Haute Caussine is a 17th Century farmhouse renovated to a high standard which overlooks one of the finest views in the Quercy countryside near Fauroux. If you like to escape, this place is highly secluded and private.
The unspoiled countryside and the absence of large roads nearby offer guests the chance to enjoy quality relaxation in the French country.
The location of this private residence allows guests plenty of space to see and explore charming cities such as Lauzerte, Montaigu de Quercy, and Bourg de Visa, all a short distance away.
Entering the house at the lowest level, you are in the kitchen with a modern run of fitted units with a hob and sink, the only visible things. Hidden in the cupboards are an oven, microwave and dishwasher.
The modern decor and appliances contrast with the ancient wooden beams, an original tiled floor and the fireplace.
A large American-style Fridge/Freezer unit with ample storage is in the corner by the door. A small dining table for less formal dining completes the kitchen furniture.
Through a door is the Dining Room / Sitting room with a dining table and seating for eight guests. The double doors open onto the outside terrace.
The utility /shower room is accessible by the Back door with a Washing machine, laundry equipment, and a dedicated wine fridge. The Kitchen and Sitting room doors open onto a grassland terrace with a sheeted pergola for shade and a table and chairs for outdoor dining. A charcoal barbecue is available.
The quality oak staircase rises to the First floor, where you will find the carefully designed Main Bedroom with a high-quality ensuite bathroom with a separate shower and WC. The double bed is four posters with full net curtains, and there is also a delightful white wicker chaise longue on the boldly coloured tiled floor. With plenty of space, baby equipment and beds are kept at the room's far end.
The stairs go on again to the Loft bedroom with exposed beams: this large bedroom has a double bedroom and two single beds, ideal for families or large groups.
Several barns are on the site at Haute Caussine, and three more double bedrooms have been created. The nearest one to the house is close to the Back Door of the House and uses the Shower Room in the Utility area, and the other two rooms adjacent to one another have their bathroom in the same building.
From the terrace is a spectacular view of the village of Fauroux and further west down the Séoune valley, described by many as one of the finest views in the Quercy region.
A grassed slope leads down to the south-facing Pool Terrace, where the private pool is located. Garden furniture is provided for guests to enjoy the pool and the spectacular view (one of the finest in the area).
The large grassed area beyond is often mown to allow game space, and a tree provides a shaded refuge from the sun. Woodland on either side of the house is there to be explored. And make a great fantasy setting for imaginative young minds.
The area abounds in both history and natural history: A few miles to the east is the Causse de Quercy national park, with the limestone rock offering the mighty Aveyron Gorge and cave systems in the Cahors area: There are many fascinating and beautiful hilltop villages, Lauzerte being the nearest, and further afield Pujols, St Cirq La Popie and Rocamadour being the most favoured.
A short drive away is Moissac, with the UNESCO World Heritage site at its Abbey and Cloisters well worth a visit. From there, the picturesque town of Montauban, with its rose-coloured brickwork or the Canal de Garonne, makes an enjoyable day out.
Private Residence with 2 levels
5 bedrooms, 4 baths, 4305 square feet, 400 square meters
King, Full, Full, 2x Twin, and 2x King
12 guests maximum
Two superking 4 poster
One king four poster
Two doubles, four poster
Ping pong table
Far reaching valley views and in winter, the Pyrenees mountains!
Pets Welcome Upon Approval
Not Handicap Accessible
For spring and autumn swimming, the pool can be heated (additional cost).
Activities of Interest
- Wine Country
- Wine tours in Bergerac (1 hour and 30 mins) - Rosette and Monbazillac vineyards rise above the town and Pécharmant reds age in oak barrels on family-run estates on its northern fringe.
- Park archéologique de Beynac (1 hour and 30 mins) - Re-live the life of the first farmers and metal workers in this reconstructed Neolithic village.
- Swimming and Paddling - It is possible to swim and paddle at many places along the Dordogne River. Limeuil is a particularly good spot with river beaches and shallow water at the edges.
- Bournat Le parc Aquarium du Périgord Noir at Le Bugue (1 hour and 30 mins) - More than 6000 fish to see at this aquarium at Le Bugue. With feeding shows and an underwater gallery there is plenty to amuse the children here.
Places of Interest
- Lauzerte (20 minutes) - It is a lovely small bastide town that is set along the top of a small hill and now officially included among the 'most beautiful villages of France'.
- Moissac (25 minutes) - Steping on the road to Compostela, this small town is also a hotbed of Romanesque art in France, where orchards and vineyards AOC Chasselas grapes dominate.
- Caves of Fontirou (30 minutes) - Discover the wonders of an underground world which offers an uninterrupted succession of concretions of all shapes and varied shades of brightness under a judicious lighting.
- Saux (30 minutes) - Quirky local village full of restaurants, shops and famous for their wine. Ideal place to visit for a tasting or guided tour of the vineyards!
- Villeneuve-sur-Lot (45 minutes) - Villeneuve was once surrounded by a fortified wall with six towers and eight gates in it: the centre of the town is found between two of these old gateways, the Porte de Paris and the Porte de Pujols.
- Cahors (50 minutes) - It is known for its deep red wine, elaborate municipal gardens and the Pont Valentré, a medieval bridge with 3 towers. The old town features half-timbered houses and narrow alleyways.
- Jardins de Marqueyssac (1 hour 45 minutes) - The gardens of Marqueyssac listed as a National Historical Monument offer more than 6 kilometers of shaded paths, edged with 150 000 hand-pruned boxwoods aged over hundred years.
- Grotte de Lascaux (2 hours) - Lascaux is the setting of a complex of caves near the village of Montignac. Over 600 parietal wall paintings cover the interior walls and ceilings of the cave.