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Newly Converted 17th Century Barn W/ Pétanque Court, Wifi, in Village Setting

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Kitchen and Living room doors open onto terrace.

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Last updated: 07/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-14 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

"UNPOPULAR" WEEK SPECIAL: No one wants to vacation in France the last week of August because many schools begin the following Monday; but there are upsides: Fewer crowds and reduced rental prices. I've taken €100 off my rental. August 22-August 29....€525.

I began this barn conversion at the end of 2010 and have spent the last 4 years putting on the finishing touches, the latest new feature being a private pétanque court. All Bosch appliances, Le Creuset and All Clad cookware, and comfortable beds and soft jersey linens.

The barn sits on a raised plateau with both bedrooms on the street level. The master bedroom has a full bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, ensuite half bath, television, and french doors opening onto a country road. The second bedroom has two single beds (made up as a king bed if you prefer), a wardrobe and view of the pétanque court and garden. A full bath is in the hall between the bedrooms.

A path winds down from the road to the terrace where French doors in the kitchen and living room open onto a lovely southeast-facing terrace with a shade tree for outdoor meals and all day sun for sunworshipers. A two minute walk to a village store, bar, spice shop, post office, doctor's office, church and a popular restaurant with a fine local reputation.

There is overhead halogen lighting in every room. The flooring is pine with a whitewash finish. Some of the interior stone walls and beams from the original barn have been judiciously left exposed. There is a wood burning stove in the living area and firewood available for your use. There are two HD LED television sets hooked up to a British satellite, one in the living room, the other in the master bedroom.



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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • European double beds are slightly larger than American double beds....140 cm wide, 200 cm long. Twin beds can be made up as a king bed if preferred. See photos....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • There are 3 room fans. Soap for the washing machine and dishwasher along with hand soap provided. Paper towels and toilet paper on arrival....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Small collection of novels and cookbooks, all in English....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite for British television....moreless

  • Television:

    Television with UK satellite in living room and master bedroom....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    stove/oven combination...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Kitchen and living room French doors open onto patio....moreless

  • Small Cooler
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
high season
Jul 19 - Aug 29, 2015
7 night min stay

€625

Changeover Day: Saturday

post season
Aug 30 - Sep 12, 2015
14 night min stay

€500

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

€500-€625

Saturday changeovers, arrivals after 4:00 p.m., departures by 10:00 a.m.

Payment by bank transfer. Personal check is accepted in American dollars or EUROS. Payment through paypal for visitors from the U.S.

A 25% deposit is required to secure your booking with the balance due 8 weeks before your arrival along with a €200/$200 damage deposit.


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Location

98 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Toulouse
200 Metres
Nearest Barpub
small bar above the village store
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Souillac
11 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Gourdon
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A20
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
country restaurant/bar w/ local food, open daily

Car: Necessary

My property is located in the northwest corner of the Lot, just minutes from the Dordogne in Aquitaine. The area is characterized by little industry, small population, rural landscape, low key tourism, and beautiful, hot dry summer days. Degagnac and the surrounding area has dozens of walking and hiking trails and marked cycling routes as well. For those interested in horseback riding there are two equestrian centers in Degagnac, and riders are routinely seen going by the house on their way to ancient forest trails and open fields. The village has a 'plan d'eau', a small lake for fishing and picnicking with a tennis court, picnic benches and a small playground for young children. Degagnac is also home to the 'Jardin Bourian' (adjacent to the plan d'eau), a teaching garden that inspires natural gardening and promotes biodiversity through practical advice and demonstrations. Five kilometers away is Salviac which has shops, restaurants, an ATM machine, a boulangerie/patisserie, a municipal swimming pool and a grocery store. Another 5 minutes down the road is Cazals which has a very nice Sunday market.

The medieval hill town of Gourdon is just 15 minutes drive away with its full-service hospital, exceptional Saturday market, 2 supermarkets, sidewalk restaurants, shops of all kinds, prehistoric caves, lake swimming and bike rentals.

Cahors, the capitol city of the Lot surrounded on 3 sides by the Lot River, is a 35 minute drive south and is known for its medieval architecture, secret gardens, impressive Resistance Museum, an excellent Saturday market, dozens of shops, in addition to supersized versions of all the retail stores in the region. In Cahors there is no shortage of restaurants, cafes, as well as dockside dining on the river.

The two popular destinations of Domme and Sarlat in the Dordogne are 20 minutes and 35 minutes away respectively. Rocamadour, one of the most visited sites in France, is less than an hour's drive. Boat excursions and kayak/canoe rentals are available along the Dordogne River. A 9-hole golf course 30 minutes away in Vitrac, and an 18-hole golf course is located 50 minutes north of Degagnac in Souillac.

If you love flea markets, 'brocantes' and 'vide greniers' abound from Spring into the Fall, featuring everything from antique furniture and collectables to vintage clothing/linens, old china and silver, antique agricultural tools, books, art etc.

 

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Speaks: english, french
 

Photos

  • Kitchen and Living room doors open onto terrace.

    Kitchen and Living room doors open onto terrace.

  • Facing the lower garden.

    Facing the lower garden.

  • Afternoon game of pétanque.

    Afternoon game of pétanque.

  • Fish on the grill

    Fish on the grill

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Half bath

    Half bath

  • Entrance to master bedroom

    Entrance to master bedroom

  • Second bedroom

    Second bedroom

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • Village square

    Village square

  • Facing the road from the terrace.

    Facing the road from the terrace.

  • Pétanque court.

    Pétanque court.

  • Terrace wall

    Terrace wall

  • kitchen

    kitchen

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Living room as seen from kitchen

    Living room as seen from kitchen

  • Master bedroom.

    Master bedroom.

  • Ponies reporting for duty at the local riding stable.  Seen from master bedroom.

    Ponies reporting for duty at the local riding stable. Seen from master bedroom.

  • Second bedroom

    Second bedroom

  • Second bedroom with twin beds converted to a king-sized bed.

    Second bedroom with twin beds converted to a king-sized bed.

  • Degagnac plan d'eau

    Degagnac plan d'eau

  • View of Degagnac

    View of Degagnac

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  • Sleeps
    4
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1.5
  • Property type
    Cottage
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 88%
  • Calendar last updated 07/19/2015
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