Enchanting House in S-W France

Entire villa hosted by Lucy

12 guests, 6 bedrooms, 9 beds, 5.5 bathrooms
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Stunning country house, idyllic location and complete privacy in beautifully landscaped gardens, with a tennis court, a huge 16m heated swimming pool and sun terrace.
Prices for a month or longer available on request
A separate gite (sleeps 4) which is 75 metres from the House is also available to rent if required and if available on selected dates. See separate listing Enchanting Gite in S-W France under the same owner.
A drone video is available on You Tube under Les Clauzades Vieilles.

The space
The spacious central courtyard has gardens to its right and the enclosed swimming pool terrace to its left. Opposite the main gateway is the ancient main house,
accessed by a stone staircase that leads to an eastfacing covered terrace ideal for the best of French breakfasts. The terrace, called a ‘bolet’, in Occitan the old local language, has two entrances that open into the sitting room and kitchen and is the central focus of the house.

Les Clauzades is a 17th century maison de maitre, which has been fully restored by the owners, but who have retained many of its original features. The main sitting room has a huge open fireplace, beautiful tapestries, and classical style furnishings. At the rear of the sitting room is a formal dining room area.

Les Clauzades Vieilles is also a perfect place for holidays during colder months.
Winters in the region are often mild and can produce lovely sunny days, but if it’s very cold the house is a perfect warm retreat, with the two-feet thick stone
walls and roaring fires making it exceptionally cosy.

The property would also be suitable for corporate or social events - the various activities at the house provide good team building exercises, an environment to
encourage strategic thought, or simply relaxing with friends.

A local French chef can be recommended for catering - for example for evening meals on the pool terrace.

If you are interested in larger accommodation (to sleep 16) this House can also be rented with a Gite that sleeps 4 for an additional cost (if available on selected dates). If you would like to view the Gite it is listed as a separate accommodation under this owner. The Gite has a separate entrance, driveway/parking, garden and so if it is rented separately to other guests they are completely separate from the Main House and are not able to use the facilities of the Main House (eg Pool, Tennis Court, gardens etc). However if you wish to rent the Gite as an extension for your group then an interconnecting gate can be opened between the two properties.

Corporate events etc may be considered.

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pool
Washing machine
Dryer
Indoor fireplace
Luggage drop-off allowed
Cot
Children’s books and toys

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Where you’ll be

Saux, Midi-Pyrénées, France

Les Clauzades Vieilles is situated along its own access road 2 kms from the small village of Saux and 7km from Richard the Lionheart bastide town of Tournon d'Agenais where you will find a small supermarche, butcher, baker, bank, chemist etc. The whole area is beautiful with many stunning medieval hill-top towns nearby and lots of superb restaurants and lovely places to visit.

There are also lots of activities in the area; water park, canoeing, golf, cycling etc.

The nearest major towns are Cahors and Villeneuve-sur-Lot.

Cahors:
The capital city of the Lot. An ancient Roman settlement, it
was once one of Europe’s main centres of banking, but
now sleeps quietly beneath the magnificent 14th century
towers of its world famous bridge, the Pont Valentre.
Home to the ‘wine of Czars and Popes’, the ‘Vin Noir’, of
Vin de Cahors, it has a charming town centre, famous
market and a unique medieval cathedral.

Close to local vineyards, guests can enjoy wine tasting,
excellent local cuisine, peaceful walks and a multitude
of local fetes and festivities.

Further details can be found at the house or by asking the owner.

Hosted by Lucy

  1. Joined in February 2014
  • 14 Reviews
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My name is Lucy and my husband is Stewart. We have wonderful twin boys called Charlie & Jack. We bought the house in 1997 and have spent many happy times there with friends and family. We have our own media company - Stewart is a producer and an author and Lucy is a media sales specialist. We started renting the house in 2013 to help pay all the bills! We only want people to stay who will take great care of what is a very precious place to us.
My name is Lucy and my husband is Stewart. We have wonderful twin boys called Charlie & Jack. We bought the house in 1997 and have spent many happy times there with friends and fam…

During your stay

Owners don't live on site as they are based in the UK but there are local French guardians who look after the house and will welcome you to the property. They are available as required and will visit the house in any case to check the pool and do a mid-week clean of the house.
Owners don't live on site as they are based in the UK but there are local French guardians who look after the house and will welcome you to the property. They are available as req…
  • Language: Français
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 10:00
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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