Vailhourles Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room and kitchen/dining room, sleeps 8
The Long House of the Mas d’Arjac, built in 1738, has been completely renovated by local artisans using traditional methods. It now combines its charming stone and timbers with modern comforts to provide the perfect holiday home in the heart of the French countryside. Situated at the meeting point of the Aveyron, Lot and Tarn et Garonne departments, Arjac is a perfectly situated base for exploring this most beautiful corner of France. Najac, Villefranche de Rouergue and Saint Antonin Noble Val are all within a short drive. The accommodation to rent consists of two double bedrooms (one en suite) and a further bedroom with three beds, kitchen/dining room, living room and bathroom. There is a walled patio at the front of the house, and a lawn area to the rear. Guests are invited to make the most of the meadows and woodland which form the Arjac estate. The Long House is adjacent to the owner’s house and guests of the Long House have the 16 x 4m pool and its surrounding terrace to themselves.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Simon Clark
Hi, my name is Simon Clark and I am the owner of Le Mas d'Arjac. I love this part of France and am completely in love with Arjac and the surrounding area! After a long career in tour operating working for a couple of Britain's best known travel companies, I decided to retrain as a teacher and have worked in one of the UK's most prestigious schools for the last 10 years as a teacher of French and Spanish. I love my main job, but the 18 weeks holiday a year has given me the chance to develop the Mas d'Arjac into a wonderful holiday home where I have been lucky enough to welcome and look after families from all over the world over the last five years.
Simon Clark purchased this farmhouse in 2007
Why Simon Clark chose Vailhourles
The Mas d'Arjac is superbly situated at the head of a valley, surrounded by woodland and fields, and is very green and very peaceful. The collection of stone buildings which forms the Mas is exceptionally picturesque, and the gardens, terraces and pool area are ample and well maintained for the benefit of our guests. I bought the property to create a haven of relaxation and good-living, and also to run a small arts centre in my upcoming retirement based on the recently restored Atelier which is a beautiful recital room and rehearsal space in the grounds. See my own website for details of yoga and other catered specialist weeks in the Spring and Autumn seasons.
What makes this farmhouse unique
I had visited 29 properties in SW France before setting foot in Arjac. It was love at first sight! Most of all I loved its setting, the beauty of the stone buildings and the extensive terraced gardens and pool. Since restoring the Long House and the barn (now the Atelier) the Mas is attracting guests who appreciate the tranquility and high standards of accommodation. They also like the discreet service which we are able to provide (when required) for ideas for visits, restaurants, local markets etc enabling our guests to settle in and start relaxing more quickly.