About the home
LACASSAGNIE Midi Pyrenees Villa SW France
Secluded Farmhouse with superb 17m long private luxuriously heated swimming pool.
In 14 acre private setting.Tarn-et-Garonne/Lot Border, St.Projet, near Limogne en Quercy.
2 large Bedrooms with en suite Bathrooms.Sleeps 4/5.
A hideaway for indulgence and privacy, in the heart of the Quercy Regional Park, and out of sight of roads and other properties, Lacassagnie is accessed by a long private drive flanked by fields and woods.
The terrain includes woodland such as Walnut,Oak,Linden,and Fruit trees.In a natural setting where you can relax on the terrace,or swim in the large heated pool(invariably 82.4 degreesF), maybe walk or cycle the many miles of varied and interesting maintained tracks (Randonées) in the Lot,Tarn et Garonne and Aveyron Departments. Wildlife such as red squirrel, wild boar, roe deer, pine marten, partidge, and pheasant are all in close proximity for nature lovers.
The Farmhouse has a large open plan living space and includes a kitchen area,with centre island,large Range Cooker with Gas Hobs and Electric Oven and an adjacent Wood Burning Fire.
Kitchen facilities also include an 'American' Fridge/Freezer with ice-maker and cool drinks bar,a Dishwasher, a Microwave with grill oven,a Washer/Dryer, and quartz caesarstone countertops and sink unit.
The Lounge area has an LCD TV with a good range of UK Channels and DVD plus a mini Hifi system with CD/Radio facilities. For guests sole use there is also a laptop computer with Satellite Broadband Internet access and private telephone.
A lovely, renovated large separate Dining Room, with log fire, a second flat screen TV, Dining Suite, and further lounge seating, completes the Ground Floor.
There are 2 large Bedrooms, the first has a Superking size Bed and solid oak hand-made furniture.
The second, which is fully air-conditioned, also has a Superking and a Single.
Both Bedrooms are dressed with quality high-count Egyptian Cotton Bed Linen.
Two en suite Bathrooms,each with Sink WC and Bidet. One with Bath,the other with Shower.Both suites are supplied with white Turkish or Egyptian Cotton Bath Sheets and Towels.
Sumptuous adult white towelling robes, slippers and pool towels are included for the duration of your stay, also
included is a welcoming light breakfast hamper.
The owners,who personally and lovingly prepare the property, live in the adjoining restored Barn and maintain the Gardens and Pool at a designated time each morning, always ensuring their clients privacy. The heated swimming pool is for your sole use during your stay, and is cleaned daily.
The romantic and peaceful setting provides a restful escape from the frantic pace of everyday life in an area of outstanding natural beauty, interest and fascination.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Parisot Lake, 12km|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, 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:||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Egyptian Cotton Bed 'Linen' and House Towels are provided,and changed weekly.Pool towels and adult white towelling robes are provided for the duration of your stay.
The private telephone line with a dedicated number, is free of charge for light usage and always available for family to contact.
An Internet connection subscription, wifi, and the use of a laptop computer are included.
Both bedrooms have Superking size (6 feet wide) beds.
Fully air-conditioned 2nd floor Bedroom.
Further details outdoors:
The Pool which is 17 metres in length by 4 metres wide, extends to 5.5 metres at the shallow-end by the Roman steps and is heated at thermostat setting 28 C(82.4F) by a powerful air- to- water heat pump, and has an electrically operated cover which maintains the temperature throughout the summer season.The lack of air and light pollution are a major contrast to everyday life in a working environment. On clear nights the stars are magical.Choose to dine at the front, overlooking the valley, on the covered terrace, or by the pool.
For swimmers, there are no obstructions to completing the 6 lengths to complete each 100 metres.The Roman steps are situated at the side,and provide easy entry and egress.
Lacassagnie has provided many enjoyable moments for our guests, from early morning sightings of the
red deer to the late night hoots of the barn owl; read about what our guests have said about
Ann D. Seattle USA
Date of Stay 27 August 2012
We loved Lacassagnie. The pool setting was private with plenty of comfortable seating and the length, long enough for swimming laps. The kitchen was perfectly appointed for cooking meals and the bedrooms, extremely spacious. There were plenty of fluffy towels for the pool and bath. The hosts were nearby for any questions which we found helpful as the property is isolated. The only sound we heard was the braying donkey at the neighbor's farm. John and Joy were perfect hosts, available, but not intrusive. They graciously had fresh croissants and a baguette waiting for us which was greatly appreciated after a long flight. We look forward to a return trip.
Helen & Tim U.K.
Date of Stay: August 2012
Thanks for a wonderful stay.
It was like paradise at your place.
Date of Stay: July 2011
A fantastically relaxing location with the most immaculate pool you could imagine in a private property. John and Joy were perfect hosts - welcoming and on hand if necessary but totally unobtrusive. The property was delightful, very clean and equipped to a good standard with wonderful outdoor space.The whole area is properly rustic and it was a delight to spend time there. Absolutely no hesitation in recommending Lacassagnie for those who want a chilled out time off the beaten track.
Canvey Island Gt Britain
Review Submitted: April 3, 2011Date of Stay: August 2010
We had a lovely time so very relaxing deer in the meadows in the morning sun, perfect pool, comfy beds John and Joy are very discreet, and very clean, dont hesitate to make a booking.
thanks for a lovely stay
kind regards Linda and Michael"
Rick and Sue London
Review Submitted: July 12, 2010 Date of Stay: June 2010
Our week at Lacassagnie was truly memorable and a perfect antidote to the long months spent in the suburbs of London prior to it. The farmhouse is immaculately clean, comfortable and set in totally peaceful surroundings. We enjoyed swimming in the beautiful pool everyday - it is a very good size, spotlessly clean thanks to daily cleaning by the owners and perfect for swimming lengths or just lazing. The surrounding terraces and gardens are a delight and it was fantastic to be able to soak up the hot sun on one of the patios whilst knowing that there was always ample shade to be had under one of the many parasols or simply to cool off in the pool. The farmhouse its self also remained pleasantly cool even in very hot weather. The surrounding area is very quiet and unspoiled but with plenty of choices for restaurants including a local auberge just a fifteen minute walk away which serves superb food at very reasonable prices.
''The Highlight of Our Vacation''
Ty and Leslie, Alaska, USA
Review Submitted: June 15, 2010 Date of Stay: May 2010
Lacassagnie is impeccably maintained and the hosts (Joy and John) are very welcoming. Our family of 4 had an idyllic vacation sightseeing the numerous local villages, walking the surrounding farm country, enjoying local markets and playing in the pool. Joy and John made every effort to ensure that we felt right at home, while always affording us our privacy.
Some of the local sights that we particularly enjoyed were the Grotte du Peche Merle, St. Cirq la Popie, Najac, and the Sunday market in Limogne.
For our daughters, the highlight was definitely the pool!!!
"A Holiday in Heaven"
"In Jul/Aug 2009 we spent 18 days in the blissful peace & privacy of Lacassagnie.
The owners have restored the large & charming stone house, providing every comfort & convenience imagineable. Everything is top quality, tasteful & immaculate - enormous cotton-clad beds, en suites, modern appliances in a splendid country kitchen, sofas & lounges, cool tiled floors, double glazing.
In the midsummer heat the house remained cool & there was chilled water & ice from the 2 door fridge. And outside, the magnificent pool overlooking hayfields & hedgerows & surrounded by lavender beds, gardens, lawn & stone terraces with sunlounges, dining setting & umbrellas.
Our hosts were perfect - kind, helpful & welcoming, never ever intrusive but there when we needed them (eg. local bank & bakery opening hours!). We felt pampered & spoiled, & couldn't imagine a more heavenly holiday.
Jim & Carmel
Hobart. Tasmania. Australia"
We spent two weeks at Lacasagnie this July and couldn't have found a more idyllic place to spend one's holiday. We have rented houses in Spain; England, Italy, Austria and France and for us this has been one of the nicest.
It's a beautiful old farm restored to very high standard with all the modern comforts one could need. One of its highlights is the heated pool surrounded by fields.
It's also so peaceful that one just manages to relax and forget all the problems of the every day life.
The owners Joy and John make you feel extremely welcome and are very helpul with anything you might need
There are lots of lovely places to visit and in short distance from Lacassagnie, and also beautiful drives in any direction. You really get the feel of the rural France.
We do hope to go back in the near future.
Tania and Family, Barcelona Spain.
"Honeymoon - perfect!"
"It’s very difficult to summarise the experience of our two week stay in such a fantastic location. If you are looking for peace and tranquillity – look no further. We had our honeymoon in this most romantic of settings. Our hosts John & Joy could not have made our stay any more perfect than it was. It really was our ‘Mills & Boons’. We wanted for nothing; even the local Red Deer appeared to complete the romantic setting. Thank you both so much. Rob & Jayne x "
We were made to feel very welcome by the owners, John and Joy, who were on hand whenever needed to offer friendly advice or tips on the best places to visit. We are now planning a return trip next year!
Many thanks for another wonderful holiday at Lacassagnie. The house and setting is truly beautiful and we really appreciate your warmth and care in making our stay a perfect and very memorable one. We are looking forward to coming back again.
Deb and Malcolm --Oxfordshire, England.
High quality sunbeds,parasols,tables and chairs provide an elegant accompaniment to the poolside and terrace areas and enhance the pleasure of outdoor living whilst dining or preparing a gas or charcoal barbecue.
The Midi-Pyrenees / Lot region
The Midi Pyrenees is located in the South West of France and includes beautiful countryside,the Pyrenees Mountains therapeutic Spas,Great Rivers of France,Historical Sites and Towns,Museums and Art Galleries,outstanding leisure opportunities,and Toulouse the thriving capital of European Aerospace. It is an immense region of contrasting history and opportunity. The Occitan (and French) languages and Patois dialects, the colourful and sometimes painful history of religious and political differences, give a vivid and sometimes poignant interest to the summer visitor.
The St Projet area
Lacassagnie is near the village of St.Projet (Tarn et Garonne) with it's pretty 14thCentury Chateau.Once owned by England's Edward,Prince of Wales (the Black Prince),and famously visited by Marguerite de Valois, daughter of King Henri II and Catherine de Medici, and later wife of Henri IV of France.The Chateau is worth a visit in July or August, where your guide could describe the intrigue surrounding her stay in the Chateau in September 1585.
Nearby are the small towns of Limogne en Quercy and Caylus.There is an excellent Restaurant just 500 metres away in the tiny Hamlet of Le Cros. In July and August it is essential to book in advance as Monsieur Roger can cater for up to 50 covers only in his atmospheric ancient stone Barn.The local Boulangerie is just a short cycle ride away, (by the direct route),in the Bastide village of Beauregard. Larger towns include Villefranche de Rouergue and the Departmental Capitals of Cahors and Montauban, each a fantastic place to visit especially for the gourmet or gourmand.
The area has outstanding flora and fauna,including wild orchids,deer,wild boar and red kite.The vineyards of Cahors and Gaillac are on the doorstep and exceptional wines can be purchased direct at very reasonable prices.The Bastide Towns of the region are extremely attractive as are the rivers of the Aveyron,Lot and Tarn.The beautiful towns and villages of Najac,St.Cirq Lapopie,St Antonin Noble Val and Cordes sur Ciel are a must to visit.Further afield are Rocamadour,Pech Merle,Conques,and La Ville Rose (Toulouse),with its Museums,Churches,Restaurants,Aerospace Centre,and for the locals,'Le Shopping.'
The magnificent new Millau Bridge,though some distance,is worth a visit.
The Region is particularly famous for gastronomic specialities such as Truffles Wild Mushrooms and Foie Gras.The Winter Truffle Markets at Limogne Caussade and Lalbanque attract Restaurateurs and Agents from around the world.
There are a wide range of Restaurants from which to choose,ranging from simple Auberges to Michelin starred establishments.
Sports and leisure activities include Cycling (Bikes can be hired locally in Limogne), Walking, Tennis, Canoeing, Riding, Swimming.There are interesting small lakes nearby at Parisot and Bannac.
The summer season sees local towns and villages organising seasonal festivities including music festivals,
themed spectaculars, brocantes, cycle races, night markets, organised walks and cycle rides, petanque matches and many local fêtes with long multi-course meals including wine,and dancing. However, The area around Lacassagnie still remains extremely relaxed and traffic free throughout the year.
How to get there
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Flights to:- (approximate drive times by car)
Rodez (65 minutes)
Toulouse (80 minutes)
Brive-la-Gaillarde (80 minutes)
Carcassonne (120 minutes)
Limoges (130 minutes)
To drive from Paris and UK.
Exit A20 Cahors South.Then 30 minutes via Lalbenque,Vaylats,Bach,Varaire and Saillac.
GPS Co-Ordinates available.
Activities near St Projet
Tennis in town
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Winter(unavailable)||29 Sep 12||4 May 13||£ 1375||£ 197||£ 197||1 Week|
|Early Summer 2013||4 May 13||29 Jun 13||£ 1375||£ 197||£ 197||1 Week|
|Summer 2013||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 1575||£ 225||£ 225||1 Week|
|Late Summer 2013||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 1375||£ 197||£ 197||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
No hidden extras.
Totally flexible arrival and departure dates to facilitate a wider range of travel options.
La Taxe de Séjour, which is mandatory, and covers local tourism facilities, is included in the price.
Pool will be open and heated on thermostat setting 28 degreesC(82.4F) May to September inclusive.
35% payment on Booking.
Balance due 8 weeks before arrival.
Refundable deposit for Breakages Damage and Cleanliness of 300Euro or £250.(Subject to satisfactory inspection of the Property,this Refundable deposit will be posted within 7 days of Departure, less any applicable deduction.) Payable with Balance 8 weeks before arrival.
Rental duration 7-14 nights.
Arrival after 4p.m.
Departure before 10a.m.
Rates are non-negotiable.
A maximum of 2 children aged 6 and over may be accepted.
This property is strictly No Smoking either inside or on the terraces.Enquire now
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