La Grange à la Fontaine
Gite | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
La Grange à la Fontaine has been lovingly converted into a beautiful large modern home in the tranquil village of La Masse. The barn is tastefully furnished, extremely well equipped and tastefully decorated throughout and is set in about a 1/3 of an acre, which is accessed through a private gated entrance and has ample private parking. The barn has beautiful views of the surrounding hills & valley in which it sits. On entering the barn, there is a piano and leather sofa and the beautiful "floating" stairs that will lead you up to the large, beamed and open plan kitchen, dining and lounge areas, and then on to the Master suite, with open plan bathroom and also another bedroom with an en suite shower. The modern kitchen has an American style Fridge freezer, with filtered water and ice dispenser. There is also a dishwasher, microwave and a range cooker.
Downstairs, off of the hall, there is a double bedroom with an en suite shower. This bedroom can also house a cot or guest bed if required. There is a toilet and utility area with a washing machine. Outside, there is a large courtyard with a barbecue, a pergola for shaded dining and with a table with ample seating and sunbeds, next to the salt water and solar heated, 8.1 metres x 4.6 metres above ground swimming pool Bikes are available for your use. A boules set is also supplied and can be played on the lawn. A sand pit along with pool toys and inflatables are also supplied. The pool is available from May to October.
WIFI is accessible in ALL areas of the barn and also outside in the courtyard and around the pool.
Although we are a strictly "non smoking" house, smoking is permitted in the grounds of the barn.
The barn has been designed to offer luxury accommodation for singles, couples and families of all ages to enable you have a great holiday in a very beautiful part of France.
We provide a welcome pack. .
At Christmas, La Grange a la Fontaine is a beautiful place to spend the festive period with family and friends. A Christmas tree and decorations are provided. Also at Christmas time the barn is centrally heated from the main wood burner downstairs, and in the lounge area there is a beautiful second log fire, next to the Christmas tree, which is surrounded by the comfy sofas. Because the kitchen, lounge and dining areas are "open plan", this is a great social area especially at this special time of year.
NEW for 2014
outside there is a dining and large comfy seating area, under cover, in the courtyard. This will be great space for the summer and perhaps even better for our Autumn and Winter guests!
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac, Toulouse, Brive and Bordeaux, Nearest railway: Cahors|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
We have two bedrooms on the first floor, 1 is the master suite which has wooden floors, exposed beams and stone walls, luxurious open plan en-suite facilities, a king-size bed, convertible day bed (to king size) 3 double wardrobes, additional furniture and views over the gardens and the surrounding hills and valley. The other bedroom on the this floor looks out onto the fountain and square of La Masse, it has a double bed. There are triple wardrobes and contemporary en-suite facilities. The third bedroom has a double bed and is on the ground floor and has a tiled floor, triple wardrobes and modern en suite facilities, which include a beautiful natural stone and tiled, walk-in shower and heated wall-mounted towel rail. Also available, upon request, are 2 compact folding single guest beds. A cot can be provided upon request. All bedrooms come with ample towels and bedding.
The master suite has open plan en-suite facilities that include an elegant roll-top bath, hand basin, toilet and mirror. Bedroom 2 has en-suite facilities that include a modern large glass fronted shower, integrated hand basin, toilet, heated towel rail and mirror. Bedroom 3 has en-suite facilities that include, a large tiled wall and stone floored walk-in shower, integrated hand basin, toilet, heated towel rail and mirror. There is also a ground floor cloakroom which incorporates a washing machine.
The Midi-Pyrenees region
Nearby is a beautiful 14th century château and church. Prayssac at 5km is our nearest town with supermarkets and restaurants etc. Catus' leisure lake and beach (Lac Vert) is 15km away, where you can swim, fish, play tennis, volleyball & hire pedalos etc. Other activities in the area include rambling, golf, mountain biking and horse riding etc.
The medieval town of Puy l'Eveque and sites such as Rocamadour and the caves at Gouffre de Padirac are also in the Lot. The area has many vineyards, forming the heart of the Cahors AOC wine region. Cahors at 25km, renowned for its 14th-century Pont Valentre bridge and for it's culinary heritage, was recently featured on Jamie Oliver's cookery programme on Channel 4. Because of this heritage, there are great opportunities to visit superb local restaurants and to taste wine at local vineyards.
La Grange à la Fontaine is situated in the very picturesque hamlet of La Masse. We have an interesting 12th Century Church and Saracen Chimney. The church features the most unusual frescoes of the Seven Deadly Sins. La Masse is part of the commune of Les Junies (where you can find a beautiful 14th century château and church) . Also within the valley in which La Masse sits, there was an important neolithic settlement (there is now a marked walk called Circuit des Dolmens).
We are also situated near the historic town of Cahors, with it's world-famous and beautiful fortified bridge, the 14th-century 'Pont Valentre,' which spans the river Lot and is indeed the symbol of Cahors. It is the only fortified bridge in the world with three towers and is mentioned in Dante's “Inferno”. There is also an internationally famous annual Blues festival.
We recommend exploring the River Lot from the water. There are many river boat trips and boats for hire, including canoeing and kayaking. Other popular sporting activities in the are are rambling, golf, mountain biking and horse riding. Prayssac is our nearest town, (5km) which has a twice weekly market and also offers access to supermarkets, a Post Office and banks amongst a number of other shops. La Masse is also close to the medieval town of Puy l'Eveque on the river Lot. We are also very close to world famous sites such as Rocamadour and the caves at Gouffre de Padirac. Catus is about 1/4 hr from here with it's leisure lake and- the 'Lac Vert' leisure complex.
As well as swimming and fishing in the lake, there are pedalos and canoes for hire. It also has a lakeside café bar and two restaurants with views overlooking the water. Free activities at the lake include two floodlit tennis courts, volleyball and table tennis. There are also swings and slides for young children.
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23 Aug 2013
"A wonderful restful place..perfect"
If you want to get away from it all in the most wonderful country setting then this is the place. The barn!! is fantastic modern but retaining all the original beams and walls the kitchen a chefs dream. Outside walnut, plum and apple trees shade the pool area and dot the huge garden. The owner Gary was so helpful, nothing was a problem. Recommend a few visits to Cahors fantastic restaurants and only 20 minutes away. Yeah, look forward to returning some day soon!
9 Aug 2013
"Perfect family retreat!"
I cannot recommend this wonderful place enough.It is in a tiny village, about a mile from the nearest town, and surrounded by beautiful, peaceful countryside. The house was spotlessly clean and had ev… More
6 Aug 2013
"Excellent estate and friendly hosts"
We had the pleasure of staing with Gaynor and Gerri for three weeks during summer of 2013. The house is big and very nicely refurbished, and holds every modern commodity you could possibly need. We en… More
28 Feb 2013
"havre de paix"
Gite décoré avec gout ,grand volume,propreté impeccable, prestations à la hauteur du descriptif énoncé sur votre site, proprietaires charmants et discrets .restaurants sympa à 2/3 km ,supermarc… More
27 Feb 2013
We had a wonderful time in this location, due to the huge size of the barn, very useful (for us), the fine equipment, the huge size (again) of the garden, which can be called a field. Our kids enjoyed… More
1 Oct 2012
"Fantastic property, great location."
A very stylish property in a beautiful and secluded part of France. The owner Garry was a thoroughly nice bloke, and always on hand to help out if we needed anything. Lent us bikes too, which was very… More
7 Jan 2012
This property was excellent and just as the details describe. It was well
maintained and very private with large grounds and plenty of space. The
owners (Garry and Gaynor) were always on hand if required but never
intrusive. Ample supply of fruit from the apple and plum trees.
Lots of things to do in the area or relax by the pool. Rocamadour and the
cave at Padirac well worth a visit as well as exploring the medieval
villages in the area. La Venus restaurant in Prayssac very good.
Would definately recommend this place and hope to return at some time."
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