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Traditional Stone Farmhouse, Private Swimming Pool ,Air Conditioned Snooker Room



Updated: 22-Apr-2016
House in Touzac, Lot, Midi Pyrenees, France - Spacious, Light, Well Appointed House With Great Views, Sleeps 10 Plus Cot

Set in the Lot region of South West France is this wonderful traditional stone built farmhouse with its attached converted barn, offering five bedrooms, two shower rooms and one bathroom,to accommodate 10 (plus cot) in comfort. The property is well appointed and has all mod cons. On offer is a large private swimming pool, snooker table,table tennis, boules and loads of space both inside and outside. Away from the house the 10 minute walk into the village of Touzac is well worth while, for the dramatic weir on the river Lot where you can fish, swim or picnic. For a meal prepared for you, head for the friendly local bar/restaurant serving simple home cooked French and international dishes. If you're looking for a more á la carte dining experience in beautiful surroundings then head for the "Source Blue", just a 5 minute walk from the village centre. You can burn a few calories after your meal playing tennis on a very good single court in the village (ticket obtained from the Marie).

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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3 Reviews

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Great trip!

  • 5 of 5

This is beautiful house in a beautiful location.

The description of the house I found to be accurate but in reality it has a real wow factor! This is a large property that can accommodate a lot of people - the Barn is huge. You could have two families living at the property without getting on top of each other. The snooker room is a real treat - lovely table could have spent hours in there. A small thing but a real plus, is the provision of pool towels it saves loads of space in the cases and a real help. I wish all house owners did this. There was plenty of inflatable bits to go in the pool and pump (saved me blowing them up!)

The property was spotlessly clean on arrival with the smell of polish, cleaned floors and cleaned loos - could not be faulted. Kitchen was well equipped. The tv took a bit of working but we got there in the end.

The Owner (Martin) provided great customer service - good communication and easy to deal with. Deposit came back to very speedily.

Would I recommend this to my friends and family? -Absolutely Yes as long as they invited us along!

The Lot valley is beautiful area with plenty of old villages to see. The area has vineyards everywhere including at the one front door and one at the back door. Look out for the odd tractor on passing the front gate when you pull out the drive. Supermarkets big and small are not too far away (you need a car) that can cover most needs. The local village has a bar and a interesting little bridge over the Lot. The village of Puy-l'Évêque is beautiful especially walking round the small back roads of the village which is about 20 to 30 mins away. We took the bikes at the house out for a spin around the vineyard, the river and village - good fun.

I would to thank the Owner for allowing us time in this beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful review! It's lovely to know the house is as good as and in reality better than the description, everyone seems to say it has the "wow factor" The cleanliness of the property is our number one priority, we insist on it and our wonderful team who look after the house deliver every time! a huge thank you to them as always.
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Superb Gite

  • 5 of 5

Maison Carpignac is better than the photos!! We had a fantastic holiday in this extremely spacious Gite which had so much to offer and compliment our time in the Lot. The bikes were great for exploring in smaller groups and the snooker and table tennis table meant that there was always a tournament to be getting on with! The pool was fantastic with amazing views ,so relaxing and of course suitable for synchronised swimming and diving!

We will never forget the fire-works at Puy- l'Eveque and also the great day of canoeing from there enjoyed by everyone.

There are fantastic markets in the area and also a large supermarket 10mins away so we made good use of the bbq ,kitchen range cooker and the al fresco dinning table!

Maison Carpignac is in a perfect location ,being rural but not too isolated. Our older teenagers enjoyed the walk to the local bar in Touzac and grown-ups managed the odd quick visit too!

We have highly recommend this Gite to our friends and relatives!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Maison Carpignac is probably the best house we have ever stayed in.... The house itself is huge, and whilst we are a family of five holidaying on our own it would easily accommodate two families. It is very well-appointed and a lot of care appears to have been taken in selecting the furniture / ornaments etc.

We had a fabulous time there.....we spent long lazy days by the pool, admiring the beautiful scenery....the view from the patio is breathtaking as it overlooks the cliffs over the Lot river..... There is a canopy by the dining room for shade when the sun becomes too hot and this extends on to the lawned garden which is enormous, and makes a great cricket pitch!

In the evening the lounge makes a fantastic place to relax with a good book, or as we did, play table tennis.

There were some bikes in the garage which we used to cycle down to the river, or the patisserie in Puy L'Eveque.

We hardly ventured out even though there are lots of places to visit....the house and pool and garden, and the sunshine were enough for a perfect family holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We fell in love with the area whilst touring on holiday in the late nineties, this was followed by holidays renting lovely old farmhouses, each time feeling so at home with the local people and relaxed way of life. We kept thinking "maybe one day, just maybe", well the "rest is history" as they say. In 2003 we bought our farmhouse, the character, space and views that we had always wanted was ours and easy to get to.

Activity and Interests


There is a lovely lake beach at Catus, with boating ,fishing, tennis and restaurant only 30 minutes away on the road to Cahors. Great family day out.


Bergerac is the nearest airport (1 hour); Flybe and Ryanair

Bordeaux; (2hrs15) British Airways,Easyjet

Cross Channel; 10 hours from Calais with two shorts stops

By rail; 8 hrs15mins Eurostar to Paris, TGV to Agen (1 hr from house)

we would recommend the use of a car for your stay, all of the above destinations have car hire available


The house is on the outskirts of Touzac, the centre of which is 1km away. Duravel is 5 minutes drive (bakers, tennis, tourist info at the Marie)

Puy l`eveque is 15 minutes drive and is a picturesque market town on the river Lot.

Cahors is the medieval centre of the area a 30 minute drive away, a wonderful historic city on the Lot.

St Cirqe Le Popie is 1hour 30minutes away and is a breathtaking clifftop village.

Chateaux are everywhere, the nearest is Chateau Bonaguil just 15 minutes drive.

Further Details:

Touzac has a friendly bar/restaurant "Le Rendezvous" in the centre, or an a la carte at "Le source Blue" just outside of the village, both of which are an easy walk from the house. There is a good selection of restaurants in Puy l`eveque, including the popular Hotel Henry, where the owner Bernard will be more than happy to ensure you have a good evening, particularly nice on a warm summer evening, are the tables in the garden. Restaurants here with river views are the "Creperie" on one side and immediately opposite is the "Battellier". For an unforgettable view whilst dining then the "Hotel Belle Vue" at the top of the village, one not to miss.

Prayssac five minutes further on is a lovely market town with many good restaurants.

Supermarkets are 10 mins drive in Montayral, with L`eclerc, Intermarche and Lidl.


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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes: Guests must sign a rental agreement and terms and condition forms with the property owner.
A £500 deposit is required, the balance payable 8 weeks prior to start date. If booked within 8 weeks of start date the full amount is payable on booking. An additional £500 damages/security deposit is required when balance is paid.
Strictly no smoking or pets allowed.
Please note that at any one time there may be several interested parties for the same dates, i will of course answer all enquiries and questions as quickly as possible, but bookings are strictly taken on a "first come first served" basis.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Arrivals after 4pm, departures by 10am.
Strictly no early arrivals or late departures please

Notes on prices:
Prices include electric, bottled gas, water, wood, linen and towels, mid weekend bed linen and towel change if staying for 2 weeks.

Only available for rent between May and September.

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From the Owner

MaisonCarpignac is spacious enough to be enjoyed by a large group of people, together or seperately, indeed if you want just "me time" while the others are swimming or playing snooker, you`ll always find somewhere inside our out just for yourself

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Upstairs in the house is a large bathroom, with shower enclosure, bath with shower attachment and w.c. Next door separate w.c and basin. Downstairs between the house and barn there is a shower room and w.c. Upstairs in the barn serving beds 4&5 is a shower room and w.c.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: In the house there is bedroom one with double bed and triple aspect, Bedroom 2 with two single beds, Bedroom 3 with two single beds, In the barn bedrooms 4 & 5 one with double bed and one with two single beds. All with simple hanging and drawer space.All bedrooms have floor standing fans.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: This property offers large bright living areas, spread throughout the house and the attached converted barn. There are three bedrooms in the house and two in the barn and therefore lends itself perfectly for 2 families/groups to share. The property is very large and great for groups to enjoy without being on top of each other, there’s always somewhere quiet if you want inside or out. The barn living room is a vast vaulted ceiling room, cool during the day and great for an evening party The large (10x5) pool is great for all day fun, has a huge 100 sqm paved terrace for sun bathing and both can be lit to extend your fun into the evening. The dining room has two sets of doors leading onto a covered terrace for lunch out of the sun or dining on a warm evening (the BBQ is here but is mobile) On a warm evening head for the "snooker room", with its air conditioning and antique full size table, its a great way to end the day, may be whilst the others are playing table tennis in the barn. Outside: Set in approximately one acre of grassed garden there is plenty of room to enjoy. There is a large private 10x5 m pool with offset steps for ease of access and to allow those more serious swimmers to do their lengthsm it is 0.8m to 1.9 in depth. Sun loungers and parasols are provided. There is a pool alarm which meets the French Law requirements Both the pool and large surrounding paved terrace can be lit in the evening for a perfect end to the day. The pool terrace can be directly accessed from the barn living room. The house rear has a covered terrace with tables and chairs and a charcoal BBQ. The river Lot runs along the bottom of the fields at the back (200m) and can be accessed for fishing. The property is surrounded by diverse farmland and countryside and is great for walking and cycling (some bikes provided) Utility Room: Situated in the barn there is a utility area with washing machine and double sink. Iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels (including pool) and bed linen are included, Towels and bed linen are changed once a week. the house is cleaned prior to your arrival. Other: A separate air conditioned out building has a full size English Antique snooker table and seating

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