Alan and Jacqueline offer a beautiful one bedroom gîte with exclusive use of the pool, and a private terrace. It is the only gîte on the premises, so no competetion for the pool!
Surrounded by sunflower fields, plum orchards and vineyards, guests can enjoy the peace and tranquility of a small hamlet close to all amenities including superb restaurants, supermarkets, and lively outdoor markets, some of which, like nearby Monflanquin, have been in existence on the same day of the week for about 800 years.
It is an ideal place for reflection, and has been used by writers and others who value a noise-free environment,  or just relaxing by the pool. The gîte has its own south-facing terrace where there is a gas barbecue. We hope you will feel refreshed at the end of your stay.

As well as a dining /kitchen area, there is a comfortable lounge with TV, a library and a DVD collection, and a folder with information on interesting places to visit etc.

This is an area steeped in the history of both France and England and the centuries of conflict which led to the building of the surrounding Bastide towns, most within a half-hour or so. It is also an area ideally situated for walking, horse riding, canoeing, golf, wine tasting and enjoying great food - a speciality of the area is duck and foie gras.

Sample fine local inexpensive dishes in nearby bar/restaurants or in the surrounding Bastide towns at their weekly night markets. Each on a different day of the week, it is possible to visit one every night of the week!  For that special occasion there is also a Michelin starred restaurant just a 20 minute drive away. Or simply enjoy your own home barbecue under a spectacular pollution-free night sky.

non smoking only
not suitable for children
pets not allowed
wheelchair inaccessible
  1. Lounge
    Very comfortable lounge/dining room with TV, DVD player and Wi-Fi.
  2. Inside dining area
    Inside dining area
    Roomy Kitchen/Diner
  3. Kitchen
    Modern kitchen facilities in a traditional setting.
  4. Bedroom
    Very comfortable Double bed with wardrobe and chest of drawers.
  5. Bathroom
    Roomy bathroom with shower washbasin towel rails and WC.
  6. The Pool
    The Pool
    Guests have exclusive access to the swimming pool. There are no other gîtes on this property.
The Gîte is supplied with:

Wi-fi, washing machine, dish washer, hair-dryer, towels, sheets, crockery, cutlery, pans, coffee maker, electric kettle, cooker, cooking utensils, micro-wave oven, toaster, refridgerator, glassware.

Local Attractions‬‏
  1. Château de Bonaguil
    Château de Bonaguil
    Very much worth a visit, this stunning mediaeval castle was the last to be built in France.
  2. Night Market
    Night Market
    Nowadays, during July and August, weekly night markets take place in all the Bastide towns.
  3. Fête de Pruneaux, St. Aubin
    Fête de Pruneaux, St. Aubin
    This annual celebration of the district's important and delicious crop is a most colourful and lively event, with music, dance and delicious food. Just 2km. away, our local village. Almost on our doorstep!
  4. Lac de Lougratte
    Lac de Lougratte
    Safe bathing is only 30 minutes away, with beach, bars and restuarant.
  5. La Grotte du Lastournelle
    La Grotte du Lastournelle
    This natural cave complex was discovered in 1878 by farmers digging a well. Over 300 metres of underground chambers are now visible.
  6. Golf
    The beautiful setting of Villeneuve-sur-Lot Golf and Country Club.
  7. Open-air Theatre and Concerts
    Open-air Theatre and Concerts
    There are frequent open-air concerts and theatre along the banks of the river Lot throughout the summer.
  8. Walking and Cycling
    Walking and Cycling
    There are many beautiful walking trails and some dramatic scenery all around this area, even directly from the gîte, while just a little further afield the gorgeous Lot valley is there to be discovered.
  9. Monflanquin market place
    Monflanquin market place
    A market has been held on the same day of the week here ( Thursday) for over 800 years
  10. Bastide
    Monflanquin is in the heart of Bastide country, dating from the 12th century, the views from its mediaeval market place (see photo.) are truly stunning.
  11. Colours of Autumn
    Colours of Autumn
    Autumn in Lot et Garonne is truly awe-inspiring. Misty mornings giving way to long warm afternoons of radiant shades of red and gold.
  12. Wine
    No visit to this region is complete without a visit (or two!) to one of the many local châteaux to sample and take home some bottled souvenir of your holiday in Lot-et-Garonne.

Our Rates 2017

Highest Season
Mid Season
High Season

July 7- August 8

August 24 - 15 September

June 2 - July 7
August  8 - 24

495 Euros Per Week
395 Euros Per Week
425 Euros Per Week
We are just 50 minutes south of Bergerac airport (RyanAir). 
We are also only 15 minutes from a railway station, giving access to the whole of Europe
For all enquiries, please contact   [email protected]
under the heading 'Tranquillete', or call +33 (0)632750204 or +33 (0)626074134, or by post at the address below.
Your enquiry will be responded to immediately.
A&J Cowling,
Lieu dit Espère
47150 St. Aubin

GPS: Lat.    N44°28.536'
         Long. E   0°49.732'