Delightful Holiday Location
Submitted: May 21, 2011
Stayed: May 2011
This was our 7th visit to Les Portails in 20 years - which speaks for itself!
As soon as one opens the impressive gates one enters a charmed world. Completely private and secluded, yet with wonderful uninterrupted views over miles of undulating hillsides, the house and garden offer a most relaxing experience. At the same time there is plenty of activity to savour within easy driving distance. Local towns and villages are exquisite - too many to mention all, but Najac, Cordes and the (Thursday) market town of Villefranche are a must. Walking, fishing, kayaking and golf are among local activities to suit all ages. The golf course at Albi is superbly manicured, at Rodez it is more rugged but also with great views; both towns also have splendid cathedrals worth a visit, as is the Lautrec museum in Albi.
The house is charming, immaculate and fully equipped so one can enjoy bbq's in the garden or cooking (provisions from Villefranche are of the highest quality). There are many excellent options for eating out - our current favourite for a real treat is the Oustal del Barry at Najac. The owners, and previous guests, have left comprehensive information about all these activities, indeed the customer service and helpful information provided by the owners is second to none.
All in all this is a delightful home in which to spend one's French holiday, and we have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone who enjoys or wishes to sample the French countryside.
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: It is great to have people, who have stayed here as often as you. You obviously enjoy our holiday home as much as you do! Thank you so much.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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