Martel holiday house rental, Foussac with beach/lake nearby, internet access and balcony/terrace and walking

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Manoir XVIth century with scenic view - Le Castellou gite

House / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 14 Home 258821

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House / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 14

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

Le Castellou is located in the oldest part of the property, the southern wing. It also occupies the central dovecote, feature of the Quercy and the Perigord, where is one of the bedrooms. This gite can accommodate 14 persons in exceptional volumes.

On the ground floor, the 50 sq.m stateroom has a vast fireplace in perfect condition, that works and is decorated with a 'cross pattée'. En-suite to a vast kitchen, the living area is an enormous room of 60 sq.m, very comfortable both in the summer and in the winter thanks to its underfloor heating. In this room, there is also a huge 16th century fireplace.

At the basement, the vast English billiard room of 50 sq.m is set on a beautiful floor in rammed earth with Dordogne pebble patterns. The fireplace of the former kitchen gives to this place a unique style.

The accommodation has WiFi internet access and a flat 34' screen satellite TV with international channels.

Size Sleeps up to 14, 6 bedrooms
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Nearest beach Dordogne river beach 300 m
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 8 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: 25 km, Nearest railway: Saint-Denis près Martel 6 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Shared outdoor pool (heated)
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (3), Single beds (6), Cots (1), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

At ground level, the master bedroom, a large bedroom with en-suite bathroom and small office, is equipped with a double bed.

Upstairs is a 2nd large bedroom, decorated with stained glass windows, and a 3rd double bedroom.

The 4th bedroom is equipped with 2 single beds which can be gathered in a double bed.

There are a 5th bedroom with 4 single beds and a 6th bedroom with a sofa-bed in the main dovecote.

On the ground floor, the bathroom en-suite to the bedroom has a large corner bathtub.

Further details outdoors

The access to the garden is by a south-oriented terrace, of which the vine arbours offer a refreshing shade. A covered garage, with electric door, offers 2 parking spaces.

The Midi-Pyrénées region

Tourist sites/Heritage

The Manoir de Foussac is ideally located to visit Rocamadour and the Padirac Chasm. It is the perfect starting point for walks in the numerous tourist sites of the region: Sarlat-la-Caneda and the Lascaux caves in Perigord, Collonges-la-Rouge and the Chateau de Castelnau in Correze, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie in the Lot. In the summer, the numerous cultural festivals allow you to discover them in music: Souillac en Jazz, Africajarc, sacred music in Rocamadour...

Gastronomy/local products

The Manoir de Foussac is in the heart of a land of traditions, rich of the South-West gastronomy. The ducks and goose farms sell Foie Gras, duck breast and confit directly from the producer to the consumer. The walnut orchards surrounding the manor produce walnuts that accompany with delight the Cabecou, Rocamadour's goat cheese, to serve with one of the famous wines of Cahors. We can find these regional products on the organic, traditional or nocturnal markets organised in the beautiful market halls of the villages of Quercy and Martel, the city with the 7 towers.

A dairy farm below allows buying in fresh milk at dawn or sunset during milking time.



The Manoir de Foussac is immediately close to Dordogne: the beach of Foussac is 250m away. It offers a laid out site very pleasant for swimming in the river, the perfect place when you want to refresh after enjoying the heated pool of the property. The canoeing base, on the opposite shore, allows to hire small boats to go down the Dordogne up to the water park of Souillac.

Hikes are numerous in the valley and along the paths of Santiago de Compostela. They allow you to enjoy many panoramas, from the river or from the top of the cliffs. The Belvedere de Copeyre, overlooking the Manoir de Foussac, offers a stunning view over the Dordogne and the Causse de Floirac. Very close by are planted numerous walnut orchards of which the culture replaced the one of the vines after the Phylloxera invasion in the early 20th century.

An oxbow lake of the Dordogne, the Couasne de Floirac, owns an ecosystem of a large environmental interest. The observation of this Espace Naturel Sensible (ENS - Sensitive Natural Space) will make the youngest happy as well as the nature lovers.

Nearby, you can practice tennis or play minigolf. For the more sporty people, the Cirque de Floirac is a place favourable to hang gliding and paragliding, where you can have your first time in the air.

To discover the region without walking, children can board on the «Truffadou», the steam train that goes along the cliff.

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      Calendar last updated:20 Oct 2015

      Based in France

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