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Characteristic farmhouse with swimming pool in the beautiful French countryside

Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


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.

Property Manager
Richard Jongerius
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, German, Dutch
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Saint-Eutrope-de-Born in Lot-et-Garonne

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • 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
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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Characteristic farmhouse with swimming pool in the beautiful French countryside
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 4 reviews

Relaxing holiday in a beautiful part of France with lots to see and do!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Andante and, again, we loved every minute of it.

Beautiful, clean holiday home, very well equipped and comfortable beds.

Richard and Nanny are lovely, helpful owners. The private swimming pool is very well kept and clean. Lots of shady spots and comfortable sunbeds. The house and the grounds are very private, no one overlooking. Also great for kids, lots of room to run around and a playhouse with swing and slide. Available are a highchair, stroller, travel cot and bedding. There's so much to see and do in the area. Some impressive Medieval towns and cities around with beautiful churches and castles.

We will be back again! Thanks for everything Richard & Nanny

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect location in rural France with beautiful scenery

  • 4 of 5

Richard and Nanny were the perfect hosts. From the fresh homeade apple pie cake on arrival to always being there for help and advice on where to go in the area. Andante, is a superb gite suitable for young families or for couples wanting ample space. The swimming pool and play area were perfect for our needs, offering generous sized pool and swing/slide/playhouse. The lawned gardens (approx half an acre) were well kept and were not overlooked at all, being adjoined by farmland. We visited France for a wedding and found this to be a truly stunning area of France and we will certainly be back. Can thoroughly recommend Andante for a relaxing "get away from it all" holiday!! Thank you so much Richard and Nanny. Our grandchildren did not want to go home !!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always nice to get a good review, thanks. You were great guests to have. Hope to see you again! Dear regards, Nanny & Richard.
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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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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Castelnaud de Gratecombe

Special interest holidays:

Lake beaches at distance of about 7km.


Lake beaches at distance of about 7km.


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).


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 & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Saint-Eutrope-de-Born, Aquitaine

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 4
24 Jun 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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.