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Stone Farmhouse Beautifully Renovated With Magnificent Views and pool.

Overview

Property

Updated: 31-Jul-2016
Cottage in Galapian, Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine / Dordogne, France - Peaceful Location 5 Minute Walk To Village

Blanchou cottage is an old stone farmhouse with all modern conveniences including air conditioning in each room. It is set in grounds of ten acres with magnificent views a very tranquil location but only 10 minutes away from Clairac on the river Lot and Aiguillon on the confluence of the rivers Lot & Garonne.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Speaks English, French

5 Reviews

5
based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

5

Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time we have stayed with a great hosts Allan and Celia and we are already looking forward to next year.

The house is wonderful and so are the gardens and the pool, highly recommended.

Jane, Chris and James Johnson

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A corner of paradise .

  • 5 of 5

We found Blanchou cottage an excellent holiday accommodation. It was tastefully furnished, spacious and very well equipped with everything you could think of, including air conditioning in every room ,which afforded welcome relief from the very high temperatures we experienced whilst staying there. The addition of a Summer kitchen with fridge, sink, music centre and bbq. was a bonus in the evenings, sampling the delights of the local markets.

The gardens were extensive and delightful, with various seating areas ideal for relaxing. Although we are in our mid -70's, the cottage is superb for families, with a huge private garden ideal for games using all manner of toys available, and of course the beautiful pool.

The owners are a very friendly couple and certainly enhanced our stay there.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Blanchou

  • 5 of 5

Our third stay at Blanchou with our lovely hosts Allan and Celia as before a fabulous stay and the company as ever Tres Bon.

Missing France already we would recommend Blanchou to our friends, and our overall view of this property is fantastic, good outdoor eating, pool and gardens the Gite has every facility and the air conditioning is a bonus. The night markets in the Bastide Twons are a must and your host will give you the advise you need to enjoy your stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quality stylish cottage

  • 5 of 5

Blanchou Cottage is a quality and stylish cottage in which to enjoy a wonderful holiday in France. The thoughtful and friendly owners Allan and Celia are experts at ensuring that everything you require is available for a relaxing and comfortable stay. Within 10 acres of grounds there are carefully planted beds, an array of containers overflowing with colourful flowers, new trees are thriving, huge old trees provide welcome shade and there is a swimming pool! Indoors there are soft settees to lounge on, comfortable beds with lovely linen to sleep in and an easy, well equipped kitchen and dining area from which to prepare and eat delicious meals using fresh produce of the region. If you want to wander from this special place then there is beautiful countryside all around, orchards everywhere, pretty villages to explore and a local railway service to Bordeaux gives an easy option to visit this great city.

Two weeks not long enough, we shall return!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 wonderful weeks in the beautiful Blanchou Cottage. The property has lots of character, and contains everything you could possibly wish for. All rooms are comfortable, and there is plenty of room inside.

The gardens are extensive, and amazing in full bloom. The swimming pool and decking area are fantastic, providing hours of fun, or time to relax. The Summer kitchen is a great space for relaxing at any time of the day, with a nice barbecue, fridge and plenty of seats, loungers, and even outdoor games.

Allan and Celia were fantastic hosts - friendly, thoughtful, helpful and great surrogate grandparents! Charlie the dog was a welcome addition to our holiday, and provided an extra playmate for our girls.

Although there are no amenities within walking distance, there is an abundance of shops, restaurants, river beaches etc a short drive away. The surrounding area is beautiful countryside, with plenty to explore.

I would highly recommend Blanchou cottage for a family holiday. We would love to return one day, as we had an extremely memorable fortnight here, and did not want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
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Location

Activity and Interests

Travel:

Bergerac and Bordeaux airports both 75 minutes away. Local car hire is available at both airports at very reasonable rates. Channel ports 10 hours. Rosscoff & St.Malo 7-8 hours. Car essential.

Distances:

Clairac 10 mins, restaurants, cafe's, shops, local weekly market. Aiguillon 10 mins restaurants, cafe's, shops, market twice weekly.

Temple sur Lot with the famous Monet's gardens. Chateaux's of Duras, Bonaguil 1hr away.

Only 20 minutes away is the canal lateral where Rick Stein meandered along on a barge in his French Odyssey programme with the Halt Nautique at Laguerre boasting a delightful restaurant along its bank.

Further Details:

Horse riding 15 mins at Clairac. Canoeing at Castelmoron 20 mins. Walking & cycle routes nearby. Both Clairac and Aiguillon have good supermarkets and banks.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 10
3 Sep 2016 - 9 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Rate 11
10 Sep 2016 - 16 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Rate 14
17 Sep 2016 - 23 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Rate 1
29 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
Rate 2
6 May 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Rate 3
20 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Rate 4
27 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£675
for 7 nights
£675
 
 
Rate 5
17 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Rate 6
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£745
for 7 nights
£745
 
 
Rate 7
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
Rate 8
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£845
for 7 nights
£845
 
 
Rate 9
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£775
for 7 nights
£775
 
 
Rate 12
16 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Rate 13
23 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is required at time of booking, balance to be paid 8 weeks before start of the rental. As is usual with a property of this quality a security deposit of £250 will be required, please see "Terms & Conditions" in our website.If you require Air Conditioning a charge of £50.00 per week or Euro equivalent to be paid on arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday arrival is from 16.00hrs and departure is by 10.00
Flexibility depends on bookings.

Notes on prices:
A 25% deposit is required to secure the booking, balance to be paid 8 weeks before start of rental.
As is usual with a property of this quality a security deposit of £250 will be required. (please see our terms & conditions on our website).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bath and separate shower. Separate WC.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master with king size 4 poster bed and separate sitting area. Bedroom 2 with 1 king size double and 1 single.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Outside: Set in grounds of 10 acres with own private area set aside for guest's with BBQ,table, chairs and summer kitchen. Pool 10x5m with roman steps for easy access, sun loungers, parasols. Outside solar shower. Shared with owners. Utility Room: Washing machine. Iron and ironing board. Vacum cleaner. Broom, mop, bucket. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. The cottage is cleaned weekly on Saturday. Towels and linen are changed weekly on Saturday.

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