This is French country living at its best with all the charm of traditional character but within light, open and uplifting spaces – and all brand new and designed especially for you by the architect owner! Access to the property is through a covered walkway which presents the first tentative glimpse of the shady half acre wood beyond the garden. The cottage is two storey with open plan living spaces on the ground floor leading to the extensive shaded verandah facing south over the 9m x 4.5m salt water heated swimming pool. The master bedroom and en-suite bathroom at this level also give direct access to the verandah and pool. The luxury kitchen with its breakfast bar facing the open plan dining and lounge is fully equipped to a high specification. A Harmony wood burning stove provides a focus and comfort through those winter evenings. Upstairs are two delightfully furnished double bedrooms which share a second luxury bathroom. Bedrooms are dual aspect with wonderful views across rolling countryside.
Bed linen, towels and pool towels are all provided and changed weekly. Cleaning at the end of you stay is also included. We do not expect you to spoil your holiday by being asked to spring clean before you leave. We ask only that you leave the cottage reasonably tidy and put on the dishwasher before you leave.
The architect owner has pursued his passion for the design of residential and vacation developments over a forty year period. This property is the distillation of all of that, purpose designed to provide exactly what you want to find on your holiday to the French countryside. The site has been chosen close to a quintessentially French village which has shops and restaurants set around a tree lined square. Its lake, even closer to the site, has boating, tennis and a café, a place where the kids would be happy all day long. It is, however, firmly in the country, up a little winding lane, quite secluded. It slopes gently down to the south east allowing extensive views from the verandah over the pool across open countryside beyond. Half an acre of woodland offer endless opportunities for childrens’ play and maybe too that quiet doze in the hammock out of the sun’s glare. A natural circle in the trees is the site for King Arthur’s round table which seats up to 12 and with the portable gas bar-B-Q not far away. Living spaces are designed open plan, interconnected and sociable. The island induction hob in the kitchen faces the dining area so that the cook doesn’t need to miss out on the conversation. Appliances include dishwasher, double eye-level fan oven and full height fridge / freezer. The dining area leads out onto the shaded verandah from where steps lead down to the pool terrace. Bedroom 1 also opens out through French doors onto the same verandah. The wooden stair leads up from the lounge area to the other two bedrooms and shared bathroom above. Everywhere there is daylight and views over quiet countryside. All rooms are furnished and equipped to a high standard. Externally the property is finished in stone, timber and clay tiles in traditional style including it’s own pigeonnier in the Quercy Noir style. It is full of french character but within has bright open spaces designed for modern living. A winter holiday here would be spent warm and cosy in front of the roaring log burner without all those nasty draughts old properties find it impossible to get rid of. Everything of course is brand new and supplied to a high standard to include all of these little things for the baby that you don’t want to have to squeeze into the suitcase....Read more
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