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Large Detached South-facing Stone Farmhouse, Bordeaux Wine Region

Overview

Property

Updated: 26-Sep-2016
Farmhouse in Caubon St Saveur, Nr. Monsegur / Duras, Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine - Well Appointed Family Home in 30 Acres with Private Pool, Peaceful Location

This charming detached south-facing stone farmhouse stands in 30 acres of informal gardens and fields, and has lovely views from both the garden and the house and lake. The rural setting ensures a perfect lazy holiday. It is situated in Caubon St. Sauveur in the Lot-et-Garonne, not far from the historic market town of Duras and the large town of Marmande, about 15 minutes drive away. The nearby village of Castelnau-sur-Gupie has a butcher, baker and general shop, whilst Levignac-de-Guyenne has several small shops and a public tennis court. The farmhouse is ideal for families with a children's playroom, games room with table tennis and a fenced pool with Roman steps and thermal night cover. Babysitting can be arranged on a private basis. La Peyriere is centrally heated making it ideal for out of season holidays. A telephone for incoming and local calls is provided. Bedlinen, bath and pool towels are provided free of charge, and will be changed on a weekly basis by the local housekeeper.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

About the Owner

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Speaks English, Danish, Norwegian

Guestbook comments from the owner

Perfect family house for superb holiday and lots of lovely sweet towns to visit and great local markets.
Aug 2015
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From the Owner

"I really love the pool and also the area to run about! The rooms were beautiful, the bathrooms were clean and pretty! I had the playroom and bedroom it was very cute and peaceful, its a very cool room!" Izzy H aged 11 We all had a wonderful holiday. The pool was great and we loved the outside bath. We definitely would love to come here again. Ollie and Hugo 10 and 12 Great holiday. House and grounds ideal for our families. Pool area excellent. McCarthy/McCormack Perfect place for family holiday and fun. Absolutely loved the outdoor bath! Stephanie and Carlo What a superb farmhouse, pool pond and grounds – we’ve all loved every minute – thank you! You’ve thought of everything at LA P - masses of space – very comfy. Playroom and table tennis much used! Gile and Lara Excellent week, great pool area, spacious house, lovely little local farms/villages. Fiona and Mat Fantastic week, what a lovely family house, beautiful pool and outdoor area, lovely for shade, and great fields and lake. Chloe Perfect family house for superb holiday and lots of lovely sweet towns to visit and great local markets. Peter "Brilliant! What a lovely place. Plenty of room for all!" Sarah G Absolutely fantastic week, very much enjoyed the markets in the local towns, all the fresh food and absolutely delicious, especially on the BBQ! A fab holiday, one to remember! Victoria J Plenty of star gazing and many shooting stars. Sad to be leaving after a great holiday although tan is at a good level! Guy S Lovely house and relaxing week. Seriously hot so pool most welcome. David F Fantastic house, wonderful weather. Thoroughly enjoyed and hope to return with rest of extended family. Alice J Wonderful to be back for the 7th. Time John B A lovely well organised house, ideal for families. A perfect place for 3 generations. Hubert C Thank you for sharing your lovely house with such a warm atmosphere Clare M What a week – stunning house and garden. Johnny B Absolutely fabulo

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

Beaches are 1.5/2 hours drive. Large lakes, inland rivers & multitude of healing hot springs. Sitting on 270km of Atlantic coastline, the region's western edge consists of one long expanse of sandy beach, the longest beach in Europe. Known as the Cote d'Argent (silver coast) it is a source of joy to swimmers, surfers & body boarders. Its high, rolling breakers make it one of the best surfing spots in Europe. Dune de Dune de Pyla, at 3km long and 100m high, is the largest natural dune in Europe.

Travel:

The nearest airports are Bordeaux (Merignac Airport) – one hour, and Bergerac – 50 minutes drive, with Toulouse (Blagnac Airport) less than two hours away. Bordeaux and Toulouse are both international airports. Hire cars can be rented from the airports. A car is essential. Eurostar goes to Paris from where it will also link you straight into the high-speed network in Lille, from where the TGV goes to Marmande, the nearest station to the farmhouse.

Distances:

Marmande is a large town about 15 mins drive away & clients will find an excellent selection of shops, restaurants & hypermarkets. The historic market towns of Duras and Monségur (a bastide town) are 15 mins & 20 mins drive. The magnificent city of Bordeaux is about one hour's drive. About 30 to 45 minutes drive away are Eymet, Bergerac and St. Emilion.

Further Details:

5 mins drive - villages of Castelnau-sur-Gupie with butcher, baker & general shop; & Levignac-de-Guyenne with several small shops & public tennis court. Nearest supermarkets, shops, restaurants, banks are at Marmande & Duras. The area abounds with excellent vineyards & restaurants & the region is noted for its superb 'foie gras' (goose liver pate), duck dishes such as 'confit de canard' & ‘magret de canard’. Weekly markets selling local produce are held in every town. Restaurant Les Colonnes in Monségur has a “live” jazz band playing every Tuesday evening whilst you dine. Not only is the region famous for wines (Bordeaux, Duras & Entre-deux-Mer) but it also produces excellent prunes, ‘Pruneaux d'Agen’. Bordeaux is the largest fine wine producing area in the world & visited by connoisseurs from all over the world, having over 3,000 wine 'chateaux'. St. Emilion is worth visiting with its famous vineyards and chateaux, many producing excellent grand cru wines. There is a tourist train that takes you for a trip through some of the town’s vineyards with an English commentary. Every summer Bordeaux has a Wine Festival on the banks of the Garonne, set in over 29 acres, with evening concerts, fireworks. The city of Bordeaux is a magnificent example of 18th century grandeur with its ancient quarters, wide avenues & numerous historical monuments, including the elegant Grand Theatre (Opera House). It has a vibrant nightlife, a botanical garden, well known churches, museums & art galleries, a good shopping centre &, for antique hunters, an area well known for its antiques. La Reole, about 20 minutes drive from Monségur, has a cycle track leading to Bordeaux. Bassin d'Arcachon, an ornithological park near Bordeaux, is the only one of a series of ten lakes close to the coast that opens out to the Atlantic. It is also the centre of oyster farming. Horse riding, golf, tennis, fishing, clay pigeon shooting & canoeing are nearby.

Availability

Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
Please contact Richard Fry or Ann Boge.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Sunday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • farmhouse

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

General

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

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • churches
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bedroom 1, adjoining bathroom with bath, shower, wash hand basin, wc Bedrooms 2/3, en-suite bathrooms with bath (1 with shower over bath), wash hand basin, wc. Shower room with wash hand basin & wc. Bathroom with bath/shower over, wash hand basin, wc.

Bedrooms

  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with 6' wide bed and adjoining bathroom. Bedroom 2 with 6' wide bed and vanity unit with wash hand basin and en-suite bath/shower room. Bedroom 3 with King-size bed and en-suite bath room. Bedrooms 4, 5 & 6, each with twin beds.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is extremely spacious and comfortable and ideal for families, as well as friends holidaying together. 2 child cots with bedding and 2 highchairs are provided. Good selection of books, games and video films for both adults and children. Children's toys are provided in the playroom. The private drive leads to a large parking area at the front of the house. With 30 acres of land there are lots of grassy areas for children to play. A wooden picnic table with benches is available in the garden by the house. A stream runs by the boundary of the land, and there is a small private lake where you can fish and row the owner's private rowing boat. Please note that life jackets are not provided. Both the lake and stream are situated some distance from the house. Telephone, English Satellite TV and Broadband provided. English speaking housekeeper nearby. Outside: 30 acres of land with lake. Private car parking. The secluded free-form private swimming pool has wide shallow Roman steps making it ideal for all ages. The pool has both shallow deep ends. A large terrace & grass area surround the pool & this whole area is fenced with access by two gates. Between the main entrance gate to the pool compound & the pool there is a slight incline in the land. There is a steeper incline from the other gate to the pool with railway sleeper steps. The pool is cleaned during the week. The pool house with its sheltered terrace is equipped with a BBQ & is ideal for outside dining with table & chairs. The pool house has a CD player, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, sink & wc. An unusual feature is the outdoor bath with its running hot & cold water, an ideal place to relax with a glass of wine & enjoy the views. Covered pool dining table & chairs. Comfortable sun beds. A pergola over part of the pool terrace provides shade. Garden tablechairs by house. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels provided including pool towels. Clean bed linen and towels will be provided at the end of the week for holidays of two weeks or more. Child stair gates, cots and highchairs available. English speaking manager. Babysitter available. Other: Pool house with gas-fired BBQ, small kitchen with dishwasher, 2 fridges and sink, WC, outdoor music system and a good range of poolside furniture. Covered dining area on the terrace with table and chairs seating 12. Games room with table tennis & darts.

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