The French Farmhouse in Quercy

Montaigu-de-Quercy, Tarn-et-Garonne
Self-catering


In a lovely little-known area of France, a Quercynois farmhouse in its own land with a beautiful décor. For families, foodies & Francophiles

Bed

7 beds

Bedroom

6 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 12

The
Experience

Take a coffee to ‘The Bolet’, the old veranda on the first floor, and watch the sun rise. This 300-year-old retreat, reached by a winding track across green fields, feels wonderfully remote. Yet civilisation is a six-minute drive, in medieval Montaigu and Tournon; at night you see Monflanquin’s lights twinkling on the hill.Bastide towns, many with marchés gourmandes, abound: Lauzerte, Roquecor, Monflanquin. Stock up at Montaigu’s Saturday market, or take a picnic to the lake for pedalos, parasols and sands. For walkers, the area is a dream; a hiking path runs right by.Play badminton and rounders before lunch. There’s a huge lounge downstairs furnished with karaoke, mini cinema and DVDs and another sitting room with games and books. The marvellous kitchen is upstairs, and a second kitchen a step away from the barbecue and pool.

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We think you'll love

  • Staying in an idyllic farmhouse with gentle rolling views
  • The sitting room that accommodates 12 with ease
  • Eating in the pool house within sight of children and pool
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Home truths

  • The pool is unfenced (but has a security cover)
  • You need a car
  • Not perfect for the very young or old as the stairs are fairly steep

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

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

Special offer: Special rates for 6 people or less: 4th - 31st May, £142 per night, minimum 3 nights 1st - 29th June, £171 per night, minimum 3 nights.

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm Saturday
Check out
By 10am Saturday
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 7 nights May - September. Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement. Lower rates for groups of 6 or less (not in peak season).
Closed
Christmas, New Year, 1 December - 28 February.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £171
Weekly price
from £1195
Damage deposit
£500
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed available £100-£200 per person per week.
1 House for 12
From £1717 beds6 bedrooms

Reviews

Pauline and Rob have put so much care and attention to detail into the beautiful French Farmhouse – everything has been thought of. Loads of space outside to relax in, with total peace and privacy. Huge kitchen and sitting room meaning everyone can eat and chill out together. With a view of the pool from the kitchen you can watch the kids play, and my favourite spot, the “bolet”, a cosy covered balcony with gorgeous views over the rolling hills – heaven!

Harriet, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

The house lies between the bastide towns of Montaigu de Quercy (3km) and Tournon d'Agenais (6km), so medieval history lovers will be happy. What's more, the glorious hilltop castle of Bonaguil is a 30-minute drive. Taste wines up the road at Thézac; take lunch under the trees at L'auberge du Brelan in Laboissière. A 20-minute drive brings you to the river Lot, where you can hire canoes and swim.

Local points of interest from Pauline Whitehouse

  • Wander the food markets and buy produce from local suppliers, prepare delicious meals to delight and inspire. Dine out; meals perfectly prepared, seasonal, local and simply sensational. Au P’tit Moissac, Le Caillau and Le Moulin de Dause to name a few.
  • Something active? Hire a canoe on the river Lot or explore the region on two wheels, cycling at its best on our quiet roads. Bike hire is available locally. Book out the tennis courts in Montaigu, we have rackets and tennis balls that you can borrow.
  • On the edge of the Cahors wine region and local to the Thezac- Perricard appellation, there are Domaines and Chateaux to visit; add a tasting to your gastronomic experience. Learn about the wine making process at Chateau Chambert and dine in their Bistro.
  • Try Montaigu Plage with its beach, lake, picnic area, café & paddle boats only 10 mins from the house. Aqua Zone provides inflatable fun in the summer on Montcuq lake. Venture further to Cap Nature at Pradines nr Cahors.
  • Indulge your historic self and visit chateau Bonaguil and the medieval town of Lauzerte. Montcuq and Montaigu de Quercy are bastide towns to visit, look for “Beau villages” recognised beautiful places. Peruse art galleries and people watch from a cafe.
  • Slip softly into the landscape and walk local routes, wander down county tracks and take in the landscape. Watch deer in the field, see black caps, red starts, jays, hoopoe, barn and scops owl to name a few. The Golden oriel has been heard but not seen!

Introducing

Pauline Whitehouse

In completing the renovation of the farmhouse in 2017, Rob and Pauline achieved a dream. They live next door, and when it’s rented out, they often stay in England. Pauline maintains contact with guests prior to arrival and leaves you welcome notes and local info. The English-speaking property manager lives nearby; he provides pool maintenance, cuts the grass and is of assistance when necessary.