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Beautiful stone farmhouse and pigeonnier with pool in stunning Quercy countryside

About Cassagnal

- the setting and the accommodation -

  • Welcome to Cassagnal, our pretty stone built pigeonnier and farmhouse in a tiny hamlet in the Quercy region of South West France

    set in 7 acres of woodland and meadow in a peaceful valley, site of an ancient village.There are gardens planted with fruit trees and ornamental borders. The large salt water swimming pool is set in a flat lawn with views across the valley to the woods and the church tower of the local village.

  • Stone farmhouseTraditional Quercy-stone built farmhouse

    The 5 bedroom main house has been recently and stylishly renovated to provide comfortable, spacious accommodation for your holiday.

    See below for more information and pictures.

  • Stone pigeonnierTraditional Quercy 'Pigeon house', typical of the region

    The pigeonnier has been renovated to create an airy and elegant house, retaining the charm of exposed stonework and beamed ceilings and with a fantastic raised terrace to take full advantage of its magnificent position.

    See below for more information and pctures.

  • Swimming poolCool off...

    The large swimming pool is shared between the main house and the pigeonnier. It may not be open during the low season: please check if this is important for your enjoyment. While the pool conforms to French safety standards, as with all swimming pools it can pose a risk to young children.

  • The groundsfields, woods and a pond

    Our grounds include fields rolling down to a pond with a small island and rowing boat: perfect for playing pirates or paddling. There are fish to be fed (or fished, though they are too small and trusting for proficient fishermen). The pond is deep and not fenced, so children must be supervised if they are playing there.

  • Table tennis, football.....other amusements without going out

    There is a flat area, ideal for playing football (we have balls and goal posts), or badminton, and a boules pitch for more gentle exercise.

  • Courtyardthe farm buildings are arranged around a white Quercy gravel courtyard

     


Cassagnalthe farmhouse and pigeonnier

Cassagnal is an ancient farm: the farmhouse, barn and pigeonnier (converted from a pigeon house, where pigeons used to be encouraged to come and nest. They were then used as a source of eggs, food and fertiliser), barn and outhouses, arranged around a courtyard of white Quercy stone gravel. It is set in 7 acres of woodland and meadow in a peaceful valley, site of an ancient village. There are gardens planted with fruit trees and ornamental borders. The large salt water swimming pool is set in a flat lawn with views across the valley to the woods and the church tower of the local village.The fields roll down to a pond with a small island, and up to oak woods.

The road to Cassagnal finishes just beyond the house, and so there is almost no traffic after the postman has passed to disturb the tranquillity.

 

The house and pigeonnier traditional Quercy farm buildings, renovated for contemporary comfort

The main house is a traditional Quercy stone farmhouse, which has been renovated to form a comfortable and stylish 5 bedroom house, with exposed stonework, oak beams, airy spacious rooms. For more details and images, please see below.

The Pigeonnier has been renovated to create an airy and elegant 2 bedroom cottage, retaining the charm of exposed stonework and beamed ceilings and with a beautiful raised terrace to take full advantage of its magnificent position. For more details and images, please see below.

 


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Our rooms

- A short description of the place and the accommodation -

  • Kitchen dining room

  • Bath room

  • Second bathroom

  • Single bedroom

  • Sitting room

  • Sofa

The main houseSleeps up to 8 in 5 bedrooms

The main house, orginally a farmhouse, is a comfortable, recently renovated house with exposed stonework and oak beams, but all modern comforts.

There is a large fully equipped kitchen/ dining room with a large wooden table seating up to 12.

A separate sitting room with a large comfortable sofa

A study/ alternate sitting room

Stairs from the kitchen lead up to the first floor where there are 4 bedrooms: 2 double and 2 single and a shower room.

Stairs lead off the first floor landing to a further double bedroom, bathroom and sitting room. These rooms are in the attic and so there is some height constraints in some areas, more than compensated for by the luscious glossy walnut flooring.

At the front of the house there is a shady terrace, for relaxing out of the sunshine.

There is a television with UK free-to-view channels

  • A washing machine is available for use in an outbuilding.
  • Wireless internet access is provided.
  • Kitchen

  • View from mezzanine

  • Upstairs bedroom

  • Sitting area

The pigeonnierSleeps up to 4 in 2 bedrooms

The Pigeonnier has been recently renovated to create an airy and elegant house, retaining the charm of exposed stonework and beamed ceilings and with a beautiful raised terrace to take full advantage of its magnificent position.

The house comprises:

  • 2 double bedrooms, both with views across the valley: one with twin beds on the ground floor and one which is up a flight of stairs in the tower of the pigeonnaire, which has a double bed. The roof beams have been left exposed into the roof, making a magical space.
  • A fully equipped kitchen with integrated appliances
  • A living area with seating and french doors out onto the terrace. There is a log burner for lets in the cooler months.
  • A shower room also on the ground floor with white suite and tiles, a walk in shower and wc.
  • A mezzanine, reached via a loft-style ladder, with a single sofa-bed. This provides additional sleeping, or peaceful sitting accommodation, but is not suitable as a bedroom for young children. The ladder can be fastened up off the floor so that younger children can't get up there unsupervised. (It is also possible to raise the ladder after you're up there.....)
  • A large raised terrace with table and chairs at the rear with sublime views out across the valleys where you can enjoy a leisurely glass of wine. A barbeque is also provided.
  • A washing machine is available for use in an outbuilding.
  • Wireless internet access is provided in the pigeonnier.

 

House

Low season
from 1/10 to 31/05 per week

Middle
from 1/06 to 30/06 and 1/09 to 30/09 per week

High
from 1/07 to 31/08 per week

Main house £tbc £tbc only available together
Pigeonnier £tbc £tbc only available together
House and pigeonnier together £tbc £tbc 200$

Activities

- there are many places to visit nearby-

  • Lauzerte ...l’un des plus beaux villages de France

    Cassagnal is about 5 km from Lauzerte, a pretty hilltop village on the route of the pilgrims of Compostela and one of the most beautiful villages in France. It has twice-weekly markets, supermarkets, Post Office, a boucherie/ charcuterie, boulangeries, bars and restaurants, a tourist office, doctors, pharmacy, a library, as well as fascinating architecture and history.

  • Lauzerte Place des Cornières

    During the summer you can sit in the Place (or Square) at the top of the village enjoying a coffee, lunch or a drink. For some more on this fascinating village, click here.

  • Fruitful, verdant countrysideSunflowers growing in the fields

    This area of Southwest France has many of these fortified bastide villages. The countryside is stunning; with gently undulating hills dotted with little stone hamlets, vineyards, sunflowers and orchards. This particular area is known for its fruit growing and the blossoms in spring are breathtaking. Summers can be hot with temperatures in the high 20s and even low 30s, while spring and autumn see brisk misty mornings followed by warm sunny days.

  • Local marketsto buy fresh produce to take home for lunch!

    There are numerous local markets where you can buy the fresh local produce, like this one in Montcuq (15 km away).

  • Walk or cycleSed ut perspiciatis unde

    From the house you can walk or cycle for miles in all directions along deserted chemins rurales, woodland and country lanes.

  • Historic QuercyRivers, towns, chateaux, vineyards

    The Quercy region has much to offer, from the great rivers of the Lot and the Garonne, historic towns and chateaux to numerous markets and vineyards.Cahors, Bergerac and Gaillac are nearby famous wine regions.

  • Swimming lakesfor paddling, swimming or swinging!

    Many leisure centres can be found for children, providing a host of activities: Le Plan d’Eau des Chenes at Montaigu de Quercy has a leisure lake offering tennis, a children’s play area, boats and pedalos and a restaurant.

  • Bathing lake this swimming lake has a sand beach

    There is another lake at Montcuq, where there is also a pizza restaurant.

    Parc en Ciel in Lacapelle-Biron offers a fantastic adventure playground in the trees, complete with aerial runways. There is also the Walibi Theme park at Agen and for the more mature a parachute school at Bouloc. In Golfech you will find an excellent leisure pool with slides and diving platforms, as well as a large lane swimming pool for the more serious swimmer annd at nearby St Nicholas de la Grave there is a leisure centre at the confluence of the Tarn and Garonne rivers.

  • ToulouseLe ville rose...

    Toulouse with its historic centre and cosmopolitan range of shops is a little over an hour’s drive away


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