Manor House | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
This former Presbytery, is situated in rolling countryside south of Cahors, on the border of Lot and Tarn et Garonne. 80 kms from Toulouse airport.
It has a Mediterranean-style garden and swimming pool. There are extensive lawns on the east side, offering sun and shade throughout the day, further land and terraces, water features and idyllic, low-key views. The beautifully maintained church alongside is very rarely used (no bells or chimes), and there is no through traffic. The nearest of the surrounding farms, all growing crops like sunflowers, is several hundred yards away.
The entrance hall leads to the old kitchen, now restored and equipped with a 7-foot pool table, and to a cool double bedroom (1) with 5'3" (1m60) double bed and Bathroom (1) with bath with shower attachment, bidet, basin and separate WC.
Wide, shallow stone stairs and Toulouse-brick archways lead to the first floor and the main accommodation of a very well equipped kitchen / dining room. The kitchen has a gas hob, electric oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee machine, excellent kitchen knives and utensils, dishwasher, fridge freezer, washing machine and tumble drier.
Through a door from the kitchen is a charmingly furnished children's nursery with small tables and chairs, dolls, blackboard and toys. Beyond this room is a Shower room (2) with basin and WC. Bedroom (2) with 5'3" (1m60) double bed. Bathroom (3) with bath, shower, basin and separate WC. Bedroom (3) with 5'3" (1m60) double bed.
Spacious sitting room with east and south facing windows and with Satellite TV receiving BBC 1,2,3,4,5, French TV and Radio, and a VCR. There is also a music player to play radio, CD and tape, and a cupboard of games and books.
Following the superb restoration of the air-conditioned second floor, there is Bedroom (4) with 5'3" (1m60) double bed and ensuite bathroom with bath, shower, twin basins and WC, Bedroom (5) with twin beds, Bedroom (6) with twin beds which can be pushed together to make a double bed, Bathroom (5), on the landing, has bath with shower attachment, basin and WC.
English pillows (both feather and synthetic), duvets and blankets are provided as well as two high chairs, cot, a child's gate, fans, hairdryer, First Aid Kit and easels for the artists.
The swimming pool, heated to 28º C / 82º F by a heat pump during the season, has a safety cover in line with the legislation. The pool surround is paved, and an ‘umbrella’ mulberry shades the adjoining terrace, with its mature shrubs, numerous pot-plants and herb garden. On the east side, wild-flower meadows and lawns alongside a pond and stream lead to a paved terrace and Quercy-style pigeonnier.
Games and leisure facilities include bicycles for all ages, ping pong, croquet, darts, table football and boules. There is good quality garden furniture.
Full details of an excellent local caterer, restaurants, tourist attractions, shops and services, estate agents, together with recommendations for golf, riding, canoeing, walking, tennis, fishing, the nearby leisure lake with beach and boating, shopping for foie gras or the renowned wines of Cahors and Quercy will be found at the house, together with a welcome pack.
Welcome Pack and Information about the House and the Region. Gas fired central heating.
( Please bring your swimming pool towels. ) There is a telephone for local calls, otherwise please bring your mobiles with you.
For food shopping, Molieres is 4 kms away and Castelnau Montratier is 7kms away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Toulouse 80 km, Nearest railway: Cahors 40 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|