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Delightful Gite with Pool in Tranquil Rural Location

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,108 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Comfortable and very well equipped 3 bedroom stone property, to sleep 6 - 7

Guests (June 2017) said "We are so pleased that we chose to stay at Berty Gite. Ideal, beautiful location - excellent accommodation. Best gite we have ever stayed in".

Holiday in this charming rural property and relax and unwind as you adapt to the gentle pace of the South West of France.

Sleeps 2 - 6 in 3 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, in spacious, comfortable gite. Lovely large heated salt water pool with roman steps. Situated in an idyllic location in rolling countryside, just 5 minutes from the medieval town of Montcuq with its fabulous Sunday market, in the wine growing areas of Cahors and Coteaux de Quercy. Set in over 2 acres of gardens, with plenty of room for sports and games, including our own archery range, and wonderful shady or sunny places for relaxing in. Our dark skies make for fabulous star gazing and we have a fully equipped astro photography observatory.

Berty is on the outskirts of the hamlet of Rouillac, known for its 12th century frescoes in the chapel. Situated on the pilgrims route of St Jaques de Compostela, this area is wonderful for walking, hiking and biking or just for enjoying nature. Our organic garden is very wildlife-friendly with numerous birds and butterflies.

The gite with its lovely Quercy stone walls, was once a barn and has been converted to provide comfortable accommodation for any time of the year. Cool in summer and cosy in winter, it is comfortably furnished and superbly equipped, with wonderful views over the gardens and the surrounding countryside, with fields of sunflowers, corn and melons.

All on one level, the gite has its own entrance on to the garden. Bedroom 1 has a 5' double bed and ensuite bathroom. Bedrooms 2 and 3 have twin beds and a shared bathroom. The larger bedroom can sleep 3 if needed, with the addition of a folding single bed. A baby cot can also be provided.

The open plan living room has a modern fully equipped kitchen and comfortable lounge and dining areas. The floodlit swimming pool (11m * 7m) with roman steps is for the exclusive use of our guests. It is fenced and has self closing gates, making it ideal for families with young children. The pool has a solar heating system, keeping it warm enough to swim from April to October.

The owners live in the attached farmhouse and are on hand to unobtrusively maintain and care for the pool and gardens and to assist you in any way that will make your holiday more enjoyable. Whilst Toulouse is the nearest airport, Bergerac, Carcassonne and Rodez are all within 2 hours drive.

We can offer instruction in archery and photography on site.

More Details

Owner
Mrs Belinda Berry
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
22 January, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Montcuq in Lot

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1108 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Both bathrooms have shower, WC and handbasin. Liquid soap and toilet paper supplied. Towels provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , additonal folding bed available
  • Baby cot available. One of the settees in the living room converts into an extra double bed for occasional visitors, plus there is a folding bed which can be used in Bedroom 3.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The Archery range can be booked, together with instruction. We have bows and safety equipment for adults and children. There is a trampoline with safety netting, suitable for all ages. Badminton net and rackets. Croquet set. Childs swing and slide set. During low and mid season we run photography courses here. We can arrange customised workshops or photographic outings during your stay, for beginners or experienced photographers, please enquire for more information. Be sure to take home photographs and memories to treasure! Our dark skies are amazing and we hold star parties when the weather is suitable, to help you get to know the constellations, see the ISS, or watch meteor showers. Or see the planets or the wonder of the moon through our telescope, and marvel at the mysteries of nebula and galaxies through our astro photography setup.

Reviews

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Delightful Gite with Pool in Tranquil Rural Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
5

A fantastic find in rural France

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable and extremely well appointed gîte south of Cahors near the lovely town of Montcuq.

Having the owners next door was very helpful but in no way intrusive.

Showers were great and beds comfortable. The kitchen had every thing you needed for self catering and more.

The gîte has extensive gardens with table tennis and badminton net. The swimming pool was perfect and a great size, definitely not a token gesture.

The average temperature whilst we were on holiday was mid 30's. The pool was a very welcome respite and the gîte cool.

Montcuq is on one of the Santiago de Compostela routes which goes past Birty. A very pleasant 5 k walk.

Being cat owners ourselves it was like home from home having 3 very friendly cats around during our stay.

We had a lovely, restful week, would definitely want to return and would recommend to family and friends.

Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments and informative review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you to Berty Gite again.
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5

Lovely Gite in beautiful rural setting

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely place to stay if you want a get away from it all holiday. The owners live next door and are always on hand if you need them, however they gave us full privacy and we often forgot they were about. The garden is huge and beautiful with a great table tennis table and badminton net - great when wanting a change from lounging around by the pool. The pool is large, fenced and has all the chairs and sun-cover that you could need.

The property itself is clean and well-maintained and has everything required for a self-catering holiday.

A car is essential. The nearby town Montcuq is a 10 minute drive away and has a supermarket local shops and a few restaurants/bars.

We went kayaking down the Aveyron river, visited the weekly market in Montcuq, visited the prehistoric caves at Peche Merle and spent lots of time lounging around in the sun by the pool.

A great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay here! It sounds like you got a good balance between activity and relaxation.
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Diever
5

The perfect family holiday in South-West France

  • 5 of 5

After spending weeks trawling the internet for that all allusive French holiday home (the one in the perfect location, reasonably-priced and with all facilities laid on) this was the only gite that 'ticked all our boxes'.

The graceful owners, Graham and Belinda were on-hand to provide unobtrusive help during our stay and the gite was fully equipped with absolutely everything thoroughly thought about in order to provide for the most relaxing holiday. The very generous welcome pack was most appreciated (as we arrived late on Saturday night), but we found to our delight that even the supermarkets locally were open on Sunday morning.

The gite itself was beautifully presented and clean. The two bathrooms (one separate, one en-suite) were much appreciated by our family and the rooms were very airy and cool when wishing to escape the heat of the day. There was an abundance of tourist literature in the gite, and the owners had compiled a wealth of information on the amenities and attractions of the surrounding area, incorporating the reviews, thoughts and recommendations of previous guests, as well as their own. A well-stocked library of books was also available.

The large pool was perfect for our family of four. We have fond memories of sunbathing next to vines of succulent grapes, whilst watching the bees floating between the heather bushes and with only the sounds of crickets to disturb us. We dined in the huge, immaculately-kept gardens and walked between the nearby fields of sunflowers with butterflies swirling around us. Our young children loved the toys provided and could even watch their 'Cbeebies' programme in the evening. For peace of mind, the wireless internet provided kept us in touch with home and business whilst away.

The location of the gite in the little village of Rouillac certainly makes for easy day trips into the Lot and Quercy region of France and the nearby village of Montcuq has a fabulous weekend market with its supermarkets, shops and restaurants close by.

If you are looking for true luxury in South-west France for a 'down-to-earth' price, then look no further than 'Berty Gite'.

We will not forget our stay in this beautiful and immaculate accommodation, and hope to return soon. Thank you so much for your kindness and hospitality during our stay.

David, Monique, Caitlin & Amy,

an Anglo-Dutch family,

Diever,

The Netherlands

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2009
  • Date of Stay: July 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Shropshire UK
5

Peaceful French rural retreat

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful peaceful rural location perfect for recharging batteries but not too isolated to find good resturants and shops. A well maintained gite which has been equiped to a high standard.

The pool area is a real bonus, perfect for relaxing in the sunshine with wafts of lavender scent carried in the air. The garden is a haven for wildlife with the meadow being full of wild flowers and butterflies.

The local town of Montcuq is close and prefect for all provisions or just sitting outside drinking coffee. Typical colourful French market on Sundays worth visiting.

The owners couldn't be more helpful, they live on site and whilst they are close by they keep a low profile.

Choice of 3 main resturants in Montcuq but many in the surrounding area.

The area is ideal for walkers with many routes throughout the countryside. Trips to Cahors provides further choices for shopping and interesting boat trips. If you want to travel further afield it is possible to have a day trip to the Millau bridge and to the lovely historic city.

I would recommend this holiday let to friends and family and in fact already have. We have returned 3 years running which speaks for itself

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2009
  • Date of Stay: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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W Sussex
5

september 2009

  • 5 of 5

the perfect place for a relaxing holiday very quiet,the gite is very well equiped clean and well maintained.The welcome pack was the best that we have had on any of our holidays.Belinda and Graham really made us welcome.

The local shops and market in Montcuq were very good and would recommend a visit to Cahors

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2009
  • Date of Stay: September 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Toulouse, Bergerac, Rodez, Carcassonne
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Montcuq
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Roucous
Nearest Train
34 Kilometres
Cahors
Nearest Motorway
28 Kilometres
A20 Lalbenque
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Montcuq
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Montcuq
Car: necessary

Montcuq has on of the 100 best markets in France, every Sunday morning. It also offers all local shops and services with a selection of good restaurants and bars. Larger shops are found at Cahors, where you can visit the outstandingly beautiful medieval bridge Pont Valentré, and take a boat trip up the river Lot to St Cirq Lapopie.

This area of Quercy Blanc is known for its vineyards, sunflowers and striking pigeonniers (dovecotes) with buildings made from the local white limestone. It abounds in gastronomic delights and a tasting tour is highly recommended - for example you can find prunes, strawberries, asparagus, duck products, honey, biscuits and wine, to name but a few.

There are numerous places of historic interest and stunning scenery to enjoy on day trips. The Lot is much quieter and more unspoiled than the nearby Dordogne and still has an essentially French character, with quiet roads but a lively culture.

Two local vineyards close by offer Coteaux du Quercy red and rosé wines at exceptionally good value en vrac or by the bottle.

Other Activities: archery courses and photography workshops are offered on site

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Montcuq, Midi-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£658
for 5 nights
From
£132
£922
 
 
Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,317
for 7 nights
£1,317
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£746
for 7 nights
£746
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £175.55

Our SPRING prices are great value! It is so lovely here in May and June, we want to encourage people to come and enjoy this fabulous region out of season.
Rental period is from 17:00 on first day to 09:30 on last day to allow time for us to prepare to our usual high standard.
A welcome pack of food and drink is offered so that you do not have to shop immediately.
Taxe de sejour is included for guests during the period mid June to mid September.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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