Situated on over thirty acres on the grounds of a 17th century estate in Lot (Quercy Blanc), this vacation home rental in France is a stylish and sophisticated translation of a historic property.
Surrounded by rolling meadows with gorgeous uninterrupted views across the countryside, the guesthouse is a private companion retreat adjacent to the maison du maitre.
Featured in Cote Sud and many international design magazines, the property was discovered and restored by an Amsterdam based interior designer and her partner whose work includes elegant residential projects around the world along with a hand crafted collection of original and innovative furnishings and lighting.
Like the main house, the guest house has been restored with a careful respect for its historic character thatbalances a luxurious sophistication with a casual sense of ease. Laid out over one floor, the house includes a living room with double height timbered ceilings, a wood burning stove and a large kitchen with an eat in dining area that seats four and a south facing terrace.
The locally quarried limestone walls, oak parquet floors and rustic aspects of the original house are nicely balanced with Hume’s eclectic and tasteful decor and finely tuned interiors that bridge the old and new.
There are two en suite bedrooms that can sleep up to four with a nice roll top bath in one for soaking.
There’s also a separate lounge that can double as an extra bedroom.
Outside, the two hundred year old boxwood hedge leads to a private saltwater pool with decks for lounging and grassy lawns that flow into open meadows that surround the house.
The main house is also available to rent here and can be rented together with the guest house to accommodate up to fourteen guests.
ADDITIONAL FEATURES Wifi throughout, kitchen and bath essentials, housekeeping, parking.
AROUND The Quercy Blanc region in the Lot department is one of those idyllic places in France that has been left largely unspoiled by development and tourism and remains much as it has for centuries.
Centered around country life, the area is steeped in medieval history among rolling countryside and picturesque villages.
Located in the Midi-Pyrenees, the area is predominantly rural and agricultural and is dispersed among the region’s limestone plateux, fertile valleys and winding rivers.
The region’s capital of Cahors is situated along the river Lot, surrounded by hills just a half hour from the house.
A city of ancient settlements, Renaissance and medieval architecture, the town is divided by the old town in the east and the newer parts in the west with it’s landmark Pont de Valentré along the U-shaped river.
Toulouse lies just over an hour south through the passes of the Pyrenees, and to the north west following the line of the river, is Bordeaux.
The wild and beautiful Causses and the foothills of the Massif Central are to the east.
The charming town of Montcuq is a short drive with its vibrant weekly street market and wine region.
LOCATION Lot, Quercy Blanc, France. Nearest Airport: Toulouse Blagnac (1.5 hr), Bergerac (1 hr)
BEST TIME TO VISIT Spring through Fall
En suite Bedroom with 2 single beds and bathroom with shower
En suite Bedroom with 1 double bed, bath and bathroom with shower
Accommodate 4 Guests plus room for a child on sofa bed
InternetWifi, throughout Kid Friendly
Child bed and baby cot available
Pet friendly, please inquire