A Beautifully Renovated Private River Front Home. Stunning Alfresco Area(7 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
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 Sunroom 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.
Keywords: villa, village house, french gite, private, river view,
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Member since: 2010
- Max. occupancy 6
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Hire company for bikes, canoes and rock climbing equipment close by.
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
you may choose to have a gourmet meal await you upon arrival, or have dinner prepared for you one evening - lovely menu selection available including dessert and wine! Ask for more information or to see menu selections at time of booking....moreless
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Low Season spring Sat/Sat
Mar 4 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay
High Season Sat/Sat
Jul 1 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Taxes Not included
Tariff includes 100kws of electricity per week (usually more than sufficient). Extra usage charged at 0.14 euro cents per kw.
We respectfully suggest you take out travel insurance at time of booking.
If a minimum of 12 weeks cancellation is given then a full refund will be applied (minus an administration fee of 50 Euros)
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Bike and Canoe Hire available close by
Nordic Walking /hiking
Peche Merle Cave within Cabrerets
Pottery in Cabrerets - watch a pot being thrown!
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: Our love of The Lot began in 2004 when we made our first trip from Australia to Southwest France, following in the foot steps of Mary Moody author of Au Revoir: Running Away From Home at Fifty. Our love affair began immediately: the scenery was spellbinding, the food amazing, and the black wines of Cahors, rich and strong. Among the greatest pleasures of life in rural France is easing the cork from a bottle of wine and pouring your self a glass to enjoy while relaxing in the courtyard. Perhaps add a baguette from the village boulangerie, maybe a round of fromage de chevre and a bowl of olives, and voila! Our dream of one day owning a property in our little piece of paradise slowly began to take shape during our first visit. But with so many beautiful villages to choose among, where to begin? Over the next six years we made numerous trips back to France. We explored several regions but found ourselves increasingly drawn to the beautiful Midi-Pyrenees. In early 2010 friends we had made in the village of St. Cirq Lapopie made us an offer that we could not refuse. They had found a gorgeous home in nearby Cabrerets and knew it would be prefect for us. Over the next few months, we embarked on the sometimes stressful but ultimately rewarding process of purchasing it. In September 2010, we became the proud owners of Maison Du Cele. Our home is currently managed by Peter and Michelle Paulin a local couple who speak good English and are on hand if you require any assistance during your stay.
Why the Owner Chose Cabrerets, France:
After several happy visits to the region, we knew it had everything we could ever dream of wanting. Activities and tranquility rolled into one, it suits every member of our family year-round. The entire Valley is a treasure trove of delights just waiting for you to discover: Medieval villages, chateaux, markets, wildlife, rugged cliffs, bird watching, canoe and cycle hire available only a short distance from the house, walking and hiking in every direction, just to name a few!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Midi-Pyrenees region offers plenty for families, couples and singles, no matter what the season. During summer you can take a dip in the river or canoe down stream, spotting Kingfishers and Herons along the way. Fishing is also a popular past-time of the area. During winter you can ensconce yourself in one of the local restaurants for a hearty, long lunch…. or perhaps go horse riding? During August the Legend of the White Goat festival is a fun-filled local custom.
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Wherever I lay my hat that's my home
Step into the courtyard
French doors opening onto the courtyard
Drink coffee, eat croissants and cook up a storm in the perfect french kitchen
Where time stands still.... this view right outside your door.
My favorite place... Many a happy gathering has been held around this table.
White Goat Festival held in the Village during August.
Cabrerets Friday morning market
Stop a while for a picnic. Dance in a field of flowers, let your mind run free
take time for a long lunch, sip wine, break bread and share good conversation
put your feet up and watch the canoes float by
view along the river towards Maison du Cele just round the corner
natural lights floods inside
your french escape awaits
A peaceful place to rest
The dappled light is perfect in the cool shade of the courtyard. Lunch alfresco.
Top Floor bedroom, the view from the window is breathtaking...
The Chateau welcomes you to Cabrerets
walking through the fields of giant sunflowers. Happy days.
'the locals' enjoying a drink at the edge of the River Cele as you float past
A ta Sante ....... watching the sun set over the stunning countryside
morning sun lighting up the magnificent cliffs behind the house.
Antique copper pots and pans uncovered at local empty your attic markets.
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017
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