LA SAGA , AN IDYLLIC 18TH CENTURY QUERCY FARMHOUSE

Mrs Sue Peddie

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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LA SAGA , AN IDYLLIC 18TH CENTURY QUERCY FARMHOUSE

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Country house with large private pool and extensive grounds. Sleeps 8 people.

La Saga is a picturesque, fully restored Quercy farmhouse, located in the tiny hamlet of Bede. This stone built house enjoys a wonderful private situation, set in five acres with its own private large pool, ensuring peace and tranquillity. The pool is fenced. The house has been renovated with care to retain its its traditional style and character, it has a charming beamed sitting room with a huge open fireplace. It is very pretty and tastefully furnished, with exposed beams and stonewalls everywhere. Complete with a traditional converted 'Pigeonnier' a picturesque tower that was once the home of the farmers precious flock of pigeons! There are lovely terraces to enjoy views over the pool. La Saga is a comfortable and atmospheric retreat from reality, with a large open fireplace in the sitting room and independent central heating for the occasional chilly night in Spring and Autumn!

The A20 makes the journey a breeze, leaving only 14 miles of non-motorway driving from the house to London.

Things to do: In nearby Catus there is the Lac Vert with great facilities for children. The lake has a beach area, (with life guards in season), playground, canoe and pedaloe rental. There are tennis courts at the lake, also at Montgesty and Thedirac. There is a delightful nine hole golf course approximately 20 miles distant. The River Lot is close by. There are many interesting river boat excursions and water sports, (swimming, canoeing, dinghy sailing etc. to be enjoyed on the river. The local horse riding through peaceful countryside is particularly good, as is the quad biking, walking and cycling. There is hang gliding at nearby Craysac. There are numerous charming towns and villages to visit. Cahors is a fascinating town in which to spend a day and Toulouse offers the sophistication of French city life. We have excellent local restaurants, one of which is a Michelin one star - Le Gindreau - and is an absolute must. (Check out the web site www.legindreau.com). See below.

Eating out: Their are a number of good value restaurants close by. The Gindreau at St Denis Catus has a Michelin Star and is only about ten minutes down the road. (It is one of the top 100 of all French restaurants in the Gault Millau guide for 2007) It is fantastic value. The 'Recreation' at Les Arques has wonderful food at great prices and has recently been the subject of a book. There are great 'typical' places to eat in nearby villages. Cahors has many good restaurants serving local specialities.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Mrs Sue Peddie

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Speaks english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

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La Saga , an idyllic 18th century Quercy farmhouse
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Montgesty Lot
5

RELAXING RETREAT!

  • 5 of 5
La Saga is absolutely beautiful. The house itself is full of character and charm but with all the comforts you would want / need for a relaxing holiday. The gardens around the house are also beautiful and really helped me to feel like I'd escaped hectic city life for a much needed peaceful holiday. I enjoyed spending many a day reading by the clean cool pool in the glorious sunshine.

Aside from all the relaxing-sitting-lounging-reading, we also found things to do in the area, spending a day kayaking, visiting markets in nearby towns and even treating ourselves to a gorgeous meal at a Michelin-starred restaurant one evening!

La Saga was clean and the bathrooms/kitchen were in excellent condition. I would absolutely recommend La Saga!
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time and trouble to write this review. It helps us and our prospective guests.

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at La Saga.
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La Saga , an idyllic 18th century Quercy farmhouse
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Montgesty Lot
5

A BEAUTIFUL STAY

  • 5 of 5
A week with friends at La Saga was exactly what one would hope for. Idyllic is definitely the word. Such a peaceful location, perfect for relaxing, eating, drinking and if you can tear yourself away from the house, walking, and you are near pretty towns, markets and great restaurants.

The photos tell you what you need to know; it's a magical retreat! Everything, including the fabulous pool is very well maintained. Rustic is the word, given this is an C18th house, and totally charming.
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you liked La Saga. Thanks for the review. It helps us get better and helps our future guests understand what we have to offer.
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4

SECLUDED AND TRANQUIL

  • 4 of 5
La Saga is a traditional farmhouse which has been sympathetically modernised but still retains an abundance of character. The large pristine pool is a particular delight.

It is situated in a secluded and tranquil position and yet the small local shop is only 10 - 15 minutes walk away which provides the main essentials.

There is a Casino supermarket 10 minutes drive away. La Saga is an ideal location from which to explore this beautiful corner of France.
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time and trouble to place this review. I am sure that all who reach the site will be assisted,
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Montgesty Lot
5

A BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY IN A WONDERFUL LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
I enjoyed a delightful few days with friends at La Saga at the beginning of September this year. I just wish I could have stayed longer!

It’s in a beautifully secluded and peaceful location, but also within easy reach of market towns, spectacular scenery and fabulous restaurants.

The wonderful pool area was a perfect suntrap during the day, and there was plenty of room for ‘al fresco dining’ in the evening (or whatever the French equivalent is!).

The property itself is full of ‘rustic charm’ and character, yet with all the latest modern amenities needed for a cosy, comfortable stay. The owners certainly know how to present a property to the highest order, and have a great eye for detail.

I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending La Saga. I certainly hope I get an opportunity to go there again in the near future!

Paul Bacon
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Paul for taking the time and trouble to write the review. it is very helpful to us and potential clients.

We can only agree with what you say!
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Montgesty Lot
5

FULL OF CHARM AND WONDER.

  • 5 of 5
From: London, UK
Who: 4 professional couples
Why: Birthday weekend (wrong side of 30)
Recommend to a friend/ family: Yes. 100%

I really can't say just what a wonderful time was had by all over the long weekend we we're lucky enough to spend at La Saga. This old house transported us back to the romance of C.17th French life. The setting and character of the house and grounds is simply exquisite and it's clear to see that the stone-house itself has been sympathetically and most importantly lovingly restored with the integrity a building of this age deserves. We all felt privileged to spend time here and be a part of this building's life - even for a short time.

Plus points:
- Exceeded expectations
- Fantastic, clean, modern bathrooms with all mod cons
- WiFi
- Owner's restaurants suggestions were spot on (Le Gindreu Michellin Star A MUST)
- Pool and lots of indoor and outdoor games

Negative points (trying hard):
- There's a sticker of a lizard on one of the doors
- Not enough candles or matches (we didn't have as non smokers)

Will be re-booking to return in summer 2014 and am looking forward to it immensely already.

Thank you La Saga.
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review.

Should we get 2 lizard stickers - so that you can't miss the fact that it is glass?

We can only agree!
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La Saga , an idyllic 18th century Quercy farmhouse
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Montgesty Lot
5

A SPECIAL PLACE TO STAY!

  • 5 of 5
La Saga lives up to its description in every way...and more. A fantastic spot - totally private and utterly peaceful. The house is well equipped, there was nothing more we needed and it was a real bonus to have UK TV downstairs AND in our bedroom since the evenings draw in quite early come September...

The pool was terrific, well-maintained and surrounded by trees.

Montgesty itself is well positioned, providing easy access to numerous beaux villages.

Jeremy provided all of the support that needed - nothing was too much trouble.

Altogether, a memorable holiday in a beautiful part of France.

Gill Wilson
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are grateful for the feedback. We plan new developments each year. Our thanks to Jeremy our friend and Guardian of the house. Sue Peddie

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Toulouse Blagnac Airport
Nearest Ferry
780 Kilometres
Calais
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Cahors
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A10
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Montgesty
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
French Pyrenees
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Pretty 9 hole
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
1* Michelin Gindreau
Car: necessary

La Saga is situated close to the tiny village of Montgesty in the beautiful Lot Valley. It is about 15miles from the City of Cahors. Toulouse International Airport is about 1 1/4 hours away on the Auto route. The surrounding countryside is peaceful and unspoilt, a little known landscape of rolling hills with small hill top villages, built in the white stone of Quercy. An idyllic spot for a peaceful holiday!

Other Activities: The River Lot offers boat excursions, canoeing and water sports. Markets, Brocants and good restaurants are found within easy reach of the house.

Golf: 20 kilometers on the River Dordogne - very pretty. There are two sets of clubs and one golf cart at the house.

Ski: In the French Pyrenees - about 150 kilometers.

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Availability & Rates

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Montgesty Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
May 31 2014 - Jul 11 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
 
 
High Season
Jul 12 2014 - Sep 5 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,850
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 6 2014 - Sep 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
 
 
Low Season
Sep 27 2014 - Apr 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
£900
 

Notes

  • One third of the rent due on booking. The refundable deposit of £400 will be payable at the time of paying the balance of the rent due.
    there will be a £100 cleaning fee due when the final balance is paid.
    The booking form and rental conditions will be e mailed or posted as required prior to the deposit being paid. This should be completed and returned.
  • There is an opportunity to order groceries prior to your arrival, or a meal prepared by Jeremy, (who looks after the house). He is an excellent cook. Payment is made directly to him locally.
    As soon as I know your requirements I will inform Jeremy who will make sure that everything is ready for your arrival.
  • Out of season rentals are negotiable, we have central heating,a wood burning stove in the kitchen and an open log fire in the sitting room.

Amenities

Montgesty Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Telephone
  • Alarm Clock
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Parking
  • Firewood
  • Water Cooler
  • Washing Machine
  • Towels Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , new 2011
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , new 2011
  • Both bathrooms have been completely renovated in 2011, very smart and luxurious.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • master - 1 king
    Chambre - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single
    pigeonerrie - 1 twin/ single
  • 2 doubles, 1 single, 1 mezzanine sleeping gallery. The Master bedroom is a wonderful high beamed ceilinged retreat. It is a very large room comfortably furnished. The large double bedroom is comfortably furnished with a large double bed with views across open countryside. The Mezzanine has three single beds . The Pigeonnerie has one single bed A very simple bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • CD Player
  • Toys
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Audio Tape Player
  • VCR
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Golf Clubs
  • Child's Swing
  • Bicycles
  • Golf Cart
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • museums
  • water parks
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • ruins
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • golf
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • paragliding
  • hiking
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • fly fishing
Notes:
The house is very pretty and tastefully furnished with exposed beams and stonewalls. The sitting room has a huge open fireplace. The house has electric central heating. There is a children's play area off the sitting room complete with toys,and books. Two new bathrooms. The kitchen is huge and well equipped it has all mod cons, including a large American style fridge with ice maker. Outside there are two terraces, one in a secluded shady spot. with a table tennis table, the other overlooks the magnificent 12 x 6 m swimming pool. The views from the house of the surrounding countryside are lovely and totally peaceful. The house is in a very private position and stands in its own 5 acres of lawns, fields and woodland. It is not overlooked by any other property. It nestles in a hamlet situated in a shallow valley near to a village. The house has been recently refurbished, including a new roof - some of which has been done with stone tiles, (lauzes). rewired, re-decorated and re-carpeted.