• 10
  • 5
  • 2
  • Historic stone farmhouse
  • Extensive grounds
  • Tennis court (floodlit)
  • Private gated swimming pool

In the heart of the Lot-et-Garonne, Mouret sits on the edge of an ancient oak forest with the River Auvignon running alongside. An attractive old stone farmhouse – parts of which date back to the 15th-century – its impressive beamed ceilings, open fireplaces and traditional tiled floors retain all their former glory, whilst more recent upgrades have brought in an abundance of creature comforts.

Bedrooms and adjoining bathrooms conveniently located at both ends of the house, making Mouret the perfect base for families with older children who like their own space – or even two families. The large kitchen can accommodate several meals being cooked at once and there’s a second mezzanine-level living room and small games room.

There are generous amounts of outside space. The stone-tiled terrace is a welcome suntrap and, when you need to cool off, follow the steps lined with lavender up to the swimming pool. Don’t forget rackets for the private tennis court (floodlit) or, if you prefer walking, beyond the landscaped gardens there’s a public pathway at the bottom of the property and 30 acres of woodland and fields. Without close neighbours, little ones can create their own unique brand of noisy havoc.

The local area

An area hallmarked by its bastide towns and fortified villages, local attractions and fascinating histories are in ready supply, not least in beautiful nearby Nérac, where you’ll find the famous château of Henri IV. Take a relaxing boat trip from there along the River Baïse or paddle your way up and down in a kayak or canoe. With bikes for hire and horse riding too, the countryside is yours to explore at a pace that works for you.

Although perhaps less picture-postcard pretty than the Dordogne, the Lot-et-Garonne has a particular charm of its own. One of the smallest départements in France, it nevertheless has plenty of interesting places to visit, including the most bastide towns, scattered throughout the very pleasant, mostly agricultural landscape. Monflanquin, Villeréal, and the château at Duras give testimony to battles fought long ago. Villeneuve-sur-Lot is a pleasant riverside bastide town with an attractive old quarter, and nearby 13th century Penne d’Agenais with narrow alleys winding up to the top of a hill where a more modern basilica perches, Peyragude, a small-scale version of Sacré Coeur. Another fortified village, Vianne, has become a famous centre for fine crystal glassworks, and is known for its vibrant Friday marché nocturne. Agen, on the Garonne, boasts the best art museum in the area with several paintings by Goya. For a hopefully leisurely day’s outing, you can hire a small boat to cruise down the River Baïse, starting at Nérac, Henri IV’s youthful residence, which also has a fine market.


Accommodation

Layout

  • 5 bedroom farmhouse (sleeps 10)
  • Changeover day – Saturday
  • The house is ideal for two families as there are two sets of bedrooms, each with an adjacent bathroom or shower room, at different ends of the house.

Ground floor

  • Living/dining area, opens onto terrace
  • Kitchen with oven, hob, microwave, kettle, fridge, freezer and dishwasher, opens onto terrace
  • Double bedroom
  • Bedroom with 3 single beds
  • Bathroom with WC

Mezzanine

  • Sitting room overlooking dining area 

First floor

  • 2 double bedrooms
  • 1 double bedroom with additional single bed
  • Shower room with WC

General

  • Complimentary wifi (Outside only)
  • Simpson Travel telephone representative
  • Washing machine
  • 2 cots (linen supplied) and highchair
  • Telephone (incoming/local calls only)
  • Satellite TV (French Sky only), video, DVD and CD players, iPod docking station
  • Heating (€25 per week)
  • Fireplace (wood included)
  • Fans
  • Alarm
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis court (can be floodlit, rackets not provided)
  • Table football
  • Bikes (3 adult, 1 child’s bike, 1 baby seat)
  • Swing
  • Boules
  • 2 hammocks
  • Private swimming pool 12m x 6m (depth 1m – 2.2m), security alarm, fenced-off, Roman steps, open June to end September, 50m from house up stone steps 

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 and bathroom towels included (linen change 90€ for a full party)
  • Cleaning €15 per hour (minimum 4 hours)
  • All services payable locally
  • Prices quoted are subject to change

Access times

  • Check-in time – 4.00-7.00pm
  • Check-out time – 10.00am

Getting there

  • Airports
    Bergerac 99km
    Toulouse 128km
    Bordeaux 137km
    Brive-la-Gaillarde 217km
  • Ferry ports
    St-Malo 660km
    Caen-Ouistreham 746km
    Le Havre 814km
    Cherbourg 821km
    Calais 994km
  • TGV stations
    Agen 13km
    Montauban 93km

Location

Key Information

  • Lot-et-Garonne region
  • Restaurants (Nérac) 17min drive
  • Shops (Montagnac sur Auvignon) 9min drive
  • Agen 30min drive
  • Villeneuve-sur-Lot 1hr drive
  • Toulouse airport 1hr 30min drive

Villages

  • Montagnac-sur-Auvignon (3km) –  bakery and small supermarket

Towns

  • Nérac (10km) – larger selection of shops and services including supermarkets
  • Agen (21km)

Market Days

  • Nérac (10km) –  Saturdays
  • Laplume (12km) – Fridays
  • Vianne (17km) –  Friday night market during summer months
  • Lavardac (18km) – Wednesdays
  • Agen (21km) –  Saturdays and daily covered food market
  • Mezin (24km) –  Thursdays and Sundays
  • Le Fréchou (25km) –  Summer evening market/cook-out every Friday evening from 7pm
  • Condom (32km) – Wednesdays
  • Montreal (39km) –  Fridays
  • Lectoure (43km) –  Fridays

Recommended Restaurants

Expensive, Michelin starred

  • Moirax (21km) – Auberge du Prieuré (has cheaper and very good lunchtime menu)
  • Agen (21km) – Marriotat
  • Agen (21km) – Le Margoton
  • Puymirol (37km) – Michel Trama
  •  Villeneuve-sur-Lot (50km) – La Table des Sens

Moderate, Michelin recommended

  • Brimont/Laplume (13km) – Château de Lassalle
  • Agen (21km) – La Part des Anges
  • Pujols (49km) – La Toque Blanche
  • Lannepax (60km) – Les Caprices d’Anton

Basic

  • Nérac (10km) – L’Escadron Volant, La Plancha, La Cheminée, Café Roma 

These restaurants have been recommended by our owners and this list is updated as often as possible. Ownership and quality may have changed since the last update.

Places to See

  • Nérac (10km) – wonderful boat trips on the River Baïse, the famous château of Henri IV
  • Many beautiful untouched villages nearby – Larressingle, Fourcès, Barbaste, Vianne

Local Events

  • Fête de la Musique – 21 June
  • Moncrabeau (24km) – Le Festival des Menteurs (The Liar’s Festival), July
  • Le Fréchou (25km) – Friday night fête, all summer
  • Marciac (97km) – Jazz Festival, August

Regional Food and Wine

Food

  • Pruneaux from Agen
  • Foie gras
  • Confit of duck
  • Magret of duck
  • Terrine du pays

Wine

  • AOC Buzet
  • AOC Côtes du Brulhois
  • Armagnac (Nérac, Mézin areas and further south)

Activities

  • Horse riding at Nérac (10km) and many other locations
  • Bicycle hire at Nérac (10km)
  • Canoeing and kayaking are possible in Nérac (10km – River l'Osse) and Lavardac (18km – Rivers Baïse and Gélise)
  • Go-karting at Caudecoste (35km)
  • Parc Walibi, a fun park with rollercoaster at Roquefort (18km)
  • Golf courses – 2 x 9-hole at Bon-Encontre (19km), 18-hole at Barbaste (20km), 9-hole at Golf du Château d’Allot in Boé on the outskirts of Agen (27km)
  • Wonderful walks can be taken from the house  

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 99km/1hr 35min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London City British Airways Sunday All season
London Stansted Ryanair Sat/Sun All season
Bristol Ryanair Saturday 3 Jun - 30 Sep
East Midlands Ryanair Sunday 26 Mar - 22 Oct
Liverpool Ryanair Saturday All season
Leeds Bradford Jet2 Saturday 29 Apr - 30 Sep
Southhampton Flybe Sat/Sun 1 Apr - 9 Sep
Exeter Flybe Saturday 1 Apr - 9 Sep
Birmingham Flybe Sat/Sun 1 Apr - 9 Sep
Manchester Flybe Saturday 1 Apr - 9 Sep
Edinburgh Flybe Saturday 1 Apr - 9 Sep

 

Toulouse 128km/1hr 25min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Heathrow British Airways Sat/Sun All season
London Gatwick easyJet Sat/Sun All season
London Luton easyJet Sat/Sun 1 Apr - 25 Jun (Sat)
9 Sep - 28 Oct (Sat)
2 Apr - 22 Oct (Sun)
London Stansted Ryanair Sat/Sun All season
Birmingham Flybe Sat/Sun 1 Apr - 9 Sep (Sat)
26 Mar - 3 Sep (Sun)
Bristol easyJet Sat/Sun All season
Manchester Flybe Sat/Sun All season

 

Bordeaux 137km/1hr 30min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Gatwick British Airways Sat/Sun From 22 Apr (Sat)
All season (Sun)
London Gatwick easyJet Sat/Sun All season
London Luton easyJet Sat/Sun All season
Bristol easyJet Sat/Sun All season (Sat)
23 Apr - 22 Oct (Sun)
Liverpool easyJet Saturday 13 May - 7 Oct
Belfast easyJet Saturday 13 May - 23 Sep
Edinburgh Ryanair Saturday All season
Southampton Flybe Saturday 27 May - 2 Sep
Birmingham Flybe Sat/Sun 26 Mar - 9 Sep

 

Brive-la-Gaillarde 217km/2hr 5min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Stansted Ryanair Saturday All season

 


Car hire

Although this villa is booked on an accommodation-only basis, we can arrange car hire for you at an additional cost. 

Chose from the car options below:

Car hire prices vary depending on the time of year. The first price shown covers 1 April – 30 June and 26 August – 31 October; the second covers the peak season of 1 July – 25 August.

Choose from the options below:

  • Group B: Opel Corsa 3dr or similar – £189/£231
  • Group C: Citroën C3 or similar – £203/£238
  • Group CA: Peugeot 208 or similar – £378/£406
  • Group D: Opel Astra or similar – £266/£336
  • Group DA: Citroën C4 e-HDi or similar – £469/£533
  • Group E: Lancia Delta or similar – £322/£385
  • Group EA: Citroën C5 e-HDi or similar – £476/£511
  • Group F: Opel Insignia or similar – £259/£329
  • Group FA: Peugeot 508 e-HDi or similar – £469/£553
  • Group CMPV: Nissan Note or similar – £287/£357
  • Group MMPV: Citroën C4 Picasso or similar – £308/£399
  • Group SSUV: Peugeot 3008 or similar – £364/£518
  • Group SSUVA: Peugeot 3008 or similar – £497/£574

All our cars include comprehensive insurance with zero excess. For this particular destination, the undercarriage, tyres and windscreen are not included in the cover.

Car specifications

Group B – 1.1 litre engine, 1 large and 2 small suitcases

Group C – 1.2 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase

Group CA – 1.2 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase

Group D – 1.4 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase

Group DA – 1.4 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase

Group E – 1.8 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases

Group EA – 1.8 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases

Group F – 2 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases

Group FA – 2 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases

Group CMPV – 1.4 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase

Group MMPV – 1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase

Group SSUV – 1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases

Group SSUVA – 1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases

Customer feedback

Really good stay at Mouret - it's a delightful self-contained place in a wonderful setting, and absolutely ideal for two families. Recommended!
Mr Griffiths – July 2016

 

Yes great holiday thank you v much. Villa clean and well equipped. Swimming pool clean and tennis court in good condition. Beautiful location. Very peaceful.
Pearson – Aug 2016

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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.

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