Les Pegouries Cottage Grealou
Official Contact Details - Les PegouriesPhone: +33 565 40 69 65
Beautiful converted barns in the heart of rural France for delightful self-catering holidays - ideal for couples, families and small groups. Gite One is our largest, with its own pool
- Price from 520 EUR / Week
- Capacity up to 6 people
- 3 bedrooms & 1 bathroom
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Last updated: 04/04/2006
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Originally a traditional farm, Les Pégouriés dates back to the end of the 18th century and is surrounded by open fields, woods and hillsides. We now live in the farmhouse, and have carefully converted and decorated the two large barns to provide three self-catering gîtes with privacy, comfort and character.
You will find plenty to do and see here. 'Les Pégouriés' is an ideal base from which to explore the Lot and Célé valleys, where the rivers cut deep into the limestone, creating beautiful and dramatic scenery. Villages cling to the cliffs, and traditional farms still flourish, with their fields of tobacco, maize and sunflowers. The history and way of life of former generations are evident in all you see, from the cave paintings of Peche Merle, the nearby picturesque village of St Cirq-la-Popie, the chateaux and the ancient places of worship, to the simple hamlets and villages, the rolling cultivated land and the wild landscapes beyond.
There is something for everyone here:- beautiful countryside, abundant wildlife, a wealth of history and rural tradition and, of course, excellent food and wines.
Prices & deals
- Lowest Weekly Price:
- 520 EUR
- Highest Weekly Price:
- 850 EUR
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- Payment Types:
- Credit Card
- Travellers cheque
- Wire Transfer
Location & area
We are situated up a short track off a minor road, undisturbed by immediate neighbours or traffic noise.
Set among fields and wooded hillsides between the river Lot and the smaller river Célé, 'Les Pégouriés' offers comfortable accommodation and a tranquil setting for holidays in what remains one of the most unspoilt and
fascinating areas of France.
'Les Pégouriés' is in the Lot valley, in central South West France. We are between 10 and 12 hours drive from Calais or 9 to 10 hours from Caen, Le Havre or St Malo.
Alternatively, you can fly to Rodez, just over an hour away from us, or Toulouse, a 2 hour drive, or travel by train to Figeac or Cahors, each 6 or 7 hours from Paris.
A 10-minute drive down the hill from 'Les Pégouriés' takes you to Cajarc, a small town on the river Lot with a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere, offering a variety of local shops, restaurants and other facilities. It has a good municipal swimming pool _ including a toddlers' pool _ and a pretty waterfront for strolling, dining, or taking boat trips up the river.
Figeac, less than half an hour's drive away, is an old and fascinating market town, with medieval streets and squares and many well-restored buildings, some dating back to the Crusades. The town is also celebrated as the birthplace of Champollion, the scholar who translated the Rosetta stone, cracking the secret of Egyptian hieroglyphs.
Figeac has a good hypermarket nearby, as does the town of Villefranche de Rouergue. A little further than Figeac, Villefranche has perhaps the best of all the local markets every Thursday morning.
Local people are friendly, welcoming and helpful. There
are good information centres for visitors and throughout the summer there are plenty of local events, including village celebrations and concerts for you to enjoy.
Outdoor interests are well catered for. There is excellent walking, varying from Grandes Randonées forming part of the ancient pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, to smaller tracks and footpaths. Numerous paths pass through open countryside dotted with ancient farms and small hamlets, beside rivers and across the rugged terrain of the limestone causses, almost all well marked and accessible.
Cycling offers another way to explore. The roads are free of heavy traffic and many of the tracks are fine for mountain bikes _ we have two bikes available for the free use of guests, and others can be hired inexpensively
You can also hire canoes and kayaks on both the Célé and the Lot and there is horse riding at various nearby centres.
If you tire of your own pool, there are four good swimming pools within 10 -15 minutes drive of 'Les
Pégouriés' and plenty of picnic and swimming places by the rivers.
Wildlife abounds here, and lovers of birds, butterflies, flowers and animals will find much of interest. Orchids appear in profusion in late Spring and early summer and a variety of birds, both resident and migrant, can be seen, according to the season. Bird and orchid lists are available
on our website.
Many of the nicest things to see and do are to be found locally, but if you want to explore further afield there are plenty of interesting places within reach. Here are just a few:
CAHORS Vineyards famed for deep red wines, an impressive 14th century fortified bridge, an interesting old quarter around the cathedral. Enjoy the wonderful drive along the Lot Valley.
PECH MERLE, near Cabrerets. Marvellous caves with prehistoric cave paintings still on view. A 'must-see!' Tour and museum.
ROCAMADOUR Dramatically poised on a cliff face, its famous 'Black Virgin' made it a major site for medieval pilgrims. Today, it remains stunning, if commercialised.
PADIRAC One of the Lot's many geological wonders. A gouffre formed by the collapsed roof of a lofty subterranean cavern. Tour and boat rides on
underground river through huge and beautiful caves.
CUZALS Fascinating open air museum of rural life through the centuries in the Lot.
GRAMAT Extensive and enjoyable animal park with many native and rare species.
CONQUES Romanesque church with medieval treasures and superb 12th century tympanum.
ALBI Extraordinary cathedral. Toulouse Lautrec museum with huge collection of paintings and drawings.
CORDES Historic and pretty hilltop town with spectacular views.
AVEYRON GORGES Dramatic countryside, with many places of interest, such as Najac, St Antonin-Noble-Val and Penne.
- Grealou, 46160, Grealou, France
- Accommodation located in:
- near biking trails, near cultural interest, near fishing area, near historical interest, near horse riding, near restaurants & bars, near walking trails, rural, secluded countryside, village!
Amenities & services
Occupying the whole upper floor of the larger barn, this gîte will sleep 6 to 8 people. The largest of the three gîtes, the living area and master bedroom both retain their original timbers and magnificent roof space.
There are three bedrooms, one double-bedded and two with twin or single beds, with a spacious living and eating area including a comfortable double sofa bed.
The glazed oak door opens on to a grassed area adjoining a raised grass terrace with plum and fig trees. Beside the gîte runs a large stone terrace, bordered by flowers and shrubs and overlooking a 7.5-metre diameter pool set in its own sun tearrace. Families and groups of friends can eat, sunbathe, splash in the pool or play table-tennis here in peace and seclusion.
The terrace overlooks fields and woods to the north, while the gîte's dormer windows to the south have very pleasant views of gardens and fields.
For year-round comfort, there's a large wood-burning stove, together with portable gas and electric heaters.
This gîte is wheelchair accessible, and whilst not fully adapted, would be suitable for most disabled people. We are able to meet special needs up to a point; please write or phone if you would like further details.
All three gîtes are available for letting by the week, Saturday to Saturday, all year round. Rental is inclusive of all electricity, heating, bed linen and towels, but we do ask you to bring your own towels for swimming and sunbathing.
# of Units: 1... and each unit includes:
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 1
- Single beds: 3
- Double beds: 2
- Baby cots: 1
- Single sofa beds: 0
- Double sofa beds: 1
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- Accommodation Only
- Welcome pack:
- Rather than free cheap champagne and chocolates, we'll promise you a warm and helpful welcome on arrival! We live 'on site', so are on hand when you need us - if you want some basic shopping done to await your arival, we are very happy to do this if you l
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