Les Noyers

An old farm with a barn converted into two comfortable gîtes, with a swimming pool, surrounded by fields and woodland between the Lot and Dordogne rivers.

Thijs and Corine Nicolai
+33 5 65 21 21 98

About the Holiday Home

The swimming pool
The swimming pool

Set on top of a hill on a hectare of land (two and a half acres), Les Noyers is surrounded by fields, farms, and woodland hillsides full of walnut and oak trees. The old barn has been tastefully converted into two spacious gîtes with exposed oak beams and thick stone walls. Le Calottier sleeps up to ten guests in four bedrooms, while Le Nogier can accommodate up to eight guests in four bedrooms. Each gîte is independent, fully equipped and comfortably furnished.

The farmhouse was built in 1821, and is situated in the peaceful hamlet of Lapèze, 23 km north-west of Cahors, midway between the rivers Lot and Dordogne. Les Noyers is ideal for exploring the area or just relaxing and unwinding in the garden, near the swimming pool, or on your own patio.

The terrace of le Calottier
The terrace of le Calottier

Each of the gîtes has a log-burning fire and its own terrace with garden furniture and a barbecue. The kitchens are equipped with a washing machine, dishwasher, refrigerator, freezer, and gas cooker with oven and microwave. There is a swimming pool in the large garden with a sunbathing terrace and sunloungers, table tennis, pétanque, picnic tables and a children's play area with a sandpit and volleyball. People in Lapèze live there all year long, and the neighbouring houses are at some distance, ensuring privacy.

Special features

  • Swimming pool on the property: 6m x 15m
  • Pets welcomed
  • Bilingual assistance available on site

Location

Region
Midi-Pyrénées
Hamlet
Lapèze
Setting
Rural hamlet
Nearest large town
Cahors
Other towns nearby
Prayssac
Gourdon
Sarlat
Souillac
Département
Lot (46)
Rental information

Le Calottier

Le Calottier: the living room
Le Calottier: the living room

Le Calottier is a four-bedroom gîte with two bathrooms that can accommodate up to 10 guests from late Spring to early Fall. It is made of one half of the converted barn and is built with exposed old beams and stone walls. On the ground floor one finds the entrance with closet and separate WC, a kitchen/dining room and a spacious sitting room with a log-burning fire and French windows opening onto the garden.

Le Calottier: the kitchen
Le Calottier: the kitchen

Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms. One bathroom includes a shower, bath, WC and bidet. The other is equipped with a shower.

The kitchen is well equipped with a dishwasher, a stove and oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and all the dishes, utensils and cookware necessary for a family of ten. The gîte has its own patio with barbecue and garden furniture for 10 people.

Accommodates
10 guests
Bedrooms
Four bedrooms: two with double beds, one with twin beds and the fourth bedroom with a bunk bed. There is also a bed-settee for two in the living-room.

Features

  • Linen available
  • Towels available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Internet access
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue

Rental rates

The rates shown below are for renting this self-catering accommodation for one week. Rent is to be paid to the owner in Euros. For your reference, you can view the rates in another currency. Currency conversions are an approximate guide and are subject to change.
Display rates in
Time of year Cost per week
March 30, 2015 until May 18, 2015 € 8,210
May 18, 2015 until July 6, 2015 € 1,085
July 6, 2015 until August 24, 2015 € 1,395
August 24, 2015 until September 21, 2015 € 1,085
September 21, 2015 until October 26, 2015 € 820

Rental Conditions

Provisional bookings may be made by telephone or email and will be held for five days pending receipt of 30% deposit. The balance is payable 30 days before commencement of the holiday. Bed and bath linen is available for €10 per person per week. Turnover day in high season is Saturday. Prices are inclusive of energy cost. During the low season discounts are available for parties of less than seven guests.

Gite.com Travel Tip

A clear and detailed rental agreement will help to ensure a trouble-free holiday.
It will define your rights and obligations as a guest in a rental property. Before you send your deposit, we recommend that you call or text the homeowner (or the owner’s agent) at the number shown on this page to ensure all is in order and as agreed.
Your rental agreement should state:
  • the name and the exact address of the property
  • the name of the homeowner and/or the agent, as well as his or her cellphone number
  • the name of the tenant and his or her address and phone number
  • the start and the end of the rental period (including time of access and departure)
  • the rent amount and what it includes (linen, towels, cleaning, electricity, water…) as well as what it excludes (heat, wood for the fireplace?…)
  • how the rent should be paid (Pay-pal, bank transfer, money wire, cheque?…), and when the rent should be paid (dates and amounts of down payment and balance)
  • whether a damage deposit is required, and if so, when is it payable, how damage is measured, how and when the deposit is refunded, and how deductions are made
  • what referrals are available or required for and from the landlord and the tenant.

Contact

Thijs and Corine Nicolai at Les Noyers.
Rental information

Le Nogier

Le Nogier: the living room
Le Nogier: the living room

Le Nogier is the other half of the converted barn and is also built with exposed oak beams and stone walls. Le Nogier is a three-bedroom gîte with two bathrooms for up to 8 guests in all seasons. On the ground floor one finds an open plan kitchen/dining area, sitting room with a log-burning fire, and a separate bathroom with shower and WC. The three bedrooms and the second bathroom, with shower, bath, WC, and bidet, are upstairs. On the mezzanine there is a bed-settee sleeping 2.

Le Nogier: the dining room
Le Nogier: the dining room

The kitchen is well equipped with a washing machine, a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, a gas stove with oven, microwave and all necessary dishes, utensils and cookware. It has its own patio with barbecue and garden furniture for 8 people. Besides the log fire, the gîte has under-floor heating downstairs and electric convectors upstairs and is therefore ideal for all seasons. The gîte overlooks the garden and the swimming pool, ideal for families with young children.

Accommodates
8 guests
Bedrooms
Three bedrooms: one with a double bed, and two each with a pair of single beds. On the mezzanine there is a bed-settee sleeping two.

Features

  • Linen available
  • Towels available
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Internet access
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue

Rental rates

The rates shown below are for renting this self-catering accommodation for one week. Rent is to be paid to the owner in Euros. For your reference, you can view the rates in another currency. Currency conversions are an approximate guide and are subject to change.
Display rates in
Time of year Cost per week
January 1, 2015 until April 4, 2015 € 555
April 4, 2015 until May 23, 2015 € 735
May 23, 2015 until July 4, 2015 € 890
July 4, 2015 until August 22, 2015 € 1,085
August 22, 2015 until September 26, 2015 € 890
September 26, 2015 until October 31, 2015 € 735
October 31, 2015 until December 31, 2015 € 555

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Rental Conditions

Provisional bookings may be made by telephone or email and will be held for five days pending receipt of 30% deposit. The balance is payable 30 days before commencement of the holiday. Bed and bath linen is available for €10 per person per week. Turnover day in high season is Saturday. Prices are inclusive of energy cost. During the low season (not in the three winter months) discounts are available for parties of less than six guests. Special prices for long term renters.

Gite.com Travel Tip

A clear and detailed rental agreement will help to ensure a trouble-free holiday.
It will define your rights and obligations as a guest in a rental property. Before you send your deposit, we recommend that you call or text the homeowner (or the owner’s agent) at the number shown on this page to ensure all is in order and as agreed.
Your rental agreement should state:
  • the name and the exact address of the property
  • the name of the homeowner and/or the agent, as well as his or her cellphone number
  • the name of the tenant and his or her address and phone number
  • the start and the end of the rental period (including time of access and departure)
  • the rent amount and what it includes (linen, towels, cleaning, electricity, water…) as well as what it excludes (heat, wood for the fireplace?…)
  • how the rent should be paid (Pay-pal, bank transfer, money wire, cheque?…), and when the rent should be paid (dates and amounts of down payment and balance)
  • whether a damage deposit is required, and if so, when is it payable, how damage is measured, how and when the deposit is refunded, and how deductions are made
  • what referrals are available or required for and from the landlord and the tenant.

Contact

Thijs and Corine Nicolai at Les Noyers.

About the Area

The valley of the river Lot
The valley of the river Lot

The surrounding countryside of the Lot is characterized by forested hillsides and meandering rivers with flowery hedgerows. For those who like hiking and cycling, Les Noyers is located by the trails, and the network of small roads is inviting. Cycle, walk or motor through the woodlands, past farms, vineyards, castles and villages, enjoy the sights of the historic towns or have fun at the music festivals and open markets in the area. Sports clubs are also close by, with tennis (2 km), horse-riding (8 km), wall climbing (25 km) and canoeing (15 km).

The Sunday market at Cazals
The Sunday market at Cazals

The Lot/Quercy region is well known for its food and wine. Lamb, duck, goose, truffle, walnut, prunes, foie gras and the dark red wines of Cahors are the signature of the area. There are several good restaurants within a short distance. The property is only 2 km from Montgesty where one finds a boulangerie and a bar/café, and 7 km from Catus and Cazals where there are several food stores, a market, a doctor, a pharmacy, and a bank. There are also supermarkets in Prayssac (17 km) and Cahors (23 km). Each gîte has a map with lists of suggestions of places to see and things to do.

About the Region

The town of Rocamadour
The town of Rocamadour

There are numerous landmarks to remind the traveller of the rich historical legacy of the region: prehistoric caves, fortified farms, châteaux, and countless medieval towns and villages. Within a radius of 50 km one can visit places like Cahors, Saint Cirq-Lapopie, Rocamadour and Sarlat-la-Canéda. Cahors, capital of the Lot département, lies within a great loop of the river Lot. In medieval times it was an almost impregnable fortress. One fortified bridge remains, the Pont Valentré. Every year, during the summertime, its streets resonate with the sounds of the jazz and blues festival. There are also two open markets in the old quarter.

Saint Cirq-Lapopie, also an ancient fortress, is a very attractive village, built into the steep south bank of the river Lot. Its narrow streets, alleys and old buildings have been carefully restored by painters and wood carvers. Rocamadour has been a pilgrimage destination since the twelfth century. Built on an impressive cliff, the houses cling to the vertical rock surface like limpets. The region has seen human activity since the dawn of time and the Lot features a number of interesting caves such as Lascaux and the Grotte of Pech-Merle. Those sites combine prehistoric art with many impressive natural features.

A winemaking château in the region
A winemaking château in the region

At the Gouffre de Padirac, visitors can take a boat trip on the still, translucent waters of the subterranean river, ending at a stalactite which hangs from the roof 78 m above to just above the surface of the water. The 'Hundred Years War' in the 14th century gave the region many of its characteristic features such as the fortified villages known as Bastides. The region also abounds with châteaux: Bonaguil, the last feudal fortress built in France, finished in 1520, is well worth the visit. On summer evenings there are musical performances by international artists.

Photo Album

The entrance to Le Nogier
The entrance to Le Nogier
Le Nogier: the terrace
Le Nogier: the terrace
Le Calottier: the master bedroom
Le Calottier: the master bedroom
Le Calottier: one of the double bedrooms
Le Calottier: one of the double bedrooms
Le Calottier: one of the bathrooms
Le Calottier: one of the bathrooms
Le Nogier: one of the twin bedrooms
Le Nogier: one of the twin bedrooms
Le Nogier: one of the bathrooms
Le Nogier: one of the bathrooms
Steps lead up to the swimming pool
Steps lead up to the swimming pool
A selection of local cheeses
A selection of local cheeses
Pont Valentre at Cahors
Pont Valentre at Cahors