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Idyllic stone cottage pool & spa set in 4 hectares on river Lot

Bedrooms 2
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, fishing, cycling, sightseeing, walking or just relaxing

'Beziat' is lovely old stone 'corps de ferme' - a property typical of this region with the main house and cottage set in mature, fully secured grounds of 4.5 hectares which back directly onto the River Lot. We have various outbuildings, including the pool area and spa, the american barn stables and various granges. (once used for drying tobacco) The buildings are set well back from the country road and the property is peaceful and tranquil - although not secluded, as the mediaeval village of Clairac is just 1.5km down the road. We have just finished renovating the 18th century stone built cottage in the grounds, giving 2 bedrooms (a double and a twin bed room), one bathroom and a fully equipped open kitchen and a sitting room. The cottage is renovated to a high standard and has all that is necessary to ensure a relaxing and comfortable stay. The cottage has its own small private BBQ and patio area, lighting and table and chairs. There is satellite TV with English Channels, DVD, a CD player and books. We have internet access (WiFi) and pamphlets and flyers on places to visit. The cottage has a wood burning stove for those chillier evenings, and the bathroom has an electric towel rack/wall heater. The kitchen has oven, plate, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine, toaster, kettle, plates, cutlery etc. etc. All cleaning and laundry materials are BIO/Eco, non-allergenic and I will happily supply laundering and cleaning products.  There is a washing machine in the grange for guest use. All towels and bed linen are supplied. Guests are invited to enjoy the rest of the gardens and the fully secured private pool and spa area. We also have horses, sheep, chickens, ducks and geese, a 'potager' and fruit trees (we are fully BIO/Organic and will happily supply you with eggs from our chickens and produce from our garden - when in season!) The river is a short stroll and is on our land. The Lot is famous for its wild carp so try night fishing! Black bass are also a popular catch when river boat fishing on the Lot. Roach, rudd, perch, pike and zander haunt these waters too! The road outside of the property follows the meandering river Lot to the mediaeval village of Clairac (approx 1.5km) The village, with its sand river beach, boulangeries, restaurants, bar, bank, chemist, small supermarket, doctors surgery and weekly market, are all a gentle bike ride or walking distance for the energetic! There are delightful walks and very good cycling in the surrounding countryside. For your afternoons and evenings out, this area of France has a greater variety of scenery than almost anywhere else, the surf beaches and sand dunes of Arcachon; the Cathar country of Carcassonne; the mountains of the Pyrenees, the mediaeval and bastide towns of Nerac; Monflanquin; Pujols; Bonaguil; Rocamador; Moissac and Cahors, and the rolling countryside, orchards and sunflowers of the Lot valley. Whether you wish to go wine tasting, visiting chateaux, eating out at wonderful restaurants, picnicking on the river, enjoying an evening out at one of the many night markets, walking, cycling, touring or just relaxing by the pool reading your favourite novel or sitting in front of the river 'gone fishing' style, watching the world go by, we are sure you will find it all here. It is a truly spectacular area steeped in both history and beauty.

Victoria Leomant
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Victoria Leomant

I was born in London in 1958, I was educated, lived and worked there until 2000. Having worked in the City of London for over 20 years, I felt that I needed a radical change of life - the children were grown and no longer dependent on me. I had horses most of my life and loved the countryside and when my mother retired to this part of France I, like her, found the peace and tranquility that eventually compelled me to stay!

Victoria Leomant purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Victoria Leomant chose Lafitte-sur-Lot

A sheet of shimmering mist hovered just above the river, the glass-like water still in the mornings early hours. Old stone houses set on the rivers banks - and the silence so deep and so profound after the noises of the city. The sun started to rise and the promise of a warm day filled the air. The landscape is almost achingly rural and The Lot doesn't scream tourism so much as murmur the word and with some grace. Beziat, and old 'corps de ferme' has taken some renovating, but is now home. Close enough to the villages of Lafitte and Clairac not to be secluded but just far enough away.........


Lafitte-sur-Lot Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Adult Size Single Beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
As we are on the River, guests are invited to 'go fishing' Licences are available locally. We also have horses, sheep (lambs in season), ducks, geese and chickens, a lovely dog and 2 cats, all of whom you are welcome to meet.


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Idyllic stone cottage pool & spa set in 4 hectares on river Lot
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time staying here. The cottage itself is refurbished to a very high standard, with a welcome pack that was over and above the norm. We spent many hours relaxing (as much as you possibly can with two children) by the amazing pool or in the spa. We’ve been traveling to this region for many years now and this was the first place we have stayed where the time we spent at the pool wasn’t restricted by the owners so we made the most of the pool in the evening and spent the occasional evening dining poolside; which was superb because of the gas plancha, fridge etc etc..

Our hosts Victoria & Claude were discretely available at all times and Bengo the dog was there to fuss over – we also enjoyed meeting the horses and sheep.

With the River Lot available to fish at the end of the garden is a fisherman’s dream and a supermarket 5 mins away and many superb night markets it’s the perfect location.

Thank you Claude, Victoria, Bengo and all your family.

Faye, Steve, Seb & Georgia

PS We’ll be back when the fishing deck is up and running


  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful review- thank you!!! It was lovely having you all here and we really look forward to you all being here again - especially Bengo! Will keep you updated on the new fishing deck! Victoria, Claude, Bengo and the rest of the family xx
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Delightful cottage in lovely grounds

  • 5 of 5

We were thrilled with the cottage, which was beautifully furnished, and the setting, perfect for cycling, walking and exploring the surrounding villages and countryside. The pool was great on the hot days and we appreciated the TV and wifi on wet evenings. Victoria, Claude (and Bengo) were perfect hosts and made us feel really welcome. Thoroughly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful to welcome you both as our first guests and we are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope that you will return to this part of the world again! Victoria, Claude and, not forgetting, Bengo!
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Paradisiaque est bien approprié

  • 5 of 5


Nous avons passé 2 superbes semaines.

Dès notre arrivée, l'accueil a été très chaleureux et nous avons découvert le gîte alliant l'ancien et la modernité. Tout est neuf et fait avec beaucoup de goût. Vraiment un grand confort.

La piscine et ses abords sont à l'image du gîte et de la propriété: Magnifique!!

Une adresse que nous gardons pour un futur séjour.

Dorothée, Inès, Tom et Michaël

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dorothée, Inès, Tom et Michaël! It was lovely having you here - we will be so happy to see you all again one day! Victoria , Claude, Bengo, Luc and Moss!
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Mon Bar
Nearest Ferry
290 Kilometres
Bilbao - Spain
Nearest Golf
24 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
L'Ecuelle d'Or
Nearest Ski
218 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
160 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $246.12

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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