|La Grange||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||2||1 sofabed, baby cot available|
Welcome to Domaine Labastide, a large farm dating back to 1823, made up of beautifully-restored stone buildings where authenticity and charm add to the quality of the accommodation.
We are based in a hamlet of 3 houses in the heart of a magnificent rural idyll between Périgord and Quercy within easy reach of a host of sightseeing attractions.
The property includes a superb tower with a pigeon loft, a converted stable, a rustic hen house and a completely renovated barn set around a pretty, communal courtyard.
The Grange is a cottage with exposed beams built around a spacious family kitchen and an open-plan living room, blending charm and modernity. A large family dining table can be found at the centre of the cottage with a view onto the courtyard and the pigeon tower. The kitchen leads onto a living room with original features yet all the modern comforts too.
A spiral staircase takes you to the first floor where you will find 3 double rooms and 2 bathrooms.
Glass doors lead onto a private terrace with a barbecue where you can take in the views of the beautiful countryside. From here you can get to your own covered parking space, as well as other parts of the garden and the swimming pool.
Free wireless internet access provided.
Fully-fitted kitchen with combined microwave and oven, gas hob, fridge-freezer and dishwasher as well as a large family kitchen table and plenty of storage space.
Open plan living room with English satellite tv seating for 6 people and views of the courtyard and Pigeonnier.
One double bedroom with en suite shower and toilet room, another double bedroom and one bedroom with two single beds.
One en suite shower and toilet, one separate shower room and a separate toilet.
Electric heaters available if required.
Dvd player, satellite tv, board games, books, cd player.
Garden area with private terrace and access to shared swimming pool. Trampoline and table tennis table. Various outdoor toys for smaller children.
Dedicated parking space for the gite.
Visitors welcome but overnight stays must not exceed the maximum occupancy of 6 with prior agreement.
Free wireless Internet access. Language assistance provided for booking restaurants/attractions, translating, etc., if not confident speaking French.
My husband and I moved to Domaine Labastide near Frayssinet-le-Gelat in France with our little dog, Molly, and our three cats, Tootsie, Leah and Poppy, after many years living in England. We think Domaine Labastide is beautiful, peaceful and charming and we hope you will too. We live here all year round so will be here to welcome you if you decide to come and stay.
|Year property purchased||2014|
|Why this location?||We love the fact that this corner of the Lot department is beautiful and calm but also close to all the attractions of the Dordogne and the Lot-et-Garonne. The Dordogne region can be very busy in the high season but the Lot is always calmer and the pace of life is less hectic. The Lot also has incredible produce and great wine, as well as lots of characterful villages where time has almost stood still. Our gites benefit from the location in a peaceful hamlet but with all modern conveniences and access to a swimming pool and garden with a trampoline and ping-pong table. Even in the heat of the summer, there is always a shady corner to sit and read or a walk in the surrounding forests and hills for those who prefer a bit of exercise. All in all, we think this is a perfect holiday location for anyone.|
|Unique benefits of property||The main benefits of our property are the high standard of accommodation with all the services and conveniences you might need in an idyllic location with access to a swimming pool, gardens and a private terrace with barbeque area. The unspoilt views over the surrounding countryside are amazing, as is the abundant wildlife you will see if you take the time to look around and walk in the woods. We realise that the modern world doesn't stop when you are on holiday so we also provide wireless Internet access throughout the property and satellite television (both French and English) for those who don't want to miss out on their favourite shows. We also provide books, DVDs and board games for guests to borrow and are always on hand to offer advice and guidance on what to see and do, as well as helping with any tricky French language problems or booking visits or restaurants.|
History fans will love the magnificent castles of the Dordogne such as Beynac, Castelnaud and Les Milandes. The castle of Bonaguil is an absolute must see!
Our region hosts a number of festivals during the summer to entertain you: “Lot of Saveurs” and Blues at Cahors, the Medieval Festival of Gourdon, Jazz at Souillac, Cinema at Gindou, Theatre at Figeac, Country Rock at Gramat, lyrical encounters at Montcléra and much more.
Food lovers will be spoilt for choice with the produce in this beautiful region: foie gras, cepes mushrooms, truffles, chestnuts and the famous lamb, nuts and melon from Quercy.
Those who prefer more cultural attractions will love the numerous museums in the region; Musée Zadkine, Quercynoise des Vieilles Mécaniques, SauveTerre Musée de Préhistoire, Musée de Gajac. Or they can visit Les Arques with its roman churches.
Visiting the caves of Lascaux, Lacave, Cougnac, Peche Merle and Merveilles and the grotto at Padirac will allow you to immerse yourself in the pre-historic period of this region and they are refreshing on summer days when it is too warm.
The valleys of the Lot and the Dordogne, as well as numerous lakes with leisure parks will satisfy those who like to swim, fish or take sightseeing trips on the river.
The unmissable town of Sarlat-La-Canéda, capital of the "black diamond" (truffles), foie gras and gastronomy. Medieval villages such as Domme and Monpazier as well as La Roque-Gageac, built into the cliffs above the Dordogne river. Rocamadour, the most beautiful village in France and an important location on the pilgrimage route. The basilica of Saint-Sauveur is also an unmissable part of the Way of St James. Saint-Cirq Lapopie, a listed medieval village, was voted "Best French Village" in 2012. Cahors, the capital of the Lot region with its turreted Pont Valentré bridge, the Saint Étienne Cathedral with its secret gardens or, for wine connoisseurs, you can go on the Cahors vineyard tours.
A great piece of France!
Two weeks of a wonderful location, totally peaceful and fabulous views.
Neil and Corine managed the perfect mix of being totally unobtrusive but always available for advice and help. Their recommendations regarding restaurants and the lovely pool made the holiday.
The sights of the Dordogne are easily reached on quiet roads but just far enough that peace and quiet, great walks and wildlife are on the doorstep.
Perfect for that getaway from the UK.
We would certainly stay again when next in the area.