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Sunny, Beautiful Farmhouse in Picturesque Lot River Valley

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Last updated: 04/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

4 bedroom villa with large pool, views and all amenities

Beautifully restored farmhouse with large swimming pool set in French countryside. Authentic stone house and barns tastefully rebuilt as a family home with original Quercynoise character intact, but the light and air of a California villa. With 3 bedroom suites, plus a loft bedroom, and 3,000 square feet, the house is easy and comfortable for families. Great kitchen, fully equipped. Terraces adjoin living areas for indoor/outdoor living and al fresco dining. Medieval hillside towns of St. Cirq Lapopie and Calvignac within a few minutes. Cajarc, an ancient Roman bastide town, has all services, including good shopping, bank, post office, bakeries, restaurants, plus a riverside marina.

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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/28/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    SMOKING OUTSIDE ONLY...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Two bedrooms and all main living areas are on ground floor, with access to outdoor terraces....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • THREE BEDROOM SUITES WITH BATHS, PLUS COMFORTABLE TWIN BED IN LOFT. LOTS OF ROOM IN BEDROOMS, AND CHILDREN CAN USE SLEEPING BAGS/PORTABLE CRIBS EITHER IN LOFTS OR BEDROOMS...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    BIG DINING TABLE, SEATS 10 COMFORTABLY, MORE IN A PINCH...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    PLENTY OF PARKING IN PARKING COURT FOR FIVE OR MORE CARS...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    FULLY EQUIPPED FOR REAL COOKING!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    GORGEOUS POOL, LARGE BY FRENCH STANDARDS: 45' BY 14'. GREAT FOR KIDS. SOLAR HEATING...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

$3,000 $12,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Cleaning $200
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Cancellation policy is as follows: full refund if canceled six months in advance; partial refund (50%)if canceled within two months of reservation date. If cancelled within two month period, there is no refund.

A twenty percent (50%) deposit is required to hold date reservation. The balance is due one month prior to reservation date.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

100 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Toulouse
3 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Calvignac
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Villefranche
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Figeac
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Autoroute
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Calvignac
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Gaillac

Car: Recommended

House is located within a Natural Regional Park of France, a beautiful bucolic landscape that follows the Lot River. The best kept secret in France, the Lot combines the wonderful aspects of a peaceful, serene place with all the amenities of modern living. Next door to the very popular Dordogne Region, the Lot offers even more spectacular scenery, prehistoric caves, medieval hill towns and Roman villages, troglodyte ruins, castles, navigable rivers, and secret swimming holes---all without the crowds. The house is on a country lane in farm country, on a bluff above the Lot River. Beautiful views to limestone cliffs above the Lot, and the medieval town of Calvignac in the distance. Medieval and picturesque St. Cirq Lapopie, voted by the French their favorite 'most beautiful village of France' is a few kilometers down the road, where we often go for an evening drink and stroll. The Lot is known for gastronomy, the best of France. My favorite activity in the Lot is hiking. You can walk out the door and just keep going, on ancient trails that wander along the river, the limestone formations, through oak woodlands. The famous San Juan de Compostela pilgrimage route passes near the house. There are historic towns, endless explorations to ruins, historic caves, winding country lanes great for biking and hiking, and wonderful food with colorful fresh markets every day specializing in authentic local foods. A cook's dream. There are great local restaurants, where you can dine on terraces over the river and enjoy the fine cuisine and river views. The people who live in the Lot are friendly and helpful, and very pleased to have visitors. Once you have discovered the Lot, you will return again and again.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: I am a California landscape architect who has been spending time in France since I was in college. I discovered the Lot by accident about 20 years ago, and count myself lucky to have been able to spend time here. The Lot is really heaven-on-earth, a place away from time. Swimming in the pool on a glorious summer day, looking out over the fields and cliffs, having spent the morning at the fresh market in a nearby town, looking forward to lunch on the terrace may be as good as it gets. My daughters and their families love this spot too, and come whenever they can. They say it's a vacation for them as well as their children.

Why the Owner Chose Calvignac, France:
This is the second property I have owned in the Lot. When I first saw this site, I knew I had to buy it, even if the buildings were in ruins. There was a lovely stone arch in the barn, which is now the arch between the kitchen and entry. I had already fallen in love with the limestone of Quercy, and this house had ancient stones. Lots of love and the superb work of French stonemasons have gone into the restoration, and all who have seen it seem to agree: it is a unique place, with a truly marvelous sense of place.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Peace, tranquility---combined with so many things to do and places to see. You can comfortably and happily stay home and enjoy the house, or go wandering and exploring---all at your finger-tips. There is so much to do in the Lot that you find you don't want to go further.


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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/28/2017

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Photos

  • ENTRY HALL

    ENTRY HALL

  • LIVING ROOM/salon

    LIVING ROOM/salon

  • KITCHEN

    KITCHEN

  • SALON/LIVING ROOM with original manger

    SALON/LIVING ROOM with original manger

  • large swimming pool, great for children and swimmers

    large swimming pool, great for children and swimmers

  • LOT RIVER VALLEY

    LOT RIVER VALLEY

  • ...more roses

    ...more roses

  • nearby Calvignac

    nearby Calvignac

  • VIEW FROM UPSTSAIRS LOFT

    VIEW FROM UPSTSAIRS LOFT

  • CHAMBRE 1/LARGE BEDROOM WITH DRESSING AREA AND BATH

    CHAMBRE 1/LARGE BEDROOM WITH DRESSING AREA AND BATH

  • Chambre 3: queen bed

    Chambre 3: queen bed

  • ENTRY COURT

    ENTRY COURT

  • ENTRY

    ENTRY

  • Summer

    Summer

  • POOL

    POOL

  • LOCAL POTTERY IN DINING ROOM

    LOCAL POTTERY IN DINING ROOM

  • glimpse of garden through window

    glimpse of garden through window

  • CORNER OF BACK TERRACE

    CORNER OF BACK TERRACE

  • Troglodyte house across the river

    Troglodyte house across the river

  • ROSES AGAINST CAVE WALL

    ROSES AGAINST CAVE WALL

  • CHAMBRE 2/LARGE UPSTAIR BEDROOM SUITE WITH BATH

    CHAMBRE 2/LARGE UPSTAIR BEDROOM SUITE WITH BATH

  • TERRACE OFF KITCHEN

    TERRACE OFF KITCHEN

  • ENTRY COURT

    ENTRY COURT

VRBO #461163

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017

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