Barn | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Les Charms is a converted barn.It has a large living/dining area with original tiled floor, high ceilings with unusual large beams. It has a large, open character fireplace ideal for that winter break or just gives it that 'je ne sais quoi ' extra touch. It has a modern separate kitchen with oven, hob ,fridge, microwave,washing machine and dishwasher.The large double bedroom is on the ground floor, the second twin bedroom is on the first floor as is the well equipped bathroom with bath, shower, toilet,bidet and washbasin. They are accessed via the fabulous elm staircase and mezzanine.
Outside there is a large, private character terrace with bar-b- que and views of the garden and pool. You have a large table for dining 'al fresco' , with comfortable seating and a large parasol for shade.
There is off road, private parking with space for 2 cars.
The pool is 14x6m and is in the sun all day long. A great size for those who want to do some serious swimming. Plenty of space and loungers for those who want to sunbathe instead.
The spacious garden is perfect for families with small children who want to run around and use up some energy!
Within a short drive there are plenty of restaurants and activities: canoeing, sightseeing, horse riding, tennis, golf, fishing, walking in beautiful countryside. Bergerac is a short drive away for all the chic shops and restaurants. Situated close to bastide towns with local markets.
There is an 18 hole championship golf course at Castelnaud, near Villeneuve sur Lot which is about 15 mins away. There is also a tricky 9 hole course at Tombebeouf also about 15 mins away.
For those looking to visit a more prestigious course, Chateau Vigier offers a 27 hole course in a truly beautiful setting overlooked by the château.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Arcachon 184 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||12 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 31 km, Nearest railway: Marmande 36 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
Castillonnes, Lot et Garonne
he nearby medieval Bastide towns, Eymet, Montflanquin, Villereal, Issigeac, etc. all have weekly markets on different days and are a delight to visit, perhaps do some shopping or just sit and watch the activity whilst sampling the regional dishes and wines.
The towns of Bergerac and Villeneuve-sur -Lot, some 30 kilometres south, both have beautiful old centres with plenty of restaurants and large supermarkets.
Nearby places of interest include the chateau of Biron, the chateau at Duras, the beautiful hill villages of Pujol and Pen d'Agenais or the classic bastide town of Montpazier.
There are many interesting places to visit on a day trip. St Emilion is beautiful and a wine lovers paradise. The renowned prehistoric sites in the eastern Dordogne, the fantastic cave paintings at Lascaux, especially, Roumillac with a small train through the caves. Roc St Christophe, an old cave dwelling, and many other minor caves with wall paintings, etc. There are also the beautiful towns of Sarlat, Domme set on top of a hill, Beynac and its castle, Roc Gageac on a cliff beside the river.
Canoe trips down the Dordogne river are very popular. You are driven upstream with your canoe and then paddle, or drift, downstream through really beautiful countryside and old towns back to your car, whole or half day trips are available. Also there are excursions on the Lot or the river Dropt.
Golf is ever popular. There is an 18 hole championship course at Castelnaud, near Villeneuve sur Lot, some 20 minutes away where you can pay green fees and play. 15 - 20 minutes distance is the 9 hole course at Tombebeauf, not as easy as it looks and you may need a good supply of golf balls as you easily lose them in the water. The prestigious, very popular, golf course at Chateau Vigier is some half hour drive.
There is a riding stable nearby where they are happy to take both experienced riders or simple beginners if you fancy having a go. Tennis courts are available in the nearby towns of Castillonnes and Lauzun.
One of the mosy popular places with children is the swimming lake in Lougratte. This lake has a small beach, pedalos, canoes etc.
There is a donkey farm not far away where children can have rides or enjoy a short run around in a small cart pulled by a donkey.
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