Self catering holiday rental in France
· Aquitaine · Lot-et-Garonne

Bouchon Bas

A bright, spacious, attractively decorated home with a swimming pool, recently converted from an 18th century stone barn, set deep in the Gascony countryside in four acres of private grounds with a stream and pond.

Nick and Sarah-Jane Butler
With Gite.com since August, 2015
+44 7718313612
+44 78 1234 2388

About the Holiday Home

The spacious dining and kitchen areas
The spacious dining and kitchen areas

Bouchon Bas is a charming conversion of an old stone barn which was formerly used to make wine and Armagnac. The house has the authentic old character of a 200 year-old building with all the comfort and modern conveniences of luxury living, and is decorated with elegance. With three bedrooms, two double and one twin, it can accommodate six guests.

The house has been completely refurbished and redecorated. For the consideration of all guests smoking is not allowed in the house. Sunny and very spacious with lovely views over the countryside, the house stays cool in the summer but is warm and cosy in the winter. The property is at the end of a long drive, deep in the countryside with no neighbours for a couple of kilometres. Bouchon Bas has its own driveway, courtyard, outside dining terrace and garden, giving guests privacy without being too isolated.

Lazy days by the pool
Lazy days by the pool

Bouchon Bas is located on what was formerly a royal hunting track, said to be where the much loved King Henri IV hunted. One can follow the path for miles through the ancient oak forests and vineyards following a small river. The garden is well maintained with rose bushes, vines and an orchard. The orchard leads to the 12 x 6 metre swimming pool beyond.

The spacious living area
The spacious living area

From the sunny entrance courtyard, large double doors lead into the airy and spacious living area with old oak beams and honey coloured stone walls. A large and comfortable seating area is cooled by ceiling fans in the summer, with a wood burning stove for winter. At one end, steps lead up to the dining area, where a large window looks over the meadow, the wood, and sunflower fields beyond.

The large fully equipped kitchen leads out to the spacious terrace, which is an ideal spot to enjoy warm sunny breakfasts, long shady lunches and starlit dinners listening to the croaks of the frogs from the stream below, the constant hum of cicadas and the sweet song of nightingales in the wood.

The master bedroom
The master bedroom

Off the living area, there is a bedroom with twin beds and modern shower room adjoining. A staircase leads up to a galleried landing and two further bedrooms: one is a master double bedroom with a king size bed and a fully equipped en-suite bathroom; the other is a queen size double bedroom with a pretty little en-suite bathroom.

All the bedrooms and bathrooms come fully prepared with freshly laundered linens, feather pillows and quilts, bath towels and mats.

Bouchon Bas
Bouchon Bas

The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas oven, stovetop and grill, a washing machine and a dishwasher. All the plates, glasses, silverware and kitchen linens are provided along with a full range of kitchen appliances (microwave, toaster, kettle, cafetiere.)

Around the house is a large selection of magazines along with playing cards and puzzles. There is a television with English satellite channels and a dvd player and a full stereo system.

Special features

  • Swimming pool on the property: 12 x 6 meter pool
  • Online payments accepted

Location

Region
Aquitaine
Village
Moncrabeau
Setting
rural
Nearest large town
Condom
Other towns nearby
Agen
Auch
Nérac
Département
Lot-et-Garonne (47)
Rental information

Bouchon Bas

Accommodates
6 guests
Bedrooms
3 bedrooms
Three bedrooms: one double bedroom with queen size bed, one master double with a king size bed, and one bedroom with twin beds.

Features

  • Linen available
  • Towels available
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Non-smoking

Rental rates

The rates shown below are for renting this self-catering accommodation for one week. Rent is to be paid to the owner in Pounds sterling. For your reference, you can view the rates in another currency. Currency conversions are an approximate guide and are subject to change.
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Time of year Cost per week
May 5 until June 30 £ 1,175
June 30 until September 1 £ 1,375
September 1 until September 29 £ 1,175
September 29 until October 8 £ 995
October 8 until May 4 £ 995

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Contact

Nick and Sarah-Jane Butler at Bouchon Bas.

About the Area

Medieval castles and villages abound in the area
Medieval castles and villages abound in the area

Bouchon Bas is perfectly situated within a 15 minute drive of the historic riverside market towns of Condom and Nérac, both offering excellent local farmers markets, restaurants, shops and many music festivals and concerts throughout the summer. Lectoure, a Roman hilltop garrison town is a must-see with several fascinating museums, galleries and buildings. The beautiful medieval villages of Fources, Larrasingle and La Romieu are all close by with Mézin being a 10 minute drive with excellent local bakers, butchers, grocers and a couple of lovely cafes on the square where you can sit out and watch the world go by. The sleepy pretty little village of Moncrabeau is 5 minutes away and offers a good outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts. One can rent a boat for the day and explore the villages along the river, or go canoeing, horseback riding, or searching for antiques and collectables in the local flea-markets and antique shops. There are many restaurants serving regional specialties, and there is always a village fete to make friends or dance the night away. Then there is also plain relaxing at Bouchon Bas and the quiet enjoyment of French rural life.

About the Region

Lush rolling countryside
Lush rolling countryside

Gascony is as close to "La France Profonde" as it is possible to get. It is an area of unspoiled natural beauty forming a patchwork of vineyards, plum orchards and sunflowers dotted with old stone farmhouses, small châteaux and medieval villages that are much fun to explore and take you back in time. From Bouchon Bas, many easy and interesting day trips are available.

A local field of sunflowers
A local field of sunflowers

  • Northwest: The cultural city of Bordeaux and the famous wine châteaux and beautiful villages like St. Émilion.
  • Southeast: The lively cities of Toulouse and of Carcassonne, Europe's most famous fortified city.
  • The Atlantic Coast: with the old glamorous seaside towns of Biarritz and St. Jean de Luz and the amazing sand dunes and beaches south of Bordeaux. The beautiful and undiscovered Northern coast of Spain, the city of San Sebastian, an elegant coastal city where film festivals and cultural events are held, and Bilbao, where the new Guggenheim Museum has recently been built.
  • The Pyrénées, Europe's longest mountain range, offer walking, hiking, skiing, rafting and many other sports. Lourdes, situated in its foothills is one of the most visited pilgrimage towns in the world.
Since the owners live on the site on which Bouchon Bas is located, they will be available to offer help and information on the region to make your stay that much more enjoyable.

Photo Album

Living room, with open plan kitchen / dining area at the back
Living room, with open plan kitchen / dining area at the back
Master bedroom
Master bedroom
Kitchen
Kitchen
The pool, from the orchard
The pool, from the orchard
Master bedroom ensuite
Master bedroom ensuite
Open plan kitchen
Open plan kitchen
The rose garden
The rose garden
Staircase from the living room
Staircase from the living room
Bouchon Bas
Bouchon Bas
Kitchen window
Kitchen window