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Peaceful retreat with Salt Pool And Stunning Views of the countryside

Bedrooms 1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautifully restored,Spacious country cottage for 2 with private terrasse and easy reach of local Village

Tucked into a tranquil south-facing hillside,is this beautifully restored, traditional stone barn. Surrounded by fields & woodland, it has pretty gardens and stunning views of the rolling countryside. For nature lovers or those who just want to get away from it all this is the perfect place to relax and unwind. This spacious gite has all the comforts of modern living, whilst retaining traditional features including high oak beamed ceilings. Situated between the pretty villages of Castelnau-Montratier and Montpezat de Quercy, it is an ideal base to explore the many places of beauty and historical interest that the Lot has to offer. The Tarn and Garonne and the Aveyron are also within easy reach, as are various sporting facilities including canoeing, horse-riding, cycling, walking, fishing etc. For those of you who want to enjoy the fine wines and food of this region,there are plenty of vineyards, great restaurants and markets full of fresh local produce to tempt you.

Property Manager
Michele Eagle
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

About Michele Eagle

Michèle & Steve Eagle. Originally from England, we moved to the Lot area in 2002, immediately putting our skills into use developing and restoring the property and gite and creating a garden. Steve has a business restoring old stone propertiesI and Michèle is a registered well being massage therapist with a treatment room on site.

Why Michele Eagle chose Lot

Having lived in a busy English city, we love the peace, tranquility and above all the space of living in this part of France. The climate is a big bonus, with long hot summers and short winters where you can still see the sun even when it's cold.

We love this area as it is so secluded, surrounded by woodland, rolling countryside,vineyards and amazing wildlife. Yet, it is only 7 mins drive from a pretty hilltop village with all the amenities you need and with friendly people. Cahors and other places of historical interest and beauty are all within easy reach.

What makes this cottage unique

We searched all over the Lot and even into the Dordogne until we found this place. But when we came here we fell in love with it: the pretty traditional stone buildings, the stunning view and its wonderful position, nestled into a south facing wooded hilltop.

This is a perfect spot for nature lovers and those like us, who just like to get away from it all but near enough to the local vineyard to top up on the fantastically priced local wine.

While you are here why not benefit from a relaxing massage on site from the owner who is a qualified well being massage therapist.

Fresh free range eggs from our hens are available on request.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"The inital 'wow' factor of the gite carried on throughout the week. A great holiday. Thankyou to a warm, friendly family."

"What a fab, holiday. After 20 years of staying in gites in France, this is no doubt the best ever. Lovely scenery, lovely gite, lovely family. What more can we say - enjoy!"

"Definitely the best 'gite' we have stayed in. Home from home 'luxuries', fab setting, lovely family and a friend for our daughter. We have had a lovely time & will come back. Thank you!!"
Jan 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Castelnau-Montratier in Midi-Pyrenees

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , The bathroom includes a bath and a separate shower enclosure
  • En_suite bathroom with bath, shower and WC.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One spacious bedroom with a double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and armchair. Extra bed or cot available. electric radiator. Internet access.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: The gite is situated on a quiet rural south facing hillside, in 4.5 acres of garden & woodland and is surrounded by rolling hills & fields. Leading out from the French doors, is a private terrace area with table, chairs & parasol looking out onto the pool and the view beyond. The salt-water pool, shared with the owners, is 9 x 4, and has a telescopic cover, which keeps the pool clean and warm. There are loungers and parasols for you to sit and relax by the pool and enjoy the view of the unspoilt countryside. A barbecue is also available. Utility Room: Utility room with washing machine, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen, towels and beach towels are included and changed weekly or more if requested. Further towels available on request. Heating: Wood is available for the woodburner and there is an electric radiator. A small charge is payable for the electric radiator.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Great Britain

Ruby wedding anniversary

  • 5 of 5

A terrific holiday, we wanted to have somewhere to 'chill' and this gite met the brief.

We were lucky with the weather being hot and sunny and the pool proved to be refreshing and much needed.

The view from garden and pool area is magnificent, a panoramic scene of the Lot area.

The gite is beautifully presented, clean, cool and comfortable.

Steve and Michele were the perfect hosts, they made sure that all of our needs were met, including where to buy the local wines. We took Michele's advice regarding a meal for our anniversary day and we enjoyed a fabulous meal on a terrace in an historical market town.

We wouldn't hesitate to return again.

Thanks for a lovely holiday Lynda and Ian

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to hear you enjoyed your special anniversary here. You were the perfect guests, we enjoyed your company and you left the gite beautifully clean and tidy. We loved having you here and would love to see you again. Many thanks, Michèle & Steve
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Exceptional property and exceptional hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent 10 days holiday at the house and the owners Steve and Michele were so friendly and helpful that leaving at the end of the stay was sad.

The property is really well decorated and comfortably furnished throughout and the views are something special. Catelnau Montratier is a short drive away and is a beautiful small town with all the amenities required for a stay. The surrounding countryside is exceptional with many small villages and places to visit.

We have no problem recommending this house to anyone and we are sure we will be returning for another stay in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve and Barbara were the perfect guests, we really enjoyed having them here. They were friendly, good fun, respectful of the gite and left it really clean and tidy. We would love to see them again and would definitey recommend them as they were fantastic guests.
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Beautifully appointed gite. Very comfortable, quiet and unique.

  • 5 of 5

Michèle and Steve were the perfect hosts. Very friendly, accommodating and considerate. As the weather was cool the wood fire was very cosy and warm. The welcome bottle of wine was equally appreciated. Steve has clearly spent a great deal of his artisan efforts getting the gite to the gorgeous state of accomodation it is now. Michèle was very eager to help with the many questions we had regarding local interests. Highly recommend this lovely secluded piece of paradise.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifully restored barn with stunning views across the valley.

  • 5 of 5

A very well equipped and roomy gite - a perfect retreat, and the pool was a welcome relief from the heat! Michele and Steve were great hosts, very helpful but never intrusive. There are a number of pretty hill-top villages in the area and Castelnau Montratier has two local markets and a friendly restaurant on the square. We had a lovely week relaxing at this wonderful gite.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, Cosy, Immaculate Gite!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful holiday here. The gite is immaculate - spotlessly clean, well furnished and with a well equipped kitchen. The facilities here are great, and that includes the wonderful salt-water pool with fantastic views of the countryside. Michele and Steve are such lovely, accommodating hosts! The village of Castelnau-Montratier is just a short drive away and has everything you need for your stay here: a small supermarket for provisions, a bank and cash-points, tabac/newsagent, boulangerie, restaurants/bars, a pharmacy, and a church; It also has a Tourist Information where we got some useful information about the whole region. It is such a pretty place and the people are friendly. The Lot region is beautiful and is blessed with many vineyards and fields of sunflowers, and there are historic towns and villages all over.

After a busy year, we needed peace and relaxation, and that's what we got, and in a picturesque setting. We very much intend to return. Glynn and Linda

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda and Glynn were perfect guests. They were really friendly, easy going with a great sense of humour. We always enjoyed chatting to them in the garden or in the pool and the two evenings we shared together were great fun. The gite was left really clean and tidy. We really look forward to seeing them again.
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Relaxing place with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful well maintained property complete with perfect hosts. Ideally placed for easy access to the motorway and main routes, yet situated in a rural location near to a local town with excellent facilities.

Where to start? Steve, Michelle and family were exceptionally welcoming, which carried on throughout our stay. We immediately felt at home, and were so impressed how the property looked inside and out, yet we hadn’t even reached the heated pool with ‘to die for views’.

The local town Castelneau-Montratier was extremely handy to pop into, only being a couple of miles away. Everyone was friendly and helpful, a good time to practise a bit of French! We got there in the end. It was nice to be remembered and welcomed back when revisiting the local restaurants in the area.

The region has so much to offer for all ages and plenty of information is provided at the property. The local tourist office in Castelneau were very helpful and accommodating.

We didn’t manage to do everything in our two weeks, we were on holiday after all. So we have the perfect excuse to return and discover new things next year. Without any doubt we can recommend this property to friends and family alike.

……. And I nearly forgot… the pool is an amazing 30 degrees at all times!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chrissie, Chris and little Henry were wonderful guests. They were very friendly and easy to get on with. We enjoyed chatting to them when we had our drink together and when they were in the pool and the garden. They respected the gite and the pool, left the place really clean and tidy. We very much look forward to seeing them again.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
6 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 4
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £84.22

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 25% is required at the time of booking, the rest payable 6 weeks before due date.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Saturday. Arrival time from 16.00, departure time 10.00. We may be able to be flexible outside of high season.

At the time of booking we would like a copy of your passport or identity card and proof of address please.

Please consult owners.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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