Detached 5 bedroom cottage with 4 bathrooms (sleeps 10) - private heated pool
Pool / Spa
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 10
- No smoking inside the house. No pets.
Away from it all in the hills of the French Midi-Pyrenees between Montauban and Cahors. Very private pool (10m x 5m) and multiple terraces with the nearest neighbours 500m away. The pool is fenced to comply with the French child safety regulations applying to all rental properties. The cottage is surrounded by fields on all sides. Toulouse airport is approximatley 1 hours drive, and a car is essential. Local shops are a short drive away in Vazerac (5 minutes) and Castelnau-Montratier (10 minutes). Cahors and Montauban hypermarkets, (and traditional markets twice weekly) are 30 minutes drive. Although driveable in 8 hours from Caen, we recommend breaking the journey overnight from the Channel ports.
Other Activities: Croquet, Table Tennis, Boules (all at the cottage)
Golf: Golf des Roucous is 5 miles away and open to 'pay and play'.
Ski: The ski resorts of the French and Andorran Pyrénées are approximately 150 miles away.
Why James Ramage chose Labarthe
Originally a very basic farm cottage, when purchased by my parents there was no running water, sewerage, electricity or heating other than a large fireplace and a well! The previous owners had moved out in in the 1970's. After extensive refurbishment in 1990, the cottage was re-born with 3 ensuite bedrooms and all modern conveniences, including a swimming pool. 20 years later in 2010, a further major rebuilding project updated the infrastructure and roof, and added two further bedrooms, a family bathroom and a huge 49 sq m kitchen/dining space with an outdoor terrace 'room'.
What makes this Cottage unique
The idea behind Petit Soyc was to create a well equipped and easily accessible retreat where we could escape to, quickly relax, and slow down from the frenetic pace of our normal lives. Whilst mobile phones and satellite TV can keep you in touch with reality - we urge you to switch them off and savour the slow pace of life of this region. As Jamie Oliver commented in his TV programme on the area ('Jamie does the Pyrenees') - the locals are not rich, but they live like kings! If you like great local french food and wine - this is the area for you.