Holiday gite with private pool near Agen - AT006447

Coulx (10km from Castelmoron-sur-Lot), Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine Reference: AT006447 Advertiser since: 31 March 2014
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Maison d'Amis Self Catering Sunday 2 4 2 Double sofa bed in the lounge to sleep 2

About this property

Stone Farmhouse With Private Pool In Lovely Setting. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Set in the rolling Lot-et-Garonne hills in around a hectare of land, this lovely old stone farmhouse with private swimming pool and orchard is a great base to explore the area.
Here you will find a great sense of space, peace and tranquility. From one side of the house is a beautiful view up to the windmill, to the other side are views over the valley and surrounding farmland.
The house is five minutes’ drive from the local village which has a boulangerie for morning croissants, as well as a small epicerie for day to day needs, with a large supermarket in Miramont only 15 minutes away.
Other local amenities and attractions include a golf course and tennis courts at Tombeboeuf (5 minutes away), the river Lot with canoeing and other water attractions (15 minutes away), and proximity to the Bergerac, Duras, and Marmande wine regions. During the summer there is a wealth of day (and night) markets in picturesque villages throughout the area. Other places to explore are the beautiful bastide towns of the region, including Eymet and Monflanquin.
Transport links are excellent, Bergerac airport is 45 minutes away, Bordeaux is 1.5 hours away, and Toulouse is 2.5 hours.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, hob, oven, microwave, washing machine and dryer. Le Creuset cookware and quality crockery.

Living rooms

Living/dining room with a comfortable sofa bed which can be used as a third downstairs bedroom.

There is a tv(UK free to view channels), wi-fi and a woodburner.

Bedrooms

Two double bedrooms share a stunning bathroom with free-standing roll-top bath and walk in shower with wc.

Bathrooms

Stunning bathroom with free-standing roll-top bath and walk in shower, wc.
There is also a separate ground floor wc, plus a shower room/wcon the first floor.

Heating

Woodburner in the lounge.

Entertainment

There is a tv(UK free to view channels) and wi-fi of course.
Upstairs is a vast but comfy converted attic. The attic has a movie viewing screen and projector, as well as a library with large selection of books and dvds, perfect for keeping busy on rainy days.

Garden and outside

Leading from the kitchen is a 10x5m chlorine pool with Roman steps fitted with an alarm. There are a number of sun loungers around the pool - enough for all the adults. You will find a large dining table with canopy and also a pizza oven - great for creating your own dough and toppings!
Beyond the pool you will find a large open barn with table and plenty of chairs to seat everyone and more besides. It's perfect for al fresco dining and can be lit at night but offers shade during the day. Here you will also find a gas bbq and drinks fridge. There is also a table tennis table and dartboard.
For teenagers (or anyone else!) wanting to sleep outdoors, there is a large canvas bell tent with plenty of space to find a private den area. For wiling away a few hours with a good book outdoors, there are hammocks to use in the shaded areas or on the sunset deck - what better a way to watch the sun go down with a chilled glass of local wine!

Parking and garages

Plenty of private, off road parking for several cars.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

* Vet details: English speaking vet Clinique Vétérinaire Delmas de Grammont (opposite Intermarche) ZA Rebequet, 47800 Miramont-de-Guyenne 05 53 93 06 24

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Miramont-de-Guyenne
Distance: 17 km

Cycling

Family activities

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de Barthe, Tombeboeuf
Distance: 3 km

Sports

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Beverley Dunham

Our agency business started renting properties in South West France in 2002 - we live in the area and are always on hand to answer any queries.

Year property purchased 2002
Why this location? Here you will find a great sense of space, peace and tranquility. From one side of the house is a beautiful view up to the windmill, to the other side are views over the valley and surrounding farmland. The house is five minutes’ drive from the local village which has a boulangerie for morning croissants, as well as a small epicerie for your day to day needs.
Unique benefits of property Set in the rolling Lot-et-Garonne hills in around a hectare of land, this lovely old stone farmhouse with private swimming pool and orchard is a great base to explore the area. Outside there is a large dining table with canopy and also a pizza oven! Beyond the pool there is a large barn with table and chairs for al fresco dining which can be lit at night and offers shade during the day. For teenagers wanting to sleep outdoors, there is a large canvas bell tent with plenty of space to find a private den area. For wiling away a few hours with a good book outdoors, there are hammocks to use in the shaded areas or on the sunset deck - what better a way to watch the sun go down with a chilled glass of local wine!

The Owner Recommends

Local markets

The local markets are always worth a visit. Eymet's market is not to be missed and is on a Thursday, Miramont's market is on a Monday, Villareal's market is on a Saturday and the market at Issigeac on a Sunday is always very busy so try to get there early. Evening markets in the summer months are great to visit.

Chateau visits

Head east of the property and visit the impressive chateaux of Biron, Beynac and Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Beautiful villages

The area is home to some of the most beautiful villages in France. Named as some of 'Les plus beaux villages de France', Belves, Beynac-et-Cazenac, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Domme, La Roque-Gageac, Monflanquin and Monpazier are all worth a visit.

Beautiful gardens

The Jardins de Marqueyssac are beautiful, and the view from the viewing platform across the Dordogne valley towards La Roque-Gageac is spectacular.