Cottage for holiday let in Midi Pyrenees

Frayssinet (16km from Gourdon), Lot, Midi Pyrenees Reference: ML004210 Advertiser since: 6 July 2015
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Le Pech, Frayssinet Lot/Dordogne Borders Self Catering Friday 2 5 1

About this property

Charming Eighteenth Century Romantic Cottage. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

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 and dining

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.

Living rooms

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


Dvd player

Garden and outside

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

Parking and garages

Parking nearby

Visitor suitability

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

Information about any additional facilities

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


  • Cleaning

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

* Vet details: Local vets Gourdon or Le Vigan



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout in season, fishing permit from Gamm Vert in Gourdon
Name of nearest fishing location: St Germain du Bel Air- 5 mins by car
Distance: 5 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Souillac
Distance: 30 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Montjove near Gourdon
Distance: 12 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Cahors wines west of Cahors


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Numerous, maps left at property for guests

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Numerous
Distance: 10 km

About the Owner, Mrs Gaynor Sutton

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 Owner Recommends

Must Sees

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