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Country Home in Beautiful Private Grounds with Pond, Woods, Leat and Swimming Pool

People12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Country Home Sleeps 12 Sauveterre la Lémance, Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine

The house is divided into two separate accommodations. The garden entry level accommodation has its own open plan kitchen (with dishwasher fridge freezer hob stove toaster kettle and coffee facilities, microwave) living room, dinning area with a shower toilet and 2 double bedrooms and its own washer dryer fascilites. It is fully centrally heated with also a log fire which makes it suitable for off season bookings. There are also two separate terraces with seating areas.The pool is accessed by a little bridge over the leat at the bottom of the garden .

The upper two floors Sleep 8 with 4 double bedrooms in total. One of which is specifically geared towards children as there are games, books and puzzles at their disposal. There are two bathrooms; one with jacuzzi tub and rain shower the other is a shower room. The upper 2 levels of the house is also open plan with a Mezzanine on the third floor. There are two lounge seating areas and a dinning room.The kitchen has a large LG american fridge freezer with ice and water dispenser, large Falcon Stove( 2 ovens, grill, and 6 gas burners), toaster,industrial microwave and Tassimo coffee machine and separate drinks fridge. There is also on the lower ground level separate laundry facilities with washer dryer and fridge.Outside there are 3 separate terraces two covered one open in addition to the pool surroundings. A part of the open terrace has a built in stone BBQ/fireplace along side a seating area. If you prefer a conventional barbecue we have a temperature controlled Weber.

The grounds are well suited to large families or separate couples as there are plenty of places to choose to relax. The pool is 9m x 5m with a solar cover for heating, there are 8 loungers, tables and chairs to seat 12 or more around the pool.There is a full size table tennis table and badminton net with rackets and a hammock just in case the competition gets too much. At night the outside lighting around the pool area greatly contributes to the enjoyment of summer nights.

More Details

Property Manager
Samantha Romagnoli
Member since: 2007
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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Samantha Romagnoli

We, Sam and Alun will be there to meet and greet you on your arrival to explain all the necessary workings of the house to make your visit as comfortable as possible. A house manual will be available to help with all your possible needs from wifi to locations of nearby restaurants and all contact numbers including our own, as we are not far from the house.

Samantha Romagnoli purchased this chateau / country house in 2005

Why Samantha Romagnoli chose Sauveterre-la-Lémance

We hope you enjoy our property as much as we do. We fell in love with the vast garden, woods, leat, pond and fruit trees neatly packaged in 2 hectares of land. Though it keeps us busy, not busy enough to go out and enjoy the local produce and restaurants in the area. We moved here for a secluded, peaceful, lifestyle in the countryside and we found it. The hot summers never let us down which makes the pool a must. So if you are on vacation or looking to buy I think you will fall in love with this area as we did. Castles and bastille towns galore, the Dordogne and Lot at your fingertips, a boat excursion may even be in order. plenty to see and do.

Situated in the Aquitaine triangle formed by the rivers Dordogne, Lot and Garonne, this area of outstanding natural beauty is also referred to as the "cradle of history"; with its marvellous Bastide towns, hazlenut groves, sunflowers and poppy fields it is an artist's paradise. The village of Sauveterre La Lemance 1.5 kms away sports a butcher, mini mart, post office museum and garage. The local bars Le Trotting or Moulin de Auberge in St Front is a great way to meet the French. This area is best known for its truffles and fois gras and is suitable for canoeing, boating, horse riding, walking and cycling or just visiting the vineyards and markets. Good restaurants abound from the simple to five star.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The grounds are a unique feature of this home as it sports extensive woods a natural pond with small fish and a small tributary of the the Lèmance running alongside the house. This rivulet has crayfish and watercress.

What is most interesting, is that it is one of the best regions in Europe for star gazing with the least amount of light pollution, as it is known as 'The Dark Triangle'.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Sauveterre-la-Lémance in Lot-et-Garonne

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Arrival not before 4pm and departure no later than 10am. Saturday to Saturday changeovers is requested.
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
  • All bathrooms with floor to ceiling tiles.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , This is the childs room located on the top floor
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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5

Stunning house in stunning setting!

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful house was just perfect for our 40th wedding anniversary celebration with our 3 sons, their wives and our 3 grandchildren (two teenagers and a 3 year old.) i.e. 10 adults in total.

Las Laubios is beautifully situated in an extremely tranquil area yet only 1 mile away from the village of Sauveterre La Lemance. The setting of the house, overlooking gardens , a large pond and the pool, is stunning.,

This large old property has plenty of character, being built of local stone, and has been modernised throughout. It is the home of the owners, Sam and Alun, who made us most welcome and they could not have been more helpful throughout our stay.

Our teenagers were very happy to occupy the 2 bedroom apartment at the lower level where they were completely self contained with their own well equipped kitchen, bathroom and lounge.

The main house, on the two upper floors, is also very well equipped with everything a large group would want. We had several big dinner parties and the kitchen facilities were more than adequate. Similarly the laundry facilities on the lower floor coped with all our needs.

Being a large group we made good use of the extensive grounds where there is shade and plenty of space for ball games etc. . Everyone really enjoyed the swimming pool which is a good size, regularly maintained by the owners, and the thermal cover maintained the heat very effectively. As we had a toddler with us the pool alarm was very reassuring.

Breakfast on the large south facing balcony was an excellent start to the day and there are numerous other locations around the house and in the garden where there are tables and chairs for dining or just relaxing, including a gazebo which overlooks the pool. With temperatures in the 30’s (August) we made good use of the loungers in the garden and around the pool.

This is an excellent location for sightseeing and there is plenty to see and do without travelling too far. We brought bikes with us and much enjoyed cycling along the quiet roads. The early morning ride to the village baker was a popular trip.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Las Laubios is the perfect getaway for families. Samantha will warmly welcome you and offer all the help you need to have a wonderful and relaxing holiday.

The house is beautifully presented and offers all the home comforts that you could wish for. The pool is great for swimmers and non-swimmers alike. The garden and grounds offer hours of exploring for teenagers and preteens. And finally, the balcony overlooking the garden, stream and pool is the perfect sunny spot for taking it all in (and is close to the fridge for the occasional top-up)! Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

This is a splendid house on the edge of a small town Sauveterre la Lemance and on a quiet road which continues through softly wooded roads.

The house hides the fact that behind the frontage is a child safe large garden; big enough to play badminton or play football. A large fenced off wildlife pond has fish and other wildlife such as damselflies. The pond is fed by a small stream with tall rustling plants runs alongside the house. Then to top it all there is a good sized swimming pool, spacious seating area and a gazebo to shelter from the sun. When the evening draws in it's an ideal place to sip gin and tonic, or whatever might be your tipple.

The house itself is spacious, with the light pouring in. It is very well equipped, the kitchen having enough of everything you would need, the laundry room, the dining room close enough not to lose contact with each other and the sitting room which is large and comfortable. Did I mention the balcony overlooking the garden and pool, an added bonus.

The area is close to places of interest such as the prehistoric sites, chateaux and gardens. There a some delightfully pretty Medieval towns nearby too, such as the Bastide town of Monflanquin.

We spent 4 years holidaying at Las Laubios no found both Sam and Alun to be very helpful, hospitable and unintrusive hosts

Would we recommend Las Laubios; we most certainly would.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
69 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Le Trotting Sauveterre La Lemance
Nearest Ferry
703 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
42 Kilometres
Villeneuve sur Lot Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Monsempron- Libos
Nearest Motorway
78 Kilometres
Castelsarrasin
Nearest Restaurant
6.5 Kilometres
Lotis Auberge Gastronomique
Nearest Ski
252 Kilometres
Pyrenees
Nearest Beach
229 Kilometres
Arcachon nr; Bordeaux
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

In July and August Sauveterre has its own night Market as do other villages in the area. The days vary depending on the location. Sauveterre's falls on Tuesday evening. Tables are laid out for you to enjoy food and local wines. The food is cooked as you wait. It is a very social event. Nearby villages do much of the same and music is usually envolved. ie. Salle on Wednesday and Gavaudun on Sundays

Travel:

50 mins from Bergerac airport approx 60 kms

2 hrs from Bordeaux Airport and Toulouse airports

Both approx 160 kms

Car rental is available at all airports and recommended.

Distances:

2 mins drive from Sauveterre

10 mins drive from Villefranche-du- Perigord

45 mins drive from Sarlat

50 mins drive from Bergerac

40 mins drive from Domme Medieval town

7 mins drive from Bonaguil Chateaux

12 mins from Biron Castle

12 mins Monpazier Medieval town

Further Details:

Sauveterre la Lemance has butcher,and village shops only 2 min drive or 10min walk. Villefranche-du- Perigord has more extensive array of shops, restaurants and banks. etc only a 10 min drive.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Sauveterre-la-Lémance, Aquitaine

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring
15 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 7 nights
£2,100
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2018 - 5 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,000
for 7 nights
£3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £350

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day to be Sunday.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
Rental payments can be made by bank transfer
A 25% deposit is due immediately to confirm reservation,
Tha final balance plus the 350 pound refundable security deposit is due 8 weeks prior to arrival
The total rent plus security deposit is payable in full for bookings made within 9 weeks of Arrival date

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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