About the property
- Farmhouse10 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Quatre Chemins is a rural smallholding in the Lot et Garonne, with an enviable location overlooking the Lac de Graoussettes. Situated in undulating countryside amid fields of sunflowers, maize and plum orchards, the recently renovated 3 bedroom farmhouse sits in the middle of 3.5ha, with a detached 1 bedroom gite that has it's own private access. Quatre Chemins is a family home which is let out during July and August. The owners remain on site, in the gite, to continue to run the smallholding. (For the rest of the year, the gite is available to rent.) If you like collecting fresh eggs, picking sun-warmed tomatoes, stroking a cat, walking your dog from the door, hand feeding sheep or just chilling by the pool looking over the lake, then this could be the holiday location for you!
The house has 3 large bedrooms, two with king size beds, and one with a small double and a single. There is a family bathroom with roll top bath, and a separate walk through toilet and shower which is “en-suite” to the second bedroom. The breakfast kitchen is fully equipped with range cooker, American style fridge freezer and dishwasher. A washing machine is available for guest use in a washroom. The dual aspect living room has 3 sofas and a TV with English Freeview TV. Outside there is a lovely south facing terrace with BBQ and dining furniture and views down over the land and the lakes. The fabulous new pool is totally private with views over the surrounding countryside and lake. 8m x 4m and secured by an alarm, it has roman steps at one end and is 1.4m deep , surrounded by south facing sun terraces . The garden area and courtyard is totally enclosed, and is surrounded by our land and animals. There are paths around the paddock and hay field and direct access to the lake side. There is a further covered terrace across the courtyard which is ideal for catching the morning sun or sheltering from the midday heat. Further information on Quatre Chemins is available on our website or Facebook page Quatrechemins47.
QC is well situated for visiting the many interesting and pretty towns and villages in the area. Just 10 minutes away you will find the village of Lauzun, home to an imposing chateau and offering a full complement of facilities including a post office, bank, bar tabac, boulangerie, butcher, tennis courts, pharmacy and restaurant. Also nearby are the “bastide” towns of Duras - with its magnificent castle/chateau - and Eymet - with its attractive medieval square and remains of a fortified gateway. The bastide towns of Miramont de Guyenne, Monsegur, Castillones, Issigeac, Villereal, Monflanquin and Monpazier are a short drive away and well worth visiting.
A little further afield is the historic town of Bergerac – narrow streets and old buildings with several museums and galleries. The town is also an excellent venue for shopping, and hosts a wonderful firework display and food festival in July. Bordeaux is less than an hour and a half away. Voted Best European Destination 2015, Bordeaux has topped a Lonely Planet list of the top ten cities to visit in 2017.
The Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
"This entire valley is so full of vineyards, flowered meadows, cultivated fields, fruit tree plantations deliciously shaded by hedges, watered by springs, crossed by streams, rich in harvests, that their owners seem to have had a vision of paradise".
So wrote Sidoine Apollinaire, the Latin poet some 1500 years ago about the valley of the river Dropt. These words could have been written about the area today, so little has changed. It is now as then, a peaceful retreat from the rigours of life.
This beautiful region has long been a favourite with visitors from around the world. Valued for its beautiful rolling countryside, quite peaceful rivers overlooked by dramatic chateaux, medievial bastide towns and historical sites, world renowned cuisine and wonderful weather, it is a wine lovers paradise. There is something for everyone. Many towns hold weekly markets where you can buy local cheeses, wines and artisan produced pate and bread. All of the major tourist attractions of the Dordogne are within an hour. Bordeaux and the atlantic coast is about 2 hours.
A car is essential to enjoy everything this lovely region of France has to offer as there is no public transport available.
QC is within easy reach of Bergerac airport (around 30 minutes) with Bordeaux airport about 1.5 hours away and Toulouse and Brive airports about 2 hrs away.
Drive times from:
Calais - 9 hrs
Cherbourg - 7 1/2 hrs
St Malo - 6 1/2 hrs
INTERACTION WITH GUESTS
As we, the owners, live in the detached and private barn conversion, we are contactable at any time and on hand to answer any queries or offer help if required but will remain unobtrusive unless contacted. We will greet guests on arrival and introduce them to the accommodation and facilities.
Children under the age on 16 years must be accompanied at all times in the pool area and are the sole responsibility of the parents. In common with most rural French properties, we are not on mains drainage. Only toilet paper can go down the toilets – no chemicals/nappies/wipes etc. No glassware is allowed around the pool area, but a comprehensive selection of unbreakable glasses are provided.
Included in the weekly price are sheets and towels (including pool towels), gas (for cooking) and electricity.
We do not make an extra charge for cleaning on departure, simply ask that you leave the property in a clean and tidy condition.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French, German
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
In 2015 my husband and I handed in our notices, sold our smallholding in North Yorkshire, and came to start a new life in France. A teacher and administrator respectively, we had always had the dream of one day living in France. In 2015 a combination of events and factors made us think "If not now, when?"
Owner purchased this Farmhouse in 2015
Why Owner chose Sérignac-Péboudou
We started our search in the Lot et Garonne because it was an area we didn't know. We fell in love with the beautiful, undulating countryside and the climate and as soon as we saw Quatre Chemins we knew it was for us. As they say, "Location, location, location"
What makes this Farmhouse unique
The views from the property are lovely, looking down over two lakes, with walks straight from the door. Secluded, but not isolated, we are close to some of the most beautiful villages and towns in France - not to mention world famous vineyards!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
An outstanding property in a beautiful location with nothing unthought of.
I can't speak highly enough of our stay and our hosts Judith and Rod at the lovely Quatre Chemins. A beautiful and fun filled place to stay with every need thought of. Our boys (7&9) loved feeding the animals, playing in the pool and enjoying the evening street dining nearby. The house and equipment has everything you could think of or need for a wonderful holiday, with plenty to do locally also. A beautiful, well thought out and well managed place to enjoy a holiday in France if you get the opportunity. Many thanks Judith and Rod!
It was lovely to meet you and your family. We are delighted that you all enjoyed your stay at QC, especially the pool, the fishing and the animals, and look forward to welcoming you again. J
Fabulous house and pool with fantastic views
The house was just perfect for us! The house was lovely and well equiped. Rooms were very spacious and good dining spaces both outside and inside. The grounds were large and secure. It was perfect for young kids to run around and explore. The kids helped feed the animals which they loved! There was a great undercover area with a sandpit for the children as well as a courtyard with basketball net. The pool was so relaxing with great views over the field and lake. We didn't explore too much but there are plenty of lovely local villages to look around and buy some great food. Judith and Rod were exceptional hosts. They were very friendly and gave us plenty of information about the local area. They were around if you needed anything but kept out of the way so you felt you had the whole place to yourself. We would stay there again for sure. Thank you for such a wonderful stay!
It was lovely to meet you, your family and your friends. We are delighted that you all enjoyed your stay at QC and look forward to welcoming you again.
Magnifique endroit pour amateur de calme
Situation idyllique, sans aucun voisin, en surplomb du lac avec accès immédiat. N'oubliez pas votre canne à pêche. La maison est spacieuse, confortable et bien équipée. Mais surtout, les propriétaires sont absolument charmants. Les enfants (et les grands) seront ravis de nourrir les moutons, poules et cochons. Les légumes de saison vous attendant dans le potager. Seul bémol: la météo affreuse des deux dernières semaines de juillet. Mais les suivants auront probablement plus de chance.
It was a pleasure to meet Frederic and his family ( and Lola the dog) - we were only sorry that the weather was so unseasonable during their stay. They were the perfect guests.