Large holiday cottage with pool near Agen - MN005206

1km from Valeilles, Tarn et Garonne, Midi Pyrenees Reference: MN005206 Advertiser since: 23 August 2000
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Maison de Ferme Self Catering Saturday 5 10 4 2 bedroom annexe available for up to 6 people

About this property

Spacious Farmhouse For 10 or 16 people. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Vieux Mirou lies in the rolling countryside very close to the border between the departments of Tarn-et-Garonne and Lot-et-Garonne - this in turn puts it very close to the regions of Aquitaine and Midi-Pyrenees.

The whole site extends to 2 ha/ 5 acres with a large landscaped garden that guests can enjoy away from the private sun terrace and pool which is adjacent to the house.

Maison de Ferme, and the annexe Chez Nous, offer a good standard spacious accommodation for parties of 10 or up to 16 with the annexe.

Balance of usual deposit - 15%- due on 31st January, and thereafter the terms for a fully confirmed booking apply.


There is one en suite ground floor bedroom in Maison de Ferme, and the annexe, Chez Nous is single storey on the ground floor.

Note that all prices are for Maison de Ferme sleeping up to 10 people.

Please enquire if you wish to rent the annexe Chez Nous as well.

Two additional gites are also available, making the possible total of your party 25 people - Please see the Halcyon Leisure website for full pricing details.

** LE GRAND WEEKEND** - Available in May, June and September

ARRIVE Thursday or Friday
DEPART Monday or Tuesday

4 nights - £820, 5 nights £895. Additional nights £130/night.

nb This is for Maison de Ferme - 10 people - please enquire for larger parties taking in the other units at Vieux Mirou.



Kitchen and dining

Maison de Ferme has a well equipped spacious kitchen, with large gas range style cooker and electric oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, and a good range of utensils.

There is a large family dining table in a large area immediately beside the kitchen that also opens onto the pool terrace.

The large kitchen/dining room opens onto the sun terrace by the pool, so very convenient for combining with the barbecue, or for serving cooked meals al fresco.

The annexe, Chez Nous, was formerly the Owner's private accommodation and has a bespoke fitted kitchen with a full range of equipment and utensils: The dining area in this part is combined with the very large sitting room.

Living rooms

The layout is semi openplan, with the large sitting room opening into the open plan kitchen/diner.
The living room has 4 large sofas and some armchairs. Additionally there is a large landing area which has a couple of soft chairs and is an additional quiet sitting space.


In Maison de Ferme - There are 5 bedrooms:

Bedroom 1 - Downstairs double with en suite shower room.

Bedroom 2 - Upstairs double room with en suite shower room

Bedroom 3 - Upstairs twin room with en suite shower room]

Bedroom 4 - Upstairs double room - adjacent to Family bathroom with shower

Bedroom 5 - Upstairs twin room - adjacent to Family Bathroom with shower. .

In the annexe Chez Nous there are 2 bedrooms, both with en suite facilities. Both have a double and a single bed.


In Maison de Ferme there is:
Downstairs cloakroom
Downstairs en suite Shower room,
2 Upstairs en suite Shower rooms,
Family bathroom with shower.

Both bedrooms in Chez Nous are ensuite.


Maison de Ferme can be heated by central heating if required: For lets over the winter, a couple of baskets of logs are included, but there may be a heating supplement depending on the length of stay.


Besides the pool etc there is a table tennis table, and games and books.

There is English Satellite television, and wi fi is also available

Garden and outside

Outside the large kitchen doors is a sun terrace which faces south and west, and with surrounding walls and hedges is a very private suntrap.

Adjoining this is the fenced surround for the 9 x 4m salt water swimming pool which is private to the Guests staying in Maison de Ferme: If you book the annexe as well, those guests will have access to the pool.
If the Annexe is booked separately, the guests in there have access to the other pool on site. If in doubt please see the aerial image on our website which explains.

There is plenty of pool and outdoor furniture including loungers, shades, tables and chairs.

A charcoal barbecue is also supplied.

A small garden area is exclusively available for residents of Maison de Ferme, and you may also wander around the other two acres of gardens in which you will find some very quiet and shaded spots to enjoy the unspoiled rural vista beyond.

Parking and garages

There is a large hard parking area just outside Maison de Ferme for a number of cars.

Covered parking may also be available - please enquire.

Visitor suitability

Maison de Ferme is ideal for families of all sizes, and also parties of adults holidaying together. With over 200 sq m of space in the main house alone, there is plenty of space for everyone to be together or apart as they choose.

A downstairs bedroom makes it especially suitable for anyone bringing older relatives, or someone with mobility issues, on holiday with them.

Information about any additional facilities

The Annexe, Chez Nous, is available to let with Maison de Ferme during the peak weeks of the season, and boasts a bespoke kitchen, a very large sitting/Dining room and quite the finest sun terrace that could be wished for with a vine and wisteria clad arbor for shade, and stunning views across the unspoiled local countryside to the west making this the best place for the party to gather for a sunset drink or meal. Please note this space is only available if Chez Nous is booked as well as Maison de Ferme.

If not booked with Maison de Ferme, guests in Chez Nous will use the other swimming pool on site - The pool by Maison de Ferme will always be exclusive to guests staying in Maison de Ferme. Please see the aerial image on our website for explanation


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Villereal
Distance: 35 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: various
Name of nearest fishing location: River Lot
Distance: 8 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Villeneuve-sur-Lot
Distance: 18 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Beauville
Distance: 9 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 10 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Cahors AOC



Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR65 - St Jacques de Compstela


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Many Cahors AOC vignobles within 15km
Distance: 8 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Sue Eaves

I manage bookings for a number of owners who have holiday properties in the Lot. Lot-et-Garonne and Tarn-et-Garonne departments: the area is very rural and most of the houses have swimming pools.

Owner's website
Year property purchased 1994
Why this location? Vieux Mirou has a delightful south and west aspect overlooking unspoiled land, yet is very accessible from all directions making travel to the larger local towns such as Villeneuve-sur-Lot, Agen, Cahors and Montauban easy.
Over the years the site has been developed and we now offer good standard family accommodation for up to 25 people in our converted farmhouse and three gites.
Unique benefits of property Maison de Ferme offers up to 10 guests (in the house only) or 16 guests with the annexe 'Chez Nous', comfortable family accommodation with a very private sun terrace and private swimming pool. The pool and sun terrace face south and west to make the most of the delightful weather that this sunny area of South West France is famed for.

The Owner Recommends

Markets - Various Places

The best place to buy the freshest most delicious food direct from producers: There are markets somewhere every day of the week, the best local ones being Montaigu de Quercy (Saturday) Prayssac (Friday) and also Agen and Valence d'Agen

Full details of the local markets are available from the Halcyon Leisure website under the Area tab.

Restaurants - Various

Eating out in this area is easy, and generally very good value for money.
For gastronauts, the nearest restaurant to Vieux Mirou, Le Moulin de Dausse, offer a 7 or 8 course gastro-menu for around €30
Other highly recommended restaurants in the area include Les Voyageurs at Tournon d'Agenais, L'Auberge de Brelan and L'Auberge d'Auzinie.
A list of guest recommendations from the last year is available on the Halcyon Leisure website under The Area.

Castles - Biron and Bonaguil

Standing in the hills to the north of the River Lot, about 20km from Vieux Mirou, is Bonaguil, an almost complete medieval castle open to visitors with events and attractions which will be posted locally.
A little further away, but seen on the skyline for miles around, is Biron, which is also practically complete.
A wonderful visit which can be complemented by visits to the medieval hill villages (bastides) of Monflanquin and Villereal.