Gite Rental and Cycle Holidays in France
Lamamotte Gite is set in a beautiful, quiet location in the countryside of the Lot et Garonne, South West France, surrounded by fields and plum orchards.
It is a wonderful place to come and stay for a relaxing break or a cycling holiday.
The Gite is a recent barn conversion and offers fabulous characterful features such as high ceilings, oak beams, stone walls, wood floors and a wood burning stove. The kitchen and bathroom facilities are all modern and the gite is spacious (100 sq meters) and very light.
It is all on one level and the front faces the gardens with a fabulous pool view.
The Gite has 2 double bedrooms and sleeps a maximum of 4 people. For cycling holidays we accommodate 4-10 people - please see the Cycling Holiday section below.
There is an fully equipped kitchen for self catering and an open plan lounge/dining area.
There is a large ensuite bathroom shared by both bedrooms and a separate toilet.
The large pool is great for swimming and there are Roman steps with a jacuzzi. Our guests have sole use of the pool.
There is a private terrace and garden at the back with shade, eating area and BBQ .
There is also a pétanque court (boules) which is located at the back of the barn and guests can walk in the plum orchards around the Gite.
Fully equipped kitchen and dining facilities for Self Catering .
Oven, Hob, Dishwasher, Microwave, Coffee Machine, Toaster.
American Fridge Freezer, Utility Room with Washing Machine.
Bed linen, towels and pool towels are provided.
Large bathroom with bath, shower and toilet.
Free sample toiletries and Hairdryer.
Smart TV, with English Free sat channels, Blu-Ray player and Bluetooth speaker.
Free Hamper Gift.
Sole use of seasonal Swimming Pool (open May to September).
Private Terrace and Garden.
Pets allowed (on request).
No children allowed.
Free Private Parking.
A car is recommended to visit our stunning local scenery.
Nearest shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants 6K
River Lot 2k
Nearest Airport Bergerac 42k
Jess and Mark are keen road cyclists and (as an addition to the gite) wish to offer fully tailored, small and friendly, escorted
road cycling holidays for groups.
The Lot et Garonne has quiet country roads and rolling hills and we believe this makes it especially good for intermediate cyclists. Typically our escorted rides range from 60 to 110 kilometers per day with combined climbing of 600 to 1600 meters.
The area has some superb scenery including the Lot and Garonne river valleys, chateaux and castles, medieval Bastide towns and rural landscapes with agriculture and vineyards.
All rides are organised to stop at scenic view points for photos and refreshments.
Our holidays are for groups of 4-10 people using 5 bedrooms, (a mixture of doubles and twins) situated in the main house and the Gite, with access to the beautiful pool.
Guests can choose to be self-catering or can have continental breakfast with a 3 course evening meal, or a mixture of both.
We can also arrange themed party nights such as a BBQ, Paella or traditional French cuisine..
Bespoke holidays can be arranged for 4 or 7 nights and can be tailored in terms of number of rides, elevation and distance.
Guests can bring their own bikes or we can arrange hire of quality carbon road bikes and have them ready on-site for guest arrival. There is secure bike storage and use of a bike stand and tools. There is a local bike shop and technician.
The nearest airport is Bergerac supported by airlines such as Ryanair, Jet2, and Flybe and airport transfers are available.
Prices are available on request.
Testimonials from our previous Cycling guests:
"We had a fantastic week at Lamamotte Gite. Mark and Jess are great hosts, very fit cyclists and superb cooks. The pool was a pleasure to return to each day. Thank you"
"Well as 4 days comes to an end - what a time we have had at this stunning venue - First of all the hosts, absolutely brilliant, Mark and Jess have looked after us and made us so welcome / the facilities are second to none - the food the area the cycling has been first class - we could not have asked for anymore"
THINGS TO DO
Cycling (bike hire available), walking, fishing, golf, canoeing, kayaking, horse riding.
Bastide Towns & Villages
Visit the fabulous nearby Bastide Villages of Monflanquin, Pujols, Penne D'Agenais, Villeneuve sur Lot
Chateaux and Castles
Visit Chateaux at Monbazillac, Biron, and, Gavaudan plus castles at Duras and Bonaguil.
Enjoy a wine tour at the local vineyards or visit to the local brewery.
Rent a canoe or small boat and cruise along the river lot or the canal du midi at Buzet Sur Baise.
Visit the local weekly markets or the evening marche gourmonds (evening fetes in July and August).
Reviews from our Facebook site
"We stayed here for a short stay and had a lovely time. Mark and Jessie make you feel like they have known you for years and are so friendly. The gîte is home from home, immaculate, cosy and comfortable. Mark cooked us a fabulous Thai curry, which we wolfed down.
The pool and gardens are stunning and really peaceful and quiet. There is loads to see in the surrounding area, but if you just want to chill by the pool all day...then you will not be disappointed. We will definitely be back"
"What a beautiful and welcoming property in such picturesque countryside.
Jess and Mark are great fun and will help you to relax and enjoy their property.
They are very professional and knowledgeable in taking guests on cycling tours and know how to give you a good time"