|Manoir Les Gaillardoux||Self Catering||Flexible||6||12||6|
5-Star 18c Manoir Les Gaillardoux, situated conveniently between Toulouse and Cahors in South West France offers you Style, Comfort, Privacy, Space ... and a heated pool... and easy access to numerous local activities and attractions. Whether you seek an adrenaline-filled holiday or a relaxing one, you will run out of time long before you run out of things to do!
A haven of peace for a romantic weekend or a base for long holidays for extended families, Manoir Les Gaillardoux is situated in a rural position in the elevated Causses du Quercy Blanc, in Occitanie (Previously Midi-Pyrenees). It's an ideal location for exploring Quercy's medieval architecture, history, scenic landscapes and for discovering its renowned local gastronomy and fine wines at Cahors AOC vineyards.
Our Bed & Breakfast formula means a comfortable bed with spacious private walk-in shower, double washbasins and private wc., You have a choice of French breakfast with warm croissants and fresh fruit or a cooked breakfast served on the terrace or in the cooler dining room, access to the heated saltwater pool with comfortable sun loungers, a leafy park and many other facilities. When you are hungry you can use the summer kitchen and barbecue in the stone pillared coach house or take the optional extra to share our table d'hotes for substantial evening meals.
It is no accident that the Manoir was awarded the maximum 5 stars rating by the French Ministry of Tourism as early as 2012, and we continue to bring new enhancements for the enjoyment of our guests who are looking for a real treat.
We look forward to welcoming you in 2018.
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.
"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.
All rooms are equipped with private bathroom en-suite with walk-in shower.
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 outside the summer months.
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!
Our billiard room & Library invite you to pleasant and entertaining moments together.
Indoor society games, TV/DVD, music centres, free wireless Internet.
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.
Plenty of space for private off road parking at the Manoir with a few under-cover spaces.
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.
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.|
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.
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