Maison Des Vignobles

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Overview

Pool
Great Value
Ideal for Kids

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Imagine sitting on your courtyard terrace sipping a glass of Malbec produced from neighbouring vines as you relax in the beautiful surroundings of this characterful maison, close to some of the loveliest villages of the Lot valley.

Maison des Vignobles is certainly well positioned for visiting some of France’s famous Malbec producing vineyards surrounding Cahors. Yet there is more to just wine-tasting here – it’s also about letting children play on the vast lawns, admiring the spring blossom on the fruit trees, picking fresh figs for your breakfast and spending long summer afternoons cooling off in the swimming pool. With one hectare of glorious grounds and a pretty courtyard for al-fresco dining by the barbecue, this former priory has many reasons to appeal to guests.

Inside, soak up the charm of the attractive living area with its open fire-place, alongside a well-equipped kitchen-diner and handy features such as Satellite TV with UK channels, a music system and board games. Upstairs, three pretty bedrooms, including an en suite double in the tower room, complete this delightful home.

The helpful owners, who live discreetly in the main part of this historic house, are on hand if there is anything you may need. And despite the countryside setting, close to a little hamlet with a church and château, the nearest village is just 6km away with its boulangerie, café-restaurant and grocery shop.

Visit the bustling Farmer’s market in Prayssac, explore the enchanting lanes of Puy-l'Évêque or simply hire canoes along the River Lot for tranquil days out. Cycling and horse-riding are also great ways to admire the verdant scenery or you could even take a hot-air balloon ride for the most magnificent views.  

The old town of Cahors is also full of charm with its famous bridge, impressive cathedral and atmospheric markets selling all sorts of wonderful regional produce. Summer boat trips depart as far as the idyllic village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie or stay local and pass the Cahors vineyards by boat, admiring the stunning natural landscapes of the Lot Valley.

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What you should know…

  • Maison des Vignobles is the private wing of a larger house where the charming owners live discreetly. All facilities are for the private use of Maison des Vignobles guests only

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Hairdryer Satellite TV DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

Maison Interiors (the private-wing of a larger house)

Ground Floor (split-level)

-    Open-plan living area with open fireplace, TV and DVD player. Doors lead to courtyard
-    Open-plan kitchen-diner, well-equipped including dining table, oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer and double sink
-    Utility room (accessed externally) with laundry facilities and drinks fridge with ice-machine

First Floor

-    Tower bedroom with double bed and en suite bathroom with shower, bidet and WC
-    Bedroom with twin beds (can be made into king-size double)
-    Bedroom with twin beds
-    Bathroom with shower and WC

Outside Grounds

-    Salt-water swimming pool (11x5m, max depth: 1.8m) with roman steps and safety alarm
-    Poolside area with sun-loungers
-    Solar shower
-    WC and hand basin
-    Courtyard with al-fresco dining area
-    Barbecue
-    Garden with lawns
-    Fruit trees (fig, walnut, apple, pear, cherry, plum)
-    On-site parking

Facilities


-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Fireplace
-    3 x floor-standing fans
-    Satellite TV (UK channels)
-    DVD player
-    DVD library
-    Music system
-    Board games
-    Artist's easel and drawing materials
-    Hairdryer
-    Ironing facilities
-    Washing machine 

Location

About the surrounding area of Maison Des Vignobles
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 Boat Trips
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Surrounded by woodland, fields and neighbouring vineyards, Maison des Vignobles enjoys an enviable setting a short drive from the River Lot, 28km west of Cahors and near some of the Lot Valley’s most charming villages and wineries.

It’s such a picturesque location, around 1km from a little hamlet – make sure you try some of the Malbec wine that is produced from vines growing next to the maison’s grounds, just one of the many Malbec producing vineyards and wineries of this famous wine-growing region.

The local village, around 6km away, has a boulangerie, restaurant and grocery store whilst Prayssac (9km) has a lovely ambience with its shops, terrace cafes and bustling Farmer’s market on a Friday morning.

Head towards the River Lot where there’s a Base Nautique with bike hire and canoe rental or discover the beautiful landscapes on horseback with equestrian centres close by. Traditional boat trips along the Lot depart from Puy-l'Évêque (14km), one of the prettiest villages of the region with an atmospheric Tuesday morning market.

There’s another especially wonderful Farmer’s market twice weekly in Cahors (28km), a gorgeous town on the River Lot with its famous 14th century bridge, Pont Valentré, now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Spend time exploring the town’s historic lanes, discovering hidden gardens, shady squares and charming restaurants serving regional fare accompanied by excellent local wine from the Cahors vineyards in the surrounding area.

Summer boat excursions from Cahors lead to the idyllic village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie (52km), one of France’s classified ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ which has inspired artists over the years. Potter around the flower-filled lanes visiting art galleries, studios and little shops or stop off for a bite to eat in a traditional restaurant.

For a change of scene, drive north to the Dordogne and visit delightful villages and famous châteaux close to places like Domme, Beynac-et-Cazenac and La Roque-Gageac, all around an hour away.

Bastide towns such as Villefranche-du-Périgord (30km) and Monpazier (50km) are also easily reached for a day out in the Dordogne or head north-east towards the incredible town of Rocamadour (74km), perhaps stopping off in Gourdon (50km) on the way.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Brive–Souillac Airport

(104km)

Nearest Airport 2 Toulouse-Blagnac Airport

(123km)

Nearest Train Station Gare de Cahors

(28km)

Nearest Village

(6km)

Nearest Restaurant Local village

(6km)

Nearest Shop Bakery and grocery store

(6km)

Nearest Supermarket Prayssac

(9km)

Nearest Town Cahors

(28km)

Nearest Golf Nr Cahors

(30km)

Region

A relatively new addition to France, the Midi-Pyrénées was created to surround the cultural capital of Toulouse in the late 1970s. You might think that its relative youth would mean the Midi-Pyrénées is short on character or identity, but remember, this is France we’re talking about – the whole country is steeped in history and tradition. Encompassing parts of Gascony, Languedoc, the Gers and several others, you’ll get a varied slice of the whole French experience here, not least if you stay at one of our beautiful chateaux in the Midi-Pyrénées! And if you want to discover the best of what the region has to offer, our Midi-Pyrénées travel guide is here to show you where to go, what to eat and how you can make the best of your break with some amazing activities.

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Kids

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

The Lot Valley is all about spending time in the great outdoors with your family whether enjoying picnics by the river, cycling through the vineyards of Cahors or even taking a hot-air balloon ride across the magnificent landscapes.

Just a short drive away you will find a Base Nautique where canoe hire is available along the River Lot. If you feel like venturing further one day, there are also canoeing and kayaking opportunities along the Dordogne around an hour away by car.

Head to the idyllic village of Puy-l'Évêque and hop on a traditional boat for a ride along the river, a beautiful way to admire the scenery of this valley. For a full day out in the summer, boats depart from Cahors and take you as far as the pretty village of St Cirq Lapopie. Shorter boat excursions also leave Cahors from late June to early September.

Cahors is filled with historic wonders – youngsters may prefer to explore the town by taking a trip on its little road train, followed by a ride on the carousel. Just outside Cahors is an adventure park, Cap Nature, with tree-top activities and there’s also a fun waterpark with pools and slides close to the town centre.

Another picturesque place to spend some time is Lac Vert, about half an hour away, where you can go for a pleasant walk or hire pedaloes in the summer. This region also offers mountain biking, horse-riding and tennis for sport-loving families.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Maid Service 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

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- At-home wine-tasting
- Mid-stay cleaning

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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Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €800 paid via bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Linen & towels included? Yes (changed once a week).
Heating costs included? Yes.
Energy costs included? Yes.
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 rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Pool opening dates? Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Pets welcome? No.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Maison des Vignobles is the private wing of a larger house where the owners live. All facilities in the 'Features' section are for the private use of Maison des Vignobles guests only.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 £1,401
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £1,784
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £2,559
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £1,784
Sep 28th 2024 - Apr 26th 2025 £1,401
Apr 26th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £1,784
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £2,559
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 £1,784
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 £1,401

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 €1,516
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €1,930
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €2,769
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €1,930
Sep 28th 2024 - Apr 26th 2025 €1,516
Apr 26th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €1,930
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €2,769
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 €1,930
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 €1,516

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 $1,624
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $2,067
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $2,965
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $2,067
Sep 28th 2024 - Apr 26th 2025 $1,624
Apr 26th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $2,067
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $2,965
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 $2,067
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 $1,624

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 May 2020.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The property is enchanting, we were sold before we set a foot inside. Already renovated, it had been done sympathetically, we had been searching for months and this was property number 57! Its pretty pigeonnier towers, pale Lotoise stone, red roofs and ancient courtyard felt magical. We loved the privacy too, the grounds include meadows, a fruit orchard and tree shaded pool area, with the whole property surrounded by vineyards on all sides. It is truly in the heart of wine country. 

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
It was an important house in the area, built in 1867 by a tonnelleur (wine barrel maker) and vineyard owner. The family lived here for generations until the end of the 1900’s and their descendants still own many of the surrounding vines. When we bought the property there was a large letter P on the roof, marking their family name. It is said that monks from the local priory used to stay here from time to time.

For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really…

Must do?
The vibrant Prayssac market every Friday and wine tasting at one or more of the many local vineyards are not to be missed. Night markets and music evenings at local cafes and restaurants are great fun.

Must eat/drink?
Malbec wine, walnuts, saffron, cheese, truffles, duck, prunes, aligot and fouace.

Must see?
The religious medieval cliff top village of Rocamadour is mysterious and beautiful with lively pavement cafes and restaurants. There are many beautiful villages and hilltop bastides to see close by such as Belaye, Luzech, Puy l'Eveque, Lauzerte, Cahors and Tournon d'Agenais. The region is proud to have some of the most beautiful villages in France for you to discover - Carennac, Loubressac, Autoire, St Cirq Lapopie, Cordes-sur-Ciel, Capdenac le Haut and Cardaillac.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?

Cycling and kayaking are fabulous ways to see the countryside and have fun, there are well sign-posted cycling routes all over the area and kayak rental stations nearby.

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Reviews

  • Absolutely amazing!

    on 20/08/2023

    The owner has been absolutely amazing! The photos of this place were beautiful, but they do not do it justice x

  • What a heavenly stay

    on 01/08/2022

    My family and I enjoyed a very relaxing week at this beautiful and luxurious house. We thoroughly enjoyed the gorgeous swimming pool every day. Our children, aged 3 and 5, also had a lot of fun running around on the large grounds around the property. Debbie and Rupert are wonderful hosts, suggested lovely places to go and activities we might enjoy and we couldn’t have asked them for anything more. Our favourite places in the surroundings included Belaye for stunning panoramic views, the market in Cahors, Château Eugénie for a lovely wine tasting, Capnature for some fun activities such as Accro-branches (the equivalent of Go Ape), and boating on le Lot river… We loved our stay and hope to come back soon!

  • A wonderful holiday property with definite wow factor.

    on 11/07/2022

    Maison Des Vignobles is a property full of character features and a really high level of facilities with thoughtful finishing touches. Very spacious downstairs is complemented by a superb master bedroom with large en suite looking out over the neighbouring vineyard.
    Top quality plumbing next to period features is always good!
    Debbie was the perfect neighbour/owner, being super helpful and generous with a welcome pack and her local knowledge. The laundry room with local products for sale (including wine) was an unexpected bonus.
    The courtyard, pool and gardens are all lovely, though one tiny shame is that they are on the other side of the house from the big view across the vineyard - but many of the windows have that view so no reason to miss the sunsets and stars.

  • Can't recommend it highly enough!

    on 28/08/2021

    A perfect gite to spend a relaxed holiday. We loved each area of the Gite and felt very spoilt to have such a large area to ourselves. The attention to detail inside the gite gives a real homely feeling. The pool provided a lot of entertainment, and again very well presented. Debbie, the host, couldn't do enough for us and made sure we had everything we could possibly need. I can't recommend it/her highly enough. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you.

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