House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The Maison has 2 double and 1 twin bedrooms and 1 en-suite bathroom and 1 family shower room. Raffet is a few kilometres from both Eymet [Dordogne] to the north, and Miramont de Guyenne [Lot et Garonne] to the south. Bergerac, Marmande, Issigeac and Duras are all about a half-hour's car journey.
This spacious holiday accommodation sits in 2 acres of private parkland in southwest France, and offers a peaceful rural location. There is the option of sporting activities, historic and cultural interests, and many restaurants and vineyards!
A calm beautiful area hosting medieval bastides, orchards, vineyards, history, restaurants, markets, music, arts, tennis, golf, leisure-lakes, canoeing, riding.
Lot et Garonne in southwest France is famous for food, wine, its history, natural beauty and calm.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 35 km, Nearest railway: Bergerac 35 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||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||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
La Maison [181 sq m] has
a spacious terrace to south and west with tables and seating.
a large lounge [36 sq m] with lots of comfortable seating, a wood burning stove, French doors to rear terrace, and UK Free View television.
a large kitchen/diner seating 8+ at the main table
All bedrooms are dual aspect, with tall windows.
|Further details outdoors|
The house is set well back from the road to provide a degree of privacy and lots of parking.
Apart from the 2 upper terraces around the house there is a lower terrace under the shade of walnut trees.
Tressle tables and benches for all provides the opportunity for you to choose any number of places to eat in addition to the upper terraces
-Our english manager Louise lives close by and is on hand to greet you.
-She will also answer any questions you have or deal with any emergencies.
-Before your visit she will be in touch to discuss options and shop for basic provisions if your arrival is to be late.
-Louise can also arrange an end of let cleaning service to ensure your holiday endson a relaxed note.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
There is access to canoeing, tennis, and golf. Tennis and minigolf are very near at St Pardoux where [pre-booked] tennis/mini-golf is not
expensive. A 9-hole golf course is at nearby Tombeboeuf - you can hire clubs. There is a top-class golf and country club at the Château des Vigiers, just 45 minutes north and At Villeneuve sur Lot, as well as a number of other courses at Marmande and near Bergerac.
Bastide towns abound all with interesting histories and there are a many picturesque rivers and villages all worthy of investigation.
Eating out can be very reasonable Seyches, Sauvetat du Dropt, Eymet, Duras, Lauzun, Monteton and Allemans have good restaurants. The
upmarket pizza restaurant in the square in Eymet is a lovely place to spend an evening watching the world go by. More restaurants are opening too.
There is also a petrol station, car wash, pharmacy and Roady [cars etc], at the same complex as the Intermarché supermarket.
FOOD and DRINK
Miramont de Guyenne is a delightful quiet French bastide small town with a tourist office and most amenities. The boulangeries and small
supermarket are open on Sunday mornings. It has a very good market on Mondays.
Eymet, a little further and to the north, is very popular with a pretty square, and also has a regular market on Thursdays and a night
market on Tuesday in the hight of the season. In Eymet you hear a considerable amount of English in the summer and in Miramont you hear
There are accessible markets to visit almost every day - look out for wine and jazz festivals, barn sales, concerts etc. Tourist offices have lots on offer. Issigeac market should not be missed.
There is a large Intermarché complex a few kilometres away, just outside St Pardoux Isaac.
Spoilt for choice for wine, and apart from the supermarket huge choice and value, there are very good Caves for wine in Eymet and Miramont.
Take your own big plastic container and enjoy local wine at approximately 2.00 per litre. Loads of vineyards around - Duras, Montbazailliac, Bergerac, and further afield St Emilion, Pomerol, Castillon la Bataille and the Medoc beyond Bordeaux.
Bordeaux is an exceptional city and bears visiting often.
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