La Maison d'Amis is on the southern edge of Monflanquin and offers that rarely found combination of being in the countryside yet within a 10/15 minute walk of the town. A totally self contained wing of owners main house. With its own enclosed garden and sunny first floor balcony. THE 10x5 METRE POOL with large sunny terrace and covered area for shade is FOR YOUR EXCLUSIVE USE, owners will only use pool if you are away. The accommodation is furnished to a high standard, fully equipped with all modern appliances throughout. On the ground floor the lounge/dining area is entered through french windows. Off the lounge is the modern kitchen with rear door leading to the garden and pool. On the first floor is the light and airy double bedroom with en-suite bath/shower room. French windows lead onto the private south west facing balcony with views of Monflanquin. You have exclusive use of the enclosed garden with both sunny and shaded areas. A path leads you to the partially elevated pool providing an ideal vantage point for absorbing the quiet ambience of the area with open country views or enjoying a leisurely poolside lunch under the flower adorned auvent.
Monflanquin, a pretty 13C Medieval Bastide Town founded during the 100 years war, sits high on a hill, its two church towers silhouetted on the skyline can be seen for miles around justifying its well earned title of L'un des Plus Beaux Villages de France (One of the most beautiful villages of France). Cobbled Alleys lead to a central Arcaded Square where the Weekly Market is held and Restaurants and Bars can be found. During the summer months there are Music, Art Exhibitions and Medieval Festivals reflecting the towns cultural heritage. Situated in gently rolling countryside between the picturesque Dordogne and Lot Valleys are numerous places of interest to visit, prehistoric sites, chateaux, gardens and many other Bastide towns. For wine and food lovers the area is famous, sample its gastronomic specialities and enjoy tasting wine from the many local vineyards.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac, Nearest railway: Agen|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
FURTHER AFIELD - For those in need of retail therapy Villeneuve-sur-Lot is our nearest large town, a 20 minute drive away. The river Lot flows through the centre of Villeneuve which has many shops, fashion boutiques and pavement cafes. On the outskirts there are large Hypermarkets and other commercial outlets one finds in a large French town. The Prefecture (County Town) of our department, Lot et Garonne is Agen some 45 minute drive away with all the facilities to be found in a major town. Further afield there are the cities of Bordeaux and Toulouse, approx 2 hour drive, both offer extensive range of shops/restaurants and the cities themselves are of great architectural interest.
WINE - This area of South West France is internationally renowned for its wine and winetasting (Degustation) is a popular holiday experience. The local Vineyards of Bergerac, Duras, Buzet and Cahors offer a wide range of quality wines at varying prices. Further afield you will find the acclaimed vineyards of the Bordeaux region, such as St Emilion, Pommerol to name but a few.
OTHER ACTIVITIES - Canoeing and boat trips on Dordogne and Lot rivers where riverside beaches can be found.
MONFLANQUIN FACILITIES & SHOPPING - Monflanquin has a wide range of restaurants most having outside terraces, many overlook the pretty arcaded square. They offer traditional french fare, specialities such as Foie Gras, Magret de Canard and Pruneaux d'Agen. For lighter meals there is a Creperie, Pizzeria and Bar offering Tapas and Snacks. Particularly popular is the weekly night market where you can buy local produce and wines to be eaten on the long trestle tables set up in the centre of the square. The town has shops for your daily requirements, Boulangerie, Tabac/Newsagent where english papers are available, Gift Shops etc., on the outskirts of the town there is a Commercial Centre with a large Supermarket, Pharmacie and Wine Co-operative. For leisure activities Monflanquin has a Fitness Centre, Tennis Courts and Horseriding, also Cycle Hire is available including Electrically Assisted Bicycles. Nearby are 2 Golf Courses, a large Swimming Lake with Pedalos and a Water Park. The area has many signposted walks of varying lengths suitable for all abilities.