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    Saint-Maurin Holiday Gite, Lot-et-Garonne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

    Couchant Cottage, Holiday Cottage, sleeps 6, shared pool


    €600 - €1,200
    per week

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      Couchant Exterior  (1/11)

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      Swimming pool  (2/11)

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      Couchant's Kitchen  (6/11)

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      Twin bedroom  (7/11)

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      Upstairs Twin bedroom  (9/11)

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    Couchant Cottage

    Gite Ref: 00799

    • Sleeps 6
    • Self Catering
    • 3 Bedrooms
    • No Smoking
    • 2 Bathrooms
    • No Pets
    • Upside Down!
      Spectacular Beams
      Den Room for Kids
    • Car essential
      Changeover
      Saturday

    Description

    A beautiful gite boasting spectacular exposed beams. The house is upside-down with its spacious open-plan living area upstairs, looking over the front garden and fields to the side.

    There are two large comfy sofas, an oak dining table and chairs and a well-equipped oak kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, microwave, oven and hob. An insert fire in the living room keeps the chill away on cooler spring/autumn evenings.

    French doors lead out onto the private terrace with table and chairs and a barbeque. This is the perfect spot for a glass of wine in the shade of mulberry, walnut and fig trees, whilst watching the sunset.

    From the living area, the main staircase leads down to the bedrooms and the large front glass doors of the gite. There are two bedrooms (one double, one twin) on the ground floor along with a bathroom/wc and a shower room/wc. These bedrooms stay delightfully cool during our hot summers. A small staircase leads to the third (twin) bedroom ideal for children who feel they have their own den and yet within earshot of parents!

    Location of holiday rental in Saint-Maurin, Lot-et-Garonne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

    Holiday Type: Rural, Lake/Riverside, Historic/Sightseeing, Family
    Local Activities: Swimming/Watersports, Walking, Golf, Horse Riding, Cycling/Mountain Biking, Zoo, Local Market, Amusement/Water Park

    Location description

    The Lot et Garonne has wonderful scenery and still retains a laid-back way of life from a bygone era. Life is taken at a gentle pace by the locals, and yet for visitors there is so much to do.

    Golf and horse riding are close by, and there are several leisure lakes with 'beaches'. For children (and adults!) there is the Parc Walibi theme park in Agen, the 'Arc en Ciel' adventure park with aerial walkways set in woodland close to Fumel, a small water park in nearby Valence d'Agen and a new water park at Nerac. 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 and Moissac, or canal/river trips from Agen or Nerac. There is a go-kart track near Agen or, for the occasional cloudy day, there is ten-pin bowling.

    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.

    This is a wonderful area for walking and nature-lovers, and we often see deer, badgers, red squirrels and the occasional wild boar, numerous birds of prey, golden orioles, and hoopoes. A walk down through our field in early summer is a delight with several varieties of orchids. Twenty six varieties were found in the local area by a Botanical Society who stayed here!

    In late spring, many of the local villages hold plant fairs. Our favourite is Tournon d'Agenais, held annually on the 1st May, and the village square is a riot of colour from all the plants and shrubs on sale. It is the signal to get cracking on all the pots and hanging baskets which surround our pool during the summer!

    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 (!) Michelin-starred 'Trama' restaurant in nearby Puymirol. Rick Stein himself recommends the Station Restaurant at Agen Station!

    At the end of a busy day, though, come back to the peace and quiet that is Faysselle, open a bottle of wine on your terrace, watch the sun go down and enjoy the silence!

    Other activities

    River boat trips from lovely town of Nerac, Villeneuve, Moissac.
    Watersports on both Tarn and Lot rivers.

    Local events

    During July/August, many local villages hold 'Night Food Markets'. Our local village, St Maurin, holds one very Wednesday night during these months and it is hugely popular with holidaymakers and locals alike.
    Stallholders sell a variety of meals which are then eaten sitting in the picturesque village square. A band entertain us through the evening, which always ends with some very lively dancing!

    Tourist attractions

    Beautiful towns and villages of Penne d'Agenais, Pujols, Lauzerte, Tournon d'Agenais, Villeneuve, Moissac

    Directions

    Faysselle is situated in Lot-et-Garonne, South West France. Our closest town is Agen (20km).

    By Car

    Faysselle is 432 miles from St Malo, and 590 miles from Calais. Journey times vary according to season, but excluding July and early August would be 6 1/2 hours and 9 hours respectively, excluding stops.

    By Air

    We are lucky to be well-served with airports in this area, and you have a choice of flying into Toulouse (1 1/4 hours), Bergerac (1 1/2 hours) or Bordeaux and Carcassonne (both 2 hours). Car hire is available at all airports. Use www.skyscanner.co.uk to find budget airline flights from anywhere in UK. BA also flies from Gatwick into Toulouse or Bordeaux.

    By Rail

    Eurostar service from London Waterloo or Ashford to Paris (into Gare du Nord, change to Gare du Montparnasse) or Lille (change of platform only required) to connect with excellent TGV service into Agen. Car Hire is available opposite Agen station, subject to usual opening hours.

    Accommodation, Facilities and Services

    Suitability: No Smoking, No Pets
    General: Electric Fan/s, Internet Access, Sports equipment, Bicycles, Hairdryer
    Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
    1 Double/s, 2 Twin/s, 1 Cot/s
    Bathrooms: 2 Bathroom/s
    1 Bath/s, 2 Shower/s, 2 Wash basin/s, 2 Toilets/s
    Lounge: Seating for 6 people
    TV, Video, Satellite/Cable TV, Radio, DVD Player, Board Games, Books/Magazines, Selection of Films
    Dining Area: Seating for 6 people , High chair
    Kitchen/Utility: Oven, Hob, Grill, Fridge, Freezer, Microwave, Kettle, Toaster, Coffee maker, Dishwasher, Washing machine, Ironing board, Iron
    Outdoors: Swimming Pool, BBQ, Private garden, Shared garden, Terrace, Sunloungers, Patio table, Patio chairs, Sunshade
    Access: Car essential, Private car park, Stairs
    Services: Linen provided, Towels provided, Cleaning extra

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    Rates

    Price quoted in £ Sterling
    Period Weekly
    1st Jan - 5th Apr 2019 €600
    6th Apr - 28th Jun 2019 €900
    29th Jun - 30th Aug 2019 €1,200
    31st Aug - 27th Sep 2019 €900
    28th Sep - 31st Dec 2019 €600

    Please Note: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion. Currency conversions are not guaranteed to be accurate.

    Deposit/Booking Notes

    20% deposit required if more than 8 weeks before travel.
    Full payment required if less than 8 weeks before travel.
    Balance required 8 weeks in advance of holiday.
    Refundable Security Bond required - please see terms and conditions.

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    Owner Details

    Owner Name:
    Claire and Guy Morgan

    Property Ref:
    00799

    Languages Spoken:
    English, French

    Preferred Contact Method:
    Enquiry Form

    Owner joined website:
    14 November 2008

    Property listed since:
    12 January 2009

    Link to owners website:
    www.faysselle.com

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    Owner Name: Claire and Guy Morgan

    Property Ref: 00799

    Languages Spoken: English, French

    Preferred Contact Method: Enquiry Form

    Owner joined website: 14 November 2008

    Property listed since: 12 January 2009

    Link to owners website: www.faysselle.com

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    Couchant Cottage

    Gite Ref: 00799

    • Sleeps 6
    • Self Catering
    • 3 Bedrooms
    • No Smoking
    • 2 Bathrooms
    • No Pets
    • Upside Down!
      Spectacular Beams
      Den Room for Kids
    • Car essential
      Changeover
      Saturday


    €600 - €1,200
    per week

    Owner Details

    Owner Name:
    Claire and Guy Morgan

    Property Ref:
    00799

    Languages Spoken:
    English, French

    Preferred Contact Method:
    Enquiry Form

    Owner joined website:
    14 November 2008

    Property listed since:
    12 January 2009

    Link to owners website:
    www.faysselle.com

    Please mention theholidaylet.com and be aware of time differences if making contact by phone.

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