Set in the historic town of Cajarc, on the right bank of the Lot river 20 kms east of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie --one of the most beautiful villages in France -- you will find this completely renovated two bedroomed town centre gite. Cajarc has great facilities - shops, restaurants and places of interest - and is surrounded by mediaeval towns and villages, chateaux, holiday activities and boat trips. It lies a short 45 minute drive from the famous vineyards of Cahors.
- 'Les Hortensias' - sleeps 6; offers self-catering accommodation
and is fully equipped. It has an entrance onto
one of the famous narrow winding main streets of this ancient Gallo Roman town,
which is steeped in Celtic history.
Sleeps 6 in 2 bedrooms (each with a double bed and an additional single bed). An extra bed is available in the living room. The recently totally renovated gite with modern solid French oak flooring, is air conditioned in summer and heated (reversible heat pump + wood stove) in winter. The open plan kitchen includes a fridge/freezer, microwave, full oven and hob, toaster and coffee maker. The gite's west facing flower filled and shaded garden courtyard has outdoor furniture and is ideal for al fresco dining and barbecues (an outdoor grill is provided). It has a smaller kiddie's dining table and includes storage for bicycles and other holiday equipment. Family pets are welcome.
At ground floor level in the gite there is a lounge/dining room and a bathroom with shower and toilet (a separate washbasin and WC are located upstairs). The gite which has views towards the town's famous 13th century château -- Maison de l'Hébardie -- is open year round. Bed linen is provided at no extra charge. There is a radio, while free Wifi Internet access is available in two neighbouring cafes. Full photo album here
During the Hundred Years War Cajarc, defended by massive fortifications surrounding the town, was never taken by the English troops who in 1356 destroyed the stone bridge over the Lot first built in 1320. This was replaced in 1842 by a magnificent and elegant iron suspension bridge still in use. During the religious wars Cajarc became a very important haven of safety for Protestants and remained so for more than a century.
Unwind in the quiet surroundings of a delightful town, with friendly inhabitants, good restaurants, cafes and shopping, and magnificent views along the wide Lot river. In summer there is an extensive programme of leisure and sporting activities available in and around Cajarc. Hiking, canooeing, boating, cycling and part of the pilgrim trail between Rocamadour, Lourdes and Santiago da Compostela, are all nearby. .
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