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Raffet House

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 12 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Description from owner

Description

This spacious attractive "Maison de Maitre" and stone barn complex with stepped swimming pool, and table tennis, sits in nearly 3 acres of private parkland in southwest France. It offers a peaceful rural location yet very close to all the provisions you will need for self catering and amenities for your enjoyment. A calm beautiful area of rolling farmland, orchards and vineyards hosts medieval bastides, historic buildings, restaurants, markets, music, arts, tennis, golf, leisure-lakes, canoeing, riding.Long leisurely meals are a vital part of rural French holidays. There are many options for the entire party for eating and relaxing, outside, and on terraces. Alternatively eating out is a pleasure, with a wide choice of restaurants from the haute cuisine to regional fare and a lively italian pizzeria within 15 mins to Michelin starred and the more exotic within 30 mins.Raffet is a few kilometres from both Eymet [Dordogne] to the north( 10 mins), and Miramont de Guyenne [Lot

This spacious attractive "Maison de Maitre" and stone barn complex with stepped swimming pool, and table tennis, sits in nearly 3 acres of private parkland in southwest France. It offers a peaceful rural location yet very close to all the provisions you will need for self catering and amenities for your enjoyment. A calm beautiful area of rolling farmland, orchards and vineyards hosts medieval bastides, historic buildings, restaurants, markets, music, arts, tennis, golf, leisure-lakes, canoeing, riding.Long leisurely meals are a vital part of rural French holidays. There are many options for the entire party for eating and relaxing, outside, and on terraces. Alternatively eating out is a pleasure, with a wide choice of restaurants from the haute cuisine to regional fare and a lively italian pizzeria within 15 mins to Michelin starred and the more exotic within 30 mins.Raffet is a few kilometres from both Eymet [Dordogne] to the north( 10 mins), and Miramont de Guyenne [Lot et Garonne] to the south (5 mins). Bergerac, Marmande, Issigeac and Duras are all about a half-hour's car journey. Most french towns have market days which offer a wide selection of local produce and tourist attractions. Some like Miramont are very french whilst Eymet has a significant lively english community too.The vineyards of Bergerac and Duras regions are all within 30 mins. The Grand Vin of Bordeaux is further but St Emilion (80 mins) is well worth the visit and the Medoc with its great chateaux is about 90 mins

Further details

-Our english manager Louise lives close by and is on hand to greet you.

-She will also answer any questions you have or deal with any emergencies.

-Before your visit she will be in touch to discuss options and shop for basic provisions if your arrival is to be late.

-Louise can also arrange an end of let cleaning service to ensure your holiday endson a relaxed note.

-The swimming pool is usually open from mid May until end September.

-The responsibility for safety rests with the adults in your party.

Further details indoors

-Bathrooms-The House-en-suite bathroom and a family shower room -The Gite-ensuite shower room and a family shower room.-Bedrooms-The House-2 double and 1 twin bedroom. -The Gite has flexibilty to have 3 twins or 2 twins and 1 double or 1 twin and 2 doubles.-Lounges- The House has a very large salon that seats up to 6 in comfortable arm chairs and sofas and a number of other comfortable wicker chairs close at hand. -The Gite accommodates sofas and armchairs for 6.-Dining- -The very large kitchen in the House accommodates 8 and add a small table added to squeeze 12.However it is usually delightful to eat on the covered house terrace where there is space and facilities for many more than 12. Or on tressles tables and benches elsewhere.

Further details outdoors

-The house is set well back from the road through entry gates to provide privacy and lots of parking.-As well as the 2 upper terraces around the house there is a lower terrace under the shade of walnut trees. -Trestle tables and benches provides the opportunity for you to choose any number of places to eat.-On the terrace surrounding the pool is a solar shower, sun loungers and a shaded area. -Table tennis is set up near to the pool on the grass.-Nearby a pergola offers further shaded seating with a view back to the pool, barn and maison.

Location description from owner

The Aquitaine region

SPORTThere is access to canoeing, tennis, and golf. Tennis and minigolf are very near at St Pardoux where [pre-booked] tennis/mini-golf is not expensive. A 9-hole golf course is at nearby Tombeboeuf - you can hire clubs. There is a top-class golf and country club at the Château des Vigiers, just 45 minutes north and a number of other courses at Marmande and near Bergerac.GENERALBastide towns abound all with interesting histories and there are a many picturesque rivers and villages all worthy of investigation.RESTAURANTSEating out can be very reasonable Seyches, Sauvetat du Dropt, Eymet, Duras, Lauzun, Monteton and Allemans have good restaurants. The upmarket pizza restaurant in the square in Eymet is a lovely place to spend an evening watching the world go by. More restaurants are opening too.MISCELLANEOUSThere is also a petrol station, car wash, pharmacy and Roady [cars etc], at the same complex as the Intermarché supermarket.

Miramont-de-Guyenne

FOOD and DRINKMiramont de Guyenne is a delightful quiet French bastide small town with a tourist office and most amenities. The boulangeries and smallsupermarket are open on Sunday mornings. It has a very good market on Mondays.Eymet, a little further and to the north, is very popular with a pretty square, and also has a regular market on Thursdays and a nightmarket on Tuesday in the hight of the season. In Eymet you hear a considerable amount of English in the summer and in Miramont you hearmore French.There are accessible markets to visit almost every day - look out for wine and jazz festivals, barn sales, concerts etc. Tourist offices have lots on offer. Issigeac market should not be missed.There is a large Intermarché complex a few kilometres away, just outside St Pardoux Isaac.Spoilt for choice for wine, and apart from the supermarket huge choice and value, there are very good Caves for wine in Eymet and Miramont.Take your own big plastic container and enjoy local wine at approximately 2.00 per litre. Loads of vineyards around - Duras, Montbazailliac, Bergerac, and further afield St Emilion, Pomerol, Castillon la Bataille and the Medoc beyond Bordeaux.

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Key Info

  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • 2 Cots available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 3 Double Beds, 6 Single Beds, 2 Cots available
  • 2 En suites, 2 Shower rooms

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Table tennis
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Richard J
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
19 Jun 2016
Years listed:
3
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English


This House has 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 12. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 05 Dec 2012. Located in Lot-et-Garonne, it has 3 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £950 to £2500.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 19 Jun 2016.

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