If you have imagined yourself living life in a rural french village in a beautiful house, surrounded by the most amazing scenery and visiting produce markets and vide greniers, then this is for you...... The Village of Cabrerets nestles at the foot of the high cliff of Rochecourbe where the Rivers Cele and little Sagne meet. It is a lively village with its own boulangerie, post office, supermarket and numerous restaurants serving wonderful, local dishes. The produce market full of local characters bustles every Friday morning in the summer. Bring home fresh, organic vegetables, meats and pates to create a French feast. The open-plan, gourmet kitchen is on the ground level with doors opening onto the courtyard which is ideal for entertaining. Enjoy aperitifs, BBQ and alfresco dining with friends while seated at the large wooden table in the courtyard. While sitting in the courtyard you will often see pilgrims walking with sticks and a shell on their backpacks sometimes even with a donkey! making their slow progress on the Route of the Camino de Santiago or the way of St. James.
The famous caves of Pech Merle are within walking distance. The original drawings date back 25,000 years. There is even an adolescent’s footprint preserved in mud for 10,000 years! There is a fine museum there also worth visiting. The River Cele is popular for swimming and canoeing and is a wonderful location for a spot of fishing or a picnic. A rare book market is held in the village in July, and the festival de la musique is held in June. August is a wonderful time to visit the village, towards the end of month the festival du village (the white goat festival) is held, this really is an amazing time to be living the french life!
The well-known village St. Cirq Lapopie is only a 10-minute journey from your front door. It is famous for its medieval architecture and considered premier among France’s Most Beautiful Villages, a most delightful place to visit, during the summer months it can be very busy with tourists, so it is wonderful to be able to access such a treasure but then return to Maison du Cele for an enjoyable relaxed drink in the courtyard away from prying eyes of too many tourists!
The house is very pretty and fully-renovated. Overlooking the River Cele, the three-level home was built with natural stone which insulates against the summer heat and keeps the warmth during winter. Maison du Cele is bathed in sun all day, which makes it especially attractive during the winter months.
You will enjoy the lovely view of the River from the first level bedroom. There is also a large sitting room where you can relax with a glass of the famed Black Wine of Cahors whilst watching the day’s activities out on the water. The Master Bedroom on the top floor features a queen bed and spectacular views over the River. The daybed in the top floor is perfect for settling in with a good book for an afternoon. There is also a desk should you wish to do any writing during your stay. The second bathroom features a large rain-shower and views onto the impressive cliff.
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