Reference no. 4728
La Cachette a family friendly gite with pool in south west France
A perfect family friendly French holiday farmhouse in one of the most beautiful regions of France.
Situated 2 minutes from Saint Barthelemy d’Agenais, 5 minutes from the Dordogne and 10 minutes from Marmande.
Ideal for a family retreat or big group as all accommodation is on ground-floor.
up to 10
Main central hall (Salle) with working log-burner, large dining table with seating for up to 10 people and double glass doors onto large south-facing covered terrace and garden.
Lounge, which is called the snug, with working woodburner, TV with UK freeview channels, X-box 360 and DVD player.
Well-equipped kitchen with range cooker and dishwasher.
Utility room with storage, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge freezer, picnic gear and cool bag.
Breakfast room with table and chairs.
The large central room leads onto 4 separate bedrooms:
Main bedroom, with French doors leading onto the south facing garden covered terrace. Double bed and occasional chair.
Bedroom with king-size bed and walk-in wardrobe.
A twin bedded room with 2 single beds and built-in full-size wardrobe.
Bedroom four / playroom with double-sized day bed with 2 single mattresses, toys, books, DVD library and second TV.
Family bathroom with full-size bath (and disabled grab-rail for ease).
Separate shower room with walk in shower.
Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.
The property remains cool in the summer sun and is centrally heated for winter use.
Extra people can be accommodated on the additional sofa bed or in travel cots too, making the house perfect for large families or groups wanting to holiday together.
Covered terrace for al fresco dining or relaxing on the loungers, enjoying the beautiful countryside views.
Separate barbecue covered terrace by pool.
The pool, 10m x 5m, is fitted with a safety alarm, fenced and gated for your peace of mind.
Large sun-terrace with swing-chair, sofas and table.
The grounds are extensive - 5,000 square metres laid to lawn - bordered by oak and acacia trees with crabapple and soumac dotted here and there. Honeysuckle and scented lavender bushes surround the pool.
The village of Saint-Barthélemy-d'Agenais is 2 minutes away by car and has an English-speaking local shop. There is also a cafe/bar, and service station.
The nearest supermarkets are in Marmande (13km). There is a great bakery at Seyches which is well worth a quick 5 minute car journey for the croissants, pastries and home-made pizzas.
Nearest restaurants are at Seyches, Pumylican or Marmande, but on Friday nights a fish and chip van comes to the village too!
Lying to the south of the Dordogne is a most beautiful region of glorious sunflowers, tobacco plantations and walnut groves. The River Lot winds its way through rolling hills, with meadows and forests.
This is a diverse region, with inland river beaches and pretty bastide towns, wonderful night-markets and castles perched on cliff tops.
The area is famous for wine, foie gras, truffles and fine cuisine, set amid rolling countryside.
River beaches are particularly popular, as they offer the opportunity to do water-sports, play on slides and parks or just relax with a picnic.
Golf is also nearby - Golfe de Barthe at Tombeboeuf.
Hire canoes on the Dropt river which is very calm and easy.
30 minutes away is the aqu-fun part at Lac de Clarens, which is a water fun park on a lake with giant inflatables, monitored by lifeguards.
The Dordogne is 5 minutes away and has a host of attractions including the famous town of Sarlat (74 kms), the Lascaux caves (95 miles) and Gouffre de Padirac.
The Atlantic coast is 2 hours away with wonderful beaches. Le Cap Ferret has beautiful sandy beaches with lovely clear water.
A full set of fluffy towels (including pool towels for the whole family) is provided for each guest and will be changed weekly.
We provide a welcome basket of goodies for you and there will be a glass of red or a cool beer in the fridge when you've finished unpacking.
For prices availability and booking enquiries please contact:
Tel: (UK) 07888 663456
Please quote reference 4728 hhf when making enquiries.