The Mas d'Arjac is a tiny hamlet beautifully set in woodlands and fields far from the madding crowd. The gardens and grounds of the Mas offer a haven of peace and quiet, whilst the atmospheric bastide town of Villefranche de Rouergue is just a 15 minute drive away.
Most of the stone buildings of le Mas d’Arjac date from the early 18th century. The keystone of the Long House is dated 1738, and the building remained largely untouched until its recent and sympathetic restoration by local artisans who used only traditional methods and natural materials so that nothing has been lost of the beauty of the original building or of its character. The interiors retain all of their original beams and stone features. At the same time, we have added luxuries such as solid oak floors and terra cotta tiles which are in keeping with the age and style of the home but with the addition of under floor heating as well as modern insulation to keep the houses warm in winter and cool in summer.
The Long House, built in stone and comprising a salon with a large, open fireplace, a farmhouse kitchen/dining room, a bathroom with shower, lavabo and wc, and double (or twin) bedroom and a bedroom with two double beds and one single on the first floor. The Yellow Room (accessed via a short flight of 6 steps from outside the kitchen door of the Long House) provides a further double (or twin) bedroom with en suite bathroom containing shower, lavabo and wc.
There is a modern and well-equipped kitchen in the Long House with an oak farmhouse dining table for comfy and elegant indoor dining. There is a comfortable living room with satellite tv (UK and French channels), dvd players and a library of dvds. There is ample, shaded outdoor seating on the terrace of the Long House or on the pool terrace. There is also a Weber bbq on the front terrace.
Bedroom 1 Yellow Room - 1 extra large double bed - can be arranged as two singles.
Bedroom 2 - 1 extra large double bed - can be arranged as two singles.
Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Beds, 1 Single Bed
Note: The Yellow Room has an en suite shower room and is accessed via a short flight of external stairs outside the kitchen door of the Long House.
Bathroom 1 - Toilet , shower enclosure on the ground floor.
Bathroom 2 - Toilet , shower enclosure , en suite in the Yellow Room
The gardens of the Mas d'Arjac are extensive and beautifully maintained, and the meadows and woodland of the Arjac estate extend down the valley to the spring and stream.
Guests of the Long House have exclusive use of the 16m x 4m swimming pool (constant depth of 1.6m) which is situated adjacent to the owner’s house, as well as the pool deck and furniture between 9h00 and 22h00 each day.
Please see the aerial photo for an idea of the property's layout.
There is ample parking either outside the front entrance to the property or in the meadow just down the lane.
Due to the rocky terrain on which the hamlet has been constructed, Arjac is unfortunately not suitable for guests with limited mobility.
We provide excellent information, both pre-arrival and during the stay, so that our guests can make a quick start on their holiday planning.
We also provide IGN maps of the area so that guests can enjoy the many gentle walks and longer rambles of this most beautiful area.
We also know local restaurants inside out and can help our guests with reservations at the best tables in the region!