|Petit Manoir||Self Catering||Saturday||4||7||2||The property also has a wooden cot and travel cot|
Luxurious and charming, this honey-stoned four-bedroom (sleeps 7 + cots) farmhouse with private pool enjoys a wonderfully tranquil location down its own sweeping tree-lined driveway with glorious, uninterrupted views of rolling meadows and verdant woodland in all directions.The house is superbly equipped and beautifully appointed, allowing you to make the very most of its glorious location.
Petit Manoir is within easy range of some of the most beautiful villages, vineyards and historic sites in Southwest France. The principal towns of Villeneuve sur Lot, Agen and Bergerac are all within easy driving distance, whilst the smaller bastide villages nearby provide all the essentials and offer weekly markets and fetes bursting with local produce.
More family fun and even watersports can be found at a nearby riverside beach (sandy), which is just a 10-minute drive away, as well as at the Magic Cauldron eco-farm, named after the pot in which the mohair of 250 Angora goats is farm dyed! Little ones will love making friends with the animals, which they can touch and feed, including lambs and kids, goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, turkeys, large Angora White rabbits, highland cattle and two of the largest, grubbiest pigs ever seen! You can also try your hand at cheese or bread making. There are riding stables nearby and the quiet lanes are ideal for exploring by bicycle.
Petit Manoir is an ideal base for a family holiday and is well located for many of the attractions of this region of France. It is also perfect for those who prefer to stay in one place and enjoy the open space, the silence and the ability to draw breath in this beautiful region of France.
Large, spacious open-plan kitchen and dining area. Superbly well equipped: a real chef's kitchen.
Family snug equipped with satellite tv, dvd and even a vhs player!
Master double bedroom with en suite and dressing room. One further double bedroom, one twin room and one single room.
Family shower room.
Bathroom with roll top bath, his and hers sinks.
Full central heating and hot water on demand.
Satellite tv, dvd, vhs, ipod docking station in kitchen.
Extensive lawned area, uninterrupted rural views, not a road in sight, sunny terrace overlooking pool with dining table and chairs.
Ample space for parking, house lies at the end of its own 200m tree-lined driveway.
Rural setting means car is essential. Extremely well-equipped for young families.
Our caretaker will meet you at the property on arrival. Advanced shopping service is available by request, as well as a hot meal for the first night if required.
We are a family of four, based in the UK, but lucky enough to be able to escape to South-West France for a good proportion of the year. Our children have grow up using the property and, as a family, we have loved the space and freedom of the rolling countryside and the wonderful outdoor adventures that the children have enjoyed.
|Year property purchased||2006|
|Why this location?||The house lies in beautiful countryside, tucked away where the only sound of traffic is the occasional tractor tending the verdant fields which surround. The local produce is spectacular and there are many bountiful markets within easy reach. Further afield, the crashing Atlantic coast is within striking distance for a day trip, or a short overnighter; the ski slopes of the Pyrenees offer an affordable winter alternative. Cultural gems abound, with any number of bastide villages or fairytale castles close by, or the great, rejuvenated city of Bordeaux just over an hour to the West; we are still discovering and learning every time we visit.|
|Unique benefits of property||A peaceful haven of tranquility; comfortably equipped for modern living (and children, whether toys for toddlers or connectivity for teenagers); a cook's kitchen, should you feel the urge to plunder those local markets; the accumulated knowledge of over ten years in the area.|
Explore this wonderful city, just 75 minutes away, use the excellent Park and Ride tram system.
Spectacular hilltop views over the Lot whilst sampling the very best of local produce at the lively summer night market, every Tuesday evening.
Stunning food market at Nerac, explored by Rick Stein on his French Odyssey, lots of restaurants to choose from, walk it all off along the track below the Chateaux by the river. Stop off at the cave in Buzet on the way home.
Another bountiful market, followed by lunch at Chez Alain is a lovely way to spend a Sunday.