Gite | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Established in the summer of 2000, the gite is an ideal location for families and groups of adults alike. Big garden with kids playing tower and secluded pool area with large sunbathing patio. Fields and woodland to the rear.
The gite is part of a former French farmhouse and has its own private garden with dining terrace with a BBQ. The large garden to the rear is ideal for playing football, badminton and croquet. In previous years there were two such gites, now there is just one.
Pets are most welcome - I have a golden retriever who loves children. Even the most timid of children have cried at the end of the holiday when saying goodbye to him!
The walk to the village is just 15 minutes and you can order your breakfast baguette and croissants from the shop. They also carry a good range of many products including English favourites. The shop offers a small cafe service with coffees, croissants, beers and wine.
A car is essential as the property is rural.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||90 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 27 km, Nearest railway: Ste Foy la Grande 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
The three bedrooms are on the first floor and comprise
A large double with en-suite shower and a balcony that overlooks the garden
An even larger double with en-suite shower, WC and wash-hand basin
A twin with a family bathroom with WC and wash-hand basin
The living room on the ground floor has a large kitchen with dining area and a comfortable integrated salon for 6 people. New for 2013 UK satellite TV installed with reluctance!!
Internet via ethernet cable is also available at a charge of 10€ per week.
|Further details outdoors|
Set in nearly 2 acres, there is plenty of space for outdoor activities.
A badminton net and racquets are provided and there is croquet for the more adventurous!
There are two pools - the larger is heated with solar panels, the smaller is more for the children and is very shallow at one end. The sunbathing terrace is spacious and there are lots of loungers.
Both pools have the regulatory pool alarm, but children under 16 should have adult supervision when using the pools.
All charges for electricity and gas are included.
Bedlinen and bathroom towels are supplied, Pool towels also available.
The cleanliness of my gite is paramount and it is my hope that guests leave the property in a similar state. If time restraints make this impossible I will gladly arrange a final clean for 50€.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
An abundant wine producing area often referred to as the Tuscany of France where the countryside is covered with vineyards, sunflowers and fruit orchards. The Lot et Garonne is one of the prettiest parts of the south-west of France with rolling hills, magnificent views, châteaux and bastide towns. The climate is mild and fine and averages 5° above that of Paris. The annual rainfall is nearly the lowest in France. The population density is just 57 people to a square kilometre. There are markets every day of the week and great vide greniers in the summer months where you can still pick up bargains.
The village of Loubes-Bernac has a village shop that is open every day, a post office, a hairdresser and a gift shop. Most of the daily shopping for bread etc. can be achieved in the village, but the nearest supermarket is 15 minutes in the car, to either Eymet, Duras or Ste Foy la Grande
You don't need to go far to buy your wine - it's virtually on the doorstep