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Last updated: 06/27/2016

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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • 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.

Tournesol: Lot Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 59893ha

This unit is arranged on one level and has views to the pool and across the valley. There is one double bedroom and one bunk bedded room and one shower room with wc. The kitchen/dining/living room is open plan and comfortably furnished and fully equipped. The lounge area has a double sofa bed.

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 06/27/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 55 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    The small bedroom is bunk beds, these may not be suitable for very small children...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 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    BUNK BEDS...moreless

  • The price quoted is for suggested occupancy of 4 persons, additional guests may be subject to a surcharge. Cot and high chair provided on request, at no extra charge....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Towels are not included but may be provided at a small extra charge. Laundry facilities are available, there is a washing machine in the communal area...moreless

Other Amenities

  • You may arrange for a meal to be ready on your arrival, perfect after a long tiring drive = please arrange this when making your reservation. We are able to serve breakfast, packed lunches and dinner by arrangement during certain periods. We provide lots of local tourist information and can arrange other activities such as horse-riding, hot air ballooning, paintball, quad biking etc and we will be delighted to assist with booking of excursions and restaurants....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

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

  • Games:

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

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

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 and six chars, tablemats, all crockery and cutlery including salad servers and bowl....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

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

  • Internet:

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

  • Linens Provided:

    Ben linen is provided, including a weekly change of bed linen and beds are made up in advance of your arrival. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

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

  • 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

  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided:

    Towel pack of Shower, Hand and Pool towels is available on request @ 5 euro per person. This is to cover the laundry cost and water, which is precious and metered....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    There is a washing machine in the communal area...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:

    An electric filter coffee machine - filters provided and a cafetiere...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Saucepans, frying pans are provided as well as other small utensils...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

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

  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee, an assortment of Teas, milk, sugar, juice and bottled water is provided on arrival....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

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

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Child's Swing
  • Golf:

    18 hole golf course is 30 minutes by car, green fees accepted. We would be delighted to arrange T 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 supply information. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The property is in private grounds of over 5 acres,...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There is an individual charcoal barbeque and in addition a communal area with barbeque for relaxed and sociable evenings in the setting sun. ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Municipal Tennis courts are just one kilometre away. We can 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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A security deposit of Euro 200 is payable upon arrival.  This will be returned to you in full within 14 days of your departure, providing the property is left in a clean condition and without damage or loss. We do not normally charge extra for cleaning but should the property require exceptional cleaning before the arrival of the next tenant, a charge of 40 euros will be deducted from the security deposit. 

Meals can be provided, for example, dinner on arrival, breakfast, packed lunches and evening meals. Please enquire when making your reservation. (please note, this service may not be available during high season). 

Towels may be provided (pool and shower) at a charge of 5 euros per person. Cot and high chairs are available, free of charge, but there is a small extra charge for baby linen. 

During low season, there will be a small heating supplement.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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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.


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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 06/27/2016

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Photos

  • 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

  • LIVING ROOM

    LIVING ROOM

  • LAVANDE

    LAVANDE

  • COOL DOWN

    COOL DOWN

  • SPACE TO RUN

    SPACE TO RUN

  • 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

  • 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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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
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  • Response time Within 2 days
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 06/27/2016

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