|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
This beautifully restored traditional French property has original features offering comfortable accommodation for 8 guests. The walls are solid stone and the lounge and kitchen area feature original oak beams. There is a large stone 2-tiered terrace outside for outdoor dining, a superb 11 x 5 m pool and patio area and large grassed area for relaxation or outdoor games. Parking is available for up to 4 cars.
A baby cot and folding bed are available as extra sleeping accommodation if required. Contact owner for details. On the ground floor there is a fully fitted kitchen, breakfast bar and extending dining table for up to 8 people. The lounge has a stunning feature fireplace with wood burning stove, plenty of comfortable seating, satellite TV (english channels), DVD and video player. A bathroom with bath, separate shower, toilet, bidet and sink is located on the ground floor together with a spacious double bedroom with 2 single beds, sink unit and French windows overlooking the rear of the property. Upstairs briefly comprises a large double bedroom with king size bed and sink unit, bathroom with bath, separate shower, toilet and sink unit, and two further bedrooms each with two single beds, one of which has a vanity sink unit in it.
There is a large garden to the front and side of the property with plenty of shady areas and open spaces for games. The 11 m x 5 m outdoor pool is for the exclusive use of the house and sunbeds and umbrellas are provided. Additionally there is a basement shower room with shower unit, toilet, large sink and washing machine.
Fabulous comfortable property in a wonderful setting. Easy reach of town with all facilities you could possibly wish for. Ten minutes from dordogne river and amazing views at nearby Rocamadour . We would highly recommend and cannot wait to return. Clean, homely , comfortable and spacious. Large pool, helpful English owner - utterly fabulous !
Set in the beautiful french countryside, the property is located between the medieval towns of Souillac and Gourdon and is well situated for the major attractions of the Dordogne region. Within a short walk is the unspoilt village of Lamothe Fenelon with its medieval church, small lake and children's playground, restaurant and convenience shop. 5 km away is the picturesque village of Payrac with village shop, pharmacy, doctor and three restaurants. The Dordogne river is 10 minutes drive away for canoeing, swimming, bathing and picnicking. The medieval town of Sarlat is about half an hours drive away and Rocamadour is about 1 hour away. Additionally there are numerous villages, castles, caves and other attractions locally or within a short drive away. The local towns hold regular markets and sporting/music/cultural events and local places to visit include the Grottes de Cougnac, Rocamador, Gouffres de Padirac and Domme. Both Souillac and Gourdon are served by train stations connecting to major cities and Brive la Gaillarde airport is 25 minutes away.
The Dordogne and the Lot comprise a very rural and deeply rooted corner of south-west France. Outside of a few minor revolts and sackings nothing serious has happened here since the Middle Ages. The lack of history (and economic development) made the area a backwater for centuries, but eventually fortune likes to even these things out. Today it's a manicured garden of small farmers, dotted with lovely medieval villages. It's the sort of serene and old-fashioned hideaway that harried folk from Europe's big cities find irresistible.
It's not just about sitting on the terrace with a glass of wine (though millions of visitors can't be wrong). Both the Dordogne and Lot also offer good fun for the outdoors-minded. Many come to enjoy the rivers but other possibilities abound and there are plenty of pretty villages to stop in for refreshments, making this ideal country for hiking and biking.Mostly, though, it's about canoes and kayaks. If you're on the Lot or Dordogne, you'll never be far from someone who will rent you one, and then take you up the river so you can drift leisurely back down.
There are plenty of culinary delights, from duck and the famous black truffles to delicate little discs of goat cheese called cabcou; the cooking here matches the land itself: hearty, solid and traditional. Restaurants range from refined temples of cuisine to simple ferme auberges places run as part of a family farm that do wonderful things with the old-time recipes. The region's wines complement these well: the excellent, often underestimated varieties of Bergerac and deep red Vin de Cahors. Both areas are strongholds of small vintners who are happy to receive visitors, and lots of people come down just for the wine touring.
By all means, hit the weekly village markets, as much for the atmosphere as the great food and keep an eye out for posters advertising a village fetes and festivals, weekly markets and speciality themed markets and festivals. In summer, they are everywhere, all the time. There is nothing more convivial and fun than a French village fête, with concerts, games and dinners in the open air, and maybe fireworks to top it all off on Sunday night. On almost any weekend, you'll have a choice between several in the vicinity.
Among the sights are surprises such as the lovely chateau near Domme that has become a shrine to Josephine Baker. The ancient religious pilgrimage site of Rocamadour has become a nest of wild roadside attractions for less pious visitors; above the medieval cliffside chapels you can watch giant condors soar and get to know Barbary apes.
The quality of life here attracts a lot of interesting people, and right now they're doing their best to make this corner of the southwest a centre for arts and crafts. You'll find galleries in tiny villages offering everything from designer jewellery to bronze sculptures
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
|END OF STAY CLEANING||£90|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£269|
Prices are per week in Euros.
Short breaks possible outside peak season.
Guests to vacate the house by 10.00 am. House available to incoming visitors from 4.30 pm. Possible flexibility with dates and short rentals outside main season.
If booking less than 8 weeks before rental, full payment required.
Gas and electric charges will apply October - April.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
25% of rental cost payable on reservation.
Balance of rental cost payable 8 weeks before arrival. Security deposit to be paid in advance or by cheque on arrival.