Sweet French Cottages

  • Entraygues-Sur-Truyere Self Catering Cottages
  • Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom
  • €500 to €1000 per week

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All accommodations are located in a storybook hamlet in the Lot Valley just above the Lot River in a picture-perfect wine region. Peaceful and tranquil setting with sound of water year round, yet medieval village offering full services is only 3 km away. Accommodations are located on 10 acres of woodlands with stream that have been designed as a bird refuge so lots of birds flitting about.

Located in Southwest France in a region which boasts 10 of "The Most Beautiful Villages in France," more than any other region in all of France so you can imagine how beautiful it is. Many historic sites, medieval castles, caving, ancient forests, walking paths, hiking trails, wine tasting, horseback riding, kayaking, golf and more - or just kick back and enjoy the views.

Medieval riverside "Ville Fleurie" (Village of Flowers) is only 3 km away and offers full services and hosts 3 Farmer's Markets in peak season (July/August). Delicious regional food and local wines at very good value, plus 7 Michelin-starred restaurants in the area including Bras, with 3 Michelin stars and considered one of the best restaurants on the planet.

All accommodations have been renovated by the artist-designer owner and are tastefully furnished with antiques and select vintage pieces. Special features include high ceilings, ancient doors, hand-cut slate roofs, hand-plastered walls, exposed stone walls, exposed wood beams and stone fireplaces.

New kitchens feature old-world style with all modern conveniences. All have oak cabinets, stone or butcher block countertops and porcelain sinks. Fully equipped for self catering with dishwashers, fridge/freezers, retro hob/stove, microwaves, toasters, coffee makers and electric kettles and all manner of tableware and cookware.

Living areas include slip-covered sofas, flat screen televisions with British Freesat HDTV DVD/CD player (L'Ancienne Ecole also has standard French TV). All accommodations have central heating systems for year-round comfort.

Bedrooms feature either king or queen beds with quality bed linens including feather comforter and feather pillows. Bathrooms have been recently renovated and have porcelain sinks, beautiful tile and old world fittings.

Each accommodation enjoys their own terrace, just outside the kitchen, with bistro table, umbrella, Lafuma sun loungers and Weber barbecue. All terraces feature mountain views and the sound of the Lot River below. La Maisonnette terrace also has outdoor shower. The terraces are perfect for sipping tea or coffee in the morning, alfresco meals or enjoying a glass of local wine while watching the sunset.

The 20' out-of-ground pool is nestled on the hillside with large sun deck next to an ancient cherry and oak trees with mountain views. Pool deck has stylish sun loungers, bench, bistro table, chairs and umbrella. Gardens and grounds feature roses, lavender, hydrangea, wisteria, lilac, tulips and daffodils. Organic vegetable and herb garden for guests. Lots of nearby walking paths and hiking trails.

All accommodations have flat screen TVs, DVD and CD players, local telephone, Wi-fi, fan, hair dryer. Full laundry facilities include washer, dryer, drying rack, iron and board. Ample parking. Pets accepted.

Guest comments about La Maisonnette

"We loved staying at La Maisonnette. The gorgeous stone patio overlooking the river was a great way to spend a morning writing or an evening watching the sunset. We had fires almost every night in the fireplace and cuddled on the couch. We ate the most delicious food. We went for walks in the enchanted woods and down the road to the idyllic country village. It is so peaceful here." - Rebecca E., California, USA

"Just a note of thanks for the wonderful experience we had in your beautiful paradise. The last 3 years have been quite difficult for us and the magic that we had over the last week has been nothing short of a miracle. It is easy to feel your love of your property in all the touches inside and outside. What a fairytale holiday setting in a fairytale house. It ticks all the boxes." - Jerry G., Dublin, Ireland

Guest comments about L'Ancienne Ecole

"We've had a wonderful holiday here. It's flown by and we'd love to stay a couple more weeks. Lovely gite which is extremely well equipped. Fantastic weather and the area is beautiful and unspoilt and packed full of beauty." - Tim and Judith C., London, England

"Thank you so much. L' Ancienne Ecole has been the most fantastic place to stay - we only wish we were staying longer. We really appreciated all the thoughtful touches. Your booklet about the area and its attractions was another great help and we found your restaurant recommendations to be fabulous." - Chris and Laurel H., Rome, Italy

Guest comments about Le Studio

"Delighted to find Le Studio spacious and comfortable - beautifully designed and everything necessary provided. In the middle of a stunning area of France, many lovely sites and countryside to explore. Rain and Lance proved hospitable and helpful hosts. An amazing two weeks." - Linda and Keith C., Norwich, England

"My sister and I really enjoyed our stay in Le Studio, which was full of character and charm and surprisingly spacious. Our hosts were very friendly and went out of their way to make us feel at home in the area. Their attention to detail sets this property apart from others. The property is located in a beautiful and peaceful area overlooking the Lot River. We were able to relax by the pool, read books, go for long walks and sample the great local food. We only wish we could have stayed another week." - Catherine A., Australia


Sweet French Cottages

Entraygues-Sur-Truyere self catering cottages

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