Le Mas d’Arjac

Vailhourles, Aveyron
Self-catering


3 old houses with scrupulously smart interiors, original art, antique and modern furniture, terraces from which to admire the long views

Place

2 places

Sleeps

Sleeping from 9 – 17

The
Experience

Gather the whole family or a band of buddies and come in the summer to enjoy all three of these lovingly revamped houses – there’s plenty of room for much sitting about or long convivial meals, but escapees can have their own quiet time either back at ‘theirs’ or in the vast gardens. In other months The Long House (built in 1738) is yours along with Petite Maison sometimes for overflow. All have books, are neat as a pin, cosy with underfloor heating, beautifully beamed and dressed in different colours – The Long House mainly in blues and reds. Cooks won’t have any complaints about thoroughly well thought-out kitchens with enough pots and pans to whip up a storm and plenty of room for helpers. Sleep soundly in beds with good mattresses and proper blankets, wake to drink in the views from your terrace. There’s a barn with a grand piano for formal events, a truly lovely garden and a big swimming pool so it’s tempting to loaf here. But Cordes-sur-Ciel, Najac, Villefranche-de-Rouergue are great for days out and the whole valley is just made for outdoor pursuits like wild swimming, kayaking and walking.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Restaurants 10-minute drive.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €127
Weekly price
from €890
Damage deposit
€300
Surcharges
Overflow accommodation available in La Petite Maison: 1 double, 1 single; no bathroom. A large converted barn is available for events hire. Please enquire with owner.
1 House for 17
From €5417 bedrooms
1 House for 9
From €1274 bedrooms

Reviews

A week in Mas D’Arjac. Wonderful location, spacious and comfortable. Nice pool long enough to swim in. Very friendly hosts. French immersion course was very professional, tailored to our needs and really developed my intermediate French taking it to another level. The needs of four people of broadly similar ability fitted well enabling us to really get the most out of it. The experience was enhanced over dinner with French neighbours and trips out to local markets and beautiful villages including a trip to a crusader castle. It was pretty good value all in all. Friendly hosts made it for us.

Neil, Lincoln

We have just spent a week at the beautiful Mas d'Arjac using it as a base for a house-hunting expedition of our own. As there were only two of us we only rented the Long House which was super comfortable and perfect in all respects. Although we were out and about every day, we looked forward to returning every evening for a swim and ate afternoon laze by the luxurious pool. Simon, the owner could not have been more helpful as he not only helped us settle in quickly, but also gave us invaluable insights on the areas to help us with our house search. We have already booked a return in October!

Beverley, Norwich

We had a very good time at Mas d’Arjac. The layout was perfect for our group of 4 families and Simon is a very warm host and really willing to help (and very understanding despite our 13 children!). I particularly remember the very beautiful and very big swimming pool, not to mention the area which holds many hidden treasures. We will definitely come back! Many thanks Simon.

Stanislas, Paris

A beautiful place and wonderful cluster of characterful houses. The grounds are well looked after and careful planting means that flowers are always abundant. The pool allows for sunbathing and also has a shaded area. Would not hesitate to return as Simon is such a wonderful and friendly host but not in the least intrusive.

Rachel, Manchester

Wow, beautiful, serene, calm, SO relaxing. We adored our time staying at Le Mas d'Arjac. Simon hosted a few of us for a wonderful August wedding, and it was pure heaven. Everything was thought of, and what a fantastic setting. The gorgeous aroma of lavender, peaceful butterflies, and spacious houses and grounds to relax. I utterly loved this place, and hope to return very soon. Very comfortable and well appointed accommodation, stunning French rustic grounds, plenty of places to read, chat, relax, enjoy the sun. I highly recommend you visit this part of French tranquillity, c'est parfait!

Sophie and justin, London

Beautifully renovated barns. Lots of different areas to relax, which are all well thought out and picturesque. Happily stay again!

Paul, Poole

We have stayed here several times and love it for it's tranquility, beautiful decor and fabulous pool. However, this time was particularly special for us as we booked it for our wedding celebration. We stayed at the house with three other families whilst other friends stayed in nearby B&Bs. Simon, the charming owner, helped us to organise the wedding every step of the way and booked amazing caterers and a great band. It was the most magical and memorable week. I would not hesistate to recommend it as a base for a group holiday or as a venue for a large event.

Catherine, London

We had a family celebration in Mas d'Arjac- it was an absolutely perfect place to get together! The 3 houses are beautiful and perfectly equipped with multiple places to eat or have drinks outdoors. Our celebratory meal was al fresco and like something straight out of a French film set! The surrounding countryside has gorgeous country walks and if can bear to tear yourself away from the Mas, there is plenty of interest to see nearby. Simon was the ultimate host: charming, interesting, kind and so attentive-anything we mentioned was sorted immediately. The best host ever!

Ide, Dublin

Myself and my family had a lovely stay at Simon's beautiful house in Arjac. Simon was welcoming, friendly and available to make sure everything was perfect for our stay. The accommodation is beautifull with a well equipped kitchen and everything you would need. The grounds of the house are very picuresque with plenty of shady spaces to sit and rest with a large eating area. The pool was great, large enough to do lengths and with a shaded seating area perfect for spending a lazy afternoon. We would highly recommend the property.

Jane, London

We had the most wonderful stay at Arjac. As a holiday location for our extended family - 9 adults and 6 children, aged from 10 months to 8 years - it could not have been more perfect. The three houses allowed us to separate but offered ample facilities to come together. Simon attended to our every need while we were there, truly a delightful host. The property is fantastic, the best we’ve ever experienced. It has been lovingly restored and is beautifully decorated and furnished. The pool is exceptional for a holiday home. A week was not enough time. We will definitely be returning.

Valerie, London

We had the most wonderful stay at Arjac. As a holiday location for our extended family - 9 adults and 6 children, aged from 10 months to 8 years - it could not have been more perfect. The three houses allowed us to separate but offered ample facilities to come together. Simon attended to our every need while we were there, truly a delightful host. The property is fantastic, the best we’ve ever experienced. It has been lovingly restored and is beautifully decorated and furnished. The pool is exceptional for a holiday home. A week was not enough time. We will definitely be returning.

Valerie, London

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Simon Clark

  • Arjac lies just inside the border of the Aveyron, just a couple of fields away from the Tarn et Garonne and just a few kilometres away from the Lot, so three very different departments to explore each with a wealth of beautiful towns, villages and views.
  • The hamlet sits at the top of a valley, in a forest of white oaks with wonderful views over the Causse and the Rouergue from the many walks which can be taken from here. It's a rambler's paradise and we provide a full set of IGN maps to keep you on track.
  • We are spoilt with the number of places to visit within an hour of Arjac. Our favourites are some of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France, such as Najac, Belcastel, and Saint Cirq Lapopie as well as our fascinating local town, Villefranche de Rouergue (12kms)
  • Within an hour's drive are eight Grands Sites of the Midi-Pyrenees Region including Conques, Figeac, Rodez, Cordes sur Ciel, Albi, Rocamadour, as well as the more substantial towns of Cahors and Toulouse with plenty to explore and photograph.
  • The Aveyron is famous for the quality of its produce, particularly its cheeses, its duck and beef, its amazing food markets. We have some great restaurants within a short drive including several with Michelin stars, and others with fine riverside terraces.
  • Activities include kayaking down the Gorges de l'Aveyron from St Antonin Noble Val, cycling, off-road cycling, horse riding, river swimming, rambling, rock-climbing, donkey rides, and treetop adventure park