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Old Stone Farmhouse near Roquecor

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Farmhouse in Ferrussac, Tarn et Garonne, Midi Pyrenees, France - Beautiful Farmhouse in Secluded Hamlet, Private Swimming Pool and Fabulous Views

Le Pouch is the name of the hamlet as the house itself doesn't have a name although it is referred to by locals as La Maison de la Grandmere as the local matriach used to live there. Part of the hamlet is still a working farm and chickens may walk across the garden. The area is known for its prunes and the sitting room still has the remains of an old prune oven and the original terracotta floor. The walls are very thick which means the house is cool in the heat of the summer. The house has lovely old features such as the stone staircase and old stone sinks in the bedrooms. The upstairs rooms are light and airy with views over the garden and sweeping out into the countryside. You are welcome to bring your dogs with you but do remember those free range chickens. Le Pouch is definitely a family house with doors being left open and much of life is spent outside, eating, swimming, snoozing in the garden. We hope you love it as much as we do.


Owner
Zena Marchington
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
18 November, 2017

About Zena Marchington

I am a language teacher and Ian is a marketing person but we both have a life-long love of France and it was definitely a shared dream to go and live in France for a couple of years. The children were 5 & 7 when we arrived - perfect for lang learning - and ended up fluent at the end of the 2 years with fabulous local accents that make my Parisian cousins hoot with laughter. Ian's French went from vitually zero to expert in certain areas - food of course, plus he can probably name every item in the local builders' yard. We now live back in the UK but part of all of us is over there and itching to get back.

Zena Marchington purchased this farmhouse in 2002

Why Zena Marchington chose Roquecor

We bought Le Pouch knowing virtually nothing about the area but now can't believe our luck. It's the orchard of France, famed for Agen prunes but full of fields of cherry, apple, apricot and pear trees as well. The area was also important during the 100 years war and features many fortified hill-top towns known as Bastides which have remained virtually unchanged since medieval times with narrow cobbled streets, cloistered market squares with regluar markets with local produce. I feel at my most French with a basket of tomatoes, saucisson, walnut tarts etc in one hand and a tray of peaches balanced on my hip. When we first arrived at Le Pouch there was one cold tap and no loo & Ian has lovingly restored the house. It is comfortable and welcoming but not chic - no frilly curtains here!

What makes this farmhouse unique

One of the lovely things about Le Pouch is it's remoteness. If you like birds you are in for a treat - lots of birds of prey, a resident hoopoe and swallows who dive-bomb the pool. The night sky is fabulous. If you lie down on the grass at night & look up you will see millions of stars & often shooting stars. Ian & I also both adore cooking and you will find a very well stocked kitchen (we even have an ice-cream maker). You can pick fruit from the orchard (apricots, cherries, greengages) and make your own jam to go with those croissants!

Location

Nearest Airport
78 Kilometres
Bergerac & Toulouse
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Roquecor
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Roquecor & Montaigu
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Inland Beach round lake - Montaigue
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Le Pouch is the name of the hamlet as the house itself doesn't have a name although it is referred to by locals as La Maison de la Grandmere as the local matriach used to live there. Part of the hamlet is still a working farm and chickens may walk across the garden.

Further Details:

Close to medieval hilltop village with shop, bakery and cafe. Pretty villages all around with typical French markets - one for every day of the week.

Great activities for younger kids - canoeing on the Lot, parc en ciel (Go Ape), ping pong table, local lake with 'beach'.

Fabulous sites for the adults - local produce markets every day of the week, chateaux, vineyards - or just relax by the pool and read.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Roquecor in Tarn-et-Garonne

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • rural
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Separate bathroom with bath/shower, loo and bidet. Outside loo.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6+ (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 double bedroom and 1 twin plus sofa bed in sitting room for guests
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Outside: Large area in front of house for eating, playing table tennis, barbecueing, parking. Large garden at the rear of the house with garden leading out to fruit orchard and then open fields. You can take the table round to the back of the house if you wish to eat there. The pool is set in the orchard with stunning 360 degree views with a fabulous view of the sun setting over Ferrussac village. It is 10x5m with 2 underwater lights for night swimming. Lots of sun loungers/chairs and parasols. Utility Room: Separate utility room in adjacant barn with washing machine, tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels provided and changed between lettings. House is to be left clean and tidy. Additional cleaning to be negotiated (at very reasonable rate) with housekeeper. Other: Separate downstairs loo and sink in room with garden equipment.

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Old Stone Farmhouse near Roquecor
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5

Idyllic rural farmhouse with fantastic pool

  • 5 of 5

A great weeks stay- farmhouse very comfortable and a very warm welcome with lots of ideas of where to go locally.

Swimming pool was fantastic for many an hour chilling out with the children. The hammock was useful for relaxing afterwards (as was the local red wine).

Friendly local villagers and a very helpful owner

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely comments. Really glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks also for the new pool toys which I'm sure other guests will enjoy too. It's always interesting when guests slightly rearrange furniture or move things. I love the coloured tea lights on top of the wood burning stove. Thanks also for leaving the house so tidy, it was great arriving after a long journey and not feeling I had to instantly start cleaning. Zena
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The property is great, full of character.

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our holiday at Le Pouch. Kids loved the pool and table tennis. Plenty of small town's and markets to explore in the area. The owner was also really helpful responding to all our questions quickly.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ah - thanks. So glad you enjoyed your stay.
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United Kingdom
5

Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The 5 of us (3 teenagers and their paymasters) had a great week at this delightful house in mid summer.

Despite the inevitable sunshine there's plenty of cool shade, especially under the trees between the house and the pool.

The pool is of course the perfect way to cool off and have some fun; it's just the right size and depth to enjoy.

We did a bit of touring whilst there to several of the nearby old hill-top villages - really interesting on market days to get some local produce and do some people watching!

Overall a great house, well-furnished and stylish, with plenty to do; a chance to improve one's table tennis as well as swimming.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2011
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cirencester
5

Le Pouch

  • 5 of 5

Le Pouch nestles in a beautiful hamlet and working farm. Enjoying the architecture is an essential part of the holiday. You feel like time has stood still for many years. It feels old and blissfully isolated and yet modern amenities are only a few minutes drive away. The owners have sensitively located the swimming pool behind the orchard, in order to provide this luxury, without spoiling the timeless feel of the house. Sitting outside, in front of the superb façade of the house is an absolute joy, for breakfast, lunch or dinner and a perfect place to play boules or table tennis for the more energetic.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Alkmaar
5

Ontspanning

  • 5 of 5

Rust en calmte in een leuke omgeving. We waren bijna de hele tijd in de prachtige keuken en tuin. Een aanrader voor de cultuurliefhebber is Moissac: een van de mooiste Romaanse kerken van Europa. Maar de markten in de buurt hebben ook hun charmes!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Second stay at Le Pouch

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Le Pouch and we will be back. Great location for exploring rural France with local towns, villages and bastides. Sunflowers are amazing in the surrounding fields. The cottage is part of a farmhouse and we were left to our own devices and had a great time on both of our holidays. The pool is about 30 metres from the house itself and the kids and the rest of the family had a great time there during the day and in the evening the kitchen was the hub before the meal al fresco each evening. Table tennis and a good set of DVDs ensured the kids were never bored when they'd had enough of the pool. Great cottage, typical French stonework. Recommend!!!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2011
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Roquecor, Midi-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring 2018
17 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£643
for 5 nights
£900
 
 
Early Summer 2018
14 Apr 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
£714
for 5 nights
£1,000
 
 
Mid Summer 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
Early Autumn 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£714
for 5 nights
£1,000
 
 
Late Autumn
22 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
£643
for 5 nights
£900
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£120
for 2 nights
From
£60
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner for booking details.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner for changeover day details. Normally Saturdays but negotiable outside main holiday season.


Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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