Barn | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Lou Coustolou is a comfortable converted 19th century barn which has an open plan dining/living area, with a large dining table, two double sofa's which open up into double beds if required. There are two comfortable arm chairs, a CD, DVD and VHS player, and English television via Sky Freeview channels. There is a fully fitted kitchen with microwave and six burner cooker and a large kitchen table which seats up to 6.
Bedroom one has a double and single bed with en-suite shower room, bedroom two has two single beds and an en-suite shower room, both bedrooms have lovely views over the pool area and the wooded valley beyond. Outside there is a large decked pool with ample sunbathing area and lovely views over the valley, there is a barbecue area which also perfect for relaxing and enjoying the views. There are also many secluded places around the property which are perfect to sit and read or just have a quiet drink.
Milhac is a beautiful village on the Lot/Dordogne border between the lovely medieval towns of Sarlat and Gourdon, you will be in the heart of the Perigord Noir.
Lou Coustolou has a very private terraced swimming pool facing south and over-looking a beautiful wooded valley, you will love the quiet seclusion of the accommodation and the grounds, yet you are only 20 minutes from [Gourdon] both Sarlat and Gourdon.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lake beach 4 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||3.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brive airport 58 km, Nearest railway: Gourdon 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Midi-Pyrenees region
Château de Beynac: One of the finest castles in the Perigord region. Beynac-et-Cazenac lies 10 kilometres southwest of Sarlat, on the banks of the Dordogne, and boasts an imposing castle, once besieged by Richard the Lion Heart, around which "lauze" stone slab-roofed houses with their creamy façades are built. Leave the car in the car park and climb the many steep steps leading to the chateau and you will be rewarded with a manificent view of the valley. The castle is a fine example of 13th century fortress.
La Roque Gageac: This is the most romantic of all the golden stone villages. It even has its own fairy tale castle. Nestling under a crumbling rocky cliff along the river side, it is cited as one of the most beautiful villages in the whole of France. Every visitor falls under its charm. La Roque-Gageac is in a magnificent location and the narrow streets of La Roque-Gageac also pass through an interesting tropical garden as they climb. Often little more than a row of riverside houses squeezed between the Dordogne river in front and sheltered below the overhanging cliffs behind, it is truly a 'picture postcard' village.
Sarlat: The capital of the Black Perigord region, is a medieval town that developed around a large Benedictine abbey of Carolingian origin. The medieval Sarlat Cathedral is dedicated to Saint Sacerdos.Because modern history has largely passed it by, Sarlat has remained preserved and one of the towns most representative of 14th century France. It owes its current status on France's Tentative List for future nomination as a UNESCO World Heritage site to the enthusiasm of writer, resistance fighter and politician André Malraux, who, as Minister of Culture (1960-1969), restored the town and many other sites of historic significance throughout France. The centre of the old town consists of impeccably restored stone buildings and is largely car-free.
Château de Castelnaud-la-Chapelle: The oldest documents mentioning it date to the 13th century, when it figured in the Albigensian Crusade; its Cathar castellan was Bernard de Casnac. Simon de Montfort took the castle and installed a garrison; when it was retaken by Bernard, he hanged them all. During the Hundred Years' War, the castellans of Castelnaud owed their allegiance to the Plantagenets, the sieurs de Beynac across the river, to the king of France. In later times it was abandoned bit by bit, until by the French Revolution it was a ruin. Today the picturesquely restored château, a private property open to the public, houses a much-visited museum of medieval warfare, featuring reconstructions of siege engines, mangonneaux, and trebuchets. The castle is listed as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture.
Domme: A very attractive bastide town, founded in 1283 Domme is at the top of a fairly steep hill, and has 180 degree views across the Dordogne river and surrounding countryside from the terraced belvedere area at the top of the village, including Beynac and La Roque Gageac. The town is entered by a large fortified gate at the bottom of the main street (it is unusual for a bastide town to retain its fortifications) - with huge towers either side that also served as prisons. The 'main street' then passes up the hill, between lots of lovely honey-coloured old houses (now largely gift shops etc). Some of the traditional houses are attractively decorated with balconies and stone staircases. At the top will find a large open area with magnificent views, several cafes, and the entrance to Domme caves. The original open market hall, with impressive carpentry and stone supporting pillars, is also in this square, overlooked by the fine 15th century 'Hotel du Gouverneur'.
Rocamadour: Rocamadour is the 2nd most visited site in France and has attracted visitors for its beautiful setting in a gorge above a tributary of the River Dordogne, and especially for its historical monuments and its sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which for centuries has attracted pilgrims from every country, among them kings, bishops, and nobles.The town below the complex of monastic buildings and pilgrimage churches, traditionally dependent on the pilgrimage site and now on the tourist trade, lies near the river on the lowest slopes; it gives its name to Rocamadour, a small goat's milk cheese that was awarded AOC status in 1996
The places described above are just six of our favourites but there are so many other things to see here - markets, historic houses, old mills, vineyard tours or just the lovely countryside. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like any information on any particular attraction and we will do our best to get as much information as we can to you.
The dark waters of the Dordogne river slices through the heart of the Perigord Noir, along it's banks are such gems as Montfort, La Roque-Gageac, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle and Beynac-et-Cazenac.Rocamadour, which is the second most visited sight in France is only 30 minutes away.
All these can be seen from Domme the bastide overlooking the dordogne valley, it is perched high on a hill above the valley, Domme is undoubtedly the finest French bastide in the Perigord.
[Domme] The area also has the greatest cluster of prehistoric sites in Europe.
There are children's adventure parks, canoeing, golf, quad biking, paint ball, hot-air balloon rides, pony treks and many more activities just within 20 minutes of your gite. There are also numerous romantic chateaux to visit, this area really is one of the jewels in France's crown.
We are located very near to the Dordogne river valley in which there are numerous activities such as canoeing and kayaking, cycling (there is a large network of cycle tracks that snake through the countryside, often along the river). There are several horseriding centres near us, adventure playgrounds, water parks, you can take a hot air balloon or plane ride over the dordogne valley for a fantastic view of the river and the numerous chateaux. Our converted barn is very near a lovely clean bathing lake with a sandy beach and fishing area. You can have a day off road motor biking, led by an English guide, and explore the Lot and Dordogne departments from a very different perspective. There is a quad bike hire centre and you can also arrange a paint ball day. local tennis courts are not far as are some very nice golf courses. Of course after all this activity you can come back and relax next to the pool with a long cool drink and watch the sun go down over the wooded valley.