The scenic delights of the Lot valley are equal to those of the nearby and more famous Dordogne. The character of this stretch of the river alternates between picturesque charm and the wildness of nature. The river bank is dotted with enchanting villages and towns. The Lot rises in the Cevennes on the 4911ft Montagne du Goulet. It then flows westwards along the edge of the Massif Central, across the Quercy region and into the Garonne some 300 miles from its source. The canyons downstream of Estaing are the highlight. Some are 1000ft deep and are comparable to the Gorges du Tarn in the Cevennes. In bygone days the Lot was an important transport artery, linking the Auvergne and the wine trading centre of Cahors with Bordeaux. Nowadays, kayakers and climbers seek adventure between Espalion und Conques. From St Cirq-Lapopie it is possible to navigate a houseboat as far as Luzech. The red wines of AC Cahors are famous. They are mainly made from Malbec grapes, an old variety.
Beautifully refurbished, high quality house in a unique location - an area of remarkable history and outstanding beauty, our permanent home and not just a summer home, it is very comfortable all four seasons. If this was used as a holiday home then typical other properties of this high standard achieve £40,000 - £50,000 per year for holiday rental. The style of its architecture is French Quercy including a Pigeonnier tower.
The house is in a small hamlet on the same road that will continue (approximately 5 kilos) to St. Cirq Lapopie and the Lot river. RDC : SEJOUR AVEC CHEMINÉE OUVERTE ET SOUILLARDE (40m²) – CUISINE ÉQUIPÉE (25m²) – CELLIER (10m²) – BUANDERIE (15m²) – CHAUFFERIE. GARAGE (20m²). ETAGE : 1 GRANDE CHAMBRE (16m²) ET SALLE DE BAINS (6m²) – WC – CHAMBRE (20m²) – CHAMBRE (10m²) – SALLE D’EAU / WC. MAISON D’AMIS : 35M² ENV. GRANDE CHAMBRE 25M² – PETITE CUISINE (5m²) SALLE D’EAU / WC (5m²).
The barn was sympathetically converted in 2007 and is situated on the village green of a pretty traditional village in the Lot. The nearest town is Gramat, which is about 10 mins by car. Gramat is located at the most northern tip of the Lot department bordering the Dordogne, it is a thriving market town with a twice weekly market, extensive range of shops, restaurants and a large supermarket.