An 18C house set back from a quiet country road in open countryside, with spectacular views in every direction. The walls are solid stone and ceilings are beamed with ancient oak and poplar (with a little bit of new). Floors are polished oak or chestnut. Every room has character. There is a romantic terrace for outdoor dining and more space out the back to catch the spectacular sunsets, and a superb pool with delightful surroundings. Nearby is the unspoilt village of Lamothe Fenelon, with medieval church and two restaurants, a small lake and children's playground. 5 km away is Payrac, picturesque, with a superb village shop, pharmacy, doctor and three restaurants. Two excellent towns are 15 km away with supermarkets and all amenities. Dordogne river is 10 mins drive and the property is well situated for the major tourist attractions of the Dordogne region.
- House2690 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs2
- Min. Stay7 nights
Former Farmhouse in Lamothe Fenelon, between Souillac and Gourdon, Lot, Midi-Pyrenées, France - Exquisite Setting, Secluded but near all Amenities
- english, french, german, dutch
- Calendar last updated:
- 8 Nov 2018
We sold our apartment in the Alps and moved to the Lot. The choice was easy after falling in love with this house at first glance.
Owner purchased this House in 2010
Why Owner chose Lamothe-Fénelon
The house is great in the very quiet environment. It is almost at the top of the hill, so the long views are spectacular. And go for the gorgeous sunsets!
Pool / Spa
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A welcoming house for a great family holiday
It is a beautiful property in grounds that are great for families and with a fantastic pool. The small children loved running round in the meadow and if they disappeared they were often found munching grapes off one of the lower vines! The attitude of the owners makes you feel very welcome; you feel that they want you to really enjoy your stay.
The house is simply but very tastefully decorated and very well equipped. There were 11 of us and we had everything that we needed.
We enjoyed eating out on both sides of the house, counting the hot air balloons in the distance and watching the sunset.
It is in a fantastic area with so much to explore and do, at the same time the house is a wonderful place just to relax and read!
A very good holiday!
We really enjoyed all the space available, both inside and out. The children - aged 6,4, 3 and 1 - loved to run in the meadow, play with the sports equipment, swim and pick plums for supper. We also picked wild herbs from the meadow for our meals.
The scenery in the area is stunning and we had several good days out to different attractions – Rocamadour, LaCave, the train at Martel, canoeing, Quercyland, Carrenac and more.
The boulangerie and alimentation in Payrac were convenient and welcoming.
Overall we had a very good holiday, and would love to come back again sometime!
Probbably the best
We had a great holiday – this is the fourth house we have stayed in via Owners Direct. All the others were great – this one was probably the best.
The property was easily large enough to accommodate our whole party (up to 8 adults and 3 children). We had a lovely relaxed holiday – even on the ‘bad’ weather days it was usually warm enough to eat outside. Experienced some spectacular storms, which were exiting. Fantastic sunset views from the terrace where we had our evening meals.
Excellent séjour à Lamothe-Fénelon dans le Lot
Grand gite confortable, bien équipé, au calme, installé dans une maison typique de la région. Grande piscine appréciée et bien entretenue. Commerces et commodités à proximité. Possibilités de visiter les incontournables de la région situés non loin du gite et de faire des ballades dans la campagne. Adresse à retenir.
We always love to hear when the guests appreciate our domain as we do ourselves!
C'est toujours très bien quand les hôtes apprécient notre maison comme nous-mêmes!
Car essential. Transport links: Airports: Brive/Dordogne 0,5 hr, Bergerac 1,5 hr, Limoges 1,5 hr, Toulouse 1hr 45 mins - 2hrs. Calais approx 7 - 8hrs (driving time) motorway then 15 - 20 minutes from A20. Train from Paris 4hrs 30 mins to Souillac then 15 - 20 mins.
Local village 2 km; Payrac 5 km. Two excellent towns, Souillac and Gourdon each are 15 km away and the property is well situated for the major tourist attractions of the region: Dordogne beaches 10 mins. Sarlat 35 mins. Rocamadour 45 mins. Numerous villages, castles, caves and other attractions less than 1 hr.
Canoeing, riding, tennis, cycle hire all available locally. Numerous local markets, farm visits, working mills, arts and crafts fairs throughout Spring, Summer and Autumn seasons. Wide variety of sporting activities. Wide range of excellent restaurants.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: Deposit and damage deposit required. Please contact owner for details. If booking less that 8 weeks before rental, full payment required. Changeover Day: Sunday (to help you to avoid heavy traffic on Saturdays in France). House available to incoming visitors from 4.30pm. Guests to vacate house by 10am. Possible flexibility with dates, short lets outside main season. Notes on prices: Prices are for the whole property per week. Short breaks possible outside peak season.