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Old Stone Farmhouse near Roquecor

Overview

Property

Updated: 18-Nov-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian

7 Reviews

5
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

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: Apr 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Mar 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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: Mar 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

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: Mar 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
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Sydney
5

Peace. Perfect peace.

  • 5 of 5

Le Pouch is in unspoiled countryside surrounded by fields of sunflowers in the summer. It's owners have retained the rustic feel of the farmhouse while adding essential modern amenities and comforts. We were a group of 3 generations all of whom found the space to enjoy and relax in this wonderfully unpretentious home and it's grounds (that include a great swimming pool). I would thoroughly recommend to those who want to get away from it all. Peace. Perfect peace.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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sussex
5

Le Pouch

  • 5 of 5

This house fulfilled all our expectations and more. Full of charm and very peaceful. Lots of fun around the pool and some epic games of table tennis. When we were there the property was surrounded by fields of sunflowers. The house is really comfortable with a great kitchen for cooking up a feast. Lovely furnishings add to the character of this old farm house.

Pretty much a different market for each day of the week in many of the beautiful local villages. Swimming lakes, scenic walks, bastide towns, canoeing on the River Lot, local wines, all a short drive away. Although we barely left the house in our second week except to get our morning croissants.

We loved it and can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
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Location

From the Owner

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!

Activity and Interests

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

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter/Spring 17/17
12 Nov 2016 - 12 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£214
for 3 nights
£500
 
 
Mid Season 2017
13 May 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
High Season
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 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.

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Facilities

From the Owner

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!

Property Type

  • farmhouse

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

Entertainment

  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural

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

Bathrooms

  • 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

Outside

  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

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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