Bedrooms 3, Sleeps 6
|Jayan||Self Catering||Saturday||4||6||4||2 X Built in Cabin Beds|
Jayan has been privately owned by one family for the past 17 years and during that time the 200 year old property has been extensively and lovingly renovated to the highest standards.
Jayan is located down a small private road and nestles in the beautiful Montagnac-sur-Lede valley with stunning 360 degree views. Totally secluded yet only 7km from the award winning 12th century hillside bastide village of Monflanquin where there are all the amenities you might need, Hypermarket, Restaurants, Bakeries, Chemist, Doctors, Dentist, Vet, not to mention the weekly Thursday Market.
Jayan is situated on the borders of the Dordogne & Lot-et-Garonne just 40 minutes drive from Bergerac Airport. Some of the most picturesque ancient villages & Market towns in South West France are just a very short drive away - Monflanquin, Villereal, Issigeac, Monpazier,Pujols, Eymet, Sarlot (too many to mention) all offering their own variety of local wine, cheese, bread, foie gras, local fruit & veg and great places to for coffee & pastries or lunch.
Your also close to some of the great Chateaux & Castles such as Biron, Benyac, Monbazillac (producers of world class Sauternes Wine), de Bonaguil to name a few. The area also boasts some of the most famous cities in Europe such as Bordeaux, Périgueux, Carcassonne, Toulouse most no more than 2 hours drive away - so if you're looking for some world class dining, world class shopping sprinkled with some world class culture & history your in the right area.
On the other hand if you fancy a day trip to the beach then there's Mimizan Plage, Arcachon or St Jean de Luz where you can watch the local fishing boats bring in the daily catch of tuna & anchovies or Biarritz for some of the best tapas on the Atlantic coast. Or you can just laze by the pool, whatever takes your fancy Jayan is a great place to start.
Kitchen comprises of gas hob, Bosch wall mounted electric oven, microwave/grill, electric toaster, large fridge/freezer, and top of range Bosch dishwasher. 16 place setting quality cutlery, range of cooks knives and extensive range of kitchen utensils, wine & champagne crystal everything any gourmet cook might need.
Kitchen table & chairs plus large range of herbs, cooking oils & spices, tea, coffee, 6 & 12 cup Cafetieres, electric kettle kitchen rolls, dishwasher tablets etc everything you might need is supplied.
Main living room consists of "overstuffed style" down cushion settee & 2 armchairs, dining table for 6 people with door to outside front terrace. Leading off living room is reading room with pull out bed settee & 2 armchairs with VHS/dvd library from 40's/50's Classics to present day blockbusters & children's favorite animated movies (over 500). There is also an extensive book library including books for teenagers and toddlers.
3 full bedrooms in total plus other. In main Villas on the ground floor there is 1 x double bed with en suite bathroom plus separate toilet/shower room. On the first floor is a twin bedded room with ensuite plus adjacent on the 1st floor landing is 2 built in cabin beds and wrought iron daybed & computer/printer area. There are also available 2 x travel cots for baby plus 2 high chairs.
In the adjacent self contained Garden House is a king size bed with en suite bathroom. There is also an open plan full kitchen, dining room, lounge with 36" flat screen tv and VHF machine.
4 bathrooms in total.
On the ground floor there is an en suite bathroom/toilet plus a separate toilet/shower room.
On the 1st floor is an ensuite bathroom/toilet.
In the adjacent Garden House there is an en suite bathroom/toilet.
Electric radiators & log fire.
In the main Villas there is a 42" Plasma flat screen tv with FreeSat satellite (129 stations) pause & record, Blu Ray dvd and VHS. There is also an iPod Bose sound system (this is portable should the guests want to have music on the front terrace).
In the adjacent self contained Garden House there is a 36" flat screen tv with VHS.
To the front of the Villas (with 3 entrances to main house) there is a large "covered" terrace with dining table & chairs for 8 people plus a separate seating area with rattan settee & four arm chairs. There is the latest outside cast iron grill unit for outside cooking.
The grounds comprise of large private lawns, with mature trees (walnut, cherry, wild plum, fir, tamaris, popular, hazelnut) with stunning 360 degree views. There are also 2 large paved sun terraces adjacent to the 12m x 6m salt water private pool (cleaned weekly), with 8 sun loungers and parasols. There is also an outdoor table tennis table. plus another white dining table and 6 x chairs.
There is also a seperate Pool/Laundry room with washer & dryer. In the Pool/Laundry room are plenty of outdoor games, tennis rackets and badminton racquets.
Plenty of parking on the property grounds.
Not suitable for the disabled however please contact owners to discuss in more detail.
Robert & Marlene have owned Jayan for 16yrs and where they brought up their children. They are now both retired and living 10 months of the year in the UK.
|Year property purchased||2001|
|Why this location?||.Jayan is situated on the borders of the Dordogne & the Lot-et-Garonne just 40 minutes drive from Bergerac Airport and a very short drive to some of the most picturesque Market villages in South West France such as, Monflanquin, Villereal, Issigeac, Monpazier, (too many to mention) all offering fresh baked bread, local produce, cheese, wine, foie gras, pate reflecting the unique taste & personality of France. However if you want to visit a jaw dropping Chateaux you have Biron, de Bonaguil, Benyac, Monbazillac, to name just a few. The area also boasts some of the most fabulous cities in Europe, Bordeaux, Carcassonne,Toulouse and most no more than 2hrs drive away. If on the other hand you fancy a day trip to the beach there is Arcachon, Mimizan Plage or St Jean de Luz, where the local fishing boats bring in tuna & anchovies, again only 2hrs drive away. Or if its canoeing, theme parks, the wine route, horseback riding, tennis or lazing around the pool then Jayan is a great place to start.|
|Unique benefits of property||Jayan is located down a small private road and nestles in the beautiful Montagnac-sur-Led valley with stunning 360 degree views. Totally secluded yet only 7km from Monflanquin an award winning 12th century hilltop village with hypermarket, Restaurants, Bakeries, Chemist, Doctors, Dentist, not to mention the Thurs market. Jayan is a home not just a rental property and is equipped accordingly from the kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, microwave/grill, fridge/freezer,dishwasher, top of range cutlery,knives,crystal, to the 42" plasma, pause/record satellite tv, Blue Ray dvd, Bose i-Pod sound system & WiFi Satellite Internet. There are over 500 VHS/dvds from 40's/50's classics to present day blockbusters and a comprehensive library incuding teenahgers & toddlers books. All bedrooms are en-suite with a separate toilet/shower room on the ground floor. Decor is french/english, comfortable, easy living. Everything you need, all you have to do is bring yourself & let Jayan work its magic.|
Because of Jayan's location it provides everything you need in a vacation weather couples, friends to family (children). There is so much to see & do the hardest job is deciding "where to today" and to help there is the "Jayan Book" a very comprehensive book where you will find loads of detailed information not only on the house but places to see & things to do from local villages, local markets, chateaus to visit, the wine route, theme parks, swimming, canoeing,horse riding, the sea, to major cities such as Bordeaux. For instance if you have children apart from your own private pool there are theme parks, horseback riding (for beginners to), to canoeing down the Dordogne river. If its culture & history you have 12th century historic churches, cathedrals, chateaus, towns & villages to many to mention. Eating out your literally spoilt for choice from the local pizzeria, cafes and local restaurants in Monflanquin but every village offers the same variation on the same theme.
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