Monflanquin area Cottage Rental Photos and Description
Choice of self catering, B&B or serviced hotel style accommodation
A totally self contained wing of owners main house. With its own enclosed garden and sunny first floor balcony.THE 10x5 METRE POOL with large sunny terrace and covered area for shade is FOR YOUR EXCLUSIVE USE, owners will only use pool if you are away.The accommodation is furnished to a high standard, tastefully decorated and fully equipped with all modern appliances throughout. On the ground floor the lounge/dining area is entered through french windows. Off the lounge is the modern kitchen with rear door leading to the garden and pool. On the first floor is the light and airy double bedroom with en-suite bath/shower room. French windows lead onto the private south west facing balcony with views of Monflanquin.You have exclusive use of the enclosed garden with both sunny and shaded areas. A path leads you to the partially elevated pool providing an ideal vantage point for absorbing the quiet ambience of the area with open country views or enjoying a leisurely poolside lunch under the flower adorned auvent.
Monflanquin Facilities/Shopping: Monflanquin has a wide range of restaurants most having outside terraces, many overlook the pretty Arcaded Square. They offer traditional french fare, specialities such as Foie Gras, Magret de Canard and Pruneaux d'Agen. For lighter meals there is a Creperie, Pizzeria and Bar offering Tapas and Snacks. Particularly popular is the weekly night market where you can buy local produce and wines to be eaten on the long trestle tables set up in the centre of the square. The town has shops for your daily requirements, Boulangerie, Tabac/Newsagent where English papers are available, Gift Shops etc, on the outskirts of the town there is a Commercial Centre with a large Supermarket, Pharmacy and Wine Co-operative. For leisure activities Monflanquin has a fitness centre, tennis courts and horse riding, also cycle hire is available. Nearby are two golf courses, a large swimming lake with pedalos and a water park. The area has many signposted walks of varying lengths suitable for all abilities.
Further Afield: For those in need of retail therapy Villeneuve sur Lot is our nearest large town, a 20 minutes drive away. The river Lot flows through the centre of Villeneuve which has many shops, fashion boutiques and pavement cafes. On the outskirts there are large Hypermarkets and other commercial outlets one finds in a large French town. The Prefecture (County Town) of our department, Lot et Garonne is Agen some 45 minutes drive away with all of the facilities to be found in a major town. Further afield there are the cities of Bordeaux and Toulouse, approx 2 hours drive, both offer extensive range of shops/restaurants and the cities themselves are of great architectural interest.
Wine: This area of South West France is internationally renowned for its wine and wine tasting (Degustation) is a popular holiday experience. The local vineyards of Bergerac, Duras, Buzet and Cahors offer a wide range of quality wines at varying prices. Further afield you will find the acclaimed vineyards of the Bordeaux region, such as St Emilion, Pommerol to name but a few.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thank you for your hospitality, we really enjoyed our holiday in Monflanquin and the Gite was great. I will definitely recommend you to friends and colleagues at work.
You never know we may be back one day. I think it was one of our favourite areas in France so far.