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19th Century Stone Cottage,Private Pool and Garden,Touffailles,Tarn Et Garonne

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Tarn et Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees, France - Wonderful Peaceful Location In Rural Setting. Countryside Views. Close To All Amenities.

Built in 1849 this converted farmers cottage sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms.South facing sunny garden with wonderful shaded areas to escape the midday sun. Roman stepped private pool with surrounding terrace with views back to the house and surrounding countryside. House has frontal terrace with large farmhouse table for BBQ and outdoor dining. Fresh bread and groceries 3min drive at Touffailles. Montaigu with its beautiful leisure lake is less than a 10 min drive and offers all amenities of a small town. Fresh local produce available at the bustling Saturday market.

John Sullivan
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Welsh
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About John Sullivan

We have fallen in love with France over the years. We love the food, the wine, the people and the climate. We bought the cottage in 2007 and love the peace and tranquility that it offers us as we both have busy jobs in the UK, and love to switch off French style. Long lunches and evenings in the sun or lazy afternoons in front of the log fire in the winter. We have taken many means of transport to the cottage but our prefered option is on the motorbike!

John Sullivan purchased this cottage in 2007

Why John Sullivan chose Touffailles

We originally bought the cottage as an escape from it all getaway!! Our search began in the Dordogne but after many visits to France chose the idyllic, rural Tarn et Garonne. We found Access to the area served by both Bergerac and Toulouse ideal for cheap flights throughout the year. We also regularly drive down but really love to Ride down taking in France on the way. The local town markets,the night markets and the very slow pace of life here makes it a wonderful refuge.

What makes this cottage unique

We love the secluded aspect that the cottage has to offer. Yet is only a few minutes drive to the local villages. The properties nearest neighbour is the local farmer 1/2k down the lane, who would possibly be the only person you might see occasionally in the fields surrounding the house.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Touffailles in Tarn-et-Garonne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom with shower/bath and wc. Separate wc
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with Double bed Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Sorry no pets. Not recommended for children under 6 years. Outside: The private garden surrounds the house and is lawned and is approx 2000sqm. It has BBQ and outdoor furniture and large parasol. Furniture includes loungers, and chairs plus large farmhouse dining table on terrace. The pool is 8mx4m with a Roman end (steps leading down into pool) depth ranges from approx 1.25m to 2m at deep end. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bathroom towels and linen are included. Cleaning is between lets, though the pool will be cleaned each week. Poolside towels are not provided.


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19th Century Stone Cottage,Private Pool and Garden,Touffailles,Tarn Et Garonne
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Lavenham, Suffolk.

Quiet retreat.

  • 5 of 5

Fifth time here. Still as peaceful as ever. Two weeks of reading by the pool. Needs a new fridge.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic, quiet hideaway home

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at holiday villas all over France during the past 40 years, but this has to be one of the very best. It feels homely rather than just a holiday let. The property was exactly as described and the couple of questions we asked of John by e mail were responded very promptly.

The whole property was spotlessly clean with an excellent range of kitchen equipment. Even nicer was that the house had a supply of kitchen basics, salt, pepper, cooking oil, herbs and spices etc, which meant you didn't have to buy these just for a week.

The welcome pack had dishwasher tablets, new chopping board along with kitchen roll, jams and a bottle of water and one of wine.

The beds were extremely comfortable and so too were the settee in the lounge.

A fantastic pool with loungers chairs tables and a hammock provided plenty of outdoor choices.

A brilliant property that we will certainly use again.

Thanks John and Rhian.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I have just spent a wonderful 2 weeks at Pech Tintou. John was extremely helpful in every way and provided a lovely welcome pack on arrival. The house was the perfect base to explore this magical part of France and there was plenty of information in the house to help us choose where to go. The sunflower fields and pretty Bastide villages were a delight. We especially loved all the markets, especially the night markets with food and wine a plenty and great local company. We loved watching the deer, hares and the buzzards in the field behind the house and we managed to get a great photo of one of the cute little Loirs that partied on the roof at night! Cycling along the Canal from Moissac and picnicing in the banks of the Lot were also highlights, but the best part of every day was returning to this idyllic place with the fantastic pool to cool down in. Thank you so much for an amazing holiday - we really hope to return again. Jenny and David.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. It's great you loved the house and it's location as much as we do, and that you had a lovely holiday. Also Pleased that the wildlife came out to play for you. All the best.
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Idyllic country cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in this beautiful cottage and we found it just as charming as last year. The property listing is extremely accurate in terms of its description of the layout and facilities available.On arrival the property was spotlessly clean and we really liked the little 'welcome pack' which was left for us, which included a bottle of wine, new chopping board and kitchen utensils and a few other handy essentials. We loved the absolute peace and quiet at the cottage, which was only spoiled by the squeals of delight from our two girls enjoying the fabulous pool! The cottage is ideally situated for exploring the region with so many pretty towns, villages and historic sites to explore - all within an hours drive. We particularly enjoyed visiting the little town of Montcuq, Castle Bonaguil and cycling the Lot Valley veloroute. John provided excellent customer service, responding promptly to emails, dealing efficiently with payments and returning breakages deposits. He also welcomed any feedback we had to give. No surprise then that we will be returning to this lovely cottage next summer.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We are both thrilled you all had another lovely holiday at the house,and we will look forward to welcoming you all back again next year.
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Lavenham, Suffolk.

Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

What a delight. So peacefully, you can't help but relax. The cottage is well situated to enable you to see and sample what the area has to offer. We have been coming to this area for the last 25 years, so the isolation suited us well, having done the exploring years ago. The pool is ample and surprisingly warm for June. The listing is accurate and John was very accessible prior to and during our stay. We have already booked for 2015.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review.Really pleased you had a great time and enjoyed the location.Thankyou for your booking next year.We look forward to welcoming you again.
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Romantic getaway

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our holiday, it lived up to everything it said in it's listing, very rustic French with the added bonus of the lovely pool which I took full advantage of. It was so private and peaceful yet well situated for exploring all the towns and markets, so many in under a hours drive or you could just pop to the local village just five minutes away. We will definitely be going back, it is such a beautiful area and the setting of the property could only be described as romantic.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fishing, Canoing, Horse riding, Parachutism, Rambling.


Bergerac airport 65km or Toulouse airport 100km. Hire car is essential from either airport. The driving distance from Brittany coast is about 10 hours.


Touffailles 2k

Montaigu 7k

Lauzerte 10k

Agen 45k

Further Details:

Local horse-riding, go-karting, Parc Walibi (for younger children), River Lot & River Garonne for fishing etc, wine-tasting, cheese-tasting, foie-gras museum and tasting, many lovely local bistro's and restaurants. Nearby towns and villages hold summer evening entertainment with food-sellers for crepes/wine/bread/moules which is great for family entertainment. Grottes (prehistoric caves) visits.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Touffailles, Midi-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To book, send an email or telephone. If available the house will be reserved until your deposit and contract are returned. 25% of the total rent is due with the booking; the balance, plus a £200 breakage deposit, is due 6 weeks before your arrival.

Changeover Day:
Normally changeover will be Saturday, but we will try to be flexible to meet your travel arrangements.Please contact me alternative arrangements. Time of arrival is 4 pm, departure by 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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