Bedrooms 5, Sleeps 12
Espentals is a detached 5-bedroom family home sleeping 9 (5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms) with a private 11m x 5m saltwater swimming pool.
Secluded and peaceful, “Espentals” is an 18th Century country house solidly built in traditional Quercy stone surrounded by 10 acres of its own grass meadows. It is perfectly situated in the rolling hills of the Tarn-et-Garonne midway between the market town of Montaigu-de-Quercy and the medieval “bastide” fortified town of Lauzerte.
We accept well-behaved pets.
Espentals has been completely renovated recently by a local artisan – retaining its traditional old features (exposed stone walls, beams) but modernising the decor and comforts. It offers 5 elegant bedrooms (4 double, 1 spacious single) and 3 new bathrooms, 2 of which are en suite. The house has traditional French shutters on all windows, allowing long peaceful lie ins.
The garden features a boules court, an outdoor bbq on its own covered terrace, and a restored bread oven in a covered courtyard; we also provide a badminton net, metal boules, rackets, balls and many other indoor and outdoor games.
We provide complimentary High Speed wi-fi for guests’ use.
Sole and exclusive use of Espentals is available on a weekly rental basis for 9 people at the rates shown at Prices and Availability. All utilities are fully included in the rental prices advertised. All beds will be ready made up for you with complementary high quality Bed Linen; towels (bath, hand, pool and tea towels) are also provided free of charge.
The very large fully fitted kitchen has quarry tiles, exposed wooden beams and 3 windows giving views over the northern gardens and the eastern fields of Espentals.
The kitchen comes fully equipped with washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, fridge freezer, kettle, toaster, filter and Moccha coffee machines, cooker with gas hob and electric fan oven as well as a full range of quality crockery and cooking utensils and all the appliances you would expect in your own kitchen.
The large farmhouse table and benches (seating 12 comfortably) ensure plenty of space for family meals together.
You will also find a range of spices, condiments and foods as well as a complimentary welcome pack of drinks and basic ingredients. Cleaning equipment and products (and a First Aid Kit) are provided under the kitchen sink.
The living room with its large fireplace and woodburning stove, settee and comfy armchairs has exposed stone walls, a quarry tile floor, exposed oak beams and a desk and bookcase.
High Speed wireless Internet is available for your use free of charge – the necessary codes for connection are provided to you on arrival.
The front door opens out onto the main terrace, the front garden and the swimming pool.
The separate sitting room with exposed stone walls and original beamed ceiling has 2 sofas, an armchair, flat screen tv, dvd and Satellite giving a range of Freeview UK channels (BBC1, BBC2, BBC3, BBC4, ITV1, ITV2, BBC World, Red Button Channels, Channel 4, CNN, Sky News and many more). Both the dining room and sitting room are very well furnished throughout and have open access through south-facing French windows to the courtyard, the gardens and the swimming pool.
The first floor has 3 double rooms, 1 large single room and 2 bathrooms. The corridors and bedrooms have beamed ceilings and new wooden flooring throughout; the modern tiled bathrooms have both been fully renovated this year and have high quality modern fittings. All bedrooms have curtains, bedside tables and lamps, and traditional French wooden shutters on the outside to help keep the house cool in the afternoon, and sun out of sleepy eyes in the mornings.
The master bedroom has a double bed, ample hanging space and a charming view over the front terrace, garden and swimming pool. .
The second bedroom has 2 single beds, which could be put together if required.
The third bedroom is a generous single bedroom.
The fourth bedroom has a double bed, its own en-suite bathroom (photo left) with new bath.
Bedroom 5 is an independent studio within the attached barn (just beside the main house). It has a double bed and en suite bathroom with shower, sink and wc. Ample hanging and storage.
All the bathrooms have been recently totally renovated: they have modern tiling and high quality fittings.
The spacious family bathroom has a large corner shower enclosure (90cm x 90cm), sink with mirrored cabinet, and wc.
The 1st floor en suite bathroom has a large corner shower enclosure (90cm x 90cm), sink with mirrored cabinet, wc and bath.
The spacious en suite bathroom to the 5th bedroom has a built-in generous shower, sink with mirror, and wc.
Espentals' 1-metre thick solid stone walls mean that it stays warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
It has gas-fired central heating with radiators in all rooms.
Nature is surely the best entertainment at Espentals !
Flat screen tv, dvd and Satellite giving a range of Freeview UK channels (BBC1, BBC2, BBC3, BBC4, ITV1, ITV2, BBC World, Red Button Channels, Channel 4, CNN, Sky News and many more.
Indoor family games: many games provided such as cards, chess, draughts, Risk, Trivial Pursuit....
Local area: there are a thousand and one things to do n the local area, here are just a few: horse riding, swimming, canoeing, golf, cycling, visiting wineries and vineyards, visiting local markets, visiting Moissac, Lauzerte, Touliuse etc ....
In the heart of the beautiful French countryside of the southwest it is surrounded by 10 acres of it own fields, and some woodland.
Private 11m x 5m saltwater swimming pool.
Outdoor family games: boules (on our own boules court), badminton, tennis (free access to the excellent local village tennis court at Touffailles just 4 km away). Rackets, balls, boules, speedminton and badminton sets provided for guests' use.
Ample outdoor parking available on the drive right next to the house.
Not really suitable for wheelchair users.
We fell in love with Lauzerte when we bought our first ever house here in 1999. Espentals offers the perfect combination of space, tradition, modern comforts, a peaceful location, and close proximity to many leisure amenities.<br/>The area is especially beautiful in Summer; the history, architecture, sun, wine, food, markets, and endless nature and activities makes for a truly memorable holiday. We look forward to welcoming you.
|Year property purchased||1999|
|Why this location?||The local history, architecture, sun, wine, food, markets, and endless nature and activities all make for a truly memorable holiday.|
|Unique benefits of property||Espentals is a solid old stone house that also offers modern creature comforts.It is surrounded by its own 10 acres of fields, so offers perfect privacy and tranquility. The private 11m x 5m salt water swimming pool helps all the family relax in the heat of the summer sun.|
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