This beautifully restored country house was originally part of an old priory. With two traditional pigeonnier towers, it sits in 1 hectare of private grounds, in a quiet peaceful position on the edge of a hamlet with a medieval church and small château. Set in the heart of the Cahors vineyards it is surrounded by fields and woodlands and there are extensive views from all around the house and garden.
The property has been completely renovated to provide quality accommodation with many original features preserved including beamed ceilings and exposed stone walls. Beautifully furnished throughout.
Living accommodation comprises two very large living rooms and 6 bedrooms to sleep up to 12. 4 bathrooms (2 ensuite) and two fully equipped kitchens. Wi-Fi internet, music centre and UK satellite TV channels.
There are two covered dining terraces, a BBQ area within an attractive walled courtyard, a large garden with lawns suitable for children to play outside games and an orchard filled with walnut, pear, plum and cherry trees. On the terrace there is a fig tree which provides delicious fresh figs for breakfast.
Private pool 11m x 5m with sun terrace and loungers. Securely fenced with lockable gate. Solar shower.
Table tennis, boules, outdoor games.
The property is located near a small hamlet between Prayssac and Luzech overlooking the Valley of the Lot.
The local village of Sauzet (5 minutes) has a grocery store/tabac, bakery, post office, Doctor and café bar and restaurant.
Prayssac lies 6 miles North-West across the river Lot. A popular, lively town full of shops, boutiques and pavement cafés, it has 2 large Supermarkets, all amenities and a good market on Fridays.
Cahors (25 minutes) is the major regional centre.
Steps from the paved courtyard lead to a large covered terrace and entrance door.
Covered outdoor dining / living terrace with 2 tables and 10 chairs.
Kitchen with central island, double sink, oven and hob, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher and French doors to terrace.
Living / dining room with exposed stone walls, original open fireplace, chestnut dining table and chairs, Digital TV with UK satellite channels, Wi-Fi internet, DVD and music centre. Comfortably furnished with traditional French furniture, sofas and oak tables.
Bedroom 1, single, (in the Pigeonnier) with view over courtyard and swimming pool.
Bedroom 2, double, with ensuite WC, shower, bidet, hand basin and heated towel rail. Hairdryer.
STAIRS TO LOWER GROUND FLOOR;
Bedroom 3, large double, with adjoining converted chapel bedroom with single bed. Enjoys beautiful views to the East with morning sunshine. French Door to paved terrace and steps leading to the garden and pool area.
Adjoining separate bathroom with WC, bath / shower, hand basin and heated towel rail.
Back door leads to a covered terrace and the external utility room with 9kg washing machine, sink, worktops, drying frames, ironing facilities and a fridge for drinks.
Large outdoor covered terrace with dining area, table and 6 chairs. Table tennis. Entrance door to West wing.
Bright and very spacious living room with chateau fireplace, exposed stone wall and leather sofas. 32" TV with UK satellite channels, Wi-Fi internet, DVD and Music Centre. Board Games French doors to courtyard.
Steps lead down to a fully equipped second kitchen with breakfast / dining table, dishwasher, double sink, fridge freezer, microwave, oven and hob. West-facing window with views of the garden.
Stairs to 1st floor;
Bedroom 4, (in the Tower) double with ensuite WC, shower, bidet and hand basin. Hairdryer.
Wide corridor with oak beamed ceiling leads to;
Bedroom 5, two singles / or super king double.
Bedroom 6, two singles.
Separate bathroom with WC, shower, hand basin and heated towel rail.
1 hectare of private grounds with lawn, grass and orchard. South-facing aspect.
Two shaded, dining terraces with tables and chairs. BBQ in walled courtyard.
Secluded, sunny private salt water pool, 11m x 5m (max depth 1.80m) with roman steps and sun terrace with loungers.
Garden WC and hand basin.
Private drive and plenty of parking.
Calendar 2016 - 2017
|From||To||Weekly rental rates||Euros||Sterling *||US Dollars *|
|27/08/2016||01/10/2016||September||€ 2,350||£ 2,028||$ 2,637|
|27/05/2017||08/07/2017||June & early July||€ 2,350||£ 2,028||$ 2,637|
|08/07/2017||02/09/2017||Mid July & August||€ 3,150||£ 2,719||$ 3,534|
|02/09/2017||30/09/2017||September||€ 2,350||£ 2,028||$ 2,637|
|Refundable Security Bond||€ 800|
- * Sterling & US Dollar rates are provided only as a guide. Rentals are payable in Euros.
- Prices are for the rental of the entire property above, per week.
- Bookings run from Saturday 4:00pm to Saturday 10:00am.
- Neither Pure France nor the property owner are liable for any loss or interruption of internet service.
- No smoking in the property.
- Bookings include electricity, water, linen and towels (including pool towels).
The property is located in open countryside 1 km from a small hamlet with a medieval church and petit chateau, between Prayssac and Luzech overlooking the beautiful Valley of the Lot.
The local village of Sauzet (5 minutes) has grocery store, bakery, café bar and restaurant, and the popular town of Prayssac (10 minutes) has 2 large supermarkets and all facilities.
Canoes and bicycles can be hired locally in Juillac (5 minutes away) and other activities include Hot-Air-Balloon Rides, sky diving, horse riding, and tennis all of which are available nearby. Many vineyard châteaux are open to visitors for wine tasting.
There are many interesting places to visit. Saint-Cirq-Lapopie (45 minutes), is a famous medieval village on a steep hillside above the river Lot. Boat Trips from Cahors provide an interesting way of getting there and enjoying the magnificent scenery from a different perspective. The famous shrine of Rocamadour (1 hour) is easily visited. The pretty village of Les Arques (20 minutes) was home to the Russian Sculptor Zadkin and boasts a Museum of his amazing work.
Cahors (25 minutes) is the regional centre, Built on a narrow peninsula formed by a meander in the river Lot, its history goes back to Roman times, and it was a centre of Cathar Resistance in the middle ages. The 12th century cathedral has celebrated Romanesque carvings. The fortified 'Pont Valentre' bridge over the Lot is unique, justly famous and features in many films.
The River Lot is one of the loveliest in France. The views from Belaye (5 minutes away) are spectacular as it meanders round fertile green farmland, the Cahors vineyards and villages which all have outstanding and atmospheric restaurants.
The region is widely regarded as a gastronomic paradise. Its cuisine is famous throughout France and beyond. Local specialities include dishes based on duck, goose, foi gras, wild mushrooms, truffles, plums, peaches, apricots, walnuts and their oil. The black wines of Cahors, raised on these stony hillsides, were known to the Romans, and have seen a lively revival in recent years.
« We very much enjoyed our stay at Le Pigeonnier du Lot thanks. We may well stay again. » Cotterell family, UK