|La Maison||Self Catering||Saturday||5||12||3|
An 18th century farm house constructed from local white stone and original pan tiles, with high ceilings, wooden beams and shutters.
The original farmhouse, La Maison, has five bedrooms including a pigeonnier, three bathrooms, a large kitchen and comfortable living room.
The house has its own private terrace overlooking the valley, access to a 10x5m swimming pool and a large games room.
Large, fully equipped kitchen, all utensils and crockery provided – big American style fridge/freezer, electric oven and gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, cd player, filter coffee machine. Large dining table with 10 chairs and several folding chairs.
Large living room with plenty of sofa seating, two coffee tables, tv/dvd player and cd player.
Bedroom one: on the ground floor, one double bed, bedside cabinet, drawers, hanging rail.
Bedroom two: two single beds, bedside cabinets and hanging rail.
Bedroom three: one large double bed and a daybed that can be used as a single bed, bedside cabinets, wardrobe and drawers.
Bedroom four: one large double bed and a daybed that can be used as a single or double bed, bedside cabinets, wardrobe, small table and chairs.
Bedroom five (pigeonnier): Small double bed and one bedside cabinet.
Bathroom one: En suite to bedroom one, shower, washbasin and toilet.
Bathroom two: On the landing, serves bedrooms two and three. Shower cubicle, washbasin, toilet and bidet.
Bathroom three: En suite to bedroom four, bath with overhead shower, washbasin and toilet. This bathroom has a staircase leading directly into the pigeonnier above.
There are two wood-burners, one in the kitchen and one in the living room. Bedrooms two, three and four all have electric radiators.
Cd player in kitchen, tv in living room. The games room (located under the barn) has a large dvd library. The games room also has board games, books, darts, pool table, table tennis, table football and items for outdoor play such as swingball and badminton.
At the back of the house is a private decked terrace which overlooks the valley. There is a large patio table with chairs and a parasol. A charcoal barbecue is available.
There is also a 10x5m outdoor swimming pool (shared with other guests). The pool is fenced and alarmed but children must be supervised by their parents at all time. There are plenty of sun loungers and parasols around the pool.
There is a small campsite, which can be used to play on/picnic provided there are no campers on site.
There is ample space for parking on site. This is located just off the road at the front of the property.
Due to the steep driveway, steps to the pool, step down into property and staircase, this property is not suitable for wheelchair access.
At the back of the house is a washroom with shower, toilet, washing machine and sink, ideal for cleaning up after a muddy bike ride or hike! A charcoal barbecue is also stored in the washroom.
Stephen and Judith are from Durham in the North East of England. We live in the converted barn on site with our two dogs, Billy the whippet (a northern lad) and Tina, a french miniature pinscher. We chose this property because of its peaceful location in one of the most unspoiled, rural areas of France.
|Year property purchased||2016|
|Why this location?||Tarn-et-Garonne is a beautiful part of France, full of little villages and rolling hills which attract those who like to walk or cycle and be close to nature. The area is known for its fruit, and most towns have a weekly market full of wonderful local produce. In the summer, several local villages have a weekly night market where locals and tourists gather to eat al fresco and listen to live music. Our property is a 5 minute drive from Castelsagrat, a small but thriving village with a beautiful central square where you will find the church and our local cafe, bakery and tabac. The town of Valence d'Agen is just a 10 minute drive where you can find supermarkets, shops, cafes etc. The beautiful medieval hilltop village of Lauzerte is a short drive, as is Moissac with its incredible weekend markets and famous Saint-Pierre Abbey, both places being popular stops on the Route Santiago de Compostela.|
|Unique benefits of property||Le Domaine du Chasselas is located in a rural area, so it is peaceful and quiet. Most of our guests like to spend time lazing by the pool, but for those seeking activity, there are plenty of local walks, or cycle routes. For families with children, there are several large leisure lakes within driving distance where kayaking, wind-surfing and paddle-boarding are available. The property is an excellent base for exploring the many local towns and villages, but day trips to Bordeaux, Toulouse, Cahors and Carcassonne are also possible. The local town has an excellent railway station so it is possible to take the train to Montauban, or Toulouse if you have had your fill of sunflowers and find yourself craving some retail therapy!|
One of the most popular local night markets, lots of stalls selling a variety of hot, delicious food, wine stalls, live music, amusements for children - a perfect way to spend a warm summer evening.
Every Saturday and Sunday morning - by far the best local market selling just about everything you can imagine, but known for its outstanding fresh fruit and vegetables, including the local specialty, Charentais melon. There is also an excellent indoor market that sells superb fish and meat, including foie gras and canard.
A lovely little village, famous for its pottery, it has several small art galleries, a beautiful old clock tower, an impressive church, a central circular corn exchange, and a suspension bridge over the magnificent Garonne river. There is a farmers market every Sunday morning.