Domaine de Roubignol

Luzech, Lot
Self-catering


Groups will love this 18th-century gîte - one bedroom in the tower, another the pigeonnier, plus there's an infinity pool cut into the cliff

Bed

13 beds

Bedroom

7 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 11

The
Experience

Roubignol is an 18th-century winemaster’s house. The title impresses, the house even more so. Breathtaking in its scale and architectural peculiarities, it has ancient stone floors, creaking floorboards, hidden alcoves and a beam to duck; three eating places inside, four terraces and, cut into the steep cliffside, an infinity pool, underwater-lit at night. There’s even an old bell to summon people to lunch from pool frolics or barn table tennis. The house has five bedrooms, from the tiny single in the pigeonnier to the large Romeo and Juliet room with canopied bed and balcony, of course. The Tower has a twin room, central heating and a sofabed in its top-floor sitting room. Furniture is a happy mix of French antique and modern, the L-shaped sitting room is big enough to waltz in, the antique-dealing owners have an eye for the odd quirk (the semolina cave painting in the loo is by a member of the RA…). You are five minutes from Luzech’s shops and market (25 on foot down the valley path) and spoilt for wine-tastings and gastronomic choice. The views sweep and soar… a heavenly place.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 4 nights on weekdays. 2 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.
Closed
Christmas, New Year, 1 November - 31 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £39
Weekly price
from £275
Damage deposit
££250 for the main house £100 for the Tower
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed available at no charge.
1 Annexe for 2
From £394 beds2 bedrooms
1 House for 9
From £719 beds5 bedrooms

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Jill & Nick Bichard

  • There is marvellous walking and cycling from the house. The Balcon de Luzech is a cliff path with a great view of the vineyards that leads down to the small town of Luzech where you can buy your croissants then walk back along the green track up the valley
  • Roubignol is in the middle of the Cahors appellation controlee wine region. Most of the chateaux in the area do wine tastings and some of them have concerts during the summer
  • Castles, caves and churches: the medieval castle of Bonaguil is very impressive and up river are the pretty village of St Circ la Popie, the Chateau de Cenevieres with its alchemist's chamber and the stunning cave paintings of the Grotte de Pech Merle.
  • Markets locally on most days: Luzech has one on Wednesdays, Prayssac has one on the concentric roads around the church on Fridays and Montcuq has a general one every Sunday. There are local small supermarkets and larger ones in Prayssac and Cahors
  • Canoeing on the Dordogne is a one hour's drive away but worth it. You take a picnic and spend most of the day on the river with small castles above dramatic cliffs, have a swim in the clear water and are picked up and returned to your car in the evening.
  • The Perigord is one of the gastronomic regions of France and although the Michelin starred Le Gindreau is amazing there are many good smaller restaurants and cafes in the area. Foie gras, truffles and confit de canard are specialities.