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Set in the grounds of a château with wonderful views of rolling countryside - Tournesol Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking



Tournesol Cottage

Tournesol Cottage has far-reaching views across rolling fields. Its large glazed doors open onto a beautiful terrace and steps lead down to the private, crystal clear pool. The pool is for the exclusive use of guests of Tournesol Cottage.

A home from home, the cottage has all you could need for a luxurious break. The bedrooms are bright, airy and beautifully furnished. The bathrooms have large walk-in showers and lots of large fluffy towels.

Downstairs is large, open plan and comfortable with its L-shaped sofa, lovely oak table and newly fitted kitchen.

A generous welcome hamper is provided on your arrival, as are pool towels.

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About the property

A Château with two 2 bedroomed cottages, 3 private pools, and a pigeonnier

An historic château, off a tiny lane, set in its own grounds and surrounded by 20 acres of land, along with two recently converted cottages. It has all you could ever want for a relaxing holiday.

At the other side of the château stands a pigeonnier tower, which has been extended to provide a romantic, but spacious, hidden-away tower.

Downstairs, each cottage has an open plan kitchen/living area, with large patio doors leading to a terrace, with barbecue, and the private pool. The pool is not shared with anyone else. The views across the surrounding countryside are amazing and uninterrupted.

Upstairs, each of the two bedrooms has an en-suite shower room. Again the views are wonderful and far reaching. The shower rooms are modern and fresh.

We have tried to provide everything that you will need for a relaxing break - pool towels, a coffee machine, a fully equipped kitchen, hairdryer, lots of fluffy towels, English TV, DVDs, wifi and a generous welcome hamper (the contents vary depending on the season, but this generally includes tea, coffee, wine, cheese, fruit and chocolate).

The cottages are part of a converted barn. Although the other cottage is next door, it has its own pool and is completely separate and private. At the far end of the barn is a utility room with a shared washing machine and laundry area.

The land around the cottages and château runs to around 20 acres and is perfect for exploring in peace.

The cottage provides spacious accommodation for up to 4 people (+ babies under 2). If needed, we can provide high chairs, a cot, and a selection of toys.

There is a sound-proofed door between the two cottages. This is normally kept locked, but can be open for larger groups to provide accommodation for up to 8 people (over 2 years).

Tournesol Cottage has its own private pool, as does Coquelicot Cottage.

The château is away from the cottages and has its own courtyard and private pool. Inside, there are 7 bedrooms (each with its own bathroom), an enormous kitchen with large sitting area, 4 other reception rooms and a large utility room.

There is a large tobacco barn provides plenty of shade for relaxing by the pool on sunny days. This leads on to an outdoor dining room, complete with its own chandelier and views of the large pond and fields.

Further details and photos can be found on our website:

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Charlotte and Michael
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About Charlotte and Michael

We come out with our children to spend several months each year at our beautiful house in France.

The property is a home from home: it is comfortable, has everything you could need, the situation is perfect and the weather is, generally, lovely.

Charlotte and Michael purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Charlotte and Michael chose Montignac-de-Lauzun

We chose this property, quite simply, as it is beautiful and the setting is perfect and peaceful.

What makes this cottage unique

The unique benefits of the property are the terrace with amazing views, the crystal clear private pool, watching the beautiful birds swoop and dip into the water, enjoying a glass of wine, relaxing and enjoying the fresh local food.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Charlotte,

We've had a gloriously peaceful stay at the cottages, thank you so much. They were clean, light and inviting and well equipped.

The cottages were wonderfully cool and finished to a very high standard, with a mixture of modern/ traditional fittings and furnishings.

We were warmly welcomed by Leonard who showed us round and shared his knowledge of the place. It was lovely knowing he was on hand, but at the same time he was discrete and we enjoyed privacy. The offer of his prepared ribs was so kind and they were absolutely delicious - what a lovely bonus.

The location was fabulous with lush green undulating aspects. We do enjoy the area and have returned every year , the roads are safe and the villages are just so picturesque with lovely friendly locals.

Loved that plenty of towels for the pool and and bedrooms were provided.

Thank you so much, it's been really fabulous and we've enjoyed some terrific weather, sorry to have to leave.

Good luck with the rest of the season.
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Montignac-de-Lauzun in Lot-et-Garonne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • The bathrooms are newly fitted.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Please let us know if you need a cot bringing in.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • The bedrooms are spacious and beautifully furnished. There are large wardrobes with plenty of hanging space, other storage, and beautiful French furniture.
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • swimming


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Tournesol Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Truly relaxing stay in a lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 weeks at Tournesol Cottage in August 2017 with our 2 young boys, aged 3 and 6 years. All of us had a great time, the boys loved the pool and exploring the grounds - we got the chance to really relax!

The cottage itself has been finished to a nice standard and makes for a comfortable stay.

Neil & Trish, the property guardians, live in a separate cottage on site - they are very friendly and welcoming, making sure everything is OK for your stay. Neil kept the boys entertained as he cleaned the pool and tended to the grounds!

We had a good run of decent weather during our stay, with temperatures up into the mid-30s. A couple of thunder storms rolled in over the hills during the evenings - fascinating to watch with it being so open there.

Wi-Fi is available at the cottage but due to the location, speeds are quite slow, with the connection dropping out sometimes. I found switching to a mobile hotspot was better at times.

You have to remember that you are in deepest rural France - it's not your typical holiday resort and you have to venture out further for supplies and activities - but that's what makes for such a relaxing stay.

Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely gite in a tranquil setting

  • 5 of 5

Had a great week in the Tournesol cottage- the conversion to a gite has been tastefully done so it is all simple but stylish. The position of this gite means you look out over beautiful countryside. The pool is in sun all day (until 8ish for us staying at the end of July) with the patio being in shade in the evening which worked well for us. The open plan space downstairs was generous for 4 people and upstairs the en-suites to both bedrooms was rather luxurious! Neil and Trish, who were lovely, were available if needed as they lived the other side of the other gite, but kept a discreet distance. All in all a great find and we are hoping to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A delightful haven of tranquility

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Tournesol gite in mid-July as a family of three, with a 9 year old. This chacteristic, rural building had been finished to a high specification, and benefited from a stunning aspect over open, rolling French farmland. The silence of the area was remarkable, and yet we were only a short drive from a rich variety of memorable family outings and visits, from medieval castles and postcard villages to woodland labyrinths and prehistoric caves. The gite was well-equipped with a spacious open-plan kitchen, dining, and sitting area downstairs; and lovely bedrooms upstairs with modern en suite bathroom facilities. Outside, the patio was in welcome shade from early afternoon, but plentiful space remained in direct sun and the pool was fabulous. Trish & Neil, who live in a neighbouring gite, provided friendly and attentive support or maintenance, if ever required. Provisions could be bought in a local village or in a good Intermarche supermarket, which was about 20 minutes away by car. If we have a couple of suggestions they would be to consider including a freezer (for ice cream!) and extending the TV channels to include French (for the full Francophile experience). Overall, this was a comfortable and well-appointed base in a stunning location, from which to explore the wonderful Lot et Garonne region. We would readily recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The peaceful and relaxing Tournesol.

  • 5 of 5

A well presented and situated gite set in the grounds of a château with beautiful open views. The swimming pool was great and most appreciated during the hot sunny days of our stay. We had regular and onsite accessible support when needed which made our stay particularly easy and enjoyable. Overall, we had a very relaxing and memorable stay..... 😊

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent séjour

  • 5 of 5

Belle maison, avec une structure simple idéale pour un couple avec 1 ou 2 enfants.

Jolie piscine.

Excellent accueil de Leonard.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
37 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
A62, Marmande
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Car: recommended