Originally built as a hunting lodge by local gentry and one of the finest houses of the period in the area, this medieval Manoir profits from an elevated position with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.
Traditional stone built, the house offers comfortable accommodation while preserving many of its original features including beautiful terracotta tiled floors, oak beams and stone fireplaces. All double beds are box spring king-sized.
The pretty villages of Laroque-Timbaut and (the aptly named) Beauville are less than ten minutes’ drive away and offer shops, restaurants and, in summer, the popular night markets. Agen with its boutiques, supermarkets, restaurants, markets, concerts, night-clubs, museums and everything that you would expect in a large town is only half an hour away.
An attractive portico opens into an entrance hall off which is the oak beamed sitting and dining rooms. Apart from sofas and chaise-longue, there is also a baby grand piano, TV (French)/DVD and radio in the sitting room. The dining room contains a dresser plentifully supplied with crockery and a long refectory table with benches on each side, and chairs at each end, which can comfortably seat up to fourteen. Both rooms have impressive stone fireplaces (with a wood burner in the dining room) and windows with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside.
Off the dining room is the well-equipped, compact kitchen, with a large cooker, (electric oven/gas hob), microwave, dishwasher, double sink, fridge/freezer, toaster and coffee maker.
Also on this level is a bedroom with a double bed and ensuite bathroom with bath and basin. This bathroom also opens onto the entrance hall with a separate WC adjacent. Leading off this bedroom is a second bedroom with doors into the garden on one side and separate access on the other. This bedroom leads through to a hallway with a door which opens into a shower room with WC and basin.
A staircase from the hallway leads up to a mezzanine with bunk beds and this in turn leads via a ladder up to a twin bedded room at the top of the Pigeonnier, which would be ideal for older children. A steep staircase leads up from the dining room to a landing with a twin bedded bedroom to the right and, straight ahead, a room with three single beds. The bedrooms share a shower room with WC and basin.
Another door off the entrance hall leads to a double bedroom. This bedroom has its own basin and shares the WC and bathroom off the hallway. Stairs down from the hallway lead out to the pool terrace ahead and to a large bedroom with ensuite shower room (wet room) with basin and WC. French doors from this room lead to the pool terrace, which has magnificent views. At this level there are also a number of connecting rooms, including a laundry room with washing machine and dryer, storage space for suitcases etc.
Access to the property is along a country lane with the main house and gardens on one side and parking and a covered games room. There is also a boules court set into the side of the hill providing a wonderful place to enjoy an aperitif while taking in the views and a quick game!
The solar heated, alarmed, swimming pool is set into a large terrace next to the house and is overlooked by the magnificent Loggia which provides excellent al-fresco dining facilities for at least 14 people(Adults and children.) The area includes a summer kitchen with BBQ, wood fired pizza oven, gas oven and fridge freezer. There is also an outdoor shower and a plentiful supply of loungers and chairs. There are several terraces around the property which provide guests with private areas in which to relax and enjoy.
Internet access is available but neither Kingfisher or the owner are liable for any loss or interruption (such as storms, etc.) of the service.
|Peak||29 June to 23 August|
|High||1 to 28 June|
24 to 30 August
|Mid||4 May to 31 May|
31 August to 18 October
|Low||All other dates excluding Christmas/New Year|
|Christmas/New Year||By negotiation|