Sleeps 12 adults, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, ample parking
- english, french, german
About Andrew Cripwell
Our father Peter, an architect, fell in love with Gleyaire and its setting in 1989 whilst holidaying with friends. It was a ruin with trees growing through the roof, but that did not put Dad off and after many years of love, sweat, laughter, hassle and fun, Gleyaire is enjoying a second wind. It has been a source of many happy adventures for not just our family (Peter has 5 children), but many friends too.
Andrew Cripwell purchased this Farmhouse in 1990
Why Andrew Cripwell chose Fauroux
The house appeals because of it's utter privacy, and romanticism. One really feels as if one is in the elements with all the insect life and wild flowers surrounding it... not a house in sight. It feels as if many good times have been enjoyed here over the last few hundred years.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Gleyaire has always been a happy place, and somewhere to go for peace and refuge. Believe it or not, many people have met and fallen in love here, and I can see why.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Paradise of silence and swimming for 12 plus twin babies.
We have stayed at La Gleyaire for 3 fortnights in recent years. We never repeat holidays but this place is special. It sits on a wooded ridge, airy and blessed by magical dawns and evenings. The house spreads informally up the ridge, built of local stone, with storybook-windows giving onto unforgettable landscapes. There are two beautiful long tables to eat at inside and another one outside. All the furniture is tasteful and tactile , this is a house out of a Merchant-Ivory film , a house which inspires you to relax in a way you had forgotten. There are lots of good books (no Jeffrey Archer) there and local maps and guides. We walked the Camino from Lauzerte to Moissac. There seem to be roomy bathrooms all over the place with actual baths not just showers. The two hearts of the house are the pool and the roomy kitchen/dining room. It is a house for a large group or family to find both privacy and intimacy, fun and peace, table tennis and flopping by the pool. The owners are very responsive and helpful. All the mod cons work perfectly amid all this artistic charm. The silence of the house andthe incredible sight when you stargaze in poolside loungers at night without pool lights on invade you gradually, so that we all slowly went on our phones and screens less and less . Nearby Lauzerte is more intimate and lived-in - not a dreadful showtown at all - the more you visit it. We took a badminton net, a good idea for the big space out front, and left the rackets there. The pool is surrounded by garrigue. Buzzards mew overhead and cicadas but thats it . Great place for yoga or other routes to inner peace.
Belle maison isolée avec piscine
La maison est construit sur un roc. L'accès en voiture est difficile par un petit sentier en pierre. La maison est grande, belle et pleine de caractère. La piscine un peu a l'ecart est magnifique. L'endroit est calme mais tres peu securisé pour de jeunes enfants: beaucoup de risques de chutes dans les escaliers ou dans les zones escarpés. L'entretien général n'est pas super: carreau cassé dans une des chambre (moustiques ou autres betes pendant la nuit), machine a laver qui fuit, la balancoire sur les photos n'existe plus, la telecommande du lecteur dvd ne marche pas et impossible de choisir la langue ou les episodes dans les menus du coup, aucune balle intact pour la table de ping pong...
charmant et authentique
Cette maison de famille, simple et authentique, magnifiquement rénovée, nous a ravi du premier au dernier jour! Sa situation isolée est parfaite pour des vacances déconnectées, en petit, moyen ou grand groupe. L'intérieur est bien équipé, et l'extérieur (grande piscine) est parfait pour la détente, lecture, jeu et barbecue. De plus, l'accueil y est discret et généreux. Hâte d'y retourner! Merci pour cette découverte!
This farmhouse has an idyllic rural setting on a hillside, in rolling countryside, about an hour north-west of Toulouse and enjoying complete privacy and peace. Cahors is good wine country and the area is also noted for many fine medieval towns, of which Lauzerte is the nearest (12 km). Moissac, with its famous cloister lies not far to the south, and Montcuq, a bustling market town, is worth a visit. The dramatic Gorges du Tarn are within easy reach, as are Albi with its wonderful cathedral and the Toulouse -Lautrec museum, while within approx. 2 hours you can be at the sea or in the Pyrenees
Other Activities: Wine-tasting, sight-seeing medieval towns, markets, canoing