Berty gite in France A traditional stone built Quercy farmhouse and barn in the idyllic Lot countryside

Berty Gite Accommodation

Berty Gite, all on one level, has its own entrance onto the garden. It sleeps up to 7 in 3 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms.

The property benefits from extensive gardens, with plenty of space for family games.

Only minutes from Montcuq, in the heart of Quercy Blanc, this is an ideal 'home from home' and the perfect base for exploring this delightful region of South West France.

Berty Gite is comfortably furnished and superbly equipped. We make a point of ensuring that you have comfort and convenience and we respond to guests' suggestions for improvements.

The thick stone walls keep the guest house deliciously cool in summer, and the wood burning stove will take the chill off spring and autumn evenings. There are central heating radiators in all the rooms for the winter.

Outside the gite is a large patio, where you can relax listening to birdsong and the chirping of frogs and crickets.

 

looking towards the gite from the garden

Berty Gite Bedrooms

The Master bedroom

with window to the front garden, features a large double bed (5' /150cm) and ensuite bathroom (shower, basin and WC).

The bathroom has a heated towel radiator and there is a central heating radiator in the bedroom.

There is a fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers and two bedside cabinets.

The room is carpeted.

All bed linens are provided, with two pillows per person and a medium weight duvet.

 

Master Bedroom and ensuite bathroom

 

Twin Bedrooms

Then there are 2 further bedrooms with twin single beds (3' / 90cm).

The larger of these bedrooms can sleep 3 (with an additional folding single bed).

Both have windows to the front garden.

The bedrooms are carpeted and have central heating.

Each bedroom has a good sized fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers and two bedside cabinets.

 

Twin Bedrooms

Family Bathroom

Family Bathroom

The bathroom has shower, basin and toilet and two heated towel radiators.

Towels and bath mat are provided.

Berty Gite Living Room

The open plan living room has a modern fully equipped kitchen, a comfortable lounge with two settees and a dining table and chairs.

There is central heating and a wood burning stove.

One of the settees converts to a further double bed for occasional guests, if required.

The living area and dining room each seat 6.

Baby cot and high chair available on request. We also have a changing mat, baby monitor and a trainer toilet seat.

 

The open plan living room, dining area and kitchen

Berty Gite equipment and facilities

Kitchen Equipment

Superbly equipped for 12 place settings, a good range of pots, pans, serving dishes and utensils and including everyday essentials to get you started (see Essentials and Welcome Pack).

General equipment

Entertainment

Berty Garden and Pool

Swimming Pool

The solar heated salt water pool is 11 metres long by 7 metres at its widest point and is kidney shaped.

It has Roman steps for easy access.

The shallow end is 1.2m, gradually shelving to the deepest area which is 1.6m (deep enough to dive into).

The pool is for the exclusive use of our guests.

To meet French regulations the pool is equipped with an alarm to AFNOR standard. The whole of the pool area is fenced with self-closing gates, which is ideal for families with toddlers and young children.

The pool is solar heated and should be a comfortable temperature for swimming from May through to late September.

There are loungers with cushions, parasols, a table and chairs with umbrella over and a separate roll out canopy to provide a shaded area for sitting in if you prefer not to be in the full sun.

Swimming towels provided.

 

Salt water, solar heated swimming pool with Roman steps

Garden facilities

 

Garden games

The garden has ample space for sports activities and games including our archery range (available for an additional charge which includes equipment and instruction).

There are shady or sunny places to relax in and enjoy the surroundings and wildlife and a variety of spots for outdoor eating and entertainment.

Have a leisurely lunch in the garden or spend the afternoon in a hammock in the shade of the cherry trees.......

The property is south-facing, but benefits from the shade of mature trees and a pergola covered by rambling roses and other climbers.

  

Children will enjoy our swings and slide, and there is plenty of space to run around in. There is a choice of tables and chairs for outdoor dining

 

You can learn how to use a bow on our archery range in the meadow

Perfect for nature lovers

  

This is the perfect place for nature lovers, our organically managed garden and meadow has many varieties of wild flowers and is attractive to insects, frogs, lizards and butterflies. The lavender growing by the pool is a magnet for swallowtail butterflies and hummingbird hawk-moths, as well as many bees.

Our dark skies make for splendid star-gazing and we can arrange an astronomy evening using our computer-guided telescope for exploring the milky way, planets and nebulae.

For bird-watchers there are golden orioles, cirl buntings, short-toed tree creepers, wrynecks, nightingales, wrens, hoopoes and many other bird visitors, depending on season.

Perfect for walking and cycling

The country lanes are generally quiet and there are some lovely walks and cycle routes in the area

 

The nearby lake is a great place to find frogs and numerous dragonflies. Up on the causse you may come across a "gariotte" - a small stone hut once used by shepherds.

 

We have two adult bikes that we can lend to our guests

Please contact us to enquire about availability, or check on the availablity chart which we always try to keep up to date

For enquiries or bookings, please

Essentials

There's nothing worse than arriving at you holiday destination to find that there is no loo paper or some other essential, so that you have to go shopping straight away! We provide this and much more to get you started.

You will find several rolls of loo paper, shower gel and shampoo, washing powder,fabric conditioner, hand soap, washing up liquid, dishwasher powder and cleaning materials.

In the kitchen, you will find cling film, foil, baking paper and kitchen towel. There are also drying up cloths and hand towels.

In the kitchen cupboards you will find oil, vinegar, sugar, flour, salt, pepper and a selection of herbs and spices.

We also provide a welcome pack of fresh foods, so that even if you arrive late, you can have supper and breakfast.

Welcome Pack

For all of our guests, we provide the following

If you would like us to shop for your evening meal, or to make a reservation for you at one of our reliable local restaurants, please let us know at least two weeks in advance.

For more information

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