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Le Farat - La Maison du Soleil

from £79 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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Unusual 17century stone pigeonnier converted to lovely gite

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Situated on the route de Saint Jacques de Compostelle ("Way of Saint James" the famous pilgrims walking route to Lourdes and on into Spain) our home is a beautiful stone farmhouse with outbuildings including a stone pigeonnier full of character, which was converted into a two bedroom/bathroom gite/cottage in 2010.

The large 6mx12m salt water pool is surrounded by a lovely stone wall sheltering it from any wind and it is also gated for security and the safety of young children.

For those who want to burn off some excess energy or escape from the midday heat we have added a games room converted from an old stone barn. It has a full size table tennis table, professional table football, large air hockey table and dartboard, as well as a fridge, stepping machine and a seating area. For the younger members of the family there is a large trampoline and garden games available, including badminton, croquet and rounders. We also have a number of bikes to hire if you prefer to explore the area under your own steam.

The gardens are mainly laid to lawn and are perfect for strolling around in the warm evening sunshine contemplating the activities for the following day, of course a glass of wine to aid in your decision making is a must!

The large purpose built BBQ area adjoining the pool house has a vine covered terrace overlooking the lake with valley views beyond. Subtle lighting and lanterns adorn this little enclave. Mixed with the warm evening air and the sound of lapping water from the pool, it creates a perfect ambiance for that alfresco experience that you crave all winter for!

Fishing in our private lake is a great way to introduce the children to a new sport. We have both rods and poles for hire and as the lake is teaming with lots of small and medium sized fish - on the first drop of the line you are almost guaranteed to get a nibble!

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Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 3.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Toulouse 65 km, Nearest railway: Valence d'Agen 12 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, King Beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Trampoline, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Opened for rental in July 2010 this pretty stone cottage is finished to a high standard with luxury soft furnishings and antique effects.

The bedrooms are both approximately 6mx5m with vaulted beamed ceilings and rustic original oak doors. The 2 superking sized double beds can be separated to form 4 singles if required. Ask on booking for your bed configuration. As well as the double/twin beds in bedroom each room has its own sofa bed, that will sleep two children comfortably for a small additional charge. Large en suites 5mx3m contain a white bathroom suite housing a bath with shower head facility, a separate large shower, sink and bidet with a separate toilet.

The Kitchen/diner has all the modern facilities you will need with a dining table that seats 8. The lounge area is furnished in neutral colours with an L shaped sofa and single chair and a 37" flat screen tv with freesat. WIFI is also available throughout the property, together with an ipod dock.

A wood burner was recently installed in main lounge to make winter stays warm and cosy.

The cottage has its own private terrace with patio furniture, parasol and BBQ overlooking the front garden and is a perfect place to sit and watch the children play football on the lawn or just to enjoy the sunshine and the peace and quiet.

Further details outdoors

Surrounded by open farmland the front of the property is approached along a private graveled drive from two directions with extensive lawned gardens and parkland with plenty of parking. It is also within walking distance of a small village with an affordable but high quality restaurant popular with locals and tourists alike. Booking is recommended, although there are numerous other restaurants to choose from all within 10 minutes of the cottage.

The front garden of about 1ha (approx 2 acres) is mainly laid to lawn, containing a selection of trees including an orchard. During the Spring and Summer the lawns are frequently covered with pretty flowers and rare orchids. The garden also has a trampoline with plenty of space for a game of rounders or cricket. A croquet set is available, badminton rackets and net, as well as a rounders bat and ball. Bikes and fishing rods are also available to hire for a small fee.

The upper back garden by the house is for the use of our B&B guests and has a pretty water pump feature, surrounded by fragrant roses it is a quiet and peaceful area over looking the larger lower back garden. The parkland surrounding the lake of approximately 3 acres has a number of mature trees and shrubs with beautiful views along the valley. There are no busy roads near the property just peaceful county lanes with views from every angle.

Further details

* Property rented on a weekly basis all year round Saturday to Saturday. Change over days flexible out of high season or you have the option of reserving our Bed and Breakfast suite for a night or two before your stay in the cottage.

* B&B available from March to November

* TGV/Airport collection and drop off possible (please ask for prices).

* Rates include linen, bath towels and tea towels (fresh supplies delivered weekly).

* A welcome pack including wine and homemade cakes, bread, milk, tea and coffee and a selection of seasonal fruit is supplied free of charge.

* A more substantial starter pack of provisions is available, please ask for details at time of booking (Please remember that if you are arriving on a Saturday afternoon, most shops are closed on a Sunday).

* Pool towels are not included but are available for a small fee if guests do not want to bring their own.

* Supplement for electric heating in mid and low season will be charged based on metered usage.

* Free wood available for the wood burner.

* Although a final clean is included in the price, it is assumed that the property will be left in the condition in which it was accepted, this includes the oven and BBQ. If a deep oven clean is required 60€ will be deducted from the breakage deposit.

* Painting, calligraphy, nature discovery and wine weekends available from April 2015

The Midi-Pyrénées region

Nestled in its own little valley, Le Farat is Minutes from Auvillar in the Tarn et Garonne (dept 82), as yet a relatively un-discovered corner of South West France on the edge of Gascony. It is renowned for its beautiful villages, stunning scenery, châteaux, fresh fruit, wine, Armagnac, foie gras, Agen prunes and much more. Just two hours South East of Bordeaux, under an hour from Toulouse and 7 hours from St Malo, it has easy road, rail and air access and is an area full of great things to explore and enjoy.

The California of Europe, its climate is warm in summer and cool in Winter with temperatures ranging from 5-40 degrees. This region of the Midi Pyrenees is famous for the Three Musketeers, foie gras, sunflowers, fruit, wine, route saint Jacques de Compostelle (a pilgrims walking route through France to Lourdes and on to Spain) beautiful châteaux and stone villages.

Moissac, Lauzerte, Agen, Lectoure, Montauban, Auch and Toulouse are all within an hour, slightly further a field are Carcassonne, the Pyrenees mountains and the Atlantic coast.

Bardigues

Auvillar, listed as one of the prettiest villages in France, has both Mediaeval and Roman origins with cobbled streets, an unusual covered circular corn exchange and stunning views. The market is still used today as a focal point for village life and a weekly farmers market. The village has a butcher, a baker a corner shop, gift shops, tea shops, restaurants, a museum and tourist office, all the amenities you will need for your holiday.

Nestled in its own little valley, Le Farat is Minutes from Auvillar in the Tarn et Garonne (dept 82), as yet a relatively un-discovered corner of Midi Pyrenees in South West France. It is renowned for its beautiful villages, stunning scenery, châteaux, fresh fruit, wine, Armagnac, foie gras, Agen prunes and much more. Just two hours South East of Bordeaux, under an hour from Toulouse and 7 hours from St Malo. It has easy road, rail and air access and is an area full of great things to explore and enjoy.

Apart from the obvious tourist attractions there are lots of other things to keep you occupied, for example fishing (on site as well as in the river Garonne), golf, horse riding, sailing and windsurfing, walking, shopping, theme park if you want one! wine tasting at a local vineyard and many restaurants within 10 mins.

We offer weekly afternoon wine tours to two local wine caves where we do the driving so you can do the drinking! ask for details.

For those looking for a more modern approach to their holiday there is a large shopping town, a theme park with roller-coasters and a great go-karting track within half an hour! What more could you want.........oh yes the weather, guess what, you've got that too!

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      Calendar last updated:10 Aug 2015

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