|Minimum Stay||5 - 6 nights|
The main bedroom has a double wardrobe with drawers, a chest of drawers and bedside tables and a double bed. The second bedroom has twin beds and large wardrobe with drawers. Fans are provided to help keep you cool during the hot summer nights and mosquito nets are provided. All towels and bed linen are provided. Bath with shower, basin, bathroom cabinet with lighted mirror, additional cabinet, and wc. The kitchen has a large family sized fridge/freezer, dishwasher, gas cooker, microwave, electric kettle, front loading washing machine and toaster. There are ample cupboards for storing food and all plates, pots and pans and cutlery are provided. An iron and ironing board is also provided.
Spacious sitting/dining room equipped with dining table with 6 chairs, two armchairs, coffee table, tv, DVD player, comfort lighting and occasional tables. A gas barbecue is provided for cooking outside. A very large terrace with table and chairs for sitting outside and enjoying the warm weather.
We are open all year round and are delighted that many guests come and stay with us both summer and winter. There is so much to see and do in the area for both adults and children, visiting local chateau, sampling the wine, a visit to the petting zoo, horse riding, aerial walkway, swimming pool with flames, night markets and local festivals will ensure you and your family are kept busy.
Jami is a 2 bedroom gîte uniquely built inside a tobacco barn and is located just a 5 minute drive from the delightful village of Montpezat D'Agenais which is situated between Agen and Villeneuve sur Lot. Nonnie is also 2 bedroomed but is a more modern style, both are equipped to a very high standard. There is french and English tv available at no extra cost, there is also a DVD player if you want to watch a film while you are staying with us. Both gites have large private covered terraces so you can get out of the blazing sun in the summer. In Montpezat village itself, you will find a PO, general store and a pizza van. A 10m x 5m swimming pool is a very welcome place to cool down and enjoy swimming in the open air. The pool has a deep end for people wishing to dive in and also has a large shallow end for those people that are novice swimmers. This is a place to come either to just relax and enjoy the stunning scenery and awesome sunsets, or if you are feeling more adventurous you can travel to the local vineyards and sample the wine. There are walking and cycling routes, bikes are available for our guests to use, in the area together with shops and restaurants, all within a 15 minute drive. An evening meal can be provided on request on arrival. We also provide mosquito nets so you can sleep peacefully without being disturbed by insects.
During the winter months, you will find a wood burning stove to keep you cosy! Secure parking is available.
My wife and I moved to this part of France because it is largely unspoilt countryside. This part of France, Lot et Garonne is the food basket of France providing fruit, vegetables and of course plums and prunes. We have 2 medium sized dogs which we got from the local rescue centre when they were puppies. All our guests have enjoyed the dogs company and many children have written that they really miss the dogs when they get home. We enjoy the peace and quiet and space that we have, our garden is over 1 hectare (2 acres). The challenge for us is to tame and control the garden, not easy with weeds that seem to grow overnight! The local French population are very friendly to us and our visitors, welcoming you to their country.We are always here to welcome you and help you if needed.
Ian Richmond purchased this bungalow in 2007
This part of France is only just being discovered by tourists, access is very easy using budget airlines. The largely unspoilt countryside coupled with unbelievably delicious wine and great restaurants attracted us to this part of France. This area has very distinct seasons, in the spring everything seems covered in blossom, Summer is very hot and dry, Autumn sees the countryside changing colour to gold, yellow red and brown. Winters can be very cold but the log fires keep our spirits up and toes warm. For visitors it is very easy to get to our house and gites, fly into Bergerac, Bordeaux or Toulouse then an hours drive to our front door. There is so much to do during the Summer, swimming in the pool, visiting the night markets, wine tasting and attending the festivals held in the local area.
Our gites are set in the countryside but there is a local supermarket only 5 minutes away by car. The larger supermarkets can be found 15 minutes away. There are restaurants and bars locally serving all kinds of food. All the restaurants are reasonably priced and serve good quality local produce. In the Summer you can go down to the river Lot for a swim at the man made beach, or hire a canoe or motor boat to explore the river more. The night markets are very popular with our guests and one can be found every night in the area. In the local village they have special moules and frites dinners supported by some very drinkable local wines. The 10 by 5 metre pool is cleaned and maintained daily to ensure your time in the pool is enjoyable and safe.
My family and I found Richmond Gites to be ideally situated, in quiet surroundings within the beautiful Lot valley, and offered quick and easy access to local amenities and tourist spots.
The river beaches on the Lot and bastide town of Prayssas are just minutes away as are everyday needs such as supermarket, restaurants and an epicerie.
The gites are well appointed, spacious and ideal for a relaxing break. The large swimming pool is a welcome bonus on a long hot day!
Jan and Ian Richmond were very welcoming and amenable and always ready to help out with advice on where to go and what to see. With so much to do in the area, it really is the perfect location for a superb holiday.
We really enjoy our stays at Nonnie. We will be returning there again this year (2015) for the 4th or 5th year in a row. The gite is clean and comfortable, the site is spacious, relaxed and green with lovely views of the surrounding countryside, and the pool is a pleasure to be in. Ian and Jan have always looked after us very well, being available as required but never intruding. We love the surrounding villages and lanes, and there is plenty to see nearby and also further afield, but it is not busy as it is further north around the Dordogne. Locally Penne d'Agenais is a highlight, and the local prune museum and also the water-lily gardens are well worth visits, as is the night market at Prayssas. There are plenty of Chateaus and bastide towns within easy driving distance, but we mainly enjoy the feeling of space and tranquillity of the area. We heartily recommend it.
Special interest holidays:
The Base ULM is very close by and you can book flights over the local countryside from a 10 minute circuit to a full hour. The aircraft include microlights, small planes and a gyro for those who want a more adventurous experience.
If you want a great day out then we can recommend a trip to Arcachon near Bordeaux, there you will find the largest sand dunes in Europe, many cafes and bars and activities for the children. It is about 2 hours drive from the gites to the coast.
Bergerac airport is one hours drive (53km) from the gîtes at Montpezat and is the closest. Bordeaux airport is 1.5 hours (137km) and Toulouse is also 1.5 hours (138km). Le Havre is approximately 8 hours drive.
The village of Montpezat is 1km from your accommodation. Granges sur Lot is also 1km in the opposite direction. The major town of Villeneuve sur Lot is 23km away. Many of the Bastide towns are a short drive away and we are right in the heart of the wine growing region with many caves and chateau to visit. less than 5 kilometres to the nearest supermarket.
We can provide maps and details of local attractions to visit while you are staying in the area. There are lots of good quality restaurants in the area and range from local cafes to Michelin starred quality eating. There are local banks where you can get cash from the machines provided. Supermarkets are also near by so you can stock up on local produce during your stay.
There are also many famous chateau to visit and they have a wide variety of activities during the Summer months. We also have night markets locally where you can enjoy live music and other entertainment while buying your food from all the local vendors, saves cooking in the evening. The night markets are suitable for adults and children and offer a safe environment for relaxation, no cars are allowed in the food and entertainment areas.