Marcoux is a spectacular medieval homestead in the Lot-et-Garonne, France, offering a 360-degree view of the surrounding countryside.
Creative Living Retreats is committed to offering a range of beautiful accommodation options accessible to people on a range of budgets. Participants are free to choose from shared bedrooms/facilities, private rooms, and luxurious private suites.
Marcoux consists of three principal buildings: the Main House, the Pigeonnier and the Annexe, all with bedrooms, bathrooms and breathtaking views.
The entrance hall of the Main House leads in to a large traditional French kitchen with an open fireplace, a beautiful oak table which seats ten, and double-doors opening onto a stunning stone patio.
The large salon is equipped with wifi, comfy sofas, which includes a writing table, and a huge open fireplace, is perfect for quiet afternoons of writing, drawing, creating, hiding from the summer sun or keeping warm in the winter.
Swimming pool and garden
The swimming pool, 12 by 5 metres, is floodlit and has its own panoramic view. Partially shaded terraces, lawns, trees and shrubs surround the pool and buildings.
Sage, rosemary, lavender and lemon mint grow around pool, offering divine scents and creating a playground for local butterflies, bumble bees and the occasional grass hopper. Next the pool is a 13th Century wine cave, original to the house and now the site of a ping pong table, for those who enjoy a game.
A walled flower garden separates the Main House from the private Annexe. In this hidden corner of Marcoux, white and purple wisteria cascade down ancient walls alongside blushing pink roses.
Main House - Deluxe Master Bedroom Suite (super king-sized bed with private bathroom)
The Master bedroom, complete with its own mahogany writing desk and deliciously comfy sofa, is a haven for any writer or artist. The room has glorious white-washed eves in the ceiling, a beautiful open fireplace and the best views in the house. Complete with a super king-sized bed and an ensuite bathroom, it is a heavenly space in which to relax and create in solitude.
Main House - Elegant Private Bedroom (king-sized bed with private bathroom)
Bedroom Two is a wonder of rustic artistry. The regional brickwork of the meter-thick walls contrasts with delicate eaves in the ceiling and an antique armour. With a comfy sofa (for the odd afternoon kip), you will sleep like a baby in this dreamy space. Bedroom Two has an ensuite bathroom with both shower and bath. It overlooks the 'hot garden' and the patio, with a direct line of sight to the moon.
Annexe - Private House (queen bed with private bathroom)
The quiet gem of the property. For the private soul. Private room with ensuite bathroom with shower. Set slightly away from the house in the 'hot garden'.
Main House - Private Room (king-sized/two twin beds with shared bathroom)
A lovely budget option with privacy. This cosy bedroom has a spacious bed, a private sink and shared bathroom facilities.
Main House - Twin Room (double-occupancy with sink/vanity, shared bathroom)
A gorgeous budget option. The bedroom has 2 twin beds, a private sink and shared bathroom facilities.
Twin Room, continued (view of second bed; shared bathroom)
These beds can be booked individually and a roommate will be assigned or shared with a friend. In either case, this room is for 2 people.