|Caday Rouge Cottage||Self Catering||Flexible||3||6||2|
Caday Rouge is a luxury retreat consisting of a Manor House (which is not let), a Cottage/Farmhouse, a beautiful large barn which dates back to 1862 and a beautiful, large, heated salt-water swimming pool. This is set within 2 acres of mature, well kept gardens and the serene, tranquil countryside. The cottage can sleep up to six people very comfortably plus a baby (we have a travel cot available).
Situated in the Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine area of South West France, we are perfectly located just 50 metres from the very large Lot River, which is a fisherman’s paradise. It flows through some of the most scenic locations and is 480km in distance and can reach 80-150m wide. The Lot is also renowned for it's carp, which are born and bred in the river.
Caday Rouge Cottage is a beautiful 19th Century Quercy Stone Farmhouse and was totally renovated just 5 years ago. The stone façade of this charming large self-catering farmhouse belies the modern and stylish interiors within. The glass-fronted living room, the specially crafted oak staircase, the vaulted beams throughout and the spacious kitchen are just a few of the great mix of modern and rustic, whilst preserving the character of the farmhouse. Everything in the cottage has been carefully thought out and considered to enable our guests to relax and enjoy their holiday. We feel we can provide a luxury getaway for you and your family and friends, much more than just another self-catering holiday accommodation. Our aim is to provide you with family-run hospitality, comfort and relaxation in a stylish retreat. Our passion is inviting guests to experience this and leave fully refreshed and revitalised, having thoroughly enjoyed their precious holiday time with their families and friends.
The cottage contains 3 double bedrooms all located on the first floor. The ground floor contains a large fully equipped kitchen, dining area and a large lounge area with Sky TV and tasteful furnishings throughout and also a separate bathroom. Wi-fi is also available free of charge.
There is also a large terrace for outside dining during the summer months.
Caday Rouge offers luxurious living in a private paradise within easy reach of a good selection of activities, very welcoming villages with shops, bars and restaurants and breath-taking views through the French countryside. We are in the hamlet of St Vite, set amongst fruit farms in true rural France, but only a 5 minute drive to the village of Monsempron Libos, which amongst other shops has a number of bakeries, a small supermarket, hairdressers and a couple of very amiable and welcoming restaurant bars. There is also an extremely good, very popular traditional market in the square throughout the year on Thursday mornings. In the village of Fumel, just another 5 minutes away, amongst many other shops there are three large supermarkets and also a small local produce market is held along the main road every Sunday morning.
Throughout the summer months on different days of the week, our local towns put on very entertaining evening markets which are very popular with locals and visitors alike. These consist of food stalls, entertainment, music, dancing, produce sale - something for everyone and very enjoyable.
Offering all year round accommodation,
Bergerac airport is just 50 minutes away, Toulouse only 90 minutes with many low-cost airlines arriving and departing daily.
The fabulous fully fitted oak kitchen includes quality made white goods including a dishwasher, oven, convection and microwave oven and hob, fridge and freezer. The island in the centre of the kitchen contains storage cupboards and is a very popular gathering point for family conversations. All utensils, cutlery, kitchenware, plates, cups and glasses are provided so you don't have to worry about anything. Alongside the kitchen is a utility room which houses a washing machine, ironing board, clothes airer and iron.
We also have a high chair if required.
The glass fronted living area and adjoining dining area are bright and airy, comfortably furnished and include a flat screen television, dvd and Nintendo Wii console. You can play your music either on the DVD player or i-pod dock which is furnished with standalone speakers to enhance the sound. Double doors lead out to the courtyard and a rear facing door leads out to a lovely garden that overlooks farmland and a private path down to the River Lot, a welcoming walk on many lovely summer evenings.
Dvd's, cd's, games and books are also available for your enjoyment and entertainment.
The first and second bedrooms are both large double rooms with wardrobes, chest of drawers and chairs in each. The first bedroom has an ornate super-king bed. The second bedroom contains twin beds or a double bed, just let us know what you would prefer. The third bedroom is a smaller double room with a double bed in. All beds are of high quality Vi-Spring and similar. We also have a travel cot and blankets if needed for babies.
There are 2 bathrooms in the farmhouse, one upstairs and one downstairs. Upstairs is a family styled bathroom containing a bath with overhead shower, separate rain dance shower in an enclosed cubicle, hand basin and wc. The spacious and airy downstairs bathroom has a shower cubicle with a rain dance shower inside, a hand basin and wc and large storage unit.
Heating (when required) will be charged at 10€ per day.
We have a large dvd and cd collection should you wish to stay indoors and out of the sunshine. Books and games are also provided for your enjoyment and entertainment.
We have some great outdoor games available including boules, giant snakes and ladders, outdoor noughts and crosses, football or lawn tennis.
We also have a number of inflatables and games for the pool. You are also welcome to bring your own - please be advised not to bring anything that has sharp edges as our pool is lined, not tiled.
We have a large heated salt-water swimming pool (checked and cleaned daily) surrounded by an impressive seating and sunbathing area for various chairs, sun-loungers and parasols. The bbq area with tables and chairs looks over the pool and is set amongst delightful flower beds, (we are both keen gardeners and love keeping the gardens in top condition).
There are lights in and around the swimming pool so you can enjoy long evenings in the pool or on the terrace in the tranquil ambiance of the stunning countryside. There are also table and chairs set up at the rear of the cottage where you can enjoy complete privacy and watching the beautiful sunrise and sunsets.
There are an abundance of wild birds and river wildlife, as we are only a stone’s throw from the River Lot, which runs behind the cottage. A must for any keen fisherman, as the River Lot is known for its good carp fishing. Bike paths, bikeways and canal paths surround the area, or you can walk the local rambling routes.
Private parking is available within the grounds next to the cottage and house.
If arriving by motorcycle, we have undercover secure parking in the barn next to the cottage.
Suitable for all ages.
Sorry no pets.
Sorry no smoking inside our properties.
We are in the hamlet of St Vite, set amongst fruit farms in true rural France, but only a 5 minute drive to the village of Monsempron Libos, which amongst other shops has a number of bakeries, a small supermarket, hairdressers and a couple of very amiable and welcoming restaurant bars. There is also an extremely good, very popular traditional market in the square throughout the year on Thursday mornings. In the village of Fumel, just another 5 minutes away, amongst many other shops there are three large supermarkets and also a small local produce market is held along the main road every Sunday morning.
Throughout the summer months on different days of the week, our local towns put on very entertaining evening markets which are very popular with locals and guests alike. These consist of food stalls, music, dancing, produce sale - something for everyone and very enjoyable.
We are Patsy and Trevor and we first visited this area of South West France 30 years ago. After falling in love with the area, the climate, the people and the culture here, we bought our own home in 2003. We have been very happily running a Gite and Chambre d'hôtes business since 2007 and really enjoy sharing our piece of paradise with guests who come here to enjoy their precious holidays in our beautiful home and surroundings and leave as great friends.
|Year property purchased||2003|
|Why this location?||We believe this is one of the most beautiful and interesting areas in France. Around every bend you are met with stunning views, amazing scenery and countryside, and striking architectural châteaux and various styled homes, scattered between fields of radiant sunflowers and crops. We are surrounded by many old and beautiful villages and towns and medieval bastides saturated in such history that even if you weren't particularly interested before, you find yourself consumed in the stories these places tell. Even to us having been here for many years, the beauty, the views, the history and the wildlife never ceases to make us catch our breath in admiration and wonder. We can’t think of a better place to be!|
|Unique benefits of property||Caday Rouge is a beautiful 19th Century Quercy Stone Farmhouse set within 2 acres of mature, well-kept tranquil gardens, hosting a large, heated, salt-water swimming pool, a gym and a games room. These all nestle peacefully among delightful gardens and the serene countryside.
The swimming pool (checked and cleaned daily) is 14 metres long by 6.5 metres wide and 1 metre leading to 2.5 metres deep with a 1 metre high ledge all the way around for safety and comfort. It is a heated salt-water pool which generates its own chlorine when required and is very pleasant and healthy for you and your skin. The pools large terraces are equipped with parasols, sun loungers and seating for your comfort and enjoyment. These are surrounded by beautiful flowers, herbs, palm trees and hedges. There are lights in and around the swimming pool and so you can enjoy yourselves on the terrace at any time.
This is very popular on the River Lot. Also relaxing are boat trips for the less energetic.
The River Lot runs across the Lot-et-Garonne and is renowned for fishing. Fishing permits are required for a nominal fee and are readily available from Angling Shops or local Tourist Information Centres. The local Angling Federation publishes a booklet each year about the rivers and the rules for the catch. Permits are called 'Carte de Pêche' and come in a number of forms including: 'Carte Journalière', for one day’s fishing in 2nd Category waters and 'Carte Vacances', for 15 days consecutive day’s fishing from June 1st to September
Historical towns and villages in this region, Cahors, Sarlet, Domme, Rocamadour and Penne d’Agenais and châteaux such as Bonaguil and Biron are within easy driving distance. Petite Maison de Caday is located between Quercy, Périgord, the Lot Valley and the Dordogne. Nearby are Fumel, Montcabrier, St Martin le Redon and the famous bastide towns of Monflanquin, Monpazier, Villereal and Villefranche du Perigord. In the summer months, you can enjoy the evening markets in most of the surrounding villages and towns where you can sample a choice of dishes and wine at tables in the square, while being entertained by live bands.
This is a must for any landscape artist with fields full of sunflowers or poppies and big skies all around; wherever you look is a scene ready for a painting.
Parc-en-Ciel: If you like being energetic and climbing around, this one is for you! There are five rope courses in the trees, two small courses for children, and three progressively more difficult courses for adults. Harnesses and instruction are included or you can enjoy a round of mini-golf. A lovely rural location for taking a picnic.
The Walibi Leisure Park is close to Agen and offers a great day out for all the family. Fun rides, shows and special events offer a dynamic contrast to many of the other activities in the region.
Please check out our "Things to Do and See" tab on our website where you will find an extensive list and links to many activities in the area.