Le Clos de Redon

Lot-et-Garonne

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  • Ground floor: Open plan living/dining room/kitchen (WiFi, TV, DVD, CD player, oven, microwave, dishwasher) with patio doors to swimming pool terrace. Twin bedroom. Shower room (no WC). Cloakroom. Utility room (washing machine). Double bedroom with patio doors to swimming pool terrace. Two steps up to: Twin bedroom. Double bedroom. Shower room (no WC). Cloakroom.
  • Outside: Sloping gardens. Private parking. Steps down to main entrance. WiFi.
  • Fenced heated* private swimming pool with Roman steps (10m x 5m).

Upon arrival at this pretty cottage with its warm honey-coloured stone façade and delicately coloured shutters, you might be surprised to learn that this unique property started life as a simple barn before being lovingly converted by its attentive owners. Enjoying magnificent views across the verdant hills of the Lot-et-Garonne and tastefully decorated throughout, Le Clos de Redon is an ideal option for those looking for a peaceful holiday within a tranquil rural setting.

Inside, the large open spaces and subtle colour palettes of the living area provide a comfortable and calming space in which to relax and unwind. A well equipped kitchen, adorned with pretty decorative touches will delight any lover of cooking. The terracotta tiled floors and wooden beams add to the air of authentic French charm, and a hearty wooden table provides the focal point of the dining room: lengthy meals will no doubt be enjoyed here or out on the terrace, accessed directly via patio doors from the dining room, framed by a backdrop of glistening pool and rolling hills.

With all of the accommodation conveniently laid out on one floor, just a couple of steps lead from the living area to one of the sleeping areas where a twin bedroom and double bedroom are simply yet tastefully decorated in pastel shades. A further twin bedroom and double bedroom complete the sleeping options and the latter benefits from direct access via patio doors to the swimming pool terrace, allowing keen swimmers an opportunity to make the most of an early morning dip! Outside, extensive gardens of fruit trees and mature shrubs slope away from the enclosed pool area and provide space to roam.

With some of the most beautiful villages in France lying within striking distance of Le Clos de Redon, including the bastides of Monflanquin (17km), Monpazier (20km) and Eymet (30km), your visit to this region will no doubt be a delightful one: choose between spending leisurely mornings picking up fresh produce from one of the many local markets, indulge in the local specialty of chocolate-covered prunes from Penne d’Agenais (30km), or merely drink in the many tantalising views of the surrounding countryside and indulge in the slower pace of life of this sumptuous area of France. Cancon (4km) is the closest town for essential amenities and offers a choice of restaurants as well. Golf lovers will be thrilled to learn that there is an 18 hole golf course just 10km from the house at Castelnaud-de-Gratecambe.

*Pool heating is payable locally.

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Great Things to Do Near Le Clos de Redon

Explore Château de Bonaguil

It's so perfect that it seems ridiculous to describe it as a ruin was how Lawrence of Arabia described the Château de Bonaguil. Hugely reinforced to defend a hunchback tyrant called Brengon from an enemy that no longer existed, the castle fell into disrepair and by the 18th century was sold for 100 francs and a sack of walnuts. Today it is a simply stunning castle with much to explore, including the novelty of seeing medieval graffiti. The outside is illuminated during the summer evenings and once a year, at the beginning of August, Chateau Bonaguil plays host to a music and theatre festival with a spectacular firework display.

Monflanquin

Thursday morning is the time to visit as this is when the market takes place - stalls are set out in the main square with its arcades, laden with local produce. Have lunch on the terrace at one of the restaurants on the square. Set on a hilltop, it is a very well preserved town, and is generally agreed to be one the most historically intact examples of a medieval bastide town.

Canoeing in Casseneuil

Just 15 minutes drive from Le Clos de Redon will bring you to Casseneuil. From here you can enjoy a selection of canoe trips along the river.

For a fun day out for the children

take them to the Walibi Fun Park in Roquefort near Agen, around 1 hour away - water rides, tropical forest, corkscrew and pirate boat rides, and an 18th Century Castle, there is something to keep all children amused.

Wander the 'brocante' markets

which take place once a month between April to September in Monflanquin, as well as an antique market on the 14th July. The village of Issigeac, to the west, holds an antique market at the beginning of August and there are flea markets most weekends in the area. See if you can pick up a bargain!

The village of Gavaudun

to the east (30 minutes drive) has much to offer - from archery and climbing to mountain bike trips and speleology, as well as a beautiful 'donjon' ruin from a XIIth century chateau perched over the village and an excellent restaurant 'Le Café'

For those who would like to know more about foie gras,

the famous dish of the south west of France, head south and visit the Foie Gras Museum in Frespech. 4500 years of history from the Egyptians to today and they also have a great restaurant (40km).

Explore the Caves

Spend a couple of hours on a guided tour in one of the many caves found in the area. In the Lot-et-Garonne, there are the 'Grottes de Fontirou'; in the Lot, there is the 'Gouffre de Padirac'; and in the Dordogne 'Gouffre de Proumeyssac', to name but a few.

Water park for the children

Take the children to Aqua Park Junior Land, approximately 40 minutes drive in the direction of Bordeaux. There are four pools, with a water slide and direct access to the river for canoeing. Mountain biking, quad bikes, beach volleyball and table tennis are always on offer. The park is open daily from May to September from 10:00 to 01:00 the following morning – floodlit at night!

Garden lovers

will enjoy the fabulous collection of waterlilies at La Tour-Marliac in Le Temple-sur-Lot (30 minute drive).

Golf courses

The famous golf course of Château des Vigiers (18 hole) is just under 1 hour away and there are also spa facilities on site for those who prefer some pampering! In the other direction, just 5 minutes drive from Clos de Redon there is an 18 hole golf course near Castelnaud-de-Gratecambe. Enjoy a round of golf and then come back and relax by the pool.

Château of Monbazillac

Don't miss the château of Monbazillac (40km) with its fine collection of XVIIth century furniture, it's vineyards and wine museum. Then visit the Wine Cooperatives shop, just 3km from the chateau where you will have the opportunity to discover and taste the wonderful wines from the area.

Visit Bergerac

A 45 minute drive and you will arrive in the old centre with it's beautiful jumble of cobbled streets, timbered houses, little shops and cafés overlooking the squares. Visit the museums, sit on the riverbank and watch the boats go by or, even better, go for a 50 minute trip on one of the gabarres (flat-bottomed wooden boat).

A spa day

If you wish to relax even more, visit Les Bains de Casteljaloux (approx 1hr drive) where you will find thermal spas, massages, Japanese baths, and both indoor & outdoor pools.

In July and August, many of the local villages hold evening markets

with local produce and then a communal meal with everyone joining in. Try the ones at Monflanquin on Thursdays and Salles (both 17-18km).

Tennis courts

are available in the village of Cancon, just 4km away.

Walks

There are many nice walks in the vicinity (Cancon, Saint-Pastour, Pujols) and the owners will be able to point you in the right direction!

Nearby

Towns

Cancon 10 mins
Villeneuve-sur-Lot 17 mins
Monflanquin 20 mins
Penne-d'Agenais 25 mins
Eymet 30 mins
Monpazier 35 mins

Airports

Bergerac 35 mins
Toulouse 105 mins
Bordeaux 105 mins
Brive 120 mins
Times are approximate

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