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A Quiet Country Cottage In A Rural Setting With Swimming Pool



Updated: 19-Nov-2016
Cottage in Cancon, Nr. Villeneuve sur Lot, Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine, France - A Peaceful Location At The End Of A Small Country Road. There Is No Through Traffic

Chazarem is situated in the heart of the countryside with views across a peaceful wooded valley, dotted with fields of sunflowers. Built over 200 years ago it is adjacent to the main house and was originally a barn used for tobacco, plums and for storing wine. All around you will find sleepy little hilltop bastide towns built in and around the 13th century. Most have attractive arcaded squares where you can enjoy a drink and/or a meal in quiet surroundings.. However once a week on market day these towns and villages become busy bustling places selling local produce: everything from honey to cheese, wine, fruit and vegetables, not to mention chickens, ducks and rabbits. The cottage overlooks the swimming pool which is shared with the owners. We welcome children and have swings, boules and games to help keep everyone amused.

We are happy to provide a meal for you and your family on the day you arrive. In addition you will always find a starter pack in the fridge/cupboard which includes bread, butter, jam, milk, eggs, tea and coffee.

In the main house there is a double bedroom with adjoining shower room which can be annexed to the gite.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We came to France to live 14 years ago when my husband retired from the Royal Navy. We love the quiet relaxed lifestyle here - reminiscent of life in UK twenty years ago. Where we live is extremely quiet and we have excellent relationships with our various French neighbours and friends.

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Speaks English, French, German

Guestbook comments from the owner

"This superb gite should serve as a model for all others".

"By far the best gite we have ever stayed in".

"From the moment we made the booking we knew we'd chosen a good 'un, and we weren't wrong".
Oct 2013
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Fab gite+outstanding hosts=perfect holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Located minutes away from the N21, this charming gite is exactly as described and is located at the end of a farm lane in a beautiful rural location in a very agricultural part of France. The hosts provide a warm welcome and are only too happy to provide advice and assistance if/when requested. Customer service is faultless. Spotlessly clean and thoughtfully provisioned/laid out it provided a perfect venue for a family holiday. The pool, games, garden, swings etc provided ample space and entertainment for two boys. highlights included the good sized pool, view from the gite's patio, the restaurant at st Pastour, canoeing on the Dordogne (1hr), eating ice cream in the medieval bastide at Montpazier, taking on the Parc en Ciel, visiting the Sunday market at Issigeac, night market at Fongrave and relaxing at the gite. This gite lacks for nothing and is an absolute gem. loads to do/see within a relatively short distance allowing time to be back to enjoy the afternoon sun. Family recommended to attend and visit later this year. Only one downside....leaving!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent, great value and hosts that really care

  • 5 of 5

The welcome we received made us instantaneously think we made the right choice and throughout our two week stay we remained very impressed. Sue and Ken look after every detail, they give great advice on places to visit and local restaurants. The Gite is so well equipped, we divided our time between relaxing at the gite and visiting the many local sights. Set in the countryside with a great pool, the location is so very peaceful but only 5 minutes to St Pastour which has a fantastic restaurant and local store, 10 minutes away is Cancon which has all you need. We would recommend Chazarem as a wonderful place to stay for family's and couples alike.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday in this very well equipped gite set in a lovely peaceful location .Kids loved the pool and inflatables and lots to do in the surrounding area. Friendly and helpful owners. We would visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the kind comments. We enjoy having families to stay and feel our property lends itself to giving children a good time with lots of space to play.
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From the Owner

Throughout our married life we holidayed most years in France and always wanted to live here. We immediately felt at home whenever we arrived in France. We enjoy the slower more relaxed pace of life and the good food and wine that is available at reasonable prices.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 45 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : St Pastour at 2 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Castelnaud de Gratcambe at 6 Kilometres Nearest Train : Agen at 45 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : St Pastour at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Arcachon at 190 Kilometres Car: necessary


The nearest airport is Bergerac, 40 minutes away. This is served by Ryanair, Flybe and Jet 2. Car hire is essential and is available at Bergerac airport. We are 10 hours drive from Calais, 7 from St Malo and 8 from Caen. Bordeaux and Toulouse are each 2 hours away.


We are 2km from the nearest small village, St Pastour, which has a post office, an epicerie and a restaurant. Cancon is 5km from Chazarem and has 2 ATMs, 2 bakers, 2 butchers and 3 small supermarkets. Villeneuve-sur-Lot is 16km away with several hypermarkets. Bastide towns Monflanquin, Villereal and Castillones are 10-15km from the cottage.

Further Details:

Lougratte is 8km north of Chazarem and has a lake for swimming, pedaloes and a beach. The Dordogne is around 1.25 hours away and has excellent organised canoeing, and in summer, canoeing on the Lot is available 7 kms away. There are several good restaurants within a 10km radius. There are a number of medieval castles nearby.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Mid Season
27 May 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
16 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Season
27 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
To book: a 25% deposit cheque is required, the balance should be paid one month before the start of the holiday. We also require a £150 damage deposit in the form of a cheque which we only cash if required.
There is a welcome pack consisting of milk, butter, bread, eggs, fruit juice and jam in the fridge on arrival. Enough for a first breakfast. There is also always enough te and coffee to get you started.
The stay tax is usually paid in local currency - at a rate of 0.40€ per person per night

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible to cope with the cheaper mid-week flights. Bookings are not restricted to 7 day periods. We are happy to welcome you any day of the week with a minimum stay of 3 days - the maximum is up to you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 19-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

We enjoy meeting new people and are happy to offer our guests dinner on their night of arrival, for a small charge. In this way we get to know them and to find out what they want from their holiday. Our house is adjacent to the gite so we are on hand with advice and help should they require it.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural


  • caves
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • There is a shower room with wash basin and WC.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed, bedroom 2 has twin beds. A cot is available for babies. Both bedrooms lead off the main living room.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Notes on accommodation: The cottage is fully equipped for four. Outside: There is just under a hectare of garden. We are at the end of a road with no through traffic so it is very safe for children. There is a covered terrace with table, chairs and BBQ at the back of the cottage looking over the valley and the pool. The pool is 8x4 metres plus roman steps. It is protected by a cover which conforms to French Safety Standards. There are loungers by the pool plus tennis and badminton raquets, boules, swings for the children and inflatables for the pool. The pool is shared with the owners who use it discreetly. Utility Room: There is a washing machine in a separate laundry room, shared with the owners. An iron and ironing board are also available. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bathroom towels, pool towels and bed linen are provided. These are changed weekly. The property is cleaned before you arrive but not during your stay. Other: Small entrance hall.

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