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Large Stone Barn With Pool, Unspoilt Valley Views

Overview

Property

Updated: 25-May-2016
Barn in Cauzac, Nr. Agen, Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine / Dordogne, France - Magnificent Location, Sunny Terrace, Large Shady Garden With Bamboos And Parasol Pines

Moncuquet Grange is a stone built barn and pigeonnier, commanding southerly views over the valley of the 'Petit Seoune', a particularly tranquil part of unspoilt south west France. Drenched in medieval history, the immediate area has several 'bastide' or fortified villages (Beauville, Puymirol, Tournon d'Agenais) offering colourful markets and lively evening festivites throughout the summer. The contemporary styled living space is light, spacious and comfortable.The modern open plan sunny kitchen with granite cooking island, preparation area and breakfast bar, opens with full length glass sliding doors to a covered wooden terrace and pool for enjoying a real in/out living experience with a panoramic view. A south facing terrace offers sun worshippers a piece of paradise and the parasol pines guarantee a shady spot for reading, dozing or just gazing at the buzzards wheeling down the valley. Walks can be taken from the house down into the valley and up to wooded hills opposite.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I moved to France 25 years ago after having lived in London for 20 years. Working as a district nurse for the last 14 years I live with my 19 year old son Theo. The renovation of Moncuquet Grange has kept me busy over for the last 10 years. It is a really special spot, with fantastic views and on the non working days I like to take time just sit and enjoy gazing down the valley, after all it's the reason I moved to the countryside! I will be staying with friends nearby during the summer and so am available if needed, and will be passing by twice each week to clean the pool and water the garden.

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Speaks English, French

3 Reviews

5
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

5

A fantastic holiday in a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

We had the most fantastic holiday here. The view was to die for and waking up every morning, throwing open the doors and stepping out, with a cup of coffee, was a treat indeed. The house is much nicer than the photos, with lovely walk-in showers and a spacious living room too. The kitchen is the best feature, with the sliding doors out to the seating area and on to the magnificent view. There is also a ping-pong table inside, in a very cool, stone-floored room, which kept everyone amused when it was too hot outside. Upstairs the master bedroom is very nice, with a lovely shower and small roof terrace with that awesome view again. It was so peaceful, hardly a sound, the perfect place to drink wine, watch the sun go down and relax. Lesley, the owner, was very lovely and we enjoyed chatting and getting to know her. We will definitely be back again. Thank you. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

We booked the Grange from a website we had used before, and liked the pictures and location - but were totally amazed at how wonderful it was in real life. Loads of space, everything you could wish for in a kitchen (for real foodies!) and a beautiful outside space with pool. We WILL be going back!

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We booked Moncuquet last summer for a week , the family included our little 4 year old grandchild who just couldn't be persuaded out of the beautiful pool and was permanently wrinkled! Glorious weather, beautiful views and the most unexpectedly wonderful house. Grand designs has nothing on this; stylish, spacious,luminous with every gadget and utensil imaginable in the incredible kitchen. This is not a holiday house this is a luxurious home with every comfort . We were so happy we stayed for an extra week in September and will be returning this year. Thank you Lesley for allowing us to enjoy your fabulous home nestled in the most beautiful region in France,Lot et Garonne.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 75 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Villeneuve sur Lot at 25 Kilometres Nearest Train : Agen at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A62 Bordeaux/Toulouse at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Le Roquentin at 5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Biscarosse at 200 Kilometres Car: necessary

Travel:

A car is essential. Airports:

Bergerac 1 hour

Toulouse 1.5 hours

Bordeaux 2 hours

Carcassonne 2 hours

Railway Station :

Agen TGV 30 mins Driving:

Calais 10-12 hours

St.Malo 7-8 hours

Distances:

Laroque Timbaut and Beauville are the nearest villages both 10 mins by car. They both offer bakeries, restaurants, grocers, chemists, doctors and garages. Agen and Villeneuve sur Lot, 25 mins, the two larger towns in this area have great markets, plenty of restaurants and good shopping. With only 1.5 hours drive to Toulouse, 2 hours to Bordeaux, day trips are very possible. There are at least 8 good local restaurants within 10 mins drive without having to go into town.

Further Details:

There are several riding stables nearby. Go-carting and paintball 40 mins away at Caudecoste. Tree climbing (Parc en Ciel) 1 hour at Lacapelle Biron. Montaigu de Quercy, 20 mins has a good market on saturday and a sandy lake side leisure park with bar and restaurant. St.Maurin, 10 mins. has an 11th century Abbey and a small restaurant. Laroque Timbault, 10 mins. has restaurants and cafes, bakery, supermarket with 24 hour petrol, chemist, garage, doctor, dentist and tourist information. It is also home to an open air chapel.

Availability

Rental rates

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My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
Please contact the owner for booking arrangements. A £400 deposit is required to confirm a booking.

Changeover Day:
Changeover is Saturdays, flexibility may be possible. Arrival time is 4pm and departure 10am.

£400 deposit to confirm holiday dates.
The balance to be paid six weeks before the start of the holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • barn

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1, en suite, with Italian style shower,wc Bathroom 2, Italian style shower, wc Bathroom 3, Italian style shower,wc Separate wc off entrance hall

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 en suite with king size, private roof terrace Bedroom 2 super king size which can be twin, share bathroom, roof window Bedroom 3 double share bathroom with bedroom 2, roof window Bedroom 4 en suite with loft style double and sofa under

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Pets are not allowed. Flexible arrival and departure dates may be arranged. Outside: Private pool 3.5 x 9m, BBQ, table and chairs for 8, sun loungers, swing chair with 3 places, shady area, covered terrace. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, deep freeze. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen and bathroom towels are included. Pool towels not supplied. Linen is supplied for each week booked.

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