• 10
  • 5
  • 3
  • Stunning spacious grounds
  • Family friendly
  • Private countryside location
  • Close to Villeneuve sur Lot

Maison Garonne sits in an acre of private, gated grounds close to Villeneuve sur Lot. The house is ideally suited to a family holiday, with space for up to 10 in five bedrooms and a very large oak-floored living room. If you’re travelling with children, the highlight here might be the 14-metre swimming pool, or the extensive landscaped gardens, with plenty of room for little ones to run around or roll themselves dizzy down the gently sloping lawns. And if it’s too hot to play out, there’s table tennis and a darts board in the cool of the basement indoors.

For adults, the space, peace and privacy of Maison Garonne make it easy to relax from day one, whether you’re pegged out by the pool with a Kindle, a cocktail or both, or gathered on the dining terrace for an informal French feast. And once you’ve wound down into full holiday mode there’s a plenty to discover in the immediate area, from fortified Pujols or the limestone caves of Lastournelle, to the water lily gardens at Le Temple sur Lot, the oldest water plant nursery in the world. A great part of this area’s charm comes from its relative obscurity, but if you want to see some of the more famous sites in the neighbouring Dordogne region, places such as Périgueux, Sarlat or La Roque Gageac are all doable as day trips from Maison Garonne.

The local area

The closest small town is Sainte Livrade sur Lot (3km), which has shops, a handful of restaurants and a historic old centre. The Lot valley is particularly rich in natural beauty, with many walking and biking routes, plus horse riding, canoeing and fishing widely available. Highlights include Villeneuve sur Lot (7km), a lively town overlooking the Lot River with a pleasant pedestrian shopping area leading to a beautiful square. Pujols (10km) is classified as one of France’s “most beautiful villages”, while riverside Agen (25km) is a gastronomic centre renowned for its famous prunes. For a longer day out, Bergerac and Bordeaux are 60 and 90 minutes away by car respectively, while younger visitors might prefer the Happy Forest high ropes park, the small Z’Animoland zoo near Agen or the Walibi theme park near Roquefort.


Accommodation

Layout

  • 5 bedroom villa (sleeps up to 10)
  • Changeover day – Sunday

Ground floor

  • Entrance hall
  • Living room with TV/DVD player, (UK Freeview channels); leads to outside area
  • Large dining/kitchen area with air-conditioning, leads to covered patio overlooking the swimming pool
  • Fully equipped kitchen includes gas hob, electric oven, microwave, American fridge-freezer, dishwasher
  • Air-conditioned master bedroom with double bed (1.5m), en-suite bathroom (Jacuzzi mechanism is not operational), patio doors to garden
  • Utility room with washing machine, iron and ironing board

First floor

  • Double bedroom (140cm bed) with sofabed, en-suite shower room with WC
  • Double bedroom (150cm bed)
  • 2 double bedrooms (140cm beds)
  • Family bathroom with bath, shower, twin basins
  • Separate WC

Basement

  • Games room with table tennis and dartboard

General

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Hairdryer
  • Private swimming pool 14m x 6m (depth 0.9m – 3.3m), Roman steps, security alarm

Villa access times

  • Check-in time – 4.00-7.00pm (arrival 7.00pm-9.00pm at a supplement)
  • Check-out time – 10.00 am

WiFi

  • All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails*

* We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected.

Services

  • Bed linen, bath and pool towels provided
  • Weekly linen change for stays of two weeks or more
  • Shopping service available

Location

  • Restaurants/shops/supermarket (Sainte Livrade) 5min drive
  • Pujols 10min drive
  • Grotte de Lastournelle 10min drive
  • Villeneuve sur Lot 15min drive
  • Parc Walibi (water park) 40min drive
  • Bordeaux airport 1hr 30min drive
  • Toulouse airport 2hr drive

Flights

Although this property is booked on an accommodation-only basis, we can arrange your flights for an extra charge of £25 per person, plus the cost of the flights themselves.

Below are the flight options available, including the most convenient airports in France to help you reach your destination as quickly and easily as possible.

Bergerac 60km/1hr 10min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London City British Airways Sunday All season
London Stansted Ryanair Sat/Sun All season
East Midlands Ryanair Sunday 25 Mar – 21 Oct
Liverpool Ryanair Saturday 31 Mar – 27 Oct
Leeds Bradford Jet2 Saturday 26 May – 29 Sep
Southampton Flybe Sunday 1 Apr – 9 Sep
Birmingham Flybe Sat/Sun 1 Apr – 9 Sep
Manchester Flybe Sat/Sun All season
Edinburgh Flybe Saturday All season

Bordeaux 130km/1hr 30min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Gatwick British Airways Sat/Sun All season
London Gatwick easyJet Sat/Sun All season
London Luton easyJet Sat/Sun All season
Bristol easyJet Sat/Sun All season
Liverpool easyJet Sat/Sun 12 May – 1 Sep (Sat)
1 Jul – 2 Sep (Sun)
Belfast easyJet Saturday 12 May – 1 Sep
Edinburgh Ryanair Saturday 31 Mar – 27 Oct
Southampton Flybe Saturday 26 May – 25 Aug
Birmingham Flybe Sat/Sun 31 Mar – 2 Sep

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From the Dordogne’s forest-covered hillsides to the undulating countryside of Lot-et-Garonne, these fertile landscapes have long played their part in human history – the famous Lascaux cave paintings testify to that. For a taste of spectacular coastline on your holiday, head to Charente-Maritime or find a lakeside beach that’s perfect for a picnic – this region is known for its abundant food and excellent wines. Choose a restaurant in an ancient village square and enjoy the sense of history repeated.

And for a place to stay in Dordogne and the South West, explore our collection of luxury villas.

Read more on our The Dordogne & South West region page

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