TWO FAMILY-FRIENDLY GITES & POOL NEAR CAHORS 15% COUPLE DISCOUNT: SPRING 2015

Virginia Paschall

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Valroufie Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Well-equipped, child-friendly holiday rentals open all year round

Two family-friendly holiday cottages with the owners home in 2.5 acre hilltop gardens with an 11 x 5 m saline pool (fenced & alarmed) and a children's play area.

Each gite is well-equipped with everything you could need for a comfortable stay incl new ipod docks! Each has two bedrooms (a double and a twin with a sofabed), a shower room with WC and its own terrace with pergola, a fireplace with woodburner and heating for those cooler months. Why not enjoy the the quieter months when the woods turn golden in autumn or the first flowers of spring welcome the warmer sun.

Shopping can be arranged for your arrival & restaurant bookings can be made.

Relax by the pool & marvel at the spectacular views and sunsets.The large garden has many quiet areas in which to relax & a children's play area.

Sited between the Lot and Dordogne valleys we are perfectly placed for visiting both or why not do our favourite daytrip to Carcassonne and the med.

From our feedback book:

'Fantastic time had again! Great food, wine, gite and company. We will be back!'.

'Spent eleven wonderful days relaxing by the pool, enjoying the weather, food and wine. Will return soon - even stayed a couple of extra nights as we couldn't bear to leave'.

'La Provençal is a wonderful gite, in a beautiful setting, and we had a fantastic week'.

'Fantastic gite...come back again. 6 stars rating.'

'Thanks so much for a wonderfull time at you last week! We all agree that your place is a wonderfull place to relax and to enjoy the beautifull landscape and environments of Cahors and Lot Valley. We all miss the pool, the terraxe and the sight over the hills so much! We still think about coming back to your wonderfull gite(s) next year.'

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Details for La Provençal 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

A popular open-plan detached gite for max 6 people. The central courtyard entrance leads into the large living area with plenty of storage and seating, a dining table for six and a well-equipped kitchen separated from the main living area by an oak-topped bar with bar chairs. A side door leads to the terrace which looks to the pool, views and breathtaking sunsets. Beneath the pergola you'll find a BBQ, wooden table and chairs for your exclusive use. There is a double bedroom with great views and a stone twin room (beds may be joined to form a king size). Double sofa bed and a travel cot available (reserve at time of booking). For cooler months, there is a selection of books, boardgames and DVDs with a games console and its selection of games. FOC WIFI internet on nearby terrace and in the twin bedroom. There is private parking. Bedding and towels are included.
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Events Allowed
  • limited accessibility
  • smoking allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Virginia Paschall (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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About Virginia Paschall

We are a family of three, Paul, Virginia ad Madeline our 10 year old daughter who just loves showing people around and making friends. Sam is our friendly family dog and there are two cats, Marie and Amy, who tend to keep their distance of strangers.

We have now lived here for 10 years and enjoy the area with its peace and quiet, our easy access to Cahors, the med beaches and the ski-slopes just south of Toulouse.

Why Virginia Paschall chose Valroufie

We chose this property as it was in the hills with views and peace and quiet yet close to Cahors (8-10 mins) with its schools, restaurant, hospital etc. There is so much to see and do here. We've done alot but still find new places to visit or new daytrips such as to Gruissan beach on the med.

What makes this cottage unique

Peace and quiet with good facilities and comforts yet close to restaurants and markets. Easy access from airports served by low-cost airlines. Car rental deals available.

We strolled into the central courtyard which felt lovely and then looked west to the neighbouring hills and spectacular sunsets - that sold it!

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.4
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Two family-friendly gites & pool near Cahors 15% couple discount: spring 2015
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews
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5

Le mas des Cypres

  • 5 of 5
Had a really great holiday here. Weather was hot yet the gite stayed pretty cool throughout. Pool and views are fantastic and the local town has plenty of very good restaurants. For a great day out - go canoeing 20 minutes up the road - more fantastic views and great fun especially for kids who adore it.

Lots of places to visit too although i did prefer relaxing by the pool in the sun and when you are there watch the sun sets and shooting stars.

Thanks to Ginny and Paul who helped make it a great and informative holiday for all of us - will definetly go again, especially as the kids want to book now.
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Owner's Response: We make a great effort to ensure our gites and facilities are well-equipped and maintained. It is always lovely to hear when someone has enjoyed their stay especially when they have tried some of the many activites, such as canoeing, nearby. Cahors, just 8 minutes away has a good choice of restaurants and a bi-weekly market although the larger villages also have weekly markets full of wonderful local produce.
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Great holiday home in Cahors, France

  • 4 of 5
We were two families who rented both available houses on the property La Mas de Cypres. We were delighted with stay. Both houses were well-kept, well-equipped and charming. It was quite easy to cook together, as the distance between the houses is short. The distance to the owners' house was shorter than we had imagined, but this turned out to be of no relevance. The biggest plus of the stay was no doubt the gorgeous saltwater pool and the location close to beautiful Cahors with its great biweekly market as well as to other beautiful villages. Our best trip was a kayak/canoe trip down a nearby river. Splendid! On the website it states that Paris is approx a 4 hour drive away - 6 hours would be more precise. Probably better to fly to Toulouse. Altogether we were very happy with the stay and with the hospitality of the owners and would certainly recommend La Mas de Cypres to friends.
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We work hard to ensure tour gites are well-equipped and comfortable so it is always nice to hear we've got it right. There are numerous days out to enjoy. Paris is approx five hours drive away (600km).
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Perfect for young families

  • 5 of 5
The gite met all our expectations and is as the pictures on this site show. The house was clean and well equiped, with a good climate and beautiful views. As there was a nice playground and a clean and gated pool, we didn't have to worry about our children. The lovely daugther of the owners of the gite spend quite a bit of time playing with our 4 year old and so provided the 'enterainment team' of the site. Adding up to the relaxing experience was the comfortable bed so we did not wake up with sore backs this trip. The other sleeping room, with two single beds, is always cool and so perfect for children in hot summertime. The owners are friendly, welcoming and helpful. As they've been living in Constans for about 8 years, they know the area very well. Cahors is a 10-15 min drive and is a nice town with good bakeries and supermarkets, and a market twice a week. The Lot has many other interesting places and Toulouse is worth a visit as well, but being at 'La Provencal' was - as we found out - never a dull thing to do.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always pleased when we hear that guests have enjoyed their stay with us. We have high standards of cleanliness and consider safety as paramount. We work hard to ensure that children enjoy their stay as, being parents ourselves, we know that if the children are happy the parents will be!

From an alarmed and fenced pool accessed by steps instead of a ladder to a play area with swings, slides, chalet, seesaw and trampoline our gites offer a safe, child-friendly place to relax and enjoy your well-earned break.

We offer all you need for a young child or baby including an foc baby pack comprising travelcot, baby bath and highchair; we also have a stroller available should you prefer to lessen the luggage load.
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The perfect holiday retreat

  • 5 of 5
We have just returned from a wonderful week at this gite and really couldn't have asked for anything more.

The property was clean and well maintained and even better than the description. A great deal of thought has gone into equipping it to make it a real home from home.

The 'pool with a view' was fabulous and although late in the season, we were blessed with glorious weather which allowed us to fully enjoy it.

The location is rural and quiet, with beautiful views, whilst still being in easy reach of Cahors and all the numerous places of interest to visit in this beautiful region.

We found the owners very pleasant, helpful and informative. They clearly want everyone to enjoy their property and the area as much as they do and go out of their way to achieve this.

We have already recommended this gite to our family and friends and we hope to return again next year.
  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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A wonderful place to stay and relax

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in the La Provençal cottage. It was very clean and very well equipped. The photos on the website and the associated description of the cottage was very accurate.

Virginia (the owner) was very helpful in providing us with information about the nearby region. The cottage also has a very complete information package.

The location was absolutely wonderful. Very quiet location with amazing sunsets and a great view of the valley.

We got lucky with very warm weather for mid-May. It allowed us to enjoy the wonderful pool.

Very close to Cahors (which has a great market day).

You are also very close to the A20 motorway which allows you to visit some of the sites North (like the Dordogne valley) of the cottage and South (like Carcassonne or Toulouse).

Some attractions nearby that you shouldn't miss:
Saint-Cirq Lapopie (amazing village)
Saint-Gery has a fabulous restaurant
Do a wine tour along the Lot river (Cahors wine, which a very dark and delicious red wine).
Make sure you visit Cahors on market day. Get the freshly roasted chicken and pototoes! They looked delicious! Make sure you get there early because they sell out quickly. We missed out (went for lunch, came back and they were sold out).

We would certainly go back there again.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: You know you're doing something right when guests say they'd like to return. We work hard to provide clean, comfortable and well-equipped accommodation and enjoy helping our guests to explore the local area.
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lovely location, low-quality apartment

  • 2 of 5
We enjoyed the region around La Provençal. We found the apartment itself less comfortable and hospitable than most. There was a new-paint aroma -- so strong, we had to leave the doors and windows open. One bedroom floor was unfinished rock, which made it hard to feel clean.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: One of the bedrooms is stone-walled with a stone floor, which we have always found easy to hoover and clean with a mop. This room proves very popular as the stone allows it to retain the heat in the winter and remain cool in the hot summers.

One of the walls had been repainted with emulsion that morning as a previous guest had marked the wall and we preferred to repaint the wall for a better impression for the next guests!

We work hard to provide comfortable and well-equipped accommodation - something for which we usually receive compliments.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Toulouse
Nearest Ferry
640 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Cahors
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Cahors Nord/Centre
Nearest Beach
250 Kilometres
Gruissan plage
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Laroque des Arcs
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
Souillac country club
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Laroque des Arcs
Car: recommended

Close to Cahors, St Cirq Lapopie and Rocamadour, voted two of the prettiest villages in France. This area offers a wide range of things to do including water parks, dinosaur/monkey/reptile parks and a zoo. Close-by you can play golf, horse-ride, canoe or paraglide to name but a few of the local acitivities or why not visit a local vineyard.

We are 2.5 hours from the Mediterranean beaches and 3 hours from the Atlantic beaches, where you can spend the day on the lovely sand and enjoy the seafood and fish restaurants.

Why not visit in spring or autumn when it is quiet and lovely.

The beautifully preserved medieval city of Carcassonne is 2 hours away and the 'pink' city of Toulouse just 1 hr 20 mins.

We have many good restaurants nearby. Cahors hosts one of the biggest markets in the area as well as offering boat rides, a road train and walks through the fascinating old town and cathedral.

Close to both the Dordogne and Lot valleys, we are perfectly placed for visiting bot

Other Activities: Golf, canoeing, wine-tasting, historical sites, activity parks, zoo, gastronomy.

Golf: Golf course approx 40 mins away.

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Availability & Rates

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Valroufie Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Middle season
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 26 2014
3 night minimum stay
€90
€600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest
 
Low season
Sep 27 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
€70
€450
€1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest
 
xmas
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
2 night minimum stay
€120
€800
 
 
low season
Jan 3 2015 - May 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
€70
€450
€1,200
 
 
Middle season
May 23 2015 - Jul 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
€90
€600
 
 
High season
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 24 2015
7 night minimum stay
€975
 
 
Peak season
Jul 25 2015 - Aug 21 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,200
 
 
High season
Aug 22 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
€975
 
 
Middle season
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
€90
€600
 
 
Low season
Oct 3 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
€70
€450
€1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit €250
Notes Week bookings July & August:Sat to Sat.
Optional 'end-of-stay' clean 60 euro.
Local tourist tax of 35 cts per person (+13 years) per night applies..
Heating included 1 Nov to 31 Mar. Other times:50 euro pw. Firewood at additional cost.
Location à la semaine en juillet & août. Option ménage 60eur. Taxe de séjour: 35cts la nuit age 13+.
Chauffage inclus 1/11 au 31/3- hors de cela 50eur la semaine.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Valroufie Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room - toilet , shower
  • Shower cubicle, washbasin, toilet, heated towel rail and shelving. Bearing in mind the increasingly strict luggage limits when flying, all linen and towels, including pool towels after 25th May, are provided. There are fans and hairdryers in both bedrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double bedroom - 1 double , Fan.hairdryer,storage
    Twin stone bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 baby crib , Fan.hairdryer,storage. Twins can be joined to create king
  • The twin beds in the stone bedroom can be fitted together to make a king-size. There is an foc baby package comprising a travel cot with mattress protector and sheet, high chair and baby bath - this should be reserved at the time of booking to ensure it is available for you. There is a double sofa bed in the living room or you may use the double sofa bed in the twin bedroom. The maximum number of people in this gite is 6. At the time of booking please advise if you wish to reserve the baby package and, if your party is for six people, whether you wish the twin beds to be joined for a kingsize. Bedding and towels are included. Pool towels are provided from 25th May.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Child's Swing
  • Sand Box
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck Furniture
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Events Allowed
  • limited accessibility
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • fitness center
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • spelunking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • equestrian events
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
There is a mobile air conditioning unit for rent as well as bicycles. The fridge has a freezer compartment and there is a games console with a selection of games, a selection of films, board games and books for colder days. The hifi is linked to an ipod docking station - this does not charge the ipod. The saline pool and surrounding terrace is shared with the second gite and owners. There are plenty of sun loungers, low tables, parasols etc on the pool terrace where you'll also find a table tennis table and solar shower. The shallow end of the pool has steps where you can relax in the cool water and marvel at the amazing views. The pool depth ranges from 1.20 m at the end by the steps and provides a flat area covering half the pool - it then slopes down to 1.80 m, with a ledge all round the sides of the deep end of the pool. In the large garden, there is a children's play area with trampoline, sandpit, chalet, kitchen, slide and see-saw.
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