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Overview

Property

Updated: 19-May-2015
House in Castillonnes, Lot et Garonne Dordogne border, Aquitaine, France - Peaceful Location Only 3km To Town Of Castillonnes, Local Shopping, Markets And Intermarche

Lastuques is a beautiful 2 bedroom (5 person) stone farm house set in rural countryside with stunning views, it is very peaceful here. It is 3 k from the Bastide town of Castillonnes 47330, which has a large supermarket and even a cinema (with English Films).The property is set in a large grassed garden and has orchards and paddocks with horses. We also have free roaming chickens (people with dogs please note these are roaming in the garden), 2 dogs and a cat. We have a fenced swimming pool with terrace. We also have a vegetable plot which when produce is in season, we share with our guests. We really enjoy renting our gite with wonderful comments from our guests some of which return every year.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Graham & Jill have lived at Lastuques since June 2007. We have rented our gite out since 2012 and have found it extremely rewarding and have met some fantastic people. Graham and I both work in France, and love our life here. Jill rides her horse round the local randonees for pleasure and enjoys travelling around the beautiful countryside on her horse. We have a lovely friendly golden Labrador called Skye and a pug cross called Taz (no feeding please). In England Jill worked in a primary school for 17 years and is an ASA swimming teacher. We have two children and two grand children. Graham is continuing his building trade and is now registered as a French Artisan. Jill & Graham enjoy the lifestyle here, especially cooking BBQs and entertaining outside. View our facebook Lastuques.

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Speaks: English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

"wish we were staying longer, we would have loved to see the sunflowers in full bloom"

"beautiful place, great location - fantastic hosts, you guys were great amazing hosts, thank you for such a wonderful holiday"

"This is a lovely property on a superb site, but it is you both who bring it all together, in 14 years of gite holidays we have found none better"
Jan 2012
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4 Reviews

5
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Stone Farm House With Pool And Stunning Views
http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/accommodation/p8090593
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Castillonnes area Lot-et-Garonne
Norfolk
5

Retired couple

  • 5 out of 5
Staying here has been a delight. The main tourist season is over, the bastide towns are not full and there is calm and peace everywhere which makes driving, visiting places a joy. Lastuques offers so much! The peace and quiet combined with the warmth of Jill and Graham's welcome plus being able to bring our two dogs make for a unique combination of place and human warmth. The pool cover means that we swam in very warm water and though the weather has been hot and sunny we have been able to use the pool at any time of the day and evening which has added to the joy of our stay.The gite is spotless, comfortable and well equipped. We also observed that if the weather had been cool the gite could be easily heated. So our advice is to come here out of season and have a great time.
  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: What can I say, thank you for such a lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed using our new pool dome and that it increased the temperature of the pool enough for you to swim so much. We enjoyed your company and that of Kipper and Cleo (Taz and Skye will miss them). Thank you for coming to stay with us and for already booking to come again next year. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Stone Farm House With Pool And Stunning Views
http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/accommodation/p8090593
+33 -0553708981
Castillonnes area Lot-et-Garonne
UK
5

A great Place

  • 5 out of 5
We had a great week at Lastuques, the house, setting and location is beautiful. The house was very clean and well equipped and the pool was perfect- very clean, well fenced and enjoyed by the whole family; although I get the feeling that if something was wrong Jill and Graham would do their upmost to put it right. Jill and Graham were so generous with their time, sharing their dogs Sky and Taz (with our children), vegetables and beautiful fresh eggs. Just don't tell everyone because we plan to return and suspect this will book quickly!
  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a fab review and for being such perfect guests. Your girls were just adorable, it was lovely to hear their laughter in the pool and on the trampoline. We would love to see you all again soon.
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Stone Farm House With Pool And Stunning Views
http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/accommodation/p8090593
+33 -0553708981
Castillonnes area Lot-et-Garonne
Kent
5

Don't miss out!

Don't miss out!
  • 5 out of 5
We are coming towards the end of our 2 week stay with Jill and Graham, and how relaxed do we feel? The peace and serenity here is amazing and the gite just as good .
Jill and Graham have been hosts extraordinare and we have never felt so welcome .... Skye and taz are happy to share anyone willing to give them a cuddle and the chickens produce the most delicious eggs .
The pool is well looked after and has been used daily even on the cloudy days and when we have had the energy so
has the table tennis badminton and boules!
A beautiful part of France made better with friendly welcoming hosts thanks to you both for allowing us to use your home xxx
  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such an amazing review, its lovely to get such positive feedback and to know that we are on the right track to making peoples holiday with us a lovely experience and a holiday to remember. Enjoy the last few days xxx
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Stone Farm House With Pool And Stunning Views
http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/accommodation/p8090593
+33 -0553708981
Castillonnes area Lot-et-Garonne
Devon
5

Fantastic

  • 5 out of 5
We had a fantastic week with our two children. Jill and Graham could not have done more to make us feel welcome, we felt like part of the family. House was very clean, comfortable and well equipped - as was the pool. Anything we needed or had queries about was dealt with very quickly. Enjoyed the company of Sky and Taz the two dogs. Would definitely recommend. Thanks for a lovely holiday :)
  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming and enjoying our home with us, it was lovely hearing the children play in the pool. Thank you for such a great review, feed back is always nice to receive. Its lovely meeting and getting to know new visitors and watch them slowly unwind and enjoy their stay with us.

Location

From the Owner

We bought Lastuques for its stunning views, local amenities, rural but easily accessible location, distance from Bergerac and its airport, distance between Villeneurve Sut Lot and Bergerac which are the two main towns in Dordogne and the Lot et Garonne.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

There is a local leisure lake with a man made beach, pedlos and all amenities just 5k from Lastuques. Riding stables. Trail des Bastides with Monflanquin, Villereal, Monpazier, Belves & Beaumont within easy reach.

Coast/Beach:

The beaches are two and a half hours away.

Travel:

9 hours drive from Calais, 20 minutes Bergerac airport, 1hour 30 mins from Bordeaux airport, 3 hours from Toulouse and Limoges airports. Cars can be hired from Bergerac airport.

Distances:

We are in the Circuit des Bastides and have many beautiful Bastide Villages within easy reach. We are within easy access from the N21.

Further Details:

Castillonnes has bakers, butchers, bars, restaurants, banks, cinema (English films twice a week). Castillonnes Town has a market once a week and night markets during the summer. Trail des Bastides with Monflanquin, Villereal, Monpazier, Belves & Beaumont within easy reach. Also Beynac Castle, Lascaux Caves Roque Gageaac for its canoeing facilities, Parc au Ciel treetop course for all ages. Riding stables.

Availability

From £450 Weekly

Rental rates

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2 May 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
£450
 
 
27 Jun 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
£650
 
 
5 Sep 2015 - 19 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
£450
 
 
19 Mar 2016 - 24 Jun 2016
7 night minimum stay
£450
 
 
25 Jun 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£650
 
 
3 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£450
 

Notes

  • Booking Notes:
    Please contact by e.mail or telephone for availability. The booking chart is updated as soon as a booking is confirmed with a non-refundable £100 deposit per week, the balance of your holiday is required 10 weeks prior to arrival. There is a 100 euro security depost to be made when you arrive which will be returned at the end of your holiday once a property inspection is cleared.


    Changeover Day:
    Preferred changeover day is Saturday. Arrival at 4pm and departure at 10am. Discount given when booking for two weeks or more in high season. We can be more flexible with start and finish dates out of high season.


    Notes on prices:
    We can be more flexible on start and finish days of your holiday out of high season.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Lastuques is rural but not isolated, peaceful but not cut off. This property has everything for a relaxing holiday or just to provide a comfortable base for those who like to visit all the local bastide towns and sites that the Lot et Garonne and Dordogne has to offer.

Property Type

  • farmhouse

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • The main bathroom has a corner bath, separate shower and sink. Separate wc and laundry room.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 bedroom has a double bed. The other room can be up to 3 singles or one double. There are fitted wardrobes in both bedrooms giving plenty of storage space. There is a cot available.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: No smoking in the house. Outside: There is a fenced patio, bbq area and table, with a vine covered wooden arbor, the patio is south facing. There are lawned gardens, on this hillside location with stunning views. The garden is unfenced. There are horses, dogs a cat and (free roaming) chickens on site. The shared swimming pool is 10m x 5m and is south facing. The pool and terrace area was renewed spring 2013. The pool has walk in steps and is a good depth for children, the whole pool area is fenced and hedged giving it a more private feel. We also have a dome to cover the pool for the spring and autumn months which helps to lengthen the time we can use the pool. ie September usually the pool stays around 26 degrees. The pools is only shared with the owners and their family. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath and hand towels are provided for indoor use only. Also bed linen. The owners are on site, and the linen is changed weekly. Other: Outside the lounge door there is a fenced patio area and bbq.

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