|Minimum Stay||4 - 30 nights|
Arranged on two levels, the ground floor has a spacious open plan Living room/dining room/kitchen and a shower room with WC. The kitchen is well equipped and has a full electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave and fridge. The gite is comfortably furnished and has a wood burner, just perfect for cosy evenings in the spring and autumn. Wood must be purchased on site. Upstairs the gite has one double bedroom and one spacious triple bedroom, with an additional pull out bed. To the front of the property is a shaded terrace area, with outdoor dining furniture and a lovely view of the pool and the valley.
The Traditional Quercy Stone Barn has been modernised and renovated to provide comfortable holiday accommodation.
Each of the four self contained gites at Le Poujols offer fully furnished and well equipped self catering accommodation for 2 - 5 persons.
Le Poujols is set in acres of private grounds, totally traffic free and very tranquil without being totally isolated. The village of Salviac is just 2 kilometres away.
The cottages share a lovely pool with terracing and wooden decking and which is both fenced and alarmed and which is furnished with loungers and parasols.
The accommodation ranges from 1 to 2 bedrooms. Each gite has an open plan Living Room/Diner/Kitchen, fully equipped for the perfect self catering holidayand a separate Shower with Hand Basin and WC.
A charcoal barbeque is provided, as is garden furniture for al-fresco dining. The small private area outside the gite is shaded.
The accommodation is set in Beautiful Extensive Private Grounds, there is plenty of space for children to run and play. The property is traffic free but not remote. It is set on a hill with stunning views across the surrounding countryside and towards the village of Salviac. The village has a selection of small shops, bakery, butchery, post office and bars. There are two restaurants in the Village.
The grounds have an area for football, badminton, and volleyball and we provide table tennis, boules and other outdoor play equipment for the enjoyment of our guests. There is also a play area for smaller children.
The covered communal barbeque area overlooks the pool and is perfect for relaxed, sociable evenings in the setting sun.
If you are tired after you journey down, why not arrange, in advance, a Meal on arrival? We can also provide breakfast, packed lunches and dinner at certain times of the year, please enquire when reserving.
Although our changeover day is Saturday during High Season, during other periods, our changeover day is flexible, so short stays of less than a week are possible, as are 10, 11 or 12 day stays. Please enquire by e mail.
We accept Long Lets during the Winter period, From October through to May, at a discounted rate. Please contact us for a quote.
Teresa and Steve Magill 'retired' to France in 2005.
When we bought the property, the Stone Barn had already been converted into 4 Gites.
We spent our first winter redecorating, refurbishing, repainting and re furnishing and generally bringing them up to date.
We live here full time with our two sons, a pony and our two lovely friendly dogs, Frank and Betty (!) and two cats. We are both Londoners, real townies, and after 10 years, we still have to stop and listen to the silence.
Of course, we miss 'civilisation' but after two or three days in London, we long to get away from the traffic, the noise, the hustle and bustle and the grime and back to our clean air, our traffic free roads (no traffic lights for 20 kilometres!!!!) and our peace and quiet.
Running the gites was an eye-opener , although I am a qualified chef, we had no experience of this sort of enterprise and the business came ready made so we really hit the ground running. It took us a year or two to get into the swing of dealing with all that was involved, but I think we have got the hang of it now and we have several clients who come back time and time again so we must be doing something right.
We have met (and made friends with) a great many people from all over the world and this has been a hugely enriching experience.
Teresa and Steve Magill purchased this cottage in 2005
We had holidayed in Rural France on several occasions, and were really taken with this area. It's green and undulating and fresh and peaceful and clean....... I could go on and on.
When we made the decision to move to France, we probably looked at 30 properties. This old stone farmhouse seemed to fit the bill perfectly and although we did a lot of work to upgrade the gites and then more work on the house, it now works for the whole family and we feel it was worth it.
We are close to a village with an all year community, which was very important to us, as our boys both went to school in Salviac and the locals have made us very welcome. The area is not densely populated but at the same time, we are not completely cut off. The shops still close for lunch for two hours, which takes some getting used to but, hey, we now embrace this very French tradition and do you know what? We think they have got it about right!
Even in the winter, when the trees are covered in frost, we can wrap ourselves in fleeces and sit outside in the morning with our coffee and crosissants and take in the breathtaking view from our terrace. We may not be earning city salaries, but this is priceless.
There is no extra charge for cleaning. We ask that clients empty their fridge, ensure the oven is in a clean condition and take their rubbish to the poubelles.
In the event that the property requires exceptional cleaning before the next tenant, 50 euro will be deducted from the security deposit. We are not always able to check the property before the client departs. We do a full check when we clean and prepare for the next client.
The security deposit will be returned within 14 days of departure by cheque or internet banking, providing the property is left with no damage and in good condition. Any deductions for damages will be advised in advance and repair receipts will be provided on request.
Although the gites are usually let on a self catering basis, Teresa was happy to provide breakfast and evening meal for my group of motorcyclists - including shopping for our wine and beers! Steve got fresh bread from the village each morning, breakfast was served before a days ride in a stunning area of France. Each evening cold beers were waiting on our return. Teresa's evening meal set menu provided good quality food. Time off the bike was spent chilling by the pool or canoeing on the Dordoyne, or a leisurely stroll into Salviac. Gites were clean and comfortable with good self catering facilities. Thoroughly recommended.
When I first arrived, I was awestruck! The property itself is absolutely beautiful and far surpassed any expectation I had. The grounds themselves are extremely well kept with an abundance of space. For my children, there were excellent facilities, such as a football field, fenced swimming pool area and even an outdoor play structure, complete with swing.
The accommodation was extremely well maintained, clean, tidy and has everything one could ask for. Cooking facilities were more than ample, with the added bonus of a communal , rustic BBQ area. Basic amenities such as large supermarkets are all within a 5 minute drive, too, which kept us in plentiful supply of local wines and food.
As for our hosts; Extremely welcoming, friendly and made us feel at home for the entire week we were there. Nothing was too tall an ask and at the same time, that our privacy was invaded in any way. Quite often in this setting, one can feel a little pressed upon, though this couldn't be further from the reality. Such a lovely couple and we are already looking forward to our return next year.
The surrounding area - luscious countryside, rolling hills and some absolutely charming villages with quaint café's and restaurants, with our favourite being 'Damien's' which is located a few kilometres away in Salviac.
One major recommendation, should you feel the need to venture a little further, is canoeing on Le Lot. A great day out and an excellent way to see the natural splendour the region has to offer.
I couldn't recommend this place highly enough, whether for a family getaway, a romantic break or just a breath of fresh air from the hum-drum of daily life . I have already booked my return trip here for next year and shall be singing it's praises for a long time to come. An all round 5* experience.
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Le Poujols is set in an area of outstanding natural Beauty both tranquil and traffic free, but not isolated. The gites are set within private elevated grounds with wonderful views across the countryside towards the village of Salviac. It is located on the borders of the departments Lot and Dordogne. A fabulous day out canoeing on the Dordogne is just 15 minutes away by car.
The Dordogne river and all its attractions is just 12 kilometres to the north with canoes, swimming and fishing. Domme, Le Roc Gageac, Beynac, Le Bugue and Rocamadour are all within a short drive. Sarlat with its lively saturday market is 25 kilometres to the north and the medieval walled town of Gourdon with its own weekly market is 13 kilometres to the east.
This area is famous for its gastronomic delights, foie gras, goats cheese and the world famous Cahors wine, the cosmopolitan town of Cahors is 30 minutes by car.
The pretty village of Salviac is just 3 kilometres, and has everything for your daily requirements, baker, butcher, bank, post office, mini supermarket bars and restaurants.
Tennis, golf and horse riding are available nearby and the property has direct access onto many miles of marked paths and routes for off road cycling and walking.
Other nearby activities include canoeing, winetasting, sightseeing, activity parks, chateaux, gardens, caves, leisure lakes and animal parks.