Pech d’Auzonne – Ideal getaway for a family of 4

Pech d’Auzonne – Ideal getaway for a family of 4 - From £495 - £995 per Week

Region: Midi-Pyrénées / Department: Lot

  • Gite in Lot near Montcuq
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Pech d’Auzonne , a delightful family gite in Lot, is one of 60 properties in this area of France managed by HL Holidays, formerly Halcyon Leisure.

It is a delightful little house in a tiny hamlet near the village of Escayrac. Thoughtfully renovated by the Owners, the property retains many original vintage features, and the furnishings maintain the rural character of the house to a high degree.

This family friendly house in the Lot offers:

  • 2 bedrooms, sleeping 4 (Double & Twin)
  • Private 10 x 5m fenced pool with terrace
  • Country kitchen with washing machine
  • Woodburner in lounge
  • Cot, High Chair & Playpen are available to hire at £15/week/item
  • Bed linen, bathroom towels & kitchen towels included
  • Satellite TV
  • Wifi

Arriving at Pech d’Auzonne along a very quiet country lane there is a hard parking area with ample room for 2 cars beside the fenced hedge of the pool surround.

The accommodation at Pech d’Auzonne is very simple, comprising 4 rooms: A Sitting room and an Ensuite double bedroom on the first floor, and a Twin bedroom and the Kitchen / Dining room on the Ground floor. All rooms have wooden beamed ceilings.

The spacious Master Double bedroom has windows overlooking the gardens, and has ample storage. The ensuite bathroom has a bath with shower over, basin & wc.

The Sitting Room has two comfortable sofas and a good sized woodburner set in a large traditional fireplace. With pleasant views over the garden, this is an extremely pleasant room by day or by night. The main entrance at the top of the stone steps outside opens into this room through an original door of great character.

Leading from the corner of the Sitting Room, stairs go down to the ground floor. These lead into the Kitchen / Dining Room where ancient beams blend with pine kitchen units and furniture to give the true feel of a country kitchen. Equipment includes a cooker, fridge/freezer and a washing machine. A circular pine table and chairs complete the room.   Off the kitchen is a downstairs wc with basin.

Through from the kitchen, a curtain divides the Kitchen from the spacious Twin bedroom, which has imaginatively been situated in the cave (wine cellar) of traditional vaulted construction with local stone all exposed and neatly pointed. This room, which also has a tiled floor, will usually be pleasantly cool during hot nights in high summer. Double glazed doors from this room open onto the grassed area outside.

With garden on all sides of the house, shade or sun can always be found.  The roses and other planted flowers are a feature of Pech d’Auzonne, and all shrubs, trees and grass are very well kept. Double doors open from the Kitchen onto a small patio by a large, very private lawned area, walled on two sides.

Attached to the house is an unrestored barn, and a table tennis table is found in here.   A charcoal barbecue is provided for al fresco cooking.

Beyond this is the swimming pool within a fenced and hedged enclosure, giving a great degree of privacy. The 10 x 5m chlorine water pool has recently added steps for easy entry. Pool furniture including loungers and sunshades are provided to make maximum use of the terrace surrounding the pool.

Local Attractions

Pech d’Auzonne shares its name with a winery which is about 300m from the house, and is run by an Anglo/French couple in conjunction with an organic farm, and wines are usually available to purchase or taste.

The area is in the heart of the Cahors AOC so there are many other vineyards and wineries locally offering tastings.

The town of Montcuq, approx 7km / 5 miles away, has an excellent Sunday morning market where a wide selection of fresh produce and other items can be purchased.

History is plentiful throughout the locality, with Roman and earlier history to be found at Cahors, and the medieval hilltop bastide villages, such as Lauzerte with its magnificent square and medieval buildings, well worth a visit.

Cahors and other points at which the river Lot can be accessed are the starting point for water based activities, such as rafting and canoeing and the quiet roads and beautiful scenery are great for hiking and cycling.  To the north of the River Lot is an area of beautiful landscapes, and with two magnificent chateaux on the skyline, Chateau Biron and Chateau de Bonaguil.

To the east the fascinating limestone landscape of the Causse de Quercy starts, with ancient dolmen, fascinating wildlife and breathtaking views. The Aveyron Gorge offers testing canoeing and climbing, and there are several cave systems open to the public as well.

Tennis – 5km Golf – 10km Horseriding – 4km Fishing – 3km




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