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Le Petit Château

Ref: DL171, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine, France, £2688 to £4945 pw

  1. 1 - Le Petit Château - back of château from pool area
  2. 2 - Le Petit Château - pool and views
  3. 3 - Le Petit Château - pool and views
  4. 4 - Le Petit Château - pool and views
  5. 5 - Le Petit Château - terrace by the château
  6. 6 - Le Petit Château - covered terrace by pool
  7. 7 - Le Petit Château - shady garden
  8. 8 - Le Petit Château - back of château
  9. 9 - Le Petit Château - living area
  10. 10 - Le Petit Château - living area
  11. 11 - Le Petit Château - living area
  12. 12 - Le Petit Château - dining room
  13. 13 - Le Petit Château - kitchen
  14. 14 - Le Petit Château - kitchen
  15. 15 - Le Petit Château - bedroom One on first floor
  16. 16 - Le Petit Château - bedroom Two on first floor
  17. 17 - Le Petit Château - bedroom Three on first floor
  18. 18 - Le Petit Château - bedroom Four on first floor
  19. 19 - Le Petit Château - bedroom Five on second floor
  20. 20 - Le Petit Château - bathroom on ground floor
  21. 21 - Le Petit Château - shower room en suite with bedroom Two
  22. 22 - Le Petit Château - shower room en suite with bedroom Five on second floor
  23. 23 - Le Petit Château - dinner at dusk
  24. 24 - Le Petit Château - dinner at dusk
  25. 25 - Le Petit Château - evening view
  • 1 - Le Petit Château - back of château from pool area
    1 - Le Petit Château - back of château from pool area
  • 2 - Le Petit Château - pool and views
    2 - Le Petit Château - pool and views
  • 3 - Le Petit Château - pool and views
    3 - Le Petit Château - pool and views
  • 4 - Le Petit Château - pool and views
    4 - Le Petit Château - pool and views
  • 5 - Le Petit Château - terrace by the château
    5 - Le Petit Château - terrace by the château
  • 6 - Le Petit Château - covered terrace by pool
    6 - Le Petit Château - covered terrace by pool
  • 7 - Le Petit Château - shady garden
    7 - Le Petit Château - shady garden
  • 8 - Le Petit Château - back of château
    8 - Le Petit Château - back of château
  • 9 - Le Petit Château - living area
    9 - Le Petit Château - living area
  • 10 - Le Petit Château - living area
    10 - Le Petit Château - living area
  • 11 - Le Petit Château - living area
    11 - Le Petit Château - living area
  • 12 - Le Petit Château - dining room
    12 - Le Petit Château - dining room
  • 13 - Le Petit Château - kitchen
    13 - Le Petit Château - kitchen
  • 14 - Le Petit Château - kitchen
    14 - Le Petit Château - kitchen
  • 15 - Le Petit Château - bedroom One on first floor
    15 - Le Petit Château - bedroom One on first floor
  • 16 - Le Petit Château - bedroom Two on first floor
    16 - Le Petit Château - bedroom Two on first floor
  • 17 - Le Petit Château - bedroom Three on first floor
    17 - Le Petit Château - bedroom Three on first floor
  • 18 - Le Petit Château - bedroom Four on first floor
    18 - Le Petit Château - bedroom Four on first floor
  • 19 - Le Petit Château - bedroom Five on second floor
    19 - Le Petit Château - bedroom Five on second floor
  • 20 - Le Petit Château - bathroom on ground floor
    20 - Le Petit Château - bathroom on ground floor
  • 21 - Le Petit Château - shower room en suite with bedroom Two
    21 - Le Petit Château - shower room en suite with bedroom Two
  • 22 - Le Petit Château - shower room en suite with bedroom Five on second floor
    22 - Le Petit Château - shower room en suite with bedroom Five on second floor
  • 23 - Le Petit Château - dinner at dusk
    23 - Le Petit Château - dinner at dusk
  • 24 - Le Petit Château - dinner at dusk
    24 - Le Petit Château - dinner at dusk
  • 25 - Le Petit Château - evening view
    25 - Le Petit Château - evening view
  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 4

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Château life on a smaller scale...

Le Petit Château is a light, bright and charming early 18th-century turreted little château with beautiful rural views. It is set in peaceful and undulating countryside in mature gardens just 2.5km from the closest bakeries and shops, with weekly markets and hypermarkets within a 15-minute drive.

Accommodation details

Living room, sitting room, study with double sofabed, dining room, kitchen, 2 double bedrooms each with en suite shower room with wc, 1 double bedroom, 1 double or twin bedroom, 1 twin bedroom, 1 bathroom with separate shower, 1 shower room with wc, 1 separate wc

Facilities

Washing machine, dishwasher, dryer, 2 cots (no linen), highchair, telephone, WiFi, satellite TV, iPod dock, wireless music streaming, DVD player and DVDs, heating (maximum 500€ per week)


Services

Bed linen, bathroom towels and pool towels are provided, as well as a weekly change for bookings of more than one week. Cleaning (minimum 2 hours) 15 € per hour. Cook on request. Services are payable locally.

Prices quoted are subject to change.

Exterior

Set in three hectares of grounds and farmland, the property boasts lovely country views from its elevated position, and is approached by a private drive off a quiet rural road. The house is surrounded by its gardens and mature trees, and has a lovely south-facing pool. The acre of quiet grounds provide plenty of sunny and shaded outdoor space for outdoor meals and for families to enjoy each other’s company, as well as quiet areas for reading a book or a nap under a shady tree. The swimming pool is heated to 27°C free of charge in June, July, August and September (a charge is applicable in other months).

Interior

The house is lovingly furnished to a high standard, with a tasteful mix of antique and contemporary furniture. It is full of period features but is also homely and comfortable.

The impressive entrance with exposed stone walls leads to a turret with a spiral stone staircase linking all the floors. On the ground floor are the spacious living areas and a substantial eat-in kitchen (seats 6), comprising an intimate living room, a formal dining room (seats 10-12), a sitting room and a study with a double sofabed (can comfortably be used as a bedroom). The dining and living rooms open out on to the garden and pool area. There is also a family bathroom on this floor with separate shower unit, as well as a separate wc.

On the first floor are four bedrooms all with pretty, leafy views; a double bedroom (150cm bed) with en suite shower room and wc in the turret, a double bedroom with small double bed (135cm), a bedroom with large double bed (180cm which can be made up as twin beds), a twin with large single beds (2x135cm), and a shower room with wc.

The spacious master suite (150cm bed) has its own sitting room and en suite shower room with a wc, and is set across the entire top floor of the property.

Available for short stays

More Information

Changeover day: Saturday

Swimming pool

Private
Security alarm
Heated
Size 11x5m
Depth 1-2m
Open May to end Sept

Tennis court

Virazeil 9km

9 hole 11km
18 hole 21km

Other features

  • Internet
  • Cook (request)
  • Ground level bedroom

Golf Details


9 hole Marmande 11km
http://golf.marmande.pagesperso-orange.fr/

9 hole Boissec 19km
www.golfdeboissec.fr


18 hole Tombeboeuf 21km
www.golfdebarthe.com

18 hole Monestier 37km
www.vigiers.com

The château is ideally located for exploring the gastronomic delights of Aquitaine, the beauty of the Dordogne, and the charm of the Lot-et-Garonne. The Bordeaux vineyards are within easy reach - the UNESCO World Heritage St-Emilion wine area is less than an hour away. The Périgord truffle region is also close by. The beautiful city of Bordeaux, the ‘pearl of Aquitaine’, is an hour away and the stunning Atlantic Coast beaches around Arcachon are within easy reach.

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.

  • Shops & services

    Villages

    Escassefort (2.5km) Nearest food shops including bakeries and grocers
    Seyches (6km)
    Saint-Avit (8km)
    Eymet (24km)

    Towns

    Marmande (12km) Large selection of shops and services including supermarkets
    Miramont-de-Guyenne (14km)
    Bergerac (49km)
    Saint-Émilion (62km)

  • Market days

    Seyches (6km): Fridays
    Miramont-de-Guyenne (14km): Fridays
    Tonneins (22km): Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
    Sainte-Foy-la-Grande (41km): Daily

  • Recommended restaurants

    There is a choice of restaurants in Escassefort (2.5km), Seyches (6km) and Marmande (12km).

    The owner recommends the following:
    Roy Karott, Marmande (12km)
    Hostellerie des Ducs, Duras (20km)
    Auberge du Goujon qui Frétille, Buzet-sur-Baïse (39km)

    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.

  • Places to see

    Miramont-de-Guyenne (14km) A lovely main square and church.
    Duras (20km) Famous for its castle and good wines, and has extensive sports facilities.
    Eymet (25km) Beautiful 13th century medieval fortified town.
    Buzet-sur-Baïse (40km) Good wines
    Issigeac (45km) Charming village
    Saint-Émilion (62km) Famous for its wineyards, beautiful village

  • Regional food & wine

    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.

  • Activities

    Tennis court: Virazeil (9km), Marmande (12km), Miramont-de-Guyenne (14km)
    Bicycle hire: Marmande (12km)
    Horse riding: Escassefort (3km)
    9 hole golf courses: Marmande (11km), Boissec (19km)
    18 hole golf courses: Tombeboeuf (21km), Monestier (37km)
    Motorbike and quad bikes at Saint-Sernin-de-Duras (25km)
    Hot air ballooning at Saint-Jean-de-Duras (23km)
    Canoeing and kayaking on the River Dropt at Sauvetat-de-Dropt (19km)
    Flying club with flying lessons nearby

  • Getting there

    Airports

    Bergerac 49km
    Bordeaux 107km
    Brive-la-Gaillarde 168km
    Flight info >>

    Ferry ports

    St-Malo 627km
    Caen-Ouistreham 644km
    Le Havre 711km
    Cherbourg 752km
    Calais 922km
    Channel crossing info >>

    TGV stations

    Agen 63km
    Libourne 77km
    Bordeaux 95km
    Eurostar & TGV info >>

     

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James Cooke (2014)

We were entirely happy with the property. We all thoroughly enjoyed our week at Le Petit Château - it was a great success.

2014

The whole house had a good vintage ambience and the simplicity of the furnishings enhanced this. The use of a big mirror in the sitting room worked well. We all particularly liked the second sitting room study. The use of natural hard floors with rugs enhance the very grounding feel the house has and this made us relax and enjoy. Beds very comfortable. Beds, linen and towels of good quality and so too the kitchen cooking options - range and induction hob in particular. Bathrooms great too and the pool furnishings comfortable.
In summary a lovely holiday home, welcoming and relaxing with a sense of antiquity.
Overall an idyllic and very special rental, which we look forward to return to in 2015.
The level of personal care made the property feel more than just a rental and more like the home of a friend.

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.

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A little gem of a property with high quality kitchen and bathrooms, spacious and tasteful accommodation, and plenty of space looking out to peaceful countryside. A lovely spot to relax and delve into the joys of French living.

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