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Characteristic farmhouse with swimming pool in the beautiful French countryside

Overview

Property

Updated: 25-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Farmhouse in Saint-Eutrope-de-Born, Villneuve-sur-Lot, Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine / Dordogne, France - 'Andante', A Taste Of Paradise In South West France

Andante is a recently renovated farm, dating back to 1850, set in 1,3 hectares (13,000sq.m) of land. The farm consists of 2 adjoining houses: a fully furnished and self contained gite that sleeps 4-8 and a second house that is used by the owner. Bed linen and towels are included. There is a private swimming pool on the property (5m x 10m) with great views of the surrounding countryside. Volleyball, badminton, jeu de boules and table tennis can be played on site. As guests of Andante you also have access to the local tennis court located next to the 'Mairie' in St. Vivien, which is just a couple of minutes away. If you enjoy a round of golf there is an excellent golf course (18 and 9 holes) in Castelnaud de Gratecombe, some 12kms from the property, and a 9-hole course in Tombeboeuf, 28kms from Andante.

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About the Owner

Richard Jongerius
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, German, Dutch
Calendar last updated:
25 March, 2017

About Richard Jongerius

Since October 2014 Richard and Nanny are the proud owners of Andante.

They will do all in their reach to make a stay at Andante an enjoyable and memorable event.

Richard Jongerius purchased this farmhouse in 2014

Why Richard Jongerius chose Lot-et-Garonne

The 'joie de vivre' in France has always attracted us and now that we are retired we love to enjoy it to the full.

Andante marries a perfect surroundings, area of good food, historic villages with characteristic weekly open air markets in all villages around and generally great weather conditions.

The beauty of the surrounding countryside, the friendly locals, the splendour of the many picturesque medieval villages, the pace of life and the great weather have us hooked! The beauty of the area is that it is generally a few degrees warmer and less rain than you would find in the Dordogne.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Peace and quiet, living 'a la campagne' in a real French community.

The gite is very well equipped for a holiday home thus ensuring guests can relax and know all their basic needs are met. The size of the grounds and the pool make Andante the perfect place to bring children. The patio adjoining the gite is a favourite spot for long lazy lunches and evening barbecues. The house is only a 35 min. drive from Bergerac airport, 2 hours from Bordeaux or Toulouse while Limoges also offers easy access (1.5 - 2 hrs).

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Rural Bliss"

This is our second visit to Andante. We love it here because of the peace and quiet of the location. The pool is deliciously inviting and we have spent many happy hours playing table tennis and badminton in the extensive garden. Eating under the dappled shade of the vines is a treat and the unspoilt view of the Milky Way at night is simply breath-taking. We enjoyed the Medieval Fayre in Monflaquin. We have also taken advantage of the high tree walking at Biron and canoed down the Lot River. It's been a great holiday.
Oct 2014
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Guestbook comments from the manager

"Rural Bliss"

This is our second visit to Andante. We love it here because of the peace and quiet of the location. The pool is deliciously inviting and we have spent many happy hours playing table tennis and badminton in the extensive garden. Eating under the dappled shade of the vines is a treat and the unspoilt view of the Milky Way at night is simply breath-taking. We enjoyed the Medieval Fayre in Monflaquin. We have also taken advantage of the high tree walking at Biron and canoed down the Lot River. It's been a great holiday.
Oct 2014
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5

Absolutely excellent in all aspects.

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a wonderful stay.

There were 8 of us, 2 seniors, 2 adults, 3 teenagers and a 7 year old.

Property was perfect in size, location, facilities and with wonderfully attentive owners.

Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

The 'joie de vivre' in France has always attracted us and now that we are retired we love to enjoy it to the full. Andante marries a perfect surroundings, area of good food, historic villages with characteristic weekly open air markets in all villages around and generally great weather conditions. The beauty of the surrounding countryside, the friendly locals, the splendour of the many picturesque medieval villages, the pace of life and the great weather have us hooked! The beauty of the area is that it is generally a few degrees warmer and less rain than you would find in the Dordogne.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 30 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Castelnaud de Gratecombe at 12 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

Lake beaches at distance of about 7km.

Coast/Beach:

Lake beaches at distance of about 7km.

Travel:

Nearest airport is Bergerac (35 min drive).

Airlines from UK: FlyBe (Birmingham, Edinburgh, Exeter, London Gatwick, Southampton) and Ryanair (Bristol, Liverpool, Luton, Nottingham, London Stansted). Jet2.com flies from Leeds Bradford to Bergerac.

From Brussels-Charleroi: RyanAir

From Paris-Orly TwinJet.fr flies twice per day. New airport expected at Agen (60 mins). Other international airports are Limoges (approx 3 hours drive), Bordeaux and Toulouse (both about 2 hour drive).

Distances:

Nearest villages are Villeréal (10km), Cancon and Monflanquin (both at 7km).

Nearest towns: Villeneuve sur Lot (25 km), Bergerac (35 km) and Perigeux/Bordeaux/Toulouse

Further Details:

Lot et Garonne lies just south of the Dordogne in the Perigord. In this picturesque countryside of rolling hills are vineyards, orchards, walnut trees and fields full of sunflowers, rapeseed and corn. This is also the area of the plum trees that provide the Pruneaux d'Agen. The area is still fairly unknown and off the main tourist track and thus offers an oasis of peace, tranquility and space. The small towns and villages are full of character and the people are friendly. If not for the many Bastides (fortresses) to be found in almost every village around here, it would be hard to believe that in the 14th and 15th century this was the place the 100 years war between the English and the French was fought. Almost every day of the week there is a local market to be found in the surrounding towns and villages, such as Cancon, Monpazier, Monflanquin, Villereal or Issigeac, all of which date back to the middle ages. Andante is 1km. from the village St. Vivien, which belongs to the community of St. Eutrope de Born. Tennis: as a guest of Andante you have free access to the local tennis court of St. Vivien. There are local maps for walking/cycling etc. There are many small lakes in the area in which you can swim and fish. On the camping site in Lougratte (15 mins. from Andante) there are excellent swimming facilities. Rugby: if you want to watch a rugby match, check what is on in Villereal. The Villereal Rugby Club is well known, plays league-level matches and is over 100 years old.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 3
1 Apr 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£219
for 2 nights
£767
 
 
Rate 4
24 Jun 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,104
for 7 nights
£1,104
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner

Changeover Day:
Arrival: Saturday from 3 pm (outside peak season - any other day possible too).
Departure: Saturday before 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices include bed linen, towels, electricity and gas. Prices are excluding € 2.80 tourist tax p.p. (over 13) per week
Prices for groups till 8 people: from from 30/8/14 - 27/6/15 € 825, 27/6/15 - 29/8/15: € 1.325 and from 29/8/15- 25/6/16 € 825 and include use of an additional bedroom (to sleep 4) and bathroom.
Payment: 50% on booking + 250 Euro,- deposit (to be refunded after departure subject to any deductions for incidental damage

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Peace and quiet, living 'a la campagne' in a real French community. The gite is very well equipped for a holiday home thus ensuring guests can relax and know all their basic needs are met. The size of the grounds and the pool make Andante the perfect place to bring children. The patio adjoining the gite is a favourite spot for long lazy lunches and evening barbecues. The house is only a 35 min. drive from Bergerac airport, 2 hours from Bordeaux or Toulouse while Limoges also offers easy access (1.5 - 2 hrs).

Property Type

  • farmhouse

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Two double bedrooms are upstairs (one with 2 single beds and one with a double bed). The extra room on ground floor to accommodate 4 extra people has its own bathroom (with shower, hand basin plus wc). Room Fans available. Outside: Private patio (shaded by vines) with own BBQ. Parking behind the house. Table tennis table, badminton and other games. Access to wireless internet available. Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service: Bed linen and towels (for use on site) included. Amenities/Facilities: Barbecue, Pool. Large patio (shaded by vines) with garden furniture and BBQ. Pool (10 x 5 m) with sun loungers and parasols.

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