La Pinay is located in the idyllic countryside of Lacave (located between Rocamadour & Souillac).The house is on a cliff carved into solid rock & decorated with a mix of brocante & modern elements.The terrace & garden offer a beautiful valley view.
The house has 3 floors equipped with wi-fi and convertible heating and air conditioning.
On the basement is the kitchen, dining area and shower/toilet. There is a microwave oven, coffee machine, toaster, 1-plate induction cooker and a complete set of kitchenware and dinnerware.
On the 2nd floor is the living room where there is a flat screen television with satellite and a selection of books for adults and children and toys.
On the top floor is the bedroom which sleeps 3 persons. There is a king size bed and a single bed. The bedroom can be divided with a curtain. There is a small dresser with hairdryer.
Outdoor is the garden and a dining terrace with barbecue where home-cooked meal can be enjoyed while watching the beautiful sunset over the valley.
Swimming pool and jacuzzi (open from June to mid-September) access is at the nearby hotel "Le Pont de l’Ouysse" at no extra cost. The hotel is 300 meters away only.
Interaction with Guests
We are available onsite to answer questions and be of whatever help that we can. We speak French and English.
La Pinay is overlooking the beautiful hills of Lacave and located just a few steps away from Belcastel Castle, one of the most beautiful castles in Dordogne.
Lacave is at the crossroads of three departments (Lot, Correze and Dordogne) and three regions (Midi-Pyrenées , Aquitaine and Limousin), the Dordogne is an ideal base for touring and visiting numerous spectacular and historically important sites within a 1-hour driving radius.
- Rocamadour (10 kms), a cliffside pilgrimage town listed as one of the “Great Sites” of Midi-Pyrénées region
-Stone villages: Sarlat (38 kms), Carennac (27 kms), Loubressac (33 kms) and Collonges-la-Rouges (37 kms), all of which are classified amongst the most beautiful villages in France
-Fortified castles: Castelnau-Bretenoux (39 kms), Montal (41 kms)
-Pre-historic sites : Lascaux (49 kms)
-Caves : Grotte de Lacave (2 kms), Gouffre de Padirac (24 kms)
-Museums: Automata and Mechanical toys in Souillac (10 kms), Champllion in Figeac (56 kms)
-Animal Parks: Reptiland in Martel (20 kms), Monkey Forest and Eagle Park in Rocamadour (10 kms)
The area offers a wealth of fun activities for all ages like walking, cycling, kayaking, horse riding, fishing, golf, tennis, hot air ballooning, rock climbing, spelunking, canyoning and paragliding.
For the gourmets, this little corner of Southwest France is home to the black truffle, a rare and prized delicacy (truffle markets are open in winter) It is also the land of foie gras (duck liver), a typical French delicacy made from fattened goose or duck liver, along with Rocamadour cheese, walnuts and Cahors wine. Visit to truffle farm and duck feeding demonstration is by appointment.
Shops, supermarkets, banks, doctors, pharmacies, gas stations and other amenities are in the town of Souillac (10 kms), which has a local market every Friday morning.
The closest airports within a reasonable drive are in Brive/Vallée de la Dordogne (30 kms), Toulouse (180 kms) and Limoges (150 kms). Trains to Paris and to the South are found in Souillac (11 kms) and Brive-la-Gaillarde (46 kms). We are in very rural surroundings so your own transport is essential. We can arrange for you bicycle hire.
Other Things to Note
- Minimum stay: 7 nights in July and August (Saturday to Saturday) and 2 nights in winter
- The rate is per night inclusive of bed linens, towels (except swimming pool towels), wi-fi, water, electricity and access to the swimming pool and jacuzzi at hotel-restaurant Le Pont de l'Ouysse.
- Guests will be charged the city tax of 0.33 Euros per person per night (children under 13 years old are exempted) payable upon check-out.
- Cleaning fee (optional): A deposit of 30 Euros will be due on arrival, will be refunded on departure after inspection of the cottage
- Pets are accepted but with a cleaning fee
- The swimming pool and jacuzzi at hotel-restaurant Le Pont de l'Ouysse are open only from June to mid-September.
- The tenant is responsible to have their own insurance such as medical treatment, loss or damage of personal belongings or cancellation of the reservation.
- The house must be returned in the same state of cleanliness as upon arrival.
- Smoking inside the house is strictly not permitted
Notre séjour s'est très bien déroulé, la maison est vraiment très cosy et nos hôtes très accueillants.
La situation est vraiment idéale pour visiter la région. Pour un moment de détente c'est l'endroit idéal. Merci Cathy pour cet accueil.
Cathy est très accueillante et la maison très jolie, le tout dans une région magnifique. Nous reviendrons en été profiter du jacuzzi...
Nous avons passé un tres chouette sejour..le gîte est encore plus joli que sur les photos et la vue est splendide.on s y sent bien des les premieres secondes.ideal pour faire une pause ! Nous reviendrons!merci a kathy pour son accueil et sa bonne humeur!
Le pavillon était identique à sa description: environnement très chaleureux. Beaucoup de soin apporté aux détails (décor, fruits, café et tisane). Cathy est une hôtesse attentionnée et distinguée. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié notre séjour dans un magnifique environnement, nous rapportons de beaux moments en souvenir.
Nous avons passé un merveilleux séjours dans la maison de cathy, la maison est magnifique, décoré avec soin, et offre une vue fabuleuse. Elle est idéalement situé et proche de tous les grands sites à visiter.
Cathy et son maris ont aussi un magnifique hôtel restaurant en contre bas à ne pas rater... Bref que dire à part que nous recommandons vivement cette maison, vous ne pouvez pas être déçus...
Bonjour! I have been hosting in La Pinay since June 2014.
I am a mother to 2 girls, Amélie (7 yrs. old) and Louise (4 yrs. old). My husband Stéphane is a chef and together with his family, runs a hotel-restaurant named Le Pont de l'Ouysse (in Lacave) and a bistrot named Bistrot Chambon (in Brive-la-Gaillarde). I grew up in Manila, worked in Dubai and now living in Lacave. I enjoy gardening, travelling, photography and of course hosting. I love to meet new people and have been lucky enough to host many lovely guests of different nationalities - French, Dutch, Belgian, German, American, Canadian, Australian, New Zealander, Argentinian and Slovakian.
I hope to have the pleasure to welcome you soon at La Pinay. A bientôt!