Carpentie Bas is a lovely property located in the depths of the rolling Lot et Garonne countryside. The property is situated in a peaceful rural area and comprises of the main house, which has 4 bedrooms and sleeps 10 as well as a separate guest cottage, which has two bedrooms and comfortably sleeps 4. Set in an idyllic location with sweeping views across the valley, Carpentie Bas is set in an ideal location to get away from it all yet easily access amenities and the local attractions as well as the pretty neighbouring bastide towns with their weekly markets. Located between the picturesque towns of Monflanquin and Villeneuve sur Lot. Secluded setting, with private pool.
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 6 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||7 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac is the closest (40 mins drive), Toulouse , Nearest railway: Agen|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set, Trampoline|
The Lot et Garonne offers a stunning setting to enjoy a holiday. The region is known for its undulating hills, fields of sunflowers and plum trees as well as the wine region of Cahors. It tends not to be overly touristy and for those wishing for a true taste of France it ticks many of the boxes!
Monflanquin, the “local” bastide town which dates back to 1258, has a good selection of restaurants and shops. During August, there's a medieval festival held over the course of several days, which offers much entertainment.
Penne d'Agenais is one of the most picturesque bastide villages you're likely to see. Once a Cathar stronghold, this village perché (Penne is a Celtic word for hill crest) will appeal to the history buffs and the shoppers as it has many arts and crafts boutiques.
Monpazier (about a 30 minute drive away) is also a beautiful bastide and antique markets are held there. It's frequented mainly by locals and is a great way to experience every day French living.
Villeneuve sur Lot is a 10 minute drive away and is good for day-to-day general shopping. It has some lovely independent boutiques where you can pick up some nice and unusual items. It's definitely worth popping in to the local tourist office to get information on what's happening in the area.
Villereal ( a 20 minute drive away) is very pretty and they have a market during the day and also an evening food market which is fun.
Parc en Ciel (Lacapelle Biron) is a fantastic adventure playground for all ages with treetop high suspended walkways through the forest. Some activities are not for the feint-hearted but the park caters for people of all ages. Less than 20 minutes by car.
You can rent kayaks and other boats for a jaunt down the River Lot from Porte de Penne or Villeneuve sur Lot.
Horse riding is available in Monflanquin.