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Our lovely comfortable cottage has a fully fitted kitchen, open plan dining area and spacious seating area with two three seater settees, and upstairs we have two roomy double bedrooms both ensuite. We provide bedding and towels, constant hot water and electricity within our prices. Wifi is provided. The locations is great, close to amenities, a few minutes walk from the River Lot and surrounded by vineyards. This area is steeped in history. Prices for 4 people. Enjoy France at it's best!
Listed 2 bedroom (both en-suite) cottage in central Medieval Puy L'Eveque, ideal for exploring the historic Lot Department. Situated on Grand rue, within walking distance to shops, restaurants and river front. Large kitchen area with small breakfast table for two, leading to dining area with room for 6 and large comfortable sitting area with 2x3 seater settees. Upstairs we have 2 large double bedrooms with their own en-suites facilities, loo, washing unit and shower, both bedroom have storage and large double windows to allow lots of light inside. This cottage is part of a much larger house and self contained with it's own entrance.
Our minimum stay is 3 nights. Prices are for up to 4 people, we can take 6 for an additional charge.
This spacious cottage is part of the Medieval 12th century village of Puy L'Eveque which is located alongside the river Lot and on the historic Grand Rue, close to all amenities and local restaurants etc. We have renovated it but kept the originality where we could.
The cottage is located at the start of Grand Rue, No. 2, which starts at the lower end (the river/bridge side). We are centrally located with Puy L'Eveque within walking distance to 7 restaurants, 3 patisseries, river jetty, supermarket, Town Hall, Tourist Office, Wine tasting cellar etc.
Upon entry there is a fully fitted 'Provencal' kitchen with a small café table with 2 chairs on the left hand side, with a half height wall to the open plan dining area which has a round dining table and chairs for six, next to a large seating area with 2 x 3 bed settees, coffee table etc and TV, also a wood burning stove for the colder months. Our charges do not, however, cover wood for the stove or hearing charges, these are available for a small fee. Please enquire.
The windows are very large which give the cottage a light and airy feel. From the ground floor we have stairs to the landing, leading off to two double bedrooms on either side, (with en-suite separating both rooms.) Both bedroom again have large airy windows, double beds and furniture for clothes etc and both have en-suite bathrooms with washing facilities, loo's and showers. I'm told that the pictures do not do the cottage justice as the place is larger than it seems in the photo's.
We have a large private courtyard and table which seats 8, plus parasol for outside dining and further into the garden we have a sunbathing area and place to hang out clothes for drying
Bedding and towels are provided. We also provide a starter pack for your self catering holiday which includes hand wash, soap for showers, washing up liquid, kitchen towel, loo rolls and some tablets for the dishwasher to make it even easier for you on holiday when you arrive plus tea, coffee and sugar. A complimentary bottle of local wine is included and a welcome pack should you book for a week or more.
We have free wifi with a code which can also be used when sitting outside of the cottage also.
We are ideally located, the Town Hall (Marie) is located at the top of Grand Rue with many restaurants and patisseries all within local walking distance and is the quay.
We have an Intermarche (supermarket) within 5 minutes walk, not huge but very well equipped for all needs. The local tourist office and wine tasting shop is only 6 houses away, ideal for finding out where to explore and which vineyards to visit.
Free parking is opposite the cottage or within the courtyard.
Although the gated courtyard and garden is 'shared' I don't use it when visitors are here so it is private.
I live next to the cottage on the right hand side (through the courtyard) so arrival and departures can be agreed readily and I am there to help, advise or book restaurants to make life easier. However, my house is only partly attached and faces another direction, so if you prefer privacy, you won't see me!
The Midi Pyrenees is often described as having the most historic and unspoilt attractions within France, due to its mediaeval villages and breathtaking scenery of deep valleys and rivers. We have long hot summers and mild winters. The local Cahors vineyards are ward winning and surround Puy L'Eveque.
This area also has a strong pre-historic presence with cave paintings such as at Pech-Merle and caves in Padirac.
Set amongst the famous vineyards is the town of Puy L'Eveque, or 'Hill of the Bishop' which is perched alongside the River Lot. The Bishop of Cahors ruled here with his knights living on the slopes below in the 12th Century within sight of the local church. This is the 3rd premier site within the Lot Department.
Other Famous sites locally include the 15th Century fortified castle of Bonaquil, one of the last Chateau/Forts to be built in France, 12th Century Rocamadour - sacred pilgrimage and built halfway up the side of a cliff. It is reported that miracles happened here by the grace of the Black Madonna and the shrine attracted pilgrims, saints and Kings such as Henry Plantagenet. Cahors is the capital of the Lot and built within the tight loop of the river, a prosperous city even in the middle ages. St.-Cirq-Lapopie is situated at the top of white cliffs and clings to the side of them. There is also much to see within Puy L'Eveque having it's own famous group of Chateau and stunning wealthy merchant houses.
The cottage is ideally placed to visit the local area with it's incredible buildings and scenery along the river Lot, surrounded by 30 or more vineyards. We have great value restaurants (7 in total), local supermarket, 3 patisseries, butchers, tourist office and wine tasting cave, hairdressers (3), and more, all within a few minutes walk. We also have a large swimming pool a few minutes walk away and some man made beaches, one in Puy L'Eveque.
We also have markets happening locally most days, Puy L'Eveque on Tuesday mornings and nearby Prayssac on Friday morning for example. Everything is so fresh and this is also an opportunity to see the local relax and take coffee.
For the sporty minded, we have canoeing, horse riding, hand gliding, boating, swimming, fishing or just relaxing and enjoying France at it's best. We also have a converted river barge to glide down the river Lot.
We have visitors who spend all their time exploring and others who have some meals at the local restaurants but prefer to sit in the shady courtyard with good friends at the large outdoor table and discuss the ways of the world, often still sitting there when it is quite dark apart from the light of candle!
It is recommended to hire a car to see as much of the region as possible, however, we are on the local bus route. Bergerac Airport is just over an hour away, Toulouse airport is 1.5 hours away and the trains are in Cahors which is 30 minutes away.Regular local buses but lots to see locally. Free parking, good trains from the airport and available to book rental cars.
Everything needed is within a 5 minute walk whether it is restaurants, patisseries, laundry or the local supermarket.
This area is very friendly and we have some fabulous historic sites to visit and activities such as seeing the area from the local river boat, canoeing or bike riding.
Throughout the year we have fetes, such as for Music weekends, Wine tasting evenings for all the local vineyards, local produce evenings throughout July and August alongside the river, Dances, Brocantes, Art Fetes and a fabulous Fireworks display over the town in August, amongst other events.
There is a large garden next door to the cottage and a large courtyard for taking meals or sitting and relaxing/reading etc. The outside clothes line is within the garden. We have sun loungers, chairs, large outside table and parasols for your use.
I am here most of the time and happy to help with booking restaurants or giving advice as to where to travel etc. If you need anything please just ask.
Some of the shops are closed lunch time as is normal in France. However, the local supermarket is now open all day from 9am to 7pm, but half day on Sunday - 9am to 12noon. Shops are closed Sunday pm.
You will need to book beforehand for some of the restaurants.
Please leave the cottage clean as it is often used for friends and family.
Smoking is not allowed on the premises.
We have great plumbing but please do not put coffee beans down the sink to test it!
The booking is for up to 4. We can take more using the bed-settees but please enquire first as there will be an extra charge. Please do not turn up with extra guests without checking first. The charge for extra guests is €15 per person per night.
The cottage is not equipped for large pets, however, for a small pets I may make an allowance.
Please let me know if you have any mishaps as soon as possible.
Check in is after 4pm and check out before 10am. Outside of these hours may be possible but please let me know beforehand and I will try to accommodate you.
Heating is not included, this would be an additional charge.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
I adore gardening and am constantly on the search for unusual plants but particularly love roses and lavender. I don't like to cook but living in France means this is not a disadvantage due to having lots of nearby excellent and well priced restaurants. I'm fascinated by history and enjoy living in our medieaval ville and finding out things from the friendly locals. Although I didn't speak French when I arrived, I am now taking lessons and just laugh off the stupid mistakes I make. I am very friendly and really want our guests to have a relaxing time. Meeting new people interests me as does finding new places. France and Italy are my favourite destinations. I rarely watch TV and read a lot, preferring autobiographies or stories about ancient families and their lifestyle. My motto would be to 'help others as you yourself would like to be helped'. Life is too short for anything else!