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Quercus

Ref: DL181, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France, £2473 to £4300 pw

  1. 1 - Quercus - back of house and pool area
  2. 2 - Quercus - views towards Lauzerte at dusk
  3. 3 - Quercus - pool and grounds
  4. 4 - Quercus - pool area at back of house
  5. 5 - Quercus - view of pool from first floor bedroom
  6. 6 - Quercus - terrace by pool
  7. 7 - Quercus - dovecote in the grounds
  8. 8 - Quercus - front of house and garden
  9. 9 - Quercus - front of house and garden
  10. 10 - Quercus - living room
  11. 11 - Quercus - kitchen
  12. 12 - Quercus - kitchen
  13. 13 - Quercus - kitchen
  14. 14 - Quercus - kitchen
  15. 15 - Quercus - hallway
  16. 16 - Quercus - master bedroom on first floor
  17. 17 - Quercus - bathroom en suite with master bedroom
  18. 18 - Quercus - first floor bedroom
  19. 19 - Quercus - ground floor bedroom
  20. 20 - Quercus - ground floor shower room
  21. 21 - Quercus - dining at dusk on the open terrace
  22. 22 - Quercus - dining at dusk
  23. 23 - Quercus - back of house and dovecote at dusk
  • 1 - Quercus - back of house and pool area
    1 - Quercus - back of house and pool area
  • 2 - Quercus - views towards Lauzerte at dusk
    2 - Quercus - views towards Lauzerte at dusk
  • 3 - Quercus - pool and grounds
    3 - Quercus - pool and grounds
  • 4 - Quercus - pool area at back of house
    4 - Quercus - pool area at back of house
  • 5 - Quercus - view of pool from first floor bedroom
    5 - Quercus - view of pool from first floor bedroom
  • 6 - Quercus - terrace by pool
    6 - Quercus - terrace by pool
  • 7 - Quercus - dovecote in the grounds
    7 - Quercus - dovecote in the grounds
  • 8 - Quercus - front of house and garden
    8 - Quercus - front of house and garden
  • 9 - Quercus - front of house and garden
    9 - Quercus - front of house and garden
  • 10 - Quercus - living room
    10 - Quercus - living room
  • 11 - Quercus - kitchen
    11 - Quercus - kitchen
  • 12 - Quercus - kitchen
    12 - Quercus - kitchen
  • 13 - Quercus - kitchen
    13 - Quercus - kitchen
  • 14 - Quercus - kitchen
    14 - Quercus - kitchen
  • 15 - Quercus - hallway
    15 - Quercus - hallway
  • 16 - Quercus - master bedroom on first floor
    16 - Quercus - master bedroom on first floor
  • 17 - Quercus - bathroom en suite with master bedroom
    17 - Quercus - bathroom en suite with master bedroom
  • 18 - Quercus - first floor bedroom
    18 - Quercus - first floor bedroom
  • 19 - Quercus - ground floor bedroom
    19 - Quercus - ground floor bedroom
  • 20 - Quercus - ground floor shower room
    20 - Quercus - ground floor shower room
  • 21 - Quercus - dining at dusk on the open terrace
    21 - Quercus - dining at dusk on the open terrace
  • 22 - Quercus - dining at dusk
    22 - Quercus - dining at dusk
  • 23 - Quercus - back of house and dovecote at dusk
    23 - Quercus - back of house and dovecote at dusk
  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 3

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History and French charm...

This delightfully-restored 16th-century country mansion offers a wonderful mixture of modern comfort and authentic decorative style. Set in lovely private grounds of 15 hectares in the Quercy Blanc, between the Lot and the Tarn-et-Garonne, it offers an atmosphere of serenity and charm, for a holiday of repose and discovery. Nearby Lauzerte is one of France's "plus beaux villages" and a famous stage along an ancient pilgrimage route.

Accommodation details

Living room, dining room/kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, 1 double bedroom with en suite shower room with wc, 1 double bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom with shower and wc, 1 shower room with wc, 1 separate wc

Facilities

Washing machine, dishwasher, 2 cots (available on request - linen provided), highchair, no telephone, average mobile reception, WiFi, satellite & cable television (no English channels at present), DVD player, CD player, iPod dock, central heating (100€ per week in winter months), open fireplace, fans, portable barbecue, table tennis

Services

Bed linen, bathroom towels and pool towels are provided, as well as a weekly change for bookings of more than one week. 2-3 hours cleaning mid-week is provided, additional cleaning (minimum 2 hours) 20€ per hour. All services are payable locally.

Prices quoted are subject to change. 

Exterior

Quercus enjoys a delightful location within 15 hectares of ancient mature grounds, perched on the foothills of a natural reserve leading up to the hilltop village of Lauzerte - a setting of tranquility and charm. Sunny lawns and gardens are interwoven with dry-stone walls, and ancient trees offer delightful shady areas. A picturesque pigeonnier looks onto the imposing stone mansion gates and façade, and an expansive shaded terrace off the kitchen offers a delightful spot for al fresco dining. The 8x4m swimming pool is enclosed in a paved border, with a security fence. There is ample parking space.

Interior

Completely renovated in 2012 and decorated using the most authentic natural materials and styles, Quercus offers very warm and comfortable accommodation for up to 10 persons. The spacious living room with a fireplace gives onto a large dining room/kitchen, equipped with all modern appliances and also enjoying a fireplace. Just off the kitchen is a spacious shaded outdoor dining terrace with views over Lauzerte, and a small Mediterranean garden adjacent. There are two double bedrooms on the ground floor; one has an en suite shower room and wc, the other is quite small off the living area and with access to the garden. There is also a separate wc on this floor. 

The first floor contains the master bedroom suite, comprised of a large double bedroom, an adjacent dressing room, and an en suite bathroom with a separate shower and a wc. Two other double bedrooms on this floor share a shower room with a wc; one is more suitable for children as it can only be reached via the other. 

Changeover day: Saturday

Swimming pool

Private
Fenced-off
Protective barrier/fence
Corner steps
Size 8x4m
Depth 2.2m maximum

Tennis court

Durfort-Lacapelette 3km

9 hole 16km
18 hole 64km

Other features

  • Internet
  • Table tennis
  • Ground level bedroom

Golf Details


9 hole Sauveterre 15km 
www.golfdesroucous.com

18 hole Castelnaud-de-Gratecambe 64km 
www.vslgolf.com

The Tarn River meanders its way down along the precipitous landscapes of the Gorges du Tarn. Close to its junction with the Garonne River is the “Ville Rose” Montauban, the second oldest bastide town in southern France, and birthplace of the painter Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres; the fine museum dedicated to him now stands in the former episcopal palace. At Moissac, the 12th century cloister and south porch at the abbey church of St-Pierre are famous throughout the art world, and worth visiting from anywhere nearby. A number of “plus beaux villages de France” are within reach: Auvillar, dating back to Roman times, is a fortified village overlooking the Garonne with a unique circular covered market; gorgeous Lauzerte was a stop on the pilgrim’s route to St-Jean-de-Campostelle. Actually in the Tarn, but worth the journey, is Albi, home to a stunning Gothic cathedral, built in red brick between the 13th and 15th centuries, and a fine museum devoted to its most famous native son, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

  • Shops & services

    Villages

    Lauzerte (3.5km): All shops and services including a supermarket and restaurants.
    Montcuq (17km): All shops and services including a supermarket.
    A larger selection of shops and services is available at Moissac (22km), Montauban (36km), Cahors (41km) and Villeneuve-sur-Lot (55km)

    Towns

    Moissac (22km)
    Montauban (36km)
    Cahors (41km)
    Villeneuve-sur-Lot (55km)

  • Market days

    Lauzerte (3.5km): Wednesday (small) and Saturday mornings
    Montcuq (16km) and Moissac (22km): Sunday mornings

  • Recommended restaurants

    Lauzerte (3.5km): Les Trois Chevaliers
    Montcuq (16km): Le Café de France

    These restaurants have been recommended by our owners and this list is updated by us as often as possible. Their ownership and quality may have changed since the list was last updated.

  • Places to see

    Lauzerte (3.5km) is classified as one of the most beautiful villages of France and boasts beautiful dovecotes, mills and chapels.
    The interesting towns of Cahors (41km) and Villeneuve-sur-Lot (55km), both straddling the Lot River are within easy reach. Montauban (36km) with its Ingres museum and Moissac (26km) with its spectacular Saint-Pierre abbey (famous for its cloisters) are well worth exploring.

  • Local events

    Fête de la Musique

  • Regional food & wine

    Food

    Orchard fruits
    Garlic (l’ail de Lomagne)
    Black truffles
    Duck produce

    Wine

    Chasselas wine
    Cahors wine

  • Activities

    Tennis: Lauzerte (3.5km) and Durfort-lacapelette (8.5km)
    Horse riding: Lauzerte (3.5km)
    Bike hire: Montcuq (16km) and Montaigu (20km)
    Skydiving school: Bouloc (10km)
    Leisure lakes for swimming: Montcuq (16km) and Montaigu (20km)
    Canoeing and kayaking on the Lot River: Puy-Levêque (56km)
    9 hole golf: Sauveterre (16km)
    18 hole golf: Castelnaud-de-Gratecambe (64km)

  • Getting there

    Airports

    Toulouse 91km
    Bergerac 99km
    Brive-la-Gaillarde 140km
    Bordeaux 206km
    Flight info >>

    Ferry ports

    St-Malo 724km
    Le Havre 791km
    Caen-Ouistreham 807km
    Cherbourg 889km
    Calais 910km
    Channel crossing info >>

    TGV stations

    Agen 39km
    Montauban 51km
    Toulouse 96km
    Eurostar & TGV info >>

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Quercus is a delightful, charming, and lovingly-converted old French country mansion, set in a lovely private rural estate, offering an atmosphere of perfect tranquility.

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