Farmhouse / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

We've just one month of the fabulous 2015 season - if you are already thinking of your 2016 holiday, why not drop us a line soon and grab the best dates for you and yours!

Perfect location for families or friends holidaying together.Five large, comfortable and stylish super king/twin bedrooms (two downstairs with brand new travertine tiled en suite shower rooms). Large open living room incorporating luxurious kitchen, dining and lounge with monumental stone fireplace and log burning stove. UK Sky TV & DVD playerSecond, first floor lounge with enormous TV Sofa, TV & DVD player and cosy children's corner including a great toy cupboard brimming with books and toys. The three further bedrooms are up here and the second bathroom..Acres of tree lined landscaped gardens with fabulous views of the rolling Lot & Garonne countryside and the restored windmill of Coulx.Heated 6 x 12 salt water pool, surrounded by sunny terraces.Enjoy relaxing under the shady pergolas - perfect for a glass of wine while dusk sets over the Lot & Garonne.There's a great selection of outside toys for all ages - from a playhouse tucked away in it's own secluded glade, climbing frame, table tennis and badminton to a large selection of bikes available for all.We are completely set up for babies and small children, meaning you can travel light and enjoy arriving knowing that everything you need to help you relax into your holiday will be waiting!Only 45 minutes drive from Bergerac airport will bring you to the peace and tranquility of this beautiful Lot & Garonne enclave.Here's a tast of what our visitors in 2014 thought ............."What a wonderful time we had, it was a totally idyllic two weeks.""Your house is just beautiful and perfect for our needs. The children could not get enough of the huge garden and pool!""We have had an amazing time at The Farmhouse at Gigan this week. The property is outstanding with every need catered for. Our first 'abroad' holiday with your 2 year old and 10 month old has been a thorough success. A fantastic week spent drinking good wine with great friends. We hope to return soon. Thank you! "

Size Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites
Nearest beach Lake beach at Lougratte, River beach Castelmoron s 7 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac 40 km, Nearest railway: Marmande 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Shared outdoor pool (heated)
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Super King Beds (5), Sofa Beds (1), Cots available (3), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users

The Aquitaine region

Just south of the Dordogne and set amongst the rolling hills of 'The Larder of France', this is a great spot to spend time. Whether you enjoy the traditionally relaxed lifestyle of local markets and lazy lunches or a more active time canoeing, golfing or sightseeing. Gigan is a great base for all sorts of holidays.

The landscape is that of a beautiful fertile land, noted for the far reaching plum orchards and fields of sunflowers.

The area is bristling with Bastide towns - all different and offering much to interest the tourist. Most notable and within just a short drive are Eymet, Monflanquin, Penne d'Agenais and Pujols.

There are several large towns within reach - interesting in themselves, but also with good ranges of shops. Best to go on market day so you can enjoy the best of both worlds - most notable are Bergerac, Villeneuve and Agen.

There are several fabulous fortified chateaux within very easy reach, including Duras, Bonaquil and Biron - great for trips out and particularly fun when they run various festivals during the summer months.

Tombeboeuf

Tombeboeuf offers everything you need for day to day life, with a boulangerie, butcher, local shop (selling just about everything), pharmacy and good local restaurant. Just outside the village is a great 9 hole golf course, English owned, and club house - a really relaxing way of spending half a day. To the east of the village is a picturesque lake which is a nature reserve - great for an easy 4km walk or fishing (licences can be bought in the village).

Closer to the house is the restored windmill of Coulx - open to the public twice a week and a great walk along quiet lanes from the house - a really great spot for a picnic with the most amazing 360 degree views of the region.

Slightly further afield, to the south, is the town of Villeneuve-sur-Lot. This is a traditional bastide town with a great local market, bustling centre and a good selection of shops and cafes.

The river Lot is about 15 minutes drive south and during the summer months boats and canoes can be hired at Castelmoron-sur-Lot and further afield on the rivers Dordogne and Garonne.

Restaurants are a plenty, from a simple cafe meal to the very best in dining. Information on these is in the information pack provided on arrival.

Just to the north is the Bergerac wine region with it's abundance of vineyards and some great wines. Suggestions for winetasting tours are included in the information pack.

Bergerac, itself, is well worth a visit - a great town with museums, river trips, good shops and some memorable restaurants.

There are daily markets in the local towns which make it so easy to slip into the slow pace of French life.

During July & August several of the local towns have 'Night Markets'. These are great fun, with trestle tables set out under the stars, locals and tourists eat together choosing their meals from the stalls set up by local producers - you can choose your wine, starter, main and pud all from different stalls. With live music and warm evening a trip to a night market is a real must for anyone visiting the area!

The area is steeped in history and to celebrate that history the towns and villages have medieval fairs during the summer, some just for one day and some for several - great fun with jousting, falconery, wandering musicians and stalls selling 'medieval' wares. - There are full details of these in the information pack provided.