The Place

The 18th century building of “En Bord de Riviere” has been refurbished with stylish aplomb. None of the beauty and the character of the house and buildings has been lost; in fact it has been accentuated thanks to a clever use of old recycled materials and all detailed attention which has been taken to preserve original features.

It was exclusively kept as a private family house for many years. Since 2019 the family is delighted to share this magical place during the mild months of the year. Your passionate host, lady of the house, will do everything in the power to make sure your getaway is altogether great!

It is an invitation to embark on a timeless journey through the heart of a genuine countryside and nature. A captivating way of life that promises to gently recharge the batteries.

From May to October, the Atlantic oceanic climate ensures mild temperatures and warm summers with fresh nights, making it wonderful to stay in the Lot et Garonne. The landscape consists of rolling hills, vineyards, fruit trees and sunflower fields.

The region is touristy but quieter than the adjacent Dordogne, so you rarely have the feeling of having ended up in a super touristy area. In the Lot et Garonne you retain the feeling of having ended up in the real old France of the past. You can enjoy the french traditions with the local inhabitants who are generally extremely friendly and hospitable.

The Perfect Getaway

A peaceful, private boutique b&b, positioned inbetween the Dordogne & Lot. Ideally located for a spur of the moment, a romantic weekend away, or a long interregional explorer stay.

Culture lovers are dazzled in the deep caves by numerous prehistoric art.Impressive fortresses and imposing castles which will touch every art-loving soul.

Enjoying the land of knights and damsels , good meals and voluptuous wine. As this "Tuscany of France" is famous for its fruit gardens and winegrowing, steeped in medieval history and bathed in sunshine.

A perfect place for those seeking to experience the unique lifestyle and beauty of the rural southern french countryside.

If some of you are missing arguments and look for more physical activities the region proposes a multitude of Trails, Water sports and Adventure parks.

 
The mansion is in the middle of  some 20 hectares land on the riverside, so you are sure to find a private spot to relax, to fish, to read, to enjoy a glass of wine or just to work on your tan.
In the surrounding area you can also go hiking, bycicling, horse riding, kayaking or golfing at less than three miles (5km) .
 
 
A morning breakfast service, daily housekeeping, and concierge-level service as in a hotel with possibility of preparing  your own daily food favourites in the kitchen area of the property.
All who are seeking the freedom and facility of a self-catering accommodation can use the summer kitchen next to the swimming pool. This shared guest kitchen  is equipped with a fridge, oven, dishwasher and general cooking appliances.
In the estate there are various patios and different wood-fired barbecues meaning all accommodations can fully privately enjoy the summer grills.
At the groundfloor of the main building an other common area consist of an inside living room with fireplace, chess table, board game and satellite TV broadcasting international channels.
The property provides you in a 14×7 swimming pool with shower, co-heated with solar panels and a jacuzzi under the awning. As well as a terrace with direct access to the river, an idyllic place that lends itself perfectly to fishing or rowing.
Environmentally responsible, committed to a variety of energy-saving and eco-friendly measures: solarpaneles, LED bulbs and automatic outdoor lighting conserve precious energy resources without sacrificing convenience. Rigorously recycling to limit waste and using mainly certified eco-friendly cleaning products to keep the location pristine and sparkling.

 

What You Will Get Here at a glance

• Spa & Outdoor Swimming Pool • Flat-screen TV & Free Wifi • Honesty Bar with Softdrinks • Kingsize Beds • Toiletries & Bathrobes • Daily Breakfast Served within a Self-contained setting • Homegrown & locally sourced food

Free Parking on Premises

The domain is entirely fenced, behind the gate with digital code is a private access road that leads you to spacious private parking spaces in the shade of the carport.

Guests Dedicated Entrance

Guests can access their room through a special guests entrance at the main house so everyone can come home at whatever time it suits them.

Flat Screen TV & WIFI

French satellite dish television in the room. In the common downstairs living room you can enjoy international satellite TV so you do not need to miss on your favourite programms from BBC, TV Vlaanderen, German ZDF ARD, etc... Please do keep in mind to adapt the TV set loudness reduction in the evenings. The desks of the rooms provide in occassionnal working space. Free wifi signal is boosted all over the whole property so you can easily connect your smartphones or tablets and pc's

Summerkitchen & BBQ

If you enjoy to take your lunch or dinner on the spot just like at home than you are free to prepare your meal in the summerkitchen next to the pool. The equipped kitchen under the awning of the barn, ideal for enjoying the edge of the swimming pool with the first rays of the sun & the mild temperatures. You dispose of a multifunction oven, fridge, electric cookers, charcoal grill, dishwasher and all basic kitchen utensils so you can practice yourself some local recipes and gastrology.

Private Bathroom

Every room is equipped with a private bathroom. You will find each bathroom is stocked with toiletries for your use along with plush towels, spa bathrobes and hairdryer. In the swimming season you are also provided in the bathing towels for the pool.

Laundry Service

If during a longer stay, you like to wash and refresh some of your clothes, we have equipped the kitchen with a washing machine. Furthermore a drying rack with clothespins is put at your disposal.Each room is also equipped with the elementory ironing necessities.

Swimming Pool

Have a good time in the generously sized family swimming pool of 14X7 heated by solar panels. In order to ideally manage the watertemperature the pool is closed after evening sunset. The pool welcomes guests & owners and in order to respect everyone's privacy we can not accept third parties are being invited.

Hot Tub

Take relaxation to a new level and enjoy bathing in relaxing bubbles. When you have been hiking around there is nothing better to return home to than a warm welcoming hot tub. Relax your muscles and unwind. This has to be reserved 24hours in advance and it implements a complementary fee of 10€ a day.

Free Bikes

Do you want to discover the region by bike? The Lot et Garonne department is committed to soft mobility and slow tourism. Cycle paths and greenways have therefore been built. As on old railway paths. Our property is only a few hundred meters away from the safe regional path called "Voie Verte" . We offer free use of classical bikes. Electrical bikes can be rented in the local Tourist Offices & bike shop initiatives.

Family Friendly

Bring your family to build some amazing memories together. Apart from the pool you can practice petanque under the oak trees, play darts under the walnut tree, kicker as well as different board games such as chess, monopoly, ... Parents are at all times responsable for supervision of their children. Please keep in mind there is a direct river access which out of overall safety requests discipline and obedience.

In the middle of beautifull trails

Nearby different beautifull walks and bycicle trails. You're centrally situated to discover the countryside, heritage and beautiful villages, or if you fancy a romantic walk in the forest, by the water... There is something to satisfy all desires ! Lot and Garonne is considered as the delight of hikers and cyclists. There are hundreds of routes published by the departemental tourist offices!

Riverside Location

Directly situated on the borders of the river you can enjoy romatic row boat sessions. Organise a picknick or drink on the river side terrace common spot which is usually considered as the ideal cooling area during the summer heat waves.The direct river access of course also allows you to initiate or bring to perfection your skills of recreational freshwater fishing.

HOUSE RULES

As we aim to ensure a pleasant stay to every visitor our house is to be completely smoke-free, traditionnal smoking & electonic vaping can not be allowed inside. Smoking outside is not a problem, however, we do ask to respect other guests by not smoking in their immediate proximity.

In order to maintain paradise, we embrace silence between 11pm and 7am. If you plan to visit with a young child please consider if your child will be able to integrate into this rhythm of life.

Arrivals are to be between 3.30 and 7.30pm. However, if this time plan seems impossible, we can try to organize ourselves differently. Please let us know as soon as possible. Seen we are a small scaled family initiative we request you to inform us of your approximate arrival time no later than the morning of the day of your coming.

Departures are asked at the latest at 10.30am in order to have time to deeply clean the room as well as the common areas.

Pets can't stay in the private guest areas with wooden flooring so in order to guarantee everyones happiness we decided to not allow pets to visit us.

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