Brouelle ref 13BRL
- Delightful traditional stone house in quiet country hamlet
- Sleeps up to 6 in 3 Double bedrooms
- All bedrooms can have private facilities (2 are ensuite)
- Single storey accommodation
- Beauville 5km Roquecor 13km
- Large garden area with trees & shrubs
- Private 10 x 5m alarmed swimming pool with far reaching views
- Summer rates from £650 per week for 6 people
Brouelle sits in a small well spread hamlet on a sunny south facing gentle slope. The original house dates from the middle of the 18th Century - the date 1768 is engraved in one of the windows: The Bedroom wing was added several years ago. but constructed very much in sympathy with the original building.
Two of the three bedrooms have their own ensuite facilities which makes the third bedroom effectively ensuite with the main family bathroom adjacent to it. Brouelle will appeal to families, or groups of adults staying together, and it is also popular with couples who wish to rent a larger property.
Spacious rooms are matched by a large surrounding garden for guests to enjoy. This includes the pool, which is at the highest point of the garden and has spectacular views over the countryside to the south, which on a clear day can include the Pyrenees some 200km away.
Brouelle is about 2km off the former Roman road, now the D656, which offers easy straight driving between Tournon d'Agenais and Agen, the area's main town, so getting around the area will rarely present a problem for guests.
Arriving at Brouelle, you turn into a gravel drive with off road parking space for at least three cars.
Entering the house through the main door, you will be in the spacious Kitchen which has some plastered walls, some exposed stone and ancient timbers and beams exposed. This theme is common to the rest of the house.
Equipped with a good range of accessories including double ceramic sinks, Gas hob, Oven, Microwave oven, Large fridge/freezer and Dishwasher, catering for a house full should not present a problem. A small dining table provides an informal dining space.
A door leads out to a small covered terrace overlooking the garden and the unspoilt countryside beyond. (image below)
On one side of the Kitchen is a very homely Sitting room, with two large sofas and other seats, fireplace with a wood burning stove and the television with HDMI and USB input for laptops and pcs (Leads not supplied)
Returning to the kitchen, a couple of steps up brings you into the Bedroom wing, starting with a small lobby off which there is a wc.
The main Family Bathroom and the first Double bedroom are off this lobby: The spacious Bathroom has a Bath with shower over, and the Washing machine is also in here.
The first of the spacious Double bedrooms is next to this, with a wardrobe. There is also an interconnecting door to the second Double bedroom which can be locked if required.
Entering the second Double bedroom there is a wardrobe, ensuite shower and wc. It has an outside door off the covered walkway, as well as the interconnecting door to the first bedroom, so if this is locked, the first Bedroom can have exclusive use of the Family bathroom at night. This bedroom has an additional Single bed, so can be either a Double or Twin room.
The third Double bedroom is accessed from the covered walkway, and also has a wardrobe and ensuite shower and wc.
There are electric radiators throughout for heating if required.
The accommodation is equally suitable for families and groups of adults travelling together.
The large area to the front of Brouelle is grassed and has fruit trees growing, and a couple of more mature trees.
The land slopes upwards as you go around the side of the house to find the pool in it's slightly elevated position. With a few easy steps to negotiate to get onto the poolside, the breathtaking view away to the south unfolds, extending on clear days to the Pyrenees some 200km away. Some mature trees provide shade. One of the oak trees has a swing on one of the branches.
Protected with an alarm, the 10 x 5m salt water pool has Roman steps for easy entrance and exit. Being at the rear of the house, it is in a very private position.
There is a shelter built over the back door to the kitchen which makes a very pleasant shaded area to look over the rest of the garden which has been planted with shrubs and flowers. A Charcoal barbecue is supplied for outdoor cooking.
|Property available||All year round|
|Property Management||French Caretaker lives nearby|
|Post town & department
|Television||Terrestrial French (with USB & HDMI)|
|Internet||Wifi equipment installed|
|Pets||We regret that pets cannot be permitted here|
|Smoking||Guests are requested not to smoke in or around.|
As you head north away from Brouelle you will pass a very high water tower, visible for miles around which serves as a useful landmark, particularly if you are walking or cycling. Roads in the area are generally very rural and quiet.
Brouelle is well situated for exploring the delightful landscape of the area around the point where 'Les Trois Departments' (Lot, Lot et Garonne and Tarn et Garonne) meet near Montaigu de Quercy. It is a landscape rich in natural beauty, natural history and ancient history, as well as a major source of a wide variety of foods. Travelling the area, among seemingly endless acres of sunflowers and cereals, you will also see an abundance of soft fruit growing - apples, pears, plums, peaches and apricots to name a few, along with walnuts and hazel and cob nuts. A variety of vegetables are also grown in the valley bottoms where the soil is rich and loamy.
Vineyards and wineries are more concentrated towards the River Lot, and some that offer tastings are listed in the Links section above.
Much of this produce, both fresh and conserved, is available at weekly markets along with other regional produce such as cheese and meats: Most towns and larger villages have a market, and a list of the days for markets is included under The Area information above. The nearest markets to Brouelle will be Tournon d'Agenais (Friday evening in summer) and Roquecor (Sunday morning) Agen has three markets a week, and Villeneuve sur Lot two.
The area is rich in history from Roman to modern times, with Roman activity around the three crossings of the River Lot at Villeneuve sur Lot, Puy l'Eveque and Cahors. The landscape is also dotted with medieval fortified hilltop towns (Bastides) which remain remarkably intact: Penne D'Agenais, Tournon d'Agenais, Montaigu de Quercy, Beauville and Lauzerte all have superb views across the countryside from their fortifications, and narrow streets leading off a main square, lined with timbered buildings that are interesting to explore and absorb. Additionally Pujols, just south of Villeneuve sur Lot is among 'Les Plus Beaux Villages de France' with a wealth of 13th and 14th century character.
The remarkable Abbey of St Peter at Moissac is a pleasant 40km/ 25 mile cross country drive away, and the picturesque town of Montauban, also on the river Tarn, the same distance further on.
Boating, canoeing and kayaking along with other water activities can be found anywhere the River Lot is accessed, and for a different water based day out a water park at Montaigu de Quercy features a large sandy beach area with safe swimming, boat and pedalo hire, aerial wire slides and tennis court along with a couple of bars and restaurants.
Kayaking and Canoeing can also be found in the dramatic Aveyron Gorge, around 60 miles to the east, along with very different natural beauty from that of the rolling landscape of the Lot valley.
The nearest... Tennis - 4km Horseriding - 10km Fishing - 6km Golf - 30km
All prices include Linen (Bed linen, bathroom towels & kitchen towels)
Pool towels and baby linen are not included unless otherwise stated.
Cot, High Chair & Playpen are available to hire at £15/week/item - Please indicate these items on your Booking Form
A Security Deposit is also payable, and this is usually refunded (less any deductions) within one week of the end of your stay.
Cleaning at the end of your stay is not included: It may be available as an Option, but this (and any other services required) should be booked well in advance of your stay to ensure availability
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|PEAK Season||15 July to 25 August||£1025/ week|
|HIGH Season||1 to 14 July, 26 August to 1 September||£840/ week|
|EARLY MID Season||6 May to 30 June||£650/ week|
|LATE MID Season||2 September - 29 September||£650/ week|
|LOW Season||Before 6 May: After 30 Sept||Please enquire|
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