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Living room
Living room
Living room
pool at noon
Entry hall
Front door
sunset view from pool of hills above river
Cajarc
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

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William M
Gualala, California
1 review
“A fantastic house in which to relax and explore the Lot Valley”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013 for a stay in May 2011

My wife and I stayed in this house for several days. The location is ideal, centrally located for lots of exploring; the site is beautifully sited on bottom land along the river. The house in very comfortable and easy to relax in; the recent remodeling makes it a great place to live. There are many hiking trails and several local villages are an easy walk. Within a short drive you'll find larger towns like Cajarc, Figeac, and Cahours (among others). Every day, one of the towns has a market, so the shopping for food is fun and you get all the fresh fruits and vegetables you could ever want. If you decide not to cook in the great kitchen in the house, there are a number of wonderful restaurants not far away. There are also wineries, ancient caves, ruins of houses and churches, etc.

You will be hard pressed to find a better locale or a better house. And Sheila was great to work with. I'd return in a minute.

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Liked best: Location, location, location
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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OHG
Santa Barbara, California
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“Your dream come true - a taste of paradise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013 for a stay in June 2012

Every romantic idyll of a country home in France comes true when you stay in this lovely home! Like to cook? Cook in this well equipped kitchen surrounded by views of the French countryside and using ingredients from your local marché. Eat in the lovely dining room or better yet outdoors in the garden, front garden for breakfast, back garden for dinner. Plan to share a house in France with family or friends? Perfect choice because each area is private so that you can enjoy being together without sacrificing privacy. Kids? Any age from young children to teenagers will find lots to do, leaving you to enjoy your vacation. This authentic house has been tastefully restored with loving attention to every detail. We felt we were living in an issue of architectural Digest. We stayed here for a week last year and thought we had died and gone to heaven. Why had we only planned on one week?

Not only is this house lovelier than we dreamed, the area is the best-kept secret in France with so much to see and do. Next door to the very popular Dordogne Region, the Lot Valley has the same prehistoric caves, medieval hill towns, troglodyte ruins, castles, navigable rivers, and secret swimming holes, all without the crowds. Sightseeing was fun for kids as well as adults. As if that weren't enough, the Lot is a region known for gastronomy, the best of France. Once you've been here, you will never return to Provence! We can't wait to come back here, and the next time will be a longer stay.

One more plus is Sheila, the owner, a true Francophile who willingly shares her knowledge of the region to make your stay even more enjoyable. It really is heaven on earth to be here!

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Liked best: The use of the old with the new. Fabulous restoration!
Liked least: Nothing - it was all perfection
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Ann B
Fallbrook, California
1 review
“Idyllic French getaway, perfect setting, lovely home, convenient to sights!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 for a stay in May 2011

Maison Bons is a perfect quiet getaway in the Lot Valley in France. It is close to many wonderful sights among lovely farmlands, uncrowded roads and beautiful old towns nestled in the river valley. The hiking is amazing. Many trails and old pilgrimage sights to sample in walking distance of the house. Market towns and wineries are nearby to sample everything fresh and local. Antique markets and flee markets abound in a different town every week during the summer. The house is charming and welcoming, very much a french farm house only modernized and new. The patios are great for sunning and relaxing by the infinity pool.
No detail was overlooked in making our stay everything we had hoped for.

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Liked best: The sunny location and views from the den.
Liked least: Having to leave.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups
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JOSO537
San Francisco, California
1 review
“The essence of rural France with all the modern conveniences."”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 for a stay in July 2011

Maison Bons is situated close to several villages, the Lot River, Pêche Merle caves, delicious food all around. The swimming pool is welcome after wonderful hikes, food market shopping, and cave drawing expeditions. The house is exquisitely appointed and the landscaping thoughtful and true to nature.

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Liked best: The kitchen and the pools!
Liked least: Somewhat difficult to find at first.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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