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Peaceful retreat with Salt Pool And Stunning Views of the countryside

Bedrooms 1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautifully restored,Spacious country cottage for 2 with private terrasse and easy reach of local Village

Tucked into a tranquil south-facing hillside,is this beautifully restored, traditional stone barn. Surrounded by fields & woodland, it has pretty gardens and stunning views of the rolling countryside. For nature lovers or those who just want to get away from it all this is the perfect place to relax and unwind. This spacious gite has all the comforts of modern living, whilst retaining traditional features including high oak beamed ceilings. Situated between the pretty villages of Castelnau-Montratier and Montpezat de Quercy, it is an ideal base to explore the many places of beauty and historical interest that the Lot has to offer. The Tarn and Garonne and the Aveyron are also within easy reach, as are various sporting facilities including canoeing, horse-riding, cycling, walking, fishing etc. For those of you who want to enjoy the fine wines and food of this region,there are plenty of vineyards, great restaurants and markets full of fresh local produce to tempt you.

Property Manager
Michele Eagle
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 September, 2018

About Michele Eagle

Michèle & Steve Eagle. Originally from England, we moved to the Lot area in 2002, immediately putting our skills into use developing and restoring the property and gite and creating a garden. Steve has a business restoring old stone propertiesI and Michèle is a registered well being massage therapist with a treatment room on site.

Why Michele Eagle chose Castelnau-Montratier-Sainte-Alauzie

Having lived in a busy English city, we love the peace, tranquility and above all the space of living in this part of France. The climate is a big bonus, with long hot summers and short winters where you can still see the sun even when it's cold.

We love this area as it is so secluded, surrounded by woodland, rolling countryside,vineyards and amazing wildlife. Yet, it is only 7 mins drive from a pretty hilltop village with all the amenities you need and with friendly people. Cahors and other places of historical interest and beauty are all within easy reach.

What makes this cottage unique

We searched all over the Lot and even into the Dordogne until we found this place. But when we came here we fell in love with it: the pretty traditional stone buildings, the stunning view and its wonderful position, nestled into a south facing wooded hilltop.

This is a perfect spot for nature lovers and those like us, who just like to get away from it all but near enough to the local vineyard to top up on the fantastically priced local wine.

While you are here why not benefit from a relaxing massage on site from the owner who is a qualified well being massage therapist.

Fresh free range eggs from our hens are available on request.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"The inital 'wow' factor of the gite carried on throughout the week. A great holiday. Thankyou to a warm, friendly family."

"What a fab, holiday. After 20 years of staying in gites in France, this is no doubt the best ever. Lovely scenery, lovely gite, lovely family. What more can we say - enjoy!"

"Definitely the best 'gite' we have stayed in. Home from home 'luxuries', fab setting, lovely family and a friend for our daughter. We have had a lovely time & will come back. Thank you!!"
Jan 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Castelnau-Montratier-Sainte-Alauzie around the Lot

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , The bathroom includes a bath and a separate shower enclosure
  • En_suite bathroom with bath, shower and WC.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One spacious bedroom with a double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and armchair. Extra bed or cot available. electric radiator. Internet access.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: The gite is situated on a quiet rural south facing hillside, in 4.5 acres of garden & woodland and is surrounded by rolling hills & fields. Leading out from the French doors, is a private terrace area with table, chairs & parasol looking out onto the pool and the view beyond. The salt-water pool, shared with the owners, is 9 x 4, and has a telescopic cover, which keeps the pool clean and warm. There are loungers and parasols for you to sit and relax by the pool and enjoy the view of the unspoilt countryside. A barbecue is also available. Utility Room: Utility room with washing machine, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen, towels and beach towels are included and changed weekly or more if requested. Further towels available on request. Heating: There is a charge of 50€ per week which covers unlimited oak for the woodburner plus the electric radiator in the bedroom and the heated towel rail in the bathroom.


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(15 traveller reviews)

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Peaceful retreat with Salt Pool And Stunning Views of the countryside
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We wanted a quiet holiday in the Cahors area to relax, enjoy the beautiful scenery and sample the local food and wine. Here we hit the jackpot. The Gite is well appointed with one of the comfiest beds you could hope to sleep in. The pool is warm and clean, the view is stunning, the gardens beautifully kept and outdoor areas nice and private. The owners Michelle and Steve are extremely friendly and ensure you have a fantastic time. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for a couple!

  • 5 of 5

Very well appointed Gite. Beautiful setting. Lovely warm swimming pool. Perfect hosts. Not to be missed! We hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nigel and Monica were fantastic guests. We enjoyed our conversations with them and they left the gite impeccably clean and tidy. We would happily welcome them back and hope to see them again.
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A lovely gîte in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from a wonderful 2 weeks in a beautifully restored, well equipped and spotlessly presented gîte, which far exceeded our expectations. The outside area was very versatile, and the pool an absolute godsend, especially during the 1st week, when we experienced daily temperatures of 35 degrees. Michèle and Steve were always ready to answer questions or just chat, when we saw them, and they couldn't have been friendlier. Do, if at all possible, book a massage with Michele. It was absolute bliss, and definitely the best one I've ever had. The local village was so pretty and the staff in the bars and restaurants were really welcoming and friendly. A great holiday in every respect.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Judith and Peter are the perfect guests. They are a lovely couple and good fun. They kept the gite beautifully clean. We really enjoyed having them here and would love to see them again.
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Ruby wedding anniversary

  • 5 of 5

A terrific holiday, we wanted to have somewhere to 'chill' and this gite met the brief.

We were lucky with the weather being hot and sunny and the pool proved to be refreshing and much needed.

The view from garden and pool area is magnificent, a panoramic scene of the Lot area.

The gite is beautifully presented, clean, cool and comfortable.

Steve and Michele were the perfect hosts, they made sure that all of our needs were met, including where to buy the local wines. We took Michele's advice regarding a meal for our anniversary day and we enjoyed a fabulous meal on a terrace in an historical market town.

We wouldn't hesitate to return again.

Thanks for a lovely holiday Lynda and Ian

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to hear you enjoyed your special anniversary here. You were the perfect guests, we enjoyed your company and you left the gite beautifully clean and tidy. We loved having you here and would love to see you again. Many thanks, Michèle & Steve
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Exceptional property and exceptional hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent 10 days holiday at the house and the owners Steve and Michele were so friendly and helpful that leaving at the end of the stay was sad.

The property is really well decorated and comfortably furnished throughout and the views are something special. Catelnau Montratier is a short drive away and is a beautiful small town with all the amenities required for a stay. The surrounding countryside is exceptional with many small villages and places to visit.

We have no problem recommending this house to anyone and we are sure we will be returning for another stay in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve and Barbara were the perfect guests, we really enjoyed having them here. They were friendly, good fun, respectful of the gite and left it really clean and tidy. We would love to see them again and would definitey recommend them as they were fantastic guests.
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Beautifully appointed gite. Very comfortable, quiet and unique.

  • 5 of 5

Michèle and Steve were the perfect hosts. Very friendly, accommodating and considerate. As the weather was cool the wood fire was very cosy and warm. The welcome bottle of wine was equally appreciated. Steve has clearly spent a great deal of his artisan efforts getting the gite to the gorgeous state of accomodation it is now. Michèle was very eager to help with the many questions we had regarding local interests. Highly recommend this lovely secluded piece of paradise.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed meeting our Australian guests Monika and Kevin who were good fun as well as leaving the gite in an immaculate state. Great guests. We would be very happy to see them again if they return to this area.
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
700 Kilometres
Caen/ St Malo
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Golf de Roucours
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Car: necessary


This property is not near any coasts or seaside beaches but is within 20 minutes of a lake with a small beach. There are also rivers with boating activities throughout the Lot area and the Aveyron, within 40 minutes drive of the gite.


The nearest airport is Blagnac airport in Toulouse which is about 1 1/4 hour drive from here. The use of a car is highly recommended as this area is rural and there are some lovely places to explore in this area not accessible by public transport.

Bergerac and Rodez airports are about 2 hours drive away.


The nearest village of Castelnau-Montratier is about 8km away, which takes about 7 - 8 minutes by car.

Montpezat de Quercy is about 12 minutes by car. Both villages have all the local amenities needed including, shops, bars, restaurants, banks, garages etc.

Cahors is just over 20 minutes drive away, Montauban 30 mins drive and Toulouse about 1 1/4 hour drive.

Further Details:

The local village of Castelnau-Montratier has a small supermarket, bars, restaurants, bakeries, banks, garages and a medical centre. It also has a tourist office, library that often hosts an art exhibition and a large heated outdoor swimming pool. In the summer there is a weekly market in the village square, with local crafts and produce, where you can sit in one of the local bars/restaurants and enjoy a meal and listen to live music.

For golf enthusiasts there is the Golf de Roucours about 15min drive away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Castelnau-Montratier-Sainte-Alauzie,

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
rate 5
3 Sep 2018 - 24 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 6
25 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £88.76

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 25% is required at the time of booking, the rest payable 6 weeks before due date.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Saturday. Arrival time from 16.00, departure time 10.00. We may be able to be flexible outside of high season.

At the time of booking we would like a copy of your passport or identity card and proof of address please.

Please consult owners.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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