Manoir de Malagorse

26 km (16 miles) northwest of Rocamadour, Cuzance, 46600, France

Using local materials and furnishings, Anna and Abel (a Franco-British husband-and-wife team) have spent more than a dozen years gracefully restoring the 19th-century stone farm buildings on their 10-acre parcel of quietude; in the process, they've brought this refined, family-friendly manor into the 21st century—soothing earth tones set the scene, with light oak floors matching the sand-colored stone walls, which in turn match the blond house dogs. The beautiful barn renovation, comprising more than 1,200 square feet, is a light, ultramodern, self-contained apartment suitable for an entire family. The theme throughout is the art of good living, with Abel providing personalized meals and Anna helping guests drop their city postures as a massage and physical therapist. The hand-picked wine list, television-free rooms, and wide open spaces should appeal to anyone wishing to turn the rest of the world off for a while.


  • hosts who know great food and wine but keep it simple
  • lovely breakfast included


  • reservations essential for July and August
  • somewhat remote


Phones: -05–65–27–14–83


4 rooms, 2 suites, 1 self-contained apartment
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–Mar. Breakfast