History and luxury in authentic French village – Home 452869 Cottage
- 2 bedrooms
- 5 sleeps
- min stay varies
History and luxury in authentic French village – Home 452869
- 2 bedrooms
- 5 sleeps
- min stay varies
Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 5
- Swimming pool
- Not suitable for children
- Car advised
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
Description from owner
La Maison de Monsieur Calbet is the perfect combination of history and comfort in a typical French bastide village. This medieval house has recently been completely renovated. Luxury has been added while retaining original features like exposed stone work, terra cotta tiling and marble fireplaces. Read the enthusiastic reviews of our previous guests on Tripadvisor! The house features a fully equipped kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 luxurious shower rooms with rainshowers, a dining room and a salon with a fantastic view of the village square. Outside, in the enclosed garden "la cour", you can enjoy the southern French sun and shade in complete privacy. Take a refreshing dip in the pool (July-August only), relax in the lounge area, or drink a delicious glass of local wine under the olive tree. In the evening you will enjoy the beautiful lights and the stars. If you prefer watching the typical French village life you can also sit down under your own arcades at the front of the house.
La Maison de Monsieur Calbet is the perfect combination of history and comfort in a typical French bastide village. This medieval house has recently been completely renovated. Luxury has been added while retaining original features like exposed stone work, terra cotta tiling and marble fireplaces. Read the enthusiastic reviews of our previous guests on Tripadvisor! The house features a fully equipped kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 luxurious shower rooms with rainshowers, a dining room and a salon with a fantastic view of the village square. Outside, in the enclosed garden "la cour", you can enjoy the southern French sun and shade in complete privacy. Take a refreshing dip in the pool (July-August only), relax in the lounge area, or drink a delicious glass of local wine under the olive tree. In the evening you will enjoy the beautiful lights and the stars. If you prefer watching the typical French village life you can also sit down under your own arcades at the front of the house. From under your own "arcades" (medieval arches) you'll experience the typical French village life. Villagers get a baguette from baker Alain, a piece of French cheese at the "épicerie" and the local farmers exchange the latest news on the village square. Across the square the glasses and cutlery tinkle on the delightful cool terrace of the village restaurant. An unforgettable holiday awaits you! More information about La MaisonGround floor:• Dining room (table and chairs, dresser)• Kitchen (dishwasher, fridge / freezer, ceramic hob, oven, microwave)• Utility room with washing machine• Toilet with hand basin1st Floor:• Living room (two sofas, armchair, coffee table, desk and chair)• Bedroom 1 with 1 double bed (180 X 220) and en-suite bathroom (rain shower, washbasin, toilet, under floor heating, towel radiator)• Bedroom 2 with two single beds (80 X 200, separate or double use), possibility for a third single bed (90 x 190)• Bathroom (2 wash basins, rain shower, under floor heating, towel radiator)• Toilet with hand basinCourtyard:• Pool (in July and August, above ground, 4m x2m)• Lounge area with barbecue• Table and chairs• Sun chairsThe house is equipped with WIFI (free), and the bedrooms are equipped with ceiling fans.
Location description from owner
The Occitanie region
La Maison de Monsieur Calbet is located in the medieval bastide Castelsagrat in the Quercy Blanc, in a region also known as the Tuscany of France. The landscape is a patchwork of sunflower and wheat fields, spread out over rolling hills. The Garonne River winds through beautiful medieval villages where time seems to have stood still.
Below you will find a general overview of the region. In the house you will find an extensive guide with lots of information about the area. You will also receive a list with events that take place during your stay. Do you want more information or are you interested in specific events? We live nextdoor to the house and are happy to tell you more or help you making reservations.
General overview of the region:
The region has a lot to offer to those who like architecture, art and culture, antique and flea markets or (water)sports but also for those who simply want to enjoy life.
At the nearby wine chateau "Les Deux Soeurs" the sisters Catherine and Isabelle are happy to show you how they make their wine and you can of course taste their delicious wines. For those who prefer non-alcoholic drinks the famous Jus de Chasselas (grape juice) in the area around Moissac will be a tasty alternative. The "chasselatiers" will happily introduce you to this special drink. For lovers of digestives there is the Armagnac (a kind of "cognac").
There are several charming and very good restaurants nearby including the elected Best Restaurant of the region "Auberge de Bardigues" and the 2-star Michelin restaurant "Michel Trama". On the local (organic) weekly markets you will find a variety of local produce to inspire your own culinary exploits: delicious cheeses, pâtés, jams, vegetables and other local delicacies. In summer you can enjoy a "marché gourmand" almost every day in a nearby village, a bustling night market where you can eat at long tables.
Architecture, art and culture
Within walking distance of Castelsagrat is Montjoi. A beautifully restored old style village where time seems to have stood still. The region also has several villages and towns known as "un des plus beaux villages de France" like Lauzerte and Auvillar. These towns are characterized by their distinctive architecture. Moissac with its beautiful cloister is a stop on the route to Santiago de Compostella. In the Rue des Arts you can visit the studios of various artists and craftsmen. Also worth a visit is Toulouse, the fourth largest city in France. The Museum of Modern Art "Les Abattoirs" and the wonderful Musée des Beaux Arts "Les Augustins" (permanent collection and temporary exhibitions) are just some of the sites worth visiting.
In spring and summer numerous “brocantes” (antique and flea markets) are held every weekend. Here you can still find reasonable priced antiques and fun second-hand stuff. There are also some brocante shops nearby. In Castelsagrat a large brocante on the square is held twice year: on Easter Sunday and on the second Sunday of August.
For those who like sports the region has much to offer. Activities include mountain biking, cycling (on hilly terrain or a flat route along the Canal du Midi), hiking (car "free" routes available), horseback riding, water skiing, canoeing and golf. The nearest water amusement park and municipal pool are both a 10 minutes drive. There are also several outdoor recreational parks and lakes in the area including the beautiful recreation site in Saint Nicolas de la Grave where you can practice numerous activities like swimming, windsurfing, sailing and fishing and there is also a playground and a football and rugby pitch. Beach lovers can make a day trip to the Mediterranean or the Atlantic Ocean.
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: 2 Single Beds
Bedroom 2: Super King Bed
Beds in other rooms: Single Bed
- 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite
- Wi-Fi available
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Private garden
- Bicycles available
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:17:00, Check out time:10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated::
- 03 Nov 2016
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English, French, German, Dutch
This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 09 May 2013. Located in Tarn-et-Garonne, it has 7 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £680 to £941.
The Owner has a response rate of 93% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 03 Nov 2016.
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– based on 7 reviews
- Very Good
“Perfect mix of medieval and modern accommodation”
We spent two wonderful weeks in this gite - a fabulous 13th century bastide house with all the necessary mod cons! Very sympathetically renovated to retain its ancient charms, this property benefits from outstanding bathrooms and kitchen and wonderfully comfortable beds. A perfect suntrap patio encouraged us to eat outside most evenings. There is a wonderful boulangerie just a few metres from the door and there is easy access to nearby sights, markets and shops. The owners live close by and are incredibly helpful. Could not have asked for more.
La Maison de Monsieur Calbet is a fantastic holiday home. The property has been lovingly restored by Natascha & Philip to such a high standard. We arrived on Sunday to a lovely warm welcome from our hosts as we shared homemade fruit tart and coffee while Natascha & Philip gave us their tips and views on various things to see and do. Natascha showed us around our home for the week and it was evident that so much thought had gone into the provisions in the property that we could not fault any of it and the actual photos online do not do the property justice. We toured the Pyrenees, visited a local market, had lunch (as recommended) in a wonderful little village close to Castelsagrat, visited a number of other villages with beautiful views and also enjoyed wine tasting in the Cahors region. We finished off on our last night with a wonderful meal at a local restaurant, again recommended by Natascha & Philip. All in all, a perfect base for touring and a lovely home to come back to each day.
“We found the soul of France - lifestyle, fields of gold & tradition”
Looking for the untouched France, - people, beautiful villages and everything within a stones throw away As a young family - 3 boys, we were looking to immerse ourselves in the French culture for a few weeks - this all started with the residence La Maison de Monsieur Calbet - with it´s own interesting history for rugby fans too The house itself is a delicate measure of respect for the stone walls - with an added touch to make your stay comfortable with the modern essentials Natascha and Philipe made our stay very comfortable and enjoyable - providing guides, French markets, cycle paths - from small villages to Toulouse just around the corner...this is a place worth considering
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