Les Arbres ref 20ARB
- Substantial well modernised house offering good family accommodation
- Sleeps up to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
- Set in a large garden within a quiet hamlet
- Pleasant south facing aspect gives excellent sun
- Montaigu de Quercy 3km, Lauzerte 15km
- Exclusive 15 x 7.5m pool and Hot Tub
- Summer rates from £680/week (for 4 people)
Les Arbres is a large house which has been well modernised for family use. The house gets its name from the good number of mature trees that screen it from the quiet country lane through the hamlet in which Les Arbres is situated. There are fewer trees on the south side of the house, and with the slope of the garden having a southerly aspect, the house and pool terrace is a natural sun trap, and totally private. The pool and other facilities are exclusive to the Guests staying at the house.
Situated in a small hamlet just a mile from Montaigu de Quercy, access to both Montaigu de Quercy, Lauzerte and further afield is quite easy, and shopping is available at both towns as well.
Accommodation is well arranged over two floors, and suitable for all families and groups. It can be easily divide into 6 + 4 if suitable for a party. A good range of other rooms offers members of the party the chance to have their own space indoors if they so wish.
A gate off the lane through the hamlet gives access to Les Arbres, and a gravel drive leads to a good parking area beside the house for several cars. A fence surrounds the whole garden offering security for children playing.
A large covered area has the outside door to the main family Kitchen, which has an L shaped range of fitted kitchen units. Equipment includes a hob and oven with extractor over, microwave oven and dishwasher. There is a small table and 4 chairs in the Kitchen for informal dining.
The colour scheme throughout Les Arbres is neutral with lighter pine type wood giving a pleasant warm contrast in living and bedrooms alike.
From the Kitchen a door leads through to a large Sitting room and Dining room.
The Sitting room, with a substantial fireplace, has large leather covered sofas and the television unit in one corner.
The Dining room has a large family dining table, and glazed doors open onto a covered balcony overlooking the pool, and with steps down into the garden.
A second door from the Kitchen opens into the Hall, and the grand Front door to the house. A small Store room off the hall has French doors that open onto a small covered balcony, again overlooking the pool and garden.
The Hall also leads on to three bedrooms: Two Double rooms and a Twin room. In this wing of the house there is a Bathroom with twin basins, and a separate wc.
Stairs down from the Hall lead to the Lower level, which could provide self contained accommodation for 4 people if required: Two bedrooms, a Double room and a Twin room with Bunk beds are complemented by two Shower rooms and a separate wc. The larger Shower room doubles as a Laundry room, with washing machine, tumble drier and ironing board.
Downstairs there is also a lounge and kitchen which has access onto the pool terrace.
The Lounge has large sofas with a television, and there is a small dining table. The adjacent downstairs Kitchen is a compact fitted unit with hob and oven amd fridge/freezer. A door opens onto the pool terrace making this an ideal place for preparing food for outdoor meals.
Les Arbres has a very good selection of recreational items including boules, table football, table tennis and more, making it a great place to have a break with active children.
Les Arbres benefits from a very large garden and is set in the middle of the plot, giving a good degree of privacy from the few nearby properties with similar sized plots and layout. There is plenty of space for outdoor games and recreation within the fenced boundaries.
Just outside the covered area near the family Kitchen door is a very large built in charcoal barbecue that will handle a large feast for a large family. An Outdoor dining table with shade is provided.
The pool terrace is in open sun, and wooden loungers and shades are provided. The Swimming Pool measures 15 x 7.5m with safety provided by a hard cover. Purity is controlled with salt, and the pool can also be heated. Roman steps provide easy entry and exit from the water.
A hot tub has been added for season 2018 (not shown in pool image) along with outdoor furniture to make an attractive area at the far end of the pool for a calm summer evening. A solar shower can also be seen in the image below.
The picture of the pool terrace above and the barbecue area were taken from the same position so that barbecue cooking to be served on the pool terrace represents little problem.
Adjacent to the parking area is a boules court with equipment provided to really get the flavour of France.
Throughout the gardens are maintained to a high standard, with well managed grass, flowering plants and shrubs, and the overall impression is of a well managed space.
|Property available||All year round|
|Property Management||Local Caretaker|
|Post town & department
||Montaigu de Quercy, Tarn-et-Garonne|
|Internet||Wifi equipment installed|
|Pets||Regret that pets cannot be accommodated|
|Smoking||Guests are requested not to smoke in or around.|
Les Arbres is in the centre of an area of great natural beauty, and you will not have to go far to find great landscapes as you drive.
The area is full of small charming villages and hamlets, and it is easy to get the flavour of rural France wherever you travel. The larger villages and towns are listed in the general area information, the nearest being Lauzerte and Montaigu de Quercy which are both medieval hilltop bastide villages with narrow streets, medieval timbered houses and spectacular views from the ancient stone walls.
Montaigu de Quercy has a water park with a large beach area, pedalo hire, zip wires together with restaurants and bars - a day at the seaside inland.
The area abounds in produce of all kinds - The Cahors AOC wine area is just to the north, and as you travel around you will see a wide variety of produce being grown - cereals, soft fruit, vegetables, nuts and much more. Many of these products will be found in the markets which are usually held on the same day of the week in the villages, and a list of these is also in the general area information.
Both Lauzerte and Montaigu de Quercy have a selection of restaurants offering local produce and more traditional favourites: Some of these are listed on the Links page above.
From Other Guests
“A superb pool and gardens"
"What an absolutely lovely house you have! As two families this suited us extremely well. We spent many happy evenings sat outside playing cards and enjoying the view. The pool was most welcome and enjoyed by adults and children alike. We returned home tanned, happy and relaxed"
All prices include Linen (Bed linen, bathroom towels & kitchen towels).
Pool towels and baby linen are not included unless otherwise stated.
Cot, High Chair & Playpen are available to hire at £15/week/item - Please indicate these items on your Booking Form
A Security Deposit is also payable, and this is usually refunded (less any deductions) within one week of the end of your stay.
Cleaning at the end of your stay is not included: It may be available as an Option, but this (and any other services required) should be booked well in advance of your stay to ensure availability
All prices are in £GBP: Payments can accepted be in £GBP or €EUR Please contact Halcyon Leisure to confirm prices and methods of payment in $USD ,$CAN and other currencies.
Payments by Bank Transfer, Cheque or Credit card (Mastercard and Visa only) - Debit Cards on £GBP accounts.
|PEAK Season||14 July to 24 August||£1675 / week|
|HIGH Season||30 June - 13 July, 25 - 31 August||£1300 / week||£1100 for 6 people|
|EARLY MID Season||5 May to 29 June||£995 / week||£850 - 6 people, or £680 for 4|
|LATE MID Season||1 September - 28 September||£995 / week||£850 - 6 people, or £680 for 4|
|LOW Season||Before 5 May: After 28 Sept||£550 / week|
Reduced occupancy bookings will be 6 people in 3 bedrooms (Upper floor) or 4 people in 2 bedrooms (Lower floor) unless otherwise agreed at booking - variation may be chargeable
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