|Four a Pain||Self Catering||Flexible||2||4||2|
Beautiful restored colombage bread oven located in the gently rolling sunflower-filled landscape of the Lot-et-Garonne within easy reach of Miramont-de-Guyenne, Eymet, Villeneuve-sur-Lot and the many tourist attractions. It's gated and situated in 6.5 acres of fabulous landscaped gardens in a totally private position but just a few minutes drive from the small town of Tombeboeuf which has a boulangerie, butcher, good restaurant, large lake for country walks or fishing and the added bonus of a great 9 hole golf course.
The views from the terraces and gardens are stunning - whether looking north or south to the hill just above the house and the restored windmill, perfect for painting and particularly fabulous in summer when the fields are carpeted with sunflowers. There are super travertine tiled en suites, decorated with Farrow & Ball paints, Jim Lawrence light fittings and gorgeous soft furnishings. There are also mosquito blinds on the bedroom windows - and all of them upstairs so you can leave your windows open to the breeze at night.
The outdoor space is great for everyone - whether for a lazy afternoon dozing on the daybeds or hammocks or enjoying a game of croquet, badminton or table tennis. There is a good selection of bikes of different sizes for you to use, complemented by a selection of bike helmets. There's plenty of things for the younger ones too, from scooters to a football goal, from a sandpit to a Wendy house and a wooden climbing frame.
The property is fully equipped for babies and small children - cot, high chair, stair gate, videos, books, swing, toys.....!
Well equipped hand made country kitchen with granite work surfaces, gas hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine - there is also use of the large freezer which is kept in the cellar under the Farmhouse.
Stylish hand painted dining table and chairs seating six and perfectly placed to take in the view of the windmill on the hill above the house.
Main living room fills the whole area of the original building and its beamed ceiling soars into the apex of the roof, the walls are of exposed stone, which are a great backdrop for the 'Jim Lawrence' light fittings and hand made terracotta tiled floors plus underfloor heating make this the best of destinations at any time of year.
Open living room with log burning stove and comfy sofas, one of which is a large sofabed.
UK tv, dvd player and wi-fi.
2 luxurious bedrooms; one twin and one double (super king-size) with fully tiled en suite shower rooms and French doors onto the side terrace - the twin beds can be made into a double if required.
Two en suite bath/shower/wc to each bedroom.
12 x 6m heated swimming pool, shared with the Farmhouse.
Shower room just off the terrace, perfect if you've just come back from the pool.
Beautiful secluded and shady terrace with charcoal bbq.
There is a small veggie patch for the property usually stocked with herbs, tomatoes, lettuces and sometimes courgettes for you to help yourselves to.
Wildflower meadow with meandering trails so younger guests can go off on adventures within sight of their parents, with another path leading to a thatched wooden pergola, perfectly positioned to enjoy the view of the windmill on the hill and to enjoy a cool glass of wine while watching the sun go down!
Plenty of parking provided in the grounds.
Adults. Children. Babies. Particularly suitable for children and babies.
Our agency business started renting holiday properties in South West France in 2002 - we live in the area and are always on hand to answer any queries.
|Year property purchased||2017|
|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||Beautiful restored colombage bread oven located in the gently rolling sunflower-filled landscape of the Lot-et-Garonne within easy reach of Miramont-de-Guyenne, Eymet, Villeneuve-sur-Lot and the many tourist attractions. It's gated and situated in 6.5 acres of fabulous landscaped gardens in a totally private position but just a few minutes drive from the small town of Tombeboeuf which has a boulangerie, butcher, good restaurant, large lake for country walks or fishing and the added bonus of a great 9 hole golf course.|
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.
Head east of the property and visit the impressive chateaux of Biron, Beynac and Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.
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.
The Jardins de Marqueyssac are beautiful, and the view from the viewing platform across the Dordogne valley towards La Roque-Gageac is spectacular.