LES FAUCONS – BED & BREAKFAST / GITE IN ST CERE, FRANCE
Les Faucons, or Falcons, is a truly beautiful Quercynoise style bed and breakfast close to the nearby town of St Céré, with spectacular views over the illuminated Tours de St Laurent and the Chateau Montal with its golf course and restaurant. Les Faucons makes a perfect bed and breakfast for families and couples looking for a relaxing time in the heart of France. Our objective is to make you unwind, relax, enjoy and simply feel at home during your stay.
The house has 3 double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms as well as a self contained apartment, or ‘gite’, with its own patio and access. With a large dining room for guests, there is also a wisteria draped covered terrace overlooking both castles – a wonderful place for breakfast. Les Faucons is more than a bed and breakfast as all guests have access, throughout the day, to the large swimming pool and to a summer room which benefits from a fully equipped kitchenette with appliances, barbeque, television/video, games and a fitness bicycle. Ample and secure car parking is available within the grounds.
This stunning Lot region neighbours the Dordogne and is where the Massif Central mountains with its deep winding rivers and lakes begin. The entire region is steeped in history, pre-historic caves, medieval villages and ancient sites which makes a treasure trove for culture lovers. For those wanting a more active holiday, the Lot Valley also offers a range of activities, from walking, hiking, cycling, canoe trips on the Dordogne river, golf on stunning courses, street concerts and much more.
The weather in the Lot is generally warm from May all the way through to October, meaning that the mature, peaceful gardens of over an acre and swimming pool offer the perfect place to relax. Measuring 12m by 5m the pool is situated at the top of the garden. Sheltered at the back by large trees and looking down onto the house and out across the valley. There are paved areas for sunbathing and relaxation, with sun loungers and parasols on a deck covered by a gazebo which provides shade.
The pool is fully safety alarmed and conforms to current French safety laws.
ROOMS & RATES
All room prices are per room for two people, staying for two nights or more. A continental breakfast is served between 8.00am and 9.30am that can be taken on the terrace or in the dining room, depending on the weather, and includes croissants, bread, cereals, fruit, toast, local jams & coffee or tea.
- High season (July, August, September) 55 € per night
- Mid Season (April, May June, October) 50 € per night
- Low Season (November to March) 45 € per night
- High season prices for the apartment vary from 200 € per week
- Single person per room 5€ refund
- Single night stay 10€ supplement
- Child with parents in room 10€ per night supplement
At Les Faucons, we have three stunning, luxurious rooms and an apartment that sleeps up to four people.
THE ROSE ROOM
This room has a great feel to it and a fantastic view of the castle.
- Twin Beds
- Ensuite shower room
- Deep, rich colour scheme
- Stunning views of Chateau Les Tours and valley
- Fitted ceiling fan
- Insect blind
THE GOLD ROOM
A truly elegant room, with a soft décor and two wonderful views.
- Ensuite bathroom with shower over bath
- Antique Furniture
- Fitted Ceiling Fan
- Elegant colour scheme
- Stunning views over Chateau Montal, Golf Course and valley
THE LAVENDER ROOM
With its soft lavender and cream colours, this room is particularly calming and relaxing after a hectic day.
- Ensuite shower room
- Antique Furniture
- Fitted Ceiling Fan
- Calming Colour Scheme
- Insect blinds
- Pleasant view across valley
THE APARTMENT (GITE)
Ideal for a small family or couple who prefer to do their own thing this one bedroom apartment is totally self-contained providing an affordable holiday in a wonderful setting. Short lets are available.
- Bedroom with double bed
- Double bed settee in sitting area
- Fresh and inviting colour scheme
- Tasteful furnishings and fittings to a high standard
- Bathroom & WC with shower over bath
- American-style fitted kitchen
- French Doors opening onto an exclusive patio, private parking space and rear garden
- End of stay clean optional, price 30 euros
- Price : from €200 per week High season
CONTACT & RESERVATIONS
Happily married since the dark ages (or so it would seem), Steve and Francoise are the warmest and most hospitable hosts you could wish for.
Their intimate knowledge of the beautiful Lot Valley is one developed over the last thirty years of visiting family in Bretenoux. Not only can they point you in the right direction for the best lakes, caves, vin-yards, historic towns and sites in the region, but they will give you the best advice around on local wines and produce, and how to prepare it too. And if you ask nicely, they might even show you how its done
Telephone: (France) +33 (0) 565 38 30 29
1km west from St Céré in the Department 46 – Lot in central southern France. The nearest large town is Brive 50km. North West in the Correze department.
The A20 motorway that connects Paris to Toulouse is just 40 km.The A89 motorway that links Bordeaux to Lyon is also 50 km away and connects to Clermont Ferrand and beyond.
BY CARFrom Calais (Channel Tunnel): St Cere is 800km from Calais, and it will take you the best part of a day to drive to Les Faucons via Paris. Be prepared for delays around Paris, especially at peak times.
From Le Havre (Overnight ferry from Plymouth) You can avoid Paris via this route. Approximately 420 miles via Le Mans >Tours > Chatearoux then join A20 Motorway.
BY AEROPLANEThere are 3 airports within driving distance of St Céré, flying from most airports in the UK.
Toulouse Airport (TLS) – Flight time 2 hrs
Limoges Airport (LIG) – Flight time 1.45 hrs
Rodez Airport (RDZ) – Flight time 1 hr 35Travel arrangements will need to be made upon arrival into the country, but we will be happy to collect from Biars Sur Cere train station if required.
BY TRAINEurostar: Runs from London St Pancras to Gare du Nord, Paris direct. This is usually 2.35hrs.
To cross PARIS take Metro Line 5, direction Porte dOrleans get off at Gare Austerlitz. (metro map link)
Trains run from the Gare d’Austerlitz, Paris to Brive every 2 or 3 hrs, and take about 4 hrs. They are fast and comfortable, but not to be mistaken for the TGV.
From Brive there is a local train (direction AURILLAC) to BRETENOUX-BIARS where we can collect you.
To book, visit Rail Europe, and Eurostar.