Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
A Rural Retreat
Prieu is a recently renovated barn for 4 people. It is set on the edge of a country lane, built into the hillside and from its elevated position offers open views across the local countryside.
The interior of the gite is light and airy, with exposed stone walls and beams giving character & charm.
Guests have exclusive use of the 10 x 4mtr salt water swimming pool with roman steps & optional pool heating (extra charge). The pool is south facing enjoying sunshine from dawn 'til dusk
There is only 1 gite at the property. The gite nor the swimming pool are overlooked by the owners.
For those who enjoy walking, you can walk from the door along country lanes or pick up a footpath/bridlepath within 6/7minutes.
We are very easy to find from the RN21, and far enough away so that you cannot hear the traffic, but close enough to soon be on route to visit other towns and villages.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Arcachon 150 km|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 32 km, Nearest railway: Bergerac 35 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
We can accept 5 guests, when 5th is a child. Please email for prices and to discuss further.
NB: Wi-fi is available in the gite and on the gite terrace, unfortunately it is not available around the pool area at the moment.
The shower room has shower, toilet, washbasin and vanity unit. There is another toilet, washbasin and vanity unit within the double bedroom.
28”flat, wide screen TV with some free to view english programmes, usb ports. video player with a selection of films
Various books and indoor games
|Further details outdoors|
There is only 1 gite at the property. It is attached to the owners house but has its own access via a number of steps and is not overlooked by the owners (the properties are back to back).
Outside the gite there is a tiled terrace area with table and chairs for al fresco eating and an open sloping grassed area, it is not fenced. Take in the views across to Milhac church whilst enjoying a glass of wine on the terrace.
THE POOL AREA
The pool is located just across the lane, offering different views across the valley to Cancon. Occupants of the gite have exclusive use of the 10 x 4 mtr salt water pool with Roman steps at one end, the depth is 1.2 mtrs sloping to 1.75 mtrs. Pool heating system- optional at £40 per week. The pool is south facing, has a decked sun bathing area and plenty of sun loungers with padded cushions for comfort. There is a large flat grassy area for playing.(selection of garden games and inflatable toys provided).
The 6 x 3.6 mtr veranda provides ample shade from the hot sun and has table and chairs for pool side dining. The veranda has electric lighting and the pool can be floodlit, for those who enjoy an evening dip.
There is a fridge, kettle, sink unit, gas barbecue & toilet facilities within the pool area.
The pool has an electric roller cover.
The entire pool area is fenced, and is not overlooked by the owners property
Guests may arrive after 3pm and should vacate before 10am
Changeover day generally Saturday
It may be possible to arrange to supply your first shopping if you are arriving late, please enquire
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
Renowned for its long hot summers, Aquitaine covers the whole of the south west corner of France. It is the country's third largest region and takes in such well-known places as Gascony (dubbed France's answer to Tuscany), the Dordogne, Béarn, Basque Country and the western side of the Pyrénées.
Major cities in Aquitaine include Bordeaux, Biarritz and Perigueux.
The departments of the Dordogne and Lot et Garonne make up Inland Aquitaine and are best known for their castles, medieval villages, bastide towns, beautiful countryside & scenery and of course the rivers - Dordogne and Lot.
We are approximately a 15 minute car ride from the beautiful bastide town of Monflanquin, said to be one of the best intact examples of a bastide town. Set on a hilltop, it offers far-reaching views across open countryside, to Chateau Biron in the distance.
There are several good restaurants in Monflanquin, mostly around the central square.
The pretty central square hosts a weekly market, full of local produce and of course the famous Agen prunes.
The busiest days in Monflanquin's annual calendar are the medieval days - a couple of days in the summer, when the town has a medieval festival, filling the town with exhibitions of falconry, old working methods, people dressed in 'olden days' clothes and so on. It shouldn't be missed if you are in the area!
The gite is situated between the villages of Lougratte (approx. 3km) and Cancon (approx. 5km)
The village of Cancon was founded in 1255 and a castle was built into the hillside like a bastide. Unfortunately the castle no longer exists, Prince de Pons ordered its demolition in 1739. However, if you take a walk through the medieval quarter of the village, with its small streets lined with fifteenth century colombage houses, you will arrive at the old site of the castle, and be able to take in the views across the village roofs, the orchards of plums & hazlenuts and the countryside which stretches out as far as Monbahaus, Montastruc and Biron (in the Dordogne).
Amenities in Cancon: butcher, baker, tabac, pharmacy, bar, casino supermarket, fuel station, doctor. Small weekly market Mondays
Lougratte village has an 18-acre lake where it is possible to hire pedalos or just enjoy a dip and relax on the sandy beach (NB. there is an entrance fee to the lake & its facilities)
The historic and picturesque villages of Castillonnes, Villereal, and Issigeac all within a 1/2 hour drive, Bergerac, Pujols, Penne D'Agenais and Sarlat in the Dordogne are a little further.
golf at Castelnaud de gratecambe (10 mins by car) www.vslgolf.com
Horse riding at Lougratte www.cheval-voyages.com
climb through the trees at Parc en ciel, Lacapelle biron www.parc-en-ciel.com
Walibi theme park at Agen www.walibi-aquitaine.fr
Trotting racing at the hippodrome in Villereal
Free music concerts along the river at Villeneuve during July/August
Walking from the door, on a mixture of lanes and rough tracks.
There is a medium size supermarket just 8minutes away at Castillionnes and a large L’eclerc supermarket 20minutes away at Villeneuve