Maison Malbec

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

2019: 25% Off + Wine & Local Products!
Wedding Venue Exclusive Recommended Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome All Bedrooms En-Suite Ideal for Parties Stag/Hen Allowed

Set in the famous vineyards of Cahors, Maison Malbec is a beautifully renovated home owned by the former president of one of the world's most famous jewellery brands.

Being more than accustomed to things of beauty, it is not surprising that he has a long history with this stunning region, since falling in love with the nearby medieval Château, which he brought back to its former glory and ensured its wines achieve international accolades. His latest project, Maison Malbec, is a luxurious holiday home set amongst the wonderful vineyards of this area where you can experience ultimate comfort in characterful and peaceful surroundings.

The Maison is divided into two parts, the first featuring an elegant living room with a grand open fire and extensive library, a charming country kitchen and an ornate dining room. In the second part of the house there is a delightful summer kitchen by the swimming pool and a games room featuring an impressive home cinema alongside table-football and a poker table. There’s an air of simple decadence around the six en-suite bedrooms, featuring sumptuous beds and antique furnishings. Exquisite pieces of art and sculpture fill the house, chosen by the owner who is also the president of a famous Art Foundation in Paris.

Outside you can relax by the swimming pool or dine with family and friends by the Weber barbecue, all the time surrounded by the relaxing landscapes of vines and gentle hills beyond.

The vineyards of Cahors surrounding the Lot river are some of the oldest in Europe. The main grape variety produced here is Malbec and there are many opportunities to visit estates to sample some of these excellent wines. Indeed, guests are invited to take a VIP tour of the famous winery at the owners Château, just a ten-minute drive away, where one of the most prestigious Malbec wines in the world is produced.

Food-lovers should visit the wonderful market in Cahors on a Wednesday or Saturday morning where  they can buy delicious local produce such as cheese from Rocamadour, melons from Quercy or local foie gras and truffles. The historic town is a delightful place where you can explore the medieval cobbled lanes discovering pretty squares and secret gardens. Cross over the UNESCO World Heritage listed bridge, Pont Valentré, before taking a river cruise along the Lot. In the height of the summer the boats even travel as far as the enchanting village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, known to be one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’.

Other wonders of the region include Puy-l'Évêque, Gourdon and Rocamadour or head further north to the valley of the Dordogne with idyllic places such as Domme, Monpazier and Sarlat all just over an hours drive.

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What you should know…

  • Air-conditioning is only in the bedrooms
  • In the main house, the second-floor bedroom is reached via a narrow, spiral staircase
  • The fabulous swimming pool has been recently completed and we are receiving updates - photos coming soon!
  • Bikes can be arranged (rental fee applies)

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Bicycles Provided Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Table Football Home Cinema Heating

Main House Interiors

Ground Floor

-    Living room with fireplace and large library
-    Dining room
-    Kitchen, well equipped including dishwasher, two gas ovens, fridge, freezer and microwave

First Floor

-    Bedroom (17m2) with double bed (180x200cm) and air-conditioning/heating. Bathroom and private WC

Top Floor (via a narrow spiral staircase)

-    Bedroom (24m2) with double bed (180x200cm) and air-conditioning. Bathroom with shower and bath plus private WC


Second House (connected to Main house via walkway)

Ground Floor

-    Summer kitchen (30m2), facing swimming pool, well equipped including electric cooker, dishwasher and dining table
-    Children’s bedroom (10m2) with twin beds (90x190cm each), air-conditioning and bathroom with shower and private WC. Underfloor heating
-    Master bedroom (20m2) with double bed (180x200cm), air-conditioning and bathroom with bath and shower. Underfloor heating
-    Home cinema/games room with table football, poker table and home cinema system
-  WC
-  Utility room with two washing machines and a dryer  

First Floor

-    Bedroom (18m2) with double bed (160x200cm) and air-conditioning. Bathroom with bath and shower
-    Bedroom (22m2) with double bed (180x200cm) and air-conditioning. Bathroom with bath and shower

Outside Grounds

-    Heated swimming pool (16mx6m), open May to October. Pool safety alarm
-    Weber BBQ
-    Ping-pong table
-    Bikes (rental fee applies)
-    Pond
  
Facilities

-    Heating
-    Air-conditioning (in the bedrooms, see above)
-    Wi-Fi
-    TVs
-    Ping-pong
-    Table football
-    Poker table
-    Bikes (rental fee applies)
-    Library
-    Washing machine (x2) and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Maison Malbec
Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Maison Malbec is set in a rural location in the heart of a beautiful vineyard, in the Lot region of southern France.

The nearest village (8km) is a 10-minute drive away where there is a very good restaurant as well as a lovely grocery store and bakery.

The River Lot is also only a ten-minute drive away – ideal for fishing, river swimming as well as boat hire. River cruises take you out to explore Cahors (May to Sept) or there are day trips in July/August all the way from Cahors to Saint-Cirq-Lapopie. The wildlife along the river is beautiful, spot otters or rare birds in the wonderful landscapes along the river’s banks.

Wine-lovers are invited to the owner’s prestigious winery, just 10km away, where they can have a VIP private tour and enjoy discounts on the wine, one of the most famous Malbec vineyards in the world. There are of course many other wineries you may wish to visit across this region – this area is well known for its estates producing Malbec wines.

Cahors (9km) is a beautiful historic town with the River Lot running through it. Just a fifteen-minute drive away, there is a good choice of supermarkets on the outskirts and a great variety of charming restaurants in the town. On a Wednesday and Saturday morning experience the open farmers market with many local delights to buy from Quercy melons to truffles and foie gras. The famous bridge, Pont Valentré, is UNESCO World Heritage listed and there are other wonderful sightseeing opportunities including the Resistance Museum and the Cathedral. Or simply wander through the medieval lanes, discovering one of the many little squares and secret gardens across the town.

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie (33km) is an enchanting hilltop town and classified as one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’. Discover the pretty shops, many selling their crafts or explore the art galleries in the flower-filled lanes. Many artists have been inspired to come here over the years due to its remarkable beauty and charm.

Heading north, the beautifully preserved town of Rocamadour (66km) is another amazing place to visit, built on the edge of a cliff with the river at the bottom of the gorge. Puy-l'Évêque (30km) and Gourdon (52km) are also stunning places worthy of a visit, as are the Grotte du Pech Merle caves (35km) with its prehistoric paintings.

Further north, enter the valley of the Dordogne and famous villages such as Domme (55km), La Roque-Gageac (58km) and Monpazier (65km) can each be reached in just over an hour. Sarlat-la-Canéda (66km) is one of the area’s most famous towns with its maze of medieval narrow streets, lovely squares and amazing restaurants plus a famous market on a Saturday morning.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Brive–Souillac Airport/Toulouse

(93km(1hr)/118km(1hr20))

Nearest Train Station Gare de Cahors

(9km)

Nearest Village

(7km/10-mins drive )

Nearest Restaurant Local village

(7km/10-mins drive )

Nearest Shop Bakery/grocery store in local village

(7km/10-mins drive )

Nearest Supermarket outside Cahors

(7km)

Nearest Town/City Cahors

(8km/15-minutes)

Nearest Golf Cahors Golf

(10km)

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.

Download our Midi-Pyrénées Travel Guide >>

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Explore the old town of Cahors by the little road train that is perfect for young families. From Cahors you can also take river cruises around the town or day trips in the summer all the way to St Cirq Lapopie.

Hire a boat along the River Lot or simply pack a picnic filled with local delicacies for a day out by the river. There are also many spots perfect for splashing around in the river with the kids. Head north to the Dordogne river where you can hire canoes and kayaks for an idyllic experience.

This region is full of historical delights such as the Grotte du Pech Merle caves (35km) with its prehistoric paintings.

The more energetic can hire bikes and go for rides through the wonderful vineyards of Cahors or follow a local route to discover the marvellous landscapes of the Lot region.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football
  • Home Cinema

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • Meal delivery service

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Transfers Available
  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • Meal delivery service

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):

- Daily maid service included (2 hours/day)
- Chef on request and catering
- Home-delivery
- Babysitting
- Car hire
- Transfers

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

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 £2000 charged to clients' credit card prior to the arrival and refunded two weeks after departure subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 11.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels. Mid-week change is also included.
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.
Changeover day Saturday (other days on request only).
Minimum stay 7 nights from mid-June to mid-September. 3 nights during all other periods.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Pets welcome? Yes, on request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen 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 swimming pool is open from May to October (cooler months may not be suitable for swimming).
Pool heating charge? No. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Heating costs included? Yes (underfloor heating).
Other Ts and Cs A/C in all the bedrooms.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 22nd 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 - - - £6,743
Aug 24th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 - - - £6,181
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 £3,372 £3,872 £4,372 £5,620
Sep 28th 2019 - May 30th 2020 £2,698 £3,098 £3,498 £4,496
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £3,583 £4,083 £4,583 £5,971
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 - - - £6,568
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 - - - £7,165
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - - £6,568
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 £3,583 £4,083 £4,583 £5,971
Sep 26th 2020 - Feb 22nd 2021 £2,866 £3,266 £3,666 £4,777

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 22nd 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 - - - €7,059
Aug 24th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 - - - €6,471
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 €3,530 €4,030 €4,530 €5,883
Sep 28th 2019 - May 30th 2020 €2,824 €3,224 €3,624 €4,706
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €3,750 €4,250 €4,750 €6,250
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 - - - €6,875
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 - - - €7,500
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - - €6,875
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 €3,750 €4,250 €4,750 €6,250
Sep 26th 2020 - Feb 22nd 2021 €3,000 €3,400 €3,800 €5,000

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 22nd 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 - - - $7,826
Aug 24th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 - - - $7,174
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 $3,913 $4,413 $4,913 $6,522
Sep 28th 2019 - May 30th 2020 $3,131 $3,531 $3,931 $5,217
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $4,158 $4,658 $5,158 $6,929
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 - - - $7,622
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 - - - $8,315
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - - $7,622
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 $4,158 $4,658 $5,158 $6,929
Sep 26th 2020 - Feb 22nd 2021 $3,326 $3,726 $4,126 $5,543

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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