Vieux Mirou is a group of gites on the same site near Valeilles which is very close to the border between Lot-et-Garonne and Tarn-et-Garonne.
With 4 separate gites let together, this makes a great arrangement for family or friends holidaying together. Situated on a south-west facing slope, there are delightful country views and in the distance, the silver dome of the basilica at Penne d'Agenais can be seen twinkling in the sunshine.
Guest have the exclusive use of both a large 12 x 8m pool and a fenced secure 9 x 4m pool and about 1 ha of the landscaped garden make this an ideal place for families to enjoy the countryside with all amenities of modern living within easy distance.
Accommodation is as follows:
For full details of each indvidual unit, please follow the hyperlink to open a new page.
All gites have their own kitchens, lounge areas and bathrooms.
There is good internet, with the local area being one of the first connected to fibre internet in 2019.
All the gites have television, with Sky in Chez Nous only.
The large terrace outside Chez Nous enjoys superb views to the southwest for spectacular evening sunsets, and the built-in barbecue by the pool area with the kitchens nearby make outdoor meals easy for all.
Guests at Vieux Mirou enjoy a panoramic country view from the terrace outside Chez Nous, and exclusive use of two pools: a 12 x 8m pool protected by a hard cover ( to the right in the aerial image) and a 9 x 4m fenced pool with enclosed terrace beside Maison de Ferme
Sun loungers, sunshades, tables and chairs are supplied. The pools are salt rather than chlorine.
The terrace outside Chez Nous faces south and west, and with a built-in charcoal barbecue available, evening gatherings are very relaxed.
The gardens are about 1ha, and the Owners have landscaped carefully with a number of mature shrubs. This offers plenty of chance to find quiet spots in sunlight or shade away from others if wished.
There are washing machine and laundry facilities are in the barn which will be shown to guests on arrival.
Vieux 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 local 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.
For 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 enjoy 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.
This 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 further away the world-famous Lascaux cave paintings.
Rentals of Vieux Mirou include 4 units (Farmhouse - 10 people, Chez Nous - up to 6 people, Chez Amis - 4 people and Chez Papi -5 people) and exclusive use of 2 swimming pools and approx 1ha of garden
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.
Baby equipment - If not included in your rental, High Chairs, Travel cots and Play pens are available to rent at £GBP20 /week / item: Please indicate these on your Booking Form.
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 Vieux Mirou 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 £1400 will be added to your invoice. This will normally be repaid during the week after your booking ends.
Prices - Using the drop down at the top right of the Calendar, prices can be displayed in £GBP . €EUR or $USD. For other currencies please request confirmation from HL.
Payments - Payments can be by Bank Transfer, Credit Card or cheque. Customers paying by card on UK £GBP accounts can also pay by Debit card.
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Once confirmed, we will request a DEPOSIT, normally 20% of the Tariff, and hold the booking in your name for up to 3 days while payment of the deposit is arranged.
The booking is confirmed when the deposit is received, and you will receive an Invoice for the balance plus the Security Deposit and any extra items ordered to be paid no less than 8 weeks before the Arrival date (or immediately if the booking is less than 8 weeks away)
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