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Three Charming Cottages With Pool And Toddler Pool - Couchant (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6)



Updated: 08-Sep-2016
Holiday Cottages in Tayrac, Nr. Agen, Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine - Set In Twelve Acres Idyllic Countryside

The cottages are set in twelve acres with views across fields and woodland, tucked away at the end of a quiet lane and with no passing traffic. Faysselle is a haven of peace and tranquility. 4km from the local villages of Tayrac and St Maurin, and 20km from Agen, the capital of the Lot et Garonne. Grand Soleil (sleeps 6) is adjacent to the pool and ideal for parents wishing to keep an eye on their youngsters. Levant and Couchant are 50m from the pool. We have many reviews on a well-known travel review website. Of a total of 41 reviews, we have 40 Excellent and 1 Very Good. Please follow the link from our own website to read.

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Details for holiday cottage Couchant (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

An 'upside down' house! Downstairs entrance into light and airy hallway. One double bedroom and one twin bedroom which remain delightfully cool during the Summer. Bath/shower/wc and shower/wc. Third bedroom is tucked away up its own staircase, and is always much loved by children for feeling slightly secluded, yet well within earshot of parents! Upstairs is main living area with spectacular beams. Oak kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, oven and hob, microwave and large fridge/freezer. Comfy sofas, satellite TV/DVD and wood-burning insert fire. Large oak dining table. Three steps down lead to french doors opening out onto terrace with BBQ and garden. The terrace is shaded by mulberry, walnut and fig trees. Pick your own breakfast during the fig season!

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

My husband Tom and I came to live it Faysselle in 1999. We bought in 1998, with the intention of moving from the UK in 2002, but didn't last that long. Every time we left the place, we found it so much harder to return to the hustle and bustle of South East England and eventually decided to bring forward our retirement plans to make the most of living in such lovely surroundings. It was the best move we could ever have made and our life here was idyllic.

Sadly, Tom passed away in October 2015, but I want to carry on offering guests the chance to have a great holiday in this wonderful place.

We have enjoyed meeting guests from all over the world, many of whom return time and again, and have become good friends.

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From the Owner

When I was young, I was lucky enough to be taken on camping holidays every year to France and have loved the country ever since. From about the age of 8, I told my parents that when I grew up I was going to live in France, marry a rich French man and have a Pyrennean Mountain dog. Well, one out of three ain't bad and I have got two golden retrievers instead! Tom and I had come to the Dordogne on a holiday once, and although we loved the countryside, we couldn't stand the hordes of people and traffic. We then came to this area only 1.5 hours to the south, and immediately felt we could make a home here. Rolling countryside, farms tucked away down long driveways, and farmers still using their tractors from yesteryear. It is surely rural France at its best.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Toulouse at 100 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Saint Maurin at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 750 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Bon Encontre at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Agen TGV at 25 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A62 at 25 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : St Maurin at 4 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Montaigu Leisure Lake at 20 Kilometres Car: necessary


Although we are 200km from both the Atlantic and Mediterranean, there are a number of leisure lakes with beaches in the area. Montaigu du Quercy is a favourite with our guests for its sandy beach, pedalos, swimming lake and restaurant.


Toulouse airport 75 minutes.

Bergerac airport 90 minutes.

Bordeaux airport 120 minutes.

Carcasonne airport 120 minutes.

All have good car hire facilities.

Calais 585 miles.

St Malo 450 miles

Agen TGV station 30 minutes. To Paris or Lille for connection with Eurostar.


4km to local villages with shops and restaurant. 20km to Agen for large supermarkets. 10km to Puymirol for 3 Star Michelin restaurant, local restaurant, pharmacist, doctor, dentist, mini-supermarket.

Further Details:

This area is definitely laid back rural France, with little traffic and no hustle and bustle. Plenty of activities to keep all ages happy. Water sports on the rivers Lot and Garonne, riding, golf, fishing, go-carting, parachuting etc are all close by. Parc Walibi in Agen is just 35 minutes away - a great theme park but without the long queues! Parc en Ciel a is a tree top adventure park with aerial rope ways - 45 minutes. Les Paillotes water park in Valence d'agen is 30 minutes. There are plenty of beautiful bastide villages to explore in the area. Those closest are Penne d'Agenais, Tournon dAgenais, Pujols, Puymirol and Lauzerte. Many of the local villages have night markets during the Summer for an outdoor eating experience. Agen has numerous free open air concerts during the Summer, with all varieties of world music. The owners, Tom and Judy, live on site with their two golden retrievers. We try to remain as much 'out of sight' as possible, but are always available to give information and advice if required, and also to help with any translations you may need for unforeseen requirements like doctor or dentist. Our dogs are extremely soft and soppy, and adore having children to play with!


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
24 Sep 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Apr 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
10 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Aug 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Sep 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £40
Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Stay tax £0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Booking Notes:
For direct bookings, I require a 20% deposit to secure a booking. The balance will be due eight weeks before the holiday commences, along with a security deposit of £200.

Changeover Day:
During July and August, our changeover day is Saturday. Arrival is after 4pm and departure before 10am. Outside of these months, we endeavour to be flexible on changeover day to allow allow guests to take advantage of cheaper air fares etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 08-Sep-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, King-size bed.
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • One double and one twin on ground floor which remain delightfully cool during our hot summers. The third (twin) bedroom has its own staircase and is more secluded, although still within earshot for parents!


  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Wifi available in all houses. All bedrooms have fans and insect screens in the windows. Cot, high chair, baby buggy and change mat are available, also a buggy. Couchant has a wood burning insert fire for for Autumn/Spring lets. Levant has a wood burning fire which recuperates into upstairs double bedroom, making it an ideal winter let. Outside: 10.5m x 5.5m tiled pool. Toddler pool to side, with waterfall dropping between the two. Large sunbathing terraces with parasols, and sun loungers for all guests. The pool is alarmed. Table football and mini-pool table. Swings and swing ball, badminton and boules, pool toys and inflatables provided. Twelve acres of grounds to explore. Path leads down past a natural source in a tiny cave, and a pond, to large field bordered by a stream. The field is a carpet of wild flowers in the early summer, including several varieties of orchids. Deer and red squirrel are often seen around the property. Ideal spot for birdwatching.

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