Holiday let in rural Aquitaine with pool - AT004857

10/10
Guerin (15km from Casteljaloux), Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine Reference: AT004857 Advertiser since: 8 June 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Cachette Anglaise Self Catering Flexible 2 5 2

About this property

A Delightful Gite In Tranquil Countryside. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Cachette Anglaise is a converted and extended stone farmhouse in a tranquil and rural location in Lot et Garonne, SW France. We are 95km from Bordeaux airport, about the same from Bergerac and just 7km from junction 5 of the A62 Autoroute de Deux Mers.
 
The house is situated in an elevated position with fantastic views of the beautiful countryside. Guerin is the nearest village, under 2 km away, with a shop and bar. Should you want to venture further we are perfectly placed between the lively towns of Marmande and the spa town of Casteljaloux. Both have great restaurants and bustling markets. In the nearby area there are navigational rivers and canals, cycling and wine routes, farms which sell their own produce and more to discover.
 
Our well-appointed, recently refurbished Gite sleeps up to 5, maximum 4 adults. It has 2 bedrooms, one with en suite and a separate shower room, a large dining/ living room and a well-equipped kitchen. Outside there is a private enclosed garden with a patio perfect for outdoor dining or just relaxing and taking in the stunning views.
The outdoor pool is open from May to September.
 

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped, with all you need to do as much or as little cooking as you want.
Tea towels, washing up sponge & cleaning cloths/products, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, rubbish bags, salt & pepper, toilet roll and the like are provided
Refrigerator: This is a combined, freestanding fridge freezer
Hob: Induction hob
The kitchen is fully equipped with all the equipment you might need for cooking and eating.
A welcome pack is provided for bookings of 7 days or more comprising: bread, butter, eggs, tea, coffee, milk and homemade jam.

Living rooms

Spacious living room with dining table and chairs. Also comfortable seating with satellite tv, dvds and music system.

Bedrooms

Both bedrooms are on the 1st floor and are separated by a small landing. There is a double and child's bed in one room and twin beds in the other. There is a safety gate at the top of the stairs.
Please note: maximum 4 adults for maximum comfort.

Bathrooms

Both bathrooms have a shower, toilet, sink and heated towel rail. The largest bathroom is on the ground floor, leading off the kitchen. The smaller one is an ensuite on the 1st floor.

Heating

Electric heaters in the living room and both bedrooms.

Entertainment

In a cupboard in the living room is a selection of board games, puzzles and outdoor games

Garden and outside

There is a private enclosed garden, including a patio & outdoor furniture. A barbecue with gas bottle is provided.
Outside the fenced garden is a swimming pool; open from May to September [weather permitting] which is shared with the occasional B&B guest. Near the pool is a sunbathing terrace where you can relax on the sunloungers and enjoy the view.

Parking and garages

Space for 2 vehicles.

Visitor suitability

Ideal for families with children who love the outdoors or couples who want somewhere peaceful and relaxing.

Information about any additional facilities

If you have a baby or toddler, please let me know in advance. I can provide a high chair, bottle steriliser, travel cot with mattress and bedding, changing mat, potty and baby bath.
In the twin bedded room there is a baby changing table next to the en suite bathroom

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

* Vet details: Mme Cornelis 20 Route des Landes, 33690 Grignols Tel: 0556255238

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Brocante de la tour
Distance: 12 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Freshwater
Name of nearest fishing location: Lac de Guitard
Distance: 7 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de Casteljaloux
Distance: 18 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Casteljump
Distance: 20 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Voie vert, along the Canal Lateral a la Garonne

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Cotes du Marmandais, Cocument
Distance: 14 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Ms Catrin Morgan

I have escaped the rat race of London and set up a gite and B&B business in SW France. I love meeting new people and sharing this delightful spot in the countryside.<br/>Life here is slow - we eat well, sleep well and the air smells fresh and clean.

Year property purchased 2015
Why this location? We have views over the Garonne valley, surrounded by fields, rolling hills and woodland. Life is good in this part of the world and 'on mange bien en Lot et Garonne' The area is well known for tomatoes, duck, cherries, plums, wine etc with bustling markets and sleepy villages.
Yet we are only 7 km from the motorway, 15km from the train station at Marmande and 95km from Bordeaux so ideally located close to transport links.
Unique benefits of property Cachette Anglaise is an old stone farmhouse which has been extended and restored with attention to detail and comfort. So the old animal barn has been transformed into a beautiful 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom holiday cottage, with its own private fenced garden where you can sit outside and enjoy the views. There's an outdoor pool and over 4 acres of garden to explore - or you could just relax on the terrace and watch the occasional tractor go by.

The Owner Recommends

Bains de Casteljaloux

This is the third largest spa in France, and many French nationals are sent here for treatment as the spa waters have a high mineral content. As a day visitor, you can spend time in the various pools and rooms, have a meal and even treat yourself to one of the many treatments on offer. The interior was refurbished in 2017 and the new steam rooms are fabulous.

Cave du Marmandais

This is the local wine cooperative, where you can buy wines produced from grapes grown in the surrounding fields. No air miles for these bottles!

Farmer's market

Centre of Casteljaloux.
Every Tuesday and Saturday morning throughout the year

Lac de Cllarens

With its sandy beaches and aromatic pine forest, the Lac de Clarens is the perfect place to relax. You can swim in the lake, which conforms to European regulations, or take part in the numerous family-oriented activities, including a water slide, tree-top adventure trails, pedalos, paintballing, gentle aerobics circuit, fishing, and many more.
From September to December and January to mid June, entry to the lake is free. There is an access charge in high summer and there is a lifeguard on duty at this time. We recommend you visit during 'happy hour' as the best value for money.



Municipal swimming pool

On the outskirts of Casteljaloux , on the road to Marmande is the outdoor municipal swimming pool.
Equipped with several pools: Olympic swimming pool 50m, another 25m, a paddling pool and diving area, it is designed to please the entire family. The surrounding terraces provide sun loungers with rush parasols and a snack bar.

Eat out

There's a wealth of places to eat well: check the tourist board for all the night markets. You take your own set of eating items: plate, bowl, glass and cutlery and then buy from a selection of locally produced food.

2 Reviews
10/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 The Taylors 4 September, 2018

We had a fabulous 3 week stay in this property. It was spotlessly clean, had everything you would ever need. Catrin was the perfect host and nothing was too much trouble for her. She was always there if we needed her but didn't invade our personal space. The photos don't do the Gite justice, it was better than advertised. I would recommend this to anybody. It was peaceful, quiet and just perfect for chilling out and getting away from it all. We just loved it. Thank you Catrin & Kim

10 / 10 MW180 13 August, 2018

Thoughtful prepared and presented gite, suitable for families and couples alike. Immaculately clean, tidy and we'll looked after. Everything you need is here to make your holiday go smoothly. Pool and sun terrace are perfect for first class rest and relaxation. Gardens big and perfect for football or even hide and seek. Good amenities in the local area, 20 mins drive to decent size supermarket/towns. Good links to Bordeaux via Autoroute. Left to our own devices by the Gite owner, but was available if required. In summary, highly recommend!

Owner response

Hello Martin, and thank you so much for the excellent review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Cachette Anglaise and very happy that the gite was left in an immaculate condition. You get 10 out of 10 from us too!
The sound of families playing in the pool and the smell of a tasty BBQ means that summer is here and so are our very welcome guests. Bon voyage and au revoir!