Enjoy peace and tranquility at home with medieval towns to explore close by
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About Alison Saundry
Myself and my partner live and work here in France and have been gradually renovating Mas de Gibert. We live in a barn which adjoins but faces away from the farmhouse with a separate entrance and garden where I grow organic seasonal produce among the flowers. Please feel free to pick anything available at the time of your stay.
Alison Saundry purchased this Farmhouse in 1989
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better than the photos led us to believe
We were looking for a house with character and a pool in this part of France. We are a family of five, the accommodation worked perfectly. The house has been renovated with character and the bathrooms are modern. The pool was the big draw and we spent a lot time there. The planting between the house and the pool has been done with a great deal of care and attracts butterflies and bees by the score. From the balcony at the back of the house where we had most of our meals we watched a family of owls in the barn opposite. We would go to Verfeil to get bread ( 10 min drive), Caylus and St Antonin for shopping( both very pretty), the local markets are fabulous with the most amazing fruit and veg. If you want to get away this place is wonderful. Even our kids loved it. And if you like dogs then the owner's dog, Eddy, is a charmer and you won't be able to resist her company
Great holiday at Ginals. Our second stay and just as good as the first.
We had a fantastic time at Ginals. We stayed last year and had such a good time that we returned this year. The house is lovely and is very well equipped. Having a pool to ourselves is great. Our daughter loves it, getting in the pool every day. It is in a really quite location but there are plenty of places to visit within a short drive. We hope to return next year.
Peaceful and characterful home from home
We enjoyed a peaceful and relaxing family holiday in this beautiful and very well cared for home. Remote and peaceful but only a short drive to many places of interest and some great canoeing!
Gorgeous cottage set within a little bit of French paradise.
We returned this Summer after visiting last year as we loved it so much and it did not disappoint. From the moment we arrive we relax immediately and it really is our most favourite property that we have visited on our many years of trips to France. We never normally return to the same place twice but we broke our rule this year and I know we will be back again one day.
Just the perfect place for a family holiday
Gibert is all charm and tranquility. The farmhouse is very comfortable and full of character. The pool area is magnificent and the whole property is full of interesting trees and plants, with lots of colour and a wide variety of interesting smells! We especially liked the fig trees and the plum trees, and of course the vegetable and herb gardens. We were a family of five, including small children, and we all had such a fabulous time we hardly moved from the property all week. (Nb: we did spot the comment in the last review about the suitability of the property for small children, but to be honest we didn't see this as an issue at all. The steps between the two floors are easily negotiated and if we had had any qualms about our smallest child being downstairs we would have taken the double room next to the room where the single beds are rather than the one upstairs.)
A corner of paradise!
This property was simply beautiful! The pool area was so lovely and well equipped as was the whole property. It would not be suitable for a family with young children as you have to go outside and down steps to the 2 other bedrooms, but apart from that, this property really is a little piece of paradise, set in the most stunning area of France and set in a small hamlet and not overlooked in the slightest. Very private.
This is a region that is known for its tranquility,beautiful scenery and villages of historic interest. St Antonin Noble Val (20 mins away) is a lovely medieval town with a great deal of architectural interest, which holds a market every Sunday morning selling an abundance of fresh local produce, a memorable experience. This village hads been used as a backdrop for 2 international films. Caylus, another medieval village just 10 k away has many shops and restaurants. Villefranche de Rouergue (25mins) is one of the "Bastide" towns which has another wonderful market on Thursday mornings.
Within a few kilometers of Gibert there are lovely villages and an ancient Abbey that holds .contemporary art exhibitions and concerts.
The wine regions of Gaillac and Cahors are within easy reach, wonderful to explore. The well known city of Albi (50 mins) and the beautiful hilltop towns of Najac (20 mins) and Corde Sur Ciel (30 mins) are places not to be missed.Fishing,golf,horse riding and canoeing are among the many activities available in the area.