6 bedrooms all ensuite. Sleeps 14 plus 2 babies
La Grange is a delightfully restored 19C stone built farmhouse offering stylish & luxurious accommodation for up to 14 people. All the rooms have been furnished to an exceptionally high standard with both antique & modern furniture. The large beamed & partially stone flagged open plan living room & inside dining area is furnished with comfortable sofas & chairs; a large screen satellite TV & VHS, DVD & CD players; and a table & chairs for 14 people. The modern and fully equipped kitchen leads off the living room as does a separate cloakroom.The bedroom wing comprises 6 spacious ensuite bedrooms - 4 double/2 twin - all with separate entrances to the central courtyard. There are fully equipped laundry & drying facilities. Outside, there is a large attractive, mainly lawned garden for the exclusive use of guests which has a large shaded terrace with a table and chairs for 14 people, a BBQ and lighting, making it an ideal place for outdoor eating and relaxing. The 10 x 5 metre fenced, alarmed and salt-filtered swimming pool has a large sunbathing terrace with plenty of sun loungers, tables and chairs and is a wonderful place to enjoy the stunning views. Alongside the pool there is a separate table tennis terrace. Badminton and boules sets are also provided.
Additional amenities: Figeac has a good mix of shops and banks, with a bustling Saturday morning market. A large L'Eclerc supermarket is less than five minutes away with a depot de pain and charcuterie even closer.There is an excellent choice of restaurants close to the gite and in the town. Literary, music, theatre and other festivals are held in Figeac and other surrounding towns throughout the year. An Information Folder, with details of all the amenities and activities locally is provided and the resident English owners are available to give you every assistance during your stay.
On arrival: Peter and Carolyn Smith, the resident English owners, invite guests to a welcome drink and a Welcome Hamper is also provided. All bed linen, bath and tea towels are provided and included in the rental prices. Beds will be made up for guests' arrival. For those staying more than one week, fresh bed linen and towels will be provided for subsequent weeks. Guests are required to supply their own towels for swimming and the removal of hair colourants and self-tanning lotions.
Small children: Children of all ages are welcome. Those over 6 months at the time of the holiday are counted as occupants. A fully equipped Cot Room, with two cots, is available on the first floor of the gite. Baby sitting for children up to 5 is provided on a charged basis by arrangement and there is a remote baby monitor available for guests' use.An extra cot and 2 high chairs are also available.
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Wonderful family holiday property
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Wonderful family holiday property
The property was everything the description said it would be. All six rooms and ensuites were immaculate. The gardens ,terrace and pool were a delight. The owners' recommendations for trips and services nearby were all enjoyed by various members of our 13 strong party; as was their hospitality, the pre-arrival shopping and the lovely Welcome Pack.
Lovely accommodation within a beautiful area
Six comfortable en suite bedrooms ably housed our party of fourteen, six children and eight adults (aged from four to seventy) and everyone enjoyed the swimming pool, lawn area and indoor games to the full. Peter and Caro are perfect hosts, there to assist with suggestions and bookings when needed but otherwise keeping a low profile. The inside and outside of the property is beautifully maintained and the garden, though not massive and on a slope, was the scene of cricket, rounders and other family games. As the weather was good most of the time, we were able to eat outside at the very nice barbecue area. On wet days it was a bit of a squash getting us all around the dining table and in the sitting room. The kitchen is rather small but otherwise very well equipped for large groups. When we booked we were a bit concerned about the bedrooms all being off the terrace, especially with young children, but it seemed to work ok. La Grange is in a great position for visiting the many lovely ancient towns and villages in the area and the beautiful countryside of the region. We have already recommended this property to friends.
My family and I (a party of 14) have just spent a wonderful week at La Grange.The house was well equipped and immaculate in every way, and every bedroom has its own en suite which is ideal when there are 6 adults and 6 children! The pool and gardens are wonderful for children, and we spent a lot of our time swimming and playing games. There is a table tennis table and boules to play, which we found great fun. Peter and Carolyn are the perfect hosts, suggesting many places they thought would be interesting to us, and then booking tickets for us. They were also on hand to answer any queries we had and so make the holiday easier for us. One of our favourite days of the whole holiday was our trip to the Jardins de la Mothe where we had a wonderful lunch and wandered through a truly spectacular garden. This too was arranged by Peter and Carolyn. So a wonderful holiday that came to an end too soon! Hopefully we can return before too long.
Breathtaking views from a wonderful gite!
La Grange is an impressive property that catered perfectly for our party of 12. The rooms are of a high standard with good quality bedding which we all agreed provided excellent nights of sleep! The gardens and pool are extremely well kept and the table tennis added an extra recreational facility. Peter and Caro are the most hospitable hosts who ensured our stay was as comfortable as possible and were always available to help with booking of taxis and restaurants as well providing maps to nearby places of interest. Their advice and guidance right from the booking stage has been second to none and greatly assured us all that we were going to be very well looked after! We would have no hesitation whatsoever to highly recommend La Grange to families and friends who are seeking a perfect setting for a relaxing holiday in the Dordogne region. Thank you Peter and Caro for making our holiday so enjoyable and memorable!
Paradise for a week
Peter and Carolyn were the perfect hosts. They were attentive and sociable but also allowed us the privacy to feel the place was our own for the week.
They were so considerate that before we even left home for our holiday they phoned to arrange a shopping-list so we had enough fresh provisions of our choice in the kitchen for our evening meal and breakfast the following morning.
The facilities at La Grange were superb and perfect for our large group. All of the bedrooms were beautifully decorated, comfortable and each one en-suite. The kitchen and sitting/dining room was well equipped. There was even a spare kitchen/dining/sitting room upstairs, which we didn’t need to use! The garden was absolutely beautiful and where we spent most of our time. The shade provided by the Wisteria growing over the pergola created an idyllic outdoor dining and seating area and it was great to cook with charcoal on the traditional French BBQ. The swimming pool and surrounding patio area were very well maintained, beautifully clean and an absolute pleasure to use.
Two of the girls in our party had birthdays during our time at La Grange and Peter and Carolyn were kind enough to bring over Champagne and birthday cards. It was a beautiful gesture and we had a lovely time with them. Our holiday experience was made even more special when one day Peter and Carolyn arranged an exclusive lunch for us at the stunningly beautiful gardens at Le Mothe.
Peter and Carolyn really have got something very special at La Grange. We count ourselves very lucky to have been part of it for just a week.
Paradise Found - in a Gîte in the Lot Valley
If you are looking for holiday accommodation in south west France for a group of friends or a family get together, you will have to go a long way to improve on La Grange.
It is a beautiful Gîte in an idyllic part of the country. Old, stone farm buildings have been skilfully restored, converted and modernised to produce well thought out accommodation, set in impeccably maintained grounds with a large lawn and swimming pool. This is the most comfortable, well organised and pleasant Gîte we have ever stayed at, by a long way.
From the moment we first got in touch with the owners, Peter and Carolyn Smith, they were helpful, considerate and attentive to our needs. Their organisation and attention to detail showed in every aspect of our stay. The booking process was straightforward. Communication throughout was prompt and helpful. The hamper of provisions waiting for us on arrival was typically thoughtful. The “welcome” drinks evening enabled us to get to know each other early in our holiday. Throughout our stay the Peter and Carolyn (who have lived there some 12 years and who have an encyclopaedic knowledge of the area) were on hand to give friendly advice and guidance.
The lounge and dining area is relaxed and stylish. The kitchen equipment is comprehensive. The bedrooms are nicely furnished, the beds comfortable, the bedding fresh and luxurious.
Outside there is a practical barbeque area seating14, shaded by a wisteria-covered pergola – a really lovely space to spend time in.
The swimming pool (10m x 5m) is safely fenced and alarmed and has a sunbathing terrace with a table, chairs and plenty of good quality sun beds, parasols etc - a great place to chill out and enjoy the views.
The large, appealing garden has a large lawn, which the kids loved, gambolling about for hours,
The countryside here is just stunning. Rolling hills, verdant forest, lazy rivers, winding country lanes, ancient villages, towns full of history, flea markets, village fetes – it’s all there.
We (a family of 4 grandparents, their 4 children and their spouses, 4 grandchildren aged 6, 4, 3 and 16 months and a step granddaughter aged 13) are a pretty diverse group of individuals. Miraculously La Grange managed to satisfy us all. We had the perfect family holiday here in well-maintained, tasteful surroundings, thanks to the owners’ hospitality, thoughtfulness and general ‘can do’ attitude.
We cannot recommend it highly enough. Would we go again? Yes!
Activity and Interests
La Grange is located in the small, quiet hamlet of Liffernet in tranquil and beautiful countryside between the Cele and the Lot rivers and is ten minutes away by car from the thriving and picturesque medieval town of Figeac. With its spectacular gorges, lush valleys, historic towns (including some of the most popular and interesting sites in France, such as Rocamadour, Conques & St Cirq Lapopie), caves (notably Padirac & Grottes du Peche-Merle) and pretty villages to explore, the Lot Valley offers a broad canvas of stunning scenery and plenty to see and do. The vineyards of Cahors and Gaillac are within easy reach and well worth a visit. For active visitors, there are 3 excellent golf courses & 2 riverside tennis clubs nearby. The area also offers water sports, riding, canoeing, cycling, fishing, bird and butterfly watching (with many varied and unusual species) and walking (with an abundance of walks from the house and in the countryside around).
Other Activities: canoeing; bird watching; butterfly watching
Golf: Golfing parties (12 maximum) are especially welcome. There are 3 excellent golf courses within an hour's drive from the house. Rodez and Aurillac are 18 hole courses and St Cere is a 9 hole course. Clubs may be hired at Rodez and buggies may be hired if required. Green fees in May/June/September/October are 30-35 euros (with reductions available for golfing parties) and are slightly higher in July/August.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
30 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 May 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£500|
|Stay tax||£1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.|
* Rental periods commence on a Sunday after 5pm and finish on a Sunday at 10am
* Prices include electricity, gas, final cleaning, linen supply and laundry
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
- Away From It All
- Activities Guide
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Mini Refrigerator
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Audio Tape Player
- Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
- Books for Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Games for Kids
- Ping Pong Table
- Pool Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Player
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- Private Pool
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
- theme parks
- water parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- laundrette - serviced
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- golf pass optional
- mountain biking
- water skiing
- water tubing
- whitewater rafting
- Fources - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- Sauveterre - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Montauban - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- Mirepoix - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- Villefranche - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- Cordes - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- Cloakroom - Toilet
- In addition to the WCs in each bedroom, there is a separate cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin off the living area. All the bathrooms have wash hand basins and hair dryers in addition to the facilities shown above.
- 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
- Fources - 2 Single Bed
- Sauveterre - 1 Double Bed
- Montauban - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
- Mirepoix - 2 Single Bed
- Villefranche - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, Single bed available only if needed
- Cordes - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, Single bed available
- The bedroom wing comprises 6 bedrooms - 4 double/2 twin - arranged on two floors & all having their own en suite facilities and separate entrances on to the central courtyard. There is also a small baby's bedroom, complete with cot, bedding, changing table and baby alarm. An additional cot can be provided if required. All the bedrooms are provided with the best quality white Egyptian cotton linen, large bath towels & hand towels. Clean linen & towels are provided for those staying more than one week. Guests are required to bring their own swimming towels. The single beds in Villefranche & Cordes bedrooms are only provided when the party comprises 14 people or when made necessary by the required bedroom allocation.
- Kayak / Canoe
- 26 garden chairs
- * to sleep 14, additional beds are placed in two of the large double bedrooms. * All the bathrooms and shower room have WCs. There is a separate WC is off the living/dining room. The cot room has baby changing facilities and there is an additional small kitchenette off one of the double bedrooms, also fully equipped. *both kitchen and kitchenette contain cookers, fridges with freezers, dishwashers and microwaves as well as full complement of cutlery, crockery, kitchen utensils etc. *there is a separate utility area with washing machine, tumble dryer, clothes dryer, iron and ironing board. There are also plenty of outside drying facilities. * bed linen, bath and hand towels only are supplied BUT NOT SWIMMING TOWELS. Guests are required to bring their own. * Changeover times on Sundays are after 5pm first Sunday and leaving time by 10am on last Sunday. * Badminton, table tennis, croquet and boules, as well as a selection of indoor games, toys and holiday reading, provided.