Maison d'Iris - Luxury house
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House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
A beautifully renovated old French farmhouse with original stonewalls, huge oak beams and a stylish interior. The house offers 3 lovely double bedrooms luxuriously dressed with beautiful furniture, 2 with en suite showers and one with private bathroom, as well as having 2 comfortable lounges, a superb dining area, a large, well-equipped kitchen and a stunning terrace for alfresco dining. The house features a 10m x 5m heated swimming pool (open from May to October) sitting at the heart of delightful well-planted gardens. The property offers many modern facilities including: central heating, UK TV, Wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, gas and wood burning stove, DVD player, and iPod docking station.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lake at Montaigu du Quercy 5 km|
|Will consider||House swap|
|Nearest Amenities||7 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac and Toulouse 100 km, Nearest railway: Agen 40 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
About this location
The Midi-Pyrénées region
La Maison d'Iris is ideally located in the beautiful Quercy Blanc area of the Tarn et Garonne in the Midi Pyrenees, with many beautiful bastide villages on the doorstep. The charming hill top medieval bastide village of Lauzerte, with its outstanding views across stunning landscapes, is only a 15-minute drive away. The Quercy countryside is beautifully populated by rows of vines, orchards and fields of sunflowers, marking the region out as one that enjoys long, hot summers.
Situated close by are many other picture-postcard villages such as Penne D'Agenais, Tournon D'Agenais, Montaigu De Quercy, Montcuq, all with their own unique atmosphere. These beautiful villages also host their own local markets, where you can purchase local produce or simply sit back enjoying a coffee or a glass of wine in a little café, watching the world go by.
Further afield, there are many other beautiful attractions. For wine tasting, visit Cahors, famous for its “black” wine. You could take a day out to visit the city of Toulouse, well known for its “pink” brick buildings and the incredible Place du Capitole. Around 90 minutes away, is one of France's most famous world heritage sites - Rocamadour. Rocamadour, built on the cliffside of a canyon with the River Alzou flowing below, is a popular destination with 1.5 million visits every year. The village was built in the Middle Ages after the discovery of what was believed to be the body of St Amator.
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22 Sep 2014
"perfect get away"
We've just returned from a fabulous weeks stay with Tan and John a place to chill out and relax , explore , recharge those batteries enjoy great food and wine so much so we've already booke… More
Hi Jeryl and Andy - Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. Tan and I are looking forward to seeing you both again at La Maison d'Iris next year, where we will again hold the La Pistoule Petanque Competition and try to wrestle the trophy from Andy. Tan and John
16 Sep 2014
"Surpassed any and every expectation!"
There are so many ways that Maison d'Iris excels. The owners (and hosts), John and Tan, are exceptional, from the quality of accommodation they provide, to their genuinely bountiful hospitality.… More
Hi Gill and Martyn, Thank you so much for the kind words in your review. We really enjoyed meeting you both and we had a lovely time hosting you at our home in France. We do hope you return to see us again soon. Tan and John
7 Sep 2014
"Simply book up and go! What are you waiting for?"
We can't fault anything. John and Tan were fabulous hosts, helping with local food, venues, things to do, all the way down to a delicious lemon drizzle cake! The location is in the midst of beaut… More
Dear Jack and Lizzie (and Isabella and Elijah) Thanks for the lovely review you have given us and thank you even more for recommending our place to your mother and father. They have booked now for next season and we promise to look after them well. We would also love to see all of you return to La Maison d'Iris sometime in the future. Tan and John
31 Aug 2014
"Stunning French farmhouse with luxorious pool and beautiful gardens"
We thought the villa would be nice based upon the pictures but even they didn't do it justice because it is an absolute gem - a beautiful French house with stunning interiors, exquisite furniture and lovely modern bathrooms. We were particularly impressed with the newly fitted kitchen which unlike other holiday rentals is stocked really well with a beautiful dining service and kitchen utensils. The gardens are a real haven of tranquility and are a perfect backdrop to a lovely pool. The guests, John and Tan couldn't have been more friendly and even made us a lemon cake to welcome us - they were a perfect balance of being welcoming and kind whilst also giving us the space we wanted to enjoy a quiet family holiday. I would recommend this to anyone who has children too as they equipped the house with a high-end cot and high-chair along with plastic glasses, plates and plenty of pool tools to keep the children happy. If you are thinking of booking - do!
Hi Seb and Annie. We really appreciate the lovely review your have written and are so glad you all enjoyed your holiday with us at La Maison d'Iris. We loved having you here and hope one day we will see you all again. Thanks Tan and John
4 Aug 2014
What a hidden gem... We were recommended this place through a friend and it didn't disappoint. The house was perfect and lovely quiet location. Our hosts made our stay even better, they are both very warm and welcoming and would do anything to help you. They had thought of everything which made it such a stress free break.
We had two meals cooked for us by John and Tan, and it was amazing, better than a lot of resturants we have had dinner in.. A must if you stay there!! We will Defintley be back with our daughters...
Hi Hannah and Graham. Thanks for the lovely review. We loved having you all stay with us and we would love to have you back staying again sometime in the future. We may even look you up if we are across for a game at Twickenham. Thanks again. Tan and John
29 Jul 2014
"A beautiful house in a beautiful setting"
La Maison d'Iris is a very special place to stay. The property is a beautiful old country house which has been lovingly renovated to the highest standards, and furnished with the utmost style and… More
Anne and John. Thank you so much for this lovely review. It was wonderful having your family stay with us and we are so glad you all enjoyed your stay. Tan and John
14 Jul 2014
normally when I write a review, there is always a 'but can be improved by.....' ...however on this experience, how can you beat perfection. No point going on about the location...perfect, the food...some of the best I have tasted, the hosts....superb....attention to the smallest detail....second to none, if you want to sample an idyllic holiday, book now....if you can, because we are sure to be going back...
Hi Paul and Linda, thank you for such a lovely review and Tan and I hope to see you again sometime at La Maison d'Iris. Tan and John
8 Jul 2014
"Very far from the maddening crowds. Relaxing, peaceful in fact just perfect!"
I am really tempted to give a rubbish review in an attempt to keep this gem to ourselves! We stayed in the gite for a couple of weeks in June. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel most wel… More
Dear Karen and Richard. Thank you so much for your lovely review. We thoroughly enjoyed having you both stay with us at La Maison d'Iris and look forward to you coming back next June. Tan and John
4 Jul 2014
"Peaceful , Wonderful, Well equipped"
We stayed for a week and have a very relaxing break.John and Tan are great hosts and will recommend places to visit and to eat.They can on hand to help make the most of your stay and are not intrusive… More
Hi Martine, thanks for the lovely review. We really enjoyed having you all stay here and loved having little Ruby around. We have cooked some of the recipes you gave us and they were fantastic. Thanks again and we hope to see you here again one day. Tan and John xx
9 Jun 2014
"Gorgeous Property & Exceptional Hosts"
We have just returned from a fantastic break at La Maison d'Iris. I don't normally write reviews - but felt compelled to as we had such a fantastic trip from begining to end. The informatio… More
Thank you for the lovely review Isobel. Tan and I loved having you all here to stay, and are looking forward to you returning next year!!
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