mas de garrigue
Luxury bed and breakfast
Situated in the heart of the Lot region, Occitanie, SW France, in beautiful natural bucolic countryside Mas de Garrigue is a luxury guest house with understated opulence and elegance. Calvignac is half way between the historic towns of Cahors and Figeac on the banks of the river Lot, the chambre d'hotes is surrounded by Beaux Villages such as St Cirq Lapopie(voted nost beautiful village in France) Cajarc, St Sulpice, Marcillhac-sur-Cele,Espagnac St Eulalie. The Pre-historic caves of Pech Merle and Chateau Cennevieres are nearby upriver.
Irish couple Sarah and Steve, who share a love of good food, wine, Architecture, history, Art, quality of life and nature, stumbled upon the 15c hunting lodge and fortified farm in need of restoration in 2007.
The restoration took 7 years -transforming the unique property sympathetically, retaining features such as the vast stone fireplaces and ancient stone sinks, gunslits, original beams and stone floors. Introducing contemporary luxury touches with fabrics and quirky souvenirs from travels aswell as Irish antiques and art. After much hard work, a few fights and much humour they have succeded in acheiving a luxury bed and breakfast rated best accommodation in the Lot and Midi Pyrenees, consistant returning guests and the certificate of Excellence 7 years running.
Mas de Garrigue is a Romantic, luxury, quiet, refined escape for adults.Babies and children under the age of 10 years old are not accepted unless the whole house is taken by a group.
Our Romantic Rooms
Each room has a unique design and charm. All are vast, airy and spacious. Filled with objects d'art, rich fabrics and quirky contemporary touches.The opulent super-king beds have divine firm pocket-spring mattresses with a layer of cashmere or silk cushioning(depending on the season). Crisp Egyptian cotton sheets, honeycomb cotton blankets, French quilts and hypoallergenic pillows entice you to luxuriate with your book at the end of the days activities.
"The bathrooms are a poem" one reviewer said.
All are beautifully decorated with comfort a priority, with gorgeous generous waterfall showers, some have baths also, antique twin sinks and plush soft bath sheets and delicious toiletries
Low season €120 per night, breakfast included for 2 persons.
2020 Prices High season €130 per night breakfast included for 2 persons
For more info on each individual room tap Book Now
Taxe de sejour / Govt tax is €0.54 per person per night
There is free wifi throughout the house
Rooms are serviced daily and towels freshened. We try our best to be as ecologically sound as possible while also making our guests feel spoiled.
Dinner is served on Monday and Thursday evenings for a minimum of 6 persons,on reservation only.
Visit the Cahors wine vineyards to sample the "Black" wine in the beautiful Lot valley
Or the more southern vinyards of Gailliac
Hiking/walking, cycling, canoeing, Kayaking, horse riding, scuba diving, hang gliding, water skiing...
Visit the many Beaux Villages along the Lot and Cele rivers.
St Cirq Lapopie-voted most beautiful village in France
Pre-historic cave drawings of Pech Merle and underground world and river of Padirac
Figeac Historic town and Musee Champollion
Chateaux Cennevieres and Laroque Toirac
The Grand Sites du Midi Pyrenees
Conques, Najac, Villefranche de Rouergue, Cordes sur Ciel, Rocamadour, Autoir...
For Food lovers it may interest you to know that the Midi Pyrenees boasts 26 Michelin starred restaurants but it also harbours many many restaurants of great quality and affordability. In Cajarc we have several restaurants of all levels, our preferred being Jeu de Quilles. St Cirq Lapopie also has several restaurants, our favourite is L'Oustale. L'Esprit du Causse in Concots is also well worth savouring. Allee de Vignes in Cajarc was awarded a Michelin Star this year.
Walking and Hiking
The Lot and Cele valleys aswell as the Causse du Quercy and neighbouring regions of the Midi -Pyrenees have the most picturesque,unspoiled,peaceful and historic landscapes in France.Dotted with Dolmens, Chateaux,Beaux Villages caves,woodlands,birds,
wildlife and flora
Ask Sarah and Steve for their advice on the best hikes
Visit the various Brocantes, Vide Greniers,
Boutiques and Markets of Cajarc, Cahors, Figeac, Villefranche de Rouergue and truffle Markets of Lalbenque and Limogne en Quercy.
I will keep coming back to Mas De Garrigue. This is my 3rd time there and Steve and Sarah are the best host ever. For a bed and breakfast, Sarah and Steve will also provide an optional fantastic dinner. There is so much to see in the Lot River Valley and this is a great location as a home base to see it all. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable beds. A quick hint is to book directly with Mas De Garrigue because you will get a better choice for rooms.