|Le Pech, Frayssinet Lot/Dordogne Borders||Self Catering||Friday||2||5||1|
Believed to be built in 1789, this ancient cottage is renovated to a high standard and is located on the Lot/Dordogne borders, making this an ideal holiday destination in the South West of France. The cottage has 2 bedrooms and sleeps a maximum of 5 people (one double bed, plus 2 singles in the other bedroom, and a futon in the sitting room). Many of the original features are retained. There are wonderful views and a small garden space for eating, relaxing and bbqs. We include free bikes for your use during your stay, (four adult bikes) and wine and basic essentials on arrival.
The cottage is very spacious with a 100 sq metres of living space, inc a 49 sq m sitting room. The property is arranged over 3 floors.
The village has a bar/small restaurant, and the nearby medieval town of Gourdon has many shops and restaurants. The nearest village, St Germain, has a mini supermarket and a lovely outdoor swimming pool (admittance approximately €2) along with a very welcome bar. St Germain also has a cash point, pharmacy, Doctor and a very popular restaurant.
The area itself offers endless possibilities for holiday makers: there are the prehistoric caves of Cougnac, Pech Merle and even Lascoux all in easy travelling distance along with medieval bastide towns and chateaux to be explored. The sublime and ancient hillside town Rocamdour is just 40 minutes away. Need we mention the cuisine and wine? Vineyards are nearby and the proprietors welcome visits.
If you feel adventurous, then there's canoeing, golf, tennis (along with the swimming and cycling) , and of course walking and even hot air ballooning if you wish.
It's our favourite place on earth, which is why we now live here.
We are sorry the property is not suitable for the infirm, or young children below the age of 8 years as there are 2 sets of steep stairs. Pets are most welcome. Linen is provided along with tea towels and a bath mat, but please bring your own towels. Cleaning and electricity /water included in the fee. Garden furniture provided and a bbq. Please note that the garden space is small and that there is a drop of approximately 8 feet from one corner of this area which is why it is not suitable for young children. The garden space is also overlooked, this never bothered us but we feel the property is priced competitively.
Kitchen is on the lower ground floor, with cooker, fridge and table and 4 chairs. The washing machine is to be found in the adjacent cellar/cave.
Extremely spacious living room with chandeliers, sofa, futon, arm chairs and dining table and 4 chairs. Dvd player/dvds and books
Two bedrooms, with beams. The main bedroom has a romantic feel.
Shower room with loo and wash basin
Logburner and electric radiators - some logs supplied
Small outside space - there is a drop of 6 to 8 feet at one edge, so the property is not suitable for young children. Garden furniture and bbq supplied
Not suitable for very young children as there is a drop from the garden wall and steep stairs to the kitchen. The property is arranged over 3 floors and is regrettably also not suitable for the elderly or infirm
Swimming pool 5 km away- it's lovely with a bar. We provide free bike hire for 4 adults and basic provisions including wine on arrival. There's fishing nearby and an excellent local masseuse. Bar/resto in the village
We are now retired and live near to Gourdon, about 15 minutes drive away from Frayssinet
|Year property purchased||1999|
|Why this location?||We had holidayed in this area for many years and we bought the Cottage in frayssinet because we simply love the area|
|Unique benefits of property||Le pech is a charming stone built Cottage, typical of the area. it has many original features and is very spacious|
The options are endless - depending on your choice: caves at Domme, or Gourdon, Lascaux isn't too far and there's the Gouffre de Padirac where you are taken on a subterranean boat ride Historic sites-Rocamadour is a must Beautiful towns and villages: Sarlat; St Cirq de Popaie and Gourdon itself along with many other bastide towns Wine tasting; the local wines are Cahors (Malbec grape) and Gaillac, many of the vineyards offer tastings Canoeing on the Dordogne? Chateaux and need we mention the food? What's not to love