French Holiday Barns To Let - Halcyon Leisure

Key Information

  • Availability: All Year
  • Sleeps 4-5 People
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pool Shared
  • Wifi: Available
  • Management: Local Caretaker
  • Pets Allowed By Approval
  • Languages Spoken: English, French
  • Smoking is not permitted

Details

  • Chez Ami is part of the Vieux Mirou gites near Valeilles which is on the border between Lot-et-Garonne and Tarn-et-Garonne.
    • Excellent modernised gite for up to 5 people
    • Sister gite for 4 people also available
    • 12 x 8m swimming pool with sun terrace
    • Ground floor double bedroom and bathroom
    • Overlooking beautiful Quercy countryside
    • Dausse 2km, Montaigu de Quercy 6km

    Sleeping up to 5 people in 2 bedrooms plus a mezzanine area bed, other units at Vieux Mirou can also be booked in combination for parties up to 25 people.

    Situated on a south-west facing slope, Vieux Mirou looks out over the unspoiled countryside, and in the distance, the silver dome of the basilica at Penne d'Agenais can be seen twinkling in the sunshine.

    With a large 12 x 8m pool and about 1 ha of landscaped garden, Vieux Mirou is an ideal place for families to enjoy the countryside with all amenities of modern living within easy distance.

  • Arriving at Vieux Mirou there is a large off-road parking area for several cars.

    Entering Chez Ami from the sun terrace immediately outside the door, you will be in the open plan living area, which combines Kitchen, Dining and Sitting rooms all into one.

    An L-shaped run of wall and floor units is completed by a cooker with oven and a fridge with freezer compartment. There is also a microwave oven and a good selection of utensils. The proximity of the kitchen to the door makes this ideal for food preparation for meals to be eaten outdoors.

    A dining table seating 6 and sofa and armchairs complete the furnishings.

    The remainder of the ground floor is taken up with a spacious double bedroom and a separate shower room with shower, basin and WC.

    Stairs go up from the rear of the living area to a mezzanine landing on which there is a single bed, with curtains and dividers around.

    There is also a sofa on the landing as an extra peaceful sitting area. Bookshelves contain a selection of books, and there are also some games provided.

    Off the landing is an upstairs shower room with shower, WC and basin.

    The upstairs bedroom has two single beds with a Velux window over.

  • Immediately outside the door is a sun terrace, with wisteria and roses around the edge. Tables, chairs and sunshades are provided.

    A few steps away is the pool and terrace with sun loungers, sunshades, tables and chairs. The 12m x 8m pool is saltwater, and there is a hardcover for security.  This pool is used only by guests staying in the gites: Occupants of the large farmhouse have their own private pool.

    The terrace faces south and west, and with a built-in charcoal barbecue available there, poolside evenings can only be very relaxed.

    The gardens which the Owners have landscaped have a number of mature shrubs and offer plenty of chance to find quiet spots in sunlight or shade.

    The communal washing machine and laundry facilities are in the barn behind the gites.

  • 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 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 futher away the world famous Lascaux cave paintings.

Location

  • "Just the best! A wondeful week shared between the remarkable countryside with beautiful villages and some unforgettable evenings poolside."
    - Quotes from Guests
  • "Thank you John and Anna for honestly one of the best daily holidays we’ve ever had. Your wonderful pool, home and beautifully converted barn, let alone the very warm welcome, has been very special for us. And we truly don’t want to leave!"
    - Quotes from Guests
  • "A la piscine on s'enerrille devant la beauté du paysage et lumières."
    - Quotes from Guests
  • "Le gîte est " cosy" et pleine d'astuces !"
    - Quotes from Guests

Availability & Booking

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  • Booking notes

    • 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 & Visa only) - Debit cards only on £GBP accounts
    • For travellers from the UK, all bookings with Halcyon Leisure come with a discount available on selected cross Channel Ferry sailings
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Amenities

  • BBQ - Charcoal
  • Family Friendly
  • Footpaths /Chemin near
  • Internet - Wifi (See Terms)
  • Location - countryside
  • Open all year
  • Pets accepted
  • Pool - Hard Cover
  • Pool - Shared
  • Pool alarmed
  • TV - Unspecified
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