|Manoir Les Gaillardoux||Self Catering||Flexible||6||12||6|
FRENCH CHATEAU FOR YOUR HOLIDAY?
Sunshine, atmospheric old stones, privacy, space, style, modern comfort and a touch of history
18c Manoir Les Gaillardoux in sunny SW France, has been fully-renovated to preserve the original stylistic elements of a centuries-old French Manoir whilst adding high-end modern home comforts for year-round living. A stylish and comfortable holiday rental property ready to welcome up to 12 guests in 6 independent suites, 4 reception rooms, a modern fitted kitchen and separate laundry facilities - all in a symbiosis of antiquity and modern efficiency.
“It was easy for all of us to settle in and live in this lovely house throughout our stay”. (Jane, 2018 guest)
In the private, leafy 3 acre park, the swimming pool, heated to 29 deg C, and close to the pillared coach house, is a centre of attraction for all ages, with 12 loungers and a picnic area. Another favourite with guests is the south-facing elevated terrace, ideal for friends to enjoy a barbecued meal under the stars.
There is plenty of private parking, outside and under cover of the coach house.
All six bedroom suites have their own large walk-in shower room with double wash basins and WC. The master bedroom suite, which offers 60 M2 of privacy, also features a dressing room and a private boudoir. All beds are wide and 5 of the bedrooms can be reconfigured with 2 single beds for flexibility.
A familiar reaction from our guests as they arrive at the Manoir… “It is even better than we expected!”
According to our guests, this is a perfect place to relax or use as a base to explore the quirky charms of the Quercy region and the beautiful Lot river valley.
New, flexible arrival and departure:
Holidays are great. It is just the getting there and the coming back which can be a bit of a hassle! Finish work on Friday, drive off on Saturday… familiar? The relaxed answer is flexible arrival and departure days !
You can stick to the standard Saturday to Saturday formula, or you can choose Manoir Les Gaillardoux and enjoy our flexible arrival and departure days:
Arrival and departure on Saturday or Wednesday, or a combination of both – your choice!
Book 7 nights (minimum), Sat to Sat or Wed to Wed
Or 10 nights, Wed to Sat - Or 11 nights, Sat to Wed
And add any number of additional 7-night periods to design your desired holiday !
Now, you can explore on the way here or explore on the way home and enjoy more days at the Manoir…
When you reserve Manoir Les Gaillardoux for your exclusive use, you pay our fee for the nights booked
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.
The Manoir also provides a covered summer kitchen with charcoal and gas BBQs for you to delight your family and enjoy light meals by the pool.
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 B&B 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 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 (Price €198 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.
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,
though there is a ground floor suite for guests who wish to avoid stairs.
Very young children need to be supervised constantly as there are many opportunities to explore, with all the usual risks.
"Whatever you need, you only have to ask. We were treated like family."
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 chateau 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.
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!
Voted the best market in Midi-Pyrenees, the colourful, twice weekly market is surrounded by bars and cafes for your delight, relaxation and nourishment.