Quercy Stone Gite, Marcilhac-sur-Cele – Home 3898056 Cottage
- 1 bedroom
- 2 sleeps
- min stay varies
Quercy Stone Gite, Marcilhac-sur-Cele – Home 3898056
- 1 bedroom
- sleeps 2
- min stay varies
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Not suitable for children
- Car advised
- Pet Friendly
- Private garden
Description from owner
The Gite in Marcilhac is a renovated cowshed built in traditional Quercy stone. It is located in the monument town of Marcilhac-sur-Cele in the beautiful Cele Valley. Marcilhac is on the secondary route to Santiago de Campostella. Situated in the Parc naturel regional des Causses du Quercy; an area of outstanding natural beauty, rich in history and architecture.
The town has a small grocery store, a bakery and a restaurant. The butchery-van visits four times a week and the fish-van once a week.
The bedroom, with a view over the town and the limestone cliffs, has a double bed. The bathroom is fitted with a bath/shower, toilet and washbasin. The well-equipped, fitted kitchen has a gas hob, electric oven, microwave, electric kettle, washer/dryer and fridge. The terracotta tiled sitting room is also supplied with a CD player and reading material. Internet is now available in the Gite.
The private courtyard/garden has a barbecue and garden furniture for outdoor eating. The Cele River is less than 100 metres away where one can have picnics, canoe, or go swimming.
A 12-minute drive from Marcilhac takes you to Cajarc, the closest commercial town, with its own miniature Pompidou art centre. It has a municipal swimming pool, various good restaurants, and a pretty waterfront from where one can take boat trips up the river.
Figeac, less than half an hour's drive away, is an old and interesting Templar market town, with medieval streets, squares, many well-restored buildings and stylish modern shops. It has a good hypermarket nearby.
Marcilhac is the ideal base from which to explore the Cele and Lot valleys.
There is excellent walking, varying from Grandes Randonees forming part of the ancient pilgrim route to Santiago de Campostella, to smaller tracks and footpaths.
Cycling offers another way to explore. Bikes can be hired inexpensively in Cajarc and Marcilhac. You can also hire canoes and kayaks on both the Cele and the Lot, and there is horse riding at various nearby centres.
The following sites are also within easy reach: -
Rocamadour, St. Cirq Lapopie, Grottes de Pech Merle, Cahors and the winelands, Figeac, Gouffre de Padirac, Cuzals, Cajarc, Gramat, Carennac, Autoire, Conques, Laguiole, Albi, Cordes, Sarlat, Moissac, Brive and the Aveyron Gorge.
This is a two-person gite - unfortunately no animals, children, or smoking are allowed. All prices include linen, gas and electricity. There is a supplement for heating if required.
The Gite is tastefully decorated and beautifully furnished, with Persian carpets throughout.
The Midi-Pyrenees is one of France's largest regions, and it is certainly one of its most precious. Its landscape is beyond compare with the mighty Pyrenees bordering Spain to the south, the lush forests of Dordogne to the north, and in between the spacious valleys stacked with a history blended by many forces and land marked by mountain top monasteries, sleepy stone and wooded hamlets, green fragrant groves and medieval castles.
The Romanesque abbey in Conques is legendary and the village itself has recorded a very interesting history and seems largely unchanged by the passing decades. The Canal du Midi is one of the region's treasures and remains the oldest canal in use in Europe. So impressive is the undertaking that the Canal du Midi has earned the prestige of being included as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Star gazer's mouths will be agape at the Pic du Midi Observation and Research Centre perched at the mountain's apex. The Gite is situated in a "black triangle" - ideal for star-gazing. The sandstone facades of the buildings of Figeac are not the thing of beauty in the quaint village. Figeac boasts lovely palaces and artistic sculptures. Albi is a larger town with much history and heritage to offer its visitors.
Gavarnie is a naturally occurring mega circular valley more than two miles in circumference at the base and more than nine miles at the top. The depth of 5,500ft gives way to splashes of green flora and blue cascading water at this amazing site. Rocamadour is one of the Midi-Pyrenees' main attractions. This city in the sky is built from the very mountain atop which it is perched. The site of pilgrimages since the 12th Century, Rocamadour still amazes all who visit.
The sumptuous flavours of the Midi-Pyrenees have been delighted over for decades, even centuries. Like so many other French regions, the Midi-Pyrenees also capitalises on the best of what is available in the area. Travellers will see delicious and warming cassoulet on most menus, and this thick stew of slow cooked meat (duck and/or pork) and haricot beans is divine.
Wild mushrooms are abundant and fabulous cheeses, like Roquefort are prevalent. Armagnac brandy and foie gras are readily available. The southwest of the region has gorgeous duck and goose dishes, including foie gras, pate, preserved duck, as well as truffles.
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
- 1 Attached (ensuite)
- Wireless Internet
- Mountain Views
- Shared garden
- Private garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- Stereo system
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
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- No smoking at this property
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24 hours after booking
50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
4 weeks before
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About the owner
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- Calendar last updated:
- 13 May 2021
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Languages spoken: English, French, Dutch
– based on 22 reviews
- Very Good
“Un endroit où l'on se sent bien”
Le gîte est bien placé, au cœur de Marcilhac, au fond d'une impasse calme.Il est aménagé avec goût, il est fonctionnel bien équipé et poss&eg… More
“beau logement manque juste des volets pour le chaud et le froid et aussi la télé”
bien pour une semaine .le village est tres beau .et autour aussi .tres belle semaine .merci beaucoup .
Response from the owner We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your positive review - the village and surrounding area is indeed beautiful. It is possible to stream viewing material on the free uncapped internet. Hopefully the insulated windows help control the recent heat wave. The house is well insulated and fitted with electric heaters for the cold. We look forward to welcoming you back.
We loved the Gite and the beautiful village . It was one of our favourite places on our 6 week tour of SW France and we’d consider living here . Really nice Gite well appointed and comfortable … More
Response from the owner Thank you, and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back.
“A piece of heaven.”
I This Gite is in a very quiet part of the country in a medieval town away from the tourists. It is a good base for exploring the area.
Response from the owner Thank you for your generous words. We look forward to welcoming you back.
“Jolie petit nid”
Très bien. Super lieu de villégiature idéal pour un couple. Seul bémol, la chaleur excessive à l'étage et l'absence de volets !
Response from the owner Thank you for your generous review. We look forward to welcoming you back.
“Lovely gite and village”
We stayed here last year and are about to go again. The gite was perfect and we loved the village and area.
Response from the owner It's great to welcome you back - Thank you for your kind words.
“Some TLC required”
A nice gite that would benefit from a days maintenance eg replacing the latch on the garden gate, replacing blown light bulbs, and replacing the showerhead rail. We have stayed here in the past and k… More
Response from the owner Thank you for your review, and we look forward to receiving you again at the Gite. All the issues referred to have already been attended to. We encourage all guests to report any problems immediately so that they can be attended to promptly, rather than waiting till after they have left. This will avoid any irritation whilst on holiday. The renovations will not be a problem in the future. We look forward to seeing you again in Marcilhac.
“Bon plan pour décompresser et découvrir le Quercy”
Petite maison avec beaucoup de charme, décorée avec goût, bien équipée, au calme. Le jardinet est très agréable pour manger ou faire une sieste. La loca… More
Response from the owner Thank you for your kind words.
“nice little gite”
The equipment of the holiday house was simple but enough , the price is ok. We like that house and the location at Marcilhac is very good. For the livingroom we missed armchairs.
“C'EST Magnifique !”
We knew of this stunning gite through Lillian Bell (a personal friend who used to manage out "Le Barn" gite near Bio). Service from her was superb. We could hardly think of a more comforta… More
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