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Luxury Villa, French Style. Total comfort, huge private pool (salt-water,heated

Overview

Property

Updated: 04-Dec-2016
Sleeps 8, top quality(see reviews)12 x 4m private heated pool, spectacular views

A contemporary conversion of a classic Quercy stone barn, this spacious house sleeps 8 comfortably in 2 SuperKing size Doubles, 2 x Twin rooms. With 2 bathrooms, separate wcs, all new in the last 18 months. Open plan kitchen - new for 2016. Superb outdoor sofa area and new deck for 2017

12m x 4m heated, private salt-water pool with terracing and sun-loungers.

Shaded terracing with BBQ and outdoor table and chairs for dining al fresco.

Exceptionally quiet, rural village setting, small restaurant close by.

Surrounded by agricultural land and set within a small sleepy village the house is an excellent base to explore the beautiful medieval towns of Lauzerte, Montjoi and Moissac. Or snooze by the private salt water pool and let the world come to you. The village has its own food market once a week and a small classic French restaurant only moments from the house. Or we can put you in touch with a local professional chef who'll come and shop and cook for you. Slightly further afield, there's canoeing, horse-riding and golf. Walkers can enjoy the trails and long distance paths in the area and for cyclists the roads are generally quiet, pot-hole free with some excellent ups and even better downs. There are food markets to be visited most days of the week and night markets in the summer - Agen (where the prunes come from) is a favourite. The major international city of Toulouse is around 90 mins away, 90km from Bergerac airport.

There really is something for all tastes.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are Jo and Tim Robinson, our main house is in Surrey in the UK. We love friends, family, France, food, wine, and peace & quiet. And comfort.

Le Clapier is our favourite place to unwind but unfortunately we can't get out as much as we'd like, probably because we run our own engineering business here in the UK.

But it seemed a shame not to share the house so here we are on Owners Direct. Please get in touch if you have any queries, we want you to enjoy your stay as much as we do.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great holiday, and also a safe trip home thanks. Le Clapier was amazing, and you've been a pleasure to deal with.



Thanks again

Daniel



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Aug 2016
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8 Reviews

5
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

5

Amazing property in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fantastic week last month in this property and have already booked a return visit next summer. The house is spacious and very well appointed, situated in a quiet hamlet on the top of a ridge - the views from the terrace and pool are fantastic. It is easy to access from the nearest airports with an extremely well-stocked supermarket only a short drive away. The house is finished to the highest standard with the best stocked kitchen we have ever rented. Towels are fluffy, beds are SO comfortable and everything is immaculate. The area is very authentic with medieval hill towns to explore, nearby markets to sample and great walks from the house itself (a comprehensive file gives all the information you will need). We just loved our stay and can't wait to be back there next year.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for a fantastic review - particularly satisfying that you appreciated the kitchen equipment and the beds - we really worked hard on those areas. Received your enquiry for next year - thank you - we look forward to welcoming you all back.
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5

Five Star Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Having been to multiple self-catering houses across southern France over the 20 or so years, we thought we had a fair idea of what to expect. This blew all the others out of the water! The pictures provided here do not do it justice. A converted barn, it has been beautifully restored and is kept in immaculate condition. Perfectly equipped for any family, come rain or shine, we felt at home on arrival. On cloudier days there was more than enough room for us all to be comfortable inside when finished sightseeing. Brand new kitchen appliances and utensils made cooking a pleasure, whether inside or on the barbecue provided. Stunning vista from the decked outside eating area, looking out across the local bastide towns provides a great backdrop - with sun at breakfast and evening shade perfect for aperitifs. The garden is beautiful, with aromatic French lavender really setting it off. But the pool was the star, with its salt water and gentle warmth giving it a luxurious, bath–like feel. Its generous proportions meant there were 5 of us comfortably bobbing about in it at times..in all honesty, that was where we spent most of our time! It's not an exaggeration to say that this house made our holiday - we would thoroughly recommend it to anyone travelling to the region, as it truly takes the stress out of self-catering.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your wonderful review of our home - really pleased you had a fantastic holiday. Yes - we spend most of our time there in the pool too! Come back and see us again.
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5

Beautiful house in outstanding scenery

  • 5 of 5

The mixture of modern and old is very well done. There is everything you need in the house, including BBQ lighters! We had small grandchildren with us (4 and 2) but they had no problems with the stairs. It was like staying in a hotel with plush towels and soaps ready for us. The pool was warm and large enough although it screams out for an infinity pool with that view.

We were looking for family relaxation so didn't do the walks and only ventured as far as Cahors for our visits which was worth a visit for spectacular Native American style landscape. The kids loved the swimming lakes, safe and clean. One lake had an enormous inflatable park for older kids and adults the other had jet ski led tubing and walking on water! Local auberge was very relaxing and served great food. Well worth a stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your very positive review - sounds like you had a good holiday. The infinity pool debate was vigorous when we were at the planning stage but technical rigour won the day. Glad you enjoyed its size, and it was big enough for all of you - come again, you'd be most welcome.
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5

Beautiful luxury home in a sweet French village

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this house for our week-long stay for a friend's wedding - a group of 8 friends plus 2 little ones stayed with plenty of space for all, and Jo was so helpful and accommodating, with quick responses, even at the last minute! The house itself is gorgeous - really stylish with luxury fittings and furnishing, ample kitchen crockery etc and even well-stocked to use the bbq and have food and drinks outside. The pool and view are just magnificent and there is a lovely restaurant just two steps away, as well as more bars and restaurants in nearby towns...just a perfect place for a relaxing south of France stay! We would love to return!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review - a great start to the season for us. We've just put in a new kitchen and floor downstairs so it's really good to hear you like our design. And - yes - the Auberge is a little gem isn't it. We love the excellent cooking, intimate atmosphere yet no driving, perfect. Thanks again to you all; do come back and stay with us again
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Beautiful luxury home in a sweet French village

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this house for our week-long stay for a friend's wedding - a group of 8 friends plus 2 little ones stayed with plenty of space for all, and Jo was so helpful and accommodating, with quick responses, even at the last minute! The house itself is gorgeous - really stylish with luxury fittings and furnishing, ample kitchen crockery etc and even well-stocked to use the bbq and have food and drinks outside. The pool and view are just magnificent and there is a lovely restaurant just two steps away, as well as more bars and restaurants in nearby towns...just a perfect place for a relaxing south of France stay! We would love to return!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review - a great start to the season for us. We've just put in a new kitchen and floor downstairs so it's really good to hear you like our design. And - yes - the Auberge is a little gem isn't it. We love the excellent cooking, intimate atmosphere yet no driving, perfect. Thanks again to you all; do come back and stay with us again
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5

Beautiful villa in amazing surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful short holiday! Villa and area around made it so simple and easy to relax. A real highlight is the view. Great collection of small towns in close proximity with great cafes and markets. I have to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review. We agree; even in February, there is so much to see and enjoy - and the view from the house never disappoints. Come back and visit again, you'd be most welcome.
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Location

From the Owner

Tired of holidaying in poorly equipped properties with uncomfortable beds and disappointing showers, we set about to find a home from home. Visiting this region in France, we immediately fell in love with the extraordinary peace and quiet not to mention the excellent food and wines. And then we found this lovely house, newly on the market, a stone's throw from a restaurant we already loved with a view we just couldn't walk away from. Coupled with excellent Broadband so we can work away from home if we need to, Springs that come early, Summers that stay late, good airport access and room for all the family when we can get together. Perfect. If you'd like to pay by cc/dcard please get in touch.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Travel:

Car hire is essential and available at all airports

Bergerac and Toulouse airports - 95km and 90km respectively

Appx 7 hours driving from Brittany ports.

Distances:

On edge of village of Miramont de Quercy

8km - Lauzerte-Officially one of The Most Beautiful Villages of France

18km - Montjoi-also an official Beaux Village. Good restaurant

20km - Moissac-stunning medieval abbey and cloisters, excellent markets

20km - Montaigu de Quercy - Centre de Loisirs. Bars, restaurants, municipal lake for swimming and boating. Saturday market

50km - Agen. TGV stop, summer night markets, pretty city

7km - excellent supermarket with fresh meat and local produce

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
May-June 17
4 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,390
for 7 nights
£1,390
 
 
June 17
1 Jun 2017 - 28 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
July+August 17
29 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 7 nights
£2,500
 
 
Sept 17
1 Sep 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
£1,995
for 7 nights
£1,995
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Changeover Day:
Changeover Day : Thursdays during the season, flexible outside summer months
Dep: 09.30 Arr. 16.30

Notes on prices:
June to October prices include full use of heated pool. Outside these dates the pool may be available for an additional cost.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

From the Owner

Le Clapier is a real find. -In a beautiful area dotted with medieval towns that still have weekly traditional food markets. -large private salt-water heated swimming pool complete with sun-loungers and real stone terracing. -A restaurant a stone's throw away for when we don't want to cook (or drive). Or we can put you in touch with a local ex-professional chef who can come and cook/shop for you. -Plenty of walking in the countryside and some great sightseeing. -Quiet and peaceful but not remote. -Excellent restaurants in nearby towns and villages - this area is a gourmande's paradise. -And the big city lights of Toulouse not that far away. -Choice of low cost airports and easy car hire.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

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

Entertainment

  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Toilet 2 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs - Semi-ensuite, shower room with thermostatically controlled shower, wash basin with separate WC Upstairs - Main bathroom with good, thermostatically controlled shower and WC and basin Upstairs - Separate WC and wash basin

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 Downstairs Super Kingsize Double bed.Top quality, British Bedroom 2 Upstairs Super Kingsize Double bed.Top quality, British Bedroom 3 Upstairs Two single beds.Top quality, British Bedroom 4 Upstairs Two single beds.Top quality, British

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: A little extra care may be required for families with toddlers. There are slopes in the garden and railings on the stairs. Hi-speed ADSL Broadband with excellent WiFi coverage free of charge. Outside: Large wood deck, private salt-water pool (12m x 4m) - heated - with integrated electric safety cover. BBQ, table and chairs for 8, sun umbrella and sun loungers. Gardens is laid to lawn with lavender bushes and roses, running to wilderness at hill edge, 1 ha approx in total Utility Room: Washing machine and dryer available Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: High quality cotton bed linen and generous towels are included for all but NOT pool towels. The house is cleaned thoroughly before you arrive, extra weekly cleans/linen change by arrangement. Welcome hamper provided

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