Vacation Rental Description
Our three beautiful, well-equipped gites are set in 12 acres of idyllic countryside in Lot-et-Garonne, South West France. In the grounds is a 10.5m x 5.5m pool with mini pool and waterfall.
Our gites have all been carefully restored to leave many original features including spectacular beams and exposed stonework. All gites have recently-fitted oak kitchens with dishwasher, oven and hob, washing machine, microwave, and large fridge/freezer, and all have their own private terrace with barbecue. For entertainment, there is a supply of family games in each gite and all have satellitte TV with BBC channels and dvd player.
Levant Sleeps 4 - One double, one twin, one shower/wc
Couchant Sleeps 6 - One double, two twin, one bath/shower/wc, one shower/wc
Grand Soleil Sleeps 6 (7) - One double, one twin, one triple. One bath/shower/wc, one shower/wc
Guests are free to roam the property. A maintained track leads down past a natural spring and pond into the large field, bordered by a stream. In early summer this field is a mass of wild flowers, including several varieties of orchids.
The region is full of historical interest and was much fought over during the 100 Years War. There are numerous bastide villages to explore, along with colourful markets selling the wonderful local fruit and vegetables.
Golf and horse riding are close by, and there are several leisure lakes with 'beaches'. This is a wonderful area for walking and nature-lovers. For children there is the Parc Walibi theme park in Agen, Parc en Ciel adventure park set in woodland close to Fumel and Les Paillottes water park near Valence d'Agen. There are numerous water sports on the Lot and Dordogne rivers or if you would rather watch than participate there are boats for hire in Villeneuve-sur-Lot and Moissac, or canal/river trips from Agen or Nerac. There is even a go-kart track near Agen!
Day trips out can include the wonderful scenery of the Lot and Dordogne valleys, Cahors and St Cirq Lapopie, and the larger cities of Toulouse and Bordeaux. The Airbus factory in Toulouse offers tours in English, and there is also a space museum there.
We are close to the wine growing areas of Buzet, Duras and Cahors, and for food lovers this area is a must! Magret and confit of duck, foie gras, melons, plums and soft fruit are all produced locally. Agen is famous for its prunes, and if your only memory of prunes is from school dinners, wait until you try prunes in Armagnac. You will never think of them in the same way again!
Restaurants vary from basic regional cooking to haute cuisine, and prices from 10 euros for a three course lunch to the somewhat more expensive (!) 3 star Trama restaurant (formerly l'Aubergade) in nearby Puymirol.
Our closest airports are Toulouse (1 1/4 hours away) and Bergerac (1 1/2 hrs) and both Bordeaux and Carcassonne are only 2 hours away. We are 585 miles from Calais and 450 miles from Caen by road.
We guarantee you will receive a warm welcome at Faysselle. Many of our guests return time and again and one couple loved it so much they asked if we could organise their wedding here! We have lived here for ten years and like to feel that are visitors return not as 'guests' but as 'friends'.
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- Cable Satellite
- Cooking Utensils
- Linen Service
- Amenity Parking
- Shared Pool
Grand Soleil is situated next to the pool, and is an ideal house for a family holiday.
Downstairs is light and airy, and comprises a well-equipped kitchen (new 2009), living/dining room and shower room.
Upstairs has a double bedroom with views towards an 11th century church, while the twin and triple bedrooms look over the pool. Bath/shower/wc.
Outside there is a large terrace with barbecue, along with table and chairs and sun parasol.
The property is set in 12 acres of garden, field and woodland on the side of a sunny valley. There are two other cottages, sleeping 4 and 6 people, who share the 10.5m x 5.5m pool, and toddler pool. There is plenty of terraced area for all guests to sunbathe and sunloungers for all guests.
Badminton, boules, mini-pool table, table football, swing ball and children's swing are provided, along with a selection of family games and books in the house.