|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Featured in Living France Magazine August 2015.
Set in 10 acres of forest and meadows full of orchids with no near neighbours tranquility is the name of the game.
Separate from the main house with its own front door, private parking and large private garden the gite is quiet, simple, clean and comfortable with big windows that give lots of light and lovely views over the garden.
The kitchen/diner/lounge upstairs has long views to distant hills. The very large conservatory is a magnificent room with a marble floor and garden on all sides, it overlooks the wildlife ponds. The large organic gardens attract an incredible variety of life, hare and deer frequently visit, the flowerbeds are full of butterflies, dragonflies zoom over the ponds and the nightjar comes in the evening dusk to drink as the bats swoop above.
The large private garden surrounding the gite is complete with lawn, shade trees, BBQ and garden furniture.
All the properties power is supplied by the wind and sun, we have been awarded Tripadvisor Greenleaders at the highest level for our commitment to ecological business practices for this sustainable holiday venue.
There is fantastic walking with footpaths in all directions right from the front door and just 4 miles down the road is the lovely medieval riverside town of St Antonin Noble Val which was the setting for the films "The 100 Foot Journey" and "Charlotte Grey" The town has a famously colourful Sunday market and many bars and restaurants. You can canoe the river from here, participate in various outdoor activities or just sit and watch life drift by.
We try very hard to make our guests stay private and relaxing, we know how important a holiday is and are on hand if needed.
Having grown up in Dorset, when we decided to move, this area of the Midi Pyrenees really grabbed us. With its wild gorges & flower filled meadows, beautiful medieval villages & vibrant markets not to mention the friendly locals- we knew this was the place.
When we bought the property it was a prefab set in thick woodland, we designed & built the whole house between the 2 of us & learnt to be builders along the way!
The whole property has been built in a sustainable way using many reclaimed materials such as quarry tiles from the 18th century & old oak beams. We also built the whole place using only power from the wind & sun which we feel is an incredible achievement.
We have been awarded Greenleaders at the highest level by Tripadvisor for our commitment to providing sustainable holiday accommodation & are being featured as home of the month in Living France Magazine.
We try very hard to provide a lovely holiday venue. Our guests love the space & total tranquility.
The fact that our splendid local village has been the setting for both the films "Charlotte Grey" & "The 100 Foot Journey" has meant that we now get visitors from all over the world but somehow the area never feels crowded & retains it's real French flavour.
Laura Havard purchased this villa in 1997
A spotlessly clean and comfortable gite, with good outdoor facilities to relax. Plenty of eco-electricity to keep things running. Chickens, ducks, pigeons and cats for amusement, and abundant wildlife around the ponds and in the garden to wonder at. Sid and Laura were good for a chat but not intrusive, very informative about things to do and places to go in the local area, and attentive when required. All-in-all ideal hosts and an ideal location for a two week rural chill-out.
1 hr north from Toulouse ,directions given upon request
Fantastic range of activities & entertainments restaurants, bars,shops, canoeing,walking etc in riverside village of St Antonin Noble Val just 4 miles away
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|