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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
La Grange is a recently renovated Dordogne stone barn. It is tastefully decorated and furnished throughout, with careful attention given to every detail. Many of the furnishings and fittings have been sourced from reclamation yards and antique markets to give an authentic French flavour mixed with modern convenience.
Gourdon is a friendly town with a population of 5000. In summer there is an open-air heated swimming pool. The town also has a 2 screen cinema with some films showing in the original English. As well as the large Saturday market there are additional markets throughout the summer, selling local farm produce and hand-made crafts.
The town hosts several events throughout the year from flea markets to music recitals and medieval reinactments.
It is possible to travel to Gourdon by train. There is bike hire available in the town. There is also a nearby lake where it is possible to swim. Gourdon is surrounded by spectacular countryside and there are some good walks to do. We keep a small cool box, thermos and picnic things at the cottage to help with your days out.
Within an hour radius of Gourdon there are a very large number of places to visit. There are a good deal of medieval bastide towns, châteaux, vineyards, prehistoric sites, caves, gardens and museums.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brive 45 km, Nearest railway: Gourdon 300 m|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
The charming kitchen has a table for two and is well equipped, including microwave, iron, fridge with ice box, gas hob and electric oven. The sitting room is welcoming and comfortable with a TV and DVD player. British TV is available via satellite. A good selection of DVDs are available and there are a couple of board games.
The cottage has one double bedroom with a fabulous antique bed. All bedding and cotton sheets are provided. The large bathroom features a double ended roll-top bath (with shower over). Towels are provided. There is a washing machine.
The barn has central heating via cast iron radiators.There is a free wireless broadband internet connection. If you are travelling with a baby we can provide a travel cot and high chair. Baby or toddler toys can be supplied.
Not suitable for wheelchairs, sorry. No pets allowed. We ask smokers to refrain from smoking indoors.
|Further details outdoors|
The barn overlooks a sunny and quiet courtyard garden shared with the main house. We will respect your privacy - our two cats, on the otherhand, may not! The barn has its own entrance via the garden. There are tables and chairs for al freso dining.
Saturday changeovers (arrivals after 4pm, departures up to 10am). It is possible that we could be flexible with changeover days in low season.
Out of season - October to April special rates available for extended or repeated stays
There is free parking available nearby.
Owners speak French, English and Spanish.
Your stay is important to us. Please contact us to discuss your special requirements.
About this location
The Midi-Pyrénées region
Gourdon is in the heart of the Lot and near to the Dordogne, both regions offering varied and countless opportunities for exploration.
Rocamadour, just 40 minutes' drive away, is one of the must-see gems of this area and deservedly the second most visited religious site in France.
Cahors, the departmental capital that sits on the river Lot, has winding medieval streets and one of the best markets in the region.
Downstream, the river Lot is also home to the vineyards that produce the Cahors appellation wines, renowned for their depth and body.
The region has a remarkable number of prehistoric sites, medieval towns, chateaux and gardens, all set in breathtaking scenery.
Gourdon is a perfect base for those who love to explore. The region boasts vineyards, chateaux, caves, medieval history, canoeing, horseriding, hot air ballooning and much more.
The nearby boulevard boasts shops, restaurants and a Saturday market, making it ideal for those who love to idle away the hours in old winding streets or drinking coffee in pavement cafes. The region's gastronomic treats taste so much better with only a short stagger home ahead! This is a real opportunity to immerse oneself in French life and rub shoulders with the hospitable Gourdonnais.
The town is steeped in history: it is Betrand de Gourdon who is credited with slaying Richard the Lionheart as revenge for the slaughter of the Gourdon family. On his deathbed, Richard granted a pardon to Bertrand, which was promptly disregarded by his henchmen!
The gite is in the centre of the historic Quartier St Pierre, with its church dating from 1304. It is only a quick walk to local restaurants and there is a Cinema too (often showing films in English).
The Saturday and Tuesday markets are also a short walk away with an additional Thursday market in the summer selling local produce. There is a good selection of shops, banks and estate agents on the boulevard.
You will find many local events all year round, including medieval reenactments, musical recitals and antique markets.
The gites are is 5km from the famous Grottes de Cougnac, which boast the oldest cave paintings that can be visited in France - 25,000 years old!
There's no pressure, but if you feel the need for exertion on your holiday there's plenty on offer. Gourdon's lido opens from June to September and the local lake is a popular place for swimming and walking. Bikes are available to hire from the local bike shop and there are tennis courts too. Around half an hour away it is possible to canoe on the Dordogne or to play golf at Souillac or go horse riding. For a really unforgettable experience, how about hot air ballooning past the cliffs of Rocamadour?
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