Cottage in Galapian, Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine / Dordogne, France - Peaceful Location 5 Minute Walk To Village
Allan & Celia Gilchrist
- english, french
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 5
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Cowap Family stay at Blanchou.
What a fabulous place, everything you could possibly ask for and much much more. Gite is great with everything you need, outside kitchen is fantastic and very private. The pool is quite possibly the best we've ever had, and we've had many in lots of locations, nice and big, plenty of depth, and warm , a big plus. The whole place is so relaxing it’s difficult not to oversleep! Alan and Celia are fab hosts, there if you need them otherwise you wouldn’t know they were there. You will no doubt want to adopt Charlie the dog before you leave!
Few pointers from a standard family of 4 , 2 adults boy 15 girl 11. Use the games in the outside kitchen!
Intermarce supermarket in Aiguillon is the best locally we thought, get fuel on site as well.
Use the restaurant at Clairac Plage, fab pizzas, spectacular spot takeswimming stuff for kids in the river. For dinner don’t bother booking just arrive at about 6.45pm and you’ll get a table.
Take the kids to the boats at Castelmoron, 15 mins max, you can’t miss it, go to Clairac and turn right on the other side of the river and use Google, boats are fun, canoes, motor boats, pedalos etc , not too expensive, get 2 hours at least.
Chateau Duras worth a visit , lovely place to see and quiet close.
All in all a fabulous holiday in a fabulous place with fabulous hosts!
Alan and Celia thanks for everything!
Nick, Sally, Alex and Jess Cowap from Northamptonshire
Well, what can we say, we think you said it all !
So happy you all enjoyed your holiday here at Blanchou, hope to see you again.
Allan & Celia
Beautiful cottage with great hosts
Blanchou cottage is a fantastic find. Allan and Celia were wonderful hosts giving us great advice about places to visit with our boys (8 &6). The pool area and garden were absolutely perfect and there was so much space to relax. The cottage was well equipped with everything you need. Really a very special place.
Thank you both for your kind comments. Hearing you and your boys enjoying your holiday makes it all worth while for us.
We always look forward to welcoming our guests, many returnees over the years and of course meeting our new guests for the first time.
Hope to see you soon
Great stay in beautiful Gite.
Beautiful Gite peace and tranquility in super setting. Everything was lovely, the Gite had everything you needed kind of home from home! Hosts Allan and Celia are great company, not forgetting Charlie the Spaniel. Weather was amazing and the pool was terrific. Situated perfectly for visiting lovely places, local restaurants were great. We really enjoyed our stay.
Home from Home
This is the third time we have stayed with a great hosts Allan and Celia and we are already looking forward to next year.
The house is wonderful and so are the gardens and the pool, highly recommended.
Jane, Chris and James Johnson
Our third stay at Blanchou with our lovely hosts Allan and Celia as before a fabulous stay and the company as ever Tres Bon.
Missing France already we would recommend Blanchou to our friends, and our overall view of this property is fantastic, good outdoor eating, pool and gardens the Gite has every facility and the air conditioning is a bonus. The night markets in the Bastide Twons are a must and your host will give you the advise you need to enjoy your stay.
Bergerac and Bordeaux airports both 75 minutes away. Local car hire is available at both airports at very reasonable rates. Channel ports 10 hours. Rosscoff & St.Malo 7-8 hours. Car essential.
Clairac 10 mins, restaurants, cafe's, shops, local weekly market. Aiguillon 10 mins restaurants, cafe's, shops, market twice weekly.
Temple sur Lot with the famous Monet's gardens. Chateaux's of Duras, Bonaguil 1hr away.
Only 20 minutes away is the canal lateral where Rick Stein meandered along on a barge in his French Odyssey programme with the Halt Nautique at Laguerre boasting a delightful restaurant along its bank.
Horse riding 15 mins at Clairac. Canoeing at Castelmoron 20 mins. Walking & cycle routes nearby. Both Clairac and Aiguillon have good supermarkets and banks.