Gite in Tarn et Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees, France - Terre Negre in Belveze ,Peaceful Rural Location, Situated Near The Medieval Village Of Lauzerte
This beautiful Gite is in a converted stone barn with high beamed ceilings and has it's own private terrace for dining, whilst you gaze at the views of the surrounding countryside and listen to the birds. The Gite is near the owner's house, but completely independent and private and not overlooked. The property is set in over 4 acres of land, including woods, dingly dell paths and a meadow full of rare wild flowers and orchids in the Spring. In the summer you can help yourself to the cherries, apples, pears, plums , damsons, figs and peaches that grow in the orchard - a perfect place to have your picnic. Or just merely sit and gaze at the wildlife around. See if you can spot the wild deer who visit the meadow or the large brave hare not to mention numerous birds which include buzzards, larks, woodpeckers, blue tits , owls, golden orioles, doves. Or just spend the day lazing in the hammock with a good book or sitting by the solar heated, salt water pool.
Top Traveller Review
Fantastic Family Holiday!
About the Owner
Having both lived in London, and enjoyed the fast paced life there for over 20 years we decided that a new chapter was needed. This is the chapter of peace, fresh air, birdsong, wildlife, bunnies and time for good friends, laughter and wine.
Guestbook comments from the owner
''...for anyone longing for that exclusive and stylish break in the French countryside surrounded by beautiful scenery,sunshine, a warm welcome and access to some of the most delicious cuisine...and wine of course..this is where you'll find it. Spent a 4 fabulous days. .." TB London April 2011
5 based on 3 holidaymaker reviews
Fantastic Family Holiday!
We had a fantastic week at Terre Negre with our 16 month old daughter. The gite is beautiful with lots of original features and fantastic views across unspoiled rural countryside. The swimming pool was brilliant and enjoyed by all with the entire property letting you escape from it all with chickens, dogs, table-tennis, fresh fruit and a trampoline. Mimi and Simon were great and they have promised that everyone who stays gets at least one portion of home-made trifle each visit! Fully recommended and brilliant for children!
A great little find
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Mimi and Simon's gite. The gite is immaculately clean and has everything you need for your holiday. The grounds are beautiful and the swimming pool was very welcome on the hot summer days (and it is much bigger in real life than it looks in the photos!) The area is very pretty and there are lots of scenic drives or walks that you can take. We recommend going cray fishing with Mimi and the dogs, but wear old clothes! Mimi and Simon went out of their way to make sure our holiday was everything we wanted it to be, but without being too intrusive. They will leave you to it if you just want to chill out on your own, or will go into town with you for the local fete and they can recommend loads of decent restaurants and places to go and things to do. We feel like we have made 3 new friends and they also convinced us to get a puppy when we got back to the UK! We left there very reluctantly and with tears in our eyes but we really hope to get back there in summer 2014. They are excellent hosts and we wouldn't hesitate in recommending their property to anyone.
A fantastic family holiday
Had a wonderful 2 weeks here. Comfortable Gite with lovely,private terrace where we ate all our meals. Amazing pool- huge! - very comfortable sun beds. Lovely hosts who made us feel very welcome and gave lots of great advice about where to visit and what to do in the beautiful area. Loved it!
From the Owner
“This area is well known for it's outstanding natural beauty. The summer is spectacular with it's fields of sunflowers that seem to be nodding 'bonjour' to you as you drive by leisurely. Birds celebrate the arrival of spring with their heart lifting songs and the land is awash with blossom, purple irises, buds, flowers and warmth. With the unspoilt rolling hills, fields and woods to gaze upon it is easy to let go and breathe deeply. Heaven .”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Parachute school where solo and tandem jumps can be arranged.
Open Air Yoga
Montaigu has it's own leisure lake with beach, diving area, pedalos, swimming and play areas and a cafe. There is also another large 20 acre, very private lake 5 mins drive away for walking around or fishing in . No need to drive to the coast but if you wish to it's only a 2 hour drive away. Ideal for a day trip .
Nearest airports Toulouse and Bergerac both just over an hour away .
Agen TGV. Calais 9hours drive
Approximately 8 km to Lauzerte a beautiful medieval village with all facilities including boulangerie, cafes, restaurants, bank , doctors , deli and supermarket nearby. Approximately 7 km to Montaigu du Quercy post office, doctors, vets, cafe, boulangerie supermarket etc.
Childminding with activities and babysitting available. I was an Ofsted Registered childminder in London for several years and have a valid first aid certificate for babies and children.
A perfect opportunity for that Romantic meal in one of the excellent, nearby restaurants.
Delicious home cooked meals with wine also available please enquire about menu and prices .
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Oct 2016 - 5 Nov 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Additional pricing information
|Linen and housekeeping||£50|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
Book directly with owners. £200 deposit required balance to be paid 6 weeks before arrival. £200 security deposit to be paid upon arrival will be returned within 2 weeks of departure. Linen fee is waived for European guests who bring their own bedding, linen and towels .
Peak periods change over day Saturday, but can be flexible by prior arrangement. Arrival after 4pm. Departure by 10am. Other check in/out times can be arranged
Deposit of £200 per week is required to book your dates. Balance is payable within 6 weeks of arrival.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“There are myriad little hill top villages with nooks and crannies to explore. Roquecor, Tournon, Penne d'Agennais with it's winding little alleys and cafes, restaurants and a spectacular vista. Nearby Lauzerte is a delightful medieval village steeped in history. Sunday mornings can be lazily enjoyed with a pre lunch preamble around the market in Montcuq . Moissac with it's abbey and cloisters is definitely worth a visit. Less than an hour away is Cahors famous for it's delicious inky wines. Toulouse the pink city just over an hour away. Chateaux, vineyards, farms, lakes all a short drive away. Nearer to home is Montaigu du Quercy's lake with swimming, beaches, diving, children's play areas, cafe and parking. All at 5 mins drive away.”
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Kitchen ...
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- Heated Pool
- Private Pool
- children welcome
- autumn foliage
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- mountain biking
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom with shower, WC, sink. Toiletries can be provided by prior arrangement if you are travelling with only hand luggage.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Double bedroom with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin singles. Both bedrooms have high ceilings with wooden beams.
- Golf ...
- Ski & Snowboard ...
- Notes on accommodation: We can accept very well behaved dogs as we have two pet mini lop rabbits and chickens who roam freely in our grounds and who would object to being chased! Outside: Large 12 x 6m solar heated,salt water swimming pool with roman steps. Quality sun loungers, large parasols. Large Trampoline, outdoor table tennis, Badminton. BBQ. Garden, Woods and meadow to walk through. Utility Room: You're on holiday! Laundry done for you for a small additional charge so you can relax. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning can be arranged by prior arrangement, Towels and linen included in the price. Guests are requested to bring their own pool towels. Guests are asked to leave the property in a clean and tidy condition upon departure. Other: Private sheltered terrace with outdoor wooden table and chairs with lovely views. Perfect for watching the sunset. BBQ. Chiminea.