Le Bourg is a stunning classically French manor house, set in 5 acres of grounds on the outskirts of Lacroix-Barrez, a small and pretty village in the southern reaches of the Cantal region of South-west France.
Drive through the gates and you see before you the house, flanked by yew hedges leading to the front courtyard. Double 'bullnose" steps lead up to the front door and into the grand entrance hall. The house is beautifully and luxuriously furnished with classic French furniture and modern pieces.
Off the entrance hall to the left is the cream drawing room with crown mouldings and cream floor length curtains dress the french windows. It has an open fire that is usable all year round, comfortable sofas, an iPod sound system and various coffee table books for your perusal.
The door to the right of the fire place leads to the TV / Music room.
The TV/music room has basic SKY satellite TV (for full SKY please
bring your own viewing card); various DVD's & Videos; Play station with a pile of games; a piano and a couple of guitars (Ovation nylon and Godin steel strung). If you play feel free to use them but please bring a couple of packs of spare
This room also has a good quality sofa bed and several furry bean bags.
Exit this room to a corridor and toilet (in the turret).
The door in front leads to the main hallway again.
On the right as you enter the front door is the dining room.
The dining room has a large new regency style dinning table (seats at least 12 people); a dresser and corner cabinet both have internal lighting and a small sound system. There is a large selection of after dinner games: Scrabble / Jenga /
Chess / Murder Mystery / Loads of Trivial Pursuit etc. etc. plus a drinking game (don't go there!).
Exit this room into the Kitchen.
The built-in kitchen has all the usual pieces of equipment: cooker; hob; Microwave; Dishwasher; fridge; an ice maker and all you need by way of cooking utensils.
(There is also a large fridge/freezer in the Gym should you need extra space.)
A large selection of spices is supplied for all to use. We simply ask guests to please replace them when they are running low. In the front garden to left hand side is a herb garden, guests please feel free to use fresh herbs as you like.
Exit the kitchen and back to the hallway. To your right is a door leading down to the cellars & on the left is the Games Room
The Games room contains a newly refurbished Pub Pool table; a Table Football table; a Croquet set; a new Scalextric set; Golf driving mats / pitching nets couple of irons and some lake balls plus a Badminton Set.
Back into the basement hall. The door to the left leads to a lobby leading to the front entrance under the outside steps. Here there are five push bikes, (there are only three helmets so please bring extra if needed).
Back up the stairs to the first floor where the guest bathroom with sower is first on the right followed by:
The Japanese Room with large dark walnut double bed.
SECOND BEDROOM (Cream Room)
7' Cream 4 poster bed
iPod sound speakers.
Super massage chair.
Exit this room and straight ahead is the Master Bedroom.
6'6” Four Poster and Balcony
En Suite with great shower
TOP FLOOR BEDROOMS
On this floor we have three bedrooms, two doubles and a bedroom with two single sleigh beds. A shower room, separate WC and a dressing Room
At the back of the property is the cottage, the ground floor of which is the Gym with running machine, weights and bike.
Out of the Gym, you come to the Laundry Room, equipped with large
washing machine and separate tumble dryer. In the laundry room are sun lounger out door tables / chairs and pool toys and also an outdoor table tennis table Bats & Balls
The pool is heated and has a pool cover with electric operation for complete safety:
Approx. 5 Acres & Paddock
In and around the gardens you will find four tables, at least 10-12 chairs
and a double hammock. Also a large Gas Barbecue.
Le Bourg is centrally heated has Wi-Fi and end of stay cleaning, all bed linen, towels and pool towels are included
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 6 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Rodez 70 km, Nearest railway: Rodez/Aurillac 40 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (5), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Cantal region descends from the breathtaking volcanic Mountains in the north down through gorges and river valleys. Steeped in historical interest it has an abundance of ancient sites, monuments, castles, towns and villages. It is an unspoilt region where visitors can enjoy rural life with clean air and glorious countryside yet still find plenty of activities to interest everyone of any age. The local people are friendly and take great pride in their region's heritage and are always keen to introduce visitors to their treasures whether food, drink, their way of life or the countryside.
Most of our properties are located around the medieval village of Entraygues sur Truyère nestling in the heart of the picturesque Vallée du Lot on the border of the Cantal and Aveyron. Entraygues is in the north of the department (or county) known as the Aveyron, which is one of eight in the Midi-Pyrenees. It is here where the river Truyère tumbles out of the Auvergne and joins the river Lot.
The area is geographically extreme and very beautiful with an enormous amount of views to take your breath away! The climate here can also be extreme, but being sheletered sheltered by the northern and easterly aspects of the Auvergne and Aubrac mountains, part of the Central massif, we enjoy a Mediterranean style climate with cold crisp snowy winters, stunning Springs, long hot summers (although due to the altitude night times are thankfully cool) and long spectaular warm autumns with day after day of blue skies.
Whether you like walking, driving around to explore medieval villages, more sternous activity such as canoeing or horse riding, sampling the delights of the regional cuisine there is something for everyone. All our houses have information on what to do.
With the nearest Auto route 60 miles away and the nearest railway line 30 miles little has changed over the years and the Vallée du Lot remains a haven of peace and tranquillity.