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B & B in the land of Lascaux & Lautrec (Lot).

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
1 night minimum
Private Room
The property is situated on the square of a charming 13th century village in the Lot, near the Dordogne and Aquitaine. The terrace, where breakfast and dinner can be served, has panoramic views of the countryside. The two double-bedded rooms are modest but practical and are in an independent wing of the house. If you want private facilities when booking one of the bedrooms you can make an exclusive reservation. The entire guest wing will therefore be yours for a supplement. Your host is Sally Gaucheron, a British art historian resident in the region since 1991. The range of services she provides reflects her interests : personal cultural tours, walking holidays, artist's or writer's retreat. Sally creates holidays for individuals and not groups. This region of southwest Fran...The property is situated on the square of a charming 13th century village in the Lot, near the Dordogne and Aquitaine. The terrace, where breakfast and dinner can be served, has panoramic views of the countryside. The two double-bedded rooms are modest but practical and are in an independent wing of the house. If you want private facilities when booking one of the bedrooms you can make an exclusive reservation. The entire guest wing will therefore be yours for a supplement. Your host is Sally Gaucheron, a British art historian resident in the region since 1991. The range of services she provides reflects her interests : personal cultural tours, walking holidays, artist's or writer's retreat. Sally creates holidays for individuals and not groups. This region of southwest France is famous for its wealth of Paleolithic and medieval sites, picturesque hilltop villages and unspoiled and varied landscape. St. Cirq-Lapopie, Rocamadour and the Valentré Bridge at Cahors are the best known sites in the Lot. Many less familiar but equally delightful treasures await the enquiring visitor. Pech Merle is of international renown, both for its prehistoric images and geological formations. Bonaguil castle is just a short drive away. Lawrence of Arabia wrote about it in a letter to his mother in 1908: 'It is so perfect that it is almost ridiculous to call it a ruin'. Henry Miller describes the area in 'The Colossus of Maroussi': 'It is not French, not Austrian, not European even: it is the country of enchantment which the poets have staked out and which they alone may lay claim to. It is the nearest thing to paradise this side of Greece. Let us call it the Frenchman's paradise, by way of making a concession.' You can visit these sites and more without having a car! The solution is to book your own touring programme with Sally. However she is always pleased to advise you if you wish to remain independent. (Please note that the prices listed are per room and not per person). Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 501111551300019More
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Languages spoken:English, French
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2011
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

The studio is spacious with a beautiful view and Sally is a wonderful host. I’d love to go back one day.More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Jennifer H
AtelierdelaRose, VR Owner at B & B in the land of Lascaux & Lautrec (Lot)., responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Thank you, Jennifer, for taking the time to post a review. It is important to me that you were not disappointed with the facilities after such a long journey! It is also important for other artists and writers to have some feedback. Enjoy the rest...More

Reviewed 7 June 2014

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights in May. Enjoyed it immensely. Sally is a very charming and gracious hostess who us more than willing to help with information about the region or assist in making arrangements. She's also a fine cook so...More

Date of stay: May 2014
Thank CarolynR100
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Washer
Housekeeping Included
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
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About the neighbourhood
Montcabrier is on the edge of the Lot département of south-west France, near the better-known Dordogne and Aquitaine. The area has been inhabited since prehistory. One of the major sites, the cave at Pech Merle, has images made by our ancestors that are some 24,600 years old. The village of Montcabrier is enchanting, with its medieval houses of rose-ocre limestone, surrounded by woodland. The region is unspoilt and offers many opportunities for walks, visits to historic sites, river trips. Being situated on the village square, there is always plenty of space parking. A garage is also available. For those who do not want to come with their own transport we can collect you from certain train stations or Bergerac airport (see full details on the Access page of our web site).
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Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
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