FRANCE > Lot et Garonne > Saint-Maurin
Sleeps: 4 (Self-Catering)Prices From: £750.00 to £1450.00
- Level Access Shower
- Mobile Hoist
- Pool Hoist
- Disabled Parking
- WiFi Available
Accessibilty: Tourisme et Handicap - handicap moteur, mental, auditif & visuel (physical, mental, hearing & visual impairments) Sleeps 4. Completely accessible gite all on one level suitable for persons of reduced mobility (PMR). Front gated door leads into open plan living, dining, kitchen area with attractive original stone internal walls and French doors out to external covered patio. One double bedroom with feature balcony and one twin/superking bedroom. Wheel-in shower room.
Wheel In Shower
The gite is entirely on one level. Entrance opens into open plan living/dining/kitchen area.
Door Width 92cm
Total no. of bedrooms with ensuite 
Total no. of bedrooms without ensuite 
Total no. of accessible bathrooms 
Room types available : [Twin] [Double]
Bedroom doorway width 80cm.
Height of lowest bed (floor to top of mattress) 47cm.
Distance between floor and bottom of bed base 16cm.
Bathroom doorway width 80cm
Height of lowest toilet (from floor to seat) 42cm
Height of highest toilet (from floor to seat) 42cm
Grab rails are available in the shower.
Disabled Parking Available
Distance to Town : 18
Agen is the nearest town, about 20 minutes by car, and the local village Saint-Maurin is only about 1.6 miles - like most of the local villages in the region, has its own cafe/restaurant and a local minimart for daily provisions, including the essentials of freshly-baked baguettes and flutes(crusty bread), pastries, cheeses, pates, wines and essential household items.
Saint-Maurin is just off the main A62 (E72) autoroute (toll motorway) between Toulouse (one hour) and Bordeaux (two hours). A car is essential, and will give access to the village (3 mins) and the unspoilt countryside and small villages, towns and bastides (fortified hill towns) that litter the Lot-et Garonne, which as its name suggests is the area south of the river Lot and north of the river Garonne. This is the area immediately to the south of the more well-known but also more commercialised Perigord region of the Dordogne. Part of Aquitaine, the area of south west France, the ancient connections with the UK go back to Norman times when Aquitaine was part of the Norman lands emanating from Henry IIâ€™s marriage to Eleanor of Aquitaine. Saint-Maurin, the only village in France of that name, is named after the saint to whom the villageâ€™s 11th-century abbey is dedicated. The abbey, parts of which still stand beside the village square, was built by Benedictine monks. Reliefs cut into the stone of an archway portray Maurin having the top of his head cut off and his brains spooned out !! The abbey was destroyed during the Albigeois war, and then rebuilt. It was further ravaged in the 14th century, this time by troops on the English side in the Hundred Years War. It was again rebuilt in the 15th century but was then attacked once more by Huguenots. The abbey passed into the ownership of the village in 1645 and was never rebuilt. Many of the walls were demolished as a source of building stone but much of the main arch still stands. The monksâ€™ garden exists and so do the stables, now houses. The abbey is now a Monument de France and is being restored. Beneath and beside the town hall is a museum of artefacts from the villageâ€™s agricultural past.
Airport : Bergerac