Beautiful 12th Century House with private pool, large garden, close to Martel

Sleeps: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Weekly price guide: £915-£1585
Pool: Yes
Type: House
Property Ref: LAV1221

General Description

This superb house, originally dating back to the 12th century, has been beautifully and sympathetically restored by the owners. There is an excellent large kitchen and cave area, a wonderfully spacious lounge and wooden beams throughout. Set in 7 hectares of meadow (approx. 18 acres), bordered by a stream and trees, it is within walking distance of the River Dordogne and 5 minutes drive to canoe rental for exploring one of the most beautiful rivers in France. The chavrming medieval town of Martel, with its twice-weekly traditional covered market, is close by, as are some of the best regional restaurants in the surrounding villages and towns. Superb situation, very secluded and quiet. The whole area is full of amazing birds and wild-life, ideal for nature lovers and a photographers paradise.

Although only having 2 bedrooms on the second floor (a double and a twin), there is a comfortable sofa bed on the first floor which can be screened off to provide extra sleeping accommodation for 2 further guests. Visitors to this lovely house will understand why further bedrooms could not be formed without spoiling the ambience and charm of this fantastic property.

Please note the owners prefer to take fortnightly bookings in the peak summer months.

The availability list for this property is kept up to date as much as possible.  If the dates you require are not available,  please enquire, as we may have other suitable properties to offer.

Accommodation Facilities

Bedrooms: First Floor:
An open plan spacious lounge with a separate comfortable double sofa bed. Screen provided for privacy.

Second Floor:
The master bedroom has a double bed, dressing table, chest of drawers, windows to 3 aspects and views.

A twin bedroom with chest of drawers, dressing table, windows to 3 aspects

Ample wardrobe/storage space on the landing.
Bathrooms: Ground Floor:
Bathroom with shower cubicle, wash hand basin, and WC

First Floor:
Bathroom with bath with in-bath shower, wash hand basin, WC.

Second Floor:
The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom with bath, WC and wash hand basin,
Kitchen: A large, light and sunny, fully fitted kitchen with ample cupboards, work surfaces, heated towel rail, picture window, oak beams, tiled floor. Contains a kitchen/dining table with seating for 8.
Living Rooms: Ground Floor:
A lounge area with a comfortable settee, french TV and music center. Attractive free standing screens to give privacy from the kitchen dining area, if required.

First Floor:
An open plan spacious lounge, perfectly appointed with windows to the east, south and west, beautiful curtains, comfortable settees including a double sofa bed, coffee table, English satellite TV, large, open fireplace (unused).
Linen/Cleaning/Towels etc: Cleaning charges are included in the rental.

Bed linen and personal towels, but not pool towels, are also included in the price.
Outside: Sunny, tiled terrace outside kitchen for al fresco dining
Lavender walk to the large, enclosed private swimming pool with amazing views of the Quercy cliffs beyond
Covered, purpose-built BBQ area with chimney, garden table and chairs
Barn with table tennis, dart board and boules area
FANTASTIC grounds and views - wildlife abounds, binoculars essential
Plenty of parking
Additional notes (if any): WiFi available. Neither Poolside nor the property owners are liable for any loss or interruption of the internet service.

Please note the owners prefer to take fortnightly bookings in the peak summer months.

Local Area / Activities

Delightful towns of Martel 8km and Vayrac 5km both with farmers markets. Rocamadour approx 20mins drive - town built in the cliffs and the most visited tourist attraction in France. Spectacular Balloon Festival the last weekend in September. Souillac 15km - Large medieval market town with fantastic cathedral. Sarlat 45 mins drive - Again medieval with an amazing old town, magnificent architecture. Carennac - beautiful village on the river. Four golf courses within 30 miniutes drive. Quad biking - 20 minutes away. Nearby Chateaux at Castelnaud and Curemonte. Canoeing-rental 5 minutes away. Popular tourist steam train runs between Martel and St Denis.




Price Guide

These prices are a guideline only, please enquire for prices for specific weeks.

Low Season: £915
High Season: £1585

A 30% non-refundable deposit is required to secure the booking along with a £300 refundable damage

Contact Information

Key Features

  • Exclusive Property
  • Swimming pool
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • English satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Internet access
  • BBQ
  • Cot available
  • Close to local amenities
  • Suitable for young children
  • Near river beach
  • Near lake
  • Tennis nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Watersports nearby