Accessed by its own private lane, it is set in rolling countryside between the charming medieval Bastide village of Lauzerte and the small town of Montaigu de Quercy. Both villages have popular weekly farmer’s markets, supermarkets, shops, bars and restaurants. Nearby is a wonderful natural leisure lake with a man-made beach, pedalos, tennis courts, fly boarding and beach side café etc. Lauzerte, one of the “most beautiful villages in France” and formerly a stop on the route of pilgrims to Compostelle, regularly hosts concerts, night markets and cultural events. For the more adventurous, there is a nearby parachute school which offers buddy jumps!
The accommodation opens from a private terrace at the side of the property into a large, light and airy living room comprising a sitting area with a wood burner, large wooden dining table with 6 chairs and a well equipped kitchen. There is a TV/DVD player for playing DVDs. The kitchen is fitted with a cooker, dishwasher, microwave and fridge / freezer. Also on this floor, is a utility room with sink, washing machine, shower room and separate WC.
An open staircase from each the living area leads up to the bedrooms. Bedroom 1 with a Double bed and shower en-suite. Bedrooms 2 and 3 are each furnished with twin beds. There is another shower room and WC.
Outside, the terrace is furnished with table, chairs and a BBQ. Small steps lead to the paved pool area supplied with loungers and parasols and a 12 m x 6m salt pool which is shared with the occupants of the other half of Castans Haut (Toulouse), if rented separately. The lovely big gardens have an area for playing Boules, and lots of grass areas with plenty of room for ball games. The property managers live with their family in a house behind the renovated barn. It is entirely separate from the main house ensuring that the gardens, the terraced areas and around the swimming pool are entirely private for tenants. They will deal with any problems and assist with any information, if required.(Due to the proximity of the parachute school nearby , there are small planes taking off and landing during the day)
Linen is inclusive (except for swimming pool towels). There is no telephone but internet is available with the usual proviso that neither Kingfisher nor the owners are liable for any loss or interruption (due to storms etc.) of internet service.
|Peak||29 June to 23 August|
|High||1 to 28 June|
24 to 30 August
|Mid||4 May to 31 May|
31 August to 18 October
|Low||All other dates excluding Christmas/New Year|
|Christmas/New Year||By negotiation|
The exchange rates from sterling below are indicative and for information only.
We had a fabulous fortnight – such a beautiful place. The house and grounds were everything we hoped for and the house managers were so lovely and helpful.
Mrs P. Short,Northampton.