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.
• Light lunch
• Baking and sweet treats for afternoon tea
Optional additional cleaning services can be arranged.
Details for holiday chateau / country house Luxury House & Barns Maison de Maitre, 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, 6 Bathrooms
- Events Allowed
- children welcome
- limited accessibility
- non smoking only
- pets considered
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.