La Maison d’Amis

A house for two within the grounds of a large property, surrounded by vineyards and hills, outside the village of Prayssac in the Lot.

Robert and Kim Harvey
With since April, 2002
+33 5 65 36 56 03
+33 6 79 39 10 87

About the Holiday Home

The view from the terrace
The view from the terrace

Maison d’Amis is a comfortable home with one double bedroom, ideally suited as a romantic holiday gîte for couples. The house was renovated from its previous use as a sechoir à tabac, or tobacco drying barn. Many of the beams are still visible , blending the house's historic character with more contemporary decor. All of the rooms offer plenty of space and natural light.

The house is located within the extensive grounds of the owners' property. The owners, Rob and Kim, have over 15 years of experience of renting out their property in the area and will therefore be able to answer a large majority of any questions you may have.

The living / dining area
The living / dining area

The open-plan ground floor opens onto the south-west facing terrace, which looks onto surrounding fields and hills. The kitchen is fully equipped with an electric fan oven, gas stovetop and microwave. Visitors generally like to make the most of the produce offered in the village of Prayssac and cook in the comfort of the house, although there are plenty of good options for eating out nearby.

The living and dining area has a comfortable sofa, a dining area for four, and satellite television with both French and English language channels. The property also has wireless internet access and there is washing machine on site (in a separate building) should it be required.

The garden
The garden

Upstairs is the double bedroom, and a shower room with basin, toilet and shower cubicle. A mezzanine area supplies plenty of storage space.

The house has been renovated to maximize space and comfort. Views are directly over the large garden and towards the hills. The adjacent fields are planted with crops and vines.

Special features

  • Bilingual assistance available on site


Nearest large town
Other towns nearby
Puy l’Évêque
Lot (46)
Rental information

La Maison d’Amis

2 guests
One bedroom with a double bed.


  • Linen available
  • Towels available
  • Internet access
  • Television
  • Shower
  • Central heating
  • Barbecue
  • Non-smoking

Rental rates

The rates shown below are for renting this self-catering accommodation for one week. Rent is to be paid to the owner in Euros. For your reference, you can view the rates in another currency. Currency conversions are an approximate guide and are subject to change.
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Time of year Cost per week
April 16, 2016 until May 7, 2016 € 430
May 7, 2016 until July 2, 2016 € 455
July 2, 2016 until August 26, 2016 € 495
August 26, 2016 until September 23, 2016 € 455
September 23, 2016 until October 8, 2016 € 430

Rental Conditions

A deposit of €150 per week is required to secure a rental, except June through September when it is €200 per week. The balance is payable six weeks before arrival along with a security deposit of €200. Changeover day is normally Saturday but other days may be possible. Rates exclude utilities, except for bookings in July and August. Linen and towels are included for two people. Prices for extra linen/towels and end of stay cleaning are available on request. Travel Tip

A clear and detailed rental agreement will help to ensure a trouble-free holiday.
It will define your rights and obligations as a guest in a rental property. Before you send your deposit, we recommend that you call or text the homeowner (or the owner’s agent) at the number shown on this page to ensure all is in order and as agreed.
Your rental agreement should state:
  • the name and the exact address of the property
  • the name of the homeowner and/or the agent, as well as his or her cellphone number
  • the name of the tenant and his or her address and phone number
  • the start and the end of the rental period (including time of access and departure)
  • the rent amount and what it includes (linen, towels, cleaning, electricity, water…) as well as what it excludes (heat, wood for the fireplace?…)
  • how the rent should be paid (Pay-pal, bank transfer, money wire, cheque?…), and when the rent should be paid (dates and amounts of down payment and balance)
  • whether a damage deposit is required, and if so, when is it payable, how damage is measured, how and when the deposit is refunded, and how deductions are made
  • what referrals are available or required for and from the landlord and the tenant.


Robert and Kim Harvey at La Maison d’Amis.

About the Area

The market in Prayssac
The market in Prayssac

The nearby village of Prayssac offers markets, shops and a friendly atmosphere. The village holds a very popular weekly market with a wide variety of fresh food grown locally. The shops include four boulangeries, two grocery stores, a high quality butcher and three cafés.

Cahors is the closest large town, and offers every amenity guests require. The town is famous for its locally produced Malbec wine. The villages of Catus, Fumel and Cazals are all close by, each offering its own unique shopping, attractions, and friendly locals.

The river Lot
The river Lot

Local activities include tennis, horse riding, rock climbing and marked cycling and walking routes, plus boating on the river Lot.

Local lakes and river beaches also offer good places to swim on those hot summer days and several places offer bicycle rentals.

About the Region

The property is well situated for a day out in the Dordogne, with its many châteaux and attractive and historic towns. The Lot is one of the more peaceful and scenic regions of France, with popular cultural and historic sites to suit all intersts. Visiting the clifftop villages of Rocamadour and Saint Cirq-Lapopie is highly recommended, as are the area's many prehistoric caves including the Gouffre de Padirac and the Grotte du Pech-Merle.

The town of Sarlat, with its mix of Roman and gothic architecture, is just an hour away. Enjoy Sarlat's popular Place de la Liberté, a pedestrian square housing many shops and restaurants. The storied and scenic Toulouse is just over an hour and a half away as well, with its chateau, cathedrals, shops and every type of museum.

The bridge at Cahors
The bridge at Cahors

There are many sign-posted hikes, which lead past sites of interest, including prehistoric dolmens. In the town of Bonaguil, there is a very impressive castle built between 1480 and 1520 by Bérenger de Roquefeuil, a powerful baron from the south of France. A perfect example of medieval fortification, this enchanting castle is now considered one of the most important legacies of feudal France.

The town of Cahors is the capital of the Lot region, built on an isthmus with the river Lot flowing right around. It’s well worth a visit, even if only to see its wonderful bridge, the Pont Valentré. There are many shops and cafés here, as well as museums and art galleries and a remarkable collection of medieval houses belonging to the religious orders. There are many festivals, both indoor and outdoor, and the bustling market visits twice a week.

The nearby village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie
The nearby village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

The whole village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie is classified as a historic monument. Perched on a high cliff above the Lot with breathtaking views over the Lot valley, it is a flawless medieval town of old streets and beautiful houses, many of which once belonged to the nobility.

Clinging to the cliffs of the Alzou canyon, the spectacular medieval village of Rocamadour offers many interesting things to see and do. Once an important Christian site, Rocamadour is still a waystation for people travelling the medieval pilgrimage route of Santiago de Compostela.

Photo Album

La Maison D'amis
La Maison D'amis
The private terrace
The private terrace
The view in to the rear garden
The view in to the rear garden
The bedroom
The bedroom
The kitchen
The kitchen
The view from the terrace
The view from the terrace
What the Drone tells us!
What the Drone tells us!
The Driveway and smaller garden
The Driveway and smaller garden

Guest Opinions

“A week is not long enough, this Gite exceeded all our expectations. Rob and Kim have been wonderful, their local knowledge has been most useful. Next time we will see and do more.......see you in 2015”
Liz H - Harwell, Oxford, UK

“Well here we are again, what a lovely peaceful place. The only problem is now we have to go back home. We shall return.”
Ann C - Middleton, UK

“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The gite was lovely, refurbished and nicely decorated. It had everything we needed for our stay.It was impossible not to feel relaxed in such a beautiful and peaceful setting. The terrace offered a perfect place to enjoy views across the countryside and some stunning sunsets. ”
Sally and Roy E. - Reading , United Kingdom

“Many many thanks for a very warm and generous welcome. La Maison d’Amis is a very comfortable and spacious Gite. We enjoyed lots of scenic walks and the very good food in the area. Thanks also for your valuable hints and information which as made it a very enjoyable holiday.”
David and Maureen D. - Endinburgh, Scotland, UK

“Thank you for your welcome, kind attention and all the hard work which makes this such a restful place to stay.”
Zoe & Meindert W. - Amsterdam, Holland