St Valentin Cottage is in the charming hamlet of Coulx nestling in the beautiful hills above the Lot Valley in the heart of the Lot-et-Garonne. Situated on the the hill close to the old stone windmill of Coulx, this purpose built single storey cottage has been designed to provide maximum comfort for couples and enjoys panoramic views of rural France. French doors open onto a sunny private garden which leads to a large 10m x 5m heated swimming pool and sun terrace. It is an ideal base to explore the historic Bastide towns, medieval villages, country markets and the wonderful wine regions of Buzet and Duras. There is a local golf course with friendly bar just 3km away, where visitors are made very welcome. Lessons and equipment hire available.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 shower room|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 40 km, Nearest railway: Tonneins / Marmande 15 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Aquitaine is an historic area of South West France, thanks to the marriage of Eleanor of Aquitaine to Henri II in 1152, thus making this beautiful area part of England for the next 300 years. There are many reminders of these times within the walls of the many Bastide towns dotted around the Lot et Garonne - a timeless corner of Aquitaine, once described as "Like a unspoilt Tuscany or Provence".These Bastides are wonderful places to wander amongst the narrow street and alleys and perhaps sample the local cuisine.
The climate is sunny, warm and bright for most of the year and the summer enjoys hot days and balmy nights.
There are many vineyards to visit and sample or buy some of the best wines of France ~ famously, Duras, Buzet, Bergerac and Bordeaux. All are within a delightful drive of our cottage.
During July and August, not to be missed are the night markets held in many of the nearby villages. Here one can buy local produce such as duck, chicken ,meat and fish cooked to order along with fruits, desserts, bread and of course local wines. Sit beneath the trees and enjoy a memorable evening under the stars listening to live music.
Fruit and vegetable street markets abound and one can sample real french culture and way of life.
There are many beautiful areas for walking and discovering pretty villages and countryside, including fields of golden sunflowers and orchards of plums, hazelnuts and apples.
We are blessed with 2 lovely rivers, the Lot and the Garonne and also the peaceful Canal Lateral, ideal for cycling or strolling. There is a lake with man-made beach and picnic area at nearby Lougratte.
Further afield but within easy reach are the beautiful cities of Bordeaux and Toulouse and the majestic citadel of Carcassonne. For those who enjoy the sea, Arcachon and its golden beaches are within 90 minutes if our cottage.
30 minutes north is the beautiful area of the Dordogne- well worth a visit.
Tombeboeuf is 4 Km from Coulx and has a boulangerie, general store, butchers, post office, hairdressers,pharmacy,doctor and very good hotel with restaurant and bar.
Our local golf course and bar is even closer and is owned by a friendly English couple who will offer you a warm welcome.
10 Km south of Coulx is the delightful village of Castelmoron which is situated on the banks of the River Lot and, as well as all the usual amenities, has a weekly market all year,and in summer has a beach for swimming and also boats for hire to explore this beautiful river.
Our nearest large town is Tonneins, 15Km away,which sits above our other large river, The Garonne. Here there is a large and very interesting weekly market. and a variety of restaurants. There is also a hypermarket supplying all you could need.
Within a short drive are the Bastide towns of Pujols, Monflanquin, Castillones and many more beautiful medieval villages.
Just south of the River Lot is a local airfield where one can go up in a light aircraft or microlight to get amazing views or even learn to fly. There is also a restaurant and bar.
Other local activities are horseriding, fishing and tennis.