House in Faugereau, Lauzun, Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine, France - Country House Set In Three Acres Of Grounds, In A Totally Private, Peaceful Location
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About Tom Gawthrop
Tom and Maggie sold their herd of Large white pigs and their smallholding and moved to France in 1990 with their two sons, three year old Ben and 10 month old Matt. Wherever have the years gone. Restoring property and winters skiing in the Pyrenees, that's where. To many of our friends and clients, Faugereau has become their very own special corner of France. Why not make it yours too?
Tom Gawthrop purchased this Farmhouse in 1999
Why Tom Gawthrop chose Lauzun
We bought Faugereau in 1999 and finished restoring it in 2008. The house has everything you could wish for, because we built it for our retirement. A beautiful stone fireplace that I built myself in the sitting room; and a kitchen big enough to swing a tiger round in, when she'll let me. Of course as soon as it was finished, we promptly changed our plans, and built a new house in the next parish. So come and reap the benifits and spend a relaxing holiday in a house that was designed, to be lived in as a proper home, not as a cheap holiday let like so many other properties. Outside, there is peace and quiet on the huge covered terrace, loads of flat lawn to play games on,and a sunny pool with shady trees to sit under, or drag your sunbeds to if it gets too hot on the paving round the pool.
Pool / Spa
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The lovely villa had everything you would want for a family holiday our party ranged from 18months to 70 years.
Perfect for a relaxing holiday
Beautiful house met our needs perfectly - plenty of room to absorb 3 families with teenagers for a week, and with no neighbours to disturb or be disturbed by. We ate every meal at the outside table which was always beautifully cool and welcoming. Well-equipped bedrooms each with an electric fan (which was much needed - although we couldn't find one for the downstairs bedroom). Difficult to fault, and Tom's recommendation of canoeing at Beynac was much enjoyed by all.
Great size house for large family holiday.
Large house for large family, 7 adults and 6 children. All rooms were a good size, especially the kitchen diner and living room. The garden was large with badminton nets which we all took turns at playing when we weren't lounging by the swimming pool. The house was situated in a very quiet area, not many other houses nearby. The nearest town, Lauzun, was a very short drive away with nice park. Street market was worth visiting as were the markets in other near and far towns and villages. The owners Tom and Maggie were very polite and helpful when making our booking and went above and beyond to help solve a problem with lost property. I can certainly recommend this house for a family holiday and will definitely return in the next couple of years.
Fantastic location, very peaceful, & relaxing
Faugereau was an impressive house that suited our needs exactly. We used it as a retirement party with family and friends staying over a month. Tom and Maggie were great hosts. The house offered good size bedrooms and bathrooms in good decorative order. The pool and garden gave us all the outside entertainment space we needed. The BBQ was certainly taken advantage of. A great stay and would not hesitate to stay again.
Perfect family house
Our party of 13 had a wonderful time staying at Faugereau... we were a family group of grandparents, children and grandchildren and everyone had a fabulous time! The house is very well equipped and had plenty of room for us all. Wonderful location with beautiful sunflower fields and lots of lovely villages to visit. The pool was excellent and perfect for the small grandchildren who spent most of the day in it! The garden area is great for adults wanting to relax and loads of space for the little ones to run around in. Great outside eating space out of the sun! The owners are very helpful and have a huge amount of knowledge of the area. If you are looking for a family house look no further!!
France as I rembered it
Smart, comfortable,extremely well equipped, house in the country with no neighbours to worry about with excited children in the pool, all set in a delightful region of France. This description fails to do justice to the property or the fabulous holiday we spent here. If you are in a family party then look no further. Many thanks to Tom for his attention too.
Biscarosse and Arcachon are both beautiful beaches that are popular with surfers, and are two and a half hours away.
Bonnet is 7 - 11 hours drive from the Channel ports St. Malo/Le Havre/ Cherbourg/Calais.
Flights into Bergerac include: Ryanair fly in from Bristol/Liverpool/London StanRyanair who fly in from Bristol, Liverpool, London Stansted, East Midlands, and Brussels-Charleroi.
Flybe fly in from Birmingham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Southampton, and Leeds Bradford.
Transavia fly in from Amsterdam-Schiphol.
There are also flights arriving at Bordeaux and Toulouse.
Lauzun is 4km from Faugereau, Castillonnes is 10km away where there is a good supermarket, several bakers and butchers, and even a cinema, alternatively there is a larger supermarket at Miramont de Guyenne, 15 minutes away. Bergerac is 20 minutes away from Faugereau.
There are a wealth of Chateaux and caves to visit, wine tasting, canoeing on the Dordogne, horse riding 10 minutes away, tennis at Castillonnes, and bastide towns to visit.