|Grand Pailley Bas||Self Catering||Saturday||3||7||2||Z-Bed|
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ample off road parking.
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
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.|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fen & Ian
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.
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.
Fen & Ian
My partner and I stayed here for 3 nights and had a wonderful time. The bedrooms were lovely, very clean, with huge, comfy beds and modern decoration. Each room had a bottle of water and a fan provided, although we found our room stayed surprisingly cool in 32 degree heat.
The rooms also have glass doors which meant you could open the curtains in the morning and look out at the wonderful view.
You also have your own kitchen and bathroom space, both very clean and well equipped!
The decking and pool were absolutely glorious and there is lots of space to go for a nice walk or for kids to have a run around!
Fen and Ian were brilliant hosts and we're always on hand for advice and help making arrangements for day trips. They will go out of their way to look things up and print off directions for you.
Couldn't recommend highly enough!
Thank you for your lovely review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and trips out looking at the area.
Ian and I hope to welcome you back very soon.
Enjoy the rest of your Summer.
Fen & Ian
Fantastic break. Your hosts Ian and Fenella really cannot do enough for you. Everything you will need is catered for. The rooms are spotless and the views out are spectacular. I really cannot recommend this more. It is ideal for couples or families with a lovely pool too.
The supermarkets are not too far and there are several markets to enjoy.If you fancy a lovely place to stay in rural settings with beautiful views perfect accommodation then book here!
Thank you for your lovely review and for leaving the gite so spotlessly clean and tidy on your departure. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday with us.
Ian and I wish you a good Summer and hope that we'll meet again soon.
Thank you again.
Fen & Ian