** Sleeps 5 people in 3 bedrooms
** Pets welcome
** In a historic village with no traffic
The name L'Aubade is taken from the local historic Occitan language - it is a song of the dawn, sung early in the morning.
L'Aubade is one of the properties in the portfolio of Halcyon Leisure - Quercy holiday accommodation specialists for over 25 years
L' Aubade sits on the peaceful cobbled streets of the tiny medieval village of Montjoi in the historic Tarn-et-Garonne countryside with beatiful views from all parts of this elevated village across the gorgeous rolling countryside.
Montjoi is a special scenic and historic village, with very limited traffic permitted on its narrow cobbled streets. The village restaurant, La Cage aux Oiseaux, is about 70m from the front door of L'Aubade, overlooking a large green space, La Place de la Republique, with boules pitches and famously decorated cow sculptures which enhance the character of the village.
L'Aubade is an ideal base for those exploring the area, and is available all the year round: Monthly terms are available for the shoulder and low season months for extended stays in the area.
Sleeping 5 people in three bedrooms, the property dates from the 13th century, but has been well modernised with all modern conveniences, and has wi-fi and satellite television.
ACCOMMODATION - GROUND FLOOR
Entering from the street, Guests enter the Sitting Room with comfortable seating, fireplace with an electric heater and the television.
This leads through to the well equipped Kitchen, with an electric cooker with ceramic hob, worktop oven/grill, microwave oven and a washing machine. There is also a good range of utensils and small appliances.
A couple of steps lead down to the Dining area with a large dining table and chairs, complemented by a couple of armchairs adding an additional quiet sitting area away from the sitting room.
Glazed doors lead onto the patio which has a retractable sunshade, and patio furniture, and beyond that is the sunny garden area, with a gate leading onto a quiet country footpath.
Stairs lead up from the Sitting Room to a landing off which is the Master Bedroom, and main Bathroom with Shower, basin and wc.
The Master Bedroom is a large room with double bed and canopy. There are also wardrobes and cupboards.
Narrow stairs lead up to a second landing off which are the other two bedrooms and a small bathroom.
The principal bedroom on this floor is a spacious double bedroom, which also has a sofa bed, enabling it to become a twin bedroom if necessary.
The small bedroom has a restricted ceiling, and is best suited to a child or young adult.
Outdoors there is a shaded patio and a small sunny garden which overlook unspoiled countryside, and the garden gate opens onto one of the many footpaths that criss-cross the area surrounding L'Aubade.
L'Aubade has internet wifi, and English satellite television.
Bed linen and bathroom towels are included in the rental.
The house is let subject to it being in the same condition as when guests arrive, thus there is no mandatory cleaning supplement. Any necessary cleaning may be deducted from the Security Deposit.
AROUND THE AREA
Local essential shopping - and the boulangerie - are at the neighbouring hill town of Castelsagrat, 4km away and within sight across the valley. More comprehensive local shopping including Bank and Pharmacy are at Bourg de Visa, 7km away.
The towns of the Garonne valley within easy reach - Valence d'Agen is the nearest main town (10km) with Agen and Moissac about 20km away.
Markets are a large feature of French country life, and there are markets somewhere on every day of the week: The nearest markets are Montaigu de Quercy (Saturday), Bourg de Visa (Sunday), Moissac (Saturday and Sunday) Valence d'Agen (Tuesday) and Agen (Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday). There is also a small pop-up market in La Salle de Fetes in Montjoi
There are many historic villages locally: Lauzerte and Pujols are listed in 'Les Plus Beaux villages de France' among many other delightful medieval villages throughout the locality. The world renowned cloisters and abbey at Moissac are a must visit for most visitors to the area.
The area abounds with wine and food - an amazing array of crops are grown and are available at the local markets. The local restaurants also use many locally produced ingredients, and eating out is generally of high quality and reasonably priced.
A few miles to the north is the major Cahors AOC wine producing area along the River Lot with many wineries close together open for tasting and direct purchase. To the south the Moissac area is renowned for the Chasselas grape, which while principally for eating, is also used to produce quality wines. There are many attractions relating to food and wine that can be visited - prunes, honey and lavender among them.
L'Aubade does not have a swimming pool, but throughout the area are several 'Bas de loisir' Lesiure lakes with lifeguard patrolled swimming in season, beach areas and usually restaurants and bars.