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7 Bedroom Manor, Private Pool, Views, Pizza Oven, Sleeps 16, 5 Acres Fenced-in

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Overview

Property

Updated: 27-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 17
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms, 4 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

13th Century Manor & Bastide Nr Aiguillon, Agen, Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine, France - Peaceful, Private Location, 5 Mins Drive to Shops and Supermarket

Large 13th Century French villa, former Bastide with stunning views and 5 acres of grounds including kept gardens, fields and wooded area, with c 340m2 of living space, beautiful stone work, cool tiled floors in living areas and most bedrooms. 4 bedrooms on lower ground so also really cool in hot weather. 1 hour drive from Bordeaux airport, and 1.3 hrs from Toulouse and Bergerac airports. Quiet, peaceful & private yet 5 mins from Boulangery, Boucherie and supermarket.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

steve bushell
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 2017

About steve bushell

We are an English family, with two young children (9 & 7), and fell in love with this part of France because of the sweeping countryside, ease of access to small airports and of course the house.

We stay at Quatre Vents several times a year, and each time discover something new about the garden and surrounding area; it's like a treasure trove slowly being opened

steve bushell purchased this chateau / country house in 2013

Why steve bushell chose Lot-et-Garonne

Love the countryside, proximity to airports with cheap flights, peaceful private location, yet 5mins to boulangerie and supermarket

and of course the views from the house and garden, we looked at a lot of places before getting QV

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Pool with its own bar

Fantastic views

huge garden, with great mix of kept lawn, fields and woodland to enjoy and explore and cool shadey places to relax under trees, snooze and read,

you feel so chilled and thrilled by just being there.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It had everything lots of space outside, woods to explore, sofas to chill out on inside, pool, bar and pizza oven.
Jul 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

It had everything lots of space outside, woods to explore, sofas to chill out on inside, pool, bar and pizza oven.
Jul 2016
  • 1 of 2

8 Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

5

Could not want for more!

  • 5 of 5

I have just come back from a two week holiday at ‘Quatre Vents’ (Lagarrigue) with my family and our friends and everybody thoroughly enjoyed their stay in this fabulously rustic house.

The bedrooms were spacious and Steve (the owner) was able to ensure they were arranged to cater for our specific numbers. The rooms throughout are in keeping with the rustic feel of the house and were undeniably clean; and as well as enough pots, pans, crockery and cutlery to keep Gordon Ramsay happy, the kitchen had every conceivable appliance and utensil for all our self-catering needs.

The property is set in wonderful grounds with fantastic views, and despite our numbers, it was large enough to offer our two families space and privacy when required.

The pool was fantastic and enjoyed by both adults and children alike, and the pizza oven, barbecue and outdoor bar were all put to good use during our stay.

There is satellite television and indoor games galore to amuse guests, but thankfully the weather was so good during our stay that only the ‘boules’ got any real use.

The Thursday night market in Aiguillon was a great place to meet ‘the locals’ who are extremely friendly, and as well as the principal city of Agen there are any number of beautiful villages close by which are well worth a visit.

We particularly loved Buzet, Nerac, Pusjol, Poudenas and Duras, and a special mention has to be given to Lac Clarens near Casteljaloux which offers a number of brilliant activities for all the family.

‘Quatre Vents’ is a wonderful base to discover Lot et Garonne, but equally, you will have a wonderful time there if you never leave the grounds.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Outstanding family retreat

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in a number of Owners Direct properties in the south of France and this one topped the lot.

The location was superb. The outlook across the huge valley below and beyond is enormous with the western horizon miles away. The sunsets were fabulous and all this from the pool area where you could be sipping your gin and tonic from the sun loungers or eating dinner at the outdoor dining area. The outdoor spaces are fantastic for children: paths for riding bikes, a flat field for playing football and orchards for simply roaming, all just outside the front door. Inside there is plenty of room for 2 or 3 families to sleep, eat and play. again the space is fantastic for large numbers if you have to be confined inside. There is a huge dining area inside for large gatherings on colder evenings with a table tennis table as well.

The nearby town has everything you need in the way of supermarkets, a weekly market and some excellent restaurants. La Garrigue is also very close to the canal where you can hire bikes to ride on the towpath.

We had so much fun and cannot wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful family holiday rental

  • 5 of 5

Lovely location with great views. Very comfortable for large family with ample space to dine together inside or out. Pool well cared for. Kitchen well equipped. Our children and grandchildren loved it with plenty to do in the area for kids and adults. Directions to get there could be clearer. Otherwise perfect holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4 4
1

Hugely disappointing experience

  • 1 of 5

I stayed 6 nights in August ‘16. It was hugely disappointing due to the owner’s handling of the booking and the dire state of the villa.

I made a 7-night booking in January ’16. The owner confirmed the dates and duration in writing.

Just 12 days before my trip and after I’d paid the full rent/deposit, he informed me he had double-booked part of my stay. He offered to put me up in a local B&B that was much cheaper than his own property. I didn’t accept because I booked the villa to have privacy, space and a private pool.

I pointed out that Owners Direct explicitly forbids double-booking and that waiting to the last minute to tell me was unethical. I asked to cancel the full booking. He refused.

Only after I threatened legal action and started a formal complaint with Owners Direct did he offer a reasonable settlement. I had no choice but to accept and stay fewer nights; it was too late for anything else.

The villa itself was horrible. Although the location is beautiful and the pictures make it look great, it’s not.

To start, it’s filthy and in disrepair:

- Cobwebs and dead bugs were all over: cobwebs on furniture, around windows, in the bedrooms, on the curtains; dead flies on window sills and floors.

- Walls were marked with blood of insects killed by previous inhabitants.

- There were dirty dishes in the cupboards and old coffee grinds in the coffee maker.

- The outside tables were filthy: one had food remains, greasy hand prints and oil smudges; the other had layers of tree droppings.

- Curtain rods were literally falling off walls.

- One bathroom had a broken shower head bracket.

Beyond being filthy, the villa disappoints for other reasons:

- There’s only one window in the whole place with a screen. If it’s hot outside, you have two choices at night: open the windows and sleep with a room full of bugs and mosquitoes or close them and suffocate. It was truly hot and miserable inside at night.

- The pool is not heated and has very cold water.

We reported problems to the owner during our stay. He offered no compensation despite our having had to clean the place to make it habitable.

After the rental, the owner didn’t return the deposit when promised. I had to chase.

I have stayed at lots of villas and understand that problems can happen. But this experience was beyond the pale and completely ruined our holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're sorry you didn’t enjoy your stay, as all our other guests have had such a wonderful time. The pool is 27c and might feel cooler if, for example, the air temperature 35c outside on a hot day. This temperature is deliberate as a higher temperature wouldn't be so refreshing when needed most on hot days. Unfortunately, due to a one off mix up on arrival times, we were not able make the house as sparkling clean as usual. The early arrival gave less time to carry out our usual thorough clean between groups. As you know, a 50% discount was given, in addition to an already reduced rate. We also offered you your own choice of alternative accommodation with a generous budget which you chose not to accept. The security deposit was returned within 5 working days. We want everyone to love staying in our French getaway as much as we and everyone else has and we do everything we can to make this happen.
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5

Gorgeous

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property, plenty of space inside and out, fine views, wildlife, local town with market, sunshine, pool and pizza oven. What more could a family holiday want?! We had a great time and hope to return. The owners were very helpful and clearly love the property also.

Time it right and there is a bounty of fresh pickings to be had from the expansive grounds – we had figs, blackberries and grapes. We left some for the next visitors though – enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Spacious, friendly and masses to do!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location with the most glorious panoramic views. The swimming pool is blissful, overlooking this amazing view. Never been anywhere with its own personal bar and pizza oven ... plus plentiful amount of wood for the pizza oven!

Huge garden and plenty of opportunities to play hide & seek for the children. Wonderful figs picked from the garden and the house even has a breakfast terrace.

Inside, the Manor is large with plenty of space. It has a wonderful large conservatory complete with table tennis and table football. Large, spacious kitchen. All very clean.

Fois Gras farm is nearby - definately worth a visit - as well as local market. Easy to travel by road to interesting villages etc.

All in all, thorougly recommended and well worth a visit. A real gem!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Love the countryside, proximity to airports with cheap flights, peaceful private location, yet 5mins to boulangerie and supermarket and of course the views from the house and garden, we looked at a lot of places before getting QV

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bordeaux, bergerac, Tolouse 65-75 mins at 65 Miles Nearest Barpub : Aiguillon at 3 Miles Nearest Golf : Domaine Du Golf at 9 Miles Nearest Train : Aiguillon at 3 Miles Nearest Motorway : A62 Peage at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Inc French , pizza, creperie at 3 Miles Nearest Beach : Arcachon at 96 Miles Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

We have found it to be especially inspirational for artists & muscians, our daughter does the most incredible artwork when we are there

Travel:

Agen airport 30 mins

Bordeaux 1 hr

Bergerac 1hr 15mins

Toulouse 1.5 hrs

car hire essential

St Malo 5.7hrs

Le Harve 7 hrs

Calais 8.5hrs

Distances:

Aiguillon, 3km

Claerac, medieval town, narrow streets, 15mins

Nerac, Royal historic town on Garonne river, inc Henry IV Chateau

Buzet-sur-Baise, wine region & tasting, canal & river bike & boat hire

Agen 30km, 20 mins

Thermal spa at Casteljaloux, 25 mins

Fortified town of Barbaste, 15 mins

Further Details:

Charcuterie van comes to end of drive every Wednesday and Friday, 12pm

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring 2017
8 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£494
for 5 nights
£692
 
 
Summer 2017
1 May 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
£241
for 1 night
£1,687
 
 
Autumn 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
6 night minimum stay
£556
for 6 nights
£649
 
 
Christmas
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
6 night minimum stay
£1,334
for 6 nights
£1,557
 
 
Half term
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
6 night minimum stay
£890
for 6 nights
£1,038
 
 
Summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
£1,668
for 6 nights
£1,946
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
£630
for 6 nights
£735
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £432

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover, 10am depart, 4pm arrive

If staying in winter or when the heating is required, you are alloted 100euros heating oil a week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

From the Owner

Pool with its own bar Fantastic views huge garden, with great mix of kept lawn, fields and woodland to enjoy and explore and cool shadey places to relax under trees, snooze and read, you feel so chilled and thrilled by just being there.

Property Type

  • chateau / country house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 320 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Toilet 2 - Toilet
  • Toilet 3 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 8 - Toilet, As part of Pool house
  • Shower Room - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1: shower (body jets), bath & basin Sep gf wc Ensuite shower & basin - for Bed 3 Bedroom 4 own basin Wc & bath(shower over) for bedrooms 3&4 Plus sep wc Ensuite shower (inc body jets) basin & wc for beds 5&6 Pool room wc, urinal & basin

Bedrooms

  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, With En-suite shower, basin & vanity unit
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed, With en-suite shower room
  • Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed, Inter-connects with bed 5 & en-suite
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, With en-suite shower, wc & 2 basins
  • Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Sleeps 2
  • Sofa Bed - 2 Sofa bed/Futon, Double Sofa bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed, Ensuite shower room. - Bedroom interconnects with Bed 1
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, Next to Bed 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1, double bed & sep wc and basin Bed 2, 2 single beds, own entrance and door to Bed 1 Bed 3 dble bed & ensuite shower & basin Bed 4, 2 single beds & basin, sep wc & bathroom by bedrm3 Bed 5, dble bed Bed 6, 2 single beds shared esnuite with bed 5

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Each double bedroom is next to or adjoins a twin room, so ideal for families. As you walk in there is a hallway with two large living areas to the left and large kitchen to the right. There are doors to the rear garden and front garden off the kitchen, hall, games room and downstairs bedrooms. Bedrooms 1, 2 & 3 are on the ground floor, beds 4&5 on lower ground and 6&7 lower ground with own private access. Dining table & 16 chairs in dining area by kitchen Outside: Private pool (alarm compliant) 10m*5m with side steps entrance 12 sun loungers, with integral head shade BBQ provided Outside dining table and 12 chairs provided Smaller table and 6 chairs provided Bar building, copper bar top, fridge and sink situated by pool (drinks not provided!), fantastic fun in evening esp with pool & bar lights on Mown lawn to front and rear of property, woodland beyond with shaded reading area Large mown upper field overlooking house with Bastide mound & trig point (can see 40km on a clear day) Fruit trees; fig, cherry & plum in garden & field Utility Room: Washing m/c in kitchen Two washing lines in garden, pegs provided Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedding and one bath towel per person provided. pool towels not provided. 2 tea towels in bar and 2 in kitchen provided Changed at end of each stay, or fortnightly, whichever is the shorter Other: Games room with full size table tennis table, table football table Boule set & football provided and child safe dart boar

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