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Private Salt Water Pool

Sleeps 6-8

Close to Tourist Sites

Modern Convenience With Heritage Charm

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Your Home Away From Home in South West France

Frozzy's is a charming, self catering, stone villa situated in the tiny picturesque village of Pomarede, in the Lot valley of South West France not far from Cahors. The villa enjoys a soothing, southern facing rural outlook with the most beautiful sunsets to soak up daily.

Upon entry you are taken to another time as you pass through the ancient wooden entry doors to ascend the grand stone stairs to the main living levels. 

Frozzy's sleeps 6-8 people, there are two large double/triple bedrooms and two single bedrooms. The new modern kitchen has a dishwasher, and the formal dining room has an open fireplace and large country dining table. The large lounge room has a TV, DVD and stereo/CD player with a luxurious leather lounge to relax in. Stone and timber feature throughout this home which has been lovingly restored by your host Australian born Kathy

Enjoy the peaceful South/South West rural outlook from the terrace while watching the frivolity in the private salt water pool.

NEW ....NEW......NEW......NEWS FLASH!

Specialist Guided Retreats @ Frozzy's...... get ready to pack your bags for:

"Painting The Lot" art tour, one only set for 2014, come join the fun and create some stunning images to remember the journey. The one "Painting The Lot" art tour is set for 2014 June 28th to July 4th.

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"Painting the Lot" Explore and experience this beautiful region of South West France armed with paints and pencils, with a small group of fellow artistic travellers. Capture it's beauty and explore it's secrets with invaluable local knowledge. Daily art tutorials, great local food and wine, lots of fun, friendship and laughter. Bring home your 'masterpieces' as lasting memories of this wonderful adventure. Your local guide Anne who was born in this region and is passionate about it's beauty, history and culture will delight you with her local knowledge and French language lessons. [more info]

Van Gogh is a sweet single bedroom

The historic kitchen is now a cute single bedroom complete with antique 'boat bed'

Picasso Bedroom is inside the mighty Pigeon Tower 

High up loft bedroom
bathed in light

Features include:

Sleeps 6-8 people: 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 separate toilet

Features: dishwasher, automatic washing machine, open fire, gas BBQ, covered terrace and an open terrace with a large umbrella, large enclosed garden with a southern facing rural outlook, TV and DVD player, central heating, swimming and peddle boating in the lake 3km (4.8 miles), private pool, tennis 3km, shops 7 km (11.2 miles), the best bakery for many km just 3km, horse riding 3km. You can also hire quad bikes, go on delightful bush walks, or explore the many hidden treasure in the surrounding district.

Your accommodation consist of 4 bedrooms. 

  • The Van Gogh bedroom, a sweet little room with a single bed, 190 x 90 cm

  • The boat bedroom was perhaps the ancient kitchen but is now a lovely little single room which retrains the features of the ancient stone sink plus and ancient (not in use) open fire place and stone warming hearth, with antique style bed, 100 x 180 cm

  • The Picasso bedroom situated in the tower, features a double bed 190 x 140, and the possibility of adding another single bed (190 x 90) or cot/babies bed. 

  • The loft bedroom in the heights of the house is a large light filled bedroom with a double bed (200 x 140 cm) with plenty of room for an extra single bed, if required. 

  • There is a large comfortable lounge room.

  • The dining room features an open fire.

  • The modern kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher and an automatic washing machine.

  • The bathroom has a full bath with a shower, vanity and toilet. 

  • The house has central heating for the colder months, and an open fire (charges apply see note*)  

Sheets and towels are provided.

Though the home has been ‘modernized’ it still has some quaint and quirky bits, and it should be noted that there are quiet a few stairs (including the grand stone entry stair case) in the home, so people who have problems with accessibility and stairs may not find this suitable accommodation.

Fame

Pomarede has been made famous (by Australian author) Mary Moody’s delightful books ('Last Tango in Toulouse', 'Au Revoir', and 'Lunch with Madame Murat') about the local characters of the area and her interesting experiences and challenges that she has encountered while staying in her second home in the neighboring village. (3km or a delightful ˝ hour bush walk, or 1 hour if you dawdle and explore side tracks along the way). In fact if you are familiar with this latest book, take note of the photo on the front cover.....it's our back yard! (well, the view we have at least).

Food

Dining in Madame Murat’s restaurant is a special experience not to be missed (just across the road). While there, you are likely to come across some of the very same colorful characters described in Mary’s books, as it’s the favored lunching spot of the area. Mary’s books include Au Revoir, Last Tango in Toulouse and most recently “Lunch with Madame Murat”, which has some really fantastic photos of the area in and around Pomarede as well as some of the delicious local recipes you will experience as you dine in this historical restaurant.

Markets are an integral part of French village life. Immerse yourself in the culture as you wander around the various food stalls selling fresh local produce and home made goods. Grab yourself a basket and treat yourself to fresh baguettes, locals wines and cheeses, fresh fruit and vegetables, home made sweets and jams, local meats- ham, salami or even live produce and of course the famed French foi gras.

Village life

The little village has around 140 permanent residents, which may expand to maybe160 during the height of the summer season. So as you can imagine it is a great place to take it easy, and have your own romantic French adventure, get to know the locals and the local delights. (They are most passionate about FOOD and WINE!). Well, the men like to chat to pretty women too, I guess that’s universal!

It is an important to note an interesting event that occurs during the summer time called the "Vide Grenier'. This is similar to a garage sale or even a car boot sale, but on a much larger scale. It happens at various villages on differing days, to ensure you do not miss out. While the 'vide grenier' actually translates to 'empty attic', it is primarily for the sale of antiques or 'brocante' as the French call it. The 'Vide Grenier' takes over the whole town in much the same way as the popular French food markets; with each street full of tables, every table full of bric-a-brac and old curios and many reasonably priced bargains to be found. Find a treasure of old France to take home with you to evoke lifelong memories of this journey.

Self contained 

Use Frozzy's as a base to explore delightful historic villages, spectacular castles, awe inspiring country side, taste the delights of the local wine with many vineyards within an easy 15 minutes drive. Numerous excellent restaurants give ample opportunity to partake in the local cuisine. You will need to have your hire car or some other form of transport, though France is small (compared to Australia) you are well within the rural areas and there is limited public transport.

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