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Traditional Quercy Stone Holiday Cottage with Private Pool, Lot, France - Genevrier

Weekly Rental:From GBP 995 to GBP 1595

Property

Cottages / Gites

Sleeps

5

Single/Double

3 / 1

Bathrooms

1

Pets

Allowed

Pool

Yes

Genévrier - Traditional Stone Cottage with Private Pool in Midi Pyrenees, Vallée du Lot, Sleeps 5 

Set in eight acres of its own land amid oak trees, juniper bushes and box together with wild orchids and honeysuckle, Genévrier has all the ingredients for a peaceful and relaxing holiday. 

Guests have exclusive use of the cottage, pool and grounds.

The Vallée du Lot is further south than some people realise, spring comes early, summers are usually hot and dry and autumns are delightfully warm.

It is a land of warmth and sunshine and spectacular beauty, scented with juniper and thyme and alive with butterflies, the perfect place to relax and unwind.

This charming three bedroom stone cottage can accommodate up to five guests and is ideally situated in a tranquil location. Our beautiful Lot home offers the ideal base for guests wishing to explore the local surroundings or just relax by the pool with a good book and a glass of local wine, whilst enjoying the peace and tranquillity.

Ground floor
The large open-plan living area features a traditional terracotta tiled floor and a beamed ceiling. A sofa and easy chairs provide comfortable seating in front of the cosy wood-burning stove, perfect for those cooler nights. The kitchen/dining area to the left of the entrance is well equipped and includes fridge, electric oven, gas hob and a microwave / combination oven. The pine dining table will seat 8+ people. The bathroom includes a wash-hand basin, shower and WC is also situated on the ground floor.

Upstairs
Two delightful and pretty double bedrooms with stripped wooden floors, sloping ceilings and original oak beams. One room has two single antique pine 'sleigh' beds with French doors and the other a full-size double bed and there is room for a small child's bed or cot. Both bedrooms have double aspects and boast fantastic views over the valley. An attractive extended landing/mezzanine at the top of the oak staircase contains a further single bed if required.

Garden
To the side of the cottage is a wonderful 'cuisine d'été'. This is really the place that you are likely to take all your meals during the hot summer months. The attractive covered area with stout oak beams and old canal tiles on the roof provides comfort and shade - an absolute necessity. A round metal painted table enables six to eat in comfort and a number of wicker chairs with squashy cushions gives the you opportunity to put your feet up and relax with a glass or three of the famous local Cahors wine and read those books. A 'baunderie' completes this area and has a large fridge / freezer, washer / drier and double sink together with plenty of storage.

The exceptional pool area is adjacent to the cottage, sheltered and completely private. The wall of the barn, a terraced wall with lavender and cypress together a lower wall leading off into the copse, bound it on three sides.

PHOTOS

Kitchenware Appliances

Cooker/Hob Fridge Freezer Microwave Toaster Kettle Dish Washer High Chair Washing Machine

Fixtures & Equipment

Hairdryer Iron Log Fire TV Satellite DVD Player Internet Access

External Features

Private Pool - Unheated Pool Barrier/Alarm Fitted Private Garden BBQ Sun Loungers : Yes Suitable for Children

Local Attractions

Amenities

Daily essentials are available in the village of Cénevières, about 3kms. Whilst the small town of Cajarc, which is an enjoyable 10-15 minute drive along the beautiful, superbly scenic river road, has a wider range of shops and cafés as well as a regular market. An excellent local Sunday morning market is held in Limogne, ten minutes or so away.

Cahors is the principle town of the region and a visit to see the beautiful fortified Pont Valentré with its Devils tower is a must. Stroll around the narrow medieval streets of the old quarter, visit the Romanesque cathedral of St. Ètienne and enjoy the colourful market on Wednesday and Saturday morning in the cathedral square. And, during your visit take time out to have a meal at one of the many splendid restaurants or just relax at a pavement café and watch the world go by.

Places of Interest

Situated within a national park, this is an area of outstanding natural beauty, rich in history and architecture, where rugged limestone cliffs surmounted by ancient, picture postcard villages, rise hundreds of feet above the river Lot as it meanders and winds its way through fields of sunflowers, tobacco and maize.

There are many places of interest to visit in this beautiful region. The medieval village of St. Cirq Lapopie, perched on the cliffs high above the river, the prehistoric cave paintings of Pech Merle at Cabarets, the working museum of agricultural life at Cuzals and the 13th century Château de Cénevières, are all within a very short drive.

A little further afield is spectacular Rocamadour, a medieval town that seems to defy gravity as it clings to a sheer rock face 1600 feet above the Alzou river.

Activities / Leisure

Many leisure pursuits are available in the area. The local village has a tennis court and for those who enjoy ‘messing about on the river’, there is canoeing and kayaking on both the Lot and on the shallower water of the river Célè. There are also several natural river ‘beaches’ close by from which you can swim, and the ‘plan d’eau’ at Cajarc offers water-skiing and wind surfing. Cycling too is a delightful way to explore the countryside and its peaceful villages.

There are good bird watching opportunities as well as river and lake fishing for those seeking less strenuous activities. And the Vallée du Lot is a haven for painters and photographers, boasting as it does some of the most spectacular views in France. Alternatively you can sit back and enjoy the scenery by taking a ride on one of the flat-bottomed riverboats, or ‘bateaux mouches’ that run from Bouziès at the foot of St. Cirq Lapopie through to Cahors and beyond.

For those who wish to pursue the gastronomic delights of the region, many local restaurants offer excellent food at reasonable prices. Or if you prefer, shop in the markets for delicious fresh fruit and vegetables in season and sample the local delicacies of pâté foie gras, confits and truffles together with the dark red wine of Cahors, the perfect accompaniment to local dishes.

Activities include:
Cycling, Fishing, Boating, Boules, Canoeing, Caving, , Drawing And Painting, Bird Watching, Gourmet Dining, Hiking, Horse Riding, Photography, Riverside Activities, Rock Climbing, Shopping, Sightseeing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Walking, Water Skiing, Water Sports, Wind Surfing, Wine Tasting, Wine Touring.
Location

Genévrier is situated in the Lot Valley in the midst of the Parc Naturel Régional des Causses du Quercy, near the confluence of the Lot and Célé rivers.

The lovely and charming capital of the Lot, Cahors, is a leisurely forty minutes drive west along the wonderfully scenic river valley road.

It is approximately nine hours driving time from Calais; and now the A20 is fully open past Cahors, all but the last twenty minutes or so of the journey can be driven on the autoroutes.

Toulouse airport is about a 90 minutes drive, whilst the airports at Carcasonne and Limoges are both around two hours.

Rental Rates for this Property

Rental Period Starting Date Ending Date Minimum Stay Rate Per Month Rate Per Week Rate Per Week Day Rate Per W/End Day
A May 25, 2024 Jun 15, 2024 07 GBP 1195.00
B Jun 22, 2024 Jun 28, 2024 07 GBP 1395.00
C Jul 27, 2024 Aug 23, 2024 07 GBP 1695.00
B Aug 31, 2024 Sep 20, 2024 07 GBP 1395.00
A Sep 21, 2024 Oct 12, 2024 07 GBP 1195.00

Special Rental Conditions

Prices are per week and include bed linen and bathroom towels.

Changeover day is a Saturday, with arrival at 1600 and departure by 1000. For prices and availability outside these dates please contact the owners.

The cottage will be clean and tidy on your arrival. All we ask is that you leave it in the same condition on your departure.

Please note that as a guest you stay and use the facilities entirely at your own risk. You should take proper and appropriate safety precautions during your visit and provide yourselves with appropriate travel, personal and health insurance.

Parents have full responsibility for their children at all times particularly in and around the pool area.

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Property Exterior

Private Pool (Unheated):
Yes
Pool Barrier / Alarm Fitted:
Yes
Private Garden:
Yes
BBQ:
Yes
Sun Loungers:
Yes
Safe for Children:
Yes

Local Attractions

Amenities

Daily essentials are available in the village of Cénevières, about 3kms. Whilst the small town of Cajarc, which is an enjoyable 10-15 minute drive along the beautiful, superbly scenic river road, has a wider range of shops and cafés as well as a regular market. An excellent local Sunday morning market is held in Limogne, ten minutes or so away.

Cahors is the principle town of the region and a visit to see the beautiful fortified Pont Valentré with its Devils tower is a must. Stroll around the narrow medieval streets of the old quarter, visit the Romanesque cathedral of St. Ètienne and enjoy the colourful market on Wednesday and Saturday morning in the cathedral square. And, during your visit take time out to have a meal at one of the many splendid restaurants or just relax at a pavement café and watch the world go by.

Places of Interest

Situated within a national park, this is an area of outstanding natural beauty, rich in history and architecture, where rugged limestone cliffs surmounted by ancient, picture postcard villages, rise hundreds of feet above the river Lot as it meanders and winds its way through fields of sunflowers, tobacco and maize.

There are many places of interest to visit in this beautiful region. The medieval village of St. Cirq Lapopie, perched on the cliffs high above the river, the prehistoric cave paintings of Pech Merle at Cabarets, the working museum of agricultural life at Cuzals and the 13th century Château de Cénevières, are all within a very short drive.

A little further afield is spectacular Rocamadour, a medieval town that seems to defy gravity as it clings to a sheer rock face 1600 feet above the Alzou river.

Activities / Leisure

Many leisure pursuits are available in the area. The local village has a tennis court and for those who enjoy ‘messing about on the river’, there is canoeing and kayaking on both the Lot and on the shallower water of the river Célè. There are also several natural river ‘beaches’ close by from which you can swim, and the ‘plan d’eau’ at Cajarc offers water-skiing and wind surfing. Cycling too is a delightful way to explore the countryside and its peaceful villages.

There are good bird watching opportunities as well as river and lake fishing for those seeking less strenuous activities. And the Vallée du Lot is a haven for painters and photographers, boasting as it does some of the most spectacular views in France. Alternatively you can sit back and enjoy the scenery by taking a ride on one of the flat-bottomed riverboats, or ‘bateaux mouches’ that run from Bouziès at the foot of St. Cirq Lapopie through to Cahors and beyond.

For those who wish to pursue the gastronomic delights of the region, many local restaurants offer excellent food at reasonable prices. Or if you prefer, shop in the markets for delicious fresh fruit and vegetables in season and sample the local delicacies of pâté foie gras, confits and truffles together with the dark red wine of Cahors, the perfect accompaniment to local dishes.

Activities include:
Cycling, Fishing, Boating, Boules, Canoeing, Caving, , Drawing And Painting, Bird Watching, Gourmet Dining, Hiking, Horse Riding, Photography, Riverside Activities, Rock Climbing, Shopping, Sightseeing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Walking, Water Skiing, Water Sports, Wind Surfing, Wine Tasting, Wine Touring.
Location

Genévrier is situated in the Lot Valley in the midst of the Parc Naturel Régional des Causses du Quercy, near the confluence of the Lot and Célé rivers.

The lovely and charming capital of the Lot, Cahors, is a leisurely forty minutes drive west along the wonderfully scenic river valley road.

It is approximately nine hours driving time from Calais; and now the A20 is fully open past Cahors, all but the last twenty minutes or so of the journey can be driven on the autoroutes.

Toulouse airport is about a 90 minutes drive, whilst the airports at Carcasonne and Limoges are both around two hours.

In the area

This Property is situated in Lot, Midi-Pyrenees

Nearest Airport: Toulouse

Nearest Station: Cahors at 25 miles

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Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town or village.


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