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Charming country retreat own pool, large garden, pets welcome, WiFI, BBQ

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Rural charm near lively Bastide towns. Enjoy privacy, your own private pool and large enclosed garden . Pets welcomed .Excellent kitchen and verandah with barbecue

La Maison Pastorale is a converted 18th Century stone farmhouse set in a quiet residential hamlet and is presented with:

Three double bedrooms each with a double bed.(A Z-bed can be provided on request)

Two bathrooms and a shower room and a large garden and private swimming pool. Broadband WIFI is provided for free.

The house has been renovated using traditional local materials with a sympathetic neutral colour palette to create a haven of calm. Quarry tiles cover the entire downstairs walkthrough areas with whitewashed stone walls and exposed old oak timber beams.

For musicians, there is a beautiful grand piano taking pride of place in the living room, together with an acoustic guitar and accordion.

For cooks there is a fantastically appointed farmhouse kitchen with a huge antique French oak refectory table, a Smeg cooker and fridge. We have left you with quality crockery and glassware enabling you to live the dream of a French country home without compromise.

For the more active we provide 3 mountain bikes, a rowing machine, badminton net and racquets, mini trampoline and a heavy boxing bag and some weights.

Upstairs we have painted floorboards and again whitewashed stone walls and beams throughout. High standard cotton bedlinen and designer towels are left for guest use. The thick stone walls keep the house blissfully cool during the long hot summers.

La Maison Pastorale holds a narrative of charm with a nod to the owners sense of humour- you will find antique furnishings punctuated with quirky vintage objects trove dotted about in unexpected corners...

Beyond the kitchen there is a large, delightful bamboo covered verandah set up for al fresco dining. At night outdoor lighting illuminates the terrace, pathways, walnut tree and swimming pool. Its a pure delight.

The large enclosed private garden has a full sized swimming pool with loungers and poolside sunshade. Several areas are set up around the garden with tables and chairs so you can take your pick at which to sit and contemplate. Spot the kestrels or listen out for nightingales song. Red squirrels, rabbits, hare, deer and the occasional wild boar can be sighted usually at dawn.

For the more active, there is a rowing machine, weights, badminton net, 3 mountain bikes, mini trampoline and a heavy punch bag. The garden being enclosed is perfect for dogs.

It's only a one minute walk to footpaths through the surrounding sunflower fields . The garden sits high on a hillside owning a perfectly stunning view of the summer sunsets. This is a very special place .

More Details

Owner
Andrew
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
28 August, 2017

About Andrew

Anna and I share our time between the UK and France with our energetic Cocker Spaniel Margot. We both love gardening, music , cooking and travel a lot . Every year we upgrade the house and garden. In 2016 we installed a new bathroom and acquired a Smeg cooker and fridge for the kitchen . In 2017 we are focussing on the garden and pool area and have opened up the sunset garden view south west to the hills.

Andrew purchased this house in 2007

Why Andrew chose Lot-et-Garonne

We wanted a rural retreat but also love the mountains and frequently visit the Pyrennees as well as the coast at Archachon and in Provence. We wanted good transport links and the house is just over 5 hours door to door from London via Bergerac airport and a 2 hour drive to Bordeaux Airport. We also love visiting the châteaux and gardens of the Dordogne and Vezere rivers and the Lot and Garonne river valleys as well as occasional trips to Bordeaux and the Mediterranean beaches.

What makes this house unique

How long have you got ? Our favourites include

-a midnight swim in the pool

-Dinner under the verandah and our spectacular sunset view of the nearby hills

- Our daily walk around a nearby lake with the dog

- a bike ride along the canals of the Dordogne

- Dinner in the square either at Monpazier or Monflanquin or lunch at Penne D'Agenais

- Sunday morning visits to local antique markets ( brocantes) or boot sales ( vide ferneries) in small villages nearby

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Guestbook comments from the owner

'we loved the pool and dinner outside as my daughter played the piano. we have already booked again' Joan and Charlie Laidlaw Edinburgh



'a charming escape.. we loved the markets' Graham Hoxton Bristol



' a lovely home and very thoughtful hosts who provided us with a great guide to the local area ' Arthur and Jill Beevers ' London



'one of the best holidays we have ever had ' Winnie and Jed ' USA



'magical' O & B Park
Jun 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint-Eutrope-de-Born in Lot-et-Garonne

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 1 We accept up to 2 well behaved house trained dogs 2 Dogs are not permitted in the pool.
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 bathrooms upstairs both with WC. 1 shower room with WC downstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 double bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 3 double bedrooms each with a double bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: A few lowish beams to watch out for. The pool is opened late May and closed early October unless by separate agreement. Outside: The pool is exclusive to the property and is 10 metres x 5 metres with roman steps. Loungers are provided. Pool is alarmed. A barbecue on the terrace is provided together with some weights / fitness equipment and badminton net. There is a well in the garden and a herb garden. Utility Room: Hoover, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included and changed weekly. Property managed professionally and pool cleaned twice weekly Other: Pool loungers, fitness equipment and badminton net, heavy boxing bag and equipment together with one mountain bike all provided.

Reviews

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Charming country retreat own pool, large garden, pets welcome, WiFI, BBQ
average rating of 4.3 based on 11 reviews
5

A perfect getaway in the French countryside.

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful - old and full of charm. We loved the eclectic decor and it's quirky feel. The bedrooms were a good size and the kitchen was the great. We had perfect weather so we were able to make the most of the pool and the gorgeous outside area. We never ran out of hot water and made use of the three bathrooms. The house keeper was only a phone call or text away and was very helpful and even booked a taxi for us. The location is great, tucked away at the end of a hamlet but only 10 mins from the nearest town and there are lots of others near by too. Overall we loved our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Characterful and Charming

  • 5 of 5

The family has just returned from a very restful week at La Maison Pastorale. The property is very charming and packed with character, as well as offering generous accommodation. The beautiful garden is large and ideal for relaxing as well as the pool and shaded outdoor dining area. Overall a superb property and an ideal base for the Lot / Dordogne area

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

Superb. A wonderful autumnal week spent in this fabulous house. Couldn't have wished for a more perfect place to be. Loved the house with all its lovely antiques. and curios. Very comfortable. Very clean. Excellent Internet. The rather excellent grand piano was played by my wife every evening. Great area. Equidistant to two pretty bastide towns with restaurants and supermarkets. Our dog loved it too, the garden is large and is securely fenced so Mungo was free to roam as he pleased. We have recommended this house to all of our friends and we are definitely be coming back next year. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of three adults and a dog. This house proved perfect for us. It's a charmingly eclectic and arty home full of intriguing things. Very well put together. We felt as if we were living in a home featured in Elle Decor! It was an extremely hot week so we made full use of the lovely pool and ate beneath the verandah every night. fairy lights everywhere! Very pretty! The kitchen is brilliantly equipped with everything you would need and a very generous herb collection left for our use - nice touch. The house was very clean and very comfortable. The owners were very helpful and their communication with us was very good. We could not find fault this holiday home. We didn't really want to leave! I'm sure we'll be back here.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Pastorale but disappointing

  • 2 of 5

Having rented holiday properties around the world for more than 30 years and enthusiastically reviewed on this platform in the past, we were looking forward to a week at La Maison Pastorale.

Booking arrangements were swift, efficient and reassuringly precise.

Sadly this was not to last. We had to prompt for directions to property and again for key safe number. The welcome pack consisted a carton of milk, a few tea bags (no coffee), a small baguette (no butter) and a bottle of sweet white wine.

The piano was splendid. Not shown in any of the photographs however

the house was stuffed with a plethora of religious brocante, plastic Gollums/ETs and exercise equipment. Various notices requesting that sun creams should be showered off before entering the pool would have carried more persuasion - particularly as regards young children - had a shower to been installed poolside as is the norm. We love the general area, but weren't impressed by this particular venue. A need to prompt for the late return of our security deposit, greeted by the excuse of 'traveling' and thus out of internet connection, merely confirmed our overall disappointment.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were shocked to receive such a bitter review out of the blue and disappointed that they would post such an inaccurate set of comments. This client emailed us complimenting us on our directions and holiday guide which they received nearly 4 weeks before arrival. Our house is precisely as shown in the images on the site ( including the grand piano !) so if it was not to their taste why book it ? We always leave our guests tons of herbs , spices and tea and coffee as well as wine, bread milk and biscuits but this seems not to have been enough for them. They left the pool is a disgusting state and we bore the extra costs of cleaning without comment. Hey Ho, I guess there’s always one !
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Very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable house with thick stone walls, making it cool in the summer heat. Lovely dining area outside where we had all our meals. Very clean and well-equipped house.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Villereal
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Barthes
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Villereal
Nearest Beach
125 Kilometres
Archachon
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Golf is available locally(9 and 18 hole courses ) 25 minute drive

Lovely swimming lake and beach 15 minute drive from the property

Fishing on the Lot and Dordogne Rivers and in local reservoirs a 10 minute drive from the house

Canal cycling

Walking. There are numerous well marked walking paths through the fields and woods in the area ( Maps provided) . There are also two lovely lakes a 10 minute drive from the house which are perfect for dog walking .

Fields and rural walking 2 minutes

Coast/Beach:

about 90 minutes drive to The Atlantic (Archachon)

2 hours drive to Bordeaux

10 minutes drive to a bakery

Travel:

Bergerac Airport (35 minutes drive)

Agen Station (main train line to Paris and Nice) 45 minute drive

Distances:

Villereal 4 miles

Monflanquin 7 miles

Bergerac 22 miles

Bordeaux 60 miles

Further Details:

Excellent local markets, supermarkets. Swimming lake at Lougratte ( 6 miles )

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Saint-Eutrope-de-Born, Aquitaine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Summer/Early Autumn
26 Aug 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
Autumn
21 Oct 2017 - 2 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£900
for 5 nights
From
£180
£1,000
 
 
Spring 2018
27 Jan 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 5 nights
From
£240
£1,450
 
 
Summer 2018
9 Jun 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,980
for 7 nights
£1,980
 
 
Late Summer/ Autumn 2018
15 Sep 2018 - 8 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 5 nights
From
£220
£1,450
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £100
Damage Deposit £500

Up to 3 dogs are welcome at the house. We charge an additional fee of £100 per dog per week

The pool is usually open and available for guests from 1 May until 31 October. It can be opened outside this period by prior agreement.

For winter bookings firewood can be provided at an agreed rate of £100 per week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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