‘La Grange’ - Beautiful Converted Stone Barn
|Location:||3 kms from Catus|
|Property Type:||Gîte (97 m²)|
|Rent per month:||From 900€ pcm Inclusive of some extras|
|Long letting period:||Available year round for long lets|
|Min. rental period:||1 month|
|Bedrooms:||2 Double bedrooms. 1 Twin bedroom.|
|Sleeps:||6 (Sofa bed and cot available)|
Description of Property: Converted stone barn dating from 15th century. Interior living rooms feature exposed beams and exposed stone walls and floors. Three bedrooms with plastered walls and ceilings and ceramic tiled floors. Large bathroom with corner bath, all-over jet shower, bidet, fitted vanitary unit and toilet. Separate shower room with shower and sink plus separate wc. Fitted kitchen ‘au coin’ with ceramic tiled floor, electric cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave. Fully equipped with all cooking utensils, etc. Breakfast bar with bar stools. Attached utility room with automatic washing machine, overflow refrigerator and tumble drier. La Grange is fully centrally heated (oil-fired). There is also a very powerful wood burning stove in the living room which heats 1000 square metres!
Outside Amenities: There is a pleasant shady garden area to the front and a large garden area to the rear with views across the ‘Vert Valley’, plus a tennis court and large swimming pool with alarm, external covered terrace as well as a pool-side terrace. A stone built barbecue is adjacent to the covered terrace. The whole estate is set in 9 hectares (22.5 acres) of parkland pasture and woods. There are trees of many different varieties as well as fruit trees . The area above La Grange is the original barn and offers vast, dry storage accessed from enormous double doors. This is ideal for furniture and effects and ensures easy access. There are two full size loose boxes and a separate tack room for horse owners. These are rented separately. DIY Stabled or Grass Livery can be arranged and hay can be bought from the local farmer.
Surrounding Area: The lively village of Catus is just 3kms away. All necessary day to day shopping is possible here and there are two excellent bars and a restaurant. There is a restaurant and take away in St Denis Catus. Within a short distance are some of the most celebrated restaurants of the local region. Other shops in Catus include a pharmacy, a wine shop, a supermarket, a butcher, a baker, a newsagent, a florist and a hairdresser. There is a veterinary surgery and a garage. To the far side of Catus is Lac Vert into which the River Vert flows. There is good fishing all along the Vert and the lake has many leisure activities besides fishing. In the summer season there is a water sports centre with swimming, boating, tennis, table tennis, volley ball, basket ball and there is a keen local football team in the winter months. In summer, the Catus Cricket Team has their ground at Lac Vert. Two bars and restaurants at the lake are open during the summer months. There is a riding stables nearby.
This is the heart of the Cahors wine region and there are countless local châteaux, the more famous being Mercues and La Grezette, both of which are around ten minutes away. The area abounds with caves, some of which feature prehistoric remains and paintings. Cahors itself is a very old town with much medieval architecture remaining. The Valentre Bridge is the oldest in Europe and has a very romantic history. Begot was the area chosen for a British barracks in the 100 years war and La Grange was part of a farm established to supply the troops. In nearby Catus there is a tower built by the French to watch for attacks by the British troops.
Market day in Catus is a Tuesday but there are markets all around the local area. One of the most popular is on Sunday mornings in Cazals – about 10 kms. Mercues has an antiques market each month.
The A20 motorway runs nearby and continues to Montauban where you can join the A6 to Toulouse. The journey to Toulouse Airport is just over the hour. Toulouse is served by British Airways as well as Easyjet, Ryanair and Aer Lingus. Bergerac Airport is also served by RyanAir and is about a one hour drive. Rodez and Limoges Airports are a two hour drive. Brive Airport is 30 minutes away with flights to London City, served by Ryanair and CityJet. Cahors is on the main railway line between Paris and Toulouse. There are bus services from Cahors to London Victoria coach station.
|Heating system:||Central heating (Full oil-fired central heating). There are radiators in all rooms and heated towel rails in the bathrooms. Wood burning stove in the living room which will heat up to 1000 square metres.|
|Services / Facilities:||Mains water. Septic tank. Electricity. WiFi Broadband Internet Access. Television. Satellite TV.
Conventional oven. Hob. Microwave. Fridge. Combined Fridge/Freezer. Dishwasher. Washing Machine. Tumble Dryer.
Toaster, Espresso coffee machine.
Pets may be allowed by prior agreement.
Cot is available.
Suitable for those with limited mobility. Suitable storage facilities are available for furniture etc. Suitable for horses.
Property is suitable for more than one family. Off-road parking.
Distance to Nearest (in kms):
|Village/Town:||Catus 3 kms|
|Airport:||Toulouse 90 kms|
|Train Station:||18 kms|
|Bus Station:||18 kms|
Pricing Info: From £770 / 900€ per month (October to April long term rates). Heating oil and wood for the stove to be bought direct by tenant. Furniture storage above barn: price on application. DIY livery subject to availability, prices on application. Hay can be purchased from the local farmer.
Availability: This property is available year round for longer lets.
Short term summer rentals according to availability
This property is available for weekly summer holiday rentals.
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|Name:||John & Polly Piper|
|Telephone No 1:||+33 (0)5 65 21 44 26|
|Telephone No 2:||+33 (0)6 88 88 28 62|
|Languages spoken:||English, French|
|Time to contact:||Anytime|
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