Lasclottes is a 19th century rural farmhouse, which has been traditionally renovated
and luxuriously furnished with an eye for detail.
Nestled within its own 5 acres of land, it is approached via a private lane with no near neighbours and gently slopes down towards the river, tranquility surrounds the property.
Lasclottes is a spacious property with 4 double bedrooms and 2 twin rooms - 1 double and 1 twin are located downstairs with 1 of the family bathrooms. (it is possible to add another 2 single beds in two of the doubles or in the upstairs twin room), all boasting original oak beams, oak floors and stone walls.
Two of the bedrooms have en-suite facilities with showers and there are 2 generous size family bathrooms with a shower and a bath that serves the other 4 bedrooms.
Downstairs there are 2 large kitchen/diners, a living area and a separate lounge. The kitchens are equipped with everything for modern day living including an oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, etc.
In the sitting area there are two comfy sofas, a swivel chair, a coffee table, wireless radio/docking tower, english T.V, wifi, DVD player and an unbeatable view down towards the river.
In the lounge there is a sofa and armchair, coffee table and television with English T.V, an X box for the children to play on and a good selection of books, toys and games.
Outside there is a 10m x 4m swimming pool, (it is a salt water pool, there is no taste of salt and is much healthier than a chlorine pool). In the large barn there is a games area including a table tennis table, pool table, football table and gym equipment and an area dedicated to playing pétanque.
The grounds are large, private and suitable for children, with a variety of fruit trees and shady areas. There is a patio with a table and chairs and BBQ.
For the cars there is off road parking and an area to park under the trees to keep them cool.
The house is on the outskirts of St Sylvestre, a quaint riverside village which has a good selection of shops, bars, restaurant and a market twice a week.
Across the bridge from St Sylvestre is the picturesque village of Penne D'Agenais, where the road winds up and around the hilltop to a 16th century Basilica, which is a stunning piece of architecture and the views from the gardens are breathtaking.
The village of Penne is also renowned for art and there is usually an exhibition in the Mairie and sometimes the whole village takes part in displaying a variety of art works. There is a boat hire company at Port de Penne, where they hire out boats and canoes from an hour to a whole day, there are places to stop along the river including a farm which sells local produce. There are also several bars, excellent restaurants and frequent music evenings, with eating and dancing on the menu.
For those who crave more entertainment, there is the larger more vibrant town of Villeneuve 8km away, which boasts an all day weekly market, shops, variety of bars, restaurants and music evenings, including free weekly live band in the summer on a pontoon on the river Lot, there are also live jamming session evenings at Le Bistro, which are great fun and very lively.
In the surrounding villages there are several swimming lakes, which are bordered by sandy beaches and many have restaurants/cafes. There are also designated cycle paths catering for all abilities and there is often organised cycling days for those who prefer to cycle in groups and maybe practice a bit of French.
Twenty minutes from the property is the large town of Agen which has excellent cycling/walking routes along the canal and over the viaduct with breathtaking views of the countryside and the Garonne river. Agen also has plenty of shopping, bars and restaurants.
The region is well known for wine tasting from the red and white wines in Cahors to the sweeter desert wines of Monbaziac.
Plums are also grown in abundance in the area and prune tasting is another worth while experience especially the prunes which are coated in chocolate!
The west coast of France is an hour and a half away, the route is very scenic and the Dune de Pyla (the biggest sand dune in Europe) lays just south of Biscarosse and is well worth a visit for the day.
Bordeaux is also worth a visit and has to be one of the most beautiful cities in France, it caters for all tastes and nobody could leave Bordeaux feeling disappointed.
For those that enjoy site seeing, there are an abundance of Chateau's, Farms and Gardens To explore and for the more active there are plenty of Golf Courses, Fishing lakes and rivers,Tennis Courts and playing Pétanque with the locals.
To begin your perfect holiday with a touch of luxury a welcome pack with local produce and wines will be waiting to greet you on your arrival alongside the French/English speaking owners who live on site in the smaller dwelling of the property.
Everything has been thought through to ensure that your holiday is full of happy and memorable times.
LAS CLOTTES PROPERTY FEATURES
4 Double bedrooms - 2 ensuite
2 Twin bedroom
2 Family bathrooms
5 Acres of land
Oven and Hob
Kettle and toaster
Dining table and chairs
2 x sofas and chair
Bed linen and towels
Cot and highchair
Iron and ironing board
Fuel and power included
End of stay general clean (the property should be left as found)
Off road parking
Garden riverside walks
Fishing at the bottom of the garden
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