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Rural Gite With Pool And Country Views, Lot valley, vineyards, historic bastides

Overview

Property

Updated: 09-Sep-2016
Cottage in Mauroux, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees, France - Peaceful Location, 20 Minutes Walk To Village With Shop/bakery, Restaurant

The property

If you are thinking about a holiday in the beautiful Lot department of France, then you might like to consider a stay in the tranquil grounds of our home, an old farmhouse (“Mas”) dating from the seventeenth century, set in 2 hectares of farm and woodland.

We offer gite-style accommodation in a converted outbuilding that has been renovated to a high standard, while retaining much of its rustic charm. The main gite offers a well-equipped modern kitchen, a large living room opening onto a private terrace, two bedrooms and a modern bathroom. A third/fourth bedroom and bathroom are available in the adjoining annex (if required).

The gite is separate from the main house, set in a large, private,orchard garden with a swimming pool and pool deck.

The garden has plenty of space for sporty types, with bowls, badminton, table-tennis and swimming all possible, or you might just prefer to find yourself a quiet corner and relax in the sun (or shade).

The gite is adjacent to a network of rural pathways where you can walk or cycle without bumping into another soul for hours on end, and only 2 km from our local village, Mauroux . Here you will find a shop (incorporating a boulangerie and cafe) library and post-office. Our village restaurant is just outside the village centre (3 km from us).

The region

The Lot is a department with a rich history and stunning natural beauty. The previous inhabitants of the "basse vallée" (lower Lot valley) have all left their mark here: from the cave paintings of the prehistoric inhabitants, to Roman ruins, and English (and French or course!) fortified towns (called “Bastides”) from the time of the hundred years war.

Markets: in the Lot, virtually every town and village has its own market- so it's possible to visit a different colourful market every day of the week.

History: There are fascinating "chateaux", bastide towns, churches, endless unspoilt villages (including five of the “most beautiful villages in France”), and prehistoric cave paintings to explore.

The Lots also boasts five of the “grands sites” (great sites) of the Midi-pyrennees region of France: Cahors, Figeac, Ramcomadour, the Dordogne river valley, and Saint Cirq Lapopie.

Food and drink: the Cahors vineyards (of which Mauroux is a part) offer numerous opportunities for wine tasting. The region is also famous for its foie-gras, truffles, duck products, walnuts and prunes. You can find good restaurants in and near Mauroux (six or so that we would recommend within 15 minutes drive) and three michelin-starred restaurants within 45 minutes (if that's your thing).

Outdoor activities: walking, cycling, caving, rock-climbing, horse-riding, parachuting, hot-air ballooning, golf and tennis are all possible here.

Water: why not try swimming, canoeing, boating or fishing on one of the lot's many rivers, including the Lot , Cele and Dordogne? You can access the Lot river only 4km away from the gites at Lachapelle-Cabanac.

Missing the city

Only 40 minutes away from Mas des Roses, you have the impressive medieval centre of Cahors, sitting in a “loop” of the river Lot. Cahors has historic sites (including the famous Pont Valentre bridge), restaurants, shops, the theatre, cinema etc- enough to keep anyone amused on a day-trip. Forty minutes in the other direction, you have Agen, the capital of the Lot-and-Garonne.

Further afield, you can visit Toulouse (approximately 90 minutes away), with its saerospace industry, beautiful facades, lovely shops and restaurants.Or Bordeaux (2 and a half hours)away) with all the architecture, culture and great food and wine that one would expect to find in a city of world-renown.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the Owner

We took over the running of this beautiful gite in 2014, and look forward to welcoming you here this summer.

Speaks English, French

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Location

From the Owner

Love the location.... In the vineyards, lots of beautiful historic towns, great climate, scarcely populated, great for outdoor sports (cycling, swimming, kayaking, climbing etc), good local produce and markets

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 45 Miles Nearest Barpub : Hotel bar Beffroi at 4 Miles Nearest Train : Agen TGV at 31 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Hotel restaurant Le Vert at 2 Miles Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

4km from Lot river

Travel:

By car

Calais to Mauroux is approx 9.5 hours. If you want to break your journey overnight, we recommend Chartres or Orleans as interesting stops.

By train

There is a TGV station at Agen, 50 km. If you travel from London on the Eurostar, you need to change in Paris. The journey takes around 8-9 hours.

By plane

The nearest airports are located in Bergerac (1h10), Toulouse (1h30) and Brive (1h30). Bordeaux and Rodez are also possibilities.

** car essential

Distances:

Mauroux is 1.5km away with a shop (including a bakery/cafe), post office and restaurant (3 km)

All facilities at Fumel (9km) or Puy l'eveque (12km)

Cahors and Agen are both 40 minutes drive

Further Details:

Visit the excellent Lot tourisme webite for detailed information about all the region has to offer

But basically, to help you decide if the Lot is for you, here are some of its main attractions:

Markets: in the Lot, virtually every town and village has its own market- so its possible to visit a different colourful market every day of the week.

History: There are fascinating "chateaux", bastide towns, churches, endless unspoilt villages (including five of the “most beautiful villages in France”), and prehistoric cave paintings to explore.

The boasts five of the “grands sites” (great sites) of the Midi-pyrennees region of France: Cahors, Figeac, Ramcomadour, the Dordogne river valley, and Saint Cirq Lapopie.

Food and drink: the Cahors vineyards (of which Mauroux is a part) offer numerous opportunities for wine tasting. The region is also famous for its foie-gras, truffles, duck products, walnuts and prunes. You can find good restaurants in and near Mauroux (six or so that we would recommend within 15 minutes drive) and three michelin-starred restaurants within 45 minutes (if that's your thing).

Outdoor activities: walking, cycling, caving, rock-climbing, horse-riding, parachuting, hot-air ballooning, golf and tennis are all possible here.

Water: why not try swimming, canoeing, boating or fishing on one of the Lot's many rivers, including the Lot , Cele and Dordogne? You can access the Lot river only 4km away from the gite.

Missing the city

Only 40 minutes away from Mas des Roses, you have the impressive medieval centre of Cahors, sitting in a “loop” of the river Lot. Cahors has historic sites (including the famous Pont Valentre bridge), restaurants, shops, the theatre, cinema etc- enough to keep anyone amused on a day-trip. Forty minutes in the other direction, you have Agen, the capital of the Lot-and-Garonne.

Availability

Rental rates

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7 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 7 nights
£1,150
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Stay tax £0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.

Booking Notes:
25% deposit upon booking; balance due 3 weeks before arrival

Changeover Day:
Saturday change-over day. Check in from 4pm; check out by 10am

25% deposit due to confirm booking; balance due 3 weeks before arrival date

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Facilities

From the Owner

Peace and quiet!

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 100 m²

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • In main gite: Downstairs bathroom with walk in shower, WC, and sink unit.... In annex: upstairs bathroom with shower cubicle, WC, double sink unit. (NB the annex bathroom is generally only available if guests are sleeping in the annex.)

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 (gite): balcony bedroom with double bed Bedroom 2 (gite): bedroom with double bed and single bed Bedroom 3 (annex): bedroom with double bed Bedroom 4 (annex): bedroom with 2 single beds

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The main gite has 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. It is therefore ideal for 2 adult couples, or 2 adults and 2 children. If you require a third or fourth bedroom, this is available at no extra cost in the adjoining annex. The annex also has a bathroom, but we generally only make this available to guests if the annex bedroom is being occupied. Outside: Doors from the lounge area open onto a gravelled terrace, with outdoor seating for six. The terrace overlooks the orchard garden and is private, in other words, not within sight of the main Mas (where the owners live). The swimming pool is approximately 9mx5m and has a lovely sun deck next to it, with six modern sun loungers! Utility Room: In nearby converted outbuilding: washing machine, ironing board, iron, drying racks, BBQ Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided; changed weekly. Property cleaned weekly.

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