Holiday farmhouse, pool, to let Midi Pyrenees

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Lunan (7km from Figeac), Lot, Midi Pyrenees Reference: ML005043 Advertiser since: 7 November 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
La Grange, Liffernet Self Catering Sunday 6 14 6 Additional beds in the double bedrooms

About this property

Delightfully Converted 19C Stone Built Farmhouse . This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

La Grange, Liffernet is a delightfully restored 19C stone built farmhouse offering stylish, luxurious and comfortable accommodation for up to 14 people. It is situated in the small hamlet of Liffernet, close to the famously picturesque 12C market town of Figeac in the Lot Valley, with commanding views of the valley below and beyond to beautiful open countryside. The property benefits from 6 en suite bedrooms, is set in its own large private garden with its own exclusive 10 x 5 metre salt water filtered and fenced swimming pool. If you are looking for comfortable and quality holiday accommodation in south west France for a group of friends or a family get together then La Grange is for you!

The property is a large stone built longere with 200m2 of habitable space and has been skilfully restored, converted and modernised to produce well thought out accommodation with the central salon and kitchen at one end and a two storey wing at the other, where the four double and two twin bedrooms are located. All the bedrooms have their own separate entrance on to the central courtyard. This layout proves ideal for families sharing as it creates independence while holidaying together.

The stylish rooms have been furnished to an exceptionally high standard , combining a blend of antique and modern furniture.

The large beamed and partially stone flagged open plan living room has large picture windows and serves as both inside living and eating area. The sitting area has comfortable sofas and chairs, a large screen satellite tv, as well as dvd and cd players. There is a good selection of games, holiday reading and toys for small children for guests' use and enjoyment.

The dining area will seat up to 14 at one long table and highchairs are also provided as required. The modern kitchen leads immediately off the dining area. It has an electric/gas cooker, a large fridge-freezer, dishwasher and microwave and is fully equipped with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware.

Free wi-fi is available.

The bedroom wing has sleeping accommodation for up to 14 people plus 2 babies. The 4 spacious double bedrooms and the 2 large twin bedrooms are arranged over 2 floors each have their own separate entrance to the outside and are all carpeted. The decor has been designed to reflect the character of the building.

Each floor has 2 double and one twin bedrooms. On the top floor there is also a small baby's room, complete with cot, bedding, changing table and baby monitoring alarm. Additional cots are available if required. All the bedrooms are provided with the best quality white Egyptian cotton linen, large white bath towels and hand towels. The beds are made up for guests' arrival and for those staying for more than one week, fresh bed linen and towels are provided for subsequent weeks. Guests are, however, required to bring their own swimming towels.

Laundry and drying facilities, comprising washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board and airer are situated in the utility room on the ground floor. A number of outside drying areas are also available.

La Grange is set well back from the quiet access road and is approached along its own drive, making it extremely safe for children of all ages. The large attractive, mainly lawned, garden provides opportunities both for family activities and enjoyment of the peaceful and spectacular setting.

Boules and badminton sets are provided and outdoor table tennis table, with bats and balls provided, stands on its own terrace alongside the swimming pool. At the garden end of the farmhouse there is a large terrace, shaded by a wisteria shaded pergola, with a table and chairs for up to 14 people, together with a BBQ and outside lighting, which makes it an ideal place for outdoor eating and relaxing during the day as well as long into the evening!

The 10 x 5 salt filtered swimming pool, situated at the top end of the lawn, offers the best of the magnificent views from the large sunny terrace. The pool area is fenced and complies with French safety regulations. It is equipped with plenty of sun loungers, table, chairs and parasols. As it gets the sun all day until late in the evening, it is a wonderful place to relax.

La Grange is 10 minutes away by car from Figeac, renowned for the beauty of its old houses and with an exceptionally rich architectural and historic heritage. It has a good supply of supermarkets, shops, banks and there is an excellent choice of restaurants in and around Figeac. Three excellent golf courses as well as tennis, riding canoeing and fishing are within easy reach. The surrounding countryside is wonderful for walking, cycling and bird watching. La Grange is also well positioned for visiting the spectacular gorges, caves, stunning and lush countryside, historic towns and pilgrimage sites in this lovely part of the Lot Valley. The vineyards of Cahors, Gaillac and the Languedoc are also within easy reach.


Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

La Grange is furnished to an exceptionally high standard with a blend of antique and modern furniture. The large beamed dining area is furnished with a dining table that seats 14.

The modern and fully equipped kitchen leads off the living room and contains a gas/electric cooker, large fridge, dishwasher and microwave and is well supplied with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware. There is also a separate cloakroom off the living room.

Externally, there is a large shaded terrace with table and chairs for 14 people, bbq and lighting, making it an ideal place for outdoor eating and enjoyment.

Living rooms

The large beamed living area is furnished with comfortable sofas and chairs. A large screen satellite tv, together with dvd and cd players are provided. There is also a good selection of games and books as well as toys for young children to use.

Bedrooms

There are 2 double and one twin bedroom on each floor, with each bedroom having its own separate entrance on to the central courtyard. There is also a fully equipped cot room complete with cot, bedding, changing table and baby monitors. Additional cots can be provided as required
Each individually designed and well-appointed bedroom is provided with the best quality white Egyptian cotton bed linen, large bath sheets, hand towels, toiletries and hairdryers. Clean linen and towels are provided for those staying more than one week. Guests are required to bring their own swimming towels.

Bathrooms

The en suite facilities comprise 5 bathrooms, all with bath, shower, toilet and basin, and I shower room, also with toilet and basin. There is also a separate toilet off the salon..

Heating

As La Grange is only open from May to September when the weather is warm and sunny, it does not have a central heating system. However, electric radiators are available should they be required..

Entertainment

There is free wi-fi available. Satellite tv, dvd and cd players are also provided. There is a bookcase of holiday reading books as well as plenty of games and toys for small children. An outdoor table tennis table with bats and balls, as well as boules and badminton sets are provided

There is a good mix of supermarkets, shops, banks and an excellent choice of restaurants in and around Figeac as well as a superb water sports centre and a well-supervised adventure playground with activities for all ages. Three excellent golf courses as well as tennis, riding, canoeing and fishing are within easy reach. The surrounding countryside is is wonderful for walking, cycling, mountain biking and bird watching. La Grange is also well positioned for visiting the spectacular gorges, caves, lush countryside, historic towns and pilgrimage sites in this lovely part of the Lot Valley. The vineyards of Cahors, Gaillac and the Languedoc are also within easy reach

Garden and outside

The large attractive, mainly lawned garden is ideal for both group and individual activities as well as for peaceful and quiet relaxation. Boules and badminton sets are provided and there is an outdoor table tennis table. The 10 x 5 metre fenced and alarmed swimming pool has a large sun terrace with plenty of sun loungers, tables and chairs and is a wonderful sun trap and place to enjoy the fantastic views. There is a large shaded terrace with table and chairs for 14 people and bbq and lighting for outside eating and relaxation during the day and on into the evening..

Parking and garages

La Grange has plenty of secure car parking space.

Visitor suitability

La Grange is suitable for all ages but is not suitable for elderly infirm people or people who are incapacitated or wheelchair bound.

Information about any additional facilities

Peter and Caro, the resident English owners, greet all guests personally on arrival, provide a 'Welcome Hamper' and host a 'welcome drink' to ensure your holiday gets off to a good start. They are also available, as required without being intrusive, if you need help or advice on walks, visits, restaurants etc.

We also provide everything you need for babies and small children: 3 cots; 2 highchairs; changing mats and plenty of toys and games.

La Grange is easily accessed via Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth to Caen and by air via Toulouse, Brive, Limoges or Bergerac.

Pricing is set by week with the changeover day being Sunday.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Antique and brocante markets are held all around the area during the summer months with many antique shops in many of the towns and villages nearby.
Distance: 30 km

Climbing/mountaineering

Distance: 5 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various
Name of nearest fishing location: River Lot
Distance: 3 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de Rodez, Avenue de Varbre, 12850 Onet-le-Chateau
Distance: 52 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Club Figeacois du Poney et du Cheval, Ave de Nayrac, 46100 Figeac
Distance: 10 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Figeac and surrounds - 5km

Watersports

About the Owner, Mr Peter Smith

My wife, Caro, a retired lawyer and I, a retired management consultant, moved to this lovely part of the Lot Valley in 2003. We fell immediately in love with La Grange and set about its restoration into a stylish and comfortable holiday house ideally suited for large groups of friends or family. We live here all year round.

Year property purchased 2003
Why this location? The Lot Valley, with its spectacular gorges and lush valleys, offers a broad canvas of stunning scenery, which has made it so popular with visitors. It also has some of the most picturesque and historic tourist sites in France with the many bastide towns, picturesque hillside villages, impressive castles and chateaux, such as Rocamadour, Conques, St Cirq La Popopie and the many famous caves, notably Padirac and the Grottes du Pech-Merle, that abound in the area.
Unique benefits of property 6 large double/twin ensuite bedrooms, all with separate entrances on to a central courtyard; sleeps 14 plus 2 babies in comfort; fully equipped cot room with baby monitoring alarm; large beamed stone flagged living/dining area; modern and fully equipped kitchen; guest utility room; large attractive and exclusive garden; exclusive 10 x 5m salt water filtered guest swimming pool; large sunbathing terrace with plenty of sun loungers & parasols; Outdoor shaded eating terrace with bbq; extensive car parking.

The Owner Recommends

Information Folders

Comprehensive Information Folders covering the Lot Valley and Figeac; restaurants; interesting places to visit; interesting chateaux in the area; cruises on the Lot; activities for the young; adventure and sporting activities; some interesting gardens to visit and well known caves in the area are provided.

1 Review
10/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 David and Annette Pickering 13 August, 2017

La Grange is an ideal location for a big family get-together. We went there six years ago and enjoyed it so much we returned in 2017. The property is very comfortable and equipped to the highest standards. It has six comfortable bedrooms, all with en suite facilities, which can be accessed directly from the courtyard. The shaded outdoor eating area with adjacent barbeque is a big plus, and we enjoyed lots of al fresco lunches and dinners, with relaxed chat and games as the evenings drew in. We really appreciated the welcome hamper, the welcome drinks with Peter and Caro, and their pre-holiday shopping to provide supplies for our first night.

The property sits on a promontory above the Lot, so there are good views from the property, and even better views down the Lot valley by taking a short walk along the many field paths nearby. La Grange feels very peaceful set as it is in the quiet French countryside, but it is only a few minutes’ drive from a big Leclerc supermarket where you can get all the shopping you need.

We enjoyed just spending time in the extensive garden and around the immaculately maintained swimming pool, but there are also lots of local attractions to visit. We enjoyed canoeing on the Lot, visiting the market at Villefranche, a spectacular “son et lumiere” performance at a local village and visiting the “Jardin de la Mothe”, an English cottage garden nearby.

All in all, we had a great holiday and we hope to return to La Grange again in the future.

Owner response

Caro and I greatly enjoyed having you staying here again and are most appreciative of your very kind comments. We are delighted that you had such a good holiday and look forward to welcoming you back some time soon.