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I began this barn conversion at the end of 2010 and have spent the last 5 years putting on the finishing touches, the latest feature being a private pétanque court. All Bosch appliances, Le Creuset and All Clad cookware, comfortable beds with soft jersey linens.
The barn sits on a raised plateau with both bedrooms on the street level. The master bedroom has a full bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, ensuite half bath, television (British satellite), and french doors opening onto a country road. The second bedroom has two single beds (made up as a king bed if you prefer), a wardrobe and view of the pétanque court and garden. A full bath is in the hall between the bedrooms.
A path winds down from the road to the terrace where French doors in the kitchen and living room open onto a lovely southeast-facing terrace with a shade tree for outdoor meals and all day sun for sunworshipers. A two minute walk to a village store, bar, spice shop, post office, doctor's office, church and a popular restaurant with a fine local reputation.
There is overhead halogen lighting in every room. The flooring is pine with a whitewash finish. Some of the interior stone walls and beams from the original barn have been judiciously left exposed. There is a wood burning stove in the living area and firewood available for your use. There are two HD LED television sets hooked up to a British satellite, one in the living room, the other in the master bedroom.
I've loved living in the northwest corner of the Lot, a stone's throw from the Dordogne. After 5 years, I'm ready to return to the U.S. to enjoy my two sons and their families. Take a look at my lovely, beautifully appointed converted barn which I will miss terribly. It makes a perfect holiday home as well as a great investment property with rental potential.
Clare Miller-McFarland purchased this cottage in 2011
Bien agréable petite maison à la sortie d'un petit village tranquille, décorée avec attention et équipée de ce qu'il faut. La façade de la maison se ferme avec des volets en bois, si bien que l'intérieur demeure frais lorsqu'il fait chaud dehors. Parfait pour un couple avec 1 ou 2 enfants. La terrasse et le jardin sont très agréables. Les portes fenêtres de la chambre principale donnent en haut sur la route, mais il n'y a presque aucun passage et on laisse les rideaux tirés. Clare est facilement joignable et répond toujours avec empressement. La maison est bien située pour visiter la région. Le Lot est moins touristique que le Périgord et c'est un avantage. À mon avis, il ne faut pas manquer d'aller visiter le musée Zadkine et aussi la vallée du Célé. Les ballades à pied sont nombreuses. Il y a notamment une ballade de 10 km qui part de Degagnac et passe par de beaux coins : à Rampoux, demander à quelqu'un du village d'aller chercher la clé pour visiter la chapelle. Il ne faut pas non plus hésiter à se promener sur les toutes petites routes où il ne passe pratiquement pas de voitures. Ne pas manquer le magasin d'épices de Degagnac !
Petite maison trés agréable, trés bien équipée et très propre. Nous avons vraiment apprécié. Merci pour la bonne bouteille et les bons chocolats qui nous attendaient le jour de notre arrivée. Je recommande vivement cette location.
We enjoyed our stay at Beaucaillou very much, the house is very nicely equipped (only neg. point is the lack of an extractor hood above the cooker), as good as brand new and very well kept, and the nearby road has little traffic. We stayed for 8 days, too short to fully discover the Dordogne/Lot of course, but we managed to see beautiful villages and cities (Sarlat, Cirque-de-lapopie, Rocamadour, Mopazier, Domme, Cahors… Chateau Commarque, Lascaux… ) did some cycling (56 km on the “route verte” along the Dordogne river) and plenty of walking! Top of the bill was the nearby village of Les Arques were we saw some splendid work of Zadkine, the work in the church (Pieta…) is superb! We are now planning a return visit, 8 days is too short a stay at Beaucaillou!
Exactly as described. Recently rebuilt, with modern appliances, etc. This is Clare's own home, so it is well cared for. Several Michelin-starred restaurants in the area. We would recommend Gindreau in St.Medard. Visits to Rocamadour and Domme are a must.
We were lucky to be able to call " Beaucaillou" our home for three months.
Beaucaillou is a converted 17th century barn, with the added feature of a pétanque court (boules) in the lower garden.
The main floor has an open plan fully equipped kitchen and comfortable living room, each area with it's own French doors opening onto the terrace.
Upstairs..Master bedroom and ensuite powder room and a second large bedroom with views over the back garden, and a full bathroom and laundry facility. Most comfortable beds with linens and towels provided.
The terrace is perfect for alfresco dining or lounging in the sun.
Location is great for sight seeing in the surrounding Lot Valley and Dordogne region.
Plenty of Farmer's Markets are held in nearby villages and towns, and large supermarkets are only 15 minutes away.
The village has an épicerie (general store with a depot de pain so you can get fresh bread), a Post Office, a specialty Spice shop and a Restaurant.
The area is great for taking walks and exploring nature and the countryside.
The town of Gourdon only 15 minutes away has a public swimming pool, many restaurants , shops and supermarkets and also a Cinema.
It is also located near the heart of the Cahors wine region, with many vineyards offering degustations and tours.
We would recommend this accommodation to friends and family.
The owner was very responsive to our enquiries and messages.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Dégagnac and the comforts of Beaucaillou.
Postcards from the Lot blog has more details about the area.
Bonjour!! Je m'appelle Javier. J'habite à Madrid. L'été dernier, au mois d'août, deux amis et moi, nous avons décidé de visiter la France de l'intérieur: la Dordogne, le Lot, le Périgord, le Quercy. Choisir un bon logement, c'est toujours un peu compliqué: la bonne localisation, l'état de la maison, le prix, etc. Nous avons choisi cette maison, dans un petit village bien français, authentique, réel: Dégagnac, situé dans une région boisée, rurale, avec un entourage idéal du point de vue historique, artistique, naturel, gastronomique et oenologique, bien sûr! Le choix a été parfait: bonne situation, au milieu de la région, confortable, bien décorée, restaurée à partir d'un ancien grénier en pierre, très tranquille. Les petits-déjeuners et les dîners sur la terrasse...inoubliables. Très important: des lits confortables, toutes les comodités d'une maison: lave-vaisselle, machine à laver, une cuisine parfaitement équipée pour préparer de bonnes petites recettes. Une salle de séjour accueillant, ouverte à la terrasse, etc...La propriétaire...charmante et de toute confiance. Enfin, bon, bref...parfaite pour quatre personnes, ou pour un mariage et deux enfants.
Maintenant, c'est à vous de choisir!
My property is located in the northwest corner of the Lot, just minutes from the Dordogne in Aquitaine. The area is characterized by little industry, small population, rural landscape, low key tourism, and beautiful, hot dry summer days. Degagnac and the surrounding area has dozens of walking and hiking trails and marked cycling routes as well. For those interested in horseback riding there are two equestrian centers in Degagnac, and riders are routinely seen going by the house on their way to ancient forest trails and open fields. The village has a 'plan d'eau', a small lake for fishing and picnicking with a tennis court, picnic benches and a small playground for young children. Degagnac is also home to the 'Jardin Bourian' (adjacent to the plan d'eau), a teaching garden that inspires natural gardening and promotes biodiversity through practical advice and demonstrations. Five kilometers away is Salviac which has shops, restaurants, an ATM machine, a boulangerie/patisserie, a municipal swimming pool and a grocery store. Another 5 minutes down the road is Cazals which has a very nice Sunday market.
The medieval hill town of Gourdon is just 15 minutes drive away with its full-service hospital, exceptional Saturday market, 2 supermarkets, sidewalk restaurants, shops of all kinds, prehistoric caves, lake swimming and bike rentals.
Cahors, the capitol city of the Lot surrounded on 3 sides by the Lot River, is a 35 minute drive south and is known for its medieval architecture, secret gardens, impressive Resistance Museum, an excellent Saturday market, dozens of shops, in addition to supersized versions of all the retail stores in the region. In Cahors there is no shortage of restaurants, cafes, as well as dockside dining on the river.
The two popular destinations of Domme and Sarlat in the Dordogne are 20 minutes and 35 minutes away respectively. Rocamadour, one of the most visited sites in France, is less than an hour's drive. Boat excursions and kayak/canoe rentals are available along the Dordogne River. A 9-hole golf course 30 minutes away in Vitrac, and an 18-hole golf course is located 50 minutes north of Degagnac in Souillac.
If you love flea markets, 'brocantes' and 'vide greniers' abound from Spring into the Fall, featuring everything from antique furniture and collectables to vintage clothing/linens, old china and silver, antique agricultural tools, books, art etc.
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Aug 28 2016 - Sep 24 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
14 night minimum stay
Saturday changeovers, arrivals after 4:00 p.m., departures by 10:00 a.m.
Payment by bank transfer or personal check in EUROS. Payment through paypal for visitors from the U.S.
A 25% deposit is required to secure your booking with the balance due 4 weeks before arrival; a €200 damage deposit to be paid upon arrival.