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The Cottage - Cottage Holiday Rental in Ste Alauzie, Lot, France
18thC Cottage with Spectacular Views, Pools, Tennis & Free Golf
The ambience of this delightfully light and airy and immaculately kept stone cottage, has to be seen to be appreciated. Once booked you're hooked! We are revisited so much now that its becoming 'home from home' to so many!One of the most notable comments is that it is great value for money You have 1,860 euros worth of green fees included for only £550 per month rental!... and you enjoy better weather! Many Winter guests Let out their own home for twice the price and live here all expenses covered!
Free unlimited golf, swimming and tennis included in the price with no hidden extras! Green fees are included for any 2 players (normaly 60 euros a day) with club facilities for four. Initially its the golf package that sparks the interest and the golf club is rather special, and quite a tricky course, but its the location and accommodation that guests never forget and return year after year!
As soon as you drive up our cherry tree lined, private lane, the spectacular view unfolds before your eyes. A vast landscaped, panoramic garden, that seems orchestrated. … just for you!
The cottage has been beautifully restored to maximise incredibly stunning, south facing vista and whether you are relaxing in the lovely private garden, pool, or in the double glazed veranda, or lounging in front of the television, lying in bed, or even in the bath, you have a landscaped park panoramic view before you
And from the privacy of the veranda, a treetops experience, up there with the birds of prey you can watch the ever changing patchworks, the planting and harvests, the early morning mists and shadows, the lakes, the huge moons and crystal clear starry skies, the setting sun on the white stone houses of Ste Alauzie hamlet, turning to burnished gold Catch the far reaching sight, of Lauzerte, the bastide hilltop village, 25 klms away, but you can see the church windows! The aquataine blond cows, grazing accross the valley. It is a piece of heaven! Soulful. A painters delight!
We have a guest book at the cottage going back 20 years, which speaks for itself. The cottage is beautifully presented, constantly maintained spotlessly clean, immaculately kept by English resident owners who are discreetly in the background but on hand should you need assistance
You can look up Golfdesroucous.com online in English. Open up the flags to see the greens. As you see the green fee for 2 is normally 60€ per day, making the price of this holiday great value for money
Here are what our guests have to say:
“Our 10 th visit here….. and it just gets better!”
Family Hext, Conniston
“When mum and dad announced their fifth visit to loustalnebe and Pen and Andy their 2nd we were really beginning to think we were missing out on something!….. And we were! We have had the most special week..the views ,sounds, smells, the golf …in an unbeatable location. See you next year Dawn, we can’t wait!”
Mel & Ian Quayle Edinburgh
Loustalnebe is of “Gold standard” by which others will be judged! It was the golf that attracted us , but we have discovered the Lot!
Sylvia & William Castle
“The best place in the world to get engaged in and now to have our Honeymoon! Thanks Dawn for making everything so wonderful”
Susanna & David Selman Sherrington
“Waking up in this beautiful singing valley was heavenly!… the peace and tranquillity, in a picture book setting…we have simply fallen in love with the cottage! Golf and the warm welcome at “Roucous” was superb, an interesting, challenging course“.
Marion & Gorden Campbell, Edinburgh
“What a beautiful place! Every detail in the cottage shows imagination and vision It is also very comfortable .The whole area is a delight, starting with the valley and moving further afield”
“We have been very fortunate to spend a month here. So much do do and see but one is loath to leave the garden and the wonderful views! After reading all the previous comments, Dawn must fell very gratified to have created such a wonderful place, which brings so much pleasure to so many people”
Wyn & Jim Boyle
“All that can be said about the beauty and serenity of the area has been well and truly documented by those who have gone before, but we would like to pay a special tribute to dawn for the flair and imagination, she has applied in creating such a wonderful cottage A wonderful stay, which has ended all too soon!“
Ken & Magaret, Roddington
Holiday Accommodation at The Cottage
The property is tiled throughout. A total of 127 sq m of living space, cosy for two, yet spacious for four. Light, airy and immaculately kept. Antiques, reproduction and good quality furnishing.
Extremely comfortable and very well equipped, with personal touches everywhere! Many attractive features include exposed stone, oak beam pitched ceilings and an inglenook fireplace with woodstove.
The cottage comprises:
- Kitchen/dining room - open plan, well equipped country style kitchen. With combi/microwave, cooker, dishwasher, gas hob, washing machine, fridge, freezer, electric slow cooker, coffee machine, toaster, food processer.
- Living room - with comfortable sitting area, inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, English satellite TV, radio/cd/cassette player, telescope, books and games.
- Veranda - large south facing double glazed veranda with eating and lounging area.
- Bedroom one - with four poster queen size bed and single divan, ensuite toilet and basin and fan.
- Bedroom two - with queen size and antique cot. Good quality comfortable beds and bedding, equipped with electric blankets and ceiling or desk fans.
- ensuite toilet and basin.
- Bathroom - large luxury reproduction style bathroom. With full size bath, and thermosatic shower over. Bidet, WC, separate good quality thermostatic walk-in power shower Washing machine, ironing board, iron, hairdryer, heated rollers, UK shaver socket, fan heater and night storage heater.
- 2 terraces, with outdoor sensor lighting, garden furniture, including sun-beds with cushions and barbecue and parasols.
- 'Mister' water feature for cooling off
- Plunge pool with decking, Pool shower.
- Pool accessories, and garden games area for Boule.
- Cottage and very attractive private gardens maintained by English resident owners.
About Ste Alauzie in Lot, Midi Pyrenees
Situated 20 minutes drive south west of Cahors, (the medieval capital of the Lot), just south of the Lot river and the Cahors wine route. Located between the villages of Castelnau-Montratier and Montcuq. A beautiful region, unspoilt and quiet, made up of lush green hills and valleys, small farms, and medieval hilltop villages.
Lovely white stone farmhouses dotted around with a colourful patchwork of sunflowers, maize, melons, corn, lavender, linseed, rape, poppies and meadows of wild flowers.
Wooded walks with wild orchids, honeysuckle, broom, ground cover of wild rock plants, Mosses and Lichen, small truffle oaks, wild herbs.
Wild Boar, Deer, Hares, Birds of prey, Nightingales and many species of Butterflies & Bees.
“The gateway to the south” The area is generally warmer and dryer (and south) of the Dordogne.
The Lot Valley has become one of the favourite destinations for the British in recent years and if you’ve already been you’ll know why. It’s immensely difficult to single out any particular attraction created by nature in the Lot as taking precedence over another, but most probably the jewels are: St-Cirq-Lapopie and the Gouffre de Padirac. Both are in the Parc Naturel Régional des Causses du Quercy which sprawls through most of the area swallowing up nearly all of the main sites.
St-Cirq-Lapopie dramatically overhangs the Lot perching as though it’s been carelessly flung on to some hugely outsized shelf and been clinging on ever since. The spectacle is the main draw, as although the village’s narrow streets with its artisan shops make for a pleasant enough wander, the castle which once defied Richard the Lionheart is now a ruin.
From high up to low down, the crater of Padirac (near Rocamadour) - formed by the collapse of a cave - has some of the most stunning natural galleries iced by stalagmites and stalactites. Highlight of a visit here is the Salle du Grand Dôme, an immense underground space which could easily swallow up several of the area’s cathedrals.
Rocamadour with its cluster of medieval houses, battlements, towers and churches seems to be not so much perching on a rocky peak above the Alzou valley, as sprouting from it. Early morning visitors driving along the approach road, via the village of L’Hospitalet, will see the sun seeming to cast a luminous shawl over it. If you visit later and leave in the evening you get the more artificial, but none the less attractive, son et lumière effect.
The village became one of the most revered centres by pilgrims following the discovery of an ancient grave with an undecayed body, said to be that of St Amadour, an early Christian hermit, in 1166. A spate of miracles followed the discovery, putting a holy seal on the village.
Other attractions here are Foret des Singes, 130 monkeys living in total freedom. La maison des Abeilles, and Rocher des Aigles over 100 rare species of birds, demonstrations of Birds of prey in flight.
You can only explore properly by foot but the seven chapels, basilicas and museum accessed by the grand stairway (the pilgrims did the 216 stairs on their knees) easily consume a day. The old town is now pedestrianised and despite its main street being lined with souvenir shops they don’t detract from Rocamadour’s enduring appeal.
Outside the park’s boundaries lies the easily walkable city of Cahors and its landmark Pont Valentré. The bridge - six pointed arches, three defensive towers ,spanning the Lot, make up the best surviving fortified river span in Europe. Cahors is better known in the UK for its wine and the many vineyards dotted along the Lot river. Excellent wine tasting.
Cahors and Cajarac has the Quercyrail tourist train. The diesel locomotive trundles through the amiable scenery along an otherwise redundant line. There are various round trips on offer ie. boat with( optional lunch on board) one way, return by train or stopping off at a chateau.
Visit the Cathedral of Ste Etienne 11th to 17th century
The Resistance & other museums
Panoramic mont St. Cyr
The maison of henry IV
Figeac on the river Célé has a medieval core away from the square where the streets of Caviale, République and Gambetta delightfully criss-cross one other. Cele river is a good place to canoe, kayac 170 klm crossing.
Gourdon, collection of yellow-stone houses, set in the landscape of the Causse de Gramat, makes for a change to the traditional layout by being ringed by boulevards.
Some of our favourite excursions:
Saturday market Cahors.
Monday market at Caussade, trip to Cordes- sur -Ciel for lunch, after a coffee stop at St Antonin noble- val through the Gorges of the Aveyron
A must, is the Caves of Pech Merle 1 hr. guided tour, prehistoric drawings, more than 20.000 yrs old museum, pottery ,coffee shop and over the river to Ste Cirq le popie for lunch and an afternoon stroll through the village
Sunday market in the lively village of Montcuq one of the top 100 village markets in France for ambiance
Montcuq swimming lake or the Les Etaings fishing lakes and resturant (overlooking the lakes) at nearby Castelnau Montratier
Visit Toulouse and the City of Space
Albi for the Toulouse Lautrec museum, and the stunning Cathedral Sainte Cecile which took 2 centuries to build from 1282 to 1480 and is the largest brick building in the world!
Friday Prayssac town, market and lunch
Scenic drive through Albas and the kings vineyards to Prayssac market, on to Grezels for a 5 course lunch inc wine for 14euros!
Back through Floressas to Chateau chambert and Chateau Laur for wine tasting.
See Local guide and map for information on nearby towns and facilities.
How To Get To Ste Alauzie in Lot, South West France
- The Lot region is well served with the option of 5 airports nearest is Toulouse 1 hr 15mins, Bergerac 1 hr 35 mins, Rodez 2 hrs (both lovely drives) Bordeaux and Carcassonne 2 .5 hrs
- The roads are excellent in France especially enjoyable in the SW and South
- Fast trains stop at Bordeaux and Toulouse or from Paris to Cahors 4 hrs
- Coach from London to Cahors 18 hrs
- Full directional maps and driving directions available from the owners and in depth details of area at the cottage
See Local guide and map for information on nearby towns and airports.
Facilities at The Cottage
|Bedrooms||1 double, 1 triple|
|Living Area||127 m²|
|Suitability||Non-smoking, Suitable for children over 8 only, Suitable for the elderly, Wheelchair access|
|Linen||£7.00 per bed; towels £3.50 per pk per person|
|Internal facilities||Board Games, CD player, Electric heaters, English satellite TV, Fans in rooms, Games console, Hairdryer, Hi-fi system, Wi-Fi Broadband Internet, Owner on site, Radio, TV, Telephone, Wood burning fire or stove|
|Kitchen facilities||Combination microwave, Cooker, Dishwasher, Fridge-Freezer, Gas hob, Ironing facilities, Microwave, Washing machine|
|External features on site||Barbecue, Fishing lake, Garden, Scenic views, Tennis Court, Swimming pool (exclusive use)|
Availability at The Cottage
Availability last updated on: - Sunday, June 16, 2013
- Booked / Unavailable
|Accommodation rental period||Tariff|
|16 June 2013 - 27 June 2013||
£450.00 per property per week
|28 June 2013 - 12 July 2013||
£550.00 per property per week
|13 July 2013 - 30 August 2013||
£650.00 per property per week
|31 August 2013 - 6 September 2013||
£550.00 per property per week
|7 September 2013 - 5 October 2013||
£450.00 per property per week
|6 October 2013 - 1 November 2013||
£399.00 per property per week
|2 November 2013 - 30 November 2013||
£350.00 per property per week
|1 December 2013 - 7 March 2014||
£299.00 per property per week
|8 March 2014 - 3 May 2014||
£350.00 per property per week
|4 May 2014 - 28 June 2014||
£399.00 per property per week
Additional price information
- Euros accepted at exchange rate of the day
- All prices include the cottage and golf club membership and facilities, for up to 4 persons
- Full unlimited free golf, for any two players.and golf facilities for 4
- Four to Six month long winter let, subject to availability, November to February £550 per month or four weeks, for price of three,including free golf on all tariffs
- 2 week bookings only in peak season unless a week is available please enquire with owner
- Tiny babies and older children welcome. Cot and cot linen provided.
- free wifi and powerline internet connection for your own devices
- Free international calls (landline only) for special occasions and important contacts
- Full use of club pool, tennis, driving range and putting green. No green fees, or hidden costs. 2 sets of 'free to use golf clubs' included plus 2 adult tennis raquets and 2 child raquets
Email the owner
To contact owner directly
(Advertising since May 2000)
Tel: + 33 (0)5 65 22 98 57
Tel 2: + 33(0)5 65 24 94 69
Languages spoken by owner English, French
If requested by the owner you can print out a booking form here .
Please mention French Connections.