Renovated barn to let with pool, Castelmoron

Castelmoron-sur-Lot (24km from Villeneuve-sur-Lot), Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine Reference: AT004929 Advertiser since: 1 August 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Biraud Bas Gite Self Catering Saturday 3 7 2

About this property

High Quality, Private Pool and near the Village. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Biraud Bas Gite is situated within only a 10 minute walk of the picturesque village of Castelmoron sur Lot. The village has everything you could need, 2 banks, a mini supermarket, a cafe and a fabulous market on Wednesdays. 

The Gite itself was originally an old barn built of stone and tile in the traditional manner of the area. It has its own fenced gardens for the safety of wandering children with a small gate into a further 6 acres of meadows. 

It has been converted taking care to retain its original character yet providing a stylish, modern and exceptionally high quality theme. 

The pool is heated by solar, the mature gardens interrupted only by a pergola providing much needed shade and additional seating by the boules court.

In a nutshell this gite has been set up as the owners would want on their holiday, high quality and attention to detail leading to a relaxing time.

Rates include: Wi-fi, heating, electricity, bedding, towels and pool towels

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Kitchen:
Full sized dishwasher, microwave, electric juicer, fridge with freezer section, gas oven and hob. Fully equipped for any eventuality. Everything is dishwasher proof. The gite comes with cafetieres but a Filter Coffee Machine or a Tassimo are available on request.
Diner:
Large dining table and 6 chairs (more are available if required). Dresser, stereo with ipod/ipad docking station. Book case and tub chairs. Cupboard housing indoor and outdoor games, safe, first aid kit and cleaning essentials. French doors lead to balcony overlooking the pool.

Living rooms

3 seater sofa, 2 arm chairs, tv, dvd player, wood burner. Patio doors lead to decked area and private garden.

Bedrooms

Plum Bedroom:
Zip and Link beds, 2 standard singles or 1 super king. 1200 spring new mattress. Leather headboards, built in wardrobe with draws and mirror doors, 2+2 chest, 2 bedside cabinets. Ceiling fan and blackout blinds.

Tangerine Bedroom:
King sized oak bedroom suite. 1400 spring new mattress. Built in wardrobe with draws and mirror doors, 2 bedside cabinets, 3+2 chest. Ceiling fan.

Kiwi Bedroom:
Bunk bed with double on the bottom and single above. Standard sized. Built in wardrobe with shelves and mirror doors. 4 drawer chest, 1 bedside cabinet. Ceiling fan and blackout blind.

Bathrooms

Shower room: Walk in shower, wc, basin, lighted mirror with storage drawers.
Separate wc: Wc and basin.

Heating

During cooler seasons heating is available by oil radiator central heating, this is included in the price.

The lounge also has a wood burner, A wheelbarrow of wood is included in the price, additional wood can be purchased at cost price from the owners.

Entertainment

Indoor:
Games such as Connect4, Dominos, Monopoly, Scrabble, Quiz Books, Cards...etc are provided.
A DVD library of over 500 films is available.

Outdoor:
A full sized boules court is on the premises with rules and boules.
Games such as Garden Jenga and badminton are provided as well as a selection of inflatables for the swimming pool.

Children
A toy box can be provided with toys such as dolls, trains...

Books
A large selection of books suitable for all ages is available.

Music
Memory Sticks for the stereo are grouped by decade for ease of choice.


Garden and outside

Gardens:
There is a large private garden (fenced) for guests. At the end of the garden is a full sized boules court. There is also six acres of additional garden available for recreation plus many miles of walks beyond our boundary.

Pool:
The 8m x 4m swimming pool is a constant 1.5m deep and has internal steps (not a ladder) from the corner. It is alarmed and is heated by solar.

Parking and garages

There is plenty of parking for up to 3 cars with, if requested for those "special cars or motorcycles" a garage. A bicycle rack is also available on request (we do not supply bicycles but they can be hired in the village).

Visitor suitability

Despite the property being a bungalow there are a few steps within and around the property.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Private pool

* Vet details: Clinique Veterinaire de la Tour de Selarl Helios 1 rue Bir Hakeim N1 es Portes de Pujols 47300 Pujols Telephone: 0033 (0)5 53 70 40 51 Dr Jean-Julien Papadopoulos - speaks perfect English

Activities

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: No idea which fish are in the River Lot, I can find out if required
Name of nearest fishing location: The river lot, Castelmoron sur lot
Distance: 1 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Le golf de Barthe, route de Villeneuve, 47380 Tombeboeuf
Distance: 16 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Ste Pierre de Caubel
Distance: 5 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: M & Mme Pons, Galliots, Casseneuil

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: There are prepared routes or you can walk for miles through orchards and woods.

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: M & Mme Pons, Galliots, Casseneuil
Distance: 13 km

About the Owner, Mrs Deborah Tutton

We (Bill & Debby) moved to France from England. Over the years we have acquired a cuddly dog, 3 cats and 2 chickens.<br/>Bill loves photography can be seen in the morning with the dog and his camera. He has had many photos displayed in local exhibitions and some have been sold.<br/>Debby's creates feasts in the kitchen and tests them on Bill. Her specialty are desserts - low calorie of course.<br/>On arriving in France we exchanged our love of motorcycles for tractors. Not so fast but a lot safer.

Year property purchased 2007
Why this location? The French refer to this region as the Eden of France. The green, rolling hills and gentle weather streams make it idyllic. The locals have been so welcoming and friendly we quickly became part of the community.
Unique benefits of property When sitting in the gardens we could be miles from any town or village yet, only a 10 minute walk away is the bustling village of Castelmoron-Sur-Lot. We have the benefits of a rural property yet only a stones through from a bustling village.

The Owner Recommends

Beach

Castelmoron sur Lot July and August mostly although available all year. This is, by far, the nearest beach. The bank of the river Lot at Castelmoron has a sandy area with a swimming area sectioned from boats. After this we recommend Bordeaux for some fabulous beaches.

Bicycle Hire

Nautic Location de Velos, Castelmoron Nautic, Port Lalande, 47260 Castelmoron sur lot Reservations recommended, push bikes for all ages including "trailers" for babies. http://www.Castelmoron-nautic.fr

Boating Center

Nautilius, Castelmoron sur lot Open 18th June to 4th September every day, 10am to 7pm. Canoes, Hydroplanes, Motor boats, Peddloes. 1 piece of identity such as driving licence required. Children under 16 are not allowed to pilot hydroplanes unless supervised by an adult.

Chateau at Duras

The 12th century chateau at Duras. Open everyday in July and August 10am to 7pm, Sun and September 10am to 12.30 then 2pm to 9pm, April, May and October 10am to 12noon then 2pm to 6pm. http://www.chateau-de-duras.com

Golf

Le golf de Barthe, route de Villeneuve, 47380 Tombeboeuf Hire of trolley and clubs possible, also a bar. Open all year. This is our closest golf course and has been strongly recommended. http://www.golfdebarthe.com

Grottoes

Caves of Lastournelles, 47300 Sainte Colombe de Villeneuve 40 minute tour covering 7 "rooms" the most beautiful of which is the Hall of the Columns.

Honey Museum

Honey Museum, 82120 Gramont Open 1st October to 30th April by appointment, May weekends and bank holidays only, 1st June to 30th September 10am to 12noon (last arrival 11am) and 2pm to 7pm (last arrival 6pm). Closed Wednesdays all year. Duration of tour is about 1hour. http://www.musee-du-miel.com

Local Farm

La Ferme du Chaudron Magique, 47260 Brugnac You can see more than 30 breeds and choose your activities: bottle feeding, milking goats, making cheese and bread. Open all year daily (including Sundays and bank holidays) 3pm to 6pm. Closed 25th December and 1st January. July and August 10am to 7pm. Last visit to 18h. http://www.chaudronmagique.fr

Vineyard

Walk around a local vineyard, taste the different grapes and afterwards take a guided tour around the distillery and cellars. M & Mme Pons, Galliots, Casseneuil

Waterlily Gardens

Le jardin de nenuphars Latour-Marliac, 47110 Le Temple sur lot Open15th March to 15th October, 1st May to 30th September, Tuesdays to Sundays 10am to 6pm. Famous as the place Monet painted his waterlily paintings. Viewing is especially recommended in July as flowers are at their most dramatic. http://www.latour-marliac.com