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Self Catering Holiday Home Overlooking the River Célé, Near Figeac in the Lot

Weekly Rental:From GBP 700 to GBP 840

Property

Houses

Sleeps

6

Single/Double

2 / 2

Bathrooms

2

Pets

Not Allowed

Pool

No

This is a large house on three floors, situated in a tranquil position overlooking the River Célé, yet only five minutes walk from the centre of the beautifully preserved medieval town of Figeac with its great restaurants and friendly cafes.

Famous for its Summer Arts and Theatre Festival, Figeac also has a museum dedicated to Champollion who cracked Egyptian hieroglyphics.

Figeac is served by the airports of Brive 1.5 hours drive (via Ryanair from Stanstead), Bergerac (via FLYBE from Southampton) or Toulouse, Limogés all 2.5 hours drive away.

The property sleeps 6, is decorated and furnished to the highest standards and has a well-equipped open plan kitchen and large dinning room, a private terrace overlooking the river; three double bedrooms; two bathrooms and a sitting room with tv and music system.

Regrettably, no pets and the house is also not suitable for young children. Rates include all utilities and linen is provided.


ROOMS AND ACCOMMODATION:

Kitchen / Dining Room
The well-appointed kitchen has a large oak dining table to comfortably seat ten, an oven with gas hob and microwave.

There is a separate service room housing a washing machine and tumble dryer. All crockery, kitchenware and glassware supplied to a high standard.

The Dining area leads out onto a sunny, private riverside terrace with barbecue and garden furniture.

Modern Bathroom
The modern fully tiled bathroom has a large shower and separate toilet. Towels are provided.

First Floor
Open plan oak staircase leads to the Lounge

Lounge
The lounge is light and airy and has three comfortable sofas, an armchair; TV and DVD player equipped with Sky to receive BBC and a music system set up to benefit from the fantastic acoustics the room affords.

This is a magical room with its many original beams overhead, where you can relax and gain a real sense of its history as a Tannery.

This beautiful south facing room has views across the river to the Chateau opposite.
The lounge leads out to two bedrooms and the second bathroom and the staircase to bedroom 3.

Bedroom 1
This bedroom has a double bed and fitted wardrobe.

Bedroom 2
The bedroom has two single beds and a fitted wardrobe.

Second Bathroom
The modern bathroom is fully tiled and has a bath, shower and separate toilet facilities. Towels are provided.

Second Floor:
Open plan oak staircase leads to the solelhos which has been converted to form a stunning third bedroom

Bedroom 3
This bedroom at the top of the Tannery was originally a solelhos (an open sided wooden gallery) that has been converted into a third bedroom.

It has a magnificent large sleigh double bed and oak furniture. The eight windows provide views across rooftops and across the river to the Chateau on the opposite river bank.

 

PHOTOS

Kitchenware Appliances

Cooker/Hob Fridge Freezer Microwave Washing Machine Tumble Dryer

Fixtures & Equipment

TV Satellite DVD Player

External Features

Private Garden BBQ Sun Loungers : Yes

Local Attractions

Figeac lies on the River Célé, 71km east of Cahors and some 8km north of the Lot. It's a beautiful town with an unspoilt medieval centre, not too encumbered by tourism.

It owes its beginnings to the foundation of an abbey in the early days of Christianity in France, one which quickly became wealthy because of its position on the pilgrim routes to both Rocamadour and Compostela.

In the Middle Ages it became a centre of tanning, which accounts for the many houses whose top floors have solelhos, or open-sided wooden galleries. Again, as so often, it was the Wars of Religion that pushed it into eclipse, for Figeac threw in its Lot with the nearby Protestant stronghold of Montauban and suffered reprisals by the victorious royalists in 1662.

Roads and train line both funnel you automatically into the town centre, where the Hôtel de la Monnaie surveys place Vival. It's a splendid building whose origins go back to the thirteenth century, when the city's mint was located in this district. The building now houses the tourist office (www.tourism-figeac.com) where you can find details of the summer Arts and Theatre Festival, mountain biking, horse riding, canoeing, rock climbing, walking and many other activities.

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Photo by edem56
In the streets radiating off to the north of the square Caviale, République, Gambetta and their cross-streets there's a delightful range of houses of the medieval and classical periods, both stone and half-timbered with brick noggings, adorned with carvings and colonnettes, ogees, and interesting bits of ironwork.

At the end of these streets are the two small squares of place Carnot and place Champollion, both of great charm. The former is the site of the old halles, under whose awning cafés now spreads their tables.

Jean-François Champollion, who cracked Egyptian hieroglyphics by deciphering the triple text of the Rosetta Stone, was born in a house off the square, and the building now houses a very interesting museum dedicated to his life and work. At the end of this alley, a larger-than-life reproduction of the Rosetta Stone forms the floor of the tiny Place des Écritures.

Places to visit near Figeac and approximate distances:

Aurillac Avergne town at 57 km
Autoire Most beautiful village at 37 km
Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne Riverside village at 47 km
Belcastel Most beautiful village at 40 km
Bruniquel Most beautiful village at 73 km
Cahors medieval bridge town at 68 km
Carennac Most beautiful village at 49 km
Chateau de Montfort Chateau at 56 km
Collonges-la-Rouge Most beautiful village at 66 km
Conques Most beautiful village at 39 km
Cordes-sur-Ciel Bastide town at 60 km
Curemonte Most beautiful village at 54 km
Gramat Town near Rocamadour at 40 km
Loubressac Most beautiful village at 40 km
Najac Most beautiful village at 42 km
Rocamadour Pilgrimage village at 51 km
Saint-Cirq-Lapopie Most beautiful village at 43 km
Salers Most beautiful village at 78 km
Sauveterre-de-Rouergue Market town at 52 km
Souillac Abbey town at 70 km
Turenne Most beautiful village at 71 km
Villefranche-de-Rouergue Bastide at 27 km

Special Rental Conditions

Regrettably, no pets and the house is also not suitable for young children. Rates include all utilities and linen is provided.

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Property Exterior

Private Garden:
Yes
BBQ:
Yes
Sun Loungers:
Yes

Local Attractions

Figeac lies on the River Célé, 71km east of Cahors and some 8km north of the Lot. It's a beautiful town with an unspoilt medieval centre, not too encumbered by tourism.

It owes its beginnings to the foundation of an abbey in the early days of Christianity in France, one which quickly became wealthy because of its position on the pilgrim routes to both Rocamadour and Compostela.

In the Middle Ages it became a centre of tanning, which accounts for the many houses whose top floors have solelhos, or open-sided wooden galleries. Again, as so often, it was the Wars of Religion that pushed it into eclipse, for Figeac threw in its Lot with the nearby Protestant stronghold of Montauban and suffered reprisals by the victorious royalists in 1662.

Roads and train line both funnel you automatically into the town centre, where the Hôtel de la Monnaie surveys place Vival. It's a splendid building whose origins go back to the thirteenth century, when the city's mint was located in this district. The building now houses the tourist office (www.tourism-figeac.com) where you can find details of the summer Arts and Theatre Festival, mountain biking, horse riding, canoeing, rock climbing, walking and many other activities.

A generic square placeholder image with rounded corners in a figure.
Photo by edem56
In the streets radiating off to the north of the square Caviale, République, Gambetta and their cross-streets there's a delightful range of houses of the medieval and classical periods, both stone and half-timbered with brick noggings, adorned with carvings and colonnettes, ogees, and interesting bits of ironwork.

At the end of these streets are the two small squares of place Carnot and place Champollion, both of great charm. The former is the site of the old halles, under whose awning cafés now spreads their tables.

Jean-François Champollion, who cracked Egyptian hieroglyphics by deciphering the triple text of the Rosetta Stone, was born in a house off the square, and the building now houses a very interesting museum dedicated to his life and work. At the end of this alley, a larger-than-life reproduction of the Rosetta Stone forms the floor of the tiny Place des Écritures.

Places to visit near Figeac and approximate distances:

Aurillac Avergne town at 57 km
Autoire Most beautiful village at 37 km
Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne Riverside village at 47 km
Belcastel Most beautiful village at 40 km
Bruniquel Most beautiful village at 73 km
Cahors medieval bridge town at 68 km
Carennac Most beautiful village at 49 km
Chateau de Montfort Chateau at 56 km
Collonges-la-Rouge Most beautiful village at 66 km
Conques Most beautiful village at 39 km
Cordes-sur-Ciel Bastide town at 60 km
Curemonte Most beautiful village at 54 km
Gramat Town near Rocamadour at 40 km
Loubressac Most beautiful village at 40 km
Najac Most beautiful village at 42 km
Rocamadour Pilgrimage village at 51 km
Saint-Cirq-Lapopie Most beautiful village at 43 km
Salers Most beautiful village at 78 km
Sauveterre-de-Rouergue Market town at 52 km
Souillac Abbey town at 70 km
Turenne Most beautiful village at 71 km
Villefranche-de-Rouergue Bastide at 27 km

In the area

This Property is situated in Lot, Midi-Pyrenees

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