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Breathtaking Views - French Farmhouse & Pool - Southwest France

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,605 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Originally built in the 1880's, 'Le Manoir' is an exquisitely renovated French farmhouse with a large pool and breathtaking views across the countryside of southwestern France.

The house has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a large living room with high ceilings and large fireplace, a country kitchen, private dining room with a second large fireplace, loft with TV & study, and maid service twice a week.

The garden is large and dramatically simple with a large salt water pool, 12m x 6m, (unheated), comfortable furniture, hammock, barbecue and a covered outdoor terrace. All with wonderful views.

'Le Manoir' has modern amenities like wireless internet, television, dvd player, stereo, telephone, washer & dryer, baby bed, two bicycles for touring the neighborhood.

Located on a private country road just outside of Verlhac-Tescou, a small French village, in the Tarn area of Southwest France. The Tarn in one of the least spoilt areas of France. Normally, the region has a moderate climate with long Spring and Autumn seasons. Summers that can be very hot!

There are many scenic villages & activities within an hour drive including...

• Market towns with farm fresh produce

• Vineyards with wine tastings in Gaillac, Fronton & Cahor

• Pre-historic cave paintings at Grottes du Pech Merle

• The picturesque Bastide village of Puycelci

• Canoeing the Aveyron River Gorge at Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val

• The charming cliffside village of Saint Cirq la Popie

• The Toulouse-Lautrec museum

• Place Nationale in the medieval town center of Montauban

• and of course fields and fields of sunflowers July - August

Verlhac-Tescou is approximately 50 km north of Toulouse airport and 20 km from the TGV train station in Montauban. Driving to 'Le Manoir' is a great way to see the French countryside.

'Le Manoir' is a wonderful place to take friends, this is a house people return to again and again.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch, swedish, danish, norwegian, finnish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Michael

World Traveler & Film Editor. I live in Hollywood & Southwest France. I love spending time in the French countryside and trying to improve my French.

Michael purchased this house in 1999


Verlhac-Tescou House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3605 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Pas d'animaux. Interdiction de fumer. Les enfants doivent être suivis à tout moment de la piscine. Samedi check-in & check-out.
  • No Pets, No Smoking, Children must be attended at all times by the pool. Saturday check-in & check-out.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , with a claw foot tub & a shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Upstairs Ensuite Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    Upstairs Shared Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , Shared bathroom with shower
    Upstairs bedroom with 3 beds - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Shared bathroom with shower
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Private Bathroom with Tub and Seperate Shower
    Upstairs Bedroom with private bathroom - 1 queen , Private bathroom with shower
  • • We also have a folding baby bed available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming


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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

A perfect getaway with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

The house at Verlhac-Tescou is absolutely stunning. Lots of space for everyone and in such a beautiful setting. We simply couldn't fault the house and pool and loved eating outside on the covered terrace with such a pretty view across the valley.

The house is beautifully looked after by the two caretakers and the gardener. Every bedroom is stunning - spacious and full of character. And the living space was perfect for us with separate "snugs" for teenagers to watch the TV or simply sit and read a book (or, more commonly, spend hours with social media on their mobiles - no change there then!)

The surrounding towns are lovely too for days when you want to get out and about. We would definitely recommend a trip to St Antonin if you have time and we also thoroughly enjoyed spending a day visiting the Toulouse Lautrec Museum and the stunning cathedral at Albi.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property to anyone who loves escaping to rural France. It truly is a gem.


  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Belles prestations

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons beaucoup apprécié notre séjour dans cette jolie maison, décorée avec beaucoup de goût. Le descriptif est fidèle à la réalité. La maison est très bien entretenue par Véronique et Gilbert qui savent se montrer disponibles et discrets. A recommander si vous recherchez l'authenticité.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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In one word: magical

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful holiday house: tranquil, spacious, comfortable, well-equipped for indoor and outdoor living, with a magnificent pool, a huge garden and views over acres of rolling farmland. We were a party of seven adults and we all fitted in with ease. We could come together in the kitchen, the living room, the verandah, the sitting room, or round the pool, and that leaves out the dining room (which we never used because we ate all our meals out-of-doors, accompanied by birdsong) and the upstairs library/study where the unlucky one of us who had brought work with her could retire in peace and still feel part of the life of the day.

The bedrooms, two of which are en suite, are large and one of them even grand. The fourth bedroom, which would be good for children, is very big, has low ceilings, three beds, and shares a bathroom with bedroom three, though there is also a spare bathroom on the ground floor. The place is so large it takes you a day or two to get used to the geography. The housekeepers, Gilbert and Veronique, who welcomed us on our arrival, came over twice a week to clean the house and look after the pool, but also popped round straight away to answer any queries. They are exceptionally friendly and helpful to guests and the owner keeps a benign eye on things from abroad.

We spent a lot of time by the pool, which is very large, very clean and uses salt water, not chlorine, apart from making occasional expeditions to Montauban (lovely square), Albi (huge medieval brick cathedral and wonderful position over the river Tarn), St Antonin Noble Val (tres pittoresque) and the 'most beautiful villages in France' in the locality. There is an excellent baker and patissier in nearby Monclar (closed Monday) and a good Leclerc supermarket in Villemur-sur-Tarn, about 20 minutes' drive away. The local food is very good and the Gaillac wine astonishingly cheap, so we hardly ate out but cooked in the exceptionally well-equipped kitchen. The house is stocked with guide books, maps and advice for tourists. All in all, it is very good value for money. Even more importantly, though, it is magical.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Belle propriété pour se mettre au vert et profiter des produits du terroirs avec le soleil.

  • 5 of 5

Nous revenons de 15 jours totalement dépaysants entre amis. La vue de la terrasse est effectivement magnifique tel un tableau, et le calme loin de la ville nous a ressourcé. Nous avons beaucoup profité de la maison et la piscine qui est très grande et bien exposée au soleil toute la journée. La maison est très agréables à vivre , très bien équipée surtout la cuisine, propre et bien entetenue par les gardiens. La maison est joliment décoré et les chambres très confortables.

Merci pour les petites attention à l'arrivée.

Nous nous sommes régalés des figues et des mûres du jardin.

Une belle adresse à la campagne.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Très bonnes prestations

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons déjà séjourné 15 jours 2 ans plus tôt. L'accueil, le confort, les prestations sont toujours au rendez-vous. Michael est attentif à notre confort. Véronique et Gilbert reste disponible pour rendre notre séjour agréable.

La maison est confortable, décorée avec beaucoup goût.

La coin piscine est relaxant.

Le coin repas en terrasse offre une vue magnifique à tout heure de la journée.

Si certains jours il ne fait pas beau, les visites et balades sont à proximité.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Si vous êtes un amoureux de la Nature vous ne serez pas déçu. Se baigner, faire du vélo, marcher, courir dans un cadre vert, vert et encore vert, voilà ce qui vous attend. Maison très spacieuse, on s'y sent bien et on a envie d'y revenir. Supers vélos à disposition, cuisine bien équipée, lectures intéressantes. N'apporter ni draps, ni serviettes de toilette ni serviettes piscine ni savon ni pleins d'autres choses, on se sent comme chez soi.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Toulouse-Blagnac Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
33 Miles
Golf d'Albi
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Gare SNCF de Montauban Ville Bourbon
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $984.49
Cleaning fee $110.76

Check-In 16h00
Check-Out 10h00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund