Two totally independent holiday homes standing in three-and-a-half acres of land. 'The Lauragais' sleeps 6, and 'The Stables' sleeps 8.
Both have a four star rating.
With two beautiful châteaux as our nearest neighbours, this idyllic setting is guaranteed to relax even the most stressed among you!
Each luxury home has its own parking, free wi-fi, garden and terraces which are not overlooked. These together with the large swimming pool area, are tranquil places to enjoy the sunshine and lovely views of the surrounding countryside.
These delightful French properties are peacefully situated at the foot of the Black Mountains, in a beautiful rural setting with open country views, yet only five minutes from all amenities, and lots of tourist activities. Whether you are sitting by the pond watching the fish and frogs, or relaxing under a shady tree with a good book, there is an abundance of space for everyone to spread out and roam freely.
SITUATION - : The property is situated on a quiet lane which forms part of the famous pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostella. With very little traffic, it is safe, peaceful and ideal for a walk or a morning jog past fields of sunflowers, vines and grazing cattle with their baby calves.
From your window you can see a wealth of wildlife such as red squirrels, hares and dozens of species of birds, including egrets, owls, kestrels, woodpeckers, kingfishers and hoopoes. Children love to feed the fish in the pond and see and hear the big green frogs.
During the warm evenings you can watch the bats accompanied by the sounds of the crickets and nightingales.
The Lauragais area is farming country and the home of the famous blue dye woad. There is a happy atmosphere about the place, in unison with its welcoming architecture – picturesque hilltop villages, lively small market towns, ancient stone farm buildings and dovecotes, all set in a rolling countryside of gentle hills, fields of sunflowers and waving corn.
Our local market is listed as one of the best in France, but within an hour’s drive you can find a different market for every day of the week. You can’t help but work up an appetite as you stroll round the colourful stalls with their beautiful displays of delicious local produce.
Every Sunday sees a choice of flea markets in the surrounding villages where the locals empty their attics of unwanted items.
Bars, cafes, bistros, brasseries, pizzerias, and restaurants - within a short drive, there is a large choice of places to eat. On the terraces of small restaurants or in grand establishments awarded Michelin stars, you can enjoy delicious characteristic specialities that reflect local produce - foie gras, duck, charcuterie and the famous cassoulet, all accompanied by excellent local wines.
Wine dominates the Languedoc region and has been produced here for more than 2000 years. Well known areas such as Minervois, Corbieres, Fitou and St Chinean.
As you drive around the Languedoc, you will see numerous signs reading 'dégustation' which means you can stop and taste wines, and if you like what you taste you buy direct from the producer, sometimes at a significant discount.
White wine enthusiasts can gather in Gaillac as this lovely small town in the Tarn boasts a dry, fruity white AOC wine.
I looked at many many places on the internet and this one stood out.
We loved the gardens, the embroidered sheets and the pool.
Julie and Rik, Australia
- Wet room showers (Stables)
- LCD TV’s – English and French
- Free Wi-Fi internet access
- Covered games area, ideal in wet weather – ping pong, table football and badminton
- Outdoor space in abundance
- Ground floor accommodation suitable for persons of reduced mobility (Stables)
- Shaded terraces - both properties and poolside
Situated on the borders of the Tarn, Haute Garonne and Aude departments, between the market town of Revel & the historic village of Sorèze.
Mediterranean beaches – 1 hr 30 minutes; St Ferreol lake – 10 minutes; Nearest shops/restaurants – 5 minutes; Airports (Toulouse & Carcassonne) – 45 minutes; Medieval Cité of Carcassonne – 45 minutes; Canal du Midi – 20 minutes; Castres – 30 minutes; Toulouse – 1 hour; Albi - 1 hour; High Languedoc Regional Nature Park - 10 minutes.
Within an hour or two’s drive you can discover sun drenched beaches, great shopping, wine tasting, local markets, picturesque medieval villages, wonderful scenery – mountains, gorges, vineyards, lakes, waterfalls, & much more. You can even take a day out to Spain or tax-free shopping in Andorra.
Other Activities: numerous others (see further details)