Luxury 2 bed gite in the heart of the Cahors vineyards with private heated pool
- english, french, german
About Caroline Sharp
As soon as we first saw Le Caillau in September 2008 we knew that this was the property we had to buy. A 300 year old winery set in the heart of the best Cahors vines, it’s a peaceful location yet still close to many small villages and towns with plenty of activities on offer for holidaymakers. Having both worked in London’s fast-paced marketing world for many years, we like a challenge and this is certainly a challenge albeit of a different kind and on a different scale. Along with our two little girls Evie and Lilah we have thrown ourselves into French life, picking up the local dialect, haggling with local artisans and enjoying far too much local wine and cheese. We have transformed Le Caillau into a unique destination both for locals and holidaymakers with the Restaurant, the Café & Pottery Painting Atelier plus the luxury gite. Le Caillau was love at first sight for us – we think it will be for you too. We look forward to welcoming you soon. Chas and Caroline Sharp
Caroline Sharp purchased this Cottage in 2009
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A nicely furnished, well equipped rental - in a gorgeous setting among the vineyards. Handy having a great restaurant on site.
The best of the Cahors vineyards right in the neighborhood.
What a unique property in the vineyards of the South of France
This gite is located in the heart of the Cahors region of Southern France and set in the middle of a vineyard.
It consists of an open plan kitchen and diner, going through to a lounge, off of which comes the large main bedroom and a large bathroom with a free standing bath and large shower which is open rather than enclosed. There is a smaller attic room accessed up some steep wooden steps in the lounge, which contains a large skylight window.
The gite is truly authentic and in keeping with other typical French buildings in the area. It is located within an enclosed courtyard and is attached to a restaurant and an on site pottery painting cafe is located across the courtyard. There is absolutely no noise at all from the restaurant during opening hours therefore it caused us no concern.
The final building located just off the enclosed courtyard is the owners home, Chas and Caroline, who manage the gite, restaurant and pottery cafe. They are extremely helpful and very informative about the local area. When we discovered a couple of issues within the gite, they immediately rectified these and supplied us with a few additional utensils for the kitchen that made our self catering holiday easier.
The private garden to the rear of the gite is extensive and there is not only an enclosed private pool for your use, there is also some play items if you are going with children and there is plenty of outside seating options. There is also a garden dining table and 4 chairs located just outside the gite for some alfresco dining. Just to the side of the gite there is a beautiful seating area looking directly into the vineyard which can be accessed through the main bedroom patio doors.
To the far side of the garden, there is a small holding which contains a couple of chickens and 2 very friendly goats, Rocky and Daisy. They love fruit peelings and lots of fuss so be sure to pay them a visit.
Le Caillau is surrounded by many vineyards which are worth visiting, in particular Clos Triguedina which is a 1.5 mile walk from Le Caillau, the wine is exquisite and the tour both informative and interesting.
Le Caillau Restaurant is simply a hidden gem and although we chose to only eat here once during our stay, the atmosphere, service and menu is a credit to Chas and Caroline.
We holidayed here with another couple, no children and found plenty to do in the region, a car is essential to get further afield.
PS...Do the pottery painting if you can, it’s great fun!!
Le Caillau is set in the heart of the Cahors Vineyards. Originally the main winery in Vire sur Lot, Le Caillau has now been renovated and transformed into a Restaurant & Café with a beautiful luxury gite. The gite terrace is private with views of the vines in all directions with the restaurant on your doorstep. A perfect location for wine tasting breaks with some of the best vineyards in the region within walking distance.