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Corn Corner - Cottage Holiday Rental in Villereal, Lot-et-Garonne, France
SW France Holiday Cottages with Pool between Lot & Dordogne Rivers
Mike and Sylvia Johnson would like to welcome you their Hen House and Corn Corner cottages where you will always be able to relax and unwind in peace and tranquillity whilst having free access to our grounds and swimming pool. We have a 9m x 6m swimming pool, which guests share with ourselves and can use at anytime. The pool is fenced to conform with current safety regulations. Guests are welcome to wander in our 1.3 hectares provided they respect the privacy of ourselves and any other guests. There is a small pond where, in springtime, you might catch sight of nesting moorhens, if you’re quiet.
The cottages are situated equally 20 miles south of the Dordogne river and Bergerac, and 20 miles north of the Lot river and Villeneuve sur Lot, in quiet countryside about one and a half miles from Villeréal.
Villeréal is one of several well-known ancient bastide towns in the area, having all amenities including boulangerie, patisserie, charcuteries and two supermarkets supplying all everyday needs, as well as an excellent Saturday morning market throughout the year. There are even four estate agents if you are property hunting. Whilst maintaining its historic character Villeréal offers everything one needs for life in the 21st century, but at a more leisurely pace.
As well as the all year Saturday market, in summer a market is held on Wednesday mornings and on Monday evenings there is a local producers food, wine and craft market held under the halle, Villeréal's ancient open, covered market place, where you can enjoy both hot and cold locally produced food and wine, enjoy live music and even dance if you wish.
If you don't fancy using the BBQ, cooking for yourself or having a perfectly ready prepared meal from the charcuterie then you can always eat out at one of a wide variety of restaurants, which exist in Villeréal and the surrounding area.
In, and within a short distance of Villeréal, you will be able to sample local food and wines, discover Lot et Garonne's beautiful countryside and interesting chateaux or stroll through a market a day, all within a few kilometres of our pretty spot of heaven.
The tourist office in Villeréal has up to date information on all local events and attractions and a file of leaflets from them is kept in the gite. If you fancy a flutter you might be able to take in the races at our local hippodrome with its horse trotting events.
Finally if there is anything else that you would like to know or discuss with us, you are welcome to contact us via the enquiry form or telephone and we look forward to meeting you perhaps in the near future.
A bientot !
Holiday Accommodation at Corn Corner
Corn Corner is in the grounds of our house but detached from both it, and Hen House, our other two person gite. It is a single storey cottage with tiled floors throughout and comprises:
- Two bedrooms, one with double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers / dressing table, the other with two single beds, wardrobe and chest of drawers / dressing table. Bed linen is provided and changed each week as required.
- A fully tiled shower room with toilet, washbasin and shower. Towels are NOT provided.
- The large living / kitchen area has a four ring gas hob with fitted electric oven, fridge, microwave and automatic washing machine, sink unit and ample storage and work space. It is well equipped with crockery and utensils, including an electric food mixer, even tea towels, for four people. There is also a radio / cd player, an iron and ironing board. There are four chairs and a table, a two seater settee and two lounge chairs. Furniture is of modern design.
You have your own private terrace and garden area where we provide a patio table, chairs, parasol and a BBQ. Sunbeds are provided, with cushions, at the cottage but can be moved to the pool area, if preferred. You can always find a sunny or shady spot to relax with a drink and a book.
You also have a clothes line and pegs.
Most of your pets are welcome to a holiday here as well BUT PLEASE consult us first!!
Parking is close to the gite.
About Villereal in Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine
The friendly inhabitants of Lot-et-Garonne welcome visitors to numerous events and celebrations throughout the year. You can enjoy bodegas, medieval fairs, jazz, blues or classical concerts, craft, art, or pottery fairs, (Bernard Palissy was born in St. Avit, a few kilometers away, which holds a major pottery fair every August). You can visit many kinds of museums or go down grottes or caves, such as the well known ones of Lastournelle or Fontirou.
Lot et Garonne with its numerous bastide villages and ancient halles or covered markets, such as Villereal, Monpazier or Pujols, is steeped in history due to its association with the Templars and Huguenots. So, within a few miles of our very peaceful spot you can discover some interesting chateaux both here and in the neighbouring Dordogne such as the very impressive Château Biron, only 5 kms away and well worth a visit, Bonaguil, Duras, Beynac, or Milandes, furnished just as it was when owned by the late Josephine Baker. A falconry display is included in the visit to Chateau Milandes.
This is an area famous for its duck, (confit and magret de canard, and foie gras), prunes, (a world famous store sells prunes from Agen, the “capital” of the department), strawberries and walnuts, and here is baked the tourtiere, a delicious Armagnac brandy laced apple pie covered in a kind of flaky pastry of which the recipe is a closely guarded secret. Buzet, in the south of the department, produces white, rosé and rich red wine, and as well as being able to visit both large and small family run vineyards, you can also visit Armagnac, prune and cheese producers, and you are only a short drive from the famous St. Emillion village and vineyards.
For garden enthusiasts a visit to the Latour-Marliac water lily gardens at Le Temple-sur-Lot is a must. You can stroll through the 2.5 hectare gardens which were established in 1870 by Bory Latour-Marliac and the gardens house France’s national water lily collection. The museum holds Claude Monet’s invoices for water lilies bought there and seen in his famous paintings.
For the children there's Walibi theme park, just outside of Agen, about an hour's drive, and within half an hour's drive, go-karts and animal / nature / adventure parks.
See Local guide and map for information on nearby towns and facilities.
How To Get To Villereal in Lot-et-Garonne, South West France
A car is advisable. If driving from the U.K. it is about 400 miles from St. Malo or Caen, about 600 miles from Calais or Boulogne.
Ryanair, FlyBE and Jet2 offer flights to Bergerac (30 minutes drive from us) from Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Manchester and Southampton. It is advisable to pre-book if you wish to hire a car from Bergerac airport.
Other airlines fly to Bordeaux and Toulouse, each about an easy two hours drive from us.
FlyBe are also offering flights from Newcastle to Limoges, about a 2hrs. 30mins. drive from us.
Also worth considering is Eurostar to Lille then TGV to Bordeaux, plus car hire or even Motorail to Brive.
See Local guide and map for information on nearby towns and airports.
Facilities at Corn Corner
|Bedrooms||1 double, 1 twin|
|Suitability||Suitable for children, Suitable for the elderly, Touring motorcyclists welcome, Unsuitable for wheelchair access|
|Linen||Bed linen provided but NOT towels.|
|Internal facilities||CD player, Electric heaters, Owner on site, Radio|
|Kitchen facilities||Electric oven, Fridge, Gas hob, Ironing facilities, Microwave, Washing machine|
|External features on site||Barbecue, Garden, Swimming pool (shared use)|
Availability at Corn Corner
Availability last updated on: - Monday, April 15, 2013
- Booked / Unavailable
|Accommodation rental period||Tariff|
|15 April 2013 - 28 May 2013||
£210.00 per property per week
|29 May 2013 - 27 June 2013||
£280.00 per property per week
|28 June 2013 - 28 August 2013||
£330.00 per property per week
|29 August 2013 - 27 September 2013||
£280.00 per property per week
|28 September 2013 - 28 October 2013||
£210.00 per property per week
|29 October 2013 - 28 March 2014||
£235.00 per property per week
Additional price information
- Always check our listings for special offers and late deals.
- Bookings are usually from 2 p.m. Sunday to 10 a.m. Sunday but can be varied outside high season. The rate for each week of your stay is based on the date of the first night of each week of your stay. Example:- 2 weeks from 27th September would cost £280 + £210.
- We accept sterling cheques but not cash. We accept Euro cheques only on a french bank account. Alternatively payment can be made directly into either of our bank accounts. We will accept payment in Euros in cash on arrival, but only by prior arrangement and for late bookings.
- A non-refundable booking deposit of £20 (or 30 Euros) per week must be received before any booking can be confirmed and we expect to receive the balance 3 weeks prior to arrival.
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