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The Village Of Catelnau-Montratier

The beautiful medieval village of Castelnau Montratier is situated in the southern Lot departement between Toulouse and Cahors.  It's a charming 13th century bastide with a delightful central square and fabulous arched arcades, typical of this lovely region.
The village includes:

  • A twice weekly market on Sunday Mornings and Wednesday Afternoon/Evenings
  • Bakery
  • Supermarket
  • Greengrocer
  • Pharmacy
  • Post Office
  • Tabac
  • Two restaurants and an internet café
  • Garage
  • A public swimming pool
  • Golf course

Property Description

The property is a wonderful two hundred year old stone house, boasting numerous original features.  Great exposed beams dominate the rooms with huge traditional fireplaces providing the focal point. All the rooms are tastefully furnished with an eclectic and luxurious mix of contemporary and antique.

From the entrance hall, a wooden stair rises to:
The First Floor

  • Where you will find yourself in a spacious sitting room.  The windows open to a six metre balcony, giving far reaching views over the magnificent landscape of the Quercy Blanc.
  • The elegant dining area will comfortably accommodate six people
  • The bespoke oak kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, Smeg oven and fridge-freezer.
  • The master bedroom has a double bed and ensuite bathroom with marble topped washbasin, claw-foot bath and toilet.

The stair continues to:
The Second Floor

  • Where you will arrive in the morning room.
  • Bedroom Two, a delightful open-plan room.
  • A beautiful sitting area
  • Huge bathroom equipped with a shower, washbasin and toilet
  • Laundry with washing machine/tumble dryer

Back in the entrance hallway, a quirky terracotta staircase takes you secretly to;

  •  Bedroom three
  •  Yet Another room
  • The fabulous vaulted cave

The whole house benefits from double-glazed windows and underfloor heating ensuring even out of season holidays are warm and comfortable.  It’s also a light and sunny property, making it a perfect holiday home all year round.
Outside

  • You find yourself in the wonderful walled garden.

The property is available all year round and normally let by the month.  During the summer months weekly arrangements are possible.

My partner, brother and sister-in-law and I spent 7 wonderful days staying at Lise's beautiful accommodation in Castelnau Montratier! We arrived at the house greeted by Lise with a welcoming smile and a bottle of Champagne in hand!. The house had 3 levels and each couple had their own beautifully decorated bedroom and bathroom. The house was filled with all necessary appliances and a bowl of fresh fruit on the table. Our view from the living area overlooked the beautiful countryside of the south of France and each morning we sat on the balcony with our coffee and admired and appreciated the spectacular views! The location of the house was a 2 minute walk to the town square where numerous restaurants are available for meals or a glass of wine and to watch the daily activities unfold in the village. There is a bakers shop next door to the house with fresh baguettes and mouth watering pastries to sample each day. The location of the village allowed us to travel to neighbouring villages and visit markets, local stores and emerge ourselves into the french style of living! We will definitely return to Castelnau Montratier and would highly recommend anyone who would like to experience the warmth and hospitality of the south to visit and stay at Lise's beautiful accommodation. Thank you again for fulfilling our dreams!

Toni
Melbourne Australia May 2011