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Country Gîtes near Cahors in Southern France
Montcabrier, near Puy-l'Evêque in the Lot, Midi Pyrenees
1 or 2 bedrooms, each sleeping 2 to 6 people. Taken together for groups, sleeps up to 25.
Le Domaine Salinié
The gites are ideal for country lovers and those who enjoy natural surroundings, walking, painting or simply relaxing in the sun and contemplating. Each gite is privately situated in a woodland setting above the Lot river valley, on the GR652 St Jacques de Compostelle route, surrounded by fields where horses graze and some of the Cahors vineyards. Our farm is part of the tiny village of Montcrabrier (we can highly recommend the traditionally baked bread from the boulangerie). For other needs, Puy-l'Evêque (5km) and Prayssac (8km) have a range of shops and weekly markets. Cahors is roughly 35 minutes by car.
Come in May or June for the wild orchids and bird watching at nesting time; July and August for summer events and village fairs, balmy evenings and stunning night skies. September and October bring fresh figs, followed by walnuts, chestnuts and the grape harvest.
Local restaurants offer tempting menus, and lunches are excellent value from about 15 euros including wine; a ferme auberge is the place to try home-produced duck and goose dishes, including confit de canard and foie gras. In July and August, villages organise evening markets with barbecues and local specialities to eat in a lively ambience at communal tables.
We have seven well designed independent gites in total that are ideal for couples or families and which can be taken together for groups. We welcome children with pleasure and can provide a cot and highchair on request. Wi-Fi Internet connection is also available on request.
The gites have a living area with a corner kitchen (coffee maker, microwave, hob, fridge, toaster) with a dining area and a double sofa bed, one or two bedrooms with a double bed or two single beds, or a double bed and a single bed. Outside is a small terrace with a barbecue, tables and chairs and sunbeds.
There is also an above ground swimming pool to cool off in and a boules pitch under the shade of the oak trees. The gites can be taken either on a weekly basis or on a per night basis for those looking for an en route stopover, or for weekends.
The domaine is ideal for walkers as it is situated along the GR652, one of the long distance paths criss-crossing France. A network of other footpaths and tracks provide a variety of country walks and scenery with some fine viewpoints over the river valley. There are many enthusiastic walking groups active in the area; a good chance to practise some French with the locals. We offer suggestions for guided or independent walks.
To give you a good appetite for the wonderful food of the Lot, among other recreational activities in the vicinity are cycling, tennis, horse riding, swimming pools and lakes, canoeing, fishing, river trips, wine tasting and of course, walking, wild flowers and bird watching which are right on the doorstep.
We are also well situated for sightseeing in the Lot-et-Garonne, Dordogne and other neighbouring areas. The Lot has marvellous varied scenery and unspoilt countryside with many charming villages and hidden treasures such as churches with frescoes, natural springs, prehistoric caves, small museums and local craftsmen. Among our recommended places to visit are the imposing hilltop castles of Biron and Bonaguil, the ancient bastides villages of Sarlat, Monflanquin and Monpazier with beautiful arcaded main squares.
Cahors is our nearest main town and is renowned for its wine, the fortified bridge (Pont Valentre) and more recently, its gardens and floral displays in summer. The "vignoble de Cahors" has some 200 vineyards, which produce full-bodied reds and fresh fruity rosés and whites, wonderful wine at affordable prices!
Prices and booking information
Prices are per week, Saturday to Saturday,
arriving between 4pm and 6pm, departing between 8am and 10am
Block bookings for 15-25 people, please enquire
Price per night or for the weekend, please enquire
We look forward to welcoming you!
A deposit of 30% is requested to confirm the booking
with the remainder paid 4 weeks before arrival,
together with a returnable damage deposit of 150 €
Please mention Vacation France when contacting the owner
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