La Grande Maison
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House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9
The soft thick Perigord stone walls keep this traditional 18th century house cool in summer and warm in winter. It has double glazing, wood pellet central heating and a wonderfully cosy open fire surrounded by comfortable couches for you to relax on while reading or watching TV or listening to the music docking centre. This spacious room also includes the dining area, with its French doors leading to your private garden area for you to sit and read or just relax. The dining room is a delightful space with its large table and chairs, and its antique sideboard and cabinet. The fitted kitchen has everything you will need to have for that completely enjoyable holiday, with a washing machine, dryer and ironing facilities in the utility room. The four bedrooms and 2 bathrooms are fresh and inviting with wonderful views of the village and surrounding areas from the bedrooms. There is an additional downstairs toilet.
We have provided a large amount of information for you on activities and food and wine locations, to give you plenty of ideas for leisure and entertainment. The paved area looks down to the shared pool with its pool lounges, and is a great place to sit and relax with a coffee or a glass of the local Malbec wine and cheese. Ask at the Minimarket for the local Cabecou cheese. Be amazed at the 2 huge old Cassis storage barrels in our Chai (barn) as you enjoy a game of table tennis. Enjoy a meal at La Bourian, our popular local restaurant. Lunch at Chez Jeanne in Pomarede, made famous in the book -"Lunch with Madame Murat". Have a wonderful Omelette aux Cepes from the excellent menu at the delightful Hostellerie de Goujounac, our next village. Visit Cazals market on Sunday and Prayssac market on Friday for the wonderful seasonal produce. Enjoy!
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 78 km, Nearest railway: Cahors 45 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 9, Lounge seats for 9|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
The Midi-Pyrénées region
The Départment of "Lot" (46) is a place rich in many things. Valleys. rivers, caves, forests,bastides, chateaux's and vineyards among many things. Whether it's cycling, walking, canoeing, birdwatching or wine tasting or simply relaxing amidst the peace and quiet of the forests then the Lot has something for everyone. It even has river and lake side beaches in the summer!. A fabulous climate helps add to the pleasures of any vacation in Southwest France. Warm, sunny day after day from June to September; cold crisp winters great for rambling through the forests or a leisurely 9 holes at the local golf course.
The Lot sits within Quercy, an ancient land of hills and valleys, rivers and overhanging precipices. This area of outstanding natural beauty is characterised by its oak and chestnut forests, its vineyards and farms experiences hot dry summers and cold dry winters, with warm weather late into the Autumn months. It fits between Bordeaux and Toulouse in the South-West of France.
Famous for its gastronomy, this area gives us ducks, geese, foie gras, the black truffle, confits, walnuts, cheeses (cabécou local & from Rocamadour), the magical black wines of Cahors and now saffron. An abundance of this fresh produce is available at the wonderful markets in our nearby villages, and of course, is featured in the many local cafés and restaurants. Every season has its own delights – from the sweet Quercy melons and luscious strawberries in summer, to the wonderfully earthy mushrooms and truffles in Autumn.
Frayssinet Le Gelat sits very conveniently on the crossroads of the D673 and the D660 being two main cross country routes. The D660 leads up to Bergerac and the airport there and also down to Cahors where you can get the train straight to Paris or Barcelona.. The D673 heading east takes you to one of the main north-south motorways (toll) less than 1 hours drive.
The village has 2 bars, a new, very popular restaurant, a lake side bar and restaurant serving steak or moules et frites in the summer, a superb boulangerie, a mini supermarket which doubles as a local post office and a library.
We are located on the edge of the village of Frayssinet-le-Gélat, the Lot, which is situated on a crossroads leading to some of the most picturesque and historical villages in France. Each direction leads you on to explore and enjoy so much in these charming areas of the Lot, the Dordogne & Tarn-et-Garonne.
An easy stroll of 5 minutes brings you to our 14th century village, where at the best Boulangerie you will find your baguettes, croissants and pains aux chocolats. Then there is also the mini-market, with its friendly English speaking French owner, who has a range of local produce, including cabécou cheeses for you to enjoy, as well as a selection of groceries and wines and free wi-fi.
On the other side of the village is the local Plan d'Eau, a very pretty lake much enjoyed in summer by locals and visitors alike, with its lively bar and café and safe swimming. The new café in the village is run by a well-known chef, who serves excellent meals. Also the Bibliothèque library is where you may borrow books or use their computer facilities.
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30 Dec 2014
"Lovely village, lovely house, definitely recommend."
It was a lovely stay with the family for a white Christmas. Unfortunately didn't quite snow for Christmas but was still a great place to cuddle up in front of a fire. Great facilities and comfort… More
4 Sep 2014
"Felt like we were being constantly monitored"
Firstly I'd like to say I absolutely love the village this property is in. I have been going there for 25 years. We stayed at this property with the previous owners and had a lovely time.However… More
We are genuinely sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your stay. As you rightly say we are the new owners and are striving very hard to create an excellent holiday venue, ensuring that all our guests enjoy a happy, relaxing time with us. Any concerns that we may have had during your stay were entirely based around our desire to make sure that the other families on site enjoyed their holiday with as little disruption as possible. We are happy for our guests to invite family or friends to share their experience here but this obviously has to be done with care and consideration for others. Christine and Scott. Owners of The Old Distillery in The Lot.
16 Aug 2014
"Beautiful area, beautiful and comfortable house, excellent service"
The house was beautiful with a large garden and a nice swimming pool. We made a lot of interesting trips. Don't forget to visit St. Cirq Lapopie and Les Arques with its nice restaurant.There is a… More
Thank you for the kind comments concerning your holiday at the Old Distillery in The Lot.It is indeed a beautiful area of France with an almost limitless number of interesting/exciting sites and villages to visit during your stay,not to mention the huge choice of restaurants as you discovered.Alternatively,time spent around the pool will keep children entertained for hours and parents relaxed.
11 Jun 2014
"Comfortable spacious home in lovely village"
Stayed here with friends in Le Grande Maison. Beautiful 4 bedroom house. Lovely open lounge and dining area. Beautiful grounds with outdoor entertaining area and pool. We had dinner at Cafe Bouri… More
Thank you very much for your kind review and yes Cafe' Bourian and the Hostellerie at Goujounac do have excellent menus as do any number of restaurants in the Lot.
As you found out, the sites and attractions are almost limitless and within a reasonable driving distance of La Grande Maison.
We hope that your time here will spur you on to return at a later date to investigate further the many attractions that our local area presents.
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