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|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 shower room|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||11:00|
|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|
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|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 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.