Gîte / Cottage

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holiday house with private pool in the South of France

Between Lauzerte and Montaigu de Quercy is located on a quiet, dead-end karrepad las Gardes, an authentic ensemble of two separate gites, of which we offer the largest as summer house for your holiday. The smaller house is used by us, but when renting the gîte we live in the nearby town of Lauzerte and you therefore have the realm alone. The terrain is one hectare and largely flat, making it ideal for sporting activities such as badminton or football. The gite has a private swimming pool of 10 x 5 meters that is well protected from strange looks (but from whom?) And gives complete privacy. The swimming pool is free of chlorine and based on an electrolytic culture of water with a salinity that is about the same as that of a tear. Unlike a chlorine bath, the water of our pool is therefore not harmful to health, not painful to the eyes and very soft to the skin. Part of the terrain consists of an orchard with (especially) cherry and nut trees and gives a leafy view of a small valley and the rolling countryside. Apart from the nightly visit of a single owl, fox or roe, in the yard and land of the gite, Gardes mainly enjoyed a soothing rest. The gite consists of a spacious living room of about 30 m2 including a double sofa bed, a bedroom of 24 m2 with two single beds and a bedroom of 16 m2 with a double bed and a single bed. The kitchen measures 40 m2 and is certainly spacious enough for eight people, but is only equipped with basic facilities. We have banned the unrest of wifi, satellite dishes and cable connections from our holiday home and for that reason the gite is not suitable for everyone.

The Quercy Blanc is located in the south-west of France, divided between the Lot and Tarn et Garonne departments. a friendly undulating and varied landscape, crossed by rivers and rivers and upholstered with many villages and small towns that have preserved their medieval origins exceptionally well. Like Montaigu de Quercy with its beautiful belfry and lively market (Saturday), Montcuq with an equally cheerful market (Sunday) and imposing donjon from the twelfth century, the fortified towns Tournon dAgenais and Lauzerte, bastides with beautiful central squares such as Monflanquin, Villereal, Castelnau de Montratier and Auvillar, but also Penne d'Agenais, Roquecor, Beauville, Lacour-de-Visa, Puymirol, Puylaroque and Bruniquel (etc., etc.) are vivid witnesses of a great past. The region is not affected by the mass tourism that has left deep marks in the more northerly situated Dordogne. The Quercy Blanc is sometimes called the French Tuscany, or also called une autre Provence. With Tuscany and the other Provence, the Quercy Blanc can at least enjoy a sunny and pleasant climate.

The host, Elisabeth

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Our gite was actually 'bycatch' at a smaller house that we bought a year or sixteen ago. In 2016 we fell in love with an ancient house on the village square of the nearby Lauzerte (Quercy) and we decided to rent the renovated gite in season and in Lauzerte in the summer months a B & B and a shop (au coin perdu) to start. A part-time version of 'I'm leaving' ... Elisabeth van Meeteren & Jurgen Schmidt

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Minimum stay 7 nights
Week € 700.00
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Location & tips


Living room
Ground floor
32 m2

Natural stone

Dining corner / Dining Table

Dining Chairs (6)

Bedroom 1
Ground floor
16 m2

Bed: Double bed 200 x 140 cm

Natural stone

Duvets (2)

Bedroom 2
Ground floor
20 m2

Bed: Single bed 200 x 90 cm

Bed: Single bed 200 x 90 cm

Natural stone


Type: Separate room

Stove: Gas (4 Cooking zones/burners)

Cutlery & Tableware

Swimming pool

Type: Open air swimming pool / Inground pool

Heated swimming pool: Unheated swimming pool

Privacy: Private swimming pool


Accommodation type

  • Gîte / Cottage

Total floor space

  • 130 m2

Sports & Recreation

  • Cycling
  • Jeu de boules
  • Mountainbiken
  • Walking
  • Swimming

Travel Ideas

  • Amusement Parks
  • Culture & History
  • Child friendly
  • Long term rental
  • Maximum privacy

Outdoor Facilities

  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Deckchair (6)
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Parking place (2)
  • Private driveway
  • Garden
  • Garden chair(s) (12)
  • Shed
  • Pétanque court
  • Garden fully fenced
  • Hammock


  • Dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Storeroom
  • Seperate toilet (1)
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Accommodation on floor: (0)


  • Bed linen available
  • Towels present (6)
  • Kitchen linen available
  • Bed linen for children


  • Camping bed (1)


  • Complete privacy
  • Detached house

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