Ideal base for a couple within walking distance to Montaigu de Quercy
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About Jan Emery
John and Jan moved to France in April 2014 from Doncaster in South Yorkshire. Having worked in education and training, we were keen to do something different. Why France? Well it was one of those heart led decisions - we fell in love with the area, the climate and the amazing walking and wildlife. Since moving here we have become active in the local community and are members of the International Club and a local amateur dramatics group. John is a keen rugby man - a former player, coach and referee, he is now a passionate supporter of local teams (Tournon d'agenais, Agen and Castres). Both Jan and John are keen walkers and offer both guided and unguided walking routes to their visitors
Jan Emery purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Jan Emery chose Montaigu-de-Quercy
We bought this property as it ticked so many of our boxes - location (within walking distance to a village with all necessary shops, doctors, dentist etc), in a rugby area, with sufficient land to grow a lot of our own fruit and vegetables. The property had formerly been a ferme auberge with a conservatory room which was added as a restaurant. When we first came we had ideas of running a vegetarian cafe/restaurant, or possibly a tea room but we simply use the room as a social space. We have put on Christmas meals for 40, have had some play readings, use the room for meetings and for private parties out of season.
What makes this Cottage unique
Fillol gites is a new development - combining the traditional stone walls of former farm buildings with modern conveniences of en suite bathrooms. The WIFI here is very good - one of the most common complaints in this area is poor internet connectiivity but we have good wifi in all gites. There are 3 properties on the site - Lavande, the 1 bed gite, Tournesol - a 2 bed gite which adjoins and the farmhouse. We can be flexible over rooming requests
Smoking in outdoor areas is permitted.
Unless access animals
There is a cot available.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
So glad we went back!
A second visit can often be disappointing. Not this one! Our experience in 2017 was very positive, and we are so very glad that we went back a second time. We had a wonderful stay. The small gite is very suitable for us as a couple - clean, comfortable and well equipped, and the shared space around the pool is great for relaxing and getting to know the neighbours! The owners, John and Jan, were their usual kind selves ... attentive to every detail and so helpful. There's loads to do in the immediate area ... beautiful bastides like Tournon, Lauzerte, Penne d'Agenais, Roquecor ... Cahors, Sarlat and St Cirq la Popie are also very accessible. We will be back!
Thank you for your kind words. It was lovely to see you and Andy again and we are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday again. There is always so much to see and do in the summer months with all the night markets, but April, May, June and September are beautiful months for walking and exploring the lovely countryside.
We look forward to seeing you again soon. Hope all goes well for Andy.
Jan & John
Lovely property in a beautiful location
We had a wonderful holiday in this cosy, well-equipped gite - a tasteful and well-conceived barn conversion adjoining a larger gite and the owners' lovely home. Both gites are full of character, with old stone walls and beams. Jan and John are wonderful hosts - thoughtful in the details, and nothing was too much trouble. The pool area is perfect for relaxing, and the views are wonderful. Nearby Montaigu has all you need, and there is lots to see and do in this area. We will definitely come back!
Hi Andy and Sarah
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and its a shame you will miss the finale of the pere Quepas festival. The sculpture is progressing daily and we can't wait to see the finished product. Its a bird in a nest. It will either lay an egg or fly... not sure which as itd a secret until Saturday!. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Jan & john
Great little one bedroom gite
We were staying in Jan and John's 2 bedroom gite for one month and had family joining us for one week. They stayed in this beautiful little gite which was close to our gite, but private and secluded. The gite is a good size, well equipped and decorated. We had 2 children with us and there is lots of garden for the kids to play in and amuse themselves. There was also a great pool which was in a beautiful setting. Whilst the gite and the garden are very tranquil and relaxing, you are still within walking distance of the local town which had many good facilities. Boulangerie, Restaurant, Coffee shop, Pharmacy and Supermarket. This really is a great little gite for a couple on holiday looking for relaxation and tranquility.
Hi Tan and John
We're really pleased that you and your family enjoyed staying in our gites. The weather was pretty good but not quite good enough for the pool!
Yes having two neighbouring gites works well for family holidays, especially for those that want a little independence from each other ;-)
I'm sure we will see you again soon and we hope you are really happy in your new home.
Jan & John
Quality stay in a quality gite
We had two great weeks staying in Lavande, the perfect gite for two people. The location was just right for us being just a two minute drive to the centre of Montaigu-de-Quercy with its Intermarche and Saturday market. Keeping stocked up with fresh food was therefore easy and quick.
Jan and John are excellent hosts, very welcoming and able to provide plenty of local knowledge. We are most grateful to them for inviting us to the marche gourmand avec musique one evening at Montaigu-de-Quercy. Great food, drink and new friends made. From the gite there are also interesting walks to the town, and leisure lake in the vicinity.
The gite is clean, comfortable, well equipped and has excellent internet connection which was a must for us. As we had two weeks of sunny and hot weather the pool was great to have as well.
This is a beautiful area amongst the bastide towns of south west France and we would certainly recommend this as a base to explore the area.
Hi Brian and Lesley
Thank you for your kind comments and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay.
We wish you every success for you plans to move to this glorious part of France. There is a place on a certain committee with Lesley's name on it! (Tenacious is my middle name!)
We look forward to welcoming you back to Montaigu de Quercy very soon
Jan & John
Un petit coin de paradis
Nous avons apprécié l'accueil que Jane et John nous ont reservé dans leur gîte, des œufs frais du matin et boissons fraîches nous attendaient. Un petit coin au calme et très reposant pour nous et notre bébé au gîte lavande. La petite maison est bien équipée, juste à poser ses valises et de profiter des vacances et surtout de la piscine. Merci encore pour ses deux semaines.
Chere Amandine. Nous sommes tres content de voir vos commentaires et de savoir que vous aviez aime vos vacances dans notre superb coin de France. Nous esperons vous revoir bientot! Gabriel serait change.....Jan
Charme et sérénités.
Des hôtes chaleureux et à l écoute ; plein de petites attentions dans le gîte.
Nous reviendrons pour l endroit,le gîte très bien équipé.
Merci Maryse pour vos commentaires. Je suis ravies que vous avez envie de revenir et nous esperons vous acceuillir dans notre autre gite Tournesol avec vos amis. Il fait encore plus chaud mais le gite reste frais.... et la piscine est toujours ouverte! Nous vous souhaitons une bonnee rentree - bon courage! Jan xx
There are regular night markets in the area with free music - a great night out during the summer months.
We are 15 minute walking distance to both the leisure lake and the centre of Montaigu de Quercy