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VILLA LUXURY HOUSE: MAISON DE MAITRE: 5 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 12

Fiona Davis (Stephenson)

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Fiona Davis (Stephenson)

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VILLA LUXURY HOUSE: MAISON DE MAITRE: 5 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 12

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Verfeil - Luxury Mansion & dependences

Sleeps 2-18 Ideal for family holidays, small weddings, retreats, business 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: Maison de Maitre, 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, 4 Bathrooms

Spacious stone house with FIVE BEDROOMS, FOUR BATHROOMS. On three levels and private outdoor terrace. The GROUND FLOOR consists of a large, interconnected DINING room and fully fitted modern KITCHEN. The SITTING ROOM has soft and comfortable black leather sofas and a single chair. There is a BATHROOM with shower, toilet and basin on this level and UTILITY ROOM. A large wide hallway with an elegant timber stair leading to the first floor. FIRST FLOOR: 3 BEDROOMS, MASTER BEDROOM with SUPER KING SIZE en-suite BATHROOM and mirrored changing area. Two LARGE DOUBLE BEDROOMS with south facing balcony and LUXURY BATHROOM. SECOND FLOOR: 2 BEDROOMS, 14 x 8 metre galleried timber beam attic space. The private SOUTH FACING TERRACE and large table and chairs connects from the dining room.
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered

Fiona Davis (Stephenson)

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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

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.

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.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Location

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Toulouse and Rodez
Nearest Ferry
500 Miles
Dieppe
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Laguepie
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Caussade
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Verfeil
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
Albi
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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Availability & Rates

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
SUMMER
19 Jul 2014 - 5 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
€4,750
 
 
LATE SUMMER
6 Sep 2014 - 26 Sep 2014
2 night minimum stay
€875
From
€875
€3,000
 
 
AUTUMN
27 Sep 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
2 night minimum stay
€675
From
€675
€2,250
 
 
CHRISTMAS 14
20 Dec 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
€3,000
 

Notes

  • 30% deposit on booking and remainder due 8 weeks prior to your holiday. Cancellation charges apply. Security deposit required Euros 350. Bedding, linen and towels supplied. Additional cleaning can be provided and charged for during your stay if requested in advance. Payments by PAYPAL are charged an additional 2% (i.e. half the cost to us)

    Rates include:- Free WiFi Internet access. The pool is opened in May and closed in September and heated with a heat exchange unit. Free use of pool towels (please wash these at the end of your stay). End-of-stay cleaning and bed-linen laundry. It is your responsibility to leave the house as clean and tidy. If extra cleaning is needed at the end of the stay additional charges will be made. An optional additional cleaning before departure is offered to you.

    Rental notes: Saturday is change over day, check in from 4pm depart 10am. Changeover day and times are flexible except during early summer/summer/Christmas/
  • Costs quoted above are for self catering arrangements.

    A private chef can be arranged for some or all of the meals during your stay. Costs for this are NOT included above. We put you in touch with the chef in advance so she can tailor your catering to your requirements ahead of your trip.
    She is welcoming and flexible to your needs. She grows her own vegetables and has free range chickens on hand to provide some of the necessary produce for her cooking, she uses fresh, local produce where possible.
    Here are some options for the private catering arrangements:

    • A full restaurant style meal including serving staff and complete clear up
    • A pre-prepared meal left for you to serve yourself eg. a quiche and selection of salads – or a hearty casserole left warming in the oven.
    •An array of salads, side dishes and desserts to accompany your own barbecue.
    • A delicious array of ‘amuse bouche and nibbles for a cocktail party.
    • Brunch
    • Light lunch
    • Afternoon tea - baking and
  • Optional extras:

    • Additional clean before your departure
    • Arrangements for a party, birthday, wedding or business event
    • Luxury white robes and slippers
    • Meals during your stay (see above)
    • Arrangements for a special interest course (see below)
    • Transport to and from airport (please note that car hire is recommended)

    • SPECIAL INTERESTS: Business meetings, Gardening, Garden Design, Gardens of the Midi Pyrenees, Yoga, Wine tours, cooking, country preserves, painting, herbal medicine courses, birdwatching, walking hiking and rambles, 'bootcamp' style fitness courses, personal development courses, star gazing.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Luxury House: Maison de Maitrein Verfeil in Tarn-et-Garonne

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 400 m²
Location Type:
  • village
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
General:
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Iron & Board
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Master ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ground floor Maison
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , 1st floor Maison
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , 2nd floor Maison
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Maison Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Maison 1st floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Maison 1st floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Maison 2nd floor
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Maison 2nd floor
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Maison 2nd floor
  • 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: 2 bedrooms (twin and triple) with Velux windows. 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! The 14 x 8 m. attic can be set up as a large 'studio' for classroom based learning, painting or activities such as yoga.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Player
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • live theatre
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • horse riding
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • golf
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • hunting small game
Notes:
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 Linda will discuss your requirements so you can sit back & relax