Farmhouse in Touffailles, Tarn-en-Garone, Midi Pyrenees, France - The Gite Overlooking Woods & Meadows 5min Walk From Village Of Touffailles
Welcome to Cruzel. Our two self-catering accommodations are set in the village of Touffailles, SW France, secluded in a beautiful valley with panoramic views across oak-land woods, lavender and sunflower fields. In total could sleep from 2 to 8 people. Excellent for parents/children & grandparents. Both gites are fully equipped for self-contained holidays, a spacious cottage for 4/5 and a main house annex for 2/3. In our gites you can relax, unwind, forget the stresses and enjoy the peaceful French countryside. Activities: swimming, walking, cycling, caving, rock climbing, par-ascending, golf, horse riding and canoeing and much more. Touffailles village has a boulangerie / grocery store, post office and tennis court walking distance from the house. Restaurants, shops & local markets 10 min drive by car. We look forward to being your hosts during your holiday.
Details for holiday cottage Sleeps 2-/5, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom
Bedroom 1 with king size bed, 2 bedside tables/lamps, chest draws,large mirror.
Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds, chest of draws, mirror and a wardrobe.
Both bedrooms are very comfortable, nice and cool during the hot season and cozy and warm in the winter.
Bathroom and wc are very spacious:
wc, basin, shower, towel dryer/heater, storage shelf and a washing machine.
Childrens bath provided on request.
Kitchen area is specious and well equipped. Gas cooker/oven, microwave, toaster, coffee machine,espresso machine, iron/ironing board, fridge/freezer.
Cozy and spacious seating area equipped with British satellite TV/DVD/CD,free WiFi, double sofa bed-extra sleeping space, book case, table: games/DVDs/books, 2 chairs, table lamp. Free standing wood burner makes the seating area very cozy.
Dining area with table comfortably seats 6 people. Side table for extra storage. Highchair is provided on request.
Linen and towels are included in the price.Maid service avilaible on request for extra charge
About the Owner
Hi, thank you for visiting our site. We are Steve & Edite Hill and we have chosen to settle in Touffailles due to it's beauty, tranquility, abundant wildlife, climate and convenient locality. Our property benefits from being surrounded by history and the name "Cruzel" could be found on local maps of the village from 1260. Steve is a 2CV restorer and France is a natural place for him to be. Edite works as an estate agent for Beauxvillages.com. Together we are enjoying walking, cycling and exploring this beautiful part of France. We are enjoying the life in Cruzel and would like to welcome you to share the experience however long or short it might be. So whatever your requirements for a particular day are, relax by the pool, or find adventure at the local sites it is your choice!
Guestbook comments from the owner
We arrived to be welcomed by apperetives by Steve & Edite. They have been wonderful host making us feel most welcome. We have stayed in many gites over the years, but have never met such passionate good willed and genuine concerned from the owners. The accommodation has been excellent and the pool wonderful. The canal ride in Moisac is also very pleasant in the Toulouse direction. Moissac itself and its Abbey is also worth a visit. We enjoyed the night market, gourmet food, more fun the gourmet. Lauzerte also worth a visit good supermarket & cheap petrol. Thanks to our host once again.
Chris & Catriona Herbert Ipswich, Suffolk, 2011
What a wonderful find, very comfortable accommodation... The lovely pool and BBQ were very much appreciated in the exceptional weather. Places to go, Cahors and the tiny train followed by tea water edge drink at St Cirq Lapopie, Lazerte, Moissac, Chateau de Banaquil and so many more.. We loved our time here.
Pat Archer & Pam Jackson
Victoria BC Canada
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
2CV maintenance and repairs full board. For more details please contact us. For group of 4 to 6 people who have like minded hobbies such as painting, golf, fishing, photography full/half board weeks could be arranged on request.
10 min drive to Montaque lake
20 min drive to Moisac Canal du Midi
2.5 hours drive to Narbone on the Mediterranean sea, south of France or 2.5 hours to the Atlantique coast near Bordeaux.
Flying to any of the following airports makes easy and stress less time at Cruzel. Bergerac and Toulouse 89km. It is essential that you also hire a car as access to anywhere is always 5km +. Car hire is possible though any of the large hire agencies. If you are a member of walking party/group and don’t want to hire a car we will collect/take you to an airport for a small fee. Driving: Touffailles can be reached in a day from the channel ports. From Calais- 12 hours driving time.
Markets - The Tarn et Garonne is justifiably proud of its farmers markets which can be found every day of the week. Lauzerte-10min, Monquc-15min, St Nicholas de la Grave or Moissac 25min, Valence d’agen or Montauban 30 min.
Vineyards - There are many different vineyards to visit: Domaine du Garinet at le Boulvé, Cave De Donzac, Cellier Du Brulhois in Layrac. Entertainment - The villages around are enlivened by concerts, plays and fetes. Toulouse, with its historic centre only 55 min away.
Touffailles has a boulangerie/grocery store and post office walking distance form the house. The local restaurants offer traditional quality cuisine at affordable prices; eg at Miramont you can enjoy 4 course lunch, wine included, for only E13.95!
Supermarket in Lauzerte- 9km from the gite. Horse riding - 9km away, an excellent equestrian centre, Domaine Equestre de Lauzerte. Le Cheval Blanc equestrian centre 15km from Cruzel and has 25 years experience in the trade. Water sports at Walibi Theme park at Agen where you will find an excellent leisure pool with slides and diving platforms.There is also a good water sports centre at St. Nicholas de la grave, with canoes, boats and pedalos for hire or why not stroll along the banks of the Tarn Garonne Rivers and enjoy the diversity of bird and wildlife? Although inland there are sandy beaches and water slides at the nearby park de loisirs at Montcuq which also has a superb Sunday Market. Le Plan d’Eau des Chenes at Montaigu de Quercy, 10km away, has a leisure lake offering tennis, a children’s play area, boats, pedalos, basketball court. The lake is ideal for water lovers both young and old. There is a safe area for young ones to play in the water and plenty of opportunity for more adventurous swimmers with floating platforms and diving boards. There also are shaded picnic tables and a bar and restaurant with lovely terrace overlooking the beach. National parachute school - For the more adventurous type there is a parachute school at Bouloc, 2km way from Cruzel. The parachute school can arrange Tandem Jumps. This is an undiscovered part of France with so much to see and do. White stone traditional farmhouses, mills and chapels, green valleys and forests, splashes of red, ochre and gold in the fields of crops and orchards of fruits, the finishing touches of yellow sunflowers and amazingly blue sky. The narrow street of the local villages, old stone buildings, churches.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
Medium - Autumn
28 Aug 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low - end of year
29 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£224|
Make contact with owner at any time. Deposit of 25% required when booking and the balance payable 6 weeks before arrival. Damage deposit of 25% required at the time of full payment, refunded in full on departure day after inspection.
In the high-peak season Saturday, departure 10am-arrival 4pm. Out of season-flexible.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in euros. B&B available out of high season at E45 per person on 2 people sharing or E55 single.
- Available arrival
- Guest House
- Away From It All
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Stereo ...
- Video Library
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- Outdoor Pool
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- freshwater fishing
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- see pics
- Golf ...
- Kayak / Canoe
- Ski & Snowboard ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: Pushchair provided. Outside: Table tennis under the big marquee. Football net. Badminton net/rackets. Basketball unit. Bikes to borrow. Excellent tennis court free of charge across the road. Large infinity (12x6m) swimming pool. Swimming pool toys are provided. Sun beds & parasol. Hot shower/changing room next to the sauna. Another solar shower next to the pool. Outside toilet next to the pool. Very comfortable well shaded seating/dining area under the big wooden terrace next to the pool equiped with gas BBQ , fridge & sauna. Each gite has private terrace with tables/chairs/parasol & coal BBQ. Private oak woods and gardens around the farmhouse.