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Private Detached Gite with Pool & BBQ set in a beautiful valley SW France

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

The property is set in a lovely tiny hamlet surrounded by panoramic views

Beautiful landscape of the South West France. Sunflower fields, Plum trees, Rivers, Markets, Night Markets, Bastides, Lakes canoeing and so much more.The “department” of Lot et Garonne is part of the Aquitaine region and is named after its two principal rivers which merge within its boundaries and has plenty to offer the visitor. It is still quite a well kept secret and much of its beautiful countryside remains unspoilt. Set in a tiny Hamlet private detached self-contained Gite Blanc. Excellent fully fitted kitchen with electric oven and hob. Washing machine, microwave, fridge, coffee machine etc... Double bedroom with panoramic views of the expansive countryside. Bunk bedroom with wardrobe and chest of drawers. Heated shower room with washbasin and toilet. Insulated/double glazed with electric heating throughout. Sheets, towels, iron, ironing board and hair dryer are provided. It is equipped with the internet, SKY TV, Wii, DVD player and there is also a selection of books and board games to suit all ages, for those that fancy a night in. The lounge has double French doors which lead out to the covered decked terrace.The property has its own drive and garage. Outside the covered terrace has lighting with table, chairs and BBQ. The property is set in 1.5 acres with panoramic views surrounded by Bastides. The superb 10m x 5m in ground swimming pool was completed to a high standard in 2011 and is equipped with Sun loungers, parasols, table and chairs. The pool house is used for changing, it is equipped with floats etc... Outside there is a solar heated shower.

Ste Livrade sur Lot has one of the best Markets every Friday. A further ten minutes takes you to the larger Provincial Town of Villeneuve-Sur-Lot, which, as its name suggests, straddles the river Lot. The area is littered with no less than 42 historic “Bastide” towns in addition to many beautiful villages. Villeneuve-sur-lot, Pujols, Temple sur Lot, Fongrave, Laparade, Monpazier, Monflanquin…the countryside here in South-West France, around our gite and other properties, is a land of sunflowers and medieval towns… .. of caves and rivers, of vineyards and plum orchards, of castles and quiet lost villages, of sunshine and tradition, and of miles of beautiful unspoilt scenery.So if you wish to spend your time soaking up all that is typically France, then this is a perfect location in which to do this. Blanc is ideally situated to explore all that the region has to offer.

WATER ACTIVITIES:The nearby river Lot is only a 10 minute drive away and provides pleasure boating and attractive walks for holidaymakers. The river rehabilitation program undertaken several years ago in the Lot-et-Garonne has opened up over 200 km of navigable waterways, one of the most extensive and pleasant river networks in Southern Europe. It is possible to take one or two hour boat trips with commentary on points of interest. Villeneuve has electric boats for hire and there are various places offering, Canoeing, Kayaking, water skiing at Fongrave, row boats and even hydroplanes (mini hovercrafts, suitable for both adults and children).Many of these activities are summer season only. Please ask for further details.

The “Plan d'eau de LOUGRATTE” in Aquitaine Lot et Garonne. The lake is open for swimming and other aquatic activities from the 15th of June until the 31st of August: Discover the delights of the beach with its fine white sand. Swim safely in water, regularly checked for quality, under the supervision of two lifeguards (on duty between 2.30p.m. and 7p.m.).Facilities include: Diving platform, water-slide, pedalos & canoes available to rent, fishing, beach volley-ball, children's playground, snack bar, picnic areas and shaded parking.

Canoe Detente Spend a wonderful day on the River Dordogne. Take a picnic or pull in at one of the many riverside restaurants. The best way to see the Dordogne, this slow leisurely river takes you 14 km past many of the wonderful landmarks, starting at La Roque Gageac past Chateau de Marqueyssac, Chateau de Castelnaud, Chateau de Fayrac, Chateau de Beynac, Chateau des Milandes. Seeped in history. When you arrive at Canoe Detente, park the car and a bus takes you and all the equipment to La Roque Gageac. 2016 prices: Per dayKayak I person 13 euros Canoe or Kayak 2 persons 22 euros. Canoe 3 persons 29 euros. Canoe 4 persons/2 adults & 2 children 35 euros. A great day out, for the more adventurous there is also a 28km journey from Carsac. Canoeing is also available at several other places Casseneuil, Villeneuve Sur Lot, Castelmoron Sur Lot to mention a few.

FISHING:The area is a super place for anglers, with fishing permits available from Angling stores and a number of other places such as Tourist Offices and Tabacs. The local Anglers Federation publishes a comprehensive booklet each year on the rivers, the rules for the catch and the different seasons for different species. The permit is called a Carte de Peche and comes in different forms such as the Carte Journaliere, for one day's fishing and Carte Vacances for 15 days from June 1st to September 30th. There is a large fishing lake at Ste Colombe, just south of Villeneuve-sur-lot, another easy drive from Blanc and large Carp and Trout can be found in the nearby river Lot. For big game fishing you can travel to Arcachon and Cap Feret. Fishing tackle is available in Ste Livrade and also at the large supermarket Auchan, about ten minutes drive away.The more adventurous can try their hand at flying a micro-light at nearby Grange-sur-lot.Again for the more active, Quad bikes and motorcycles are available for hire along the main road to Villeneuve.GOLF: If you travel to “Blanc” from Bergerac airport, along the main N21 route, you will see Villeneuve-sur-lot golf and country club at Castelnaud-de-Gratecambe (on the left hand-side of the road), which is about a 20 minute drive from “Blanc”. This 18 hole championship golf course is a par 72, a good test of golf and includes very enjoyable and receptive greens. The course is very undulating with some spectacular views. There is a driving range and guests can benefit from golf lessons, buggy hire, the club house and excellent restaurant facilities. There is also a swimming pool and Tennis courts.There is also a 9 hole course with practice area and pro shop at Tombeboeuf (a similar distance). Both courses have equipment for hire.

THEME PARK:Distance from Blanc – 45km, approx 45 mins by car. Located just Northwest of Agen off the A62 and nestling in over 30 hectares of parkland, Walibi Aquitaine offers a fantastic fun-packed day out for all the family. Watched over by an 18th Century castle, is a world filled with pleasure, thrills and laughter, with rollercoasters, water rides, spectacular shows and events that succeed each other throughout the day. For the very young there is the petit train, Walibiland and Baby Kangourou.Open 7 days a week from the middle of June through to the end of August, and at weekends outside of this time.Tariffs – Approx – Children (3-11 yrs) €20.50, Adults €25.00.

Lud' O Parc - Recently opened 2013. Close to the city center of Nerac, discover LUD'O PARC, the new water park in Val d'Albret, and offers an invitation to relax in an exceptional site. From June to September, in a park, you will find a series of ponds leisure and pleasure where you can escape and disorient you at leisure in a setting of Roman relics. Come dive in its ponds, waterfalls , waterslides ...In LUD'O PARC is floundering in happiness .... with family or friends! Tarifs 2016 Full day10 euros Adults. 8 euros children 1-12 years16h/20h8 euros Adults 6 euros children 1-12 years. Other activities PARC EN CIEL-If you like climbing around, this is for you. There are five rope courses in the trees, two small courses for children, and three progressively more difficult courses for adults. Harnesses and instruction are included. If climbing around is not your thing, you can enjoy a round of mini-golf. A small farm and snail museum are also attractions. A lovely rural location for taking your picnic along to. Situated at Lacapelle-Biron on the D420, north-west of Fumel. The park opens every day between 9am and 8pm throughout July and August, and at weekends at other times. Tariffs :- approx €4.50 (park entrance), €9 (park entrance and mini-golf), €11 - €18.50 (park entrance and climbing).

HORSE RIDING. CAVES ETC...Places to visit-Villeneuve-sur-lot:The largest provincial town in the Lot valley is a busy shopping town which retains much of its historic character. A Bastide town since the 13th century, a walk through the “Old Town” reveals, a number of old half-timbered buildings still remaining. Has all amenities and facilities at your disposal and is well known for its Organic market on Wednesdays.

Château de Bonaguil: An imposing Castle, built largely between the XIIIth and XVIth centuries was originally fortified by Philip III the Bold King of France, to protect the people of the Agenais region. You can join in the regular organised tours, or wander around freely, discovering its many secrets for yourself. Much effort has been made recently to sympathetically restore this Historic Monument, said to be one of the finest fortresses in France.

Pujols: The view northwards from this ancient village is probably the most breathtaking view in the départment, taking in the Lot plain and the town of Villeneuve, five hundred feet below. The whole village has been sympathetically restored to become known as one of the “Plus Beaux Villages de France”. There are a couple of cafés and some good restaurants in the centre of the village and an excellent night market where you can relax and soak up the surroundings. Also Sunday morning market throughout the year. Well worth a visit and only a short drive from Blanc.

Le Stelsia - A new refurbished chateau that is amazing in its originality - it has excellent restaurants, the largest crazy gold in Europe, beautiful landscaped gardens .

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Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
10 July, 2018

About Sharon

The picture was taken when we were walking along the Agen Aquaduct with our well behaved dog. We are a married couple, who have three sons. We have always loved France the way of life and all that comes with it. We decided to 'upsticks' and take the plunge in 2011 selling our UK property and renting for 5 months before we bought our property.

Sharon purchased this villa in 2012

Why Sharon chose Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot

We brought the property we live in because we fell in love with the area. Our property is in a lovely tiny hamlet and has the most beautiful views. It is close to all major supermarkets, markets, banks, doctors, rivers, bastides etc..

Our guests have often commented on the fact that the photos do not do the property justice as the location is stunning.

What makes this villa unique

The breathtaking panoramic views, early in the morning we often see wildlife such as deer/wildboar running through the grounds. It is a bird watcher's paradise. The private and peaceful ever changing setting.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot in Lot-et-Garonne

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
If the cottage is rented in the low season there is an additional charge for electricity, the cottage has its own electricity meter. There is also a charge for water at 12 euros per month


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Private Detached Gite with Pool & BBQ set in a beautiful valley SW France
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Gite set in a beautiful location, with swimming pool!

  • 4 of 5

The gite is set in a beautiful location with wonderful views over the valley. Close by are the towns of St Livrade and Villeneuve sur Lot with all amenities. The Bastide town of Pujols is close by again with amazing views and a selection of restaurants. Unfortunately after three days I fell and fractured my leg. We cannot praise Sharon and Barry enough for their help and support for the rest of our stay.

We were very limited in where and what we could visit but we would recommend the area and a stay at this gite would certainly enhance it!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host Peter and Diane - unfortunately Diane had a fall and fractured her leg whilst visiting Condom after only a couple of days into their holiday. They have made many trips to France over the years and loved everything we love about this area. However they made the best of a 'bad' situation and continued with their holiday and received excellent care from the health service here in France. We continue to be in touch with Diane and Peter, wishing Diane a speedy recovery x
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Perfect Holiday Gite

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic holiday my partner and I have just enjoyed at Sharon and Barry's get away from it all little piece of paradise in the beautiful Lot et Garonne countyside.

The cottage was the perfect size for a couple or four persons, with all that anyone could need for a perfect stay, The pool was sparkling clean with a very handy pool house to shower and change after a cooling dip.

With uniterreupted views from the cottage of lush green countryside, plenty of interesting places to visit within easy driving driving distance, and fantastic walks, it really is a hidden gem. The supermarket is only a five minute drive away so your also not to remote.

While visiting we had a problem with our car. Sharon and Barry went out of there way to help us, and really are the perfect hosts. we will certainly visit again and would highly recommend this beautiful spot.

David F

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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la maison de la sérénité

  • 5 of 5

Accueille comme dans la famille dans une maison a la propreté exemplaire correspondant parfaitement a l'annonce.Merci a Sharon et Barry pour leurs bons conseils ainsi que leurs bonne humeur.Maison impeccable au calme avec une piscine ou il fait bon se rafraichir.La région est d'une beauté a couper le souffle et les marché extraordinaires.Encore merci a vous deux et caresse a Angus votre gentil toutou. A bientôt.

ps.Pouvez vous dire au revoir au diacre je les pas vus en partant merci.

Alain et Majyk

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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A paradise vacation

  • 5 of 5

We went to Le Blanc from 10/09/2016 until 17/09/2016 as a couple.

We were looking for a place where we could completely forget about everything and relax for a while."Le Blanc" fullfilled all our wishes.

As soon as we arrived, Barry and Sharon welcomed us immediately and gave us "knowhow" about the house and the activities in the area.

The house was very cosy and very clean. Everything we needed - and more- was provided.

The pool was clean and really taken care of. The view was amazing and the environment was perfect to relax.

We would like to thank Barry and Sharon for the pleasant stay.

You were always there if we needed something and we really appreciate it.

We woudn't have wanted to spend our vacation anywhere else, it was a perfect experience.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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La Petite Maison dans la Prairie

  • 5 of 5

Séjour du 02/06/2016 au 12/06/2016. En couple.

Que du bonheur !

Nous avons découvert ce petit coin de paradis. Un calme absolu, une vue magnifique, un paysage à l'infini, un havre de paix.

Loin de nos soucis..... Nous, nous sommes ressourcés. C'était magique !

Si vous aimez la nature, le silence, les randonnées. Vous avez trouvé votre bonheur.

La maison nous a plu de suite. Elle est petite mais confortable bien équipée avec une jolie piscine. C'était parfait ! Nous espérons y revenir. Il fait bon vivre " AU BLANC "

Que dire de Sharon et Barry.....Qu'Ils sont charmants, souriants toujours prêts à rendre service. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié leurs discrétions.

Sharon et Barry, nous tenons de nouveau à vous dire GRAND MERCI !

Vous êtes adorables. Prenez bien soin de vous.

Un petit câlin à votre toutou <3

Bien à vous.

Joëlle et claude

PS/ Merci d'avoir pris de nos nouvelles. Notre retour s'est bien passé.

Nous sommes en plein forme, notre séjour nous a fait un bien fou.

Nous attendons nos petites filles de pieds fermes ! :)

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Roumaniere Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Ste Livrade sur Lot
Nearest Golf
13 Kilometres
Villeneuve sur Lot Golf & Country club
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Agen or Aiguillon
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Temple sur Lot
Nearest Beach
123 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Bastides, villages, towns, night markets with entertainment and delicious food. Festivals, vide greniers (antique/brocante), restaurants and Michelin star ones also, largest crazy golf in Europe at Le Stelsia with restaurants, spas etc...

Canoeing, boating, swimming and fishing.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot, Aquitaine

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High Season
30 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off Peak
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off Peak 2
29 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season + Water & Electrics
28 Oct 2018 - 29 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Apr 2019 - 4 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
5 May 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £177.83

For Autumn/Winter lets there is a charge for electricity which is metered and water is 12.00 euros per month

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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