Château Calvayrac

Prayssac, Lot

Super comfy and relaxing, this very old château has grand rooms, games for all, magnificent views – and a saltwater pool in the grounds


6 bedrooms


Sleeps 12


Up and up the long, sinuous, narrow country lane… to discover a pocketful of houses, a big ancient manoir, and views that sail over villages and valleys as far as the eye can see; the panorama is astounding. Inside is enticingly comfy – and homely, in spite of the impressive dimensions. Staircases are wide and extend over two floors. You get a big well-equipped kitchen downstairs with a chequerboard floor, a Tudor-style dining room with a tapestry and a solid oak table, a big beamed and sofa’d sitting room with a wood-burner, and a fun ‘snug’ on the landing – table football, TV, sofa, and a hammock slung from the beams. There are seven bedrooms, three bathrooms and each and every one is different: a magnificent carved four-poster here, exposed stonework there, a grand armoire, a bright zig-zag duvet, and fabulous vaulted caves. It’s tailormade for families and perfect for summer, with parkland to roam and garden steps (steep) down to terraces and saltwater pool. As for the area of Quercy (distinguished by the river Lot), it’s foodie heaven, rich in restaurants, auberges and markets glistening with produce.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • 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
  • 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

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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £243
Weekly price
from £1700
Damage deposit
Extra room available on request.
1 House for 12
From £2436 bedrooms


If you want to wake up in a superbly comfortable bed after a great night's sleep, enjoy breathtaking views whilst you dine on the terrace, unspoilt peace whilst you sunbathe and swim in the pool, easy access to picturesque villages, vineyards and markets then Chateau Calvayrac is the place to stay. Pure heaven and we will most definitely be returning soon.


We organised a family reunion, spanning three generations, at Calvayrac - and we absolutely loved it. It is a gorgeous and comfortable house, very well equipped, on equally stunning grounds. The pool is wonderful (non-chlorinated, just a saline system to clean it). There's a forest beyond it with mature plum trees; the children collected the fruit and we made delicious jam. We visited different fresh fruit, veg, bread, etc markets every day - the choice and quality of the produce was unbelievable. We only stayed for 2 weeks but wished we had had the time for more. A relaxing magical place!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Felicity Morrogh

  • Down a glass. Chateau Calvayrac is located in the heart of the Cahors wine appellation. Go tasting at some of the top vineyards within view of your own Chateau.
  • Explore the local unspoilt wonderful medieval villages Or those of historic importance, Saint Cirq Lapopie, Rocamadour, the breathtaking caves at Gouffre de Padirac and awe inspiring cave paintings at Pech Merle. All are within easy reach.
  • Stomp the miles of hiking routes in the area, many of which can be joined directly from the house. For a speedier approach, hire a bicycle and enjoy the many cycle routes in the area.
  • The Lot river is located directly below the house, enjoy its beauty by renting a canoe. There are a number of local rental companies close by.
  • Cap Nature in Pradines is a great tree climbing facility for children and brave people! Chateau Bonaguil, a local fairy tale castle, is another awesome day out for everyone.
  • Take in the culture. The area has many local festivals including the famous Jazz festival in Cahors. Soak up the French atmosphere in the wonderful local markets. Prayssac, Montcuq and Cahors are some of the best in the Lot.