|Fleur de Lys House||Self Catering||Saturday||4||8||3|
Fleur de Lys House (a stylish 4 bedroom town house) is located in the centre of the medieval village of Lauzun, just 25 minutes’ drive from Bergerac airport.
The house has been lovingly restored and offers contemporary accommodation for 8 people. This beautiful house has a limestone exterior and large bright airy rooms inside with high ceilings. It has a courtyard garden to enjoy those alfresco meals. The house is situated right in the centre of the village which owes its origins to Roman times and whose history has crossed the centuries.
The accommodation offers:
The small entrance hall leads into the lounge, a lovely room with wood floors and furnished with leather sofas and an antique pine unit housing the entertainment centre. A 48cm TV with French and English free-view programs, a dvd player with docking station. There is free Wi-Fi available and it works throughout the house.
Double doors lead into the spacious kitchen dining room. It is fully fitted with ample cupboards and a range gas cooker. This leads by fully opening sliding doors into the courtyard garden, ideal for those Alfresco meals.
Attached to the kitchen is the utility room with washing machine, dishwasher and cloakroom.
From the kitchen a beautiful spiral staircase winds its way to the 1st and 2nd floor bedrooms.
We are sorry but the property is not suitable for young children and we do not accept pets.
We invite you to view our Gallery for photographs of the property and the surrounding areas.
Lauzun is good to visit at anytime of the year. But in the spring and summertime the countryside becomes a hive of activity, covered in new, lush greenery and colourful blossoms and sunflowers, as temperatures rise to an average of around 30°C.
Lauzun is situated in Lot et Garonne and is known as 'A Picturesque Village in France'. It is a small, quiet town where life is slow and the atmosphere blissfully relaxing.
Fleur De Lys House is the perfect base you to explore this beautiful area of France. But if you just want to stay put and relax, Lauzun has all the basic needs, 2 x restaurants, a small supermarket, a bar/ newsagent, boulangerie, butchers a pharmacy, post office and a bank, plus a Saturday market with local produce and all on your doorstep.
The town is steeped in history and architecturally interesting 12th and 13th century buildings. The first thing that stirs your imagination when you arrive is the impressive Chateau which rises above the town. Build in the 14th Century, the chateau is well worth visiting and is just a short stroll away. As is the church, the bells of which call out over the town each day. Another short stroll takes you to the picturesque lake which has a bridge, numerous trees and picnic tables, ideal for an alfresco lunch.
Every Saturday evening during July & August there is the Table Gourmande (street dining) in the village serving local food and wine, along with local music, a fabulous evening on your doorstep
Most guests fly and hire a car but you can drive here from all over Europe.
The kitchen diner has a large table and 8 comfortable chairs, tiled floor and fully fitted cupboards and an antique armoire.
There is ample cutlery, crockery, glasses and cooking utensils for 8 people.
There is a Nespresso coffee maker, toaster & kettle plus iron & board.
The utility room houses the dishwasher, washing machine & microwave.
The living room has 2 leather sofas a 3 seater & a 2 seater plus 3 armchairs.
There is an antique pine unit housing the entertainment centre. A 48 cm tv with French and English free-view programs, a dvd player with docking station, and a good selection of dvds and books. There is free wi-fi available which works throughout the house.
The first floor has 2 bedrooms and a family shower room:
Bedroom 1: a twin room with two antique beds acquired from a chateau.
This room has wood floors and French doors with views over the square. It has an antique wardrobe, bedside tables and chest of draws
Bedroom 2: a king-size bed, with wood floors fitted slide robes and French doors that open onto views of the square. There are bedside tables and a huge antique chest of draws.
The large family shower room has double sized enclosed shower, toilet & sink.
The 2nd floor has 2 en-suite bedrooms:
Bedroom 3: a king-size bed, wood floors and two huge windows with views over the square. It has a stag wardrobe, chest of draws and bedside tables. The en suite has a shower, toilet & sink.
Bedroom 4: a double bed, wood floors and a window with views over the courtyard and the Lauzun countryside. It has a built in wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables.
The en suite has a shower, toilet & sink
There is one family shower room and two en suite shower rooms.
There is a pellet burner in the lounge, underfloor heating in the kitchen diner & utility room. Electric heating in the bedrooms and heated towel rails in the bathrooms.
The tiled enclosed courtyard garden has a table and 8 comfortable chairs, a large gas bbq and numerous pot plants.
There is street parking for cars
The house is not suitable for young children, the elderly or infirm.
We do not except pets.
We Moved to France in 1999. Together we bought an old run down farm in Brittany with lots of buildings. <br/>After much discussion it was decided to renovate them into 4 gites.<br/>We run them successfully until 2013 when we sold up and retired. We bought the house in Lauzun as our retirement home in the sun.<br/>Recently we bought ourselves a boat so our summers will now be spent sailing, hence the renting our lovely home.<br/>Fleur de Lys house is a genuine home from home not a full time rental property.
|Year property purchased||2012|
|Why this location?||We bought in Lauzun because of the sun, the numerous vineyards, the historic Bastide towns and the nearness of larger cities like Bordeaux.|
|Unique benefits of property||Fleur de Lys house is situated in the centre of this vibrant town. Across the road from the square and within walking distance of the bar, the two restaurants, supermarket, butchers, bakers, tourist office, bank, hairdressers and chemist.
This is the ideal location to explore this beautiful area of France.
This lovely French restaurant is right next door. They have a delicious 3 course plat du jour every lunchtime at 13€.
The evening set menus start at 16€ and there is an A la carte.