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Dream house, mythic village*

2 reviews
One of several comfortable king-size beds.
The beautiful, cozy fireplace.
Our house from the hillside in April
The famous village church...for stargazers.
'The finest fois gras in France.'
One of many wonderful markets throughout the region...
Along the lovely Célé river.
Nearby vineyards.
Bicycling, traffic-free, for miles.
Canoeing beneath the village.
Le beau pont à Cahors
Bicycling along the river under limestone cliffs!
A stroll through the village  on an evening in April.
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5 Bedrooms , 4 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, Lot, Occitanie
'Staying in your home in St-Cirq-Lapopie was the highlight of our vacation.......'
Sandy B., Oklahoma (2014)

'For our family-- kids and grown-ups-- truly the vacation of a lifetime: beautiful house, incredible village.....'
ECL, Vermont (2013)

'I wished I never had to leave. I can't imagine a more fantastic vacation.....'
AML, Washington...
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About the Owner, Charles M
Languages spoken: English
Calendar Updated: 62 days ago
Listed since : Jul 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 2 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL249939
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Jacquie P
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed August 1, 2017 for a stay in July 2017
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We originally stayed at a villa near St Cirq Lapopie 25 years ago on honeymoon, so to celebrate our Silver wedding we revisited the area. My husband booked Coeur de Lion through the owner Charles, who was so attentive before our visit, advising things to do, places to eat, places to visit, Kayaking from the beach on the river etc. We enjoyed a memorable stay in his very lovely home. You could spend your days lazing around St Cirq Lapopie but it is also easily accessible for places worth a visit like Rocamadour and the caves of Pech-Merle. You are also spoilt for wonderful places to eat like L'Oustal to name but a few where you can walk to without worrying about having to drive! Our highlight was revisiting our honeymoon spot, a restaurant in the nearby village of Calignac called La Terrasse Romantique which was still run by the wonderful artist Daniel, it is exactly the same, we visited on a night of a storm where we had the most magical night!

Mercer Island, Washington
Reviewed October 28, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
person found this review helpful

Management response:

What a wonderful review. We are so glad you had such a great time. It is a fantastic village, and now that the renovations are completed, it is a fantastic house. Next time, come for two or three weeks-- we'll show you all the stuff to do that is impossible to squeeze into one week, much of it stuff you...


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  • Dining Seats (11)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(5)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (4)
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (11)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Yard
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
With lots of light and wonderful views from its many windows, this beautiful stone house, with its red terra cotta roof, was built in the 13th Century, now being fully renovated for the 21st Century. It has been designed to provide all the conveniences of a modern home yet retains the charm of its ancient history.

A tall glass arch offers day-long southern exposure, and its entry door, fashioned from an oak wine vat found on the property, delivers you into the open-style main floor, with its gourmet kitchen, dining area, and living room.

The house has been designed to provide all the typical modern amenities-- dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, internet, telephone, dvd player, and a kitchen fully stocked with pots, pans, and the other necessities for gourmet cooking and fin...
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    4 Full baths
    1 Sofa
    5 Fulls
    4 Twins
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  • Damage Deposit: $300 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Our weekly rate (between April and October) is: $2500 USD/1800 Euros/1565 Pounds. $500 (USD) discount for two-week stay (which we highly recommend, there is so much to do). Discount for couples, or smaller parties-- this is a spacious house, but still wonderfully comfortable for a single couple or two.

The house is typically rented from Saturday to Saturday. (Check-in 4PM to 6PM, check-out by 10AM)

It is also available off season for monthly or longer-term rentals at very reasonable rates. The village is VERY quiet off season--ideal for writing, painting, contemplating, relaxing.

We accept payment by PayPal, bank transfer, or check. Note: we can only offer refunds if the house is re-rented. Also, you are responsible for any bank or PayPal fees (typically around 3%)

A damage deposit of 200 Euros is required at check in.

There is a surcharge of 0.15 Euro/KWH for electricity beyond 100KWH allowance, but average use is most typically below 100KWH.

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About the neighborhood
In addition to visiting museums, castles, and historic sites, sunbathing on the sandy beach, swimming, bicycling, castle-gazing, canoeing, cave exploring, wandering the galleries and shops of the village (all the activities mentioned earlier), here are some additional pleasures of the region:

Wine and Vineyards--

Cahors is one of the oldest wine-growing areas in France. In the Middle Ages the region produced far more wine – and of a higher quality – than neighboring Bordeaux. Cahors exported more than three times its current annual production to England alone. At the end of the 19th C, the phylloxera completely wiped out most local wine-growers.

Luckily, new vines were imported and since the 1970s, Cahors has once more become established as a fine quality wine. It is genera...
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Toulouse: 55.9 mi
Railway: Cahors: 15.5 mi

If you have a GPS in-car navigation system, here are the co-ordinates for the village:

North 44° 28' 0? East 1° 40' 0?

Maison d'Être is about 6 hours drive South from Paris. It is within easy drive of the following six airports.

Airport Driving time to Maison d'Etre From here, go...
Toulouse (Blagnac) 1 hr 45 mins North
Rodez 1 hr 30 mins East
Limoges 2 hrs South
Bergerac 2 hrs 10 mins East
Carcassonne 2 hrs 17 mins West then North
Bordeaux under 3 hrs East
Paris approx 6 hrs South
From the North:

The quickest way down is via the A20, which starts at Vierzon, about 60 miles south of Orleans, and continues south via Chateauroux, Limoges and Brive to Cahors. If you come via Paris, take the peripherique and follow signs for Bordeaux, to leave on the A10...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.0 mi.
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