Holiday cottage & pool to let nr Gourdon Lot - ML000707

9.5/10
Saint-Projet (10km from Gourdon), Lot, Midi Pyrenees Reference: ML000707 Advertiser since: 15 August 2000
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Les Rossignols Self Catering Flexible 2 5 2

About this property

Delightful Old Farmhouse with Private Swimming Pool. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

This charming cottage with private pool stands in 2 acres of fenced gardens in a sleepy village, but close to market towns like Gourdon and Sarlat.
Restored as part of an old farmhouse with comfortable accommodation, it consists of beamed sitting/dining room with satellite tv. Open plan kitchen with all amenities (dishwasher, washing machine, microwave). Stairs leading to mezzanine with single bed, a twin bedded room and double bedroom. Both with en suite shower room (basin, shower and WC). So much to see, so much to do with fishing, golf, horse riding, water sports, walking and cycling or just relax in beautiful surroundings. Linen and services included.
Your dog is most welcome.
Free secure wi-fi broadband internet available for guests.
Flexible arrival/departure dates out of season. Long lets available at competitive price


Some quotes from our visitors book:-
The rustic charm of a bygone era with first class comforts.
Tranquil setting - wonderful garden and facilities. Charming and discreet hosts.
What a lovely place in which to relax. Long may it's exclusivity reign.
We immediately felt at home. Les Rossignols is the perfect place to unwind.
Calm and comfort of the house, along with the beauty of the area.
One of the most relaxing holidays we had.
Daisy the dog has returned to London a much less nervous dog than she was a month ago.

Pets are particularly welcome!
We used to help the local cat charity. we have a cat of our own.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, washing machine, cooker/oven, fridge, microwave and the usual range of small electric appliances. Plenty of cutlery, dishes and glasses.

The dining area is part of the sitting room.

Living rooms

The living room is part of the dining area and kitchen.

Bedrooms

The property sleeps 4 comfortably in 1 twin and 1 double bedroom, each with en suite shower, wc and handbasin. Extra bed on the mezzanine to accommodate a 5th guest

Bathrooms

Two en suite shower rooms with shower, hand basin and wc

Heating

Centrally heated for out of season lets.

Entertainment

Very private (not overlooked at all) non chloride 8 x 4m swimming pool with Roman steps and a 'jet stream' - ideal for energetic swimmers or a relaxing massage. Underwater lighting makes it a joy to have a late night swim under a star-studded sky. Free, secure wi-fi broadband internet, satellite and French tv, video recorder and DVD with wide choice of tapes and discs. Bookcases filled with all sorts of books and games.

Garden and outside

The property is set in 2 acres of completely fenced and well maintained gardens. Outside the French windows is a lawned area with awning for al fresco meals. Two barbecues - one at the swimming pool and one close by your cottage. Large lawn for ball games.

Parking and garages

Parking in the grounds.

Information about any additional facilities

The property is fully renovated but retains its original stone walls and beams. The ground floor is open plan with stairs leading to the first floor and French windows overlooking the garden.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Le Vigan, Gourdon
Distance: 5 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: fresh water fish
Name of nearest fishing location: Lake at Le Vigan
Distance: 2 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Souillac Golf Course
Distance: 8 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Cales Stables
Distance: 5 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 6 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: maps available

Watersports

The Owner Recommends

Daytrips

St Projet is between the Rivers Dordogne and Lot. Surrounded by beautiful countryside with easy access to chateaux, pre-historic caves, vineyards and fortified towns with famous names like Rocamadour, Domme, Saint Cirq-Lapopie and Sarlat.

Fishing

Le Vigan 2 km away has a large lake for fishing.

Gourdon 7km

Gourdon has excellent shops, restaurants, sidewalk cafes for your coffee and croissant and watching the world go by. Spoilt for choice with 5 supermarkets and a twice weekly market with local produce and typical French goods.

Le Vigan

3km to the west is the historic village of Le Vigan with all amenities - best butcher of the area, patisserie, supermarket and hairdresser - also doctor and pharmacy.

Nearest restaurant

Le Vigan, 5 minutes away, has 5 restaurants, whilst Gourdon at 10 minutes away has a wide choice of local and international cuisine

Rambling

Ramblers will be delighted with the countryside. We have many walking maps for you.

Watersports and More

Canoeing, fishing, riding, tennis, aquaparcs and golf are all close by or perhaps a boat trip or sun-tanning on the riverside beaches is more your style.

13 Reviews
9.5/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.5
  • Comfort: 9.2
  • Condition: 9.2
  • Facilities: 9.5
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 9.7
  • Value for Money: 9.7
10 / 10 Mrs Robbins 31 October, 2018

A warm and lovely welcome by Constance & Kevin for our week's stay in their character gite

Owner response

Dear Denise, thank you so much for taking the trouble to submit such a great review. It was lovely to have you, dog and friends here and as you will not be far from us we hope to see a lot more of you.

9.2 / 10 Fizz 17 October, 2018

We really enjoyed our week at Les Rossignols. The area was interesting and the hosts , Kevn and Constance were kind and not intrusive. We had many swims in their lovely pool accompanied by the 2 friendly ducks (not real). We thought the cottage had character and was spacious and well equipped. This is a lovely part of France and the cottage was a good base for exploring the attractive countryside and was good value.

Owner response

Thank you thank you for taking the time to write this positive review. We loved you being here and when you in the area please stop - even if it is for a glass of wine and a bite to eat.
With much love, Kevin and Constance.

6.2 / 10 Pollymac 24 September, 2018

A disappointing welcome whereby the hostess greeted us with “I’m a bit miffed, you’re a week early”. Thankfully, our documentary evidence confirmed our dates were correct and, once this was eventually accepted, our holiday began.

The kitchen was well equipped. We appreciated the British tv and free WiFi. We found the seating in the living room to be uncomfortable and, as it was dark even during daytime, we had to have a light on. Hot water was plentiful and the bathroom shower had good pressure. The double bed was old, creaky and uncomfortable. The bedroom had not been properly cleaned prior to our arrival, the carpet was dirty and someone had left an old Tshirt behind in plain sight.

The property’s best feature was the swimming pool which was secluded and a welcome place to cool off. However the garden area in which it is situated is overgrown and the furniture neglected and grubby.

This gite would definitely require a deep clean. It seems as though very basic cleanliness is maintained but many areas require greater attention. It was disappointing, due to the many cats and 2 hens who live at Les Rossignols, that we could not leave our door open to allow ventilation and the frequent presence of animal faeces around the outdoor eating area was off-putting.

The local village of St Projet has no shops or facilities. The gite’s online photos are dated and externally inaccurate, internally nothing has changed.

We would not return to or recommend this property.

Owner response

I am sorry that your French holiday was a disappointment. After 22 years letting out our gite this is our first negative review. We hope that your next holiday will be a happier one.

10 / 10 Chris Lightburn-Jones 2 September, 2018

A lovely holiday home in the sun, peaceful, calm and beautiful . A lovely pool, lots of things to do around the area, a bakery just down the road, a lovely market in the town and the quite village really tops it all off . The chickens and cats were lovely and so was our next door neighbour .This destination is a perfect holiday home for any one of any age . We really enjoyed our stay and are sure you will enjoy yours . Thank you for our stay

Chris , Sally , Kizzie-Mai , Winnie and Rita the dog .

Owner response

Dear Chris, today I just had a look at my reviews, read yours and wonder if I ever thanked you for your kind words about our property. If not, please accept my apologies. I do not always know how this works. We very much enjoyed your company and hope that you come and see us and share a glass of wine with us. With love, Kevin and Constance.