Gîte / Cottage

La Maison des Amis

Situated on over thirty acres on the grounds of a 17th century estate in Lot (Quercy Blanc), this vacation home rental in France is a stylish and sophisticated translation of a historic property. 
Surrounded by rolling meadows with gorgeous uninterrupted views across the countryside, the guesthouse is a private companion retreat adjacent to the maison du maitre.

Featured in Cote Sud and many international design magazines, the property was discovered and restored by an Amsterdam based interior designer and her partner whose work includes elegant residential projects around the world along with a hand crafted collection of original and innovative furnishings and lighting.

Like the main house, the guest house has been restored with a careful respect for its historic character thatbalances a luxurious sophistication with a casual sense of ease. Laid out over one floor, the house includes a living room with double height timbered ceilings, a wood burning stove and a large kitchen with an eat in dining area that seats four and a south facing terrace.
The locally quarried limestone walls, oak parquet floors and rustic aspects of the original house are nicely balanced with Hume’s eclectic and tasteful decor and finely tuned interiors that bridge the old and new.
There are two en suite bedrooms that can sleep up to four with a nice roll top bath in one for soaking.

There’s also a separate lounge that can double as an extra bedroom.
Outside, the two hundred year old boxwood hedge leads to a private saltwater pool with decks for lounging and grassy lawns that flow into open meadows that surround the house.
The main house is also available to rent here  and can be rented together with the guest house to accommodate up to fourteen guests.

Wifi throughout, kitchen and bath essentials, housekeeping, parking.

The Quercy Blanc region in the Lot department is one of those idyllic places in France that has been left largely unspoiled by development and tourism and remains much as it has for centuries.

Centered around country life, the area is steeped in medieval history among rolling countryside and picturesque villages.
Located in the Midi-Pyrenees, the area is predominantly rural and agricultural and is dispersed among the region’s limestone plateux, fertile valleys and winding rivers.

The region’s capital of Cahors is situated along the river Lot, surrounded by hills just a half hour from the house.
A  city of ancient settlements, Renaissance and medieval architecture, the town is divided by the old town in the east and the newer parts in the west with it’s landmark Pont de Valentré along the U-shaped river.

Toulouse lies just over an hour south through the passes of the Pyrenees, and to the north west following the line of the river, is Bordeaux.
The wild and beautiful Causses and the foothills of the Massif Central are to the east.
The charming town of Montcuq is a short drive with its vibrant weekly street market and wine region. 

 Lot, Quercy Blanc, France. Nearest Airport: Toulouse Blagnac (1.5 hr), Bergerac (1 hr)
BEST TIME TO VISIT Spring through Fall

En suite Bedroom with 2 single beds and bathroom with shower
En suite Bedroom with 1 double bed, bath and bathroom with shower
Accommodate 4 Guests plus room for a child on sofa bed
InternetWifi, throughout Kid Friendly
Child bed and baby cot available
Pet friendly, please inquire

The host, Kate & Frans

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Hi, we are Kate and Frans, Interior designers based in Amsterdam.
We traveled a lot, and lived in the UK, US, France and Holland.
The S.W of France is absolutely our favorite place, we lived here permanently for 5 years.
Totally unspoiled, beautiful landscape, rolling hills, rivers and not overrun by tourists.
We spend 20 years redoing the property and are hapy to be able to share it with you...
Everything you need to make your stay comforteble is available and you will love the region!

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Normal week packages from Saturday 4pm to Saturday 10am
€ .500 refundable damage deposit in cash

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Prices are per stay

Minimum stay 7 nights
Week € 1900.00
Midweek -
Night € 271.00
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Minimum stay 7 nights
Week € 2700.00
Midweek -
Night € 386.00
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'photographs images Lot Department Quercy'

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Living room
Ground floor
80 m2



Dining corner / Dining Table


Accommodation type

  • Gîte / Cottage

Total floor space

  • 150 m2


  • Child's bed (1)
  • Child's toys
  • Child's chair (1)

Sports & Recreation

  • Cycling
  • Mountainbiken
  • Horse-riding
  • Sport Fishing
  • Swimming

Travel Ideas

  • Amusement Parks
  • Culture & History
  • Luxury accommodation
  • Maximum privacy
  • Weekend trips


  • Central heating
  • Electric heating
  • Stove

Internet, Wifi, Audio

  • Satellite receiver
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hifi / Stereo set
  • Ipod connection
  • CD player
  • Wifi
  • Dutch TV channels (2)
  • USB connection
  • Internet connection

Outdoor Facilities

  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Garage
  • Grill Plate
  • Deckchair (8)
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Parking place (8)
  • Private driveway
  • Terrace (2)
  • Patio heater
  • Garden
  • Garden chair(s) (8)
  • Garden table(s0) (2)
  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Lounge set
  • Shed
  • Garden fully fenced
  • Hammock
  • Ashtray(s)


  • Manager on site
  • Detached house


  • Dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Hall
  • Security installation
  • Storeroom
  • Scullery / laundry room
  • Wine cellar
  • Seperate toilet (2)
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Accommodation on floor: (0)
  • Pets on request


  • Bed linen available
  • Towels present (8)
  • Kitchen linen available
  • Bed linen for children
  • Beach towels available (8)


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • No thresholds
  • Evenfloor

Games & entertainment

  • (Board) games
  • DVDs / Blu-rays

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