Jardin du Segala

Jardin du SegalaOur home sits high in the hills above St. Céré surrounded by a tranquil green landscape and on the edge of the small and friendly village of Lacam D'Ourcet. Guests can relax and enjoy their holiday in a peaceful location disturbed only occasionally by the sound of the bells on the cows as they go for milking, or the church bells (don't worry they only chime 3 times a day!). Yet we are ideally located to explore the many lovely towns and villages - take a look at our Explore the Area section.
Each direction to the house takes you along a scenic route with wonderful panoramic views. As you climb up from the valley to our home you are greeted with delightful views of the surrounding hills and valleys.

Our three guest bedrooms have been decorated and furnished to reflect the house and its location. Each bedroom has been completely refurbished and has a modern ensuite bathroom with shower. All rooms have central heating for any chilly nights early or late season and we have a roaring log fire in the lounge when needed.

Take a look at some of our Guest's comments below.

We serve breakfast and evening dinner in our separate dining room or on the patio in summer. Guests dine together to swap stories of epic walks or hidden villages discovered that day. We are pleased to offer a delicious vegetarian option for evening dinner.


Our room price includes breakfast of coffee or tea (herbal teas available) or chocolate, fruit juice and a selection of croissants, pain aux raisins, pain au chocolat, fresh bread, rolls, cereal, local jam and honey, fresh fruit salad or fresh fruit and yoghurts.

Evening Dinner (optional)

Dinner is prepared from fresh, seasonal and locally produced ingredients including our own vegetables and reflects a combination of local dishes and international flavours. The region is famous for its locally reared duck, pork and beef and the vegetables and fruit are some of the tastiest you will find anywhere. A carafe of wine or a choice of soft drinks is included. The chef (ie Alex) usually has one evening a week off, normally Thursday, but this is flexible.Two sample menus are shown below.

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Extract from the Guardian Newspaper Travel Website reporting on our vegetarian menu option
Alex's vegetarian cooking is inventive and delicious – we had poached
pear, toasted walnut and blue cheese salad, lentil patties with a hot
tomato and yoghurt and cucumber dipping sauce, followed by a lemon
tart to rival any you'll find in a patisserie.
Louise Tickle - Guardian.Co.uk

Jardin du Segala"Fleuri" is a lovely light double room looking out across the fields and hills to the front of the house. The floral headboard was rescued from an old French style bed that we inherited with the house.


Jardin du Segala" Primevere", decorated in pastel shades to reflect the wild flowers that are so abundant here, is another double bedroom.


Jardin du Segala"Le Pigeonnier" named after the high tower that is a local architectural feature of many houses. On the top floor and offering views across the countryside, this bedroom has either a large double or twin beds.

Thank you for a wonderful stay in this little piece of paradise...we have enjoyed Alex's divine cooking Noele & Geoff, Perth Australia
"Thank you for your great hospitality and wonderful cooking...an excellent holiday"Andrew & Jenny - Sussex, UK
"What a peaceful retreat. Your B&B was absolutely perfect"
Katie & Pat - Chicago, USA
"Once again your hospitality has made us feel so at home. Couldn't think of a nicer way to celebrate my 50th - so special!"Bruce & Bruna - NSW, Australia
"Thank you both for a wonderful week"Claire & Gerry- Cambs, UK
"..the food was excellent, the walks also and directions spot on - the hosts were the best. A 5 star holiday"
Viv & Alan - Tyne & Wear, UK
"We had a wonderful week - the house is in a great location for touring this beautiful part of France"Libby & Ian - NSW Australia
"Superb food & excellent company. We will be back to finish the walks!"
Geoff & Gill - London, UK

"Our second visit and another delightful holiday. A pleasure to share your home with you"Barry & Karen - Sussex, UK
"Great food, local knowledge and wonderful company. Perfect!"
Anne & Peter - Lincs, UK


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Places to visit: St. Céré, Autoire, Loubressac, Cardaillac, Bretenoux, Turenne, Beaulieu sur Dordogne, Carennac, Curemonte, Salers, Martel, Floirac, Castelnau, Rocamadour, Lac du Tolerme, Argentat, Figeac, Cahors, St Cirq Lapopie, Marcilhac, Cajarc, Collonges, Conques, Padirac, Pech Merle, Gourdon, Gramat, Capdenac, Rodez, Gourdon, Souillac, Brive, Sarlat, Domme, River Dordogne, River Lot, River Cele, River Cere, Lot Quercy.
Things to do: Hiking, Cycling, Canoeing, Horse riding, Golf, Tennis, Swimming, Bird Watching.
All in the local area of the delightful Lot department and the adjacent Correze, Cantal, Aveyron and Dordogne departments of France

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