By an ancient lime tree, Lime Wood Cottage is a beautiful, spacious, five bed-roomed, country-house in timeless Gascony. Captivating and charming ( and ideal for large or multiple families ) it has everything for that perfect holiday in the heart of south-west France.
Located in the very centre of Aquitaine, the old medieval farmstead sits in three hectares of grounds, including a fully fenced swimming pool. It quietly rests in a hamlet overlooking the woods of the Lisos valley.
Lime Wood Cottage lies between the two wine villages of Cocumont and Grignols. It is ten minutes from the wonderful bastide-town of Bazas, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; twenty minutes from the holiday spa-town of Castlejaloux; and under one hour from Bordeaux.
Holiday in a beautiful, tranquil, piece of French heritage!
The noble farmstead has been sympathetically restored, offering all the conveniences of modern living. It retains all its original charm, character, and features; including massive beams, huge fireplaces, original stonework, nooks and crannies etc…There are many beautiful pieces of original art throughout the manoir.
There are five large bedrooms, sleeping eleven plus, plus additional baby-cots. Three of the bedrooms have their own (ensuite) bathrooms, including; bath, shower, W.C.
Lime Wood Cottage is surrounded by three hectares of its own grounds, and reached by a private drive.
The old medieval farm is noted for its stone-cross windows.
The great room features a massive fireplace, beautiful furniture, and pieces of Celtic and Scandinavian art.
The dining room includes an open fireplace.
There are five bath/shower rooms in total. There are six W.C.
Ground Floor :
The Entrance hall. Restored to original condition with exposed sandstone walls, beams, and staircase. Feature front door.
The Great Room. A very large lounge, with massive beams, and a huge working fireplace.
The Dining Room. Beautifully restored with feature fireplace. Furnished with a long table and chairs. Perfect for formal or family groups of six to twelve people. Could also be used for small group conferencing, lectures, or business meetings.
The kitchen. Fully and tastefully modernized. Includes a fully installed cooking area, including a dish-washer, and a large family table area.
The Boot-Room. With access to kitchen, side terrace , pool area, winter garden, larder, laundry room, barn and games room.
Bedroom 4. Twin room. Two single beds. Full (ensuite) bathroom, including; bath, shower, and W.C. 'French Doors' leading to a private shady terrace and garden.
Bedroom 5. Double Room. One double bed. Full (ensuite) bathroom including; bath/shower and W.C.
The Winter Garden. Another huge room with exposed stone walls, ceiling beams, and a feature fireplace. Includes a large table-games area, a sitting/reading area, and a television with d.v.d. and games console.
Shower-room and W.C. Convenient to pool.
The Guest W.C.
The Barn and Games Room. Table-Tennis etc...
The Laundry Room. Washing M/C etc...
First Floor :
Bedroom 1. Double Room. One double bed. Full (ensuite) bathroom, including; bath, shower, and W.C.
Bedroom 2. Triple Room. Three single beds.
Bedroom 3. Double Room. One double bed.
Family shower-room with W.C..
Additional. Three baby cots and two single futon sofa-beds provided for guests to place as they wish.
Lime Wood Cottage is ninety minutes inland from the oyster beds, giant dunes, surfing beaches, and family resorts of the Atlantic coast. It is just south of the major waterways of the south of France; the Dordogne, the Lot, and the Garonne, all within one hour; and ten minutes south of the canal, (Rick Stein - French Odyssey).
The cottage is perfectly positioned, to explore 'Ancient Gascony', present day Aquitaine, the wines and wonders of Bordeaux, and south-west France. It is two hours from the Pyrenees, and three hours from Spain.
The old medieval farmhouse is an ideal base for a relaxing and/or activity holiday, combining; walking; cycling; swimming; taking to the spa; touring the local towns, villages, and markets; visiting the vineyards; kayaking the many rivers; golfing, surfing, dining out in a large selection of nearby restaurants and auberges; or just simply doing nothing around the beautiful house and grounds. An eclectic library is maintained at the cottage for guests.
There are forty-eight golf courses in Aquitaine, and two within twenty minutes of Lime Wood Cottage (Castlejaloux and Langon).
All bed linen and towels are provided.
There are; quality fixtures and fittings, a private drive and a secure car-park. There is satellite television, a barbecue, a children's play area, and a games room and table-tennis. There are bicycles provided for guests use.
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