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St Martin


  • Lot > St Martin Labouval
French Holiday Farmhouse To Rent - Halcyon Leisure
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    Terraced House
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    Availability: All year round
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    5 to 6 People
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    3 Bedrooms
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    1 Bathroom
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    Pool - No Pool
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    Internet: Wifi Available
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    Local Caretaker
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    No Pets Allowed
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    R. Lot 300m
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    • English, French
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    No Smoking
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    In village
  • Cleaning charge - see notes
  • Dedicated room with workstation


  • St Martin is a village house situated on a quiet back street of St Martin Labouval, just 300m from the River Lot and 5km from the noted cliff village of St Cirq La Popie (pictured above) 

    Sleeping 6 people in 3 bedrooms, it offers groups of all sizes a great base to explore the beauty of the Lot valley, with limestone cliffs, caves and spectacular scenery within easy reach.  The river also hosts a variety of activities, with a cycle path, canoe and boat hire, climbing, swimming and more.  Bike and canoe hire is available locally. 

    Shopping is limited in St Martin Labouval, but there are some small  shops and a 'depot de pain' in Tour de Faure (3km)  and Cénevières (2km)  For larger shops and a good selection of restaurants , the attractive towns of Limogne en Quercy and Cajarc are about 10 km away.  For winter visitors. the weekly truffle market at Limogne is a not to be missed attraction. 

    The closest airports are Rodez or Brive/Souillac - Approx 90 km, or Toulouse and Bergerac - both approx 140km 

  • See Floorplan for layout

    Ground Floor

     - Hall 
     - Shower room with basin and WC
     - Workspace/ Leisure room - work station and comfortable seating - Sofa bed for Person 6
     - Kitchen with electric hob & over. fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and a range of utensils and accessories. Dining table and chairs.  Double doors open onto the courtyard. 

    First Floor

     - Large Double bedroom with ensuite WC and basin. Hairdryer available.
     - Double bedroom 

    Second Floor

     - Single Bedroom 
    Cloakroom with WC and basin
     -  Large Sitting Room including TV with SFR digital box, music centre etc. Views over rooftops to the river Lot.

  • Outdoor space is limited to the off street courtyard, with a large covered veranda with retractable awning adjacent to the front door. There is a charcoal barbecue available.

    This south facing space gets the afternoon sun, and with the retractable awning is an ideal outdoor escape from the heat and sun 

    Parking is on street near the property or in the small village car park.

  • St Martin Labouval is a sleepy village on the banks of the River Lot about 4km upstream from the spectacular cliff village of St Cirq Lapopie, one of the 'must see' attractions in the area.  On your way there you will pass Tour de Faure where there are a few shops and restaurants, mainly catering for the visitors to St Cirq La Popie. 
    Cajarc to the east or Limogne-en-Quercy, both about 15km, are the nearest supermarket and 'toutes commerces' towns for all your needs. Cajarc had a dammed section of the river which is good for water based activities including boating and swimming. There is also a good selection of shops, restaurants and other interesting outlets 

    The rugged limestone countryside hides a myriad of things to do, with canoeing, boating and fishing on the river, on and off road cycling in a variety of terrains along with other activities. 

    Anyone interested in archaeology will be in for a feast, with many large dolmen and other settlement features to be found in the area, and the internationally known prehistoric cave site of Pech Merle  is only 20 minutes away by car where genuine cave paintings and a host of other artefacts can be seen during a visit.  The troglodyte cave dwellings of La Toulzanie (pictured below) are only a couple of kilometres from St Martin Labouval. 

    For more features of this fascinating area, please see the Cahors / Vallée du Lot website (in English) which will help you plan your stay

    Being in a dark sky area with minimal artificial light, a clear night can be a stargazer's dream, and on top of the hill to the north of St Martin Labouval is a stargazer's aid to help you identify the night stars.  

    Markets are always a feature of French rural life, and every town and village nearby will hold a market at least once a week. If you are visiting in the early months of the year, Limogne-en-Quercy and Lalbenque to the south both have weekly truffle markets which are unique with truffle hunters selling their prized produce.  

    Cahors, around 40 km away, is the regional capital with a rich and long history as a major crossing point of the river Lot. The historic Pont Valente is an ancient bridge, which for centuries has welcomed pilgrims walking the St Jacques de Compstela route. 


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    Village house on the banks of the River Lot
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    Spectacular gorge scenery - cliffs, caves and more
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    St Cirq La Popie 5km, Pech Merle 15km
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    Cahors, Figeac, Villefranche de Rougere all approx 35-40km
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    Airports: Rodez or Brive - 90km Bergerac and Toulouse 140km

Availability & Booking

  • St Martin

    For Weekly reservation rates: Please ensure your departure and arrival dates are Saturday to Saturday.

    FLEXIBLE short term stays or weekends are available. Please enquire!

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  • Booking notes


    Linen & Towels
    -  Bed linen and Towels are included in the price of your booking.  Pool towels and baby linen are not included unless otherwise stated. 

    Arrival & Departure - Guest are requested not to arrive before 17h00 on the day of arrival, and to depart by 09h00 on the day of departure.   Bookings in July and August will run from SATURDAY TO SATURDAY. 

    Cleaning -  £80 will be added to all weekly bookings for Cleaning 

    Tourist Tax / Taxe de Séjour - £35 per week will be added to your bill for Tourist Tax.   

    Security Deposit -  A Security Deposit of £400 will be added to your invoice.  This will normally be repaid during the week after your booking ends.  

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How To Book

Making a provisional booking - Choose a currency and then click on the start date of your holiday, then on the departure date. A pop-up box will appear with the price & availability. (Note mandatory changeover dates for some seasons.) Click "BOOK NOW" that will show the provisional booking form to fill out.  You will then see the price but you will not be asked to make payment at this time. 

Your completed provisional booking form will be acknowledged, and we will confirm availability with the Property Managers.  Once confirmed, we will request a DEPOSIT, 20% of the Rental, and hold your booking for up to 3 days. 

The booking is complete when your deposit is received. Then you will receive an Invoice for the balance plus Security Deposit and any extra items ordered, to be paid no less than 8 weeks before Arrival date (or immediately if the booking is less than 8 weeks away) 

When payment of the invoice is received, directions and access information for the property will be sent.

Payment can be made in £GBP, €EUR or $USD via bank transfer or credit credit. (UK debit cards are also accepted.)  For any other payment method - please contact us 

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  • BBQ - Charcoal
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced Garden
  • Fishing within 3km
  • Footpaths /Chemin near
  • Internet - Fibre
  • Location - hamlet
  • Location - Village / Town
  • Open all year
  • Pool - Without Pool
  • Supermarket Nearby
  • TV - Francais
  • TV- English
  • Wineries nearby
  • Workspace

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