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

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Last updated: 12/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Moissac farmhouse description

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

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 is available at extra cost to accommodate groups of up to 20.

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, and DVD/CD playing equipment .

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), 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.

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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 20, Beds for 15-20

          • 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 5: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

            Upstairs...moreless

          • Bedroom 6: 3 twin/ single

            Upstairs...moreless

          • Rooms are large enough to add extra single beds and cots when required

          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...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
                      Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      €317
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      €1,800

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Low season
                      Jan 4 - Apr 24, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      €283
                      Fri, Sat
                      €1,200

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      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.

                      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.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, french

                       

                      Photos

                      • The pool

                        The pool

                      • The swimming pool (security fence available)

                        The swimming pool (security fence available)

                      • eating on the terrace

                        eating on the terrace

                      • The house and terrace from the north west

                        The house and terrace from the north west

                      • The pond(fenced) and waterfall

                        The pond(fenced) and waterfall

                      • Borde Basse from the drive

                        Borde Basse from the drive

                      • Downstairs bedroom with en-suite shower room

                        Downstairs bedroom with en-suite shower room

                      • downstairs bedroom 3

                        downstairs bedroom 3

                      • lounge with kitchen beyond

                        lounge with kitchen beyond

                      • lounge in use

                        lounge in use

                      • eating beside the pool

                        eating beside the pool

                      • The terrace dining table

                        The terrace dining table

                      • The pond terrace

                        The pond terrace

                      • The bike rack

                        The bike rack

                      • from the air, La Grange is on the right.

                        from the air, La Grange is on the right.

                      • downstairs bedroom

                        downstairs bedroom

                      • kitchen/dining area with lounge beyond

                        kitchen/dining area with lounge beyond

                      • lounge from the gallery

                        lounge from the gallery

                      • playroom in use

                        playroom in use

                      €171 - €414 per night (EUR)
                      2

                      6 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 20

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                      Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                      Speaks: english, french
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