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Le Farat - La Maison du Soleil

Unusual 17century stone pigeonnier converted to lovely gite
11 reviews
Unusual 17century stone pigeonnier converted to lovely gite
Beautiful and peaceful surroundings, but close to all amenities
Large salt water swimming pool with stunning views
Twin/double room sleeping 4 with own ensuite
Fully Equipped Kitchen area in La Maison du Soleil
Lounge area in La Maison du Soleil
Private terrace and extensive gardens
Large fully equipped games room in converted barn
Auvillar - d'une plus beaux villages de France
River Bridge over the Garonne at Auvillar
13th Century Church in Medieval Auvillar
Local country fayre - oxon cart rides
Canal des deux Mers at Moissac
Local Cotes de Brulhois tipple
Tarn-et-Garonne views
The building was originally a pigeonnier
We get snow here too!
Lovely views across farmland from the terrace
The optional sofabed for children if reqired
Bedroom 1 in La Maison du Soleil
Lounge and kitchen area 5mx9m
Private fishing lake at Le Farat, perfect for those that just want to get away from it all!
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Auvillar, Tarn-et-Garonne, Occitanie
Situated on the route de Saint Jacques de Compostelle ("Way of Saint James" the famous pilgrims walking route to Santiago de Compostella in Northern Spain) our home is a beautiful stone farmhouse with outbuildings including a stone pigeonnier full of character, which was converted into a two bedroom/bathroom gite/cottage in 2010.

La Maison du Soleil has two large bedrooms with opened beamed ceilings each with ensuite and separate toilets. The main living area has a fully equipped kitchen/dining area and lounge with large flatscreen tv, free wifi and ipod dock. A private terrace to the back of the property boasts wonderful views and has a large patio set, deckchairs a parasol and a BBQ.

The 6mx12m salt water pool is surrounded by a lovely stone wall sheltering it from any wind and it is also gated for security and the safety o...
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About the Owner, Allison F
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 35 days ago
Listed since : Apr 2010
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 13 reviews and 3 properties
Interaction with guests
We are happy to help where necessary. We are on site to ask for help or advice and can be available but are not imposing and are discrete.
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Listing #HL126358
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Barbara P
Chepstow, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed April 30, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We used to live in this area and were delighted to find a gite of the very highest standard in a superb position on the outskirts of the stunning village of Bardigues. The owners, Allison and Nick Feeley, could not be better hosts. We hired their gite with another couple and the spacious accommodation was perfect for our requirements. Allison's...

Management response:

Thank you so much for your kind review and I am pleased the weather in Spring was so good for you. 26 degrees for Mid April was amazing! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.


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Reviewed October 9, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We have just returned from a very sunny 4 day stay at Le Farat. This was a return visit for us after a long break and it was great to be back. We tried out the Go-Karting (great fun for all), sampled the local wine, ate some wonderful food and practised yoga on the lawn!

Management response:

Great to see you again and enjoyed your company. Come back soon!


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Bee C
Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed June 23, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We have just finished a glorious week at Le Farat where we stayed in the pretty Le Pigeonnier gite. It is full of character, space, classic furniture, a very comfortable bed and all the kitchen facilities you need for a self-catering holiday. Allison and Nick Feeley were wonderful hosts and were extremely helpful without being intrusive in any way. They...

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So chuffed you loved our property and had a great time. Hope to see you back one day.


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  • Alarm Clock
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(1)
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Playground
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Shared Yard
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Opened for rental in July 2010 this pretty stone cottage on one floor is finished to a high standard with luxury soft furnishings and antique effects. The bedrooms are both approximately 6mx5m with vaulted beamed ceilings and rustic original oak doors. The 2 superking sized double beds can be separated to form 4 singles if required. Ask on booking for your bed configuration. As well as the double/twin beds in bedroom each room has its own sofa bed, that will sleep two children comfortably for a small additional charge. Large en suites 5mx3m contain a white bathroom suite housing a bath with shower head facility, a separate large shower, sink and bidet with a separate toilet. The Kitchen/diner has all the modern facilities you will need with a dining table that seats 8. The lounge are... more
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
A supplement will be charged for the use of the double sofa beds. Children under 2 are free and a travel cot and highchair can be provided. We have pets of our own and do not want...
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Dates Min stay Per week
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Jul 15, 2017 -
Sep 1, 2017
Very High Season
7 nights
Sep 2, 2017 -
Oct 6, 2017
High Season
7 nights
Oct 7, 2017 -
Nov 3, 2017
Mid Season
7 nights
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  • Taxe De Sejour (local tourist tax) per person per night: $1 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
400€ refundable breakage deposit payable with final payment and will be returned within 14 days of the end of the holiday, providing all is in order.

Payment of local taxes must be settled on departure (0.70c per person over 12 yrs per night.)
Payment by bank transfer preferred, cheques accepted with a small administration fee.
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About the neighborhood
Auvillar, listed as one of the prettiest villages in France, has both Mediaeval and Roman origins with cobbled streets, an unusual covered circular corn exchange and stunning views. The market is still used today as a focal point for village life and a weekly farmers market. The village has a butcher, a baker a corner shop, gift shops, tea shops, restaurants, a museum and tourist office, all the amenities you will need for your holiday. <BR><BR>Nestled in its own little valley, Le Farat is Minutes from Auvillar in the Tarn et Garonne (dept 82), as yet a relatively un-discovered corner of Midi Pyrenees in South West France. It is renowned for its beautiful villages, stunning scenery, châteaux, fresh fruit, wine, Armagnac, foie gras, Agen prunes and much more. Just two hours S... more
Getting around
A car is necessary here as local public transport is unavailable. You are able to take the train from the local station at Valance d'Agen to Toulouse and Bordeaux. The A62 motorway is just 10 minutes away giving easy access to the whole of the SW region and beyond.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Toulouse: 52.8 mi
Railway: Valence d'Agen: 7.5 mi
Ferry: Saint Malo: 429.4 mi
Toulouse and 50 minute drive up A62 to Valence d'Agen J8. Airlines that fly to Toulouse are Easyjet, Jet2, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and KLM and Ryan Air. BMI Baby, Flybe, Air Lingus fly to other local airports including Bordeaux, Carcassonne and Bergerac. For car hire chose a comparison site, however National Citier always seem to be the cheapest. 7 hours by car from St Malo or 9.5 hours from Calais.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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