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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
This idyllic location offers complete tranquility in beautiful surroundings, yet is close to all amenities in Prayssas and the nearby picturesque towns of Villeneuve-sur-Lot and Agen.
The detached properties are grouped around the Pool Terrace, which offers a beautiful 12 mtrs x 6 mtrs salt water swimming pool, a large area of terracing and magnificent views of the valley and surrounding countryside. The pool terrace is west facing, and offers wonderful panoramic views and sunsets throughout the year, especially in the summer months.
The three detatched properties,La Maison,Le Pigeonnier and La Grange , offer a range of unique and individual features, providing the basis for an unforgettable holiday in this beautiful region of South West France.
This is a magical location for a truly relaxing holiday, an absolute must for those that love the french way of life and really special locations.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 80 km, Nearest railway: Agen 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, 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 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
This is the original detached farmer’s cottage, dating back some 200-300 years, and now fully restored and offering 3 bedrooms, (1 double, and 2 twin rooms), 1 en suite bathroom with bath and shower cubicle,1 shower room with bidet and a separate w.c.. With exposed beams,a mezzanine floor, and wonderful fireplace, this property simply oozes charm. A particular feature of this property is the recent addition of a very substantial and private balcony offering Al Fresco dining with wonderful views of the valley and breathtaking sunsets.
* Now includes free WIFI broadband *
|Further details outdoors|
La Maison has its own private ,stone terrace and, at the rear of the property, a large and private balcony with quality outdoor furniture, barbecue and lighting.The front terrace leads onto the communal gardens and the large and secure swimming pool terrace, which provides a fabulous 12m x 6m salt water pool,very large terrace and wonderful views of the valley. The sunsets are simply magnificent, with the private balcony being west facing to maximise the panorama.
Extending to approximately 4 acres in total, the property offers plenty of scope to wander and watch the prolific wildlife. Birds of prey, tawny and barn owls and deer are regular visitors to the valley, (daily in some cases), with the occasional sighting of wild boar and badgers. The grounds to the property slope down the valley below the top terrace which houses the 3 properties and the Pool Terrace. Within the grounds can be found a petanque court, (located under a very old oak tree), various picnic benches, an open field and an embryonic orchard which, in time, will boast a variety of fruits.
The owners' english representatives live close by and will be available to assist with any queries guests may have.
About this location
The Aquitaine region
Lot and Garonne is situated in the Aquitaine region in the South West of France. Also known by its historical name of Gascony, the region is one of outstanding natural beauty, steeped in history and benefiting from a warm climate from spring to late autumn.
The region is also known as one of the best, if not the best, gastronomic centres of France and is home to the world famous Fois gras and truffles. Indeed, the immediate locality surrounding the properties is at the heart of the truffle industry in France with the local village of Prayssas being renowned for its annual truffle market. Not surprisingly, the local restaurants are renowned for their cuisine and in particular the use of local produce.
The region boasts 3 main rivers, with the Dordogne in the north, the Lot in the centre and the Garonne towards the south. The property is located in the hills between the Garonne and Lot valleys and therefore boasts some stunning scenery.
The region is blessed with wonderful countryside and historical places of interest, so is ideal for both passive and more active pursuits.
There is an almost endless list of places to visit in the area, from wonderful scenery, ancient villages, beautiful architecture and sites of outstanding natural beauty. Villages and towns
The local village of Prayssas is just 4kms away. This old bastide village is full of life in the summer months, extremely pretty and boasts all facilities, shops, restaurants, bar, post office, pharmacy and medical centre. Visit www.prayssas.com for more info.
The area boasts some fine examples of bastide (fortified) villages. Pujols is only 15 mins away and is exceptionally pretty. Slighty further afield (30 mins) is Penne d’Agenias, an excellent example of a bastide village and extremely pretty.
The two local towns (both approx 20 mins away) are Agen and Villenueve sur Lot. Both are very attractive and have excellent pedestrianised shopping areas in the town centres and a number of commercial centres on the outskirts with hypermarkets and other retail outlets. Agen is renowned for the aquaduct which carries the Canal du Midi across the Garonne river –recently featured in the Rick Stein tv series, "A French Oddessey".
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