4 Bedrooms | 3 Baths
From €1,215 per Week
Maison Lot-et-Garonne, Baleyssagues, France Vacation Rental
This former 12th century medieval priory, with its lovely enclosed courtyard and acres of grounds has been lovingly renovated to provide a wonderful combination of elegant French sophistication, comfort and charm. Set against a stunning backdrop of rolling hills, plum orchards and vineyards this house not only offers sophistication but it perfect for families or friends alike. Original stone walls, huge windows to allow natural light, old oak doors and modern slate bathrooms is brought together to add to the character of this lovely house. All rooms have good views, either onto the cobbled courtyard or to the countryside beyond. With private shady terraces either west facing and views over the countryside or relaxing on the large covered terrace overlooking the pool, this house is a tranquil haven for all who stay here.
Outside, the stunning 12m x 4m slate grey pool, overlooking fields and orchards, is both alarmed and fenced and has generous steps which stretch the entire width of the pool – perfect for young children or elderly guests. A large covered living area with settees, armchairs is perfect for reading, relaxing or meeting together for an evening aperitif. The large open terrace with large table and chairs is perfect for dining or enjoying a BBQ. Next to the pool is the enormous 5-acre garden which is large enough for football matches (goal posts available), cricket, rounders or simply to send the kids off on a treasure hunt. The house and garden are well stocked with toys, a sand pit, a swing, a see-saw, CDs and books. Large portable BBQ. Huxley Golf practice. 15x4 boule area.
Ground Floor: Entrance via large wooden door to enclosed cobbled courtyard and door to the main living room is open plan space which encompasses the smart kitchen, dining area and sitting room. The kitchen is well equipped with fridge freezer, large cooks oven with gas hob and electric oven, washing machine, dishwasher, Expresso coffee machine etc. Door to garden, external salon and swimming pool. A second sitting room doubles as the TV room with a large flat screen TV, DVD player, DVDs, books and board games. Bedroom with 160cm double bed with dual control electronic foot and head elevators, settee, armchair with integral bathroom with bath tub, wash basin and en-suite wet room and WC. This bedroom is suitable for a disabled guest due to access from the living room and large wet room. Bedroom with 160cm double bed with integral bath tub and wash basin. Door to terrace with seating. Separate WC. Sitting room/ TV room with large flat screen TV with satellite channels (BBC & ITV) and DVD. Settee and door to west facing garden. Steps up to Master bedroom with 160cm double bed, armchairs and fireplace. Integral bath tub and wash basin. Separate WC and separate walk-in shower.
First Floor: Staircase (steep) leads to Children’s Dormitory (child gate at top) with four single beds laid out in mattresses (low ceiling height hence no bed bases) with a secure glass window which overlooks the main living room.
What to see and do:
This region is filled with delightful small medieval market towns, many hosting weekly markets full of local produce with some having the summer night markets where there is music and stall selling delicious food. It’s a great night out for families and groups. The Dordogne River is just 15 minutes away where you can picnic or hire kayaks.
Horse and pony riding at the neighbouring riding school is easily arranged with set routes and is open daily (except Mondays).
Golf at the fabulous Chateau Vigiers golf course nearby is popular and the course has practice greens too.
The 'Magic Cauldron' eco farm, named after the pot in which the mohair of 250 angora goats is farm dyed is a great place to visit with children. Little ones will love making friends with the animals which they can touch and feed including lambs and kids, goats, sheep, angora white rabbits, highland cattle and two of the largest grubbiest pigs ever seen. You can also try your hand at cheese or bread making.
There are many festivals & events that take place throughout the region including a very popular annual Jazz festival held in Monsegur at the beginning of July.
A fresh water lake with sandy beach at Blasimon is just 30 minutes away and is a popular attraction to take children for a day out. The gently shelving sand provides a safe, fun environment for splashing around and cooling off in the summer sun.
Further afield, approximately 90 mins drive away, is the 150 mile long sandy beach at Arcachon and Biscarosse. If you have the energy climb the highest sand dune in Europe at Biscarosse, or while the day away meandering around the streets of cosmopolitian Arcachon and enjoy a relaxing lunch in one of the many French restaurants.
Take the opportunity to visit Bordeaux. It is a beautiful town with a fabulous pedestrian heart and a huge amount of money has been spent on the quayside (which has a fantastic Sunday morning organic food market). The Opera House is home to opera, classical music and ballet and Bordeaux has a thriving cultural heritage with live shows, wine tours, fairs and markets.
Saint Emilion - A very important wine town, and is blessed with impressive medieval architecture, including an entire church carved out inside a hill. A walk up to the tower is well worth the effort for beautiful panoramic pictures of the surrounding vineyards that go on as far as your eye can see. Explore the many vineyards open for wine-tasting; also many of the stores in St. Emilion will ship the wine to your home address.
Nerac/Castlemoron - both beautiful towns with chateaux and great restaurants and, best of all, boats that can be hired by the hour (or day) so you can cruise up and down the Canal du Midi with a picnic.
Baleyssagues 1km; Duras with weekly market, restaurants and chateau 3 Km; Monsegur with excellent market, restaurants and shops 15 mins; Bergerac airport 40 mins; St. Emilion for restaurants, shops and vineyards 30 mins; Bordeaux and Airport 1.5 hours; Arcachon beaches 2 hours; 18 holes Golf 20 mins., horse riding, cycling, hot air ballooning and canoeing locally
Check in 5PM
Check out 10AM
No Smoking Inside
7 Night Minimum Stay
Wedding are not allowed
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Balance Due 60 days prior
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Rates and fees subject to change without notice
|Rates From||€1,500 to €4,200|
**All starting rates are low season rates. Rates are now quoted based on occupancy and use. Please call or inquire for individual group rates.**
5 Acres Private Land
Large Covered Lounge
5 Hub Gas Top
90 Cm Large Electric Oven
4 Bluetooth Speakers
Flat screen Tv
Foldable Push Chair
3 Cars Private Park Place
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