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Holiday Cottage in Beautiful Tranquil Surroundings with Lovely Pool - Hortensia

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Last updated: 06/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Traditional Quercy Stone Barn has been modernised and renovated to provide comfortable holiday accommodation.

Each of the four self contained gites at Le Poujols offer fully furnished and well equipped self catering accommodation for 2 - 5 persons.

Le Poujols is set in acres of private grounds, totally traffic free and very tranquil without being totally isolated. The village of Salviac is just 2 kilometres away.

The cottages share a lovely pool with terracing and wooden decking and which is both fenced and alarmed and which is furnished with loungers and parasols.

The accommodation ranges from 1 to 2 bedrooms. Each gite has an open plan Living Room/Diner/Kitchen, fully equipped for the perfect self catering holidayand a separate Shower with Hand Basin and WC.

A charcoal barbeque is provided, as is garden furniture for al-fresco dining. The small private area outside the gite is shaded.

The accommodation is set in Beautiful Extensive Private Grounds, there is plenty of space for children to run and play. The property is traffic free but not remote. It is set on a hill with stunning views across the surrounding countryside and towards the village of Salviac. The village has a selection of small shops, bakery, butchery, post office and bars. There are two restaurants in the Village.

The grounds have an area for football, badminton, and volleyball and we provide table tennis, boules and other outdoor play equipment for the enjoyment of our guests. There is also a play area for smaller children.

The covered communal barbeque area overlooks the pool and is perfect for relaxed, sociable evenings in the setting sun.

If you are tired after you journey down, why not arrange, in advance, a Meal on arrival? We can also provide breakfast, packed lunches and dinner at certain times of the year, please enquire when reserving.

Although our changeover day is Saturday during High Season, during other periods, our changeover day is flexible, so short stays of less than a week are possible, as are 10, 11 or 12 day stays. Please enquire by e mail.

We accept Long Lets during the Winter period, From October through to May, at a discounted rate. Please contact us for a quote.

Hortensia: Lot Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 59893ha

Arranged on two levels, the ground floor has a spacious open plan Living room/dining room/kitchen and a shower room with WC. The kitchen is well equipped and has a full electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave and fridge. The gite is comfortably furnished and has a wood burner, just perfect for cosy evenings in the spring and autumn. Wood must be purchased on site. Upstairs the gite has one double bedroom and one spacious triple bedroom, with an additional pull out bed. To the front of the property is a shaded terrace area, with outdoor dining furniture and a lovely view of the pool and the valley.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 70 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    This gite has steep stairs to the first floor and is NOT suitable for children under the age of 5 years or for the elderly and infirm...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved and sociable dogs are occasionally accepted, please check when booking. Please note that dogs are not allowed in the bedrooms or on the furniture. ...moreless

  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 3 twin/ single

    has additional pull out bed...moreless

  • The large bedroom has three single beds plus an additional pull out bed for occasional use. This accommodation is not suitable for elderly or inform or for families with very small children as, although a safety gate is fitted, access to the bedrooms is via a steep open plan staircase. Prices are based on suggested occupancy of 5 persons. A maximum occupancy of 6 is possible but a supplement may be applied. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Towels are not included, but are available at an extra charge. Laundry facilites are available, there is a washing machine in the communal area....moreless

Other Amenities

  • A security deposit is required, payable locally on arrival. full terms and conditions available on request....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    There is alwasys a selection of paperbacks available...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Games:

    A selection of board games and playing cards is provided...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys:

    Garden toys are provided in the communal area, a selection of balls, badminton raquets, rounders equipment for the use of all our clients...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Table with six chairs, tablemats, all crockery and cutlery, including salad servers and bowls...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Additional heating (electric oil filled radiators) is provided...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    All bed linen is provided, including a weekly change of linen. Beds are made up in advance for your comfort. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    The sitting area has sofa and armchairs and occasional tables....moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    Private parking is close to the entrance of the property, cars are allowed up to the gites for unloading of bags & shopping etc. For the comfort and safety of our clients we prefer to be traffic free ...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Towel pack comprising Shower towel hand towel and pool towel is availabe on request and will be charged at 5 euro per person. This is to cover the laundry costs and water, which is metered & precious...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    There is a washing machine in the communal area adjacent to the gite....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wifi is available around the property. Please note that this is rural France and the internet speed may not be what you are used to....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    The wood burner is fully functional, a starter bag of wood is provided during the spring and autumn seasons, for cozy evenings in - additional wood may be purchased on site....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Electric Filter type, filters provided. Cafetiere in addition....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Saucepans, frying pans are provided, ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    The Kitchen is fully equipped and open plan to the living and dining areas...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Full size electric oven with baking tins and trays...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee, a selection of teas, sugar, milk, juice and bottled water are supplied...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    The kitchen area has a four ring electric hob...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    18 hole Golf course is 30 minutes by car. We can arrange green fees and book Tee off times on behalf of the client...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoeing available on the Dordogne, just a short drive away. It is very safe, even for small children (a height/age limit does apply - please check with service provider) we can provide information...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Each Gite has a charcoal barbeque. In addition there is a communal area with a barbeque and tables and chairs for relaxed and sociable evenings in the setting sun...moreless

  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis:

    Tennis is available approx 1 kilometre away, the facilities are communal and we are happy to make reservations with the tourist office in Salviac on your behalf...moreless

  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The pool is fenced and alarmed and has sun loungers with cushions and parasols...moreless

  • Outdoor Pool

Property Descriptor

  • Terraced
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
SUMMER RATE
Jul 16 - Aug 26, 2016
7 night min stay

$933
LATE SUMMER
Aug 27 - Sep 23, 2016
4 night min stay

$565
AUTUMN
Sep 24 - Oct 28, 2016
4 night min stay

$452
WINTER LONG LET
Oct 29 - Mar 31, 2017
30 night min stay

$792
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $282.72
  • No additional mandatory fees

Notes:

There is no extra charge for cleaning. We ask that clients empty their fridge, ensure the oven is in a clean condition and take their rubbish to the poubelles.

In the event that the property requires exceptional cleaning before the next tenant, 50 euro will be deducted from the security deposit. We are not always able to check the property before the client departs. We do a full check when we clean and prepare for the next client.

The security deposit will be returned within 14 days of departure by cheque or internet banking, providing the property is left with no damage and in good condition. Any deductions for damages will be advised in advance and repair receipts will be provided on request.

Deposit payment of 25% is payable to secure the booking. The balance is due 6 weeks before arrival. Payment may be by cash or cheque. All cheque payments must be cleared before the property may be occupied. Payment


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

50 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Brive, Bergerac or Limoges
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Salviac
500 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Calais
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
13 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Gourdon
18 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A20 junction 55/56
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Salviac

Car: Necessary

Le Poujols is set in an area of outstanding natural Beauty both tranquil and traffic free, but not isolated. The gites are set within private elevated grounds with wonderful views across the countryside towards the village of Salviac. It is located on the borders of the departments Lot and Dordogne. A fabulous day out canoeing on the Dordogne is just 15 minutes away by car.

The Dordogne river and all its attractions is just 12 kilometres to the north with canoes, swimming and fishing. Domme, Le Roc Gageac, Beynac, Le Bugue and Rocamadour are all within a short drive. Sarlat with its lively saturday market is 25 kilometres to the north and the medieval walled town of Gourdon with its own weekly market is 13 kilometres to the east.

This area is famous for its gastronomic delights, foie gras, goats cheese and the world famous Cahors wine, the cosmopolitan town of Cahors is 30 minutes by car.

The pretty village of Salviac is just 3 kilometres, and has everything for your daily requirements, baker, butcher, bank, post office, mini supermarket bars and restaurants.

Tennis, golf and horse riding are available nearby and the property has direct access onto many miles of marked paths and routes for off road cycling and walking.

Other nearby activities include canoeing, winetasting, sightseeing, activity parks, chateaux, gardens, caves, leisure lakes and animal parks.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Teresa and Steve Magill 'retired' to France in 2005. When we bought the property, the Stone Barn had already been converted into 4 Gites. We spent our first winter redecorating, refurbishing, repainting and re furnishing and generally bringing them up to date. We live here full time with our two sons, a pony and our two lovely friendly dogs, Frank and Betty (!) and two cats. We are both Londoners, real townies, and after 10 years, we still have to stop and listen to the silence. Of course, we miss 'civilisation' but after two or three days in London, we long to get away from the traffic, the noise, the hustle and bustle and the grime and back to our clean air, our traffic free roads (no traffic lights for 20 kilometres!!!!) and our peace and quiet. Running the gites was an eye-opener , although I am a qualified chef, we had no experience of this sort of enterprise and the business came ready made so we really hit the ground running. It took us a year or two to get into the swing of dealing with all that was involved, but I think we have got the hang of it now and we have several clients who come back time and time again so we must be doing something right. We have met (and made friends with) a great many people from all over the world and this has been a hugely enriching experience.

Why the Owner Chose Salviac, France:
We had holidayed in Rural France on several occasions, and were really taken with this area. It's green and undulating and fresh and peaceful and clean....... I could go on and on. When we made the decision to move to France, we probably looked at 30 properties. This old stone farmhouse seemed to fit the bill perfectly and although we did a lot of work to upgrade the gites and then more work on the house, it now works for the whole family and we feel it was worth it. We are close to a village with an all year community, which was very important to us, as our boys both went to school in Salviac and the locals have made us very welcome. The area is not densely populated but at the same time, we are not completely cut off. The shops still close for lunch for two hours, which takes some getting used to but, hey, we now embrace this very French tradition and do you know what? We think they have got it about right!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Even in the winter, when the trees are covered in frost, we can wrap ourselves in fleeces and sit outside in the morning with our coffee and crosissants and take in the breathtaking view from our terrace. We may not be earning city salaries, but this is priceless.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french

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Photos

  • LIVING ROOM

    LIVING ROOM

  • SOAK UP THE SUN

    SOAK UP THE SUN

  • TOURNESOL DOUBLE BEDROOM

    TOURNESOL DOUBLE BEDROOM

  • LAVANDE TERRACE

    LAVANDE TERRACE

  • COMMUNAL BARBEQUE AREA

    COMMUNAL BARBEQUE AREA

  • HORTENSIA DOUBLE BEDROOM

    HORTENSIA DOUBLE BEDROOM

  • LAVANDE BEDROOM

    LAVANDE BEDROOM

  • TOURNESOL DINING AREA

    TOURNESOL DINING AREA

  • COQUELICOT LIVING ROOM

    COQUELICOT LIVING ROOM

  • LAVANDE

    LAVANDE

  • COOL DOWN

    COOL DOWN

  • SPACE TO RUN

    SPACE TO RUN

  • WELCOME TO LE POUJOLS

    WELCOME TO LE POUJOLS

  • SHADY PRIVATE TERRACE

    SHADY PRIVATE TERRACE

  • COQUELICOT TWIN BEDROOM

    COQUELICOT TWIN BEDROOM

  • LAVANDE SITTING ROOM

    LAVANDE SITTING ROOM

  • SPACE TO PLAY

    SPACE TO PLAY

  • TOURNESOL

    TOURNESOL

  • POOL AND TERRACE

    POOL AND TERRACE

  • AS YOU ARRIVE

    AS YOU ARRIVE

  • TOURNESOL

    TOURNESOL

  • RELAX IN THE SUN

    RELAX IN THE SUN

  • WAKE UP TO THIS VIEW  EVERY DAY

    WAKE UP TO THIS VIEW EVERY DAY

  • SITTING ROOM

    SITTING ROOM

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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english, french
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  • Calendar last updated 06/27/2016
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