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Beautiful Property with Panoramic Countryside Views

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Renovated Stone House With Amazing Views

Situated at the end of a country lane, surrounded entirely by open countryside is our 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom holiday cottage, approximately 50 metres away from the owners home, inbetween the 2 properties is a new 12 x 5 salt water swimming pool. The cottage offers a private walled terrace perfect for outdoor dining or just relaxing taking in the stunning views. There is a fully fitted kitchen leading to an open plan lounge dining area with wood burning stove, upstairs there are 2 double bedrooms both ensuite one with a large enclosed shower, the other with a shower bath, this bedroom also has the option to include a single bed. From the landing you can access the first floor balcony and enjoy morning coffee taking in the views. Belle Vue is situated in an elevated position with fantastic views of the beautiful countryside. Moncrabeau is the nearest village just a few km's away which has a swimming pool, tennis courts, café/bar selling a range of organic fruit & veg along with artisan breads and locally made cheeses, many fetes are held in the village but should you want to venture further we are perfectly placed between the lively towns of Condom and Nerac, both have great restaurants bustling markets and navigational rivers not to mention stunning Chateaux offering Armagnac and wine tasting tours.

When renovating and furnishing the cottage it was our goal to create somewhere that we would like to stay ourselves on holiday. After 2 successful seasons we think we have achieved that, please take the time to read our reviews from our past guests some of whom are booked on their 4th visit to us!

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Owner
Tracy Atherton
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
November 12, 2017

About Tracy Atherton

Originally from the north west , near Manchester, we moved to France in 2004 after several wonderful holidays in this region.

I own a small shop in Condom town centre called "Churchill's" selling british products.

Please feel free to call me at the shop during shop hours: Tuesday to saturday from 10am to 12:30pm

Tracy Atherton purchased this house in 2012

Why Tracy Atherton chose Moncrabeau

As soon as we saw the properties location we fell in love! The houses needed complete renovation but the situation is to die for with panoramic views and surrounded on all sides by open countryside with no immediate neighbours.

We are situated at the end of a country lane so no passing traffic or road noise and close to our favourite towns of Condom and Nerac.

Amenities

Moncrabeau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Single bed optional
  • Fully furnished double bedroom with all bed linen and towels included. Both bedrooms are ensuite.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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(22 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
5

Bliss!

  • 5 of 5

Well we have just returned from a 3 week stay at Belle Vue in Moncrabeau and we have had a fabulous holiday, just pure BLISS!

The weather was just brilliant from 37 degrees on most days and some spectacular evening electric storms. The lovely salt water pool was extensively used throughout the day and evening, as a cool off as well as fun and games with the kids. We have visited France for over 6 years and stayed in many many lovely places, this pool was by far the best, the salt water is much kinder to your skin than others.

This property was perfect for our family of 4, kids had their own bathroom with bath and a shower which makes life so much easier with 2 teenagers.The little things such as high quality bed linens and towels make it just that bit more special.

A very private area at the back of the cottage where you have spectacular views over the ever changing countryside is just wonderful, we spend most evenings enjoying sunsets with a glass of wine.

Loved experiencing the local French village lifestyle, lots of local culture to find just on the doorstep. Condom, Nerac, Larressingle, Lectoure (not on market day!!), kayaking at Beaucais, Armagnac tasting at the chateaux

The house has everything that you need we lived very comfortably for the 3 weeks, think the farmer thought we had moved in!

Leigh and Tracy have done a fantastic job in restoring the cottage to such a high standard and we would highly recommend it as a holiday cottage. We wish you and the family all the best for the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind comments it means alot to know you had a great holiday at Belle Vue. Tracy and Leigh
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5

Book This Property. You'll Love It And The Setting

  • 5 of 5

Tracy and Leigh - Thank-you for making our stay so relaxing, fun and hospitable. The preceding reviews are accurate....this is a wonderful holiday home perched on the crest of a hill with views that stretch lazily over well tended fields of melon and corn. It's a quiet, peaceful and scenic part of France only a few miles away from the charming town of Condom. The summer climate is wonderful and there's much to occupy you locally. We enjoyed walking thorough the countryside (buying a local map is a good investment) and visiting some lovely historic villages nearby. We'll remember with particular fondness how warm and welcoming Tracy and Leigh were and how well their home is presented. The welcome pack, the beach towels, the BBQ were all lovely touches. We've stay in holidays homes each year and this was probably the cleanest I can recall. And yes, the pool water is the clearest you'll see this side of Macclesfield. If you're after a relaxing and very contended break in a quiet part of rural France then book Belle Vue. If I could give six stars I would. There you go.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful comments it gives us such pleasure to know you had an amazing holiday experience at Belle Vue!
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5

A pretty little house with wonderful views. Two en suite rooms are perfect for couples or families.

  • 5 of 5

Tracey and Leigh made us very welcome and ensured we were warm and comfortable. Fresh eggs were appreciated too. Conveniently located with an easy drive to Condom for shopping and restaurants. A lovely area for walking with the hamlet of Lialores nearby a real attraction with its 12th century church and pretty houses and gardens.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Warm, comforting, welcoming. Beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully put together holiday home with amazing views and one of the best log burners I've ever used. Tracey and Leigh are fantasticly friendly hosts, giving us the warm welcome we wanted and the privacy we needed.

We stayed at the end of February and made full use of the log burner after winter walks to the river. Hopefully we'll be back in the summertime to enjoy the pool.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Cosy cottage with well equipped kitchen and bathrooms

  • 5 of 5

Tracey and Leigh, were great hosts and ensured that we were happy with our holiday choice. During our stay they looked after our needs and were always happy to help with any any local information and despite being the end of October we had a swim in the outdoor unheated pool.............quite an experience and something that we really hadn't considered at this time of year!!

The views and quiet countryside location are unbeatable and so if you are looking for a great secluded get away in the countryside...........this is the one...........a car is essential.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Gite with the most amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

First sight of the Gite was 'wow' as we drove up the lane - the views are to die for, the gite looked even better than the internet pictures. Tracy and Leigh and Bertie made us feel so welcome. We met the boys later.

But the gite is absolutely stunning - it has so much attention to detail and was 'home form home'. Everything was just brilliant - the welcome hamper was a lovely extra. Over the years we have stayed in many different gites, but this one beats the other hands down.

Spotlessly clean and gorgeous linens.

The pool is another added bonus and was spotlessly maintained daily. But even if there were no pool we would still want to return.

It is so peaceful and quiet - it was lovely to sit outside reading and looking at the views, the chickens visited every day ( just in case there were bits that needed finishing!), Missy is such a character and is obviously 'in charge', could almost have a conversation with her!

We cannot say enough about this lovely gite and without doubt we will return. Leigh has done a wonderful job of rebuilding the gite to say nothing of their own home which is amazing. Tracy and he have paid so much attention to detail, we loved it!

They also gave us lots of tips for places to visit, they were on hand if we needed anything.

This was an area we had not visited before and found it has a fascinating history, do visit the Bastide Villages - one of the best is Fources with a lovely restaurant called simply Auberge De Fources! In fact we ate there twice - we enjoyed it so much, delightful!

Another village is La Romieu - there is a story to the village associated with cats and there are stone cat statues everywhere. Again a really good restaurant there in the square.

The weather was kind to us - until we had the most spectacular storm! It was something to see it sweeping in across the countryside, after that the weather did turn a bit cooler but was in fact, welcome after 34 degrees one day!!

It seems as if there are fields and fields of sunflowers in the area - of course they were over, but I have always wanted to see them in full bloom, so hoping to return early enough to see them next time

Anyway we want to return to this beautiful gite and look forward to seeing Tracy and Leigh and family again in the not too distant future.

Plus still so much history of the area to investigate and explore.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Moncrabeau
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Agen
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Agen
Nearest Restaurant
12 Kilometres
Condom
Car: necessary

Condom is the closest town to us being an easy 12 min drive. There you can find 3 large supermarkets and a choice of restaurants bars and cafes. Wednesday and Saturday market.

Nerac is just 15 min drive, a beautiful town with river and parks good restaurants and the best market around on a Saturday morning also during summer weekly night markets

Further Details:

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:

25% deposit to confirm the booking (Non refundable)

Balance 8 weeks prior to arrival (Non refundable)

Refundable security deposit of 250 GB Pounds ( terms and conditions apply )

Bookings for less than a whole week can be potentially accommodated and are priced individually

Pets considered (terms and conditions apply)

Changeover Day:
July and August bookings: Saturday arrival 4pm. Departure Saturday 10am.

Other months by agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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