|La Provencal||Self Catering||Saturday||2||4||1||Travel cot, double sofabed in twin bedroom|
On the edge of the 'Causses de Quercy' national park with views across the hills and to the lovely sunsets, this gite enjoys easy access to shops and the many sites and activities the Lot has to offer. One of two rentals onsite. The pool is shared.
Just 10 mins from Cahors, 2 hours from the pyrenees, 3 hours from the mediterranean beaches, 4 hours from Barcelona, 5 hours from Paris and 8 hours from Calais.
The 2.5 acre hilltop gardens include a salt water pool with sunbeds, parasols, a solar shower and a table tennis table, and a children's play area with trampoline, swings, slides and a sandpit.
This open-plan gite is mainly on one level with a few steps down into the twin, stone bedroom. It sleeps 4-6 people in a large stone walled twin room (beds can be joined together to form a super king - please advise needs at time of booking) and a double room with amazing views across the valley and surrounding hills. There is a double sofabed in the twin stone bedroom.
Enter via the courtyard into the spacious, comfortable living/dining room with well-equipped open-plan fitted kitchen (washing machine, kettle, toaster, oven and hob, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave and new Dolce Gusto coffee/tea machine), extendable dining table and fireplace with wood-burner. There is dining seating for six.
Access the shower room (walk-in tiled shower with rainforest shower, single vanity and wc) and bedrooms via the living room.
Enjoy amazing views across the valley and surrounding hills from the windows.
You reach the private south-facing terrace via a side door from the living room. The terrace benefits from a pergola, wooden table and chairs and a Weber BBQ.
*Baby pack: travel cot with mattress protector and fitted sheet, highchair and baby bath.
Electric central heating (included Nov-Mar) - duvets/pillows/bedding included - towels for shower - pool towels from last Sat in May - hairdryer - fireplace with wood-burner - hairdryer in each bedroom - fans - English Freeview & French tv- flat-screen tv- dvd player - selection of books - board games.
Flexible arrival/departure days in April, May, June and September.
The owners live onsite - please note we have a friendly Beagle and 2 cats.
Dogs welcome outside July and August (excluding category 1 and 2 dogs). All dogs must be approved by the owner before booking.
Open-plan, fitted kitchen with all the crockery, cutlery and glasses you need.
Extendable dining table with seating for 6. An oak bar with two bar chairs separates the dining and kitchen areas.
Gas hob, electric oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, Dolce Gusto capsule coffee machine, washing machine, iron and ironing board.
Open-plan living room with dining area.
Comfortable seating, desk and chair, Flat screen tv with HDMI and English freeview channels as well as French tv, dvd player, family board games, boules set.
Double bedroom with views to the hills - chest of drawers, wardrobe, chair, fan, hairdryer.
Twin bedroom with stone walls, door to the central courtyard and new oak floor - tallboy, wardrobe, fan, hairdryer. Double sofabed. Stays lovely and cool in the hot summer months.
Shower room - tiled to ceiling with walk-in tiled shower and rainforest shower, single vanity, wc, electric towel rail and velux window.
Electric, oil radiators - can be programmed as needed.
Flat screen tv with English and French channels.
Family board games.
Table tennis table on the pool terrace.
Children's play area with trampoline, swings, slides and sandpit.
Private use of a south-facing terrace - pergola, table and chairs, BBQ.
Shared use of outside pool and terrace with table tennis table.
Shared children's play area - trampoline, swings, slides and sandpit.
Parking for one vehicle onsite in designated area for this rental.
Child-friendly - dog friendly - paved path into gite from central courtyard - narrow door to shower room will not take wheelchairs.
Free wifi in certain areas
Wife to Paul and Mum to Maddy, dog Sam and cats Marie & Amy. Part-time estate agent for local family firm. We moved here for a quieter pace of life and have welcomed families here from all over the world for over 10 years - many have become good friends. We rented many gites before moving here and opening our own so we take care to ensure we implement what we liked when renting and don't do what we disliked. We work hard to ensure all enjoy their valued holiday with us.
|Year property purchased||2004|
|Why this location?||Far enough south for the good weather and long summers but with easy access to the UK via ferry or airlines. We can reach the mediterranean, Spain, Italy, Paris, the pyrenees for ski-ing, Andorra and the ferry ports of Le Havre, Dieppe, Calais easily in the car and are in the middle of a number of airports served by low-cost airlines such as Toulouse, Brive, Bergerac, Limoges & Rodez.|
|Unique benefits of property||Enjoying the quiet of the hills with a saltwater pool and lovely views less than a 5 min drive to the nearest bakery and general store and 10 min from the market town of Cahors. In the middle of the popular triangle between Cahors, St Cirq Lapopie and Rocamadour and a short drive from the chateaux and their vineyards.
Pool - children's play area - child-friendly - dog friendly.
Medieval, bastide village along the Lot Valley - one of France's 'Plus Beaux Villages'.
Drive, take the shuttle bus from Cahors or drive and park at Bouzies and walk along the old tow path before climbing up to a good lunch in the village, or take a boat trip one way or return.
Fantastic restaurant at St Cirq Lapopie - good for children and dogs - reasonable prices especially the menu of the day.
Family-run hotel restaurant with local specialities as well as trout in a number of ways. Great food and friendly service.
Saturday and Wednesday morning market - voted one of the best in France.
Daily covered market.
The cathedral with its two domes and cloisters.
UNESCO-listed Valentre Bridge with its cobbles and lock below.
Little train tour to save little legs!
Stroll around the old town which dates to roman times.
At Pradines on the edge of Cahors.
With circuits for all ages and full training before going on the higher levels, this suits all the family. Ends with a fantastic aerial runway.
Friendly welcome - English spoken
A popular venue with a choice of distances for canoeing. Go for a day or a half-day and enjoy a paddle along the shaded river. Stop at one of the many little beaches for a picnic or sunbathe and enjoy of the shoots specially built to navigate the weirs.
Set over three levels in a cliff some 45 mins north of us. Another of France's 'Plus Beaux Villages' - well worth a visit. Take the little train or the lift if you do;t want to take one of the many paths or steps.