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Historical house with character, calm and space

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

Large historical house with all modern conveniences, close to all attractions

A few reasons among others to be seduced by the house:

- if you like historical places, houses with a soul, fine stones: the house is built on the main square of Bretenoux, an old typical french village with arches, dating back from the 13th century. It is also the house where the french writer Pierre Loti went on holidays as a child, holidays he talks about in his books "Le roman d'un enfant" and "Prime jeunesse". If you read the books (available on site, but only in french), you'll recognize the house! A proof that it has been able to withstand the test of time (even though comfort has improved :) )

- if you like space, peace and trouble-free holidays: you will enjoy the 1700 ft2 of the house, its 540 ft2 living room with wood panelling, its two 215 ft2 bedrooms... The house is sunny but remains cool at the same time, even in summer, thanks to its 3 ft wide stone walls. The house is located in a quiet street, but close to all shops: bakery at 130 ft for "croissants" every day, market at 150 ft for fresh local products, restaurant at 300ft, and for the most sporty you can event rent canoe at 1000ft.

- if you want to be sure not to miss anything in the region: the house is ideally located to visit everything. Located in the heart of the "vallée de la Dordogne", some of the most beautiful villages of France Loubressac, Autoire and Carennac are all less than 6 miles away, Padirac is at 9 miles, Rocamadour at 19, Saint-Céré and its festival at 5... Not to mention the natural park "Causses du Quercy", the countless castles, the hiking paths...


- first floor: hallway, equipped kitchen with fireplace, toilets

- second floor (accessed by a large stone stairway): huge 540 ft2 living room, an anteroom, two 215 ft2 bedrooms with its separated shower room and toilet each.


Be aware that the house can accomodate up to 7 people but there are only two "real" bedrooms:

- In the first bedroom upstairs is a single bed and a double bed.

- In the second bedroom upstairs is a double bed

- In the living room is one couch, and we can add a foldable bed if needed

SERVICES AND EQUIPMENT INCLUDED : High speed Wifi, 4K 49"TV, bed linen and towels, expresso machine, coffee machine, toaster, electric kettle, washing machine, drying machine, library, toys for children (both for indoors and outdoors), iron, baby changing table, hair dryer, baby bathtub, baby bed, microwave, dishwasher, oven, fans...

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2017

About Stephane

After my studies in Paris and a lot of travelling around the world, I came back where I grew up in the Quercy region, one of the most beautiful regions in France. I'll be happy to welcome you and give you tips on how to visit the region.

Why Stephane chose Bretenoux

You'll understand why I wanted to buy this house once you'll have visited it, I can guarantee you :)

What makes this house unique

I don't think there is another house with so much character nearby... The wooden decorations dating back from the XVIIIth century are perfectly preserved and the house vibrates with the history of Pierre Loti.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bretenoux in Lot

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Living room - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking


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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £107.14

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.