Cottage for holiday let in Midi Pyrenees

Les Vitarolles (5km from Gourdon), Lot, Midi Pyrenees Reference: ML004383 Advertiser since: 6 November 2015
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Grange Self Catering Sunday 3 6 2

About this property

Characterful Barn with Stunning Valley Views. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

La Grange offers that perfect 'get away from it all' feel. Furnished to a high standard, the accommodation provides modern facilities whilst retaining it's original wooden beams and character. As you will see, the private garden is a suntrap, with 2 terrace areas  perfect for bbq and watching the sun set over the church in Gourdon. Large bbq, patio furniture, parasols and sunloungers with cushions are provided.
 
Take a stroll (8 minutes) to the local historic village of Le Vigan, where you can enjoy a delicious meal at one of the 3 restaurants, enjoy a glass of wine overlooking the picturesque lake or shop for an impromptu bbq at the butchers, not forgetting the delicious french bread and croissants from the local bakers.
 
Close to the medieval town of Gourdon (5km) where you will find many excellent restaurants and cafes, not forgetting the colourful weekly markets where you can buy regional specialities.  You can have a 4 course meal with wine for 13 Euros! This is an area of France famous for its gastronomy and wine and you will find many excellent restaurants where you can sample the delights of the region or chose to buy them direct from the local famers markets.
 
Minutes away from the Dordogne River, you are well placed to visit many famous tourist destinations and beautiful chateaux: lively Sarlat, historic Domme and Beynac, the dramatic cliff-hanging towns of Roque Gageac and Rocamadour, pretty St.Cirque Lapopie and numerous prehistoric caves all within a short drive.  Theres plenty to do for couples and families alike. 
 
In summer there are many local fetes with entertainment, bbqs, music and fireworks - an opportunity to soak up French life!
Enjoy a swim in the local swimming lakes or water park in Souillac, float down the Dordogne in a canoe or take a leisurely boat trip where you will pass many famous chateaux en route.  There are marked cycle paths through walnut groves and alongside the river, enjoy fishing or golf (18 hole course nearby) or just relax on a sunlounger and enjoy the sunny southfacing garden.  bbq on the terrace and enjoy fantastic evening sunsets - you won’t find a restaurant with a better view!
 
This area is known for its glorious rivers, wooded valleys and historic castles.  There are prehistoric cave paintings, art galleries, craft centres, colourful street markets, vineyards.  Not to mention, for garden lovers the wonderful gardens at both Manoir d'Eyrignac and Marquesyssac with its breathtaking views of the neighbouring chateaux and river which is candlelit on Thursday evenings - wonderful!
 
La Grange is close to regional airports.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

La Grange has a well equipped, spacious kitchen: cooker, hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, toaster. Fully equipped with cutlery and crockery catering for family needs.

Spacious dining area with fabulous views out of triple patio doors to surrounding countryside.

Living rooms

Spacious, light and airy open-plan living area, which affords great views of the surrounding countryside. Comfortable lounge area, seating for 6 people, coffee-table, cd player. Dining area which looks out onto the garden, dining table seats 6 people.

Bedrooms

Sleeps 2- 6 (3 Bedrooms) Special Rates for Couples

Notes on bedrooms:
Bedroom 1 with double bed (garden views).
Bedroom 2 with king size bed, character beams and valley views
Bedroom 3 with twin beds, spacious and airy.
(Bedroom 1 is on the ground floor).
All bedrooms have wardrobes, chest of drawers and bedside tables.

Bathrooms

Large bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle. Heated towel rail
Separate wc upstairs.
Wc also on ground floor.

Heating

Oil fired central heating. Radiators in all rooms

Garden and outside

Large private garden with fantastic valley views.
Not overlooked totally private. Sunbeds, cushions, parasols and garden table and chairs provided.

Parking and garages

Garage facility available for storage of bikes.

Large driveway with plenty of parking

Visitor suitability

Suitable for couples and families.

Note: one bedroom is on the ground floor with ground floor wc and basin

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Gourdon
Distance: 1 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Le Vigan
Distance: 1 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Souillac
Distance: 15 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR64

The Owner Recommends

Coast/Beach

There is a local swimming lake close by, and the Dordogne river has 'beach areas' where you can swim or picnic on the banks. There are many opportunities for canoeing on the Dordogne, where you can take a picnic and spend the day on the river, taking in the beautiful chateaux as you go! For the less energetic there are pleasure boat rides on various stretches of the river. There is also a water park at Souillac which is great for all the family. Gourdon also has an open air public swimming pool.

Distances

The village Le Vigan is a short walk has 3 restaurants, a medieval church, thriving shops where you can get fresh bread, croissants and excellent cakes! The butcher is very good for spur of the minute bbq's. The local town of Gourdon has an unspoilt medieval character with many picturesque streets and squares. Here you will find many great restaurants, attractive cafes, and weekly farmers markets where you can buy regional specialties. During the summer months there are various fetes and festivals.

Local attractions/Places to Visit

There are far too many beautiful places to mention, so here's a few of our favourites: Sarlat is a must, especially on market day. Step back to medieval times as you wander around the old lanes and courtyards and admire the architecture. In summer there are often musicians and street entertainers. Roque Gageac, positioned right on the river the honey coloured houses shelter under the cliff and take on a beautiful glow as the sun sets. Climb up between the traditional Perigordian houses, looking down over the roof tops to the river below. Enjoy a relaxing boat trip down river on a gabare. Domme - a very pretty bastide town. Enter through the old town wall gateways, and climb the narrow streets up to the most amazing view point over the river Dordogne, looking across to La Roque Gageac and Beynac. Rocamadour one of the most visited places in France. Here the houses cling dramatically to the rock face. There are wonderful views over the rooftops from the summit of the cliff. Tread in the footsteps of the pilgrims up to the Church which is built into the rock face or dine alfesco and enjoy the views. Beynac - the imposing chateau Beynac is perched on the top of the cliff and has to be seen. There are fabulous views of the Dordogne valley from the castle. St-Cirq-Lapopie - built up on a cliff overlooking the River Lot. Very pretty historic village with narrow cobbled streets to explore with little craft shops tucked away between the quaint houses. It is a very pretty drive down to St Cirq, through lovely little hamlets and villages. Caves: There are many caves in the Region including: Pech Merle, Lascaux II, Grottes de Cougnac and Gouffre de Padirac. There is plenty do do for families with children of all ages including: water parks, canoeing, bike riding, monkey forest & reptile land, near Rocamadour, caves to visit, prehistoric parks, and tree top adventure parks. We provide local guidebooks and T.I. leaflets containing information on places to visit.

Travel

A car is essential. Nearest airports are: Brive (Dordogne), Limoges, Rodez, Bergerac, Bordeau and Toulouse.