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

People17
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's4
Space 3,444 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

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.


Owner
steve bushell
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2017

About steve bushell

We are an English family, with two young children (12 & 10), 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 Quatre Vents

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Lagarrigue in Lot-et-Garonne

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3444 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
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
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 4 Separate WC's
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
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

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

7 Bedroom Manor, Private Pool, Views, Pizza Oven, Sleeps 16, 5 Acres Fenced-in
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 13 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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4

Well appointed, spacious, comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Spacious house, astonishing views,

A sense of history and stories past.

Morning birdsong and stunning sunsets

Golden oriels and red squirrels.

Intense heat, cool pool

Chilled beer and pizzas.

Conversation, laughter,quiet reading, skittles

Fresh bread and soft cheese,

Flip flops on the tiled floor.

Ah, such good memories!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning house and location with panoramic views.

  • 5 of 5

The house surpassed its description. Having stayed in several French houses over the years, this one is undoubtably the best. The kitchen is very well equipped and the bedrooms are comfortable and spacious. The games room is a real bonus.

There were 9 of us aged from 8 to 73 and the swimming pool, BBQ and pizza oven provided entertainment for us all on long sunny days. We were able to sit out most evenings enjoying a meal and playing boule or card games whilst watching spectacular sunsets.

The close proximity of the local Bastides gave us opportunities to explore the beautiful and unspoilt area without having to drive too far.

There is a good choice of restaurants, shops and markets in nearby small towns and villages.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Something for every age and inclination

  • 4 of 5

The setting is spectacular, both by day and night, though you need satnav plus a bit of lateral thinking to find it! (Even if you have satnav, take Michelin regional map 524 (Aquitaine) – useful for local, not always clearly-signed, journeys.) The huge house is beautifully-restored, clean and well-appointed, not least the kitchen, with many thoughtful touches, often not found elsewhere, throughout. The beds (and probably the cot too) are comfortable, and most rooms have decent storage space, with plenty of hangers. The four possible dining areas, and a couple of separate bedrooms offering a degree of privacy, are great for mixed groups. The grounds, and the pool, are carefully maintained, and were enjoyed by all (though a small shallow area for toddlers would be a bonus).

Although May was a good month to visit – the sun beamed brightly for all but two of our days – we were (just) 'out of season'. This has pros and cons: towns and villages are eerily quiet, but parking is easy, even on market days. However, tourist attractions tend to be shut, or with limited opening, not always made clear on their websites (e.g. Henri IV castle in Villeneuve-sur-Lot); and ditto restaurants. Even in season closures can be erratic. For example, 'Le Vigneron' in Buzet-sur-Baïse, which we'd highly recommend for style and value – even if oysters, rabbit and wonderful local prunes with rice pud are not to your taste – is closed, not on Mondays (as one might expect) but on Tuesdays; one of the boulangeries in Aiguillon is closed on Wednesdays; and where do you put non-recyclable rubbish between Wednesdays and your departure on Saturday? However, although Aiguillon Intermarché is closed on Sundays, several supermarkets in other towns are open in the morning.

We give if four rather than the full five stars solely because we were unable to resolve difficulties connecting to Wifi. In all other respects, we found it faultless; none of the negative comments in a previous review applied at all.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • 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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Location

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

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Lagarrigue, Aquitaine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2017
1 May 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
£250
for 1 night
£1,750
 
 
Autumn 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
6 night minimum stay
£577
for 6 nights
£673
 
 
Christmas
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
6 night minimum stay
£1,385
for 6 nights
£1,616
 
 
Half term
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
6 night minimum stay
£923
for 6 nights
£1,077
 
 
Summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
£1,693
for 6 nights
£1,975
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
£654
for 6 nights
£763
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £448.79

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

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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