The Horseshoeestate a small Nature Reserve

The 30 acre Domaine Le Sabatou was previously a lavender plantation with small vineyards on the slopes of the horse shoe shaped geography surrounding the property (sabata/zapato from which the present name derives). Since 1989 Le Sabatou has flourished as a protected nature reserve free from pesticides and other agricultural chemicals and the land has been returned to nature. After 25 years Le Sabatou has seen the return of an extraordinary abundance of wild flowers, particularly orchids and healing Bach plants. This, in turn, has stimulated the return of the bees and a huge diversity of insects which has triggered the revival of a fabulous eco system. We have witnessed the return of many species of birds, including eagles and owls, small animals such as the pine martin, hare and fox. Today the tranquil deer are visible in the open wild flower meadow around the house. Walking and Cycling Holidays.



Set In Its Own 30 Acres Of Private Land, for Exceptional Holidays, with Private Pool, Spacious and Comfortable Luxury Rental. Pool not Shared With The Owner. Priced for couples out of peak season.

Sleeps 4
2 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Swimming pool
Dish washer
Washing machine
Bed-linen provided

Notes on accommodation
The barn has an imposing exposed beamed roof and terracotta floors. The country kitchen, at one end of the barn, leads directly onto a shaded and covered dining terrace overlooking the garden. In the middle of the barn is a sitting area with large chimney and sofas and a second dining table. The main double bedroom has its own bathroom with extra wide shower and separate bath tub. Above the main bedroom is a very large mezzanine with full size English snooker table and two single beds for children. A second separate double bedroom, with en suite shower and wc, is also available, on the ground floor of the main building (the owners home), but with independent entrance, just meters from the barn. The garden and pool of the rental property are orientated away from the owner's home, ensuring privacy. Double bedroom with en-suite shower and loo. Laundry room with washing machine.
Covered terrace for outdoor dining. Garden tables for BBQ. Outdoor sunbeds and chairs.sorry no pets; no smoker-house; not conveyable for handicapped persons


The property is in South-West France - Midi-Pyrennées, in the department of the Lot, 18 km south of Cahors. The Region is the Quercy-Blanc.


Seasons 2022: week: 7 days min.2 people4 people (incl. children)Promo: Booking for 2 Weeks: -5%
May / June   995 1.145 -5%
Special July 02/06 - 16/07 1.345 1.545 -5%
Peak Season 16/07 - 27/081.745 1.945 -5%
Special August 27/08 - 03/091.345 1.545 -5%
September / October   995 1.145 -5%

Additional pricing information.
No additional booking commision fees.
Refundable Damage Deposit 300
Tourist tax 0,85 per night per adult. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival in cash.
maximum capacity 4 persons
Prices do not include heating.
Bed-linen is included. You can rent a towel-pack (1 big swimmingpool-towel and 2 small towels) for 8 per pack.
Payments by bank transfer in euros to La Banque Postale in France. Payments in Pounds Sterling to Lloyds Bank PLC in the UK. International payments from outside the euro zone or from outside of the UK please add an extra 3%.
Changeover Day Saturday. Departure 10:30am. Arrival after 5:00pm
Cleaning Services are not provided. The property must be returned to the owner in a fully cleaned condition. If you are planning to leave early in the morning please ensure that you leave the property properly cleaned. Otherwise do not make early departure plans !
A completed Booking Form with details of conditions is required for confirmation of booking from the owner.


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Almondsbury near Bristol

Quiet, comfortable and spacious rural gite

The property is a characterful converted stone barn which is spacious and cool so the lack of aircon was not an issue even though there was a heat wave during our one week stay. It is located in the countryside and has ample space for parking in front of the main house. Geoffrey's mum Gerda was a charming lady and very welcoming. As cat people we adored her collection of cats, although they were nervous about getting close. The pool is a short walk from the gite and was clean, totally private and with a shaded area which was much needed during our stay. The gite was well provided with plates, cutlery, kitchen utensils, seating and dining areas. The dishwasher proved useful and there is a fridge freezer, oven and washing machine. All of the regulations are clearly labelled around the gite in English and French and lots of cleaning products and utensils provided for the tenant's use. The bathroom was spacious with a powerful shower and a combi boiler for plentiful hot water. A covered patio attached to the gite is ideal for al fresco dining, together with a barbecue which we did not use. There is a mezzanine area, complete with snooker table which we also did not use. The TV has Sky TV with English programmes which was great for those evenings in with a bottle of wine. Castlenau, the nearest village, is a 15 minute cross country drive and has a Spar supermarket and a pleasant medieval square with two restaurants. The town of Cahors is a similar distance and is well provided for in all respects.
Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2017; Date of Stay: Jun 2017; Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway

Absolutely stunning gite

We have stayed in numerous gites over the years of varying quality - this beautiful converted barn surpassed them all. The accommodation was very comfortable (gorgeous bedrooms), it was very well-equipped - dishwasher, microwave, freezer, washing machine, etc. and we received a warm welcome. The snooker table was a hit with the teenagers! We would recommend Gite La Grange de Cezac to anyone of any age. The private pool is a real sun-trap from morning to evening, and the whole place is quiet, but close enough to some amazing towns and villages; some real "must-sees". We cannot recommend this holiday home highly enough - a really outstanding find (I think we'll try to come back)!
Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016; Date of Stay: Aug 2016; Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway

Will A.

We spent a week here with the family in the hottest weather and were extremely grateful for the pool,

which I must point out was bigger than we expected so we could really swim, not just dip into as with some places. The house was lovely and set in beautiful grounds, and the area is stunning, our teenagers loved it as well. Plenty to do and see for all ages. Thank you Geoffrey, we will be back and the only downside is that we should have spent two weeks there!
Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2015; Date of Stay: Jul 2015; Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway

We really felt as though the barn was an excellent base to explore the Lot Department,

as there are so many things to see all within an hour or so- the truly jaw-dropping Rocamadour and Les Gouffres de Padirac, the beautiful town of St. Cirq Lapopie, the prehistoric caves at Pech Merle, Tournons d'Agenais, etc. Cahors is only about 15 mins drive away, and is great for day trips- we recommend L'Auberge de Vieux Cahors for dinner- the food was great. Also try Hotel de Qercy in Lauzerte- delicious! Montcuq is only 10 mins away and has a superb market every sunday, and a pleasure lake with a sandy beach (plan d'eau). Carrefour supermarket is only 15 mins away on the drive into Cahors which was really handy. We had a wonderful two weeks at Le Grange de Cezac. The converted barn oozes character and charm- we loved it from the moment we walked in. We were blown away by the sheer size of the barn, and the full size snooker table on the mezzanine level was a great touch for relaxed evenings. The owners of the barn Geoff and Gerda could not have been more welcoming and helpful, and whilst they gave us our space, they were on hand to help whenever we needed anything. We brought our nine month old daughter, and were pleased to see a lovely, sturdy cot ready for her, and a good high chair. The bedding was immaculate, the kitchen and all utensils were of a very good standard and also immaculate. The outside seating area next to the bbq was lovely for al fresco dining, and there was a 10 second walk through the garden to the private pool which was superb- we felt that the pool was one of the best features of the property- really deep deep end, and a good size. We saw eagles circling high above us as we floated in the cooling water- paradise. We went out for day trips, heading back to the barn around 4-5pm, which is the perfect time to enjoy the hot summer sun around the pool. We even had a surprise visit from a hummingbird! We were really sad to leave the barn, and would definitely recommend it to anyone. It is simply a charming, characterful rural retreat that would suit a couple or a big family. The fact that it is near Cahors and there are so many great days out not too far away make the barn a very good base to explore the region, but not only that, it is also a lovely place to simply relax at home, enjoying the pool and the bbq.
We highly recommend it.
Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2013; Date of Stay: Aug 2013; Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway