Luxury farmhouse rental, one level, Quercy

Saint-Amans-de-Pellagal (20km from Moissac), Tarn et Garonne, Midi Pyrenees Reference: MN004919 Advertiser since: 13 July 2004
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Maison Pellagal Self Catering Saturday 2 4 2

About this property

Lovely Stone Farmhouse, Private Pool, Stunning Views. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.



Maison Pellagal is a beautiful property typical of the Quercy Blanc region. Built from traditional stone, constructed in the mid-1800s, with 2 good sized double bedrooms sleeping up to 4 people. All the accommodation is on the ground floor.

Set in half an acre of pretty flowering gardens and overlooking beautiful rolling countryside close to the Bastide towns of Lauzerte, Cahors and Agen.

The 10x5 m private pool has large entry steps and as it is one level it is ideal for games and swimming. It has a summer cover,  and a large wooden picnic table. There are also plenty of good quality sun loungers and chairs around the pool area.

A large 7x4 metre covered west facing (lovely for watching the sunset ) dining terrace, with a large hardwood dining table and chairs. The brick barbecue and beer fridge is close by.
Both the property and pool are south facing. In the garden you will find plenty of acacia and mulberry trees providing relaxing shady areas where you can sit and watch the countryside.

For those who like to be busy  there is a boules pitch, table tennis table and swingball.  Tennis courts are available at nearby Durfort Lacapalette and golf at Roucous.

Maison Pellagal has satellite hd tv, dvd, stereo and wi-fi internet and air-conditioning.

GUESTBOOK COMMENTS
September 2016
A lovely old property tastefully renovated with all the facilities needed for a home from home. Situated in a beautiful and very peaceful area with outstanding vistas. The house was very clean and tidy. The swimming pool was well maintained, clean and very welcome!
Highly recommended.
Sep 2016
Although we only stayed for a short break, we instantly fell in love with the location and facilities. The house itself is spacious, homely, comfortable and very well appointed with everything you could ever want on holiday. The bedrooms were clean and brimming with character, as were bathrooms and cloakrooms. A well appointed kitchen, with all mod-cons and every utensil I have ever come across ( and some new ones) all make for a wonderful experience. Outside the shaded patio, gorgeous pool, stunning views and the silence make this an idyllic place to unwind and relax with family or friends. Robert and Alison could not do enough to make us feel welcome and at home.
Locally we really enjoyed Lauzerte, which is about 10 mins drive, with its narrow streets and lovely square; every corner presented a new surprise, view or cafe and I expected Belle from Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' to start signing from an upstairs window at any moment. The entire area was peaceful and relaxing and staying here was central to the relaxation. I cannot recommend this farmhouse highly enough to anyone who wants to get away from it all in a house full of quality, charm and comfort.

September2015
We spent a lovely few days in September with our friends.in this spacious gite set amidst the most beautiful countryside. As we were two couples we wanted enough space not to get on top of each other, but we needn't have worried as this gite is extremely spacious and very comfortable. We visited the nearby towns and villages, in particular Cahors on market day, which was a bonus. Returning to the gite and using the swimming pool late in the afternoon was a regular occurrence and finishing the day off with a glass of wine/beer under the terrace after a barbeque was unforgettable

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

A large L shaped kitchen and living room. The kitchen has a 6 ring Aga/Falcon range.The kitchen is very well equipped and has everything needed for your stay.

Living rooms

The dramatic vaulted living/dining room has a large oak table over 2 metres long, 3 comfortable leather sofas placed around the fireplace, which has a powerful Godin woodburner. The sitting room has air-conditioning, hd satellite tv, dvd player and internet.

Bedrooms

The 2 bedrooms are on the ground floor. They are large double bedrooms both of which have ceiling fans,heating and air-conditioning. The master bedroom bed is king sized and the second bedroom bed is queen sized.

Bathrooms

There are two large shower rooms, a bathroom and separate toilet.

Heating

Central heating (Energy efficient heat pump and thermodynamic water heater providing powerful efficient economic heating and hot water). Living room also has a Godin woodburner.

Entertainment

Blasi has satellite hd tv, dvd, stereo and wi-fi internet, i Pod/MP3 dock as well as games and puzzles.

Garden and outside

Maison Pellagal is set in half an acre of pretty flowering gardens and overlooking beautiful rolling countryside close to the Bastide towns of Lauzerte, Cahors and Agen.
The 10x5m private pool has large entry steps and as it is one level it is ideal for games and swimming. It has a summer cover, and a large wooden picnic table. There are also plenty of good quality sunloungers and chairs around the pool area. The pool is opened in May and closed in October.

A large 7x4 metre covered West facing (lovely for watching the sunset ) dining terrace, with a large hardwood dining table and chairs. The brick barbecue and beer fridge is close by.
Both the property and pool are south facing. In the garden you will find plenty of acacia and mulberry trees providing relaxing shady areas where you can sit and watch the countryside.

Parking and garages

There is parking.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for reduced mobility but there are a couple of steps inside the house. The showers are large enough to take a chair.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Montcuq
Distance: 20 km

Cycling

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Rocous
Distance: 9 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Lauzerte

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: La Reginerie Lauzerte
Distance: 8 km

About the Owner, Mr Robert Scott

We moved to France in 2003 and love the people and the lifestyle.

Year property purchased 2003
Why this location? Outstanding views along the valley. This area of France is often referred to as the Tuscany of France.
Unique benefits of property A beautiful house in a fabulous location. Well placed for house hunting and sight seeing.

The Owner Recommends

Things to see and do.

'Markets' The Tarn et Garonne is justifiably proud of its farmers markets which can be found every day of the week. Monday: Caussade, St Nicholas de la Grave. Tuesday: Caylus, Montech, Negrepelisse, Valence d’Agen. Wednesday: Lauzerte, Lafrancaise, Moissac, Montauban. Thursday: Castelsarrasin, Monclar de Quercy. Friday: Lavit de lomagne, Molieres. Saturday: Lauzerte, Moissac, Montagu deQquercy, Beaumont de Lomagne. Sunday; Moncuq, Moissac Castelnau Montratie. 'Things to Do and Places to Visit' There is a great range of activities to do in the area from sports to gentler pursuits. The countryside is superb for walking, part of the famous pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostella passes nearby. Whether you want to do a days walking or take a gentle stroll Blasi is perfectly situated. The gorges of Aveyron at St Antonin de Noble Val are only 40min away. Take a picnic and enjoy the gentle rapids and the long relaxing stretches of the river. Take in all the wildlife and why not go for a swim? There is also a good watersports centre at St Nicholas de la Grave, with canoes, boats and pedalos for hire or why not stroll along the banks of the Tarn and Garonne Rivers and enjoy the diversity of bird and wildlife? Lauzerte has an excellent equestrian centre and nearby there is a 9 hole golf course at Sauveterre, of 5244 metres in a wooded valley with water hazards and it is suitable for players of all standards. Walibi theme park and the Vallee de Loisirs are a must. Markets are every day of the week. 'Wildlife' At Blasi, you will be able to enjoy the night sky as it is the darkest in western Europe. August is amazing with its shooting stars. The sky is bright with stars and the Milky Way is easily seen. Wildlife is plentiful and interesting. Red Kites fly over the fields next to the house and over the lake. Black kites, hen harriers and lapwings with their aerobatics are fun to watch and we have an owl which likes to visit us. Buzzards and kestrels are common, often