Maison Sainte-Cecile is a large 18th century farmhouse near the village of Montaigu-de-Quercy in southwestern France. There are six bedrooms - four double bedrooms, one with bunk beds, and a dormitory area with beds for 5- making it ideal for up to 4 couples and 7 or more children.
Outside is a 10x5 metre swimming pool and 14 hectares (30 acres) of private grounds, with grass and many mature trees. The land is private and exclusive, with no neighbours overlooking the property.
Inside is an enormous open-plan living room-dining room-kitchen, which includes a long dining table where everyone can eat together.
Big armchairs are set around the stone fireplace and the 65-inch TV. The spacious and well-equipped kitchen has everything you need.
There are three bathrooms and three separate toilets. Outside the many mature trees provide pleasant shade. A great fire pit is ideal for enjoying a barbecue.
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Maison Sainte-Cecile is in quiet rural countryside, but it is close to several exceptionally attractive and interesting towns and villages. The nearby village of Montaigu-de-Quercy has shops where you can buy most everyday needs.
The medieval town of Lauzerte is officially listed as one of the most beautiful in France. Set at the top of a steep hill, it has a central square lined with shops and cafés.
The surrounding countryside is lush and hilly, with many forests. It is a real pleasure to explore the quiet rural roads on a bike, or to take the many grand randonnée hiking trails.
The nearby Château de Bonaguil is the last of France's medieval fortified castles. From the top of its many towers, you can get a great view of the landscape.
For water sports, head to the nearby lake where there are two sandy beaches. Pluse there are three rivers locally where you can try your hand at canoeing or fishing.
The town of Cahors, set on a U-shaped bend in the river Lot, is well worth a visit. It is a lively town with a great range of shops, galleries, museums, and medieval historical buildings. It is also the centre of the Cahors wine region. Its famous bridge is a marvel of 14th century construction, with six arches and three towers spanning the river.
Also nearby is the medieval city of Moissac, famous for its great monastery. The pilgrimage route of Santiago de Compostella passes nearby on its way across France to Northern Spain.