We loved the timeless place. We loved its soul and the soul of its owners. We loved to discover this type of spirit of France we thought had already disappeared. We loved the space. We loved the decoration. We loved the attention to detail. We loved to cook here. We loved the softness of the water of the pool. We loved the shooting stars at night. Simplicity raised to a luxury level. Thank you Suska & Nicolas for this magnificent week. Stay as you are. — MARYLISE C.

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Self Catered or All Inclusive – Your Choice!


You can rent our special hideway for a completely independent stay, or you can let us take care of the whole package – ultimate relaxation guaranteed. Let’s take a little tour together first. Be aware, a virtual visit is not the same as the real thing. Just like a smile or a hug, you know.

The Guest House

The Hamlet property dates back several centuries. The thick stone walls of the guest house will keep it beautifully cool for you in the summer as long as you play with it (pssst. this means close the window shutters during a heat wave!).

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Your choice of twin or double beds
  • Option for extra bed in each room
  • 5 ensuite bathrooms
  • 15 beds in total
  • Wifi
  • Air-conditioning in the attic room
  • Heaters in the winter season
  • Fire extinguishers on each floor
  • Total surface 200 m2 (2200 sq ft)

The Rooms

All guest rooms are charmingly renovated, tons of recycled treasures yet with modern comfort in mind. Each has a choice of two single beds or one double bed, some of them have an extra bed option. All have an ensuite bathroom with a window – and those amazing moroccan cement tile floors!

  • Bed linen (and protectors)
  • Towels and extra towels
  • Local organic hand-made soaps
  • Shampoos and other hygiene products
  • Hair dryers
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Smoke alarm
  • First aid kit

The Barn

Your common areas are not the typical living room and kitchen arrangement. The huge barn keeps impressing our guests each time. With an open kitchen, a lounge, a platform with magnificent views, and an intimate dining area you’ll be sure to have plenty of space to enjoy moments together – but also find your own nook when time to slow down just by yourself feels like the best option.

  • 360 m2 (3900 sq ft)
  • Fully equipped semi-professional kitchen
  • Multifunctional platform with magnificent views
  • Dining area
  • Dining chairs, armchairs, sofas – seating up to 40 people
  • Restroom
  • Piano
  • Laundry room
  • Wifi
  • Audio, video, Apple-tv
  • 57″ Screen
  • Board games
  • Fitness & Yoga & Wellbeing accessories (mats, blocks, bolsters, weights, fitness balls)
  • 2 big refrigerators with freezer compartment
  • 2 dishwashers
  • Microwave oven
  • SMEG gas stove and electric oven
  • All little kitchen gadgets ever needed
  • Dishes for up to 40 persons
  • Washing machine
  • Dryer
  • Vacuum cleaner

The Outdoors & Activities

The Hamlet is surrounded by 13 hectares (or 30 acres) of own land: woods and bamboos, prairies and a valley. A nature-lover’s paradise, with never-ending trails to hike or run. Immerse yourself in the silence of the woods – be aware, it may be interrupted by the birds singing or frogs croaking or the spring water running through the little bamboo forest.

  • Several terraces for apéros, dining, chatting, relaxing
  • BBQ
  • Hammocks
  • Natural Pool
  • Sauna in a Barrel
  • Field for Petanque
  • Table tennis
  • Hiking trails
  • Bikes
  • Parking
  • Size: 11 m x 4 m (36 ft x  13 ft)
  • Depth: 140 cm (4.6 ft or 55 inches)
  • No chemicals
  • 6 filtration systems
  • Note: as it is a natural pool the surface may be slippery for children
  • Terrace around 70 m2 (750 sq ft)
  • Electrical outlets
  • Shower
  • Capacity 2-4 people at a time
  • Heated with wood (on demand but happy to heat it up anytime for you!)
  • Magnificent views to the green nature or starry sky at night
  • Furnished outdoor area on the side
  • Shower
  • Hiking and jogging trails
  • Bikes
  • Petanque
  • Table tennis
  • Jumbo badminton
  • Escape Forest Game
  • Swimming & Sauna

Fresh from the Garden

Nothing as sweet tasting as a fresh fig from the tree! And we’ve got loads of them in the end of the summer. From the first harvest in the spring (usually artichokes pop up first) to the last picking and pickling in the fall (pomegranates and olives), we’re happy to have something fresh to offer throughout the whole main season.

  • Cherries
  • Plums
  • Pears
  • Apples
  • Walnuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Almonds
  • Pomegranate
  • Olives
  • Artichoke
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Peas
  • Green Beans
  • Beetroot
  • Thyme
  • Sage
  • Rosemary
  • Parsley
  • Oregano
  • Lavender
  • Mint
  • Asparagus
  • Truffle
  • Tons of edible flowers, herbs & plants

The Region

The southwest region is a popular holiday destination for a reason. Its stunning landscape with rolling hills, and the authentic ambiance with the “Joie de vivre” (French for Joy of life) are second to none. The vast number of sights vary from medieval villages and their farmers’ markets to big cities full of culture and action. An abundance of outdoors activities in the still rather untouched nature are a treat for anyone who enjoys clean and fresh air. The hundreds of vineyards are a must visit for many, not only for souvenir shopping but especially for the tastings with the winemakers and their fascinating stories.

Our property is officially called Gary (name derives from an ancient proprietor), which belongs to Fauroux (and yes, in this region we do pronounce the “x” unlike the rest of France!), a village one hour north of Toulouse, in the department of the Tarn-et-Garonne (named by the two big rivers), which is part of the region called Occitanie in the beautiful Southwest France.

  • Lauzerte, 15 minutes drive
  • Montaigu de Quercy, 15 minutes
  • Roquecor, 15 minutes
  • Farmers’ markets in each above
  • Lavender farm, 5 minutes
  • Medieval villages with outdoors activities such as canoe, rock climbing (St Cirq Lapopie, St Antonin Noble Val), 1 hour 15 minutes drive
  • Toulouse, 1 hour
  • Bordeaux, 2 hours
  • Montauban, 45 minutes
  • Agen, 45 minutes
  • Cahors, 40 minutes
  • Moissac, 25 minutes

Rates


Private rental of the whole property from 550 euros / night / 10 guests. VAT and tourist tax are included. Additional charges apply for extra persons and/or extra services. Long term discounts for stays more than one week. Please contact us for exact quote.


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