Maison Occitane

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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome All Bedrooms En-Suite

A peaceful oasis set in the rolling meadows of the Lot countryside, this beautiful home has been exquisitely styled by its loving owners, both internationally renowned interior designers.

With an air of romance, the interiors are splendid with eclectic and handsome furnishings set against a historical backdrop of exposed stone walls, wood-beamed ceilings and an overall classic style. Fascinating objets d’art fill the incredibly designed rooms yet there is a constant feeling of warmth, grace and comfort throughout this unique home.

All on the ground level, there are two charming bedrooms, each with their own elegant shower room and behind one of sumptuous beds you can luxuriate in a clawfoot bathtub. The living area is perfect for cosy evenings by the wood-burning fire and opens out to an impressive and brilliantly equipped kitchen where you can create feasts using the finest ingredients from local traditional markets. In the summer open the double doors out to the south-west facing terrace where you can barbecue, dine al-fresco and enjoy good wine from nearby wineries in peaceful surroundings.

Set on the estate of a 350-year old Manoir, where the owners are occasionally in residence, the views from the thirty acres of private grounds are incredible. There’s a great sense of privacy from the inviting swimming pool, surrounded by a stylish decked terrace where you can bathe in the sun or you may prefer to simply enjoy the tranquillity of the pretty garden, relaxing under an ancient olive tree by the pretty rose-covered arch.

This is true France profonde with undulating countryside, idyllic rivers and ancient villages and towns. One of the region’s prettiest villages is Puy-l'Évêque, only 10km away, perched high above the River Lot with narrow medieval lanes, lovely restaurants and charming shops to explore. Visit on a Tuesday morning for the traditional market where you can pick up seasonal produce and local delicacies, then head to the river for the perfect picnic.

This area is also renowned for some of the finest wine appellations of the world and there are many excellent wineries nearby and beyond to discover. The famous town of Cahors on the River Lot is just over half and hour away whilst other highlights of the region include Saint-Cirq-Lapopie and Rocamadour as well as the famous villages of the Dordogne.

Whether a romantic break, a peaceful holiday with friends or a small family getaway, Maison Occitane is an exceptional home in an incredible part of rural southern France.

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What you should know…

  • Maison Occitane is set on the estate of a 350-year old Manoir, where the owners are occasionally in residence, but both the Maison and its pool retain great privacy

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Internet BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Working Fireplace Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

Maison Interiors (150m2, all ground floor)

- Open-plan living room with wood burning stove and TV
- Open-plan kitchen-diner, well-equipped including 6-hob range, dishwasher, microwave and fridge-freezer. Doors leading to al-fresco dining terrace
- Double bedroom (25m2, 180cm bed) with open-plan bath in the bedroom and shower room with WC (7m2) next door. Additional lounge connects to this bedroom
- Double/twin bedroom (14m2, 160cm bed) with ensuite shower room with WC (5m2)
- Laundry room (accessed via shower room)

Outside Grounds

- Swimming pool (5mx11m) with safety alarm and gated
- Decked pool terrace
- Al-fresco dining terrace
- BBQ
- Garden
- 30 acres of grounds across the Manoir’s estate
- Ample parking

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Heating
- TV
- Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Maison Occitane
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 Romantic
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Set on the estate of a 350-year old Manoir, Maison Occitane is surrounded by beautiful countryside and rolling meadows.

It’s about a 15-minute drive to the nearest town, Puy-l'Évêque (10km) perched above the River Lot, where you will find several restaurants and shops as well as a Tuesday morning market. Explore its narrow lanes and steps and admire the ochre-coloured medieval houses and buildings. In the summer, pick up a boat tour from the port to take in the beautiful scenery.

Just a little further is Prayssac (12km) with restaurants, delightful boulangeries and a supermarket as well as a twice-weekly market. To the south, the Sunday morning market at Montcuq (17km) is also a must, which could be combined with a visit to the Lac de Montcuq with its sandy beach, fishing, children’s play area and supervised swimming on summer afternoons.

You are of course in a region known for its magnificent wines with the Cahors vineyards so close. There are wineries within a short drive and beyond; whether you wish to sample Syrah or Malbec, some of the world’s finest wines are made in vineyards nearby.

The beautiful and historic town of Cahors (38km) on the River Lot is just over half an hour away. 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.

In July and August you can take the boat from Cahors to Cirq-Lapopie (63km), an enchanting hilltop town just over an hours drive away from Maison Occitane. 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; it has been classified as one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’.

Heading north, the beautifully preserved town of Rocamadour (80km) is another amazing place to visit in the Lot department, built on the edge of a cliff with the river at the bottom of the gorge. The honey-coloured houses of stunning Gourdon (50km) are another highlight of this region.

The Dordogne is also reached in just over an hour with famous villages such as La Roque-Gageac (59km), Domme (56km) and Monpazier (49km) making perfect day trips.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bergerac Airport

(80km/1hr15mins)

Nearest Airport 2 Toulouse-Blagnac Airport

(125km/1hr40mins)

Nearest Train Station Agen TGV

(57km)

Nearest Village Puy-l'Évêque/Prayssac

(10km/12km)

Nearest Restaurant Lacapelle-Cabanac/Puy-l'Évêque

(6-10km)

Nearest Supermarket Prayssac

(12km)

Nearest Town/City Cahors

(38km)

Nearest Golf Golf des Roucou

(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.

Download our Midi-Pyrénées Travel Guide >>

Kids

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

Head to the beautiful local town of Puy-l'Évêque (10km) and after exploring the narrow and hilly lanes of the medieval town, reward yourself with a summer trip on a boat from the port to admire the stunning scenery on the Lot River.

History lovers should head to the classified historical monument of Chateau Bonaguil (22km), known to be one of the most beautiful castles in France due to its tremendous views and picturesque countryside setting.

Another nice family trip out is Lac de Montcuq (17km) with its sandy beach, fishing, children’s play area and supervised swimming on summer afternoons.

Whilst wine-tasting wouldn’t normally be an activity that would appeal to younger families, there is a bio-dynamic vineyard nearby that has even created a kid’s corner in the wine-tasting room, then afterwards children can visit the animals roaming across the estate.

Explore the old town of Cahors (38km) 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.

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • 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

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!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €500 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival/bank transfer before arrival and refunded after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? No, charges apply during cooler months.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels. Bed and bath linen changed weekly for stays of more than one week.
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.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €40 per pet will apply (paid locally).
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other special events are not permitted.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Changeover day Saturday.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 18th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 £1,911
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 £2,716
Aug 31st 2019 - Jun 27th 2020 £1,911
Jun 27th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 £2,716
Sep 5th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £1,911

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 18th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 €2,043
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 €2,903
Aug 31st 2019 - Jun 27th 2020 €2,043
Jun 27th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 €2,903
Sep 5th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €2,043

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 18th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 $2,293
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 $3,259
Aug 31st 2019 - Jun 27th 2020 $2,293
Jun 27th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 $3,259
Sep 5th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $2,293

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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