A French holiday/vacation in a restored 19th Century farm house at Camphinie in South West France. This stylish comfortable home sleeps 6 to 8 people and lends itself to fabulous family outdoor entertaining and leisurely meals with family and friends with two spectacular terraces offering panoramic views over the French countryside.
Between the Dordogne and Lot Valleys of Les Causses National Heritage region close to the historic villages of St Cirque Lapopee, Rocamadour, Sarlat, LaBastide Murat and Gourdon to name a few. A region steeped in history with many activities such as boating on the Dordogne River, cycling, forest walks and markets at the ancient roman town of Cahors in the Lot Valley. Easy motor access from Toulouse Blagnac Airport.
On an acre of land and completely independent but 0,5km to the ancient village of Soulomes, this 19th Century 150m2 stone house was restored in 2007 to create a fully equipped, self-catering, furnished and comfortable space and at the same time retain the original form of the farmhouse.
The house is built on 3 levels on a steep slope and consists of 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms/WC's and a study/library which can serve as a 4th bedroom. Each bedroom contains a large double bed (160cm) that can be split to form 2 single beds. An open plan kitchen and large 8 seater dining room table and sitting room face onto the large original working fireplace. An 80m2 outside terrace provides striking views over the surrounding countryside and spectacular sunsets. Camphinie is tranquil and beautiful and the many activities, walks, sport, culture and history, food and wine and interests in the surrounding country, villages and towns all combine to make this the perfect holiday destination.
It is a wonderful family holiday venue, and would also suit groups of friends who either want a quiet and restful vacation in beautiful surroundings or it is great for active holidays with many varied activities in the area and places to explore.
Being on a acre of land, with a beautiful meadow there is plenty of space for ball games and sports and recreation.
The terrace overlooks a deep valley with views extending for many km;s which means that it is ideal for evening barbecues or leisurely cocktails in beautiful surroundings.
The house is tastefully decorated with several items of furniture and artworks that were carefully selected. The kitchen is well equipped with a large comfortable dining room table as well as a large 'banquet' table on the terrace outside.
Travel Arrangements: Airports: Gatwick/Toulouse Blagnac Airport (110 kms); Stanstead/Rodez Airport (95 kms), Frankfurt, Madrid/Toulouse Blagnac Airport.
Train: If you are arriving by train from Toulouse (1hour) or Paris, Gare d'Austerlitz (4,5 hours), the nearest station is Cahors. Alternative Stations close by include Brive de Gaillard (1 hour on the A20), Gourdon (1/2 hour).
Driving: Can be done in a day from Calais, Boulogne or other ports. With the A20 Autoroute, this very easy with the A20 Exit 56 approximately 7kms from Campfenie.
Car Rentals: All the major rentals and several lesser known can be found at Toulouse Blagnac Airport and at the stations mentioned. You will need to arrange in advance.
Directions to get to Camphinie can be obtained from the Owner on applying.
Directions: From the A20 Autoroute (Peage), take the No 56 off ramp direction Labastide Murat using the D802. At Labastide Murat follow the signs to Soulomes**using the D17, approximately 5kms. Pass Soulomes and travel approximately 500m until you see a carved stone cross on the right, not to be confused with the black steel cross on a stone mounting not long before, and a sign to Campfenie. Turn right here and go down a narrow farm road which bends left. Pass a double storey house on the right and another farm road turn off to the right which you pass. Approximately 20m see the entrance to our house with 2 large stones on either side of the entrance and a green post box.
From Cahors, take the N20 out of Cahors, direction Brive and Sarlat. After approximately 23kms on the N20 turn right onto the D677 direction Labastide Murat, approximately 7,5kms. At Labastide Murat turn right onto the D17 direction Soulomes and follow the directions above (see above)