La Tuilerie ref 45DLT
- Two high quality Barn conversion holiday homes in end of road location
- Let together to sleep up to 6/7 people in 4 bedrooms
- Large Cottage also available for 4 people only (see 46TLR)
- Ideal for two small families, or three generations together
- Elevated position with gorgeous country views
- Montcuq 5km Cahors 25 km River Lot 15km
- South facing sun trap overlooking unspoiled countryside
- 10 x 5m private pool with Hard cover : Heated at cost
Nestling into a hillside at the end of a 2km road from the nearest village, La Tuilerie is a pair of holiday homes which are let as one unit. They were created from the conversion of a tobacco drying barn by the Owner, a retired hotelier and they retain many orginal features within a quality modern finish.
All fixtures and fittings are of a high standard, and La Tuilerie offers a peaceful location aimed at adults travelling together, or couples seeking their own space.
La Tuilerie has a large outdoor terrace which is south facing, and has trees for shade, and along with the pool has unobstructed views across the countryside.
St Daunès, the nearest village, has a couple of restaurants, and Montcuq, about 5km away has all the facilities likely to be required for everyday living.
Approaching La Tuilerie along the narrow country lane, guests arrive in a parking area where there is one covered garage space and other hard standing parking.
Your host likes to greet his guests personally and answer any questions you may have - he asks you contact him with your time of arrival.
LA TUILERIE holiday home - sleeps up to 4/5 in 2 bedrooms - 120 sq m
Entering La Tuilerie through glazed and shuttered double doors, guests will be in the spacious open plan Kitchen/Living area seen in the main picture.
A run of quality fitted kitchen units with granite worktops includes a gas hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, microwave and wine cooler. A circular dining table seating 4 completes the Kitchen.
Furnished with high quality items, the Sitting area has sofas, armchairs and a second larger Dining table. The Television is in a fitted wall unit with a DVD Player. Off the Sitting room is a Utility room which has a washing machine and sink. There is also a separate wc.
On the other side of the Sitting room is the Downstairs en suite Double bedroom with a King Sized double bed. The room also has fitted wardrobes. The King size bed can be split to make two single beds if required.
The ensuite Shower room has a large shower and double basins, and there is a second shower room on the ground floor adjacent to this bedroom.
Upstairs is a large Twin bedroom with two Single beds.
Outside the glazed doors is a very large gravelled terrace, with leafy trees and outdoor furniture. This overlooks the pool and the surrounding countryside. In various places around La Tuilerie palm trees and banana trees have been planted, demonstrating the mildness of the climate.
The 10m x 5m private swimming pool has a salt water system, internal steps and a hard cover. Pool heating is available at cost - but with daytime air temperatures often into the 30s, this is rarely needed. There is a shower beside the pool.
A large sun deck area around the pool is furnished with sun loungers and sunshades, tables and chairs and a pool shower. A barbecue is available for al fresco cooking.
Being south facing, and protected from the north, La Tuilerie is a natural sun trap, and those who enjoy the sun will certainly enjoy it here. Being slightly elevated, the view down the valley from La Tuilerie is across open fields, and there is plenty to interest natural history lovers.
LA TUILE holiday home - sleeps up to 3 people - 70 sq m
Entering La Tuile, the quality of the finish and furnishings is immediately obvious, with some walls left with the light coloured stone exposed, and others with the plasterwork painted white against which the dark wood pleasantly contrasts.
The ground floor is open plan with the Kitchen built in under the stairs up to the mezzanine bedroom level. The Kitchen, based around a run of quality kitchen units, includes a gas hob and electric oven, microwave and fridge with freezer compartment. There is also a Dining table and chairs.
Beside the kitchen is the downstairs Shower room with shower, twin basins and wc. The Washing machine is also in this room.
The Bedrooms are on the mezzanine, with a dividing wall separating a large Double bed in one room, and a Single bed in the other room. The double bed can be separated to make two single beds if required.
Immediately outside La Tuilerie is a sitting terrace with table, chairs and sunshade overlooking the 30ha (80 acres) of unspoiled farmland beyond.
Steps go down to the poolside with a large wooden decked area giving plenty of space to relax on the provided pool furniture.
The Swimming pool measures 10 x 5m, and can be heated (at additional cost). It has a hard cover and internal steps, and water purity is maintained with salt.
Underwater lighting can make evenings very atmospheric on the pool terrace. There is a shower by the pool.
La Tuilerie has 30ha of its own land to explore, and with quiet roads and footpaths through the local countryside is ideal for exploring by bicycle and on foot.
The nearest village, St Daunés, is about 1.5km away, and has a couple of restaurants and bars, or for all your everyday needs Montcuq is about 5km further away. Montcuq has a busy Sunday market for your first morning shop, and an excellent selection of other shops, bars and restaurants as well as Tourist Information.
|Property available||Easter to October|
|Property Management||Owner lives nearby|
|Post town & department
||St Daunès, Lot|
|Internet||Wifi equipment installed|
|Pets||Regret that pets cannot be accommodated|
|Smoking||Guests are requested not to smoke in or around.|
The roads and countryside around La Tuilerie are very quiet, and beckon guests to explore on foot and by bicycle. Montcuq is a lively village with plenty going on, good shopping and a good choice of restaurants.
St Daunès is on the main road that runs from Cahors on the River Lot down to Valence d'Agen on the River Garonne, and has beautiful countryside along its length, including Lauzerte, one of 'Les Plus Beaux Villages de France'. As with Montcuq, it has a medieval heart rising high above the rest of the town and many buildings of interest and its narrow streets lead off a central square. Another of the 'Plus Beaux Villages de France', St Cirq Lapopie stands on the river Lot a short drive east of Cahors.
Cahors has much historical interest based around the medieval Pont Valentre, and further to the north there are a number of prehistoric sites including neolithic activity around caves, and the drive down the picturesque Lot valley will bring guests to other attractive towns including Prayssac, Fumel, Penne d'Agenais and Villeneuve sur Lot.
Travelling around, guests will see a diverse range of crops being grown in the fields, with many acres of sunflowers and more usual cereals alongside considerable acreages of fruit orchards, vegetables and nut groves creating a delightful patchwork across the countryside throughout their respective growing seasons. Many of these products are available at the local markets held on every day of the week somewhere nearby: The nearest markets are Montcuq (Sunday), Prayssac (Friday) and Cahors (Wednesday and Saturday) A more comprehensive list of markets is found under The Area link at the top of this page.
Food in restaurants is generally of a high standard, and reasonably priced: Especially recommended are the locally produced duck dishes.
The wines of Cahors have long been in the shadow of nearby Bordeaux. but among the knowledgeable the rich deep red wines produced along the River Lot are well known, and there are many wineries that can be visited for tastings and Direct Purchase: Some are included in The Area information at the top of this page, and others included in the Tourist Information pages on the Links page.
Many local activities will be listed in the local press, the English language 'Quercy Local' being one popular place to advertise events.
All prices include Linen (Bed linen, bathroom towels & kitchen towels).
Pool towels and baby linen are not included unless otherwise stated.
Cot, High Chair & Playpen are available to hire at £15/week/item - Please indicate these items on your Booking Form
A Security Deposit is also payable, and this is usually refunded (less any deductions) within one week of the end of your stay.
Cleaning at the end of your stay is not included: It may be available as an Option, but this (and any other services required) should be booked well in advance of your stay to ensure availability
All prices are in £GBP: Payments can accepted be in £GBP or €EUR Please contact Halcyon Leisure to confirm prices and methods of payment in $USD ,$CAN and other currencies.
Payments by Bank Transfer, Cheque or Credit card (Mastercard and Visa only) can be accepted: Debit cards on £GBP accounts only.
maximum 7 people
|Large Gite only
Maximum 4 people
|PEAK Season||13 July to 30 August||£1525 / week||£950 / week|
|HIGH Season||29 June to 12 July||£1425 / week||
£950 / week
|EARLY MID Season||4 May to 28 June||£1125 / week||£660 / week|
|LATE MID Season||31 August - 28 September||£1125 / week||£660 / week|
|LOW Season||Before 4 May: After 28 Sept||£975 / week||£515 / week|
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