Caufour is a converted barn built in the local stone of the Quercy region of the south Lot. Formerly used for drying tobacco, it is now a spacious and comfortable home on two floors. Two bedrooms can accomodate up to four guests, with a cot available for a baby.
A private driveway from a country lane leads to the house, which is set in two hectares (five acres) of mature gardens with walnut trees, an orchard and a large meadow. Also in the garden are a ping-pong table, badminton court, and croquet hoops.
The gardens enjoy panoramic views over the rolling hills of the Quercy countryside in the south of the Lot region.
In the living area, comfortable chairs surround a large wood-burning fireplace. There is additional seating around the television.
The dining area has a table to seat up to six. French doors open onto a secluded south-west facing terrace with lavender bushes, shaded by fig trees. An outdoor dining table offers an ideal spot to enjoy meals al fresco while overlooking the countryside.
The kitchen is fully equipped with everything needed, including a full size stove, a dishwasher, washing machine, fridge-freezer, and microwave.
Free wifi internet access is available.
The two bedrooms are upstairs. The master bedroom has a double bed and an ensuite bathroom with a WC. The second bedroom has twin beds and also has an ensuite bathroom.
There is further storage space on the mezzanine, and an additional WC with a basin. For cooler months, the gite is heated by gas central heating.
Caufour is well placed for visiting the nearby bastides- fortified villages built during the late middle ages, a deeply turbulent era in this part of France. Montcuq is famed for its imposing tower, restaurants offering local cuisine and a renowned Sunday market, where many merchants sell cheese, meats, and local produce. Lauzerte is stunningly situated on a hill and is built around an arcaded square, and has many interesting shops.
Just outside Montcuq is a picturesque lake with a sandy beach for swimming. In the surrounding region you can enjoy many other activities, including cycling, golf, horse riding and fishing. The clear night skies above Caufour are a delight for stargazers!
It's a short drive to the historic town of Cahors, famous for its medieval bridge. From here, explore the vineyards and villages of the beautiful Lot valley. You can enjoy canoeing and kayaking near Cahors and, of course, wine tasting!
Within about an hour’s drive to the south of Caufour there is the famous abbey at Moissac and the rose-bricked towns of Montauban and Toulouse to discover.