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Vidalot

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  • Lot et Garonne > Courbiac
French Holiday Farmhouse To Rent - Halcyon Leisure
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    Availability: Apr - Sept
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    8 People
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    4 Bedrooms
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    3 Bathrooms
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    Pool - Exclusive
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    Internet: Wifi Available
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    Local Caretaker
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    No Pets Allowed
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    • English, French
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    No Smoking

Details

  • Vidalot enjoys a wonderful southerly aspect from its elevated position a short drive east of Tournon d'Agenais, with an unobstructed view over the landscape to the south from the balcony on the side of the house.

    It is situated at the end of its own small lane, offering guests complete privacy, and has become a favourite with couples and smaller parties seeking a very private and spacious property as well as remaining popular with larger families and groups of friends. You arrive there, switch off your car engine, and let the peace envelop you while you enjoy the open south-facing pool and terrace.

    The house is furnished very practically to suit all tastes and oozes strong character inside and out.  Impressive features, exposed timbers and tiled floors coupled with the spectacular view -  it is little wonder that Vidalot remains among the most requested properties in the Halcyon Leisure portfolio, and early booking is recommended.

  • Driving up Vidalot's own narrow lane you arrive in front of the house where there is hard standing for several cars and space to manoeuvre.

    Entering by the steps under the Pigeonnier Tower, you come into the Sitting room, where you cannot fail to be impressed by the large stone fireplace which dominates the room. Comfortable sofas and a dining table and chairs furnish the room, along with the television and a cd player.

    Double doors lead onto a large balcony with a sunshade: This has unobstructed views across the countryside to the south, and is an ideal place for outdoor meals, and particularly sunset refreshments. The view in summer and autumn is pictured, and the full moon and starlit sky are a wonder to behold. The balcony also overlooks the pool and terrace below. Sunloungers and outdoor furniture are provided.

    Leading off the Sitting room is the first bedroom, a spacious Double with a wardrobe and hand basin. As with all furnishings throughout Vidalot, the bed and wardrobe are complementary to the style of the building - modernised traditionally.

    The Kitchen is based around a very practical U-shaped run of units, with a gas hob, oven, microwave and dishwasher incorporated: A large fridge/freezer is in the lobby area that leads to a side door.

    Divided from the rest of the house are the other three bedrooms and a bathroom.

    The Master Double bedroom is especially spacious and has south-facing windows which enjoy the same spectacular view as the balcony. An ensuite Shower room also has a basin and WC.

    The other two bedrooms are both Twin rooms, which combined with the other rooms offers parties and families the maximum sleeping accommodation flexibility.

    There are two Bathrooms: One a Bathroom with Bath, basin and WC, and the other a Shower room with shower, basin and WC. A washing machine is also available on site.

  • The private Swimming Pool measures 12 x 6m and has an alarm system. Water purity is maintained with chlorine. It is surrounded by a good-sized terrace, and also enjoys the views across the countryside.

    Beside the pool is an open barn area, which has a table tennis table in it. A charcoal barbecue is also provided.

    The surroundings are mainly grassed, with trees and shrubs around, and a number of flowering plants carefully maintained make Vidalot a beautiful spot in an idyllic position tucked under a large area of woodland with spectacular views across woodland and fields to the south. 

  • Vidalot sits under woodland and overlooks open countryside so walking, cycling and natural history including birdwatching are all there to be enjoyed close by the house. Deer are frequent visitors to nearby fields in the evening, and the woodland around is a haven of birdlife with the morning chorus a free show every morning.

    The countryside is a large food basket, with vineyards nearby including Vin du Tsar and Domaine du Garinet which are both open for tastings and direct purchase of excellent wines and other foods. As you travel among the acres of sunflowers you will also see soft fruit orchards, many producing plums for 'Pruneaux d'Agen', vegetables and nuts. Many of these are available direct from producers at markets which are held on most days of the week somewhere close by. A list is included under 'The Area' information at the top of this page. 

    Much of this produce is also used by restauranteurs, and a variety of restaurants can be found to suit all tastes: Food is generally of high quality, and prices very reasonable. Local specialities include delicious duck dishes.

    Vidalot is about 1.5km off the D656 which follows the route of a Roman road between Villeneuve-sur-Lot and Cahors so exploring further afield is direct and fairly quick.

    Those who enjoy venturing into history will also be very well catered for in this area with numerous 'bastide' villages dating from medieval times, some of which are perched on fortified hilltops. All make interesting visits: Lauzerte and Pujols are both listed among 'Les Plus Beaux Villages de France',  Villeneuve-sur-Lot and Cahors both had Roman activity, and there are more medieval villages along the River Lot, including Puy L'Eveque, built cleverly into a very steep slope above the river.

    To the north of the River, Lot is some spectacular scenery, and there are two chateaux of note, Chateau de Bonaguil and Chateau Biron both open to visitors and making interesting visits.

    All along the River Lot, there are water-based activities including boat hire and river cruises. The nearest points to Vidalot will be at 'Port Penne' near Penne d'Agenais and Fumel.

    There is also a water park at Montaigu de Quercy, about 10km away, with a large beach area, lifeguard patrolled (in season) swimming, pedalo and boat hire, and some bars and restaurants.

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Location

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    “The perfect rural retreat and wonderful nature. We had a deer run through the garden and loved watching her and the fawn in the fields. There were hares and phenomenal birdsong to accompany us during our stay."
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    "A beautifully appointed farmhouse with buckets of rustic charm"
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    " Our fourth stay at Vidalot - the fifth is already booked"
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    "Clean, comfortable in a lovely location. A fantastic place to stay for a relaxing holiday."
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    " A perfectly located gite - Privacy, wildlife and views to die for" RP, June 2019
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Availability & Booking

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    Please ensure your departure and arrival dates are Saturday to Saturday. Or for other options, please contact us.
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  • Booking notes

    Linen & Towels -  Bed linen and Towels are included in the price of your booking.  Pool towels and baby linen are not included unless otherwise stated. 

    Arrival & Departure - Guest are requested not to arrive before 16h00 on the day of arrival, and to depart by 10h00 on the day of departure.   Bookings in July and August will run from SATURDAY TO SATURDAY. 

    Cleaning -  There is no fixed cleaning charge at this property. Guests are requested to leave the property in the same state of cleanliness as it was found, and to co-operate with any departure requests from the Managers. 

    End of Stay cleaning at Vidalot may be available on request: It is at the discretion of the Caretakers/Managers, and must strictly be arranged in advance of your stay. Please contact HL for further information and cost. 

    Security Deposit -  A Security Deposit of £500 will be added to your invoice.  This will normally be repaid during the week after your booking ends.  

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How To Book

Making a provisional booking - Choose a currency and then click on the start date of your holiday, then on the departure date. A pop-up box will appear with the price & availability. (Note mandatory changeover dates for some seasons.) Click "BOOK NOW" that will show the provisional booking form to fill out.  You will then see the price but you will not be asked to make payment at this time. 

Your completed provisional booking form will be acknowledged, and we will confirm availability with the Property Managers.  Once confirmed, we will request a DEPOSIT, 20% of the Rental, and hold your booking for up to 3 days. 

The booking is complete when your deposit is received. Then you will receive an Invoice for the balance plus Security Deposit and any extra items ordered, to be paid no less than 8 weeks before Arrival date (or immediately if the booking is less than 8 weeks away) 

When payment of the invoice is received, directions and access information for the property will be sent.

Payment can be made in £GBP, €EUR or $USD via bank transfer or credit credit. (UK debit cards are also accepted.)  For any other payment method - please contact us 


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Amenities

  • BBQ - Charcoal
  • Family Friendly
  • Footpaths /Chemin near
  • Internet - Wifi (See Terms)
  • Location - countryside
  • Pool - Exclusive
  • Pool alarmed
  • Table Tennis
  • TV - Unspecified

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