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Holiday home with private pool, La Maison Tournesol.

Holiday rental in Bourg-de-Visa, Tarn-et-Garonne, Occitanie

2 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | sleeps 4

Introduction

High quality traditional home set in private grounds with extensive views.

Large garden with lawn and private pool 11m x 5m with sun terrace, shaded dining area, sun loungers and BBQ. Plenty of private parking.

10 minutes walk or 2 minutes drive to Bourg de Visa with bakery, café bar / restaurant, bank, pharmacy doctor, grocery shop, tabac, farmers market, Tourist Information Office and tennis courts.

Weekly markets in Moissac (25 minutes drive). Montaigu-de-Quercy (20 minutes in drive). All amenities including a good range of restaurants in Lauzerte (25 minutes drive). Supermarket (20 minutes drive).

Bicycle rental (10 minutes drive).

Nearest airport Toulouse (1 hour drive). Bergerac airport (1 hour 20 minutes).

Owners live in main house. All facilities are for the exclusive use of the renters.

Property available throughout the year. Please enquire for winter rental rates and availability.


Accommodation details

Kitchen with oven and hob, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

Dining table and chairs.

Separate WC and hand basin.

Living area with UK TV channels, DVD. Wood-burning stove. Wi-Fi.

Door to terrace.

Stairs to 1st floor;

Bedroom 1, two singles.

Separate bathroom with WC, shower and basin.

Bedroom 2, double with ensuite WC, shower and hand basin (low beams beside the bed).

EXTERIOR;

Extensive private grounds.

Dining terrace with dining table and chairs and BBQ.

Further terrace.

Private pool 11m x 5m with roman steps and sun terrace with loungers.

Private parking for several cars.


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Rental Rates

DatesChangeover dayChg. overMinimum stayMin. stayDailyWeekly
30 Mar 25 May Flexible 3 nights € 100 € 700
25 May 29 Jun Saturday Weekly - € 925
29 Jun 31 Aug Saturday Weekly - € 1,350
31 Aug 26 Oct Flexible 3 nights € 100 € 700
Refundable security bond€ 500
  • Prices are for the rental of the entire property, payable in Euros.
  • 25% deposit due at the time of booking. 75% balance and refundable security bond due 8 weeks prior to arrival.
  • Bookings run from 4:00pm on your day of arrival day to 10:00am on your day of departure.
  • No smoking in the property.
  • Bookings include electricity, water, linen and towels (inc pool towels).

Tourist Tax
Where applicable, Pure France is required to collect and remit local government tourism taxes on behalf of our property owners. These taxes are calculated and collected from guests at the time of booking. Pure France then remits collected taxes to the applicable tax authority on the property owners' behalf.
For this property tourist taxes are due between 01 January and 31 December and will not exceed € 2.30 per adult per night.


Location

The property is set in open countryside, 1.2 km to Bourg-de-Visa with café bar / restaurant, bakery, grocery store, tabac, chemist, doctor, bank, garage, Tourist Information Centre and tennis courts.

Weekly markets in Moissac (25 minutes drive). Montaigu-de-Quercy (20 minutes drive). All amenities including a good range of restaurants in Lauzerte (25 minutes drive). Supermarket (20 minutes drive).

Easy access to castles, vineyards, prehistoric caves and many pretty villages including Lauzerte, Tournon d'Agenais and Puy-l'Évêque all offering lovely cafés and restaurants for those hot summer evenings as well as lively marches nocturnes in Bourg-de-Visa and nearby villages. Moissac, which featured in Rick Stein's French Odyssey, has roman cloisters, a beautiful Abbey and the 'Pont de Napoleon' restaurant.

Bourg-de-Visa, Tarn-et-Garonne, Occitanie, France


Customer Reviews

We've really enjoyed our stay in Richard and Meryl's delightful property. Le Tournesol was exceptional in terms of both quality and equipment provided for our weeks holiday.

Fiona and Gus,
— Kevin and Janet and Richard and Maggie, 20 Sep 2017 We've had a most relaxing holiday here at Le Tournesol, and really appreciated the kind and generous hospitality of Richard and Meryl. The surrounding landscape and farmers provided us with endless hours of enjoyment - especially watching the harvesting of the nearby sunflower crop. it's quite entertaining to speculate on what's going on without actually having a clue! That together with the fantastic sunsets (and sunrises) and the awe inspiring night skies...... Richard has been diligent in ensuring the pool was opened every morning and remained sparkling throughout our stay. Overall a most enjoyable holiday. We would wholeheartedly recommend Le Tournesol and hope to return. Thanks again Meryl for the amazing cakes.

Kevin and Janet and Richard and Maggie
Thank you Richard and Meryl for your wonderful hospitality. The welcome pack and cake were superb, together with your attentiveness in catering for everything which made our stay so enjoyable. We enjoyed several excursions out to nearby villages and settlements ...... Moissac, Auvillar and Lauzerte were particular highlights along with a walk along the canal de deux mers. We thoroughly enjoyed Poppy's regular visits! We will miss the wonderful sunsets and views across the local countryside. There is still much to see and we hope to return in the future. We have no hesitation in recommending Le Tournesol to our family and friends.

Lucy and Kai,
We have had an amazing weeks holiday here, we only wish we could stay for longer. Richard and Meryl are wonderful hosts that have created such a special gite, it has everything that you could need, and touches like an assortment of goodies and Meryl's amazing lemon drizzle cake set this gite apart. We will definitely be back to stay and have already discussed dates. It is fantastic that you are able to walk to the local shop and bakery, the village centre is beautiful and we had a lovely meal in the market square last night. The gite is in a really relaxing and quiet spot that has allowed us to really get away from things, I can't remember the last time we had such a relaxing holiday. Thank you so much.

Jane and James,
From the moment we arrived we have had a wonderful hols - Richard and Meryl's welcome pack - so thoughtful - made a huge difference and allowed instant relaxation! and Meryl's lemon drizzle and apricot jam were to die for! The gite is in just the most beautiful location and couldn't be bettered, with it's 360 degree views, sunshine (well, weather permitting!) on all sides and glorious views of the countryside. The bird song while having breakfast or lunch was a delight. Highlights of the week include an amazing 4 course meal for €15 (make sure you are hungry!) and an afternoon's cycle along the canal at Moissac. We came quite early in the season so couldn't sample many of the restaurants but we are looking forward to the opportunity on our next visit! Thank you Richard and Meryl (and Poppy) for being so welcoming and such excellent hosts....and Richard for guidance on beautiful walks straight from the gite.

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Andrew and Becky,
A very enjoyable and relaxing week at Le Tournesol gite and hosts Meryl and Richard plus of course the lovely Poppy. Weather was slightly mixed but very pleasant when the sun was out. The very peaceful and well prepared accommodation was for the week and provided a perfect base to visit the surrounding area. The nearby village of Bourg de Visa is very picturesque and provides all required amenities with local shop an bank. Enjoyed a very nice meal at the restaurant on our final evening, the owner was most welcoming and very friendly. Thanks again both and hope to return again.

Chris and Gil,
We took the risk and booked Le Tournesol for an entire month! We have not been disappointed - in fact we wish we could say longer. These are just some of the memories we will take home to Australia: * the changing moods of the expansive sky in different weathers and different times of day * the abundance of lavender, sunflowers, barley and wheat * the magnificent patchwork views across the fields to distant farms * the local walks through dew-drenched woods and chemins * the warmth and hospitality of our very congenial hosts Our favourite market was Montage de Quercy on Saturday morning. We loved our visits to Laureate, Roquecor, Castelsagrat, Auvillar and Montauban. Oh yes - and St Nicolas de Grave! And Moissac of course. Nothing better than coming home after a day out and relaxing by the delicious pool with a cup of tea and a slice of Meryl's coffee and walnut cake. All the better if Poppy makes a visit too! Thank you Richard and Meryl for your attention to detail.

Linda, Frank and Jennifer,
We've had a wonderful two weeks here - beautiful weather, everything we could possibly need in the gite, and amazing hosts in Meryl and Richard (and Poppy). We brought bikes and had some great cycling days along the route by the canal, and further afield for the more energetic member of the family! Lots of beautiful places to visit - some of our favourites were Lauzerte, Moissac, Auvillar, Monatigu de Quercy, Tournon d'Agennais and Pujols. Nice to just wander around and have a good lunch, then come back for a swim in the pool. We had a great night watching France v Belgium in the World Cup semi final in the square in Bourg de Visa. There was a TV screen hanging out of a window above the bar, the flags are out and beer was flowing. Wish we could stay and cheer France in the final! Thanks for a wonderful holiday.

Martin and Lynn,
"As the second week of our holidays it's been great to immediately relax in such lovely surroundings and le Tournesol has been amongst the best places we've found in France over the last couple of years. Richard and Meryl, you've created a wonderful retreat with all the little details we certainly appreciate. Sharp knives to make cooking a pleasure and a decent coffee machine! Sunday greeted us with the most spectacular lightening storm rumbling across the huge skies, but we've also enjoyed glorious sunny days and warm evenings. Perfect to enjoy with a bottle of wine...or two. Moissac and Laureate should be on everyone's visit list, both close and delightful to walk around. The cake must get a mention - delicious and very appreciated. As was dinner on our arrival and the great evening we had with our lovely hosts. Bourg de Visa is quiet but all life came out at the night market and the food and musical entertainment definitely a great surprise. We'll remember our time fondly. and if passing no the way it the NC500 Richard, let us know!

We have spent 2 weeks in the gite and have had the best family holiday ever. The gite is just fantastic, home to all of us and even better with such great views and surroundings. Richard and Meryl have through to everything to make all the family feel extremely welcome. We recommend a good, relaxing bike ride along the canal at Moissac, Park Walibi in Agen and Agen centre. A must is the crazy golf at Chateau Stelsia - such a beautiful place and a fantastic game of golf for everyone. Our girls have learnt to swim and do front and back flips in the pool. An unforgettable memory for us all - along with fun packed hours of monopoly! Thank you Meryl and Richard for everything. Also thank you Poppy for all the kisses and cuddles.

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The gite is perfectly equipped, within a wonderful location with fantastic views. A completely restful and relaxing time, which is exactly what we wanted. The pool providing the ideal entertainment for the children, with the added bonus of Richard's net for competitive games of pool volleyball!! Places to go - Bourg de Visa - market on a Tuesday evening, Brasserie and local goat farm Montage de Quercy - market on a Saturday morning Bonaguil at Fumel - great castle (although lot of steps) Le Boulve - local wine producers - free tasting and interesting tour Richard and Meryl were fabulous hosts - very generous with they time and knowledge. We really don't want to go home. So we have decided to squat!! Plus we have fallen in love with Poppy! Thanks for everything.

What a wonderful place this is! The views, the sky (the skies!) and a lovingly prepared house. Meryl and Richard have thought of everything, from the best ever (it's official!) welcome goodies to proper cooking tools and much more. All in a beautifully presented house. And such lovely people (and Poppy) too. Highlight 'touristy' thing to do this week: A 50km bike ride along the Canal des deux mers from the Canal over the Garonne (stunning) in Moissac to Valence d'Agen and back. Flat and shaded - all bike lanes - looking at the narrow boats passing sluices. A welcome slowdown from normal hectic pace. Thank you so much Meryl and Richard, we will be back and recommend Le Tournesol very highly.

After a really warm welcome, this place feels just like home! Meryl and Richard have been fantastic hosts, from the very first day arriving at the gite and making us coffee after a long drive, to taking us to the nearby night market to experience the real France. The villa itself is beautiful and peaceful - couldn't ask for more, and we have loved our morning visits from Poppy!! A highlight for us was a visit to Sarlat-la-Canéda - the centre is truly breathtaking. On the way back stopped for a drink at Beynac - you can see the château on the hill whilst having a coffee on the riverside, watching people canoe past! We have loved it!! We will be back!

Richard and Meryl are the greatest hosts. Very welcoming, friendly and helpful. Love Poppy! The Tournesol gite is home from home, comfortable, everything you would want is here. Location is stunning, great views. Loved our spot under the walnut tree. Highlights - Monflanquin, Saint Cirq Lapopie, Auvillar and Condom - Bourg de Visa was a fantastic central hub for visiting all these places. Thank you Meryl and Richard for a great holiday. And Poppy of course.

Thank you Meryl and Richard for a wonderful stay, including fireworks in the village, lovely sun and swims, amazing storm, beautiful scenery, charming villages and of course truly delightful and hospitable hosts. We can thoroughly recommend this stunning gite.


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