Beautiful Farmhouse, Kitchen / Diner, 2 Reception, 4 Bedrooms, Swim Spa, Garden
'Le Verger' or 'The Orchard' is a beautifully restored traditional French Farmhouse set in in the heart of Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine.
It has large, airy and spacious rooms with high ceilings, and thick stone walls which keep the interior lovely and cool, even in high summer. Its picture windows overlooking the gardens and countryside beyond give plenty of bright daylight, while the shutters can also be closed during the hottest part of the day. For cooler seasons, there is central heating throughout, and a wood-burning stove in the formal sitting-room.
Le Verger has a Brand New (Jan 2012) fully fitted Kitchen with all Mod Cons ~ a Self-Catering Holidaymaker's Dream!
The house is stylishly furnished with original Retro furniture, & comfortably sleeps eight. The large gardens boast abundant fruit trees, including cherries, plums, apples, quince, figs, grapes, pomegranates, & walnuts.
Relax in the Hot Tub / Jacuzzi & Exercise or Cool Off in the Counter-Current Swim Spa
LE VERGER ~ LOCAL AREA
Le Verger is situated in a peaceful, rural hamlet in Lot et Garonne, one of the five Departments which form the Region of Aquitaine, South-West France.
The surrounding countryside is renowned for its rich and fertile land with many Orchards and Vineyards, and Marmande for its famous tomatoes! Fields of Sunflowers abound in the summer. The area is ideal for walking, cycling, fishing, golf, bird-watching, canoeing, horse-riding and sight-seeing or touring by car. Light pollution is very low, so the night skies can be wonderful.
The gastronomy of this part of France is world-renowned, with Foie Gras, Confit de Canard, Cèpe Mushrooms and Nut Cake being the traditional favourites, but it is also the land of game, prunes, strawberries, sweet melons, asparagus and, of course, Marmande tomatoes.
The local open air markets which take place are the best places to source the freshest local produce (see below for market days). Many farms also sell their produce direct to the public - look out for hand-painted signs saying 'Vente Direct' on the roadside.
Restaurants and Cafés are plentiful in the nearby towns and villages. You will pass many small vineyards en route to many local towns, especially around Duras, Bergerac and Saint-Emilion, where you will be welcome to stop at to taste and buy their wine - usually very good value.
The climate in Lot et Garonne is a cross between Atlantic Maritime and Mediterranean. Early springs, long hot summers and mild winters with clear blue skies. Occasional short sharp thunderstorms in the summer and soft drizzly rain in the winter are typical. The early spring blossom and Autumn foliage can be spectacular.
LOCAL MARKETS (usually start between 8 and 9am and end by 1pm:
Monday: Miramont de Guyenne, Duras, Barbaste
Tuesday: Castillones, Bergerac, Villeneuve Sur Lot, Casteljaloux
Wednesday: Bergerac, Lavardac
Friday: Seyches (small and very local!), Saint-Livrade, Sigoules, Bergerac
Saturday: Duras, Marmande, Casteljaloux, Tonneins, Bergerac, Nerac
Sunday: Issigeac (Very Busy! Once a month, also an Antiques Fair)
CHATEAUX can be found at Lanquais, Duras, Monbazillac & many more
GARDENS: Parks and Gardens in Lot-et-Garonne
MUSEUMS: Museums in Lot et Garonne
WATER GARDEN: Latour-Marliac at Temple-sur-Lot (30km)
GOLF : Golf De Barthe at Tombeboeuf (14km - 20 minutes by car)
TENNIS: Complex at Lac du Saut du Loup, Miramont de Guyenne (6km)
CYCLING: The quiet countries roads are ideal for cyclists of all abilities
CANOEING: Dropt Valley Canoe-Kayak Club at Allemans-du-Dropt (15km)
WALKING: Enjoy the beautiful countryside right on your doorstep on foot
FISHING: Official Fishing Website for Lot et Garonne
PARC-EN-CIEL (Park in the Sky) at Lacapelle-Biron (60km)
LE CHAUDRON-MAGIQUE (The magic Cauldron) at Brugnac (20km)
BERGERAC AQUA PARK : Aqua Park Junior'Land at Bergerac (45km)
About the Owner
Activity and Interests
Le Verger is situated in a peaceful, rural hamlet. The surrounding countryside is renowned for its many Orchards and Vineyards, and Marmande for its famous tomatoes! Fields of Sunflowers abound in the summer. The area is ideal for walking, cycling, fishing, golf, bird-watching canoeing and sight-seeing. Restaurants, Cafés and Vineyards are plentiful in the nearby towns and villages.
The nearest village is Seyches (2.5km) which has an excellent Boulangerie (open 7 days a week), small Supermarket, a Bank with Cashpoint (ATM), Tabac, Post Office, Pharmacy and two popular and reasonably priced Restaurants. On Friday mornings there is a local Farmer's market in the covered market place.
The nearest town is Miramont de Guyenne (7km), a thriving Bastide with its ancient Market Square, several Restaurants and Cafés and a fantastic Open air Market every Monday morning, very well patronised by the local population. There are three good sized supermarkets in Miramont, two with attached petrol stations.
The Spa town of Casteljaloux is a few miles away, with its Thermal Springs and Healing Waters.
Other Bastides nearby are Duras, Lauzun, Eymet, Castillones, Marmande and Saint=Emilion with their Medieval Squares, Open-Air Markets, Street Cafés and Historic Architecture. The famous cities of Bergerac and Bordeaux are easily accesible by car; Bordeaux can also be reached directly by Train from Marmande.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£300|
Our changeover day is flexible.
ALL PRICES ARE IN GBP (Pounds Sterling).
Discounted Rates for Longer stays:
Early / Late Season
•11 nights: £985
•14 nights: £1200
•18 nights: £1500
Mid / Autumn Season
•11 nights: £1250
•14 nights: £1600
•18 nights: £1995
•11 nights: £1650
•14 nights: £2100
•18 nights: £2700
THE MINIMUM STAY IS 7 NIGHTS.
Additional nights are c
A non-refundable deposit of 35% of the booking fee is required at the time of booking to secure the reservation. The remainder is due 8 weeks prior to the stay, together with the refundable security deposit. The security deposit will be refunded within 2 weeks of the end of the stay, assuming there has been no damage incurred
- Available arrival
- Away From It All
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Dining Area
- Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
- DVD Player
- Table Football
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Hot Tub
- Outdoor Hot Tub
- Outdoor Pool
- Private Pool
- Spa Whirlpool
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- autumn foliage
- botanical garden
- water parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- 200 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
- Bathroom 3 - Toilet
- The Bathroom is en-suite to Bedroom One.
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
- Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
- Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
- The bedrooms are all Spacious. The two Double Rooms are furnished with Original Retro Furntiure. Bedroom One has an En-Suite Bathroom and access to a Sunny Terrace and Shady Veranda. All Mattresses are Deep and Comfortable. Quality Bed Linen and Towels are provided. Central heating is available in the winter months.
- Beach Towels
- 10 garden chairs
- 4 deck chairs
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- The Hot Tub / Pool is a Dual Zone Hot Tub/ Jacuzzi with Six seats including 2 Lounge Seats for Relaxation (2m x 2m), with a separate Counter-Current Swim Spa Plunge Pool with Two Additional Seats, great for Exercise and Cooling Off (2m x 4m).