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Gite | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Recently renovated 3 bedroom stone barn with private heated pool set in 9 acres with beautiful views across the valley to the medieval bastide village of Monflanquin (classified as l'un des plus beaux villages de France). A rural location but within easy access to local shops and services, this is the Ideal holiday base for families or a group of friends to explore the Dordogne, Lot, Garonne and Tarn valleys whatever the time of year.
The accommodation is all on one level and includes 2 king size bedrooms with shared en-suite walk-in (roll-in) shower room and one twin bedroom with wash basin. A double sofa bed is also available for additional guests. The separate family bathroom includes roll top bath with stunning views across the valley to Monflanquin. There is also an additional shower room.
Relax in the spacious and light open plan living area which comfortably accommodates up to 8 people, with sofas and an eight seater dining table. Facilities include UK and French HD TV, Bluray/DVD player, free WIFI access and ipod docking station and CD player.
The living area flows into the spacious and well equipped modern kitchen, with its own breakfast table. Facilities include cooker, microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee maker, dishwasher, washing machine and iron and ironing board.
Large patio doors lead out from the kitchen onto the private and secluded outdoor dining terrace and barbecue area set in a walled garden with ancient bread ovens. The stunning views across the wooded valley make this a wonderful space for relaxing with family and friends.
Three charming stone archways lead out to the private south facing sunbathing area with private heated pool (heated May to October)
and games room. There is also a swing set for younger children as well as a badminton net and table football.
The games room also provides secure, lockable and dry storage for bicycles.
The owners live on site in a separate building, but guests are welcome to explore the nine acres of land which is a mix of woodland, prairie and more formal gardens, for peaceful walks and wildlife spotting.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 50 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||Private outdoor pool (heated), Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The Aquitaine region
Within easy access to the Dordogne, Lot, Garonne and Tarn valleys, there is plenty to see and do whatever your interests and age and whatever the time of year.
You can explore numerous bastide villages (e.g. Monflanquin, Monpazier, Villereal), medieval towns (e.g. Penne d'Agenais, Pujols, Bergerac, Sarlat, Beynac, Domme), chateaux (e.g. Biron, Bonaguil, Gavaudun, Monbazillac, Beynac, Castelnaud, Bridoire), caves including those with prehistoric cave paintings and dwellings (e.g Lascaux, Font de Gaume, Roque St-Christopher, Pech-Merle), vineyards of the Cahors, Bergerac and Bordeaux regions, producers of other local products (e.g. duck, prunes, honey, walnuts, truffles), gardens (e.g. Marqueyssac, Limeuil, Eyrignac).
Lot-et-Garonne has beautiful countryside for walking and there are over 300 well mapped and maintained circular walks for all abilities to download free from the tourism website. Ask the owners for advice and to print maps for a small charge.
Cycling: we have secure, lockable and dry storage facilities for bicycles. There are bike supply and repair shops in Villeneuve sur Lot. Alternatively you can hire bikes locally in Monflanquin. The Lot-et-Garonne tourism website has around 30 well mapped cycling routes to choose from, as well as the Lot Valley cycle route.
Alternatively you can enjoy activities such as swimming in local lakes and rivers, fishing, canoeing, boat trips, horse riding, quad biking, sky parks, animal parks, tennis, golf etc.
Monflanquin is <5km away (50 minute countryside walk) and has all amenities including supermarket, boulangeries, weekly local produce market, restaurants, bars, pharmacy, doctors, banks and post office. In July and August many local villages in the area, including Monflanquin have weekly night markets where you can enjoy local food and wine sat at communal tables in the village square listening to music and other entertainment. A great opportunity to become immersed in local village life.
The town of Villeneuve sur Lot is <20km away and has even more extensive amenities and shopping, including hyper-markets and a Michelin star restaurant.
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11 Oct 2014
""Just perfect in every way""
We are a group of 2 families with 2 8 year olds, a 3 year old and a baby of 3 months, we couldn't have choose a better villa and area.The villa is extremely spacious, modern, spotless and decked … More
8 Oct 2014
"Fantastic gite in a fantastic location"
We had a lovely week with our young son who loved splashing about in the pool. The gite is beautifully situated in quiet farmland on the side of a hill overlooking the picturesque town. The gite itsel… More
6 Oct 2014
"Perfect retreat for a recharge"
Was the perfect destination for a week of not doing terribly much. Gîte Gardes has been beautifully renovated and is thoughtfully equipped with everything we needed for a relaxing break. We stayed wi… More
15 Sep 2014
"Fantastic gite and hospitality"
We spent a fantastic fortnight in this beautiful gite and would definitely stay again.The accommodation is spacious, beautifully decorated and really-well equipped. We're a family of 5 but we had… More
1 Sep 2014
"Made me want to sell up and move to France"
Gardes is easy to get to from Bergerac airport, where we hired a car. Once you're at the gite it is just a short drive to Monflanquin, the supermarket, pharmacy and other amenities yet far enough… More
4 Aug 2014
"A really nice holiday in Monflanquin"
We spent 3 weeks from June 28th in this very well restored old barn 4 kilometers from the old bastide village Monflanquin. It's a wonderful stone building with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a large… More
25 Jul 2014
"A perfect getaway for families!"
Fantastic house in a fantastic area, with the cosy medieval village of Monflanquin around the corner. Jim and Jo were great hosts with lots of tips and knowledge about the area.The house and pool are … More
5 Oct 2013
"A relaxing holiday in rural France"
We spent an excellent week at the Gîte in September (7th – 14th).The property is located in a beautiful part of France and has first-rate facilities - combined with welcoming and knowledgeable host… More
11 Sep 2013
"A tranquil idyll and well equipped accommodation"
We stayed for 10 days between the 14th and 23rd of June.A beautiful location situated just a few km south of Monflanquin. Jo and Jim are very hospitable and helpful hosts with an excellent knowledge o… More
28 Jul 2013
"Perfect place to relax and enjoy the family (and the countryside)"
We visited Gardes during the third week of July in 2013. The weather was perfect; we spent considerable time sitting in the peaceful quiet of the patio/barbecue area with its lovely view of the countryside, and BBQ'd dinner most evenings. The pool was great and well-maintained. The gitte itself was quite spacious, clean and comfortable. A large grocery was a three minute drive away, in Monflanguin, a pleasant little town. One evening we enjoyed a very nice market at Preyssas, and found the Chateau Bonaguil, Latour Marliac and the Grottes de Lastournelle worthwhile visits. It was really a perfect week, and we highly recommend staying there.
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