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Perfect privacy in rural France. Chateaux, caves, rivers, walking & canoeing.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Farmhouse in Montcuq, Cahors, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees, France - Idyllic SW Facing Position, 5 Minutes From Bathing Lake, Barbecue, Piano

Location, location, location. Lagafe is traditional stone-built farmhouse, totally secluded in 12 acres, up its own long winding drive, with distant views and nestled into its own southwest facing wooded hillside. Plus there's a nice upright piano for musicians. A paradise for nature lovers. A bathing lake and shops are only 5 minutes away by car. The hilltop village of Montcuq is renowned for its thriving Sunday market, and its historic fortified tower. Above all, Lafage offers total peace and quiet, with a terrace and barbeque that overlook a magnificent view and the last rays of the setting sun.

Property Manager
Joanna & Bill
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2018

About Joanna & Bill

Joanna and Bill Stuart-Bruges bought their first property in France in 1973, when they originally fell in love with the amazing Lot/Dordogne/Aquitaine region. At that time Bill's job had taken them, just married, to Bordeaux. They already had little Lilac Cottage in Devon. Now based in Hampshire, they now spend half their time in France, where Joanna has built up a team of excellent local craftsmen and housekeepers to restore and help look after 3 châteaux, as well as the original little farmhouse Lafage. The family includes several musicians and there are now 5 grand pianos and one upright, distributed amongst the properties!

Joanna & Bill purchased this cottage in 1970

Why Joanna & Bill chose Bagat-en-Quercy

We were actually living in Bordeaux when friends persuaded us to explore the Lot region. Without doubt it is the most beautiful, unspoilt and historically rich area of France. It is no accident that the English used to inhabit it since the Middle Ages! Since 1973 the French roads have made it easier and easier to travel to this traffic-free peaceful area. There are spectacular chateaux, medieval villages, underground caves and of course the great rivers Lot and Dordogne. In summer the surrounding villages have many musical, theatrical and gastronomic events.

What makes this cottage unique

Total seclusion, peace and quiet. Perfect for nature lovers and walkers.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bagat-en-Quercy in Lot

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • One bathroom on ground floor with bath/shower WC and washbasin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6-8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, large wardrobe, chest of drawers. Bedroom 2 with 4 foot divan and 1 single bed plus dropside cot. Bedroom 3 with 3 single beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • caving
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The rural position is an adventure paradise for responsible children. Piano and table-tennis. Outside: Garden tables and chairs are provided. Barbeque on SW facing terrace. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels can be provided at extra cost. Other: Stone-vaulted cellar with table tennis.


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Perfect privacy in rural France. Chateaux, caves, rivers, walking & canoeing.
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Beautiful traditional house in idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted to stay in this unspoiled and thoroughly charming house in a sheltered, sunny spot set between its own woodland and meadows. The house has been lovingly maintained and was in perfect condition inside and out for us when we arrived. Woodland walks, swimming in the local lake, buying food and wine at the extensive producer market in nearby Montcuq, and cooking on the terrace in the warm evening sun were particular delights. We will be returning.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Nous avons été accueillis très chaleureusement par les propriétaires. L'endroit est très tranquille et il y a un beau jardin pour les chiens. L'intérieur est très bien aménagé et bien fourni en matériel ( cuisson, confort) . Nous y retournerons dés que noue en aurons l'occasion. La maison est située tout près d'une série de sites à visiter ( Cahors, Rocamadour, Lauzerte) et dans une région magnifique .

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Bergerac, Toulouse, Bordeaux
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Libos, Agen, Cahors
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Car: necessary


5 minutes drive to bathing lake, fishing permits available. 15 minutes drive to River Lot, canoes may be hired.


Bergerac 1 hour 15 min by car. Toulouse 1 hour 30 min. Bordeaux 1 hour 45 min. Rodez 2 hours. A car is essential for this region.


Montcuq 4 miles. Cahors 15 miles. River Lot 8 miles.

Further Details:

The region is known for its food and wine. There are plenty of restaurants within easy reach.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Bagat-en-Quercy, Midi-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
14 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please click on 'owner's website' stuart-bruges chateau-rentals for full details.

Changeover Day:
Normally Saturday.

Notes on prices:
Long lets by negotiation.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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