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Cottage In Private, Rural Setting, Close To All Amenities

Overview

Property

Updated: 28-Nov-2016
Cottage in Villefranche de Lonchat, close to Lac de Gurson, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France - Peaceful Location, Short Walk To Village And Swimming Lake

Gite Megella has it's own private courtyard where you are guaranteed total privacy. This acts as the entrance to the gite and provides a secure extended living space for al fresco dining, sunbathing and for those with young children, a safe environment for them to play. Parking space for one vehicle is provided at the entrance to the gite. The courtyard houses 2 comfortable sun loungers, a wooden 6 seater outdoor dining table (can extend to 8) a free standing large sun shade and a charcoal BBQ. Enter the open plan ground floor from the courtyard, through French doors to the airy and bright living/dining/kitchen. FREE WIFI INCLUDED.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

As teachers working overseas and with July and August available as a long holiday, we were able to begin our dream of renovating a barn in France in the summer of 2001. We have been able to establish a family base where we spend every summer with our 2 children and enjoy a relaxed vacation. Each year we have gradually improved our barn and recently moved onto the renovation of Gite Megella which was completed in 2013 and is adjacent to our property. We have tried to provide a home away from home for our guests.

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4 Reviews

4.8
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

4

Lovely Gite and location

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic stay, we thoroughly enjoyed it, very well equipped Gite. The only downside was the enclosed courtyard was to enclosed for us. It felt a little claustrophobic at times as there was no view. The lake nearby is fantastic we spent many enjoyable days there. Great location to explore the Dordogne and the local village is lovely. We were lucky to be there for the local fair which was very enjoyable. Great hosts.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. I hope that the location & general peacefulness compensated. You were excellent guests.
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5

Beautiful gite, very well appointed nr lovely lake

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Gite Magella after being on the road and staying in a different hotel each night for several days. It was lovely to relax for a few days in the gite and make use of all those wonderful appliances we were in need of - washing machine, large fridge, gas stove etc! The kitchen had everything you could possibly need even for a much longer stay (including a lovely chilled bottle of Rose, which was very much appreciated after a long drive that day!).

Lovely lake within walking distance with a cafe serving light and main meals, wine, beer and children's food. Canoes and lovely for swimming. We went down on the first evening and it was really stunning and peaceful at dusk. Lots to do there during the day.

Very quiet, peaceful spot but within easy reach of St Emilion, Bordeaux and large shops etc at Montpon.

The owners are very friendly and approachable and spoke to me on the phone before our stay and recommended various places to eat and things to do. Very much appreciated.

All in all an excellent stay, thank you very much! We look forward to staying again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gite Megella

  • 5 of 5

This property is in a fantastic location. The lake is perfect for relaxing and swimming. The Gite was spotless and the owners have put a lot of thought into providing all the essentials. It is the best equipped property we have ever stayed in. The outside space is peaceful and secluded brilliant for eating, drinking, or sunbathing. The owners are friendly and extremely helpful. We would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ideal base for our first stay in France

  • 5 of 5

Gite Megella proved to be an ideal base for our first holiday in France. The accommodation was spotlessly clean with all our needs catered for. The large private courtyard was a lovely place to soak up the sun and in which to dine, (we used the bbq several times).

The information contained in the folder provided by Janis and James proved invaluable and we made use of several of the reccommendations contained therein. Our particular favourite was the evening market in Villefranche de Longchat, a lovely way to spend and evening dining on the foods and wines available from several stalls in the village square.

Janis and James made us feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble when it came to ensuring we enjoyed ourselves, whilst at the same time respecting our privacy.

We also made a couple of visits to the nearby swimming lake which had a lovely sandy beach area, a good choice of foods and drinks available and good facilities.

The 2 weeks we spent there were totally relaxing. It was a perfect base from which to explore the surroundin areas and we wouldn't hesitate to reccommend it as a holiday destination.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Villefranche-de-Lonchat

From the Owner

A perfect location; 1hr 15mins drive from Bordeaux International Airport, 40mins drive from the smaller Bergerac Airport, 30mins drive from Libourne train station with connections to Paris (3 hours on the TGV) and we are in rural France surrounded by vineyards and central to the many attractions of the Dordogne region.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 41 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Villefranche de Lonchat at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : St Meard de Gurson at 16 Kilometres Nearest Train : Montpon at 11 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Villefranche de Lonchat at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lac de Gurson at 0.5 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

There is a man-made freshwater lake which is an easy and pleasant short walk. It has a sandy beach and a separate fishing lake. There are several casual eating places located around the lake with a popular beach cafe/bar. You can walk around the lake, take a pony trek, play tennis, sunbathe or paddle a canoe. The more active can run a safe circuit around the lake and back to the gite on the single track country roads. The beach provides much fun in the sun.

Travel:

1hr 15mins drive from Bordeaux International Airport, only 30mins drive from the smaller Bergerac Airport, 10mins from auto route at Montpon, 30mins drive from Libourne train station with connections to Paris (3 hours on the TGV) We recommend having a car.

Distances:

Take a short walk to the village for boulangerie, mini supermarket, bar and restaurant. A short walk in the opposite direction will take you to the Lake/ beach.

The nearest hypermarket is in Montpon, 15 mins drive.

Further Details:

The village of Villefranche de Lonchat is within walking distance. You will find

a very small supermarket/boulangerie where you can pick up all necessities and early morning croissants, baguettes or pain au chocolat. It is advisable to check opening times and be early in the morning or order in advance. There is a second, smaller corner shop, again, check opening times. The village has a small and very pleasant hotel with a restaurant for formal dining and a cafe/bar for more informal drinks, coffee or a basic lunch. This is a popular spot for a mid morning coffee or evening pastis. Next door is a cafe/bar, very popular with inside or outside seating areas. All of these are located around the village square with an old church on one side and the Mairie on another. There is an excellent post office, pharmacy, ATM and a doctor surgery a few streets out of the square. There is a small weekly food market on Tuesdays and on most Fridays throughout the summer there is a popular Friday night market with a bar, food and wine from local vineyards.

The nearby town of Montpon will provide you with a large hypermarket where you can do all your food shopping. A bank for foreign currency, a large weekly Wednesday market which is worth a browse, a few large boulangeries and several cafes and bars. There is also a pizza take away. You can canoe on the river, stretch your legs in the park, take a picnic, sunbathe on the small man made beach or take a short cruise on the electric boats. There are several restaurants in the area worth a visit and a very helpful tourist office.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 1
1 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
£268
for 5 nights
£375
 
 
Rate 2
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
£321
for 5 nights
£450
 
 
Rate 3
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
£393
for 5 nights
£550
 
 
Rate 4
2 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
£321
for 5 nights
£450
 
 
Rate 5
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
£268
for 5 nights
£375
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please make bookings by email. A 25% deposit is required to secure your booking. the final balance must be made 6 weeks before arrival together with a security deposit of GBP 150, returned a week after departure.

Changeover Day:
We would prefer Saturday to Saturday. Please contact for out of high season changes which could be accomodated.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

From the Owner

This is an extremely child friendly property & a home from home. We can provide many things to occupy your young children & most items for a young family. This is a safe & contained environment, allowing parents to relax while children play. The pleasant walk to the beautiful lake & sandy beach or village, allow parents to leave the car behind. As enthusiastic cooks, we have equipped the kitchen to allow you to enjoy locally purchased produce when your children are sleeping.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Family

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • lake
  • village

Attractions

  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • freshwater fishing
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The en suite shower room has a modern shower, WC & basin. There is also a bathroom for communal use with a bath, over bath shower, sink and WC. An integrated child toilet seat is provided & child step for sink. Both bathrooms are on the first floor.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 + 1 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The master bedroom is spacious with a comfortable double bed and ensuite shower and WC. The second bedroom is smaller with twin beds. Both bedrooms have space for a cot or inflatable mattress for a third child. The rooms are bright and airy.

Outside

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

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: We want you to feel at home & relaxed from the moment you arrive. Gite Megella is cared for & you will see this immediately. It is cleaned & equipped to a very high standard. On request, we can provide some 'Little Tikes' outdoor see saw, car, cot & bedding, high chair, stair gate. Please let us know of anything else we can source for you. Outside: Gite Megella has it's own private courtyard where you are guaranteed total privacy. This acts as the entrance to the gite and provides a secure extended living space for al fresco dining, sunbathing and for those with young children, a safe environment for them to play. Parking space for one vehicle is provided at the entrance to the gite. The courtyard houses 2 comfortable sun loungers, a wooden 6 seater outdoor dining table (can extend to 8) a free standing large sun shade and a charcoal BBQ Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fresh towels and linen are included. Other: There is a kitchen table which seats 4-6.

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