|Le Poulailler||Self Catering||Saturday||2||4||1|
A spacious and uniquely characterful cottage, this old hen house has been renovated but has kept its rustic charm.
The cottage can accommodate a family of 4 in comfort (60m2). A sensation of space comes across with a combined living and bedroom centred around a traditional wood-burning stove. The cottage also has a well-equipped kitchen and a modern bathroom. There is a childrens room (with single beds or bunk beds) and there is a double bed in the main part of the house.
Outside you can take advantage of the flower filled garden around the swimming pool and enjoy the lovely countryside views. In front of your cottage you will find your own private terrace with a barbecue which leads onto the courtyard of the property and has a lovely view of the magnificent pigeon loft.
Free wireless internet access provided and central heating is available in this cottage so you can even stay through the winter months.
There is a small but well-equipped kitchen with a combination microwave and conventional oven, a gas hob, kettle, toaster, coffee-machine and a dishwasher.
The open plan living/dining room and master bedroom is wonderful space in which eat, relax and sleep.
The double bed is in the open plan main room and there is also a separate bedroom with bunk beds.
A modern wet room with shower, toilet and sink as well as a heated towel rail/radiator.
Central heating (gas) is available and there is a wood burning stove in the main living area.
There is a flat screen tv with access to English and French channels, as well as multi region dvd player. We also provide a range of books, dvds and boardgames to borrow.
You have your own garden area near the pool and access to the shared gardens with a trampoline and ping-pong table, as well as recliners and a seating area.
Ample parking is provided in our courtyard.
Suitable for visitors of all ages and very popular with families. May not suit wheelchair users as there are steps into the property and bathroom.
We have 2 adult bikes available to borrow and there is a washing machine and tumbledryer available for our guests to use.
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 in the Lot-et-Garonne is an absolute must see!
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.
Our region also 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, etc...
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. Visit any of the local markets, particularly the one at Prayssac on Friday or the one in Cazals on Sunday, to find great local produce.
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. Visiting the caves of Lascaux, Lacave, Cougnac, Peche Merle and Merveilles and the grotto at Padirac will allow you to immerse yourself in the prehistoric period of this region and they are refreshing on summer days when it is too warm.
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. 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. 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.
The Lot is famous for the so-called black wine of Cahors but there are also many other wine regions nearby, including Bergerac and Montbazillac and Quercy.
We had a wonderful stay at La Poulalier. Neal and Carine are really friendly and helpful hosts, giving us lots of information about events in the local area. The cottage is has everything you need for a relaxing stay. My girls loved the pool which is in the garden with wonderful views of the country- side. Well recommended.