About the home
This charming gîte sleeps from two to five people and is ideal for a relaxing stay. Situated on a quiet country lane and with wonderful views at every turn, this superbly built and traditionally furnished house has a large double height living room with an open fireplace, big kitchen/diner and generous bathroom on the ground floor.
Upstairs is the large main bedroom with an alcove used as a little offce. There is an outside annexe with sleeping accommodation for two teenagers, perhaps? With a welcome large shade tree in the front garden and extensive grounds which slope down to a brook, there are several places to relax, eat al fresco or enjoy a barbeque.
Just look at the pictures to appreciate what we describe! Large roooms; romantic; rural, yet near all facilities. Previous guests loved the peace and quiet, not wanting to leave at the end of their stays!
The famous Dordogne river is nearby, meandering through beautiful cliff-hung gorges where you can rent a canoe and glide gently downstream, perhaps stopping off for a picnic on the riverbank and taking a swim. Visit famous Rocamadour and the Plus Beaux Villages de France of which we are close to seven!
Cave lovers will enjoy Padirac, Pech Merle and Lascaux; . shoppers Brive market, Sarlat and Terrasson. Walkers and bird watchers, cyclists and hang gliders, canoeists and tree walkers - and many more sport activites are within easy reach
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
Nearest amenities: 3.5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||TV, Video player, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
The vast double bedded main bedroom has an extra long bed. There is also a sofa bed in the living room. There is a separate annexe to the house which can accommodate two but has no toilet or washing facilities. Thus those sleeping there would need to walk to the main house - just about twenty paces. Only suitable for children over 11 - and the agile as there is a sleeping platform for one of the two single beds!
Further details outdoors:
A welcome shaded area for al fresco eating - with lights in the trees, a romantic setting. Lots of place to relax and enjoy the view from your deck chair! A small brook is at the bottom of the field. You can park our car off the road too!
The managers of the gite live nearby and are on hand to answer questions.
The gite is available from Sunday to Sunday - shorter breaks should fall within these days.
Smoking is permitted in the grounds of the property but not in the house for the comfort of all our guests.
No pets please.
A 25% deposit is due on booking and the balance due six weeks prior to arrival - please take out holiday insurance!
A security deposit of €300 is required to cover additional cleaning, breakages and damage to the property and payable with balance. UK clients may may the security deposit in sterling (£300) to a UK bank account. The deposit is refunded within ten days of the end of your stay subject to a satisfactory inspection by the managers or the owners..
The Midi-Pyrenees / Lot region
Cazillac is in the northern part of the department called Lot in the Midi-Pyrenees in south west France and is served by good road, air and rail links. Brive airport has flights to London City and Manachester airports maming a weekend break a great option as the gite is just twenty minutes away. There are other airports at, Limoges, Bergerac and Toulouse all of which are within two hours maximum. The area has pleasant Sping weather, hot dry summers, warm autumns, and cold wet winters which may acount for the lovely green countryside!
Lot boasts 420 protected sites including Rocamadour, Pech Merle, Martel, Carennac, St Cirq Lapopie and Padirac. Near to Sarlat, Collonges La Rouge, Beaulieu sur Dordogne and many more places of interest. Turenne, just ten minutes drive away, is a perfectly preserved medieval village with its narrow streets, towers and turrets and a maze of ancient secret tunnels. The Vicomte of the past once owned all he could see - which included Cazillac!! The famous Dordogne River runs throught Lot and there are many places from which to enjoy a canoe trip.
The Martel / Cazillac area
Cazillac is within the canton of Martel, a medieval town known for its seven towers. A Wednesday market in the lovely Market Square is not to be missed - you can even dance there in the summer evenings! Lots of restaurants, a museum, shops - and the tourist train that takes you along the Dordogne valley nearby. You can enjoy a barbeque at Curemonte on a Wednesday or a barbeque and dancing at Saillac on a Friday. Both places have a market where you can buy your food and drink before joining others at long tables - very French and great fun. There are various firework and son et lumiere displays at various times, village parties and 'vide greniers' (a little like car boot sales, but with some lovely extras!) - we will tell you what is happening when you get here!
We have a wonderful selection of restaurants from the Michelin starred to the Bon Gournand, to the local workers' cafe - so something to suit all tastes. We can also arrange for an excellent catered meal at home cooked for you by an ex-restauranter.
Take a picnic to the river and swim from one of the hidden beaches. Walkers will be able to join part of the Compostela pilgim route which passes through this area. You can take a balloon flight, go rock climbing, riding, water-skiing and more - all within easy reach.
How to get there
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By road - GPS co-ordinates 44.99721 x 1.61469 - from A20 motorway take exit 52 - Cressensac to Hopital St John to Cazillac. Immediately after exit sign of the village, take first left. Gite is first on the right.
By air - CItyJet and Jet2 to Brive airport (at Cressensac) from London CIty and Manchester respestivly. Ryanair from most airports in UK to Limoges, Bergerac or Rodez (between 1.5 and 2 hrs). Flybe to Limoges. Easyjet to Toulouse (2 hrs) It is essential to have a car.
For ferries, Dover to Calais. Channel Tunnel to Calais - both about 8.5 to 9 hours drive. Caen and Dieppe 7 hours. Avoid Paris if possible.
Activities near Martel
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
25 Aug 2011
We couldn't have been more pleased with Gite Diane. Its in the most idyllic quiet setting perfect for the kind of relaxing holiday we were looking for. Inside the property is simply gorgeous, with a huge inglenook fireplace slap bang in the centre of a lovely exposed stone living room. There is a great kitchen which has everything you need and a sweet bathroom. All in all I couldn't fault the property and surroundings, just a few minutes drive to the local shops and so many lovely places to visit in the area.
The couple who manage the property are really helpful and happy to advise on the best places to go, to eat and to explore. Fortunately they only live around the corner so whilst not too close were close enough to pop in and speak to for ideas on anything.
Its perfect for those looking for a relaxing 'get away from it all' holiday. If action's your game this isn't for you.
We are so pleased that you enjoyed it so much - and it's good to know you are returning this year!
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|2012||6 May 12||27 May 12||£ 360||-||-||1 Week|
|27 May 12||8 Jul 12||£ 395||-||-||1 Week|
|8 Jul 12||26 Aug 12||£ 435||-||-||1 Week|
|26 Aug 12||30 Sep 12||£ 395||-||-||1 Week|
|30 Sep 12||20 Oct 12||£ 375||-||-||1 Week|
|22 Apr 13||19 May 13||£ 375||-||-||1 Week|
|19 May 13||7 Jul 13||£ 395||-||-||1 Week|
|7 Jul 13||25 Aug 13||£ 435||-||-||1 Week|
|25 Aug 13||29 Sep 13||£ 375||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Prices for 2013 remain as 2012 BUT WILL INCREASE ON 1 JANUARY 2013
Payment is by Paypal or into our French bank account.
Linen and towels are included
Please contact us for details of rates for less than a week. There are no reduced rates for June, July and August.
A security deposit of €200 (£185) is required on arrival and may be paid in the UK and is repaid on departure or withing one week if the property has been left in the same condition it is found.
All extras are payable in Euros.(e.g. shopping done prior to your arrival, cot, etc)Enquire now
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For short breaks and stays September / October there is flexibility on arrival and departure dates.
PETS - Whilst French law states that we must accept pets we wish to point out that the property is not fenced at all and therefore not suitable for either dogs or cats. If you wish to bring your pet(s) please contact us in the first instance and be aware that there is an additional charge for them.
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