Traditional country villa for rent in South West France - This 19th century beautifully restored country house sits in a peaceful location on the edge of the picturesque hamlet of Cenac, in a region renowned for its wines and lovely countryside. Formally part of an old priory with two traditional pigeonnier towers, this villa is surrounded by over two and a half acres of private grounds, an orchard and vineyards with wonderful views across the valley towards the town of Prayssac.
The entire house has been completely renovated to provide high quality accommodation with many preserved, original features including beamed ceilings, open fireplaces and exposed stone walls. The former chapel still remains and has been incorporated in the stunning master bedroom. The accommodation space is ample in both the house and the adjoining west wing where two families can enjoy total privacy in their own living room and own kitchen. A large covered terrace is also the perfect place for everyone to have their breakfast, in the idyllic setting of the garden.
The beautiful and varied landscape of the Lot Valley ranges from forested hills and valleys to dramatic cliffs, rolling farmland and extensive vineyards. Fortified chateaux and Medieval limestone villages dot this region and are all worth visiting. If you want to enjoy spectacular views make sure your itinerary includes the pretty villages of St Cirq Lapopie, perched on the edge of a cliff overhanging the Lot River as well as Rocamadour, a landmark of this region, with its impressive architecture and breathtaking views.
Living/ dining room, (TV/ DVD, stereo) exposed stone walls, open fireplace. Views.
Single bedroom (0.90m) in the pigeonnier, views over the pool and courtyard.
Double bedroom (1.40m), ensuite shower room, WC.
Lower ground floor:
Master double bedroom (canopied 1.80m bed), original fireplace, French door to paved terrace, outdoor table and chair, steps to garden and vineyard, views.
Adjoining converted chapel single bedroom (0.90m).
Separate bathroom, WC.
Rear door to covered terrace.
WEST WING (note the two buildings are not internally interconnected but have independent entrance):
Entry from the courtyard, via a covered terrace with multipurpose area comprising dining area, table tennis, boules.
Steps down to open plan split level living/dining/ kitchen area (TV/DVD/stereo, board games), grand open fireplace, exposed stone walls, French doors to courtyard, views over garden.
Double bedroom (1.60m), ensuite shower room, walk-in shower, WC.
Double/ twin bedroom (2 x 0.90m or 1.80m), views over vineyards.
Twin bedroom (2 x 0.90m), views over vineyards.
Separate shower room, walk-in shower, WC.
2.4 acres of private grounds with a south-facing aspect. Large garden with lawns, orchard planted with walnut, pear, plum and cherry trees. Private salt-water 11m x 5m pool (depth: 1m to 1.80m, Roman steps). Pool-side solar shower, WC. Two shaded terraces, outdoor dining facilities. Walled courtyard, built-in BBQ. Covered well in the courtyard. Parking for three cars.