Large gite to let + pool in rural Aquitaine

Cambes (9km from Miramont-de-Guyenne), Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine Reference: AT004712 Advertiser since: 30 March 2016
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Grand Pailley Bas Self Catering Saturday 3 7 2 Z-Bed

About this property

Gîte With Pool Near Duras in Rural Lot et Garonne. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Grand Pailley Bas Gîte is part of a large six bedroom farmhouse set in two acres of garden with magnificent panoramic views of sunflowers, prune orchards and crops. 
It offers peace and tranquility to any holiday.

Grand Pailley Bas is split into two with the Gîte accommodation at the front and the owners living in the rear part of the property. The Gîte comprises of 3 double bedrooms. One is en suite, and the other two share a large bathroom. The smaller bedroom has a 5 foot kingsize bed and the larger two have 6 foot superking zip divan beds which can be split into twin beds should you wish to.

The Gîte has its own lounge/dining area and kitchen. There is free wi-fi and UK Freesat tv with dvd player. Outside there is a bbq area, an extensive terrace and 8x4 metre swimming pool for your exclusive use.
“Lot-et-Garonne is perhaps the France that you always hoped existed but could never quite find - medieval villages and sunflower fields, quiet roads and small farms in gently rolling countryside. One of the 'best kept secrets' in France!”

Everywhere in the region you will find quiet roads, fields of sunflowers, traditional Bastide towns, small picturesque villages, vineyards - as we are in the Côtes de Duras region, and orchards of plum trees grown for the delicious Pruneaux d'Agen, a local speciality.



Kitchen and dining

Well equipped kitchen with 4 ring gas cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, Senseo coffee machine, fridge/freezer, iron, ironing board.
Ample crockery and utensils plus a plastic set of plates and glasses for use around the pool.

Living rooms

Comfortable leather suite. Dining table and chairs. Tv/dvd and Freesat UK.


3 large bedrooms.
Bedroom 1. En suite with superking zip divan bed which can be separated if desired.
Bedroom 2. Superking zip divan which can be separated.
Bedroom 3. 5 ft double.
All bedrooms have a wardrobe, dressing table and mirror.


1. En suite bathroom which can open up for the family to use if desired. Walk in shower, basin and wc.
Bathroom 2. Large family bathroom with over bath shower. Double basin. Bidet.
We call this the "Cleopatra" bathroom as it has a step up to the wc and bath. You sit on the throne!


Oil fired central heating which has never been required during the summer months.


UK Freesat and board games. Plenty of dvds.

Garden and outside

The garden is immediately in front of your living accommodation and is about an acre in size. The swimming pool is a few steps away.
The garden is laid mainly to lawn and is fully fenced. To the left of the property we have a meadow with paths cut leading down to the large pond at the bottom of the garden.

Parking and garages

Ample off road parking.

Visitor suitability

Grand Pailley Bas Gite is all on ground level with the exception of the steps in the family bathroom. We ask you to supervise children at all times


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Several vide greniers (car boot sales) in the area spread all over the summer months
Distance: 7 km


Family activities

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Eymet
Distance: 7 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Allemans du Dropt
Distance: 4 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Duras


Name/number of nearest marked trail: We have a book with all the marked formal walks graded in difficulty and length in our area

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Duras
Distance: 7 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Fenella Jackson

Ian and I moved to this beautiful part of France in 2013 from Southampton. The house was not lived in for many years and became a labour of love to restore it back to its former beauty.<br/>We have settled in very well and are loving life.<br/>Wild horses would not persuade us to return to our roots as the French have taught us how to make the most of every day and to generally enjoy the peace, tranquility, panoramic views and lifestyle. We have never been happier.

Year property purchased 2011
Why this location? We spent 2 years travelling the length and breadth of France house hunting and stumbled across the serene Lot et Garonne which seems to be very much a hidden secret. We are on the borders of both the Dordogne and Gironde, so there is a lot going on nearby but the position allows us the best of both worlds should we wish to be quiet.
We love the rolling countryside, hot and long summers, the delightful nearby Bastide towns with beautiful and lively markets and of course the many restaurants that boast gourmet food at very reasonable prices.
Unique benefits of property Peace, tranquility, panoramic views, sunflowers (generally July), swimming pool and lots going on in very close distance.

The Owner Recommends

St Emilion

A beautiful cobbled Roman town which is one of the most famous wine capitals in the world. Enjoy a tour of the chateaux enjoying fine wines and learning about the process of production. Soak up the atmosphere of the picturesque town/village with a lovely lunch. Don't forget your camera.

Night Food Markets. July & August.

There are a multitude of night markets in the local Bastide towns nearby where you can wander round the vendors with your plates and cutlery and choose what you would like to eat. Dining is generally on long tables and the evenings are very sociable affairs. There is often live music and the opportunity to get up and dance the night away if you wish.

Meander the local rivers on a canoe.

Canoeing is a great way to see the area from a different perspective. Meander either the river Dropt (very close by) or drive a bit further to the river Dordogne and marvel at the many chateaux which line the river. Enjoy the peace and tranquility and witness the sheer beauty of the region. This is a great family day trip and enjoyed by everyone we know.

Day Markets

There are a number of vibrant markets nearby.
Enjoy mingling with both tourists and locals through the colourful and fresh produce that France has to offer and finding lovely crafts to purchase as presents or to treat yourselves.
Details of all the markets are in our guest information pack.


This beautiful and vibrant city has everything to offer as it is extremely cosmopolitan with an efficient tram service making getting around very simple.
The water mirror is a must. It is next to the river and produces magnificent reflections as it rotates from being a mirror where both children and adults alike frolic and paddle. Everyone then disappears in fog as the water turns to steam. A magnificent photo opportunity here.
There are numerous wonderful restaurants where you can enjoy a gourmet or casual lunch sitting on pavements, cobbled streets and courtyards watching the world pass by.
Bordeaux is approximately a one hour 30 minute drive from the gite.
A fabulous day out with lots of lovely shops as well.

6 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 LouG16 4 September, 2017

A wonderful gite in a superb location.
The accommodation is great for couples or families, large and very clean bedrooms.
The outdoor space is amazing, with wonderful views. The covered veranda is great for escaping the hear or for eating breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
The garden is fully enclosed, wonderful if you have children. The pool is great for cooling down and relaxing.
Fen and Ian are amazing hosts, nothing is too much trouble, and their local knowledge is great for planning any trips out.
This was our 2nd visit, and we already have another 2 holidays booked

Owner response

Thank you so much for your lovely review. it was our pleasure. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday.
Ian and I look forward to your return visit next year.
Warm regards

10 / 10 Dean G 4 September, 2017

This gite has an excellent location, with stunning views in all directions. The wrap around veranda makes the most of the views and incorporates the swimming pool. You can swim, or not, and still feel part of the family. And it's a pool with a view!
It's very well equipped, the house is cool even in extreme temperatures outside, and the beds are very comfortable and large. Fans and extension leads with British connections are provided in each bedroom.
The BBQ is gas fired, and is on the lawn which is big enough for children to let off steam, but you can still keep an eye on them.
The local area is stunning, with lots to see and do, and night markets in the local bastide towns are a must in the summer. The hosts are very friendly, and can enhance your stay with little bits of local knowledge.
A holiday here is a holiday well spent!

Owner response

Thank you for your great review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday with us and even more delighted that you have booked to return next year and 2019.
Ian and I look forward to welcoming you all back next May.
Best regards to you all.

10 / 10 Halim 11 August, 2017

Absolutely thrilled with our stay here. The owners Ian and Fen couldn't have been more helpful in suggesting days out which we followed up and had great fun canoeing and a wonderful day in Bordeaux by train. We visited many places nearby including Duras, Eymet to name a few. The gite was very comfortable and clean and the setting is beautiful, so relaxing. The pool was just right for the children. Would totally recommend this gite to friends and relatives.

Owner response

Ian and I are delighted that you all had a happy holiday here and also enjoyed your days out in the surrounding area. Your children were an absolute delight.
Thank you for leaving everything so clean and tidy on your departure.
We hope to welcome you back in the future.
Warm regards
Fen & Ian

10 / 10 Wayne & Lynn 8 August, 2017

Having seen the pictures and read the previous reviews we had high expectations and we were not disappointed. Nestled amongst fields of sunflowers which luckily for us were in bloom the gite is laid out to take advantage of the scenery. The accommodation was spacious, comfortable and it was obvious that a lot of thought had gone into the décor. A welcome package was waiting for us which contained a variety of items to start us off. Fen and Ian were welcoming and made sure that we were shown how everything worked or was kept. They were considerate of our privacy whilst still being friendly, available and approachable. the pool was lovely and well maintained - cleaned & checked on a daily basis.
Before arrival Fen & Ian had informed us that the Tour de France would be in their area and had even scouted best viewing spots - they provided us with a local map, detailing areas to avoid and road closure maps to enable us to have the best possible view /experience of the pre race cavalcadeand the race itself. They provided additional ,information which also added to the enjoyment of our holiday.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend the gite to friends and family and we would certainly look to return in the not too distant future.
It is a great base for exploring the surrounding area especially the vineyards.

Owner response

Thank you for your great review, it was absolutely our pleasure. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday with us.
Ian and I hope to welcome you all back in the future,
Thanks again. Enjoy the rest of the Summer.
Warm regards
Fen & Ian