About the home
If you are looking for a relaxing holiday, an active holiday or a combination of both in a quiet rural setting close to the amenities of our local town, apartment 'La Garonne' at Aquitaine Gites in France is for you.
The villa is split into three poolside apartments and sits in terraced landscaped gardens with views over the river Lot with the occasional passing riverboat or rower.
The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with several decked areas, some in sun and some in shade. There is plenty of space for the on site activities including badminton, table tennis or boules. The front lawn is bordered by newly planted fruit trees and soft fruits with a mature fig tree in one corner and a help yourself vegetable patch.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Riverside beach|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 4km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player, Boat available for guest use|
|Pools:||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Childrens pool|
|General:||Central heating, 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, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 2 en suites|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake / river, Swing set|
Further details indoors:
Lounge / Diner - very spacious with 3 leather sofas, oak lounge / dining furniture and corner log fireplace.
Bedrooms - all bedrooms can be arranged as either doubles or twins.
Bathrooms - all have a bath with shower, a wash handbasin with mirror and light incorporating shaver point.
The kitchen is newly fitted with a good range of utensils and crockery.
The apartment has several eco-friendly features including 'A' rated white goods in the kitchen, long life low energy light bulbs where possible and reusable shopping bags are provided. We have a full household and garden rainwater recuperation system which is used to keep the lawns green and plants watered through the summer months.
The apartment is on the first floor with easy access.
Further details outdoors:
The apartment has a 12m x 2m veranda accessed via both the lounge and kitchen with spiral stair access to the landscaped gardens.
There is security gate access from the road to the property and both the pool and riverbank are fenced with gated access.
We established a vegetable plot in the 2009 season with our guests being delighted to help themselves to cherry tomatoes, courgettes, cucumbers, red & green peppers and sweetcorn. In 2012 we added a herb section allowing our guests to pick fresh herbs for the BBQ. One of the main flower beds has also been planted with soft fruits such as strawberries, gooseberries, blackcurrents, raspberries, blackberries and table grapes.
A welcome pack is provided.
Bed linen, towels and pool towels are provided. A change of linen is provided for every additional weeks stay (except winter lets).
The swimming pool is open between mid May and September and is heated between June and the end of September.
The apartment has a recycling system which has been organized for minimum effort from our guests.
Cot and high chair can be arranged.
A 25% deposit is required to secure a booking with the balance payable 8 weeks prior to your arrival date.
A £375 or €450 security deposit is required on arrival which will be returned within 7 days of your departure as long as there is no damage to the property or contents and the apartment is left in the same condition as on arrival.
Payments are accepted in £ Stirling or € Euros.
There is a strict no smoking policy in the apartments, within the pool security fence area and on the decked areas within the gardens.
The Aquitaine / Dordogne / Lot et Garonne region
Lot et Garonne is a department of the region of Aquitaine in southwest France, just south of the Dordogne.
The Lot valley is one of the most fertile areas in France with vineyards, farms and orchards. The area is responsible for the production of most of the plums used in the region's most famous product, Pruneaux D'Agen. This is essentially dried plums using the same process as for dried apricots.
The climate is ideal ,for sunbathing by the pool, picnics in the grounds and BBQs.
The landscape varies from rolling hills to the fertile valley floors. Running through the valleys are rivers bordered by picturesque Bastide towns, many worth visiting.
The Villeneuve Sur Lot area
Activities within easy reach of Aquitaine Gites in France include the more relaxing fishing, horseriding, golf, hot air ballooning and evening markets with entertainment.
If you feel more energetic why not try canoeing, kayaking, hover boats, cycling, go-karting or the water theme park. If you don't suffer from vertigo try the tree top park with activities for children as young as three. We also have a local tenpin bowling alley with pool tables.
The more adventurous amongst you might like to try microlighting with flights available over the apartments.
Those interested in the local food and wine will not be disappointed. There are a number of local farms which run organised tours and tastings including honey, fruit, nut and goat farms. If the farm is not for you there are numerous markets to stroll around, almost one for every day of the week in peak season.
Our local vineyard is only 5 minutes away with a multi language signposted tour of the vineyard explaining what happens to the vines through the seasons.
There are also several towns and villages of interest in the area including Pujols with its vantage point on top of a hill overlooking the Lot valley. It has several excellent restaurants, shops and an art gallery.
Nerac, which is a little further afield, is worth a visit with Henry IV's chateaux and extensive public park with the river Baise running through it. Why not take a picnic and watch the riverboats pass by. Not far from here you can see where the river gets its other name 'the river of steps' with a long run of locks.
How to get there
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We are located just 45 minutes from Bergerac Airport and 90 minutes from both Toulouse and Bordeaux airport.
There are a number of budget airlines that fly to the area including Ryanair, Easyjet, BMIbaby, Flybe, British Airways, Air France, Jet2 and Aerlingus.
If you are driving from one of the northern ferry ports the journey to reach us should take around 7 or 8 hours. Ferry companies worth comparing include P & O, Brittany ferries, Speedferries, Sea France and Condor ferries.
There is also the option of the Euro tunnel and Raileurope.
Activities near Villeneuve Sur Lot
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
02 Feb 2013
A fantatic holiday with lots to offer. There was always something for everyday...... to relax we enjoyed days in the sunshine around the pool, fishing or just relaxing with our wine! But when we fancied something a little more energetic we spent our days, horse riding, kayaking, canooing or just taking a motor boat along the Lot. Villeneurve Sur Lot offered some good restraurants and the picturereque village of Pujols offered some beautiful scenery and medieval buildings, Morning markets and wonderful hospitality from Andrew and his father, for whom nothing was too much trouble, completed this great holiday. We would certainly go again!
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|26 Jul 13||2 Aug 13||£ 980||-||-||1 Week|
|2 Aug 13||23 Aug 13||£ 1090||-||-||1 Week|
|23 Aug 13||30 Aug 13||£ 990||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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