La Borde Basse is a fully modernised traditional farmhouse built in 1834 of the local white Quercy stone, set in a fold of hills overlooking a tranquil valley and with lovely views to the south and west.
On the ground floor the house has spacious reception rooms and a big, well-equipped kitchen. There is also a separate laundry room and a downstairs cloakroom. There is a covered terrace leading out from the sitting room, and a larger terrace off the kitchen which has a vine-shaded table for long, leisurely lunches or al-fresco suppers.
Upstairs the main bedroom, with a 6' bed, has an en-suite shower room and dressing-room. The second double bedroom has a 5' bed and a washbasin. The other three bedrooms each have two single beds, and one of them also has a basin. There are two good-sized family bathrooms, each with a bath, shower, bidet, washbasin and WC.
Down a 600m long private drive, La Borde Basse is surrounded by 9 acres of garden, orchard, meadow and woodland. The private 10m x 5m swimming pool adjoining the barn is enclosed by stone walls and a gate, making it safe as well as sheltered. The games room, with ping pong table and table football, is in the barn and is directly accessible from the pool. Badminton is available, and there is also a BBQ.
From the visitors book:
'We love La Borde Basse and can't think of a better place to stay. It's almost too good in our opinion with everything we could have wanted. If we could have taken this house home we would!!'
'We have had an absolutely fantastic time in this gorgeous house. What a treat it was to wake up to an amazing view.'
'Two wonderful weeks at La Borde Basse, a beautiful house, with lots of character, so comfortable. Can never tire of the view, rolling hills, and wonderful sunsets and star gazing.'
'Our fourth stay at La Borde Basse! The house, land and views have timeless appeal, and we have enjoyed the past fortnight as much as we did our very first visit so many years ago.'
'This is the most perfect place for a family of 3 generations - ages 2 to 72! The house is wonderfully spacious and had everything we needed - it was remarkably well-equipped. So many aspects to appreciate - sitting on the terraces listening to the crickets, watching the butterflies (and the lizards) and enjoying the beautiful views surrounding us.'
'Just to say what a pleasure it has been returning to La Borde Basse. It is just as we remembered, quiet and beautiful.'
'Our 3rd visit, and another enjoyable stay making use of all the facilities La Borde Basse has to offer.'
|Address: La Borde Basse, 46170 St Paul-Flaugnac, France|
|Zip/Postal Code: 46170|
|Latitude/Longitude: 44.255553183896716 / 1.3887337094115537|
|Nearest airport||Toulouse||110 km|
|Nearest bar / pub||Castelnau-Montratier||3 km|
|Nearest boulangerie||Castelnau-Montratier||3 km|
|Nearest doctor||Castelnau-Montratier||3 km|
|Nearest ferry port||Caen||440 miles|
|Nearest market||Castelnau-Montratier||3 km|
|Nearest restaurant||Castelnau-Montratier||3 km|
|Nearest river||Lot||24 km|
|Nearest supermarket||Castelnau-Montratier||3 km|
|Nearest train station||Cahors||25 km|
Full directions from your chosen ferry terminal or airport, as well as any relevant travel tips, can be provided once a booking is confirmed (a satnav will NOT get you there!)
The attractive local village of Castelnau-Montratier, with its pretty arcaded market square, is only 8 minutes away and has everything for your daily needs. There is a well-stocked supermarket, as well as two boulangeries, a butcher, two bars/cafes/restaurants and a pizzeria, two garages, at least one hairdesser, a newsagent with English newspapers, a chemist, a post office and two banks. The tourist office is particularly helpful. There is a market every Sunday morning, and a produce market on Wednesday evenings in July and August, often with live music.
The local area is entirely agricultural, with a lot of fruit growing, and features small roads (with very little traffic) winding along gentle hills and valleys, often leading to a local vineyard! There are plenty of charming small towns and villages to visit in the immediate area, many of which are also historically interesting. There is a tennis court in the village, you can ride a horse or play golf within 20 minutes drive, and there is go-karting 15 minutes away on the way to Cahors.
Further afield there are plenty of things to see and do, from larger markets in the historic and attractive city of Cahors, with its amazing mediaeval bridge(25 minutes,)and Caussade (also 25 minutes), to the Gouffre de Padirac caves (75 minutes)where you can take a boat along an underground river, the extraordinary pilgrimage village of Rocamadour (also 75 minutes) built on the side of a rocky gorge, and the enchanting riverside village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie (45 minutes) which clings to a high cliff overhanging the tranquil river Lot. There is kayaking on the Aveyron river at the historic and attractive town of St Antonin-Noble-Val (45 minutes)in the beautiful Gorges de l'Aveyron. Other places to visit include Moissac, Montauban, Toulouse and Carcassonne.
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||£205.49 - £385.28||£1,198.66 - £2,654.18||-||1 Nights||-|
|11-Jul-2021 - 28-Aug-2021||£385.28||-||£2,654.18||-||7 Nights||Sat - Sat|
|29-Aug-2021 - 11-Sep-2021||£273.98||-||£1,866.49||-||7 Nights||Sat - Sat|
|12-Sep-2021 - 16-Oct-2021||£205.49||-||£1,387.02||-||1 Nights||Sat - Sat|