House in Castillonnes, Lot et Garonne Dordogne border, Aquitaine, France - Peaceful Location Only 3km To Town Of Castillonnes, Local Shopping, Markets And Intermarche
Lastuques is a beautiful 2 bedroom (5 person) stone farm house set in rural countryside with stunning views, it is very peaceful here. It is 3 k from the Bastide town of Castillonnes 47330, which has a large supermarket and even a cinema (with English Films).The property is set in a large grassed garden and has orchards and paddocks with horses. We also have free roaming chickens (people with dogs please note these are roaming in the garden), 2 dogs and a cat. We have a fenced swimming pool with terrace. We also have a vegetable plot which when produce is in season, we share with our guests. We really enjoy renting our gite with wonderful comments from our guests some of which return every year.
Top Traveller Review
Top spot for families
About the Owner
Graham & Jill have lived at Lastuques since June 2007. We have rented our gite out since 2012 and have found it extremely rewarding and have met some fantastic people. Graham and I both work in France, and love our life here. Jill rides her horse round the local randonees for pleasure and enjoys travelling around the beautiful countryside on her horse. We have a lovely friendly golden Labrador called Skye and a pug cross called Taz (no feeding please). In England Jill worked in a primary school for 17 years and is an ASA swimming teacher. We have two children and two grand children. Graham is continuing his building trade and is now registered as a French Artisan. Jill & Graham enjoy the lifestyle here, especially cooking BBQs and entertaining outside. View our facebook Lastuques.
Guestbook comments from the owner
"wish we were staying longer, we would have loved to see the sunflowers in full bloom"
"beautiful place, great location - fantastic hosts, you guys were great amazing hosts, thank you for such a wonderful holiday"
"This is a lovely property on a superb site, but it is you both who bring it all together, in 14 years of gite holidays we have found none better"
5 based on 6 holidaymaker reviews
Top spot for families
We had a marvellous return stay in this lovely place. This time our grandchildren were here aged 5 and 22mnths. We all, grandparents,parents and children had an amazing time. Jill and Graham continue to be perfect hosts and nothing is too much trouble. The markets and night markets provide lots of interest.We shall be returning!!
We stayed at Lastuques earlier in the summer, and was fortunate to have 3 weeks of glorious weather in a fantastic, clean and well equipped property!
The house was just right with all what we needed for our holidays, Jill and/or Graham were always on hand if needed to answer any questions or provide advise and ideas on where to go to visit locally and further afield. The pool was exceptionally clean and well maintained - and the temperature was steady in the late 20's all holiday and we made the most of it. Having Sky around to keep you company was always a pleasure, and watching the chickens avoid burning their feet running across the grass amused us most afternoons. We enjoyed the peace and tranquillity, and the local village markets and events.
We will definitely be returning to Lastuques!
Staying here has been a delight. The main tourist season is over, the bastide towns are not full and there is calm and peace everywhere which makes driving, visiting places a joy. Lastuques offers so much! The peace and quiet combined with the warmth of Jill and Graham's welcome plus being able to bring our two dogs make for a unique combination of place and human warmth. The pool cover means that we swam in very warm water and though the weather has been hot and sunny we have been able to use the pool at any time of the day and evening which has added to the joy of our stay.The gite is spotless, comfortable and well equipped. We also observed that if the weather had been cool the gite could be easily heated. So our advice is to come here out of season and have a great time.
A great Place
We had a great week at Lastuques, the house, setting and location is beautiful. The house was very clean and well equipped and the pool was perfect- very clean, well fenced and enjoyed by the whole family; although I get the feeling that if something was wrong Jill and Graham would do their upmost to put it right. Jill and Graham were so generous with their time, sharing their dogs Sky and Taz (with our children), vegetables and beautiful fresh eggs. Just don't tell everyone because we plan to return and suspect this will book quickly!
Don't miss out!
We are coming towards the end of our 2 week stay with Jill and Graham, and how relaxed do we feel? The peace and serenity here is amazing and the gite just as good .
Jill and Graham have been hosts extraordinare and we have never felt so welcome .... Skye and taz are happy to share anyone willing to give them a cuddle and the chickens produce the most delicious eggs .
The pool is well looked after and has been used daily even on the cloudy days and when we have had the energy so
has the table tennis badminton and boules!
A beautiful part of France made better with friendly welcoming hosts thanks to you both for allowing us to use your home xxx
We had a fantastic week with our two children. Jill and Graham could not have done more to make us feel welcome, we felt like part of the family. House was very clean, comfortable and well equipped - as was the pool. Anything we needed or had queries about was dealt with very quickly. Enjoyed the company of Sky and Taz the two dogs. Would definitely recommend. Thanks for a lovely holiday :)
From the Owner
“We bought Lastuques for its stunning views, local amenities, rural but easily accessible location, distance from Bergerac and its airport, distance between Villeneurve Sut Lot and Bergerac which are the two main towns in Dordogne and the Lot et Garonne.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
There is a local leisure lake with a man made beach, pedlos and all amenities just 5k from Lastuques. Riding stables. Trail des Bastides with Monflanquin, Villereal, Monpazier, Belves & Beaumont within easy reach.
The beaches are two and a half hours away.
9 hours drive from Calais, 20 minutes Bergerac airport, 1hour 30 mins from Bordeaux airport, 3 hours from Toulouse and Limoges airports. Cars can be hired from Bergerac airport.
We are in the Circuit des Bastides and have many beautiful Bastide Villages within easy reach. We are within easy access from the N21.
Castillonnes has bakers, butchers, bars, restaurants, banks, cinema (English films twice a week). Castillonnes Town has a market once a week and night markets during the summer. Trail des Bastides with Monflanquin, Villereal, Monpazier, Belves & Beaumont within easy reach. Also Beynac Castle, Lascaux Caves Roque Gageaac for its canoeing facilities, Parc au Ciel treetop course for all ages. Riding stables.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
25 Jun 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Please contact by e.mail or telephone for availability. The booking chart is updated as soon as a booking is confirmed with a non-refundable £100 deposit per week, the balance of your holiday is required 10 weeks prior to arrival. There is a 100 euro security depost to be made when you arrive which will be returned at the end of your holiday once a property inspection is cleared.
Preferred changeover day is Saturday. Arrival at 4pm and departure at 10am. Discount given when booking for two weeks or more in high season. We can be more flexible with start and finish dates out of high season.
Notes on prices:
We can be more flexible on start and finish days of your holiday out of high season.
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Lastuques is rural but not isolated, peaceful but not cut off. This property has everything for a relaxing holiday or just to provide a comfortable base for those who like to visit all the local bastide towns and sites that the Lot et Garonne and Dordogne has to offer.”
- Ceiling Fans
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- children welcome
- pets considered
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- The main bathroom has a corner bath, separate shower and sink. Separate wc and laundry room.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 bedroom has a double bed. The other room can be up to 3 singles or one double. There are fitted wardrobes in both bedrooms giving plenty of storage space. There is a cot available.
- Golf ...
- Notes on accommodation: No smoking in the house. Outside: There is a fenced patio, bbq area and table, with a vine covered wooden arbor, the patio is south facing. There are lawned gardens, on this hillside location with stunning views. The garden is unfenced. There are horses, dogs a cat and (free roaming) chickens on site. The shared swimming pool is 10m x 5m and is south facing. The pool and terrace area was renewed spring 2013. The pool has walk in steps and is a good depth for children, the whole pool area is fenced and hedged giving it a more private feel. We also have a dome to cover the pool for the spring and autumn months which helps to lengthen the time we can use the pool. ie September usually the pool stays around 26 degrees. The pools is only shared with the owners and their family. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath and hand towels are provided for indoor use only. Also bed linen. The owners are on site, and the linen is changed weekly. Other: Outside the lounge door there is a fenced patio area and bbq.