Tucked between the villages of Labretonie and Saint-Barthélemy-d'Agenais (2 kms) is a beautifully restored 19th Century French Farmhouse, offering all the convenience of modern living whilst retaining the character of its rustic past.
La Cachette is a four-bedroomed restored French farmhouse with the most amazing covered terrace for al fresco dining or relaxing on the loungers, enjoying the beautiful countryside views. Large double doors open into a stunning salle with large dining table for 8/10; 3 sofas and a wood-burning stove. There is a rustic yet contemporary feel throughout the property, which remains cool in the summer sun and is centrally heated for winter, with exposed beams and original stone walls.
The large open Salle leads onto 4 separate bedrooms: 1 King, 1 double with patio doors onto the terrace, 1 twin and 1 with double day bed which also combines a large play room filled with lots of games, lego, playmobil and other toys. Extra people can be accommodated on the additional sofa bed or in travel cots too, making the house perfect for large families or groups wanting to holiday together.
In addition there are 2 bathrooms (1 shower room - 1 bathroom) and one separate toilet, a utility room with washing machine and tumble-dryer, a well-equipped kitchen with range cooker and dishwasher, a breakfast room and 2nd lounge (the snug), again with sofas, TV/DVD and wood-burning stove.
The barbecue terrace also offers shade from a merlot vine, where you can enjoy the beautiful views while preparing a barbecue or drinking a glass of local wine with the family, or play table-tennis on the outdoor table-tennis table.
This perfect family-friendly farmhouse in one of the most beautiful regions of France is great for a family retreat or big group, as all accommodation is on ground-floor.
The grounds are extensive - bordered by oak and acacia trees with crabapple and soumac dotted here and there. Honeysuckle and scented lavender bushes surround the pool, which is fenced and alarmed to make for a relaxing holiday for both adults and children.
In summary, the accommodation comprises:
4 bedrooms (King, Dbl, Twin, Dbl Daybed) plus Sofa-bed (in Salle) - sleeps up to 10 plus cots
Pool - 10 m x 5 m - alarmed and fenced
Separate BBQ covered terrace by pool
Large (25 metre square) sun-terrace with swing-chair and sofas/table
Bathroom, separate shower room and separate WC
Kitchen and Utility with washing-machine, dryer, dishwasher and range cooker
Large central Salle (9 m x 6 m) with double height beamed ceiling and logburner with dining table for 8/10 and 3 sofas
Snug lounge with TV, DVD, games console and logburner
Toys, books and games
Snug lounge with wood-burner.
Big dining table in the Salle
Salle with lots of seating
The village of Saint-Barthélemy-d'Agenais is 2 minutes away by car and has an English-speaking local shop (Tabac) open daily from 7am to 9pm which stocks essentials including fresh bread and milk. There is also a cafe/bar, and service station.
The nearest supermarkets are in Marmande (13kms). There is a great bakery at Seyches which is well worth a quick 5 minute car journey for the croissants, pastries and home-made pizzas.
Nearest restaurants are at Seyches, Pumylican or Marmande, but on Friday nights a fish and chip van comes to the village too!