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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

A Charming rural cottage with private swimming pool, set in the Célé valley 10 minutes from the market town of Figeac.

Recently renovated with all modern facilities, it is the perfect place to explore the Lot and Célé valleys with all their history and beauty or just enjoy a holiday by the pool in peaceful country side.

The house is a very pretty detached 1 bedroom stone gîte, ideal for couples.

It is completely self contained with kitchenette and living room, a double bedroom and a fully tiled shower room with separate toilet. Washing machine and dish washer  

Outside there are two private terraces with BBQ, table & chairs and not forgetting your very own private pool.

The property lies just outside the picturesque village of Camboulit and Boussac, located in the beautiful rolling countryside of the Causse in the southern Lot.

 Figeac is a typically medieval French town with many amenities famous for its connections with Champollion and the Rosetta stone.

The river Célé is 10 minutes walk away which offers fishing,(with permit) bird watching,canoeing and other water based activities.  

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach man made beech 20 mins drive away
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 7 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Rodez airport 45 minutes
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

2 single beds or one double bed please state which you would like on booking

Open plan Kitchen/Lounge

Balcony with table and chairs

Washing machine and dish washer

BBQ area.

Private pool

Satellite/sky/DVD system, some DVDs provided & High speed internet

Bedding, Tea Towels and Towels for both pool and shower are provided

An information pack with points of interest and local attractions is available in the cottage.

South facing, set on two floors; the living room is approached by stone steps to an outside terrace and the front door.

The open plan living area and Kitchenette are furnished confortably with sofa and occasional chairs, plus a dining table.

Well lit with 3 windows. Main door leads out to the balcony with table and chairs looking onto lawns, steps leading down to BBQ area and private swimming pool. (heated for a small supplement)

Up stairs there is a double or 2 single bedded room with en suite shower room and separate wc.Windows looking out on the wiew to both front and back of the house.

Private parking

Further details outdoors

FIGEAC lies on the River Célé , 71km east of Cahors and some 8km north of the Lot. It's a beautiful town with an unspoilt medieval centre, not too encumbered by tourism. Like many other provincial towns here abouts, it owes its beginnings to the foundation of an abbey in the early days of Christianity in France, one which quickly became wealthy because of its position on the pilgrim routes to both rocamandour and Compostela.

In the Middle Ages it became a centre of tanning, which partly accounts for the many houses whose top floors have solelhos, or open-sided wooden galleries used for drying skins and other produce. Again, as so often, it was the Wars of Religion that pushed it into eclipse, for Figeac threw in its LOT with the nearby Protestant stronghold of Montauban and suffered the same punishing reprisals by the victorious royalists in 1662.

Roads and train line both funnel you automatically into the town centre, where the Hôtel de la Monnaie surveys place Vival. It's a splendid building whose origins go back to the thirteenth century, when the city's mint was located in this district. The building now houses the tourist office, as well as a none-too-exciting museum of old coins and archaeological bits and pieces found in the surrounding area (same hours as tourist office; €2).

In the streets radiating off to the north of the square – Caviale, République, Gambetta and their cross-streets – there's a delightful range of houses of the medieval and classical periods, both stone and half-timbered with brick noggings, adorned with carvings and colonnettes, ogees, and interesting bits of ironwork. At the end of these streets are the two small squares of place Carnot and place Champollion, both of great charm.

The former is the site of the old halles, under whose awning cafés now spreads their tables. Jean-François Champollion, who cracked Egyptian hieroglyphics by deciphering the triple text of the Rosetta Stone, was born in a house at 4 impasse Champollion, off the square, and the building now houses a very interesting museum dedicated to his life and work (March–June, Sept & Oct Tues–Sun 10am–noon & 2.30–6.30pm; July & Aug daily same hours; Nov–Feb Tues–Sun 2–6pm; €3).

At the end of this alley, a larger-than-life reproduction of the Rosetta Stone forms the floor of the tiny place des Écritures, above which is a little garden planted with tufts of papyrus. On the other side of place Champollion, rue Boutaric leads up to the cedar-shaded church of Notre-Dame-du-Puy, from where you get views over the roofs of the town. More interesting is the church of St-Sauveur off place des Herbes near the tourist office, with its lovely Gothic chapterhouse decorated with heavily gilded but dramatically realistic seventeenth-century carved wood panels illustrating the life of Christ.

Further details

Terms and conditions

The cottage has everything you need for a relaxing holiday but any special requests can be made to the care taker by e mail 

The owners ask for a 250 pounds breakages cheque to be sent with the final payment 4 weeks before your arrival, the cheque will be banked and refunded if there are no damage or breakages.

Beddding and towels provided

British guardian locally to help with any special requests

Heating costs will be covered in rental during months of May to October. Outside these times £20 supplement will be added to the rental for use of heating.

A 50% non-refundable deposit of the rental will be payable to confirm your booking with the balance payable 4 weeks prior to the start of the holiday.

Changeover day - in high season is Friday..

The house is available from 5pm on the day of arrival. You are requested to vacate the property by 9.30 am on the day of departure. Contact the caretaker for any requests on arrival and departure.

Directions will be sent to you on booking

No pets allowed

Non smoking

Heating costs will be covered in rental during months of May to October. Outside these times £20 supplement will be added to the rental for use of heating.

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Booking Terms and Conditions

PAYMENT The balance of the rental and a deposit of £250 against any damages are to be settled by cheque 4 weeks before your arrival date. The £250 will be returned to you once the property has been checked.

ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE DAY The property will be available to you from 5.00pm on the day you arrive, and you will need to vacate the property by 9.30am on the day of departure. For the Gite, a small key safe is fitted next to the door; . Please put the 2 keys back in the safe when you leave.

PARKING Please park in the parking areas provided at the property, and not on the area in front of the house.

If you are at the property for 2 weeks the cleaner will arrive on the Friday to clean the property. This is covered in the 100 euros per week additional charge.

For reasons of hygiene, please ensure that particular attention is paid to the following areas before departure.

The fridge is emptied.

The bathroom/toilet areas are left in a hygienic state.

The dishwasher is emptied and pots put away.

The cooker/microwave left in a hygienic state

All bins emptied and rubbish sacks/bottles removed.

COMPLAINTS. Guests should report to the owner or manager without delay any defects in the property or breakdown in the equipment, plant, machinery or appliances in the property, garden or swimming pool, and arrangements for repair and/or replacement will be made as soon as possible. If you have any complaints concerning the property or your holiday, please inform the owner or manager immediately.

DAMAGE The security deposit collected before the holiday will be retained against breakages or damages. This is refundable by bank transfer in whole or in part as soon as the owner has checked the property on departure. If any damage caused exceeds the cost of the security deposit collected, the person named as the party leader on the booking form will be liable to make up the shortfall.

As French property insurance policies do not cover rental property owners for any accidental damage caused to their property by tenants, it is obligatory in France for all tenants to provide proof of PERSONAL LIABILITY cover for all party members, as part of their travel insurance.

INSURANCE AND TRAVEL DOCUMENTS It is the responsibility of the party leader to ensure that all group members have full and sufficient travel/holiday Insurance including cover for cancellations, accidents, ill health and Personal Liability (see above). We also recommend all group members carry with them a valid EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) obtained from UK Post Offices.

PRICES Rental prices may increase/decrease at any time, but not after your booking has been confirmed and are payable in the currency shown either directly by bank transfer to the owners bank or by cheque to Mr and Mrs Franklin at The Vicarage, Chilton Foliat, Hungerford, Berkshire RG17 0TF. A receipted invoice will be issued when payment has cleared. A reminder will be sent when the balance payment is due; however if payment is not received by the stated date, the owners reserve the right to treat the reservation as cancelled and withhold any deposit paid.

Prices include gas, electricity and water. The price includes the use of the property and contents, swimming pool and grounds.

CANCELLATION BY YOU The 50% deposit payable on confirmation of your booking is non-refundable. If you have to cancel your holiday within 4 weeks of the arrival date, the owner will try to re-let the property for the same period you had booked. If he manages to do this the owner will refund the balance and the damages deposit. However the owner may be entitled to retain the difference between the amount received from the new tenant and your original fee if the former is less than the amount payable by you for your original booking.

CANCELLATION BY THE OWNER In the unlikely event of the owner having to make a significant change to or cancel your holiday for any reason, you have the option of accepting the change or accepting a full refund.

SWIMMING POOLS Swimming pools will normally be available from June to September. French law requires pool safety measures but specifically states that parents/adults are primarily responsible for the safety of children and does not negate parental responsibility.

Parents are ultimately responsible for their children and must ensure adult supervision at all times whilst children are in or around the pool area.

LINEN HIRE Linen, including swimming towels, will be supplied at the property. Please ensure that only swimming towels are used outside by the pool.

INTERNET ACCESS Internet access is available at the property. However this cannot be guaranteed and service could be interrupted or unavailable during your stay. Local wifi hotspots are generally available but cannot be guaranteed in rural France.

RIGHT OF ENTRY The owner or manager reserves the right to enter the property at reasonable times to carry out both emergency repairs and routine maintenance of the property/gardens/pools etc.

BEHAVIOUR Guests must be respectful and take good care of the property and its contents and leave it in an acceptable condition at the end of the rental period. The owner reserves the right to make a retention from the security deposit to cover additional cleaning costs if the property is left in an unacceptable condition. Guests must also be considerate to their neighbours and not act in any way which would cause disturbance to those resident in neighbouring properties. The owner reserves the right to take any appropriate action, including immediate termination of the tenancy (when no refunds will be made and the owner will have no further liability to you) if any property including the pool and its grounds are abused or misused or if the number of persons staying at the property exceeds the number stated on your booking form without prior arrangement with the owner. Parking caravans or pitching tents is not permitted. Damage to the property or swimming pool, as a result of the fault or abuse (wilful, negligent or otherwise) of the guests will be fully charged including cost of replacement or repair and consequential loss of future lettings. Guests must not touch or interfere with any pool equipment or materials or similar equipment. Smoking is not allowed inside the properties at any time.

OCCUPANCY The terms of the booking are for the persons identified on the booking form only and all party members must be listed by the time the final balance payment is due. Under no circumstances shall this be exceeded or changed without prior agreement with the owner. The owner reserves the right to take appropriate action, which may include the termination of the tenancy, should this be abused.

PETS. Pets are not allowed at the properties.

Under no circumstances shall The Owners liability to The Client exceed the amount paid to The Owner for the rental period bought in any court of competent jurisdiction in England.

The owner shall not be liable to The Client:

• For any temporary defect of stoppage in the supply of public services to The Property, nor in respect to any equipment, plant, machinery or appliance in The Property, garden or swimming pool.

• For any injury how so ever caused from the use of any equipment atr the property.

For any loss, damage or injury which is the result of adverse weather conditions, riot, war, strikes, or other matter beyond the control of The Owner.

• For any loss, damage or inconvenience caused to or suffered by The Client if The Property shall be destroyed or substantially damaged before the start of the rental period, and in any such event, The Owner shall, within 7 days of notification to The Client, refund to The Client all sums previously paid in respect of the rental period.

The house is available from 5pm on the day of arrival. You are requested to vacate the property by 9.30 am on the day of departure. Contact the caretaker for any requests on arrival and departure.

The Midi-Pyrenees region

The nearest town is Figeac 10 minutes away from the cottage offers a wide range of activites and liesure including canoeing, horse riding, tennis, walking, cinema. Half an hour away Gramat offers a large animal parks and near by there is a bee centre and spectaculer sites to visit. Fine archetecture museums and delicious french cuisine. The wine region of Cahors is only 45 minutes away. In the holiday season there is also a wide range of theatre, markets and music in the area.

There are so many activities and places of interest the local tourist information centre (English speaking) can help you choose from the wide variety of things to do and see.

Figeac

FIGEAC lies on the River cele , 71km east of cahors and some 8km north of the Lot. It's a beautiful town with an unspoilt medieval centre, not too encumbered by tourism. Like many other provincial towns here abouts, it owes its beginnings to the foundation of an abbey in the early days of Christianity in France, one which quickly became wealthy because of its position on the pilgrim routes to both rocamandour and Compostela. In the Middle Ages it became a centre of tanning, which partly accounts for the many houses whose top floors have solelhos, or open-sided wooden galleries used for drying skins and other produce. Again, as so often, it was the Wars of Religion that pushed it into eclipse, for Figeac threw in its LOT with the nearby Protestant stronghold of montauban and suffered the same punishing reprisals by the victorious royalists in 1662.

Roads and train line both funnel you automatically into the town centre, where the Hôtel de la Monnaie surveys place Vival. It's a splendid building whose origins go back to the thirteenth century, when the city's mint was located in this district. The building now houses the tourist office, as well as a none-too-exciting museum of old coins and archeological bits and pieces found in the surrounding area (same hours as tourist office; €2). In the streets radiating off to the north of the square – Caviale, République, Gambetta and their cross-streets – there's a delightful range of houses of the medieval and classical periods, both stone and half-timbered with brick noggings, adorned with carvings and colonnettes, ogees, and interesting bits of ironwork. At the end of these streets are the two small squares of place Carnot and place Champollion, both of great charm. The former is the site of the old halles, under whose awning cafés now spreads their tables.

Jean-François Champollion, who cracked Egyptian hieroglyphics by deciphering the triple text of the Rosetta Stone, was born in a house at 4 impasse Champollion, off the square, and the building now houses a very interesting museum dedicated to his life and work (March–June, Sept & Oct Tues–Sun 10am–noon & 2.30–6.30pm; July & Aug daily same hours; Nov–Feb Tues–Sun 2–6pm; €3). At the end of this alley, a larger-than-life reproduction of the Rosetta Stone forms the floor of the tiny place des Écritures, above which is a little garden planted with tufts of papyrus.

On the other side of place Champollion, rue Boutaric leads up to the cedar-shaded church of Notre-Dame-du-Puy, from where you get views over the roofs of the town. More interesting is the church of St-Sauveur off place des Herbes near the tourist office, with its lovely Gothic chapterhouse decorated with heavily gilded but dramatically realistic seventeenth-century carved wood panels illustrating the life of Christ.

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Review 1-7 of 7

4 Oct 2013

4/5

"Beautiful stone cottage with amazing pool/bbq area"

This is a beautiful stone built cottage with wonderful outside space in a lovely private, peaceful and pretty area....but let down by the kitchette. I wondered why a picture of the kitchen wasn't… More

1 Oct 2013

3/5

"A Little Disappointing."

We stayed here for a week in September,and whilst the outside space and pool area are great,I agree with previous reviews.This cottage is let down by it's interior-namely the "saggy sofa&quo… More

21 Jul 2013

5/5

"Fantastic Holiday Location"

We have just spent two idyllic weeks at Pech-Rial, the cottage, surroundings and weather were all perfect. We traveled around the local area which we found enjoyable and interesting but could not wait to get back to our lovely little cottage and the cool pool. Julie and Hamish could not have been more welcoming, but gave us all the privacy we needed. WE WILL BE BACK!! Liz and Dave

15 Jul 2013

5/5

"Paradise for rent"

This little piece of Paradise has its disadvantages, but they are so outweighed by the advantages that it would seem churlish to give it anything but an "Excellent" rating.So let's get … More

2 Jun 2013

5/5

"Idyllic beyond expectation!"

A car is a necessity as the cottage is a few kms from town. It is a great location from which to take day trips to the Lot and Cele Gorge areas, Conques and simply to explore this beautiful part of France. On an extended trip as ours was, it was a great place to unwind, recharge and make further plans. The pool and barbecue area is very peaceful, private and rustic. Well managed by helpful, efficient, English speaking couple, we would certainly recommend this cottage to our friends in Australia, and to any other couples seeking a unique experience.

25 Aug 2012

5/5

"Amazing remote cottage"

Spent a lovely week in this character-filled remote cottage. Picturesque setting and fantastic pool. Perfect chill-out week. Just make sure you have a car to get to shops/ restaurants etc!

6 Jul 2012

5/5

"Escape and chillax in the best gite for 2, plus the private pool. Awesome."

Escape and chillax in the best gite for 2, plus private pool. Awesome.
Had a 1 wk stay in this simple, but thoughtfully converted property. Nothing has been forgotten and you need just turn up with food and wine and you're set!.

It is rural, private, spotless, quiet. The birds during the day and stars at night are wonderful.There are several sets of patio furniture so moving around for sun/shade is easy!
The pool is the icing on the cake, large, clean, with a cool and immaculate patio surround, with open countryside beyond.The entrie place is a restorative.

Figaec has supermarkets, street markets and good sightseeing. Follow the "key" guide from the tourist information for a self conducted tour of the town. Great cafes and watering holes.too.
We took our cycles and went along the Cele valley or up the local ridges to some of the medeival hamlets. Local honey, cheeses and saffron bought on the door.

Auberge La Parrot is a small local resturant owned by a husband and wife who cook fresh local food daily. There are set menues. We had 5 courses (with coffee) for 23 euros each. The views at sunset over the valley are worht the 23 euros on it's own!

We took a day out when it was cooler to the Mellac bridge and the Tarn gorge. Spectacular both. The sleek and modern alongside the old and craggy, ( wonderful canoeing too).
Have sung the praises of Pech-Rial to family and friends.

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