12thC Holiday Villa, Private Pool, nr Martel - ML002061

7km from Martel, Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: ML002061 Advertiser since: 1 December 2016
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La Veyrie Self Catering Saturday 3 6 3 Plus baby

About this property

12thC Stone House With Tower and Pool. This villa is in a rural setting.

Discount available for any remaining weeks in June 2018. Please enquire.

This house, originally dating back to the 12th century, has been beautifully and sympathetically restored by the owners. Set in 7 hectares of meadow (about 17 acres) it is bordered by a stream and trees with beautiful views of the Quercy cliffs beyond.
Secluded and quiet, where you will see glorious birds and wildlife. The private swimming pool is a particular feature and enclosed for safety.
Inside it is an unusual house, the rooms are long and spacious and although only having 2 bedrooms situated on the second floor, an area on the first floor can be screened off to provide sleeping accommodation for an extra 2 guests on a comfortable sofa bed. To create more bedrooms would completely change the charm, character and ambience of this lovely house. There are bathrooms on each floor and this beautiful house is extremely and tastefully furnished and well equipped. Wooden and tiled floors throughout.

Please note the owners prefer to take fortnightly bookings in the peak summer months.

If you have any questions regarding the house, prices or availability please contact us before booking.



Kitchen and dining

A large, light and sunny, fully-fitted kitchen with cupboards and work surfaces, a heated towel rail, picture window, oak beams and tiled floor.

Inbuilt electric oven, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, electric hob, large fridge with a freezer compartment, toaster, kettle and cafetiere.

A kitchen/dining table with seating for 8 and a dresser. This room is long and spacious and a step leads down to a separate lounge area.

Living rooms

There are two lounges, one on the ground floor and one on the first floor.

The ground floor lounge area is next to the kitchen. It has a comfortable settee, french tv, dvd, ipod/cd player, coffee-table, wall lighting and a large open fireplace (not a working fireplace).

There are attractive free-standing screens to give privacy if required. Next to the lounge is a shower room with toilet and wash basin.

From the kitchen a wooden spiral staircase leads to a further delightful, spacious lounge on the first floor, superbly furnished with sofas and armchairs.

At one end of the lounge there is a comfortable sofa bed suitable for 2 additional guests, with a free standing screen to give privacy if used as a bedroom.

Views from the windows are fantastic.


A wooden staircase leads from the main lounge to the second floor where there are 2 bedrooms.

The master bedroom has a double bed, a dressing table, a chest of drawers and a cot. It also has an en suite bathroom with bath, hand held shower, toilet and wash basin.

The second bedroom has 2 single beds, 2 chest of drawers and a dressing table.

The landing has ample wardrobe space.

Both bedrooms have wooden floors and windows to 3 aspects with lovely views.


On the ground floor, off the lounge, is a shower room with a shower cubicle, wash basin and toilet.

On the first floor there is a second bathroom with a bath, in-bath shower, wash basin and toilet.

On the second floor is an en suite bathroom with a bath, in-bath shower, wash basin and toilet.


Not available.


One English satellite tv, one French tv, dvd player, bookcases, indoor boardgames, a games table, cd player with radio, an iPod.

Outside there is table tennis with bats and balls, a boules area, basketball hoop, badminton/volley ball net with racquets and balls, dartboard.

Garden and outside

Superb garden and meadow area, in all approx 17 hectares, with wonderful views of the Quercy cliffs beyond.

Lavender pathway to the enclosed private swimming pool with roman steps. Shallow end of pool approx. 1 metre graduating to a maximum depth of 2 metres.

Sun loungers and sun umbrellas are provided.

Delightful sunny, tiled terrace outside the kitchen area for al fresco dining with wooden garden table and chairs.

Covered, purpose built barbecue area with chimney, metal table and chairs.

Barn with table tennis, volley-ball/badminton net, dart board and boules area.

Fantastic grounds and views – wildlife abounds, binoculars essential.

Parking and garages

There is ample parking space for up to 4 cars

Visitor suitability

A cot and portable highchair provided and there are hairdryers in each bedroom.

Information about any additional facilities

The owners prefer to take fortnightly bookings in the peak summer months.

Wi-fi available. Neither the agency nor the property owners are liable for any loss or interruption of the internet service.

Bed linen and personal towels are included in the price but towels for use by the swimming pool are not provided. These should be brought with you.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool



Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout, pike
Name of nearest fishing location: River Dordogne
Distance: 1 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Souillac Country Club Mas del Teil 46200 Lachapelle-Auzac
Distance: 20 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Souillac
Distance: 20 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR46, GR64


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Dee Bailey

My husband and I have been property managers for 15 years, looking after second homes for owners wishing to rent them for the summer season. In 2014 we took over a small holiday rentals company Poolside Farmhouses & Cottages. Over the years we have amassed an excellent understanding of the standards required and expected by holiday makers and property owners alike.

Year property purchased 1997
Why this location? Peaceful rural setting, yet within short driving distance of a village with all the usual amenities.
Unique benefits of property Beautifully restored 12th century house with private swimming pool set in 17 acres of meadows. Situated close to the medieval market town of Martel in the Lot region.

The Owner Recommends

Places to visit in the Area

The delightful towns of Martel 8km and Vayrac 5 km, both with Farmers Markets.

Rocamadour, approx 15 minutes drive, one of the most visited historic towns in France. Spectacular Balloon Festival the last weekend in September.

Popular tourist steam train runs between Martel and St Denis. Open between April - September.

4 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Leech Family 11 September, 2018

The house was very spacious and well equipped. The Pool area was beautiful and well maintained - the Pool man came several times while we were there and was very helpful and friendly. The outside dining area was shaded and conveniently close to the house. The BBQ area was also lovely although a little isolated from other social areas. There was also lots of equipment provided for outdoor games such as table tennis, boules, badminton etc.

The house was in a perfect location with the beautiful medieval town of Martel only 10 minutes away. Here there were many excellent restaurants, lovely shops, scenic railway and fantastic reptile land!
It was well situated to visit local attractions such as the Gouffre de Padirac and Rocamadour. Both these attractions were superb and well worth a visit. We also visited the cascades Autoire, Beaulieu sur Dordogne, Floraic and other local villages all of which were beautiful and had wonderful restaurants.

We spent a lot of time down at the river which was within walking distance and found a lovely swimming area only a few minutes away. There are also plenty of places to hire kayaks to explore the river further.

I would thoroughly recommend this property and the customer service from the management company was superb.

Owner response

Thank you so much for the lovely review. We really appreciate you taking the time to write it and the owners will be extremely happy when they read it. We are so pleased you had a such a great time at the house and we look forward to welcoming you back to La Veyrie, or one of our other properties, in the not too distant future. Very best wishes, Dee PF&C

10 / 10 Smiths2018 4 September, 2018

Wow, wow, wow. What a fantastic find!! The house is simply wonderful and the kids loved playing hide and seek around it. The setting is superb and the pool is just magical. This is a wonderful property in such a marvellous setting with so much to do locally. 10/10

Owner response

Thank you so much for your fantastic review! The owners of La Veyrie are away at the moment but I know they will be over the moon when they read it. They do their best to maintain the house to a high standard so comments like yours go a long way to affirming their efforts are worthwhile. We are extremely happy to know that you had such a wonderful holiday and we look forward to welcoming you back to La Veyrie, or one of our other lovely properties, in the not too distant future. Very best wishes, Dee.

10 / 10 ESaunders 2 September, 2018

Amazing house in a beautiful and peaceful setting. My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are already looking forward to booking the house for another trip next year!

Owner response

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at La Veyrie so much that you plan to return next year. We look forward to welcoming you back! Best wishes, Dee.

10 / 10 Johnstnz 14 August, 2017

Property was delightful.
Property I think was bigger than we expected, and the grounds extensive.
It was more rural that we thought, and really quiet, which was a plus for us.
The tourist railway is not a problem, and from experience, can see the property from afar, but not intrusively, or for long.
We are seriously thinking of booking again, as in many ways it was perfect. Also, the agents and caretaker are friendly and helpful.

Owner response

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. We are delighted you had such a lovely time at the house and we look forward to welcoming you back, in the not too distant future. Best wishes, Dee PF&C