Chez Ami ref 59VCA

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  • Excellent modernised gite for up to 5 people
  • Sister gite for 4 people also available
  • 12 x 8m swimming pool with sun terrace
  • Ground floor double bedroom and bathroom
  • Overlooking beautiful Quercy countryside
  • Dausse 2km, Montaigu de Quercy 6km
  • Summer prices from £520 for 4 people

Chez Ami is part of the Vieux Mirou gites near Valeilles which is on the border between Lot-et-Garonne and Tarn-et-Garonne.

Sleeping up to 5 people in 2 bedrooms plus a mezzanine area bed, other units at Viex Mirou can also be booked for parties up to 25 people.

Situated on a south and west facing slope, Vieux Mirou looks out over unspoiled countryside, and in the distance the silver dome of the basilica at Penne d'Agenais can be seen twinkling in the sunshine.

With a large 12 x 8m pool and about 1 ha of landscaped garden, Vieux Mirou is an ideal place for families to enjoy the countryside with all amenities of modern living within easy distance.


About Vieux Mirou

Vieux Mirou has been steadily developed over several years by the Perry family who after many years living on site and managing the site themselves now live nearby.

mriouplan2There are four accommodation units
 - Maison de Ferme - Farmhouse for 10 people
 - Chez Nous - Independent annexe to Maison de Ferme for 4 or 6 people
 - Chez Ami - Barn conversion character gite for 5 people
 - Chez Papi - Barn conversion character gite for 4 people.

Maison de Ferme and Chez Nous can be rented together
Chez Ami and Chez Papi can be rented together

As can be seen from the aerial image, there are two pools: One is private for Maison de Ferme, and the other is for the gites.
If let with Maison de Ferme, guests in Chez Nous will use the Maison de Ferme pool, but if let separately Guests in Chez Nous will share the Gites pool.


Arriving at Vieux Mirou there is a large off road parking area for several cars.

Entering Chez Ami from the sun terrace immediately outsite the door, you will be in the open plan Living  area, which combines Kitchen, Dining and Sitting rooms all into one.

An L-shaped run of wall and floor units is completed by a cooker with oven and a fridge with freezer compartment. There is also a microwave oven and a good selection of utensils. The proximity of the kitchen to the door makes this ideal for food preparation for meals to be eaten outdoors.

A dining table seating 6 and sofa and armchairs complete the furnishings.

The remainder of the ground floor is taken up with a spacious double bedroom and a separate shower room with shower, basin and wc.



59shwrrmStairs go up from the rear of the living area to a mezzanine landing on which there is a single bed, with curtains and dividers around.

There is also a sofa on the landing as an extra peaceful sitting area. Bookshelves contain a selection of books, and there also some games provided.

Off the landing is an upstairs shower room with shower, wc and basin.

The upstairs bedroom has two single beds with a velux window over.



gitespoolImmediately outside the door is a sun terrace, with wisteria and roses around the edge. Tables, chairs and sunshades are provided.

A few steps away is the pool and terrace with sunloungers, sunshades, tables and chairs. The 12m x 8m pool is salt water, and there is a hard cover for security.  This pool is used only by guests staying in the gites: Occupants of the large farmhouse have their own private pool.

The terrace faces south and west, and with a built in charcoal barbecue available there, poolside evenings can only be very relaxed.

The gardens which the Owners have landscaped have a number of mature shrubs, and offer plenty of chance to find quiet spots in sunlight or shade.

The communal washing machine and laundry facilities are in the barn behind the gites.

Around the area

mdqmkt cheeseVieux Mirou is just off a road that runs between Penne d'Agenais and Montaigu de Quercy: Heading for Penne d'Agenais takes you to the banks of the River Lot and all the activities on the river such as fishing, canoeing and boat hire: Heading towards Montaigu de Quercy takes you into the heart of the rolling countryside of the Quercy with a very large range of crops and vegetables growing, alongside sunflowers, cereals and vines.

Much of the produce can be bought at markets, and there are lists of the local markets on the Area information at the top of this page, along with other restaurant recommendations and wineries. The area to the east of Penne d'Agenais and along the River Lot is the heartland of the Cahors AOC with a large number of wineries offering tastings and direct sales of the delicious red and white wines.

stelsia300For something curious, head across the river at Penne d'Agenais to find La Stelsia, a colourful park where you can freely wander around the manicured parkland, and enjiy excellent food and drink in the restaurants if you wish: If you fancy a testing crazy golf course, this is the place to go!

Heading to the north on the other side of the river you will find a number of castles: Biron and Bonaguil are the most complete, and both open to visitors, and you will find other ruins as you travel.

bonaguilThis is the country of bastide villages - fortified hilltop villages, and within easy reach of Vieux Mirou you can wander the streets of Pujols. Lauzerte, Montaigu de Quercy, Tournon d'Agenais, Monflanquin and Villereal and marvel at the medieval timbered buildings that still survive today.

Historic Cahors is the gateway to cave country, and guests can visit a number of caves in the limestone area including Pech Merle, and a little futher away the world famous Lascaux cave paintings.


Rates & Availability

All prices include:

  • All Booking and Administration charges
  • Linen (Bed linen, bathroom towels & kitchen towels)  Pool towels and baby linen are not included unless otherwise stated.
  • Discount rates on selected Cross Channel Ferry services

If not available with the property, 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 only

     Chez Ami only Chez Ami & Chez Papi



1 to 21 August 2020

18 to 31 July, 22 to 28 August 2020

£ 995 / week

£975 / week

 £ 1595 / week

£ 1495 / week

HIGH Season 4 July to 17 July 2020 £ 875 / week  £ 1125 / week 
EARLY MID Season     2 May to 3 July 2020 £ 520 / week  £ 875 / week 
LATE MID Season  29 August - 25 September 2020 £ 520 / week  £ 875 / week 
LOW Season  Before 2 May: After 26 Sept £ 400 / week £ 625 / week 
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