Ronzières

Lot-et-Garonne

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Web Ref: 3969

Accommodation

At a glance

  1. Sleeps 10
  2. 5 Double Bedrooms
  3. 5 Bathrooms
  4. WiFi
  5. Table Tennis 
  • La Grange
  • Ground floor: Living/dining room (TV, DVD, WiFi) with French windows to front garden. Garden room with sofabed and French windows to covered terrace. Utility room (washing machine) with access to rear garden. Shower room. Two double bedrooms, each with en suite shower room. 
  • First floor: Double bedroom. 
 
  • La Vieille Ferme 
  • Ground floor: Kitchenette (microwave, fridge)/living/dining room (WiFi) with French windows to covered terrace. Shower room.
  • First floor: Two double bedrooms. Shower room.
  • Outside: Open grounds with garden. Covered dining terraces. Barbecue. Table tennis. 
  • Private swimming pool (11m x 5m) with Roman steps.  

With views over the surrounding fields and undulating countryside and located close to the lovely bastide town of Monflanquin, Ronzières is an attractive and welcoming property, ideal for groups or a multigenerational family. The rural setting is a pretty backdrop to the spacious property, built of white stone and topped with a roof of terracotta tiles, typical of the local architecture.  Completing the picture is the large pool overlooking the garden and fields.   
 

Guests will no doubt congregate in the main house (La Grange) with its spacious, vaulted living area or by the pool but the division of accommodation into two separate houses will appeal to large groups or sharing families who may seek independence from time to time.  Each house has its own covered terrace, living area, and most appealing, a shower room for every bedroom, a perfect balance of facilities.  Décor throughout is pleasing on the eye, with white walls and neutral tones creating a calm atmosphere.   

If seeking a change from pool activities or table tennis matches, head into charming hilltop Monflanquin (3.5km), which has a variety of shops, restaurants and the all-important boulangeries for fresh croissants. Fittingly it is also home to the ‘Musée des Bastides’, which provides an excellent insight into the history of the medieval bastides and acts as a starting point for a leisurely tour of the surrounding towns such as Villeréal (13km), Monpazier (22km), Villefranche du Périgord (29km), to name but a few.  Many have weekly food and ‘brocante’ markets – the best places to buy local produce or to unearth a quirky, unusual find.  Further exploration of the area will lead to Puy-l’Evêque (40mins) for canoeing and Penne d’Agenais (30mins) for boat trips on the River Lot.  
 

  • If the party makeup requires use of a twin, the sofabed in the Garden room (in La Grange) will be prepared. Please note that maximum capacity of 10 people cannot be exceeded.
  • To the rear of the property, the small River Lède runs the length of the grounds.  It is bordered by trees and shrubs but is not fenced.  Young children would need supervision.   
  • Please note that in addition to the property rental there is a local tourist tax to pay. We collect this tax prior to your departure and remit it on your behalf. €1.60 (£1.50) per night for adults only aged 18 or over.

Pricing & Availability

All Prices are per property, not per person.

Please note that in addition to the property rental there is a local tourist tax to pay. We collect this tax prior to your departure and remit it on your behalf. €1.60 (£1.50) per night for adults only aged 18 or over.

Location of Ronzières

Locality

Great Things to Do Near Ronzières

Thursday morning market

Don't miss the weekly market in Monflanquin, which takes place on a Thursday. Stalls are set out in the main square with its arcades, laden with local produce. Also a great chance to meet the locals!

Stroll around Monflanquin

Soak up the authentic atmosphere of this lovely bastide town, and why not have lunch on the terrace of one of the restaurants on the square?

Evening markets in July and August

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 in Monflanquin on Thursdays or Montagnac on Fridays.

The magical walks

At Saint-Eutrope-de-Born, near Villeréal, you are invited to take a magical walk at nightfall every Wednesday and Thursday (and themed Fridays: enquire), in July and August. Young and old alike will enjoy a poetic journey through an environment where the work of nature and the fruits of chance are given free rein. Forgotten wood, driftwood and natural sculptures await discovery at the twists and turns of the path. Go at your own pace and immerse yourself in the poetry and magic of this walk which is accessible to all.

Canoeing in Puy l'Evêque

About 30 mins away at the foot of the picturesque village of Puy l'Evêque, you can hire a canoe and paddle on the lovely River Lot, in the middle of the Cahors vines.

Golfers

... will love the 18 hole course at Castelnau-de-Gratecambe near Villeneuve-sur-Lot (20 mins by way of the country roads) or the fantastic golf at the Château des Vigiers at Monestier (an hour's drive) with a spa, pool and beautician.

Take the children to the Parc-en-Ciel

in Lacapelle-Biron (15km) - 14 hectares of trees and fields where you will find mini golf, a farm of baby animals, a snail museum, and an adventure playground through the trees with different courses depending on the age of the children.

A boat trip on the river Lot,

starting in Fumel (20km) is a lovely way to while away a couple of hours. While you are in the area, why not visit the fabulous fortress of Bonaguil only 7km further on? Afterwards, have coffee or lunch at the little restaurant/café at the foot of the chateau.

Visit the vineyards around Puy l'Eveque (40km)

and try the Cahors wine. You will see many 'caves' selling the wine and most will offer the chance to taste it first. Don't forget to stop in the little villages en route as well - there are many dotted along the River Lot down to Cahors.

Boat and horse-drawn coach trips

About 35km away, in the village of Mazeyrolles, there is a company which organises trips on horse drawn carriages. Take a leisurely 'drive' through the countryside, stop for a picnic in the woods or indulge in a wine and foie gras tasting. They also organise boat trips on the Dordogne river, followed by lunch and an afternoon coach and horses ride - magnifique!

Head north and spend a day visiting the Châteaux of the Dordogne

Beynac, Castelnaud and its war museum, Marqueyssac's box garden are all open to the public and worth a look around - around an hour's drive to get there. Why not also include a wander around the picturesque town of Sarlat in the same area?

Ceramist Bernard Palissy museum

In the very picturesque tiny stone village of Saint-Avit, between Gavaudun and Lacapelle-Biron, the Bernard Palissy Museum hosts an exhibition and sale of contemporary ceramics each year, where we discover the work of great ceramists of our time. A permanent space is dedicated to the life and work of Bernard Palissy.

A bird's eye view!

The aeroclub in Belvès (45 minutes' away) offers plane trips flying over the famous sites and chateaux of the Dordogne.

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!

Tour the bastide towns in the area, from Monpazier to Penne d'Agenais.

They are all based on the same layout of a main square, often arcaded, with streets leading off it, but they are all different!

If you feel like some spa time,

visit the hammam, heated pool and sauna in Monflanquin.

The village of Gavaudun (10km)

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 a little restaurant 'Le Café'.

Monflanquin is home to many painters and artists,

many of whom offer short courses for those interested. Ask at the tourist office for more details.

There are two horse riding clubs near Monflanquin,

as well as an archery club and 4 tennis courts - plenty of scope for things to do!

If the weather is too wet or too hot for you,

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.

Nearby

Towns

Monflanquin 7 mins 
Villeréal 20 mins 
Villeneuve-sur-Lot 25 mins 
Fumel 25 mins 
Villefranche-du-Périgord 35 mins 
Agen 50 mins 

ports

St Malo 7 Hrs  
Caen 7 Hrs 15 mins 
Le Havre 7 Hrs 45 mins 
Cherbourg 8 Hrs 20 mins 
Roscoff 8 Hrs 25 mins 
Calais 9 Hrs 30 mins 

Airports

Bergerac 45 mins 
Toulouse 2 Hrs  
Bordeaux 2 Hrs 5 mins 
Rodez 2 Hrs 45 mins 
Carcassonne 2 Hrs 50 mins 
Pau 2 Hrs 50 mins 

Train Stations

Monsempron-Libos 25 mins 
Agen (TGV) 50 mins 
Bordeaux St Jean (TGV) 2 Hrs  
Times are approximate

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