STUNNING VIEWS FROM THIS SPECTACULAR HILLTOP VILLA IN MEDIEVAL BASTIDE TOWN

Sandra Roberts

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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STUNNING VIEWS FROM THIS SPECTACULAR HILLTOP VILLA IN MEDIEVAL BASTIDE TOWN

Villeneuve-sur-Lot area Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms 2 dble 1 twin 2 bathrooms 1 en-suite, 2 separate wc's,

The Eyrie is the highest residence in the medieval hill-top town of Penne d'Agenais on the river Lot & has spectacular southerly views stretching from Tournon in the east to Villeneuve in the west. It is surrounded by delightful terraced gardens with a heated pool & offers complete privacy despite being only 5 mins walk down to the centre of town.

The house is light, sunny & stylishly furnished, with a large open plan sitting room dining room & conservatory. 2 of the 3 bedrooms have immediate access onto the sunny terraces and gardens. There is a bbq and a playroom with table tennis, ADSL , SAT. TV & DVD. There is a well equipped galley kitchen. A few minutes stroll down hill & you are in the heart of Penne with its many bars & restaurants. Further down is Port de Penne with even more choice & a good range of shops & services. Amble along the river, dip your toes or hire a boat for a river trip or join the walkers on the Chemin de St Jacque de Compostelle which passes close by.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sandra Roberts (Owner)
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The Eyrie certainly is a unique property. We were absolutely delighted and privileged to stay there. The situation is magnificent with views from the conservatory and lounge that made the TV practically redundant. The bedrooms were spacious and airy. We were joined by family members for a few days during our 2 week stay and found the design of the Eyrie both inside and outside on the terraces offered a peaceful environment. The kitchen was extremely well equipped and we enjoyed preparing meals there. We also ate at the restaurants in the village which are a five minute walk away and we enjoyed excellent food with friendly service at all. The pool was the perfect temperature and because of this it was well used! Penne d'Agenais is a wonderful location for easy access to many attractions. We shopped in Port d'Agenais which was a five minute drive away. It is possible to walk but a very steep hike back up the hill. The weather in September was often cloudy in the morning when we went sightseeing and hot in the afternoon when we returned to the pool. Perfect. Sandra and John were very welcoming and informative and the house and gardens were spotlessly clean and comfortable. We would highly recommend this property.
Sep 2012
  • 1 of 1
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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4.8
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Stunning views from this spectacular hilltop Villa in medieval bastide town
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews
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Stunning views from this spectacular hilltop Villa in medieval bastide town
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Villeneuve-sur-Lot area Lot-et-Garonne
Canterbury, Kent England
5

Brilliant

  • 5 of 5
Villa -brilliant
Pool -brilliant
Views - brilliant
Village - brilliant
Sandra & John - brilliant
What more can I say been going on holiday to France on and off since 1969 and this has been one of the top three Viillas.
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Stunning views from this spectacular hilltop Villa in medieval bastide town
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5

Magnifique!

  • 5 of 5
Well...what can I say about this house - I think all the superlatives have already been used?!

As soon as we drove through the gates and were welcomed to The Eyrie by Sandra and John we felt completely bowled over by this oasis of tranquillity. The house is so comfortable, well equipped and spotlessly clean but the garden, terraces and views are if possible, even better. For the past 20 odd years we've spent 2 or 3 weeks each summer in France, but never before have we found the combination of complete privacy and tranquillity combined with the ability to walk to a beautiful village with some very good restaurants. It was very difficult to drag ourselves away from the house and pool (as many others have found) but we did enjoy visiting the bastides. Our favourite local one was Pujols which was particularly attractive. The Basilica in Penne is beautiful and again a haven of peace. Further afield Beynac and Sarlat are places to be highly recommended. We also discovered a wonderful family run vineyard not far from the house in Le Boulve. The English owners were incredibly helpful and informative. We bought some wine to take with us to Provence where we were spending another two weeks. Whilst in Provence we decided it was so delicious and good value we contacted Domaine du Garinet and asked them to deliver a few cases to our hotel in Beaune to await our arrival en route back to the UK. The wine arrived a couple of days after we placed the order. Service indeed!

When we made our original enquiries for The Eyrie we had hoped to spend 3 weeks there, but although we booked at the beginning of the year the house was already booked for the subsequent weeks and so we had to make do with just 2. With this house I think it's a case of 'he who hesitates....' We would most definitely like to return.

Thank you Sandra and John for allowing us to share your gorgeous house.

Rosemary and Peter Gray
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always look forward to welcoming you again, thank you.
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Villeneuve-sur-Lot area Lot-et-Garonne
Portsmouth, UK
5

Great property, amazing views & total relaxation

Great property, amazing views & total relaxation
  • 5 of 5
This was our third visit to The Eyrie and it felt like we were coming home! The improvements since our last visit in 2011 are fabulous. We were particularly fond of the hot tub using it even when the air temperature was too cool to sit out in - and also at night! This MUST be done! - Turn off the hot tub illumination, dim the house lights and revel in the myriad of stars, planets and satellites visible to the naked eye!
Other highlights were being able to use the new east terrace for lunch, the improved barbecue, lazing around the new decking and enjoying the peaceful, stunning views - oh, and a close-up encounter with a red squirrel!
Looking forward to a 4th visit sometime in the future - funds permitting!
  • Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Villeneuve-sur-Lot area Lot-et-Garonne
Massachusetts USA
5

Perfect vacation home

  • 5 of 5
We chose the Eyrie for its location within walking distance of the village and it's WiFi but in fact, once we arrived, we realized that it was the view and the magic ambience of the house and garden that was going to make our stay extra special. Sandra and John have put together a property that makes your vacation feel both luxurious and comfortable which is not always easy to achieve. Arriving in mid April, the weather was warm during the day but cooled off quickly in the evenings. Our favorite sitting spot was in the front sun room with its two very comfortable arm chairs next to a well placed dining table facing the incredible view of the village and valley below. Opening the sliding glass windows, you felt as if you were floating in the sky. We ate our dinner out here each night while watching the lights flicker on in the valley below. Can you hear me sigh as I write this sentence? The Eyrie is so high up that in the late afternoon, a few people were para gilding off the mountain from an area opposite the gated driveway to the house. Very friendly, well behaved group that was fun to watch.
We were too early in the season to take advantage of the pool and spa but they did look inviting. Coming from a long, cold New England winter we inhaled the wonderful scents of spring including the lilac that was in full bloom near the lower deck. Inside, we worked our way through the many books tucked into the numerous book shelves scattered around the house. Also, I have to admit we did watch TV enjoying the availability of British channels we don't receive in the US.
On a tourist note, it took us a couple of days to realize that everything closes between noon and 2PM. Also, the stores in Agen are closed Monday morning. We soon had a routine of a lazy morning leaving the house around 12:30 or 1 to find a place for lunch followed by afternoon sightseeing. Early birds would probably be able to sightsee in the morning but sadly, I am not an early bird! We are museum people so we really enjoyed the Art museum in Agen. Also the Bastide Museum in Monflanquin is small but interesting. English translations provided in both places.
All in all a great vacation. In fact we have already booked for next year returning with friends from Australia.
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sandy and David for a glowing report. However for us hardy Brits the pool temperature at 28 C at the time was more than warm enough and we had been using the Spa throughout the winter, preferring the contrasts provided by water at 37C and the chill night air. One night we were thrilled to hear a great flock of migrating geese passing overhead a sure sign of an end to winter.
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Villeneuve-sur-Lot area Lot-et-Garonne
5

Amazing!! Fabulous house with sensational views.

  • 5 of 5
WOW!!! There was nothing to fault with 'The Eyrie' - except perhaps that the photos on the web site don't do it justice.
Perched above the medieval village of Penne d'Agenais, this wonderful house has everything you need - extremely comfortable beds, high quality fixtures and fittings and the most sensational views.
The directions to the house were easy to follow, the owners were there to greet us and get us oriented and were only a phone call away if needed.
Try the spaghetti carbonara and the crepes at the Cafe des Arts.
A visit to Pujols is a must.
Also Agen is famous for its plums and prunes - a great selection of products is available at a large factory just out of town (can't remember the name, unfortunately - maybe les Voyageurs? - but well signposted). .
The market at Montaigu de Quercy is excellent. There are so many beautiful towns in the area - get out and visit them.
We cannot recommend 'The Eyrie' highly enough!! Did we mention the views?? And the house?? And the owners??
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning views from this spectacular hilltop Villa in medieval bastide town
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Villeneuve-sur-Lot area Lot-et-Garonne
5

Ideal location and superb house

  • 5 of 5
The house was outstanding. Magnificent views, a wide range of seating areas with great vistas. The pool was ideal and the. Table tennis and boules were very much enjoyed. The house had everything you needed, very comfortable sitting room, well appointed kitchen and very good sized bedrooms. Sandra and John were extremely welcoming and very helpful. A really relaxing place to enjoy the local area. I would highly recommend a stay at the Eyrie.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Penne D'Agenais
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
250 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Penne, meaning Crest, is an old settlement dating from Celtic times. Richard Coeur de Lion started to build the fortified Bastide town visible today in the 12th century. The Basilica that dominates the countryside for miles around was built on the site of an old chapel, the remains of which are still very evident. The opposite Crest, ' Le Plateau St Michel ' is a favoured place for hang gliding & bears the remains of an ancient moat , ' le tranchée des Anglais'. It is also the setting for the Eyrie. Penne is surrounded by beautiful countryside and very attractive market towns such as Villeneuve-sur-Lot, Monflanquin, Lauzerte, Montaigu-de-Quercy and Libos. There are chateaux nearby to sample wine. Bergerac is an hour away, Agen 30 minutes, Cahors 50 mins.

There is a golf course, three riding establishments, tennis, water sports and hang gliding all within 30 minutes drive. The area is a walkers paradise and ' le Chemin de St Jacques de Compostelle' passes in front of our main gate.

Other Activities: Wine tasting, fois gras museum, 'Haras' horse breeding center. 18 hole golf course at Castelnaud-de-Gratecambe

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Availability & Rates

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Villeneuve-sur-Lot area Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£900
 
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
£800
 
 
Mid Season
Mar 7 2015 - May 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
£950
 
 
High Season
May 2 2015 - Jul 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
 
 
Peak Season
Jul 4 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
 
 
High Season
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £500
Notes Special Christmas rate - £1500 per week.
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Amenities

Amenities

Villeneuve-sur-Lot area Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 220 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Local Maps
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En-suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Binoculars
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Chairs
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • water parks
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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