Villages with shops and restaurants close-by. Cahors, 30mins. Toulouse and Bergerac airports 90mins.
A quiet drive through the Cahors vineyards brings you down a no-through country lane to the Pigeonnier gated entrance to the property. Plenty of outside parking and a closed garage here.
The house is in the typical style of the Quercy, with stone steps up to the first floor bolet entrance. Entrance to a long living/dining room ( 40m2) with terracotta tiled floor, beamed ceiling and open fireplace. Through to the beamed kitchen with terracotta tiled floor, exposed stone walls, open fireplace and dining area. Double bedrooms 1 and 2 both looking out over the gardens and one with en-suite shower room the other with private bathroom. Upstairs are two children’s bedrooms sharing a bathroom. Downstairs into the vaulted stone second living room with patio doors out to the swimming pool terraces. Double bedroom 5 ( 25m2) with terracotta tiled floor, exposed stone walls, built-in wardrobe and door to garden. En-suite tiled bath and shower room. Double bedroom 6 (20m2) with terracotta tiled floor and en-suite bathroom. There is a laundry room and a fully air conditioned wine cellar.
The swimming pool terraces are more than generous, bounded by a stone wall, house and pool house on 3 sides and fountain and garden to the 4th. The pool is salt water, heated by heat pump and large...15m x 6m with an electric safety cover. The Pool House with attractive tower has been designed to house a large dining room for entertaining, spacious summer kitchen and two shower rooms. All the interior works are to finish to your taste.
A stroll across the fully fenced gardens (1.22ha, 3 acres) brings you to the all-weather tennis court with little spectators pavillion...ideal for sunny afternoon tournaments! At the other end of the grounds, past the fish pond with fountain , and with its own entrance from the lane is the self contained guest cottage ( can be let for holidays) . It offers a living room, fitted kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, bathroom , room for a shower room and utility room. Own terrace and garden. The Pigeonnier tower entrance houses a small play room or study on the upper floor. This complete country residence offers all you could ask for and is in a beautiful environment. For full time living, the only item to add would be a central heating system... although the current combination of fireplaces and electric radiators suffice for occasional winter trips. A delightful home, well worth coming to view. It would be possible to purchase the property furnished, by separate agreement.
The department of Lot is a land of beautiful landscapes and dramatic gorges, slow moving rivers, beautiful villages such as Puy-l’Eveque and Rocamadour, and the vineyards of Cahors - other highlights included the Upper Dordogne Valley and the Causses du Quercy Regional Natural Park. Largely unspoiled by the passage of time, the Lot department of France is a delight to discover and explore.
The Lot & Quercy region in the South of France covers three French departments (Lot, Lot et Garonne, Tarn et Garonne) and is what remains of the ancient province of Quercy, to the south-east of the Périgord (Dordogne).
Situated between Bordeaux and Toulouse the area experiences hot dry summers and cold dry winters. The region has a micro climate that is drier and warmer than the regions to the north (Dordogne, Limousin), and is characterised by warm late Autumn months.
The Lot department is proud of its fine, local produce - from the truffles, to confit of duck & goose, to dark Cahor wines and the goat’s cheese of Rocamadour - you won’t be disappointed.
Three rivers flow through this department, the Dordogne to the north, the Cele in the centre and the Lot to the south. The first two rivers are generally given over to kayaking and canoeing. Boat trips are more popular on the Lot and provide an enjoyable way to see the villages and vineyards that drop down into the river.
Worth visiting are the medieval centres of Cahors & Figeac and the 25,000-year-old prehistoric caves (Grotte de Pech-Merle) near Cabrerets.
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