Village holiday home South West France – This villa is an elegant villa with private pool in a quintessential French village, just a few minutes’ walk from the bakery. Set within a small group of houses, the villa is built in the local stone and retains many original features: it has recently been renovated to provide a modern, bright and comfortable home. In summertime everyone will love the large pool and the poolside terrace with its retractable awning - ideal for lazy lunches or sophisticated dining.
The villa is located in the heart of the Lot department, a mostly rural area of France, still unspoilt and filled with hidden gems at every turn. Nearby towns such as Prayssac and Gourdon have been awarded the national station verte label indicating their status as unspoiled destinations. There are many medieval bastide villages to see such as Montpazier, but don’t miss the larger towns such as Cahors and Figeac, which have their own atmosphere and charms. The Dordogne river and the towns of Sarlat and Domme, along with the important cliff-top pilgrimage site of Rocamadour, are also within easy reach for day trips. You might like to visit some of the many cave systems in this region which are known for their spectacular rock formations or prehistoric wall paintings (Pech Merle or Gouffres de Padirac), or even to try cave-diving.
The local food is hearty and generous: the typical produce of the area around this holiday home in village South West France includes garlic, walnut oil, wild mushrooms and chestnuts, with goose, duck and chicken forming the basis of many dishes. There are many regular gourmand (and antique) markets in nearby villages where you will be able to select the freshest of produce: in the summertime some markets are held in the evenings.
Living room (Sat TV, DVD, CD) with French doors to grounds and pool area, and garden door opening onto covered terrace.
Dining room/kitchen (fireplace)
Double bedroom (2m) with dressing room and ensuite shower/wetroom, separate WC.
Double bedroom (1.8m).
Twin bedroom (2 x 0.9m).
Bathroom with bath and WC.
The double and twin bedrooms both share this bathroom with each bedroom having its own door to the bathroom.
Large enclosed walled garden with mature shrubs. Private 12m x 7m swimming pool with Roman steps. Outdoor dining terrace with awning. Built in charcoal BBQ. Parking for 2 cars.