Cottage Des Cedres

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1
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Set amongst the undulating landscapes of the Lot-et-Garonne, with stunning views of the surrounding orchards, cedar trees and wild woods, Cottage Des Cèdres is a charming holiday cottage in this picturesque region.

The owners have lovingly restored this former barn with sensitivity and style, retaining so many traditional features such as exposed stonework and wood beamed ceilings with contemporary décor and design. Every comfort has been considered from 100% Egyptian cotton linen in all three bedrooms to a sound system and plenty to entertain the family from boules to board games.

Outside you can admire the amazing vistas from the exquisite swimming pool or simply enjoy a glass of local wine on your balcony as kids play in the enclosed garden. The gardens are vast and include a 400-year-old Cedar tree dating back to when the main house, the Manoir, was also first built. You'll also find an old watermill by the stream that leads to the River Lot. Prepare a barbecue with goods from the local market as you gather in the evening for wonderful meals on your decked terrace under the starry sky.

Alongside the converted barn, just across from the drive, is the larger Manoir des Cèdres, sleeping a further fourteen guests with its own private pool, which can be booked independently or together with the Cottage. The owners also live on site with their friendly dog and tend to their surrounding fruit orchards and beautiful grounds. They can cook you amazing meals if you wish, sampling some the most local and delicious produce around.

You can wander through the plum and kiwi orchards to the local village where you will find a couple of boulangeries for your morning pastries, a little supermarket and a café serving lunch in July and August plus a glorious beach on the banks of the River Lot where you can swim and hire boats in the summer months.  Explore further afield to idyllic hilltop villages which come alive in the summer evenings with night markets serving amazing food and drinks. This area is well known not only for the delicious fruit but also some of France’s most famous vineyards where you can sample the fine wines of the region.

Hire bikes in the local village, play golf or go horse-riding through the magnificent countryside or simply explore some of France’s Plus Beaux Villages such as Pujols and Monflanquin or cross the border to Dordogne to discover some gems such as Monpazier, Issigeac and beautiful Bergerac, all within an hour.

That said, with such glorious views (you may even spot deer or falcons from your terrace), you don’t have to travel far from the cottage to be amazed by this captivating area.

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What you should know…

  • Up to 6 adults can stay at the cottage (or 4 adults and 2 children)
  • The cottage has its own private pool and terrace, even though the estate is shared with the owners and their home, their friendly dog and the large Manoir, Manoir des Cèdres, which can also be rented alone or in addition to the cottage
  • The owners' friendly and lively dog has run of the estate's grounds when the owners are at home 
  • Guests are in the heart of a thriving fruit farming area
  • Despite being so near a village, a car is recommended to explore this wonderful region

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Ceiling Fans Caretaker/Owner on Site

Cottage Interior

- Living area with sofas, wood-burning stove, TV and DVD player and sliding doors leading to large decked area
- Kitchen-diner, well equipped including gas cooker and hob, microwave, coffee machine, kettle, dishwasher,  breakfast bar, two fridges, dining table and  reading area. French doors out to small balcony/terrace with table and chairs for 2
- Bedroom with super-king bed (can be made up as a twin), ceiling fan and hairdryer
- Bedroom with king-size bed and ceiling fan (this room has a 'Velux' window)
- Twin bedroom with single beds and ceiling fan and ceiling fan
- Shower room with walk-in shower and WC
- Separate WC

Outside Grounds

- Swimming pool (8mx4m) with security alarm, open approx. April to mid-October
- Pool terrace with six sun-beds
- Balcony/terrace (from dining area) with table and chairs for 2
- Decked terrace with al-fresco dining table for up to 6/8 guests and sun-shade
- Weber charcoal BBQ
- Private enclosed garden with lawned area and gazebo
- Boules
- Table tennis (shared with Manoir des Cèdres guests)
- Laundry room (shared with Manoir des Cèdres guests) with washing machine and hanging facilities
- Covered parking space


- Heating up to 20C
- TV with some English channels
- DVD player and DVDs
- Sound system
- Board games
- Boules
- Shared washing machine
- Baby-pack (includes three higchairs and two cots) - please request at the time of booking


About the surrounding area of Cottage Des Cedres
Walk to Village Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Located in the Lot-et-Garonne region, you are surrounded by fruit orchards, fields, sunflowers and wild woods. Local wildlife on the vast estate and beyond include deer, wild boar, rabbits, hares, eagles and other birds of prey.

You can wander down the nearby road or through the valley via the kiwi and plum orchards to the local village where you will find two boulangeries where you can pick up your breakfast croissants and bread, a small supermarket, delicatessen, two boulangeries and a café for your morning coffee and they also serve lunches in July and August. You can also find some wonderful local produce at the weekly market on a Wednesday morning.

There is also a village beach on the River Lot where you can hire canoes, pedalos and motorboats in the summer months (late June to early September) and a sandy area from which you can swim, sectioned off from the boats.

There are further facilities in the town of Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot (10km) such as a large supermarket. Follow the river further east towards the ancient bastide town of Villeneuve-sur-Lot (20km) and keen hikers can then follow the hilly route south to the picturesque hilltop village of Pujols (20km), noted as one of France’s most Plus Beaux Villages.  Penne D’Agenais (31km) with its impressive architecture is also worthy of a visit in this beautiful region and it’s worth visiting Agen (34km), an interesting French town which is the most important in this region.

As well as summer boats and bike hire in the nearby village, there are plenty of activities on offer in this area. Golf lovers can tee up at Golf Barthe (12km), just ten minutes by car whilst there is an excellent horse-riding centre a little further near Saint-Pierre-Sur-Dropt (42km). Kids will love visiting the local farm just a ten minute drive away or head further south to Parc Walibi amusement park (43km) near Agen. 

In the summer you can explore the night markets in charming local villages where local food is sold and cooked for you by local artisans with live music and plenty of drinks.   This area is of course wonderful for some of France’s most famous vineyards where you can sample and buy some excellent wines. Not forgetting the amazing fruit that is grown in the region (as well as on the estate); the local plums, Pruneaux D’Agen, are particularly delicious, especially when steeped in the local Armagnac.

Other noteworthy places to visit include Monflanquin (34km), another of France’s Plus Beaux Villages, a beautifully preserved bastide town full of medieval character with a great market on a Thursday or cross the border into the magical Dordogne department to Monpazier (55km), one of France’s most impressive and stunning villages. The beautiful city of Bergerac (64km) with its famous Maison des Vins can also be visited in a day, possibly combining the visit with the lovely village of Issigeac (50km) with its fantastic weekly market.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bergerac/Toulouse/Bordeaux


Nearest Village

(1.3km/15mins walk)

Nearest Town/City Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot


Nearest Restaurant


Nearest Beach River Beach


Nearest Supermarket Saint-Livrade/Villeneuve-sur-lot/Tonneins


Nearest Golf Golf Barthe


Nearest Ferry Port Bilbao/St-Malo


Nearest Train Station Villeneuve-sur-Lot/Tonneins/Agen



Aquitaine’s reputation as a varied and enchanting destination is well-earned – whether you’re looking for relaxation or excitement, this beautiful part of south-western France is a feast for every one of the senses. To make sure you’re getting the very best of your holiday (and to clue you up if you’re thinking of going) check out our wonderful travel guide – it’s full of tips, info and the things you really shouldn’t miss when you visit unforgettable Aquitaine. 

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

There is a village beach on the River Lot where you can hire canoes, pedalos and motorboats in the summer months (late June to early September) and a sandy area from which you can swim, sectioned off from the boats.

As well as summer boats and bike hire in the nearby village, there are plenty of activities on offer in this area. There is an excellent horse-riding centre near Saint-Pierre-Sur-Dropt (42km). Kids will love visiting the local farm just a ten minute drive away or head further south to Parc Walibi amusement park (43km) near Agen. 

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Baby bath
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Children's books
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD
  • Toys
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Fridge-Stocking Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services

Services and items included in the price:

- Mid-stay linen change included for guests staying a minimum of nine nights
- Welcome pack typically consisting of a selection of local delicacies, owner's homemade jams, fresh eggs from the neighbour, a bottle of local wine, basic food, household supplies and toiletries

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Table d’hôte dinners including apéritif, starter, main course, cheese, dessert and wine (48hours notice required)
- Cleaning (minimum 4 hours)
- Party/celebration planning and organisation service
- Catering by Chillis & Spice, any day including Saturdays, choice of Barbeque, Indian or Mexican minimum 10 people, (minimum 7 days’ notice required)
- Babysitting by retired professional nanny, minimum notice required 48 hours 

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Event information

Together with Manoir des Cèdres, this is an incredible place to host a wedding or celebration for up to 26 guests.

The pretty whitewashed and blue shuttered manoir is such a delightfully rustic location for your intimate wedding, set in the midst of a fertile fruit estate of plums and kiwis through which you can meander to the nearest village in this lovely part of Aquitaine.

Treat yourselves before the reception to a champagne cruise on the nearby river - then celebrate beneath the lovely covered terrace by the pool and sloping lawns, dine under the gazebo for amazing views across orchards, fields and woods or feast on the front lawn beneath the ancient cedar trees bedecked with sparkling lights. If you are lucky, some of the resident wildlife might put in a brief but magical appearance. 

Wedding Reception
There is an open-plan dining room inside the manoir where up to 26 guests could sit for the reception or there is a covered terrace to host the same number of people. 

Outside, there is space for a reception with up to 26 guests, either under the gazebo facing the fruit orchards and countryside or beneath a hired marquee in the grounds. On the front lawn, you could dine surrounded by the cedar trees and garlands of fairy lights. 

Dancing and music can continue until midnight either inside the manoir or in a hired marquee. 

Wedding Ceremony
The ceremony could take place in any of the reception locations – there are lots of options available to you.

The owner is a qualified celebrant for civil ceremonies.

Where to Stay
20 people can sleep at the Manoir and cottage. 

Further guests can be accommodated in a hotel 5 minutes drive away from the property and there are more self-catering options within a 10 minute drive. 

The owners can supply details of local transport firms. 

Wedding Planning
Using a planner for the organisation of the wedding or event is optional.

Your wedding planner will be able to organise catering for the event or you may use a caterer of your choice. 

Other information
During June-September, only mid-week wedding dates are possible to allow for Saturday changeover days. 

The owners will be on hand to assist with any additional requests or issues. 

The venue can arrange a champagne and canapé cruise on the river Lot before your main wedding reception. 

There is a minimum stay of 7 nights from June to September with Saturday as the changeover day. For other months there is a minimum stay of 3 nights. 

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees. All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £350.00 to be paid by bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival, refunded 2 weeks after departure subject to a full inspection.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes, up to 20C, plus one basket of logs for the wood-burner (the house is generally heated from October to March).
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of 5 Euros per pet per day will apply (paid locally).
Smoking Allowed? Outside only (ashtrays provided).
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 3 nights between April and end of May, 5 nights between Christmas and New Year and 7 nights during all other periods.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, hen/stag parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Other Ts and Cs The pool is open from approx. April to mid-October (cooler months may not be suitable for swimming).
Other Ts and Cs The estate is also shared with the owners’ house and their friendly and lively dog who has run of the Manoir's grounds when the owners are at home.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 4th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 £1,024 £1,194 £1,365 £1,706
Dec 16th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 - - £1,508 £1,675
Jan 6th 2024 - May 25th 2024 £1,024 £1,194 £1,365 £1,706
May 25th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - - £1,843
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - - £2,320
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - £2,711
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - - - £2,320
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 £1,024 £1,194 £1,365 £1,706
Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 1st 2025 - - £1,508 £1,675
Jan 1st 2025 - Apr 6th 2025 - - £1,675 £1,861

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 4th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 €1,109 €1,294 €1,479 €1,848
Dec 16th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 - - €1,633 €1,815
Jan 6th 2024 - May 25th 2024 €1,109 €1,294 €1,479 €1,848
May 25th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - - €1,996
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - - €2,513
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - €2,937
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - - - €2,513
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 €1,109 €1,294 €1,479 €1,848
Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 1st 2025 - - €1,633 €1,815
Jan 1st 2025 - Apr 6th 2025 - - €1,815 €2,016

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 4th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 $1,161 $1,355 $1,548 $1,935
Dec 16th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 - - $1,710 $1,900
Jan 6th 2024 - May 25th 2024 $1,161 $1,355 $1,548 $1,935
May 25th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - - $2,090
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - - $2,632
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - $3,075
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - - - $2,632
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 $1,161 $1,355 $1,548 $1,935
Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 1st 2025 - - $1,710 $1,900
Jan 1st 2025 - Apr 6th 2025 - - $1,900 $2,111

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
Since end August 2017.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The amazing views, the sense of light and space which isn’t so typical of older French properties and the proximity to a thriving village.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
We are told that the enormous cedar tree in our garden was planted at the same time as the Pigeonnier tower was built which was around 1666, over 350 years ago at the date of the Great Fire of London.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
Not yet – but all our guests are VIPs!

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...

Really do?
Go to at least one of the many night markets in the area during July and August for an evening picnic barbecue sampling the wares of local producers.  Keep a look out for billboards advertising the local festivals in the surrounding area. Hire a canoe and paddle on the river Lot which is just down the road. Or, for the more adventurous, how about a flight in a gyrocopter?

Really eat?
It’s all about duck in the South West but in the local area there is an abundance of locally grown fresh fruit – not forgetting the famous Pruneaux d’Agen.

Really see?
There are numerous mediaeval bastide hilltop villages within a short drive with quaint craft shops and cafes as well as fascinating architecture.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
Relax and recharge with a good book and glass of chilled wine while the sun sparkles on your private swimming pool or just sit and drink in the sensational views, an undulating cacophony of green hues from the fields, orchards and wild woods surrounding the property.  Bring your binoculars to spot deer, wild boar, hare, eagles and other birds of prey that live in our valley.  Or linger over long, sociable meals on balmy evenings with friends and family and maybe a refreshing swim before retiring for the night.



  • A lovely stay

    on 14/06/2023

    The owners were extremely welcoming and accommodating hosts and the house was absolutely perfect. Great bedrooms and good, large communal space made this ideal for our family holiday.
    We loved lounging by the pool and also managed to make use of the local golf course, kayaking on the river and visiting some of the beautiful villages in the area.
    I will definitely be recommending!

  • Stunning Cottage with Magical Views and Wonderful Hosts!

    on 10/07/2018

    Beautiful 3 bedroom cottage on the edge of a village. Absolutely stunning views. The hosts were amazing, nothing was too much trouble, but then everything you need there. They offer a table d'hote which we sampled one evening, delicious, restaurant quality, would definitely recommend. We had a fantastic holiday which was made easy by the stunning setting and the great hosts. Cannot wait to go back.

  • Beautiful Accommodation with Splendid Views

    on 31/05/2018

    The location is beautiful, being close to a village but with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. One can often see the local wildlife such as deer and falcons in the vicinity. The Cottage is fully equipped with a large bathroom and a patio. Great for privacy. The living area and kitchen are very well appointed with all modern appliances plus a wood burning stove. There are lots of small towns and cities in the area or if you just want to be there by the pool the owners will be sure to look after you.

  • A Peaceful and Relaxed Stay

    on 15/04/2018

    This lovely accommodation has recently changed hands and we were the very first guests. The Cottage is very spacious and private with a lovely outside pool and a great view onto the plum trees and the surrounding landscape. The room we stayed in had a very comfortable bed with nice quality linen. The kitchen is well equipped and has an extra fridge stocked with drinks for the guests. The welcome basket and the few essentials to start with (milk, water, butter, marmalade...) were also a very nice touch. The new owners are marvellous hosts who made us feel at home from the moment we arrived. We enjoyed their table 'Hôtes in a most relaxing atmosphere and were amazed at the generous size of the plates and the drinks. Owners were always on hand to help or advise without intruding in any way on our privacy. This property has everything you need. Would highly recommend!

  • Beautiful & Tranquil in a Luxurious Home from Home

    on 20/03/2018

    I stayed here for 10 days, the cottage is immaculate and comfortable. The setting is idyllic with beautiful views, and lovely countryside walks. Perfect for friends and families. A wonderful place to relax. Looking for my next break at this property in June.

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