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La Carriere Gite Pool & Spa Gite

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Description from owner

Description

La Carrière Gite accommodation with swimming pool and hot tub (jacuzzi spa) is available in the exceptionally picturesque village of Albas. Situated 25km west of Cahors, Albas is situated on a cliff overlooking the Lot river. The village has narrow streets lined with old houses. There are 3 restaurants, 2 cafes, a bakery and a small shop located in the village. The villagers are extremely friendly and organise events such as wine festivals, village fetes, concerts and dinners where the local foods, wines and French hospitality can be enjoyed throughout the year.

Location description from owner

The Midi-Pyrénées region

The Lot lies at the northern extremity of the Midi-Pyrénées region, which stretches from the confines of the Dordogne Valley to the highest peaks of the Pyrenees, forming the heart of South-West France. The region comprises eight départements created during the reorganisation of government

La Carrière Gite accommodation with swimming pool and hot tub (jacuzzi spa) is available in the exceptionally picturesque village of Albas. Situated 25km west of Cahors, Albas is situated on a cliff overlooking the Lot river. The village has narrow streets lined with old houses. There are 3 restaurants, 2 cafes, a bakery and a small shop located in the village. The villagers are extremely friendly and organise events such as wine festivals, village fetes, concerts and dinners where the local foods, wines and French hospitality can be enjoyed throughout the year.

Location description from owner

The Midi-Pyrénées region

The Lot lies at the northern extremity of the Midi-Pyrénées region, which stretches from the confines of the Dordogne Valley to the highest peaks of the Pyrenees, forming the heart of South-West France. The region comprises eight départements created during the reorganisation of government after the Revolutio, each one with a chief city or Préfecture ; which for us is Cahors.Although small, just over 5200 km2, with a low population density (on average 32 people per square kilometre), the Lot has a rich and varied heritage with differing landscapes, architecture, farming practices and traditions. It can be divided into five main areas, plus the major river valleys, each with its own distinctive personality.The underlying geology of the Lot explains this variety ; graduating from the ancient granite tocks of the hills bordering the Massif Central in the east, through the wide limestone plateau in the centre of the Lot, to the gently undulating chalk slopes of the south-west. Two great rivers, the Dordogne in the north and the Lot in the south, cross the département, winding their way east-west, the Ségala is the highest, coolest and most well-watered area, with granite hills sloping steeply down into valleys carved out by fast-flowing streams. It's name comes from the Occitan word for rye, as in the past, this way the only grain which would grow in the local conditions.Chestnuts also made an important contribution to the diet. Running along the western edge of the Ségala, the Limargue is very different : composed of sandstone hills separated by deep, fertile valleys rich in marly clays, mixed farming has always been practised here, with both arable land and cattle pastures. It is no accident that the main town, Figeac, is renowned for the beauty of its old houses built in the fine-grained local stone. The central two-thirds of the Lot is dominated by the limestone plateau, or Causse, where fields edged with dry stone walls undulate towards the wide, flat horizon. Much of this area is covered by the Parc Naturel Régional des Causses du Quercy.In the north west lies the Bouriane, around its lovely mediaeval chief town, Gourdon. Limestone still predominates, but here it is coloured honey-gold by scattered deposits of ochre – iron ore. Thickly-wooded hillsides, hidden coombs and small villages invite you to venture up the next slope, around the next bend…The Quercy Blanc, so called for the colour of its white chalk bedrock, occupies the south western corner of the Lot. With its white stone houses, fields of lavender and lovely Romanesque village churches, it has a sunny, bright, undeniably Southern feel to it.In the north, the Dordogne river carves its way majestically through the limestone plateau, forming tall cliffs which cradle a fertile plain composed of a mosaic of fields and orchards. One of the mightiest mediaeval fortresses in southern France, Castelnau-Bretenoux, stands guard over these rich lands. Further south, the upper reaches of the Lot valley are wilder, quite narrow in places, but as the river winds away beyond Cahors, the scenery becomes more open; gentle slopes dotted with castles, villages and the omnipresent, orderly rows of vines, which provide AOC Cahors wine. The one thing that these diverse landscapes have in common is their unspoiled natural beauty: the Lot has conserved much of its traditional rural heritage, giving it irresistible charm and character.

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The area has a host of things to see and do, be it visiting the many Bastide towns, walking in the hills and vineyards or enjoying the many festivals and fetes and markets available, selling local French produce and many gastronomic delights. There are a variety of attractions in the area including St Cirq La Popie, Lascaux and Peche Merle caves, Padirac underground lakes, Rocamadour, Chateau Bonaguil and Chateau Biron.We are situated on the river Lot well known for its good fishing of Carp, Catfish, Barbel and Perch to name but a few. There are also a range of outdoor activities in the local area including boat trips on the 'Gabare' (a river barge) with trips cruising along the river Lot.

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Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Table tennis
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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

Robin S
Response rate:
88%
Calendar updated:
23 Mar 2016

Languages spoken: English


This Gite has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 04 Jul 2013. Located in Lot, it has 3 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £667.

The Owner has a response rate of 88% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 23 Mar 2016.

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“Lots of Good Times on the Lot”

Reviewed 29 Aug 2013

Having just returned from our fourth stay at La Carriere, in Albas, France, we are already planning next year's visit. Hosts, Robin and Justin, make us feel we are at home, away from home. The kitchen is a cook's delight to work in. With daily outdoor markets and vineyards close by, the question is, should we cook gourmet ourselves, or dine out in the region's superb selection of restaurants, ranging in all prices. The gite is comfortable and well appointed with plenty of space. There is a feeling of the outdoors inside the old stone building. The peaceful surroundings of the village encourage daily walks. Albas has festivals and concerts that vary by season and visitors are treated as friends. Our stay is always fulfilling, but not long enough.

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