|La Petite Truffe||Self Catering||Flexible||1||2||1|
La Petite Truffe is a newly renovated stone Gite, tastefully furnished to a high standard just outside the village of Serignac, 10 minutes from the river Lot and the medieval town of Puy' Leveque.
A romantic getaway for 2, with exclusive use of the pool.
Perfect to completely unwind and recharge from the rat race.
Stylishly furnished with your comfort in mind it has an open plan lounge/ kitchen, one bedroom with a King size bed and a modern shower room.
Linen and towels are provided including pool towels. Quality Egyptian cotton sheets and fluffy white towels.
The gite stays cool despite our hot summers so sleeping is never compromised.
The pretty stone terrace is a cool respite from the heat with large dining table and some comfier chairs.
There is a large salt water pool for your use only with beautiful views over the countryside.
No light pollution means the stars are amazing at night, and the only sounds you will hear are an occasional owl or wild animal.
We have tiny bats residing under the terrace roof and its a delight to see them take off at dusk!
Brand new shaker style kitchen, oven, hob, fridge, fully equipped for all your needs.
A coffee-machine is provided.
A large oak dining table and chairs is under your terrace for al fresco eating
The living room is open plan with a comfortable leather sofa.
French and English television is available plus a dvd player with numerous films to choose from.
The bedroom has a 5ft comfortable bed fitted with Egyptian cotton sheets and a wardrobe.
The bright modern shower room is supplied with white fluffy towels.
A radiator/storage heater in the lounge and a heated towel rail in the bathroom.
A pretty covered terrace just outside your french doors with dining table and some casual chairs.
There is a large salt water pool, for your exclusive use with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside.
Sunbeds, parasols and pool towels are provided
There is plenty of parking onsite.
Only suitable for able bodied
There is a laundry room behind the farmhouse for your use with a washing machine, iron and ironing board.
There is also a freezer in the laundry room supplied with a bag of ice for you to help yourself.
I live here in the farmhouse next door with my Irish terrier Murphy. We came to escape the rat race several years ago, and our project was to plant a truffle grove and have a rental gite, both of which we have accomplished.<br/>Its a very beautiful and peaceful part of France to live in.<br/>I will be on hand for any help and advice you may need, whilst being discreet and leaving you in peace to enjoy your holiday
|Year property purchased||2011|
|Why this location?||Situated in the beautiful Cahors wine region, perfect for walkers and cyclists, it's a perfect getaway from the rat race. Unspoilt countryside, plenty of beautiful Bastide villages to explore and the stunning Lot Valley and river. There are vineyards dotted all over where you can taste the famous 'Malbec' wine of the region.
There's hardly any traffic or noise so perfect for a peaceful getaway, yet surrounded by plenty of good restaurants and things to do.
|Unique benefits of property||A very romantic getaway for couples, our gite has been stylishly furnished to a high standard,you will find it extremely comfortable including quality white Egyptian cotton sheets and fluffy white towels.
The gite stays cool inside during our hot summers so sleeping is never a problem.
The very pretty shady terrace is where you will spend most of your time relaxing or dining al fresco.
The luxury salt water pool is exclusively yours during your stay with beautiful views over the countryside.
There is no light pollution so at night the stars can be amazing!
There is French and English television and a dvd player with plenty of films to choose from and wifi.
Even though away from everything, you are no more than 10 minutes away from the supermarkets and restaurants.
In our village of Serignac there is a new Restaurant/Bar and grocery shop for all your essentials 2 minutes drive away.
They have fresh bread and pastries every morning too.
There are Vineyards everywhere to sample the local Malbec wine, there are plenty of lovely towns to visit including Tournon D'Agenais, Monflanquin, Puy l'eveque and Cahors to name a few.
There are regular markets nearby in Puy l'eveque on a Friday morning and in Cahors on a Wednesday and Saturday morning around the cathedral and at Montcuq on a Sunday morning.
You can hire boats to meander down the River Lot, or visit viewing points where you can look over the Lot Valley.
This area is a walkers and cyclists paradise as there is hardly any traffic.
We have some lovely restaurants nearby to suit all tastes.
Having extensive experience of staying in self-catering cottages both in France and the UK we can honestly say that “Le Petite Truffe” is an absolute gem and we would highly recommend it for couples wanting to step off the world’s merry - go - round for a few days. The peace and quiet, the tranquillity and silence are awesome and it was exactly what we were looking for when we booked.
The owners, Jane and Darren, are a delightful couple, easy to talk to and have a wealth of local knowledge.
The accommodation is lovely; the living room and bedroom were “compact” but more than adequate for two people and the shower was excellent with lots of hot water. The gite was immaculately clean.
We ate most of our meals outside but would recommend the local café in Serignac where we had a very nice meal; for value for money though we would recommend the café in St Matre (only 5km) for lunch, 5 courses but no menu, you eat what you are given, but with wine included it was 15 euros each, a real bargain and not surprisingly the café is well used by the locals.
The swimming pool is a real bonus but beware it is unheated and can be cold although in hot weather it must be a real plus, unfortunately we had reasonable weather but not hot so swimming was somewhat limited.
The location is perfect for those wishing to get away from it all for a short time, fields of sunflowers and corn on the cob with also acres of vineyards, absolute bliss & we will definitely be returning again next year.
Idyllic! A well appointed pretty gite with a good sized pool and pleasant outlook. Great place for just relaxing or journeys out amongst the vineyards and chateaus.
Jane and Darren (the owners) were friendly and helpful and we loved their recommendation to a nearby restaurant - Le Caillau in Vire Sur Lot.