'Le Fournil' - Beautiful Converted Stone Bread Oven
|Location:||3 kms from Catus|
|Property Type:||Gîte (60 m²)|
|Rent per month:||From 400€ pcm|
|Long letting period:||Available year round for long lets|
|Min. rental period:||1 month|
|Bedrooms:||1 Double bedroom. Cot available|
Description of Property: Converted stone bread oven dating from 15th century. Living room features exposed beams with plastered walls and ceramic tiled floor. One large bedroom reached by a narrow stairway. Shower room with shower and sink and separate wc. Basic kitchen ‘au coin’ with small two ring electric cooker and fridge freezer. Fully equipped with all cooking utensils, etc. A cot can be provided for small children. Detached utility room with automatic washing machine and tumble drier. Le Fournil is electrically heated by individually controlled radiators. There is constant hot water.
Outside Amenities: There is a pleasant garden area to the front and a larger patio area to one side. Le Fournil has access to a tennis court and large swimming pool with alarm within a few paces. 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 (the barn) 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 gift shop 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 ‘Le Fournil’ 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. There are excellent brocantes in Catus and in St Denis Catus for bargain hunters and a monthly antiques fair in nearby Mercues.
The A20 motorway runs nearby and continues to Montauban and on 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. The new Brive Airport is served by CityJet and Ryanair who fly between Brive and London City. Cahors is on the main railway line between Paris and Toulouse.
|Heating system:||Electric wall-mounted radiators, each controlled by an adjustable thermostat, are fitted in the living room and in the bedroom. There is constant hot water.|
|Services / Facilities:||Mains water. Septic tank. Electricity. WiFi Broadband Internet Access. Satellite TV.
Conventional oven. Hob. Combined Fridge/Freezer. Washing Machine. Tumble Dryer.
Toaster, espresso coffee machine
Not suitable for children.
Pets may be allowed by prior agreement.
Cot is available.
Suitable storage facilities are available for furniture etc. Suitable for horses. 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 400€ per month – plus €50 per week utilities/electricity supplement. Furniture storage above barn: price on application. DIY Stabled/Grass Livery price on application.
Availability: This property is available year round for longer lets.
Short term summer rentals subject to availability - please enquire
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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