Large Farmhouse to let, pool, Lot et Garonne - AT007281

Cambes (2km from Allemans-du-Dropt), Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine Reference: AT007281 Advertiser since: 4 October 2019
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Grand Pailley Bas Self Catering Flexible 3 7 2 There is a Z bed

About this property

Large Gite to Rent with Pool in Rural Aquitaine. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Grand Pailley Bas Gîte is part of a large 6 bedroom farmhouse set in two acres of garden with magnificent panoramic views of sunflowers, prune orchards and crops.
It offers peace and tranquility to any holiday.

Grand Pailley Bas is split into two with the Gîte accommodation at the front and the owners living in the rear part of the property. The Gîte comprises of 3 double bedrooms. One is en suite, and the other two share a large bathroom. The smaller bedroom has a 5 foot kingsize bed and the larger two have 6 foot super-king zip divan beds which can be split into twin beds should you wish to.

The Gîte has its own lounge/dining area and fully equipped kitchen. There is free wi-fi and UK Freesat tv with dvd player. Outside there is a bbq area, an extensive terrace, your very own honesty bar and 8x4 metre swimming pool for your exclusive use.

“Lot-et-Garonne is perhaps the France that you always hoped existed but could never quite find - medieval villages and sunflower fields, quiet roads and small farms in gently rolling countryside. One of the 'best kept secrets' in France!”

Everywhere in the region you will find quiet roads, fields of sunflowers, traditional Bastide towns, small picturesque villages, vineyards - as we are in the Côtes de Duras region, and orchards of plum trees grown for the delicious Pruneaux d'Agen, a local speciality.



Kitchen and dining

Well equipped kitchen with 4 ring gas cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, Senseo coffee-machine, fridge-freezer, iron, and ironing board.
We also provide ample crockery and utensils plus a plastic set of plates and glasses for use around the pool.

Living rooms

The living room is a cool space to shelter from the summer sun if you so wish. Comfortable sofas where you can read and relax, play many of the onsite games or watch tv/dvd's, enjoy a cold drink or cup of coffee in the morning. The living room leads out on to the terrace and pool and for 2020 your very own honesty bar! This will be stocked with beer, wine and soft drinks for your lazy days by the pool.


Three large bedrooms.
Bedroom 1: En suite with super-king zip divan bed which can be separated if desired.
Bedroom 2: Super-king zip divan which can be separated.
Bedroom 3: 5ft double.
All bedrooms have a wardrobe, dressing table and mirror.


The first bathroom is an en suite bathroom which can open up for the family to use if desired. Walk in shower, basin and wc.
Bathroom 2 is a large family bathroom with over bath shower. Double basin. Bidet.


Oil fired central heating which has never been required during the summer months.


UK Freesat and boardgames. Plenty of dvd's.

Garden and outside

The garden is immediately in front of your living accommodation and is about an acre in size. The swimming pool is a few steps away with a wrap around decking area to relax on. There is also an outside dining table, sunloungers and barbeque for those hot summer nights. New in 2020 is your very own honesty bar.

The garden is laid mainly to lawn and is fully fenced. To the left of the property we have a meadow with paths cut leading down to the large pond at the bottom of the garden.

Parking and garages

Ample off road parking.

Visitor suitability

Grand Pailley Bas Gite is all on ground level with the exception of the steps in the family bathroom.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Several Vide Greniers (Car Boot Sales) in The Area Spread All Over The Summer Months
Distance: 7 km


Family activities


Name and address of nearest golf course: Eymet
Distance: 7 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Allemans du Dropt
Distance: 2 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Duras



Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Duras
Distance: 15 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Faith Simpson

Our love affair with France started nearly 20 years ago and Neil and I have dreamt of upping sticks and moving here from Scotland ever since. <br/><br/>I am an accountant by profession and now that Neil has retired from the Royal Air Force, we have the perfect opportunity to follow our dreams. <br/><br/>Neil & I and our wee dog Caley look forward to welcoming you to our gite in France with our blend of Scottish hospitality.

Year property purchased 2019
Why this location? We fell in love with Grand Pailley Bas in June this year and are delighted to finally be living in this wonderful region of France. It has everything you could want, from peace and tranquillity, to the lively night markets which run daily throughout the summer. There are great links to Bordeaux and Bergerac airports, and rail links to Toulouse and Paris nearby.

The area is very peaceful and there are many bastide towns within a short distance including Eymet and Duras.

As a foodie, there are some great restaurants in the region and lets not forget the wine. The local winery in Duras offers some exceptional varieties.

As an avid golfer, Neil is looking forward to showing guests what the local courses have to offer, including the renowned 27 holes at Chateaux Des Vigiers.
Unique benefits of property Peace, tranquillity, panoramic views, sunflowers (generally July) and a swimming pool. Allemans du Dropt (2km away), a pretty village with a baker, butcher, shop, cafe and bar and not forgetting kayaking on the river Dropt.

The Owner Recommends

St Emilion

A beautiful cobbled Roman town which is one of the most famous wine capitals in the world. Enjoy a tour of the chateaux enjoying fine wines and learning about the process of production. Soak up the atmosphere of the picturesque town/village with a lovely lunch. Don't forget your camera!

Night Food Markets in July and August

There are a multitude of night markets in the local Bastide towns nearby where you can wander round the vendors with your plates and cutlery and choose what you would like to eat. Dining is generally on long tables and the evenings are very sociable affairs. There is often live music and the opportunity to get up and dance the night away if you wish.

Meander the Local Rivers on a Canoe

Canoeing is a great way to see the area from a different perspective. Meander either the river Dropt (very close by) or drive a bit further to the river Dordogne and marvel at the many chateaux which line the river. Enjoy the peace and tranquility and witness the sheer beauty of the region. This is a great family day trip.

Day Markets

There are a number of vibrant markets nearby.
Enjoy mingling with both tourists and locals through the colourful and fresh produce that France has to offer and finding lovely crafts to purchase as presents or to treat yourselves.
Details of all the markets are in our guest information pack.


This beautiful and vibrant city has everything to offer as it is extremely cosmopolitan with an efficient tram service making getting around very simple.
The water mirror is a must. It is next to the river and produces magnificent reflections as it rotates from being a mirror where both children and adults alike frolic and paddle. Everyone then disappears in fog as the water turns to steam. A magnificent photo opportunity here.
There are numerous wonderful restaurants where you can enjoy a gourmet or casual lunch sitting on pavements, cobbled streets and courtyards watching the world pass by.
Bordeaux is approximately a 1 hour 30 minute drive from the gite.
A fabulous day out with lots of lovely shops as well.

Chateau Des Vigiers

A magical setting 30 minutes from the gite, for golf, relaxation, spa and a gastronomic feast. A 27 hole golf course set in stunning surroundings. The bar and restaurant are very welcoming and Neil looks forward to showing keen golfers around.