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Genevrier - Cottage Holiday Rental in Cenevieres, Lot, France
Traditional Quercy Stone Cottage with Exclusive Pool
Situated within the Parc Naturel Régional des Causses du Quercy, Genévrier is a traditional Quercy cottage occupying a secluded, south-facing hillside position above the small village of St. Martin Labouval in the Vallée du Lot. Set in eight acres of its own land amid oak trees, juniper bushes and box together with wild orchids and honeysuckle, Genévrier has all the ingredients for a peaceful and relaxing holiday.
Guests have exclusive use of the cottage, pool and grounds.
The Vallée du Lot is further south than some people realise, spring comes early, summers are usually hot and dry and autumns are delightfully warm.
It is a land of warmth and sunshine and spectacular beauty, scented with juniper and thyme and alive with butterflies, the perfect place to relax and unwind.
A Few Testimonials:
" ......in 30 years of holidaying in France it was by far the best we have ever had ..........the cottage was so comfortable, the location was so peaceful and the pool was just 'the 'icing on the cake'......it was the perfect holiday."
"This is just a short mail to say how much we enjoyed our stay at your lovely house, even though the pictures on the web site looked very nice they didn't do it justice, we have been to
"We have just returned from the most wonderful week at Genévrier ........ we all agreed it was the most beautiful and peaceful place we had ever been and the memory of sitting there in the evening sun with a glass of wine in my hand will stay with me forever. The cottage was all we could have asked for and more".
"Your web-site made the property look very enticing but in reality it was even better then we expected".
"Thank you so much. We have just returned from a wonderful holiday. Your house and property and the whole area are absolutely beautiful".
Holiday Accommodation at Genevrier
Providing exclusivity and independence the cottage, which has recently been lovingly restored, offers simple but very comfortable accommodation for four / five guests and has been furnished as our home as opposed to a 'holiday house'.
- Main living area is open-plan with a traditional terracotta tiled floor and a beamed ceiling. A sofa and easy chairs provide comfortable seating in front of the Jotul wood-burning stove – extremely cosy on those out-of-season evenings!
- Kitchen/dining area to the left of the entrance is well equipped and includes fridge, electric oven, gas hob and a microwave / combination oven. The pine dining table will seat 6/8 people.
- Bathroom with wash-hand basin, shower and loo is also situated on the ground floor.
- Two delightful pretty double bedrooms with polished wood floors, sloping ceilings and original oak beams. One room has two single antique pine 'sleigh' beds with French doors and the other a full-size double bed (and could also accommodate a small child's bed or cot). Both bedrooms have double aspects and afford superb views over the valley.
- Attractive extended landing/mezzanine at the top of the oak staircase provides a further single bed if required.
To the side of the cottage is a wonderful 'cuisine d'été'. This is really the place that you are likely to take all meals during the hot summer months. The attractive covered area with stout oak beams and old canal tiles on the roof provides comfort and shade - an absolute necessity. A round metal painted table enables six to eat in comfort and a number of wicker chairs with squashy cushions gives the you opportunity to put your feet up and relax with a glass or three of the famous local Cahors wine and read those books. A 'baunderie' completes this area and has a large fridge / freezer, washer / drier and double sink together with plenty of storage.
The exceptional pool area is close to the cottage, sheltered and completely private. The wall of the barn, a terraced wall with lavender and cypress together a lower wall leading off into the copse, bound it on three sides. The fourth side is completely open to the views over the valley. The pool is itself 10m by 5 m with shallow steps by the barn end and varies in depth between 0.9m and 2.1m. There is a solar heated shower and the pool it self can be illuminated for those night-time dips.
The cottage is approached off a quiet lane and there is ample space for parking. The area within the immediate vicinity of the cottage is grass and has a mixture of mature oaks, juniper , box bushes together with a variety of potted geraniums and plants. The rest of the land is a combination of woodland, field and 'causse'.
About Cenevieres in Lot, Midi Pyrenees
Daily essentials are available in the village of Cénevières, about 3 kms. Whilst the small town of Cajarc, which is an enjoyable 10-15 minute drive along the beautiful and superbly scenic river road, has a wider range of shops and cafés as well as a regular local market. A local Sunday morning market is held in Limogne, ten minutes or so away.
Cahors is the principle town of the region and a visit to see the beautiful fortified Pont Valentré with its Devils Tower is a must. Stroll around the narrow medieval streets of the old quarter, visit the Romanesque cathedral of St. Ètienne and enjoy the colourful market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings in the cathedral square. And, during your visit take time out to have a meal at one of the many splendid restaurants or just relax at a pavement café and watch the world go by.
Situated within a national park, this is an area of outstanding natural beauty, rich in history and architecture, where rugged limestone cliffs surmounted by ancient, picture postcard villages, rise hundreds of feet above the river Lot as it meanders and winds its way through fields of sunflowers, tobacco and maize.
There are many places of interest to visit in this beautiful region. The medieval village of St. Cirq Lapopie, perched on the cliffs high above the river, the prehistoric cave paintings of Pech Merle at Cabarets, the working museum of agricultural life at Cuzals and the 13th century Château de Cénevières, are all within a very short drive.
A little further afield is spectacular Rocamadour, a medieval town that seems to defy gravity as it clings to a sheer rock face 1600 feet above the Alzou river.
See Local guide and map for information on nearby towns and facilities.
How To Get To Cenevieres in Lot, South West France
Genévrier is approximately nine hours driving time from Calais – all but the last twenty miles of the journey can be made on the autoroutes. Toulouse airport is about 90 minutes drive whilst Carcasonne and Limoges airports are around two hours. Rodez airport is the closest at around an hour.
See Local guide and map for information on nearby towns and airports.
Facilities at Genevrier
|Bedrooms||1 double, 1 twin|
|Suitability||Non-smoking, Unsuitable for wheelchair access|
|Linen||Bed linen included|
|Internal facilities||Board Games, CD player, Electric heaters, Exclusive rental, Fans in rooms, Hairdryer, Hi-fi system, Owner not on site, Radio, Wood burning fire or stove|
|Kitchen facilities||Combination microwave, Electric oven, Freezer, Fridge, Fridge-Freezer, Gas hob, Ironing facilities, Microwave, Tumble dryer, Washing machine|
|External features on site||Garden, Scenic views, Swimming pool (exclusive use)|
Availability at Genevrier
Availability last updated on: - Monday, March 18, 2013
- Booked / Unavailable
|Accommodation rental period||Tariff|
|18 May 2013 - 24 May 2013||
£695.00 per property per week
|1 June 2013 - 7 June 2013||
£695.00 per property per week
|22 June 2013 - 12 July 2013||
£995.00 per property per week
|31 August 2013 - 6 September 2013||
£1,095.00 per property per week
|7 September 2013 - 13 September 2013||
£945.00 per property per week
|14 September 2013 - 20 September 2013||
£795.00 per property per week
|21 September 2013 - 27 September 2013||
£645.00 per property per week
|28 September 2013 - 18 October 2013||
£545.00 per property per week
Additional price information
- Prices are per week and include bed linen but not towels.
- Changeover day is a Saturday, with arrival at 1600 and departure by 1000.
- For prices and availability outside these dates please contact the owners.
- The cottage will be clean and tidy on your arrival. All we ask is that you leave it in the same condition on your departure
- Please note that as a guest you stay and use the facilities entirely at your own risk.
- You should take proper and appropriate safety precautions during your visit and provide yourselves with appropriate travel, personal and health insurance.
- Parents have full responsibility for their children at all times particularly in and around the pool area.
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Tel: +44 (0) 7803 278 139
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