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Modern Regional Style House With Private Swimming Pool (4 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 2,002 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Located in National Park. Near Rocamadour & Dordogne River, France - on the edge of a beautiful village near Rocamadour & the Dordogne river, with rural views.

Modern regional style 4 bedroom house with swimming pool, sleeps 8. Located in South West France's Lot region Parc National de Causse. The property is 3km from the beautiful Dordogne river. Nearby attractions include Rocamadour, the towns of Sarlat and Gourdon, underground river and caves of Padirac and many more. Located on the edge of a beautiful village with rural views and within 2 minutes walk of the villlage centre.

M Shuttleworth
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

About M Shuttleworth

Over the years we have visited most areas of France and decided this was by far our favourite There are so many places to visit and things to do, the list is endless. The culture, the climate and the people are all fantastic. Dramatic scenery beautiful quaint villages and Historic towns. Its also about as far South and as close to the sun as you can drive in one day!

Our house although recently constructed was designed to be in keeping with the regional style Lotoise and includes the traditional Pigeonnier (a small tower) which has a great view over the garden and swimming pool. The house being modern provides many luxuries and comforts to help you enjoy your stay.

M Shuttleworth purchased this house in 2005

Why M Shuttleworth chose Calès

We bought the plot of land in 2005 & immediately commissioned the construction of the house which was completed in 2007.

We have been visiting the area for many years and love all that it has to offer. There are so many things to do, see, eat, drink....

The house has a totally rural outlook yet it is only 2 minutes walk from the centre of the village, where two Hotels with superb restaurant's and bars can be found.

The village is in the middle of a national park and has magnificent views in all directions.

What makes this house unique

Our closest attraction is the medieval village of Rocamadour which is only 6Kms as the crow flies. The village and Monastery built on the side of a gorge is absolutely stunning day and night. We are only 3kms from the dordogne river where you will find numerous canoeing activities. There are also two Michelin Star restaurants within 3 Kms. The Chateau de la Treyne on the banks of the dordogne and Le Pont L'ouysse which is located on a small tributary feeding the Dordogne. We are also close to the Medieval town of Sarlat, village of Domme perched on a cliff over looking the Dordogne.

In the village there is a Pony Treking centre. There are gorge walks, an adventure park, Eagle Sanctuary, Padirac under ground river within a short drive.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Marc & Deborah, we have had 2 wonderful weeks in your lovely home, so well equipped & comfortable. The area is stunning with so many things to see and do. Thank you for sharing it with us. Tony Gel & Betty"

" Beautiful villa, weather has been amazing, 44 deg.C on Monday! Recommend Sarlat for market day on Wednesday, Rocamadour & Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne. Will miss the view each morning whilst having breakfast. Lyn and Martin, Essex."

"We have had a lovely, relaxing holiday in your beautiful house. The children especially loved the pool. Rocamadour was a super day out and the caves at Lacave and Gourdon well worth a visit. Many lovely hamlets a villages around. The gardens at Manoir d'Eyrignac were worth a 45 minute drive. If you haven't been to Sarlat, Castlenaud, Beynac they are all beautiful places to visit. Thank you for the use of your house, which is the best equipped yet. Lesley & Andrew Fife Scotland."
Sep 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Calès in Lot

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2002 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet , Hand sink
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Wash Basin, Central Heating
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Wash Basin, Central Heating
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Wash Basin, central Heating
  • Main bathroom, with WC, basin, bath with thermostatically controlled shower. En-suite 1 and 2 with WC, basin and thermostatically controlled shower. Downstairs cloakroom, WC and basin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ground floor, doors to terrace & en suite shower room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Located in the tower, ensuite shower, Pool and garden view
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Ground Floor Twin room with Xbox games cosole
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Ground floor with Patio doors to garden
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - ground floor double room with king size bed en-suite, French door to terrace. Bedroom 2 - located in pigeonaire tower (1st floor) with double bed and en-suite. Bedrooms 3 and 4 - ground floor with twin beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: The property is accessed by electric gates and set in a two acre plot. South west facing terrace with rural views. Patio table and chairs, BBQ. Sun bathing area by pool sun beds available. There is an outdoor rotary clothes dryer. The pool is automatically filtered, and chlorinated using a salt water system & has solar heating. The pool has underwater lighting and up lighters within the surrounding terrace that come automatically in the evening. The Pool has an electric security cover Utility Room: Washing machine, sink and indoor clothes line. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Hand/bath towels and linen included, pool towels available by arrangement. The property is cleaned and new linen and towels provided between guests. Other: Entrance hall with antique pine desk.


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Modern Regional Style House With Private Swimming Pool (4 Bedrooms)
average rating of 4.625 based on 9 reviews

Beautiful, well-equipped house in a gorgeous part of France.

  • 5 of 5

Would thoroughly recommend a stay in this lovely villa. Clean, spacious and comfortable with a great pool, all set in a really beautiful area.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we hope you managed to visit some of the many spectacular local sites such as Rocamadour, under ground river and caves at Padirac, and many beautiful villages along the dordogne river. regards Marc
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Well equipped modern design

  • 4 of 5

Good location, walking distance to restaurant and short drive to shop and bakery

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We hope you managed to visit some of the stunning sites located nearby.
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We loved the house, it’s well equipped, comfortable and in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Family of 5 with grown up children who love coming to this part of France. Really liked the house set up and the space it afforded for us to relax together. Clean and spacious with all the equipment for a foodie family. Great pool and sunbathing space. Lots to see in the area without having to drive too far.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we're pleased you enjoyed the spacious living and the many places to visit locally.
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Clean, tidy and modern. Comfortable stay and excellent pool for adults and children alike.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely quiet village and location. Beautiful scenery and sunsets from the back garden. A visit to Rocamador and the underground river in Padirac is a must.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we're pleased you enjoyed the property outlook. We would totally agree Rocamadour and the under ground river at Padirac are probably the most beautiful & unique places to visit in the vicinity.
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Stunning villa with the most amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week in this amazing, comfortable, well equipped villa. The pool was fantastic for cooling off on a hot day. The views were stunning as were the sunsets and the stars at night. A great villa in a great area to explore and enjoy the joys of the Dordogne river. I would highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and that you were able to experience the beautiful views from the house and surrounding area.
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August 1st-8th, 2015

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay over 7 days this summer. The house is immaculate and stayed very cool even when the temperature was pushing 40 degrees outside. The pool was clean and warmed up nicely with the solar panels; all of us enjoyed the opportunity to cool off a bit! The views are great and the terrace area was lovely to sit out in during the evening and watch the sun go down.

The location of the property is excellent though you definitely need a car to get around. Cales is a peaceful, friendly village and you're only around 6km from the stunning town of Rocamadour. There are also shops and facilities a short drive away at various local towns.

Communication with Marc was great and he returned our deposit before we'd even got back to the UK! All in all, a fantastic holiday and highly recommended holiday home to visit.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the review.
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Brive Valley de la Dordogne
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Le Petit relais Cales
Nearest Ferry
711 Kilometres
Le Havre
Nearest Golf
22 Kilometres
Souillac Country Club
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
17 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Hotel les Pages
Nearest Ski
197 Kilometres
Le Mont Dore
Nearest Beach
32 Kilometres
Grolejac Lake
Car: necessary


Driving Times:- Vallee de la Dordogne (Souillac Aeroport) 30 mins. Aeroport de Limoges 80 minutes. Aeroport de Toulouse 90 minutes. Aeroport de Bergerac 100 minutes.


Nearest big towns: Souillac 20 minutes. Gourdon 25 minutes. Sarlat 45 minutes. Tourist attractions: The Dordogne River 5 minutes. Rocamadour 6kms as the crow flies, Eagle sanctuary, Underground river and caves at Padirac a most unique experience, Adventure park and paint ball centre. Two michelin star restaurants within 3kms. Two Restaurants with bars in village 5 minutes walking distance. Payrac local shops, garage, Pharmacy Doctor, dentist more restaurants 8kms/10 mins. Too many more to list.

Further Details:

Shops generally close for lunch but stay open until 7:30. In the tourist season, Leclerc in Souillac is open Sunday mornings.

The nearest village store is Proxi in Payrac, you will also find a Boulangerie, Pharmacy, news agent, Fuel station, etc. There is also a store in Pinsac which is on the road to Souillac.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Calès, Midi-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season 2018
26 May 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas & NY 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season 2019
5 Jan 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 19 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2019
20 Jul 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2019
31 Aug 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas & NY 2019
21 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
A 25% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your reservation. The full balance along with a £250 security deposit is due 8 weeks before. The security deposit will be returned within 2 weeks assuming there is no damage. You are expected to leave the house in the same condition as when you arrive, this includes clean ovens and BBQs. Should the house be left in a particularly dirty condition we reserve the right to deduct cleaning charges from the security deposit.

Changeover Day:
Typically Saturday, but can be altered by negotiation.

Notes on prices:
From 1st October to 30th April heating charges will apply depending on usage.
Please advise us if you have an electric car and wish to charge at the house, additional costs TBC

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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