The gite at La Catusse has been recently (2016/17) renovated being part of the old barn. It has a generous, open plan living/kitchen (50m2) area that opens out on to a private terrace with stunning views towards the local village Bourgougnague. The living area has a wood burning stove and has newly purchased, comfortable furnishings including an "occasional use" sofa bed. The fully equiped kitchen has all that is required including a table and 4 chairs. A door leads through to the bedroom (3.8x3.4m), with a kingsize bed and ample storage for clothes, and from here you access the en-suite wet room with shower.There is direct access to the 10 x 5m pool through a magnificent arched doorway.
Gill & Neil
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- Calendar last updated:
- 29 Nov 2018
What makes this Barn unique
When we were looking for holiday accommodation in France we really struggled to find nice places that also had a pool that were only for 2 people. The gite at La Catusse is unusual as it has access to the wonderful pool - this is a rare find for a property with an occupancy for 2 people.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
La Catusse is situated 5kms from Lauzun, a small town with ATM, baker, butcher, 2 restaurants, small supermarket; and 5km from the larger Miramont de Guyenne, a larger town that has more of all of the above plus larger supermarkets. Technically in the Lot et Garonne departement but sitting on the Dordogne and Gironde borders in the Aquitaine region, La Catusse is a great base for exploring one of the most beautiful areas in France.
Historic Bastide Towns
Eyemet (8km) is the closest of the many pretty bastide towns in the area. They each have a good selection of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants and most have a weekly market. Issigeac's (24km) Sunday market is definitely one of the best. In July and August there are also night markets available and "table gourmande" in some places. This is street dining offering visitors the chance to sample locally produced wines and foodstuffs.
Bergerac (30mins)is the closest "big" town with it's picturesque old centre and Bordeaux is only 90minutes away by car. The city is a World Heritage Site and was voted Europe's best destination in 2015 so offers something for everyone.
Being in the Bordeaux wine producing area means there are a lot of wine tours and tastings on offer. St Emilion, about an hour away, is the most famous of the 21 appellations in the area and the world heritage site is definitely worth a visit. The narrow streets with their numerous wine shops, cafes and restaurants provide a beautiful setting and the journey through the vineyards on the wine train is not to be missed. Closer to home, around Bergerac, many of the local Chateaux and Caves offer free tastings and tours; Monbazzilac being one of the best.
The Atlantic coast is about a 2 hour drive away but there are a number of closer lakes with beaches for swimming. There are also a number of municipal swimming pools in the surrounding area and even a few waterparks about an hour's drive away. It's also possible to canoe and kayak on the nearby Dropt and Garonne rivers as well as on the more challenging Dordogne.
Is a great way of exploring the gently rolling countryside as the many roads meander amongst the fields, vineyards and villages.
The nearest course is 9 holes and located at Tobeboeuf (15km) but if you want an 18 hole experience Chateau de Vigiers (27km) and Villeneuve-sur-lot Golf and Country Club (33km) are within close reach.
There are a number of stables within a short drive.
The nearest tennis courts are in Lauzun(5km).
The rolling gentle countryside provides a number of good local walks over a variety of different distances.