Townhouse in Villereal, Lot et Garonne, France

A Lovely Wattle And Daub (Colombage) Townhouse Just 300 Yards From The Main Square Of Villereal

Peaceful Location, A Real Introduction To French Life, With Local Shops Just 5 Minutes Walk Away

Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms)

  • Rates: (GBP)

    £500 - £550WEEKLY
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    • Property type:House
    • Sleeps:7 (3 bedrooms)
    • Bathrooms/Toilets:2
    • Internet access


    Property description

    The house was originally built in 1700s and has the horseshoe nailed floor in the front bedroom to prove it, the walls are wattle and daub on the outside and in the top bedroom. A fabulous location for visiting vineyards, fishing, golf, and walking and visiting the many 'bastide' towns in the area. We have an agreement with Hotel du Lac , just 5 minutes walk down Rue du Dropt, for use of their swimming pool, on the basis that our guests will buy drinks and maybe food for using the pool. Google Hotel du Lac to see photos of the pool.

    Accommodation description

    Top bedroom on second floor, double bed with ensuite. Bedroom 2 on first floor with a double bed, Bedroom 3 on first floor with a double bed.

    Ensuite bathroom on second floor with wc, wash basin and shower. Bathroom on first floor with wc, wash basin and shower.

    Kitchen has ceramic hob, extractor, fridge, freezing compartment, washing machine, dish washer and oven, CD radio.

    Utility Room:
    Under the stairs, there is an ironing board and an iron

    Living Rooms:
    Living room has a sofa and 2 armchairs, wood burner, ipod player, cd player, games and books, no television but there is a video and dvd player with screen. and a film library. There is also Wi Fi available

    The house is a 'Tardis' the bedrooms are all extremely generous in size, and the house is a lot bigger than the frontage would suggest. A note for tall people, the beams in the top bedroom are exposed and quite low, so attention should be paid.

    Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:
    Bedlinen and towels are provided, our cleaner would come once a week to change the linen, but would do the full clean after the departure of guests


    Dishwasher, Fridge, Hob/Stove, Iron, Oven, Washing Machine.

    Internet Access.

    Location Type:
    Rural, Town.

    Half covered courtyard at the back, with a barbecue, tables, chairs, a great place to drink a cool beer or a glass of rose'

    Important notes on accommodation

    *Pool access to Hotel du Lac



    Rental Period Per Night Per Week Per Month Min. Stay (Nights)
    2 March 2012 - 2 June 2012 £ 500.00 7
    2 June 2012 - 8 September 2012 £ 550.00 7
    8 September 2012 - 27 October 2012 £ 500.00 7

    Changeover day
    Changeover day on Saturday, unless flights particularly difficult. Out by 10.00am, arrivals from 14.00 onwards

    Booking notes
    25% deposit on booking (non refundable) and balance to be paid 6 weeks before arrival date.


    Townhouse in Villereal, Lot et Garonne, France

    About the area

    There are 3 golf courses nearby, Bergerac and Villeneuve sur Lot. 18 holes at Villeneuve. Julie at the PMU bar in the main square can tell you exactly where

    Special Interest Holidays
    Bicycles can be rented from Garage Boucheyrou, 2 minutes walk from the house at the entrance to Hotel du Lac. Phone number is 0033553360121.

    How to get there
    Bergerac is the closest airport, with flights from Ryanair and Flybe. Other airports would be Toulouse, Bordeaux, Limoges. If flying in, would need to rent a car. Parking in Villereal is free, and if you find a space, you can park just outside the house. If driving down, the distance is about 10 hours drive from Calais, 9 hours from Caen.

    76 kms east to Bordeaux, 20 kms to Bergerac, the 'bastide' towns of Issegeac, Marmont, Beaumont, Castillones, Monflanquin, and many other characteristic towns are within 10-35 kms away.

    Further Details
    There are 2 bars in the main square, a small supermarket called 'huit a huit', 3 bakeries, 2 butchers, 2 pharmacies, several hairdressers and four or five restaurants within walking distance from the house. There is a big supermarket on the outskirts of town and a petrol station. A superb market on Wednesdays (high season) and every Saturday morning. Look out for the Paella man (makes it fresh and it goes in a flash) and the chicken/quail/poussin roasting man for a fab lunch. Fruit, veg, fish, and then local products such as duck and prunes. The Tourist office under the arches in the main square has a weekly bulletin on 'what's on' in the area and exceedingly helpful. In the summer they do Fete Regional with local suppliers, food and music and folkdancing. They also have bands on in the square during the summer, and there is also horse racing just on the outskirts of town

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    About the Owner

    I live in England, in the Northwest. We did the house up from a total mess to what it is now, the area is wonderful and the local people are super. It is an area to explore and enjoy, as is full of history, Plantagenets and Eleonor of Aquitaine. Fascinating for those interested in medieval history!

    Year property purchased: 2008

    Why this location?

    We chose Villereal because it is in one of the most beautiful areas of France, rolling countryside with fields of sunflowers, woods full of mushrooms and game, and the many beautiful 'bastide' towns to visit. Superb for walking, sightseeing, mushroom hunting,vineyard visiting and of course, eating. Villereal is a proper town, not totally dependant on tourism, so is a much more true example of French life.

    What are the unique benefits of the property?

    The house is only 350 yards from Villereal's main square, and its restaurants. It is really a lock-up and leave place, more suited for adults rather than for children. There is no problem parking (except for market day) and parking is free. For those who require a swimming pool, we have an agreement with Hotel du Lac, for use of their pool for our guests, this is only 5 minutes walk from the property. The area is absolutely stunning and there is plenty to see and do.

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    Townhouse in Villereal, Lot et Garonne, France

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