The House

Our village house

This village house is a lovely, centuries old residence built of solid Quercy stone. It is a typical three-storeyed French home with a large, vaulted cellar. It stands in what is designated as ‘zone protégée’, the listed part of the village for its outstanding beauty – and of course, peaceful, too! The house has been renovated from A to Z and its original style has been painstakingly recreated. This process was completed in July, 2008.

Ground Floor:
A completely new country kitchen with large cooker (5 gas jets and electric oven), fridge/freezer, washing up machine, washing machine, dining table for 6. Completely equipped. Large, handsome sitting room (fully furnished) with decorative fireplace, natural white-oiled wooden floor, oak beams. TV and radio/CD/DVD equipment with iPod dock. Air-conditioning. Access to terrace facing east with partial views across the valley. Cloakroom in the hall.

Stairs to first floor:
Here there is one medium-sized bedroom and the master bedroom, both with double beds. Extra sofa bed in the main bedroom. Masses of cupboard space, dressers, shelving, oak floors. Beautiful views across the valley from the master bedroom. Air conditioning. Delightful newly appointed bathroom.

Stairs to second floor:
A pleasant extra bedroom – extensive children’s playroom with plenty of games, etc.

All the necessities for everyday housekeeping are provided. If you wish, you can bring your own duvet covers, sheets, towels, tea towels etc. but use of the houses is free of charge. The house is heated / cooled with a reversible air-conditioning plant which ensures coolness in the heat and warmth if it gets chilly. There are also electric radiators in the other rooms, as well as underfloor heating both in the kitchen and the bathroom.  The terrace is equipped with garden table and grill. You will find four bicycles in the cellar, which are at your disposal while you are here. The boules are there for you to use – or you might relax to the wide selection of mainly French classical music and jazz on the CDs.

Access to the house is through the solid door on Capitaine Tailhade Street. You cannot gain access to the house from the terrace side as the house is situated on the ancient village wall atop a steep slope to the valley.

The house is old and our careful restoration has preserved its charm and its soul. It has become the house of our dreams, and we are happy to share its delights with others, knowing that it will be treated with care and consideration!