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Gite La Grange de Cezac. Converted Barn With Private Pool and Full size Snooker

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 2,260 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

La Grange de Cezac, for Exceptional Holidays, with Private Pool, near Cahors, Lot, Midi-Pyreness, S.W France - Spacious rooms & covered outdoor dining

The barn has an imposing exposed beamed roof and terracotta floors. The country kitchen, at one end of the barn, leads directly onto a shaded and covered dining terrace, with BBQ, overlooking the garden. In the middle of the barn is a dining table and sitting area with sofas in front of a large chimney. The main bedroom has a large comfortable double bed 160x200cm. The main bathroom has an extra wide shower and separate bath tub. Above the main bedroom is a very large open plan mezzanine with full size English snooker table and two single beds. Alternatively a second separate double bedroom, with en suite shower and wc, is also available, on the ground floor of the main house (the owners home), with an independent entrance. The garden and pool of the rental property are orientated away from the owner's home.


Owner
Geoffrey Brotherton-Ratcliffe
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Geoffrey Brotherton-Ratcliffe

You will most likely be welcomed upon your arrival by Wilson, our now rather old ginger cat, followed shortly afterwards by my mother, Gerda, who lives in the main house next door.

Geoffrey Brotherton-Ratcliffe,

Geoffrey Brotherton-Ratcliffe purchased this farmhouse in 1990

What makes this farmhouse unique

Superb interior to this exposed ceiling barn conversion, 22meters long. Lots of space indoors and for outdoor dining.

Surrounded by a protected ASPAS Nature Park with deer and wild orchids. Many of our guests are bird watchers and photographers attracted by the exceptional variety of wild flowers.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Cézac in Lot

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2260 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Extra wide stand in shower
  • 1 Bathroom with bathtub, extra large walk in shower, wc, bidet and wash basin. 1 shower room with wc and wash basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1st bedroom with one queen sized double bed 160cm x 200cm. 2nd bedroom with one double bed 140x190cm and fold out sofa bed or on the mezzanine with two single beds 90x190cm.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Outside: 11m x 5m pool with shallow area and deep end and easy access stairs. Covered terrace with built in BBQ and lots of garden furniture. Utility Room: Washing machine. Bed linen provided but not towels. This is a self catering property which must be returned to the owner at the end of stay in a fully cleaned condition. A cleaning service is not provided. Please pay attention if you are planning to leave very early in the morning and have chosen to pay the damage deposit in cash upon arrival instead of by bank transfer in advance. Cash damage deposit refunds are made upon the hand over of keys and return of the property in a fully cleaned condition, not the day before.

Reviews

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Gite La Grange de Cezac. Converted Barn With Private Pool and Full size Snooker
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 13 reviews
West Sussex
5

Fantastic Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We really felt as though the barn was an excellent base to explore the Lot Department, as there are so many things to see all within an hour or so- the truly jaw-dropping Rocamadour and Les Gouffres de Padirac, the beautiful town of St. Cirq Lapopie, the prehistoric caves at Pech Merle, Tournons d'Agenais, etc. Cahors is only about 15 mins drive away, and is great for day trips- we recommend L'Auberge de Vieux Cahors for dinner- the food was great. Also try Hotel de Qercy in Lauzerte- delicious! Montcuq is only 10 mins away and has a superb market every sunday, and a pleasure lake with a sandy beach (plan d'eau). Carrefour supermarket is only 15 mins away on the drive into Cahors which was really handy.

We had a wonderful two weeks at Le Grange de Cezac. The converted barn oozes character and charm- we loved it from the moment we walked in. We were blown away by the sheer size of the barn, and the full size snooker table on the mezzanine level was a great touch for relaxed evenings. The owners of the barn Geoff and Gerda could not have been more welcoming and helpful, and whilst they gave us our space, they were on hand to help whenever we needed anything. We brought our nine month old daughter, and were pleased to see a lovely, sturdy cot ready for her, and a good high chair. The bedding was immaculate, the kitchen and all utensils were of a very good standard and also immaculate. The outside seating area next to the bbq was lovely for al fresco dining, and there was a 10 second walk through the garden to the private pool which was superb- we felt that the pool was one of the best features of the property- really deep deep end, and a good size. We saw eagles circling high above us as we floated in the cooling water- paradise. We went out for day trips, heading back to the barn around 4-5pm, which is the perfect time to enjoy the hot summer sun around the pool. We even had a surprise visit from a hummingbird!

We were really sad to leave the barn, and would definitely recommend it to anyone. It is simply a charming, characterful rural retreat that would suit a couple or a big family. The fact that it is near Cahors and there are so many great days out not too far away make the barn a very good base to explore the region, but not only that, it is also a lovely place to simply relax at home, enjoying the pool and the bbq.

We highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

exceptional accommodation

  • 5 of 5

As others have mentioned, the barn is extremely well presented, well equipped and comfortable. We caught the end of the heatwave and as well as more manageable sunshine we also experienced some hefty thunderstorms and downpours. However one of the barns attractions for us was the undercover outside seating area which was very well furnished and a great spot for the evenings, rain or shine. The owners mother, Gerda, even wandered round to us in the middle of a thunderstorm to advise us about the Wi-Fi being knocked out. So thoughtful of her.

The swimming pool is a short stroll from the barn but is beautifully clean and a really good size and is surrounded by flowers.

The area is beautiful and we climbed up the nearby hill to watch the sunset which was stunning.

We saw plenty of deer around and the surrounding villages are all really pretty, we especially liked Montcuq and immensely enjoyed the Sunday market as well as returning for lunch another day.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Almondsbury near Bristol, UK
4

Quiet, comfortable and spacious rural gite

  • 4 of 5

The property is a characterful converted stone barn which is spacious and cool so the lack of aircon was not an issue even though there was a heat wave during our one week stay. It is located in the countryside and has ample space for parking in front of the main house. Geoffrey's mum Girda was a charming lady and very welcoming. As cat people we adored her collection of cats, although they were nervous about getting close. The pool is a short walk from the gite and was clean, totally private and with a shaded area which was much needed during our stay. The gite was well provided with plates, cutlery, kitchen utensils, seating and dining areas. The dishwasher proved useful and there is a fridge freezer, oven and washing machine. All of the regulations are clearly labelled around the gite in English and French and lots of cleaning products and utensils provided for the tenant's use. The bathroom was spacious with a powerful shower and a combi boiler for plentiful hot water. A covered patio attached to the gite is ideal for al fresco dining, together with a barbecue which we did not use. There is a mezzanine area, complete with snooker table which we also did not use. The TV has Sky TV with English programmes which was great for those evenings in with a bottle of wine. Castlenau, the nearest village, is a 15 minute cross country drive and has a Spar supermarket and a pleasant medieval square with two restaurants. The town of Cahors is a similar distance and is well provided for in all respects.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely stunning gite

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in numerous gites over the years of varying quality - this beautiful converted barn surpassed them all. The accommodation was very comfortable (gorgeous bedrooms), it was very well-equipped - dishwasher, microwave, freezer, washing machine, etc. and we received a warm welcome. The snooker table was a hit with the teenagers! We would recommend Gite La Grange de Cezac to anyone of any age. The private pool is a real sun-trap from morning to evening, and the whole place is quiet, but close enough to some amazing towns and villages; some real "must-sees". We cannot recommend this holiday home highly enough - a really outstanding find (I think we'll try to come back)!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Will exceed expections!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at La Grange for a week in July. Wonderful well equipped Gite with a fabulous pool. Would definitely visit again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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5

A pefect base for exploring

  • 5 of 5

A quiet, comfortable base to explore the surrounding area with much more to see than you will have time for. Gerda was fantastically helpful suggesting places to go.

A wonderful, relaxing break.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Toulouse, Bergerac, Brive, Rodez
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Castelnau-Montratier, Montcuq
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Rouscous
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Cahors. Or Agen or Montauban by TGV from London
Nearest Motorway
11 Kilometres
Cahors Sud
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Castelnau-Montratier, Montcuq
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Wine tasting. There are many exceptional vineyards to discover who have provided wines to the Romans, the Popes and Tsars of Russia for centuries. Also available to tourists !

Gastronomic holidays. Of course France is famous for its restaurants and cafes. Every village provides something good but there are also special places to wine and dine on your gold card. Details are available.

Travel:

Cahors is connected to Paris and Toulouse by motorway and is only an hour away from Toulouse international airport. A fully detailed map is supplied upon booking. Other airports to use : Bergerac, Rodez, Brive.

Distances:

Montcuq 15kms (medieval hilltop village).

Lauzerte 17kms (medieval hilltop village).

Castelnau-Montratier 7kms fresh produce markets.

Cahors 15kms.

Further Details:

There is a public tennis court within walking distance, a horse-riding center within a few kms and a nine hole golf course. Walking, cycling on many country paths all mapped and sign posted with the famous route "Le Chemin de St. Jacques de Compostella" passing along our valley leading all the way into the heart of Spain.

Cahors has its annual summer festivals with exhibitions, spectacles, drama, dancing, music and fireworks. There are caves, vineyards, underground grottes, potteries, lavender distilleries, museums and many art galleries to visit. There are more energetic activities such as canoeing, boat hire or even paragliding with professional tuition or just tandem flying. You will find exactly what you want.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Cézac, Midi-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season 2017/2018
2 Sep 2017 - 1 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£510
for 7 nights
£510
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£613
for 7 nights
£613
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
High season 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,179
for 7 nights
£1,179
 
 
Peak Season 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,385
for 7 nights
£1,385
 
 
High Season 2018
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,179
for 7 nights
£1,179
 
 
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£613
for 7 nights
£613
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season 2018/2019
29 Sep 2018 - 31 May 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£510
for 7 nights
£510
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £350
Stay tax £0.88 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.
Tax Rate 3.0%

Arrival from 5:00pm please. Departure 10.30am.
Cleaning Services are not provided. The property must be returned to the owner in a fully cleaned condition. If you are planning to leave early in the morning please ensure that you leave the property properly cleaned. Otherwise do not make early departure plans !
Heating costs, if required, are extra to the quoted rental prices.
If you have serious allergic reactions to cats or just simply don t like them please be advised that my mother, who lives in the main house, has cats that she adores.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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