Our lovely house was built in 1821 and is set in a small village (6 houses in total) in the french Lot valley about 10mins by car from Cahors. It is not a luxurious holiday house but our private little paradise, which we'd like to share with others, when we can't be there.
Surrounded by vineyards and genuine old french houses, this idyllic part of france has kept all its charm. The river Lot is two steps down the hill and the water is clean enough to swim in it. Within a 10 min drive you can get to a little beach, perfect for children, with a beach restaurant, ball games and canoes. There is a very good restaurant only a short walk away and markets on every day of the week in the nearby villages. The area has many famous tourist attractions: Rocamadour, the Lascaux caves, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie...
The house has two floors and a barn. The ground floor has a large, new kitchen, a dining area with a big table and a living room with a fire place, 2 sofas and a sofa bed. On the first floor there is bathroom with a bathtub and a lovely view overlooking the valley. On the same floor is the main bedroom with a double bed and a baby bed. The second floor has a bathroom with a shower and two bedrooms, one with a double bed, one with two single beds. From the living room you can look onto the terrace and the garden. The barn is right next to the house and has its own bathroom, sofas, desk and double bed mezzanine.
This was a beautiful spot and a very gracious host who gave us lots of great detailed suggestions.
Andrew and Mareike have a little jewel in the Lot countryside. The atmosphere of their early 19th century farmhouse has been well preserved, with the exception of an updated, very functional, kitchen, and who's going to argue with that.
If you are seeking a quiet, pastoral setting, you will not be disappointed. There being no television or internet, you are drawn to the outdoors. From the house, we could walk through vineyards, cycle to the river or to the local café, and of course drive to many of the famous sites in the Lot and Dordogne. One that has not been mentioned in the other reviews, is Chateau Blaynac. Just over an hour north of Largueil, the authenticity of this high middle ages fortress is worth the drive.
Closer to home, Mercuès (4km) has a well stocked Intermarché for daily home-cooking. The large town of Cahors is 20 minutes away. It is a vibrant town (great restaurants) unlike some others in the region that are on the wane.
Finally, a thank you to our hosts, who stayed in close contact with us during our stay, and promptly responded to all our questions and concerns. I would agree with other reviewers that a mattress upgrade is in order. But that is not enough to stop me from looking forward to a return visit.
wonderful, from A to Z;
very quiet, private and spacious;
we very much enjoyed dinning outdoors every day and finding everything we ever needed right there for our convenience;
communication with our hosts was fantastic and they kindly helped us with a couple of issues we created for ourselves
i would go back with much pleasure and highly reccommand this place!
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A quaint house in a quiet location.
Not fancy, but she says that up front.
We walked down the road to the her neighbor and sampled the lovely wine of the area.
Location and home were wonderful. Well equipped and clean. We enjoyed the isolation as that was the holiday we needed. But only about 10 minutes to town by car. Many amazing historical places to see nearby. Lot river beautiful. Weather throughout Euope was a terrible so maybe May is not the best month. Hostess amazing and helpful although communication was by email. Good detailed instructions given and most helpful. This is a cold house if no firewood. Get it early so it is not a problem
We booked our holiday in France for the month of May. Who knew it was going to be the coldest and wettest on record! But we were warm and cozy at Chez Bampfield. The house was exactly as described. Isolated within a tiny hamlet of 6-8 homes, it is a perfect getaway and still close enough to a town like Cahors for supplies. Be sure to hit the Wednesday market in Luzech and Saturday in Cahors (if you happen to be arriving on a Sunday, remember that very little is open). Very good well-priced wine at the neighbour Domaine de Chantelle. And if you like Malbec, you've come to the right area.
Our 5 year old daughter loved the backyard as a play area. Very kid friendly. We also enjoyed some great day trips as well to St Cirq, Rocamadour, Padirac, Figeac and beyond.
We recommend it and would return.
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A little collection of houses in the middle of wine growing country. The house is spread over three levels of this old farmhouse. You have to be careful of your head in the upper level bedrooms. Good kitchen and beautiful garden.
A great base for exploring the towns and country around.
My friends and I had a delightful time on our recent holiday at Mareike and Andrew's lovely house in Largeuil. The location is lovely and peaceful, the house rustic and spacious. It also features a couple of spare kitties in case you've forgotten yours at home! ;-) (neighbors' pets to be sure, but charming and friendly)
The beds still want attention, but I've had worse, so not a big deal. The house was very clean and we found the kitchen well-equipped for home meals. The woodstove made a couple of chilly nights very cozy indeed. We really enjoyed our stay, and hope to return next year!
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