Safari Tent - Hirondelle
- Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
- Cooking facilities
- Beds Provided
- Bed Linen Provided
- Towels Provided
- Private Bathroom
The Owner Says
About Lot Sous Toile
Suitable ForGlamping only. Pets not permitted. Groups welcome.
The rural location makes Lot Sous Toile a boon for cycling and walking (less good for public transport). Hire bikes locally or bring your own to make the most of the area, with miles of tracks and exceptionally quiet country roads. There is a small hamlet nearby with a handful of homes and the pretty stone villages of Larroque, (1¼km across a lovely valley), Montamel (2¼km) and Gigouzac (4½km). Catus (13km) is a market town with a lake on its western edge. There is a lakeside café-restaurant (0033 6 7780 4406) and you can hire pedalos by the beach there. Swimming is also permitted and there are play tennis tables too. For bigger towns, medieval Gourdon is well worth a visit, while Cahors sits in a tight, horseshoe bend of the river Lot creating a dramatic backdrop. As well as the local red wine, Cahors is known for having some 25 secret gardens, linked via narrow alleyways of half-timbered houses. Look at the river from the Pont Valentré, a medieval bridge with 3 towers (the symbol of Cahors and a UNESCO world heritage site) and visit Cathédrale St-Étienne – the town's Gothic and Romanesque cathedral. Cahors also creates a fantastic 'pop-up' beach on the banks of the river for a month in summer, with a safe swimming area, bouncy castles and pedalos. Kayaking and canoeing on the Lot (as well as the River Dordogne) is also easily arranged and makes for a fantastic, day-long family activity. There are plenty of famous châteaux within day-tripping distance; Château Beynac (0033 5 5329 5040), Castelnaud-la-Chapelle and Château des Milandes (0033 5 5359 3121) are all less than an hour away.
Food & Drink
There is a small on-site shop selling essentials, homemade or locally produced food and veg and gifts. There is a market in Gigouzac (4½km away) each Friday night and a café-restaurant that is opening in June 2019. Pizzas are available to take away on a Tuesday nights. There is a great, traditional French cuisine restaurant in the beautiful nearby village of Peyrilles (Restaurant Mourgues; 0033 5 6531 0105) and in the neighbouring village of Ussel (Le Canard Sous L’Olivier; 0033 5 6523 6489). All the basic, essential facilities such as a spar shop, boulangerie, butchers, cash point, post office and doctors in Saint Germain du Belair (8¾km away).
Lot Sous Toile is located at Augié, 46310, Montamel, Cahors, Lot, France
Toulouse airport is 1½hrs away and receives flights all year round from Bristol, Liverpool, Edinburgh, London Luton, London Stansted and London Gatwick airports. Brive (50mins) receives Ryanair flights from London Stansted twice weekly from April–end of October. There is a regular railway service from Toulouse to Cahors, which is then 30 minutes drive from Lot Sous Toile.