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)
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.
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 microwave, CD radio.
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.
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, Microwave, Washing Machine.
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 on Saturday, unless flights particularly difficult. Out by 10.00am, arrivals from 14.00 onwards
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
In Bergerac, 30 minutes drive
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. 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.
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
About the Owner
We live in England, in the Northwest. My husband is Belgian and we run a small French restaurant on the 'chef-patron' basis. My children are now 23 and 25, and holidaying independently so we appreciate holidays with lots of things to do and visit and good food and wine.
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.
Send an enquiry to the owner for booking or further information
Property Ref FR10738
(UNITED KINGDOM) +44 1260273136
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Languages spoken: English, French, Italian.
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