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French Cottage in Carennac


Excellent 5/5 Score from 3 reviews

Carennac, one of the most beautiful villages of France

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

A delightful golden stone cottage over 3 levels.

Accommodation includes two large double bedrooms - one with extra large queen sized bed, the 2nd bedroom with twin beds plus cot. Modern bathroom. Spacious and sunny living room with large wood burning stove. Very well equipped kitchen and comfortable dining area. Beautiful rear garden with attractive terrace. Lock up garage and laundry facilities. This classic home is located in Carennac, one of the most beautiful villages in France.

The village sits on the banks of the Dordogne River and is situated in the Lot Department in the Midi Pyrenees. The village was founded in the 11th century based around the Clunisien Priory which remains a significant feature of the village today.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Paris, Nice, Toulouse, Nearest railway: Brive La Gaillarde 40 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking

The Midi-Pyrenees region

Carennac is a commune in the Lot, Southwestern France which belongs to the historical region of Quercy. It is designated one of the most beautiful villages (Les Plus Beaux Villages de France) approximately 30 kilometres east of Souillac and 22km from Rocamadour.

This marvelously picturesque village is situated on the banks of the Dordogne River.

The town existed as early as the 10th century, although its history dates back to Neolithic times. The ancient village fortifications can still be seen today. In the 11th Century it was given to the abbey of Cluny which founded a priory there. Badly damaged during the hundred years war, the buildings were restored in the 15th Century, but further devastated during the religious wars. The 11th Century church of St Peter, nestling by the fortifications of the monastery, retains a number of features from the Middle Ages including a remarkable Romanesque tympanum. Along with the church there is a medieval priory, and cloister that features a 15th century mise au tombeau, and a 16th century castle.

The 'fairy-tale' houses of Carennac are built of the local white-yellow stone. Most have been lovingly restored, some feature interesting and ornate windows while others have simply beautiful wooden balconies. The very pretty Tour Geneviève located near the river is yet another of the delightful architectural attractions in Carenna


The surroundings of the village are of equal picturesque charm: the Dordogne's quick waters attract canoe enthusiasts in droves, the valley's corn fields, walnut groves and ancient villages make for a perfect setting for outdoor activities, such as camping, riding and trekking. Le Causse plateau is strewn with chasms and caves at La Cave and Presque and Gouffre de Padirac. The summer months are notably warm and dry, temperatures averaging 30°.

Further on, Sarlat-la-Canéda, Brive-la-Gaillarde, Cahors and Aurillac are regional hubs. The A20 motorway (linking Paris to Toulouse and Spain) lies 30 km (19 mi) away from Carennac. The closest railway station is 4 km (2.5 mi) away, in Bétaille.

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30 Jun 2014


"Perfect house in amazing location"

The old stone house has been appointed with all mod cons. It has a beautiful outdoor garden and is in the centre of an outstanding town and area … More

30 May 2014


"Lovely Carennac Cottage"

This cottage proved to be the perfect place to stay in the area. It was centrally located within a very pretty region. The town of Carennac is also extremely pretty.The owner provided extremely detail… More

22 Apr 2014


"Fabulous House and Lovely Village"

We stayed here in early June 2013 and loved staying here. The weather wasn't the best but we found plenty of things to do around the area and in the house. Caves, beautiful villages to visit and in the evenings we dined in the local restaurants which were very lovely.

I would definitely recommend a stay here.

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