Chalet Le Chapeau Bleu

Chalet Le Chapeau Bleu | Les Espones | Quartier Meliande | St Beat | Haute-Garonne | Midi-Pyrénées | 31440

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Chalet le Chapeau Bleu is a pretty bed and breakfast in the heart of the Pyrenees with outstanding views of the local mountains and countryside.

Situated only 7km from the border of Spain, guests can enjoy the culture, attractions and countryside of two countries during their stay.

Ideally positioned for skiing, walking, cycling, fishing, parascending, rafting and many more outdoor activities.

The chalet has a lovely south facing garden with garden table and chairs and a barbecue for guest use.

The lounge has ample comfortable seating with a log burining stove and coffee/tea is available for guest use at all times.  The lounge has a satellite English television and a video/DVD machine with an extensive library of DVDs and videos.  A CD player and radio is also available with a wide choice of CDs.

Wifi internet access is available free of charge for all our guests.

There is secure parking in the grounds of the chalet for guests.

A four course evening meal with wine is available upon request at 20 euros per adult and only 8 euros for children under the age of 11.

Prices start at 30 euros – 57 euros including breakfast per room depending on the number of guests and the season.  Please enquire and we will give you full details.

We offer reductions for large groups and long stays.

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Gite Late availabilty 15% discount for 2 weeks in July


Andrew et Karen Warden, Gite Borie Bonaguil, 47500 Fumel,

Tel. +33 5 53 40 88 28

Gite Borie Bonaguil : Le Hameau de Borie is located between Quercy, Périgord, the Lot Valley and the Dordogne. Nearby are Fumel, Montcabrier, St Martin le Redon and the legendary medieval Chateau Bonaguil & Chateau Biron, the famous bastide towns Monflanquin, Monpazier, Villereal & Villefrance du Perigord, situated in the Lot et Garonne area of South West France, with the convenience of Bergerac Airport.
A large local network of marked paths, a perfect location for walking, running, cycling, horse-riding, bird-watching and sightseeing. The Lot Valley and the Cahors vineyards, a fantastic wine region, for wine-tasting tours, fascinating history with medieval châteaux and bastides, plus much more… See our activities and leisure page Your host, Karen is a fully qualified Holistic & Beauty Therapist, offering an extensive range of treatments, such as Aromatherapy, Swedish/Sports & Reflexology, natural skin safe self tan, pharmagel products, pharmaceutical grade ingredients made from natural herbs and botanicals, fortified with vitamins for fast acting results. See the Holistic & Beauty Therapy page

La Vieille Abbaye

La Vieille Abbaye | Rue De La Fromagerie | Barbery | Calvados | Basse-Normandie | 14220

Reference 6700213 Property Sleeps 14

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Gite Ostal Aquitania

Gite Ostal Aquitania | Hotel Ostal Aquitania | Le Breuil | St Victor | Dordogne | Aquitaine | 24350

Reference 6700212 Property Sleeps 5

Come and stay at our newly buit gite and chill out under the splendid sun of Aquitaine. The gite has 2 double bedrooms nicely decorated, and a well equipped bathroom upstairs. On the first floor there are a pleasantly decorated kitchen with a large sitting area.
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Gite Napoleon

Gite Napoleon | Lirette | Chaudon Norante | Alpes-de-Hte-Prov. | Provence-Côte d'Azur | 04330

Reference 6700206 Property Sleeps 6

HOLIDAY RENTAL comfortable 75 m2 – for 6 persons 4 parts – part of completely refurbished old farm located in a hamlet near the Col du Corobin on the way Napoleon; campaign with a clear view of the mountains. Home friendly and warm for quiet holidays.

You can let a very pretty restored part of farm in a peaceful setting in the heart of rural Provence. This is the country of lavender fields and mountains and there are lovely views of hills and open countryside from the house and from the pool terrace. The property is situated in a small hamlet consisting of the French owners’ farmhouse. This farm has a large garden with a wide terrace by the pool with plenty of garden furniture and a barbecue. You will have your ping-pong table and there is also a boules pitch and some swings. The interior is charming and full use has been made of beautiful local materials creating a colourful and cheerful atmosphere. 


17 m2 brand new equipped kitchen: oven and microwave, dishwasher, dining, glass-ceramic plate, fridge / freezer, everything necessary for cooking

 Solar hot water
 Stay with 19 m2 ; sofa TV DVD, rustic fireplace
 1 st Room 19 m2 with a double bed and bed possibility BB corner toilet with shower and washing machine
 2 nd Room children 17 m2 with 3 single beds ; corner toilet with shower
 Private terrace lounge 15 m2 with barbecue and garden furniture
 Portico; ping pong; bowls; sandpit
 Access 8×4 m pool shared with owners with large solarium ; park property 4 hectares
 Pet accepted (with sup)

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Peu De Gemme

Peu De Gemme | La Cordonniere | Noyant | Maine-et-Loire | Pays de la Loire | 49490

Reference 6700205 Property Sleeps 6

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Aquitaine – Lot-et-Garonne – Gite Hameau Borie Bonaguil

Aquitaine, France tourist information

Aquitaine is found in the south-west corner of France. It reaches Spain at its southern frontier, and the Atlantic Ocean runs along the western edge of the region. The extended Midi-Pyrenees region is found to the east.

For visitors the region falls into three distinct regions

- the forest backed coasts of the western edge, best known for the beaches, surfing, and summer fun

- the countryside of the Dordogne / Lot-et-Garonne departments further inland, and the history reflected in the castles and medieval villages set among the verdant countryside

- the foothills and low Pyrenees, and the numerous typical Basque villages that they contain

Major cities in Aquitaine include Bordeaux, Biarritz and Perigueux.

Aquitaine – Coastline

The beautiful and long Atlantic coastline, and the areas between Arcachon on the coast near  Bordeaux, reaching down to Biarritz and on to St Jean de Luz in the south near the Spanish frontier, are backed by the enormous forests of the Landes region, and the Dune de Pilat (the largest sand dune in Europe).

Gites in Aquitaine

A popular and very beautifully restore gite is Le Hameau Borie Bonaguil 

Aquitaine Gite Le Hameau Borie Bonaguil
Aquitaine - gite Le Hameau Borie Bonaguil

Gite Borie Bonaguil : Le Hameau de Borie is located between Quercy, Périgord, the Lot Valley and the Dordogne. Nearby are Fumel, Montcabrier, St Martin le Redon and the legendary medieval Chateau Bonaguil & Chateau Biron, the famous bastide towns Monflanquin, Monpazier, Villereal & Villefrance du Perigord, situated in the Lot et Garonne area of South West France, with the convenience of Bergerac Airport.





Gite, Lot-et-garonne, bonaguil, fumel, south west france

borie.jpgGite Borie Bonaguil is a very comfortable conversion within a stone barn. 

The Gite sleeps up to eight persons, having three double bedrooms, it’s an ideal location for families and friends to relax and enjoy a lovely holiday.

Having its own terrace, which is south-west facing, over looking the gardens and swimming pool area, plus the beautiful meadows and woodlands

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The swimming pool – 5×10 meters :

The pool is located within a private garden, and is fitted with a safety alarm. Around the pool are good sunbathing areas, with sun-loungers, deck-chairs, parasol/umbrella’s.

The pool has a summer cover & robot cleaning system.

What’s in the Cottage / gite :

• Living & Dining Area – Two sofa’s/Coffee Table/Table & two benches for dining inside

• Fully equipped open-plan kitchen

• Two shower-rooms/two toilets, these facilities are located on the ground floor & first floor

• Two bedrooms have double-beds, the third bedroom has two sets of bunk beds

• Ground floor bedroom has a double-bed

• First floor bedroom has a king Size

• First floor bedroom has two sets of bunk-beds (a Travel cot is available on request)

Equipment :

• Fridge-freezer

• Washing machine

• Dishwasher

• Gas Hob

• Electric Combination Oven

• Television/DVD/Stereo

• Kettle/Coffee Peculator/Toaster


Andrew et Karen Warden
Tel. +33 5 53 40 88 28
Le Hameau de Borie  
47500 Fumel

Things to do, lot-et-garonne, bonaguil, fumel, 47500, france

Things to do, lot-et-garonne, bonaguil, fumel, 47500, france

Just step out from Le Hameau de Borie and you can walk or cycle for miles.

Being situated in an outstandingly place for sports and leisure activities : walking, running, cycling, horse riding, and bird-watching, with slopping hills, woodlands, sunflower-covered valleys, vineyards, The Lot River, the scenery and history is breathtaking.

There are also numerous golf courses in the area

All our local tourist information offices provide very good maps and guides, the nearest are in Fumel and Duravel, both next to the Mairie. Very easy to find, plus the staff are welcoming and helpful.

Remaining one of the most beautiful untouched areas of Southern France, you can enjoy the hot climate, breathtaking scenery and explore the real France away from the crowds whilst mingling with very welcoming locals.

There are many popular wine growing areas within easy reach of Le Hameau de Borie, The Lot-Valley, Buzet, Duras, Bordeaux, St.Emillion, Bergerac, Cahors and many others, plus the majority of local vineyards are open for tours and tastings.

The nearby River Lot is a great place to spend a day to take a boat trip, or visit the medieval town of Cahors, or relax in one of the many riverside restaurants.

Horse Riding

There are many stables in the region that offer rides, and pony treks for amateurs, to advance, including children. The trekking routes are well designed and very adaptable offering riders the best opportunity of seeing the Lot et Garonne & Le Lot, from its Chateaux and Bastides to it rolling hills and local villages.

Swimming Lakes

There are many swimming lakes to choose from in the region. They are open daily throughout the summer and are a great place for all the family. There are lakes located at Tournon d’Agenais, Montaigu de Quercy and at Prats du Périgord (Prats Plage) in the Dordogne, where you will find sandy beaches, children’s play areas, games and activities. You can also buy food and drinks at the restaurant and cafés on the beach front or take advantage of the many picnic areas. Water sports can be enjoyed on the lakes along with canoes and pedaloes.


The Lot et Garonne and Le Lot are renowned for fishing – Fishing permits are required, readily available from Angling Shops or local Tourist Information Centres.

The local Angling Federation publishes a booklet each year about the rivers and the rules for the catch. Permits are called ‘Carte de Pêche’ and come in a number of forms including: ‘Carte Journalière’, for one days fishing in 2nd Category waters and ‘Carte Vacances’, for 15 days consecutive fishing from June 1st to September 30th.

There are specific areas allocated to night fishing for carp. Fishing is also permitted in many of the swimming lakes, in designated areas away from bathers, and other water sport activities.

The Walibi Leisure Park,

is situated close to Agen, offers a great day out for all the family, where the rides, shows and special events offer a dynamic contrast to many of the other activities in the region. Open from May through to the end of October, the park is nestled in over 30 hectares of lush greenery, beneath the gaze of an 18th century castle.

Open 7 days a week from the middle of June through to the end of August. (Open at weekends outside these times)


If you like being energetic and climbing around, this one is for you! There are five rope courses in the trees, two small courses for children, and three progressively more difficult courses for adults. Harnesses and instruction are included or you can enjoy a round of mini-golf. A lovely rural location for taking a picnic. Situated at Lacapelle-Biron, approx 15mins from Le Hameau de Borie. The park opens every day between 9am and 8pm throughout July and August (Open at weekends outside these times)

You might like to view our sightseeing page


Gîte Borie Bonaguil – Karen and Andrew Warden – Le Hameau de Borie 47500 Fumel Tel. +33 5 53 40 88 28

Horse Riding, Lot-et-Garonne, Bonaguil, Fumel, 47500, France

We welcome Randonnees and endurance riders with their horses, or guests wishing to bring their horses on holiday for a longer stay.

Enjoy our comfortable facilities, staying over night in our Chambre D’hote, or book a week or two in our three bedroom self-catering gite, with your horses literally grazing under your bedroom window.

In this wonderful area of Le Hameau de Borie and Bonaguil Chateau, offering miles of off road riding, and stunning scenery. All you need is your map, or visit the local tourist information centre in Fumel for local chemins, and then decide where your journey takes you!

SW.France is a great country for horses and horse riding, being one of the most wonderful destinations for riding holidays. The layout of local chemins, fields, woodlands, vineyards, villages and towns, all contribute to the identity of this wonderful region.


In spring, the temperatures are perfect for riding and sight-seeing, May and June when the days are longer, it’s a great opportunity to ride for hours, planning your route. In the summer when the days are hot you are still able to take your horses out for an early morning or late evening ride, whilst enjoying the day relaxing by the swimming pool or experiencing French hospitality, cuisine and wine!

Tips for Riders

We want you and your horse to have an unforgettable experience in safety and comfort.

Please make full use of all the information provided below to ensure you are properly prepared for your holiday and journey:-

• Stay on the designated routes and always tell someone where you are going.

• Ensure that your tack is in good repair and that your horse is well shod. (Unfortunately, it is very difficult to obtain a farrier at short notice)

• Watch out for slippery surfaces in wet weather and take care when crossing and using roads.

• Always wear a hard hat certified to appropriate safety standards and when necessary reflective clothing.

• You are responsible for insurance for yourself, your horse and your equipment.

• Advise your insurance company that you and your horse are going on holiday.

• You are responsible for the safety and well-being of your horse, including feeding, grooming & maintaining your allocated paddocks

• Groups of two to four riders are advisable and if possible take a mobile phone

• Horses in your party will be expected to share the same field.

• Non-riders are also very welcome. 

• We recommend that your horse is vaccinated against equine flu and tetanus, and your horse follows a regular worming programme.

Code for Responsible horse riding

• Take particular care of the environment in protected areas that have significant cultural/or natural value as they can be very sensitive to damage.

• Do not damage other people’s property/land.

• Always be courteous to people you meet and respect everyone’s privacy and peace.

• Give way to walkers and remember other users may be elderly, disabled, children or simply afraid of horses.

• Remember that you have to take responsibility for your own actions, so take care of your own safety and that of others.

• Leave all gates as you find them.

• Ride slowly past all livestock.

• Please pay attention to any temporary restrictions or diversions indicated.


Grass livery – price per horse

(incl – Hay & Tack Rm Facilities)

Daily bookings – 8 Euro’s

Weekly booking – 45 Euro’s

Gîte Borie Bonaguil – Karen and Andrew Warden – Le Hameau de Borie 47500 Fumel Tel. +33 5 53 40 88 28