Holiday let with heated pool, rural Aquitaine - AT005815

10/10
2km from Monbahus, Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine Reference: AT005815 Advertiser since: 7 November 2017
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Meydieu Self Catering Saturday 3 7 3 Sofa Bed

About this property

Beautiful Farmhouse With Heated Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Meydieu is a 19th century farmhouse set in a peaceful location surrounded by picturesque countryside. The house is spacious, cool and bright.
Meydieu has 200 square metres of accommodation on two levels, an open plan living area and bedroom on the ground floor, and two bedrooms on the first floor. The house is ideal for six people, but can accommodate up to nine.



Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Dining area with pine table which easily seats ten. Well equipped kitchen with modern oak units and granite worktops.
Large cooker, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave.

Living rooms

There is a spacious lounge area with wood burning "insert" and three piece suite.
For the colder months we have under floor heating.

Bedrooms

There are three en suite bedrooms, sleeping 6-7. In addition, there is a sofa bed and another shower room.

Ground floor: Bedroom 1 with king size bed. En suite shower room with hand basin, bidet and wc.

First floor: Bedroom 2 with double four-poster bed and single bed. The single bed could be moved to bedroom 3 if required. En suite Bathroom with separate shower, hand basin, bidet and wc.

Bedroom 3 with double bed. En suite shower room with hand basin, bidet and wc.

Large landing with sofa bed.

Bathrooms

Each of the three bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom.
There is an separate shower room and toilet on the ground floor.

Heating

Wood burning fire and oil fired underfloor heating.

Entertainment

English and French satellite tv.
Dvd player.
Stereo system.
Wi-fi.
Dvds/cds, books.
Various games.

Garden and outside

Meydieu is set in about 8 acres. The garden is about 3 acres, mostly grass with a number of trees including apple, cherry, hazelnut and walnut. There are terraces on three sides of the house with a brick built barbecue and a covered area by the main entrance.

There is a small fishing lake about 50m from the house. The lake is not owned by us, but our guests are permitted to use it for fishing.

We have a 10m x 5m x 1m heated salt water pool. The pool is enclosed by a fence with self closing gate and complies with the latest safety regulations. The pool is not overlooked and is not shared.

Parking and garages

There is ample parking in front of the house.

Visitor suitability

The house is suitable for families, or couples sharing the house.

Information about any additional facilities

There are two washing machines in the garage of the bungalow near the house. The bungalow is not occupied during the letting season.

There are about four bikes that are roadworthy at the beginning of the season. Guests are welcome to use them, but the do so at their own risk and must satisfy themselves of the bikes safety and suitability.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

Activities

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp to about 5lb
Name of nearest fishing location: Small lake at the property

Fishing on-site

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de Barthe, Tombeboeuf 47380
Distance: 8 km

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Le domaine Lou Gaillot
Distance: 8 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr John Smith

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Year property purchased 2003
Why this location? The house is secluded, yet quite close to the village. The area is quiet with little traffic, but there are plenty of lovely places to visit nearby.
Unique benefits of property Meydieu is our home from home. We spend about three months a year living at Meydieu, so we make sure the house has everything needed for a comfortable stay. It's a great place to chill out with nobody around to bother you.

The Owner Recommends

Lac de Lougratte

The beach at Lac de Lougratte is about 8km away and is open from the middle of June until the end of August. The water is safe for swimming and there is a lifeguard in attendance. Activities include paddle boats and a playground. There is also a snack bar and picnic area.

Canoeing

The closest canoeing is at Casseneuil on the river Lot. Canoes can also be hired at Puy L'Evêque.
The are a number of places a little further afield on the Dordogne too.

Vineyard

There are a number of well known vineyards around Bergerac and Duras, but one of our favourites is the little know producer Le domaine Lou Gaillot at Casseneuil. The walk round the vineyard is especially interesting for children as there are notice boards around the vineyard explaining the process. It only takes about half an hour, and of course you are welcome to taste and buy wine. I particularly like their white wine "Elegance" http://lougaillot.com/

11 Reviews
10/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 ChrisA 27 September, 2019

We have been coming to the South of France for years now. During that time we have stayed in various places. I can honestly say that Meydieu is by far the best we have stayed in. If you want a tranquil holiday with a relaxing place to stay look no further.

Everything in the house is perfect, from swimming in the pool, to star filled nights after a BBQ. John and Jean are lovely (we were lucky to meet them on arrival), their love and care for Meydieu shows.

A perfect house... A perfect holiday... What more can I say!

10 / 10 John, Mel and boys 11 September, 2019

We had an amazing 2 weeks at Meydieu. The house was presented to a very high standard within a wonderful setting, surrounded by sunflower and sweet cornfields. The area had lots to do and walking around the local vinyards and quiet villages was a great way to kick back and relax . The wildlife was amazing and we will never forget watching the cattle egrets flying off to roost whilst we were in the swimming pool. Many thanks to John and Jean for making us feel at home and inviting us to the local village hog roast.

Owner response

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Meydieu. Thank you for the lovely review, and we hope to see you again sometime.

10 / 10 BoydFerguson 12 August, 2019

Returned for the 2nd year and it didn’t disappoint! Absolutely brilliant holiday, gorgeous location, perfect villa! It was lovely to meet John and Jean in person you were the most perfect hosts and helped make our stay! There are so many different places to visit! Eymet and Cancun were among our favourites. Pool and surrounding gardens were perfect for my little boy to learn to swim and run around in with no fear. Drive was lined with beautiful sunflowers this time which made the place look even more magical. We would highly recommend a stay here we absolutely loved it! Thank you so much for your hospitality. Hope to see you both again

10 / 10 Webbs 25 June, 2019

We have just returned from our second three week stay at Meydieu. There is an excellent welcome pack, the house is very comfortable, the garden and pool are lovely. We met the owners briefly, they were most helpful, and the house is beautifully clean and tidy. One of our party described it as a 'little slice of French paradise'. What more can I say.

Owner response

Thank you for the kind review. It was a real pleasure to meet you, and I hope we will see you again.