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  • Private Pet Friendly Bungalow
  • Sleeps up to 4 people in 2 bedrooms (Double & Twin)
  • Large open garden with glorious views
  • Large secure space for pet exercise
  • In the grounds of a large impressive house
  • Montcuq 8km, Montaigu de Quercy 10km
  • 12 x 6m Private Pool with alarm
  • Summer rates from £495 per week for 4 people

Lastours is a modern bungalow which is situated outside a walled garden attached to a large impressive Quercy stone house a few kilometres from the charming village of Montcuq.  The bungalow has its own access from the quiet road that runs through the hamlet of Lastours, and beyond the bungalow is a large fenced area extending to around 1ha

The views across the wooded countryside from the bungalow are unspoiled, and The Owners' who live in the large house have gained repeated praise from Guests for both their discretion and the warmth of their welcome.

The furnishings and equipment are high quality, and Lastours makes a convenient and comfortable base for a small family or a couple looking for a peaceful retreat.  Being pet friendly, Lastours is also ideal with the large garden fenced for reasonably secure exercise for your pets.

The swimming pool is within the grounds of the Owners' house, but is maintained exclusively for Guests, and not used by the Owners. Being within the walled garden is it both sheltered and very private.

The active and friendly village of Montcuq with a strong English expat presence is only a few km away.

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Accommodation

The bungalow is set well off the road in a large area of land, and the access is exclusive for the bungalow across a gravelled path.

DSCF0539wEntering the Bungalow on the south side as shown in the picture (The opposite side from the road access) you have two entrances. The left hand entrance goes into the Kitchen which is arranged around a compact L shaped run of units, including hob and oven, dishwasher and a range of utensils.  A small table with chairs completes the furniture.

Leaving the Kitchen, A door leads onto a passage, off which is a Bathroom, with bath & shower over, and basin. The Washing Machine is also in here. There is then a separate Store, and a wc.

On the opposite side of the passage is the large open Sitting/Dining room with a comfortable cane 3 piece suite, and a large round dining table. The modern and older style furniture blend well together, and the Television completes the furniture.  There are two pairs of French doors which open onto a terrace that runs all the way around the house, enabling guests to seek sun or shade as they wish.

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Returning to the passage, a turn brings you to the second entrance.

Beyond this are the two bedrooms: one Double and one Twin.

The Double bedroom has a large wardrobe, and also a pair of glazed doors opening onto the terrace.

The Twin bedroom has storage, and large east facing windows to get the first light of the day.

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  Outdoors

Around the bungalow is nearly an acre of well kept grass, and is ideal for exercise, either people or animals - plenty of space for ball games for either! Outdoor furniture with a large sunshade gives the alternative of sitting there enjoying the peace and the view.

Lastours enjoys a slightly elevated position, and a gorgeous view for a couple of miles over the wooded countryside around the area.

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DSC 0586wAcross the garden, the  12 x 6m Swimming pool is on the Owners side of the wall that divides the parts of their garden, but the Owners admit to not liking the water, and maintain the pool exclusively for the Guests, so it is private to Guests. The pool has an alarm system and water purity is maintained with chlorine.
The pool is a sun trap right under the high garden wall, and the large terrace has sun loungers and shades available.

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Barbecues can be cooked on the provided  charcoal barbeque

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lastours1134sqOther information

Property available    May - September
Property Management French Owners live nearby
Post town & department        
Saint Croix, Lot
Television Terrestrial  French
Internet Not installed
Pets Small pets may be allowed with prior approval
Smoking Guests may smoke respectfully.

Around the area

Lastours is situated in an area where there are many spectacular landscape views across the undulating countryside, apart from the very pleasant view from the house itself. It is in a very quiet area, and traffic is very light even in high season. The nearest supermarket shopping is either at Montaigu de Quercy or Montcuq.

mielmarketThe area around is a great food production area, and as you travel you will see acres of sunflowers and maize, interspersed with vineyards, fruit orchards, vegetable fields and nut groves. Many of these products are available from artisans at the local markets which are held somewhere nearby on most days of the week: Montcuq's market is on Sunday morning, and a fuller list is available under The Area at the top of this page. Many of the wineries in the area have tastings and direct purchase available: Again, some are listed under the Links above, but they are widespread throughout the area, this being the heartland of the Cahors AOC.

Much produce also finds its way to restaurants locally, and with other local specialities such as duck and lamb almost always available, eating out is generally of high quality and very well priced. Montcuq and Montaigu de Quercy both have a good selection of restaurants to suit all budgets.

Besides the natural history of the area, history also abounds, with each village having its own character. Many of the villages are medieval in origin, with timbered buildings lining narrow streets off town squares, usually with impressive central structures. Among these, Lauzerte is listed as one of 'Les Plus beaux villages de France'

cazideroqueweb0717Also within reasonable distance of Lastours, east of Cahors on the river Lot is another of 'Les Plus Beaux villages', St Cirq Lapopie.

For water based activities the River Lot at Cahors or any of the villages along the river will find canoe and boat hire, river cruises and fishing. For a family day, Montaigu de Quercy has a water park, with a large sandy beach area, Lifeguard patrolled (in season) swimming, pedalo and boat hire and zip wires around the lake. There is also a bar and a restaurant.

Further afield, there are the Chaeaux of Biron and Bonaguil in gorgeous countryside north of the river Lot that are very popular visits, and to the south the towns of Montauban and Moissac on the Tarn have most attractive historic features. The spectacular Aveyron Gorge and the village of St Antonin Noble Val also make a good day out.

For younger members of the party, a selection of attractions are included in The Area information linked to above.

 From Other Guests

lastours1130b"We have had a wonderful relaxing holiday - 2 delightful hosts, who could not have been more helpful and hospitable"

 "Just what the doctor ordered, peace, quiet, tranquillity - couldn't have wished for better.  The stillness and tranquillity of the garden is out of this world.  We will find it difficult getting back in the rat race on Monday.  We could not have wished for better hosts, Jean and Renee's hospitality, friendship and assistance has been exceptional.  We trust the next visitors have a superb stay as we have"

 "We have had a wonderful holiday here. The gite is well equipped and comfortable. The "messieurs" have been available but unobtrusive, and the dogs have become friends (and this is from cat lovers)"

 "The weather most of the time has been very hot -34 degrees. This is a lovely place to relax and the dogs are lovely.  Rene and Jean, the owners, are lovely kind people, and would do anything for you.  Our two weeks have been great.  We hope to visit again soon"

"We had a superb time. We loved the place and would use it again anytime!"

"Fantastic grounds for a dog owner. Dog had a free run of a huge garden."

Rates & Availability

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 Credit card (Mastercard and Visa only) will be subject to a processing charge.

PEAK Season 13 July to 23  August   £795 / week   
HIGH Season  29 June to 12 July, 24 to 30 August  £695 / week   
EARLY MID Season      4 May to 28 June  £495 / week   
LATE MID Season 31 August to 28 September  £495 / week   
LOW Season  Before 4 May: After 28 Sept  Please enquire.  
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