|Les Costes||Self Catering||Saturday||1||2||1|
Beautiful Cottage in south west France, near Duras, Aquitaine, France for 2 people. This spacious cottage has been lovingly restored, set in private garden and overlooks the picturesque Dropt Valley.
For last minute bookings we are reducing all remaining weeks this summer by £70 per week!
Whether you are looking for a romantic setting, a base for sightseeing or a lovely situation where you can relax by the pool, Les Costes fits the bill. Surrounded by beautiful countryside and within easy reach of picturesque villages, many housing colourful markets and providing a variety of restaurants.
Situated in a small tranquil hamlet of just 6 houses on a no through lane overlooking the picturesque Dropt Valley, this lovely stone cottage is ideally located between Eymet, a 13th century bastide town in the Dordogne and Duras, with its beautiful chateau in the Lot and Garonne.
Although we are on site if you need any information, our guests needs are foremost and we absolutely respect your privacy hence the cottage garden is private to you and bushes around the pool are designed to offer screening.
As stated the cottage is set in a private garden, with private terrace where you can eat al fresco. There are table, chairs and sun recliners where you can relax amongst the lilac and various fruit trees which not only provide a lovely natural shade but where you are welcome to enjoy the fruits, namely cherries, figs, plums and apples as they ripen.
The pool is occasionally used by us Yvonne and Paul (although we have no need to be in the pool whilst you are using it) and around the pool we provide sunbeds, tables and chairs exclusively for your use. Bicycles are available so that you can enjoy and explore the Dropt valley and the vineyards/area.
If you don't know this area you will be surprised at how many beautiful medieval villages and towns are dotted around, many hosting jazz and medieval festivals. Alternatively relax in the peace of the countryside and enjoy a book and/or a glass of wine around the pool, in the garden or wander around our 2 acres of land.
Recently refurbished fitted kitchen with oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave, toaster and coffee-maker. crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils are provided.
Washing machine installed and ironing board and iron also provided in the cottage.
Spacious open plan lounge and kitchen (app. 40 square metres)
English satellite tv and a dvd player are provided together with a wide selection of books and dvd's
The bedroom is light and airy. The velux windows ensures its privacy whilst allowing plenty of natural light. Lie in bed and watch the stars or use the blinds to provide the amount of light you require.
Spacious bathroom is en suite to the bedroom with large shower unit.
Bicycles are available so that you can enjoy and explore the Dropt Valley, the vineyards and other local areas.
If you don't know the area you will be surprised at how many small villages and bastide towns there are in the area.
Many of them host festivals during the summer including medieval and jazz festivals. Throughout the week villages host night markets where you can buy food and wine from local producers and eat and drink at tables in the village square whilst listening to local music and watching the stars appear.
The garden outside the cottage includes a selection of garden furniture and gas barbecue. The kitchen leads to a terrace area where you can eat al fresco whilst looking out at the various trees and flowers. Feel free to help yourself to whatever fruit is ripening, cherries, figs, apples or plums.
The pool is occasionally used by us Yvonne and Paul (although there is no need for us to use it whilst you are) and further sunbeds, table and chairs are available for your exclusive use.
Parking on our shared drive means that your car is close to the property
Bed linen, towels and pool towels are provided. For stays of more than one week clean bed linen is provided weekly
Hair dryer is provided
We retired early in 2002 and were looking for a new project. Once we walked onto the land of Les Costes we knew we had found exactly what we were looking for. We completely renovated the cottage and lived there for 3 years whilst local artisans completely renovated the stone tobacco drying barn which is our home. We have been renting out the cottage since 2007 and each year have welcomed our summer clients.
|Year property purchased||2002|
|Why this location?||Set in beautiful countryside overlooking the Dropt Valley we love Les Costes and we are sure you will too. It's tranquility and yet its closeness to so many local villages make it a beautiful place to live and to visit|
|Unique benefits of property||Spacious cottage with private garden and large swimming pool set in beautiful countryside with a quiet road network leading to local villages which host many festivals during the summer|
Beautiful Medieval town well known for it's Grand Cru wines. Many bars and restaurants. Surrounded by beautiful countryside and just a few kilometres from where the last battle of the 100 years war was fought. Full of historical ambience
Lovely Bastide Town which holds a lively market on a Thursday. Many of our clients just enjoy sitting in the village square with a beer or a coffee and watching the world go by. There is also a good choice of restaurants
A lovely small town dominated by its beautiful and interesting Chateau. Built higher than the surrounding countryside meaning that the views are beautiful. Colourful market on a Monday. Couple of good restaurants and 2 or 3 bars
One of the larger Bastide Towns which holds a lively market on a Thursday. Sit in the market square and enjoy a lovely meal or just have a drink in the bar and watch the world go by. Wander around its little craft shops and look out over the beautiful surrounding countryside. Visit Chateau Byron on the way home
A beautiful city set along the river Garonne. Visit the wonderful shopping area featuring many designer shops. Full of restaurants and bars and lovely architecture.
A 2 hour journey but well worth the visit outside of July and August. Arcachon is a lovely town with a choice of restaurants overlooking the beach. The dunes de Pyla are the highest dunes in Europe and are difficult to describe because they are so awesome
Without doubt one of the best gites we have ever had the pleasure to enjoy. It was fabulous to visit this wonderful property hosted, unobtrusively, by Paul and Yvonne. The gardens and pool were beautiful and the accommodation generous and cool due to the stone walls. Lots to do and see. Duras was a pretty village full of little bars and some very nice restaurants. It was close enough to pop down and get your fresh croissant for breakfast to enjoy on our secluded patio.
We loved the donkeys and the chickens which seemed part of the whole experience and charm.
We will be back, that's for sure.
We highly recommend Les Costes for a relaxing , peaceful and yet interesting holiday. The gite is extremely well designed and equipped, the best we have stayed in.We appreciated our welcome drink and produce from the garden especially the white cherries!
Paul and Yvonne are welcoming, friendly and helpful but not intrusive,we really enjoyed their company but also felt quite private.
We had a day trip to Bordeaux by train, did local walks and markets and found good local restaurants.
Our weather in June was mixed, we were glad of the heating some evenings but on our hot sunny days enjoyed the superb pool.
. We hope to return.
We stayed at the gite for 10 days mid September and had a truely relaxing time in a beautiful part of France. I can only echo the comments below regards the gite and owners, from our arrival with a glass of wine from Paul we knew we would be in for a memorable holiday. Paul and Yvonne were the perfect hosts as they were on site for any questions you may have but were not at all intrusive. We spent a couple of enjoyable evenings with them chatting about their life in France. Their garden and the fruit trees are for the use of guests as well and we had many figs from their fig tree!
The gite is very comfortable and private and the large pool was used most days. We also made use of the bikes and BBQ provided on site as well. Lots to see and do in the area, plenty of typical French villages with places to eat. The local restaurant has great food and is good value, also the local chateau at Duras is well worth a visit as well as the markets in the surrounding area. Thanks Paul and Yvonne, we hope to return some day.
The Gite was extremely comfort, well equipped and had everything that we required to make a very comfortable stay. We received a lovely warm welcome from the owners who were on site. The pool is a good size, had sun loungers, trees for shade and plenty of space around the pool. The owners are on site and enhanced the stay being able to give plenty of information. Several beautiful friendly cats will befriend you. Lovely rural setting and plenty to see locally, great local restaurant, very French and fantastic value. We would certainly recommend this Gite and hope to revisit.