Maison de Chasse Calvignac, France

  • B&B
  • Units 6
  • from € 115.00 nt
What we like about this property

This is a trip through time that inspires the imagination. We love the thoughtful and sensitive restoration that unites the best of the historic features with elegant design sensibilities. The passionate emphasis on artisanal and local food make it all the more enticing.

Description

This 15th century home, is a stunning example of authentic medieval life and architectural character. Lovingly restored with respectful and careful attention to detail and history, the amazing features of this former hunting lodge and fortified estate remain. From the look out tower windows and arrow slits to the fortified walls and oak timbers, the unique silhouette showcases the timeless, undisturbed beauty of the middle ages. 

Located in the protected preserve of the Lot valley, the home’s strikes a balance between updated luxury and rustic country charm. Romantic and elegant, the classic original features are evident in every room and have been lightly renovated with complimentary materials and decor that enhance and highlight the historical aspects. With a total of five unique rooms, the entire residence accommodates up to fourteen and you’ll likely be sharing the estate with other happy travelers.   

Each room is individually restored and enlarged for spacious privacy and comes equipped with modern en suite baths. Carefully selected handmade antiques and decor tastefully compliment and enhance the historic qualities and add to the comfort and understated elegance.   

The pool and gardens are a peaceful place to lounge away the days where you’ll spot a unique tower on the property that was thought to have been a windmill. Passionate culinary enthusiasts, your hosts will prepare home grown treats from the farm every morning as well as elegant dinners three days a week on the terrace. 

Warm and inviting, you’ll be pampered by the luxury and inspired by the atmospheric antiquity of this lovely home.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Complimentary breakfast with optional prix fixe dinners (by reservation only) served on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Wifi throughout. Luxury Egyptian cotton and hypoallergenic lines. L’Occitane en Provence personal care products in all baths. Housekeeping and parking. 

AROUND

With lovely views of the Lot valley and villages below, the Grand Sites du Midi-Pyrenees is an area of protected beauty. The house is A 40-minute drive from historical Figeac and an hour from Cahors. Peche Merle caves are just over 20 minutes by car. The property sits alongside miles of unspoiled wilderness and picturesque villages.

LOCATION

Calvignac, France

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Maison de Chasse

from 115.00/ nt
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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Notes
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
  • Balance due
Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info & Rates
Rooms / Houses6 Guest Rooms
Accommodate14 Total Occupancy
Restaurant / self cateringBreakfast included. Additional Prix Fixe meal €38.50 pp including: Aperitif, starter, main course, cheese, dessert, wine, coffee
KitchenNo
Bed Type5 Super King beds & 4 Single beds
Pet FriendlyNo
InternetWifi throughout
PoolYes
ViewUnobstructed countryside views
Rates€115 Low season, €125 High season
Minimum Stay2 Nights
Notes

La Maison is closed from November 1st - April 1st

A deposit of 25% of booking total is required to confirm a reservation.

The property is entirely non-smoking.

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Reviews

19 Reviews

  • Keith D., September 11, 2017

    Very relaxing place to stay…
    Sarah and Steve are lovely and very knowledgeable hosts. The house is beautifully old and incredibly restored, you can feel the history.
    Our hosts know the local area, the restaurants and the little places to go that the guidebooks miss.
    They were also on hand with a well used set of walking guidebooks and suggestions.
    Our room on the first floor was the size of a London two bedroom flat and a bed so big and comfy you need a map!
    A very enjoyable stay – thank you

    Keith D.

  • Mary P., September 3, 2017

    Very pleasant stay
    We had a very pleasant stay here and particularly enjoyed the breakfasts, Steve and Sarah’s local knowledge, and the comfy beds. Would definitely recommend. The room was very spacious and the pool area was lovely and peaceful too, and good for star gazing at night.

    Mary P.

  • Henry S., August 10, 2017

    Wonderful relaxing peaceful escape
    Sarah and Steve run a wonderful guesthouse in beautiful tranquil surroundings. The house is tastefully restored and absolutely immaculate. The pool is just the right size for a mid afternoon dip to cool down after a trip out to the beautiful local villages and sights. Sarah is a super chef – the breakfasts are spot on and we had two delicious dinners during our week there. But most of all Sarah and Steve are extremely good hosts, giving us thoughtful suggestions for activities and places to visit and to eat. Highly recommended!

    Henry S.

  • Claire S., July 14, 2017

    Situated near the Lot River, Mas de Garrigue offers a warm and friendly welcome, a quiet and relaxing stay in charming rooms full of character. You may choose to lie beside the pool or visit the wonderful surrounding villages. Steven and Sarah offer delicious food and fabulous service paying attention to detail. We loved the L’Occitane products in the room and our hosts were happy to answer questions about the history of the accommodation and local area, and provide helpful advice. Our visits to Le Grotte de Peche Merle, Cajarc and Saint Cirq Lapopie were highlights of our trip to France!

    Claire S.

  • James B., July 5, 2017

    Cycle tour June 2017
    Myself and partner were on our second cycle tour of the Lot and Dordogne – simple planning principal is to identify in ranked order the best or most unique places to stay in a region regardless of cost and then work out a 10 day route linking them together (40-70KM/day). Sometimes the places have a high cost but sometimes not – price alone rarely equates to quality or experience.

    The Mas De Garrigue was a new place for us this year but predicted to be a highlight and so it proved. After a long and very hot day in the saddle coming over from north east of Rocamadour we were welcomed by Sarah into a sanctury of peace, beauty and exquite style. The work that Sarah and Steve have done in refurbishing and styling their house and the out buildings is inspiring. The room we had was the garden room overlooking the pool which is spectacular and has one of the nicest bathrooms I have ever used. Nothing was too much trouble including offering to wash our cycle kit!!. On the day we were there we already knew that an evening meal was not available yet Steve & Sarah still managed to produced what they decribed as a simple supper – a delicious quiche and salad which was exactly what we wanted.
    Despite the fact we had a long 70Km cycle ahead of us to Chateau De Mercues we lingered in the morning seduced by the environment and talking to our hosts. We were reluctant to leave and it is now added to our list of favorite places to stay – along with Manoir de Malagorse. Whilst the Chateau De Mercues was a wonderful expereince it inevitably can not have the genuine friendliness of somewhere like Mas De Garrigue – and to be honest the bathrooms are much better at Mas De Garrigue!! Thank you Steve & Sarah!

    James B.

  • Doug K., June 25, 2017

    An unforgettable stay
    Sarah and Steve are truly amazing hosts – nothing is too much trouble, even to the extent of lending us their dear little 2CV when our car was en panne due to a puncture. Everything about the accomodation was faultless – the rooms, the decor, the beautiful bedding and as if that wasn’t enough the two meals they prepared for us were simply delicious. Thank you Sarah and Steve for a truly memorable stay!

    Doug K.

  • Vera J., June 5, 2017

    The Most Beautiful and comfortable Accommodation of Our Month in France
    Steve and Sarah, a wonderful Irish couple–have created a beautiful and restful place in the Lot Valley. Our room was spacious and elegant and had the largest bathroom I have ever seen. The grounds were lovely and we enjoyed seeing Butterfly the horse, his donkey buddy, the two cute pigs, and the friendly dogs. The pool was well tended and a welcome respite on a warm day. Breakfast was delicious, but the evening meal was exceptional and served at a long table with the other guests with whom we shared a lively conversation. Ask Steve to tell you about the nearby walk that takes you up along the cliffs and offers a great view of the Lot. We had a close look a Peregrine Falcon there. We actually enjoyed the Lot more than the Dordogne. It is equally beautiful but with far less tourist traffic.

    Vera J.

  • Steven L., May 2, 2017

    Another Great stay
    Fantastic B and B in the Lot River Valley. The beauty and accommodations are only exceeded by the hospitality of Sarah and Steve. This is our second stay at Mas De Garrigue and will try to come again in year s to come. The rooms are very large with very comfortable beds. Still so many unexplored places to go that I could come back yer after year and this is the only place I will stay!

    Steven L.

  • Caroline, November 20, 2016

    How about six stars?

    We spent two nights at Mas de Garrigue in September and enjoyed every minute. Our room was comfortable and spacious with a king size bed and a view overlooking the pool and Calvignac in the distance. The bathroom with both a tub and walk-in shower was spectacular! Sarah and Steve couldn’t have been friendlier and more helpful. He even came to collect us when we arrived after dark and couldn’t find our way. We enjoyed a delicious dinner preceded by an apéritif one evening, and each day began with breakfast with their other guests ~ always interesting and enjoyable. Mas de Garrigue is a convenient base from which to explore this part of the Lot including the abbey ruins at Marcilhac-sur-Célé, amazing St-Cirq-Lapopie, Grotte du Pech-Merle and so many chasms and caves dotting the area. In addition to their warm and sincere hospitality, Sarah and Steve have interesting photos and stories to tell of the major renovations they did to the house which made us appreciate it even more! It was sad to bid them adieu, but we hope to return one day soon.

    Caroline

  • davadog, September 10, 2014

    Sarah and Steve’s restored hunting lodge is a sight to see. The building both from the outside and on the inside are gorgeous. Although a lot of restoration has been done, it feels very authentic and has a great energy.
    My mum and I stayed for three nights and toured around the countryside with tips from Steve. We had a blast interacting with the dogs, donkey, horse and 2 pigs!! This stay was near the end of our 3 week holiday so on two days, we fully relaxed and took advantage of their gorgeous concrete pool.
    There are a number of dining options in nearby villages but they all are a drive away. However, Sarah and Steve put on a French style meal for the guests on one night which was enjoyable.

    davadog

    Canada

  • Adair.Craig, August 28, 2014

    Everything about Mas de Garrigue is stunning. The location, the house, the food and especially the welcome. From the moment we arrived we felt like we were meeting up with old friends. If you are in this part of France and need somewhere to stay, treat yourself to a little piece of luxury!
    It ticked every box.

    Adair.Craig

    Lisburn, U.K

  • Markoff.Julie&Andrew, August 28, 2014

    We spent 2 nights here a couple of years ago and were determined to return. This time, we stayed for 5 nights and still wished we’d stayed longer. It’s a wonderful, luxurious place and we’ve yet to find any other B&B abroad which tops it.
    Sarah and Steve are perfect hosts. They’re helpful, kind and welcoming but know when to give you some space. The rooms are without exception beautiful (like another recent reviewer we had a grand tour of them before we departed). We ate in twice when Sarah was cooking and both meals were delicious and would have graced the tables in the best restaurants around. Breakfasts are great too – croissants, breads, local yoghurt, fresh fruit juice, fresh fruit salad and homemade jams all served in the beautiful, atmospheric dining room. It’s hard to leave this place – good as a base for exploring the gorgeous countryside, villages and towns in the Lot Valley (so much nicer and far less touristy than the Dorgogne) but a perfect place to rest and be lazy if you feel like it. There’s a pool outside for guests to use, sunchairs to relax in and plenty of beautiful countryside all around. What more could you ask for? This is definitely a place to return to again and again.

    Room Tip: Laramiere is our favourite as it has wonderful views of the valleys and hills, but ground floor room..

    Markoff.Julie&Andrew

    London, U.K

  • J&J.King, August 28, 2014

    We recently returned from a trip to France, the first week of which was spent at the gorgeous Mas De Garrigue. What a fabulous find, the property is absolutely stunning, with a gorgeous pool area, wonderful views to the surrounding countryside and a couple of hill towns in the distance. We stayed in Laramiere Room which was enormous and had amazing views. (Having had the opportunity to see all guest rooms, without exception all are stunning) The bathroom was stunning and also huge with travertine tiled floors, separate bath with large window and views to the vegetable garden and little black pigs, rainwater shower and twin wash basins. Sarah the proprietor has such good taste, the soft furnishings were all so lovely and in keeping with such a beautiful property. The lovely French rattan style beds are not only stylish but super comfy as were the pillows.
    Sarah and Steve prepare a tasty breakfast consisting of a delicious fresh fruit salad, the best croissants (light and non greasy!), local French breads accompanied by Sarah’s homemade preserves.
    One evening we stayed in and Sarah prepared an ‘assiette’ with the most scrumptious mushroom tart, Sarah’s homemade pate, tasty salad, breads and strawberries and cream all served to us by Steve, sat outside under the pretty covered terrace, it was perfect. Another evening we dined in with the other guests and enjoyed a fabulous 4 course dinner, again cooked by Sarah.
    Our hosts were very friendly, kind and helpful giving advice and tips on journeys and days out. Maison de Chasse is perfectly situated for visiting the surrounding areas and is within close proximity of a number of restaurants for evening dinner.
    We cannot recommend this property so fantastically run by Sarah and Steve highly enough.

    Room Tip: Each and every room is fabulous and beautifully decorated, it is difficult to choose.

    J&J.King

    Burton.Wiltshire, UK

  • Stephen .Swan, August 28, 2014

    Our only regret is that we couldn’t stay longer ! You cannot fail to be impressed with this wonderful property , tastefully decorated but also superbly equipped so that you feel at home from the moment you arrive. That feeling is down , in no little part to your hosts Sarah and Steve who’s welcome is genuine and warm. Take their advice on where to eat and what to visit. We sincerely hope that we will be able to return again soon and share in the delights of Maison de Chasse.

    Stayed July 2014, traveled with family

    Stephen .Swan

    Leeds, U.K

  • Joachim K, August 8, 2014

    We stayed one week in this wonderful place, far away from noisy and polluted cities with their traffic congestions, and totally spared from mass tourism with all its inconveniences. The old mansion is beautifully located between green hills and huge forests, close to the scenic Lot river. The house has been renovated and the very spacious rooms decorated with great taste, giving the place a unique and strong character so different from a standard hotel. The service was excellent, including rich breakfasts and delicious occasional dinners. There is a swimming pool in the garden, and our son especially enjoyed playing with the two friendly dogs (there is also a horse, a donkey and two pigs).

    There are many interesting places to visit in the near or not so near neighbourhood, but what we liked most was to simply stay and relax at and around Mas de Garrigue, make walks in the unspoiled nature, admire the hundreds of bright stars in the clear night sky, and enjoy the great hospitality of Sarah and Steve.

    Joachim K

    Suiza

  • stephen s, July 6, 2014

    Our only regret is that we couldn’t stay longer ! You cannot fail to be impressed with this wonderful property , tastefully decorated but also superbly equipped so that you feel at home from the moment you arrive. That feeling is down , in no little part to your hosts Sarah and Steve who’s welcome is genuine and warm. Take their advice on where to eat and what to visit. We sincerely hope that we will be able to return again soon and share in the delights of Mas de Garrigue.

    stephen s

    UK

  • Laura, June 4, 2014

    We stayed here for 5 nights and enjoyed every moment – it’s a beautiful house, gorgeously restored, with lots of character and history. Our room was huge, with stunning views over the valley, a comfortable bed and a huge bathroom (with excellent shower). The food was delicious, and we enjoyed chatting to guests from all over Europe at the communal table. Sarah and Steve really make you feel welcome and at home, and go out of their way to help you have a great trip, brimming with enthusiastic suggestions and advice. Highly recommended.

    Laura

    UK

  • nodoubter, May 25, 2014

    Everything about Mas de Garrigue is stunning. The location, the house, the food and especially the welcome. From the moment we arrived we felt like we were meeting up with old friends. If you are in this part of France and need somewhere to stay, treat yourself to a little piece of luxury!
    It ticked every box.

    nodoubter

  • Robin, May 2, 2014

    Had such a wonderful stay here with my girlfriend and our baby. Steve and Sarah were perfect hosts. The standard of the rooms and attention to detail is stunning and they’ve restored the place to a extremely high standard. We stayed the room direct access to the pool which was great for a quick evening dip. The food both in the evening (pre-ordered) and breakfast was delightful. Steve even gave me some decent advice on a pre-breakfast jog. Can’t fault it. Go and be impressed.

    Robin

    UK

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