This is the real "France profonde"! 'Les Pégouriés' is an ideal base from which to explore the wonderful Lot and Célé valleys, where the rivers cut deep into the limestone, creating beautiful and dramatic scenery. Villages cling to the cliffs, and traditional farms still flourish, with their fields of tobacco, maize and sunflowers. The history and way of life of former generations are evident in all you see, from the cave paintings of Peche Merle, the nearby picturesque village of St Cirq-la-Popie, the chateaux and the ancient places of worship, to the simple hamlets and villages, the rolling cultivated land and the wild landscapes beyond.
There is something for everyone here:- beautiful countryside, abundant wildlife, a wealth of history and rural tradition and, of course, excellent food and wines.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||8 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Rodez 65 km, Nearest railway: Figeac 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Video player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The gite is tiled throughout, with rugs, and is simply decorated and well furnished. The bathroom has a loo, shower and washbasin. Kitchen area is well-equipped, and has a full-size cooker and fridge. The gîte has a grassed or paved area immediately outside together with barbecue and garden furniture for outdoor eating, and there is pleasant garden areas close by for your use.
There is a washing machine for the shared use of guests, as well as as clotheslines, iron and ironing board. There are also bikes, games including croquet, badminton and table-tennis and a wide range of books, maps and information freely available.
The living area and master bedroom both retain their original timbers and magnificent roof space. There are three bedrooms, one double-bedded and two with twin or single beds, with a spacious living and eating area including a comfortable double sofa bed (sleeping for 6-8 people)
For year-round comfort, there's a large wood-burning stove, together with portable gas and electric heaters.
This gîte is wheelchair accessible, and whilst not fully adapted, would be suitable for most disabled people. We are able to meet special needs up to a point; please e-mail or phone if you would like further details.
|Further details outdoors|
In the gite, the glazed oak door opens on to a grassed area adjoining a raised grass terrace with plum and fig trees. Beside the gîte runs a large stone terrace, bordered by flowers and shrubs and overlooking a 7.5-metre diameter pool, set in its own sun terrace. Families and groups of friends can eat, sunbathe, splash in the pool or play table-tennis here in peace and seclusion. The terrace overlooks fields and woods to the north, while the gîte's dormer windows to the south have very pleasant views of gardens and fields.
No 'hidden extras'! Our rental is all-inclusive - light, heat and linen (changed weekly) are all supplied
The Lot Valley has long been a favourite holiday destination for the French themselves, which tells you a great deal about the area. This is the traditional 'France profonde', deeply rural and unchanged in many ways over centuries. Stunning countryside, delightful medieval towns and villages, prehistoric dolmens and cave dwellings, bustling street markets, thriving wildlife...the Lot Valley carries on a way of life long-vanished in many parts of the 'modern world'.
Summers are long and hot, with sunshine generally expected from April to November...
A ten-minute drive down the hill from 'Les Pégouriés' takes you to Cajarc, a small town on the river Lot with a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere, offering a variety of local shops, restaurants and other facilities. It has a good municipal swimming pool - including a toddlers' pool - and a pretty waterfront for strolling, dining, or taking river boat trips.
You will find plenty to do here - simply exploring the local countryside is rewarding whilst places of interest within an easy drive include Cahors vineyards, Albi with its extraordinary cathedral and the stunning new viaduct at Millau. Closer to home, the towns of Figeac and Villefranche-de-Rouergue are interesting and lively, and the smallest of villages will often offer up a hidden treasure - a superb family-run restaurant perhaps, or an exquisite Romanesque church...visit our website for pictures and local information.
There are many local events and festivals, including the 'Africajarc' series of concerts at the end of July, featuring African music, together with African-influenced jazz and rock. For rhe more traditionally-minded, visitors are always welcome at village fetes and 'mechouis' (sheep-roasts).