Domaine du Debonnaire

Sleeps 14
(plus 4 children in attic dormitory)
Up to £5400 per week

Main House
Guest House

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Domaine du Debonnaire comprises the main house ('Le Debonnaire'), the guest house ('Les Hirondelles'), and a one-bedroom cottage. The main house and guest house are situated about 200 metres apart. Each house has its own, completely private, swimming pool; each house has its own approach from the main drive into the property and its own parking area. When booked as a single property, this works very well for a large family or group of friends, or for two families.

The two houses, with their terraces, swimming pools and outbuildings, form a delightful group of fine stone buildings set in 5 hectares (12 acres) of well-planted, lovingly maintained gardens full of mature shrubs and trees, the whole surrounded by farmland and oak woods. There is lots of space for children to play, well-away from the very quiet country road and, with a fabulous view down the steep-sided valley to the lake below, this is the perfect place for a family holiday!

Le Debonnaire is a very old, stone-built country house, which has been beautifully restored and rebuilt by the present owners on the foundations of what was originally the 'home farm' of the Benedictine monks who built the C11th Abbey of Saint Maurin in the nearby village. People have been living on this site for about 1000 years and today the house is spacious, stylish, warm and very comfortable.

The main house has three large double bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom. To one side there is a small cottage with a double bedroom, ensuite bathroom and separate small bedroom - ideal for a cook or nanny.

In the middle of the house is the large, fully-equipped 'farmhouse' kitchen, with an 'Aga' cooker, central island and small breakfast table, and behind the kitchen is the utility room. The 'conservatory' dining room is next to the kitchen and has French windows out to the smaller outside dining terrace, with spectacular views down the steep tree-lined valley.

On the other side of the kitchen, across the main entrance hall with its fine old stone staircase, is the very large and elegant sitting room. This has a huge log-burning open fireplace, lots of comfortable sofas and chairs, TV, DVD player, WIFI, music system, etc.

From the entrance hall, a door leads one way to the wood store and parking area and, the other way, down old curving stone steps to the large South-facing sun terrace which has chairs, a large dining table and sunshades and, again, spectacular views down the valley. This is the place for long, lazy lunches and evening drinks in the setting sun.

Back inside, the stone staircase leads up from the entrance hall to the first floor landing. On one side there is the very large master bedroom suite, and a door out to a private sun terrace which leads on up to the main swimming pool. On the other side of the landing, a corridor leads to the two large guest double bedroom suites, one with a double bed and one with twin singles that can be joined together into a double. All three main bedrooms are stylish and very comfortable. On the second floor, the attics have been well-converted into a large children's bedroom with four single beds, a basin and a WC.

Above the house, steps lead up through the garden to the main swimming pool area. This is securely fenced around paved terraces and has a brilliant poolside covered space with sitting/dining/kitchen/games room/changing room. The pool (10m x 5m) can be heated and has an electric pool cover. The whole pool area is so well laid out that a large family can happily spend a whole day in the warm, sheltered sunshine enjoying the pool.

Les Hirondelles ('The Swallows') is a more modern, stone-built 'Maison des Amis' or house for friends, designed and built by the present owners in the lovely grounds of their main house, to provide guest accommodation for their family and friends. This guest house sleeps 6 people in three double/twin bedrooms all of which have their own bath/shower rooms, together with a spacious kitchen/breakfast room and sitting room.

From its private parking area, the front door leads into the large living area, which has an open wood-burning fireplace, comfortable seating for 6, TV (Freeview) DVD and WIFI. To one side is the open-plan kitchen and a round dining table for 6.

Also on the ground floor is the large master bedroom and ensuite shower room. Upstairs are two further twin bedrooms each with its own shower room. With easy access from the parking area into the house, and then to the ground floor bedroom and bathroom, the house is suitable for wheelchair access or for people with limited mobility.

Beside the house is a private sun terrace with table, chairs and BBQ. This leads on to a private, fenced and terraced swimming pool (7.5m x 3.75m) - ideal for small children.

One of the added advantages of Domaine du Debonnaire is the very attractive nearby village of Saint Maurin. Built over ten centuries around the imposing ruins of its C11th Benedictine Abbey, the central square has picturesque half-timbered houses, a C17th Town Hall and the remains of the castle tower with battlements. Local services include: a well-stocked village shop, bakery, café-bistro, post-office and brand new tennis court (FOC).

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Le Debonnaire - Accommodation:

Very well equipped modern kitchen: Aga, separate oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher
Utility room with washing machine, TV
Very large Sitting room with TV (SKY+), WIFI, DVD player, music system, books, games
Conservatory Dining room sitting 8-12
Master bedroom, super King-sized double bed and ensuite bathroom, TV
Guest double bedroom, super King-sized double bed and ensuite bathroom
Guest bedroom, twin single beds, can be joined into very large double bed, ensuite bathroom
Children's attic bedroom, 4 single beds, basin and WC

Le Debonnaire - Features:

Fenced, terraced swimming pool (10m x 5m), can be heated (surcharge), electric motorised cover
Very good pool house with sitting, dining, kitchen areas and changing room Ping-pong, badminton, Boules, new tennis court in village
Very good, well-planted terraced gardens with mature trees and shrubs, lots of safe play space for children
Superb sun-terrace in front of house with spectacular views down steep-sided wooded valley to lake at bottom

Les Hirondelles - Accommodation:

Well-equipped modern kitchen: oven, hob, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher
Adjacent breakfast area with table for 6
Large Sitting room with TV (Freeview), WIFI, DVD player, books, games
Ground Floor Master bedroom, King-sized double bed and ensuite bathroom
Upstairs two twin bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms

Les Hirondelles - Features:

Fenced terraced swimming pool (7.5m x 3.75m)
Very good, well-planted terraced gardens with mature trees and shrubs, lots of safe play space for children
Sun-terrace beside house leading to swimming pool


5 minutes to the village of Saint Maurin, local services including: shop, bakery, bistro, post office
10 minutes to the village of Montjoi with its restaurant 'La Cage aux Oiseaux' (Michelin Bib)
15 km to Valence d'Agen, supermarket, shops, banks, etc; Tuesday market
25 km to Moissac, all services; market on Saturday and Sunday; superb Abbey church and mediaeval cloisters
90 km (70 mins drive) to Toulouse/Blagnac airport

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