Domaine de Labarthe

Espère, Lot
Bed & Breakfast

Your friendly, civilised hosts offer you stylish bedrooms in the guest wing, swims in the heated pool, and wonderful dinners and wines


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


These vital, welcoming, interesting people, who are in the wine trade and grow walnuts, have turned one wing of the handsome old family house into elegant B&B rooms, three in subtle designer colours, two in traditional cosy French style; and The two-storey pigeonnier would be perfect for a couple or small family. Laurence’s dinners alone are worth the visit, then there’s the fine heated pool on the olive-studded terrace, the rose garden and Italianate formality rolling past walnut groves to the Lot countryside, gastronomy and wine, old villages and unmissable Cahors. Such wealth.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 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
Check out
By 11.30am
Booking restrictions
Pets by arrangement. 2 self-catering suites also available (one with disability access).
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Occasional dinner, 3 courses, €36.


Nightly price
from €145
Extra bed €30 for children under 13.
3 Twin/doubles
From €145
2 Doubles
From €145


Staying at Domaine de Labarthe was a highlight of our trip to this beautiful region of France. From the outset Laurence and Guillaume were charming and accommodating hosts. Check in early? No problem. Early breakfast? Freshly baked croissants and some for the road as well. The characterful old buildings have been elegantly restored and set in beautiful grounds. We were lucky enough to have the pool and outdoor kitchen to ourselves and enjoyed a barbecue as the sun set. Baked apple with warm brioche for breakfast by the pool rounded out a fabulous stay. And how could I forget the dogs!

Louise, Sydney

This is a lovely B and B. There’s also a small self catering cottage. Everything is spotlessly clean, with lovely quality bed linen and towels. It’s tastefully decorated and furnished, in an attractive peaceful location. The hosts are very welcoming and helpful. We highly recommend Domaine de Labarthe.

Linda, West wickham

Great location, wonderful rooms, excellent breakfast. Very friendly and helpful hosts. Furthermore we enjoyed the pool, the garden and especially the barbecue area which can be used by the guests. Conclusion: probably the best spot we have experienced in France.

Johannes, Feldkirch

A gem of a place. Laurence and Guillaume were most welcoming. We had 7 of our best nights of many in France during countless holidays at this delightful accommodation close to Cahors. The facilities were excellent, including a heated swimming pool, an outdoor kitchen/BBQ area, plenty of outside seating, varied breakfasts, comfortable bed, regularly changed towels along with bathrobes/towels for pool use, not to mention covered car parking.

Ross, Guildford

Based on the pictures at the website and the reviews, we had high expectations for our 3-night stay at Domaine de Labarthe. But we were not prepared for the serene charm and comfort of this family owned country estate inn, or for the warm hospitality we received from our hosts, Laurence and Guillaume. We wish we could have stayed longer. We look forward to our next visit

Lawrence, Rowayton, connecticut

This is the sort of place you want to tell everyone about, and then no-one, because if too many people know about it, it will be difficult to book. The hosts are charming and extremely helpful. The rooms cool and comfortable and bathrooms exemplary, with great power showers. The winner though is the house and region. Steeped in history, immersed in wine and thoughtfully and tastefully maintained. The guest kitchen adds options and convenience, but if you miss out on one of Laurence's meals you do yourselves and your host an injustice. Enjoy chilling by the pool or the nearby market in Cahors.


Absolutely superb B&B. Lovely room. Very clean. Larence and Guillaume are very cultured and most friendly hosts. Breakfasts by the swimming pool will be a very happy memory for many months to come. We would thoroughly recommend domaine de Labarthe to anyone. Frederick & Anne Hackett


A great place to stay to explore the Lot valley. Excellent room (how nice to have twin room available) with one of most comfortable beds, delicious breakfasts on the terrace when weather was nice. Able to have a refreshing swim at end of day and use an outdoor kitchen. Very welcoming hosts with invaluable advice about local area etc. One of the best Sawday recommended places we've stayed at.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Laurence & Guillaume Bardin

  • In the Lot valley: Food markets, chateaux, malbec wineyards, walks along the river... From our house to: CAHORS train station: 16 minutes, to BRIVE airport: 50 minutes, TOULOUSE airport: 1 h 15, BERGERAC airport: 1 h 45, to CARCASSONNE airport: 2 hours
  • Valentre bridge, Cahors medieval city, Saint-Cirq Lapopie and Pech Merle caves: 45 minutes. La Roque Gageac, Bonaguil forteress castle, Rocamadour : 50 minutes. Figeac Champollion Museum: 60 minutes. Moissac cloister: 1 h 25. Albi: 2 hours.
  • Within easy reach various excellent restaurants : 2 Michelin starred: ''LE GINDREAU'', ''CHATEAU DE MERCUES» Relais & Châteaux . Guest meals served on the terrace - on bookings only - ''assiettes gourmandes'' and salads with nice local wines on request
  • BBQ and summer kitchen at disposal - bycicles, heated pool and formal rose garden. Twice a week Yoga classes in the beautiful restored barn or in the garden. Wellness massages and health treatments by professionals on the site - Cooking class on booking
  • Greatlyl situated on the wine routes . Nearby vineries of CHATEAU LAGREZETTE and CHATEAU DE CAYX - owned by TRH the sovereigns of Denmark - Guillaume propose tutored tastings, great selection of wines to enjoy on the site with your meals or to take home
  • Healthy Yoga retreats, Gourmet food Festival LOT OF SAVEURS in June. In January/ February in Labarthe dinning room: special homemade truffles dinners for groups . Receptions for friendly groups and professionals. Exclusive wedding and seminars venue.