Manoir Les Gaillardoux
£642 / night
About the home
Imagine a stone-built 17th/18th Century Manoir with tall windows, tiled floors, large fireplaces and wooden beams, set in its own secluded and private 1.25 hectares of park and orchard in sunny rural SW France: Welcome to Manoir Les Gaillardoux in the heart of the Quercy Blanc! Come and enjoy its salt water heated swimming pool, the comfort of its 6 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, the cool space of its 3 lounges and the charm of dining under the stars on its spacious elevated terrace...
Can you already feel the warm breeze under the trees, the singing of the birds and the buzzing of the bees in the lavender? Time for a cool drink? The American fridge-freezer will dispense cool water or ice cubes just when you want them. Fancy an easy grill? The large Australian BBQ awaits you on the terrace. Don the big apron and show your mastery! The local butcher and the farms around supply excellent meat and poultry, the street markets abound with fresh produce and local delicacies. After all, you are in a gastronomic heaven and the kingdom of Malbec wines!
Or, if you prefer, we can arrange for a cook or a Chef to come and bring the local gastronomy to your table... A festive end to a happy day... Even if our generously equipped kitchen is of gourmet cook standard, you are on holiday!
Don't worry about the washing up: there is a double dishwasher in the kitchen and we can also provide housekeeping help. Just come and relax!
Coming early in the season and dreaming of a log fire? Just look at our spacious dining room and the log piles outside the door: nothing easier than creating a cosy atmosphere, with candles on the long walnut refectory-style table and matching sideboard, and dimmed lights under the beams. A little music from the Bose music centre too, perhaps? Create your favourite ambience...
And when dinner is over, how about a game of billiards? Or a stroll in the park listening to the nightingales?
|Size:||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||Central heating, CD player, Telephone, Fax, Pool / Snooker table, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||6 Bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 6 en suites and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Double beds (6), Cots (1), Dining seating for 12, Lounge seating for 12|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Equipped to welcome up to 12 guests in style and comfort...
Manoir Les Gaillardoux is centrally heated and warm in winter, cool in summer and comfortable in all seasons. It offers space and privacy: the Master bedroom suite has a large bedroom with double bed, boudoir, dressing room and en-suite bathroom with double washbasin, large shower, Jacuzzi and separate WC. A further five bedrooms each with en-suite shower room (WC, double washbasin, shower) with plenty of storage space for personal toiletry. Hair-dryer in each bedroom suite, ample towels and the beds are made as double or twins to suit your needs, of course.
The two living rooms, the Grand salon (drawing room) and the Petit salon, are spacious and bright, and there is comfortable seating for at least twelve guests in the drawing room – an ideal atmosphere for a cosy winter get-together or a smaller intimate party. And, let's not forget the billiard room, also with a second TV and DVD player.
The Manoir offers entertainment for all the family: LCD wide screen satellite TV with DVD player, quality music centre, billiard room with further TV and DVD, and wireless broadband internet access.
Further details outdoors:
Manoir Les Gaillardoux sits in its own 1.25 hectares (3 acres) of park and orchard, offering space and privacy, and areas of shade and sunshine for play or relaxation.
There are “boules” to play “petanque” in the court yard and our large, partly-walled salt water heated swimming pool faces south and can be enjoyed from late spring to October. Suitable for children, with steps and a gentle slope leading to diving depth, the pool has a sound ringing security alarm but is not fenced. 12 loungers with cushions and some sunshades for your comfort are arranged on a stone paved terrace around the pool.
If you like the charm of stone buildings, then you will also love our large coach house, barn and round 'pigeonnier' – all fine examples of the local architecture.
On your arrival ...
Enjoy the experience of arriving at a welcoming, sparkling clean Manoir, feel at home and start your holiday straight away with a cool drink while you peruse our Welcome Book, full of ideas and information to help you make the most of your precious holiday.
Our weekly fee includes thorough cleaning of the interior of the Manoir before your arrival, weekly cleaning for multiple week rentals, weekly change of bedding and a generous weekly supply of bath and pool towels, bio laundry washing products, and other everyday necessities… More services available by prior arrangement.
A refundable deposit of 1,000 Euros against breakages is payable.
* We regret that pets are not allowed.
The Midi-Pyrenees / Lot region
Discover Midi-Pyrenees and particularly the Lot region ...
The scenic Causses du Quercy Blanc are an elevated limestone plateau with extended views over a rolling hilly and wooded landscape. The area enjoys a sunny, dry climate with mild spring and autumn weather yet relief from extreme summer heat, making it possible to live outdoors for a large part of the year.
The Quercy region is sparsely populated and is well-known for its picturesque medieval villages, many of which have shops, cafés, restaurants and traditional street markets. You will find much to delight you in the local delicacies, such as the rare black truffle and the goose and duck “foies gras” which can be enjoyed at a number of restaurants for all occasions within easy reach of the Manoir. The Lot is also well known for the “black wines” of Cahors. Most of the local chateaux and vineyards welcome visitors for guided tours and wine tasting.
We can help you organise a Gastronomic Discovery Programme to suit your taste.
The Montdoumerc area
The area around Manoir Les Gaillardoux is a lively centre of cultural and sports activities based around its rivers, pre-historic caves, gastronomy, vineyards, villages and history.
It boasts a rich architectural heritage and a wide range of cultural activities: spectacular cliff-top fortresses and historical remains; at Cahors, Pont Valentré, the magnificent medieval bridge, and the 11thC cathedral; the stunning 15thC Chateau de Cieurac near Lalbenque, and the medieval village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie to name but a few, all of which are less than a half hour drive from the Manoir. The limestone geology throughout Périgord and Quercy has resulted in series of caves with stunning pre-historical cave paintings which are open to the public.
With spectacular sculptured rocky landscapes, the wide river valley of the Lot and smaller rivers like the shallow Célé attract water sports lovers for boat hire, fishing, canoeing, swimming and picnicking. The area also provides opportunities for cycling, walking, caving and golf, as well as adrenaline-raising activities such as Go-karting, sightseeing flights, parachuting and gliding at the nearby Aerodrome of Lalbenque.
How to get there
Click map icons for more information
The Manoir is located just 16 km south of Cahors and is easy to find: less than 2 km from the N20, and 8 km from the Cahors South junction of the A20 motorway, part of the Paris to the Pyrenees network of motorways.
For guests coming by train, Cahors station (on the main line from Paris to Toulouse and beyond) is 16 km away. Toulouse Blagnac International Airport is just over an hour by road (motorway). The low cost airlines fly into Toulouse airport and into Bergerac airport which is less than two hours away, and for private flyers, Lalbenque private aerodrome is just 5 km away. Car rental is available in Cahors and from Toulouse Airport or Station. Local taxis and mini coaches are available for booking in advance.
Activities near Montdoumerc
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
19 Oct 2012
We spent a wonderful week in the Manoir which was spacious enough to accommodate our large group of 11. There was something for the older and younger members of our party. A splash in the pool or just a game of petanque on the gravel. The Manoir is tastefully restored and decorated. There are plenty activities to choose from. As the villa is close to Cahors, shopping trips are within reach. The Manoir is also close to some vineyards which are worth the visit; driving back to London with some extra wine cases proved to be more challenging than expected. We also enjoyed the picturesque villages in the area. Breakfast and dinner outside on the patio were a pure treat. Thank you again for making our stay memorable.
U. family, UK (Summer 2012)
The pleasure is shared. Compliments from our discerning guests are always gratifying. Thank you for expressing yours so warmly. Holidays are often the stuff that dreams are made of. We aim to to help our guests make them a reality!
15 Oct 2012
Le Manoir des Gaillardoux was a spectacular point of departure for a special birthday week in September. The house is an amazing piece of architecture as all the architects and designers in the group... more
Thank you for your elogious review. We enjoyed helping you plan this special holiday with a landmark birthday. The Chef, too, enjoyed catering for you and the members of your party and help you make... more
01 Oct 2012
The Manoir was the perfect place for our summer holiday. We were a group of 3 families with children ranging from 20 months to 8 years old. We loved the peaceful and picturesque location and it was lovely to allow the children to play and roam around the beautiful property. The views from the property are stunning and we enjoyed many meals outside on the patio just taking in the gorgeous countryside and slow sunsets. The Manoir itself is very spacious and comfortable. We all slept very well and also enjoyed cooking in the well provisioned kitchen. Our days were spent either exploring the surrounding area or in the pool. Some of us also went skydiving one day at the local aerodrome which was fantastic and so close by! I would definitely recommend the property and hope we get the chance to visit again.
From the Quercy Blanc to Bermuda with love: we are delighted you enjoyed our little corner of France and the comfort of our manoir, and we look forward to welcoming you and your delightful guests again!
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|3 weeks||1 Jan 13||15 Jun 13||€ 4725||-||-||3 Weeks|
|Week||15 Jun 13||1 Jan 14||€ 5250||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 12|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|3 weeks||14 May 13||15 Jun 13||€ 4725||-||-||3 Weeks|
|Week||15 Jun 13||1 Jan 14||€ 5250||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Please note that our weekly rental fees vary according to the length of individual bookings. The fees below are applicable all year:
3 week booking: €4,725 per week
2 week booking: €4,990 per week
1 week booking: €5,250 per weekEnquire now
See below for next 9 months' availability - to see the next 24 months click here
Contact the owner
* Required fields
Please check the following errors:
1 year listed
You are contacting
The owner is based in the United Kingdom and has advertised with Holiday Lettings since 2011. This manor house has received 4 reviews from previous guests.
Verified property owner
This owner has been verified by our team
Payment for this home can be made directly to the owner.
Holiday accommodation in France (12,173)