Self catering vacation rental in France
· Midi-Pyrénées · Tarn-et-Garonne


A restored 18th century stone farmhouse in Southwest France with a pool, set in 30 acres, ideal for a family reunion or group of friends.

Jean-Paul Mossé
+33 6 72 95 54 76

About the Holiday Home

Maison Sainte-Cecile is a large 18th century farmhouse near the village of Montaigu-de-Quercy in southwestern France. There are six bedrooms - four double bedrooms, one with bunk beds, and a dormitory area with beds for 5- making it ideal for up to 4 couples and 7 or more children.

Outside is a 10x5 metre swimming pool and 14 hectares (30 acres) of private grounds, with grass and many mature trees. The land is private and exclusive, with no neighbours overlooking the property.

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Inside is an enormous open-plan living room-dining room-kitchen, which includes a long dining table where everyone can eat together.

Big armchairs are set around the stone fireplace and the 65-inch TV. The spacious and well-equipped kitchen has everything you need.

There are three bathrooms and three separate toilets. Outside the many mature trees provide pleasant shade. A great fire pit is ideal for enjoying a barbecue.

If you're interested in a family reunion or get-together of friends, see more about this large holiday home in France sleeping up to 18 people.

Special features

  • Swimming pool on the property: 10x5
  • Pets welcomed
  • Bilingual assistance available on site


Rural locality
Nearest large town
Other towns nearby
Tarn-et-Garonne (82)
Rental information


10-18 guests
6+ bedrooms
4 double bedrooms, one bedroom with bunk beds, and one dormitory area with five beds.


  • Linen available
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Internet access
  • Television
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Barbecue

Rental rates

The rates shown below are for renting this self-catering accommodation for one week. Rent is to be paid to the owner in Euros. For your reference, you can view the rates in another currency. Currency conversions are an approximate guide and are subject to change.
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Time of year Cost per week
May 1 until July 13 € 2,480
July 13 until September 1 € 2,780
September 1 until October 1 € 2,280

Rental Conditions

A deposit of 50% is required upon reservation. Prices include bed linen but not electricity and water that are billed at cost price, typically between £60 and £75. Travel Tip

A clear and detailed rental agreement will help to ensure a trouble-free holiday.
It will define your rights and obligations as a guest in a rental property. Before you send your deposit, we recommend that you call or text the homeowner (or the owner’s agent) at the number shown on this page to ensure all is in order and as agreed.
Your rental agreement should state:
  • the name and the exact address of the property
  • the name of the homeowner and/or the agent, as well as his or her cellphone number
  • the name of the tenant and his or her address and phone number
  • the start and the end of the rental period (including time of access and departure)
  • the rent amount and what it includes (linen, towels, cleaning, electricity, water…) as well as what it excludes (heat, wood for the fireplace?…)
  • how the rent should be paid (Pay-pal, bank transfer, money wire, cheque?…), and when the rent should be paid (dates and amounts of down payment and balance)
  • whether a damage deposit is required, and if so, when is it payable, how damage is measured, how and when the deposit is refunded, and how deductions are made
  • what referrals are available or required for and from the landlord and the tenant.


Jean-Paul Mossé at Pallas.

Where to Go, What to Do

The square in Lauzerte
The square in Lauzerte

Maison Sainte-Cecile is in quiet rural countryside, but it is close to several exceptionally attractive and interesting towns and villages. The nearby village of Montaigu-de-Quercy has shops where you can buy most everyday needs.

The medieval town of Lauzerte is officially listed as one of the most beautiful in France. Set at the top of a steep hill, it has a central square lined with shops and cafés.

The surrounding countryside, seen from the Château de Bonaguil
The surrounding countryside, seen from the Château de Bonaguil

The surrounding countryside is lush and hilly, with many forests. It is a real pleasure to explore the quiet rural roads on a bike, or to take the many grand randonnée hiking trails.

The nearby Château de Bonaguil is the last of France's medieval fortified castles. From the top of its many towers, you can get a great view of the landscape.

For water sports, head to the nearby lake where there are two sandy beaches. Pluse there are three rivers locally where you can try your hand at canoeing or fishing.

The bridge at Cahors
The bridge at Cahors

The town of Cahors, set on a U-shaped bend in the river Lot, is well worth a visit. It is a lively town with a great range of shops, galleries, museums, and medieval historical buildings. It is also the centre of the Cahors wine region. Its famous bridge is a marvel of 14th century construction, with six arches and three towers spanning the river.

Also nearby is the medieval city of Moissac, famous for its great monastery. The pilgrimage route of Santiago de Compostella passes nearby on its way across France to Northern Spain.

Photo Album

Sit outside under the linden tree
Sit outside under the linden tree
The kitchen
The kitchen
The living area
The living area
The dining table
The dining table
One of the double bedrooms
One of the double bedrooms
One of the double bedrooms
One of the double bedrooms
The dormitory area
The dormitory area
One of the double bedrooms
One of the double bedrooms
One of the double bedrooms
One of the double bedrooms
One of the bathrooms
One of the bathrooms
A windmill near Maison Sainte-Cecile
A windmill near Maison Sainte-Cecile