BIRD WATCHING HOLIDAY – Stay at La Borie Basse Price From £952 Per Week

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  • Theme :

    Bird Watching

  • Sleeps :


  • Gardens :

    Private Garden

  • Terraces :

    Private Terrace

  • Pool :

    Private Pool

  • Parking :

    Off-Road Parking

  • Facilities :

    Coffee Maker, Dishes, Utensils, Dishwasher, Microwave, Pantry Items, Refrigerator, Hob & Toaster.

  • Entertainment :

    TV - Satellite / Cable, DVD Player, Books, Stereo, Ping Pong Table & Toys.

  • Activities :

    Walking, Bird Watching, Photography

  • Suitability :

    Wheelchair Inaccessible

  • Permissions :

    Children Welcome,No Pets Allowed,No Smoking

  • Nearest Airport :

    Bergerac, Toulouse & Bordeaux.

  • Nearest Theme :


  • Nearest Shops :


  • Nearest Bar/Restaurant :


Property Description

La Borie Basse Price From £952 Per Week

Beautiful country house with pool in tranquil and private grounds

Optional Studio can also be rented

Sleeps 6-8, 4 bedrooms. Price From £952 Per Week


Enjoy peace, tranquillity and comfort in our 18th century Quercy-limestone estate house set among some 8 hectares of private garden, orchard, meadow and woodland.  Ideal for those seeking to get away from it all, the property provides a haven of peace and security, and offers everything one could need for a restful holiday.

While centuries old, the property has been tastefully refurbished throughout and is well equipped with almost every convenience.  The spacious Main House sleeps 6+ very comfortably. Fifteen metres from the Main House and next door to the 8 x 4 metre swimming pool, there is a self-contained Studio which may be rented as an ‘optional extra’ and sleeps a further 2 persons.  The Studio is never rented on its own. Linen may be hired.

The property, being well away from any busy road, provides a secure environment for children. A short drive leads from a very quiet country road to the house.



La Borie Basse can accommodate 8 people with abundant ease – 6 in the main house with provision for an additional child sharing the main bedroom, and a further 2 people in the Maision d’Amis, a studio some 15 metres from the main house and adjacent to the swimming pool.

In the Main House, gentle rising stairs lead to a spacious south-facing Master Bedroom 1 and its en-suite shower room. It has a large fitted full-length wardrobe with shelves, and a chest of drawers. Bedroom 2 has its own en-suite bathroom, a wardrobe, and a chest of drawers. A large south-facing Bedroom 3 has a fitted wardrobe, and a chest of drawers. It has direct access to a bathroom which may be used as a en-suite facilities or as a separate family bathroom. All have wooden floors with rugs. Hairdryers are provided.

The Studio comprises a living room/bedroom with 2 single beds, a chest of drawers and hanging space, a kitchenette and shower room with basin and toilet. Tiled floors.



Main Family Bathroom or as en suite to Bedroom 3.

White suite comprising of bath with tiled surround and overhead shower attachment, shower, wash hand basin and WC. Tiled floor. En-suite shower room to Master bedroom 1: Tiled floor. White suite comprising shower, WC and wash hand basin. En-suite bathroom to Bedroom 2: Tiled floor. White suite comprising bath, WC and wash hand basin.

Studio shower room: Tiled floor. White suite comprising shower, WC and wash hand basin.




8×4 metre private swimming pool with sun loungers.

8 hectares of private garden, orchard, meadow and woodland.

Private terrace and barbecue.

Off-road parking.




The property lies in the rolling rural landscape of the northern part of the Lot département, and a few miles south of the River Lot – the heart of the ancient region of Quercy Blanc.

It is readily accessible by road, rail and air with Bergerac, Toulouse and Bordeaux airports only 1¼ to 1¾ hours away.  It is within easy reach of the bustling and vibrant towns of Cahors – Quercy’s capital famous for its red wine – Agen, Moissac with its monastery, and a host of smaller towns and villages, many steeped in history from the Hundred Years War. Part of the Midi, the ambiance is very much ‘South of France’. The people, like the climate, are exceedingly warm.

The house is ideally placed for exploring a wide and varied area of South West France, including the Dordogne, Aveyron and Tarn-et-Garonne as well as the Lot valley itself. There is plenty to see and do – magnificent scenery (Lot Valley); ancient bastide towns, villages, colourful markets and Romanesque churches (Tournon, Montcuq, St Cirq-Lapopie, Rocamodor, Moissac); caves (Pech Merle) and châteaux (Padirac, Bonaquil).

There are many excellent restaurants nearby, catering for a wide range of tastes and requirements.  Tournon d’Agenais and Maroux boast restaurants of a very high standard.   Local specialities include canard and foie gras.

Whilst very much in the Cahors vignoble region, Bordeaux and its vast number of vineyards are not many miles away and have a prominent place in wine lists.  Local wines include Vin du Tzar – a once-favourite of Napoleon III and Tsar Nicolas III (hence its name). Today the vineyard located at Thezac offers a range of full bodied reds as well as very presentable rosés.  Another range of local wines emulates from the Chateau du Chambert at Floressas – again its pedigree goes back many centuries (the oldest texts found relating to this vineyard date from 1100) – and more recently its wines have gained notable accolades and awards.

As for shops, the nearest hyper/supermarkets are in Montayral/Fumel; however, the nearest food shop is in Serignac – they have a fair selection of essential ingredients as well as selling bread, and fresh vegetables.  It also boasts a bar/cafe/restaurant.


Further Details


The rate given above is for the main house only for a maximum of six guests.

Additional guest fee: £0-41 per person per night.

Cleaning fee: £110 per booking.

Refundable damage deposit: £380 per booking.

Linen and towels may be hired at a rate of £19 per person per set – please request direct with the owner.

No pets.

No smoking.

Check-in: 16:00.

Check-out: 10:30.



Bird Watching

The Midi Pyrenees region of France is able to provide a truly rewarding holiday for those with a love and interest in birds. There are literally hundreds of different species of birds that have been recorded in this region.

In late spring the valley begins to fill with the rasping cry of corncrake as well as the more fluid tones of golden oriole and hoopoe. Then as hay making begins buzzards congregate in great flocks, swallows skim off the insects, cattle egrets wander the pastures and vineyards. The spring and autumn are particularly good, known as the migration seasons. For guided bird watching tours in this area, please contact Themed Holiday Ideas.



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