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Coutures Ouest


  • Tarn et Garonne > Montjoi
Aerial View Of Coutures Ouest - Halcyon Leisure
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    Availability: May- Sept
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    8-12 people
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    6 Bedrooms
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    3 Bathrooms
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    Pool - Exclusive
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    Internet: 3G Only
  • Bicycles Included
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    Local Caretaker
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    No Pets Allowed
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    • English, French
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    Smoking Permitted Outside Only


  • Coutures Ouest is situated on the edge of a valley overlooking spectacular countryside approximately 7km / 4.5 miles south of Bourg de Visa. It is in a very private and secluded situation at the end of a country lane.

    The main building sleeps 8 people, or parties of 12 can be accommodated with the optional smaller building (Le Central). Only one rental will run at any time, ensuring privacy for all guests.

    Coutures Ouest offers flexible accommodation to all group sizes, but especially to larger or extended families seeking separated accommodation close by. The buildings have been carefully renovated by the English owners, and retain the character and many interesting features, some of which are not seen in any other Halcyon Leisure properties. Much thought has been given to creating areas to suit all moods at all hours of the day, and it would be very easy for a party member to find a peaceful shaded space while others were enjoying an alfresco meal together in the sun.

  • The Barn sleeps 8 people in 2 Double and 2 Twin bedrooms, Le Central- Sleeps 4 people in a Double room and a Twin room.

    The Barn

    On the Ground Level, there is a substantial open plan Kitchen/Dining/Sitting room which is thoughtfully laid out, with a well-equipped kitchen at one end. Equipment includes a Washing machine, Microwave oven and Dishwasher.

    A large dining table to seat all members of the party is in the centre of the room, and there are sofas and seating with television at the other end.

    Additional lounging space has been created by imaginative use of the former cattle byres, ensuring that there is plenty of space for all members of the party to stretch out as they choose.

    Immediately outside the sitting area is a large covered outdoor space, leading onto the pool terrace which has a magnificent dining table for al fresco meals: Being west facing, it is ideally positioned to make the most of the spectacular evening light and sunsets that the area generally enjoys. A table tennis table is also kept here.

    Also on the Ground floor level is a twin bunk bedded bedroom with an adjacent ground floor shower room with WC. 

    Stairs lead down to a small Lower Ground Level, one wall of which has been left as the natural rock. This level has been thoughtfully made into a quiet seating area with a sofa.  With natural rock walls, and with no direct sun this is a delightful cool area in the hottest of weather, and doors open onto a small north-facing terrace, again offering shade at all times of the day.

    Stairs to the First Floor bring you to a landing: Working clockwise, the first room is the main bathroom, with roll-top bath, shower and WC. 

    The first double bedroom has a 'Jack & Jill' door into this bathroom. There is then a twin bedroom, and finally a double bedroom with toilet and sink.

    Le Central

    Accommodation in Le Central is all at ground level.

    The Studio Double bedroom also includes seating and a small kitchen with sink, hob and fridge, enabling occupants to be totally independent of The Barn if they wish. 

    A particular feature is a wood-burning stove which completes the rustic feel of this part of the property.

    The Twin bedroom has two adult-sized single beds, and then there is a Shower room with basin and WC.

    A cot and high chair are available on the premises.

  • The main feature of the outside area is the 11m x 5m pool which has Roman steps and is alarmed. The water purity is maintained by salt rather than chlorine. There is a shower in a small room beside the pool.

    A glorious sun terrace with outdoor furniture has been created in the south and west-facing area between the pool and the house.

    Also on the west side is the remains of a small stone building which has been made into a barbecue area for outdoor cooking.  This is directly opposite the alfresco dining area mentioned above.

    On the north side of The Barn is a smaller shaded patio area which has a very peaceful ambience.

    Adjacent to the parking area, there is a boules court, and a set of boules is provided, and on the other side of the parking area is a large grassed space, ideal for ball games and more. There are also swings there.

    Being at the end of a country lane, cycling and walking opportunities are plentiful, and a number of bicycles are provided for guests to use. The Owners are keen cyclists, and there are three road racing bikes, 4 adult mountain style bikes and 3 child bicycles. The roads around Coutures West are very quiet and gently undulating, so ideal for exploring on two wheels.

  • The nearest village is Montjoi, 4km away, which is one of the bastide villages of the area, dating back to the 13th century, and has several medieval buildings and features, although very limited for shopping and other requirements

    Bourg de Visa, 5km away, should fulfil most family shopping requirements during your stay.

    The nearest major town is Agen, 15km to the west, with full shopping and leisure facilities expected of a regional centre.

    For large city tourism and shopping, Toulouse and Bordeaux are both approximately 80km away. For brief details, please see the Towns & Cities link

    The nearest...    Tennis - 5km  Fishing - 18km  Golf - 18km  Horse riding - 12km


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Availability & Booking

  • Main House

    Please ensure your departure and arrival dates are Saturday to Saturday. Or for other options, please contact us.

    Note - If only the Main House is booked, the smaller house (Le Central) will not be available for other bookings and Guests will not have access to it.

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  • Both Houses (Main House and Le Central)

    Please click on the arrival and departure dates for price information

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  • Booking notes

    Linen & Towels -  Bed linen and Towels are included in the price of your booking.  Pool towels and baby linen are not included unless otherwise stated. 

    Arrival & Departure - Guest are requested not to arrive before 16h00 on the day of arrival, and to depart by 10h00 on the day of departure.   Bookings in July and August will run from SATURDAY TO SATURDAY. 

    Cleaning -  There is no fixed cleaning charge at this property. Guests are requested to leave the property in the same state of cleanliness as it was found, and to co-operate with any departure requests from the Managers. 

    End of Stay cleaning at Coutures Ouest may be available on request: It is at the discretion of the Caretakers/Managers, and must strictly be arranged in advance of your stay. Please contact HL for further information and cost. 

    Security Deposit -  A Security Deposit of £600 will be added to your invoice.  This will normally be repaid during the week after your booking ends.  

Changeover Day

How To Book

Making a provisional booking - Choose a currency and then click on the start date of your holiday, then on the departure date. A pop-up box will appear with the price & availability. (Note mandatory changeover dates for some seasons.) Click "BOOK NOW" that will show the provisional booking form to fill out.  You will then see the price but you will not be asked to make payment at this time. 

Your completed provisional booking form will be acknowledged, and we will confirm availability with the Property Managers.  Once confirmed, we will request a DEPOSIT, 20% of the Rental, and hold your booking for up to 3 days. 

The booking is complete when your deposit is received. Then you will receive an Invoice for the balance plus Security Deposit and any extra items ordered, to be paid no less than 8 weeks before Arrival date (or immediately if the booking is less than 8 weeks away) 

When payment of the invoice is received, directions and access information for the property will be sent.

Payment can be made in £GBP, €EUR or $USD via bank transfer or credit credit. (UK debit cards are also accepted.)  For any other payment method - please contact us 

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  • BBQ - Charcoal
  • Bicycles included
  • Family Friendly
  • Footpaths /Chemin near
  • Location - countryside
  • Pool - Exclusive
  • Pool alarmed
  • Table Tennis

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