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Located near Calvignac, where some of the most beautiful meanders of the Lot unfold, this former hunting lodge gives the architectural wonders scattered across the region a run for their money. Since the 15th century, each era has left its own beautiful mark on the property. Recent renovations have succeeded in further glorifying the ensemble. The pretty round tower and dovecote betray its stately origins, but the proportions create an intimate atmosphere. And the light, so unique to the region of Quercy, illuminates the dry stone and surrounding hills. Guests need only follow the path or hit the road to discover the region’s incomparable natural and cultural heritage.
My husband and I, Irish by birth, share the same passion for food, good wine and a certain quality of life. We also share a love of beautiful things, old stones and architecture. In 2007, whilst looking for an exceptional place to open a guest house, we were enchanted by this 15th century fortified farm. We spent seven years carefully restoring it and preserving the original features that reinforce the powerful charm of old properties.
The property was built with regional limestone and was once protected by a plaster facade, traces of which still remain in some places. The bricks were introduced in later modifications. Certain architectural features are testament to the building's evolution over the centuries. The restoration highlights the quality of the materials used and the period elements that were carefully preserved such as monumental stone fireplaces, a scullery, stone sinks, archways, mullioned windows, old doors, wall niches, loopholes, and exposed beams and woodwork. The southeast corner of the building is flanked by a semi-engaged, circular tower. A beautiful dovecote completes the ensemble.
The house was originally a hunting lodge for the Lord of Cajarc in the 15th century. It was divided into two dwellings with a fortified defensive structure in the 16th century, before becoming a farm and a large residence in the 18th century.
Nestled in the heart of the Lot, in the Occitanie region, the Mas de Garrigue is located halfway between Cahors and Figeac (classified as towns of Art and History). It is a guest house of refined elegance and understated luxury. Each room has been carefully designed and decorated. Some original contemporary touches have been added to the works of art and hand selected fabrics. The calm and beautiful surroundings are a major asset. A table d'hôtes is available for up to six guests by reservation on Mondays and Thursdays. I trained in French cuisine with Parisian chefs and specialised in the gastronomy of the South-West. My husband takes care of the vegetable garden and the orchard to provide me with fresh, local products. Our services combine the legendary Irish hospitality with the beauty and food of South Western France.
Stroll around the many beautiful markets filled with local products in Cahors, Figeac, Limogne en Quercy, Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Lalbenque or Beauregard. Cajarc has thirteen restaurants, all with different styles, and our favourite is Jeu de Quilles. Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, voted the most beautiful village in France, has a wide range of restaurants and our favorite there is Oustal. L’Esprit du Causse in Concots is also worth a visit. Allée de Vignes in Cajarc was awarded a Michelin star this year. Figeac, city of Art and History, is home to the Champollion museum. The underground world and the river of the Padirac chasm are worth exploring. The castles of Cénevières and Larroque Toirac are very nearby. The ornate prehistoric cave of Pech Merle is not to be missed.
120 € - 130 € per night
The house has five large guest rooms with surface areas between 30m2 and 42m2. Three of them, one of which is a family suite with two bedrooms, are located in the main house. The other two are in the old barn next to the pool and have independent entrances. All the rooms have private bathrooms with walk-in showers and one also has a bath.