Luxury chateau to let in the Midi Pyrenees - ML005883

3km from Montdoumerc, Lot, Midi Pyrenees Reference: ML005883 Advertiser since: 6 December 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Manoir Les Gaillardoux Self Catering Flexible 6 12 6

About this property

Authentic, Calm , Private But Not Isolated. This chateau is in a rural setting.

There are several ways for you to enjoy old stones and modern amenities at Manoir Les Gaillardoux and take in the many charms of French rural, historic and gastronomic Quercy:

STILL UNDECIDED ABOUT CHRISTMAS or NEW YEAR 2018 ? Visit our website and find out about our two 4-day Celebration Breaks for 2 and join our house party at the Manoir. For convivial gastronomy, fun, fine wines, and celebration dinners. Christmas or New Year in a French manoir in the country, with log fires and warm bedrooms...and a little magic to tease your imagination! Bookings are being taken now - Only ten places available. Bring friends, make friends!

EXCLUSIVE-USE SUMMER RENTAL : 500 sqm of internal space, stylish, comfortable and private 5-star accommodation for up to 12 guests + 1 infant, in 6 double rooms, all with private bathrooms.
Easy outdoor cooking on the gas BBQ, private heated pool in a secluded 3-acre park, in sunny, gastronomic Occitanie, SW France.
This is where extended 3-generation family groups can get together and enjoy the house and park throughout the long days and warm nights of June, July, August, and September. Choice of arrival and departure: Saturdays or Wednesdays. Minimum 7 days.
Experience local culture, customs, heritage, cuisine, attractions and activities.

B&B SHORT BREAKS for 2 to 10 people: Minimum 2 nights. 1 to 5 double bedrooms available if not exclusively booked. Share facilities with other guests, convivial gastronomy. Table d'hôtes optional, by prior arrangement. Rate for B&B starts at €140 per room per night, including breakfast, maximum 2 guests per room. Stay at Manoir Les Gaillardoux during your vacation in SW France.

LONGER STAYS: If you are thinking of buying a property or retiring to live in France, longer stays at the Manoir may be arranged, with experienced assistance to help you with your plans over a meal and glass of wine. Please enquire.

Whatever option you choose: a self-catering exclusive use summer holiday, or a short break, Manoir Les Gaillardoux offers a great opportunity for every member of your party to bring home happy memories of their experiences in rural France at the heart of an area rich in history.

Warm and helpful welcome guaranteed!
Wonderful Guests Reviews: all 5 stars!



Kitchen and dining

The Manoir provides a covered summer kitchen with charcoal and gas BBQs for you to delight your family and enjoy light meals by the pool.

Exclusive rental guests have access to a semi-professional kitchen, tools, utensils and enough space to provide several chefs with what they need to satisfy the guests at the table on the terrace right outside the kitchen window.

Some of our guests love cooking and enjoy the facilities provided. Others prefer brought in meals from La Grange du Levat, nearby, or they can hire a chef to provide three meals a day.

Living rooms

"Although we were twelve all of our party were able to find quiet corners in the house and garden and just absorb the charm of the place".Guest quote.

There are four main living rooms:
Dining room with its bi-fold doors to the terrace for the summer and log fires in the tall stone fireplace in winter. This is where BnB guests have breakfast or, in good weather, outside on the south-facing terrace.
Our billiard room/library provides a retreat for quieter moments
The grand salon seats 12
The petit salon is a good place to read or listen to music or have best access to the free wi-fi.

"All the rooms have a great atmosphere and lovely views. It's a grand but homely place." Guest quote.


Old stones, modern amenities: All rooms are equipped with private bathroom en suite with walk-in shower giving plenty of elbow room.
The bedroom suites facilitate comfortable sleep and protect privacy.
All are adaptable as king-size double beds or two singles, subject to prior notification.
Infant bed and high chair available.

Bed linen + bathroom and pool towels supplied, along with shampoo and soap.

The Master suite (Premium Price €195 per night) consists of over 65m2 of East and South-facing rooms. Bedroom, dressing room, boudoir, bathroom and separate wc.


Each bedroom has its own modern, stylish, comfortable, spacious bathroom with large italian shower, 2 washbasins, wc, storage space, hairdryer and supply of towels, hand soap and toilet paper.


Central heating throughout the Manoir and a large stone fireplace in the dining room for atmospheric log fires in winter.
In the summer, the thick stone walls keep the rooms cool, but fans are also supplied should anyone need extra ventilation - and the swimming pool is at hand day and night... and the leafy trees offer shade in the park. so much choice...

Manoir Les Gaillardoux is truly an all-season home!


Free access to wi-fi. with mobile boosters to enhance coverage.
Our billiard room & Library invite you to pleasant and entertaining moments together.
Indoor society games, tv/dvd, music centres.

Garden and outside

Our 3-acre private park offers peace and privacy in shady corners.
The attractive pillared coach house is adaptable for picnics or grand scale dining and dancing...
Our South-facing heated salt-water swimming pool is surrounded by enough very comfortable pool furniture for all guests.
Outside, there is space for Boules and Badminton (Sets provided) or how about a quiet game of chess in the shade of the trees.

Within easy driving distance, you find golf, tennis, riverboats and canoes, lakes, flying, parachuting school offering tandem jumping, or go-karting for children and adults.

There are well-preserved medieval villages, chateaux, folkloric events, and village fetes with popular bands and food stalls await your visits...

There are family-friendly restaurants: 1 Km and 2 Km away and others up to Michelin star standard within a short drive.

Parking and garages

Plenty of space for private off road parking at the Manoir with a few under-cover spaces.

Visitor suitability

For our guests' comfort, we do not accept pets and smoking is forbidden inside the Manoir. Pillows are anti-allergic.
There are no special facilities for wheelchairs or people with severe handicaps.
For exclusive, whole-property rental there is a ground floor suite.
Very young children need to be supervised constantly as there are many opportunities to explore, with all the usual risks.

Information about any additional facilities

Guest quote:
"Whatever you need, you only have to ask. We were treated like family."


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Meals

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Lalbenque
Distance: 11 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Freshwater fish
Name of nearest fishing location: Lac Lartigue
Distance: 3 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Roucous
Distance: 12 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Chateau de Haute Serre


Name of nearest resort: Pyrenees
Distance: 300 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Chemin Roubert


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Coteau de Quercy, Cahors
Distance: 5 km

Wine tasting and cookery

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Josiane Wileman

We spent 4 years looking for our dream home in South West France. The Lot region was a favourite for us, because of its relatively sparse population, the gastronomy we knew well and loved, the conviviality of the locals and the dramatic scenic landscape, and of course the weather!<br/>Our intention was to find a Manoir or small castle which would combine an authentic regional look with the potential to become a secondary home, matching our vision for comfort, style, space and privacy.

Year property purchased 2005
Why this location? We fell in love with Manoir Les Gaillardoux at first sight, but it needed a lot of love and care to match our vision, so we set to work … 17 local artisans poured heart and soul into its restoration under the leadership of Francoise, our Maitre d’Oeuvre. The results? In 2006, the butterfly came out of its chrysalis. The Manoir had become a home, which subsequently earned the top 5-star rating from the French Ministry of Tourism.
Unique benefits of property A Manoir for all seasons, cool in summer and warm in winter, it is generously equipped to welcome up to 12 guests seeking style, comfort, space and privacy.

The Owner Recommends

Chateau de Cenevieres

Share a cocktail of historical exploration, French gastronomic dinners and fine wines with like-minded people while enjoying a thoroughly epicurean break in the stylish comfort of Manoir Les Gaillardoux.
Next, in the Manoir’s series “the Little stories which make History”: “L’Empire Ottoman au château de Cènevières”

St Cirq Lapopie

Medieval clifftop village overlooking the Lot river. Spectacular views across the landscape, narrow cobbled streets, weird little shops, good restaurants and cafes. Said to be one of the most beautiful villages in France, so best seen outside the main tourist season.


Another spectacular village, perched on cliffs overlooking the Dordogne river. Population around 650 but with excellent hotel and restaurant facilities. Originally part of a pilgrim route. They must have lived well!

Cahors street markets

Voted the best market in Midi-Pyrenees, the colourful, twice weekly market is surrounded by bars and cafes for your delight, relaxation and nourishment.