Penne Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description
A self catering holiday rental in beautiful countryside, sleeps 10.
Large stone-built farmhouse, situated on the edge of the Gresigne Forest at the head of a valley with wonderful views, the villa is surrounded by fields and meadows. Accommodation includes two large double bedrooms (one en-suite) and three twins with two further bathrooms. The fully fitted modern kitchen includes washing machine, dishwasher, gas hob and large electric oven. The dining room has a large farmhouse table to seat ten. The lounge comprises a comfortable seating area with TV, video and DVD,with a selection of videos and DVDs. An ipod dock and CD player are available for your music.There is a large open fire for cooler evenings in spring and autumn. Adjoining the lounge is a games area with full size table tennis table and selection of games and books. The house is surrounded by beautiful gardens. A range of outdoor furniture is provided including large and small tables, chairs, parasols, loungers and cushions. BBQ equipment is available. The large pool with child-friendly steps at shallow end is fully maintained.
We can supply a child travel cot and highchair.
Golf: There are several first class golf courses within easy reach. Of particular note is Palmola golf club which is an 18 hole course between Albi and Toulouse.
Walking: The area is a paradise for walkers and ramblers. The terrain ranges from quiet lanes through sleepy villages to the grandeur of the Aveyron river gorges with some testing ascents and descents!
Full details of a wide range of suggested walks and maps can be found at the house.
Cycling: This areas attraction for cyclists has long been a French secret, but now increasing numbers of cyclists from abroad are coming to experience its pleasures and challenges! Whether you are looking for a gentle meander along the lanes as a prelude to an excellent lunch in one of the local restaurants, to test your skills on one of the many off road trails, or for hill training for your next triathlon, this area is for you.
There are two mountain bikes for your use at the house.
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- pets considered
About Anne Cadman
We bought La Poumayrette the year my third child was born and it became a wonderful family holiday home for many years as the children were growing up. Nowadays they visit with their friends and are keener on climbing than building dens in the forest! I live in Devon - so obviously have an affinity with the south west - and visit La Poumayrette regularly throughout the year. My main challenge is the garden! Temperatures can reach 40 in the summer and plunge to - 15 in the winter. Add the attentions of the deer and the wild boar and you can see the challenge! A big thank you to all the guests who care for it during their holiday.
Anne Cadman purchased this farmhouse in 1987
Why Anne Cadman chose Penne
We travelled extensively in France before buying the house. I just love the area: it's relaxed, unspoilt and local people are very welcoming. Lying beside the pool watching the buzzards and listening to the crickets is my idea of heaven!
What makes this farmhouse unique
La Poumayrette has something special to offer in every season. Summer's long hot days are wonderful, but in autumn you can hear the bellow of the rutting stags and their clashing antlers, and in Spring and early Summer the meadows are full of orchids and other wild flowers. I suppose what I love above all is that sitting on the terrace with a glass of wine in my hand I have spectacular views down the valley for over 50 kilometres without another house or human being in sight!