Bedrooms 5, Sleeps 10, Ratings 1 10/10
This location has multiple holiday properties
|Gîte||Self Catering||Flexible||1||2||1||Double sofa bed in living room|
The Gite is entered, from an arched doorway at one end of the pool, directly into the living/kitchen area which, like the farmhouse, has also been newly furnished to a very high standard.
It is a perfect property for 2 people but can sleep 2 adults + 2 children. It is a generous 50m2 space with a living area at one end and a kitchen at the other.
The kitchen has an electric cooker with double oven and 4 ring hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, kettle, toaster, coffee machine and is well equipped with all the usual kitchen utensils, pots/pans and crockery.
Within the living area there is a snuggle seat, three seater sofa bed as well as a tv (British & French Channels), dvd player (+ selection of dvds) and wood burner. French doors open on to a private terrace with table and chairs, barbecue and stunning views over the countryside to the church in Bourgougnague.
A door at the corner of the kitchen leads to the bedroom (4×3.5m) with a kingsize bed and ample storage then through to the beautiful en-suite wet room that also has wonderful views – if you want to leave the window open!
En suite wet room with shower, wc and basin.
Central heating and a wood burner.
Tv & dvds.
The property sits on it's own private elevated plot in the countryside and offers magnificent views over the plum orchards and the nearest village, Bourgougnague, below. The gardens extend to about 1.5 acres and are mainly laid to grass providing lots of room to play. There is also a swing, a well and a washing line.
There is a terrace at the back of the farmhouse surrounded by lavender which provides a nice sitting area. Part of this is covered providing a shaded eating area.
The 10 x 5m chlorinated pool is open from May to September and is situated within 3 walls of the old barn. This means that not only is it very well sheltered but it offers some shaded areas at most times of the day. Loungers and parasols are available along with other pieces of poolside furniture. The depth is 1.4m throughout. The view from the open end looks East over the surrounding countryside and if you get up early enough will let you witness a beautiful sunrise.
Suitable for couples but as there is a sofa bed it is possible to sleep 3/4. Please contact us for more details.
La Catusse is situated 5kms from Lauzun, a small town with ATM, baker, butcher, 2 restaurants, small supermarket; and 5km from the larger Miramont de Guyenne, a larger town that has more of all of the above plus larger supermarkets. Technically in the Lot et Garonne departement but sitting on the Dordogne and Gironde borders in the Aquitaine region, La Catusse is a great base for exploring one of the most beautiful areas in France.
Eymet (8km) is the closest of the many pretty bastide towns in the area. They each have a good selection of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants and most have a weekly market. In high season there are also night markets and “table gourmande” - street dining offering visitors the chance to sample locally produced wines and foodstuffs.
Being in the Bordeaux wine producing area means there are a lot of nearby wine tours and tasting on offer. St Emilion is only an hour away.
After early retirement as a vet and a teacher we have been looking for the perfect property as a holiday home with rental potential. After three years of looking we found La Catusse.
|Year property purchased||2017|
|Why this location?||The beautiful countryside - in Lot-et-Garonne and nearby Dordogne. The wonderful climate - good to visit all year round for a nice heat and loads of sunshine. The historic bastide towns - Eymet, Monpazier, Montflanquan, Villereal, Duras - just to mention a few. The local wine - Monbazillac, Bergerac and Bordeaux all on your doorstep.|
|Unique benefits of property||La Catusse is a great base for exploring one of the most beautiful areas in France. Set in an elevated position the views are stunning from the glorious sunrise over the pool to the dramatic sunsets from the terrace. The Farmhouse and gîte have been tastefully renovated and recently re-furnished to provide a high standard of accommodation. Close to local amenities, historic towns and sites, wine routes and more La Catusse is perfect for a relaxing or a more active holiday - whatever takes your fancy !|
There are too many to mention but the best to visit locally are: Eymet, Issigeac, Beaumont, Villereal, Monpazier and Monflanquin. All have beautiful squares, cobbled streets, numerous cafés, bars, restaurants and a weekly market. During July and August they also have night markets with "table gourmands". This essentially is the opportunity to sit down with the locals and partake of some locally produced wine and foodstuffs. Lauzun, only 5km from LaCatusse, holds their "gourmands soiree" every Saturday evening and really is worth the trip.
Being in the Bordeaux wine producing area means there are a lot of wine tours and tastings on offer. St Emilion, about an hour away, is the most famous of the 21 appellations in the area and the world heritage site is definitely worth a visit. The narrow streets with their numerous wine shops, cafes and restaurants provide a beautiful setting and the journey through the vineyards on the wine train is not to be missed. Closer to home, around Bergerac, many of the local Chateaux and Caves offer free tastings and tours; Monbazzilac being one of the best.
The Atlantic coast is about a 2 hour drive away but there are a number of closer lakes with beaches for swimming. There are also a number of municipal swimming pools in the surrounding area and even a few waterparks about an hour's drive away. It's also possible to canoe and kayak on the nearby Dropt and Garonne rivers as well as on the more challenging Dordogne.
Cycling - is a great way of exploring the gently rolling countryside as the many roads meander amongst the fields, vineyards and villages.
Golf - there are a number of 9 and 18 hole courses nearby
Horseriding - plenty of stables around
Tennis - nearest courts in Lauzun (5km)
Walking - lots of local walks in the gently undulating countryside
..or chill by the pool enjoying the views or ... enjoy a glass of wine on the terrace...
This is a beautifully situated property with wonderful views. It provides easy access to the Dordogne and Lot areas and the lovely bastide towns in between. The owners, Gill & Neil, were staying in the adjacent property and were very friendly and helpful. The gite is very well equipped and has a lovely swimming pool and garden. The gite is for two people and the adjacent farmhouse sleeps ten people. We would definitely recommend this property to a couple or the farmhouse to a family party.
Peter & Jenny