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.