|Laborie||Self Catering||Saturday||2||4||2||Travelcot available|
Our beautifully restored 18th century cottage with pigeonnier is completely independent from the main farmhouse and set in 13 acres of unspoilt fields and woodland and has exclusive use of the 12 x 6m swimming pool which is in a private position.
The cottage is all on one level with original beams and adjoins the pigeonnier by a short covered terrace.
Within the cottage is open plan spacious living with modern well equipped kitchen/dining area.
The lounge is very pretty complete with log burning stove.
There is a large double bedroom with French window leading on to a terrace. The second bedroom is in the romantic pigeonnier on the second floor with shower room en suite.
At the top of the tower is a pretty sitting room.
Fully fitted kitchen complete with oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, toaster, etc. and adjacent dining area with seating for six people.
Washing machine andairer are situated on the ground floor of the pigeonnier.
Comfortable living room with two sofas, coffee table, and tv with english satelite channels. Wi-fi.
Bedroom in cottage has a 5ft double bed, built in fitted wardrobes and two chest of drawers.
Bedroom in pigeonnier has a double bed, a wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Bathroom in cottage has a bath with shower over and washbasin. Separate wc.
Bathroom in pigeonnier is en suite with shower, washbasin and w.c
oil-fired central heating and log stove by arrangement.
Television and radio by satellite. A wide selection of books, games and puzzles. Wi-fi.
The cottage has its own garden with charcoal bbq, dining table and chairs. Across to the pool is a decked area with sun loungers and parasol. Here there is a summer kitchen with double sink, fridge, tables and chairs for lunches by the pool. Lovely open views over the thirteen acre garden, that includes an orchard of cherry, pear, plum and walnut trees.
Ample parking space.
The cottage is suitable for all. The pigeonnier is not suitable for young children as it is a separate building.
Welcome pack on arrival, includes - Tea, milk, sugar a bottle of wine and croissants.
Chris and Hedy moved to Pujols in 2006 from St Marys Platt, near Sevenoaks in Kent. We enjoy the natural food, wine and relaxed way of french life.
|Year property purchased||2006|
|Why this location?||Beautiful scenery with hill top villages, a wealth of history and architecture. Unspoiled countryside, wildlife,birds and flowers in a superb climate.Great food and wine. With easy access to airports (Bergerac 50mins.) Main line train Agen, 25mins. (Paris is only 3hrs 20mins away) Toulouse 1.5hrs away by car and Bordeaux 2hrs.The Pyrenees mountains are only 3hrs away for skiing.|
|Unique benefits of property||Our beautifully restored 18th century stone holiday cottage and pigeonnier is completely independent to the main farm house and has its own fenced garden, all set in 13 acres with splendid views across fields and woodland which guests are welcome to enjoy. Exclusive use of the large 12mx6m swimming pool with roman steps. It has a large decking area for sunbathing, equipped with sun loungers, a parasol and a shaded summer kitchen with double sink, fridge, table and chairs for dining by the pool. We clean the pool early every morning for you. The cottage is all on one level with original beams and adjoins the pigeonnier by a short covered terrace including dining area with traditional bbq. Free wi-fi, t.v. with sky freeview channels.|
Villa Smerelda and la Bastide d' Elora in Pujols. la Cantine in Villeneuve sur lot.There are many restaurants in the area but these are our favourite ones.
Pujols is listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. It has a weekly Sunday morning market, full of fresh local produce. We like the local melons from Jerome Marty who lives just down the road from us.The walnut cake is delicious. During July and August there is a Wednesday night market where you can try all different types of cuisine, while enjoying live entertainment. In fact if you wanted you could go to a different village every night, like Casseneuil, Fongrave and Villeneuve sur lot, to mention just a few.
Only twenty five minutes by car Agen is famous for its goyas, fine arts museum, classic architecture and yearly prune festival. It has a cathedral, many shops and restaurants. Also there is an enormous canal bridge with 23 arches spanning the River Garonne, which links the mediterranean to the atlantic ocean. The old pump house has been turned in to a bicycle themed cafe, a lovely place to visit, walk or hire bicycles.
Visit a local craft brewery Le Brasserie des Cedres at le Croix Blanche. You can sample some fine beers here and buy some to take home.
Take a wine tour around the vineyards at Lou Gaillots winery in Casseneuil. you can sample their delights and buy direct.
There are caves and chateaux to explore. Golf, horse riding, canoeing, biking, hiking, fishing, even a theme park to visit all within easy reach.
For the more adventurous trails motorcycles can be arranged.
We had a great stay near Pujols at La Laborie. Set in 13 acres, and about 2 miles south of Pujols, Hedy and Chris have an idyllic gite, pigeonnier and wonderful pool surrounded by fields and woodland. The gite and pigeonnier are attached by a covered walkway and next to two seating areas, one in the sun and one under cover. We found ourselves eating under the sun and parasol then quaffing wine under the stars at night. Neighbours have tame deer which readily consumed any left over fruit and veg! Pool was a short walk away the other side of the main farmhouse, but really well maintained by Hedy and Chris. There were ample sunloungers, a large parasol and down a few steps a covered summer kitchen and dining area, fridge freezer for ice and drinks. Large pool 12 x 6 metres, and 2m at its deepest. Roman steps at the shallow end. One of the best pools we’ve had.
Pujols is a lovely little Bastide village with a Sunday market and a Wednesday night market where lots of locals and holidaymakers enjoy food, drink, entertainment and bonhomie! Other small bastide villages around do similar things. Local big towns, Villeneuve-sur-Lot and Agen were a little disappointing, but that’s local politics for you! Travel for an hour north and you get to lovely Bergerac, or an hour east and bustling Cahors with its magnificent Pont Valentre and Malbec wine! We had a great time! Thanks to Hedy and Chris’s lovely gite! Ian, Judi and Beth.