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Beautiful 17th century stone house with private fully fenced grounds and pool

Overview

Property

Updated: 21-Nov-2016
House in Montignac Toupinerie, Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine - Tranquil rural setting with lovely views and many quaint villages to explore locally

This charming 4-bedroomed stone house which has been equipped with your comfort and enjoyment in mind, with views all around of fields and small woods, with its terraces and large private fenced swimming pool and fully enclosed garden for your sole use, provides a haven of peace and tranquility in which to relax and enjoy the warm welcome and hospitality of the South-West. It's also a great base for exploring the charming nearby villages, historic towns and many vineyards and markets where you are encouraged to taste the local produce. There are many sports and activities on offer if sipping local wine on the terrace while watching the sun set or reading a good holiday novel (we provide a good selection) by the pool don't fill your days. You will be greeted on arrival by a fluent French/English speaker who will be only too happy to provide you with any information you require to ensure you have an enjoyable and relaxing stay.

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  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

"What we wanted from Gabillou was two weeks of relaxation, a little culture, good food, good wine and fun. This fantastic place has delivered on all fronts. We really don't want to leave. It has surpassed all our expectations on all aspects. Our two families have been on many holidays together over the last 16 years. This rates as one, if not, the best. Our canine companion had a fantastice time too!"



We have thoroughly enjoyed the last two weeks in this lovely part of France. The house is very comfortable and we were all able to 'do our own thing'...We have spent many holidays in France and we all agree this region is one of the most interesting with the world renowned wine areas on the doorstep. Will recommend Gabillou to others who love France"



"The best gite ever, perfect for our family of grandparents, parents and 4 grand/children to enjoy swimming, playing, relaxing and having plenty of space for everyone"



"So relaxing we have booked for next year. The villa is exceptional. Absolute P & Q. Our two chocolate labradors have wandered far and near. Garden is escape proof"
Apr 2008
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6 Reviews

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based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

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Our Favourite gite

  • 5 of 5

Gabillou is our favourite gite we have visited, and this was our third visit. It's so well equipped. The grounds are secluded and secure for children and pets so you can totally relax. We have already booked for next year for two weeks and can't wait.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou. It means everything.
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AMAZING FAMILY HOLIDAY !

  • 5 of 5

From the outset the owner Carol-Lynn was very friendly and helpful and was there to meet us on arrival. She answered all our questions and told us about local events taking place during our stay. The house itself was simply amazing with an authentic french feel and loads of room for our group of parents, grandparents and 3 children. Nearly every afternoon was spent by the pool. The fenced garden and pool meant we could relax on the terrace whilst the kids exhausted themselves playing in the garden. The house was immaculate and so well equipped.

A fantastic holiday for all the family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful stay in the French countryside

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this property for a week in May 2015 and had the most amazing trip. The property was really well equipped and was located in the most beautiful rural surroundings in the middle of a valley with breathtaking views all around. The hosts were incredible, really attentive and catered to all our needs. We will most definitely be returning!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Host

  • 5 of 5

A Brief note to say the best house we have ever stayed in abroad including at least 10 trips to different parts of France.

Carol got us some food as we were running late and provided a double sided A4 piece of paper handwritten with the activities on locally during our week.

Beautiful house and gardens, you hear nothing apart from birds, truly relaxing.

I look forward to returning again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Truly Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

From the very first email to Carol-Lynn requesting details on Gabillou there was excellent communication. Emails were always answered very quickly and with full explanation, details and answers. We unfortunately hit a lot of traffic on our way down from the UK and were delayed quite some time, however this was never a problem and we were met at Gabillou on our arrival, our welcome pack was very gratefully received. First impressions most definitely have the WOW factor, the Gite is perfectly situated in the country side, rolling hills for views and the garden is huge. There are no neighbours to worry about, this was especially handy when we had 4 year old twins running around! They loved the garden with the swings, picking fruit from the many different trees and the beautiful pool. The fencing around the pool and the alarm gave us a lot of piece of mind during our stay. Our dog also loved running around the garden and collapsed every night, totally exhausted! The Gite itself is beautiful, lovely old beams, stunning furniture and every conceivable thing you could want or need has already been thought of and provided. The kids loved the 50" TV and there were so many movies to chose from to keep them entertained. We BBQ'd most nights on the huge gas BBQ and sat outside on the warm evenings. The bedrooms are all spacious and airy, fans are provided for those warm nights. Bathrooms were very nice and unusual in France to have en-suites as well as a full bathroom. We used the bikes provided and often cycled into Saint-Barthelemy D'Agenais for fresh bread in the mornings, it is a beautiful ride and just a 5 mile round trip, we even put the children in the provided children seats and took them as well. We had issues with one of our cars during our stay and Carol-Lynn went out of her way to help, recommended a fantastic garage and even took my husband there and translated, she made a very stressful situation so much easier. The area has so much to offer Miramont was lovely for dinner. There is a very good local vet, again recommended by the owner for the passport to be completed. All in all Gabillou is just perfect & the owners go above and beyond to make your stay as happy and perfect as possible. and we will most definitely be returning as soon as we can.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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what a holiday!

  • 5 of 5

If you like peace and quiet, watching the birds as the sun rises whilst you are still in bed, this away from it all home is for you. The property is ideal for everyone, plenty to see and do in the surrounding area but if you prefer to just hide away from the world and sit by the pool with a good book and glass of wine, then that is possible too. The huge garden is child and dog proof, with out door games on site. The owners are very helpful and can be contacted if necessary, especially when taking dogs to the vets before travelling back to the UK. Can't recommend it enough, have been using gites all over France for the last 20 years and this is the best we have found. Hoping to return in the not to distant future.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bregerac at 30 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Tombebouef at 7 Kilometres Nearest Train : Marmande at 18 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Seyches at 4 Kilometres Car: necessary

Travel:

Travel times by car to reach the house:

Bergerac (low cost flights to Stansted, Southampton, Midlands, Bristol etc- check with airline for your travel dates)-35 minutes.

"Bordeaux "Merignac" airport (low cost flights to UK as well as national carriers) – 1 hour 15 minutes.

Toulouse International Airport – 2 hour.

Marmande train station (links to TGV and Eurostar) – 25 minutes.

Calais port – 10 hour.

A62 Marmande exit – 30 minutes.

Car essential.

Distances:

Accessed via a quiet tarmac lane (cul-de-sac) and set amongst rolling countryside, the house is ideally located between the villages of St Barthelemy d'Agenais (4km) and Seyches (6km) with shops, doctors and dentist and the bastide town of Miramont (5km) with selection of shops, banks, supermarkets and bustling Monday market. Many nearby village fêtes take place for your enjoyment. Miramont's lake can also be accessed on foot or bike from the property via rural lanes and footpaths.

Further Details:

A detailed guide to the house and locality is provided on arrival but here's a taster of some things to do.

The historic towns of Bergerac and Villeneuve-sur-Lot are within a 35 minute drive with the nearby towns of Marmande and Tonneins (both 25 minutes) also providing good shopping opportunities.

The house is also centrally located for the vineyards of Duras (try the fresh Sauvignon or rose with a BBQ), Marmandais, Monbazillac (a sweet white which makes a nice aperitif early evening) and a little further, Bordeaux (delicious with a goat's cheese and tomato tart with salad for lunch on the terrace) and St Emilion amongst others.

Many towns and villages organise meals, fetes and activities throughout the year, where you can mingle with the locals and enjoy the warm-hearted welcome and hospitality of the area.

There are markets (some with food stalls and entertainment) throughout the week, with night markets in the summer, for example in nearby Miramont, Soumensac, Eymet, Levignac. The area is famous for it's tomatoes and prune d'Ente and fois gras and you can also get the local cheese, plums, apples, grapes, melons, peaches and nuts (in season) which taste just delicious. If you feel brave, taste the potent eau de vie made from the prunes.

There are the castles of Duras and Bonaguil to visit, walk along the Canal de la Garonne (featured in Rick Stein's TV show) at Pont de Casse, round the lakes of Saut du Loup and Soumensac, quaint old churches to look at in many villages, welcoming restaurants serving delicious food and wine of the region for various budgets with many offering 3 courses with wine for 15 euros or less, boat trips on rivers at Bergerac or Nerac, take in Monflanquin, named one of the prettiest villages of France, perched on its hilltop with fantastic views over the surrounding countryside or take the little train across the Landes.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Off peak season
29 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£720
for 7 nights
£720
 
 
Medium high season
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,020
for 7 nights
£1,020
 
 
High season
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,620
for 7 nights
£1,620
 
 
Peak season
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,780
for 7 nights
£1,780
 
 
High season
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,620
for 7 nights
£1,620
 
 
Medium high season
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,020
for 7 nights
£1,020
 
 
Off peak season
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£720
for 7 nights
£720
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
25% deposit paid on booking with balance due 10 weeks before booking date, plus £200 refundable deposit to cover breakages, cleaning and phone calls to mobiles and outside EU. To book, please contact owner to check availability and receive a booking form. The pool is open May to September.

Changeover Day:
Arrival is from 16:00 and departure is by 10:00. We will do our utmost to accommodate alternative arrival/departure times, subject to other bookings.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. We are also happy to accept payments in euros, please contact the owner for price and form. Bedding and indoor towels are provided at no extra charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hunting
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 200 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs WC - Toilet
  • 2 en-suite shower/WC rooms. 1 bathroom/WC. 1 additional WC downstairs.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 double bedrooms with en-suite. 2 twin bedrooms. Foldaway cot provided on request at no extra charge.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The house is independent and for your sole use and offers spacious accommodation (200 sq.m. of indoor living space) as well as an adjoining 60 sq.m. terrace with both charcoal and gas barbecues which is part covered. The house and terrace look out onto the pool (11 x 4.2m) and its 80 sq.m. terrace, with sunbeds, cushions and parasols, and beyond to the surrounding fields and woodlands. Board games, toys, a huge selection of books and DVDs in French and in English for all ages, badminton/volleyball net, 2 swings, 5 adult mountain bikes, one with child-seat and 3 child bikes with helmets and wi-fi internet access are provided for your comfort. Child gates at the bottom and top of stairs also provide added peace of mind for toddlers at the house. Outside: The setting, open rolling countryside doted with old farmhouses and hilltop churches. Private large and fully enclosed garden with fruit trees and vines (help-yourself if in season). Swimming pool and large terrace with 8 sun-beds. The pool security is provided by alarm and the pool area is also fenced for added security. Terrace adjacent to house (part-covered) and 2 BBQs (gas and charcoal). There are many activities on-site to keep children and adults alike entertained including a full size table-tennis table, a swingball game, swings, badminton and a set of boules. Situated off a quiet winding lane (cul-de-sac) with many circular walks and bicycle rides through the local countryside directly from the property. Undercover parking for 2 cars. There is a large empty barn on the grounds which belongs to the owners and is not in use. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron, ironing-board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Maid service/pet sitting can be arranged. Weekly pool and garden maintenance. Weekly linen change. Other: Upstairs, the large 18 sq.m. landing overlooking the pool and garden provides a library area stocked with hundreds of books and a vast collection of DVD's. There are also 2 comfy armchairs in which to relax.

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