Holiday cottage with pool in rural Aquitaine - AT005569

Pailloles (14km from Villeneuve-sur-Lot), Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine Reference: AT005569 Advertiser since: 13 June 2017
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Teyssie Self Catering Flexible 3 8 2 2 extra single beds and two cots can be added

About this property

A well Equipped 3 Bedroom Gite With Private Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

The cottage/gite is a characterful cottage with three bedrooms, two shower rooms, good size lounge and dining area. The kitchen is well equipment with a good selection of crockery including plastic items for use in the pool area. The garden is yours to enjoy, with a shaded dining table also a bbq with again more covered table and seating area.
The back garden has good views across the local countryside.
The gite has its own pool with hard electric safety cover. It is cleaned every morning and maintained again the evening. ( pool size 10mts x 4.5mts)
Parking is either next to the gite or under some trees to give again a shaded area.
Under the front terrace there is a relaxing comfortable area where guests seem to enjoy having their breakfast and catching up on their social media as there is wi-fi at the gite.
Whilst it has 3 bedrooms sleeping 6 the gite does allow an extra bed or cot to be added to each room



Kitchen and dining

Good size kitchen with washing machine, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, toaster, microwave, coffee filter machine, senseo coffee-maker, kettle, 4 hob gas cooker, good selection of cooking utensils and crockery. All the usual items you need plus a few extra i.e. sewing kit, smoke detectors, fire extinguisher, fire blanket and first aid kit.
There is a cleaning cupboard with an iron, ironing board, vacuum cleaner.
Children's highchair is available.

Living rooms

Two leather sofas in the lounge area, excellent selection of all age groups books, lots of dvds again for all age ranges. Tv and free sat box plus dvd player. Log burner, coffee table, with a rug on the floor for little ones who like to play on the floor.
In the dining area there is a table with chairs and a sideboard containing china crockery, good selection of various drinking glasses.


Downstairs double bedroom (lit bateau) with good quality bedding and towels. Double bed with side tables. Good size wardrobe, chest of drawers, full length mirror. There are extra pillows in the wardrobe and a hair dryer in one of the drawers. An extra bed or cot can be added to this room. This room is light and airy with an insect screen to one of the windows and shutters on the outside if you wish to use them.

Upstairs front double bedroom, one double bed (lit Bateau) wardrobe, chest of drawers, chair. Insect screen. This room could also accommodate an extra bed/cot, again good quality bedding and towels.

Third bedroom which has twin beds, bedside table, chest of drawers, wardrobe. Can accommodate an extra bed.


There are two shower rooms, containing a good shower cubicle each, toilet and hand wash basin. The upstairs shower room also has a hair dryer in it.
A baby bath is available if required.
The roof windows are fixed so that they are able to allow ventilation and these also have insect screens.


There is a log burner in the lounge and oil fired radiators.


Tv in the lounge, dvd player and good selection of all age range films.
Books for all ages and tastes.
Boards games, boules set etc in a wooden chest with age appropriate toys are put in the gite such as Duplo blocks, train set, cars, soft toys, we do our best to keep children happy.
Three full sets of male golf clubs and one set of ladies clubs if you wish to borrow them. Just bring our own shoes. These are right handed clubs.

Garden and outside

The gite has its own good size garden with countryside views. Two eating areas in the back garden which also leads into the private pool area.
Double seat swing set for younger children and one of the swing seats can be changed to the baby seat if required.
The front terrace of the gite has a comfortable seating area.

Parking and garages

There is parking next to gite or under some trees for shade with additional parking space next to our barn. If you wish to have bikes or motorbikes locked overnight we have a large garage/barn which will accommodate these needs.

Visitor suitability

The gite is suitable for young children as there is a stair gate at the top of the stairs, unfortunately it isn't suitable for wheel chairs but with a bedroom downstairs someone with limited mobility would be OK.
We do no accept pets or smokers.

Information about any additional facilities

If a guest requires a pushchair to save bringing one, we have a Silver cross folding pushchair, camping cot which has been used outside for a child's daytime nap.

We supply a good welcome pack this includes butter, bread, croissants, fruit juice, milk, tea, coffee, sugar, ham, cheese, eggs and wine.

There is a supply of dishwasher tablets, washing powder and toilet rolls.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Villereal
Distance: 20 km



Name and address of nearest golf course: Villeneuve-sur-lot Golf and Country Club
Distance: 0.5 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Abrons Pailloles
Distance: 3 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Bergerac

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Monbazilliac/various Bergerac producers
Distance: 30 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Hilary Dryhurst

We are both retired, we spent 3 years looking for the right house in France and found Teyssie, so we have a lovely home and super gite. We have four grandsons, two in the UK and two who live locally. We enjoy the life, playing golf and generally working on the gardens here, plus the french food and not to mention the wine...

Year property purchased 2012
Why this location? My husband always wanted to retire to France, so when the time was right we started looking, we knew we wanted this area as we would be able to get to the UK quickly if we wanted to,and its easy to get here. Then we saw how scenic it was here, weather is great, we are close enough to Villeneuve sur lot for all our shopping, it has everything.
Its only half an hour to Bergerac airport. We have lots of places to visit and some good restaurants. We feel it has everything we need and of course our guests have lots to explore and enjoy.
Unique benefits of property The property is tranquil, it has its own garden so guests have their privacy and of course benefits from the new private swimming pool which we had installed in 2016 in an old ruin, as its roofless the sun shines down on the holidaymaker and its ideal. We feel the gite provides all any holiday maker may require. Also there is a good welcome pack for our guests... yes and wine is there at the ready.

The Owner Recommends


This small town has an amazing market on a Saturday morning with market stalls full of food, gifts, clothes, handbags etc. Then evening food markets on a Monday evening in July and August, where you grab a table and then the food is cooked by stall holders around the town square, go and select your food and drink and join your table and enjoy a busy social evening.


Beautiful medieval hilltop village with lots of restaurants, art gallery, gift shops, church and in the summer there is an evening food market. Pujols has amazing 360 views of the area. Certainly worth visiting.


A medieval bastide village, again restaurants, old church, evening food market in July & August with live entertainment. An interesting place to visit, the children will love the shops with medieval outfits and toys for sale! A very informative tourism office


Lots of restaurants to chose from, a scenic town steeped in history. The Dordogne river flows through it centre, Endless shops especially chocolate shops.
On the outskirts of the old town there are an excellent range of larger outlets for all your needs.

Chateau Biron

A medieval chateau that is basically in ruins but what fun to visit, you can feel the history as you walk around the towers and underground areas. . Great views from the battlements. We spent one Boxing Day there with a picnic.

Au Bord de la Source

This is my favorite restaurant, lunch time menus are a bit cheaper as they are in most french restaurants. Its ideal for adults as the food , I think maybe too fancy for children, and its about two hours for a meal so they might get a bit bored. Its not cheap but we love it for special occasions. The owner is wonderful and talks you through each course and very courteous. The restaurant overlooks the River Lot, its peaceful, great food and wine and nothing is too much trouble. You come away feeling relaxed.

Parc en Ciel

Its rope swings in the sky.... a great area for the adventurous. lost of different rope bridges, climbing nets, zip wires and a challenge for those who feel energetic. There are different levels for different ages/ability. lots of seating areas to sit and watch the ones who want to test their fitness..

Laugratte Lac

A huge swimming lake, in the peak season there are life guards in the afternoon, boats to hire, a pontoon to swim to. Sandy beach for the little ones to play on and you can get refreshments there also. Prices are quite cheap in July & August, other months are free but of course less facilities. Plenty of car parking available.

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Dale 5 August, 2019

We had a wonderful 2 week stay. The house was lovely, the grounds were lovely and the pool was just the icing on the cake! The house had everything that we needed for our two weeks. Very relaxing and enjoyable. We would definitely recommend Teyssie to our family and friends.

10 / 10 Trudy and Mike 29 June, 2019

We arrived earlier than expected which didn’t faze our hosts who provided a warm welcome. The gite is very well, and thoughtfully equipped with lots of unexpected extras. A welcome pack was provided with essentials & some treats.
The gite was clean and well maintained as was the pool. The owners were kind and concerned that our stay should be as enjoyable as possible.
We would return again.
The gite is set in the countryside which is a lovely change for city dwellers like us, but of course this means you must be prepared to travel for bread etc.
There are lots of bastides in the area that are worth visiting.

Owner response

Many thanks for the wonderful review, we couldn't ask for more than the high scores and written praise. We appreciate your comments and we are delighted that you had a good time.
We look forward to your revisit..
All the very best
Hilary & Gary