This beautiful property is nestled on a hillside above the sleepy hamlet of Belvèze, it is a haven of calm surrounded by oak woods to one side and fields to the other.
Originally, it was a large traditional Quercy farmhouse with outbuildings forming a square around a courtyard – now covered in grass and featuring a central raised rosebed – the interior has been substantially transformed by Daphne White, the present owner, and is deceptively larger than it appears in photographs as it is spread over three levels – the lowest one being cut into the hillside.
It contains six bedrooms (a seventh is to be found in the self-contained gite across the courtyard), a large attractive living room with a stone fireplace and an open-plan kitchen/dining area.
The two bedrooms on the lower floor open onto a shaded terrace overlooking the woods and lower garden area and the middle floor has a large balcony extending the width of the house accessible from the living room and the master bedroom, perfect for enjoying the marvellous view and having an evening meal as the sun sets.
A third more intimate terrace is accessible from the kitchen-dining area and is a favoured spot for morning coffee. There is a further twin bedroom on this floor with an ensuite shower room and wc.
A beautiful wide wooden staircase leads to the upper level with a large galleried landing and one double and one triple bedroom and a bathroom with wc.
The grounds feature a full size tennis court situated behind a secluded terraced pool that is bordered on all sides by tall hedges and stone walls, and there are any number of hideaway places for a quiet nap or some solitary reading.
The large barn also serves as a games area with table-tennis, badminton, bikes and a basketball hoop.
There are several villages in close proximity , each with a vibrant local market and all other amenities. There are also many excellent restaurants and a number of chateaux where you can stock up on Cahors wine.