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Carol Whiteway

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french

Newly Restored Prune Barn with Character

11 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Lot-et-Garonne Barn Rental Photos and Description

Relaxing quiet rural setting sleeps 2-4 with private pool

Newly completed in 2012 the Prune Barn offers very comfortable and tastefully furnished gîte accommodation. In keeping with tradition, the barn has been restored with attention to detail, whilst retaining the original oak beams and stone-walls.

The lounge has comfortable furniture equipped with television receiving French and English channels, DVD player together with audio CD unit and radio. WiFi connection also available, free.

Our gîte sleeps four. Bedroom one: double bed, pine bedside cabinets together with a chest of drawers each having their own bedside lamps, and complete with wardrobe. The room is fitted with French doors, and overlooks the private garden. Bedroom two: twin bedded, with pine bedside cabinet and table lamp; together with a chest of drawers and wardrobe. Each bedroom has free standing electric fans and hairdryers. The gite is fitted with French electrical sockets, and English adapters are provided.

Our linen and towels are of fine quality. Pool towels are also included together with kitchen towels and tea towels.

The gîte is fitted with a new American kitchen/lounge, gas hob and oven. Small electrical appliances include: kettle, coffee making machine, toaster, hand food mixer, and microwave. Washing machine, dish-washer and fridge/freezer complete the electrical equipment provided. Iron and ironing board and clothes airer also included. A selection of cleaning products are provided, and included in the rental price.

On the private terrace, enjoy breakfast in the sunshine, the day concludes with the warm shade of the evening. The terrace is furnished with patio chairs large table parasol two sun loungers complete, last by not least a gas BBQ.

Infants and children are catered for, with prior arrangement, so that any special requirements are made available. ie. highchair, cot and linen.

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Our self-catering complex, also offers, during June and September, bed and breakfast accommodation. We offer our B&B guests morning tea/coffee and biscuits, served before breakfast, and taken in their room. This is fully inclusive in our bed and breakfast price. We also offer picnic menus for our guests wanting a day out in the country-side, or perhaps travel onward, menus and prices on request. Evening meals also available, on request. Four course meal, inclusive of aperitifs, wine and cafe charged at 24€ per person.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Carol Whiteway (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

About Carol Whiteway

After many family holidays in France, over a period of some 20 years, deciding to live here was not too difficult.

With the family grown up, and settled, we wanted a change in our lives. So we packed up the heating and plumbing industry, and office demands, and we moved to the Lot et Garonne, and took up new challenges.

Now some six years on, still very happy with our new location and life style. We have new friends, and met lots of interesting people. We found skills, we never knew we had.

Carol Whiteway purchased this barn in 2006

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed a memorable week-long stay at Bouye. The interesting restored Prune Barn was most delightful. It was roomy and comfortable, spotlessly clean and very well appointed, with large French doors opening out from both the bedroom and the kitchen to a sunny patio, complete with a dining table and lounge chairs.





Carol and Martin were the best hosts you could ask for. They were so friendly and helpful, and their hospitality exceeded our expectations. The welcome package of fresh fruit and vegetables from their garden, beer, wine, juice and bottled water, as well as yogurt, and fresh bread hot, from the oven, was amazing!



During the day, we enjoyed driving in the French countryside and visiting the many quaint bastides and villages. We fell in love with the markets, and the friendly vendors, as well as the town square ambiance. Needless to say, we also enjoyed the delicious French cuisine and wine served in the many cafes and dining rooms.



Bouye, situated in the tranquil countryside, was a perfect place to relax and to enjoy sunbathing and swimming in the lovely pool after a wonderful day of sightseeing.



We highly recommend Bouye to anyone wanting a relaxing and interesting vacation in beautiful Southwest France. Bouye is a gem!
Sep 2012
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Newly Restored Prune Barn with Character
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Fantastic Bouye!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful gite with fully equiped kitchen, exceptionally clean and very well presented. Everything you need on hand for a relaxing holiday in South West France. Beautiful pool, BBQ, terrace with sun loungers in beautiful and peaceful surroundings - all set near an idylic village, ideal for touring this area of France but also has a variety of amenities nearby. Hosts are a wonderful couple who we now regard as friends, above and beyond good customer service.

Thoroughly recommend .. 10/10 !

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

The photographs don't do Le Bouye justice! We have rented gites for 8 or 9 years and this was the best equipped gite we have stayed in. The gite was spotless and of a very high standard, the pool area was excellent and the welcome pack was way beyond anything we'd received previously.

Carol and Martin were the perfect hosts - not intrusive but on hand to offer advice, help and a supply of fruit and vegetables from their garden! They simply wanted us to enjoy ourselves and went out of their way to ensure that we did.

I can't rate Le Bouye highly enough and we definitely plan to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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A perfect place for relaxing holidays

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely place for your holiday. The house is perfectly organized and clean, comfortable and well equipped. The terrace has a lovely view during daytime, while the dark nights provide an outstanding opportunity for dreaming under a star-spangled sky. The swimming pool is well taken care of and offers privacy and quiet.

The region has a series of beautiful bastides to be visited, with Monflanquin itself as a nearby pearl. Penne also deserves more than just a visit, like some of the other neighbouring villages. The region offers walking tours and, within a short distance, lovely biking tours along the Lot and the Canal that parallels the Garonne.

Carol and Martin are lovely people, warmly interested in their clients' interests and questions. We very much appreciated their generosity in sharing the products of their beloved garden.

In brief: a place we do recommend for a relaxing holiday. This is the type of holiday house that we love to exchange with our friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Gite at Bouye Est

  • 5 of 5

Superb holiday at Bouye Est. The gite was perfect for our family (2 adults 2 children) with our own decking area and very clean. The gite was cleaned for us after 1 week with clean towels and bedlinen changed. Easy access to the pool which the kids thoroughly enjoyed and comfortable loungers for relaxing on. The owners were so friendly and kind, they really made our holiday easy and I would definitely recommend this property to a friend.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Amazing holiday villa!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, my 18month old daughter and I stayed at the Bouye Prune Barn for just under two weeks and had a really wonderful holiday. The villa is a short drive away from the quaint bastide town of Montflanquin and is a good base from which to explore the area. The villa itself has been restored to an excellent standard, maintaining original character features such as the wooden beams but with all the comfort and equipment you would expect to find in a modern apartment (dishwasher, washing machine, oven, microwave etc). It is in a beautiful location surrounded by sunflower fields providing a perfect, peaceful view for sunbathing or dining outdoors on the terrace. There is also a very clean and well maintained pool.

Carol and Martin are absolutely fantastic hosts! Their hospitality exceeded all expectations. They were there to welcome us on arrival and we had a fridge stocked with fresh produce from their garden and all essentials such as butter, bread, jam, tea, coffee etc not to mention a lovely bottle of local wine. They also had everything that I could have wished for to meet my little one's needs - cot, sheets, towels, high chair, cutlery, crockery, indoor and pool toys. Nothing was too much trouble and they were always happy to offer helpful advice on nearby towns, sights to see, local restaurants etc.

We had such an amazing holiday and would definitely think about going back there for another holiday - we even suggested to our families that they might like to join us there! We would highly recommend the Bouye Prune Barn and hope that you enjoy your stay there as much as we enjoyed ours.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Tranquil Holiday

  • 5 of 5

What more could we have wished for, a beautiful location, quiet, peaceful and relaxing. The gite was spotlessly clean as was the pool area and was equipped with everything that was needed for a great self-catering holiday. On our arrival Carol had prepared a welcome pack consisting of fresh fruit/cheese/ bread/coffee beer and wine!!!

The fresh fruit and vegetables we were given straight from the pottage each day were greatly received; nothing beats the taste of home grown produce!

The location of the gite near the beautiful town of Monflaquin is perfect to explore many other nearby villages of interest.

Our hosts Carol and Martin were perfect neighbours! On hand if we needed any advice but disappearing into the background when we wanted to chill out and relax.

All in all an extremely enjoyable holiday and recommended for anyone who appreciates peace and quiet in a tranquil setting with lovely hosts.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Monflanquin
Nearest Ferry
680 Kilometres
Saint-Malo
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Castlenaud-de-Gratcombe
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Monsempron Libos
Nearest Motorway
75 Kilometres
Cahors A20/Agen A62
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Monflanquin
Nearest Ski
345 Kilometres
Andorra la Vella
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
Bordeaux
Car: recommended

The stone buildings at Bouyé, together with its swimming pool, rest in the quiet countryside, near the famous Bastide town of Monflanquin. Self catering and B&B accommodation are available. Enjoy the tranquil countryside, stroll the quiet lanes, discover the local wildlife: birds of prey, deer, and wild boar. Local outdoor activities are in abundance: golf courses, equestrian centres, tennis, fishing and trotting to name but a few. Nearby there is a lake offering bathing, boating, or just playing on the man-made beach. France would not be complete without a Chateau - Biron and Bonaguil are just two! Monflanquin is a perfect venue for many open air events, including the spectacular August Medieval Fete, and no exception is the weekly morning market, which continues throughout the year. Evening markets prove to be very popular with our visitors too, with an opportunity to purchase regional produce from the stalls in the square, and dine al fresco! A great way to experience local French life.

Or may be just enjoy the tranquility of the surrounding countryside, relaxing by the pool.

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Rates & Availability

Monflanquin area Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jul 2 2016 - Jul 29 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$864
 
 
Peak Season
Jul 30 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$968
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 24 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$667
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $196
Stay tax £1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 15 years.

Our prices are based on 2-4 persons.

Reduced gite prices for June and September for two adults accommodation, are available on request.

All clients receive a copy of our Terms and Conditions of Contract, before reservations are confirmed.

All monies and reservations are confirmed in writing.

Our prices are inclusive of all chargeable local taxes.

Deposit of 30% of the total booking fee is required to fully secure your reservation. Final payment is required at least six weeks before the commencement of your holiday reservation, in the currency agreed.

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Amenities

Lot-et-Garonne Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The shower room fitted with wc, and basin unit, with plenty of cupboard space, mirror and lighting over, together with shaver socket. The large shower unit has good water pressure, is fully tiled and complete with glass door. The shower is fitted with a thermastic mixer valve. Non slip shower mat also provided. All cleaning products for the wc, basin and shower are provided, and are included in the rental price.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Extra sleeping accommodation is available, with prior booking. The double bedroom has french doors, opening onto the private terrace. The twin bedroom is secure for young children, with window opening onto private terrace. Both rooms offer good natural light, with the benefit of being cool during the very warm days/nights. Linen is of good quality, and changed weekly. Hairdryers available in both rooms. Mirrors over the chest of drawers. Electrical points are European with UK conversion adaptors provided. Each bedroom has a floor mounted oscillating fan. Full length dress mirror located in hall way.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Our 10 x 5 outdoor swimming pool is for the use of guests, and shared occasionally with the owners. The pool is cleaned on a daily basis. Pool towels are provided. Several lounge chairs surround the pool area, together with parasols and their supports. Suitable plastic/paper cups and plates are included in the kitchen for use poolside. No glass or bottles allowed on the pool terrace. Guests who do smoke are requested to have respect for others when discarding their cigarettes and for security too, especially in very dry conditions. For insurance purposes, no smoking inside the Barn. Bouyé B&B offers warm and comfortable accommodation and breakfast, with endless hospitality. We offer our guests morning tea/coffee and biscuits, served before breakfast, and taken in their room. This is fully inclusive in our bed and breakfast price. Both shower room and bath/shower room are clean and well equipped, with good quality towels and toiletries. Pool towels are also included.

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