Charming exposed stone villa that combines the simplicity of traditional French style with contemporary luxury

Sleeps: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Weekly price guide: £1040-£1500
Pool: Yes
Type: Cottage
Property Ref: TOU2228

General Description

A charming villa that combines the simplicity of traditional French style with contemporary luxury. Exposed stone and an enchanting tower feature make this a favorite villa for visitors, whilst the spacious grounds and well-appointed kitchen make for a relaxing and effortless holiday. Comfortably accommodating 6 (3 bedrooms), and with a beautiful outdoor pool and gardens, guests will enjoy the peace and privacy but with the reassurance of knowing the property caretaker lives nearby by should you ever need anything.

Situated in the village of Touffailles, in the region of Quercy Blanc, the villa provides guests with a tranquil and quiet base from which to explore the surrounding landscape. For locall facilities, Couderc Christian bakery will provide you with fresh baked goods each day, and there is a village post office as well as a local tennis court. The region, however, is a positive haven for the epicurean! Local markets and restaurants will be delighted to indulge you with the very best regional produce; duck, goose and truffles as well as fruit preserves and the rich, aromatic red wines of the Malbec grape variety. 

Accommodation Facilities

Bedrooms: First floor:
Galleried landing.
Double bedroom (1.80m) with en-suite shower room, WC.
Twin bedroom (2 x 0.90m).
Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC.

Second floor:
Open plan attic room with waist-high cross beam:
2 twin beds (2 x 0.9m), small sitting area, play area.
Bathrooms: 1 bathroom, 1 shower room, 3 WCs
Kitchen: Kitchen.
Living Rooms: Open plan living/dining room (TV), doors to terrace.
Outside: The cottage sits within enclosed grounds next to the main villa where the discreet caretaker lives: guests have exclusive use of the large enclosed grounds which include large lawns, mature trees and flowering shrubs. Dining/sun terrace. Private 12m x 6m swimming pool with Roman steps entrance. Portable BBQ. Table tennis. Parking for 2 cars.
Please note, a very shallow narrow stream runs by the front of the villa.
Additional notes (if any): VILLAGE LOCATION, WALK TO BAKERY

Included: 2 hours midweek maid service, winter heating, WiFi internet, use of car seat & other baby equipment. Pool towels.
Extras: extra maid service €20 per hour. No telephone (pay-as-you-go mobile available if required).


‘Villa was very well equipped. ’
by: Greg Salthouse
This villa has a history to it and is very characterful. The guest book says it many times over but Steve, the caretaker, was there when needed and invisible when not. I benefitted from his local knowledge and was intrigued by the history of the place. He just gave as much or as little as you needed. The proximity of the main house is absolutely not a problem. In fact, with the large grounds supplied, it is a benefit. When you do need something help is immediate. You may like to make more of the outside space. There is the pool area. Shaded table tennis outside, room for a badminton court, which we erected and still an almost football size pitch with a goal on another level. There is still the swing and the outside eating area which is cool and shady morning and evening. The village is exceptionally quiet and peaceful. We were expecting this and were not disappointed. The bakery was useful. Otherwise there is nothing. Which was fine for us as we like self catering. Plenty of interesting places locally but a car is essential.

Local Area / Activities

Guests may find it easier to explore the region by car although there are opportunities for golf, cycling, fishing and riding available locally. The historic city of Albi, a UNESCO world heritage site, is worth a visit for the breathtaking mediaeval redbrick cathedral and old town. The mid-Pyrenees region is full of such beautiful small towns where visitors can explore history and culture in a relaxed and unhurried manner. No visit to Cahors is complete without experiencing the wonderful Roman Catholic Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Cahors and the Valentre Bridge that spans the Lot River (look out for the stone devil that adorns one of the towers in reference to the ‘devil’s bridge’ legend that is attributed to a number of European stone bridges). Cahors will also satisfy visitors who wish to enrich their knowledge of the region’s wines with a tasting tour, many growers advertise open days and visitors can take the opportunity to set down a case or two of decent red at very reasonable cost.

Fans of the arts will find much to see and hear in Toulouse where the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse offers and enticing programme of opera and ballet. Nearby, Les Abbattoirs invites visitors to explore the modern visual arts whilst those of a more scientific bent will find much to interest them in the Cité de l’Espace, a museum of science that includes spacecraft exhibits. The city is a paradise for shoppers and the many restaurants dotted throughout the town centre will prove to a balm for the weary bargain hunter.

Guests staying in Touffailles will find they have the best of all worlds; solitude and peace, delightful dining experiences and opportunities to explore the rich history and culture of the charming mid- Pyrenees region. 

Price Guide

These prices are a guideline only, please use the calendar at the top of the page to search availability and prices for specific weeks. Then you have the option to book the property online.

Low Season: £1040
High Season: £1500

Key Features

  • Swimming pool
  • TV
  • Internet access
  • BBQ
  • Close to local amenities
  • Walk to village
  • Suitable for young children
  • Near river beach
  • Tennis nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Watersports nearby


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