Holiday House Details (Swimming Pool…)

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The holiday house in the Lot is a pretty and characterful 19th Century Quercy styled house, lovingly restored to a very high standard. The house is clad with Virginia Creeper and set in a tranquil, rural, unspoilt part of south west France. There is a good sized, private, outdoor, heated swimming pool with terraced area. Outside there are large gardens, a shaded patio (top photo and at right), a barbecue area and an arbour for outdoor dining (bottom right).

House was well equipped and very homely. Loved the pool area and the well kept garden. C.U. (Surrey)

Living Accommodation

(Sleeps 7 + 1 on a foldaway bed +1 baby. Family pets welcome)

Downstairs A top of the range fully fitted American style kitchen/dining room with dishwasher, large fridge, oven, hob and microwave (see right). It is heated with an attractive wood burning stove.

A double bedroom, a fitted bathroom with bath, bidet and sink; a separate WC; a storage room; a utility room with separate entrance with a washing machine/tumble dryer.

Upstairs An extremely attractive large living room with wood burning stove and exposed ceiling beams (with satellite TV and DVD, a cd player, an ipod dock, a large chest of toys and games, a basket of dressing up clothes, a basket of baby toys and a Playstation 2 with some games).

Also upstairs, a double bedroom with views over the open countryside; a bedroom with bunk beds; a shower room with WC; a reception room/4th bedroom. This room adjoins the living room and opens out on to the stone steps that lead down to the patio and garden. It can be used as an extra living area or a bedroom for 1 - 2 people.

House Equipment, Toys…

House: all linen and towels (including pool towels); hairdryers; more than the average kitchen equipment and utensils (microwave, hand blender, plastic plates, cups and cutlery, bib, steriliser, training beakers); high chairs; booster seats and toddler chairs; dressing up box; a plethora of toys, books and DVDs for all ages, including 'ride on' and 'role-play' type toys; stair gates; bed guard; cots and cot linen; baby monitors; Bumbo; potty; toilet seat; step; nightlights; socket guards; baby bath; changing mat; bath toys.

Garden: children's swing set and Wendy house outside; older outdoor games such as cricket set, football, badminton, boules and croquet; pram & pushchair; baby sun tent; baby bouncer.

Swimming pool: pool toys and baby swim raft.

Patio, Courtyard, Garden with Arbour and Children's Play Area, Heated Swimming Pool…

A large patio/courtyard area leads directly off the kitchen with outdoor dining table and chairs in the shade of the trees (top photo).

There is a 10m. by 5m. heated outdoor swimming pool surrounded by terracing and attractive stone balustrades. It is totally enclosed and has an alarm for safety. In the pool area are sun loungers and a solar heated shower.

The gardens are private and large with plenty of space for relaxation and play (with a specially created children's play area).

There is a romantic arbour with garden furniture for intimate outdoor dining or family lunch, and a stone built barbecue.

From the gardens there are extensive open views of the surrounding countryside - bring your binoculars for bird and wildlife watching (the arbour was a favourite resting place for a kestrel last year!).

Large kitchenShaded patioHeated swimming pool with mother encouraging young children in swimmingArbour overlooking fieldsChildren's garden with swing

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We've been coming to France for 20 + years and haven't stayed in a house as well equipped.
D.B. (Northumberland)

Excellent two weeks with both sun and rain - the house suited both with pool, games etc. We will definitely be back
F.W. (Surrey)

Living roomDouble bedroomChildren's bedroom (with bunk beds)2nd double bedroomSingle bedroomBathroom

We made good use of all the entertainments on offer in the house - CBeebies was a bonus.
G.C. (Herts)

It has been a joy to be here in this place of beauty and tranquility.
G.P. (N. Wales)


Country holiday house with heated swimming pool near Cahors in the Lot, Midi Pyrenees region, south west France

House and swimming poolGirl on swing in garden