Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Delightful 18th Century Stone cottage with spectacular south facing views, private garden and pool and wooded walks direct from private 12 acre property. The ambiance of this delightfully light and airy and immaculately kept cottage, has to be seen to be appreciated. Once booked you're hooked! We are revisited so much now that its becoming 'home from home' to so many.

Free unlimited golf, swimming and tennis included in the price with no hidden extras! Green fees are included for any 2 players with club facilities for four. Initially it's the golf package that sparks the interest and the golf club is rather special, and quite a challenging course among water hazards it is warm and friendly relaxed and the owners speak good English, but it's the location and accomodation that guests never forget and return year after year! As soon as you drive up our cherry tree lined, private lane, the spectacular view unfolds before your eyes. A vast landscaped, panoramic garden, that seems orchestrated.. just for you

The cottage has been beautifully restored to maximise incredibly stunning, south facing vista and whether you are relaxing in the lovely private garden or in the southfacing double glazed veranda, or lounging in front of the television, lying in bed, or even in the bath, there it is this feast before your eyes! From the privacy of the cottage you can watch the ever changing patchworks, the planting and harvests, the early morning mists and shadows, the lakes, the huge moons and crystal clear starry skies, the setting sun on the white stone houses of Ste Alauzie hamlet, turning to burnished gold Catch the far reaching sight, of Lauzerte, the bastide hilltop village, 25 kms away, but you can see the church windows! The aquatain blond cows, grazing across the valley A piece of heaven! A painters delight!

The cottage and gardens are maintained to a high standard by english resident owners The barn which is the far side of the picture and out of site is now restored in line with all the other buildings there is an arial shot on our loustalnebe site The cottage is kept spotlessly clean especially the bedding and underbedding, always fresh and clean The property is now fully restored and completed and immaculatly kept Come and enjoy!

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Toulouse 90 km, Nearest railway: Cahors 21 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
General Air conditioning, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking
Further details indoors

The property is tiled throughout. A total of 127 m2 of living space, cosy for two, yet spacious for four. Light, airy and immaculately kept with antiques, reproduction and good quality furnishing.

Extremely comfortable and very well equipped, with personal touches everywhere! Many attractive features include exposed stone, oak beam pitched ceilings and an inglenook fireplace with woodstove.

Electric rads and Zibro Turbo heaters. Night storage heater.

Included in the Living Area: Arm Chairs, Sofa Bed, TV, Radio, CD Player, CDs, DVD Player, DVDs, Video Player, Internet access,free wifi or ethernet Videos,Woodstove, Ceiling Fan, Portable Fan, Board Games, Books & Magazines, Information Folder Guest book crammed with excellent references

The open plan kitchen/dining room is well equipped country style with combi/microwave, cooker, dishwasher, gas hob, washing machine, fridge, freezer, electric slow cooker, coffee machine, toaster, food processer, electric grill/raclet.Table and chairs Baby high chair

Included in the Kitchen: Table and Chairs, Gas Hob, Electric Oven, Microwave, Fridge, Fridge Freezer, Washing Machine, Dishwasher, Pots & Pans, Crockery & Glasses, Iron & Ironing Board, Electric Kettle, Toaster, Coffee Maker, Liquidiser, Instructions Folder

Master Bedroom - doors to veranda and door to ensuite exposed stone and oak beams

Queen size pine bed with electric blanket and antique child bed with mosquito net (although not a mosquito area works for all insects)

Pine full mirrored waldrobe chest drawers, cane dressing table side tables with lamps, alarm clock radio, 6 sockets all with uk adaptors. Mosquito plug in. Good quality Comfortable beds and bedding, ceiling fan

Four poster bedroom

with four poster queen size bed and electric blanket Single full size divan with electric blanket. Cane furniture exposed stone beams desk fan ensuite toilet and basin bedside tables with lamps uk adaptors Mosquito plug in Good quality beds and bedding.

The large luxury reproduction style bathroom has full size steel bath with pale gold victorian taps and fittings, thermosatic power shower over, bath and separate good quality thermostatic walk-in power shower Bidet and toilet.

Washing machine, ironing board, iron, hairdryer, heated rollers, heat tongs UK shaver socket, fan heater and night storage heater

Outside are two terraces, with outdoor sensor lighting, on both patios and up to the house Garden furniture, sun-beds with cushions,barbecue and parasols. An abri with wooden table and chairs

Rotary washing line pegs

There is a private plunge pool 4m2 with decking, pool shower, pool accessories, and a garden games area for Boule.

The Cottage and very attractive and well stocked private gardens are maintained by the English resident owners.

Further details outdoors

2 pools one private garden and one large golf club pool.Outside are two terraces, with outdoor sensor lighting, on both patios and up to the house Garden furniture, sun-beds with cushions,barbecue and parasols.

Rotary washing line

There is a private plunge pool with decking, pool shower, pool accessories, and a garden games area for Boule.

The Cottage and very attractive and well stocked private gardens are maintained by the English resident owners.

Situated just 20 minutes drive south west of Lot, (the medieval capital of The Lot), just south of the The Lot River, and the Cahors wine route. Between the bastide villages of Castelnau Montratier and Montcuq. A beautiful region, unspoilt and quiet, made up of lush green hills and valleys, small farms, and medieval hilltop villages.

Lovely white stone farmhouses dotted around with a colourful patchwork of sunflowers, maize, melons, corn, lavender, linseed, rape poppies and meadows of wild flowers.

Wooded walks with wild orchids, honeysuckle, broom, ground cover of wild rock plants, Mosses and Lichen, small truffle oaks, wild herbs.

Wild Boar, Deer, Hares, birds of prey, Nightingales and many species of Butterflies.

“The gateway to the south” The area is generally warmer and dryer (and south) of the Dordogne.

The Lot Valley has become one of the favourite destinations for the British in recent years and if you've already been you'll know why. It's immensely difficult to single out any particular attraction created by nature in The Lot as taking precedence over another, but most probably the jewels are: St-Cirq-Lapopie and the Gouffre de Padirac. Both are in the Parc Naturel Régional des Causses du Quercy which sprawls through most of the area swallowing up nearly all of the main sites.

Medieval Cahors with the Pont Valentre Indoor and outdoor market cafes resturants and narrow cobbled shopping streets Markets are in every village weekly and in high summer local

Fetes, antique fairs, wine tasting, canoeing, kayak, rafting ballooning, horse riding, great walks, biking, local swimming lake, local village pool with slides.siteseeing,cafes resturants Gastanomic region

Further details

Please call Dawn on 0033 0565229857 or email for any further information you may require

The Midi-Pyrenees region

Local Area & Things To Do

Situated 20 minutes drive south west of , (the medieval capital of the Lot), just south of the Lot river, and the Cahors wine route. Between the villages of Castelnau Montratier and Montcuq. A beautiful region, unspoilt and quiet, made up of lush green hills and valleys, small farms, and medieval hilltop villages.

Lovely white stone farmhouses dotted around with a colourful patchwork of sunflowers, maize, melons, corn, lavender, linseed, rape poppies and meadows of wild flowers.

Wooded walks with wild orchids, honeysuckle, broom, ground cover of wild rock plants, Mosses and Lichen, small truffle oaks, wild herbs.

Wild Boar, Deer, Hares, birds of prey, Nightingales and many species of Butterflies.

“The gateway to the south” The area is generally warmer and dryer (and south) of the Dordogne.

The Lot Valley has become one of the favourite destinations for the British in recent years and if you’ve already been you’ll know why. It’s immensely difficult to single out any particular attraction created by nature in the Lot as taking precedence over another, but most probably the jewels are: St-Cirq-Lapopie and the Gouffre de Padirac. Both are in the Parc Naturel Régional des Causses du Quercy which sprawls through most of the area swallowing up nearly all of the main sites.

Cordes sur Ciel

St-Cirq-Lapopie dramatically overhangs the Lot perching as though it’s been carelessly flung on to some hugely outsized shelf and been clinging on ever since. The spectacle is the main draw, as although the village’s narrow streets with its artisan shops make for a pleasant enough wander, the castle which once defied Richard the Lionheart is now a ruin.

From high up to low down, the crater of Padirac (near Rocamadour) - formed by the collapse of a cave - has some of the most stunning natural galleries iced by stalagmites and stalactites. Highlight of a visit here is the Salle du Grand Dôme, an immense underground space which could easily swallow up several of the area’s cathedrals.

Local Village

Rocamadour with its cluster of medieval houses, battlements, towers and churches seems to be not so much perching on a rocky peak above the Alzou valley, as sprouting from it. Early morning visitors driving along the approach road, via the village of L’Hospitalet, will see the sun seeming to cast a luminous shawl over it. If you visit later and leave in the evening you get the more artificial, but none the less attractive, son et lumière effect.

The village became one of the most revered centres by pilgrims following the discovery of an ancient grave with an undecayed body, said to be that of St Amadour, an early Christian hermit, in 1166. A spate of miracles followed the discovery, putting a holy seal on the village.

Other attractions here are Foret des Singes, 130 monkeys living in total freedom. La maison des Abeilles, and Rocher des Aigles over 100 rare species of birds, demonstrations of Birds of prey in flight.

You can only explore properly by foot but the seven chapels, basilicas and museum accessed by the grand stairway (the pilgrims did the 216 stairs on their knees) easily consume a day. The old town is now pedestrianised and despite its main street being lined with souvenir shops they don’t detract from Rocamadour’s enduring appeal.

Outside the park’s boundaries lies the easily walkable city of Cahors and its landmark Pont Valentré. The bridge - six pointed arches, three defensive towers ,spanning the Lot, make up the best surviving fortified river span in Europe. Cahors is better known in the UK for its wine and the many vineyards dotted along the Lot river. Excellent wine tasting.

Famous Montcuq Market

Cahors and Cajarac has the Quercyrail tourist train. The diesel locomotive trundles through the amiable scenery along an otherwise redundant line. There are various round trips on offer ie. boat with( optional lunch on board) one way, return by train or stopping off at a chateau.

Visit the Cathedral of Ste Etienne 11th to 17th century

The Resistance & other museums

Panoramic mont St. Cyr

The maison of henry IV

Indoor market

Figeac on the river Célé has a medieval core away from the square where the streets of Caviale, République and Gambetta delightfully criss-cross one other.

Cele river is a good place to Canoe, kayac 170 klm crossing

Gourdon, collection of yellow-stone houses, set in the landscape of the Causse de Gramat, makes for a change to the traditional layout by being ringed by boulevards.

Castelnau-Montratier

Ste Alauzie is a small and pretty hamlet nestling in a beautiful valley The hamlet has a citie fleurie badge and is well restored with a 14th century church

There are 3 hilltop bastide villages between 6 and 15 mins drive all have supermarkets, chemists, bakery doctors dentist cyber cafes banks bars and resturants and all have weekly markets