La Grange is a stylish, bright and characterful self-catering holiday home perfectly located for exploring by car, on foot or bike, three beautiful regions of southern France: the Tarn, the Tarn et Garonne and the Aveyron.
Set in a tranquil location outside a rural Occitan village, our accommodation is a modern barn renovation which can accommodate up to eight people in two double bedrooms and two super-king bedrooms (or two double and two twin rooms). Each has an en-suite walk-in shower, sink and toilet. The barn is arranged all on one level.
There is a large open plan kitchen with range oven, farmhouse sink, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. In the same open plan area is a large dining and living space with wood burner for winter nights and a large window and beautiful south-facing views. A television with UK satellite channels is available as is a Blueray DVD and media Player along with plenty of DVDs. Underneath the barn is a storage area for guests' cases, bikes etc as well as a washing machine.
Outside the main entrance is a large, oak sun deck with outdoor table and chairs for dining al fresco with views of the surrounding countryside. The deck overlooks the enclosed, exclusive use swimming pool area which has pool loungers and a pool robot to keep the pool free from leaves. There are also large grassed garden areas to enjoy, a small woodland with plenty of wildlife (deer, red squirrels and birds) and ancient bridle paths to explore. Please note the pool is closed for winter from October to May.
Our nearest village of Espinas is peaceful and quiet and a lovely place to stroll around, but there are no shops, however we are only ten minutes drive from the Boulangerie, cafes, restaurants and shops of historic Saint Antonin Noble Val, a medieval gem on the Gorges D’Aveyron, or if you'd prefer the quieter village of Verfeil sur seye.
Sights and activities in the area:
Medieval market town of Saint Antonin Noble Val
The royal castle of Najac, the castle ruin of Penne and Bruniquel castle
Unspoilt rural French villages , Cordes sur Ciel, Puycelsi, Castlenau de Montmiral
Fabulous food markets including night markets
The Gresigne Forest (foret de Gresigne)
Vineyards of the Gaillac wine making region
Canoeing/Kayaking at Saint Antonin Noble Val
Traditional summer fetes and rural traditions in nearby villages
River swimming and bathing (Varen, Cazals)
Leisure lakes (Parisot and Caylus)
Rock climbing, pot holing and via ferrata at the Roc D'anglars
Within one hour of the city of Albi - a UNESCO World Heritage site
Just over an hour from Rodez, a vibrant, modern city in the Aveyron
Easy train journey away from the fabulous 'pink brick' city of Toulouse
Cycling and walking from the doorstep
Use of our hybrid bikes can also be arranged at an additional cost.
La Grange is ideally suited for groups of friends or family holidaying together. It is fully kitted out for a holiday full of memories without the hassle and is the perfect place for a celebration, a family reunion, two families holidaying together, friends who enjoy good food, wine and relaxation, or as a base for a superb family holiday. It is also the ideal winter rental for Christmas or New Year celebrations.
If you like our accommodation but need to sleep 10 people, please contact us as we have other options available. We can also provide up to two travel cots to sleep children under 3.
Some of our Guest Reviews:
29 August 2016 - Nicky and family
Stayed at La Grange with our 8 and 5 year old boys plus grandparents. We all had a wonderful time relaxig and nature watching at the barn and there is lots to explore in the surrounding areas. The accommodation is luxurious with all that you could need and the hosts are welcoming and helpful, we highly recommend it.
22 August 2016 - Selena and family
Just spent the most amazing week at La Grange - relaxing, walking, river swimming, eating, reading, people watching, wine tasting, laughing, deer spotting, stargazing, sunset watching, water fighting, culturising and all in all having a wonderful time! I can't recommend this place or area enough - can't wait to come back.
15 August 2016 - Jess and family
Family and gathering friendly four-bed barn conversion. You can relax and potter along the river, through beautiful medieval villages. and if you or one of your party is cyclist then you're in a beautiful spot for a ride. Weather, wine and gastronomy is great - we had a thoroughly enjoyable stay.