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would like to rent cottage in South West France

Old Nov 10th, 2004, 02:55 PM
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would like to rent cottage in South West France

We are going "barging" in SW France next year-May-and would also like to spend some time in a beautiful village/town, where we can go to the local markets, enjoy gorgeous restaurants etc. Could anyone reccommend anything?
Eagerly awaiting some positive feedback!
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Old Nov 10th, 2004, 03:10 PM
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Try Gites de France for longer term stays.
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Old Nov 10th, 2004, 03:13 PM
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Hi Amaryllis. SW France is a pretty big area. Could you provide a little bit more information on where you will be? I think you'd be more likely to get specific recommendations that way.

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Old Nov 10th, 2004, 03:15 PM
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We just spent a week outside Vence in a delightful little house on the owner's property. It was recommende in Alistair Sawday's book. You need a car because it is 3 km. from town. the website is: www.luxomedia.com/clients/Maison Laurence. The price was 300E for a week at this season.
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This September we rented three gîtes in
SW France: one near Castelnau de Montmiral in Lot et Garonne; the second
in Salignac near Sarlat and the third
in Caluzet, also near Sarlat. I booked
the first two from information on the
French Connections website and both
were exactly as described; our friends
had booked the third on the net and we
joined them - this gîte was exquisite!

The first two were around 330€/wk and
the last a little more. There are lots
of gîtes in SW France and you shouldn't
have any problem getting exactly what
you want/need if you book early enough.

Beautiful villages/towns abound - it's
hard not to land in a fairytale place
and if you like duck, duck and duck
you'll have no problem finding great
restaurants <g>!
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Old Nov 10th, 2004, 05:09 PM
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llamalady, which one did you like best?
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Old Nov 11th, 2004, 02:56 PM
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......cigalechanta - good question!
The one near Castelnau-de-M was in a
tiny almost deserted village backing
onto the Fôret de Gresigne and had
great hiking; only two eating places
in the hameau - one open for lunch &
the other only on weekends when the
owner had a sanglier on hand! Other
than that, no shops or Presse but
close to other slightly larger villages
by car. Gîte itself was nicely reno-ed
with a terrace off the bedroom.

The Salignac place was 12thC with a
view of the castle to die for; also
sympathetically restored and nicely
furnished - all mod.cons.

Les Charmes de Caluzet was a gorgeous
restored mas for a B&B plus a completely
rebuilt grange with three rooms and a
huge reception floor with a kitchen I'd
love to have in my own home....a private
pool and a huge garden. Again, very
rural; Salignac has a shop, resto and
a pizza/bar open on the weekend so
driving further afield is a necessary
pleasure. The towns around that area
are especially beautiful, sigh, and
wonderful to explore. I adore the
area around Bédoin but I've fallen in
love with SW France!!
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Old Nov 20th, 2004, 12:32 PM
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thankyou for all your replies-we are quite relaxed about where we stay-have all been to France before and are happy to find some special village/cottage that will delight us!
We have stayed in Brantomme, a few years ago and loved itso if anyone has had recent experience of accommodation etc. would be MOST interested!
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Old Nov 20th, 2004, 09:58 PM
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We were in a villa in Le Coux et Bigaroque about 45 minutes from Sarlat. It was a 17th century farm house, restored, with two bedrooms and a private pool. We were there this past September. It was 900E and we rented it from a New Zealand couple who are living in the Dordogne area. We had a car and went to many of the markets, all within 1/2 hour...Belves, Domme, St.Cyprien and visited two of the caves, Font de Gaume and Peche Merle. It was very central and very lovely. If you are interested you may e-mail me and I can give you more [email protected]
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Does anyone have a website for Les Charmes de Caluzet ? I can't seem to find information on it anywhere. Thanks
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.....my fault, cruisinred - I persist
in calling it by the wrong name! The
correct name is:


Les charmes de Carlucet
www.carlucet.com
Helen and Eric Edgar
(33)05 53 31 22 60

They may be still on vacation in Tunisia
but should be back soon.
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I have figured out that it is probably in Clauzet, not Caluzet, but still can't find the gite where llamalady stayed.
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