875 Chemin de Mazčres, 47370 Tournon d'Agenais, Lot et Garonne, France
Half-way between Bordeaux and Toulouse - see map)

An idyllic holiday cottage built as a farmhouse in the mid-19th century, Bladanel is set on a hill overlooking the beautiful Courbiac valley and with panoramic views of the 13th century Bastide town of Tournon situated high on an outcrop of rock. Tournon is 2 km away with shops, bank, pharmacy, and good restaurants.


Bladanel itself is one of half a dozen houses in a small hamlet.  The others are farms (with delightful French inhabitants) and a couple of holiday homes owned by British or Dutch families. Bladanel is managed by British couple who live in a nearby village. Bladanel provides ideal holiday accommodation with its garden and 10 x 5 metre swimming pool with a pool heater and  heat-retaining cover. To the south side of the house is a tiled awning providing relief from the heat of the sun. From the hallway, there is a small well-equipped Kitchen with all the usual facilities including a washing machine, microwave, and dishwasher.

There is a large sitting/dining room with exposed beams and a wood-burning stove in an open fireplace. Double doors lead out on to a paved terrace with the pool below. The bedroom on the ground floor has three single beds, and there is a shower room with shower, basin, and WC. The upstairs bedroom has a king-sized bed and en-suite bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Garden furniture and barbecue are provided, also duvets and pillows. There is a telephone, a radio/tape/CD player, a VCR and also a combined TV/DVD with "Freeview" UK TV/Radio programmes. There is a wireless broadband facility.

The views from the terrace across the Corbiac valley.

The sitting/dining room with wood-burning stove in the fireplace and main bedroom above



The ground-floor bathroom, kitchen and bedroom with olive tree outside the bedroom window.


"Humming bird" moth and Swallow Tail butterfly on lavender patch


View from the Courbiac road across sunflower fields to Bladanel;.pyramid orchids in the garden and a misty autumn morning in the Courbiac valley 

Proprietors: Roger & Jackie Thomas
e-mail: enquiries@bladanel.

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