Manoir de Malagorse

Cuzance, Lot
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)5 65 27 14 83

Space and sophistication, fine wines, the warmest welcome – a lovely place to stay in the Lot with good food, yoga, cycling


6 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 3

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

A place of calm, this refined 1804 manor has been reborn after a restoration by Anna and Abel. You’re flanked by former farm buildings and have a courtyard at the front with magnolia trees and clipped box. The pool sparkles; laze on the lawn or knock about on the croquet pitch. Kids can bounce on the trampoline before an early supper while you unwind in an Adirondack chair with a glass of Armagnac.

Abel’s four-course suppers are renowned, Anna’s breakfasts stuffed with homemade jam, patisserie, fresh fruit salad. You can eat in several places: the kitchen, dining room or outside amid the curiously sculptured box trees.

The huge bedrooms are a tonic to come back to after a day out – L’Occitane lotions, fresh flowers, soft carpets. The suites have private terraces and good views – the only TV in the place is tucked away in the communal snug. Many sights are near: castles, valleys, canoeing on the Dordogne, the historic centre of bijou Brive.

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We think you'll love

  • Abel’s exquisite home cooking
  • Having the Dordogne, Lot and Corrèze on the doorstep
  • The total tranquillity
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You should know

  • You’ll need a car to get around
  • Not much going on for older children and teens
  • It’s low tech: Wi-Fi is patchy and there’s a solitary TV


  • 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


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 2pm
Check out
By 12pm
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights in high season.
10 November - 1 April.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner, 4 courses, €52.


Nightly price
from €160
Singles €160. Extra bed/sofabed available €40 per person per night.
2 Suites for 2
From €290
1 Family room for 3
From €220
3 Doubles
From €160



The ultimate in sophisticated simplicity and complete relaxation. A tranquil, seemingly remote spot, beautifully maintained, perfect for a sybaritic, effortless getaway.

Patricia, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

The Lot is wilder and less manicured than neighbouring Dordogne – a gently undulating landscape of farms and scrub oaks, pastureland and slate-roofed towns. It’s delightfully remote here, a few properties close by but all screened from view. You’re 5km from the Cuzance, the nearest village which is well signposted and has a handful of gîtes but not much else, and about 2.5km from the nearest junction of the l’Occitane, the A20 autoroute. There are restaurants, pizzerias and a walnut mill in Martel’s narrow streets (9km) but the food at the manoir is restaurant quality and on your doorstep.

Local points of interest from Anna & Abel Congratel

  • Medieval Martel is a delightful place to visit. Soak up the atmosphere with a coffee and explore the local market on Wednesday & Saturday. Fantastic choice of restaurants & bars. Practice your danse steps with the locals on Wednesday night summer balls
  • All along the Dordogne Valley many caves of geological & prehistoric interest exist. Travel deep into the history of our earth & take a journey to the beginnings of our civilisation. Padirac, Lacave, Lascaux, Grotte de Pêche Merle... the choice is yours
  • The gardens of Château Marqueyssac, 150,000 ancient box hedges, Exceptional views over the Dordogne Valley. Great playgrounds for children. Perfect picnic spot just before entering the gardens.
  • Close to the Dordogne Valley, Rocamadour, the town and it’s breathtaking cliff faces, have long been a source of inspiration, a centre of pilgrimage. Today, Rocamadour is an enhancing place to visit. Visit early or late to avoid the crowds.
  • Malagorse is an ideal base for cycling enthusiasts, we can organise bike hire, it can be hilly so electric bikes are a great compromise for some! Florent a local guide can be booked to explore the countryside. Last years guests raved about his trips.
  • Gardens of the Manoir d’Eyrignac . One of the finest gardens in France, awarded Remarkable Garden status the ultimate example of topiary art. We love this garden & it's white picnics with music, fireworks & candles during the summer.


Anna & Abel Congratel

Anna and Abel met while skiing in Courchevel – they ran a mountain restaurant there for 20 years before decamping to the Lot in 1999 to bring up their children, now teens. They’ve slowly restored the manoir to its former grandeur. Abel cooks while Anna works as a physiotherapist in nearby Brive and can soothe away any aches and pains. The family – plus golden retriever – live in a separate house across the courtyard but are ready to help at the drop of a hat.