Cottages in Labretonie, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine, France

"A Childrens Paradise" 2 Family Friendly Stone Cottages With Secure Pool In Beautiful Setting

Tranquil Location, 2 Minutes To Village, 10 Minutes Nearest Town And Only 20 Mins From Busy Dordogne

2 X 2 Bedroom Cottages (Sleep 4 & 6)

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£250 - £775WEEKLY
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  • Property type:Cottage
  • Sleeps:6 (2 bedrooms)
  • Bathrooms/Toilets:1
  • Pool
  • Pets accepted
  • Internet access

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Property description

Sevenne is an ideal place to relax and recharge the batteries. Although we are deep in the heart of the unspoiled Lot and Garonne, local attractions are not far away! this makes it an ideal base for day trips, returning to peace and tranquility after an active day. The cottages are adjoining, therefore ideal for families & friends to get together whilst remaining independent. The 12x6m fenced and alarmed pool, with raised sun deck, is lit in the evenings for late night swimming. If you are feeling active we have badminton and volley ball nets, 5 aside football area, a trampoline, darts, ping-pong and pool table, however, if a quiet holiday is for you then why not chill out under a willow tree or by the duck pond with a good book and a glass of wine. Sevenne is also available all year round. Thanks to wood burners / open fires, 150 year old stone walls and electric heating a warm and cosy welcome awaits in winter too. Cot/ highchair/toys and all linen included in rental.

Accommodation description

Drake (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6)

2 bedrooms, 1 twin (on first floor), 1 family room (on ground floor), king size bed, bunks + vanity wash stand.
Separate downstairs toilet and sink.
100% cotton bedding. All Towels inc.
Large open plan living accommodation with original features, comprising:
Kitchen: gas cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, cafetiere and cooking utensils/equipment.
Dining table & seating for up to 6 guests.
Lounge area: open fire, 2 sofas, occasional easy chairs, UK / French satellite TV, board games, toys, jigsaw puzzles, DVD player & a book case complete with holiday reading! DVDs available to borrow. FREE WiFi access.
Family bathroom (on first floor) includes full bath with shower attachment, power shower, toilet & vanity washstand.
2 patio areas; 1 covered terrace overlooking the front garden & duck pond PLUS a private patio overlooking the rear gardens & pool with garden furniture & BBQ
Hair drier, iron, electric fans, travel cot, toys & hig

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 1

Living Rooms: 1

Property Type: Cottage


Accessibility
Duck Cottage is on the ground floor however the shower can not accommodate a wheelchair.

Outside
Each property has it's own patio & outdoor furniture including sun loungers, parasols and "Webber" barbeques. The pool is alarmed & enclosed by a fence that is covered in scented roses, wisteria, honeyesuckle, jasmin & vines (guests are welcome to eat the grapes in late summer when they are delicious!). Within the pool area there is a raised, partly covered, sun deck with loungers. Swimming under the stars is a great hit with the children too! The pool is lit at night for guests to make the most of the warm evenings! The pool is shared between the two properties and alarmed as per legal requirements. The property is off the beaten track and away from traffic therefore ideal for young children. We have added to the playground area a swing, ride on toys, a sandpit & a trampoline, these proved a great success. Our aim is to up date and improve the facilities and activities year on year. A new activity this year: join us for "Pizza Night" every Wednesday (in peak season)!!

Important notes on accommodation

Downstairs bedrooms have shutters and both cottages have electric fans for extra ventilation in summer and wood burner / open fire for warmth in winter.
Our "Welcome pack" includes; fresh "happy hens" eggs, home made jam, local wine, fresh flowers and fruit. Also vegetables and additional fruit when available from our own garden! Each cottages is child friendly and has; Fisher Price toys, Duplo, bath toys, "U" rated DVDs, story books, fact books, crayons and drawing/activities for all ages. We are family/child friendly and welcome well behaved dogs.

Location Type: Rural.

Rates

Drake (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6) prices

Rental Period Per Night Per Week Per Month Min. Stay (Nights)
31 August 2013 - 27 September 2013 £ 490.00 7
28 September 2013 - 8 November 2013 £ 370.00 7
9 November 2013 - 20 December 2013 £ 250.00 3
21 December 2013 - 3 January 2014 £ 495.00 3
4 January 2014 - 11 April 2014 £ 250.00 3
12 April 2014 - 23 May 2014 £ 375.00 3
24 May 2014 - 4 July 2014 £ 525.00 7
5 July 2014 - 29 August 2014 £ 775.00 7
30 August 2014 - 26 September 2014 £ 525.00 7
27 September 2014 - 7 November 2014 £ 375.00 3
8 November 2014 - 19 December 2014 £ 250.00 3

Notes on prices
Special Christmas package available. Summer prices include: electricity, hot water, gas, 100% cotton bedding, house and pool towels. However we do charge a heating suppliment (November - April / May if required due to cooler evenings) of 10 per day to cover logs, gas and electric heating to make your stay more comfortable. Winter prices include; Towels, linen, hot water, cooking gas and everyday electricity use.

Changeover day
Changeover days are Saturdays during peak periods and Wednesdays by arrangement. Contact us for details.Guests are requested to arrive after 5pm and depart by 10am. B&B and winter lets also available out of season, please contact us for further details.

Booking notes
Please contact us by email or telephone to enquire about availability. The availability chart is updated as and when bookings are confirmed. A 100 deposit is required to secure the booking and the balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival. Bookings terms and conditions are available at the time of enquiry.

Location

Cottages in Labretonie, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine, France

About the area

Coast/Beach
The Atlantic coast is an easy 2 hours drive away from Labretonie.
River and lake beaches with activities are approx 20 and 35 minutes from Sevenne. We provide picnic blankets, hampers, cool boxes and ice packs for you to take on your day trip.

Golf
There is an 18 hole championship golf course at Villeneuve-sur-Lot 30kms from Sevenne. Villeneuve is recognised as one of the best courses in the Lot and Garonne. There is a 9 hole course at Tombeboeuf, 10kms away. Chateau des Vigiers is a 27 hole international golf course situated about 35kms away.

Special Interest Holidays
Introduction to silk painting: Silk painting workshops are available at Sevenne for guests of all ages. Workshops are held once a week and arranged with guests to accommodate their holiday itinerary. Guests take home souvenirs of their day!

How to get there
The nearest airports:
Bergerac 45 mins and Bordeaux 85 mins. A car is essential, car hire is available from both airports.
Nearest cross channel ports: St Malo and Caen 7-8 hours drive. Calais is 9 hours drive.
Nearest Train: Marmande.

Distances
Sevenne is remote yet only 3kms from the nearest village of Saint Barthelemy d'Agenais where there is a tabac, bar, deli, boulangerie and post office. The nearest town with supermarkets, banks, restaurants etc. is 14kms away at Miramont-de-Guyenne. Tonneins and Marmande are also within 20 minutes drive.

Further Details
The Lot and Garonne is an exciting and historic region of France with it's Bastides (fortified towns) daily markets, night markets in summer, canoeing on its many rivers, horse riding, cycling, walking, wine tasting, birdwatching, golf etc. It is an ideal location for artists and inspirational for writers. We have information on many activities in our "Make the most of your holiday" information pack found in each gite. Why not take advantage of the Mid Week change over day (not available during peak season) and save on air fares! Contact us for more details.

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Guest comments

Thanks Sandie for putting so much of yourself into our holiday. The personal touch really makes a huge difference. Also the attention to detail was fantastic. The children absolutely loved their time here & don't want to leave! Fiona, Dave and family Dublin

Sevenne really is a lovely place to arrive to, everything looks so welcoming & picture perfect. There are several factors that put Sandie & Mark a cut above the rest as hosts & the dinner on arrival is certainly one. Hannah & Geoff, London

We have 2 young children, 4 & 2 and they have wanted for nothing- Sandie and Mark really have thought of everything, the trampoline was a massive hit! Sandie's silk painting was fantastic, the children (& me) thoughly enjoyed creating some works of art. Titcheners

We really feel sad leaving again, feels like leaving family behind! we'll be recommending Sevenne to all our family & friends. Returning for a 4th time in 2014!! Belchers

About the Owner

We are Sandie and Mark Clayton-Smith, Sevenne is our home not just a business. We have a wealth of experience of holidaying in France with our two sons, who are now in their 20's! We hope that our experiences, both good and bad have enabled us to create the ideal holiday for you and your family. We know how important your holiday is and our aim is to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible, while keeping in the background, our roll is to be on hand if needed. Mark is an ex hotelier working in food and beverage. I am a NNEB Nursery Nurse and latterly worked in educational publishing. Previously the property was called "Canard Ferme" we reverted to the original name "Sevenne" so that we can be found on GPS systems and on Google Map. You can now see exactly where we are.

Year property purchased: 2011

Why this location?

It took us 5 years to find our ideal home. It had to be somewhere we fell in love with straight away and NO compromises! Judging by the number of guests who are returning this year we are not the only ones who love it here! One guest described it as a "slice of paradise"! The customer is always right! Some of the "must have's" on our wish list were: a large pool, within 45 minutes of an airport, easy reach of a major town, a village with shops for essentials, a hospital with an A&E within 20 minutes, friendly neighbours, lots of wild life, plenty of long walks on quiet roads and accross fields....... ALL TICKED!! If you see more than 3 cars on the way to the village it must be RUSH HOUR! Here the pace of life hasn't caught up with the 21st century, yet we have WiFi and UK TV!

What are the unique benefits of the property?

We have the recipe for a great holiday, whether it is as a couple, a family, or a group of friends. Our location is remote yet within easy reach of all amenities and tourist attractions. We have views of surrounding countryside, a secure and alarmed pool, a sports field so that the children can run and let off steam after a day sight seeing! willow trees to sit under with a good book and a glass of wine, a covered games area for wet days or if there is a need for shade, alfresco dining, a duck pond (away from the main property but within the grounds), ducks and hens to enjoy watching and for the children to feed and hunt for eggs(under supervision). Enjoy fresh eggs for breakfast. We also have a vegetable garden and our aim is to grow enough fresh herbs and veg to share with guests.

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Cottages in Labretonie, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine, France

Contact Name: Sandie Clayton-Smith

(FRANCE) +33 553204601

Languages spoken: English, French.


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