Gite | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
We are located just a short stroll from the village bakery, with beautiful views of the village from the privacy of the property/grounds. Only 10km from Lauzerte and Montaigu de Quercy, with their eateries, man-made beach/activity lake and supermarket, you are also within easy reach of the historic towns of Moissac, Cahors, Toulouse and Agen. Set in a rolling landscape with its seasonal charms, including the characteristic, golden seas of sunflowers, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to the numerous village markets with their delicious local produce, the array of quality local wine-producers, the history and the culture that the area has to offer, whether you are a single, a couple or a family.
Le Barry Gelat offers comfortable accomodation for 2-4 people. The spacious double room has views of the village and down to the lake and there is a double sofa-bed in the lounge area. This gite also has the unique feature of its own original, stone breakfast terrace, where you can relax and enjoy the views with your meal.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Montaigu de Quercy/Lauzerte (MAN-MADE!) 10 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Toulouse and Bergerac, Nearest railway: Agen and Moissac|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
A single childs bed or cot is available and can be provided on request.
Although personal towels are provided, we ask that you provide your own pool towels.
So that you can feel like you truly are on holiday, we offer a laundry service (small charge applies).
|Further details outdoors||
The original stone terrace is a unique feature of this gite and is the ideal place to enjoy a relaxed, morning coffee or glass of local wine whilst enjoying the views.
There is also the option of dining in the garden, on the terraced bbq/al-fresco dining area, again allowing you to enjoy the views of the village from the privacy of the gardens.
When staying at Le Barry Gelat, you will, of course, have full use of the shared pool and the gardens (includes drying area). The pool itself is in a gated area of the garden: there are steps into the shallow end and there is a paved surround with sunloungers where you can enjoy the French sun.
Welcome pack on arrival.
Pool available July, August (September)
Garden shared with owners who live on-site
Languages spoken - English, French, German.
The Midi-Pyrenees region
The Midi-Pyrenees offers visitors a beautiful landscape which incorporates rolling hills, golden sunflower fields and vineyards, bastide towns and villages, lakes and rivers and history and culture. If you are a foodie, you will be in your element here with local delicacies produced by people who are passionate about their food and wine. If history is your thing, then your only issue will be deciding which of the historic areas, churches or pilgrimage routes you wish to visit. The sporty visitor will also not be disappointed, with very cycling-friendly roads and 1000s of kilometres of walks/hikes or running-friendly routes and golf courses, not to mention the ski slopes in winter. Or you can simply enjoy the peace, quiet and beauty. Each season offers its own beauty and artists and photography enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice, whether they are beneath the warm spring skies, surrounded by blossoms, the golds and reds of autumn, the crisp but often sunny winters or the heat of the summer sun.
Touffailles is ideally located for a range of activities. The village itself has tennis courts, a fishing lake, a lavender distillery and a beautiful village church with historic monument status. In late spring there is a quad-biking event with over one hundred quad-owners signed up for the circuit and meal. In June there is a gourmet walk which consists of a 5 course meal with wine (set menu) spread out over an annually changed route that which starts and ends in the village, and culminates in patisseries and dessert wine around a bonfire (you will need sturdy shoes, your cutlery and a tourch!) The village festival also needs a mention as this is a highly sociable event that runs over 2-3 days. There is a mobile disco experience on one evening for those who are so inclined (last year with foam party), and then on another you will see hundreds of people sitting down to a 5 course meal followed by music suitable for all generations and a firework display.
If you are in the area around the 14th of July, then you can enjoy the celebrations in several villages or towns as the firework displays and accompanying events are often staggered.
You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to vineyards. Local wine producers a happy to host tastings and there are some fantastic events held at the vineyards themselves. A very short distance from Touffailles, there is one vineyard in particular where holiday-makers and locals alike can enjoy good food, wine and music outdoors with the ambiance being further enhanced as night falls and you sit beneath the stars and fairy-lights in the courtyard of the establishment.
Montaigu de Quercy and Lauzerte (10km from Touffailles) both have activity lakes with a man-made beach and on-site restaurant, as well as having a variety of other dining options. Less than a ten minute drive from Touffailles, there is a parachute school offering the possibility of a unique holiday experience for the novice or the more experienced thrill seeker. In summer, you regularly see brightly coloured parachutes in the azure sky, gliding down over the sunflower fields. If you prefer land-based activities, you could also visit one of the local horse-riding centres.
Further afield but still within an easy drive, you have the larger towns of Moissac, Agen, Villeneuve, Cahors, Toulouse and medieval Carcassone. Each has its own entertainment, history and architecture to offer.
Finally, you cannot talk about this area without mentioning the markets - you are spoilt for choice as to where to go and when you arrive you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to the fresh, locally produced fruit, vegetables, cheeses, meats, pastries.......(the list goes on and on!!)