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Beautiful 18th century self-catering cottages on the banks of the river Lot



Updated: 29-Aug-2016
2 luxury gîtes each sleeping 4-5 (max 6) persons with views & riverside terrace

Luxury holiday cottage rated by Gîtes de France as 4 épis ("stars"). Fully equipped with free secure private parking (garaged for motorcycles). Each cottage has two bedrooms; stylish bathroom and spacious lounge diner plus outside terrace with BarBQ. Beautiful spring water infinity pool for guests with shaded sun terrace. And, within a few steps of your gîte or the swimming pool, superb fishing from our private pontoons plus; plus mooring for small boats. Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout. Supermarket 300 metres. The Lot et Garonne department is the garden of France with fresh fruit and vegetables grown throughout. Famous for plums and prunes, Lot et Garonne is where the French come on holiday; it's a real and authentic area which has all the charm and attractions for visitors and yet is not "touristy". Having said that, the popular attractions in the Dordogne are just 35 minutes away. The river Lot is a large and impressive river, which although popular for boating and fishing, is still unspoilt. You can hire a boat and spend hours without seeing other boats! It's quiet and peaceful and yet Clairac is within 300 meters of local shops and within 10 minutes of a hypermarket in Tonneins. All in all, it's the perfect family holiday. However, don't take our word for it; read some of our reviews!


More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

Following a busy career in banking and project management with frequent international travel, John decided that he would love to follow his dream of settling in southern France on the banks of a beautiful river. After many years living in sunny Cyprus, Chrissie didn't need much encouragement to make the move! Their joint interest in welcoming and meeting people made the gîte opportunity the perfect choice; especially as Chrissie has worked in hospitality and marketing for many years.

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Speaks English, French, Greek
John and Chrissie Stephen
Les Séchoirs, lieudit Pacherat
47320 Clairac Aquitaine France
Les Séchoirs , 820 036 267 00012

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From the Owner

After a number of years of searching for the perfect home on a riverbank, they fell in love with the river Lot and discovered the rustic charm of Les Séchoirs with offers the fun of fishing, boating, swimming for much of the year bit also enjoying the roaring open fire during the brief winter months. Once a large tobacco growing area, the two large drying barns (Séchoirs) in the garden are similar to many in the locality. Today however, the area today is well known for its fruit production which includes strawberries, kiwi fruit, apples, pears and the best known of all .... it's plums - les pruneaux d'Agen. To the north and west of the Lot river valley, are the vineyards of Bordeaux and Bergereac with the Dordogne region on our doorstep. Northern Spain and the Pyrenees are just a few hours drive away...

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 45 Miles Nearest Barpub : Clairac at 0.5 Miles Nearest Ferry : Bibao at 220 Miles Nearest Golf : Tomboeuf at 13 Miles Nearest Train : Tonneins at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : A62 J6 at 9 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Clairac at 0.5 Miles Nearest Ski : Pyrenees at 125 Miles Nearest Beach : Sandy riverside beach on river Lot at 0.5 Miles Car: recommended

Les Séchoirs was once a tobacco farm which has been beautifully restored to provide luxury sell catering family accommodation on the banks of the river Lot. Here you can fish for specimen carp, catfish, pike, perch etc or boat up the river enjoying the wildlife and beauty of this special part of France. With the village providing shopping, restaurants and bars just 5 minutes easy walk, there's no need to drive everywhere. Les Séchoirs is perfectly located for trips into the Dordogne; visits to vineyards with wine tasting; cycling routes; walking, horse riding, swimming, boating; plus river fishing with sizeable carp, pike and catfish!


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
8 Jan 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
20 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
19 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Aug 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £252
Stay tax €0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

All booking are made subject to the terms and conditions as set out on the following page

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 29-Aug-2016
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From the Owner

It is easy to fall in love with Les Séchoirs! The history of the beautifully renovated cottages and tobacco barns that stand on the banks the river Lot, its spacious gardens and fishing pontoons and stunning infinity pool and its close proximity to the Clairac with its weekly market, river beach, restaurants and coffee shops...or maybe it's just the joy of relaxing with a glass of local wine on the riverbank terrace watching the sun set...

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 90 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Child cot available upon request


  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • The river Lot is a beautiful river in its own right but, for fishermen, it is a wonderful experience because large fish abound; carp to 60lbs with huge pike and catfish. Either fish from the fishing pontoons at Les Séchoirs or take an (optional) fishing boat upstream. Horse riding stables are close to the village as are cycling paths and hiking trails (Grande Randonnées).

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