Bedrooms 3, Sleeps 6
A beautiful relaxing location with a completely secluded swimming pool. Peyroutine is a property that touches the soul and lives with people who have visited. The area has lots to offer, a huge safe lake for swimming, local fetes, markets and villages, golf courses, boating, walking and cycling.
The nearest town has a variety of superb restaurants and the region is of course famous for its wine. In half an hour you could be in a cellar of a Bordeaux Chateau sampling their wines, or just driving through the gentle vine covered hills stopping for lunch at a quaint village. There is so much to do in the area. The local town of Casteljaloux with its spa & two market squares and fabulous restaurants, the huge swimming lake just outside town with its imported ,safe (lifeguard) beach and swimming areas with cafe and bar and facilities, which also happens to be opposite the Casteljaloux Golf Club (not implying anything!). Why not take a drive out to the Dune de Pyla at Arcachon, with its 117 meter sand dunes and spectacular views. Many local towns offer centurys old houses and leafy restaurant terraces, or visit a local bastide town such as Fources with its beautiful medieval buildings and massive flower market (the lot et Garonne is home to more bastide towns than anywhere else in France - some 40 in all). The wonderful medieval town of Nerac with its huge market and Bazas with its 13th Century Gothic Cathedral and beautiful arcaded square, or Vianne with its interesting night market and numerous outdoor menus competing in the quaint side streets. There are canals in the area where boats can be hired, pony trekking, fishing and wonderful country walks. Whatever your age or interests there really is something for everyone. We supply our clients with up to date tourist information, markets and fetes, local restaurants and recommendations etc. The Lot-et-Garonne in South West France is real rural, traditional France. Gentle rolling sunflower and corn covered fields, and communities going about their relaxed lives in traditional ways. Sam Tyler of the Observer said "the area is like an unspoilt Tuscany or Provence and I'd better shut up or I'll be responsible for spoiling it";. Pretty little towns with their traditional markets and fantastic fetes celebrate their local delicacies and produce, from crevettes and oyster festivals through wild boar, duck, deer and Landes chicken, with cheeses and wines (Buzet,Duras,Bordeaux) in equal abundance these fetes are not to be missed! The region, famous for its chateau and vineyards, its foie gras, Armagnac brandy and Agen prunes means you are never far from a restaurant serving delicious French cuisine. Situated in the village of Anzex in the Lot–et–Garonne region of South West France, Peyroutine is in a beautiful location of seclusion and tranquillity opening onto woodland walks
Large kitchen with table and chairs. Gas hob and modern electric cooker. Door to garage with large fridge freezer.
Open very light and bright triple lounge leading to snug dining area. Tv and hifi system. Three sofas and four armchairs.
Two bedrooms downstairs - a double en suite and a twin.
Two bedrooms upstairs - a double and a twin. Cot available.
Bathroom downstairs with bath and separate shower.
Log burner in the lounge (sufficient for summer and autumn).
Numerous cds, dvds and books.
garden surrounds the house with woodlands behind. Steps down to pool area (see photos)
Plenty of outside parking (no garage for cars).
Easy access with downstairs amenities.
Wendy and myself are both alternative therapists. We love France and especially this area which still surprises us and has so much to do and explore.
|Year property purchased||2005|
|Why this location?||My parents used to live in the area. It is a well kept secret that this area has outstanding beauty.|
|Unique benefits of property||Location. Close to many interesting bastide towns and market towns. Casteljaloux (5km) has everything you could want with shopping and restaurants.|
We recommend a visit to Pujols which is a walled village of medieval houses and has wonderful views over Villeneuve-sur-Lot, and the beautiful bastide town of Fources with its auberge is a must (lunch in this fabulous restaurant finishes about 2) both have been ringed on the map.
Nerac is a lovely town with its Roman bridge over the river and boat trips available (1 hour guided cruise). It has a tourist train that runs to Menzin which we have had recommended to us but we haven’t tried yet. You may wish to combine this with a visit to the Saturday market at Nerac. A lot of people have also recommended Lavardac market (Wednesdays). Casteljaloux market is Tuesday and it also has a vegetable market on Saturday.
The Vineyards around St McClaire and La Reole are well worth a visit. Why not have a wine taste (look for “degustation” signs and don’t argue about who’s driving!). Most of the time the winemakers are enthusiastic and very proud of their wines and will often encourage you to try one of their best vintages as well as current produce. You may wish to come back via Bazas, another pretty town with a large market square.
Why we are on the subject, a day trip to St Emilion (just east of Bordeaux) is also highly recommended. There you can catch the “train of the great vineyards” for a tour with commentary of the prestigious chateaux and panoramic views of the village and the Dordogne river.
We can recommend the Cordeliers Hotel in Casteljaloux for a superb meal. Also “Le Cassissier” opposite the bar in the main square is excellent as is the “Don K” pizzeria restaurant and the Pizzeria just past the square and around the corner on the way to the lake (Le Lac – well worth a visit). There are other restaurant recommendations in the blue book by the phone.
We also recommend that you explore the local area and try different routes into the local village “Villefranche” and into Casteljaloux. You might also consider the Spa in Casteljaloux (clearly signposted
Peyroutine in Anzex was fantastic and we had a lovely time there. The map and recommendations from the owner were extremely useful. And all the recommendations we followed from them were fantastic.
The house is really comfortable and was beautifully clean when we arrived. The rooms are spacious and the kids had a great time playing in the garden and on the swings. The swimming pool area is beautiful and very private. As our children are young ( 4 and 6 years) it was great that it was accessible by gate only and this we were able to lock when we needed too.
The kitchen was well stocked with pots, pans, cutlery and crockery. And there was a surprisingly good welcome pack to meet us on our arrival.
I would highly recommend the house and the area, particularly if you are keen to see the quieter, rural side of France.
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