Self-catering rental farmhouse in South West France

Roquecor

Roquecor, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées

Reference82011

Sleeps6

Bedrooms3

Bathrooms3

Maison D'Aze

Introduction

Lovely, restored 17th century stone farmhouse with private pool, set in extensive private lands with far-reaching views over the spectacular Quercy countryside.

(Heated pool available from June).

The property consists of a stone farmhouse and a barn, originating from the 17th century. Restored from a near-ruin, the house is now a spacious and comfortable home in the style of a maison de maître, sleeping six in comfort.

Great attention to detail throughout with original features and use of traditional materials such as terracotta tiles and wooden beams. The newly painted interior is uncluttered and tastefully furnished with old and contemporary furnishings.

Set in eight hectares (20 acres) of private grounds, the property includes an orchard with fig trees, and pathways winding throughout. Private pool 8m x 4m is banked by roses, lavender and greenery.

Large tiled terracotta terrace, with comfortable outdoor furniture overlooking extensive countryside views.

Accommodation over two floors with fully-equipped kitchen and utility room, dining room, TV room / library with Wi-Fi internet, main living room and 3 ensuite bathrooms.

Basic amenities in Roquecor including grocery / bread store and café bar / restaurant.

Further amenities in the lovely town of Montaigu, 7 km.

NOTE; Maximum of 4 or 5 adults at the property.

Details

Entrance hall.

Dining room with table and chairs.
Kitchen with central island, fridge freezer, oven and hob, dishwasher.
Door to terrace.

Utility room with washing machine and dryer.

TV room / library with TV, DVD and Wi-Fi internet.
Door to terrace.

Separate WC and hand basin.

Stairs to 1st floor;

Living room with feature fireplace.

Bedroom 1, double with ensuite WC, shower / bath and hand basin.

Bedroom 2, two singles (or double) with ensuite WC, shower and hand basin.

Stairs to 2nd floor;

Bedroom 3, two single and ensuite WC, shower and hand basin.

Study.

EXTERIOR;

20 acres of private grounds including lawn and well-kept flower garden.

Dining terrace with shaded table and chairs. BBQ.

Private swimming pool 8m x 4m with sun terrace and loungers.

Private parking.

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Prices

From To Weekly rental rates Euros Sterling * US Dollars *
27/08/2016 01/10/2016 September € 1,850 £ 1,582 $ 2,065
01/07/2017 02/09/2017 July & August € 2,600 £ 2,224 $ 2,902
Refundable Security Bond € 500
  • * Sterling & US Dollar rates are provided only as a guide. Rentals are payable in Euros.
  • Prices are for the rental of the entire property above, per week.
  • Bookings run from Saturday 4:00pm to Saturday 10:00am.
  • Neither Pure France nor the property owner are liable for any loss or interruption of internet service.
  • No smoking in the property.
  • Bookings include electricity, water, linen and towels (not beach / pool towels).
  • Pool heating available from June until mid September only.

Location

The property is located just off a small rural road, near the village of Roquecor, one of the region’s famous “perched” stone villages, almost equidistant from Agen and Villeneuve-sur-Lot.

Roquecor holds the prestigious village fleurie designation. It was constructed on a hillside for security reasons during the middle ages - a turbulent period in this part of France.

Everyday grocery shopping can be done in the small grocery store in the village. Roquecor also has a welcoming café/restaurant, and a special market every Sunday off the main square. 7 km away, the larger town of Montaigu de Quercy has a broader range of shops and services, and hosts a lively market every Saturday, selling a wide range of produce including fresh oysters and fish.

Markets are found every day of the week within a short drive, selling fresh and tempting regional produce like fois gras, wild rabbit, locally raised duck and lamb, truffles, sweet tomatoes, garlic sprouts, and fraises de bois. Events take place regularly in Roquecor and all the nearby towns and villages, especially during the summer - including brocantes, art exhibitions and concerts from jazz, son-et-lumière to opera.

Each village celebrates its history in its own way, perhaps with a honey market or a bread baking fair in the medieval town oven. Antique buffs will discover extensive fairs throughout the year. For children, traveling circuses and fun-fairs are regular visitors. There are several public tennis courts, and golf courses within a half hour’s drive. Canoes and bikes can be rented locally.

For gastronomes, Aubergade in Puymerol, awarded three Michelin rosettes, is a memorable experience. The chef, Michel Trama, also offers specialized cooking courses. There are many one and two rosette restaurants featuring new young chefs within a ten to thirty minute radius, and numerous ferme-auberges where guests can savour local specialties such as magret de canard, grilled on an open wood fire.

This region of France is steeped in prehistoric and medieval history. Cave paintings such as those at Lascaux in the Dordogne, and Pech Merle on the other side of Cahors, are less than an hour away. Medieval fortifications, castles and perched villages are everywhere including Beauville, Bourg de Visa, Lauzerte, Penne d’Agenais, and Montcuq.

Half an hour’s drive away is the monastery and magnificently carved cloisters of Moissac, part of the medieval pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. A range of cultural activities and festivals occur throughout the year especially in the larger towns of Cahors, Toulouse, and Rocamadour.

Food lovers will also appreciate the regional French cuisine which stresses freshness and quality of local produce. In the Saturday market of Montaigu, the fish arrives practically swimming from the Atlantic only an hour away.

Don't forget cêpes and black truffles, according to the season. The weather in the Quercy region is usually hot and dry during the summer with late sunsets. Winters are generally mild with lunches outside on occasion in the sun.

Reviews

« We had an absolutely wonderful week at Maison D'Aze. It is a very special house with fantastic views over the valley. The pool is amazing. »  Martin (UK)

« We enjoyed our stay at the house and had a great time, thank you. »  J Anderson, UK

« We would just like to say a massive thank you for the week we have just spent at Pech d'aze. It truly is a fantastic home. We could have stayed another week so easily!
It was so peaceful and every night we would watch the sunset from the field below with a bottle of wine and listen to the frogs singing from the pond.
Weather was lovely and both of us made good use of the pool.
We had a BBQ every night and left charcoal for the next lucky guests​ »  Claire & Steve

« We had a great holiday at Maison D'Aze, this is certainly one of the best houses we have stayed in over the numerous years we have holidayed in France and we will certainly be looking to book the property for future holidays. »  Ridsdill Family

« We had a lovely vacation at Maison D'Aze. »  Hollywood family - London, UK

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