and Steve's unobtrusive presence as and when required and we couldn't have picked better !!

We would thoroughly recommend Las Cabanes and the area to anyone with a family looking for a peaceful and very enjoyable holiday that we will all remember for years to come.

Owner response

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at Las Cabanes. We were overwhelmed by your kind words and delighted that you all had a wonderful holiday. It really means a lot to us, to know you had a great time. It truly was a pleasure to welcome you to Las cabanes. We wish you all the very best and hope to welcome you back to Las Cabanes in the future.