Gite at Marcilhac-sur-Célé

Marcilhac-sur-cele, Lot
Self-catering


A sweet little gîte for two in the centre of a dreamy medieval village. Happily private but with loads to explore from your door

Bed

1 bed

Bedroom

1 bedroom

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

The
Experience

What a knock out setting: an atmospheric medieval village on the banks of the Célé river surrounded by steep limestone cliffs, and your little gîte is right in its heart. The South African owners transformed this tumble down 200-year-old cow barn into a warm homely place for two to hole up for a week or so. Leave your car in the ‘place’ then walk down a little alley and step into your holiday home. It’s all open plan downstairs and Laurence and Riana have left their mark on this happy space: splashes of colour in the bright red sofa and armchair, plenty of books to dip into, an oriental kilim, sculptures and good art. The kitchen is big enough for a dining table and chairs and is well kitted out. Upstairs to a small bedroom with a large double bed dressed in vibrant linen and a gleaming bathroom with plenty of big fluffy towels. A visit to the ancient abbey is a must, and the river is right there for messing about in canoes, or you can stock up at the fantastic local market and bring your spoils back for a barbecue in the courtyard garden. And you’re right in the centre of the Parc Naturel with absolutely heaps to do. 

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3.30pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights. 7 nights in high season. Pets by arrangement.
Closed
Never.
Meals
Restaurant 100m.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €50
Weekly price
from €325
1 Barn for 2
From €501 bed1 bedroom

Reviews

Have you visited Gite at Marcilhac-sur-Célé? Be the first to leave a review.

Read more reviews Down arrow

Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Laurence Lurie

  • The Benedictine Abbey St Pierre in Marcilhac boasts the oldest Gothic archway in France. This "Monument Village" is also surrounded by numerous Dolmens, and a beautiful Menhir in Belinac. The Gite is situated in a "black triangle" - ideal for star-gazing.
  • Rocamadour is one of the Midi-Pyrenees' main attractions. This city in the sky is built from the very mountain against which it is perched. The site of pilgrimages since the 12th Century, Rocamadour still amazes all who visit.
  • St. Cirq Lapopie, the 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 are all within a day's outing.
  • There is excellent walking, varying from Grandes Randonnees forming part of the ancient pilgrim route to Santiago de Campostella, to smaller tracks and footpaths. Cycling offers another way to explore. Bicycles can be hired inexpensively in Marcilhac.
  • Useful links: http://www.tourism-figeac.com/web/EN/260-marcilhac-sur-cele.php www.http://abbaye-marcilhac.fr/ http://www.larouteducele.fr/home http://www.bonnestables-lot.fr/chefs.php http://en.pechmerle.com/ http://www.lot-46.com/lot-dolmens-et-menhirs/
  • More links: http://www.marcilhac.fr/ Marcilhac is in the Parc Naturel Regional des Causses du Quercy http://uk.parc-causses-du-quercy.fr/ http://randonnees-lotoises.net/circuits/c4/c4.htm http://foodandtravel.com/travel/gourmet-traveller/a-lot-to-like