Self catering holiday home in France
· Midi-Pyrénées · Lot

Cheval Blanc

A renovated stone home with a swimming pool set in two acres of gardens overlooking the Lot valley.

Yvonne and Ken Moore
With Gite.com since May, 2018
+44 7920883739

About the Holiday Home

Cheval Blanc is a renovated stone home with a swimming pool overlooking the spectacular valley of the Lot river in southwestern France. With two double bedrooms, it is ideal for two to four guests.

The main building is a 19th century stone farm building which was completely renovated in 2011, keeping as many of the original features as possible. A new extension houses the kitchen and shower room.

The property is set in a hectare (two acres) of grounds, shared with the owners. There are many mature trees providing shade, including fruit trees, and guests can help themselves to the fruit.

The terrace
The terrace

Double doors lead out onto the gîte's own private terrace and garden. The terrace includes sun loungers and an outdoor dining table for four, shaded by a sun umbrella, which is an ideal spot to enjoy a meal. Outdoor lights let you also enjoy evening meals on the terrace at night or just sit in the dark and enjoy the night constellations.

The 10 by 5 metre outdoor swimming pool overlooks the valley and is surrounded by a terrace for sunbathing and relaxing.  Across the road from the house, fields lead down to the river Lot. Hills and trees surround the property to the north and south.

Pretty main bedroom with Juliette balcony
Pretty main bedroom with Juliette balcony

On the ground floor, a comfortable living room has a pair of sofas and a dining table with four chairs and a breakfast bar. A TV & DVD player and a selection of DVDs provide entertainment, and wifi internet access is available.

Upstairs are two pretty double bedrooms, with the original wooden beams and stone walls. The main bedroom has a large door opening onto a Juliette balcony overlooking the garden.

Special features

  • Swimming pool on the property: 10x5 metre pool overlooking the valley
  • Bilingual assistance available on site

Location

Region
Midi-Pyrénées
Village
Larroque Toirac
Setting
Village
Nearest large town
Figeac
Other towns nearby
Cahors
Rocamadour
Saint-Circ-Lapopie
Padirac
Sarlat-la-Canéda
Département
Lot (46)
Rental information

Cheval Blanc

Accommodates
4 guests
Bedrooms
2 bedrooms
Two double bedrooms, one with a double bed and the second with two twin beds. Chest of drawers in both rooms.

Features

  • Linen available
  • Towels available
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Internet access
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • Shower
  • Barbecue
  • Non-smoking

Rental rates per week

Time of year Cost per week
April 18 until May 16 € 475
May 16 until June 27 € 575
June 27 until September 12 € 675
September 12 until October 10 € 575
October 10 until October 30 € 450

Availability calendar

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Rental Conditions

Linen and bath towels are included in the rental price but not pool towels. These can be included for a small fee. Full payment must be made if less than 8 weeks and contract must be signed. Early bookings need only pay 25% deposit with full balance due 8 weeks before arrival. Rental periods in the high season are Sat. to Sat.

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Where to Go, What to Do

The 12th century chateau of Larroque Toirac, close to the house
The 12th century chateau of Larroque Toirac, close to the house

Cheval Blanc is situated in the historic village of Larroque-Toirac, which has a medieval 12th century castle. In the adjoining village of Saint-Pierre-Toirac there is an 11th century church and a good pizzeria.  The nearby towns and villages hold weekly markets, selling fresh regional produce and specialties, and there are also antique markets and flea markets.

Many sports and activities are available nearby, such as canoeing, windsurfing, and horse riding. The owners offer free use of bikes to their guests. The countryside is full of hiking trails to explore. This region has many caves, including the famous cave of Pech Merle with its original cave paintings, and Padirac which includes an underground lake that you can take a boat across.

The city of Albi
The city of Albi

For everyday shopping, the nearby town of Figeac has a variety of supermarkets and restaurants. It is officially listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. It also houses the Museum Champollion, named after its most famous son, a 19th century scholar who deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphs. Figeac's Saturday market is particularly worth a visit.

Equally close in the other direction is the town of Cajarc, which has restaurants, supermarkets, and water sport facilities.

The famous bridge in Cahors
The famous bridge in Cahors

Plan to spend a day meandering along the Cère valley where one can hire a canoe, have lunch or a picnic, or do some hill climbing. It's also worth visiting Villefranche-de-Rouergue , Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, and the châteaux at Belcastel and Najac.

Also worth visiting on a day trip are the city of Albi, whose medieval cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The painter Toulouse-Lautrec came from here, and the city has a museum dedicated to him.

This region is rich in history, especially dating from the Hundred Years' War. The town of Rocamadour, built on the edge of a cliff in the turbulent middle ages, is well worth seeing. Today it's full of art galleries and studios. Cahors has an impressive medieval bridge and beautiful views of the river.

Photo Album

The swimming pool overlooking the valley
The swimming pool overlooking the valley
The gardens
The gardens
The upper and lower terraces
The upper and lower terraces
The living area
The living area
The kitchen
The kitchen
The dining area
The dining area
One of the upstairs bedrooms
One of the upstairs bedrooms
Large covered barn for parking
Large covered barn for parking
The village of Larroque Toirac
The village of Larroque Toirac
Evening by the pool with the sun across the valley.
Evening by the pool with the sun across the valley.