This romantic, rural idyl offers you a holiday of discovery and delight.
Secluded and unspoilt, it nevertheless offers easy access to excellent local shopping, restaurants and is excellently placed for exploring the region.
This magical area of rural France is steeped in history and tradition.
The property dates back to the 17th century and once owned extensive farmland for miles around. Its Manor House, Farmhouse and collection of ancient stone barns is full of charm, nestling amongst rolling hills in landscaped parkland. Ancient oak trees, magnificent planting, rare birds, red squirrels and wild orchids provide a haven of peace and wonderful views. The garden is at your disposal and provides masses of space for children to run around and play.
Private parking is provided.
The stone built farm house is now fully restored to a luxurious holiday home offering modern comforts, traditional features and beamed ceilings. The house is decorated with light colours throughout, stylish decorations, pictures, quality furniture and some antiques.
It holds the prestigious Clévacances '4 Keys' classification for a holiday home of character. The house is assessed every 3 years to maintain its standards.
The owners live on another part of the site and will provide you with extensive local information and help, but won't intrude on your privacy.
The large comfortable sitting room is amply furnished with huge sofas, flat screen TV, DVD player, library of books and games. Plenty of tourist information, maps and guides are provided. Free Wi-fi is included. A log burning stove and oil fired central heating make for cosy low season visits.
The extensively equipped, modern kitchen/dining room opens onto to the outdoor dining terrace. An electric, fan assisted oven, 4 plate hob, dishwasher, microwave and fridge freezer are provided, as well as a large selection of attractive table ware and utensils.
There is a separate utility room with washing machine and storage.
Three lovely bedrooms and two modern bathrooms are on the first floor. The master suite has a king size, 1.60cm bed and en-suite Italian shower. The second double bedroom with a 1.50cm queen size bed and is situated at the other end of the house, making it very private. The third has 0.90cm twin beds which can be made up as double. A large family bathroom with bathtub and shower is situated between these bedrooms.
High quality bed linen and towels are changed weekly and the beds made up ready for your arrival.
The large private terrace, planted with shade trees and flowers, enjoys beautiful views across the surrounding countryside and exceptionally lovely sunsets. The ancient stone bread oven makes a characterful backdrop and a romantic setting for relaxed mealtimes, at any time of day. Dining furniture and a charcoal barbecue are provided.
The large private, salt filtered pool, (10m x 5m), heated according to weather conditions, faces the house. It is protected by gates and fully landscaped with shimmering olive trees and exotic mediterranean planting. Sun beds and parasols are provided. Wide Roman steps at one end, provide easy access for children and a place to chill out.
Nearby a second dining/play area, protected by tiled roof, is situated alongside the boules terrace. The wooden table seats 10 and doubles up for table tennis. Swings and slide are situated outside the pool area.
SURROUNDINGS: The house is in a tranquil, country situation but with easy access to main routes. Excellent shopping and all services are just 5 minutes away. A grocer and restaurant are in the village and fabulous local markets are all around. Excellent restaurants in all price ranges, modern and traditional abound.
Close to the world famous medieval Cathedral city of Albi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, historic Castres, hilltop Lautrec, there are numerous romantic, bastide villages like Cordes sur Ciel and historic Cathar sites to explore. Extensive Gaillac vineyards await degustation and gastronomic feasts of local cheese, charcuterie and the famous cassoulet abound.
Vast resources of cultural and sporting facilities for all ages. There are three top golf courses and horse riding nearby. Beautiful rolling countryside with lakes and rivers, good walking, rare birds and wild flowers.
1 hour Toulouse, airport BA, Easyjet, Flybe, Air France.
1.5 hours Carcassonne, Rodez airports Ryanair
Sports: Bicycles and tennis rackets are available.
Large, private pool.
Lots of space for wandering and for children to play.
Miles of cycling for enthusiasts.
Quad biking, canoe, adventure parks, swimming pool complexes, horse riding are all within easy reach.
Lakes for fishing, boating and swimming abound.
Extensive and varied walking routes for all levels.
Endless opportunities for bird and animal watching and wild flower discovery.
Fabulous range and light for photography and painting.
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