Manoir le Bigourda

Engayrac, Lot-et-Garonne
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)5 53 98 23 47


A rambling French manor stuffed with antiques, exquisite inside and out; enjoy sociable suppers and lengthy walks in the grounds

Bedroom

5 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

At the end of a long ridge, views of farms and valleys all around, this creamy stone house has been rooted here for the past 400 years. The Italianate loggia overlooks the garden and is the setting for breakfasts of patisserie, homemade jam, eggs on toast. Book in advance for Carol Ann’s very reasonable four-course dinners of confit de canard, cheese and wines from Cahors, or head to Puymirol for Michelin-starred restaurants.

There are lots of spaces to relax, in the guest wing or the family part of the house: a cushion-strewn drawing room with board games and a roaring fire, big bedrooms with windows over the courtyard, plush en suite bathrooms, a heated pool.

Warm and generous hosts lend bicycles and wellies for exploring local towns, farms and vineyards, the bastide villages of Lauzerte and Tournon-d’Agenais. Summer in the southwest brings night markets and châteaux concerts.

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We think you'll love

  • The lovely antiques throughout the house
  • Robert and Carol Ann’s generosity of spirit
  • The stunning setting, the heavenly Italianate terrace
Manoir le Bigourda - Gallery

You should know

  • It’s a long walk from town
  • Three friendly dogs live at the property and you can bring your own

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Parking available.
Closed
Never.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Dinner with wine, coffee & aperitif, €65 per couple. Children €10.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €115
Surcharges
Extra bed €30.
5 Doubles
From €115

Accommodation

Reviews

A beautiful French Manor House where the hosts have achieved the perfect balance between style and comfort. Superbly comfortable bedroom, exquisite en suite and a delicious breakfast . The house is welcoming and oozes charm. The hosts are warm , engaging and happy to share their local knowledge. We were fortunate enough to be given some insider knowledge on local brocantes and markets from Robert: Carol Ann very kindly recommended and booked local restaurants for us on two occasions. Take your running shoes if that’s your thing- there are good runs from the Manoir. We’ll definitely be back.

Frances, Glasgow

I utterly adore this house and its owners. A beautiful house with an Italian feel in the French Tuscany full to the brim with lovely things by its super-talented antique-dealer owner. Warm, friendly, generous people. Heaven! I will do everything I can to return.

Nicky, Sawday's inspector

We had a fantastic stay at The Manoir. The hosts Robert and Carol Ann are so welcoming that you instantly feel at home. The house and gardens are stunning. The pool area is secluded , with views to the surrounding countryside, a perfect place to chill . The breaksfat on the terrace was delicious with fresh baked croissants . The interior is decaroted with a lot of flair and style. Our room was so comfortable, the bathroom luxurious. Super clean. We will certainly be returning to the Manoir. A memorable stay.

Marie, London

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Location

The neighbourhood

Peace, quiet and rolling country in the Tuscany of France, so-called for its hilltop properties and bastide towns. The manoir is tucked away, but within 5kms there are two pretty towns with shops and restaurants – Beauville, and Bourg-de-Visa. Sights within 30 minutes’ drive include Moissac's famous cloisters and canal, Agen’s covered markets piled high with brandy-steeped prunes, the waterlily park of Monet at Latour-Marliac, and the caves of Grottes de Lastournelle.

Local points of interest from Carol Ann & Robert Wheeler

  • Ideally located between Bordeaux and Toulouse, easy to visit historic towns Moissac, Lauzerte, Penne d’Agenais, Cahors and the towns of the Dordogne. If you enjoy antique hunting, there are plenty of centres and local markets to enjoy.
  • If you feel sporty, as well as beautiful countryside to walk or cycle, you can also go canoeing, horse riding and play golf and tennis.
  • Enjoy tasting local specialities in the choice of restaurants a few minutes away and in the summer local night markets, where you can have dinner and dance to live music. Local nights markets are Tuesday, Wednesdays and Fridays, all 5 minutes drive away.
  • If you need a city fix, we are in easy reach if Cahors, Bordeaux and Toulouse. You can take in some wine tasting on the way.
  • Other local attractions include the Caves at Lastournelles, the Waterlilly Gardens that inspired Monet, the Fois Gras Museum, the Musée des Beaux Arts in Agen, the Cloisters in Moissac and wonderful local markets selling fresh local produce.
  • For children, there are some local lake beaches with water sports and games, Parc Walibi resort theme park with rollercoasters and aqua park, Zanimoland zoo, Happy Forest adventure park.

Introducing

Carol Ann & Robert Wheeler

Carol Ann and Robert hail from Scotland and Sussex but decamped to France in 2013 with their two teenage daughters and a band of friendly tail-wagging dogs, two black Labs and a dachshund. Robert is a classic car enthusiast and an antiques dealer.