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Pretty stone cottages, private and full of character, beautiful views from pool - Tournesol Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms)



Updated: 09-Apr-2016
Holiday cottages in Preniac, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees, France - Fabulous views, large pool and lake

Originally an ancient hamlet, Preniac is a collection of traditional white stone buildings in the Quercyoise style, sympathetically converted into charming and tasteful holiday accommodation and a large studio workshop. Built around the delightful courtyard of a lovely 18th century farmhouse and perfectly situated on the brow of a hill, Preniac commands stunning 360-degree views across the beautiful rolling countryside of the southern Lot. Set in 9 acres of tranquil parkland, which includes a small lake, it also has a 12 x 6 metre swimming pool with enchanting views across the valley from the sun terraces. Literally surrounded by rare orchids in Spring, and superbly located amidst sunflower fields and vineyards, Preniac is just outside the pretty flower filled village of St Pantaleon and 20 minutes drive from the River Lot. Five minutes drive away lies the lively medieval village of Montcuq with its 11th century tower and choice of cafes, bars and shops.

Details for holiday barn Tournesol Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms), 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 3 Bathrooms

Originally, a stone built barn and is now a very spacious (140sq m) 4 bedroom gite sleeping 8 people in comfort. Tournesol has a double height open plan living, kitchen and dining area. The fully equipped kitchen is very spacious and adjacent to the dining area, which seats 10 comfortably overlooking a large

covered terrace with BBQ. Also on the ground floor is a large family bathroom (shower + bath), separate toilet, utility area with washing machine and two large bedrooms. Bedroom 1, has a beamed ceiling and French windows overlooking the terrace. Bedroom 2, has a beamed ceiling and is furnished with 2 antique French sleigh beds. The large living area is arranged around a raised mezzanine. Stairs lead up from the living area to a galleried mezzanine which comprises the second seating area and this leads to 2 further generous sized bedrooms.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We now live permanently here at Preniac with our cats Sid, Milly and Ted.

We have fallen head over heels in love with the area and have made many friends here.

Before moving to Preniac from the UK Liz was an Art & Texitles teacher in a girls secondary school and Bill ran his owner computer consultancy.

We have spent the last 6 years restoring Preniac,

which was previously a farm dating back to the 18th century.

During May, June and September, we organise fully catered courses in Art and Creative Textiles taught by internationally renowned artists and tutors.

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Speaks English, French

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1 holidaymaker review


Wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

A great set of gites in a stunning location. Amazing view from the pool. It's the second time we've stayed here and we had a wonderful time on both occasions. Liz and Bill are very welcoming and helpful hosts. Bill even built a wooden stair gate for our arrival as we were travelling with two toddlers. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We love the Lot Department and in particular the Quercy Blanc area for its fantastically varied countryside and beautiful medieval towns. The rare orchids in spring, sunflowers in summer, glorious autumn colours and warm southern climate. In particular we enjoy Cahors wine and the delicious local goats cheese. The beautiful medieval towns and villages and their fabulous markets are stunning. The area is perfect for walking, cycling, or just watching the world go by in a local café. There’s lots to do in summer with village fetes, wine festivals and marchés gourmandes in abundance. We like to kayak down the river or gently potter around a local brocante looking for bargains. The area is easily accessible being midway between Bergerac and Toulouse Airports, and around 20 minutes from the main north south motorway

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac/Toulouse at 60 Miles Nearest Barpub : St Daunes at 2 Kilometres Nearest Train : Cahors at 23 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A20 at 20 Miles Nearest Restaurant : St Daunes at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Montcuq Lake at 4 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

We also offer fully catered special interest holidays in Creative Textiles and Painting, details of which can be found on our website at www.studiopreniac.com


5 minutes drive from a leisure beach and lake at Montcuq.


Nearest airports are Bergerac 100 km, Toulouse 120 km.

Calais is a 9 hour drive.

A car is recommended at Preniac

Further Details:

Montcuq, is well serviced by shops, restaurants and banks.


Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Following initial inquiry a booking form will be forwarded and on completion either a cheque or a direct bank transfer for 25% of the property rental.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday.
Arrival time 16:00 pm
Departure time 10:00 am

Notes on prices:
All prices are in British pounds GBP

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

We are 5 minutes walk from the famous GR65 walking route (St Jacques de Compostelle Pilgrim route to Spain), with 360 degree panoramic views of the valley. Preniac boasts its own tranquil lake and large pool with fabulous views. Safe and secluded for families of all ages, and a quiet get away for couples, yet only five minutes drive from Montcuq leisure beach and it’s lively cafés and bars. Many of our guests return year after year and as one contented guest recently remarked, “Preniac is a little bit of heaven”.

Property Type

  • barn


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • caves
  • churches
  • pond
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: Set in 9 acres of tranquil parkland, which includes a small lake, it also has a shared 12 x 6 metre swimming pool with enchanting views across the valley from the sun terraces. There is also a lake with stunning views across the valley.

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