A beautiful place to stay in South West France.

Under the wisteria, close to the barbecue - a great place to eat.

A great place to brunch, lunch or dinner.

The wisteria provides welcome shade in the hot summer months.

The plunge pool is heated to around 26° and is chlorine and salt free.

The deck and plunge pool are for the sole use of guests.

A spacious house with a mix of traditional French and contemporary design.

Logs are provided for the first night of off season bookings.

From classic paperbacks to brocante finds, there is always something to look at.

Logs are provided for the first night of off season bookings.

Comfortable feather filled leather sofas face the log burning stove.

Restored stone sinks, limestone walls, terracotta floors and oak beamed ceilings.

Restored old stone sinks, limestone walls, terracotta floors and oak beamed ceilings.

An eclectic collection of things we love.

La Maison Palanchou is a visual feast.

From the living room step directly onto the private deck and plunge pool.

From the living room step directly onto the private deck and plunge pool.

Local brocante market and vide grenier finds.

A well equipped cook's kitchen.

The large kitchen dining table seats six. A highchair can also be provided.

The large kitchen dining table seats six. A highchair can also be provided.

There is plenty of tableware for six people.

You'll be impatient to get cooking when you get back from the local food markets.

Space to spread out when you get back from the local food markets...

... you'll be impatient to get cooking.

Original farmhouse detailing contrasts with contemprorary design elements.

Original farmhouse detailing...

... contrasts with contemporary designS.

The master bedroom features a king size four poster bed, with white cotton bedlinen.

Original wooden floor boards, bare limestone walls, white linen drapes.

Original wooden floor boards...

... bare limestone walls, white linen drapes.

Double doors lead directly onto the private deck and heated plunge pool.

Double doors lead directly onto the private deck...

... and heated plunge pool.

With windows on three sides it is a light, airy space.

With windows on three sides...

... it is a light, airy space.

The second bedroom also has a king size bed with white cotton bedlinen.

A room with many original details, and a window overlooking the plunge pool.

The room has many original details...

... and a window overlooking the plunge pool.

A comfortable, cool, quiet room with plenty of storage space.

A comfortable, cool, quiet room with plenty of storage space.

Vases of fresh flowers from the gardens in all the bedrooms on arrival.

Up the oak spiral staircase is the heavily beamed, oak floored, twin bedroom.

The beds are large and comfortable and can be pushed together or separated.

The room has a fairy tale quality which kids, large and small, seem to love.

The room has a fairy tale quality...

... which kids, large and small, seem to love.

The huge custom designed and built bath has a 'rain' shower.

Bathroom and pool towels are provided.

Bathroom and pool towels are provided.

During two week bookings towels and linen are changed mid-stay.

During the bathroom renovation the stone sink was found in the wall.

During the bathroom renovation...

... the stone sink, complete with alcove, was found in the wall.

The house is hidden behind a romantic white flowering garden.

The garden is incredibly beautiful from May through to early summer.

Sit under the olive tree and enjoy the view and the peace of rural Lot et Garonne.

Trees, topiary and mature plants provide the structure for the gardens.

Trees, topiary and mature plants...

... provide the structure for the gardens.

In the evenings enjoy the view and the sunsets from the front garden.

Take an aperitif or dine under the limetree in the front garden.

Watch the sunset with a candlit aperitif...

... dine under the limetree in the front garden.

A quiet single track road leads up to the house.

Early autumn morning mists in the valley are stunning.

In May there are several varieties of orchid in our fields.

In July sunflowers fill the fields surrounding La Maison Palanchou.

Prune orchards are characteristic of the area and in full flower in March.

St Sylvestre, just ten minutes away, where you will find bakers, banks etc.

Traditional markets are everywhere. Day and night in the summer.

Beautiful bastide villages to visit are numerous in this area of France.

Villeneuve sur lot, our nearest town.

Pujols, just twenty minutes away is one of the ‘Les Plus Beaux Villages de France’.

The lake and manmade beach at Montaigu de Quercy - one of many such beaches.

Wine tastings and vineyards tours, and stunning gardens are within an hours drive.

Wine tastings and vineyard tours...

and stunning gardens are within an hours drive.