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Darling, Newly Renovated Cottage in France's Most Loved Village

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Medieval fireplace from the original castle with stove and kitchen cabinets

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Last updated: 11/02/2012

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

St-Cirq-Lapopie cottage description

The enchanting village, the white limestone cliffs, the fabulous Lot River, the wine, the food and most of all the culture will charm you endlessly. In a national contest in 2012, the French selected St Cirq Lapopie as its #1 Preferred Village in the entire country. It is officially—and justly—designated one of the most beautiful villages in France.
When you approach the village by car, you will drive on a road considered to be one of the prettiest in France. As you exit one of the limestone tunnels, you will look across the Lot River and see a beautiful medieval village perched on a 300 foot cliff. It appears truly suspended in time. You are there!
St. Cirq rolls the calendar back to the 13th Century. Our small, medieval house is in the very center of the village. You will be surrounded by beauty, inside and out. You enter the house through a garden area created from a ruin of a previous home. La Petite Perle has a renovated interior with a loft accessible by a boat ladder and where you will find a full-sized bedroom and bath (which is charmingly located behind a curtain). It even has an ancient fireplace taken from the castle that originally stood on the top of the bluff overlooking the Lot River.
The winding cobblestone streets are lined with shops and artist galleries. The church bells toll in the morning to wake you up, at noon to announce lunch and at seven to invite you to evening and to one of several fine restaurants in the village.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 350 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Not Suitable For Children
          • Pets Considered
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double

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          • A double bed and sink

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

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          • One full bath located in loft bedroom. Bath is behind a curtain. Anyone using the bathroom would have to go up the ladder and through the bedroom...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • A gourmet catered meal is available and provided by a local resident for a reasonable fee. Our guests rave about it!...moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Museums
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking

                  Location Type

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Spelunking
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis

                      Dining

                      • Dining:

                        The living area includes a dining area...moreless

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 4 people

                      General

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room:

                        Living area with a sleep sofa which can accomodate a third person, but they would access the bathroom via the boat ladder and through the bedroom in the loft....moreless

                      • Parking:

                        In the village lot with an access card...moreless

                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker:

                        Starter supply to make drip coffee...moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        A fully stocked kitchen....moreless

                      • Freezer
                      • Kitchen:

                        Full kitchen in with the stove built into the medieval fireplace that came from the original castle...moreless

                      • Microwave
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        One can rent either from a business on the river very nearby...moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        table and chairs for dining al fresco...moreless

                       

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                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay

                      €400

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning €50
                      • Taxes Not included

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                      Location

                      90 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      Toulouse
                      St-Cirq-Lapopie
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Bar Lapopie
                      26 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Montal (par 54, 3400 yards)
                      34 Kilometres
                      Nearest Train
                      Cahors, France
                      35 Kilometres
                      Nearest Motorway
                      A 20
                      St-Cirq-Lapopie
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      L'Oustal
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      on the River Lot, just below the village

                      Car: Necessary

                      The house is located in the heart of a beautiful medieval village surrounded by shops, galleries and restaurants. The view from the garden includes the castle ruins, cobble stone street, the church and many lovely buildings. It is a perfect place for a base of operations to visit an area rich in history and French life. See cave paintings, tour chateaux, shop in local markets, visit wineries and truffle farms and many other 'Most Beautiful Villages of France.'

                       

                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 2002

                      About: We enjoy going to the local markets in the various surrounds villages to have a cup of coffee and experience the French culture. We always have enjoyed traveling in Europe. The location on our home gives us the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful medieval village and the area. In addition, we use our home as a jumping off point to travel in other countries and regions.

                      Why St-Cirq-Lapopie:
                      For years we dreamed of owning a property in France. We studied the country's eight regions and considered the popular coastline of Brittany, the magnificent chateaus of the Loire Valley and the rocky coast of the Cote d’Azur. We didn’t pick any of them. Instead we chose Southwest France and the Midi-Pyrenees. The area is the least populated and most protected from development. It is most purely 'France Profund.' In the National Geographic Traveler on France there was a picture of St. Cirq Lapopie and the caption which said “officially—and justly—designated one of the most beautiful villages in France.” On our way to see it the first time, we drove out of a limestone tunnel, looked across the Lot River and saw a beautiful medieval village sitting on the cliff. It was so breathtaking that we decided we would explore it next, if we did not like St. Cirq Lapopie. We drove across the river and up the hill, only to discover that the enchanting village we saw was indeed St Cirq! We were sold. We bought the only house for sale. Ten years later, and knowing a lot more about all of France, we wouldn’t change our decision.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      We so enjoy spending time here--the medieval village, the people, the cuisine, the caves, the vineyards, the castles, the local markets in neighboring villages, and the culture. We enjoy walking, bike riding and kayaking.


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Medieval fireplace from the original castle with stove and kitchen cabinets

                        Medieval fireplace from the original castle with stove and kitchen cabinets

                      • The garden

                        The garden

                      • Bedroom sink and storage area

                        Bedroom sink and storage area

                      • Bathroom

                        Bathroom

                      • The church at night

                        The church at night

                      • View of St Cirq Lapopie from across the River Lot

                        View of St Cirq Lapopie from across the River Lot

                      • Pretty balcony near our home

                        Pretty balcony near our home

                      • The village at sunset

                        The village at sunset

                      • Medieval Arched entry to the Village

                        Medieval Arched entry to the Village

                      • Dining and Living Areas

                        Dining and Living Areas

                      • Stairs to the bedroom and bath

                        Stairs to the bedroom and bath

                      • Second floor bedroom

                        Second floor bedroom

                      • The village of St Cirq Lapopie ~ a walk back in time

                        The village of St Cirq Lapopie ~ a walk back in time

                      • Entrance to Village through medieval arch

                        Entrance to Village through medieval arch

                      • The village in Spring

                        The village in Spring

                      • View of church in St Cirq Lapopie

                        View of church in St Cirq Lapopie

                      • A view of some of the castle ruins from the garden

                        A view of some of the castle ruins from the garden

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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 3

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                      Member since: 2012
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated: 11/02/2012
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