|Deja View||Self Catering||Monday||2||4||2|
It is a small house with wi-fi of course!
The house boasts a good sized balcony with lovely views - a rarity in a medieval village - and it is a pleasant place to have breakfast in the summer months and later an aperitif and an informal meal.
From the street there is a flight of stairs leading to the balcony and the front door. Entering you are in the kitchen/dining room. The table is made of oak, seating 10, and is about 140 years old, belonging in other times to the monks. There is a good supply of crockery as well as glasses, and there is a radio/cd player with an assortment of discs. The kitchen is well equipped with a half sized dishwasher, microwave, fridge, bar fridge and hob/oven.
Walking up the stairs you reach the sitting room with 2 large settees and 3 chairs. Two grey rugs and side tables with a tv, dvd player complete the picture, and again there is a desk with the router and printer in the corner beside the window.
The bedroom on the entry level has a queen sized bed with down pillows and all the linen is cotton. In one corner there is a desk and chair.
Both bedrooms have a reverse cycle air-conditioner.
The bedroom upstairs has a king sized bed and again comparable linen to the bedroom below.
On the entry level the bedroom has an en suite with the shower over the bath, while upstairs the en suite has a renovated bathroom with a walk-in shower.
Both bathrooms have a hair dryer.
There are radiators in every room and the boiler/oil tank is located in the garage. There is also a reverse cycle air-conditioning unit in both bedrooms with discreet outlets in the exterior walls. There are also 2 fans.
Tv with both UK and French channels, a dvd player with an assortment of films and downstairs a radio/cd player, again with a variety of music to enjoy.
There are also packs of cards, and some boardgames.
During the summer there are petunias in bags and window boxes. They are looked after externally and fed and watered once a week. In very hot weather it is necessary to water them using a flexible hose which sits on the wall as you come up the stairs.
The land to the gutter belongs to the house so you are always assured of parking.
Not suitable for young children or pets although there is a balcony gate.
A washing machine is located in the garage with clothes lines and clothes horses. As the water is very hard in this area there is always a supply of anti calcaire tablets for guests' use.
I am Irish but currently live in Australia. Having worked in France and Spain after my graduation I travelled extensively in Asia living in Indonesia for 4 years and then in New Zealand for 2. A house in Europe and a large apartment on the water in Australia seems the best of both worlds!
|Year property purchased||2012|
|Why this location?||It is a charming medieval village named as one of the "most beautiful villages in France" but it has life: a Thursday market all year and a night market during July and August, 2 bars and 7 restaurants. The village is on a hill with beautiful views and is close to so many chateaux, rivers and picturesque hamlets and villages.|
|Unique benefits of property||A large-ish balcony, with a table seating 4, affords lovely views of the countryside, but a gentle 5 minute stroll will take you to the village square. Both bedrooms (one king and one queen) are air-conditioned and the house is well equipped in every aspect including both French and UK tv. During the summer months the balconies are bedecked with petunias, which are cared for externally. It's a small cosy house which we love.|
Take a canoe complete with picnic from Vetrac to Beynac and enjoy a swim, lunch and sensational views as you paddle along.
Restaurants abound as do boulangeries. We have a prize winning boulangerie and there are many excellent restaurants in the area. Among our favourites are Le Mariottat in Agen and Le Bistro d'Epicure near St. Cyprien and the recently re-opened Hotel de L'Europe in Villereal, and closer to home in Monflanquin La Baldoria and L'Effet Maison, while the fishmonger in the square at the Thursday market sells excellent fish and seafood - but we are happily still exploring!