Self-catering country home in South West France

Varès

Varès, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

Reference47078

Sleeps8

Bedrooms4

Bathrooms3

Les Chapoux

Introduction

Very original and traditional, timber-frame and stone country home, fully renovated to a very high standard. The property dates back to the 16th century and features original stone walls and beamed ceiling.

Superb, character home full of charm and tasteful decoration. Situated in one and a half hectares of private grounds with a large lawned garden, just 3 km from Tonniens. House and garden are surrounded by walnut, hazlenut and cherry orchards.

Fully-equipped contemporary kitchen with dining area with beamed ceiling. Doors open out to a lovely, large, shaded dining terrace.

Living room with UK satellite TV, DVD and Wi-Fi internet. Ground floor double bedroom with ensuite bathroom.

Three further bedrooms on the 1st floor with two family bathrooms.

Extensive private grounds include private pool 10m x 5m with sun terrace.

(Uninhabited outbuildings)

All amenities including café bar, bakery, restaurant, supermarket in nearby Tonneins, 3 km.

Further amenities with bigger choice of shops and restaurants in Marmande, 20 minutes.

Agen, 45 minutes with all major hypermarkets etc.

Bergerac airport 60 minutes, Bordeaux airport 80 minutes, Toulouse airport 90 minutes.

Details

Kitchen with dishwasher, fridge and freezer, microwave, oven and hob, Nespresso machine, milk frother, coffee grinde, KitchenAid kettle and toaster.
Door to dining terrace.

Utility room with washing machine, dryer and fridge / freezer.

Dining area with beamed ceiling, table and chairs.
Doors to pool terrace.

Living room with beamed ceiling, fireplace, TV with UK satellite channels and DVD. Wi-Fi internet.
Doors to pool and dining terraces.

Bedroom 1, double with ensuite WC, shower and hand basin.

Stairs to 1st floor;

Bedroom 2, double with beamed ceiling and fireplace.

Bedroom 3, king-size double with beamed ceiling.

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

Bedroom 4, twin or double with beamed ceiling.

Nursery with 2 cots.

Separate bathroom with WC, shower and hand basin.

EXTERIOR;

1.5 hectares of private grounds with large, lawned garden, fruit and nut trees and sitting areas.

Large, shaded dining terrace with table and chairs and Weber BBQ.

Private swimming pool 10m x 5m (0.8 - 1.5m deep) with roman steps, sun terrace and parasols.
Pool-side table and chairs.

Swings and slide, table-tennis.

Boules area.

Private graveled drive, lots of private parking.

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Prices

From To Weekly rental rates Euros Sterling * US Dollars *
27/08/2016 01/10/2016 September € 1,795 £ 1,549 $ 2,014
29/04/2017 01/07/2017 May & June € 1,795 £ 1,549 $ 2,014
01/07/2017 02/09/2017 July & August € 2,325 £ 2,007 $ 2,609
02/09/2017 30/09/2017 September € 1,795 £ 1,549 $ 2,014
Refundable Security Bond € 500
  • * 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 beach / pool towels).

Location

The property is situated in open countryside in the small commune of Varès, between Marmande and Agen.

All amenities including café bar, bakery, restaurant, supermarket in nearby Tonneins, 3 km.

Further amenities with bigger choice of shops and restaurants in Marmande, 20 minutes.

Agen, 45 minutes with all major hypermarkets etc.

Local area is renowned for the production of artisanal food products - cheese, foie gras, tomatoes, asparagus, nuts, prunes and of course wine; and its night markets where the produce can be enjoyed at the weekly night markets in La Parade (5 minutes) and Fongrave (20 minutes).

There are local markets nearby everyday - Tonneins, Marmande, Castelmoron and Miramont.

9 hole golf course at Tombebouef (10 minutes).

18 hole golf courses at Marmande and Villeneuve.

Fishing locally in the river and lake (5 minutes).

Horse riding at La Bretonie (10 minutes).
Canoeing and boat hire on the Canal Latéral (15 minutes).

Bergerac airport 60 minutes
Bordeaux airport 80 minutes.
Toulouse airport 90 minutes.

Reviews

« We had a wonderful time again at Les Chapoux - fabulous place.
We will be back. »  Laura, Andy, Harry, Emily & James.

« Wonderful place, wonderful house with every comfort you could possibly need.
Need we say anything more!! »  Kim and Ellen

« Our friends told us about this wonderful house - all expectations have been met!
We came to explore Lot et Garonne, but once we arrived here we were so chilled out we didn't move from the pool.
Thank you for everything, including your great humour. »  Neal and Trish

« Many thanks for a wonderful stay at Les Chapoux!
It's a beautiful house and grounds and we've very much felt at home here.
We only wish we'd have booked two weeks! We may well be back! »  Vicky, Dave, Scott, Hannah, Eva, Maisie & Finley

« We had a lovely time here at this most beautiful place. Thank you for your attention to our needs and comfort.
What a wonderful place! »  John, Jen, Eva, Isabelle, Matt, Melissa & Etienne

« We don't want to tell anyone about this place because we want to keep it to ourselves. »  Tim, Laura + baby Amelia

« Many thanks for the wonderful holiday we spent at your stunning house in Vares. The house is so beautiful, it had both antique charm, tasteful and elegant decor coupled with all modern comforts. The bedrooms were such a treat with the lovely linens and soft furnishings setting off the magnificent furniture. The various outside spaces offered us lots of choice depending on the time of day from the sheltered terrace to the poolside where we had our aperitif every evening! The pool was a dream and such a bonus which we certainly made full use of. Having two little boys and grandparents with us, we couldn't dine out at night so really enjoyed your recommendations for lunch in the nearby villages and then thoroughly enjoyed the market at Marmande and Tonneins where we bought such lovely local produce to make great family meals in the well equipped kitchen each evening. We sat each evening on the terrace until the early hours in candlelight listening to the silence! We will definitely be back. Travelling from Dublin the distance from Bordeaux airport to the property was just perfect - one and a half hours!
Thanks so much. A lovely house with amazing outdoor spaces in an unspoilt part of France. »  McGill Family

« Thank you for the super time we spent in your lovely home, with its old beams and fine furniture it was wonderfully old and atmospheric, it was very well equipped and the bedrooms were large and airy. We enjoyed many meals on the big shady terrace.
Needless to say we all loved the pool !
The location was ideal for forays into the local area. We spent a great day in Bordeaux and loved the night market in LaParade, with its entertainments and foods. We also enjoyed a number of local restaurants.
All in all we had a great holiday and plan to return. Many thanks again. »  Carleton Family

« Thank you so much both for being such amazing hosts! So grateful for all your help and
suggestions! Really depressed to be leaving but 99% sure we will try to book same fortnight here next year, been amazing, so fraid you may not have seen the last of fisherman john! Thanks again so much. »  Emma and Chris (Cambridge, UK)

« I would just like to say a very big thank you, we had a fantastic time, we took on board your
recommendations and enjoyed every minute of our stay in your beautiful home in France. We had a lovely meal in Quai 36, we enjoyed the delights, delicacies, views and entertainment at the night market in La Parade, we loved it so much on our last night we enjoyed the food in Le Panorama and had a wonderful meal and we even found that James Nesbitt the actor enjoyed it too. So you can certainly recommend this to your other guests.
There is so much more to explore in France and any holiday we have taken we have enjoyed immensely, I would like to say that one day, we may return to Vares.
Thank you again for all of your suggestions and help. »  Shanahan Family (Ireland)

« We have stayed in France many times, but this by far exceeds anywhere we have stayed before. The scenery is hypnotic and the house exudes an atmosphere of tranquility. It has been a wonderful two weeks and the icing on the cake has been celebrating my mother's 68th birthday. To see her face on entering this house was such a delight. »  Sharon, Ed and Louis

« Wonderful place, cosy house, beautiful views, fantastic location…..We spent a lovely week in your cottage. We loved the candles and books and...…We are planning to come back here again. This is the nicest holiday house we have ever seen. »  G, A, P, A, T, A

« My third stay in this beautiful house. Don't want to go home but unfortunately needs must.
Hopefully we will be back in the future. Absolutely stunning stay. »  S & J Baird

« We have had a lovely time here - totally relaxing.  Both the house, the garden and the setting are beautiful.  We wish we could pack the whole house up and take it with us. Hope to come back again some day soon. »  Anne & Tony

« Our stay here has been amazing! The view is priceless! There is so much to do here, and there could not be a better place to do it. The stars are beautiful at night. We would come back any day! »  M Owen

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