La Maison Palanchou

Auradou, Lot-et-Garonne
Self-catering


In a lush and dazzling garden, a characterful, beautifully thought-out house complete with its own pool, far from the madding crowd.

Bed

4 beds

Bedroom

3 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 6

The
Experience

Enfolded in the rolling landscape of Lot-et-Garonne, Maison Palanchou lies at the end of a track with views of winding valleys, wooded hilltops and fields of sunflowers. The house is part of an ancient cluster of stone farm buildings with just an artisan cheese maker as neighbour. Designers Claire and Roger have put their stamp on the interior with a nice lightness of touch – stone walls, wooden beams, gleaming terracotta and oak floors form a perfect backdrop to chic modern furniture and brocante finds. It’s in striking contrast to the unbridled riot of the garden, ablaze with summer flowers and tiny gravel paths leading to hidden glades. There’s a sunny pool terrace reached through the sitting room or straight from one of the pale and interesting ground floor bedrooms. An open spiral staircase leads to a twin room in the heavily beamed eaves: a great retreat for kids. In the stylish kitchen, clean lines and efficiency hold sway, and it’s here you’ll find a basket with enough to create your first meal, including eggs from the hens living in a field behind the house and ice cream.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 5pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights. 4 nights on weekdays. 4 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season.
Closed
30th September 2017 to 28th April 2018.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Restaurants 7km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €150
Weekly price
from €1050
1 House for 6
From €1504 beds3 bedrooms

Reviews

A very generous welcome basket greeted us upon arrival which was beautifully presented showcasing local produce to it's full. The house was just beautiful and had everything you could need. Peacefully located out of the village with stunning views over the valley. Thank you Claire and Roger for a most relaxing stay.

Lucy, Chester

A beautiful old house sympathetically and carefully restored, set amongst fields and flowers. It is truly a perfect spot to unwind and leave behind the grind of daily life! The pool and deck area is a lovely, private space for eating out and sunbathing. The kitchen, bedrooms and bathroom are very well appointed and the beds and cot are very comfortable. The owners made us feel like no request was too much, and helped with recommendations on things to do locally. We also arrived to an incredibly generous hamper of local products, which was a very warm and welcoming start to our holiday!

Katharine, Guildford

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Claire Lewis

  • La Maison Palanchou is in the Lot et Garonne described as an unspoilt Dordogne. It's reached down a single track lane and surrounded by its own land - fields of orchids and woods to walk, explore and play in. The nightingales sing all night in early summer
  • Only a five minutes drive takes you to one of the many ancient pretty bastide towns in the area, Penne d'Agenais on the river Lot, where you will find markets, cafés, restaurants, several bakers, a supermarket, banks, chemists - everything you might need.
  • There are traditional markets everywhere, day and night in the summer. Beautiful medieval villages, vineyards, flea markets, chateaux, caves, canoes, bikes and boats to hire, a lake with a beach, a water park and adventure park all within an hours drive.
  • The private south facing deck has a stunning chlorine free, heated plunge pool, for exclusive use of guests. Plus gas barbecue, sun loungers with towels, a small topiary garden and table and chairs in the shade of a wisteria. A perfect outdoor dining space
  • We can provide a cot, a high chair, baby bath & mat, sterlizer, armbands, toys and babysitting, if useful. If you need help, during your stay, please just send us a text. We live discreetly in an adjoining cottage with a totally separate garden and access.
  • Bergerac airport is the nearest (60 mins) with flights from Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Exeter, Leeds, Liverpool and Edinburgh, Stanstead, Manchester and Southampton. We are also mid way between Toulouse and Bordeaux airports, 90 minutes from here.