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Beautifully renovated and idyllic 18th century stone Mas d'Arjac, Aveyron

Bedrooms 7
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 14 - 18

The Long House, the Mas and the Petite Maison of the Mas d’Arjac, built in the 18th century, have been completely renovated by local artisans using traditional methods. They now combine charming stone and timbers with modern comforts to provide the perfect holiday home in the heart of the French countryside. Situated at the meeting point of the Aveyron, Lot and Tarn et Garonne departments, Arjac is a perfectly situated base for exploring this most beautiful corner of France. Najac, Villefranche de Rouergue and Saint Antonin Noble Val are all within a short drive. The accommodation to rent (30 June til 28 September 2018) consists of :

• The Long House with two double bedrooms (one en suite) and a further bedroom with three beds, a kitchen/dining room, a living room and a bathroom. There is a walled patio at the front of the Long House with shaded seating for up to 18, and a lawn area to the rear.

• The Mas, the very stylish and comfortable owner's own home with one double bedroom with a kingsize bed or twin beds, and a second bedroom with two double beds, a living room, a kitchen/dining room and a bathroom.

• The Petite Maison, which consists of a double bedroom on the mezzanine level and a further single room on the ground floor would suit younger guests. Please note that guests in the Petite Maison use the bathroom facilities in either the Mas or the Long House.

Guests are invited to make the most of the meadows and woodland which form the Arjac estate. Guests of the Long House, the Mas and the Petite Maison have exclusive use of the 16 x 4m pool and its surrounding terrace.

The Mas d'Arjac is ideal for families and friends travelling together who require a little more space, and the accommodation is only available as one single booking. However, during the periods 1 September 2018 - 2 November 2018 and 17 April til 5 July 2019 and 1 September til 3 November 2019, the Mas is unavailable and the Long House is the main rental unit and can be combined with the Petite Maison for additional accommodation, on one single booking.

More Details

Simon Clark
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2018

About Simon Clark

Hi, my name is Simon Clark and I am the owner of Le Mas d'Arjac. I love this part of France and am completely in love with Arjac and the surrounding area! After a long career in tour operating working for a couple of Britain's best known travel companies, I decided to retrain as a teacher and have worked in one of the UK's most prestigious schools for the last 10 years as a teacher of French and Spanish. I love my main job, but the 18 weeks holiday a year has given me the chance to develop the Mas d'Arjac into a wonderful holiday home where I have been lucky enough to welcome and look after families from all over the world over the last nine years.

Simon Clark purchased this farmhouse in 2007

Why Simon Clark chose Vailhourles

The Mas d'Arjac is superbly situated at the head of a valley, surrounded by woodland and fields, and is very green and very peaceful. The collection of stone buildings which forms the Mas is exceptionally picturesque, and the gardens, terraces and pool area are ample and well maintained for the benefit of our guests. I bought the property to create a haven of relaxation and good-living, and also to run a small arts centre in my upcoming retirement based on the recently restored Atelier which is a beautiful recital room and rehearsal space in the grounds. See my own website for details of yoga and other catered specialist weeks in the Spring and Autumn seasons.

What makes this farmhouse unique

I had visited 29 properties in SW France before setting foot in Arjac. It was love at first sight! Most of all I loved its setting, the beauty of the stone buildings and the extensive terraced gardens and pool. Since restoring the Long House and the barn (now the Atelier) the Mas is attracting guests who appreciate the tranquility and high standards of accommodation. They also like the discreet service which we are able to provide (when required) for ideas for visits, restaurants, local markets etc enabling our guests to settle in and start relaxing more quickly.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse around the Vailhourles around the Aveyron

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite in the Yellow Room
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ground floor of the Mas
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Buanderie on lower level of the Mas.
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ground floor of Long House
  • Bedroom 1 has en suite shower room Bedrooms 2&3 share family shower room on ground floor of Long House Bedrooms 4&5 share family shower room on ground floor of the Mas Bedrooms 6&7 use bathrooms in Long House or the Mas, or the buanderie
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 Long House Yellow Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Could be arranged as two singles.
    Bedroom 2 Long House - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Could be arranged as two singles.
    Bedroom 3 Long House - 2 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 The Mas - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Could be arranged as two singles.
    Bedroom 5 The Mas - 2 Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 Mezzanine Petite Maison - 1 Double Bed , Guests use bathroom facilities in the Mas or the Long House
    Bedroom 7 ground floor Petite Maison - 1 Single Bed , Guests use bathroom facilities in the Mas or the Long House
  • Bedroom 1 (The Yellow Room) has an en suite shower room and is accessed via a short flight of external stairs outside the kitchen door.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Guests have the 16m x 4m swimming pool to themselves as well as the pool deck and furniture between 9h00 and 22h00 each day. There is a dining terrace at the front of the Long House and the Petite Maison and guests are invited to make use of the woodland and meadows which form the Arjac estate. Guests may use the laundry facilities in the buanderie under the Mas. UK and French TV channels are available via satellite TV Wireless broadband Internet access is available at the Long House except when electric storms threaten. Linen and bathroom towels are provided. Cleaning fee is included for 7nt stays. Cleaning fee is €50 for shorter stays.


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Nearest Airport
115 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Cahors Sud exit of A20
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Although we are in La France profonde, it is just 15 minutes by car to the ancient town of Villefranche de Rouergue. Villefranche is not only handy for its excellent shopping, restaurants, and Thursday market, but also has a fascinating history as a bastide – a fortified mediaeval town with a fine, arcaded central square and an imposing collegiate church. As a market town serving a huge rural area, Villefranche provides all ones practical needs in a stunning setting. There are no fewer than 10 of Les plus beaux villages de France within an hour’s drive of Arjac, as well as two Grand Sites de France, Conques and Albi. Easy half or full day outings can also be made to Saint Antonin Noble Val, Corde-sur-Ciel, Cahors, Figeac, Rocamadour, les Gouffres de Padirac, the Lot valley, St Cirque la Popie, Roquefort, the Viaduc de Millau, and the Gaillac wine region – all attractive and fascinating destinations.

Other Activities: Canoeing/kayaking from Saint Antonin Noble Val


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse around the Vailhourles,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Summer Long House only
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn 2018 Long House only
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Long House+Mas+Petite Maison
6 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A security deposit of €300 is payable on arrival. The price shown for the High Season period 30 June - 31 August 2018 includes accommodation in the three buildings; the Long House, the Mas and the Petite Maison as one rental unit. Outside High Season, the price shown refers to the rental of the Long House only (bedrooms 1,2&3) but please note that the Petite Maison is also avaliable to rent at a supplement details of which can be obtained from the owner.
We are happy to consider well-behaved pets, but please talk to us about your requirements before comfirming a booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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