Self catering holiday home in France
· Midi-Pyrénées · Tarn-et-Garonne

Grandval

A restored family mansion with a swimming pool, set in large secluded grounds on a plateau with panoramic views over a valley and the rolling countryside of Southwest France.

Linda Crane
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About the Holiday Home

The pool
The pool

Grandval is an elegant stone maison de maître or family villa, situated on the edge of a plateau with spectacular views over the valley of the river Séoune and the rolling countryside of Southwest France. There are four double bedrooms, two on the ground floor and two upstairs, to sleep up to 10 guests. The property's origins go back to the 12th century, and some of the old fortifications remain.

The spacious property is set amid five acres (one and a half hectares) and is private and secluded. A broad terrace surrounds the house on three sides, with outdoor furniture and a barbecue providing a pleasant area for alfresco dining. Roman steps lead down into a magnificent 10 x 5 metre heated pool.

The grand salon
The grand salon

The large garden contains shrubs, roses, trees, and a natural spring. A large lawn, with fields beyond, provide plenty of space for games, including golf shots. The plum trees offer a shady spot for relaxing with a cool glass of wine.

The interior of the house is elegantly furnished. An entrance hall with a flagstone floor leads to a large baronial-style salon with exposed stone walls and a high oak-beamed ceiling. Sofas and armchairs surround a white stone fireplace, and a long oak dining table is lit by an overhead chandelier. An imposing bookcase covers the entire length of one wall. French windows lead out onto the east terrace.

The south-facing balcony with views over the tree tops to the valley below.
The south-facing balcony with views over the tree tops to the valley below.

Off the hallway, the spacious French kitchen has a glass table which seats up to 12, with French windows opening onto the pool terrace. A quiet study connects to a small south-facing balcony with a secluded table for two.

In the expansive main bedroom, oak-beamed ceilings and an open fireplace complement the Edwardian bedroom suite, while tall windows look out over the valley. The elegant ensuite bathroom has a sunken bath, a double washbasin, wet room and toilet.

The master bedroom on the ground floor
The master bedroom on the ground floor

Also on the ground floor is a study and the second bedroom, which leads off the salon. Decorated and furnished in the French style, it also has fine views across the valley. Its newly fitted luxury ensuite bathroom has a shower, toilet and washbasin. In the cellar, the laundry room is equipped with a washing machine, a drier, a sink, two large refrigerators, and a freezer.

Upstairs, the open-plan third bedroom has low beams beneath the slanted ceiling. This room can easily accommodate an additional double bed for larger groups. The fourth bedroom, containing a four poster double bed, has an ensuite bathroom which contains a toilet, washbasin, and shower.

Special features

  • Swimming pool on the property: 10 x 5 metre pool with Roman steps
  • Bilingual assistance available on site
  • Maid, Cook and Driver can be arranged on request
  • Online payments accepted

Location

Region
Midi-Pyrénées
Hamlet
Grandval
Setting
Rural
Nearest large town
Villeneuve-sur-Lot
Other towns nearby
Agen
Cahors
Moissac
Montaigu-de-Quercy
Montcuq
Département
Tarn-et-Garonne (82)
Rental information

Grandval

Accommodates
8-10 guests
Bedrooms
4 bedrooms
Four bedrooms, each with a double bed. A second double bed can be added to one room if needed. A cot is available for a child.

Features

  • Linen available
  • Towels available
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Internet access
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Non-smoking

Special Offer

10% discount for all booking of 2 weeks or more!

If you book for 2 weeks or more, take 10% off the published rates!
Offer applies: From July 20, 2019 to September 30, 2019

Rental rates per week

Time of year Cost per week
April 14 until September 1 € 2,968
September 1 until September 30 € 2,166

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Rental Conditions

For winter rates (where special terms and conditions apply) please contact the owner. A winter let must, unless otherwise agreed, be for an extended period. All prices are per week, from Saturday after 4.30 pm to Saturday before10 am, and include gas and electricity. Central heating is charged extra as is wood or any other fuel. Duvets and pillows are provided for all the beds. Pool and bath towels are also provided. Linen is also provided A non-refundable deposit of 30% of the rental price is required at the time of booking, with the balance payable two calendar months prior to arrival. On final payment a damage deposit of €850 is required, to be held against damage, breakages and unreasonable cleaning. The deposit, less deductions, if any, will normally be returned within two weeks from departure. All bank charges in respect of remittances, to and from the owner, are for the account of the guest.

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About the Area

The bastide town of Tournon-d'Agenais
The bastide town of Tournon-d'Agenais

Just five kilometres away is the picturesque 14th century village of Montaigu-de-Quercy, with its narrow winding village streets, market square, old white stone buildings, medieval church and lavoirs (wash houses). Montaigu is on the medieval pilgrimage route of Santiago de Compostella. The town has tennis courts and a colourful lake area for swimming and boating.

There are several other bastides, or fortified towns nearby, many dating from the time of the Hundred Years War. From the same period comes the fine medieval cathedral and 11th century cloisters at Moissac on the Tarn river.

The Cloisters at nearby Moissac
The Cloisters at nearby Moissac

There is an outdoor market at one of the regional towns every day during the summer, which give an excellent opportunity to sample local produce. The region is famous for its fruits (melons, chasselas grapes and prunes) as well as for foie gras, excellent cheeses, pastries, honey, and of course, wine.

Throughout the year, but especially in summer, the local villages are enlivened by concerts, plays, festivals and fêtes. Local restaurants are excellent and reasonably priced. A number provide fine dining.

About the Region

The market in nearby Montcuq
The market in nearby Montcuq

There are many great options for day trips, including medieval castles to visit, and vineyards which offer wine tasting opportunities. Hiking is very popular, with walking trails winding through the countryside. There are two local golf courses, one with nine holes, and the other with 18.

The airports at Toulouse and Bergerac are both just over an hour’s drive. The Quercy region is midway between the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts, and each can be reached in a three hour drive.

Photo Album

Grandval
Grandval
The Salon
The Salon
The front door of Grandval
The front door of Grandval
The view from the front door to the garden
The view from the front door to the garden
The swimming pool overlooking the valley
The swimming pool overlooking the valley
The grand salon and dining table
The grand salon and dining table
The kitchen
The kitchen
The master bedroom downstairs
The master bedroom downstairs
The chambre
The chambre "Bleue" downstairs
The chambre
The chambre "Durrant" upstairs, has a 4-poster bed
Chambre
Chambre "Durrant"
The second upstairs double outer bedroom
The second upstairs double outer bedroom
Main bedroom en suite bathroom
Main bedroom en suite bathroom
The upstairs bathroom
The upstairs bathroom
Chambre Bleue's ensuite shower and bathroom.
Chambre Bleue's ensuite shower and bathroom.
Pool at sunrise
Pool at sunrise

Guest Opinions

“My lasting memory will be sitting at dusk, glass of wine in hand, looking at the magical scenery. Magnificent! Thank you.”
Andrea C. - The Netherlands

“Grandval is lovely. We had a wonderful, relaxing holiday. Unfortunately we have become addicted to croissants, wine and cheese. Quel dommage!
Jonathan C - Connecticut, USA

“A beautiful home in wonderful surroundings made for a fantastic holiday. Thank you for allowing us to share it with you.”
Tracy U. - Leicestershire, UK

“What a lovely place - fantastic views, peace and tranquility. We tried a few of your recommended restaurants and they were all super. A great place and a great time had by all.”
Jonathan P. - Lincolnshire, UK