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‘La Grange’ - Beautiful Converted Stone Barn

Region: Occitanie
Department: Lot
Dept No: 46
Location: 3 kms from Catus
Situation: Country
Property Type: Gîte
Ref. No: 529
Rent per month: From 1200€ pcm Inclusive of some extras
Long letting period: Available year round for long lets
Min. rental period: 2 weeks
Bedrooms: 2 Double bedrooms. 1 Twin bedroom.
Sleeps: 6

Terrace and Pool

Terrace and Pool

Sitting Area

Sitting Area

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 vanity 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 two bar stools. Attached utility room with automatic washing machine and overflow refrigerator. 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!

Dining Area

Dining Area

Double Bedroom

Double Bedroom

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.

Luxury Bathroom

Luxury Bathroom

Harvest Time

Harvest Time

Surrounding Area:  St Denis Catus is the local village. It has no shops, but a restaurant which serves lunchtime meals six days a week and has a takeaway service in the evenings. The restaurant offers a luxury lunchtime menu at weekends.

The lively village of Catus is just 3kms away. All necessary day to day shopping is possible here and there is a bar/tabac/newsagent, a bar/bistro and a restaurant. The supermarket is open 7 days a week and fuel is available 24 hrs. There is a wine shop, a baker, a butcher, a hairdresser and a pharmacy in the village as well as other small businesses.

Within a short distance are some of the most celebrated restaurants of the local region including one on the outskirts of the village which has two Michelin stars!

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 swimming, boating, tennis, table tennis, volley ball, basket ball and the thriving Catus Cricket Club. There is a keen local football team in the winter months. Two bars and restaurants at the lake are open during the summer months and early autumn. 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 was a tower built by the French to watch for attacks by the British troops. It was rebuilt in the 19th century and is now the holiday home of Ken Hom, the famous chef.

Market day in Catus is a Tuesday but there are markets all around the local area. Among the most popular are Cazals – about 10 kms away or Montcuq - which is around 20 kms, both of which are on Sunday mornings. Mercues has an antiques market each month and there is 'Debarrastout', an excellent Brocante in St Denis Catus.

From St Denis Catus, Andorra and the Pyrenees are easily accessible and a day trip to ski is a real possibility.

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 Jet 2 and is about a one hour drive. Brive Airport is a half hour drive and is served by RyanAir and by CityJet from London City Airport. Rodez and Limoges Airports are a two hour drive and are served by RyanAir. Cahors is on the main railway line between Paris and Toulouse. This line is planned become a TGV service in the near future.

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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. Alarm.
English and French TV, Smoke alarms.
Kitchen Facilities: Conventional oven. Hob. Microwave. Combined Fridge/Freezer. Dishwasher. Washing Machine. Tumble Dryer.
Toaster, Espresso Coffee Machine
Additional Info: Children welcome. No smokers. e-cigarette users welcome
Pets may be allowed by prior agreement. Pets welcome subject to agreement
BBQ. Pool.
Suitable for those with limited mobility. Suitable storage facilities are available for furniture etc. Suitable for horses.
Very large, dry and secure barn space suitable for easy access furniture storage Off-road parking.

Distance to Nearest (in kms):

Village/Town: Catus 3 kms
Supermarket: 3 kms
Shops: 3 kms
Market: 3 kms
Airport: Brive 70 kms
Train Station: 18 kms
Bus Station: 18 kms
Port: N/A

Pricing Info:  From 1200€ 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: £175/200€ per month. Electricity standard charge of 25 euros a week.
Minimum rental period 1 month year round. 2 week high season rents available June to September - ask for quotation.
Damage deposit €500

Availability: This property is available year round for longer lets.

Ask for a quote for high season 2 week lets.

This property is available for weekly summer holiday rentals.

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For further information and to book please contact:
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Name: John & Polly Piper
Telephone No 1: +33 (0)6 88 88 28 62
Telephone No 2: +33 (0)6 88 88 28 62
Website: http://www.quercygites.com/
Languages spoken: English, French
Time to contact: Anytime
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