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Romantic cottage at Cordes

5.0 of 5 stars
2 reviews
Country kitchen
Dining al fresco on the terrace
Living room
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
El Palomar (the dovecote) is a very special and romantic little cottage that sits on three acres of land. You feel as if you were in the countryside, but you are really walking distance from Les Cabannes and a four minute drive from beautiful Cordes-sur Ciel.

The house is compact and charming. Once a train waypoint, it has been beautifully restored and has a charming country kitchen that opens out to a 'terrasse' with stone walls that has a large table for dining 'al fresco' and a small table and chairs for just sitting and sipping drinks during the pleasant afternoons and evenings. The kitchen has a refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave and a clothes washer/dryer. It is completely equipped with dishes, flatware and cooking utensils. It also has a small toilet for guests.

From the kitchen, you go up to the main living ar...
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About the owner, Camille Carrion
Calendar Updated: 261 days ago
Listed since : Jul 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 2 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL178922 by: Holiday Lettings
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Brian T
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012 for a stay in August 2011

El Palomar is a beautiful and quaint place to stay next to a charming and mysterious medieval city surrounded by a peaceful and breathtaking countryside. It is perfect for a couple looking for a slow but enjoyable vacation. There are a few places to eat and visit within walking distance or a short drive, and there are many towns and places nearby worth exploring (between 30 to 60 minutes driving). The cottage itself is delightful; it is quaint but still comfortable. If you stay here, your biggest problem will be deciding whether to go out and explore beautiful towns or stay in and relax in a provincial paradise. We stayed for 1 week. It felt like enough time, but we easily could have spent 2 weeks there without getting bored. We did not speak French. There were some people who spoke English, but most of the time we got by with about 5 phrases we learned from our Lonely Planet French Phrase Book. As long as you're adventuresome, language shouldn't be a major problem. After one week...


Janice S
Burleigh Heads, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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"El Palomar" (The Dove) was certainly one of the highlights of our European holiday. Like most of our overseas experiences, it exceeded our expectations. The cottage is a delightful combination of Provencal rustic and French chic (we coined the term "Frenchic"!). It is beautifully appointed, is tastefully and thoughtfully decorated and is, frankly, a class act. It was spotlessly clean and immaculately presented. Quite simply, we love the Dove! Dealing directly with the owner was an absolute breeze and pleasure. The information we received prior to travelling was informative and extensive, not only for the cottage itself but also in relation to sightseeing , restaurants, shopping, markets, etc - even detailed to the extent that we given the name of the local butcher! Contemporary elements (such as Wi-Fi) have been incorporated without the cottage losing its charm and, importantly, everything in the cottage worked to perfection. And, as a special bonus, the... more

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Central Heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
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  • Smoking Allowed:
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Additional amenities & feature info
There is one large bathroom with tub and hand held shower off the bedroom. There is an additional toilet and sink on the first floor right next to the kitchen.d
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Jul 1, 2015 -
Oct 31, 2015
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6 nights
Additional Rate and Availability Information
There is a 100 EURO cleaning and linen fee. Also a 1 EURO per person per night tax.
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How to get there
You may fly into Toulouse or Rodez airport. The house is about an hour and fifteen minutes from either airport by car. It is best to hire a car at the airport since taxi fare could cost up to 100 Euros. You may also come by train. The nearest station is Vindrac, which is about minutes away by car. There is a number for a taxi service on a sign at the station.
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