Perfect peace in the rolling French countryside
- english, french
About Anna Atkinson
We left the UK in 2005 to look for new challenges. As well opening Las Razes to guests from all over the world both of us keep busy with our individual businesses. Living with us at Las Razes we have our two cats, Tilly and Saffie who enjoy a wonderful life of lounging about and hunting. Then there's our very special little rescue dog 'Mimi' who is a hairy little poppet and the new edition to the family - Molly a rather elderly old Yorkshire terrier - rescued from a very sad past in Spain.
Anna Atkinson purchased this Farmhouse in 2005
Why Anna Atkinson chose Touffailles
Earlier explorations in France had convinced us that this region was for us, it has a beauty and charm that outstrips most of the better known 'holiday areas' we had visited. We had worked out that we wanted to be somewhere close to the triangle that is created by the villages of Montcuq, Lauzerte and Montaigu de Quercy as this offered the rolling hills, woods and valleys that made us feel particularly at home.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
When we first saw Las Razes it was in need of a great deal of care and attention, but we could immediately see the potential in what had been an old farmstead. Set in about 6 acres, Las Razes also had a tumbled down ruin which had been the very first farmhouse on the site and which was in a state of complete ruin. It had such a lovely position that we just knew that this was one building that we had to rescue and make into our home. This is where we now live. The views were wonderfully relaxing and the whole place had a lovely atmosphere and this is something that we were not the only ones to notice, many of our visitors have commented that there is a tranquility here that cannot simply be explained by its rural and peaceful location. Las Razes will be our lifetime's project and fascination!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
only with prior notice and agreement -
No smoking in the house
20 euro fee may apply
Minimum age of primary renter:30
Max guests:22 (sleeps up to 20 adults)
Cancellation. Only exceptionally will refund occur. Please take out insurance. We cater for large parties booked well ahead, cannot quickly re-let
For bookings other than 10 bedroom/showeroom, please contact before instant booking. Includes bookings for 6 or 7, 8 or 9 rooms or additional beds
Single sex groups by prior agreement only. Celebrations/parties to include only those staying on site - exceptions only by prior agreement.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
It was everything we expected it to be and more.
It was just as it said on the tin, beautiful, peaceful, easy access to other villages a wonderful location to loose yourself in for one week, everybody thoroughly enjoyed theirselves.
A perfect holiday in a perfect location.
great holiday house
My family of 14 with ages ranging from80 to twins of 11 had a great if hot week in this superb holiday home which ticked all our boxes, Excellent rooms and lots to do , large heated pool which was cleaned every day and 3 areas where we could and did sit down together to eat.. The owners,on site were very helpful and great to chat too. Local area beautiful and excellent for walking and long bike rides. Overall excellent and we will come again.
Thank you we loved having you here and especially your lovely, very well behaved dog! Hope you all made it back to your various destinations without any problems.
Bob and Anna
Wonderful farmhouse close to many adorable villages
We loved our stay at Anna and Bob's farmhouse. It is in a beautiful location in the countryside. With Anna's help we visited some fun street markets, a lake with a beautiful beach, a lavender field and small villages.. We had 12 adults and 4 children under the age of 3. The house was perfect and we enjoyed the fenced pool very much. There is so much room inside and outside that we never felt cramped..The kids enjoyed feeding the chickens. Anna and Bob were amazing hosts. They answered all our questions, gave directions if needed and were all around extremely helpful. I highly recommend Las Razes. We also had a catered meal by Karla which was delicious. I recommend her, too. She was great. We just sat around while she cooked a fantastic meal and did all the dishes! Thank you to Anna, Bob, and Karla
Thank you for your kind words. We did enjoy meeting you all and hope that all of your further adventures in Europe went well. I will pass your message on to Karla!
Wonderful family and friends holiday
We have recently returned from a 10 night stay at Las Razes. We were a party of 12 adults and 3 young children. The house was big enough to accommodate us all easily, each bedroom with ensuite, the water pressure to all rooms meant everyone had super hot showers. The kitchen was fully equipped for the most elaborate of meals, we used the bbq area fairly often too. The main reception room is massive with lots of comfy seating. There are various terraces to sit outside with lots of shade, the pool area had lots of seating and shade too. The views from the terraces are truly breathtaking, the peace and quiet just wonderful.
Anna and Bob maintain the home to a high standard, and always discreetly on hand to help with any issues or suggestions for a day out. My whole party had a fabulous holiday. Thank you Anna & Bob
Wonderful to meet you all. Hope the whole group is now safely home. Have a lovely rest of the summer!
Bob and Anna x
Perfect country retreat
Our group of 15 stayed at Las Razes the last two weeks of May. We've stayed in many rentals in different parts of France, but we all agreed that Las Razes was our favorite. The place is stunning- particularly the common areas and the outstanding kitchen. Perfectly maintained by the owners, Robert and Anna, who were always available for advice or a lively chat. We enjoyed the immaculate pool and the various outside seating areas which allowed us to play games (rather loudly) while others could find a quiet, comfortable place to sit and read. The views from of the countryside also help make the place very special. The eggs from the resident hens were a real treat.
Las Razes is also a great spot to make trips to some of the prettiest villages we've seen in France. We came across wonderful places to eat- one of our favorites (La Terrasse) was a gem near the village of Grezels- along side a small bit of the Lot River.
For our group it was a perfect villa, a perfect location with perfect hosts. We'd love to venture back again.
Thank you for your comments.
It was lovely to meet you all. Let's hope Europe sees you all again soon.
Do keep in touch.
Bob and Anna x
Las Razes is situated close to the tiny village of Touffailles, which has a small shop, boulangerie, fishing pond, children's play area and tennis court. The village is situated in one of many beautiful valleys in this area - with an abundance of oak woods and fruit and flower growing. The area is famous for its production of melons, plums, nectarines, grapes, sunflowers and cherries.
The medieval villages of Lauzerte (often referred to as the Toledo of Quercy) and Montaigu de Quercy (site of 12th century castle and with lovely bathing lake/water sports) are both about 8km away and offer delightful places to visit along with a range of local services and restaurants/bars and local markets.
Montcuq with its famous 12th century tower, exquisite bathing lake and colourful Sunday market is about 14 km away, whilst Cahors and the surrounding vineyards make a lovely day trip. Moissac, a bustling town with lively weekend markets and famous Abbey and Cloisters are about 20 minutes drive away. Other places worth a visit include Penne and Tournon D’Agenais, Agen, Montauban, Villeneuve-sur-Lot, Puy-L’Eveque, the caves at Pech Merle and St. Cirq Lapopie.