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Holiday home with private pool, Le Petit Pigeonnier du Lot.

Holiday home in South West France with private pool
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Holiday rental in Albas, Lot, Occitanie

3 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | sleeps 6

Introduction

This beautifully restored country house was originally part of an old priory. With two traditional pigeonnier towers, it sits in 1 hectare of private grounds, in a quiet peaceful position on the edge of a hamlet with a medieval church and small château. Set in the heart of the Cahors vineyards it is surrounded by fields and woodlands and there are extensive views from all around the house and garden.

The property has been completely renovated to provide quality accommodation with many original features preserved including beamed ceilings and exposed stone walls. Beautifully furnished throughout. The rental accommodation is in a private wing - property owners live in the independent, main house which has its own entrance and terrace. All facilities are for the exclusive use of renters.

Accommodation comprises a very spacious kitchen / dining area and living room with high ceilings, 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms (one ensuite) to sleep up to 6. TV with UK free-to-air satellite channels, Netflix and YouTube, Wi-Fi internet. DVD/CD player and a large selection DVD/CDs.

Guests are provided with a range of eco friendly, cruelty free personal care products: hand wash, body wash, hand and body lotion, shampoo and conditioner.

There is a dining and BBQ area within an attractive walled courtyard, a large garden with lawns suitable for children to play outside games and an orchard filled with fig, apple, walnut, pear, plum and cherry trees. Within the courtyard there is a fig tree which provides delicious fresh figs for breakfast when in season. There is a private garden belonging to the gite, completely surrounded by mature hedgerows.

Private pool 11m x 5m with roman steps, sun terrace and loungers. Solar shower.

The property is located near a small hamlet between Prayssac and Luzech overlooking the Lot Valley.

The local village of Sauzet (10 minutes) has a grocery store / tabac, bakery, and café bar and restaurant with terrace.

Prayssac lies 13 min across the river Lot. A popular, lively town full of shops, boutiques and pavement cafés, it has 2 large supermarkets, all amenities and a bustling market on Fridays.

Cahors (25 minutes) is the major regional centre.

NOTE; the charming property owners live in the main house, fully independent from the rental accommodation. Owners are available for help and advice if necessary. All facilities as noted are for the exclusive use of renters.


Accommodation details

Large open plan living room and dining area with open fireplace and exposed stone walls. TV with UK satellite channels, Netflix and YouTube, Wi-Fi internet. DVD/CD player with a large selection of DVD/CDs. Board Games. Artists’ materials, drawing paper and easel. French doors to courtyard.

Steps lead down to a fully equipped kitchen with breakfast / dining table, dishwasher, double sink, larder, fridge freezer, microwave, oven and hob. West-facing window with views of the garden.

Stairs to 1st floor;

Bedroom 1, (in the Tower) double, with ensuite WC, shower, bidet, hand basin, hairdryer, electric radiator / towel rail.

Wide corridor with oak beamed ceiling leads to;

Bedroom 2, two singles or king-size double.

Bedroom 3, two singles or king-size double

Separate bathroom with WC, shower, hand basin and electric radiator / heated towel rail.

EXTERIOR;

1 hectare of private grounds with lawn, grass and orchard. South-facing aspect.

Shaded BBQ area with table and chairs in walled courtyard with two benches and small herb garden.

Private garden with table and chairs.

Secluded, tree shaded private pool, 11m x 5m (max depth 1.80m) with roman steps, sun terrace, loungers and parasols.

Garden WC and hand basin in the courtyard.

External utility room with 9kg washing machine, sink, worktops, drying frames, ironing facilities and drinks fridge with ice machine.

Private drive and plenty of parking.


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Rental Rates

DatesChangeover dayChg. overMinimum stayMin. stayDailyWeekly
27 Aug 01 Oct Saturday Weekly - € 1,630
01 Oct 17 Dec Saturday Weekly - € 1,410
17 Dec 03 Jan Flexible 4 nights € 368 € 2,575
2023
02 Jan 29 Apr Flexible Weekly - € 1,410
29 Apr 01 Jul Saturday Weekly - € 1,795
01 Jul 26 Aug Saturday Weekly - € 2,575
26 Aug 30 Sep Saturday Weekly - € 1,795
30 Sep 16 Dec Flexible Weekly - € 1,410
16 Dec 06 Jan Flexible 4 nights € 368 € 2,575
Refundable security bond€ 800

Tourist Tax
Where applicable, Pure France is required to collect and remit local government tourism taxes on behalf of our property owners. These taxes are calculated and collected from guests at the time of booking. Pure France then remits collected taxes to the applicable tax authority on the property owners' behalf.


Location

The property is located in open countryside 400m from a small hamlet with a medieval church and petit château, between Prayssac and Luzech overlooking the beautiful Valley of the Lot.

The local village of Sauzet (10 minutes) has grocery store / newsagent, bakery, café bar and restaurant and the popular town of Prayssac (13 minutes) has 2 large supermarkets and all facilities.

The area is perfect for cycling with over 100 km of signposted Véloroutes in the Lot, as well as canoeing, horse riding, walking the trails and visiting pretty towns such as Belaye, Puy-l'Évêque, Albas, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie and Rocamadour

Canoes and bicycles can be hired locally in Juillac (5 minutes away) and other activities include hot-air-balloon rides, sky diving, horse riding and tennis all of which are available nearby.

Electric bikes can be hired and delivered to guests at the property for convenience. Boat hire is available nearby at Puy l’Eveque and Cahors.

The local area is famous for its abundant Malbec vines. Le Petit Pigeonnier is well placed, being surrounded by vineyards on three sides and the owners will be delighted to give recommendations for wine tasting visits.

There are many interesting places to visit. Saint-Cirq-Lapopie (60 minutes), is a famously pretty, medieval village on a steep hillside above the river Lot. Boat trips from Cahors provide an interesting way of getting there while enjoying the magnificent scenery from a different perspective. The famous shrine ansd stunning village of Rocamadour (1 hour) is easily visited. The pretty village of Les Arques (20 minutes) was home to the Russian Sculptor Zadkin and boasts a museum of his amazing work.

Cahors (33 minutes) is the regional centre, built on a narrow peninsula formed by a meander in the river Lot, its history goes back to Roman times when it was a centre of Cathar Resistance in the middle ages. The 12th century cathedral has celebrated Romanesque carvings. The fortified 'Pont Valentré' bridge over the Lot is unique, justly famous and features in many films.

The Lot is one of the loveliest rivers in France. The views from Bélaye (12 minutes away) are spectacular as it meanders around fertile green farmland and atmospheric restaurants can be found in the Cahors vineyards and villages.

The region is widely regarded as a gastronomic paradise. Its cuisine is famous throughout France and beyond. Local specialities include dishes based on duck, goose, foi gras, wild mushrooms, truffles, plums, peaches, apricots, walnuts and their oil. The black wines of Cahors, raised on these stony hillsides, were known to the Romans and have seen a lively revival in recent years.

Albas, Lot, Occitanie, France


Customer Reviews [8]

Menkus family, London.
What a lovely time we had! Our two week stay at Le Petit Pigeonnier could not have been better. As others have said, the location is a perfect mix of rural quiet and peace, while being close enough to an excellent bakery and convenient shop. If you are lucky enough to holiday there, don’t miss the wonderful restaurants nearby. Debbie is the most amazing host, always there when you need her and very discreet. Her thoughtful and knowledgeable suggestions added immeasurably to our enjoyment.

J. Johannessen
My wife and I had our two week holiday in Le Petit Pigeonnier du Lot with our four teenagers. It is true what the other reviews have mentioned - the photos do not do it justice - the accommodation is huge, and the living area is simply gorgeous. The location is perfect, completely silent and peaceful, yet not too far from the boulangerie, activities and local towns. Debbie and Rupert were so welcoming, we immediately felt at home. There was no problem too small, and Debbie helped us to book local activities and dinners out. It was the break we had needed for so long, thank you so much.

L.Davies
We had a glorious family week at Le Petit Pigeonnier - unbelievable calm and restful views over the vines, extensive grounds, with a good balance of shade and sun, a fabulous pool, a huge and cool interior with very well curated equipment (not just your usual IKEA) - all lovely in every way. Debbie was a perfect host: super discreet, but there with advice and troubleshooting whenever needed, and above all, so thoughtful in ensuring that we could make the most of our time there through enjoying local sites, markets and produce (including walnuts and jams from the property), of which there are lots, within easy reach! We knew we were in for a great holiday as soon as we saw that a bottle of wine was awaiting us from the vines outside our window, and we were right.

J. Mitchell
Le Petit Pigeonnier is a delightful location for a holiday, particularly for a family. Debbie and Rupert are very welcoming and while being entirely unobstrusive, are only too willing to give practical help and suggestions if required.
The accommodation is spacious with interesting architecture, comfortable good quality furnishing and a well equipped kitchen. The grounds are attractive and varied, with a pretty courtyard and different areas for relaxing or eating out. The pool is beautifully kept and a good size.
Everything about the property is well maintained and cared for - it is a lovely place to stay.

A and R
Thank you so much for making our visit to the Lot so very special. Your generous hospitality was astounding. Nothing was too much trouble, every request for information assiduously followed up, and always discretely so you never intruded on our privacy. Along the way we feel we’ve made a new friend.
The property itself is beautiful and immaculately maintained. Equipped with everything we could possibly need, we lacked for nothing. Nestled in amongst the vineyards we were fortunate enough to be there in time to watch and participate in the harvest. You even arranged for us to sample the wines made from the vineyards in the area. It was impossible not to take some home with us.
Lots to explore, amazing restaurants, we fell in love with the Lot. We can fully appreciate how this haven stole your heart. Having holidayed over many years in France, this was definitely the highlight of all our travels.
Thank you so much for making our holiday so special.

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Dehnel family
“What a fantastic holiday we had in Debbie and Rupert’s beautiful home! The house was so lovely and comfortable and so nicely located next to the vineyards.
The family had such fun times by the pool and also managed to have some adventurous trips to the beautiful surrounding villages.
Debbie and Rupert were so welcoming that we even ended up staying a few extra days!
We’ve definitely made some great new friends and we can’t wait to come back!

Vincent, The Netherlands
We had a wonderful stay at le Petit Pigeonnier; the house is very well maintained, spacious and equipped with everything you need. Big garden with lovely swimming pool and stunning views on the vineyards; very peaceful and relaxing. We did a lot of hiking through the vineyards with a lot of different walks. The area has quite some old, nice historical villages, a lot of restaurants with good wines and delicious food. The owners were lovely, always helpful to give tips where to go but also allowing you all the freedom around the house when needed. Thank you for a beautiful, relaxing stay and the warm hospitality.

Collette, Rennes, France
We are thrilled with our stay at the little pigeon house! Debbie was available and very attentive to our needs. She was very efficient and discreet at the same time. We enjoyed the beauty and silence of the place as well as the very large space with the pool at our disposal. Debbie really made us feel at home. We would like to thank her again for her kindness and the pleasant stay she allowed us to have with our children and grandchildren!


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