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Beautiful Large House with Guesthouse, Pool and 4 Acres Grounds

Bedrooms 6
Separate WCs2
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Former Farmhouse in Lamothe Fenelon, between Souillac and Gourdon, Lot, Midi-Pyrenées, France - Exquisite Setting, Secluded but near all Amenities

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.

Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
4 September, 2018

About The Owner

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.

The Owner purchased this house in 2010

Why The 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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have been staying in rented farmhouses in France as a family for many years and in our opinion this was one of the best value for money and easily the best equipped with a really lovely pool. Rarely have we had so much space despite being within a short walk/drive to village shops and amenities. With children it is also important that the property is not cluttered and difficult to manage. We found Amouroux welcoming but not so full of personal/precious items that it was difficult to relax. Wonderful to have the table and chairs both sides of the house and the use of the extra freezer in the cellar so we didn’t have to go shopping every couple of days. Really appreciate the pool towels also as this is a real issue as luggage allowances get lower and lower on cheap flights. Lots of helpful information about the house and area was easily to hand. We had a great time and would definitely hire the house if we return to the area. The house was clean.
Jul 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Lamothe-Fénelon around the Lot

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • in case of a cancellation more than 60 days ahead, the 25% deposit is withheld, the 75% second instalment will be repaid.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 13 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en-suite with Bedroom 1
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure , In gîte
    Toilet 1 - Toilet , downstairs gîte
    Toilet 2 - Toilet , upstairs gîte
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , with Bedroom 2 and 3
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , next to Bedroom 4
  • Bathroom 1, en-suite to bedroom 1. Bathroom 2, family bathroom adjacent to bedrooms 2 and 3. 2 thirds size bath with overhead shower and glass screen, full size basin and wc. Bathroom 3, adjacent to bedroom 4. Full size bath. Bathroom 4 in the gîte.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Two mattresses of 35 by 80 inches each
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedsize: 63 by 80 inches
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Two mattresses: 40 by 80 inches each
    Bedroom 5 - 3 Single Bed , Two beds of 44 by 80 inches each; one smaller (30 by 70)
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Single 36 by 80 inches - double 54 by 80 inches
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 36 by 80 inches each
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 adults (6 Bedrooms) and 2 cots Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, cot, en-suite shower, wc, basin. Bedroom 2, two single beds. Bedroom 5 + 6 in the adjacent guesthouse/gîte.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
Outside: Terrace big enough for dining and sitting, open space at back also suitable for dining. Plastic garden furniture sets and umbrellas front and back. Pool 11m x 5m exclusive to property and very private. Sunbeds and umbrellas at pool. Terrace all around pool. Shady garden close to house and plenty of open space for games etc. Utility Room: Large cellar, upright freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, drying rack, laundry baskets, garden toys and inflatables. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: House is well cleaned before each letting. Extra cleaning available at extra cost. All bed and kitchen linen and towels (inc. pool) provided. Other: All rooms are spacious and airy, filled with light and appropriately furnished.


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Beautiful Large House with Guesthouse, Pool and 4 Acres Grounds
average rating of 4.75 based on 5 reviews

A welcoming house for a great family holiday

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A very good holiday!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Probbably the best

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent séjour à Lamothe-Fénelon dans le Lot

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Car: necessary


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.

Further Details:

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the Lamothe-Fénelon,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
low season 1
16 Jun 2019 - 6 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Middle season
7 Jul 2019 - 13 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season 2
25 Aug 2019 - 8 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £443.63

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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