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Gardes - 3 bedroom gite with private heated pool Gite

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Gardes - 3 bedroom gite with private heated pool

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 26 reviews

  • Gite
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Description from owner

Description

Recently renovated 3 bedroom stone barn with private heated pool set in 9 acres with beautiful views across the valley to the medieval bastide village of Monflanquin (classified as l'un des plus beaux villages de France). A rural location but within easy access to local shops and services, this is the Ideal holiday base for families or a group of friends to explore the Dordogne, Lot, Garonne and Tarn valleys whatever the time of year.

The accommodation is all on one level and includes 2 king size bedrooms with shared en-suite walk-in (roll-in) shower room and one twin bedroom with wash basin. A double sofa bed is also available for additional guests. The separate family bathroom includes roll top bath with stunning views across the valley to Monflanquin. There is also an additional shower room.

Relax in the spacious and light open plan living area which comfortably accommodates up to 8 people, with sofas and an eight seater dining table. Facilities include UK and

Recently renovated 3 bedroom stone barn with private heated pool set in 9 acres with beautiful views across the valley to the medieval bastide village of Monflanquin (classified as l'un des plus beaux villages de France). A rural location but within easy access to local shops and services, this is the Ideal holiday base for families or a group of friends to explore the Dordogne, Lot, Garonne and Tarn valleys whatever the time of year.

The accommodation is all on one level and includes 2 king size bedrooms with shared en-suite walk-in (roll-in) shower room and one twin bedroom with wash basin. A double sofa bed is also available for additional guests. The separate family bathroom includes roll top bath with stunning views across the valley to Monflanquin. There is also an additional shower room.

Relax in the spacious and light open plan living area which comfortably accommodates up to 8 people, with sofas and an eight seater dining table. Facilities include UK and French HD TV, Bluray/DVD player, free WIFI access and ipod docking station and CD player.

The living area flows into the spacious and well equipped modern kitchen, with its own breakfast table. Facilities include cooker, microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee maker, dishwasher, washing machine and iron and ironing board.

Large patio doors lead out from the kitchen onto the private and secluded outdoor dining terrace and barbecue area set in a walled garden with ancient bread ovens. The stunning views across the wooded valley make this a wonderful space for relaxing with family and friends.

Three charming stone archways lead out to the private south facing sunbathing area with private heated pool (heated May to October)

and games room. There is also a swing set for younger children as well as a badminton net and table football.

The games room also provides secure, lockable and dry storage for bicycles.

The owners live on site in a separate building, but guests are welcome to explore the nine acres of land which is a mix of woodland, prairie and more formal gardens, for peaceful walks and wildlife spotting.

Location description from owner

The Aquitaine region

Within easy access to the Dordogne, Lot, Garonne and Tarn valleys, there is plenty to see and do whatever your interests and age and whatever the time of year. You can explore numerous bastide villages (e.g. Monflanquin, Monpazier, Villereal), medieval towns (e.g. Penne d'Agenais, Pujols, Bergerac, Sarlat, Beynac, Domme), chateaux (e.g. Biron, Bonaguil, Gavaudun, Monbazillac, Beynac, Castelnaud, Bridoire), caves including those with prehistoric cave paintings and dwellings (e.g Lascaux, Font de Gaume, Roque St-Christopher, Pech-Merle), vineyards of the Cahors, Bergerac and Bordeaux regions, producers of other local products (e.g. duck, prunes, honey, walnuts, truffles), gardens (e.g. Marqueyssac, Limeuil, Eyrignac). Lot-et-Garonne has beautiful countryside for walking and there are over 300 well mapped and maintained circular walks for all abilities to download free from the tourism website. Ask the owners for advice and to print maps for a small charge. Cycling: we have secure, lockable and dry storage facilities for bicycles. There are bike supply and repair shops in Villeneuve sur Lot. Alternatively you can hire bikes locally in Monflanquin. The Lot-et-Garonne tourism website has around 30 well mapped cycling routes to choose from, as well as the Lot Valley cycle route.Alternatively you can enjoy activities such as swimming in local lakes and rivers, fishing, canoeing, boat trips, horse riding, quad biking, sky parks, animal parks, tennis, golf etc.

Monflanquin

Monflanquin is <5km away (50 minute countryside walk) and has all amenities including supermarket, boulangeries, weekly local produce market, restaurants, bars, pharmacy, doctors, banks and post office. In July and August many local villages in the area, including Monflanquin have weekly night markets where you can enjoy local food and wine sat at communal tables in the village square listening to music and other entertainment. A great opportunity to become immersed in local village life.The town of Villeneuve sur Lot is <20km away and has even more extensive amenities and shopping, including hyper-markets and a Michelin star restaurant.

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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
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: King Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 2 Shower rooms

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

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About the owner

Jim W
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
29 Aug 2016
Based in:
France

Languages spoken: English, French, German, Russian


This Gite has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 24 May 2013. Located in Lot-et-Garonne, it has 26 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £684 to £1496.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 29 Aug 2016.

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“First class accommodation in a beautiful quiet area of France.”

Reviewed 23 Aug 2015

We spent two weeks in this beautiful gite in August 2015, the accommodation is excellent for a family, all on one level, very safe for young children. The rooms are large,airy and well equipped, the lounge is very comfortable with a good quality television and satellite / DVD player to entertain young children or for respite from the heat, the patio area with table is very comfortable at all times of the day and the pool area is great for fun with very safe roman steps. Jim and Jo are most helpful hosts, we will defiantly be making a return visit next year as it ticks all the boxes.

“Fantastic week - beautiful area, wonderful house...highly recommend”

Reviewed 5 Aug 2015

We just returned from a wonderful week at Gites Gardes. We travelled with our three young boys ages 2, 4 and 6. Immediately upon arrival, the welcoming owners helped us set up the baby pool for our youngest son. Not only that, but Jo stayed with him while we unpacked our car and got things a bit settled. Within no time the boys were swimming and I must say that was the start of a swimming marathon! The boys went in no less than four times a day. The fact that it was heated was a huge bonus, and we didn't realize truly how wonderful this was until we went to a second house the next week without a heated pool. It really makes a difference! Even our two year old could sit on the steps and play for an extended period without getting cold. The weather was absolutely great and it was very hot, but even so, the slight extra warmth of the pool was much appreciated. The house itself is perfect for a vacation. Everything is on one floor, which makes it easy and one less thing to worry about with young kids. The rooms were very spacious and nicely decorated. The main bathroom/shower was large and we appreciated that there was another toilet and full bath in another room. The kitchen was well stocked, clean, and also spacious. We appreciated that they valued recycling and even had an extra trash can for you to use for this purpose. Perhaps one of our fav things about the house was the view. We sat outside with an amazing view of Monflanquin. Truly beautiful. It was a wonderful combination of feeling 'out in the middle of nowhere', but yet when we left the drive we were at the grocery store within five minutes and the mediaval town was not much further. Our boys loved all the small little critters around the property - lizards, frogs, beetles, etc. The swing set was an extra bonus for little ones, along with the badminton net. We had truly a wonderful week and would highly recommend this house to others. We would definitely return for a second visit.

“Perfect place to relax and enjoy the family (and the countryside)”

Reviewed 28 Jul 2013

We visited Gardes during the third week of July in 2013. The weather was perfect; we spent considerable time sitting in the peaceful quiet of the patio/barbecue area with its lovely view of the countryside, and BBQ’d dinner most evenings. The pool was great and well-maintained. The gitte itself was quite spacious, clean and comfortable. A large grocery was a three minute drive away, in Monflanguin, a pleasant little town. One evening we enjoyed a very nice market at Preyssas, and found the Chateau Bonaguil, Latour Marliac and the Grottes de Lastournelle worthwhile visits. It was really a perfect week, and we highly recommend staying there.

“Rural paradise”

Reviewed 27 Jul 2013

We spent two lovely weeks in this charming house. The accommodation exceeded expectations based on past French rentals; we were greeted with spacious rooms, comfy beds and stacks of fluffy towels. Our arrival was delayed and the owners were thoughtful in leaving us an arrival snack with wine. Jim and Jo are the perfect hosts and discreetly onhand when you need them. They have put a lot of thought into their property and it is well stocked from the kitchen to outdoor living with everything you could think of. There is wildlife in abundance from hummingbird hawkmoths to the daily circle of red kites overhead as you lounge in the sunshine. The pool was great and a good length unlike many you find and well used by all of us. We particularly loved the outdoor walled dining area looking out over the countryside. There is plenty to do from the nearby village of Monflanquin with a great village square lined with restaurants and it's weekly markets, to exploring days out further afield. With two teenage boys we enjoyed canoeing up the river Lot, visiting chateaux, wine tasting, high wire adventure park, underground grotto by boat, feeding wild macaque monkeys, playing tennis, playing golf, eating outdoors with locals at the evening market, self guided village tour, trout fishing and enjoying a 10lb trout on the BBQ and of course the excellent French food and wine. There is something for everyone and I wouldn't hesitate from recommending this property.

“Idyllic location”

Reviewed 16 Jun 2013

I have just come back from a fabulous 9 days at this gite. I travelled with my husband and 4 year old daughter, sister and elderly mother and despite the wide age range we all had a really relaxing and enjoyable time. The gite is very spacious and comfortable and newly renovated to a high standard. There was a very well equipped kitchen and a large barbeque so self catering was a joy. It is set in a beautiful quiet spot with lovely views over the lake and countryside - really quite idyllic. My daughter particularly enjoyed the space around the gite to roam (the owners let you explore the grounds - 9 acres in all) and the surrounding countryside was beautiful. There is plenty to visit in the area such as chateaux, boat trips along the Dordogne and gardens (the owners are very helpful in recommending places and giving directions). However when the sun was out we were just as content to simply relax and enjoy the pool all day at the gite. I am planning my next visit already!

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