The villa benefits from its own private pool, with a shallow end perfect for the children. Leading from the living room is a spacious balcony with stunning countryside views, furnished with a table and chairs to enable you to dine al fresco for a perfect holiday home experience. (See photographs)
There are two bedrooms, each with a double bed a bathroom / shower, sitting room/ dining room and American kitchen. It also contains an American kitchen. The sitting room/dining room leads to a large covered patio ideal for dining or relaxing. Outside there is a very large veranda with spectacular views over the valley, ideal for sunbathing and dining. The property has been refurbished to a high standard and offers a real taste of the Lot Valley.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Nearest beach||Catus Lac Vert 4 km|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Toulouse/Rodez/Carcassonne/Bergerac/Bordeaux 110 km, Nearest railway: Cahors 18 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Sofa Beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Upstream from Cahors, the road follows the River Lot through dramatic and awe-inspiring countryside towards St Cirq Lapopie, Cabrerets and the prehistoric caves of Pech Merle. All are well worth a visit. To the South are the spectacular deep gorges of the Aveyron and Tarn Rivers leading to the mediaeval towns of Cordes en ciel, (The village in the sky) and Albi with its painted cathedral and Toulouse Lautrec Museum. West of Cahors and spread over miles of countryside are the vineyards which produce the robust and distinctive Cahors Wine. The Dordogne, Rocamadour and the Gouffre de Padirac are some 45 kms to the North.
The whole region enjoys an abundance of good wine and food. Particular specialties include duck, truffles and an array of different cheeses. Locally grown fruit and vegetables are plentiful and delicious. The smaller restaurants in the surrounding villages are well worth visiting and many produce amazing menus of great value, variety and quality.
Markets in and near Saint-Medard
Catus: market Tuesday (4km)
Prayssac: market Friday (9km)
Cazals: market Sunday (13km)
Puy-l'Eveque: market Tuesday (13km)
Cahors: market Wednesday & Saturday (15km)
Sauveterre-la-Lemance: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (23km)
Montcuq: market Sunday (23km)
Monsempron-Libos: market Thursday (29km)
Domme: market Thursday (30km)
Montaigu-de-Quercy: market Saturday (31km)
The fascinating old market town of Cahors, almost surrounded by the River Lot, offers the visitor a vista of old buildings and streets to explore. Many of these date back to Roman times and include the famous Pont Valentré. The market and local vineyards are well worth a visit.
The local leisure centre and lake offers tennis, canoeing, boating and mini golf. The River Lot provides the more adventurous watersports enthusiast with a range of activities. There are a number of golf courses within reasonable driving distance
In St-Medard you can enjoy many walks through the idyllic countryside. One such walk through the top of the village leads to a vineyard. Most producers take great pleasure in sharing their know-how and love of their wines: each producer has a range of wines and vintages for you to try on the spot, glass in hand. Wine in this region is so inexpensive. You will also pass by the ex Maire of St-Medard whose farm provides a wide selection of homemade cheeses. At the end of a tiring day, treat yourself to a meal in the exclusive restaurant - Le Grindreau just around the corner.
Close to St-Medard are many other villages to be enjoyed, the nearest Catus (5km), has a lake where you can also enjoy many forms of water sports and fishing. The tourist office will provide you with many historic walks of their village. The village has a restaurant Le-Grindreau a Michelin star which although quite expensive is well worth a visit. Catus has all the shops necessary for daily living. Here you will find an excellent bakery, butchers, greengrocers, newsagent and small supermarket. Each Tuesday there is a local market which provides a colourful insight to the wealth of local produce and culture. There are also three large supermarkets in the surrounding areas.