- A large modernised 3 storey village house
- Sleeps up to 10 people in 5 rooms
- Montaigu de Quercy village facilities within walking distance
- Modern accommodation for larger families and groups
- 8 x 4m Private Pool with alarm
- Experience the easy pace of French village life
- Available all year round
Named after two brothers who were wartime Resistance heroes, Maison Quemere is on a quiet narrow paved street that also bears their name.
The renovated three storey house has most of the living accommodation on the ground floor, with five bedrooms spread across the upper two floors. It is ideal for larger families holidaying together, or groups of adults.
The gentle pace of French village life is literally on your doorstep, and this includes a short walk to the local boulangerie for the freshest and most delicious bread and croissants. The village also has a good selection of amenities including several restaurants and bars all within walking distance, tennis courts and a water park with beach area, bars and other activities. All this is complemented by an active programme of events and an excellent and busy market every Saturday.
Maison Quemere is one of two houses that can also be let together as Domaine de Boucherie for up to 16 people - Please see property ref 36DLB
The Owners say...
"Forget all those arguments about who's driving to get the croissants or back from dinner! The house is calm yet everything is within walking distance - boulangerie, butcher, supermarket, tabac, nice restaurants, café bars, markets and summer events."
Coming in off the street, you enter the Kitchen and Dining area. The Kitchen has well arranged fitted units and incorporates an excellent Gas range with oven/grill, an electric oven, microwave oven, and dishwasher.
A large dining table seating 10 completes the area.
A door leads to the Ground Floor Sitting room which has a selection of sofas and armchairs along with a television with DVD player. Access to the Garden and pool is from this room through glazed doors.
At the bottom of the staircase is a Shower room with basin and wc, ideal for anyone coming in from the Garden or Pool, and the Washing Machine is also in here.
Constructed in 2017, a Conservatory is off the Sitting area. This has good views up the garden, and extends the outdoor season into the cooler weeks of spring and autumn. With sink, work area and fridge it also serves as an outdoor kitchen for the summer.
Upstairs, The First floor comprises 3 Double bedrooms: Firstly a spacious Master with ensuite Bath and Shower room, also with basin & wc. This room has Juliette balconies overlooking the Garden and Pool. The second Double bedroom also has an en-suite shower room. There is a separate wc on the landing.
Another flight of stairs takes you to the Second floor which is built into the original loft space, and has sloping ceilings, although still good head height.
At the top of the stairs is a Sitting room, with a futon sofa, television and a workstation. There are exposed roof timbers and Velux windows.
Off this room is a Shower room with basin and wc.
The two Bedrooms on this floor are a double room and a twin bedroom with chairs and cupboards, windows to the street side, and Velux windows providing plenty of light.
The door from the Ground floor sitting room opens onto the Garden, which is mainly grassed, with flowers and shrubs planted which make the garden a very attractive feature. A small paved path leads to the swimming pool and Maison Grange. There is a covered patio area just outside the house. A Charcoal barbeque is supplied.
At the far end of the garden is the terraced Swimming Pool, and beside this is a raised sun terrace area, which does get some shade from nearby trees. A side gate onto the street is beside this sun terrace.
The Swimming Pool measures 8 x 4m, and is protected by an alarm. There are Roman steps for ease of access. Water purity is maintained by salt.
EXPLANATORY NOTE: Maison Quemere (27MQR) and Maison Grange (26MGR) are in common ownership, and share the pool and garden.
However, the Owners will not have more than one let running at any time, guarenteeing Guests in that house private and exclusive use of the garden and pool.
It is possible to rent both houses together for 16 people - please see property ref 36DLB La Domaine.
Guest renting only one house will not have access to the other house.
|Property available||All year round|
|Property Management||Local English caretakers|
|Post town & department
||Montaigu de Quercy, Tarn-et-Garonne|
|Television||Satellite English & French|
|Internet||Wifi equipment installed|
|Pets||Small pets may be allowed with prior approval|
|Smoking||Respectful smoking is permitted here|
Montaigu de Quercy is a lively village, with all the amenities required, including a supermarket and a number of restaurants. There is also an excellent boulangerie within easy walking distance of Maison Quemere. Two of the larger regional roads meet at the village, so travel to other towns and villages is easy and direct to start with. There is a Tourist Information office just off the roundabout where the two roads meet.
As a medieval bastide settlement, at the top of the hill there is a fortified medieval village, with streets of timbered houses leading to a square, and tremendous views from the fortifications across the glorious countryside beyond. Other similar villages in the area are Penne d'Agenais, Tournon d'Agenais and Lauzerte, which is listed in the 'Plus Beaux Villages de France'
Other history abounds, with Roman activity at Cahors and Villeneuve sur Lot, and as you travel the area you will be sure to marvel at the landscapes that unfold, with usually a bastide village or a large chateau in view.
Montaigu de Quercy has its own water park, based on a lake just outside the village where there is a large sandy beach area with lifeguard patrolled (in season) safe swimming, boat and pedalo hire, zip wires across the lake, bars and a restaurant.
The town is in the centre of an area of food production with a range of products to be seen as you travel around: Soft Fruit, sunflowers, nuts and vegetables will be seen growing along with vineyards and more traditional farm crops. Many of these, both raw and prepared, and other artisan products are available at the weekly markets held in most large villages and towns every week: Montaigu de Quercy has its market on a Saturday, as does Lauzerte. Tournon d'Agenais is on Friday evening, and Penne d'Agenais on a Sunday (at Port Penne, by the bridge over the river). A fuller list of markets is found under The Area at the top of this page.
There are several good restaurants in and around Montaigu de Quercy which generally offer good food at excellent prices. Some are linked to in the Links page on the top menu.
The area has several wineries, mainly to the north towards the River Lot, part of the Cahors AOC, and many wineries are open for tastings and direct sales: Please see the Lot Valley tourist information site link on the Links page for a full list.
The nearest... Tennis - 1km Horseriding - 7km Fishing 2km Golf 20km
From Other Guests
“We absolutely loved our stay here! Thank you for creating such a great space. The quietness is so attractive, we would love to return."
"We have had such a wonderful week. We leave you - but take with us wonderful memories of a beautiful region, friendly people, and a holiday always to remember. Thank you for the lovely accommodation"
"Well done guys! You've done such a good job, we do not want to leave. Great apartment, great location, great time!"
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 only.
|PEAK Season||14 July to 24 August||£1495 / week|
|HIGH Season||30 June to 13 July, 25 to 31 August||£1175/ week|
|EARLY MID Season||5 May to 29 June||£880 / week||£650 - 6 people|
|LATE MID Season||1 September - 28 September||£880 / week||£650 - 6 people|
|LOW Season||Before 5 May: After 28 Sept||£540/ week|