About the property
- Cottage376 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay0 - 30 nights
Holiday Cottage with Pool in Beautiful Setting on the Lot/Dordogne Borders
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.
Teresa and Steve Magill
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- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 23, 2018
About Teresa and Steve Magill
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.
Teresa and Steve Magill purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Teresa and Steve Magill chose Salviac
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!
What makes this Cottage unique
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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Lovely people, lovely place
I had a lovely stay at your beautiful gite. It was a peaceful and tranquil stay in a fantastic area and Poujols has an all round round vista of the surrounding area. Anybody staying here will not be disappointed.
Beautiful French Gem
We stayed here in August last year. The property is perfect and has everything you need, as well as a fantastic pool. There are so many beautiful places to visit Teresa and Steve could not have done more to look after us - nothing was too much trouble. We are planning to return this summer.
PARFAIS POUR UN SEJOUR CALME ET APAISANT
Si vous recherchez un lieu privilégié pour découvrir la vallée de la Dordogne et du Lot, ce gîte vaut le détour! Accueil avec petites attentions, calme, piscine rafraîchissante, animaux chaleureux (chats et chiens), gîte bien isolé du bruit et de la chaleur, au cœur des sites remarquables de la région, canoë à proximité, balades, produits locaux, restaurants...
Rapport qualité prix très convenable.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The deposit must be paid by the date of arrival, either in cash or by bank transfer or cheque. This will be returned withing 14 days of departure providing the property is left without damage and in a clean condition with no breakages. We do not charge for cleaning but should the property require what we think is exceptional cleaning, the sum of 50 euros will be deducted from the deposit.