Tranquil gite to let with pool in Aquitaine - AT006057

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Saint-Eutrope-de-Born (5km from Monflanquin), Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine Reference: AT006057 Advertiser since: 25 January 2018
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Bessat Self Catering Flexible 2 4 2 1 double bedroom with 2 single beds

About this property

Wonderfuly Relaxed Adult Only French Cottage. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Bessat is an exclusive adult and couples only secluded holiday cottage with private heated pool, gardens and beautiful views. We offer you a high standard of self-catering accommodation and set in over a hectare of grounds. The emphasis here is on peace and tranquility, the ideal location to relax and make yourself at home.

A characterful single-story cottage with an open plan living space, lovely comfortable sofas and a welcoming wood-burner for those chillier times. The pretty bedrooms have superking size beds for a relaxing nights sleep and each has its own bathroom, one ensuite shower room and the other has a bath with shower overhead. Equipped with excellent wi-fi access, English tv, dvd player and Denon music Centre with Bose Bluetooth speaker.

You have your own private garden with heated pool and dining areas with shady places to relax. A secluded heated pool with comfy sun loungers, chairs and a further eating area overlooking the beautiful scenery.
We also provide undercover parking.

We want you to enjoy our home and have a wonderful stay. Living on-site, we will welcome you when you arrive and can always be on hand to help with local knowledge and advice to help you get the most out of your stay, respecting your privacy at all times.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

A fully equipped French country kitchen for you to use when returning with your locally sourced produce and ingredients.

Gas hob, electric fan assisted oven, dishwasher, fridge freezer, washing machine, microwave, toaster.

The dining area is open plan and leads off from the lounge, it has a formal dining table and chairs to accommodate 6 people.

Living rooms

A cozy cottage living room with wood burner and relaxing sofas to sit down and unwind.

English tv, music centre, Bose music system and wi-fi.

Bedrooms

Two bedrooms with comfy kingsize beds and walk in wardrobes.
Bedroom 1 has its own bathroom and separate toilet.
Bedroom 2 has an ensuite with shower.

Towels.
Hairdryers.

Bathrooms

Separate bathroom with bath and overhead shower.
En suite bathroom with shower.

Heating

Wood burning fire and oil central heating.

Entertainment

Tv with English satellite stations and amazon fire stick.
Music centre, Bose music system, wi-fi, cds, dvds, books and games.

Garden and outside

Set in over a hectare of grounds. The emphasis here is on peace and tranquility, the ideal location to relax and make yourself at home.

You have your own private garden with heated pool and dining areas with shady places to relax. A secluded heated pool with comfy sun loungers, chairs and a further eating area overlooking the beautiful scenery.

Parking and garages

We provide undercover parking.

Visitor suitability

Bessat is strictly non-smoking and does not accept pets.

Our home insurance policy does not cover the use of the pool by children.

Bessat is available for occupation from 4.00pm on the first day of the holiday and must be vacated by 09.30am on the last day.

On your departure day, we ask you to leave the property as clean and tidy as possible, to ensure the continued high level of service to our next guests. If the property is left excessively dirty, requiring anything more than normal cleaning, a deduction will be made from the damage deposit.

Information about any additional facilities

We want you to enjoy our home and have a wonderful stay. Living on-site, we will welcome you when you arrive and can always be on hand to help with local knowledge and advice to help you get the most out of your stay, respecting your privacy at all times.

Bessat is available for occupation from 4.00pm on the first day of the holiday and must be vacated by 09.30am on the last day.
On your departure day, we ask you to leave the property as clean and tidy as possible, to ensure the continued high level of service to our next guests. If the property is left excessively dirty, requiring anything more than normal cleaning, a deduction will be made from the damage deposit.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Couples only

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Villereal
Distance: 8 km

Climbing/mountaineering

Distance: 12 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Villereal
Distance: 8 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Villeneuve-sur-Lot Golf & Country Club
Distance: 26 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 13 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Bergerac

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Cancon - Moulinet

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Château Bélingard
Distance: 34 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Julie Morse

I live with my partner here in this beautiful part of France. We left Cornwall in 2012 after me giving up my job and my partner winding down his gardening business. We bought a Motorhome off Ebay and set off to travel as much of Europe as we possibly could. Having covered much of Spain we entered back into France and that was as far as we got. After 2 years of housesitting and getting to know the departments of the Dordogne and the Lot et Garonne, we decided to make the move permanent.

Year property purchased 2017
Why this location? Bessat is situated in a beautiful, peaceful location between 2 bastides, Monflanquin, 5km and Villereal, 8km, in the northern part of the Lot et Garonne, near the border with the Dordogne department.
The Lot et Garonne is in the heart of southwest France and with Bergerac airport being only a 30-minute drive. We are surrounded by a land of sunflowers, medieval towns, vineyards, plum and hazelnut orchards and miles of beautiful unspoilt scenery.
The area is known for foie gras, prunes, cheese and wine. The department has 200 km of navigable waterways and 3,500 km of walking trails, in addition, it offers beautiful built and rural heritage with its bastide towns, castles and beautiful chateaux.
Our nearest village, Monflanquin, is a 5 minute drive and is listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France, situated on top of a hill with lovely views of the surrounding countryside.
During August, there are various Medieval festivals/fairs and markets.
Unique benefits of property Bessat is an exclusive adult and couples only secluded holiday cottage with private heated pool, gardens and beautiful views. We offer you a high standard of self-catering accommodation and set in over a hectare of grounds. The emphasis here is on peace and tranquility, the ideal location to relax and make yourself at home.
A characterful single-story cottage with an open plan living space, lovely comfortable sofas and a welcoming wood-burner for those chillier times. The pretty bedrooms have superking size beds.
You have your own private garden with heated pool and dining areas with shady places to relax. A secluded heated pool with comfy sun loungers, chairs and a further eating area overlooking the beautiful scenery.
Living on-site, we will welcome you when you arrive and can always be on hand to help with local knowledge and advice to help you get the most out of your stay, respecting your privacy at all times.

The Owner Recommends

Villereal market Saturday mornings

One of the great pleasures for any food lover in France is the colour and theatre of the weekly markets. Each village holds one, attracting local farmers & producers from around the area.

In the summer months (July, August) many villages will host Marchés Nocturnes (night markets), so keep an eye out for signs announcing an upcoming Marché Nocturne during your stay – with tasty food & wine by the glass, they’re a lot of fun!

In winter, many villages put on beautiful weekly Christmas markets, most starting in mid December, in the early evenings. The lights, decorations and wonderful food create an atmospheric market experience. Monpazier hosts a great Truffle Fair in December, with a tasting session and truffle dinner. In May, gorgeous roses and a riot of colours greet you at Monpazier’s annual Flower Market. Each October Monpazier hosts seasonal Marchés aux Cepes (well worth watching the locals haggle over these delicious but elusive fungi!). Check for the dates of all upcoming markets & fairs, and music events, at the Office de Tourisme.

Wine Tasting

Between Bordeaux and Bergerac lie some of the most world’s most famous vineyards...Haut-Brion... Yurem...Rothschild... Margaux. A day trip to St Emilion or Medoc to explore these vineyards and those famous Chateaux is a must for any serious wine lover. Closer to home, the Bergerac appellation itself is well-known for its rosés and moelleux (sweeter whites), while nearby Chateau Monbazillac is world famous for its delicious sauternes-style white, which goes beautifully with anything from foie gras to blue cheese to a dessert. Another great local appellation is the Pecharmant, which is located just on the north-eastern outskirts of Bergerac. It offers a good range of earthy dark reds, and the chance to wander the grounds of a couple of beautiful old chateaux.

There are many excellent, friendly wineries close by which welcome you at the cellar door for tastings, even if you don’t speak good French! Here are just a few:
• Chateau Monbazillac (about 25 mins west)
• Chateau de la Jaubertie (also in Monbazillac area, about 25 mins west)
• Domaine de l’Ancienne Cure (on N21 near Monbazillac, about 20 mins west)
• Chateau Belingarde (near Pomport, about 30 mins northwest)
• Chateau Haut Garrigue (at Saussignac, about 45 minutes west)
• Chateau Tiregard (in Pecharmant, just northeast of Bergerac, about an hour)
• Chateau Terre Vieille (in Pecharmant, just northeast of Bergerac, about an hour)

1 Review
10/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Emily, Ian & Sam Balm 2 September, 2018

Where do we start at how wonderful this holiday home is?!

The owners a wonderfully welcoming, friendly and helpful yet give you the privacy you wish.


Inside the property it is beautiful, elegantly French yet homely and comfortable. It has everything you need and more. The bedrooms are luxurious with walk in wardrobes. There is nothing that hasn't been thought of.

Outside is stunning. Gorgeous swimming pool surrounded by amazing scenery. The patio area for eating or drinking coffee/wine is perfect in everyway. We will miss picking the fruit from the trees right outside in the garden for breakfast!

The area itself is fantastic for buying local produce at the markets and then sitting and having local wine and charcuterie. There are lots of lovely restaurants if you don't fancy eating your purchases that evening just a short drive away.

We are already looking at dates to return but for longer this time!