Sunny farmhouse in picturesque Lot River Valley

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Description from the owner

  • House
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 3

Sleeps: 8

Type: House

Sunny farmhouse in picturesque Lot River Valley

Beautifully restored farmhouse with large swimming pool set in French countryside. Authentic stone house and barns tastefully rebuilt as a family home with original Quercynoise character intact, but the light and air of a Mediterranean villa. With 3 bedroom suites and 3,000 square feet, the house is easy and comfortable for families. Great kitchen. Terraces adjoin living areas for indoor/outdoor living and al fresco dining. Medieval hillside towns of St. Cirq Lapopie (voted the favorite of "les plus belles villages de France" by the French) and Calvignac within a few minutes. Roman bastide town of Cajarc nearby offers shopping, bank, P.O., ...Read more

About the owner

Sheila Brady

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  • Overall rating
    5.0 / 5.0 based on 12 reviews

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Sunny farmhouse in picturesque Lot River Valley
Calvignac, Midi-Pyrenees, France

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The house is situated in an ideal location for exploring the best of the Lot River Valley. This river valley has remained much as it was in the 19th Century, carefully protected from the ravages of industrialization. Medieval villages, pre-historic caves, beautiful rivers, unspoiled countryside that's great for hiking and biking. Many French and others find the Lot and wish never to leave. So appreciated by the French, this landscape has been given the designation of "Natural Regional Park", where traditional farming co-exists with tourism. The house is located on a country lane that passes through farms, on a bluff above the Lot River, not far from busy small villages and towns. Surrounded by fields and farms, with the Lot River at the end of the property, below the bluff, the location is peaceful and scenic. There are no immediately adjacent houses, but two farm houses and a small chateau are a few hundred feet to the east, and 1/4 mile further down the lane to the north is the tiny hamlet of La Bruyere (10 houses) and the river. Beautiful views to opposite limestone cliffs above the river, and Calvignac in the near distance. Very private and peaceful. The neighbors are typically farming families, with a sprinkling of houses owned by Parisians. They are unfailingly friendly, and helpful if ever needed. We all agree that this place is heaven-on-earth, and feel lucky to have found this particular spot. The house has an adjacent graveled parking area with ample parking. The old Roman town of Cajarc across the river offers all amenities, including post office, banks, restaurants, cafes, newspaper store, local tourist office and a fabulous bakery, plus a small waterfront with boats and summer cafes. The medieval town of Calvignac is a lovely walk of two miles, where you will pass an ancient "lavoir" (community washing well) sited near a natural spring. A bike ride away you can visit St. Cirq Lapopie, voted last year by the French as their favorite "beautiful village in France", where you will find artists' studios, local products and fine restaurants. If you prefer a more ambitious outing, a trip to Pech Merle, one of the largest and most signficant prehistoric caves of France, is about 30 minutes to the west along the river. Options for day trips and outings abound throughout the area.

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Rural retreats

Getting There

Nearest train station: Cahors, 30 miles
Nearest airport: Toulouse or Rodez, 60 miles
Car is recommended

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