Separate bathroom with bath tub
Master double bedroom
2 double bedrooms with 4 poster beds
2 twin bedrooms
Separate shower room
Large drawing room with stunning views
Terrace with table for eating
Courtyard with table for eating
Pool house (formerly the barn):
Table tennis room
Very large sitting/dining area and mezzanine floor with reading area
Shower room with guest loo
Swimming pool (11 x 5.5m) with electric cover
Solar powered shower by pool
WiFi in main living area and poolside (not in TV room)
Washing machine (in one of the bathrooms)
Baby cot (guest to bring own bedding)
2nd cot suitable for toddler
Housekeeper will meet and greet guests (French speaking)
Cleaner twice a week (for 2 hours each time) included in the cost of the villa – more by arrangement, payable locally
Cook available on request (must be booked well in advance please – payable locally)
The villa is near the village of Segalas
At the border of Lot et Garonne and the Dordogne, with easy access to both
Monbahus is 6km, for a boulangerie and shops
Lauzun is 6km, for a range of shops
Castillones is 14km, for a great market
Villeneuve-sur-Lot is 30km
Bergerac is 40km
Fly to Bergerac airport (Bergerac Dordogne Perigord Airport) which is about 35 km from the house – there are daily flights to Bergerac from the UK at high season
It is about a 40 minute drive to the villa from Bergerac airport
It is also possible to fly to Bordeaux (1.5 hrs drive to the villa)
The villa is about 40km north of Agen for a TGV stop
A car is highly recommended
The local villages and towns are splendid and awash with wonderful markets, it would be possible to visit a different market every day. The impressive Chateau de Monbazillac is only 25 km from the house. It is a great day out to visit the famous vineyard and to sample some of its wonderful fare.
Markets aplenty will please those wanting the true French experience. Lunch can be bought every morning fresh from local producers. The freshest ingredients are available from herbs and spices to roasted meats, freshly-picked vegetables and crusty bread. The area is famous for its wine and fabulous seafood is readily available.
For the more adventurous there are live chickens and rabbits – lunch in a more complete and traditionally French style! There are local fairs, fetes, brocantes and vide greniers throughout the summer.
The area has some wonderful restaurants, notably L’imparfait in the old town of Bergerac & La Tour des Vents in Monbazillac.
There are four golf courses in easy distance (one at Cancon and another at Tombeboeuf which are both 20 minutes’ drive).
Hire bicycles at Castillonnes.
It is possible to ride at one of two local equestrian centres within half an hours drive. As well as all this there is also local trout fishing and it is possible to sail on some of the local lakes.
At Lauzun there are tennis courts.
Canoeing is also nearby on the Dordogne river between Cenac and Limeuil.
We were welcomed warmly by the lovely (French speaking) Martine as we arrived at this divine twin tower house. It is set on a hill commanding beautiful views across the valley, cornfields and sunflower fields. We came across the villa up a long, straight drive and surrounded by swaying fields of corn and stunning views on all side.
The house has been beautifully decorated by its owners and the mix of Provencal and dark furniture adds to the beauty and comfort of the place. Huge beds dressed in crisp white linen, four poster beds sitting on polished floors and so many different places to sit.
The large garden is bursting with life, full of mature trees and beautiful flowers. Outdoor eating areas are plentiful and the beautifully converted barn gives older children somewhere to chill out away from it all. The house is surrounded by fields that are worked by a local friendly farmer, all part of the charm of being in rural France.
The pool house is the piece de resistance, with table tennis, comfy seating and a mezzanine floor (the perfect place to sit and read a book) give the sense of a really big house.
All in all this is a true gem of a house and one we would happily take our own families to.