Bedrooms 3, Sleeps 6, Ratings 2 9.8/10
|Les Lavandes||Self Catering||Saturday||2||4||1|
A detached stone cottage for 4 combining traditional elements with modern comforts.
In a quiet area in the hills within a 10 minute drive of beautiful Cahors with its medieval old town, markets, boutiques and restaurants. A full choice of activities await you: canoeing, horse-riding, walks, road trains, cycle-trails, wine-tasting to name a few.
Within easy reach of a number of airports served by low-cost airlines.
Enter via the central courtyard and east-facing sunroom into a well-equipped kitchen (kettle, toaster, coffee percolator, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, oven and hob, and washing machine).
The living room has an impressive fireplace with Godin woodburner, comfortable seating and an extendable dining table. A corner staircase leads to the upstairs bedrooms. Access to the smaller twin bedroom is via the double bedroom.
You have exclusive use of a south-facing outside terrace well equipped with a pergola, Weber bbq, a wooden table and chairs.
Sun room with foc wi-fi - gas central heating - fireplace with woodburner - duvets/pillows/bedding - shower towels - pool towels (from last Saturday in May) - hairdryer - fans - English Freeview & French tv - widescreen tv and dvd player - selection of books and boardgames - stereo with ipod dock.
Flexible arrival/departure dates in April, May, June and September.
Shared use of the 11 x 5m saltwater pool with its large surrounding terrace and table tennis table.
Separate kitchen with all the crockery, cutlery and glasses you'll need.
Gas hob - electric oven, fridge with freezer compartment - kettle -toaster - coffee percolator - Dolce Gusto capsule machine -washing machine - iron with ironing board
Small dining table in sun room ideal for breakfast or to catch-up on emails.
Extendable dining table in the living room.
L-shaped sofa with coffee table.
Flat screen tv with English freeview channels and radio and French tv.
Fireplace with woodburner for start or end of season chilly evenings.
Stereo with ipod dock.
Double, mezzanine bedroom with storage, fan.
Leads to twin bedroom with storage and fan.
Ground floor shower room with walk-in, tiled shower, washbasin and wc.
Gas central heating.
Selection of family games for indoors
Games for the garden - boules, swingball, rope rings...
2.5 acre hilltop garden with many quiet shaded areas
Children's play area: trampoline, sandpit, swings, slide, chalet
Saltwater pool with steps, large surrounding terrace with sunbeds, parasols and table tennis
Spa for adults on the pool terrace
Onsite parking for one vehicle
Not suitable for wheelchairs due to gravel communal areas
Stairs to first floor bedrooms
Dogs welcome outside July and August (excluding category 1 and 2 dogs) *must be pre-approved by owners.
Other animals not permitted.
Within easy reach of many family activities such as canoeing, tree circuits, caves, boat trips, cyclepaths
Many vineyards to visit for wine-tasting
We are spoilt with the many lovely places to visit such as medieval chateaux, Rocamadour, St Cirq Lapopie, Carcassonne, Toulouse, med beaches...
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?||Lovely weather, easy access to many beautiful places such as Rocamadour, St Cirq Lapopie, Toulouse, Carcassonne and the med beaches - a favourite day-out of ours. Spoilt for wine including a lovely local rose. On the quiet of the hills yet just 10 mins drive form Cahors with its markets, shops, restaurants etc. Choice of airports served by low-cost airlines and approx. 8 hour drive from Calais.|
|Unique benefits of property||Popular with couples in the spring and autumn as well as families in the school holidays. Children love the large garden with the trampoline and the pool. Many games are provided which have proved popular such as boules, swingball etc.
In the quiet of hills with views yet easy reach of restaurants and activities such as canoeing, circuits in the trees.
Best to go on the morning before th crowds - an activity in a shaded area for all the family
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