On the edge of a very quiet off-road hamlet near Montaigu de Quercy, Grange d'Avoine is a skillfully converted granary.
Facilities include an extremely large hall or sitting room to accommodate all guests indoors if required, and outdoor furniture as well.
A large garden offers plenty of places for sun and shade alike
Grange d'Avoine can sleep up to 8 people in 4 bedrooms, 2 double, 2 twins and a mezzanine double with a supplementary single bed.
Through the main door, there are steps leading down to the KITCHEN and UTILITY ROOM
The spacious kitchen has an external door a few steps from the pool terrace, so ideal for preparing al fresco meals. There is also a large square dining table with benches around that will seat more than 8 people if required.
Imaginative use of space for the main kitchen range incorporates Oven and separate hob, microwave, kettle, coffee maker and toaster, and another adjacent run of fitted units includes a dishwasher. Yet more cupboards offer ample storage, and there is a large fridge/freezer.
The Utility Room has ample storage space for all cleaning tools and also houses a Washing Machine.
Back up the stairs past the Main door, the steps open out into the impressive HALL /SITTING ROOM with a large fireplace at one end, and a selection of sofas and armchairs to seat the full party. There is also a BILLIARD TABLE and a piano.
A short flight of steps lead up to a mezzanine area with a screened BEDROOM 4 with a double and single bed and a BATHROOM off.
The BEDROOMS occupy a separate wing just off the Hall, all with interconnecting doors, but also all with exterior doors
BEDROOM 1 - Double bed
BEDROOM 2 - Double bed
BEDROOM 3 - Twin Bedroom.
Between Bedrooms 1 & 2 is the BATHROOM with Bath, WC and basin.
Grange d'Avoine has a terrace outside the sitting room doors, and the garden has a pleasant southerly aspect overlooking fields and woodland. There is a charcoal barbeque.
The SWIMMING POOL measures 5x10m with integral steps, and loungers and parasols are supplied. (nb the pool is fenced and gated - these pictures were taken when the fence was being refurbished)
The garden has a good selection of trees and shrubs for shade, and the entrance to La Grange is a pleasant au vent shelter.
A large dining table with chairs is provided for outdoor gatherings.
A table tennis table is provided (note Guests should provide their own bats and balls)
Grange d'Avoine is in a tiny off-road hamlet about 8km from Montaigu de Quercy and Roquecor. Quiet roads and countryside make for excellent cycling and walking expeditions.
The countryside has a great selection of historic attractions nearby, with several medieval hilltop villages nearby, and the UNESCO World Heritage site at Moissac where the Abbey of St Peter and its cloisters have been carefully renovated.
This area of France is renowned for the production of quality fruit, vegetables and other foods, and besides the usual sunflower and cereal crops, you will find nuts, melons, apples, pears, plums, apricots and field-scale vegetables being grown. Many of these find their way to the weekly markets held in towns nearby on every day of the week, or to the evening Marchés Gourmands held in the summer months when all come to town to congregate and eat and enjoy entertainment. A full list of markets can be found in the Area information.
The River Lot provides plenty of opportunity for water-based activities with fishing, canoeing, boat trips and more available. To the north of the river Lot, the hills of the Périgord Noir rise, with castles such as Biron to explore.
This part of the River Lot is home to the Cahors AOC wine-producing region, with many wineries open for tasting and direct purchase: The Vallée du Lot et Vignoble website has much information on this.
There are tennis courts for hire at Montaigu de Quercy, and there is also a water park 'Montaigu Plage' with a beach area and lifeguard patrolled swimming available. Boats, pedalos and a tennis court are also available there.
However, many will prefer to enjoy the peace of the countryside and relax by the pool and in the shade at Grange d'Avoine......
The nearest... Tennis 5km Horseriding 5km Golf 18km
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