Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
In a lovely rural situation with country views 5 minutes from local shops (baker, butcher, grocer, chemist, boutique, hairdressers, greengrocer, florist, post office), bar and restaurants. Love to eat and drink well? Truffles, foie gras, confit, cabecou, walnuts, saffron, the famous "black" wines of Cahors are all on offer here in the many colourful markets and amazingly good value restaurants. Plenty of sporting and cultural activities available locally and well situated for walkers with more than 650 km of marked trails including the famous "chemin de St Jacques de Compostelle" virtually on the doorstep.
A perfect retreat for couples seeking total relaxation, the apartment can also accommodate 4 people comfortably with a full-size double sofa-bed. Supper on the terrace with views over the meadow and wooded valley and then maybe a dip in the heated illuminated pool before bed ... sleep well!!
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brive la Gaillarde 55 km, Nearest railway: Gourdon 8 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Attractive character property with exposed beams, stonework and wood flooring.
Spacious, comfortable and light.
Peaceful location with lovely views over farmland and woods.
All household linen provided except pool towels.
Household consumables provided (loo rolls, kitchen towels, detergents, soap etc) - just put your cases down and relax!
Fitted with smoke alarm.
Well fitted modern kitchen area and shower room.
Bed(s) made up for your arrival.
|Further details outdoors|
Separate private access (by 8 stone steps) with shady on-site parking a couple of metres away.
Private terrace area with table and chairs and gas barbecue/plancha for outside dining.
Unrestricted use of owners' pool (according to season) and sunbeds.
Garaging for your cycles.
Free access to 1.5 h of natural gardens and meadow.
Views over neighbouring farmland and wooded valley.
Get to watch some spectacular wildlife - red kite are frequent visitors wheeling overhead - deer, wild boar, fox, red squirrel, hare, woodpecker to name a few.
Spectacular night skies - virtually no light pollution means the stars look really amazing!
We try to keep the pool (freshwater system, ie no chlorine or salt) open as long as possible through the year but this does depend on the prevailing weather conditions (normally May - October).
Pool, gardens and grounds shared only with the owners.
Welcome pack on arrival.
English owners on site for advice or assistance.
The Midi-Pyrenees region
The Lot simply does have "the lot" in terms of activities, climate, landscape and culture, not to mention gastronomy! They say that around every corner you will find a stunning view and that is the truth. Rolling forested hills as far as the eye can see, beautiful mediaeval hamlets and villages nestling between verdant hillsides, magnificent rivers, lakes and streams. Underground caves with prehistoric drawings and incredible rock formations; chateaux, vineyards, orchards. Whatever your idea of fun - cave-diving, rock-climbing, pot-holing, kayaking, rambling, horse-riding, cycling, swimming, fishing, golf, tennis or just relaxing - it's all here! And all amid the most glorious unspoilt scenery.
Talk of all that activity will no doubt have made you hungry and where better to eat than in the Lot? Wonderful markets full of fresh produce - walnuts, truffles, cheeses, local wines and liqueurs - and friendly, relaxed restaurants where you can savour the local gastronomy at your leisure.
So many places to visit all within easy reach ... underground caverns at Padirac, the famous mediaeval Pont de Valentre (now a World Heritage Site) at Cahors, cave paintings at Cougnac (Gourdon). Then there's beautiful Rocamadour, Figeac, Sarlat, Souillac, Puy L'Eveque, Martel, Saint Cirq-Lapopie. The list is endless, but you can be sure that there is something for everyone here.
Fetes and festivals abound in all the towns and villages. Summer time is all about music and outdoor fun but there are weeks dedicated to the more serious business of food - truffle markets, wine tastings and the like. Farm visits, riverboat trips, hot air balloon rides, even hiking with a donkey as companion - you'll find it here!
Our nearest village is St Projet (5 minutes' stroll to the other side of the valley) but there are no shops here any more except for the Post Office. It's a pretty village with a charming tiny church at its centre, a remarkable pigeonnier and several lovely old stone houses ... and of course the village "lavoir" where the laundry was washed and gossip no doubt exchanged. We have an annual Fete du Pain and several local fund-raising fetes. There's a small sports area in the village centre where you can play table tennis or practise your basket ball skills. The nearest restaurant is 2 km away at Peyrebrune: an auberge where you will find tasty local food in plentiful quantities at a good price. Le Vigan is the nearest village with shops, bar and restaurants. It's only 5 minutes' drive away and you'll find a good selection of places to eat plus tennis courts, fishing and table tennis tables.
Gourdon is our nearest town and is famous for its mediaeval centre and its annual fair. It's a friendly town with a weekly market (Saturday), a good range of individual shops, restaurants and cafes (great for sipping a coffee and watching the world go by or just soaking up the amazing views) and also main supermarkets. There's a swimming lake, an equestrian centre and a range of other leisure facilities here too.
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26 Sep 2013
This was simply one of the best holidays we have ever had. The accommodation, facilities and location are outstanding and we can't wait to go back! You will definitely need a car and don't g… More
17 Aug 2013
"our best hoiliday yet !"
We had the most amazing holiday. We booked the holiday online both Anna and Mel went out of their way to ensure we had all the information and we needed before we arrived. On arrival the grounds, po… More
5 Aug 2013
We spent two lovely weeks at this gite. Anna and Mel were incredibly warm, welcoming and helpful, but not at all intrusive.The gite is bright, airy, comfortable and nicely furnished. It is also very… More
1 Aug 2013
"Relaxing idyllic surroundings....a real find!"
Mel and Anna were great hosts, relaxing surroundings, fantastic pool.....owners who live in the premises could not have been more helpful and never intruded in our privacy. Perfect location for explor… More
1 Jul 2013
"Peaceful, quiet location but easy access to all the area has to offer with the bonus of our own pool."
As two "oldies", my husband and I wanted a peaceful break without having to share a pool with other families. Les Placelles was perfect for us, we were given a warm welcome from Anna and Mel… More
14 Oct 2012
"Very relaxing holiday"
A stylishly renovated, comfortable appartment, with all mod cons and a large private pool. Anna and Mel were incredibly helpful and a mine of information with regard to tourist attractions and restaurants in the area.
We found the location very central for the Dordogne/Lot rivers and the numerous tourist attractions in this area. It was a pleasant surprise how traffic free the roads were.
We will be visiting Les Placelles again and highly recommend it.
2 Sep 2012
This was our first trip to France, but most assuredly... not our last!Anna and I became great pen-pals months prior to our stay at Les Placelles, which made it seem like we were part of the family on … More
2 Aug 2012
We stayed at Les Placelles for 2 weeks in July 2012 and had a great time despite some indifferent weather. The gite is situated in a stunning location and is very tranquil and peaceful. The gite has recently been renovated by Anna and Mel who live on site to a high standard.
The accommodation was superb, furnished to a very high standard and equipped with everything you would need. The kitchen is very well equipped and the gite was very spacious, clean, and welcoming with a lovely patio and pool to relax at after the day. Top all of this off with the most wonderful hosts. Anna and Mel are truly inspirational, they have done a great job in transforming this property and always available when needed but never imposing. Both are very knowledgeable of the area.
Situated in a perfect location surrounded by beautiful countryside, very peaceful quiet with Cahors only a short drive away. Plenty of great restaurants and wine tasting, if you desire. Roacamdour is stunning. An abundance of fabulous wines and cheeses.
We would highly recommend this property to our friends and family.
6 Sep 2011
"Great place to chillax"
My husband & I stayed here for 2 weeks - peaceful, relaxing - lovely airy apartment.
Plenty of day trips and places to eat - with the lure of a lovely pool for those lazy afternoons on your return. Good patio area to chillax with a glass or 2 with a BBQ or just passing the time with Mel & Anna the owners over a glass of Sarlanoix - I'm hooked!!!
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