Cottage to let in Aquitaine village of Nerac

1km from Nerac, Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine Reference: AT005459 Advertiser since: 25 April 2017
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Maison De La Fontaine Self Catering Saturday 3 5 2 Single sofabed

About this property

All Modern Conveniences In The Heart Of Old Nérac. This cottage/gite is in a town setting.

Maison De La Fontaine is a fully-furnished, newly-renovated, self-catering vacation rental home featuring all modern conveniences, sleeping 2-7 people.

Located in the historic town of Nérac, in Gascony, South West France, the house is easily reached from Bordeaux or Toulouse via train and is just a short drive to San Sebastian in Spain. It’s the perfect home base from which to explore the surrounding wine regions.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Gorgeous kitchen with stove, hotplates, microwave, kettle, coffee maker, tea pot, toaster, fridge and dishwasher. Fully equipped with everything you could possibly need to take advantage of the gorgeous Saturday morning markets (the owner's a food writer and cookbook author!) - you'll be cooking up a storm!
Large dining table seating 6-8 plus teak patio table setting for 4-6 people. Dining room also features a small sofa and reading lamps.

Living rooms

As well as the small sofa in the large dining/ kitchen room, the house features a sitting room with a large couch, an armchair and a comfortable beanbag chair. Coffee tables and booskhelves with reading material (fiction and travel guides) as well as a flat screen tv complete the room.

Bedrooms

There are two bedrooms with double beds.
One on the main floor which also features a tallboy chest of drawers and a closet along with side-tables and reading lamps. The second bedroom in the second floor loft has space to hang clothes and a large chest of drawers as well as side-tables and reading lamps.
There is also a small "sleeping nook" with a full-sized single bed under the eaves on the second floor just at the top of the stairs and a small sofa-bed in the main living area on the ground floor.

All bedrooms are heated with electric heaters and there are two large fans which do a good job of circulating air in the warmer months.

Bathrooms

The house is equipped with two full-sized bathrooms, each with large walk-in shower, toilet and sink.
Both bathrooms have heated towel rails.

Heating

The house is heated with electric radiator-type heaters which maintain a constant temperature through the house.

Entertainment

The house offers a flat-screen tv (150+ channels, including English-language) as well as a radio unit and speakers to plug into your iDevices :)

Garden and outside

The house features a cozy patio with a small garden where you can enjoy an apéritif or a meal!

Parking and garages

Free street parking is located 1/2 a block from the house. You are able to drive up to the house to unload and load your car then park at the end of the street.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for most people - please enquire as to suitability for (older) children. For those with limited mobility, there is a bedroom and a bathroom on the main floor (just a couple of steps up into the house to navigate)

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: all over the region!
Distance: 1 km

Cycling

Family activities

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf d'Albret Le Pusocq, 47230 Barbaste, France
Distance: 10 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Parc de la Garenne

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Donaime du Pech
Distance: 20 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Ms Mardi Michels

Mardi Michels teaches French and cooking to elementary school boys and authors eat. live. travel. write - a blog about culinary adventures near and far. She is a Food Revolution Ambassador for Toronto, contributor to JamieOliver.Com, Food Network Canada, Recipe Geek and The French Barn and hosts adult cooking and baking classes in Toronto. Her first cookbook, In the French Kitchen with Kids, will be published by Appetite by Random House in July 2018.

Year property purchased 2014
Why this location? We fell in love with this "other South of France". The food, the wines, the Armagnac and the friendly people were a huge draw.
Unique benefits of property Well-situated to enjoy all the charms of Nérac within walking distance!

The Owner Recommends

Saturday morning market in Nérac

The weekly market in Nérac is on a Saturday morning until around 1pm, from the place du Général de Gaulle right up the Cours Romas. A foodie's paradise!

Chocolaterie La Cigale

The store that inspired Joanne Harris’ book “Chocolat”.

L'Art de Vivre

Probably the “finest” dining in the actual town. Offering a seasonal menu with beautifully presented and offer good value at lunch (3 courses for 14€) and dinner (25€ for 3 set courses or 32€ for 3 courses you can choose from the menu). Open from Wednesday midday to Sunday night (inclusive) this is a “must” when visiting or staying in Nérac.

Les Croisières du Prince Henry

Guided tours on the Baïse, boat rental (no permit required), lunch cruises.

Parc Royal de la Garenne

Classified as an historical site in 1909, the park is opposite the gardens and the Bains du Roy. It was created in the sixteenth century by Joan of Albret and Antoine de Bourbon, expanded by Queen Margot, first wife of Henri IV. A favorite place for the Néracais’ weekend stroll. There’s also a small café-restaurant.

Auberge le Prieuré

Boasting one Michelin star, they offer a “Menu du Marché” at lunch for 27€ – some might think that is a bit of a splurge for lunch but the food and experience are well worth it (and, plus – Michelin star!!!). Sit outside under the shady trees in the courtyard – so peaceful (surrounded by the quaint Medieval buildings) and enjoy a leisurely-paced lunch. For an extra few euros you can get a glass of wine with your meal and a coffee afterwards. All the food is beautifully prepared – they use what’s seasonal and really make the ingredients shine.

La Table des Cordeliers

The main dining room is in a 13th century chapel and it is absolutely stunning but the Côté Bistrot – a smaller room (and definitely not as pretty but still very charming and cozy) with a different type of menu – is a little more accessible in price. Their 22€ lunch is an absolute bargain – three wonderful courses at either lunch or dinner. Fantastic value and gorgeous setting (the Côté Bistrot seats you outside in the summer months on a lovely terrace). A must visit in the region.