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Spacious Gite with Large Private Swimming Pool

Overview

Property

Updated: 16-Nov-2016
Gite in Monclar, Aquitaine, Lot et Garonne, SW France - Rural Location

This refurbished gite is a great place to relax with friends and family amidst an elegant French country ambiance. The gite makes a perfect hideaway for a romantic break or a luxurious self catering holiday for up to 6 people.

The private drive leads to the gite, and beyond to a barn, in front of which is ample parking. The property offers very spacious open plan living. It is well appointed and comprises a fully equipped kitchen and dining area with seating for up to eight persons. There is a gas oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine/dryer, a larder cupboard with general store cupboard ingredients, iron and ironing board. The large comfortable lounge has views to the beautiful garden and pool area. There are two 3 seater sofas, armchairs and occasional tables with lamps, large flat screen satellite TV (English), DVD, video, stereo CD player, WiFi access, games and books. In the lounge, for the cooler winter months there is a Woodburning stove. There is also a library of over 150 dvd's with all the latest films. Patio doors from the lounge open to the pool area. Also from the lounge there is a staircase going down to 3 double bedrooms (1 with double bed and 2 with twin beds). The master bedroom has French doors opening on to a secluded private garden with views to Monclar and the surrounding hills. Bed linen and towels are provided, but not pool towels. There is a large bathroom with walk-in shower/wet room, wc and wash hand basin.

There is a charcoal barbecue with tools etc. Sun loungers, tables and brollies.

We offer a tranquil setting ideal for relaxation. The private pool is refreshing on a hot summer day and the surrounding terrace is perfect for relaxing and sunbathing.

Within a short drive of the gite you can enjoy some of the pretty Bastide villages such as Monpazier, Eymet, Monflanquin, visiting their squares and Chateaus and weekly markets with wonderful displays of the local produce.

This is a region rich in flavour, with many restaurants. Discover the beautiful products of the South West.

Situated in the South West of France the area s renowned for its outstanding beauty, history and cultural heritage, as well as it superior wines and culinary delights.

Within a short drive you can paddle a canoe down the river, take part in vineyard tours and visit different farmers markets every day of the week. You can also hire bicycles on a daily basis in the village at reasonable rates.

A table tennis table is provided for your enjoyment.

Travel: Bordeaux Airport is one and a half hours away, as is Toulouse.

Bergerac is only 45 minutes drive and low costs airlines operate from many UK airports.

We, Helen and Peter, will meet and greet you upon your Saturday arrival. A folder with a variety of recommendations and operating instructions is available to help you enjoy your stay.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are Helen and Peter and have lived in France for 14 years. We moved here in 2002 to get out of the rat race.

Peter likes a bit of DIY, pottering in the garden and growing our own veggies.

Helen loves cooking and baking cakes.

We have a lovely old Labrador called Meg and two lovely cats called Indiana Jones and Baby Dumpling.

We both speak French, Peter better than Helen.

Call Owner
Speaks English, French

7 Reviews

5
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

5

A lovely week in this gite

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in the middle of a week's bad weather and had spent the previous 3 days feeling a little cold and damp (inadequate clothing for rare bad weather!). We got to the gite and Peter provided us with lots of kindling, told us to help ourselves to wood and we lit the stove. How wonderful to feel warm and cosy. This is probably an odd start to a review, but we had spent the previous week in a house which was not suitable for chilly weather and having a fire made us very happy. The gite itself is really very nice. Perfectly equipped and very comfortable and renovated to a high spec. When the weather picked up we used the pool which is a perfect size. Helen and Peter did not intrude. They came to see us after our first night to see if everything was OK and then we just saw them in passing, and when we went to borrow a memory stick to watch some films. We went walking when the weather was cooler and went to various local towns.We relaxed a lot in the last 4 days when the weather was good and it is a perfect gite to relax in. We aim to go back in early summer for a week doing absolutely nothing. Cath and Clare

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

An excellent Gite....

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with this property. It is a converted barn, with high quality fixtures and fittings - very homely and comfortable, with a plentiful supply of utensils, crockery etc, everything you need. The living area is spacious with kitchen, dining and living all in one - perfect for social or family holiday. All three bedrooms are on the other floor together with the bathroom. Again all to a high standard (especially the shower) and the whole Gite is very clean.

Outside you have exclusive use of a 6x12 metre pool, with plenty of other space for dining or kids playing.

The area itself is typical French countryside, very open and interspersed with plenty of interesting Bastide towns and villages to visit (and not much traffic).

Helen and Pete are on site, but very discreet, you wouldnt know they are there. You can use their local knowledge or stay private, its up to you. All in all one of the better rentals we have had, and we have no hesitation in recommending it to others or going back again if we re-visit the area.

Steve & Steph 5th Sept 16

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Another lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit - we first came here 4 years ago. As we only stayed a week this time, we didn't venture far, just a short drive to the supermarket and outside to the pool. Perfect peace and quiet for us, the pool for the kids and a lovely, very comfortable gite with those fantastically cool downstairs bedrooms too (just amazing, considering the pretty hot temperatures). Just as lovely as we had remembered. Would absolutely recommend for families, as well as couples who would just like a bit of p & q.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

No complaints at this Gite! Superb!

  • 5 of 5

We are met at the gate of this marvellous property by Helen and Peter. They show you to the Gite and what do we see , Wow! can it be true, all the photos on the website paint a true picture of this wonderful Gite with marvellous pool. The property is so well cared for, all the fixtures and fittings are top class. Everything in the Gite is so pristine. This has been our 4th time here, when you go you will experience a lovely home with magnificent pool for the length of your stay, together with great help from Helen and Peter should you need it. Helens mum and dad, Wendy and John are real treasures. I can only commend a holiday here to you, lots to do in the area surrounding, we had a great 3 weeks and look forward to returning soon. John Filmer, Essex , UK

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful week in France

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a wonderful week in this Gite. We would strongly recommend to anyone looking at the site!. We headed over to France for a family wedding and this location and Gite was a perfect base for our break. The Gite itself was perfect....really well equipped, very spacious, with the marvellous open plan main room a fantastic space for families and socialising. The Pool was also wonderful...a really great size also. we loved it. The owners were also a great help and on hand for all enquiries. would not hesitate recommending this Gite and will be heading back ourselves for a longer break I am sure. Make the booking...you won't regret it. Paul Kelly

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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5

Fantastic Gite for outdoor living

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a weeks stay in this fantastically appointed Gite.

The owners Helen and Peter live in their property which is sited next to the Gite. They both made our family feel really welcome, gave us great advice upon arrival about the local area and the amenities which we needed. For us it was great to have two friendly faces to say hello to throughout the week, equally if it is privacy you are after then both Helen and Peter are the sole of discretion and you wouldn't notice them.

The Gite itself is brilliant, an upside down layout means the bedrooms are located on the ground floor, this means they remain nice a cool day and night. The upstairs living area is well laid out with direct access to the pool area. This worked perfectly for us as we could see our young children at all times.

The Gite has absolutely you will need for your home from home stay, the kitchen is well stocked with all utensils and essentials. Everything was clean and very well presented. In addition Helen has a great library of DVD's which will cater for everyone including loads of children's films.

The pool is for your exclusive use throughout your stay. The pool, surrounding pool area and the gardens are all immaculately maintained, there is ample space for young children to play in a safe and secure environment within the fenced gardens.

We spent a fun family week relaxing within the Gite and using the pool, only leaving to go to the supermarket.

We would highly recommend a stay at this Gite and will hopefully return at another point in time.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 40 Kilometres Car: necessary

Travel:

Bergerac Airport 45 minutes drive. Bordeaux Airport 1 hour 45 minutes drive. Toulouse Airport 1 hour 40 minutes drive.

Distances:

Nearest village is Monclar which is about 1 mile away. The nearest provincial town is Villeneuve-sur-Lot (20 minutes drive). Agen is the capital of this department and is 40 minutes drive.

Further Details:

Monclar has a Bistro, bar, bakers, butchers and a small grocery shop and the nearest supermarket is a 10 minutes drive to Ste Livrade. Villeneuve has all the main facilities including banks and restaurants.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low
29 Oct 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£325
for 7 nights
£325
 
 
Low
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Low
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Low
29 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Mid
20 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Mid
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
High
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,375
for 7 nights
£1,375
 
 
Mid
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
Mid
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Low
30 Sep 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is a Saturday arriving after 4:00pm and departing by 10:00am.

A 20% deposit is due to reserve the property. Balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to your arrival date. Bookings made within 8 weeks of arrival must be paid for in full.

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

General

  • 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 Area

Entertainment

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

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • river
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • rafting
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Large bathroom with walk in shower/wet room, WC and wash hand basin.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed (+cot if required) Bedroom 2 with twin beds Bedroom 3 with twin beds

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Outside: The garden is well established and has mature trees and plants, furniture for outside dining, charcoal barbeque and outdoor table tennis. The large private (12 x 6m) pool has easy access with Roman steps and has been fitted with a security alarm for the protection of small children. The pool is for the exclusive use of the occupants of the gite. The owner lives in a separate house on the land and is therefore available to help you and answer any questions or problems you may have. Bed linen and bath towels are included.

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