About the home
Soooo s p a c i o u s , M'agrado is perfect for a family group or a group of friends sharing. The bedrooms are all on the ground floor, cool in the summer heat. The amazingly large eating and relaxing area is on the first floor, giving lovely views of the garden, pool area and surrounding countryside.
The balcony to the front is where the sun's morning light greets you. The balcony to the back overlooks the gardens and the pool area, and the fields beyond. You can watch the sunset every evening at the back of the house sitting around the BBQ area.
The owners are on hand to maintain the pool and discretely provide any help you may need. They have good local knowledge of wildlife, historical sites and leisure activities
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Private outdoor pool (heated), Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 shower rooms|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (2), Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seating for 10, Lounge seating for 14|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Further details indoors:
The kitchen area is an integral but discrete part of the large dining/sitting area.
Very well equipped with plenty of crockery and cutlery for all occasions - BBQ, picnics, fine dining!
Two of the bedrooms also have doors opening to the outside; one to the front of the house, and the other leading to the garden and the pool.
Many extras to make the house toddler friendly. Gates on stairs and on front terrasse.
This property could well appeal to acoustic music ensembles, and there could also be opportunities for local performances!
Further details outdoors:
The garden is very pleasant with mature trees and a potager. Help yourself to fresh herbs!
Perfect for lounging around or playing badminton and croquet.
The pool is all 1m 20 deep and has a large paved area around it offering both a shaded roofed pergola and full sun.
It has a pool alarm and complies with French safety regulations.
Welcome pack on arrival.
Exclusive use of the pool, except between 4 - 5pm, when the owners would like a dip!
Garden shared with owners. (We just need to get to our potager!)
English speaking owners.
25% Deposit on booking. (Half of this will be refunded if cancelled more than 6 months before planned arrival)
Balance 6 weeks before arrival.
150 refundable deposit for breakages, payable with balance 6 weeks before arrival, and refunded within two weeks of leaving.
Flexible booking datesmay be available. Minimum rental 1 week, and in 1 weekly multiples. Extra nights less than a week may be arranged at a fifth of the weekly rental per night.
Flexible booking dates may be possible.
Minimum Rental 1 week and in weekly multiples, but extra nights less than a full week may be arranged at a fifth of the weekly rental per night.
The Midi-Pyrenees / Tarn-et-Garonne region
Countryside rich in wildlife.
Endless adventure with horse riding, canoeing, bird watching, mountain bike trailing, walking and fishing in some of the best rivers in France.
Picturesque medieval bastide towns, such as Cordes-sur-Ciel, Najac and St Antonin Noble Val, St Cirq Lapopie
Ideally placed to visit the Gaillac and Cahors wine regions for "degustations". Great fun!
The b r e a t h taking Aveyron Gorge
The world's longest span bridge of Millau is a day's outing away, also Albi, with its waterpark, great for youngsters,and also an 18 hole golf course.
The Saint Projet Village / Pers area
A pleasant short walk away from M'agrado is the Boulangerie at Puylagarde, where you can not only buy freshly made bread, croissants and basic groceries but also THE most fantastic patisserie - try the strongly recommended millefeuilles, rhum babas, and fruit tarts, made on the premises. What a good start to the day!
In the village is the historic Chateau de St Projet, also known as le Chateau de La Reine Margot, where she hid with her lover, during the 100 years war.
The local markets are something else, not to be missed and each with their own delights! Our favourites are Villefranche de Rouergue (Thursdays ),St Antonin-Noble-Val (Sundays) Caussade (Mondays) and Limogne (Sundays)
There are numerous exciting local festive events, where you can taste both the local produce and culture.
The Giant Omelette at St Projet, horse racing at Puylagarde, the Espinas fete, where you can see farming as it was in bygone years, and enjoy Sangria and a huge feast at night....and more....
The night markets held in St Projet throughout the summer are enjoyed by visitors and locals alike.
Local foodproducers display all their wares, ready to eat and drink, and we sit at tablesoutside to celebrate the areas bounty!
The lane that runs along the front of M'agrado is the PR2, which leads you on a circular walk of about 8 kms.
Close by is Lac de Parisot, and also Lac de Bannac, where you can either amble, or try sky ropes, rock climbing or canyoning!
St Antonin is THE place to go canoeing to explore the Aveyron Gorge, whether they seek beginner routes, or something more adventurous. A great favourite with teenagers and other age groups alike. www.canoegorgesaveyron.com
We must mention our very favourite eating place, the Auberge at Le Cros. You will receive a warm welcome from Thierry and his wife Rebecca and enjoy an ambience that is warm and magical. You must book!! Don't forget!!
How to get there
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Portsmouth - Le Havre is our personal favourite ferry route with LD lines, who offer amazingly comfortable sleeper seats if you choose to do a night crossing. You can then drive all day and arrive in time for a relaxing late afternoon/evening. The roads are soooooo easy! Directions will be sent on confirmation of booking.
The tunnel and Dover crossings may be more convenient for you, but the drive in France is longer.
Rodez is our local, oh so friendly, airport. It's about an hour's drive. The car journey to us from Rodez is beautiful. There are cheap flights from Ryanair.com, who fly here from Stansted and also Dublin You can arrange cheaper car hire, too, if you book it at the same time.
Otherwise there are many flights to TOULOUSE, which is only about an hour and a quarter's journey by car.
From Birmingham : www.Flybe.com
From Manchester: www.bmibaby.com
From Gatwick and Bristol: www.easyjet.com and britishairways.com
From Dublin: www.aerlingus.com
www.airfrance.co.uk fly from a variety of UK airpots and also Paris
Activities near Saint Projet Village
Tennis in town
Rural / countryside retreats
02 Sep 2012
We have just returned from a fantastic 2 weeks at M'Agrado. The house was wonderful, the area was lovely with some beautiful walks starting from just outside the front door. The kids loved the pool and David and Suzanne were the perfect hosts. Would certainly recommend this holiday home.
Thank you very much for your review; we do hope we see you again! We're so glad the children enjoyed the pool so much!
We've been trying out more local walks ourselves, and visiting some of the local towns,villages and beauty spots that we've missed. There's so much to enjoy here! More magic ever year!!
28 May 2012
M'agrado has been a real find for us as a family.
If you're looking for somewhere secluded and rural with great hosts which gives you a real flavour of French life then this is the... more
Thank you for your lovely review. We very much look forward to welcoming you here again. The scene is set for your relaxation!
21 Mar 2012
Booking was easy as was settling in with the help of the very friendly hosts. the accommodation was excellent and fully equiped . The lovely rural setting was very relaxing and "get away from it all" and the pool helped to unwind after a day of sightseeing or treking the area.
We would certainly visit again and highly recommend it to all who wish to experience the beautiful region.
I'm so glad you enjoyed your holiday here. It really is an amazing rural region with so much to enjoy. We look forward to seeing you again!
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Early Summer||25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 750||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Summer||1 Jun 13||20 Jul 13||£ 880||-||-||1 Week|
|Full Summer||20 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 930||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Summer||31 Aug 13||14 Sep 13||£ 750||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Early Summer||25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 900||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Summr||1 Jun 13||20 Jul 13||£ 1140||-||-||1 Week|
|Full Summer||20 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 1190||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Summer||31 Aug 13||14 Sep 13||£ 1000||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday and Saturday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
For a seventh person, there's an additional weekly charge of 115, 140, 150 or 125 depending on the rental date.
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