above: The play area for 3-12 year olds.



Fabulous 5*****

We totally enjoyed our stay the accommodation was perfect everything was catered for. The owner made our week delightful even booked the dogs vet appointment for our return back to the U.K. The gites are clean and comfortable, the pool area is enclosed with amazing views over Cahors. Lovely patios beside each gite with BBQ's provided. I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting peace and tranquility.

  • Review submitted 3rd July 2017 for a stay in Les Lavandes in June 2017

Great Gite, great pool, great location 5*****

Enjoyed our stay, comfortable Gite well equipped with spacious grounds for our dog Summer to explore and play with Virginia's dog Sam. The owner Virginia is very helpful and friendly with lots of local information, we visited Cahors, Saint Cirque Lapopie, and Rocamadour, we visited these in the mornings when it was cooler and spent afternoons and evenings relaxing in the grounds and cooling off in the large pool and watching the sunset. Thank you Virginia we will return. Trevor Diane & Summer
  • Review submitted 25th June 2017 for a stay in La Provençal in June 2017

Characterful, comfortable, and relaxing 5*****

Les Lavandes is a very well equipped and comfortable gites in a quiet setting in the countryside outside Cahors. There is a lovely pool which is shared with the other gites owned by the same owners next door from which there are spectacular views. The gites itself is an old cottage with wooden beams and is well appointed and nicely done.There are plenty of places of interest to visit in the near vicinity.

  • Review submitted 16th June 2017 for a stay in Les Lavandes in June 2017

Wonderful place to stay and relax 5*****

We stayed at Ginny's for the fourth time, again we had a great time. Relaxing in the garden in the sun. Everything you need is in the gite. A real BBQ (Weber) was at our disposal. Unfortunately, It was too early in the season to use the swimming pool. We certainly wil come back in the future. Ed & Trudy

  • Review submitted 5th May for a stay in La Provençal in April 2017

A lovely stay 5*****

The gite was in a super position with wonderful views. It was clean and well cared for with plenty of equipment. We particularly enjoyed sitting in the sun lounge - lovely first thing in the morning. Plenty of space around the gites and a smashing swimming pool with gorgeous sunsets and superb views. Virginia was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. A real bonus not knowing the area. Thanks for a relaxing stay.

  • Review submitted 28th Sept 2016 for a stay in Les Lavandes in Sept 2016

Excellent gite in a beautiful setting 5*****

I stayed in La Provencal with my husband and two boys in late August. The pool is in a beautiful setting with views over hills and spectacular sunsets (one of the nicest gite pools we have come across). The property was clean and well equipped, and the owners are freindly and on site to give advice about local attractions if needed. It is well located for visiting historic towns like Cahors and Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, and there is plenty to do in the local Lot/Dordogne area. We particularly enjoyed trips out to Cahors with the market, restaurants, and historic sights all within a short drive. Other trips we loved, when not relaxing by the pool, were boat trips along the river past Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, and in an underground cave system near Rocamadour, and visits to an aquapark and on a scenic steam train near Martel. Overall, we found our stay provided great opportunities for both relaxation and exploration that meant everyone was happy!

  • Review submitted 13th Sept 2016 for a stay in La Provençal in Aug 2016

For the first two days we couldn't tear ourselves away from the pool. We just relaxed and soaked up the sun and the amazing views. There are lots of places to visit, our favourite being Saint Cirq Lapopie. Cahors is a great French city with a good food market and the local restaurant, La Truite Doree, was excellent. We all had a wonderful relaxing holiday and would definitely return. Thank you Ginny!

  • Review submitted 31st August 2016 for a stay in La Provençal in Aug 2016

Un havre de 6 - 5*****

Séjour agréable et reposant. Excellent accueil Les enfants ont adoré la piscine. Idéal pour un séjour en famille. Merci.

  • Review submitted 25th August 2016 for a stay in Les Lavandes in Aug 2016

Flawless visit to great gite with lovely pool in a wonderful part of France 5*****

we (myself, my wife and two 12 year old girls) stayed for 2 weeks and had a wonderful time here - we could not have wished for more! The site is very well-equipped, self-contained with a beautiful pool - absolutely spotlessly clean, with a lot of space and seating around it, kept secure (so little ones would stumble into it) and at the end of a long hot day, an absolute delight to use. The views from the pool terrace, especially at sunset, are amazing. The location is great - quiet at night so you can get a good sleep, but close enough to Cahors (10 mins), the Lot river area, Saint Cirque Lapopoe, canoeing on the Cele river, swimming at Vers, cycling and walking on the tow-path, Rocamadour, etc., etc. - it feels like we only scratched the surface in this beautiful part of France - I have seen a lot of France, this is definitely one of my favourite areas. The previous reviews have said most things already (I really do not understand the 2 star review btw), but just wanted to mention how helpful and friendly the owner Virginia is, whilst respecting your privacy - she takes great pride in keeping the gite and the pool in beautiful condition and her guests happy. She has detailed knowledge of the area and gave us loads of good tips - thank you, we hope to be back some time soon....

  • Review submitted 20th Aug 2016 for a stay in Les Lavandes in Aug 2016

Amazing Amazing!! 5*****

Travelling down to Spain from Calais with my husband and two young children (2 and 6 month old). This place was a Godsend. I wasn't expecting a good nights sleep after the children were mostly asleep on the journey. Everyone slept until 8am....thank goodness. When we woke up we were amazed with the views. The pool was lovely, which the kids enjoyed and the place was spotless...only upset we didn't get to stay more than one night. We would highly recommend this place and can't wait to go back.

  • Review submitted 24th August 2016 for a stay in Les Lavandes in May 2016

Cadre superbe 4****

Environnement et cadre magnifique avec un grand jardin/parc et des jeux très appréciés par notre fils, une très belle piscine avec jolie vue. L'accueil de Virginia a été très sympathique. Le gîte était propre et bien équipé mais il manque de luminosité au rez-de-chaussée, heureusement nous pouvions manger à l'extérieur. Nous avons passé une très bonne semaine.

  • Review submitted 31st July 2016 for a stay in La Provençal in July 2016

Wonderful, relaxing property 5*****

The gite was extremely well equipped, in terms of both the kitchen and storage space for clothing. The grounds, which include the play space, pool, ping-pong table and outdoor dining, made it a fun place for the kids and relaxing environment for the adults. It was simple to book and you were very responsive to all my questions. I will definitely pass on this address to our friends. Our week in Cahors was probably our favorite of our month spent in France. In the area, I would say that dining in Vers and taking a tour of La Grotte du Pech-Merle were our favorite activities (besides lounging by the pool, that is).Thanks again.

  • Review submitted 13th July 2016 for a stay in Les Lavandes in June 2016

Wonderful, relaxing property 5*****

The gite was extremely well equipped. The owners have actually lived in the house in the past, which has resulted in extensive kitchen utensils, large amount of storage for clothing, and a washing machine (plus clothesline outdoors for drying). TV is available in English or French. The grounds, which include a play space, pool, ping-pong table and outdoor dining area, made it a fun place for the kids and relaxing environment for the adults. It was simple to book and the owner Virginia was very responsive to all my questions. She has lived in the area for 12 years, so she can recommend all sorts of restaurants and activities as well as give directions & maps to anywhere you plan to go. In the area, I would say that dining at La Truite Doree in Vers and taking a tour of La Grotte du Pech-Merle were our favorite activities (besides lounging by the pool, that is). Of our 4 weeks in France, we enjoyed our stay at this gite the most. Will definitely give this address to friends.

  • Review submitted 13th July for a stay in Les Lavandes in June 2016

Like in a dream.... 5*****

The beauty of the place is breathtaking, tranquility , repose of the soul and body is assured. House is very nice with good comfort. Very welcoming and very discreet owners. A stay that makes you want to come back just!

  • Review submitted 8th May 2016 for a stay in Les Lavandes in April 2016

Perfect location, welcoming host, great pool - 5*****

We have just returned from a week at La Provencall and wish our stay had been for two weeks instead of one.

We received a very warm welcome upon arrival which set the tone of hosting throughout our stay, Virginia was ever helpful and informative in response to the usual requests when visiting somewhere new.

The location was perfect for access to Cahors and the beautiful surrounding countryside and the view from the pool equally impressive.

The cottage was very comfortable and had everything required including lots of towels for the pool which was used a great deal due to the very hot weather we enjoyed during our stay.

In summary, we loved the cottage, the pool, the location, the beautiful countryside and the abundance of historical attractions nearby.

We have every intention of returning soon and have no hesitation in recommending this accommodation to others planning a visit to this area.

  • Review submitted 31 Aug 2015 for a stay in Aug 2015

Lovely property in an interesting region - 5*****

Our family had a marvellous time in this comfortable, spotless and beautifully equipped stone farmhouse. The saltwater swimming pool was lovely and our girls (3 and 6 years old) enjoyed the play equipment in the garden, especially the trampoline. We enjoyed exploring the surrounding area (visits to Rocamadour, Cirque La Popie and river swimming in the Lot and Cele were highlights) and Virginia welcomed us warmly. We would happily stay here again on a future visit to the Dordogne - thanks again Virginia!

  • Review submitted 12 Aug 2015 for a stay in Aug 2015

Séjour dans le Lot 4****

Nous avons passé un séjour agréable dans le mas La Provençal près de Cahors. Nous avons apprécié l'espace mis à notre disposition (grandeur du gîte- nous étions 4, petit coin à l'ombre pour déjeuner, l'espace piscine avec les chaises longues et une piscine spacieuse), la vue dégagée sur le paysage. Les équipements mis à notre disposition nous ont convenu, en particulier les ventilateurs pour nous rafraîchir et le linge mise à notre disposition (lits, serviettes).Et nous avons apprécié particulièrement la chambre creusée, rafraîchissante pendant la période chaude où nous avons séjourné, en pierre apparente et avec un sol en parquet.Nous y avons passé un séjour reposant, agrémenté de balades, de visites des villes à proximité (Cahors, petite randonnée autour du village..) La propriétaire est très accueillante. Nous recommandons ce gîte.

  • Review submitted 5 Aug for a stay in July 2015

Wonderful stay near Cahors - 5*****

We had a wonderful stay at "Le mas des Cypres" a few minutes away from Cahors and in the vicinity of great touristic sites in the Lot department.

The two-floors house was clean and well equipped. It could easily accomodate a family of four, we even had an additionnal guest on site.

The landlady is easily available and always helpful.

Concerning the property around the house, kids enjoyed the many outdoor toys and swings available, and of course the swimming pool (very well tended).

  • Review submitted 18 Aug 2015 for a stay in Aug 2015

Lovely location, well equipped, pool was a big hit with all ages! - 5*****

-Directions to the property were good (found it first time), beautiful sunny day when we arrived so children went straight into the pool which is really lovely with plenty of sunloungers/parasols etc available. Water a bit chilly despite the heat of the day but refreshing after a morning out and about. 
Property was well equipped including fans in the upstairs room/s which we really needed a couple of nights as it was so hot. Kitchen was small but had everything (including cafetiere which meant we really hadn't needed to pack one to bring with us - should have asked).
Cahors is relatively close and the market was great (Wednesday morning). 
Although there are two guest properties on the site it didn't feel busy at all, however Les Lavandes is right by the play area so if both properties had small children it might be noisier than our week was.
Virginia was very welcoming and available if we had any questions about the area or indeed how to turn on the oven!

  • Review submitted: Sept 15, 2015 for a stay in Aug 2015

Lovely property with everything we needed - the whole family loved it” - 5*****

Our family had a marvellous time in this comfortable, spotless and beautifully equipped stone farmhouse. The saltwater swimming pool was gorgeous and our girls (3 and 6 years old) enjoyed the play equipment in the garden, especially the trampoline. We enjoyed exploring the surrounding area (visits to Rocamadour, Cirque La Popie and river swimming in the Lot and Cele were highlights) and Virginia welcomed us warmly. We would happily stay here again on a future visit to the Dordogne - thanks again Virginia!

  • Review submitted Aug 2015 for a stay in Aug 2015

Fantastic location 4****

Gite was in a great location with a superb view from the pool.
Despite their being another gite on site their was no compromising on the space, everything was well laid out with plenty and organised. The children were well catered for.
The gite itself had all the necessary standard equipment.
Overall we had a very good time.

  • Review submitted Aug 2015 for a stay in Aug 2015

A lovely property in a stunning setting - 4****

"The gite we stayed in was extremely beautiful and the owners were amazingly helpful and friendly. The only complaint we had was the lack of Wi-Fi anywhere other than outside the front door - this was a major problem as we were there doing photography work and needed internet access to upload photos. However, had we not required internet access so urgently it would have been nigh-on perfect."

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2015 Date of Stay: Mar 2015

French gites with great views and pool 5*****

"As the site is just a ten minute journey from the motorway it was an ideal stop on our way to Spain.we stayed for two nights on the way down and on our return.

We stayed in the smaller gite which was very comfortable. .my only comment would be that the bathroom mirror is rather high for someone who is rather short. Great view and swimming pool."

  • Review Submitted: Dec 14, 2014 Date of Stay: Sep 2014


"Thank you for a lovely week,we all really enjoyed ourselves,will certainly be visiting again & defiantly will spread the news of how fab it is..." Louise, UK

"Thanks so much for a wonderfull time at you last week! We all agree that your place is a wonderfull place to relax and to enjoy the beautifull landscape and environments of Cahors and Lot Valley. We all miss the pool, the terrasse and the sight over the hills so much! We still think about coming back to your wonderfull gite(s) next year." Susanne, Denmark

"The gite met all our expectations and is as the pictures on this site show. The house was clean and well equiped, with a good climate and beautiful views. As there was a nice playground and a clean and gated pool, we didn't have to worry about our children. The lovely daugther of the owners of the gite spend quite a bit of time playing with our 4 year old and so provided the 'enterainment team' of the site. Adding up to the relaxing experience was the comfortable bed so we did not wake up with sore backs this trip. The other sleeping room, with two single beds, is always cool and so perfect for children in hot summertime. The owners are friendly, welcoming and helpful. As they've been living in Constans for about 8 years, they know the area very well. Cahors is a 10-15 min drive and is a nice town with good bakeries and supermarkets, and a market twice a week. The Lot has many other interesting places and Toulouse is worth a visit as well, but being at 'La Provencal' was - as we found out - never a dull thing to do." Geoff, Netherlands

"We have just returned from a wonderful week at this gite and really couldn't have asked for anything more. The property was clean and well maintained and even better than the description. A great deal of thought has gone into equipping it to make it a real home from home. The 'pool with a view' was fabulous and although late in the season, we were blessed with glorious weather which allowed us to fully enjoy it. The location is rural and quiet, with beautiful views, whilst still being in easy reach of Cahors and all the numerous places of interest to visit in this beautiful region. We found the owners very pleasant, helpful and informative. They clearly want everyone to enjoy their property and the area as much as they do and go out of their way to achieve this.

We have already recommended this gite to our family and friends and we hope to return again next year." Karen, Scotland

"Gite splendide, environnement somptueux, nous avons tous passé un séjour très agréable - à recommender!" Greg, France

"The pool, the weather and all the hints you gave us were excellent". Geert and Fabienne, Belgium

"A wonderful time..Hope to 'C.U' again." Meehan family, Northern Ireland

"I am sure we will be back again" Matthew and Alice, Northern Ireland

"Thanks so much for your hospitality, help and organisation. A wonderful gite in an amazing location...Everthing about the holiday kept both the teenagers and 'oldies' happy and relaxed. There is no doubt we would like to visit again - in fact plans are already being made." Fiona, Tony, Gillian and Stephen, Scotland

"Nous regrettons que le weekend était trop court. Merci pour tout et à peut-être bientôt." Famile Da Costa, France

"Nous avons passé un très beau séjour, le Lot est une région magnifique. Le Mas des Cyprès est un lieu accueillant ou l'on a plaisir à se détendre. Nous espérons revenir encore...A bientôt!" Suzanne, Christoph, Daniel et Thomas, France

"Thank you for a wonderful stay. The gite, pool and gardens are perfect and the area is beautiful...a real step back in time! Hope to be back again soon and will definitely recommend you to friends." Phil, Jo, Sophie and Sam, Dorridge, United Kingdom

"We promised to be back and we enjoyed it very much again...it was great." Ed and Trudy, Netherlands

"For the second time - a lovely stay!" Lukas, Lena and Caspar, Belgie

"A truly wonderful position. Relaxing and comfortable. So much to see and do. Yes! a really good holiday in a beautiful area." Peter and Linda, Kent, United Kingdom

"What a lovely place to relax. We enjoyed the peace and quiet and managed to read eight books between us - bliss!" Martyn, Tracey, Tony and Lisa, Hull, United Kingdom

"Great location, nice pool...Cahors is an excellent centre. Totally wound down. Thank you." Steve, Nic, Alex, Grace, Brian and Denise, United Kingdom

"There isn't much more to be written that hasn't been written before, other than 'perfect!' Thank you for a fantastic holiday we will be back without a doubt. Wish our extra night was an extra seven at least!!" Nicky, Lee and Loa, Bexley, United Kingdom

"We had a lovely time; we relaxed, walked and enjoyed the pool. Thank you for letting us use the books and maps". Bart and Els, Rotterdam, Netherlands

"Fantastic time had again! Great food, wine, gite and company. We will be back!". Tony, Donna, Tommy, Erin, Callum and Rown, United Kingdom

"Merci pour votre accueil et le confort de votre gite". Ms et Mmes Arnoux et Martin - France.

"Thank you very much, it is a wonderful spot". Degrieck family, Belgie

"Spent eleven wonderful days relaxing by the pool, enjoying the weather, food and wine. Will return soon - even stayed a couple of extra nights as we couldn't bear to leave". James and Susan, United Kingdom

"La Provençal is a wonderful gite, in a beautiful setting, and we had a fantastic week". Greg, Catherine, Anna and Lottie, United Kingdom

"Fantastic gite...come back again. 6 stars rating." Henk and Trudy, Netherlands

"Location is prefect and the gite is the best equipped that we have ever stayed in..Views and pool are perfect! We will be back!!" Andrew, Fiona and Luke - United Kingdom

"Superb setting." Michael and Valerie - United Kingdom

"It's a wonderful place.....I really don't want to leave! I hope we visit again soon....you have a beautiful place." Owen and Sorrel - United Kingdom

"Thank you for a wonderful and relaxing holiday....we loved everything.... We would love to stay forever but we will be back." John, Sonia, Isabel and Darcy - United Kingdom

"Nous avons passé de très agréables vacances dans un lieu et une région superbes." Romain, Frédérique et Mathilde - France.

"This has been the most relaxing holiday we have had with the children!" Robey, Jo, Robyn and Thomas - United Kingdom

"What a beautiful place! So quiet and relaxing....The gite is well done out, a lovely place to stay." Cathy and Mike - United Kingdom

"Nous avons passé un agréable séjour dans votre belle maison. Nous avons goûté aux joies de la piscine tout en profitant de la superbe vue panoramique donnant sur la vallée. Ce qui est appreciable ici, c'est le calme et le chant des grillons. Nous garderons un très bon souvenir du 'Mas des Cyprès'." Ghislain, Christine, Marie-Astrid et Eléonore - France

"We thank you for your hospitality. We all had a superb stay.." Mieke, John, Roos and Margret - Netherlands

"What a wonderful time we had. Fantastic place, beautiful views, wonderful food, luscious wine, great places to visit and things to do. The children had lots of freedom which they love. Thank you for making us feel so welcome, it was a pleasure to meet you all, and I am sure we will visit again." Steve, Ali, Michael and Emma - United Kingdom

"Super gite! A big thank you... for all you did for us during the week. We hope it won't be too long til we return." Alison, Alex, Abigail, Angus-Ian and Ailiah - United Kingdom

"We have had a wonderful week here...particularly loved the superb pool... the sunsets. We also really appreciated...attention to detail. Such a well equipped gite!"

Lee, Debbie, Connor and Ella - Australia

"We had a great time here. The gite is very well equipped, the pool was great and ideal when you're here with kids. And of course the location is wonderful, We felt very welcome." Karel, Simone, Bert, Ann, Una, Arthur and Anais - Belgium

"Thank you for being such perfect hosts. We've had such a relaxing week."

Hilary, David, Millie and Harvey - United Kingdom

"Lovely swimming pool with great view." Claire, Luc and Dagmar - Belgium

"Good food, good wine, good hosts! Fantastic time had by all especially the children. You've found and created a wonderful hideaway." Tony, Donna, Tommy, Erin and Callum - United Kingdom

"What a wonderful stay we had the last two weeks - you may say the PERFECT vacation!. You have been so great. I think we will spread the news - SUPERB!" Edgar and Orchid - Netherlands

"It's perfect here." Ed, Trudy and Alexandra - Netherlands

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