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Over 5,300 sq ft of space, comfort, privacy, charm, heated pool, 3 acre park

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Space 5,381 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

250 yr Manor house. 6 double bedrooms, 6 en-suite bathrooms, 8 WCs, in 500sqm

YOURS TO ENJOY IN EXCLUSIVITY THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER:

5,300 sq ft of stylish, comfortable and private 5-star accommodation + heated pool, in a secluded 3-acre park, in sunny, gastronomic Occitanie, SW France, for up to 12 guests.

THE PROPERTY - SPACIOUS, SECLUDED, BUT NOT ISOLATED:

Large, luxury house, 250-year-old Manoir Les Gaillardoux is an exceptional rental property for lovers of space, comfort and privacy, who get together in family groups to enjoy long summers by the private heated pool.

The Manoir also offers a special BnB formula for couples seeking to enjoy the area outside the main holiday season. PLEASE ENQUIRE.

TRAVEL/ACCESS

Most of our guests arrive by road from the A20 motorway, just 10 minutes away.

• Toulouse International airport is about one hour by road.

• Brive airport is also around one hour

• Bergerac airport is just under 2 hours away.

You can travel by rail, but it requires planning, train changes and plenty of time to reach Cahors station, from where you can hire a car.

There’s plenty to do and easy driving through scenic landscapes. This is one of the least populated areas of France but enjoys good roads with usually little traffic. It’s a pleasure to leave the main routes to cruise through the countryside and maybe stop at an interesting village café.

ACTIVITIES

• Flying

• Parachuting

• Karting

• Cycling

• Horse riding

• Golf

• Walking

• Water sports, canoeing

• Rock climbing

• Tennis

Visits to:

• Cathedrals

• Chateaux

• Museums

• Zoo-parks

• Vineyards

• Concerts

• Festivals

• Street markets

• Village fetes

• Dinosaur sites

• Cave paintings

• River trips

Gastronomy

• Fine dining or quick food. The range is enormous

• Vineyard visits and tastings

• Truffles

• Duck – specialist restaurant and open-air dining 3km away

• Brasseries and street cafes in Lalbenque and Cahors.

PLENTY TO DO FOR ALL GENERATIONS, at the Manoir and in the countryside around it.

We can help you to find things and help with reservations if needed.

Swim or splash in the pool, from dawn to the depth of night. There are enough loungers around the pool for all 12 guests to soak up the sun, and plenty of garden tables, chairs and parasols.

A LAND THAT TIME FORGOT

Dinosaur tracks, caves and fossils are very popular with budding archaeologists. Explore medieval chateaux and villages and discover dark and fantastic stories of the area...

On the other hand, you may be more interested to attend local street markets, gastronomic restaurants and folkloric village events, visit a vineyard or enjoy a beer whilst sitting on the shaded terrace of a café, watching the world go by.

THE AREA

In the ancient province of Quercy, you will find, hidden away, some of the most attractive rural architecture in France.

Fortified towns known as “Bastides” perch precariously high up on the hilltops giving wonderful panoramic views of the breath-taking landscapes surrounding them.

Some 700 bastides were built in SW France to improve security in the troubled times following the destruction wrought during the Cathar wars.

Quercy is home to several 'plus beaux villages de France’. One of which, St Cirq Lapopie, is 38 minutes away from the Manoir. The area is dotted with numerous atmospheric market towns with cobbled streets and half-timbered or honey-coloured stone houses, set amid rolling hills, fertile farmlands or shady woods.

History has left its mark on the region from the river sculpted causses (limestone plateaux), prehistoric dolmens and painted caves, to medieval castles.

Cahors, the ancient capital of Quercy and the existing capital of the Lot region (16 km from the Manoir) is a bustling and vibrant city. Squeezed in a loop of the river Lot and overlooked by rocky hills, Cahors is famous for its 'black' wines which are reputedly the darkest in the world, and its trademark Valentré Bridge, a remarkable example of French medieval architecture which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

CLIMATE

The southern Lot region experiences a temperate micro-climate of drier weather compared to regions further south and warmer weather compared to regions to the north, with long hot dry summers and cold but short winters.

LOCAL FACILITIES

• Family restaurant and source of delivered food is a 10-minute walk away (1Km).

• Nearest mini-market 2.5 km

• Gastronomic restaurant 8 min drive

• Medical, dental, supermarket, petrol, weekly street market, other shops 15 min drive

• Bike hire, the aerodrome, another great lunchtime restaurant, and the Ratz brewery, 10 mins away.

• It is also possible to drive a short distance through lovely undulating countryside on almost empty roads, for a round of golf in a wonderful landscape at a club where the family can re-join you at the clubhouse for lunch.

When you return to the Manoir you can sip a glass of local Ratafia aperitif, Pernod with ice, or the locally brewed Ratz beer. Feeling lazy? Read a book or doze in the shade of the silver poplars.

If you are a nature lover, you may be lucky to catch a glimpse of shy golden orioles flitting between the trees.

When it’s dinner time, you can stay outside and cook on the gas barbecue or, have a full meal prepared by a local chef. Then, after a convivial dinner and a few glasses of Coteaux de Quercy red wine, sit out and count the stars appearing in the magnificent southern sky. Outdoor dining is after all, one of life’s great luxuries.

The south-facing terrace looks out over 3 acres of secluded parkland, across field to the low hills beyond. You will find many different types of mature trees, including figs, pomegranates, cherries, plums, apples and pears. Later in the season, walnuts and olives can be harvested along with sloes for homemade aperitif preparation. The herb garden, a step outside the kitchen, supplies quantities of rosemary and thyme for those who like to cook, and the local lamb goes particularly well with them.

If you do choose to cook in the semi-professional kitchen, you have:

• Gas and induction hobs,

• Two ovens,

• American fridge/freezer/icemaker/watercooler,

• Dishwasher, with consumables

• Plenty of granite workspace

• Double sink

• A high level of utensils and food processing equipment.

The laundry room has:

• Two Miele washing machines with supply of consumables

• A condenser dryer for rare days when you can’t dry clothes outside

• Iron and ironing board

• Clothes frames for drying

Most guests eat in the dining room, though there is enough room for small groups to eat in the kitchen or you can pass the results of your cooking straight out of the window to the large teak dining table shaded by a pergola on the terrace.

Guests say they spend most of their time on the terrace in the morning, then indoors on the hottest days and in the pool later in the day. The heated pool is sterilised with salt rather than chlorine, so is kinder to the skin and eyes.

THE COMFORT FACTORS

We have allowed no compromise in modern living standards, style and convenience. This is an elegant, classical 18th century, stone-built manor house, full of character and quirks.

All six double bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and wcs, something you don’t often find in larger French rental properties accommodating up to 12 guests.

The bedrooms can be configured with large double beds or two singles, according to individual requirements. These practical facilities helped the Manoir to win the coveted five-star rating from the French Tourist Ministry, one of only five properties in the region to achieve this distinction

Attention to comfort and privacy applies throughout the property with nearly 5,300 sq ft of internal space. The 4 reception rooms offer unusual opportunities to escape the throng and perhaps enjoy a quiet conversation over a drink with people you don’t meet very often, play pool with friends, or read a good book from the extensive library of French and English titles.

Inside, the house remains agreeably cool in summer within its 70 cm thick stone walls, an environmentally-friendly alternative to air conditioning.

Outside the main season, individually controllable central heating ensures comfort in every room whilst independent water heating is strategically placed so that everyone can have a shower at the same time without running out of hot water. A water softener is installed, so those who are sensitive to hard water need have no concerns.

WI-FI & HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Free Orange wi-fi, which normally runs at a download speed of 4.0Mbps, flat screen TV with a Sonos sound system, DVD player, and several Bose radio CD players, one linked to wi-fi global radio. Mobile phones work well here as the microwave tower is 1 km away.

PARKING AND ACCESS

Once inside the property, you can drive close to the main entrance or the second service entrance. There are no parking restrictions and plenty of off road space to park. The carriage house provides covered parking for up to 5 vehicles, if it not in use for parties, and there is probably room for around 15 cars around the site.

There is one ground-floor suite for guests with limited mobility

THERE ARE SEVERAL WAYS YOU CAN ENJOY LIFE AT MANOIR LES GAILLARDOUX depending on the time of the year:

Exclusive Summer Rental:

This is where extended 3-generation family groups can get together for special celebrations and enjoy the house and park throughout the long days and warm nights of July, August and September.

MINIMUM BOOKING PERIOD IS 7 NIGHTS - SATURDAY TO SATURDAY.

LONGER STAY ALTERNATIVE

Alternatively, if you are thinking of buying a property or retiring to live in France, longer stays at the Manoir may be arranged, with experienced assistance to help you with your plans. PLEASE ENQUIRE OR FIND OUT MORE ON OUR WEBSITE.

More Details

Owner
Josiane Wileman
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french, spanish
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
6 June, 2018

About Josiane Wileman

We spent 4 years looking for our dream home in South West France., so we know the area well. Our intention was to find a small Chateau or Manoir combining an authentic regional look and with potential to become a secondary home matching our vision of comfort, style, space and privacy. The idea was that we would inhabit it part of the year and let it to like-minded guests during the summer. We opted for a manoir because of its more human scale and greater adaptability to modern life. The South West of France was a favourite for us, because of its relatively sparse population, the gastronomy we knew well and loved, the conviviality of the locals, dramatic landscapes and of course the sunny weather!

We had about given up finding our dream property when we found Manoir Les Gaillardoux in the autumn of 2005. The sale was completed at the end of November 2005 with Christmas looming close. So, there we were, with our future dream house in need of a major refurbishment.

Now, the task was to put the vision to the test! Time to plan and organise the restoration... An adventure which ended well when the vision became reality in April 2006!

It was an exciting time for us - and for every one of the 17 artisans who worked brilliantly as a team and Francoise, their gifted leader! We set 21 April as the Inauguration date, when everyone who had contributed to the restoration would be invited with their spouse or companion to show what they had accomplished. We also invited several prominent personalities from the region who had facilitated the project. There was an opportunity for everyone to shine ... or hide. The last chandelier was installed on 20 April. The furniture was in place. On D-Day, the caterers were ready with the buffet dinner and the champagne was cool. We welcomed 84 guests on that day and many artisans shed an emotional tear. We had met our goal - on time! Bravo to all our supporters!

Josiane Wileman purchased this chateau / country house in 2005

Why Josiane Wileman chose Montdoumerc

Over the past 10 years, we have had the immense pleasure of welcoming wonderful guests from the UK, The Netherlands, USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Belgium... They tell us that they have fond memories of their holidays at the Manoir and in our region.

For instance, from Debbie, an American architect who lives and works in Paris and London, and wrote:

"A landmark house in one of the most beautiful parts of France! Le Manoir des Gaillardoux was a spectacular point of departure for the birthday week in September. The house is an amazing piece of architecture as all the architects and designers in the group agreed. It was a

perfect setting for my friends from around the globe to gather and share a week of cooking; sampling; visiting; celebrating and thoroughly enjoying each other’s company in this wonderful region full of historical and natural sites to visit; fabulous restaurants, products and wine to sample and a gracious lifestyle to experience.

On arrival, we were met by the Manoir’s very gracious house manager, who introduced us to the house and all of its wonders, the handsome grounds; the meticulously designed accommodations and the extremely high standard of equipment at our disposal during our stay. No detail has been overlooked in the planning of this  

holiday house and a stay here feels like coming home. The house offers many spacious areas for guests to gather or to seek a moment of solitude. The pool area and the terrace off the dining room and kitchen were favourites for most, the sumptuous stone stairwell was mine.

Many thanks to the owners who went out of their way to assist in making this a very special memory. Being very exacting, I was extremely pleased as were all of my guests. Le Manoir provided perfect accommodations, beautiful interiors, furnishings and outdoor spaces - a wonderful setting for this week of celebration and the formal dinner party. Merci infiniment pour le Manoir and all of our wonderful memories.” 

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Our Guests tell us what they highly valued:

“Space and style”

"Designed for gracious living”

“Private but not isolated”

“ The Manoir’s team offer a warm welcome and are always on hand to help”.

We personally value the wide view of the sky from the South facing terrace, which is ideal for star-gazing on a warm summer night, the convenience and comfort of the heated salt-water swimming pool, which is usually open from mid-May into November, the well-stocked library in the billiard room, the ambiance created by the log fires in the stone fireplace of the dining room - and the overall feeling of brightness, space and privacy in the house and the park .

18th century, classical Manoir Les Gaillardoux offers you Elegance, style, comfort, privacy and space in the heart of the Quercy region. A legendary land steeped in cultural heritage. Where ancient villages and medieval architecture harmoniously nestle in a spectacular landscape. A region renowned for its fine local gastronomy and Cahors AOC vineyards.

Plenty to see, plenty to do. Something for everyone:

The region around Manoir Les Gaillardoux is a lively centre of activities based around rivers, pre-historic caves, gastronomy, vineyards, villages and history. Whether you seek relaxation or adrenaline-filled activities, the Manoir and its surrounding area offer you both.

Once you have booked Manoir Les Gaillardoux we help you get a taste of the many things you could do or see when holidaying here, and some of the advantages of choosing this as your French home for the duration of your séjour in the Quercy.

We hope you will share your hosts’ fascination for our beloved Quercy and surrounding areas and take with you your own memories and photos.

If you need help organising trips, activities and restaurant bookings, or to celebrate a special birthday or a private event during your stay at the Manoir, we will be pleased to help.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This house is exceptionally beautiful. The furnishings and maintenance are impeccable and it is both elegant and comfortable. The owner went out of her way to help us with every aspect of our stay, and was exceptionally generous with her time in providing information about the house and area prior to and throughout our stay. In this region of France I cannot imagine a more perfect place to stay.

Guest gave 5 star rating.
Aug 2015
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Montdoumerc, France

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5381 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12 ...
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please note: no pets indoors or outdoors. Think of other guests' comfort and children's health.
  • No smoking indoors, on the terrace or around the swimming pool. In the garden, please use an ashtray and do not leave cigarette buts on the ground.
  • Think fire risk and other guests' safety. No glassware by the pool. Use acrylic glasses provided for this use. Thank you.
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , En-suite with bedroom. Double wash basins + storage space
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , En-suite with bedroom. Double wash basins + storage space
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure , En-suite with bedroom. Double wash basins + storage space
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower enclosure , En-suite with bedroom. Double wash basins + storage space
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower enclosure , En-suite with bedroom. Double wash basins + storage space
    Bathroom 7 - shower enclosure , with washbasin. Accessible from swimming pool and garden.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , En-suite with Master. Airbath and separate shower
  • In all, Manoir Les Gaillardoux has 8 WCs (6 en-suite with bedrooms and 2 cloakrooms with washbasin), 7 shower rooms (Air bath in the Master bedroom suite). The 7th shower room is off the laundry room and easily accessible from the swimming pool and garden. We supply ample quantities of hand, bath and pool towels and change them weekly on Saturdays. Should there be the need to wash any in-between, there are 2 Miele washing machines and a dryer in the laundry room. The washbasins are sitting on large shelves with another shelf below, to give plenty of storage space for personal toiletries. We supply a hair-dryer in each bedroom suite. Windows and good ventilation in all en-suite bathrooms/shower rooms. Controllable electric towel dryers in each en-suite shower room, for our guests' convenience. There is a separate shower room with washbasin and separate WC/cloakroom on the ground floor, easily accessible from the swimming pool or the garden.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 cot , En-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , En-suite. Beds can be made as 2 singles or 1 large double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , En-suite. Beds can be made as 2 singles or 1 large double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , En-suite. Beds can be made as 2 singles or 1 large double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed , En-suite. Beds can be made as 2 singles or 1 large double
    Bedroom 6 - 2 single bed , En-suite. Beds can be made as 2 singles or 1 large double
  • Manoir Les Gaillardoux's Master suite is about 60 m2 and comprises a large double bedroom, a boudoir, a dressing room, a bathroom with double wash basins, large shower and air bath, separate en-suite WC with further washbasin. In this bedroom, the large double bed is not separable. Tall windows to the East, South and North give views over the park and green hills beyond. The other 5 double bedrooms, each have their own en-suite shower room, comprising double washbasins, large showers and WC. Each of these bedrooms has 2 large single beds, which can be linked to make an extra-large double bed or kept apart as 2 singles. Beds are configured according to guests requirements prior to their arrival. All linen and towels (including for the pool) are supplied and changed weekly. The Manoir is thoroughly cleaned before arrival and after departure. These and the weekly clean on Saturdays are also included in the rental fee. A cot and child high chair are available on request
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • deck chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Cook, chef, maid services can be provided for a fee. The kitchen is a 'gourmet kitchen', with easy to use quality equipment and manuals to help with initial use. The Manoir is equipped for comfortable dining, indoors in the dining room, or outside on the terrace - and generally for comfortable and gracious living. Our Welcome Book is full of useful addresses to help our guests orientate themselves quickly and make the most of their holiday. Local activities are communicated weekly. Taxi service and people carriers can be arranged to and from airports and restaurants. The well furnished heated salt water swimming pool is a favourite spot with our guests. It is open from mid-May to mid-October. Sometimes longer, weather permitting. The large garden offers areas of shade and sunshine for play or relaxation and, depending on the season, our guests can help themselves to fruits from our trees: cherries, plums, figs, walnuts, apples...

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Over 5,300 sq ft of space, comfort, privacy, charm, heated pool, 3 acre park
average rating of 4.857143 based on 22 reviews
5

Raffinement, confort et authenticité

  • 5 of 5

J’ai beaucoup apprécié mon séjour à les Gaillardoux : le confort des chambres, le raffinement de la décoration, l’authenticité et la beauté du lieu… l’accueil chaleureux de Josiane et Bob ainsi que leurs bons conseils pour découvrir la région … font que je recommande sans réserve d’y séjourner. Ingrid

  • Review Submitted: 30/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Ingrid. La visite a St Cirq Lapopie nous a permit de vous montrer la chaleur d'acceuil Lotoise, meme en plein hiver. N'hesitez pas de revenir bientot.
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5

Un endroit fantastique hors du temps

  • 5 of 5

Nous étions venus pour découvrir la région pleines de promesses. Devions à l'origine beaucoup bouger. Les Gaillardoux vaut bien la région par sa qualité et le plaisir d'y séjourner. Le temps était un peu frais pour profiter de la piscine mais le fait de s'allonger au bord et de prendre un livre est un vrai plaisir. L'endroit est idéal pour réunir des amis ou sa famille (ce qui était notre cas). De belles prestations, une belle cuisine et un salon et salle a manger fabuleuses. La terrasse est un vrai plaisir avec sa vue sur la vallée. Les chambres sont agréables et confortables. L'intimité est réelle car la propriété est un peu a part et isoler par un mur du reste du hameau. En somme, nous reviendrons certainement découvrir plus de la région et séjourner à nouveau aux Gaillardoux.

  • Review Submitted: 27/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Jean-Francois. C'etait un grand plaisir de vous recevoir, meme si notre promenade en bateau sur le Lot etait sous la pluie. A bientot j'espere.
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5

Exquisite 5* Manoir in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

My husband and our family, 12 of us, spent our holiday here at this elegant and luxury 5*Manor house.

The location is set not too far from several local villages, where you can buy everything you need from the local artisans. The nearest larger town, is approx. 18KM away.

The house is set in a beautiful quiet location surrounded by fields and not overlooked at all.

We were extremely impressed by the cleanliness and the facilities of the Manor itself. Each bedroom was large with an ensuite bathroom and plenty of space for us all. The kitchen is every cooks dream. Spacious and fully equipped to tailor for your every need. If you don’t fancy cooking, the owners can arrange for a chef to come and cook for you.

We loved the heated pool and the pool table and the occasional game of boules. The owners prepared a pack for us with information on the area so we didn’t have to look for good restaurants or things to do, it was all in the pack. Really helpful!

If you are after a little adrenaline, close by there is a Karting track worth going to or taking a micro-light aircraft from Lalbenque (6KM) away to view the area from the sky or even skydive.

In Cahor you can hire bikes and take boat trips. We went on a boat trip down the River Lot, worth every penny to see the beautiful views.

I would highly recommend Manoir Les Guillardoux for a family or a group of friends looking for a combination of relaxation, culture and adrenaline! Thank you to Bob and Josiane (the owners) for helping making this holiday great for us all.

  • Review Submitted: 24/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sally. We are glad that you and your party enjoyed the house and the area. Although you came here outside the peak season, there was still plenty to do and see. We hope you will find time to visit again soon if only for an extended weekend break.
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5

Relaxed, atmospheric location shared with friends

  • 5 of 5

From arrival to departure the house, facilities, and the location never failed to impress. It is equipped and appointed to a very high specification. We have many happy memories of convivial evenings enjoying the ambience and tranquillity of the surrounding. A perfect place to relax and unwind. When we wanted to be more active there are plenty of fascinating places in the area to keep us entertained, too many and too varied to list here but the information provided by the owners is comprehensive and accurate. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 23/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bob. Your expert review of the local golf courses was much appreciated and we look forward to your return to the Scrabble board soon.
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Exceeded all expectations

  • 4 of 5

We have visited the area before and wanted somewhere special to stay for a special celebration. We certainly feel like we found a hidden gem. The Manoir Les Gaillardoux is a beautiful property set in stunning grounds. The Interior is exquisitely furnished in classic French style with some wonderful features. Superb modern ensuite bathrooms and spacious rooms throughout. The pool is perfect and surrounded by traditional stone walls and a fabulous pigeonnier. Our host were very welcoming and informative with great suggestions for sight seeing, activities and the obligatory wine tasting. Our stay was too short so we will be planning another visit as soon as we can.

  • Review Submitted: 23/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Lorraine. I hope it won't be long before we share a meal and a glass of Cahors wine together.
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5

A Stylish property with character and charm.

  • 5 of 5

We attended several events here at the Manoir organised by the owners, Josiane and Bob, who couldn't be better hosts. We had a tour of the house which has been renovated and decorated beautifully. I have become very fussy over the years about where I stay and the standard of accommodation, but I would have no hesitation in booking this lovely property should we want to be looking to holiday in this region again or recommend it to friends and family. There is much to explore in the area and I understand it is a cyclists paradise.

  • Review Submitted: 23/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tracey. As yours was an extended weekend break, we hope that you will find time to drift down here in your classic car and explore the almost empty roads before sitting down to a glass or two of Cahors wine and a fine dinner.
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
TOULOUSE International Airport, Blagnac
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Montdoumerc
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Roucous
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Cahors
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A20
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
La Grange
Nearest Ski
230 Kilometres
Pyrenees
Car: necessary

Looking for a relaxing or an active holiday in Occitanie? Or a bit of both?

Manoir Les Gaillardoux and the Quercy region combine to offer you the best of both. The scenic Causses du Quercy Blanc are on an elevated limestone plateau with extended views over a rolling, hilly and wooded landscape.

The Quercy region is one of the most sparsely populated in France and is well-known for its picturesque medieval villages, many of which have shops, cafés, restaurants and traditional street markets. If you have a sophisticated palate you will find much to delight you in the local delicacies, such as the rare black truffle and the goose and duck foie gras which can be enjoyed at several restaurants within easy reach of the Manoir. The Lot is also well known for the “black wines” of Cahors, Malbec AOC. Most of the local chateaux and vineyards welcome visitors for guided tours and wine tasting.

But if you decide to look around…

Outdoor pursuits and adventure sports abound for adrenaline junkies such as:

• Parachute jumping, 5km away

• Piloting, 5 km

• Karting, 5km

• Horse riding, various

• Rock climbing, several

Or for slightly more gentle activities:

• Golf, 15km

• Archaeology, 30 km

• Caving, various

• Canoeing, 16km

• Fishing 3km

Once you venture out, in search of local culture, start with Cahors!

A Brief History:

In 1316, the Cadurcien, Jacques Duèze, became pope under the name of John XXII. He founded the university and promoted religion and commerce to attract the elites of the Avignon court.

In the 13th century, the power of the count-bishops became increasingly challenged and the Hundred Years War (1337-1453) put an end to this period of prosperity.

The city has retained a rich medieval heritage: a domed cathedral and its cloisters, hundreds of medieval houses of all kinds, not to mention the iconic Valentré bridge.

Cahors is one of the 25 Great Sites in the Midi-Pyrenees/Occitanie which underpin the identity of this beautiful region and contribute to its influence far beyond our borders.

Set on a bend in the river in the majestic scenery of the Lot valley, Cahors is a town of art and history, a gift for the explorer.

From the cathedral square with its farmers’ markets and associated curiosities, you can make your way through narrow side streets, walk up the Boulevard Gambetta, look in on some interesting small shops or stop at the café terraces and take your time to select a restaurant for lunch or dinner. The capital of the Lot department combines a southern atmosphere with history and food to seduce lovers of heritage and the good life and is a great place to soak up the atmosphere of South-West France.

Surrounding villages

The Quercy boasts a rich architectural heritage and a wide range of cultural activities: spectacular cliff-top fortresses and historical remains; the 15th C Chateau de Cieurac near Lalbenque, and the medieval cliff-top village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie (elected one of the Most Beautiful Villages of France) to name but two, are less than a half-hour drive from the Manoir. The mainly limestone geology throughout Périgord and Quercy has produced a plethora of caves, many of which are open to the public, and some of which contain pre-historic cave-paintings.

We can organise a personalised Gastronomic Discovery Programme to suit your taste, or simply make recommendations.

The area around Manoir Les Gaillardoux is a lively centre of cultural, musical and sports activities based on historic buildings, rivers, pre-historic caves, gastronomy, vineyards, villages and history.

Our Welcome Book contains information to help our guests make the most of their holiday by sharing the local folklore and activities - and of course taste the local gastronomy and Malbec wines. Our team members are happy to help and advise.

Travel to the area

Most guests arrive by plane or car. Toulouse Blagnac International Airport is about an hour by road (motorway). The low-cost airlines fly into Toulouse or Bergerac airport (less than two hours away). Car hire is available at both and for private flyers with a French licence, Lalbenque private aerodrome is just 5 km away.

Access to the A20 motorway is just 5km away.

For guests travelling by train, Cahors station (on the main line from Paris to Toulouse and beyond) is 16 km away. Car rental is available nearby. Local taxis and mini coaches are available if booked in advance.

Our team can help with bookings and local arrangements if required.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Montdoumerc, France

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
AU$7,862
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$1,415.99

Our weekly fee includes EXCLUSIVE-USE of the Manoir by a party of up to 12 guests, thorough cleaning of the interior of the Manoir before your arrival and after departure + all beds made + a generous weekly supply of bath and pool towels + weekly cleaning for multiple week rentals + weekly supply of fresh towels and change of bedding. Also laundry washing products and other everyday necessities… Optional extra services available by prior arrangement, including cooking and airport collection. Please ask for details and quote.

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