Sleeps 2-3 ( 1 Bedroom)
Bedroom has a queen size bed, 2 bedsides table/lams.
Wardrobe, chair, chest of draws, large mirror.
Bedroom is very specious with the nice views over the valley.
Bathroom has a shower, towel dryer/heater, wc with the basin and storage shelf.
kitchen area is compact , but well equipped. Gas cooker/oven, microwave, toaster, coffee machine, iron/ironing board, washing machine, fridge/freezer.
Cozy seating/dining area equipped with British satellite TV/DVD/CD,free WiFi, double sofa bed, which could be used for extra sleeping space, book case, table games/DVDs/books, dinning table and 4 chairs.
Highchair is provided on request.
Linen and towels are included in the price. Maid service available on request for extra charge.
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.
Top Traveller Review
Best holiday yet.
About the Owner
About Steve or Edite Hill
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!
Steve or Edite Hill purchased this apartment in 2008
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.
(1 traveller reviews)
Best holiday yet.
Steve and Edite greeted us with a fabulous warm welcome. Nibbles and a glass or two of wine were quaffed. It was much appreciated after a long car journey. The gite was very clean and has everything that you needed to make your stay enjoyable. We stayed in the larger gite for two weeks which has a pleasant shaded terrace, plus BBQ for alfresco dining . The pool was spotless and clear and was very refreshing after our two weeks of sizzling weather (SCORCHIO). It has a great shaded terrace and seating area if you want to escape the searing sun. It also has a shower, sauna and toilet (very handy, so you don’t have to traipes back to your gite all dripping wet) A fridge to place your beers and lunch and BBQ. Steve and Edite were always on hand if needed and suggested excellent places to see, and explore. Plus the superb local Auberge de Miramont to eat in with a delicious Menu du Jour for 14€ , three courses, wine included!!. The night markets (seasonal) in local villages are a must and have a very amicable atmosphere. Touffailles has some spectacular scenery in and around its environs. We explored the nearby charming medieval villages of Lauzert, Moissac, Beauville, Montague de Quercy and beyond. The Sunday market at Montcuq is delightful and Steve will tell you the best place to park (go early). We still haven’t finished exploring the area and are going back next year. Can’t wait.
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.
- Away From It All
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- 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
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
- Bedroom 1
- Terrace ...
- Golf ...
- 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.