The Gascony village of Sos is a traditional collonaded town which boasts a Butcher, a small supermarket, a Tabac, a small Hotel with a restaurant & Bar, a modern Pharmacy and another independent Restaurant. All are within 2 minutes walk of the Gites which are sited on the edge of the village adjoining woodland and a one acre orchard of peach, apple, walnut, damson and fig trees.
Set on top of a hill Sos boasts two squares and in the Summer hosts weekly evening markets which regularly attract over 600 people. You will find the village can supply all your daily needs, whilst remaining tranquil and calm.
Within 5 minutes drive is Poudenais with its marvellous chateau and perhaps more importantly the small Bar and Pizzeria run by Jean-Claude and his wife Sandrine where delicious real Pizza is made with dough made on the premises from local stone ground flour and fresh ingredients.
Within 10 to 15 minutes drive are the larger classic Bastide towns of Mezin and Montreal while another 5 to 10 minutes will bring you to the cities of Condom, Nerac and the spa town of Barbotane les Thermes with its mineral baths massive man made lake and of course Casino.
Sos nestles on the edge of the largest forest in Europe “Le Lande” with miles of cycling and walking tracks and plenty of riding stables. The whole area is awash with vineyards and small wine and Armagnac producers where tours and tastings are encouraged. There are an abundance of restaurants where meals can be taken by the side of the many waterways and a market is never far away on almost any day. We have done exhaustive research and will be happy to recommend an establishment to suit most tastes and indeed budgets.
For those who enjoy a peaceful day on the river we can offer a skippered day’s cruise on our classic wooden Cornish creek boat which is moored on the beautiful river Lot some 50 minutes away, which will include a picnic lunch.
Just 15 mins from our Gites is the stunning lac de l'uby. The lake offers a fabulous huge outdoor pool and lake with beach, cycle paths and lakeside walks with lots of secluded picnic areas. The cost is just 4 euros per person for the day which includes the use of the pool & sun beds. Canoe pedloe hire is available as well as windsurfing.