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Self Catering Holidays South West France | Les-Sechoirs.comLocated in the southern part of Aquitaine, Les Séchoirs offers luxury self catering holidays in South West France both as weekly holiday accommodation in cottages / gîtes and also Chambres d’Hôtes (bed and breakfast) throughout the year. Les Séchoirs is directly on the banks of one of France’s most famous fishing and pleasure-boat rivers – the Lot. Each of the cottages / gîtes has been meticulously refurbished and equipped to offer a real home from home in a stunning setting yet having the comfort and facilities that you would expect for an enjoyable self catering holiday or a fabulous alternative to a hotel for that weekend break-away or business trip.

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Les Séchoirs is located in the beautiful area named Lot et Garonne, and is within a short drive of the well known historical and picturesque attractions of the Dordogne (Perigord) and yet is close to the major airports of Bordeaux, Bergerac and Toulouse. The short video below is a taster of what to expect in this lovely region of France.

Having arrived at your self catering holiday cottage, you are not far from the life of this popular town; just 4 minutes walk (300 metres) to the nearest supermarket, pharmacy, meals (freshly prepared) and pizza take-away and only 10 minutes walk from the town centre of the historical town of Clairac. Here you will find shops, cafés, a bank, another pharmacy, boulangerie, hairdressers and a number of restaurants, amongst beautifully maintained 16th century buildings.

On the banks of the river Lot

Self Catering Holidays South West France | Les-Sechoirs.comSo, if ease of access to the town and its shops is impressive, then the proximity of the river is surely astounding! From each of the gîtes you have direct access the river bank. From Les Pêcheurs (5 persons) – you can enjoy access to a fishing pontoon directly from the front door! From Les Tabacs gîte (4-6 persons) – your bedroom will overlook the river with access to the river within a few steps where a private fishing pontoon awaits!

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Self Catering Holidays South West France | Les-Sechoirs.comWhichever luxury self catering holiday corrage / gîte you choose, you will be enjoying the peace and tranquility of the river; relaxing on the terrace or by the beautiful infinity pool, watching the life of the river, including a large array of wildlife, not forgetting the boats and small craft which gently cruise past enjoying the wonders of this enchanting area. If you are an angler, then the use of the two private fishing pontoons is available; there you can fish for carp, catfish, pike and other coarse fish and/or boat upstream in one of the two fishing boats!

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Keeping cool

Self Catering Holidays South West France | Les-Sechoirs.comA magnificent infinity pool awaits you; fed by natural spring water sourced directly from one of two wells on the property of Les Séchoirs. The pool will refresh and relax you on the hottest of days with a beautiful shaded terrace where you may relax on one of the loungers.

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Broadband throughout and Quality Mobile Phone signal

Unlike so many places, Les Séchoirs offers self catering holiday cottages in south west france equipped with WiFi Access Points in each holiday cottage / gîte and throughout the grounds including the swimming pool and both fishing pontoons! In addition, Clairac benefits from excellent mobile signal strength ensuring that, if you need, or want, to remain in touch, you can be.  We can confidently say that we offer the most comprehensive WiFi in town! This should enable the photos of those enormous carp to be instantly shared!

Satelitte TV – European and UK

In both gîtes guests can watch European satellite TV and choose between French, Spanish, German TV stations plus UK FreeSat TV; something for everyone!

Short breaks : B&B / Chambres d’Hôtes

When not occupied for 7 night self catering holidays, the gîtes of Les Séchoirs are available for shorter term rentals at very competitive rates. Please feel free to contact us with the dates which you may be considering. Chrissie and John and proud of their status of “Exceptional” received from their guests; we look forward to welcoming you!

Accessibility, Safety and Security for Toddlers and  Dogs

Self Catering Holidays South West France | Les-Sechoirs.comOne of the gîtes – Les Tabacs – is particularly suitable for those who are less mobile because all the accommodation is on the ground floor; so no stairs to climb!

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In addition, following request from guests, the garden of Les Tabacs has been fully fenced-off to provide security for parents with youngsters and additionally to be able to offer secure, pet-friendly accommodation which is for the exclusive, private use of the guests of Les Tabacs.