Le Pouch is the name of the hamlet as the house itself doesn't have a name although it is referred to by locals as La Maison de la Grandmere as the local matriach used to live there. Part of the hamlet is still a working farm and chickens may walk across the garden. The area is known for its prunes and the sitting room still has the remains of an old prune oven and the original terracotta floor. The walls are very thick which means the house is cool in the heat of the summer. The house has lovely old features such as the stone staircase and old stone sinks in the bedrooms. The upstairs rooms are light and airy with views over the garden and sweeping out into the countryside. You are welcome to bring your dogs with you but do remember those free range chickens. Le Pouch is definitely a family house with doors being left open and much of life is spent outside, eating, swimming, snoozing in the garden. We hope you love it as much as we do.
- Farmhouse269 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 - 7 nights
Farmhouse in Ferrussac, Tarn et Garonne, Midi Pyrenees, France - Beautiful Farmhouse in Secluded Hamlet, Private Swimming Pool and Fabulous Views
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- Nov 15, 2018
About Zena Marchington
I am a language teacher and Ian is a marketing person but we both have a life-long love of France and it was definitely a shared dream to go and live in France for a couple of years. The children were 5 & 7 when we arrived - perfect for lang learning - and ended up fluent at the end of the 2 years with fabulous local accents that make my Parisian cousins hoot with laughter. Ian's French went from vitually zero to expert in certain areas - food of course, plus he can probably name every item in the local builders' yard. We now live back in the UK but part of all of us is over there and itching to get back.
Zena Marchington purchased this Farmhouse in 2002
Why Zena Marchington chose Roquecor
We bought Le Pouch knowing virtually nothing about the area but now can't believe our luck. It's the orchard of France, famed for Agen prunes but full of fields of cherry, apple, apricot and pear trees as well. The area was also important during the 100 years war and features many fortified hill-top towns known as Bastides which have remained virtually unchanged since medieval times with narrow cobbled streets, cloistered market squares with regluar markets with local produce. I feel at my most French with a basket of tomatoes, saucisson, walnut tarts etc in one hand and a tray of peaches balanced on my hip. When we first arrived at Le Pouch there was one cold tap and no loo & Ian has lovingly restored the house. It is comfortable and welcoming but not chic - no frilly curtains here!
What makes this Farmhouse unique
One of the lovely things about Le Pouch is it's remoteness. If you like birds you are in for a treat - lots of birds of prey, a resident hoopoe and swallows who dive-bomb the pool. The night sky is fabulous. If you lie down on the grass at night & look up you will see millions of stars & often shooting stars. Ian & I also both adore cooking and you will find a very well stocked kitchen (we even have an ice-cream maker). You can pick fruit from the orchard (apricots, cherries, greengages) and make your own jam to go with those croissants!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Idyllic rural farmhouse with fantastic pool
A great weeks stay- farmhouse very comfortable and a very warm welcome with lots of ideas of where to go locally.
Swimming pool was fantastic for many an hour chilling out with the children. The hammock was useful for relaxing afterwards (as was the local red wine).
Friendly local villagers and a very helpful owner
Thanks so much for your lovely comments. Really glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks also for the new pool toys which I'm sure other guests will enjoy too. It's always interesting when guests slightly rearrange furniture or move things. I love the coloured tea lights on top of the wood burning stove. Thanks also for leaving the house so tidy, it was great arriving after a long journey and not feeling I had to instantly start cleaning. Zena
The property is great, full of character.
We really enjoyed our holiday at Le Pouch. Kids loved the pool and table tennis. Plenty of small town's and markets to explore in the area. The owner was also really helpful responding to all our questions quickly.
Ah - thanks. So glad you enjoyed your stay.
Peace. Perfect peace.
Le Pouch is in unspoiled countryside surrounded by fields of sunflowers in the summer. It's owners have retained the rustic feel of the farmhouse while adding essential modern amenities and comforts. We were a group of 3 generations all of whom found the space to enjoy and relax in this wonderfully unpretentious home and it's grounds (that include a great swimming pool). I would thoroughly recommend to those who want to get away from it all. Peace. Perfect peace.
Rust en calmte in een leuke omgeving. We waren bijna de hele tijd in de prachtige keuken en tuin. Een aanrader voor de cultuurliefhebber is Moissac: een van de mooiste Romaanse kerken van Europa. Maar de markten in de buurt hebben ook hun charmes!
This house fulfilled all our expectations and more. Full of charm and very peaceful. Lots of fun around the pool and some epic games of table tennis. When we were there the property was surrounded by fields of sunflowers. The house is really comfortable with a great kitchen for cooking up a feast. Lovely furnishings add to the character of this old farm house.
Pretty much a different market for each day of the week in many of the beautiful local villages. Swimming lakes, scenic walks, bastide towns, canoeing on the River Lot, local wines, all a short drive away. Although we barely left the house in our second week except to get our morning croissants.
We loved it and can't wait to go back.
Le Pouch nestles in a beautiful hamlet and working farm. Enjoying the architecture is an essential part of the holiday. You feel like time has stood still for many years. It feels old and blissfully isolated and yet modern amenities are only a few minutes drive away. The owners have sensitively located the swimming pool behind the orchard, in order to provide this luxury, without spoiling the timeless feel of the house. Sitting outside, in front of the superb façade of the house is an absolute joy, for breakfast, lunch or dinner and a perfect place to play boules or table tennis for the more energetic.
Special interest holidays:
Le Pouch is the name of the hamlet as the house itself doesn't have a name although it is referred to by locals as La Maison de la Grandmere as the local matriach used to live there. Part of the hamlet is still a working farm and chickens may walk across the garden.
Close to medieval hilltop village with shop, bakery and cafe. Pretty villages all around with typical French markets - one for every day of the week.
Great activities for younger kids - canoeing on the Lot, parc en ciel (Go Ape), ping pong table, local lake with 'beach'.
Fabulous sites for the adults - local produce markets every day of the week, chateaux, vineyards - or just relax by the pool and read.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Please contact owner for booking details. Changeover Day: Please contact owner for changeover day details. Normally Saturdays but negotiable outside main holiday season. Notes on prices: Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.