We are delighted that guests have chosen to share their thoughts about Le Clapier with us over the past 4 years, we hope you find these helpful
We are almost packed and ready to go, and are sat out on the deck with a cold glass of white.
It’s been an amazing fortnight, all we could have wished for and more - especially after the year we’ve all had. The house and pool have been wonderful, the area is gorgeous, and the view is something you could never tire of.
Stevens Family, August 2020
We got home safely from Le Clapier last night - 12 hours door to door which we were pretty pleased with!
We wanted to write to thank you and Tim for a wonderful holiday in your home. Your kindness in being so flexible with your cancellation policy made the difference between us having a holiday this year and not, so we are very grateful to you for that.
The house and pool gave us everything we needed for a lovely fortnight, from comfy beds to the best equipped kitchen we've ever found in a rental home! We were pretty impressed to even find a lemon juicer. The pool was really wonderful, the table tennis was great entertainment and that view was just so relaxing to enjoy. The quality of the fittings, including the stereo system, was very high and made a real difference - it's obvious how well cared for the house is.
S Wakeman, August 2020
La Piscine Extraordinairere
C'est avec regret que nous avons quitté votre magnifique maison où nous avons passé une semaine merveilleuse !
Merci de nous avoir permis de profiter de ce cadre fantastique et du confort de votre maison.
Elle est vraiment exceptionnelle, décorée avec goût, très bien équipée, les lits sont très confortables, tout était parfait, vous avez pensé à tout rien ne manque. Mentions particulières pour la situation de la maison avec cette vue sur la campagne et pour la piscine qui est extraordinaire.
Family GRIGORIEFF, July 20
Definitely the Best
It is beautiful and absolutely perfect for our needs. We also loved the village and the restaurant. We have stayed in some lovely houses in France but yours is definitely the best. We will be in touch when we next head to France!
Mr & Mrs Hemmings, July/August 2019
2 Wonderful Weeks
Just wanted to touch base to say thank you for another 2 wonderful weeks in your lovely home. There’s so much to do in the area! It was great fun.
The Lavigne Family, August 2019
We had a great time thanks. Lovely location and the views were stunning.
The Browns, August 2019
Just Perfect! Very well equipped, comfortable beds and amazing location. Great relaxing holiday, just what we needed. We will definitely come again.
Mr & Mrs Ridsdill, September 2019
Great Beds !
My family and I enjoyed a fabulous week at le clapier. The house is spacious and well equipped in a quiet location with easy access to places of interest. It’s got great beds! We particularly enjoyed the large pool which is well equipped with sunloungers, parasols and bbq. There is a good restaurant a short walk away. The house also has stunning views
Jessie L August 2018
Thank you for our wonderful stay. We were a large party of friends looking for somewhere scenic to spend a week together. We were excited when we booked but over the moon when we arrived to the beautiful house. The space works really well for a large group of people with multiple areas to comfortably sit and hang out. We had some delicious dinners and breakfasts (cooked in the well equipped kitchen and BBQ) out on the deck and the view made them even more magical. Even though the house is wonderful to relax and play in the pool in we found some lovely things to do in the surrounding area. There's a wonderful restaurant right by the house and kayaking and wake-boarding about an hour drive and some nice villages not far. Overall if you want a place that feels private and scenic and is still functional and comfortable then this an ideal place. We hope to come back soon!
W. Elahi July 2018
Beautiful Villa, Fabulous Pool!
We loved our stay in Le Clapier. The villa is big, beautiful and cool (the weather was HOT!) and extremely well equipped. The beds, in particular, are super-comfy and we really appreciated the extra touches, like piles of big lizard-patterned pool towels (in addition to soft white bath towels for everyone), gorgeous soaps in the bathrooms and a huge range of kitchen equipment (including sharp knives - hurrah! - and a coffee machine). The pool is a good size (long enough to swim 'proper' lengths, if that's your bag) and it was lovely to take a dip in soft, salt water, rather than the usual strong-smelling chlorine. Our teens loved the ping-pong table (and we loved that it was in the courtyard, out of earshot!), the massive bean bag, the great wifi connection and (face of shame) the BBC channels on the TV. The village restaurant (literally 15 paces away) is great - really friendly, nice food - and there a lots of other good places to eat in the towns nearby (once you've worked out which ones are closed on which days - every one is different!). Thoroughly recommend this villa - we honestly can't think of a single thing it's missing - and the truly beautiful French landscape all around it.
Helen M., August 2017
Beautiful House And Pool In An Ideal Location
We have just spent a fortnight at Le Clapier and couldn't have asked for a more relaxing time in beautiful surroundings. The house combines its traditional roots with a large, modern open-plan living and kitchen area - huge windows bring in plenty of light and show off the far-reaching views towards Lauzerte and the east (Miramont de Quercy is perched high above the surrounding countryside). The bedrooms are all large with comfortable firm beds; a travel cot (and highchair) was provided for our youngest. Five of us shared the house (two adults and three children) with bags of room to spare - easily enough for the full complement of eight. The two bathrooms (one en suite) both have large walk-in showers with monsoon heads and plenty of hot water. Outside, a large decking area caught the morning rays and provided a great space to relax in the afternoons (despite reaching around 34 degrees, a gentle breeze meant that the heat never became oppressive). The pool is a real feature of the house – large, heated, and a child-magnet. The kitchen had every appliance, utensil and piece of cutlery you could need, and the TV (UK stations) kept the kids occupied when a break from the sun was needed. Plentiful WiFi flowed throughout – mostly consumed by children sunk into the massive orange beanbag. The region has plenty of attractive towns within driving distance, and we never seemed to be far from a market or event (the evening food market at Lauzerte and day market at Moncuq were highlights). All the local towns seemed to have large squares, great for a coffee or ice cream, or just letting the kids run-off their cheese and ham crepes (Pujols is definitely worth a visit). Bonaguil castle gives a real sense of the Bastide history of the region and its historically precarious position between the French strongholds of Toulouse and the English fortresses of the Dordogne (where we spent a great day canoeing from La Roque Gageac, and then escaped to the relative tranquillity of the Midi Pyrenees). The owner, Jo, was very responsive to our questions pre-visit, and Rosetta and Steve were on-hand to provide help and information during the stay. Given Le Clapier’s proximity to the village restaurant we had some concerns that we would pick-up some of its noise. However, this was totally unfounded since the two are effectively “back-to-back” and, in fact, having such a chilled restaurant serving great food (and wine) within walking distance was a godsend.
Ian L., August 2017
Luxury With Wonderful Views
We (a family of four) stayed at the villa for a week in July 2017. The rooms, facilities, equipment and décor are to a very high standard. A nice touch is the welcome pack of bread, cheese, wine etc. when you arrive and there is a helpful housekeeper who introduces herself, but leaves you to it unless you need her help. The pool is wonderful and the grounds are not overlooked and the quiet hill-top location affords peace and quiet and beautiful views across the countryside. Ironically, one of the best restaurants that we went to is the one in the village itself where the food was good and the owners very friendly (we ate there twice). There are local shops and a supermarket within ten minutes’ drive and we made use of both the excellent oven and BBQ in the villa. Away from the village the beautiful medieval hill-top town of Lauzerte is ten minutes away and the main town of Cahors with its bridge, market, restaurants and vineyards and Moissac with its fine Abbey are no more than an hour. This means that the villa is ideally placed for making day-, or half-day, excursions in different directions before returning ‘home’ for a family meal around the BBQ or in the restaurant. There is a large TV with UK television channels, good wi-fi and high internet speed (if you are not satisfied with wonderful views, a nice swim or good food, that is). The arrangements for booking the villa, getting there and leaving were very smooth. Another nice touch is the information pack describing the villa, the village and places to visit, eat etc
Lawrence I., August 2017
Amazing Property In A Stunning Location
We spent a fantastic week last month in this property and have already booked a return visit next summer. The house is spacious and very well appointed, situated in a quiet hamlet on the top of a ridge - the views from the terrace and pool are fantastic. It is easy to access from the nearest airports with an extremely well-stocked supermarket only a short drive away. The house is finished to the highest standard with the best stocked kitchen we have ever rented. Towels are fluffy, beds are SO comfortable and everything is immaculate. The area is very authentic with medieval hill towns to explore, nearby markets to sample and great walks from the house itself (a comprehensive file gives all the information you will need). We just loved our stay and can't wait to be back there next year.
Doramy and Marc C., September 2016
Le Clapier Was Amazing
We had a great holiday, and also a safe trip home thanks. Le Clapier was amazing, and you've been a pleasure to deal with.
Daniel and family, August 2016
Beautiful House In Outstanding Scenery
The mixture of modern and old is very well done. There is everything you need in the house, including BBQ lighters! We had small grandchildren with us (4 and 2) but they had no problems with the stairs. It was like staying in a hotel with plush towels and soaps ready for us. The pool was warm and large enough although it screams out for an infinity pool with that view. We were looking for family relaxation so didn't do the walks and only ventured as far as Cahors for our visits which was worth a visit for spectacular Native American style landscape. The kids loved the swimming lakes, safe and clean. One lake had an enormous inflatable park for older kids and adults the other had jet ski led tubing and walking on water! Local auberge was very relaxing and served great food. Well worth a stay.
P. Q., July 2016
Five Star Family Holiday
Having been to multiple self-catering houses across southern France over the 20 or so years, we thought we had a fair idea of what to expect. This blew all the others out of the water! The pictures provided here do not do it justice. A converted barn, it has been beautifully restored and is kept in immaculate condition. Perfectly equipped for any family, come rain or shine, we felt at home on arrival. On cloudier days there was more than enough room for us all to be comfortable inside when finished sightseeing. Brand new kitchen appliances and utensils made cooking a pleasure, whether inside or on the barbecue provided. Stunning vista from the decked outside eating area, looking out across the local bastide towns provides a great backdrop - with sun at breakfast and evening shade perfect for aperitifs. The garden is beautiful, with aromatic French lavender really setting it off. But the pool was the star, with its salt water and gentle warmth giving it a luxurious, bath–like feel. Its generous proportions meant there were 5 of us comfortably bobbing about in it at times..in all honesty, that was where we spent most of our time! It's not an exaggeration to say that this house made our holiday - we would thoroughly recommend it to anyone travelling to the region, as it truly takes the stress out of self-catering.
Amelia S., July 2016
Beautiful Luxury Home In A Sweet French Village
We absolutely loved this house for our week-long stay for a friend's wedding - a group of 8 friends plus 2 little ones stayed with plenty of space for all, and Jo was so helpful and accommodating, with quick responses, even at the last minute! The house itself is gorgeous - really stylish with luxury fittings and furnishing, ample kitchen crockery etc and even well-stocked to use the bbq and have food and drinks outside. The pool and view are just magnificent and there is a lovely restaurant just two steps away, as well as more bars and restaurants in nearby towns...just a perfect place for a relaxing south of France stay! We would love to return!
Krishanthi W., May 2016
Beautiful Villa In Amazing Surroundings
What a wonderful short holiday! Villa and area around made it so simple and easy to relax. A real highlight is the view. Great collection of small towns in close proximity with great cafes and markets. I have to come back!
Hannah L., Feb 2016
A Little Jewel..
We got back early this morning after a superb holiday. Thank you so much for sharing Le Clapier with us, together with the sunshine, pool and great food we had a lovely time. It's a little jewel in the Tarn. The area is lovely and peaceful with some amazing towns to explore. We ventured further afield to the Pyrenees for one day and were awestruck by their beauty.
Colin September 2015
Wow, Wow, Wow - Didn't Want To Leave
A last minute find and we were not disappointed. Le Clapier is quiet, peaceful, beautiful and a home from home. Well equipped, tastefully decorated and very comfortable for the family. The village is idyllic, the views captivating and the pool warm and refreshing. The area is enchanting and so relaxing. A real find and one of the best places we've rented over the years. Enough to do and keep our 15 and 10 year old quietly content. Plenty of good day trips to occupying the family. A real taste of France. The owner Joanna is a joy to deal with, very efficient and really attentive to detail. If you like relaxing, France, good food and a real village feel, you will not regret booking Le Clapier.
Colin B. August 2015
Wow! Your house is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for the welcome pack and setting up the house so nicely....We had a fabulous time and have chatted a lot about returning next year - yippee!!
Helen, August 2015
Luxury Villa in an Amazing Setting
The property was fantastic and was located in a beautiful part of South West France. Le Clapier was a spacious property that accommodated 2 adults and 3 teenage children with ease. All facilities were first class in quality, the property was clean and airy on arrival and you never get bored of the view from the terrace. The garden was excellent with a first class pool - the best we have had at a holiday villa. The surrounding area is beautiful with plenty to do for everyone. The local town, although small, has lots going on all through the summer. The Pyrenees, although a distance, is nevertheless an easy drive and we made it there and back in a day. This is a superb place for a relaxing holiday and would come highly recommended.
Robert, July 2015