Rent a Holiday Home at Puyjourdes - Quercy - France
Three very beautiful holiday homes around a large swimming pool.Welcome at Puyjourdes, in Quercy-Périgord, ground of culture and traditions for 14.000 years
Close to two local villages, Cajarc and Limogne (8 km) where there are excellent small shops, bars and restaurants. A little further a field (18 km) the beautiful medieval market town of Villefranche de Rouergue, with its excellent shopping facilities, including several large supermarkets and a colourful outdoor market every Thursday. Villefranche also has a new swimming complex with wonderful facilities including a restaurant. Whatever you preferred activities are, walk cycling, swimming, tennis kayaking or canoeing, all can be found within easy driving distance of Puyjourdes. Within an hours drive from the complex are some of the most historic towns and beautiful villages in France. Cahors, St-Cirque Lapopie, Rocamadour, Najac and Belcastel, to name but a few.
Situated in the small rural village of Puyjourdes (55 inhabitants) in the Department of The Lot, 70 miles from Toulouse airport and 35 miles from Rodez airport, this small complex of holiday homes has been tastefully and carefully renovated to maintain the country charm of the local Lotoise houses.
In 1797, year of its construction, it was a period of “payments of accounts” related to the French revolution of 1789.
The Farmhouse of Escaillac contains various buildings of which the house 1 which was the first livable one. Built out of stones of the country, without mortar nor cement, its walls of stone dries are 90 cm thickness. The small windows of origin, make sure that a nice temperature is guaranteed.
A minimum of transformations enabled us to preserve the character and the charm of it, while sacrificing despite everything, with modern comfort, some essential installations.
In winter, the cattle “slept” in the cellar and the heat of the cows (radiators of 800Kg!), went up through the disjoined floors, in the dwelling. A very ecological heating from the ground!
The summer, the large walls and the small windows, made it possible to keep the house cool when the temperature went up (until 39° in the shade).
The private entry of the house is done by a wrought iron gate, while many parking spaces are available to a few meters, in the shade.
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Making it possible to accomodate 8 people (4 adults and 4 children), the barn which goes back to 1810, was renovated with modern comfort, by respecting the rustic style.
The rooms are situated between the visible beams of the splendid frame.
Composed of: hall, living room, rustic kitchen, a master bedroom with shower and wash-hand basin, one 2nd double room on 1st floor and that of the children, 1 shower-room and 2 WC including one with washing machine.
The salted water of the swimming pool, reflects the sky with inimitable blue, on bottom of the beige of the stones of the countries and the greenery surrounding.
The entry of the Barn, is done by the wood gate. The carpark makes it possible to put 3 cars at the shade.
A central heating is availablr for the colder winter nights.
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"Also the children like the small" doll's house who adopt it immediately.
They can escape, without obstructing parents nor neighbors, while remaining under monitoring...
The corner kitchen provides hot and cold water to cook and... to wash itself, because we did not find the place to install a shower.
The WC is separated from the large living room by a partition.
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The large common swimming pool of the Farmhouse of Escaillac, measures 12 M X 5 Mr. the small depth is equipped with a Romance staircase whose first 2 steps are very tall and allow level 1, with a baby to splash (never without monitoring), while level 2 allows the larger children, to play (always under monitoring).
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