Le Cerisier, Les Arbres
About the home
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 Cerisier offers ground floor in a 17th Century stone house with shared pool&gardens. There is a spacious bedroom with queen-sized bed&ensuite. The open-plan living/dining area has the interesting feature of a vaulted, stone ceiling.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Montaigu de Quercy/Lauzerte (MAN-MADE!), 10km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Double beds (1), Dining seating for 3, Lounge seating for 2|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Shared garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
This gite can be set up with 2 single beds 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:
You have the option of dining in or outside your own gite where you can enjoy the views or, of course, 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 in Le Cerisier, 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.
Some well-behaved pets will be considered - please enquire.
A 25% deposit is required on booking, with the full amount due no less than 8 weeks before arrival.
A refundable breakages bond of £300 is payable on arrival.
Strictly no smoking in the buildings or by the pool.
No glass items to be used by the pool or in the pool area.
Children are the responsibility of adults in the party and should be supervised, especially in the pool area
The Midi-Pyrenees / Tarn-et-Garonne 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.
The Touffailles area
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!!)
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Activities near Touffailles
Tennis in town
Rural / countryside retreats
12 Sep 2012
I stayed in this pretty gite with my teenage daughter. Karen and Jay were very friendly and helpful without being intrusive. They gave lots of advice on places to visit, local markets, etc.
07 Sep 2012
These beautiful set of traditional french gites are set in a stunning and unspoilt area of sunflower fields, vines and rolling hills. Perfect for walking, cycling and soaking up the atmosphere. The area is also perfect for exploring the ancient towns and markets, it was peaceful, even in August.
Karen and Jason were the perfect hosts, providing all the infomation and advice we needed. They organised a trip for all the guests to a nearby food and wine festival, an amazing experience. They also cooked pizzas on their outdoor wood fired oven for guests one evening - if you stay, you must try them!
Before booking, I was concerned about booking a single gite from a group of three so close together, especially with an autistic child. However, I need not have worried, Karen was the perfect host, we had some wonderful evenings with other guests chatting over a glass of wine. The gites have several outdoor seating areas, each gite has it's own private seating and there is also a wonderful, vine covered shaded area or a large sunny area by the BBQ. So you can choose seclusion when you want it.
Karen was also wonderful with our son, I had completely relaxed within an hour of being there and stayed that way for the whole week. Our Gite, a former cave, had a stone vaulted ceiling and was wonderfully cool in the August. The pool was a perfect place to cool down and relax & play.
I could carry on raving about this place, but I would suggest you try it yourself!
20 Aug 2011
This was a great place to stay for a couple. Comfy bed, long cool living area to hide from the sun. The pool area and separate BBQ area were fantastic places to relax in.
Karen was the... more
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|Prices for group size 2|
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|June||1 Jun 11||1 Jul 11||£ 250||-||-||1 Week|
|July-August||1 Jul 11||1 Sep 11||£ 325||-||-||1 Week|
|September||1 Sep 11||30 Sep 11||£ 250||-||-||1 Week|
|June||1 Jun 12||1 Jul 12||£ 250||-||-||1 Week|
|July-August||1 Jul 12||1 Sep 12||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|September||1 Sep 12||30 Sep 12||£ 280||-||-||1 Week|
|May-June||4 May 13||29 Jun 13||£ 280||-||-||1 Week|
|July-August 2013||1 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|September||1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 280||-||-||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.
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Some periods will be subject to a fuel charge (excludes July and August)
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