Montcabrier Cottage Rental Photos and Description
Self-catering holiday rentals for 2 to 8; family and walking holidays
Welcome to Fraysse Haut, situated between Montcabrier & Puy l'Evêque, near Cahors. This is the perfect location for a relaxing holiday in rural south-west France. The flexible accommodation is perfect for family and group holidays and walkers. This is an independent property in 6 hectares of meadow and woodland. Plenty of room for field games & only 5 km from the river Lot. Hiking trails from the doorstep. The principal gîte is a bright comfortable barn conversion perfect for 2, and sleeps 4. The Tower apartment is alongside increasing the accommodation to sleep 8. The main gîte has under-floor heating and a wood burning fire for all year holiday rentals. The buildings surround a courtyard with a barbecue and seating areas in sunshine or shade. The owners, Sheila and Dan, live in the main house & will ensure you make the most of your stay in the Lot. The swimming pool is a wooden frame 7m x 4m pool with deck terrace, set into the hillside with views over the fields. The gazebo alongside provides a shady spot for reading and enjoying the view.
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Walking Holidays and Special Interest Groups: Fraysse Haut is perfect for walking holidays being on the GR652, one of the long distance paths which cross France. A network of other hiking trails and way-marked tracks provide a variety of walks and scenery, some with fine viewpoints from the limestone cliffs overlooking the Lot river valley. Connection with the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostello is at Cahors. Maps and guides are available for your use.
Airports: Toulouse at 150 kilometres is the nearest main international airport.
Bergerac at only 80 kilometres is now served by an increasing number of low cost airlines, including Ryanair, from several UK airports. The new airport at Brive with flights from London City is within easy reach. Limoges, Bordeaux, Carcassonne and Rodez are within 3 hours drive.
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Sheila Cosma
We are a couple who moved to France from near London, where we worked and commuted and dreamed of escaping the rat-race. We purchased this old farmstead in a state of ruin, and came to France in July 1997 to start work. It took us 3 months to clear the brambles, weeds and rubbish. The property had been unoccupied for almost 30 years. We wanted to do as much work as possible ourselves. We lived in a caravan for the first 6 months, then as winter approached we moved in to the first renovation project. Work continued over the next few years, and having converted the barns as accommodation for family and friends initially, we started welcoming paying guests, many of whom became friends and like us, fell in love with the area, and some even bought their own properties. However, we came to integrate and enjoy French life, and for that we couldn't have chosen better. Montcabrier is a friendly community and we have wonderful French neighbours who welcomed us and helped us and partied with us over the years. In July 2012 they joined us in celebrating 15 years here with a wonderful meal and party.
Sheila Cosma purchased this cottage in 1997
Why Sheila Cosma chose Montcabrier
Location, location, location! Off the beaten track and yet we don't feel isolated; a delightful setting amid our own fields and woods.
What makes this cottage unique
The setting. Attractive tracks and walking from the doorstep, in all directions. No main roads. The birdlife, wild orchids; unspoilt countryside around. The wild beauty of the Lot.