Villa Castan

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Sleeps: 6 - 15 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

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Pool Villa/House Modern
Great Value
Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Wheelchair Access Parking Space

Stay in a contemporary villa with a private pool close to idyllic Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’, only half an hour from the handsome town and Malbec-producing vineyards of Cahors.

Villa Castan is a spacious holiday home with eight bedrooms spread across its two wings, including a double bedroom and adapted bathroom suitable for guests with restricted mobility. All the bedrooms have king or queen-size double beds (five of which can be split into twins) making it ideal for an extended family holiday in the height of the summer. Outside of July and August, there is a special 6-person rental rate for lower occupancy so it could also be a great option for a couple or small group of friends.

As well as an open-plan lounge and dining area with a contemporary well-equipped kitchen, there is table football to keep all ages entertained and wide sliding doors opening out to a long terrace for al-fresco dining. The swimming pool is perfect for long summer days cooling off overlooking the garden – you can even catch a glimpse of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie’s rockface from your poolside sun lounger.

The picture-perfect medieval village is 3.5km away, just on the other side of the meandering Lot River. Potter around its cobbled lanes, admire its artisan studios and art galleries, dine out in some lovely restaurants and you can even swim by the shores of the river in the summer. Discover canoeing and kayaking close by whilst keen walkers should follow the Le Chemin de Halage trail, partly beneath the rockface, to nearby Bouziès.

Visit the pre-historic caves of Pech Merle and the impressive Renaissance castle in the nearby village of Cénevières. Another wonderful day out is Cahors, home to elegant medieval houses, hidden gardens, a bustling twice-weekly market, a famous historic bridge and a wealth of vineyards producing some of France’s finest wines.

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What you should know…

  • The 6-person rate only applies outside of July and August. During this time it is also possible to request a rate for groups of 7-14 guests. Please contact us for a quotation.
  • During July and August only the 15-person rate applies.
  • One of the bedrooms and bathrooms is suitable for guests with restricted mobility – please enquire for more details if needed.
  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Washing Machine Dishwasher Microwave Coffee Machine Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Wheelchair Access Indoor Games Table Football Heating Parking Space

1) 6-person rate (not available in July and August) - some bedrooms may be closed
2) 15-person rate - access to all bedrooms

Outside of July and August, there is also a lower occupancy rate for 7-14 guests - please contact us for a tailor-made quotation. 

Villa Interiors (250m2)

-    Open-plan lounge and dining area with doors sliding open to terrace
-    Open-plan kitchen, well-equipped including dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, oven, toaster, filter coffee maker, Senseo coffee maker and kettle
-    Lounge with TV

Right-wing

-    Bedroom with twin beds (90x200cm, can be joined to make a king-size double)
-    Bedroom with twin beds (90x200cm, can be joined to make a king-size double)
-    Bedroom with twin beds (90x200cm, can be joined to make a king-size double)
-    Bathroom
-    Separate WC
-    Utility room with extra fridge

Left-wing

-    Games area with TV
-    Bedroom (with access for guests with reduced mobility) with double bed (160x200cm)
-    Bedroom with double bed (160x200cm)
-    Bedroom with double bed (160x200cm)
-    Bedroom with twin beds (90x200cm, can be joined to make a king-size double)
-    Bedroom with twin beds (90x200cm, can be joined to make a king-size double)
-    Adapted bathroom (open shower, adapted shower chair, toilet with handle)
-    Bathroom

Outside Grounds (3000m2)

-    Swimming pool (5x10m, max. depth: 1.5m) with automatic disinfection system and safety cover
-    Terrace with al-fresco dining area     
-    Barbecue
-    Garden (not fenced)
-    Parking area 

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Air-conditioning
-    TV
-    Table football
-    Ironing facilities
-    Washing machine

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Castan
Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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Villa Castan is only 3.5km to Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’, in the southern French department of Lot. Here you are surrounded by the landscapes of the Causses du Quercy Natural Regional Park, around half an hour from the historic town and vineyards of Cahors.

The holiday home enjoys a rural setting with a few other houses dotted around, just north of the Lot River. There is a little hamlet/village around 2km down the road with a tabac-boulangerie whilst large supermarkets can be found close to Cahors (30km). A handful of lovely restaurants and bars are in the village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie.

Perched overlooking the Lot River, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie (3.5km) is an incredibly picturesque village which has attracted many artists over the years thanks to its beauty and charm. Head there early to get a parking space in one of the car parks on the outskirts of the village connected to the village via a footpath. Explore the narrow and sometimes steep medieval lanes of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie and admire the views from the highest point near the remains of the old fortresses. In the village centre many of the houses date back to the 13th to 16th century, some now home to artist studios and little galleries. In the summer head to the riverside beach for supervised swimming.

There is seasonal canoeing, kayaking and boat excursions along the Lot River in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie and Bouziès (4km) alongside the exciting Chemin de Halage walking trail, partly carved into the rockface. Heading east along the river come across the village of Cénevières (8km), home to the 13th century Château de Cénevières which you can visit, whilst the prehistoric Pech Merle caves (9km) are another great attraction of this area.

The handsome town of Cahors (30km) is a must-visit during your stay (and it is the best place to stock up in large supermarkets). As you explore the old town, follow the garden trail and come across pretty medieval houses, historic buildings and excellent restaurants. There is a bustling twice-weekly market and the town is surrounded by some of the finest Malbec-producing vineyards in France. Cahor’s bridge, Pont Valentré, is one of France’s UNESCO World Heritage sites.

In the other direction is Figeac (45km), an attractive town which is full of history and charm by the banks of the River Célé. Two more of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ can be found close to Figeac – Cardaillac (50km) and Capdenac (58km), both around an hour away by car.

Further afield, you could even venture south to the historic vineyards of Gaillac (84km), the perched village of Cordes-sur-Ciel (66km) and beautiful Albi (90km), all three located in the ‘Golden Triangle of the Tarn’.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Brive–Souillac Airport

(85km)

Nearest Airport 2 Toulouse-Blagnac Airport

(124km)

Nearest Airport 3 Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport

(134km)

Nearest Train Station Cahors

(30km)

Nearest Village Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

(3.5km)

Nearest Restaurant In and around Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

(Within 3.5km)

Nearest Shop Small shops in and around the village

(Within 3.5km)

Nearest Town Cahors

(28km)

Region

A relatively new addition to France, the Midi-Pyrénées was created to surround the cultural capital of Toulouse in the late 1970s. You might think that its relative youth would mean the Midi-Pyrénées is short on character or identity, but remember, this is France we’re talking about – the whole country is steeped in history and tradition. Encompassing parts of Gascony, Languedoc, the Gers and several others, you’ll get a varied slice of the whole French experience here, not least if you stay at one of our beautiful chateaux in the Midi-Pyrénées! And if you want to discover the best of what the region has to offer, our Midi-Pyrénées travel guide is here to show you where to go, what to eat and how you can make the best of your break with some amazing activities.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Close to the Lot River, families can make the most of the seasonal river-based activities such as canoeing, kayaking, boat trips, stand-up paddle boarding and boat trips around Saint-Cirq-Lapopie and Bouziès, both a short drive away. A walking trail combines the two villages, Le Chemin de Halage, which is worth considering for families with experienced walkers (you will need good shoes). The trail passes by the river and even beneath the incredible rockface.

Meanwhile, enjoy pottering around the cobbled lanes of the idyllic village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, perhaps admiring artists at work and soaking up the history all around you. Young historians may also enjoy a trip to Château de Cénevières in a neighbouring village around 8km away whilst the Pech Merle pre-historic caves are also popular with families.

If visiting Cahors for the day then look out for the tourist road train that tours the historic town. There is go-karting at Karthors to the south of Cahors and tree-top adventures, mini-golf and paint-balling at Cape Nature not far from the historic centre. Figeac Parc Aventures (49km) is another great place for families who adore outdoor activities. 

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Forest park/High-rope course
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Table Football

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 charged to client’s credit card as a pre-authorisation 2 weeks before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Changeover day Sunday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Extra €12.50 per person, payable to Oliver's Travels at the time of balance payment.
Pool towels included? No.
End of stay cleaning included? No. €150, payable to Oliver's Travels at the time of balance payment. This is for a standard changeover clean. Guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Pool opening dates? Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€10 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs When lower/minimum occupancy is booked, some rooms may not be accessible and this remains at the owner's discretion. Please enquire should you require details.
Other Ts and Cs In July and August, the 15-person rate applies to all bookings (even with lower occupancy).
Other Ts and Cs Please note that the price will be different for 7-14 guests (outside of July and August) – please enquire for an accurate quote.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 13th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 £1,490
Apr 27th 2024 - May 5th 2024 £1,907
May 5th 2024 - May 19th 2024 £1,431
May 19th 2024 - Jun 23rd 2024 £2,086
Jun 23rd 2024 - Jun 30th 2024 £2,146
Jun 30th 2024 - Jul 7th 2024 £3,218
Jul 7th 2024 - Jul 14th 2024 £3,814
Jul 14th 2024 - Aug 25th 2024 £4,410
Aug 25th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £3,218
Sep 1st 2024 - Sep 22nd 2024 £2,086
Sep 22nd 2024 - Oct 13th 2024 £1,431
Oct 13th 2024 - Oct 27th 2024 £2,086
Oct 27th 2024 - Dec 15th 2024 £1,431
Dec 15th 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 £2,622
Jan 5th 2025 - Feb 9th 2025 £1,311
Feb 9th 2025 - Mar 2nd 2025 £1,431
Mar 2nd 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 £1,490
Apr 26th 2025 - May 4th 2025 £1,907
May 4th 2025 - May 18th 2025 £1,431
May 18th 2025 - Jun 22nd 2025 £2,086
Jun 22nd 2025 - Jun 29th 2025 £2,146
Jun 29th 2025 - Jul 6th 2025 £3,218
Jul 6th 2025 - Jul 13th 2025 £3,814
Jul 13th 2025 - Aug 24th 2025 £4,410
Aug 24th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 £3,218
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 21st 2025 £2,086
Sep 21st 2025 - Oct 12th 2025 £1,431
Oct 12th 2025 - Oct 15th 2025 £2,086

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 13th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 £2,563
Apr 27th 2024 - May 5th 2024 £2,980
May 5th 2024 - May 19th 2024 £2,503
May 19th 2024 - Jun 23rd 2024 £3,158
Jun 23rd 2024 - Jun 30th 2024 £3,218
Jun 30th 2024 - Jul 7th 2024 £3,218
Jul 7th 2024 - Jul 14th 2024 £3,814
Jul 14th 2024 - Aug 25th 2024 £4,410
Aug 25th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £3,218
Sep 1st 2024 - Sep 22nd 2024 £3,158
Sep 22nd 2024 - Oct 13th 2024 £2,503
Oct 13th 2024 - Oct 27th 2024 £3,158
Oct 27th 2024 - Dec 15th 2024 £2,503
Dec 15th 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 £3,695
Jan 5th 2025 - Feb 9th 2025 £2,384
Feb 9th 2025 - Mar 2nd 2025 £2,503
Mar 2nd 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 £2,563
Apr 26th 2025 - May 4th 2025 £2,980
May 4th 2025 - May 18th 2025 £2,503
May 18th 2025 - Jun 22nd 2025 £3,158
Jun 22nd 2025 - Jun 29th 2025 £3,218
Jun 29th 2025 - Jul 6th 2025 £3,218
Jul 6th 2025 - Jul 13th 2025 £3,814
Jul 13th 2025 - Aug 24th 2025 £4,410
Aug 24th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 £3,218
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 21st 2025 £3,158
Sep 21st 2025 - Oct 12th 2025 £2,503
Oct 12th 2025 - Oct 15th 2025 £3,158

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 13th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 €1,618
Apr 27th 2024 - May 5th 2024 €2,071
May 5th 2024 - May 19th 2024 €1,553
May 19th 2024 - Jun 23rd 2024 €2,265
Jun 23rd 2024 - Jun 30th 2024 €2,330
Jun 30th 2024 - Jul 7th 2024 €3,495
Jul 7th 2024 - Jul 14th 2024 €4,142
Jul 14th 2024 - Aug 25th 2024 €4,789
Aug 25th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €3,495
Sep 1st 2024 - Sep 22nd 2024 €2,265
Sep 22nd 2024 - Oct 13th 2024 €1,553
Oct 13th 2024 - Oct 27th 2024 €2,265
Oct 27th 2024 - Dec 15th 2024 €1,553
Dec 15th 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 €2,848
Jan 5th 2025 - Feb 9th 2025 €1,424
Feb 9th 2025 - Mar 2nd 2025 €1,553
Mar 2nd 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 €1,618
Apr 26th 2025 - May 4th 2025 €2,071
May 4th 2025 - May 18th 2025 €1,553
May 18th 2025 - Jun 22nd 2025 €2,265
Jun 22nd 2025 - Jun 29th 2025 €2,330
Jun 29th 2025 - Jul 6th 2025 €3,495
Jul 6th 2025 - Jul 13th 2025 €4,142
Jul 13th 2025 - Aug 24th 2025 €4,789
Aug 24th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 €3,495
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 21st 2025 €2,265
Sep 21st 2025 - Oct 12th 2025 €1,553
Oct 12th 2025 - Oct 15th 2025 €2,265

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 13th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 €2,783
Apr 27th 2024 - May 5th 2024 €3,236
May 5th 2024 - May 19th 2024 €2,718
May 19th 2024 - Jun 23rd 2024 €3,430
Jun 23rd 2024 - Jun 30th 2024 €3,495
Jun 30th 2024 - Jul 7th 2024 €3,495
Jul 7th 2024 - Jul 14th 2024 €4,142
Jul 14th 2024 - Aug 25th 2024 €4,789
Aug 25th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €3,495
Sep 1st 2024 - Sep 22nd 2024 €3,430
Sep 22nd 2024 - Oct 13th 2024 €2,718
Oct 13th 2024 - Oct 27th 2024 €3,430
Oct 27th 2024 - Dec 15th 2024 €2,718
Dec 15th 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 €4,012
Jan 5th 2025 - Feb 9th 2025 €2,589
Feb 9th 2025 - Mar 2nd 2025 €2,718
Mar 2nd 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 €2,783
Apr 26th 2025 - May 4th 2025 €3,236
May 4th 2025 - May 18th 2025 €2,718
May 18th 2025 - Jun 22nd 2025 €3,430
Jun 22nd 2025 - Jun 29th 2025 €3,495
Jun 29th 2025 - Jul 6th 2025 €3,495
Jul 6th 2025 - Jul 13th 2025 €4,142
Jul 13th 2025 - Aug 24th 2025 €4,789
Aug 24th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 €3,495
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 21st 2025 €3,430
Sep 21st 2025 - Oct 12th 2025 €2,718
Oct 12th 2025 - Oct 15th 2025 €3,430

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 13th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 $1,725
Apr 27th 2024 - May 5th 2024 $2,207
May 5th 2024 - May 19th 2024 $1,656
May 19th 2024 - Jun 23rd 2024 $2,414
Jun 23rd 2024 - Jun 30th 2024 $2,483
Jun 30th 2024 - Jul 7th 2024 $3,725
Jul 7th 2024 - Jul 14th 2024 $4,414
Jul 14th 2024 - Aug 25th 2024 $5,104
Aug 25th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $3,725
Sep 1st 2024 - Sep 22nd 2024 $2,414
Sep 22nd 2024 - Oct 13th 2024 $1,656
Oct 13th 2024 - Oct 27th 2024 $2,414
Oct 27th 2024 - Dec 15th 2024 $1,656
Dec 15th 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 $3,035
Jan 5th 2025 - Feb 9th 2025 $1,518
Feb 9th 2025 - Mar 2nd 2025 $1,656
Mar 2nd 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 $1,725
Apr 26th 2025 - May 4th 2025 $2,207
May 4th 2025 - May 18th 2025 $1,656
May 18th 2025 - Jun 22nd 2025 $2,414
Jun 22nd 2025 - Jun 29th 2025 $2,483
Jun 29th 2025 - Jul 6th 2025 $3,725
Jul 6th 2025 - Jul 13th 2025 $4,414
Jul 13th 2025 - Aug 24th 2025 $5,104
Aug 24th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 $3,725
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 21st 2025 $2,414
Sep 21st 2025 - Oct 12th 2025 $1,656
Oct 12th 2025 - Oct 15th 2025 $2,414

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 13th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 $2,966
Apr 27th 2024 - May 5th 2024 $3,449
May 5th 2024 - May 19th 2024 $2,897
May 19th 2024 - Jun 23rd 2024 $3,656
Jun 23rd 2024 - Jun 30th 2024 $3,725
Jun 30th 2024 - Jul 7th 2024 $3,725
Jul 7th 2024 - Jul 14th 2024 $4,414
Jul 14th 2024 - Aug 25th 2024 $5,104
Aug 25th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $3,725
Sep 1st 2024 - Sep 22nd 2024 $3,656
Sep 22nd 2024 - Oct 13th 2024 $2,897
Oct 13th 2024 - Oct 27th 2024 $3,656
Oct 27th 2024 - Dec 15th 2024 $2,897
Dec 15th 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 $4,276
Jan 5th 2025 - Feb 9th 2025 $2,759
Feb 9th 2025 - Mar 2nd 2025 $2,897
Mar 2nd 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 $2,966
Apr 26th 2025 - May 4th 2025 $3,449
May 4th 2025 - May 18th 2025 $2,897
May 18th 2025 - Jun 22nd 2025 $3,656
Jun 22nd 2025 - Jun 29th 2025 $3,725
Jun 29th 2025 - Jul 6th 2025 $3,725
Jul 6th 2025 - Jul 13th 2025 $4,414
Jul 13th 2025 - Aug 24th 2025 $5,104
Aug 24th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 $3,725
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 21st 2025 $3,656
Sep 21st 2025 - Oct 12th 2025 $2,897
Oct 12th 2025 - Oct 15th 2025 $3,656

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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