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Townhouse: 200-year-old Beautiful Stone-built House In Castelnau Montratier

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Townhouse in Castelnau-Montratier, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees, France - The Village has its own Swimming Pool. Golf Course With Pool And Tennis, 5 kms

The property is a wonderful medieval stone house, renovated to the highest standard. From the entrance hall a wooden staircase takes you to the first floor, where you will find yourself in the spacious sitting room, with double doors to the 42 sq.m balcony with far reaching view of the magnificent landscape. The dining area will comfortably seat 6 people. The bespoke oak kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, Smeg fridge/freezer, hob and oven. The master bedroom has a double bed, en-suite bathroom, with marble-topped washbasin, claw-foot bath and toilet. The staircase then takes you to the 2nd floor, where you will find the sunny morning room, open-plan bedroom, and a beautiful sitting area. Huge bathroom with a big shower, and laundry room, with washing-machine and dryer. Back in the entrance hall the staircase takes you down to another bedroom, yet another room, and then to the fabulous vaulted cellar. Outside you will find yourself in patio and the wonderful walled garden.

You are welcome to use the owner's pool next door.

The house has underfloor heating.

More Details

Lise Othmar
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Danish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Lise Othmar

My husband and I-both danish- bought our first property in the Lot in 1986, while we lived in London.

We fell in love with this unspoilt area of rural France, restored the house, and had some wonderful holidays the next 12 years, then we bought a chateaux, but after 3 years we decided to sell, it was to much work to keep it up. We then fell in love with an amazing townhouse/ruin from the 14th century in the charming bastide village of Castelnau Montratier, it's now completely restored and very beautiful. Some years ago a property close to my house came up for sale, I bought it immediately, it's almost 300 years and has- like mine- the most beautiful view. It has now been restored to a very high standard, and is tastefully furnished with an eclectic mix of contemporary and antiques.

Lise Othmar purchased this house in 2007

Why Lise Othmar chose Castelnau-Montratier

Townhouse in Castelnau Montratier! Charming totally renovated townhouse with a stunning view. 5km from a golf course with swimming pool and tennis court.

For review look at Tripadvisor..


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Castelnau-Montratier in Lot

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:30
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Second floor bathroom, with big shower room, washbasin and toilet. Laundry with washing machine and dryer. First floor en-suite bathroom with a marble-topped washbasin, toilet and claw-foot bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Second floor open-plan bedroom, with double bed. First floor bedroom, with double bed. Another bedroom, with a single bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: The house benefits from double-glazed windows and underfloor heating, ensuring even out of season holidays are warm and comfortable. It's also a light and sunny property making it a perfect holiday home all year around. Outside: The house has a sunny walled courtyard, with sunchairs and table and chairs - seat 6 people small garden patio and barbecue. Easy access to the owner's pool next door. Utility Room: The house is fully equipped with everything you need: washing-machine, tumble dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Free bedlinen/towels and bathrobes Electricity Euro 0,25 kw. Cleaning of the property 100 Euros. Other: The wooden staircase takes you then to the second floor, boasting a lovely, sunny morning room, the open-plan main bedroom, and a further charming sitting area.


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Montratier Townhouse in ideallic French Village

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our two week stay in this beautifully presented charming French townhouse. It was lovely to be greeted by Lise on our arrival. The view from the back terrace is amazing looking down the valley and beyond. Many a glass of Rose was enjoyed from there. We loved the décor and ambience of the house it was most charming. How nice to look out the bedroom window and see the village streetscape and the local life of the people of the village. It was nice to be able to walk to the Boulangerie every morning for our croissants. The village has two restaurants just a short walk away. It was also nice to experience the markets in the town square. Many beautiful Medieval towns are within easy driving distance of Castelnau Montratier. We loved our stay here and can highly recommend it to anyone wanting to enjoy a memorable French Village experience.

Thank you Lise for being such a wonderful hostess, nothing was too much trouble to you.

Faye and Tony


  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Faye & Tony, it was so nice to meet you both, and thank you for the wonderfull review. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your holiday. Thank you also for leaving my house so nice and clean. All the best in the future. Kind regards Lise
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Beautiful house with superb view in friendly, well placed Lot village

  • 5 of 5

We spent three weeks in this stylishly presented house. Importantly, it was comfortable and always welcoming - as is Lise. Views over the valley from the rear of the house are breathtaking - hard to tear yourself away. Castlenau-Montratier was a good base for exploring the region. It's not a tourist village like Saint Cirq Lapopie, which we appreciated.

The front bedroom overlooks the main street which was also enjoyable to observe. Double glazing, shutters and lush curtains absorb any noise from the street.

One tip: take an eye mask if early morning sunlight isn't ideal, because the spacious upstairs living, sleeping, sitting area has skylights.

Future holiday homes have a lot to live up to for us after staying in Lise's house.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house, very helpful owner, two small issues that might sway your decision to stay here

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful two-week stay here; the main living areas of the house are beautifully furnished, full of character, comfortable, and well-equipped. The balcony off the first floor has superb views across the countryside; we spent many hours out there! There is also a sunny walled courtyard below but we never used it, preferring to sit out on the balcony.

The house is situated within easy walking distance of all necessary shops and amenities. The local car park is free and just two minutes’ walk away (you can pull up temporarily outside the house for loading/unloading).

There is much to see and do in the area, whether you want to potter about the many lovely local medieval towns and villages or be more sporty and active.

There were two small issues. I hasten to add that neither one created insurmountable problems for us, but it might help you to decide if this property is suitable for you.

With a teenage boy and girl, we wanted three bedrooms for this holiday. Unfortunately, the third bedroom in this house is below the standard of comfort enjoyed in the rest of the house. This slightly gloomy room is below street level, two floors away from the main living accommodation, with a musty smell and cobwebs. The bed wasn’t made up and I got the impression that Lise wasn’t really expecting us to use the room.

As the lovely second bedroom on the top floor was absolutely huge, containing both a double and a single bed, a seating area and large bathroom, we overcame this problem with the kids sharing the room and a lecture about respecting each other’s privacy, but if you absolutely must have a third bedroom, someone in your party will be drawing the short straw.

Second small issue: we knew that the pool was in the garden of Lise’s house, but the description says this is next door. I envisaged a gate between the two gardens but in fact there is another house between the properties. You have to let yourself into Lise’s house through her front door, going down through the lower levels of her house. The pool and garden area is wonderful, but you can’t easily nip back to fetch something without getting dry, dressed, back along the street and into your own house. We still had a great time at the pool – just don’t forget your water and sun cream!

Lise was very helpful throughout the booking process and our stay, and was eager for us to enjoy our holiday. I would stay here again, but probably not with children. A fab house for two couples, though.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautifully decorated

  • 4 of 5

Lise, the owner, was very welcoming and helpful. The view from the balcony is fantastic. The house is comfortable and very well situated in the village. Although there are in theory 3 bedrooms, one of them is not really suitable and the house can comfortably accommodate 5 adults in 2 separate bedrooms. We used the pool just once as the weather was not great. Lise, the owner, lives next door but one so there is no direct access from the courtyard of the house to the swimming pool but it is a nice size swimming pool and there are sun loungers. We did a lot of wine tasting, ate out in the 2 restaurants in the village and visited Cahors, Montcuq and Moissac. It was a good holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing House

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday, family of 5 with 3 young children, the house was amazing. Lise the owner was so helpful was great having her nearby and her local knowledge was great.

We especially enjoyed the swimming pool which was beautifully clean. Would totally recommend property.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Helen for the nice review - it was lovely having you - hope you have a safe return home. All the best from Lise
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Charming old stone house

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely old townhouse in a small mountain village with a breathtaking view and an exceptional stylish interior. Carefully renovated with lots of antique furniture and surprisingly modern equipment, such as heated stone floor, double glazed windows and a small but well functioning kitchen. Perfect for visiting also in winter months.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Agneta & Glenn, it was so nice to meet you both - and the two lovely dogs - thank you for the great review. Kind regards Lise
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Toulouse Blagnac
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Le bardouqet
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Golf des Rouscous
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Caussade - Cahors
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Le barduquet
Car: necessary


Both the Atlantic and Medietrranean seaside resorts are two and a half to three hours away.


Toulouse airport 80km. Bergerac airport 115 km. Paris by car 5 hours. Dover ferry 8 hours.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Castelnau-Montratier, Midi-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
31 Mar 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
1 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
3 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
30 Sep 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 5
4 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 29 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £174.79

Booking Notes:
25% payable at time of booking. Balance 2 months before arrival. A refundable deposit of Euro 200 payable at time of arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day Saturday. Arrival after 4 pm. Departure before 12 am.i
Cleaning of the property € 100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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