Holiday cottage, private pool, near Duras - AT007069

Auriac-sur-Dropt (7km from Duras), Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine Reference: AT007069 Advertiser since: 31 March 2014
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Lavender Cottage Self Catering Flexible 2 4 2

About this property

Peaceful Stone Cottage With Private Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

This gorgeous light and airy 2 bedroom stone built cottage with private pool and garden is located in a peaceful position on the edge of the village of Auriac-sur-Dropt in the northern Lot-et-Garonne. There are lovely views of the surrounding countryside. The village is home to a popular restaurant serving plat du jour and a la carte menus.

The town of Duras with its famous château steeped in history is also nearby. The medieval bastide villages of Eymet and Miramont-de-Guyenne are 5 to 10 minutes drive, where you will find a good selection of restaurants and supermarkets. Every day of the week there are traditional markets selling local produce in nearby villages and during summer there are night markets and soirées gourmandes where you can while away an al fresco evening dining while being accompanied by live music. The surrounding countryside is very pleasant for walking and cycling. There are many activities and trips in the area which will keep the children occupied. It is situated close to many excellent wine growing areas (Bergerac, Saussignac, Monbazillac, Duras) and we can advise on wine-tasting visits. The internationally acclaimed vineyards of St Emilion (1 hour) and the Medoc (2 hours) are well worth a visit. There is an 18 hole golf course at Chateau des Vigiers (20 mins) and a good local 9-hole course (20 mins).

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Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Well equipped kitchen with cooker and induction hob, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, plenty of cookware, glassware and crockery.
Separate utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.
Living/dining area has comfortable sofas, dining table and chairs, UK tv, dvd player and wi-fi.

Living rooms

Living/dining area has comfortable sofas, dining table and chairs, UK tv, dvd player and wi-fi.

Bedrooms

There are 2 bedrooms each with an en suite bath/rain-shower/wc, one with a double bed and one with twin beds which can be combined to make a king size, both have wardrobes and electric fans.

Bathrooms

Each bedroom has an en suite bath/rain-shower/wc.
There is also a separate wc.

Entertainment

There is UK tv, dvd player and wi-fi.

Garden and outside

There are two terrace areas, the 'sunset' one is covered with 2 dining tables providing plenty of shade for relaxing and al fresco dining, and the other overlooks the pool area, a charcoal bbq is provided
10 x 5 x 1.5m alarmed pool with integral steps. Beautiful views, parasols and sunloungers, exclusive use for guests.
There are walks from the cottage down to the river Dropt.

Parking and garages

Large off road parking area in front of the cottage.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Miramont-de-Guyenne
Distance: 12 km

Cycling

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Chateau des Vigiers
Distance: 23 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Duras

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Berticot, Duras
Distance: 7 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Beverley Dunham

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 1998
Why this location? Lavender Cottage is located in a peaceful position on the edge of the village of Auriac-sur-Dropt in the northern Lot-et-Garonne. There are lovely views of the surrounding countryside. The village is home to a popular restaurant serving plat du jour and a la carte menus. The popular towns of Duras, Eymet and Miramont-de-Guyenne are only a few km away with a good selection of shops, supermarkets, restaurants and bars.
Unique benefits of property Cool and airy stone cottage, all on one level with private pool. Set down a very quiet lane and surrounded by countryside it provides a peaceful and relaxing retreat, yet it's only a short walk to a popular local restaurant. The popular towns of Duras and Eymet are only a few minutes away by car.

The Owner Recommends

Local markets

The local markets are always worth a visit. The market at Sainte-Foy-la-Grande is one of the largest in the area and is on a Saturday. Eymet's market is not to be missed and is on a Thursday, Duras and Miramont's markets are on a Monday 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.

Wines and vineyards

Lavender Cottage is in a good position to explore the wines of the local area. Duras is less than 10 minutes away, with many local small wine producers very close by. The wonderful and famous wine village of Saint-Émilion is less than an hour away, with the greatest wine territory in the world, the Médoc, only 90 minutes away.

Chateau visits

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

Beautiful villages

East of 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.