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Le Caillau, Luxury gite with restaurant & private heated pool in the vineyards

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxury 2 bed gite in the heart of the Cahors vineyards with private heated pool

Le Caillau is a two bedroom gite situated the heart of the beautiful Cahors vineyards. Our restaurant serves food to your private terrace or in our enclosed courtyard. Views from the gite overlook the rolling vines of the Cahors Malbec region. We have a private heated pool and kids playground in the garden. As well as our restaurant we have a Café with a pottery painting atelier. The Café serves freshly ground coffee and a selection of teas and local wines throughout the day as well as a selection of homemade cakes. The location if perfect for walking holidays, cycling and visiting local vineyards, many of the best in the region are on our doorstep. The gite has a wood burning stove for the Autumn/Winter months.

The Gite at Le Caillau is part of a 300 year old winery. Our gite has private access to the back garden which is surrounded by the vines of Chateau du Gaudou. There is private car access at the back of the gite. The front of the gite opens into the courtyard where you'll find our Restaurant & Café.

You have complete access to the grounds, perfect for little ones or sunset walks in the vines.

Our gite is situated in the middle of the finest vines in the Cahors region. The west facing terrace is perfect for watching the sun go down while sampling a glass of local wine. Local commerces are a 5 minute drive away.

Private parking is available next to your gite entrance. It is a 5 minute drive to the nearest shops (bank, chemist, supermarket, doctors etc), but there are a few vineyards within walking distance if you'd like to sample the local wine. We have a Restaurant & Café on site so you'll never be stuck for food.

SEPTEMBER - MAY: SHORT BREAKS & WINE TASTING BREAKS, PACKAGES INCLUDE DINNER BED & BREAKFAST OR ROOM ONLY

Our restaurant is open every day except Tuesday throughout the year (every day in July and August). Our Café serves freshly ground coffee & a selection of teas, local wine, beer, soft drinks and a selection of homemade cakes. We also have a pottery painting atelier where you can relax and get creative. please note the pottery takes 3 days to glaze & fire so leave enough time during your stay.

More Details

Owner
Caroline Sharp
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, french, german
Calendar last updated:
April 2, 2018

About Caroline Sharp

As soon as we first saw Le Caillau in September 2008 we knew that this was the property we had to buy. A 300 year old winery set in the heart of the best Cahors vines, it’s a peaceful location yet still close to many small villages and towns with plenty of activities on offer for holidaymakers.

Having both worked in London’s fast-paced marketing world for many years, we like a challenge and this is certainly a challenge albeit of a different kind and on a different scale. Along with our two little girls Evie and Lilah we have thrown ourselves into French life, picking up the local dialect, haggling with local artisans and enjoying far too much local wine and cheese.

We have transformed Le Caillau into a unique destination both for locals and holidaymakers with the Restaurant, the Café & Pottery Painting Atelier plus the luxury gite.

Le Caillau was love at first sight for us – we think it will be for you too.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Chas and Caroline Sharp

Caroline Sharp purchased this cottage in 2009

Amenities

Vire-sur-Lot Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Free standing bath with separate walk in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , Can be converted into 2 single beds
    Attic bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • The spacious master bedroom has a super king size bed, Egyptian cotton sheets and a private west facing terrace over looking the vines. Perfect for a quiet sunset with a glass of the local wine.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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What a unique property in the vineyards of the South of France

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This gite is located in the heart of the Cahors region of Southern France and set in the middle of a vineyard.

It consists of an open plan kitchen and diner, going through to a lounge, off of which comes the large main bedroom and a large bathroom with a free standing bath and large shower which is open rather than enclosed. There is a smaller attic room accessed up some steep wooden steps in the lounge, which contains a large skylight window.

The gite is truly authentic and in keeping with other typical French buildings in the area. It is located within an enclosed courtyard and is attached to a restaurant and an on site pottery painting cafe is located across the courtyard. There is absolutely no noise at all from the restaurant during opening hours therefore it caused us no concern.

The final building located just off the enclosed courtyard is the owners home, Chas and Caroline, who manage the gite, restaurant and pottery cafe. They are extremely helpful and very informative about the local area. When we discovered a couple of issues within the gite, they immediately rectified these and supplied us with a few additional utensils for the kitchen that made our self catering holiday easier.

The private garden to the rear of the gite is extensive and there is not only an enclosed private pool for your use, there is also some play items if you are going with children and there is plenty of outside seating options. There is also a garden dining table and 4 chairs located just outside the gite for some alfresco dining. Just to the side of the gite there is a beautiful seating area looking directly into the vineyard which can be accessed through the main bedroom patio doors.

To the far side of the garden, there is a small holding which contains a couple of chickens and 2 very friendly goats, Rocky and Daisy. They love fruit peelings and lots of fuss so be sure to pay them a visit.

Le Caillau is surrounded by many vineyards which are worth visiting, in particular Clos Triguedina which is a 1.5 mile walk from Le Caillau, the wine is exquisite and the tour both informative and interesting.

Le Caillau Restaurant is simply a hidden gem and although we chose to only eat here once during our stay, the atmosphere, service and menu is a credit to Chas and Caroline.

We holidayed here with another couple, no children and found plenty to do in the region, a car is essential to get further afield.

PS...Do the pottery painting if you can, it’s great fun!!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Bergerac Airport EGC
Nearest Barpub
Le Caillau Café & Restaurant
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Le Neuf Du Bouysset
Nearest Train
37 Kilometres
Cahors SNCF
Nearest Restaurant
Le Caillau
Nearest Beach
23 Kilometres
Montcuq Lake
Car: necessary

Le Caillau is set in the heart of the Cahors Vineyards. Originally the main winery in Vire sur Lot, Le Caillau has now been renovated and transformed into a Restaurant & Café with a beautiful luxury gite. The gite terrace is private with views of the vines in all directions with the restaurant on your doorstep. A perfect location for wine tasting breaks with some of the best vineyards in the region within walking distance.

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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