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Charming Cottage with Heated Pool,Private Gardens,Ideal for Couples,Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Gite in Labastidette, near Cahors and Gourdon, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees. Country Setting, Easy Access to Lot+Dordogne valleys

"Ecurie Ecosse" is a charming cottage set in the grounds of lovely restored 18th Century Country House with mature private gardens in the midst of beautiful French countryside. Heated swimming pool with sunny patio. Cottage has own gardens, gazebo and inbuilt barbecue area, The gardens are fenced and secure which makes it ideal for holidaying just as a couple or with a young child or pet.

Ground floor: sitting room with dining area and corner kitchen,

First floor: bedroom...optional double or twin

(cottage unsuitable for impaired mobilty)

Situated in the Bouriane, a pretty area of trees, hills and rolling farmland lying midway between the valleys of the Lot and Dordogne. Weekly markets, shops and restaurants can be found in nearby market towns. Country setting but convenient for A20 autoroute & D820 (RN20) giving easy access to surrounding area including the medieval town of Gourdon and historic Cahors set within a loop on the river Lot. Domme, Sarlat, Rocamadour, Padirac and the river Dordogne are a short drive north and equidistant southwards is the unspoilt valley of the river Lot with riverside hamlets and the beautiful village of St-Cirq-Lapopie set in a cliff face overlooking the river. Traditional festivals and fetes are often held in nearby villages and the area is ideal for day trips, walking, canoeing and golf.

More Details

Property Manager
Ian Melvin
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2017

About Ian Melvin

Ian & Lesley Melvin

In 2005 we moved from our home city of Edinburgh to rural France.

We have been here over 10 years and thoroughly enjoy the French way of life.

We also enjoy running our gite "Ecurie Ecosse" and are pleased to offer advice on sight seeing, touring and local restaurants..... and also advice on house purchase and settling in France.

Ian Melvin purchased this cottage in 2005

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay.....superb gite, excellent welcome.

Peter + Maggie (Gloucestershire, England)

On our 2 month journey in France you've been the best hosts....enjoy your new adventure. Good luck!

Alan + Virpi (Sydney, Australia)

Thanks for a really good holiday. You couldn't have made it any more relaxing. The gite is very charming and we were very comfortable.

Ali + Andrew (Birmingham, England)
Jan 2006
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Frayssinet in Midi-Pyrenees

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet with shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/3 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Attic bedroom with either double bed or twin beds as desired. Also double bed settee in living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • caving
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Books, DVD films and music CDs can be borrowed if required. Outside: Set in an acre of mature private gardens with barbecue, gazebo and patio/terrace with outside dining table and chairs. New heated salt water swimming pool (10m x 4.5m) with roman end and underwater lighting, patio and outdoor furniture. (please note the pool is heated from June-September.......if pool heating is required outwith this period an extra charge will apply) Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen provided. Other: Garden includes barbecue area with gazebo.


4.5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


Lovely relaxing stay in a charming gite

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in this beautiful place. The property is in a stunning rural area, with cows for neighbours, wonderful views, hardly any traffic passing the gates and opportunity for local walks on quiet roads/tracks. The gite is small but well thought out and equipped with everything you might need. There is a huge private garden for the gite with sun loungers, barbecue, outdoor dining area and both sunny and shady areas to relax in. The whole property is also very dog-safe and dog-friendly, being enclosed all the way around. It seems that most guests' dogs, like ours, are soon adopted by the hosts' dog Charlie, and are guaranteed to have a good time with him! The pool is lovely, with the added bonus of being heated, so swimming was enjoyable even on the cooler days we had. Ian and Lesley were wonderful hosts, on hand if needed but also affording us our privacy. The gite is very well placed for exploring both up towards the Dordogne river and down to the Lot valley. I would definitely recommend a stay here, and would definitely stay here again if we were back in this area.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A week with Charlie

  • 4 of 5

An enjoyable break in a quiet and attractive location.

Wonderful hosts, nothing too much trouble.

Comfortable accommodation, clean and well equipped with spacious enclosed gardens and a glorious heated pool.

Charlie, the resident friendly golden Labrador (and unofficial pool guardian) made Tessa our staffie very welcome and they spent most of their time together.

Historically a fascinating area, many tourist attractions within easy driving distance (Gourdon and Cahors) all with good restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Feb 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
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1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
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1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
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1 Dec 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit at time of booking. Full payment 8 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover is normally Saturday......however arrival/departure days and times are flexible and negotiable depending on other bookings.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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