La Garnison sits at the edge of a picture perfect village surrounded by walled gardens. It is right next to the impressive village chateau. A tranquil haven with a pretty garden and swimming pool and lovely open views to the countryside beyond. A traditional farmhouse and barn have been combined to create a spacious interior. We have spent the last year on a full time restoration project on this property.
You enter the front courtyard where stone steps lead you up to a terrace ideal for family breakfasts. You enter into a large open plan sitting room, dining area and a modern fitted kitchen. The kitchen includes a range cooker, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine, toaster and a kettle. There are two sets of french doors with Juliette balconies which offer stunning views over the medieval village of Thedirac.
A corridor leads you down into the main lounge with large beamed ceiling and a wood burning stove. A lovely cool room to escape the heat and relax watching English TV if you feel the need. A few steps take you down into a wine cellar where we have a selection of the local wines from local vineyards around Cahors and the Lot valley. There is a wine book so if you sample any bottles we like to hear your opinion. We charge the wines at the rate you buy from the vineyard.
Back up to the lounge, French doors open out fr on to a balcony, shaded by an enormous Arcacia tree, perfect for sitting a while in the shade. A walkway then takes you on up to the pool terrace and on into the garden and swimming pool.
There is a double bedroom on the ground floor and a separate cloakroom with toilet. Up the original staircase you arrive on a large landing area leading to two spacious bedrooms. One is a double and the larger one sleeps three. A large family bathroom is in the middle and includes a bath and a walk in shower.
A second staircase leading up from the ground floor opens up into the master bedroom which includes a superking double bed. There is an open beamed ceiling reaching up to the rafters and an en-suite bathroom with large walk in shower. This bedroom has French doors leading out to a decked south facing terrace with outside seating and stairs that decend to the pool terrace and swimming pool. Ideal for an early morning or late night dip.
The heated pool is surrounded by a large terraced area which south-facing looking over the garden filled with roses and lavender. There is another stone barn that leads you back into the front courtyard. A cave beneath the house is equipped with a washing machine and laundry area. Plus a large fridge freezer.
The property is on the edge of the village and just over the lane we have free use of a tennis court. Tennis rackets and balls are provided. There is also a children's playground and a boules court a short walking distance away hidden behind the village walls.
We provide a mid-week clean at no extra charge and a fresh set of bed linen if your stay is longer than 1 week. Wine tasting evenings can be organised at the house by prior booking. We can also organise a chef for the night so you don't need to do anything but relax with apero's by the pool and have your dinner served on the terrace. If you want to go out for dinner we also provide a babysitting service and a ride to the restaurant and back. Please enquire when you make a reservation and we can provide more details.
You will find an excellent boulangerie and small shop in Thedirac only three minutes walk from the house. You can buy fresh goats cheese and honey from farms in the village.
A great location to base your holiday as all the major tourist attractions of the Lot and the Dordogne are on your doorstep. Castles, caves, medieval towns and villages, canoeing, tree-climbing not forgetting sampling the local food and of course, winetasting. In the summer there are night markets, farmers food markets, outdoor theatre and film festivals, firework displays and much much more.