A BOUTIQUE APARTMENT IN THE HEART OF THE BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE OF NAJAC

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Hugh Macdonald

Speaks english, french
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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A BOUTIQUE APARTMENT IN THE HEART OF THE BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE OF NAJAC

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A delightfully elegant, boutique apartment in a restored Maison de Mâitre

The Apartment is situated in the West Wing of our house. It is a very quiet and relaxing place to be. It has its own entrance lobby opening onto the lounge, with an original feature of a 17th century colombage wall. The room faces south and has lovely views, some say breathtaking, over the tree lined Aveyron Gorge. UK Freeview television and DVD player are available.

The bedroom is remarkably spacious with a comfortable king sized bed with soft Egyptian cotton linen.

The ensuite bathroom is again roomy, with thermostatically controlled shower and bath, basin and toilet and a heated towel rail for our soft and fluffy towels. Both the bedroom and the bathroom have double glazed windows.

The kitchenette is well equipped with a twin hob unit, microwave, 'fridge and freezer, extractor fan, full range of crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils. We do not have a washing machine there as we have separate laundry facilities downstairs for the use of our guests.

We do have car parking in the square immediately outside of our house.

Our house, “L'Ancienne Maison du Notaire”, was formerly three separate houses. They were amalgamated in 1776 to form one large establishment to house the Notaires offices and living accommodation. We have discovered, in an old chest in the grenier, legal documentation dating back to 1810 and carrying the seal of the Emperor Napoleon.

The main part of the house has been sympathetically restored and now, on the first floor, has, as well as the boutique self-contained flat outlined earlier, two large and elegant bedrooms, both dedicated to Chambre d’Hôtes with its associated breakfast room, with restored oak beams and lovely views of the Aveyron gorge. The first floor, the landing of which houses a comprehensive library, is accessed by a large wide staircase.

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only

Hugh Macdonald

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english, french
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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A boutique apartment in the heart of the beautiful village of NAJAC
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A boutique apartment in the heart of the beautiful village of NAJAC
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Perfect Accommodation in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
This apartment is a perfect place to stay if you wish for a bit of independence but still have the benefit of charming and attentive hosts. The setting of the property, right in the centre of this beautiful town, is perfect. The house has been beautifully renovated and the apartment is delightful, very well appointed and equipped with a luxurious and comfortable bed, spacious en-suite, lovely sitting room with stunning views across the valley and a well equipped kitchenette. Owners Hugh and Meg Macdonald give a warm welcome and nothing is too much trouble. There is plenty to see and do in the region and Najac is a charming town in which to stay with a good range of restaurants. This property is perfect place to stay for either a short break or longer holiday. Highly recommended.
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Rodez
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Albi
Car: recommended

Elegance, tranquillity and a high level of comfort await you in this self-contained apartment situated in the heart of this unique bastide village of Najac, one of Frances beautiful villages.

The air here has been described as intoxicating, likened to champagne! The village itself is a wonderful hotchpotch of medieval houses, stretching along the ridge high above a horseshoe bend in the Aveyron River to its impressive and militarily distinctive castle, La Fortresse Royale. The village’s narrow streets are worth exploring, with breath-taking views of the village and the surrounding countryside around almost every corner. The castle is well worth a visit. It is a magnificent example of 13th century military architecture, never taken in battle and has an exhibition with a model of the castle as it was in its heyday. The view of the surrounding countryside from the top of its tall turret is breath-taking. It is possible, on a very clear day, to see the Pyrenees.

And from the house, there are extensive walks through the woods or down to the riverside meadows below the castle and along the river banks.

There is a surprisingly varied range of activities to do here in the village and down by the river. Najac sits astride the GR36, one of France’s famous Grande Randonnée walking trails and, starting from Najac, there are another nine recognised walks through the Aveyron Valley by the river and up over the wooded hills to the meadows beyond. Down by the river overlooked by the castle there are tennis courts, kayaking, tree-walking, mountain biking, and Najac's elegant swimming pool. Both the Aveyron and the other lovely river in this area, the Viaur, are excellent for picnicking, exploring, bird watching and swimming. Horse-trekking and an excellent golf course are also nearby.

Our house was probably built in the fifteenth or sixteenth century before the renaissance style of house building established itself in France. Formerly three separate houses, they were amalgamated in 1776 to form one large establishment to house the Notaires offices and living accommodation. We have discovered, in an old chest in the grenier, legal documentation dating back to 1810 and carrying the seal of the Emperor Napoleon. The main part of the house has been sympathetically restored and now, on the first floor, has, as well as the boutique self-contained flat, two large and elegant bedrooms, both dedicated to Chambre d’Hôtes with its associated breakfast room. The first floor, the landing of which houses a comprehensive library, is accessed by a large wide staircase.

Najac boasts a wide range of restaurants, all within easy walking distance of the house, and they offer a wide range of local cuisine, from gourmet to crepes, at a wide range of prices.

The village also has its own railway station at Najac Gare, with trains going south to Toulouse and north to Figeac and on to Paris.

In the peak summer months you will be right at the heart of busy village life with its cafés, galleries, and boutiques. Outside of the main summer period, the village takes on a different personality and becomes a charmingly peaceful haven, away from the real world and ideal for 'chilling out'.

Although technically Najac is in the Aveyron Department we are actually situated right on the edge of the departments of the Tarn, Tarn et Garonne and the Lot, so there is plenty of scope for exploration.

Our nearest large town is Villefranche de Rouergue which, on Thursday mornings has one of the largest markets in France. The underestimated Gaillac vinyards, which we regularly frequent, and are producing excellent wines of all three colours, are to the South of us and are certainly worth a visit.

Albi to the South East has a unique cathedral, the Toulouse-Lautrec museum, river cruises and a city centre that abounds in Italianate architecture and reminds us so much of Paris with its pavement cafés and boutique shops. There are a host of excellent restaurants as well.

Travel from Najac in the opposite direction from Albi takes you up to the Lot and the city and vinyards of Cahors and the bastide village of St Circ Lapopie on the banks of the Lot, which has a vibrant artist community.

South-west of Najac you can drive along the Aveyron Gorge through Varen, a lovely village, to St Antonin Noble Val. This town was used in the filming of “Charlotte Grey” in the late ‘90’s and is worth a visit, especially when the market is on a Sunday morning!

We could on and on, but why don't come and experience it for yourself!

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Najac Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
Mar 29 2014 - May 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
€55
€340
 
 
High Season
May 31 2014 - Oct 3 2014
3 night minimum stay
€65
€395
 
 
Mid Season
Oct 4 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
€55
€340
 
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
€275
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€75
 

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Najac Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 45 m²
Location Type:
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking ...
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Kitchenette
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
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