A quirky lovingly restored traditional house in the middle of the popular French village of Duravel, in the heart of the Cahors wine area. Calm, secluded, with a beautiful shady green walled garden not overlooked by any neighbour.
This house is in the historic village of Duravel, South–West France. 30 kms from Cahors. Nearest airports are Bergerac and Toulouse.
Duravel is in the heart of the Lot valley renowned for its lush countryside and Cahors wine. The village has a bar–restaurant, a take–away pizza restaurant, a baker, a newsagent–tobacconist, a butcher, a chemist, a small supermarket, a hairdresser and a tourism information centre where English is spoken. It is a couple of kilometres from the Lot river, with places to fish, canoe, and swim.
Although this quirky house is just steps away from the centre of the old village it has a secluded and sunny walled garden with a shady eating and sitting area. There is also a barbecue. The ground floor of the house is a large sitting room with beams, a wood burning stove and stone walls, plus a TV screen for viewing DVDs. The shower-room with bidet, washbasin and toilet is also on the ground floor, along with a small utility room containing a washing machine and cleaning materials etc. The original, wooden staircase leads to the first floor, which has a simple kitchen, a sitting room with a log fire, and two double bedrooms, both with antique French beds. The third bedroom is in a beautiful, spacious stone loft. A single mattress and a travel cot are also available.
This house has been lovingly restored, and has many original features and furniture.
Local activities include swimming, fishing, canoeing, horse–riding, golf, walking, hiking, cycling (on and off–road), wine–tasting, eating, cinema, sight–seeing: caves (including Peche Merle), chateaux, bastide villages, museums, local food and bric–a–brac markets. There are several regular produce markets nearby and a few larger supermarkets 15 minutes’ drive away.
You will have access to all rooms in the house and the garden.
No rules except to leave the house as you found it
We will not be at the property when you stay. You'll be able to contact us by telephone and email
I'm a semi-retired university teacher. I love teaching, dogs, cats, Welsh rugby, wine, sunny weather, my grandchildren, films, football, walking, swimming in the river Lot, reading, history, politics, philosophy, and some novels – not necessarily in that order.