If you want to wake up in a superbly comfortable bed after a great night's sleep, enjoy breathtaking views whilst you dine on the terrace, unspoilt peace whilst you sunbathe and swim in the pool, easy access to picturesque villages, vineyards and markets then Chateau Calvayrac is the place to stay. Pure heaven and we will most definitely be returning soon.
We organised a family reunion, spanning three generations, at Calvayrac - and we absolutely loved it. It is a gorgeous and comfortable house, very well equipped, on equally stunning grounds. The pool is wonderful (non-chlorinated, just a saline system to clean it). There's a forest beyond it with mature plum trees; the children collected the fruit and we made delicious jam. We visited different fresh fruit, veg, bread, etc markets every day - the choice and quality of the produce was unbelievable. We only stayed for 2 weeks but wished we had had the time for more. A relaxing magical place!
Down a glass. Chateau Calvayrac is located in the heart of the Cahors wine appellation. Go tasting at some of the top vineyards within view of your own Chateau.
Explore the local unspoilt wonderful medieval villages Or those of historic importance, Saint Cirq Lapopie, Rocamadour, the breathtaking caves at Gouffre de Padirac and awe inspiring cave paintings at Pech Merle. All are within easy reach.
Stomp the miles of hiking routes in the area, many of which can be joined directly from the house. For a speedier approach, hire a bicycle and enjoy the many cycle routes in the area.
The Lot river is located directly below the house, enjoy its beauty by renting a canoe. There are a number of local rental companies close by.
Cap Nature in Pradines is a great tree climbing facility for children and brave people! Chateau Bonaguil, a local fairy tale castle, is another awesome day out for everyone.
Take in the culture. The area has many local festivals including the famous Jazz festival in Cahors. Soak up the French atmosphere in the wonderful local markets. Prayssac, Montcuq and Cahors are some of the best in the Lot.