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GORGEOUS LUXURY HOUSE, STUNNING GARDENS, PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL, DISTANT VIEWS

Fiona Davis (Stephenson)

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Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms6
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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GORGEOUS LUXURY HOUSE, STUNNING GARDENS, PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL, DISTANT VIEWS

People20
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms6
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 8 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Verfeil - Luxury Mansion & dependences

Sleeps 2-18 Ideal for family holidays, small weddings, retreats, events

Beautiful house with heated swimming pool and expansive views over rolling countryside in the Quercy region of the Midi-Pyrenees.

16 x 7 metre heated SWIMMING POOL & sun deck. Huge outdoor room for all weather al fresco dining and games. South facing courtyard for boules. Relax in the gazebo, flower filled gardens, pick fruit and herbs from the orchard. All the facilities above are private if all 3 units are taken or shared if rented separately.

Maison de Maitre sleeps 12-

Generous 1865 stone house with large, light rooms and high ceilings. 5 beautifully furnished bedrooms 4 bathrooms, dining room, kitchen, living room, Spectacular timber beamed games room (14 x 8m) with DVD library, table football, air hockey. Private outdoor terraces and BBQ facilities for Maison guests. Private home of an eminent architect and garden designer.

Gallery Barn sleeps 4-

Two bedroom charming barn conversion with south facing covered terrace, kitchen, living room and bathroom. Private gardens and seating area for guests of the Gallery Barn.

Pigeonnier sleeps 2 - Sumptuous and exotic style double room with bathroom, kitchenette, dressing area, balcony and wide, unspoilt views of rolling hills. There is a dedicated seating area in the orchard for Pigeonnier guests.

Optional Catering Arrangements:

Linda grows her own vegetables and has free range chickens on hand to provide some of the necessary produce for her wonderful cooking. She uses fresh, local produce where possible.

Linda is welcoming and very flexible to your needs: Here are some options:

• A pre-prepared meal left for you to serve yourself, needing you to warm a quiche and put a selection of salads on the table – or for a more robust option, a hearty casserole left warming in the oven.

• When you are barbecuing, Linda can provide an array of salads, side dishes and desserts,

• For a special evening, enjoy the full restaurant experience at home with numerous courses - Entrée, plat, fromage, dessert – can include professional serving staff and complete clear up

• Holding a cocktail party? Linda can provide a stunning array of ‘amuse bouches’ and nibbles.

• Brunch

• Light lunch

• Baking and sweet treats for afternoon tea

Optional additional cleaning services can be arranged.

More Details

Details for holiday chateau / country house Luxury House & Barns Maison de Maitre, 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, 6 Bathrooms

Large, light rooms with high ceilings and luxurious furniture make this a home with style and comfort. The ground floor consists of a wide entrance hall flanked on both sides with elegant large rooms, original stone floor and curved staircase to the first floor. The kitchen and dining room interconnect. Both larger than 5 metres x 5 metres they provide room for cooking and eating in style. Facilities in the kitchen include large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, cooker, plentiful cupboards and central breakfast table. The dining room has a long wide table capable of seating 12. These rooms lead to outdoor terraces to the south and west. The sitting room has a large open fireplace and leather sofas, cool in summer, warm in winter. There is a bathroom on the ground floor and utility area with a second fridge. On the first floor are three very spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms. 2nd floor has 2 further bedrooms and a huge open attic space with games tables and TV/DVD
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Fiona Davis (Stephenson) (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
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About Fiona Davis (Stephenson)

Paul and I grew up close to London and have travelled around the world extensively. My husband Paul is an eminent architect. Me, I am a passionate about creating exceptional gardens. When it comes to 'projects' together we make an exciting team. This is our tenth year improving this property. We love it, care about it, stay in it when we can. If you choose to stay here, we hope it will fulfil your expectations in the way that it fulfils ours.

Fiona Davis (Stephenson) purchased this chateau / country house in 2003

Why Fiona Davis (Stephenson) chose Verfeil

It was love at first sight! From the moment we set foot in the courtyard and admired the views as well as the sheltered nature of the site we were falling in love with it.

Peering through the letter box, we could see the original stone floors of the hall and elegant stairs winding to the first floor. The solidity of the stone walls and generous proportions of the rooms within the house was such a refreshing change from all the other properties we viewed, many of which were poor quality conversions.

We chose the region because we both love France and fell in love with the friendliness, space and rolling, unspoilt countryside of the South West. The peace and tranquility as well as the ancient bastide towns from the middle ages, still in abundance drew us to this historic region.

We decided to hunt for properties in the middle of December, in order not to be seduced by lovely weather! After a week of searching we came across this one, it stole our hearts from the word go.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The setting - views, each different, from all different rooms in the house, and all different areas of the gardens. So many of them. A south facing courtyard. Many outdoor facilities in the barns surrounding the main house - two of which are now providing further accommodation.

The sunsets, when the clouds are on the heavy side of wispy at dusk, the sunsets can be gloriously breathtaking.

The swimming pool, open from late May to mid October. 16.5 metres long means 3 lengths = 50 metres for keen swimmers. Widening to 7 metres and 1.35 metres deep throughout makes it ideal for pool games. Security gate and walls with generous lounging areas within.

The gardens, extensive, inviting and absolutely full of flowers from March to November. We have developed around 10 gardens around the property, from intimate spaces to sweeping meadows, each with its own character and each inviting itself to be enjoyed.

The location, in a hamlet with a few other house, with villages each way within a couple of kilometres, several bigger towns with weekly markets within 15 minutes drive and cities within 45 minutes.

The elegance of the house, the rooms, how it is now furnished, the gardens, the pool areas, the outdoor rooms.

Guestbook comments from the owner

All our expectations and desires met in the most beautiful part of France. Thanks for sharing your delightful house and home.
Aug 2011
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Reviews

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Gorgeous luxury House, Stunning Gardens, Private Swimming Pool, Distant Views
average rating of 4.6 based on 12 reviews
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Verfeil Tarn-et-Garonne
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A massive thank you!

  • 5 out of 5
We arrived in Cambou and were instantly taken aback by the house. Pictures do not do the place justice.

The decor looked beautiful and authentic, you could tell the owners have poured a lot of time and effort in to ensuring that guests enjoy their time. Spending mornings by the pool was an absolute delight and the living areas were ample for our party of 12.

Only a 15 minute drive from the town, the house is perfectly situated and is in easy driving distance from shops and restaurants.

Would definitely come back again and highly recommend for anyone interested in taking a break in one of the most peaceful areas in France.

Thank you again!
  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Delightful!

  • 5 out of 5
We could not have been better pleased with our holiday. Domaine de Cambou matched our expectations in every way. It is beautiful, homely house with a charming barn and pigeonnier and an exquisite garden. It suited our party of 14, three generations of one family perfectly, with plenty of space to enjoy being together, while allowing all of us to do our own thing. We were made welcome when we arrived and were shown where everything was and how it worked. The few things that went wrong during our stay were dealt with promptly. A note of caution might be that the property can sleep 18 people, provided that the party can be accommodated in 5 double beds, 1 double and I single beds in one room, 2 single beds in one room and 2 bunk beds but we could only seat 14 comfortably round the largest table outside. Having precise locations of ATM, the Carrefour supermarket and petrol stations would have been helpful as well, but it is a beautiful place. We had a lovely time and we would be delighted to return.
  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Verfeil Tarn-et-Garonne
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Beautiful France but poor customer service

  • 1 out of 5
Property and area were as described and a beautiful setting for a large group.
We encountered some serious summer storms that resulted in a shattered window in one of the single pane windows.the ground staff promptly came and made the repairs which was great.
Our only issue pertained to the rental agreement which took a substantial deposit which was never returned. Our hypothesis is that this is from the window but there has been no followup from the owner as to why our deposit was not returned.
  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A perfect place to relax, reflect and re-energise

  • 5 out of 5
This is truly a very special place to stay. The location is beautiful and the accommodation is stylish, comfortable and obviously well loved and cared for by its owners. You couldn't wish for a more ideal setting and the gardens are beautifully designed. We have a teenaged son who just loves coming here - the table tennis and pool are a definite 'thumbs up' for him!! My partner and I would definitely recommend this property to others. If you're looking for a special place to relax, re- energise and re-connect, then look no further.
  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.
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Verfeil Tarn-et-Garonne
5

Cambou - A magical place to stay.

  • 5 out of 5
Great flight times and found a fab transfer company to take our party of 8 to Verfeil.

On arrival at the house there was a huge exhale. Clearly this was going to be a place of delight, luxury, nature, amazing views, stunning architecture and scrummy food.

The owner herself met us there, she was friendliness and kindness personified.
Nothing was too much trouble, we even got to watch her make fig jam.

The whole property was magnificent. We just loved it. Clean, well maintained all at such excellent standards.

The pool was a welcome relief to the balmy September afternoon.

We shopped in the 2 local villages and ate in the local bistro. Again just another delight.

I celebrated a birthday out there and it was THE perfect place to to do that with wonderful friends!

I would recommend this 100% to anyone wanting a lovely chilled vacation in luxury with amazing surroundings.
  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you had a great birthday. We hope very much that you will come and stay again. Fiona
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Verfeil Tarn-et-Garonne
Santa Fe, NM, USA
5

Simply beautiful!

  • 5 out of 5
An absolute perfect haven of calm and beauty, our week in the home was magical. Sunny afternoons spent poolside, a bright, welcoming kitchen for assembling family meals from our market "finds," and plenty of space for spreading out and relaxing made for a true vacation. The surrounding villages and landscapes are enchanting, but the house is so well appointed and inviting, that we enjoyed simply staying put and taking life easy.
  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It's heartwarming to see that the hard work and thought we have spent devising ways for this home to be a place which is welcoming and fulfilling to experience. Other bonuses are the clarity of the stars at night, the huge attic space and the cosy log fire in the winter.

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Toulouse and Rodez
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Verfeil
Nearest Ferry
500 Miles
Dieppe
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
Albi
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Laguepie
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Caussade
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Verfeil
Car: recommended

Rolling hills, oak forests, dramatic gorges, historic bastide hilltop towns ancient castles, stone vernacular villages, each with its weekly market. The vineyards and châteaux of Gaillac, wine tastings and wine festivals. The region is famous for its summertime music fetes which welcome all-comers. Albi - sophisticated and historic, its vast cathedral and Toulouse Lautrec museum. Golf at Lasbordes, not crowded and, surprisingly, open to visitors. St. Antonin Noble Val - prosperous riverside medieval town with colourful, buzzing Sunday market. Kayak gently down the Aveyron to Cazals through spectacularly beautiful gorges. Cordes sur Ciel - one of the three greatest French hill town with artisan shops and famous Jardins de Paradis. Prehistoric caves, ancient castles, woodland and hillside walks, even cliff climbing if you dare! At night, the Milky Way is astoundingly clear. So many things to do, or just relax and observe the unspoilt landscape, flora and fauna all around you.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Walking, Garden visiting, Resting, Birdwatching, Star gazing, Kayak, climbing

Golf: There is a lovely golf course near Albi around 35 minutes drive at Lasbordes

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Rental rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Verfeil, Tarn-et-Garonne

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Autumn
27 Sep 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
2 night minimum stay
€1,270
for 2 nights
From
€590
From
€590
Fri,Sat,Sun
€2,990
 
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
€3,990
for 7 nights
€3,990
 
 
Winter
4 Jan 2015 - 3 Apr 2015
2 night minimum stay
€1,070
for 2 nights
From
€490
From
€490
Fri,Sat,Sun
€2,490
 
 
Spring
4 Apr 2015 - 22 May 2015
2 night minimum stay
€1,390
for 2 nights
From
€650
From
€650
Fri,Sat,Sun
€3,390
 
 
Early Summer
23 May 2015 - 17 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
€4,290
for 7 nights
€4,290
 
 
Summer
18 Jul 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
€4,840
for 7 nights
€4,840
 
 
Late Summer
29 Aug 2015 - 25 Sep 2015
2 night minimum stay
€1,670
for 2 nights
From
€790
From
€790
Fri,Sat,Sun
€3,990
 
 
Autumn
26 Sep 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
2 night minimum stay
€1,270
for 2 nights
From
€590
From
€590
Fri,Sat,Sun
€2,990
 
 
Christmas
19 Dec 2015 - 1 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
€3,990
for 7 nights
€3,990
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit €500
Optional cleaning fee €90
Notes 25% on booking, balance 60 days before arrival. Cancellation charges apply. Security deposit required €500. Bedding, linen and towels supplied. Additional cleaning can be requested. Payments by PAYPAL are charged an 2% (i.e. half the cost to us)

Rates include:- Free WiFi Internet access. The pool is open May - September

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Verfeil in Tarn-et-Garonne

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 650 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Master bedroom en-suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ground floor Maison
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Maison first floor
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Maison 2nd floor
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Gallery Barn ground floor
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Pigeonnier 1st floor
  • All the bathrooms are elegant and luxurious, with limestone walls and floors. All have spacious showers. There are three baths in the house. The luxury bathroom on the first floor of the Maison has a double shower (1.8 metre long with shower heads at both ends) and two porcelain basins, set on a black marble washstand, as well as a de luxe bath and w.c. The ground floor bathroom is sometimes allocated to the Rose Suite which gives all three major luxury bedroom suites their own private bathroom in the evenings and mornings. Usually it is used by all guests during the day. The 2nd floor bathroom services bedrooms 4 and 5 above, with bath/shower/wc and basin. The Gallery Barn bathroom is luxurious and spacious with stone basin large walk in shower and w.c. with limestone floor and walls. The Pigeonnier bathroom is exotic and luxurious with a copper basin in polished black granite washstand, large walk in shower and w.c.
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Triple room Maison 2nd floor
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed , Gallery Barn 1st floor (bunk beds)
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Double Bed , Pigeonnier Studio
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , Master bedroom Maison 1st floor, extra child bed on request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , Large bedroom Maison 1st floor, extra child bed on request
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Large bedroom Maison 1st floor, vanity unit with sink
    Bedroom 5 - 3 Single Bed , Triple room Maison 2nd floor
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , Gallery Barn 1st floor
    Bedroom 9 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Maison 2nd floor attic area
  • First Floor: 3 bedrooms all 5 x 5 metres with 3 metre high ceilings. Master bedroom with dressing room and en-suite bathroom. Windows with distant views. 2 double bedrooms with French doors opening onto south facing balcony. Stone walls keep the rooms cool in summer and hold heating in winter. Large landing area with French doors. 2nd Floor: This spectacular space the 'Grenier' is 5.8 metres high, timber framed and has TV with surround sound, table football, air hockey, music system, CD and DVD library, Caram, chess, even Scalectrix for the boys who haven't quite grown up! Also 2 bedrooms (two triples) with Velux windows. The 14 x 8 m. attic can be set up as a large 'studio' for classroom based learning, painting or activities such as yoga for groups of up to 15 people. Gallery Barn: Separate self contained cottage sleeps four with double height galleried living room, galley kitchen. At gallery level there is a double bedroom and 2nd bedroom with bunk beds.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Canoe
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • 18 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The property can be rented as a self catering let (as priced) or, you can book for meals to be provided. If you are interested we will put you in touch with a high quality cook, you can make arrangements and payments direct to her. A wonderful gazebo set on the edge of the meadow on the south side of the house provides an alternative outdoor space for relaxing, painting, eating, general chilling out; a large stretch of mown grass provides running space for (supervised) children. The gardens are beautifully planted in bold drifts presenting a flower show all through the year. The orchard is stocked with many fruits which you can use in the kitchens during your visit. We open the pool in May and close it in September. We eat outside often from March onwards. In autumn it usually stays warm in spells until December. In spring and summer gardens and local walks in the environs are full of wild flowers, wild orchids, and myriads of bees, butterflies and birds.
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