Lovely renovated house to let, Midi Pyrenees

Saint-Amans-de-Pellagal (5km from Lauzerte), Tarn et Garonne, Midi Pyrenees Reference: MN004555 Advertiser since: 27 January 2016
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Montage France Self Catering Saturday 4 8 5 2 additional single beds available

About this property

Hilltop Haven, Stunning Views, Pool, Fully Renovated. This villa is in a rural setting.

This historic stone house has been beautifully renovated with all modern conveniences. Perched high on a hillside just a few kilometres from the bastide village of Lauzerte, the house enjoys stunning views across the surrounding valley and to the village.
 
The house boasts 4 large and comfortable bedrooms (3 with king size double beds, 1 with 2 single beds) each with its own private, brand new en suite bathroom. There is a separate powder room. The huge open plan living and kitchen area features leather sofas, dining table to seat 10 people and a fully equipped, modern kitchen. There are additional living areas off the 40 square metre rear terrace and downstairs. The terrace has a large dining table and chairs as well as a comfortable outdoor lounge suite. The front patio overlooks the garden out to the swimming pool (10m x 5m) with a sun deck equipped with loungers, chairs and umbrellas.
 
Character features include the romantic pigeonnier tower with quiet reading room on the top floor, and office (for those who have to work) set up on the lower floor. There is a large woodburner set into the original fireplace which together with the central heating keeps the home warm in winter. In summer months the thick stone walls keep things cool and refreshing with fans provided and air-conditioning in the master bedroom. 
 
Outside there are garden and lawn areas leading out to the sparkling swimming pool, and below the house leading down to the valley is a private woodland area. The house is located in a peaceful area on a no through lane, keeping it private and quiet.
 
The surrounding area is full of historic villages and sites, beautiful countryside and rural activities including vineyards, fruit orchards and sunflower fields. 

Type

Villa

Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped, modern kitchen. Stone benchtops, wall oven, microwave, dishwasher, gas cooktop, espresso machine, fridge and freezer. Plenty of cooking equipment, appliances and utensils supplied, dishware, cutlery and crockery for 10 people.

Living rooms

Upstairs living room with leather sofas, fireplace, tv, cd/dvd player, selection of dvds and cds, Sky tv. Downstairs living room with casual sofas, tv, PS2, video player and selection of videos. Small living room off rear terrace with armchairs and table. Reading room on top floor of pigeonnier tower. Seating and small table for 2 in 3 double bedrooms.

Bedrooms

Four bedrooms each with private, en suite bathroom. Two bedrooms upstairs with king size double beds, clothes storage, 2 chairs. Two bedrooms downstairs, one with king size double bed, one with 2 single beds.

Bathrooms

Four en suite bathrooms, with walk-in shower, toilet, basin, 2 with full baths.
Additional powder room/spare toilet upstairs.

Heating

Central heating and fireplace.

Entertainment

Tvs, cd/dvd player, Sky tv (UK), PS2, vhs video player.

Garden and outside

Large grounds, with gardens, lawn, woodlands. Huge rear terrace overlooking stunning views, with dining and seating areas. Front patio with table and chairs looking out to lawn and pool. Lovely umbrella covered pool deck with sunloungers and table and chairs. Gas barbecue for outdoor cooking.

Parking and garages

Large, private parking area that can accommodate 4 cars plus additional parking available on land beside house.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Meals

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Lauzerte
Distance: 6 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: various
Name of nearest fishing location: Local river
Distance: 2 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de Raucous, Sauveterre
Distance: 20 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Domaine Equestre, Lauzerte
Distance: 10 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Route de chasselas

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Route de St Jacques de Compostella

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Various
Distance: 10 km

The Owner Recommends

Cahors

Visit the historic town of Cahors, see the secret gardens, walk across the 13th century fortified bridge and learn about its devilish history, enjoy lunch at some of the excellent restaurants, do some wine-tasting and the wine centre or take a drive around some of the nearby wineries. Visit the beautiful cathedral and cloisters and check out the shops and markets.

Lauzerte Marches Gourmands

Summer-time (July and August) every Thursday evening, gourmet food market and outdoor dining in the historic town centre of Lauzerte

Local Villages

Historic villages abound all within a short drive of Montage. There is a market on somewhere every day of the week. Many villages have excellent local restaurants, there is even a Michelin star restaurant in Puymirol (about 35mins drive).

Moissac

On the canal du midi and also on the river, there are many lovely restaurants in Moissac, particularly ethnic foods like Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, North African and more. Huge food and clothing markets every Saturday and Sunday morning in the town centre. An annual chocolate show in September. Magnificent cloisters and cathedral made famous by writer Umberto Eco.

Pilgrim Route de Compostella

Nearby Lauzerte is an official stopping point on the pilgrim route taken by Saint Jacques to Compostella in Spain. You can walk parts of the route using maps and information available from the Tourist information office.

Rocamadour

A little further afield, the town of Rocamadour is built on a cliff face with a cathedral to explore, a lovely historic village centre full of art galleries, crafts and cafes. The castle ramparts provide a birds eye view down over the village and river below. Accessible by elevators so no need to take all the stairs if you don't wish to. Famous for locally produced goats cheese.

Wine and food specialties

The surrounding area is famous for many food and wine choices. The region's foie gras is famous as are the many dishes created using it. Duck is plentiful and you can visit local farm auberges where they serve all manner of duck dishes. The prunes made from locally grown plums (known as pruneaux d'Agen) are reputedly the best prunes in the world. Also grown locally and available from roadside stalls in season are apples, peaches, pears, melons and cherries. It is a little known fact that this part of France grows saffron, one of the most expensive spices in the world. Here you can buy it for very reasonable prices. Two types of grape are grown here - the white chasselas with AOC designation (mainly a table grape but some juices are also produced), and the red malbec grapes which produce the "black wines" of Cahors - famous since the 13th century.

Buy at the markets and create your own culinary indulgences in Montage's well equipped kitchen, go out to local restaurants, or we can arrange a chef to come and prepare a special meal for you at the house.