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Spacious Well Equipped Farmhouse, Lovely Views, Child Pet & Wheelchair Friendly

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Last updated: 05/14/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Borde Basse is a typical late 18th century Lomagne farmhouse surrounded by woods and fields; the former barns and stables have been converted into a bright and very spacious (320sq m) 6 bedroom house, La Grange, which will sleep 15 guests comfortably. An additional suite of two extra bedrooms and a bathroom, accessible from the first floor, is available at extra cost to sleep a further 5 people.

This is the perfect holiday retreat for large family groups, with plenty of space for everyone and complete security for small children. Guests can relax in the extensive gardens and swim in the pool with views over the rolling Gascon countryside, they can enjoy a cool glass of local wine on the shady terrace by the pool or beside the pond, or they can play a game of pétanque under the oak trees. Children can swim in the pool (10m x 5m), ride the mountain bikes along the grassy tracks which pass the property or play table tennis, badminton or table football. Small children can play safely in the garden as the pool and pond are fenced and the house is nearly a kilometre from the nearest road; there are swings, children's bicycles and various toys and games. In the evening films can be watched projected on to the 8 ft wide Home cinema screen in the lounge.

On the ground floor, there is a large open-plan kitchen/dining area and lounge, three bedrooms , one with en-suite shower room, a wheelchair accessible bathroom with large walk in shower and an extra separate wc.

Upstairs there are three bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room, and a further bathroom. There is also a games room with its own DVD player, table football, books, games, jigsaws, lego etc.

The extra suite of rooms, if required, is entered from the games room and consists of two bedrooms and a bathroom, sleeping 5. The supplementary charge for the use of these rooms is 500€ per week low/mid season, 600€ high season.

Outside there are 2 acres of wooded gardens, plenty of parking space and a 10m x 5m swimming pool, separated from the house by a partially covered terrace with comfortable seating, an outside dining area and a barbecue. The pool is fenced, with a security gate, but the fence can be removed (and replaced by an alarm) if there are no young children in the group.

There is Wi-Fi, satellite TV with the main UK and French free-to-air channels . Home cinema with 103¨wide screen projection video for watching DVDs. CD player with hi-fi amplifier and speakers.

On the ground-floor the lounge, kitchen dining room, 1 bathroom with wc and walk in shower and 1 bedroom as well as the terrace and outside dining area are wheelchair accessible.

Borde Basse overlooks a peaceful valley of fields, trees and a couple of farmhouses. It is 1.5 kms from the tiny village of Fajolles (no facilities), 8 kms from Larrazet (restaurant/tapas bar, post-office), 10kms from Lavit de Lomagne (small supermarket, P.O, bank, doctor and chemist and bar), 12 kms from Beaumont de Lomagne (all facilities) and the nearest large supermarket is only a 10 minute drive. There are several small restaurants and pizzerias within 15 minutes drive and some really excellent restaurants a little further away.

A range of water-sports and activities for young people are available locally, there is an adventure park in the trees only 15 minutes drive away, horse-riding 5 minutes drive away and several animal parks and small zoos within easy reach.

The Lomagne is part of the hidden France tourists rarely discover, famous for its production of the finest garlic in France. There are no large towns in the area which consists of rolling hills, oak forests inhabited by badger, deer and wild boar, and fields of wheat and sunflowers, garlic and vines. The Garonne valley is one of the major fruit growing areas in France - cherries, melons, peaches, nectarines, plums, and apples can be purchased direct from local farms. Cheeses, foie gras and wine can also be bought from local producers.

The region is steeped in history and filled with echoes of the Hundred Years War. Many villages and towns boast imposing fortified churches, magnificent medieval marketplaces, and fine châteaux . The Abbey St Pierre in Moissac, 20 minutes away, with its magnificent cloisters, is regarded as one of the masterpieces of Romanesque Art in France. The museums, cathedrals, and art galleries of Toulouse are an hour away, and a little further away are Albi with its wonderful Toulouse- Lautrec museum, Cordes, St Antonin and the Aveyron Gorge. Day trips can also be made to Carcassonne, the Pyrenees, and the Lot valley. During the summer season there are numerous cultural festivals in the region, ranging from the largest Jazz Festival in Europe in the little village of Marciac to summer fetes with dancing in the streets in even the tiniest villages.
A full tourist guide to all the attractions of the area within an 80km radius of Borde Basse is available at www.borde-basse-82210.locaguide-tourisme.com

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Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 320 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Children Welcome:

    Small children can play in safety as the swimming pool and pond are fenced and the nearest road with traffic is almost 1km away....moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    One bedroom and bathroom downstairs is suitable for wheelchairs, plus the open-plan kitchen/dining area, lounge and terrace. A ramp leads from the parking area to the terrace and house entrance....moreless

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 15

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    This bedroom has an en-suite shower room and WC...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Downstairs, suitable for wheelchairs...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 3 twin/ single

    Downstairs, next to bedroom 2...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

    Upstairs, with en-suite shower room with WC...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 3 twin/ single

    Upstairs...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 double

    Upstairs...moreless

  • Rooms are large enough to add extra single beds and cots when required The extra suite of rooms (at extra cost) consists of two spacious bedrooms, with 1 double bed and 3 singles...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    En-suite in bedroom 1...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

    Downstairs, suitable for wheelchairs...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Upstairs...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    En-suite in bedroom 4 upstairs...moreless

  • The shared bathroom (2) downstairs has a large walk in shower and a Japanese Ofuro (a double bath in which you sit up to your neck in the hot water) There is also an extra toilet downstairs The extra suite of rooms (at extra cost) has a bathroom with a shower in the bath....moreless

Other Amenities

  • A range of special equipment for babies and small children is available on demand : cots, high-chairs, baby-bath, changing mat, plastic mugs and plates, stair gates, a child's bicycle, lego and other toys....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people

General

  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer:

    Gas hob, electric oven, micro-wave, double sink, large fridge/freezer, dish-washer, washing machine, vacuum cleaner. Barbecue on the terrace....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    The kitchen is fully equipped with all normal pots, pans, ovenware, cutlery and crockery plus electric kettle, food-processor, coffee machine. If anything extra is required, please ask Kate....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    The pool has a security fence and gate, but this can be taken down and replaced by an alarm if there are no small children. Pool is cleaned 2x week....moreless

Property Descriptor

  • Semi-Detached
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
mid season
Apr 25 - Jul 10, 2015
3 night min stay
€317
Fri, Sat, Sun
€1,800

Changeover Day: Saturday

high season
Jul 11 - Aug 28, 2015
7 night min stay

€2,900
mid season
Aug 29 - Sep 25, 2015
7 night min stay
€317
Fri, Sat, Sun
€1,800
low season
Sep 26 - Dec 18, 2015
3 night min stay
€283
Fri, Sat, Sun
€1,200

Changeover Day: Saturday

mid-season
Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2016
3 night min stay
€317
Fri, Sat, Sun
€1,800

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit €500
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Reduced rates apply for smaller groups (less than 8) out of season.

Reduced rates are also available for long lets (4 weeks or longer).

An extra suite of two bedrooms and a bathroom is available for an extra fee

The optional suite (2 bedrooms 1 bathroom) is available for groups of 15 - 20 at the rate of 600€ per week.

Payment is by bank transfer or cheque.

25% of the rental fee must be paid on booking to confirm the reservation, the balance is due 6 weeks before the start of the rental.

The caution of 500€ must be paid on arrival or before.


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Location

60 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Toulouse
10 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Lavit de Lomagne
600 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
St Malo
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Espalais
17 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Castelsarrasin
17 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A62 Castelsarrasin & A20 Montauban
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Larrazet
180 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
St Lary
200 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Narbonne plage

Car: Necessary

The perfect holiday retreat for large family groups, with plenty of space for everyone and complete security for small children. Relax in the extensive gardens with views over the rolling Gascon countryside, enjoy a cool glass of local wine on the shady terrace beside the pond or play a game of pétanque under the oak trees. Adolescents can swim in the pool (10m x 5m), ride the mountain bikes along the grassy tracks which pass the property or play table tennis, badminton or table football. The younger children can play safely in the garden as the pool and pond are fenced and the house is nearly a kilometre from the nearest road; there are swings, children's bicycles and various toys and games. The property is within easy reach of the medieval villages and châteaux of Gascony, the city of Toulouse - aptly named La Ville Rose, the towns of Montauban, Auch, Agen and Cahors, and, for the younger generation, there are animal parks, water sports and adventure parks. Further away, but within day-trip distance, are Carcassonne, the Pyrennees, the Mediterranean and the Atlantic.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: We have lived and worked in various countries in Africa and Asia, Mike with the British Council and Kate as a teacher, and we settled in Fajolles in 1991 where we established a small company for the administration of the University of Cambridge EFL exams in the region and for teaching English. We are now retired and live in the original farmhouse at Borde Basse where we have our own separate swimming pool, garden, driveway and parking area. We enjoy welcoming holidaymakers to 'La Grange' where we offer total privacy to our clients while remaining available to offer advice and assistance if required.

Why the Owner Chose Moissac:
We bought Borde Basse because we loved its setting, the way it blends organically into the surrounding woods and fields, the peaceful view over the valley to the west, and its total privacy. We then enjoyed converting a building with only 4 habitable rooms into two separate houses with a total of 12 spacious bedrooms! While the building still has the look and feel of a typical Lomagne farmhouse and retains many original features, the interior has all necessary modern amenities and - especially La Grange - is bright and spacious with high ceilings. Apart from the 2 appreciations below La Grange has garnered a further 7 5 star appreciations on French sister site Abritel as a 6 and as an 8 bedroomed property.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
We particularly love the peace and quiet and the sense of space in this area, with almost no traffic and few buildings. There are numerous quiet attractive villages which seem to have changed little since medieval times. A place where one can totally relax and forget the pressures of the 21st century. A full tourist guide to all the attractions of the area within an 80km radius of Borde Basse is available at www.borde-basse-82210.locaguide-tourisme.com


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Speaks: english, french

 

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  • Sleeps
    15
  • Bedrooms
    6
  • Bathrooms
    4.5
  • Property type
    Farmhouse
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 05/14/2015
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