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.
Beautifully restored,Spacious country cottage for 2 with private terrasse and easy reach of local Village
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 4, 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.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful and peaceful.
We had the pleasure of staying in this beautifully converted building for about ten days at the end of September. It’s rare to find accommodation for two people, at this price, that is as spacious, well appointed and pleasing to the eye. The view from the outside terrace is delightful and the swimming pool is a joy. I’ve never slept better on holiday — the only thing you can hear at night are the owls.
The nearby village of Montpezat is charming, but the location overall is terrific, within easy reach of the Lot, the Aveyron and the Dordogne.
The hosts are kind, discreet and a pleasure to talk to. Wonderful!
Alan and Maria were charming guests and a pleasure to talk to. We really enjoyed having them to stay at Sequepeyre and the time we spent with them. They were very respectful of us and the gite and left it spotlessly clean and tidy. They would be very welcome to stay again.
Pool with a view
Two wonderful weeks at this beautifully restored and modernised barn - just what we needed. Michele and Steve are great hosts - available when needed for any help or queries, but otherwise we were left quite on our own. The pool is always warm and has great views over the valley below. For eating out, there are really good value restaurants locally in Montpezat and Castelnau.
Thanks for a lovely holiday!
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.
Perfect for a couple!
Very well appointed Gite. Beautiful setting. Lovely warm swimming pool. Perfect hosts. Not to be missed! We hope to return.
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.
A lovely gîte in a beautiful area
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.
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.
Ruby wedding anniversary
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
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.
Michèle & Steve
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.
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.
Additional information about rental rates
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. Guests/events/parties: Please consult owners.