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Picturesque Farmhouse Vacation in France!
Location: Lagarrigue, France
Valid for a wide range of dates throughout the year
Bidding starts at $3,000
About this Vacation
Seven nights in an amazing three bedroom house in France (Lot River Valley). Create family memories. Children and adults love the pool and easy way of life, as well as exploring the countryside, local caves, rivers and villages. NEARBY: The must-see medieval pilgrimage site, Rocamadour, is within an hour's drive, and one can bicycle to the charming medieval hillside villages of Calvignac and St. Cirq La Popie (voted the favorite of "les plus belles villages de France" by the French). The world-renown prehistoric sites and caves (Pech Merle, Gouffre de Padirac, etc.), are nearby. Boating and kayaking, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, and wine-tasting are all within easy reach. Every day there are fresh markets in the surrounding area.
This is a dream location for cooks. Local specialties include strawberries, saffron, truffles, eau de prune, lamb, canard, foie gras, and abundant wines of the regional appellation, Cahors. The Roman bastide town of Cajarc nearby offers shopping, bank, post office, bakeries, and restaurants. Being here is like stepping back in time, but with modern conveniences. Sited above the Lot River, the property is in the regional Parc Naturel du Lot, an historic farming community, peaceful and serene, with great views and a superb landscape. Many come here to see the starry nights, undiluted by city lights. Laced with ancient pilgrimage trails, the Lot Valley boasts endless hiking and exploratory rambles through oak woodlands, river valleys and limestone cliffs. AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED.
One week in authentic French farmhouse (tastefully rebuilt.. see photos)
ABOUT THE HOUSE
This authentic 3,000 square foot stone house and barns are tastefully rebuilt as a family home with original Quercynoise character intact. You will have wonderful light flowing throughout the house. With 3 en-suite bedrooms, the house is easy and comfortable for families. Great kitchen with terraces adjacent living areas for indoor/outdoor living and al fresco dining. You enter through a large entry that adjoins the kitchen, dining area and living room space. The living room and kitchen form an L sharing a large terraced area with a view of the large pool. An additional sitting room with an antique fireplace to enjoy some quiet time is also located on this floor.
The 1st en-suite bedroom is located off the kitchen area separated by a short corridor. The 2nd large bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, also on the ground floor, is very private, with its own terrace opening out to the pool. Upstairs there is a very large bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. Also located on this floor is a separate area to watch TV when you are not out enjoying the beauty of this area. You can read a book in the gardens, gather wildflowers in the fields near the house, and you can wander a short distance to the river and other village houses along the small winding road. The Roman bastide town of Cajarc nearby offers all services, including good shopping, bank, post office, bakeries, restaurants, plus a riverside marina.
This wonderful house is located in the Lot River Valley. Lagarrigue, France. See location on the map in our photos section. There are several ways to travel to the house. Most people drive or rent a car, because they want to explore the surrounding area. You can also come by fast train from Paris or Toulouse to Cahors. Europcar rental is located across the street from the Cahors train station. Toulouse, Bordeaux, Brive and Rodez, all within two hours of the house, have airports with service from Paris and other major cities. Detailed directions to the house will be included in the packets of information that you receive when you book your vacation.