Holiday gite + pool in quiet rural Aquitaine

Monteton (14km from Marmande), Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine Reference: AT004830 Advertiser since: 25 May 2016
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Gite Quietude Self Catering Saturday 2 5 1 Double sofa bed

About this property

Attractive Ancient Stone Gite In Idyllic Location. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

You're very lucky, you have clicked onto probably the most awesome hidden gem in the South of France.
If you are looking for a beautiful secluded romantic location, situated high up on a set of endless ridges in the Lot and Garonne district with spectacular 180 degree views, a lovely sole use 10 x 5m pool adjacent to a beautiful ancient stone cottage with many authentic features then you’re prayers have been answered.

I feel totally confident in saying that you will not be disappointed.  This property is new to the market May 2016.

It is not called Gite Quietude for nothing. This is calm and tranquillity at its best situated on a quiet farm with only two other habited properties. If you want noise and general riff raff, this property is not for you!

Gite Quietude is a very attractive ancient stone property with colombage feature walls, old stone basins, lots of beams, original gorgeous quarry tile flooring, fireplaces and bags of character, but mind your head as the doors are quite low!

It offers 2 bedrooms, a kitchen/sitting room, family bathroom, separate wc, laundry room, an outside Al Fresco dining area with retractable awning, bbq fireplace and covered seating area.
A Barn that is currently a games/storage room but be renovated at some point into additional high specification accomodation.

Local facilities are available 10 mins drive in Levignac-de-Guyenne: shop, bakery, bar etc...
Another 5 minutes and you can be in Duras with its ancient fort and more extensive facilities.
Large towns such as Marmande and Miramamont le Guyenne are less than 20 minutes drive. Both have supermarkets and a wide variety of retail therapy.

Please refer website gitequietudefrance.com for further details including a site and floor plan!

Suggestion: to find the property use your sat nav on: Jabeau, Saint Avit, 47350.

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Cottage/Gite

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Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Duras, Monteton, Eymet etc etc
Distance: 5 km

Fishing on-site

Mountain biking

Distance: 100 km

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: All over this region!
Distance: 111 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Yuri Tempest-Woods

I am a Director of a UK company Safety Assurance Services Ltd specialising in safety integrity of safety critical systems; I also do property refurbishments!

Year property purchased 2016
Why this location? The countryside in Lot Et Garonne is beautiful; with lots of variety. Gite Quitude is situated high up on a set of endless ridges great for cycling. There are many picturesque & historic towns & villages in the area such as Duras, which is a beautiful old town with one of France's most famous historic chateaux. You must visit Eymet (beautiful square and lots of restaurants).
Unique benefits of property You're very lucky, you have clicked onto probably the most awesome hidden gem in the South of France. If you are looking for a beautiful secluded romantic location, situated high up on a set of endless ridges in the Lot and Garonne district with spectacular views, a lovely pool adjacent to a beautiful ancient stone cottage with many authentic features then you’re prayers have been answered. I feel totally confident in saying that you will not be disappointed. It is not called Gite Quietude for nothing; this is calm and tranquillity at its best situated on a quiet farm with only two other habited properties.

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General

The countryside here is beautiful; with lots of variety. In 10 minutes you can drive from Tuscany (the “Petit Italy” area North of Loubes Bernac to rural Herefordshire (the countryside South of Levignac de Guyenne). For some reason most people from the UK feel at home in the countryside here, rather than being in a beautiful but “alien” environment. There is a unique microclimate, (centred on Duras and only extending about 10 kilometres in each direction), with an amazing amount of sunshine (average over 2500 hours annually). If you look at the map, you'll see that Duras is right in the centre of a white "lozenge" running from North West to South West, it is bordered on all sides by the green areas which denote forests, and therefore are inclined to be rainy. The prevailing winds from the Atlantic also howl down the Dordogne river to the North, and along the Garonne river to the South, which means that we sit in a "bowl" of predominantly sunny weather, but get well watered by short, sharp rain downpours. Result: Mediterranean-style warmth, but with lovely green countryside and really pleasant humidity levels, plus, of course, perhaps the best growing conditions of anywhere in the World (so fabulous food & wines!). Winter nights can be cold, but for a short period only around Christmas, and love the crisp, dry winter days where you wake up to a sparkling frost, take the dog for a walk through frost-hung vines and then come back to sit in front of the wood-burner ! Summers are reliably sunny, but not unpleasantly hot like the Mediterranean has become in recent years. It is an hour from Bordeaux for "serious shopping", theatres, cinema, restaurants etc; “rural” France really is rural! Bordeaux gives an added dimension to “La Vie Francaise” it’s like having the best of Paris on the doorstep but without the traffic and unfriendly Parisians !!