Holiday cottage in Monflanquin, Aquitaine - AT005622

Monflanquin (20km from Villeneuve-sur-Lot), Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine Reference: AT005622 Advertiser since: 18 July 2017
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23 Rue St Pierre Self Catering Flexible 3 6 2 Single bed in bedroom

About this property

Our Beautiful Home From Home In Monflanquin. This cottage/gite is in a town setting.

Our house is 13 th Century and is terraced going down the hill from the square .
It is set on three floors.
There is a front door from the road straight into the entree with a sofa sideboard and small table with a lamp. It also has a table with drawers that has tourist information leaflets and our visitor book.
In the corner on the wall is the fuse box with meters.
Walk through to the utility room with washing machine and sink. The downstairs shower room and toilet is situated just off. Walk further the stairs to first floor to right. The large kitchen extends to the back window looking out to the cararout (walkway) and can be accessed through the door up 3 steps. The window has a shutter.

On the first floor is our private cupboard.
To the right is the first floor bedroom which has a double bed and a single bed. A clothes rail and chest of drawers along with a sofa.
To the left is a large comfortable lounge with 2 leather Sofa's and a glass coffee table.
There are other tables along with a dining table and 4 chairs.
We don't tend to use this much as everything has to be carried upstairs but it is nice if you want to have a special meal.
On the top floor there are 2 bedrooms divided by a glass panelled door with a curtain.
Please note one is accessed from the other. Fine for a family with children.
One double bed and 2 single beds chest of drawers and hanging rails in each.
There is also a small bathroom that houses a small bath suitable for children with shower over ( or small people 5ft 3 inch) toilet and washbasin.

Outside there is a Newly Renovated Roof Terrace with barbecue table chairs umbrella and sun loungers.
The view from the roof terrace is spectacular with far reaching views of the countryside.
There is a fridge freezer also by the door which is useful.
On nice days there is nothing better than eating all your meals up there sunbathing or just reading a book with a nice glass of wine.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The kitchen contains a table with 4 chairs, 2 stools at worktop and a high chair.
It is fully equipped with a microwave, a dishwasher, an oven and grill, a coffee maker, a kettle, kitchen crockery and utensils
and a fridge freezer.

Living rooms

The living room has 2 leather sofas, a dining table, 4 chairs and coffee tables.

Bedrooms

3 bedrooms.
1 on first floor has double bed and single bed.
Chest of Drawers.
Hanging Rails.

2nd Bedroom on the 3rd floor.
Double Bed.
Chest of Drawers.
Hanging rails.

3rd Bedroom.
2 single beds.
Chest of Drawers.
Hanging Rail.
Side table.

Bathrooms

There is a small bathroom on 3 rd floor with shower over bath, toilet and wash basin.

On ground floor there is a bathroom wirt shower enclosure, toilet, washbasin and ladder radiator.

Heating

The heating in the house is all by electric heaters.

Entertainment

Music system and dvd player.
Please note there is no tv.

Garden and outside

We do not have a garden.
We do however have a roof terrace.

Parking and garages

Street parking outside.
No garage.

Visitor suitability

Not advised for disabled as there are lots of stairs.
There is no cot provided.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Monflanquin has an antique market annually similar markets are in nearby villages throughout the year

Creative arts

Cycling

Family activities

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Cannon
Distance: 15 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Monflanquin
Distance: 1 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Bergerac

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Monflanquin

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: 7 Monts, Monflanquin
Distance: 1 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Elaine Taylor

My name is Elaine Taylor and my husband is Stephen. We bought our beautiful 13 th century house in Monflanquin in 2001 and have loved visiting it as often as we can.<br/>Now that we have four grandchildren it is our home from home in France which the whole family love to use and explore this beautiful area of France amongst sunflowers,vineyards and chateau's inbetween the Dordogne and Lot rivers.<br/>We can accommodate 7 people comfortably and have a lovely roof terrace to take in the views .

Year property purchased 2001
Why this location? Because we have spent a lot of holidays when our own boys were young with our caravan. We always looked in estate agent windows dreaming to own our own property. We took the step in 2001 when we spotted our house and have never regretted our decision. We can fly to Bergerac, Bordeaux or Limoges and be sitting having a cool beer at the local bar just a few steps from our house within a couple of hours. Monflanquin has it all. Our house is just off the very pretty square with excellent restaurants serving the local dishes of Duck or Prunes to a very high standard. There is a weekly market with the best lettuces I have ever seen. In the summer there are night markets where you can buy the produce including your wine for you tea and take a seat at a tressel table all set out for you followed by music. If you want to swim there are lots of pools and lakes not far away.
The architecture is fantastic with beautiful chateau's and pretty bastides which Monflanquin is one of the prettiest.
Unique benefits of property It is very central for everyday living near bakers butchers restaurants banks etc.
It is a 13 th century three storey property with a roof terrace with beautiful views over the countryside.
The best wine available in France from Bordeaux, Bergerac and Cahors.
Fantastic very high standard restaurants but also family budget restaurants.
The weather is a big plus as it is a lovely warm climate with plenty of sun.
Lots to do in the area from canoeing on the rivers to visiting chateau's and wine tasting at the markets. Cycling around the beautiful countryside, walking amongst the sunflowers and picnicking wherever you find a quiet spot. Further afield we are 2 hours from the Pyrenees and the coast of western France. Going towards the Mediteranean taking in Carcassonne would be 2.5 hrs away.
Bergerac which is our nearest airport 30 mins away where you can hire a car. Although it is better to take the car so that you can return with all that lovely wine with no other Brittany Ferries

The Owner Recommends

These are our recommendation for you but you will find plenty of information in our property

Monflanquin is a beautiful place to stay and your days will always be filled with happy memories of your holiday.
The square has restaurants at every corner.
Any restaurant in Monflanquin will not disappoint.
There is a weekly Thursday market and in the summer month there are additional night time markets. There are markets in nearby towns/ villages on various days of the week.
Sightseeing.
There are historic Bastides, Castles and Chateau's in abundance.
The wonderful rivers of The Dordogne and The Lot are nearby to enjoy either canoeing, river cruises or just having a relaxing picnic with a glass of red.
Plenty of vineyards to visit including wine tasting.
Cycling is great.
Plus walking and horse riding.
There are art, cookery and wine tasting courses nearby.

Painting and Sketching Classes from our house

We have joined up with a local english Painter and jewellery maker whose studio is in the square very close to our house.
If you would be interested to stay at our house and sign up to a course from beginners to advanced during your holiday please contact us direct on 01332 513939