Home-from-home in the French countryside
- english, french
About Anna Atkinson
We left the UK in 2005 to look for new challenges. As well opening Las Razes to guests from all over the world both of us keep busy with our individual businesses. Living with us at Las Razes we have our two cats, Tilly and Saffie who enjoy a wonderful life of lounging about and hunting. Then there's our very special little rescue dog 'Mimi' who is a hairy little poppet and the new edition to the family - Molly a rather elderly old terrier - rescued from a very sad past in Spain.
Anna Atkinson purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Anna Atkinson chose Touffailles
Earlier explorations in France had convinced us that this region was for us, it has a beauty and charm that outstrips most of the better known 'holiday areas' we had visited. We had worked out that we wanted to be somewhere close to the triangle that is created by the villages of Montcuq, Lauzerte and Montaigu de Quercy as this offered the rolling hills, woods and valleys that made us feel particularly at home.
What makes this Cottage unique
When we first saw Las Razes it was in need of a great deal of care and attention, but we could immediately see the potential in what had been an old farmstead. Set in about 6 acres, Las Razes also had a tumbled down ruin which had been the very first farmhouse on the site and which was in a state of complete ruin. It had such a lovely position that we just knew that this was one building that we had to rescue and make into our home. This is where we now live. The views were wonderfully relaxing and the whole place had a lovely atmosphere and this is something that we were not the only ones to notice, many of our visitors have commented that there is a tranquility here that cannot simply be explained by its rural and peaceful location. Las Razes will be our lifetime's project and fascination!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
no smoking in house or wooded areas
well behaved and cleaned up after pets allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
What a truly wonderful place you have.
I think we all felt very lucky to have found Las Razes, it really was the most perfect holiday.
We are all back safe and sound, a couple of us are back to work today – not the best planning ☹. We had the day in Toulouse , which I though was a wonderful city – if a little hot on the day we were there !
The sky here is somewhat cloudier than we had last week, and I see you have another couple of glorious weeks of sun – which makes us all miss Las Razes even more.
I am sure you will get other messages of thanks, but we really did have the most perfect time
Cheers for now
My daughter and her 3 friends stayed at "le cottage" for a week. They loved everything about the place and the location. There is plenty to do and visit in the region and it is a great way to relax and recharge with friends and family. Thank you!
Las Razes is situated close to the tiny village of Touffailles, which has a small shop, boulangerie, fishing pond, children's play area and tennis court. The village is situated in one of many beautiful valleys in this area - with an abundance of oak woods and fruit and flower growing. The area is famous for its production of melons, plums, nectarines, grapes, sunflowers and cherries.
The medieval villages of Lauzerte (often referred to as the Toledo of Quercy) and Montaigu de Quercy (site of 12th century castle and with lovely bathing lake/water sports) are both about 8km away and offer delightful places to visit along with a range of local services and restaurants/bars and local markets.
Montcuq with its famous 12th century tower, exquisite bathing lake and colourful Sunday market is about 14 km away, whilst Cahors and the surrounding vineyards make a lovely day trip. Moissac, a bustling town with lively weekend markets and famous Abbey and Cloisters are about 20 minutes drive away. Other places worth a visit include Penne and Tournon D’Agenais, Agen, Montauban, Villeneuve-sur-Lot, Puy-L’Eveque, the caves at Pech Merle and St. Cirq Lapopie.