|La Grappa||Self Catering||Flexible||2||4||2|
La Grappa is smaller outbuilding, entirely separate to the farmhouse and barn, which has been converted into a two bedroomed property, perfect for small families, friends or couples.
Kitchen area has a fridge, dishwasher, electric oven, gas hob, filter coffee machine, all crockery and cooking utensils. Washing machine downstairs. There is also a dining table with four chairs.
Comfortable sofa, coffee table, tv/dvd player.
Bedroom one: Located next to the living area, one double bed, drawers, hanging rail and an ensuite bathroom.
Bedroom two: Downstairs to bedroom two, a large bedroom with a big double bed, bedside cabinets, drawers, hanging rail, air conditioning and en suite bathroom.
Bathroom one: shower cubicle, washbasin, bidet and toilet.
Bathroom two: shower, washbasin and toilet. There is a small washing machine in the bathroom, but guests can also use the washing machine located in the washroom at the back of La Maison.
Heating is via a reversible air conditioning unit, but there is also a heated towel rail in the upstairs bathroom. Extra radiators are available if required.
Cd player, tv/dvd player 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 front of the house is a private terrace which overlooks the valley. There is a 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. No garage but we can safely store bikes if required.
Due to the steep driveway, steps to the pool, indoor staircase, this property is not suitable for wheelchairs.
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.
The property was located in a beautiful setting overlooking fields of sunflowers. Very peaceful country side.
Stephen and Judith were lovely and friendly and had lots of good tips on where to go and what to do.
The gite was clean and tidy with air conditioning and ceiling fans.
We had a great stay, the kids enjoyed the pool, the area was stunning and our hosts couldn't have been nicer. I would definitely recommend it.