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Perfect gite for a couple

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Ideal base for a couple within walking distance to Montaigu de Quercy

This gite is part of a restored Quercy stone barn with 1 bedroom, bathroom with shower, living room and modern kitchen. It has a large covered courtyard which makes it ideal for outdoor living whatever the weather! Guests have access to the shared swimming pool. The gite is part of a former ferme auberge complex, but is independent from the other gite. Having said that - the 2 gites can be booked together for a larger group but who want some independence. A cot is available for a couple plus baby

Jan Emery
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Jan Emery

John and Jan moved to France in April 2014 from Doncaster in South Yorkshire. Having worked in education and training, we were keen to do something different. Why France? Well it was one of those heart led decisions - we fell in love with the area, the climate and the amazing walking and wildlife. Since moving here we have become active in the local community and are members of the International Club and a local amateur dramatics group.

John is a keen rugby man - a former player, coach and referee, he is now a passionate supporter of local teams (Tournon d'agenais, Agen and Castres).

Both Jan and John are keen walkers and offer both guided and unguided walking routes to their visitors

Jan Emery purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Jan Emery chose Montaigu-de-Quercy

We bought this property as it ticked so many of our boxes - location (within walking distance to a village with all necessary shops, doctors, dentist etc), in a rugby area, with sufficient land to grow a lot of our own fruit and vegetables. The property had formerly been a ferme auberge with a conservatory room which was added as a restaurant. When we first came we had ideas of running a vegetarian cafe/restaurant, or possibly a tea room but we simply use the room as a social space. We have put on Christmas meals for 40, have had some play readings, use the room for meetings and for private parties out of season.

What makes this cottage unique

Fillol gites is a new development - combining the traditional stone walls of former farm buildings with modern conveniences of en suite bathrooms. The WIFI here is very good - one of the most common complaints in this area is poor internet connectiivity but we have good wifi in all gites. There are 3 properties on the site - Lavande, the 1 bed gite, Tournesol - a 2 bed gite which adjoins and the farmhouse. We can be flexible over rooming requests


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Montaigu-de-Quercy in Tarn-et-Garonne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower, WC and basin. Mirror, storage cupboard, towel racks, towels provided
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Traditional French double bed, wardrobe, hanging rail, shoe rack, chair, laundry basket, suitcase support/rack
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(3 traveller reviews)

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Perfect gite for a couple
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Lovely property in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday in this cosy, well-equipped gite - a tasteful and well-conceived barn conversion adjoining a larger gite and the owners' lovely home. Both gites are full of character, with old stone walls and beams. Jan and John are wonderful hosts - thoughtful in the details, and nothing was too much trouble. The pool area is perfect for relaxing, and the views are wonderful. Nearby Montaigu has all you need, and there is lots to see and do in this area. We will definitely come back!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Andy and Sarah We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and its a shame you will miss the finale of the pere Quepas festival. The sculpture is progressing daily and we can't wait to see the finished product. Its a bird in a nest. It will either lay an egg or fly... not sure which as itd a secret until Saturday!. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes Jan & john
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Great little one bedroom gite

  • 5 of 5

We were staying in Jan and John's 2 bedroom gite for one month and had family joining us for one week. They stayed in this beautiful little gite which was close to our gite, but private and secluded. The gite is a good size, well equipped and decorated. We had 2 children with us and there is lots of garden for the kids to play in and amuse themselves. There was also a great pool which was in a beautiful setting. Whilst the gite and the garden are very tranquil and relaxing, you are still within walking distance of the local town which had many good facilities. Boulangerie, Restaurant, Coffee shop, Pharmacy and Supermarket. This really is a great little gite for a couple on holiday looking for relaxation and tranquility.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tan and John We're really pleased that you and your family enjoyed staying in our gites. The weather was pretty good but not quite good enough for the pool! Yes having two neighbouring gites works well for family holidays, especially for those that want a little independence from each other ;-) I'm sure we will see you again soon and we hope you are really happy in your new home. Best wishes Jan & John
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Quality stay in a quality gite

  • 5 of 5

We had two great weeks staying in Lavande, the perfect gite for two people. The location was just right for us being just a two minute drive to the centre of Montaigu-de-Quercy with its Intermarche and Saturday market. Keeping stocked up with fresh food was therefore easy and quick.

Jan and John are excellent hosts, very welcoming and able to provide plenty of local knowledge. We are most grateful to them for inviting us to the marche gourmand avec musique one evening at Montaigu-de-Quercy. Great food, drink and new friends made. From the gite there are also interesting walks to the town, and leisure lake in the vicinity.

The gite is clean, comfortable, well equipped and has excellent internet connection which was a must for us. As we had two weeks of sunny and hot weather the pool was great to have as well.

This is a beautiful area amongst the bastide towns of south west France and we would certainly recommend this as a base to explore the area.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brian and Lesley Thank you for your kind comments and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We wish you every success for you plans to move to this glorious part of France. There is a place on a certain committee with Lesley's name on it! (Tenacious is my middle name!) We look forward to welcoming you back to Montaigu de Quercy very soon Best wishes Jan & John
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Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Montaigu - le Midi
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Monsemprons Libos
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Le Midi, Le Papillon, La Sirene & La delice
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Montaigu Leisure Lake
Car: recommended

There are regular night markets in the area with free music - a great night out during the summer months.

We are 15 minute walking distance to both the leisure lake and the centre of Montaigu de Quercy


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Montaigu-de-Quercy, Midi-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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