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Lot-et-Garonne, France  (# 19093)
  VacationsFRBO Lot-et-Garonne Vacation Rentals Property ID 19093 Le Chalet  

Major City: Agen
Distance: 10-20 km

Type:   Chalet
Area: Rural

Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
Baths: 1
Size: Sq M

Internet: No
Pets OK: No
Pool: Yes
Spa: No

Calendar: No
Exchange: No
For Sale: No
Credit Cards: No

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Le Chalet

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Languages: English

VacationsFRBO Listing Since: 2008-02-27

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Easy to find, situated on a quiet road between Agen and
Villeneuve-sur-Lot, just outside the village of Laroque-Timbaut.

Enjoy the lovely views, the landscaped gardens, the flora and fauna of
the area (there are deer at the bottom of the garden), and of course,
the crickets!

Or just relax by the pool (exclusive to guests) with a cool bottle of

The Gite comprises:

An en-suite double bedroom with large wardrobes, desk, small library
and a CD/radio

A separate WC

A very large summer kitchen with corner BBQ

Pool, exclusive to guests to the gite

Furniture including bar stools, dining table & chairs and sun loungers
around the pool

Secure Accommodation



The Pool.........

The Pool is completely private, nestles amongst oak trees and is
for the exclusive use of guests.

It was fitted with an alarm in 2005 and completely conforms to
French regulations.

The depth is approximately 4-5 feet deep - deeper in the middle.

There is an outside shower and a lawned area where there is
table tennis.

The Bedroom...........

The bedroom contains a double bed and two large wardrobes,
a desk, radio, bookcase and a library of booklets and leaflets
describing local places of interest.

The window looks out over the pool and is completely private.

There is a shower and basin in the en suite, through sliding doors
from the bedroom.

The Chalet has its own water supply and there is an ample
supply of hot water.

The Kitchen..........

The open kitchen is very well equipped with microwave, fridge,
small oven, 2-ring cooker, kettle and all necessary cooking utensils.

There is also a deep freezer for guests wishing to bulk buy tubs of
ice cream or any other bulk purchases.

There is a corner BBQ with supplied charcoal and lighters.

The Welcome Pack includes basic necessities such as wine, coffee,
sugar, tea, fruit, water etc.

Outside Area...........

Outside is actually inside!!
There is a very large covered area where there is shade which is
needed on those very hot days when the sun is burning hot.

A selection of chairs/loungers is provided.

Tiled floors throughout. The pool is surrounded by stone flags
which are non-slip.

The Bar............

The Bar is an essential area of the Le Chalet.

As a part of the kitchen, it is the place to relax in the shade and
have a cool bottle of wine straight from the fridge after a long day
sightseeing, or just to refresh after a dip in the pool.



The Surrounding Area ............

Le Chalet offers superb views over two valleys:

One is over to the West where the most wonderful sunsets can be seen;
the other is to the south west with wonderful rolling hills.

Nearby we have the following places of interest:

Laroque-Timbaut - 3 km - bustling little village with a bank, Post
Office, an Huit à Huit (co-op), Tabac/bar, two bread/patisserie shops,
butcher, pharmacy, a couple of hairdressers and two snack-restaurants.
There is a 12th century “halle” and tiny medieval lanes accessed from
under the clock tower. According to legend, a church and fountain in
the nearby Vallon de St. Germain cured Roland’s army of a contagious
disease on their way to Spain.

There is also a Tourist Office which has numerous leaflets on events
around the area. Local market is on Thursdays. Don’t forget the very
good restaurant opposite the church with local delicacies. It is used
to tourists and can supply an English menu on request.

Musée du Foie Gras - 10 km - The only one in France! Every Thursday
evening (during summer months) they cook duck on strings above a huge
fire on the ground - served with chips - delicious!

Pont du Casse - 7 km - another small village with all the main
services and a large supermarket.

Agen - 12 km (on the river Garonne) is a large town with many
interesting things to do. It is known as the Prune capital and there
is an annual festival held in September. Agen also boasts one of the
finest provincial art museums in France. In the Middle Ages section
there are tombstones and effigies and a 16th century tapestry. The
Gallo-Roman section houses the Vénus du Mas, a 1st century Greek
marble. In another room there is a Renaissance chimneypiece, devoted
to hunting and warfare. Prehistoric finds are kept downstairs where
Agen used to keep its criminals - in the dungeon. The art gallery
section houses five Goyas.

On the outskirts of Agen there is the 23 arch aqueduct, the Pont
Canal, built in 1839, which carries the Canal Latéral over the Garonne.

The TGV (fast train) stops here, mid-way between Bordeaux and
Toulouse. This makes trips from Paris very fast - approximately 4 hours.

Marmande - 70 km - the Tomato capital! Festival in August.

Moissac - 40 km - is noted for its Romanesque Abbaye de St-Pierre, one
of the crown jewels of medieval French sculpture, which is a
Benedictine monastery founded in 506. The Cloisters contain 76
magnificent capitals (the head or cornice of a pillar or column) which
date from the end of the 11th century and are the oldest in situ in
France. They are carved with foliage inspired by Corinthian capitals,
but with luxuriant virtuosity; others have birds and animals
intricately intertwined. Unfortunately, there is little else to see as
most of Moissac was destroyed in a great flood in 1930.

The Underground Caves of Fontirou and Lastournelle - 5km - Visits are
around 40 minutes and accompanied by a guide. Temperature is a cool 14
degrees centigrade - stalactites, stalagmites and limestone tapestries
of an incomparable richness. Easy access.

Cheese Farm - 7 km - visit the farm to see how cheese is made. See the
cows, feed the donkeys and goats, but better still, taste the cheese
(without additives).

Wine Domaine - local producer is just across the valley. You can taste
his wine from this year and last, and the year before. Best know wines
in this area are Buzet (just across the Garonne) and Duras (about 50
miles north east).

Recommended day trips are to the lovely villages of Beauville,
Villeneuve-sur-Lot, (on the way visit Pujols), Montflanquin, and
bastide towns like Montpazier and Lauzerte. Cahors is an excellent day
trip with wonderful views over the Lot (St Cyr). A bit further away
are the scenic villages of St Cirq La Popie and Rocamadour.

There is a library of leaflets describing the above and many other
places in Le Chalet.

There are many other activities in the area:

Fishing at Bajamont (3 km) - Daily Permits, or permits for the
duration of your stay can be obtained at the local tabacs
Horse riding
Swimming in a lovely outdoor pool in Pont du Casse
Concerts in Agen or the Cultural Centre in Pont du Casse
Night markets

Other Things to Consider..............

Welcome pack on arrival
A hair dryer/iron/cool bag (for picnics) are available on request
All linen/towels are included
The use of the owner’s washing machine and deep freezer
Ironing facilities
Payment is accepted in Sterling or Euros
As Le Chalet is all on one level, it is completely suitable for
disabled people



April/May 400 Euros June 500 Euros July/August 600 Euros September 400 Euros October 200 Euros A Booking Deposit (25% of rental cost) is payable at the time of booking The Balance must be paid 8 weeks before arrival. A security deposit of 100 Euros is payable by separate cheque which will be returned 2 weeks after departure, subject to reimbursement of damage or loss to the property.


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