Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
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 (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brive - Vallee de Dordogne 15 km, Nearest railway: Brive La Gaillarde|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|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 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, 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.
The Midi-Pyrenees 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.
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.