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Poolside

Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

Upper of two gites. South-facing and, along with the second gite, sharing the same landscaped grounds as the Manoir, maintained to a high standard with the aid of an automatic irrigation system. The property is accessed through electric gates.

The 12m x 6m shared private swimming pool is situated immediately outside the gites in a sheltered area of the gardens. The neighbours are mostly French farmers, as the property is surrounded by unspoilt working arable farmlands, unchanged for centuries.

The grounds contain, amongst other things, a ruined tower and natural springs with black and golden carp and local frogs populating the spring pools. There are ‘resident’ deer that wander the property and offer occasional sightings to the vigilant.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Montaigu de Quercy 25 km
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac 97 km, Nearest railway: Agen 28 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 Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, Telephone, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
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Further details outdoors

Set in beautiful landscaped gardens that form part of the 3.1 hectares (7.8 acres) of grounds of a restored 13c Manoir. Positioned in a 'secret' valley that forms the border of the Lot-et-Garonne & Tarn-et-Garonne. Entry through electric security gates. Shared pool immediately outside the gites. Covered patio area with barbecue and patio furniture. Pool open May - Sep inclusive. Saint-Maurin is a commune in the Lot-et-Garonne department in south-western France. The village lies on the road from Agen to Bourg-de-Visa in the valley of the Escornebœuf, a tributary of the Séoune. It is in the arrondissement of Agen in the province of Aquitaine.

Further details

Prices exclude the following:

Refundable Security Deposit: €400.00 per property

Options:

End of Stay Clean: €60.00

Hire of Bed linen: €8.00 per person per stay

Hire of towels: €4.00 per person per stay

The Aquitaine/Dordogne region

The Aquitaine region has a mild climate in winter and is hot in the summer. The area around the property has its own micro-climate which keeps the countryside green even in the hot summer months.

The many local hilltop fortified 'bastide' towns and villages were built by the occupying English after the Norman conquest.

Saint Maurin

Saint-Maurin is a commune in the Lot-et-Garonne department in south-western France. The village lies on the road from Agen to Bourg-de-Visa in the valley of the Escornebœuf, a tributary of the Séoune. It is in the arrondissement of Agen in the province of Aquitaine. The mayor is Philippe Ollier, elected in 2008 to replace André Gayral, who retired. The population is around 450.

Saint-Maurin is just off the main A62 (E72) autoroute (toll motorway) between Toulouse (one hour) and Bordeaux (two hours) close to the large provincial town of Agen (20 mins). A car is essential for staying at the property, and will give access to the village (3 mins) and the unspoilt countryside and small villages, towns and bastides (fortified hill towns) that litter the Lot-et Garonne, which as its name suggests is the area south of the river Lot and north of the river Garonne. This is the area immediately to the south of the more well-known but also more commercialised Perigord region of the Dordogne. Part of Aquitaine, the area of south west France, the ancient connections with the UK go back to Norman times when Aquitaine was part of the Norman lands emanating from William the Conqueror’s marriage to Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Saint-Maurin, the only village in France of that name, is named after the saint to whom the village's 11th-century abbey is dedicated. The abbey, parts of which still stand beside the village square, was built by Benedictine monks. Reliefs cut into the stone of an archway portray Maurin having the top of his head cut off and his brains spooned out !!

The abbey was destroyed during the Albigeois war, and then rebuilt. It was further ravaged in the 14th century, this time by troops on the English side in the Hundred Years War. It was again rebuilt in the 15th century but was then attacked once more by Huguenots.

The abbey passed into the ownership of the village in 1645 and was never rebuilt. Many of the walls were demolished as a source of building stone but much of the main arch still stands. The monks' garden exists and so do the stables, now houses. The abbey is now a Monument de France and is being restored. Beneath and beside the town hall is a museum of artefacts from the village's agricultural past.

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21 Aug 2013

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"Tranquil and beautiful grounds with excellent accommodation"

We have traveled to France quite extensively and the gite was by far and away the best property we have stayed in. Decent sized kitchen with very good appliances, very comfortable living area, both bedrooms were of a good size, with the lovely balcony off the double and the bathroom was fabulous. Service received from the owners pre & during our stay was excellent. The Property is quite remote, car essential, so if you want peace & quiet, it is absolutely perfect.

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