We spent a few magical days at the Domaine de Labarthe, a stately country-home set in a park dotted with ancient trees and statues, and featuring a large swimming pool. The place, located about eight miles from Cahors in the Lot Valley, was elegant yet unfussy, and extremely comfortable. Our bedroom was large and high-ceilinged with two tall windows facing the park, and a well-appointed bathroom. I appreciated the small welcoming touches, such as the beautiful flower arrangement on the dresser, or the lovely soaps in the bathroom. In addition to our bedroom, we had access to a large living room dominated by a massive stone fireplace, and facing the park. My husband and I spent several hours there working on our computers or reading, feeling as if the house were our own. Our hosts, Laurence and Guillaume, were gracious and attentive, without ever being invasive. Every morning, they prepared a delicious surprise for breakfast: a homemade cake, fresh fruit or compote, or croissants just hot from the oven. They would offer useful suggestions for interesting activities (there is no dearth of ancient castles, prehistoric caves or beautiful countryside in the environs), and were always willing to reserve a table at a restaurant, or call ahead to arrange a visit to the nearest vineyard or truffiere. Thanks to Laurence and Guillaume’s generous hospitality, we felt at home at the Domaine of Labarthe, and wished we could have extended our stay. An outstanding experience. A place to come back to.
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- Situated 10 minutes from the medieval town of CAHORS, 50 minutes from BRIVE airport, 45 minutes from SAINT CIRQ LAPOPIE, it is here, in the heart of the region known as QUERCY that DOMAINE DE LABARTHE has been welcoming guests for almost twenty five years.At the entrance to the village of Espere, this 18th century country seat, surrounded by Walnut trees, remains a family home. Over the years it has been restored in keeping with tradition and with loving respect to its ancient stone character. Thus today it is a residence of quality in a privileged setting.There are 5 bedrooms:3 on the ground floor with a southerly exposition and looking out on the main gardens and the swimming pool. They are very comfortable and the decoration has been carefully chosen, in season a bouquet of roses will be there to welcome you.In summer, a delicious breakfast is served on the terrace overlooking hundred-year-old olive tsree. There is also a summer kitchen and a barbecue at your disposal in the garden and you can choose to relax in the shade or take a dip in the saltwater swimming pool. The region around DOMAINE DE LABARTHE is a lively centre of activities based around its rivers, - LOT - CELE, pre-historic caves - PECH MERLE - PADIRAC , villages and history. It has much to offer food lovers, from local delicacies such as the rare black truffle to the renowned "MALBEC black wines" of CAHORS. A number of restaurants for all occasions are within easy reach of DOMAINE DE LABARTHE . Guest meals are also available on certain evenings by booking in advanced. ... more less
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