- Modern single storey gîte in the grounds of the Owner's home
- Sleeps 2 people in one Double bedroom
- Ideal base for touring, walking or cycling
- Short distance from historic Lauzerte
- Underfloor heating - available all year
- Summer rates from £315 per week for 2 people
Raynaud is a simple single storey gîte for two people a short drive from historic Lauzerte in Tarn-et-Garonne.
It stands in the grounds of the English Owner's impressive house that they renovated themselves, and have made their home since their move from England a few years ago. An ideal base for exploring the area or house hunting, Raynaud appeals to couples or individuals seeking a simple base in the area.
The Owners say...
'This was our home while we renovated our big house, and it is now available for anyone needing a simple base from which to explore the part of France that we have made our home'
Arriving at Raynaud there is ample off road parking available.
The gîte is along a path , and sits among trees and shrubs with a nice westerly view over fields and woodland.
Entering the house through stable doors on the long side of the terrace surrounding the house, you are in the spacious Living Room/ Kitchen. Furnishing is simple and minimal, with a sofa, Dining table and chairs and a table with DVD player.
Usefully equipped, the Kitchen has a four ring hob and oven set in a small run of kitchen units, a good sized fridge with freezer compartment and a selection of other Utensils.
A door leads through to the Double bedroom which has a good sized Shower room with basin and wc ensuite.
There is an outside door onto the terrace from the Bedroom as well.
A terrace runs around the property with a delightful view across fields to woodland in the distance. Patio furniture including sunshades is provided as is a charcoal barbecue.
|Property available||All year round|
|Property Management||English Owner lives on site|
|Post town & department
|Television||DVD Player only|
|Internet||No internet connection provided|
|Pets||Regret that pets cannot be accommodated|
|Smoking||Guests are requested not to smoke in or around.|
Raynaud is about 1.5km (1 mile) from Lauzerte which has all the facilities likely to be required for day to day living.
Lauzerte is a centre for walkers on the long distance trail that runs across France to Spain, and there are many other walking routes in the area available from the Tourist Information office and other guidebooks. Cycling is also good in the area with quiet roads through the gentle countryside - although the hills are always worth the climb for the spectacular views (although please note Raynaud is off one of the main roads leading to Lauzerte)
The area is steeped in history, as there are several other hilltop fortified villages nearby, the so called 'Bastides' including Montaigu de Quercy, Beauville and Tournon d'Agenais. Further afield Cahors has a long history reaching back into Roman times, and a little futher north there are a number of prehistoric and neolithic sites of note, including the UNESCO listed Lascaux caves.
To the south are the historic and attractive towns of Montauban and Moissac: The former noted for its gentle pink stone, and the latter for the stunning architecture and masonry of the cloisters in l'Abbe de St Pierre.
The spectacular Aveyron Gorge is within a reasonable drive with its own village of note, St Antonin Noble Val.
Two more of 'Les Plus Beaux Villages de France' are within reach: Just east of Cahors is St Cirq Lapopie, and along the Lot valley to the west is Pujols, just south of Villeneuve sur Lot
The area of the Lot valley is noted for food and wine production, and vineyards around Lauzerte produce the full bodied Cahors wines that are of note to wine connoiseurs. Many of the wineries have tastings and offer direct sale prices, and as a bonus many are based in Chateaux and Manoirs that make the visit worthwhile on its own.
Much other food is grown in the area, and is available from artisan producers at the weekly markets held on Tuesday and Saturday in Lauzerte, and at many other villages and towns locally every day of the week: A list is in 'The Area' information at the top of this page.
The nearest.... Tennis - 2km Golf - 12km Horseriding - 2km Fishing - 1km
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 Credit card (Mastercard and Visa only) will be subject to a processing charge.
|PEAK Season||15 July to 25 August||£420 / week|
|HIGH Season||1 - 14 July, 26 August - 1 September||£370 / week|
|EARLY MID Season||6 May to 30 June||£315 / week|
|LATE MID Season||2 September - 29 September||£315 / week|
|LOW Season||Before 5 May: After 30 Sept||£210 / week|
TO MAKE A BOOKING: Download a Word .doc BOOKING FORM HERE or if you require further information, send an ENQUIRY HERE You can also call us on +44 1 46 03 02 00
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