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Beautiful gite for sole occupancy 'adults only' with pool and stunning views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,420 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Price is for 1 bedroom, for further bedrooms, all en suite - please enquire

Newly renovated farmhouse gite with the option of either 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms (all en-suite) has magnificent views of the snow-capped Pyrenees and the Montagne Noire from two large balconies, the lounge and the dining area.

The gite has a fully fitted, modern kitchen with dining and living area under oak beams, plus 2 spacious balconies (7m x 4.5m and 3.5m x 4m), either can be used for outdoor eating if required. Tables and chairs are in place where you can eat and drink and admire the views of either the marvelous sunsets or the startling clear, starry nights.

There is also a patio heater on the largest balcony should you need it.

There is a 7m x 11m pool set in a peaceful tranquil area which is a natural sun trap, with comfortable loungers and umbrellas to shade you, if you so desire.

This gite is child - free and non-smoking.

Suzie, a professional chef, can provide a quality 4 course meal including aperitif & wine which can be taken overlooking the magnificent views.

We offer half day or full day cookery courses during your stay - please inquire.

Further Details: All bed linen and towels (including pool towels) are provided and are changed weekly.

The gite has gas central heating via radiators in all rooms including bathrooms - useful for winter letting.

Other information - how to find us: Either Carcassonne or Toulouse airport can be used (both equal distance from the property). Ryanair, Flybe and British Airways fly into these airports from Stansted and Gatwick, London; Bristol; Leeds; Edinburgh; Dublin;Liverpool; East Midlands and Birmingham. If you hire a car, it is reputed to be cheaper when booking with Ryanair to use 'Hertz'.

If you are traveling by car, there are crossings by ferry from Dover to Calais, using Seafrance or P & O.

When a booking is made, then a local directions map will be sent to you.

More Details

Suzie & Mike Garner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2017


Saint-Sernin-lès-Lavaur Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1420 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The Gite is attached to the farmhouse with plenty of private space. Bedroom 1 is a large beamed room with a comfortable double bed, wardrobe, dressing table, bedside tables with lamps, chair and spacious en-suite facilities. Bedroom 2 is a large beamed room with comfortable twin beds, wardrobe, dressing table, bedside table with lamp, chair and spacious en-suite facilities. Bedroom 3 is a large beamed room with twin beds, chair, wardrobe, bedside table with lamp and spacious en-suite facilities.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The gite is let on a sole occupancy basis and the price quoted is for 1 en-suite bedroom. There are sunbeds and umbrellas around the pool and also under the acacia trees. There are numerous garden chairs that can be taken anywhere within the grounds to sit and read or paint or just admire the views in peace and quiet. There are barbecue and boules facilities for use within the grounds. Previous guests have all enjoyed the peace and tranquility of En Croup bas and often the highlight of their stay has been when they have had meals provided by Suzie remarking on the quality of the food and the convenience of not having to drink and drive. We can provide half day/full day cookery courses during your stay if you so wish - please inquire. We can organize individual French tuition, tailor-made to your requirements - contact us for further information. Special rates available for long term lets out of the holiday season, together with available French language tuition, if you so wish.


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Beautiful gite for sole occupancy 'adults only' with pool and stunning views
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

Superb gite in wonderful setting

  • 5 of 5

The gite was everything we were expecting from the description, and more. It was well maintained and beautifully clean, equipped with everything we could possibly need to make our stay comfortable. Beautiful pool and views to die for! Mike and Suzie, the owners, made us very welcome and we had two of Suzie's delicious evening meals - yummy! During our stay we visited Carcassonne, Cordes sur Ciel and Albi, all within easy reach of the gite, as well as exploring the more local area, which is beautiful. All in all, we had a wonderful holiday and would definitely recommend this gite to friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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A perfect rest.

  • 5 of 5

This was not my first visit, but my companions had not been before. Because I knew what to expect, I had no doubt that no- one would be disappointed. The situation is superb, facilities equally so, and our hosts could not be friendlier or more accommodating. Nothing is too much trouble. Suzie made evening meals for us. She is a qualified and experienced chef, and loves what she does. The food,as ever, was restaurant quality, and as much produce as possible taken from their own garden. If you want to explore the surrounding area, a car is definitely a necessity. We were completely happy, on this occasion, to spend the week relaxing in the glorious weather and soaking up the peace and quiet.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal location

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed my stay here. Lovely remote location but still within driving distance of a some good sights in the area. Amazing food from Suzie as well!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A haven of peace and great beauty

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at 'en croup bas' several times, and hope to repeat the experience. This is the perfect destination when I am looking to have a completely relaxing, stress- free true holiday. The house/gite are beautifully situated, with open views, very private, yet close enough to town and supermarkets to give easy access to both. The accommodation is spacious and immaculately kept, as are the pool and gardens. Suzie and Mike are the perfect hosts, helpful and friendly, and should you choose to have them prepare your evening meals, you can't fail to be impressed. There are many places to visit in the area, but you will need a car.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This was our 5th stay at En Croup Bas. Superb!

  • 5 of 5

The gite is so well appointed and comfortable and if you do find that you need something, Suzie or Mike will soon find it for you. This time, we were spoilt with the most wonderful weather - between 28 and 40c for our 10 day stay - it couldn't have been better. Most mornings were spent returning to favourite haunts but we also managed to find new places to visit. A list of our most enjoyable places to visit would include: Puycelci, Les jardins des Martels near Giroussens, Cordes sur Ciel, Revel market on Saturday mornings, Albi, the Chateaux de Lastours and many of the local little villages. This year we went to Carcassonne. It is a stunning place architecturally, but to avoid the crowds (it is a magnet for tourists from all over the world), our advice it to arrive there very early in the morning. Most afternoons were spent lazing by the pool (or in the pool!) with the occasional cuddle with Louis, the most affectionate cat I have come across. As always, we had a most wonderful meal cooked by Suzie and also this year we had a superb meal at the Cap de Castel hotel in Puylaurens. Well worth a visit! This may have been our 5th visit, but we still found so much to do and the hot weather was such a welcome bonus! Thank you Suzi and Mike for making us so welcome and being the perfect hosts....again!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
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A Happy Return

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Suzie and Mike's wonderful place. After our first visit we were eagerly looking foward to our second trip - and we are not disappointed. The house is most comfortable, well appointed and if by any chance you can't find what you want ..... Suzie and Mike will have it. Don't miss the chance to enjoy Suzie's excellent cooking when you're needing a break from the kitchen. She and Mike are excellent hosts and make you feel so welcome. They are full of information about places worth visiting. The pool is a great attraction and for those who don't swim there is plenty of shade under the sun umbrellas and comfortable sun loungers. A not to be missed experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Carcassonne & Toulouse
Nearest Train
22 Kilometres
Gare de Castres
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
145 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The property is situated in the centre of the Albi, Carcassonne and Toulouse tri-angle with the Revel market (often described as 'the best in the South of France') just a ten minute drive away. It is possible to visit a different market every day. Local wine areas include predominantly Gaillac, Minervois, Cahors, Corbieres and Limoux.The area is well served by restaurants catering for all tastes from snack type food to Michelin star food. You can visit interesting historical sites in the Cathar region and take day trips on a narrow boat along the famous Canal du Midi. The nearest town 5 mins away - Puylaurens, has medieval origins and a weekly market. Castres, 20 mins away is an historical town with fascinating riverside houses, markets on most days and the Goya museum to visit. The property is centrally accessible to areas such as Albi, Agen, Cordes, Lautrec and the Tarn Gorges (superb for canoeing) - all well worth a visit.

Other Activities: canoeing. painting/ art exhibitions/galleries


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The gite is let on a sole use occupancy basis.
The prices quoted is for 1 bedroom (en-suite), with kitchen, dining area, lounge and two balconies.
If two or three bedrooms are required, the prices will be adjusted accordingly, please enquire.
All bedrooms have en-suite facilities. We have one double bedded room and two twin bedded rooms.

A non - refundable 20% deposit is required to secure the booking and then the balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to arrival - both payments to be paid by sterling cheque.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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