Sleeps 12 - rental house in south west France - this beautifully restored 19th century country house stands in a peaceful location on the edge of the picturesque hamlet of Cenac, in a region renowned for its wines and lovely countryside. Formerly part of an old priory with two traditional pigeonnier towers, Prieure de Cenac is surrounded by over two and a half acres of private grounds, an orchard and vineyards with wonderful views across the valley towards the town of Prayssac.
The entire house has been completely renovated to provide high quality accommodation with many preserved, original features including beamed ceilings, open fireplaces and exposed stone walls. The former chapel still remains and has been incorporated in the stunning master bedroom. The accommodation space is ample in both the house and the adjoining west wing where two families can enjoy total privacy in their own living room and own kitchen. A large covered terrace is also the perfect place for everyone to have their breakfast, in the idyllic setting of the garden.
The beautiful and varied landscape of the Lot Valley ranges from forested hills and valleys to dramatic cliffs, rolling farmland and extensive vineyards. Fortified chateaux and Medieval limestone villages dot this region and are all worth visiting. If you want to enjoy spectacular views make sure your itinerary includes the pretty villages of St Cirq Lapopie, perched on the edge of a cliff overhanging the Lot River as well as Rocamadour, a landmark of this region, with its impressive architecture and breathtaking views.
“A beautiful area with many pretty villages and good restaurants serving the regional food this area is famous for. Montcuq market on Sunday is superb with many stalls and a great atmosphere. Cahors is a lovely town with some fine restaurants and pavement cafes, notably Le Chantilly for salads and Le Bordeaux for superb pizzas. Many local vineyards hold summer fetes and wine tastings. Evening markets are held in many villages throughout the summer and are great fun to visit: donít miss them!”
MAIN HOUSE (sleeps 6):
Open plan kitchen/ living/ dining room, (TV/ DVD, stereo; woodburner not in use) exposed stone walls, open fireplace, views over vineyards.
Single bedroom (0.90m) in the pigeonnier, views over the pool and courtyard.
Double bedroom (1.40m), ensuite shower room, WC (this shower room can also be accessed from the living room and both doors locked/opened as preferred).
Lower ground floor:
Master double bedroom (canopied 1.80m bed), original fireplace, French door to paved terrace, outdoor table and chair, steps to garden and vineyard, views. Adjoining converted chapel single bedroom (0.90m).
Separate bathroom, WC.
Rear door to covered terrace.
WEST WING (sleeps 6):
Please note the two buildings are not internally interconnected but have independent entrances from the courtyard
Entry from the courtyard, via a covered terrace with multipurpose area comprising dining area, table tennis, boules.
Steps down to open-plan split-level living/dining/ kitchen area (TV/DVD/stereo, board games), grand open fireplace, exposed stone walls, French doors to courtyard, views over garden.
Double bedroom in the tower (1.60m), ensuite shower room, shower cubicle, WC.
Double/ twin bedroom (2 x 0.90m or 1.80m), views over vineyards.
Twin bedroom (2 x 0.90m), views over vineyards.
Separate shower room, WC.
2.4 acres of private grounds with a south-facing aspect. Large garden with lawns, orchard planted with walnut, pear, plum and cherry trees. Gated salt-water 11m x 5m pool (depth: 1m to 1.80m, Roman steps). Poolside solar-heated shower, WC. Two shaded terraces, outdoor dining facilities. Walled courtyard, built-in BBQ. Covered well in the courtyard. Covered parking for 1 car and outdoor parking for 2 further cars.
Included: WiFi internet. Pool towels.
Extras: Winter heating. Fire logs.
About The Location
- Cenac 1km
- Sauzet 5km
- Prayssac 9km| Montcuq 14km
- Cahors 25km | St Cirq Lapopie 51km
- Rocamadour 77km
- Toulouse 137km
- Bergerac 64km
- Toulouse 137km
- Sauzet 5km
- Cycle and Kayak hire 3km
- Hot-air balloon rides local
- Sky diving local
- Horse riding local
- Tennis local