SPRING, SUMMER, AUTUMN IN SOUTHWEST FRANCE - Come to 'CHEZ MACKENZIE' our charming cottage and private swimming pool ideal for 2-4 people deep in the countryside only 10 minutes from St.Antonin-noble-val. Relax by the pool, go and explore the historical bastide towns and savour the delights of the local markets! We also have 4 bicycles that you can use to explore the area and local maps to discover the many hiking trails.
Long weekend? Toulouse/Blagnac airport is about 70 kms - 1 hour 15mins away!
Ideal for 2 to 4 people, our recently restored, tastefully decorated, 2 bedroomed vacation cottage and swimming pool is situated in a small hamlet in the depths of the French countryside about 10 minutes drive from the pretty town of St.Antonin-Noble-Val - 82140 and the beautiful little village of Penne du Tarn - 81140. Cordes-sur-Ciel is about 20 minutes drive.
INSIDE THE COTTAGE:
Downstairs is an open plan kitchen, dining area and living room, light and airy with the three French windows giving access to the swimming pool, the front courtyard and the ‘inside/outside’ room. The whole house is very well insulated and for those cooler days in spring and autumn, there is a cosy wood burning stove downstairs that keeps the whole house beautifully warm!
Upstairs are two bedrooms and one bathroom. Bedroom 1 has 2 single beds (which could be pushed together for an extra large double). Bedroom 2 has a large double bed and French windows that open onto the large upstairs balcony which overlooks the garden and swimming pool areas (great for star gazing at night). I decided on a white and black décor for the bedrooms - light, modern and fun to sleep in!
The pool, the sun deck, the outdoor 'rooms' - for swimming, relaxing , reading, barbecue, eating, playing - or whatever - YOU ARE ON HOLIDAY!
The swimming pool is 4m x 8m with wide shallow Roman steps which are ideal for young children and less sporty types who feel toe dipping is enough and sun worshipping on one of the chic black loungers is more to their liking. Yes, the sun deck is expansive and the parasols are on wheels, so you can move around and follow the sun or find some shade.
Between the house and the pool is the rear terrace with dining table, chairs and barbecue for al fresco eating and comfortable outdoor chairs for reading and relaxing.
On the other side of the cottage is the walled front courtyard. A very pleasant area to sit and relax.
From the courtyard you can go though the big wooden red doors and explore the HAMLET of FABRE DE LAGRANGE. Go and say bonjour to the chickens across the path, walk to the end of the hamlet and perhaps take a walk along the marked pathway which can take you to the village of PENNE if you feel up to it, otherwise just take a stroll to take in the magnificent views over the Forest of the Gresigne and the Château de Penne.
The cottage is situated at the far end of our large main house, so is semi-detached with your own private entrance. Martin and I live at the other end and are happy to help with any additional information about the cottage and things to do and places to visit when out and about in this area of South West France. Most of the time, we will be in our little studio at the end of the garden where we make deluxe photo frames that we sell all over the world via our Etsy internet shop. You are very welcome to take the short walk up the garden and come and visit us in our framing studio - you might find some frames to take home!