This holiday property for rent with large heated pool sleeps 8 comfortably : 4 bedrooms, each with AirCon. 2 SuperKing size Doubles (1 ensuite), 2 x Twin rooms. A total of 2 shower-rooms - each with masses of hot water - are fitted with luxury rain showers. Plus separate wcs. The open plan kitchen - new in 2016 - is equipped for real cooks, complete with proper knives and a full compliment of equipment including a large fridge-freezer, coffee maker, toaster and microwave. There is Hi-Speed WiFi throughout the house and immediate surroundings. UK Freesat and French Digital Terrestrial TV. The villa is available to rent for self-catering or a professional cook can be provided. We take great care to clean and present the house to a high standard before each client arrives; a welcome food pack is included.
Set in 2 acres of land, this very spacious French villa with heated private pool is a contemporary conversion of a classic Quercy white stone barn. Situated high up on the edge of a valley the house and pool enjoy stunning views out over the countryside towards the medieval Bastide town of Lauzerte (designated as one of "Les Plus Beaux Villages de France - The Most Beautiful Villages in France).
Large private pool (12m x 4m) - heated - with terracing, sun umbrellas and sun-loungers for all. Kept clean and sparkling with the latest in low-chlorine, natural salt purification. Outdoor sofa lounging area and terrace for complete outdoor comfort
Exceptionally quiet, the house is situated on the edge of the small rural village of Miramont de Quercy. The village has its own artisan French bakery, a short drive down the steep hill (or you can walk it, good exercise, fresh croissants for breakfast.
Shaded terracing, a charcoal BBQ and outdoor table and chairs all contribute to wonderful summer evenings and happy memories of dining al fresco. There's also a full-size table tennis table in its own courtyard complete with bats and balls.
Avoid the crowds, cheaper flights : please note we book Thursday to Thursday. And you arrive in time for the best local food markets.
Surrounded by agricultural land and set within a small sleepy village the house is an excellent base to explore the beautiful Bastide medieval towns of Lauzerte, Montjoi and Moissac. Situated on top of a hill, Lauzerte is just 15 mins away by car - here you can enjoy an excellent coffee or lunch in the square at the top, take a walk through the Pilgrims' Garden and admire the views out of the countryside or visit the small art gallery. On the way home, drop in to the excellent supermarket complete with butchers, fresh fish fish and cheese counters. There's an excellent fresh food market on Saturdays in Lauzerte's town square.
The area is also popular with cycling enthusiasts - the roads are quiet, generally pot-hole free, the 'ups' are challenging and the downs thrilling. In some years the house is not too far from one of the southerly stages of the Tour-de-France should you be looking for a villa to rent when this world-renowned cycling race takes place.. For those who are into bird watching and nature you may catch a glimpse of our local hoopoe family in the garden whilst in the sky you frequently see buzzards and other raptors wheeling.
Slightly further afield, there's river kayaking, horse-riding and golf. Walkers can enjoy the trails and long distance paths in the area - we are situated not far from the main Santiago-di-Compostella Pilgrims route and in the region of at least one of the legs of the Tour-De-France. Throughout the summer and in all the surrounding villages and towns there are traditional fresh meat, fruit and vegetable markets to be visited most days of the week and night markets in the summer - Agen (where the prunes originally came come from) is a favourite.
And if all that's too much, snooze by your very own private heated pool and let the world come to you. There really is something for all the family, something for everyone.
The major international cities of Toulouse and Bordeaux are within easy reach either by train or car being around 80 kms and 190kms away respectively.
The house is appx 1hr 20 mins from both Bergerac and Toulouse airports offering good connections to London Heathrow and most UK and European airports.
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