Ref: DL157, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine, France, £2473 to £3548 pw
This is a stunning property with half-timbered walls dating back to the 12th and 16th centuries, nestling on the edge of the charming hamlet of Monteton with its beautiful church and restaurant (open in the summer only). The location on the borders of the Lot-et-Garonne and the Dordogne is ideal for exploring both areas.
Living room, dining room/kitchen, 1 bathroom with separate shower, 1 bathroom, 1 shower room, 4 separate wcs, 1 double bedroom, 1 double bedroom (or twin), 1 bedroom with 1 double bed and 1 single bed, 1 bedroom with 1 double bed (or twin beds) and 1 single bed, 1 bedroom with 1 double bed (or twin beds), 1 small double bed and 1 single bed
Washing machine, dishwasher, cot (no linen), highchair, no telephone, good mobile reception, WiFi, 2 satellite TVs, DVD, CD, barbecue, table tennis
Bed linen, bathroom towels and pool towels are provided, as well as a weekly change for bookings of more than one week. Cleaning 2/3 hours once per week on Wednesday included (and on Saturdays for rentals of two weeks or more), additional cleaning (minimum 2 hours) 18 € per hour. Services are payable locally.
Prices quoted are subject to change.
The setting of the house is exceptional with its fabulous views of the surrounding countryside. There are steps down from a large covered terrace (with a smaller terrace to one side) to the 2500sqm garden which encloses the swimming pool. Steps up from the terrace lead to the front of the house and the hamlet.
The owners who live in the hamlet can provide meals - further details on request.
The interior is beautifully decorated in an eclectic mixture of antiques and impressive modern paintings. There are many levels inside the house with a few steps between each. The large living room is at ground level and leads into the master double bedroom (2 x 80cm beds can be made up as double or twin) which also has an additional single bed (90cm); a few steps lead up to a bathroom and an adjacent double bedroom (2 x 80cm beds can be made up as double or twin).
On the first floor are a double bedroom (160cm bed) adjacent to a bathroom with a separate shower and a separate wc. A very large bedroom with a double bed (160cm) on an upper level and a single bed (90cm) on a lower level leads directly via a few steps into a spacious loft space with a double bed (2 x 80cm beds can be made up as double or twin), a small double bed (120cm), a single bed (90cm) and a shower room to one side, as well as a separate wc.
At a lower level is a spacious attractive dining room with a small well-equipped kitchen area, opening onto a covered terrace which enjoys fantastic views of the countryside. There is also a wc next to a laundry room at this level.
Please note that due to the many levels inside and outside the property may not be suitable for elderly people and small children.
Changeover day: Saturday
Open end May to end Sep
9 hole 8km
18 hole 24km
9 hole Boissec 8km
Tel: 05 53 83 05 31
9 hole Marmande 22km
18 hole Tombeboeuf 24km
18 hole Monestier 25km
Lower ground floor
This floor plan was prepared in good faith and may not be exactly to scale.
Although perhaps less picture-postcard pretty than the Dordogne, the Lot-et-Garonne has a particular charm of its own. One of the smallest départements in France, it nevertheless has plenty of interesting places to visit, including the most bastide towns, scattered throughout the very pleasant, mostly agricultural landscape. Monflanquin, Villeréal, and the château at Duras give testimony to battles fought long ago. Villeneuve-sur-Lot is a pleasant riverside bastide town with an attractive old quarter, and nearby 13th century Penne d’Agenais with narrow alleys winding up to the top of a hill where a more modern basilica perches, Peyragude, a small-scale version of Sacré Coeur. Another fortified village, Vianne, has become a famous centre for fine crystal glassworks, and is known for its vibrant Friday marché nocturne. Agen, on the Garonne, boasts the best art museum in the area with several paintings by Goya. For a hopefully leisurely day’s outing, you can hire a small boat to cruise down the River Baïse, starting at Nérac, Henri IV’s youthful residence, which also has a fine market.
Allemans-du-Dropt (4km): Nearest food shops.
Duras (11km): A larger selection of shops and services including supermarkets
Miramont (11km): Mondays
Eymet (15km): Thursdays
Clochers XIII, Monteton (350m)
Seyches (12km): Le Vieux Porche
Duras (11km): Hostellerie Des Ducs
These restaurants have been recommended by our owners and this list is updated by us as often as possible. Their ownership and quality may have changed since the list was last updated.
Duras (11km), famous for its castle and good wines, and has extensive sports facilities.
Miramont (11km) has a lovely main square and church.
Eymet (15km) is a beautiful 13th century medieval fortified town.
The area is famous for its foie gras, duck and truffles.
The Bergerac Appellation produces some excellent red and white wines and wines are also available from the Bordeaux, Duras and Cahors wine growing areas.
Tennis court: Duras (11km)
Bicycle hire: Duras (11km)
Horse riding: Duras (11km)
9 hole golf courses: La Sauvetat (5km), Boissec (8km), Marmande (22km)
18 hole golf courses: Tombeboeuf (24km), Golf des Vigiers at Monestier (27km)
Numerous cycling tracks including a disused railway line running between Sauveterre-de-Guyenne (40km) and Bordeaux (102km)
Hot air ballooning at Saint-Jean-de-Duras (11km)
Peaceful, beautiful, great pool, great views. Just what we needed after our cycling holiday.
Please note that the comments given above were taken from letters and holiday questionnaires from our clients over the years. We cannot acccept responsibility for any misleading information but the comments are given by us in good faith.
We have not always been able to obtain written comments from clients so the number of comments does not necessarily reflect the quality or the popularity of the villa.
The setting is enchanting and the house very beautiful with its historic walls in harmony with the local church, and a surprising modern art collection. You can stroll over to the restaurant or just absorb the relaxing views from the terrace.