La Maison de Monsieur Calbet
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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
La Maison de Monsieur Calbet is the perfect combination of history and comfort in a typical French bastide village. This medieval house has been completely renovated in 2013 and luxury has been added while retaining original features like exposed stone work, terra cotta tiling and marble fireplaces.
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The house features a fully equipped kitchen, two luxurious bathrooms with rainshowers, 2 bedrooms, a dining room and a salon with a fantastic view of the village square. Outside, in the enclosed garden "la cour", you can enjoy the southern French sun and shade in complete privacy. Take a refreshing dip in the pool, relax in the lounge area, or drink a delicious glass of local wine under the olive tree. In the evening you will enjoy the beautiful lights and the stars. If you prefer watching the typical French village life you can also sit down under your own arcades at the front of the house.
From under your own "arcades" (medieval arches) you'll experience the typical French village life. Villagers get a baguette from baker Alain, a piece of French cheese at the "épicerie" and the local farmers exchange the latest news on the village square. Across the square the glasses and cutlery tinkle on the delightful cool terrace of the village restaurant.
More information about La Maison
• Dining room (table and chairs, dresser)
• Kitchen (dishwasher, fridge / freezer, ceramic hob, oven, microwave)
• Utility room with washing machine
• Toilet with hand basin
• Living room (two sofas, armchair, coffee table, desk and 2 chairs)
• Bedroom 1 with 1 double bed (180 X 220) and en-suite bathroom (rain shower, washbasin, toilet, under floor heating, towel radiator)
• Bedroom 2 with two single beds (80 X 200, separate or double use), possibility for a third single bed (90 x 190)
• Bathroom (2 wash basins, rain shower, under floor heating, towel radiator)
• Toilet with hand basin
• Pool (above ground, 4m x2m)
• Lounge area with barbecue
• Table and chairsb
• Sun chairs
The house is equipped with WIFI (free), there is a safe and the bedrooms are equipped with ceiling fans.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Toulouse 70 km, Nearest railway: Agen (highspeed) 30 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
About this location
The Midi-Pyrénées region
La Maison de Monsieur Calbet is located in the medieval bastide Castelsagrat in the Quercy Blanc, in a region also known as the Tuscany of France. The landscape is a patchwork of sunflower and wheat fields, spread out over rolling hills. The Garonne River winds through beautiful medieval villages where time seems to have stood still.
Below you will find a general overview of the region. In the house you will find an extensive guide with lots of information about the area. You will also receive a list with events that take place during your stay. Do you want more information or are you interested in specific events? We live nextdoor to the house and are happy to tell you more or help you making reservations.
General overview of the region:
The region has a lot to offer to those who like architecture, art and culture, antique and flea markets or (water)sports but also for those who simply want to enjoy life.
At the nearby wine chateau "Les Deux Soeurs" the sisters Catherine and Isabelle are happy to show you how they make their wine and you can of course taste their delicious wines. For those who prefer non-alcoholic drinks the famous Jus de Chasselas (grape juice) in the area around Moissac will be a tasty alternative. The "chasselatiers" will happily introduce you to this special drink. For lovers of digestives there is the Armagnac (a kind of "cognac").
There are several charming and very good restaurants nearby including the elected Best Restaurant of the region "Auberge de Bardigues" and the 2-star Michelin restaurant "Michel Trama". On the local (organic) weekly markets you will find a variety of local produce to inspire your own culinary exploits: delicious cheeses, pâtés, jams, vegetables and other local delicacies. In summer you can enjoy a "marché gourmand" almost every day in a nearby village, a bustling night market where you can eat at long tables.
Architecture, art and culture
Within walking distance of Castelsagrat is Montjoi. A beautifully restored old style village where time seems to have stood still. The region also has several villages and towns known as "un des plus beaux villages de France" like Lauzerte and Auvillar. These towns are characterized by their distinctive architecture. Moissac with its beautiful cloister is a stop on the route to Santiago de Compostella. In the Rue des Arts you can visit the studios of various artists and craftsmen. Also worth a visit is Toulouse, the fourth largest city in France. The Museum of Modern Art "Les Abattoirs" and the wonderful Musée des Beaux Arts "Les Augustins" (permanent collection and temporary exhibitions) are just some of the sites worth visiting.
In spring and summer numerous “brocantes” (antique and flea markets) are held every weekend. Here you can still find reasonable priced antiques and fun second-hand stuff. There are also some brocante shops nearby. In Castelsagrat a large brocante on the square is held twice year: on Easter Sunday and on the second Sunday of August.
For those who like sports the region has much to offer. Activities include mountain biking, cycling (on hilly terrain or a flat route along the Canal du Midi), hiking (car "free" routes available), horseback riding, water skiing, canoeing and golf. The nearest water amusement park and municipal pool are both a 10 minutes drive. There are also several outdoor recreational parks and lakes in the area including the beautiful recreation site in Saint Nicolas de la Grave where you can practice numerous activities like swimming, windsurfing, sailing and fishing and there is also a playground and a football and rugby pitch. Beach lovers can make a day trip to the Mediterranean or the Atlantic Ocean.
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4 Oct 2013
La Maison de Monsieur Calbet is a fantastic holiday home. The property has been lovingly restored by Natascha & Philip to such a high standard.
We arrived on Sunday to a lovely warm welcome from our hosts as we shared homemade fruit tart and coffee while Natascha & Philip gave us their tips and views on various things to see and do.
Natascha showed us around our home for the week and it was evident that so much thought had gone into the provisions in the property that we could not fault any of it and the actual photos online do not do the property justice.
We toured the Pyrenees, visited a local market, had lunch (as recommended) in a wonderful little village close to Castelsagrat, visited a number of other villages with beautiful views and also enjoyed wine tasting in the Cahors region. We finished off on our last night with a wonderful meal at a local restaurant, again recommended by Natascha & Philip.
All in all, a perfect base for touring and a lovely home to come back to each day.
20 Aug 2013
"Would highly recommend - a taste of French life at its best!"
We would highly recommend a visit to Castelsagrat if you are looking for a taste of French lifestyle and culture. The original stone, french house equipped with all modern amenities icluding a washin… More
12 Aug 2013
"We found the soul of France - lifestyle, fields of gold & tradition"
Looking for the untouched France, - people, beautiful villages and everything within a stones throw away
As a young family - 3 boys, we were looking to immerse ourselves in the French culture for a few weeks - this all started with the residence La Maison de Monsieur Calbet - with it´s own interesting history for rugby fans too
The house itself is a delicate measure of respect for the stone walls - with an added touch to make your stay comfortable with the modern essentials
Natascha and Philipe made our stay very comfortable and enjoyable - providing guides, French markets, cycle paths - from small villages to Toulouse just around the corner...this is a place worth considering
5 Aug 2013
"Would definitely visit again"
You can be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a self catering gite in France. We scoured the internet and looked at numerous gites but when we found La Maison de Monsieur Calbet online, it see… More
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