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Sous Les Étoiles


  • Lot > Montcuq
Private French Property Rentals - Halcyon Leisure
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    Availability: All year round
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    6 People
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    Single storey accommodation
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    3 Bedrooms
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    2 Bathrooms
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    Pool - Exclusive
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    Internet: Wifi Available
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    Excellent selection of games equipment
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    Owner lives on site
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    No Pets Allowed
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    • English, French
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    Smoking Permitted Outside Only
  • Guests should leave the property clean
  • Separate workstation available on request


  • Feature packed family gite in quiet country location : Astronomy available

    Along a winding narrow road through a wood the sleepy village of Rouillac will be found, and just beyond that in a private situation is Sous Les Étoiles.

    This is a place for a family with active children to enjoy an holiday to remember with 1 ha (2 acres) of organically managed garden to enjoy along with a good selection of games for all ages to enjoy besides the 11 x 7m pool.

    In addition there is also an observatory to see the stars on dark nights. 

    Guest review from July 2023: 
    "Thank you so much for such a warm welcome and an incredibly relaxing stay at your wonderful gite - a little bit of paradise, but so close to so many wonderful things to do. The kayaking from Douelle to Caix is a must-do as are the various marchés and night markets. Montcuq is just such a beautiful town and so interesting to visit
    We particularly appreciated the thought and care that has gone into ensuring that the gite, pool and gardens met our every need and expectation. We will definitely be back! "
    Simon, Claire, Darcey and Stuart. Belfast

  • Sous les Étoiles sits on the edge of the tiny village of Rouillac, about 5km from Montcuq and 12km from Lauzerte. 

    There is ample parking by the gite for vehicles of all sizes. 

    Accommodation is all on one level with minimal steps and no stairs, so is suitable for those with mobility issues.  With air conditioning,  central heating and a woodburner the property is available all the year round. (nb electricity is charged by meter) 

    Entering the gite you will be in the spacious open plan living area with comfortable sofas, TV, music centre beside the dining table seating 6. 
    The well equipped kitchen adjoins, featuring gas hob with electric over, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, microwave and a good selection of other utensils. 

    kitchen  twin bedroom

    The three bedrooms are: 

     - Master Double with ensuite shower room 
     - Twin bedroom with full size single beds
     - Twin bedroom with full size single beds

    A cot and high chair are available on the premises.

    All bed linen is supplied, and for stays of over a week a linen change is offered. 
    Bathroom towels are supplied as are towels for use at the poolside 

    A Welcome Pack will be found on arrival: This includes milk, bread, jam, cheese, coffee, tea, wine, beers and fruit - and on request the Owners will purchase items for your first evening meal and breakfast, meaning there is no hurry to shop en route. 
    There will also be a basic stock of essential cleaning and household management items including condiments, clingfilm and foil. 

  • As the name implies, Sous Les Étoiles is an outdoor place, and an active family will always find plenty to do! 

    Approx 1ha (2 acres) of organically managed garden provides a wealth of nature with flowers insect and birdlife to be found in profusion. 

    Set against this glorious backdrop is the 11 x 7m solar heated pool with integral steps for easy access. Depths are from 1.2 to 1.6m. The pool is protected by a fence and alarm, and is serviced daily by the Owners. 

    pool fun  pool area

    Plenty of poolside furniture including sun loungers and parasols are supplied. There is a good Weber charcoal barbecue for al fresco cooking. 

    There are also gazebos around the garden to make the most of the glorious setting. 

    A good selection of games equipment including table tennis, football, croquet, badminton and frizbee are supplied for guests to use.  For the younger members of the family there are swings and a slide, and a trampoline with guard net is also available 
    swings  trampoline

    With no street lighting Sous Les Étoiles lives up to its name at night with starscapes to be envied, and by arrangement with the Owners, Guests can access the on site observatory to see the skyscape in close up. 

    For those who enjoy exploring on foot, the world famous St Jacques de Compostela Pilgrim footpath passes within a short distance of the entrance, and Montcuq is a 6km walk and Lauzerte 11km along well signed and kept footpaths. Bicycles can also be hired locally to explore more of this beautiful countryside. 

  • The area around Sous Les Étoiles is very rural and quiet - narrow winding roads lead either to Montcuq or Lauzerte, both medieval fortified towns.  The countryside is a veritable cornucopia of food production with soft fruit orchard, nut trees and groves, vegetables, melons all being grown beside the general arable crops and livestock. 

    Lauzerte sits high on a hill, and is well known for its square with the turned up paving stone sculpture in the corner.  Montcuq has a strong English expatriate population, and the Sunday market is a great gathering place to shop and have coffee after. However the French flavour of Montcuq is well preserved with locals meeting to play boules, cards and more in the shade of the avenue of trees along the main boulevard. 


    Those who enjoy walking can walk to either town along the world famous GR65 St Jacques de Compostela pilgrim route which passes within a few metres of Sous Les Étoiles - it is about 6km (4 miles) to Montcuq and 11km (8 miles) to Lauzerte along well marked and signed paths. 

    Weekly  markets are held in most villages and towns in the area, and you are able to go shopping there for the freshest and best produce direct from the producers on any day of the week. See Markets for details of where and when the markets are. 

    For a larger town head north about half an hour to Cahors. This ancient town sits on the River Lot, with the famous Pont Valente across the river a must see attraction.  To the south Montauban sits at the meeting of the Tarn and Garonne rivers, and the rose brick builldings give the town a charming character.  A little nearer Sous Les Étoiles is Moissac, a historic town and home to the Abbé and Cloisters which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a must see if you are at all interested in history. 

    The area is gently undulating, and good for exploring on foot, two wheels or four wheels: Bikes can be hired locally - see the Links page for details. 


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    "Thank you so much for allowing us all to stay in your lovely gite. The property was so well equipped and the garden magical. You also arranged wall to wall sunshine!"
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    "Thank you for a fabulous stay. Your hospitality is faultless. This is our 6th stay but I hope not our last by a long shot. We love the gite, the garden, the cats and your welcome! The only drawback is that 2 weeks is not enough! Thank you both from us all."
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    Loved the whole week.Such fun- a re-creation of Agincourt after a swim. Graham & Belinda are stars at least 36.7 billion light years ahead of us. Many thanks."
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    "If you are looking for true luxury in South-west France for a 'down-to-earth' price, then look no further"
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Availability & Booking

  • Sous Les Étoiles

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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. All bookings are from Saturday to Saturday in July and August.

    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 Sous Les Étoiles 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 £400 will be added to your invoice.  This will normally be repaid during the week after your booking ends.  

    Electricity - May be charged by meter reading. Please see Fair Use conditions in Terms and Conditions 

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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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