Château de Latour

Montcuq, Lot
Self-catering
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A very peaceful guest house for grown-ups in the Midi-Pyrenees with wonderful views and kind owners

Bed

2 beds

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 4

The Experience

This quiet corner of the Midi-Pyrenees is splendid in both setting and isolation – buzzards soaring above, deer grazing the meadows. Mieky and Bob leave you all the basics, can do a shop for you if you ask. It’s lovely to eat out on the terrace with its stunning views.

Wake to the sound of birdcall and wander the paths down to the formal gardens and wildflower meadow – bring paints to capture the light, dip in the skinny lap pool. You’ll feel very private and quiet.

Country lanes surround you and the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route passes almost by the door. Hire boats or canoes to paddle the Lot at Puy Leveque and Cahors or take to the saddle to ride through the Quercy Blanc. 

Château de Latour - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The light, open plan living space
  • All the luxury touches in the bathrooms
  • The beautiful outside space, pool and views
Château de Latour - Gallery

You should know

  • You’ll need a car to visit the closest village
  • Restorations are still ongoing in the main house

Essentials

  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • 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

Check in
from 4pm
Check out
before 10 am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Restaurants 5km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €325
Weekly price
from €1650
Damage deposit
€200
1 House for 4
From €3252 beds2 bedrooms

Reviews

This is one of the most peaceful and beautiful places that we have ever visited. The property itself is chic, exceptionally well designed and outstandingly equipped. The beds are comfy, the views to die for! Both Bob and Mieky are the perfect hosts. The pool is just perfect for two, and lying on a sunbed looking over the valley is just heaven. And if you want exercise, it is moments away from the St Jacque de Compostelle trail. We would return? Without a doubt!

Geri, Bath

We were lucky to be able to stay in the cottage again for two weeks this year. For obvious reasons we stayed in the house a lot, only went out to go shopping and for a walk now and then. So we enjoyed the sun and the perfect house and surroundings, admired the view at daytime and the stars at night, read books, used the swimming pool extensively, made and enjoyed great dinners, and played croquet a lot, after Bob showed us how to play this game properly. Bob and Mieky were both very careful and precise in complying with the Covid-19 rules, so we felt very safe. We booked again for 2021!

Dirk, Amsterdam

This is a wonderful house with friendly and helpful hosts who are always there when needed but not in any way obtrusive. The views are spectacular, the location is wonderfully quiet while being fairly close to the pleasant little town of Montcuq. The interior has been modernised very thoughtfully and for anyone who likes to cook the excellent local produce the kitchen is the best we have encountered in close to thirty years of renting French holiday houses. Can’t recommend strongly enough.

Deborah, Oxford

We chose this accommodation as the photos looked so beautiful. The photos do not actually do justice to how beautiful and peaceful this place is, with huge and stylishly decorated rooms and lovely views, a great pool for swimming and everything we needed. Bob and Mieky have been the perfect hosts and have been present for advice and help only as needed so the property feels very private. The local town Montcuq is full of character with a lovely market. We played tennis locally, and also walked some of the Camino de Santiago to medieval Lauzerte. Mieky even picked us up saving us the walk back.

Camilla, Cranbrook Kent

This house is in one word fantastic!!! The beautiful building has been renovated as it should be, old and traditional parts combined with luxury, beauty, good taste and practical insight. The swimming pool is superb, the views day and night (the stars!!!) are incredible and peaceful. The place is so restful and stimulating at the same time. There are lots of things to see and do in the interesting surroundings. Bob and Mieky (and dog Jack) let us feel very welcome. We felt privileged to be able to stay in this perfect house.

Juliette, Amsterdam

Quite simply the nicest property, with the nicest hosts, in the nicest... You get the idea. A wonderful property without any fault we could see. The view from the pool is fabulous. Sensational setting in a lovely green valley (not burnt up southern France), with quiet roads, and yet easily accessible to some lovely nearby villages with bars, restaurants and supermarche. So nice we've booked again next year - for twice as long.

Peter, Rutland

From the moment we arrived, we felt really welcome. Bob and Mieky are wonderful hosts, always available for some advice where to take trips. They are there if you need them but are invisible if you prefer your privacy. The guesthouse next to the Chateau is wonderful. Two huge bedrooms, with in-room bathrooms, open up to breathtaking views over the valley. The living area and kitchen are beautifully decorated and have all (and more) you need for a wonderful vacation (great Sonos system included). The pool area is so nice, the views so serene and beautiful, it's hard to describe the feeling!

Rene and Monique, Amsterdam

We booked this property because the photos and description looked so inviting. We weren't disappointed. Bob and Mieky have decorated the house with meticulous attention to detail and every room is light and spacious. The location is perfect for sightseeing and we were offered plenty of tips on where to go, what to see and advice on local cafes. Mieky even provided cycling maps and leaflets as she knew my husband was bringing his bike. The kitchen is well equipped and everything worked. The beds are comfortable, the views are wonderful. We loved every moment of our stay.

Tracey, Chester

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Location

The neighbourhood

Green and spacious, the Quercy Blanc region is renowned for its white limestone houses. The Lot River runs clear and wide through medieval villages and lush vineyards which radiate out around the Cahors wine route – a place for Malbec, but also hiking and cycling among the Midi-Pyrenees. Tiny Rouillac at the bottom of the hill has a 12th-century church and is on the Camino de Santiago. Montcuq (five kilometres) has markets, restaurants and a nearby swimming lake. Hilltop Lauzerte is bigger still (11 kilometres) and is a ‘plus beau village’ with lively food and music festivals throughout the summer months.

Local points of interest from Bob & Mieky Crabtree

  • Step out from your door and take one of the many walks through the stunning Quercy-Blanc countryside through woodland and alongside fields of sunflowers. Walk part of the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela and we'll pick you up at the end of the day.
  • Visit one of the numerous medieval bastide villages with their galleries, local markets and brocantes and during the summer join in the "marché gourmands", a real french experience with long tables, music and choices of locally prepared foods.
  • Within 25 minutes you find yourself in the heart of the Cahors vineyards where connoisseurs can sample the unique flavours of the world famous Malbec wines.
  • Only 5Km from Chateau de Latour is the lively village of Montcuq. Once a Cathar stronghold, today Montcuq is a popular tourist attraction with a buzzing sunday market, restaurants and cafés where one can relax with a coffee (ou bière et verre de vin!).
  • Take a picnic, go canoeing on the river Lot, drive along the banks of the river through wonderful gorges, visit the spectacular prehistoric cave painting site at Pech Merle and visit the beautiful village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie perched high on the cliff.
  • Spend a day at Cahors, capitol of the Lot department. Meander through the streets, cross the iconic Pont Valentré, the fortified 14c. bridge and symbol of the city. A short drive away is Moissac with its world heritage listed 12c. abbey and cloister.

Introducing

Bob & Mieky Crabtree

Mieky (who is Dutch) and Bob (British) lived in Amsterdam but came to southwest France in 2015 for a change of lifestyle and a new venture. They fell in love with Château de Latour and set about an impressive restoration; they’ve done all the work themselves. Mieky’s a foodie and enjoys making guests feel at home. They now share their slice of the good life with guests, and their sweet and shy rescue Jack Russell.