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Luxury Villa, Modern French. Peaceful, total comfort, huge heated private pool

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Joanna Robinson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2017

About Joanna Robinson

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.

Joanna Robinson purchased this villa in 2014

Why Joanna Robinson chose Tarn-et-Garonne

Tired of holidaying in poorly equipped properties with uncomfortable beds and disappointing showers, we set about to find a home from home and set it up as we wanted it. So luxury UK Superking divan beds, gushy hot water showers and clean, contemporary fittings are now installed for all to enjoy. 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.

We accept payment by bank transfer, cheque or credit card via this site

What makes this villa unique

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.

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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Location

L'Auberge de Miramont
"Excellent village restaurant, traditional French style and very warm welcome."
Lauzerte
"Stunningly beautiful Medieval bastide town - one of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France. Well..."
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

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Miramont-de-Quercy in Tarn-et-Garonne

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:30
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
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
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs - 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 Downstairs - Separate WC
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
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
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, towels and swim pool towels included in the price. The house is cleaned thoroughly before you arrive, extra weekly cleans/linen change by arrangement. Welcome hamper provided

Reviews

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Luxury Villa, Modern French. Peaceful, total comfort, huge heated private pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
5

Beautiful house and pool in an ideal location

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a fortnight at Le Clapier and couldn't have asked for a more relaxing time in beautiful surroundings. The house combines its traditional roots with a large, modern open-plan living and kitchen area - huge windows bring in plenty of light and show off the far-reaching views towards Lauzerte and the east (Miramont de Quercy is perched high above the surrounding countryside). The bedrooms are all large with comfortable firm beds; a travel cot (and highchair) was provided for our youngest. Five of us shared the house (two adults and three children) with bags of room to spare - easily enough for the full complement of eight. The two bathrooms (one en suite) both have large walk-in showers with monsoon heads and plenty of hot water. Outside, a large decking area caught the morning rays and provided a great space to relax in the afternoons (despite reaching around 34 degrees, a gentle breeze meant that the heat never became oppressive). The pool is a real feature of the house – large, heated, and a child-magnet. The kitchen had every appliance, utensil and piece of cutlery you could need, and the TV (UK stations) kept the kids occupied when a break from the sun was needed. Plentiful WiFi flowed throughout – mostly consumed by children sunk into the massive orange beanbag. The region has plenty of attractive towns within driving distance, and we never seemed to be far from a market or event (the evening food market at Lauzerte and day market at Moncuq were highlights). All the local towns seemed to have large squares, great for a coffee or ice cream, or just letting the kids run-off their cheese and ham crepes (Pujols is definitely worth a visit). Bonaguil castle gives a real sense of the Bastide history of the region and its historically precarious position between the French strongholds of Toulouse and the English fortresses of the Dordogne (where we spent a great day canoeing from La Roque Gageac, and then escaped to the relative tranquillity of the Midi Pyrenees). The owner, Jo, was very responsive to our questions pre-visit, and Rosetta and Steve were on-hand to provide help and information during the stay. Given Le Clapier’s proximity to the village restaurant we had some concerns that we would pick-up some of its noise. However, this was totally unfounded since the two are effectively “back-to-back” and, in fact, having such a chilled restaurant serving great food (and wine) within walking distance was a godsend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Ian and family - thank you very much for your lovely review. Over time we've put a lot of thought into what makes a good holiday home and let and we're delighted when people appreciate it. It's a stunning area of France; come back and stay again one day, you'd be most welcome.
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5

Beautiful villa, fabulous pool!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Le Clapier. The villa is big, beautiful and cool (the weather was HOT!) and extremely well equipped. The beds, in particular, are super-comfy and we really appreciated the extra touches, like piles of big lizard-patterned pool towels (in addition to soft white bath towels for everyone), gorgeous soaps in the bathrooms and a huge range of kitchen equipment (including sharp knives - hurrah! - and a coffee machine). The pool is a good size (long enough to swim 'proper' lengths, if that's your bag) and it was lovely to take a dip in soft, salt water, rather than the usual strong-smelling chlorine. Our teens loved the ping-pong table (and we loved that it was in the courtyard, out of earshot!), the massive bean bag, the great wifi connection and (face of shame) the BBC channels on the TV. The village restaurant (literally 15 paces away) is great - really friendly, nice food - and there a lots of other good places to eat in the towns nearby (once you've worked out which ones are closed on which days - every one is different!). Thoroughly recommend this villa - we honestly can't think of a single thing it's missing - and the truly beautiful French landscape all around it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

LUXURY WITH WONDERFUL VIEWS

  • 5 of 5

We (a family of four) stayed at the villa for a week in July 2017. The rooms, facilities, equipment and décor are to a very high standard. A nice touch is the welcome pack of bread, cheese, wine etc. when you arrive and there is a helpful housekeeper who introduces herself, but leaves you to it unless you need her help. The pool is wonderful and the grounds are not overlooked and the quiet hill-top location affords peace and quiet and beautiful views across the countryside.

Ironically, one of the best restaurants that we went to is the one in the village itself where the food was good and the owners very friendly (we ate there twice). There are local shops and a supermarket within ten minutes’ drive and we made use of both the excellent oven and BBQ in the villa.

Away from the village the beautiful medieval hill-top town of Lauzerte is ten minutes away and the main town of Cahors with its bridge, market, restaurants and vineyards and Moissac with its fine Abbey are no more than an hour. This means that the villa is ideally placed for making day-, or half-day, excursions in different directions before returning ‘home’ for a family meal around the BBQ or in the restaurant.

There is a large TV with UK television channels, good wifi and high internet speed (if you are not satisfied with wonderful views, a nice swim or good food, that is).

The arrangements for booking the villa, getting there and leaving were very smooth. Another nice touch is the information pack describing the villa, the village and places to visit, eat etc.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Lawrence and family - thank you very much for your lovely review. We're really pleased you liked the area - and most importantly - found the house well equipped and comfortable. The view is what really sold us the house - it is as you say hill-top beautiful. Come and stay again, you'd be more than welcome.
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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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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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Miramont-de-Quercy, Midi-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Sept 17
1 Sep 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
May 18
3 May 2018 - 30 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
June 18
31 May 2018 - 27 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
July + August 18
28 Jun 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,300
for 7 nights
£2,300
 
 
September 18
31 Aug 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£571
for 5 nights
£800
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £500

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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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