Holiday farmhouse in South West France

Castillonnès

Castillonnès, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

Reference47016

Sleeps8

Bedrooms4

Bathrooms3

La Ferme de Larsud

Introduction

This exceptional property dates back to the 16th century and has recently undergone a comprehensive renovation to produce a simply outstanding, traditional Dordogne farmhouse with all modern conveniences.

The house is a real picture-postcard; traditional stone walls and colourful shutters set in open countryside. High quality fixtures, fittings and furnishings with original features throughout; beamed ceilings, large fireplace and bread oven. There's a real feeling of a comfortable and welcoming family home.

4 bedrooms to sleep 8. Master bedroom has split level, large ensuite bathroom. Lovely farmhouse kitchen with colourful tiles and all appliances, opening out to a large, covered dining terrace. Internet access.

Outside is 3 acres of private grounds including large grassed areas for children's games etc. All leading onto open farmland.

Superb, private pool of 12m x 6m with roman steps. Surrounding sun-terraces with loungers and covered gazebo with table and chairs.

Pool-side summer kitchen with BBQ and covered dining terrace.

Details

Entrance via covered terrace.

Fully fitted kitchen with gas hob and electric oven, dishwasher, fridge freezer, breakfast table and chairs. Beamed ceiling.

Living / dining room with original fireplace and wood-burner, beamed ceiling. TV with DVD. Dining table and chairs. Internet access.

Separate bathroom with WC, shower and hand basin.

Stairs to 1st floor;

Bedroom 1, double with dressing room and ensuite bathroom with WC, bath / shower, separate shower and hand basin.

Bedroom 2, two singles.

Bedroom 3, double.

Separate bathroom with WC, bath / shower, separate shower and hand basin.

Bedroom 4, two singles.

EXTERIOR;

Large, covered terrace (off kitchen) with dining table and chairs.

Laundry room with washing machine.
Shower, WC and basin.

Large summer kitchen (next to pool);
Dining table and chairs, BBQ.

Pool 12m x 6m. (depth 1m - 2m) with roman steps.

Sun terrace with sun-loungers. Pool-side gazebo with table and chairs.

3 hectares of gardens including grassed areas.

Shaded table and chairs in wooded area.

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Prices

From To Weekly rental rates Euros Sterling * US Dollars *
01/09/2016 30/09/2016 September € 1,500 £ 1,295 $ 1,683
01/05/2017 30/06/2017 May & June € 1,500 £ 1,295 $ 1,683
30/06/2017 31/08/2017 July & August € 2,500 £ 2,158 $ 2,805
31/08/2017 30/09/2017 September € 1,500 £ 1,295 $ 1,683
Refundable Security Bond € 600
  • * Sterling & US Dollar rates are provided only as a guide. Rentals are payable in Euros.
  • Prices are for the rental of the entire property above, per week.
  • Bookings run from Saturday 4:00pm to Saturday 10:00am.
  • Neither Pure France nor the property owner are liable for any loss or interruption of internet service.
  • No smoking in the property.
  • Bookings include electricity, water, linen and towels (not pool towels).

Location

The property is located in open countryside between Castillonnès and Montaut.

Bakery in local hamlet of Montaut, 2 km.

All amenities including supermarket, shops, café bars and restaurants in Castillionnès, Villereal and Monflanquin.

Many open markets in the villages all around (Villeréal on Saturday, Castillonnes on Tuesday, Issigeac on Sunday, Monflanquin and Monpazier on Thursday)

Great swimming in the nearby lake in Lougratte. This lake has a small beach, pedalos, canoes etc and is very popular, with plenty of other children to keep everyone occupied... You can picnic on the grass or under the trees.

Other local towns include the beautiful medieval town of Issigeac, the Bastide towns of Eymet, Miramont-en-Guyenne, and the pretty town of Lauzun all with good restaurants and weekly farmers markets.

Bergerac is some 35 km North, and Villeneuve-sur-Lot 25 km to the South. Both these larger towns have good shopping facilities, superb restaurants and weekly street markets.

There are many places of historical interest well worth a visit. The local Bastide towns of Eymet, Monflanquin, Villereal and the beautiful villages of Monpazier, Issigiac (with its medieval houses and bishop's palace), Pujols and Penne d'Agenais with its windy streets and church at the summit of the hill are all within easy drive.

These Bastide towns, so characteristic of the area were constructed as new towns in the 13th and 14th centuries, by both the English and the French when much of the area was English before and during the 100 years war.

The Dordogne River is very good for fishing, canoeing and other activities. There are also many local facilities for riding, golf, tennis and walking.

There are many interesting places to visit. The renowned prehistoric sites in the Eastern Dordogne, cave paintings at Lascaux, especially, La Roque Saint-Christophe and various old cave dwellings, and many other minor caves with wall paintings, etc. There are also the very pretty towns of Sarlat, Domme set on top of a hill, Roque Gageac on a cliff beside the river.

Reviews

« We had a wonderful stay at the property - everything about it was perfect. »  A Le Bek, UK

« Thanks. We thoroughly enjoyed it - great property! »  Smallbone family - UK

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