Traditional farmhouse, detatched in its own 4 1/2 acres with amazing views

Traditional farmhouse, detatched in its own 4 1/2 acres with amazing views

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
3 Bathrooms

About our home

The house is an early 19th century farmstead. Detatched in 4 1/2 acres of gardens and meadow, it is built in typical Quercy style from limestone. It has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 en-suite), a large salle de sejour & a sitting room. Outside, there is shady pergola, walled herb-garden, a potager and lawns. There are amazing views to the North over the limestone plateau, and over wooded valleys to the South, East and West. It is beautifully peaceful.

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More about us

  1. My husband is a consulting Doctor of Engineering (commuting between here and the City of London) and I am a medical herbalist (a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists).
    Our silver wedding aniversary will be in 2007 so we want to visit Italy (where we had our honeymoon). This time, 'though it will be less romantic, because our 9 year old daughter will be coming with us.
    Our most extreme sport used to be riding, but we have not ridden for a while. Mostly we walk in the beautiful nearby countryside as often as we can.
    We have no pets and don't smoke so, unfortunately, we can't accept smokers, or pets.
    We would like to offer a car exchange (mine is a Renault Espace).

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

The Lot is 1000's of acres of ancient oak woodland on three enormous limestone plateaux, or "causses". These are full of a breathtaking range of plants, especially orchids, and teeming with wildlife, such as the "Sanglier", (Wild Boar). There are footpaths everywhere. We are 20 minutes from the second and third most famous sites outside of Paris: Rocamadour and the Gouffre of Padirac.
Rocamadour is a medieval, cliff-hanging village containing chapels of relics that are still today visited by pilgrims. It is a way-stop on the great Santiago de Compostella pilgrimage route (20 minutes South West by car).
The Gouffre de Padirac is an astounding series of caves containing the great lake which you can explore by boat.
Other famous local sites:

Ancient villages in spectacular settings: Autoire, with magnificent cascade walk (30 min.); Loubressac, medieval hillside village (25 min.); Carennac, 11th century fortified ruined village (35 min.);
Ancient cities: Figeac, medieval half-timbered town (45 min. East); Cahors, the capital of Le Lot, medieval stone town situated in a loop of the river Lot; Gourdon, La Bastide Murat (fortified town) (20 min.); Brive La Gaillarde, 13th century sandstone town arranged in a circular pattern. Magnificent collection of choclatiers (45 min.).
Natural formations: Spectacular gorge walks, with, or without the rivers: Wet - Lot (40 min.), Dordogne (40 min.), Cele (20 min.), L'Oysse (15 min.): Dry - Alzou, goes through Rocamadour (15 min

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