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Gite With Private Pool, Overlooking Unspoilt Countryside



Updated: 21-Aug-2016
Cottage in Lagruere, Nr. Marmande, Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine, Dordogne, France - Peaceful Rural Location, Only 5 Minutes From Town With All Amenities

Entrance hall with cupboard for ironing board broom etc. Large open plan living/dining/kitchen, with oven dishwasher, microwave. Dining table with 4 chairs, couch & 2 arm chairs. Door to inner hall with fitted wardrobe, bookshelf. 2 bedrooms, 1 double, chest of drawers, wardrobe.1 twin with chest of drawers. Bathroom with shower over bath, sink & bidet. Separate WC. Garage below with washing machine, table tennis table, darts board. Private terrace for outside dining, overlooking swimming pool.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I have been coming to this area of France for 13 years and love it. I enjoy the company of friends & family. I also enjoy welcoming guests to the gite.

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Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful holiday, everything we needed, glorious area.

David & Jill Harrison July 2014

So peaceful yet everything a short drive away. Loved the pool!

Susan Donovan August 2014

Another super holiday. We'll be back again next year!

Sue & John Truscott May 2014

NB. The Truscotts have come every year for the last 6 years.
Jan 2015
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Very peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

Just what we needed. A really peaceful location away from the tourist hot spots. Great times lazing around the pool, then a cooling dip. BBQ while enjoying the sunsets. All very good.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly located gite for a quiet and chilled out break. We enjoyed daily cycles along the Canal de Garonne, lazy afternoons by the pool, and quiet BBQs in the evening.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

This gite is the perfect place to recharge your batteries. The surrounding area is idyllic, quiet and peaceful but near enough to Tonneins and pretty villages to explore on foot or ideally, by bicycle. The gite met all our needs and the pool was heavenly, especially after a long day in the saddle. Our host could not have been more helpful. I can certainly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! I'm so pleased you enjoyed your holiday in my gite & look forward to , hopefully, seeing you again next year.
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Simply a good choice!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely peaceful location & ideal choice to mix days by the pool with visits to beautifull villages to eat/explore or both!

The owner ensured our stay at the Gite was & remained an experience that would be all you hoped for, offering suggestions of the best cafe's & restaurant's.

Accommodation was clean & comfortable with a well maintained pool.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks!
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Peaceful and secluded accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Property was well appointed and maintained, delightful owner and perfect for exploring southern France. We were particularly fortunate to have weather in excess of 80's each day.

Great holiday.

Kevin & Nicky

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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From the Owner

We bought the property in this area because the countryside is unspoilt and peaceful and yet the town is only a 5 minute drive, with everything we need. The weather in this region is very good, glorious sunny days, balmy evenings, wonderful night sky. The pleasure of sitting on the secluded terrace above the pool, watching the glorious sunsets across the unobstructed horizon, it never disappoints!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac, Bordeaux at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Lagruere at 3 Kilometres Nearest Train : Tonneins at 7 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A62 at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Lagruere at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Mimizan Plage at 70 Kilometres Car: necessary


The nearest coast is near Bordeaux, Arcachon, about an hour and half drive. The is a sandy beach on the river Lot at Clairac, about 15 mins drive. It is ideal for children and adults. There is a beach side café for snacks/ice creams etc.


The nearest airports are Bergerac and Bordeaux, both about an hour. Calais is about 595 miles, approx. 8 hrs drive. Use of a car is essential.


The distance to Tonneins is 5 minutes drive. It has everything for day to day needs : supermarkets, boulangeries, restaurants, shops and a twice weekly market.

Marmande and Agen are the nearest big towns, 20 and 40 minutes respectively. Walibi Water Park is at Agen. Bordeaux is an hours drive, a beautiful city with cafes, museums, lovely shops. There are numerous small towns, villages in the area. There is a Rembrandt in the church at Mas D'Agenais,5 mins away.

Further Details:

Tonneins also has several banks, an English speaking doctor should the need arise. There is also a cinema which sometimes shows English speaking films!

During July and August all the local bastide towns hold night markets from Mon/Fri. They are great fun, artisans stalls and numerous other stalls selling food for supper. Everyone sits around trestle tables and there is live music. Not to be missed!


Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
£150 deposit at time of booking, balance paid 8 weeks before arrival. £150 damage deposit on arrival, returned to client during the week after departure.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day can be flexible depending on other bookings. Arrival not before 4.30pm, departure by 10.00am

Notes on prices:
A discount may be given for 2 week bookings

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 21-Aug-2016
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From the Owner

We have the convenience of the town, ease of travel, airports, train station in the town, everything one needs.However to look out over the garden and surrounding fields you would never know, it is so peaceful and quiet.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Family


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • river
  • rural
  • town


  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with full bath with shower over. Bidet and basin. Separate WC


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: double bed, chest of drawers, wardrobe bedside table. French doors to balcony. Bedroom 2: twin beds, chest of drawers, bedside table, fitted wardrobe in hall. Cot available


  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Parking for 2 cars. Sorry no pets, no smoking. Outside: The swimming pool is 7m x 4m surrounded by decking and fencing so not overlooked. There are 4 pool loungers. There is a large dining table and 4 chairs on the terrace, a small table and 4 chairs on the balcony. Parasols are provided. Utility Room: Utility room/ garage with washing machine. Also full size table tennis table , dart board & box of outside games. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels (not pool towels) included in rent.

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