Maison Lafeuille

Rueyres, Lot
Self-catering
1865556307


Listen to hoopoes, nightingales, owls... and the splashing of the pool. A historic house for a close-knit family in a hamlet on a hill

Bedroom

5 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 13

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Wake to birdsong and breakfast on the ‘bolet’: the enchanting wooden balcony. Bask by the pool, lunch by the barbecue, pick the rampant lavender. In a tiny hamlet surrounded by meadows, you’ll find ‘la France profonde’.

This Quercynois farmhouse has kept all its 18th-century features: stone fireplaces; soaring rafters; shuttered windows. You enter a big living space on the first floor (sofas, dressers, a piano you may play), and two quaint bedrooms side by side (one pleasingly Art Deco). From the kitchen: a small wooden stair leads to the top floor, with two beamed doubles and a splendid kids’ dorm.

Hop in the car for Aynac (4km) for the butcher’s, baker’s, and an excellent deli-restaurant. Figeac, a half-hour drive, has a Saturday market and heaps of charm. The owners leave you their finest recommendations. Beautiful villages abound.

Maison Lafeuille - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The authenticity of the hamlet and house
  • Taking the time to absorb the tranquillity
  • Exploring the Grands Causses Regional Park just minutes away
Maison Lafeuille - Gallery

You should know

  • Bathrooms are basic: a top-floor wc/basin/bidet reached via the dorm; a 1st floor bathroom (with shower); an exterior bathroom by the pool
  • Being an old house, some might find there is a lack of privacy and soundproofing
  • You'll need to bring your own bedding and towels

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm
Check out
11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights. Reduced rates for smaller parties and off-peak times. 2 cots available.
Closed
Mid October - mid April.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €185
Weekly price
from €1295
Damage deposit
€150
1 House for 13
From €1855 bedrooms

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Location

The neighbourhood

The area is known for its food (goat's cheese, foie gras, confit de canard) and the closest markets are Gramat and Lacapelle-Marival, a 10-minute drive. Back home, there's table tennis by the barn, a 10m saltwater pool, and walking trails from the door. The hamlet lies on the edge of the wild Grands Causses Natural Regional Park, with sublime countryside walks and the best kayaking in France.

Local points of interest from Michael Stinton & Clova Stuart-Hamilton

  • Prehistory: The famous Lascaux caves are to the north, and, to the south, the superlative Pêch Merle caves - a must for their ancient painting cycles. The region abounds with caves and pot-holes – don’t miss the underground river at the Gouffre de Padirac
  • Walking: There are masses of footpaths in the Lot, including several from our house. The famous Grande Randonnée No 6 (GR6) actually passes through our hamlet and you may see pilgrims walking to Santiago as it is one of the camino routes!
  • Sightseeing: Many family attractions include the “Parc Animalier” (Gramat), the Foret des Singes (Rocamadour), Reptiland (Martel), as well as several chateaux and markets. This is a great area for exploring on two wheels - so bring your bikes or hire them
  • Romanesque Architecture: There are charming romanesque churches in most local villages, as well as fabulous abbeys with Tympanum and Mises au Tombeau sculptures at Conques, Carennac, Beaulieu, Souillac, Cahors and further afield, Perigueux and Angoulème.
  • Music and Culture: Jazz and music festivals abound in the summer. They include the Sacred Music Festival at Rocamadour, the St. Céré Opera Festival and the Jazz Festivals at Souillac and Assier. The Blues Festival is at Cahors and African music at Cajarc.
  • Ornithology: Our hill is rich in bird-life. Recently we have seen hoopoes, redstarts, red kites, sparrowhawks, owls, herons and tree creepers. Our resident nightingales in May give an incredible night-time serenade and we saw a great egret in October.

Introducing

Michael Stinton & Clova Stuart-Hamilton

Clova, an artist and Michael, a musician, fell in love with the house and the unspoilt countryside 30 years ago. With their family grown-up, they love to share this hidden corner of France, with its medieval villages and "Romanesque churches around every corner.” They leave you detailed information about the house and the area and are contactable by phone. The housekeeper is on hand should you need anything too.