Holiday Gite France - Halcyon Leisure

Key Information

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    Detatched House
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    Availability: All Year
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    Sleeps 4 People (+ 2 in gite if required)
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    Single storey with mobility adaptions
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    2 Bedrooms
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    1 Bathroom
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    Pool - No Pool
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    Internet: 3G/4G
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    Owner lives nearby
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    Pets allowed with Consent
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    English, French, Dutch
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    No Smoking
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    Walk to the town & Supermarket


  • Les Buoysses sleeps up to 4 people in 2 bedrooms, and a supplementary gite can be added for 2 further guests
    • Modern stylish single storey gite for 4 or 6 people
    • Adaptions and space for mobility impaired and wheelchair users
    • Long term lets available for house hunters Available all year
    • Excellent modern furniture and finish
    • Ideal location for walking, cycling and river activities
    • River Lot 400m, Vallée du Lot cycle path 200m
    • Duravel 500m, Fumel 6km, Prayssac 8km

    Les Bouysses is on the edge of Duravel, a small town about midway between Cahors and Villeneuve Sur Lot. It sits at the end of a cul de sac off a quiet no through road that leads down to the river. 

    With views across fields and vineyards, it is extremely peaceful, and a quiet break is assured. 

    views across the fields

    It is also midway along the Vallée du Lot cycle route that runs along the Lot valley, and the route can be accessed within 200m of the house, or for more testing cycling, immediately north of Duravel the landscape rises into the chestnut covered hills of the southernmost Périgord and Bouriane, or across the river and over the ridge is the beautiful rolling countryside of the Quercy Blanc around Tournon d'Agenais and Montaigu de Quercy. 

    For house hunters or those seeking a longer-term stay in the area, possibly as a base to explore South and West France, Les Bouysses would be an excellent choice. 

  • Entering through the gates there is a gravelled parking area suitable for at least 2 cars. 

    A delightful feature of the house is the sheltered terrace that runs around the house's eastern and southern elevations offering cool shade in the heat of the day or a most delightful place to enjoy breakfast.

    From the parking area, follow the terrace round to the normal 'working' entrance with a wheelchair ramp installed over the low step into the house.

    LOBBY / UTILITY AREA - Washing machine, fridge freezer, laundry area.  This leads through to 

    INNER LOBBY / LIBRARY.  Doors off lead to Bedroom 1 (below) and

    sitting roomSPACIOUS LIVING AREA - A very generous space includes KITCHEN and DINING area and a comfortable LOUNGE AREA. 

    The modern Kitchen includes a good run of fitted units, and an island unit with a 5 ring Induction hob and electric oven combination, extractor over. There is an integrated fridge, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker and a good range of other appliances and utensils. 

    The Dining table comfortably seats 6 people

    2 armchairs and a 2 seater sofa beside the fireplace provide comfortable seating in sight of the satellite TELEVISION offering English and Dutch channels

    There is also a wood burner for additional heating if required. There is underfloor heating throughout the house as well, so all year round occupation in comfort is not a problem. 

    A door leads through to the MAIN HALL with storage cupboards and a WC.
    Off the hall, a door leads into BEDROOM 2 with a Double bed, Glazed doors onto the garden, Wardrobe and Chest of drawers. 

    A door leads to the 'Jack and Jill' style quality SHOWER ROOM with double basin, walk-in shower with handrail, and WC.  

    A second door from the bathroom leads to the very spacious BEDROOM 1 with a King size double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and double doors opening onto the garden. 


    BedroomAcross the parking area, converted from the original garage is a spacious Double bedroom 

    It has an ensuite shower room and also a basic kitchenette for refreshments and simple snacks. 

    This is available as an option. 

  • outside the giteCarefully planted trees and shrubs add to the shelter of the covered terrace around the house, and a large selection of outdoor furniture and loungers is available to make the maximum use of the outdoors. 

    A gas barbecue is supplied. 

    The fenced garden extends to about 2500 sq m, all grassed, and is secured by electric gates. 

    Dogs are welcome at Les Bouysses. 

     It is a short walk or cycle ride to the old Fumel to Cahors railway line, parts of which have been converted into cycle and footpaths, and this is where cyclists join the Vallée du Lot cycle route 

    A walk of 5 - 10 minutes will get you into Duravel with a reasonable selection of shops, groceries and restaurants available. For supermarkets and larger shops, Prayssac and Montayral are about 8km in either direction.

  • Much activity in the area surrounds the river Lot with kayaking, fishing, boat trips and more available at several points along the river. 

    Les Bouysses overlooks vineyards, and one of the nearest neighbours is the Clos du Chene winery which is open for tasting and purchase of its wines. Clos du Chene is just one of literally hundreds of wineries within a few miles of Duravel, close to the heart of the Cahors AOC wine-producing area with a reputation for deep red wines principally from Malbec grapes. 

    local produceThis area of southwest France with a range of soils is ideal for a wide range of fruits, vegetables, and other crops: besides acres of soft fruit orchards, you will see nut groves, fields of melons, vegetables, and course sunflowers and cereals. 

    All of these will be available at local markets held somewhere near every day of the week: Prayssac market on a Friday has the finest selection of food vendors of any market in the area, and Montsempron Libos on a Thursday the widest selection of stalls of all types. 

    Much food also finds its way into restaurants, and there is a very good choice of places to eat out at very reasonable prices. 


    Duravel is an excellent base to travel in any direction with the spectacular limestone features and caves to the east around Cahors, the level Vale of Garonne to the west, the chestnut covered hills of the Périgord Noir and Bouriane to the north, and the rolling countryside of the Quercy Blanc to the south. It is an area rich in history, natural history and more to keep the inquisitive and observant happy. 

    For a city experience, Toulouse with its history, food and aerospace is around 90 minutes away by car, and Bordeaux, arguably the wine capital of the world, a little further: Both have riches of architecture and culture and plenty to explore. 


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    Modern accessible single storey house ideally located between Prayssac and Fumel - village amenities within walking distance
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    Ideal for short or long term rents all the year round

Availability & Booking

  • Les Bouysses

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  • Booking notes

    • 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 & Visa only) - Debit cards only on £GBP accounts
    • For travellers from the UK, all bookings with Halcyon Leisure come with a discount available on selected cross Channel Ferry sailings

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  • BBQ - Charcoal
  • Fenced Garden
  • Fishing within 3km
  • Footpaths /Chemin near
  • Ground floor bedrooms/Minimal steps
  • Location - hamlet
  • Open all year
  • Pets accepted
  • Pool - Without Pool
  • Supermarket Nearby
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  • Walk to the boulangerie
  • Wineries nearby
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