Cantou: A Cottage to Rent in the Dordogne Valley


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  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 4
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Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 2

Sleeps: 4

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Cantou: A Cottage to Rent in the Dordogne Valley

Modernized self-catering French farmhouse in the Dordogne River valley, with sunny patio in a friendly hilltop community between Dordogne and Lot. The fully equipped cottage has a complete kitchen, washer, dryer, dishwasher, linens, satellite TV, stereo, iPod/CD and DVD players. Broadband internet service is available at the community center in Gagnac-sur-Cère, or on site using the G3 network with a suitable USB attachment. Swimming, golf, tennis, hiking, biking, caves, horses, quiet. History, culture, food, wine. The Grande Randonnée national network of hiking trails runs right through town. Central heat for year-round comfort.

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Cantou: A Cottage to Rent in the Dordogne Valley
Dordogne Region, Aquitaine, France

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Pech La Teulière is a 1300-foot (400 m.) hill that was a refuge and lookout for the Resistance during the Second World War–the farmers never let the Nazi occupiers get to the top, even though they tried. "Cantou" is on a dead-end road (cul-de-sac) serving about a dozen houses, in a hamlet with as many as 65 inhabitants in high season, as few as a dozen in the winter. The national hiking trail, the Grande Randonnée, runs directly through the hamlet. At the bottom of the hill and within 5 miles are all amenities like post office, banks (ATMs), supermarkets, movie house, bookstores and other merchants in Biars-sur-Cère, Bretenoux and Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne. There are farmers' markets twice weekly; and special delights are the late-spring Fête de la fraise (strawberry festival) in Beaulieu and the late-November regional attraction, the Foire Ste. Catherine in Bretenoux.

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