Las Mothes is a carefully restored former farmhouse near the small market town of Beaumont-de-Lomagne in the Tarn et Garonne Departement. The accommodation is spacious and the property is fitted out to a good standard. In particular, the kitchen is among the best I have seen in many years of staying in private villas and the outside areas around the pool and the dining terrace are also outstanding.
This part of France really is a bit of an undiscovered gem and not for nothing is it sometimes referred to as the French Tuscany. This is rural France at its best; friendly, laid back and sometimes a little quirky with the beautiful rolling countryside viewed from well maintained and almost empty roads.
The town of Beaumont-de-Lomagne is about 5 kilometres from the house and has a lively market every Saturday morning with lots of local produce for the keen cook. For those less keen (and I confess to being one of these) there is also a perfectly adequate supermarket where a week's shop can be completed quickly thereby allowing more time to sip ice cold beer by the pool whilst admiring the stunning views.
Are there downsides? Well, a car with a sat nav is probably an essential and, this being rural France, not much in the way of restaurants opens on a Sunday or even a Monday meaning stocking up at the market is to be advised. Other than that, nothing to stop you having a lovely relaxing holiday in a stunning location.