Bouchon

Moncrabeau, Lot-et-Garonne
Self-catering
+44 (0)7718 313612


Two bright, airy gites on a tranquil former farm estate. Spin off on bikes, laze by the pool, shop for gourmet meals in Gascony markets

Place

2 places

Sleeps

Each sleep 6

Children welcome

The Experience

At the end of a long track, surrounded by ancient oaks, is an impressive 200-year-old farmhouse and a converted barn (three bedrooms and three bathrooms apiece), mellow in Gascony stone. They sit in acres of grounds and forest (child heaven), with lavender and rose gardens, vines, orchard, pond, berry-filled hedgerows and a stream.

Inside, beautiful oak beams and stone and terracotta floors remain, complemented by 21st century comforts, from wifi (in the farmhouse) to TV to super showers. Each gite spreads over two floors with steps a-go-go (no under fives please). Both have attractive kitchens to cook and chat in, wood-burners in the sitting rooms with books, games and music, and inviting bedrooms.

Pick up basics in nearby Moncrabeau or head off for Lectoure and lovely old Nérac for shops and markets. Mézin has cafes on the square and the beautiful medieval villages of Fourcès, Larressingle and La Romieu are all close by. Book the farmhouse or the converted barn – or take the whole lot!

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We think you'll love

  • The beauty of this peaceful slice of Gascony countryside and the magnificent views
  • Balmy evenings spent chatting over long meals outside
  • The relaxing feel of well-loved homes rather than holiday lets - full of books, art and a mix of old French and modern pieces
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You should know

  • The nearest village only has a basic shop/bar - about a five-minute drive
  • The gites are about 50m apart separated by trees and landscaping and you share the pool

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
1 farmhouse for 6, 1 converted barn for 6 - available to rent together or separately. Children over 5 welcome.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Restaurants 10-minute drive.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £196
Weekly price
from £1375
Damage deposit
£500-£750
1 Barn for 6
From £1963 bedrooms
1 House for 6
From £2323 bedrooms

Accommodation

Reviews

Bouchon Haut is absolutely stunning. We have just spent 5 days there and the only downside was that we had to leave. There is nothing that could have done to make our stay any better. The accommodation and grounds are so well kept. We came home totally recharged and relaxed.

Joann, Kent

A long overdue review......this fantastic house is open and airy making for a most inviting atmosphere. Gardens are beautifully landscaped and well tended. A most comfortable and charming house, the perfect place to enjoy this beautiful region of France.

Jacquelyn, Madrid

We had a wonderful week. Beautiful properties, set in amazing countryside. We enjoyed swimming in the pool and visiting the local markets. We all came back refreshed and we would love to visit again.

Tracy, London

We had the most fantastic two weeks here. My father rented Bouchon Bas and my husband and I and our two children were in Bouchon Haut. It was the most memorable holiday and we wanted for nothing. The pool is fabulous and now has a fence round it so we weren't worried at all when our children went exploring round the garden. The table tennis was brilliant entertainment. The house itself is beautifully decorated and spacious. We loved eating outside on the long table and watching the sun set surrounded by sunflower fields. It really is a find this place and we would be back in a heart beat.

Victoria, London

A perfect luxurious home from home. Stunning immaculate house, inside and out, beautiful huge pool, extensive gardens and sweeping views of glorious countryside. The perfect holiday.

JESSICA, London

Surrounded by sunflower fields Bouchon is sufficiently remote that you feel you've escaped from the real world but close enough to amazing attractions, sights & food markets. We stayed in Bouchon Bas and were really impressed - it is beautifully furnished and the living area in particular is stunning. The kitchen is also well equipped with all modern conveniences yet maintains a rustic appeal. We have small children and they had endless hours of fun roaming the beautiful grounds. All in all everything had been thought of to make our stay a comfortable one and we will definitely be returning.

courtenay, London

Lovely mellow stone buildings, a beautifully kept garden full of lavender and bees and a swimming pool in fields of sunflowers. Perfect for two families as you share this generous space. Shops, restaurants and castles are all a drive away through a painterly landscape. We loved it.

Jane, London

There are not enough superlatives to describe Bouchon Haut. Approached by a long, winding drive, through fields of wheat and sunflowers, Bouchon Haut is surrounded by beautiful gardens filled with lavender. The house is exquisite, the character of the stunning stone building, has been perfectly enhanced by an enticing mixture of antique furniture, sumptuous fabrics and state of the art technology. If you want to stay in a beautiful tranquil location, in a gorgeous property with exquisite interiors, a terrace to die for and a fabulous pool, you would be mad to miss a stay at beautiful Bouchon.

Cherrie, Bungay, Suffolk

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Location

The neighbourhood

The two houses sit in over six acres with a river adjoining. It's a 15-minute drive to historic towns Condom and Nérac, with markets, restaurants, shops and music festivals/concerts throughout the summer. The little village of Moncrabeau is five minutes away and has an outdoor pool and tennis courts. There's a barn with bikes, trampoline, gym, TV and DVDs. You can hire boats nearby.

Local points of interest from Nick Butler

  • Bouchon is perfectly situated within a 15 minute drive of the historic riverside market towns of Condom and Nérac, with excellent local farmers markets, restaurants, shops, music festivals and concerts.
  • Lectoure, a Roman hilltop garrison town is a must-see with several fascinating museums, galleries and buildings. The beautiful medieval villages of Fources, Larrasingle and La Romieu are also all close by.
  • Mézin (10 minutes’ drive) has excellent local bakers, butchers, grocers and a couple of lovely cafes on the square where you can sit out and watch the world go by.
  • The sleepy pretty little village of Moncrabeau is 5 minutes away and offers a good outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts.
  • One can rent a boat for the day and explore the villages along the river, or go canoeing, horseback riding, or searching for antiques and collectables in the local flea-markets and antique shops.
  • There are many restaurants serving regional specialties, and there is always a nearby village fete to enjoy – or just enjoy the tranquillity of Bouchon and French rural life.

Introducing

Nick Butler

Nick and Sarah-Jane have owned the houses since 2015. They don't live on site, and guests are either let in by their cleaner or keys are left in a secure place with a combination padlock.