La Métairie des Songes chambres d’hôtes lies within the beautiful countryside of the Lot department in the Midi-Pyrénées region of south-west France. An elegant stone-built ‘Quercynoise’ which has stood within the heart of the hamlet of Flagel since 1780.
We are always asked what does the name ‘la Métairie des Songes’ mean?
It is actually based on ancient French. Our hamlet Flagel is found opposite an area called la Métairie des Monges. Monge is an old word for moine (or monk). A métairie, a name suggesting equal share, was the terrain tilled by a tenant who owed his landlord half the crops, a less than enviable situation with little return for hard work…, and songes? A spot of genius concocted by the Notaire at the time we bought the house, a premonitory vision, we hope, of sweet dreams for our visitors to come!
Set amongst 3.5 hectares of garden and woodland, our house overlooks an enchanting private valley. The garden descends to the meadow, passing mature fruit trees, and leads you along the pretty pathway into the woods.
The valley is an unspoilt haven for butterflies, orchids, birds & wildlife. Enjoy the sun and views from the large south-facing terrace with tables and ample seating.
Once inside, we welcome you to a delightful level of relaxed refinement in our large sitting room with copious comfortable chairs, woodburner, central heating and free Wi-Fi connection throughout the house.
Our delicious continental breakfasts, that include finely prepared individual fruit salad, house-baked pâtisserie, our own fruit preserves & savouries, are served on the panoramic terrace in fine weather or in the comfort of the dining room.