Carennac holiday cottage to let with beach/lake nearby, internet access and balcony/terrace and walking

French Cottage in Carennac

from £52 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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6 reviews

from £52 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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1 / 24 Carennac, one of the most beautiful villages of France

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 374561

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

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

Description from owner

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.

The Midi-Pyrénées 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.

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 family bathrooms


  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

Will consider

  • Long term lets (over 1 month)
  • House swap

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  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by wire transfer).
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy

About the owner

Paula C
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08 Feb 2016

Languages spoken: English, French

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“Fabulous House and Lovely Village”

Reviewed 22 Apr 2014

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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