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House/ gite in medieval village of Najac

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 925 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, plus separate WC, sleeps 2/4 people

The village of Najac is one of the’ plus beau villages de France'

The house stands on the south side of a fine medieval street (mostly pedestrian) that leads to the Chateau.

Owned and completely restored and furnished by a potter/furniture maker to the highest standards. Inspired by the traditional inns of Japan [ryokan). It offers a calm environment created with natural materials; local woods (wild cherry, elm, oak, ash), for the furniture, raw silk, hand made ceramics and celadon tableware, original paintings. We are proud of the result and much complimented by our guests. Please note, there are no ornaments or fragile furnishings to interfere with your relaxation!

Walking:: The area around Najac is one of the finest in France for walking. The landscape is deeply cut by the winding gorges of the two rivers Viaur and Aveyron. The valleys are forested & quite wild, but easily accessible by clearly marked walks. Fine and varied domestic architecture abounds; beautiful clusters of houses in hamlets & villages often perched, like the medieval château, on prominent strategic points above the rivers. Within a few kilometres of Najac, one finds great variety of interest, Roman bridges, abandoned copper mines, & bastide towns like Villefranche-de-Rouergue, & Cordes. After eighteen years here in the Najac area, we still have much to discover and will be pleased to help our guests see some of it. We recommend April, May, June, Sept and Oct for walking. Bird watching here is excellent. Canoeing, rock climbing, & other sports are available. River swimming is first-rate and safe for all ages.

Village: In the village there are café-bars, a baker, grocery shop, newsagent and a Doctor. Good restaurants of all price ranges and in the summer months, a Sunday market. The municipal swimming pool and tennis courts are open in the summer.

Najac is well served by rail. Daily services to and from Toulouse, Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Figeac, Rodez and Paris. Toulouse airport is 1 ½ hours from Najac and Rodez 1 hour.

Pottery: We are 10 minutes from the village and offer the chance to take pottery lessons. From beginner to more advanced level, all ages are welcome, please contact us for more details.

More Details

Maureen Anderson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017


Najac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 925 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Bathroom: Generous shower room with W.C. and hand basin. Separate WC: with hand basin. The washing machine, ironing board etc are in a separate cupboard next to bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Main bedroom: This has king size bed with a good quality firm and comfortable mattress. The furnishings and fittings are handmade. In the bedroom there are some interesting prints from renaissance Italy and Pompeii and Herculaneum. There is ample cupboard space. Bed linen and towels are provided. There is a choice of blankets and quilts. Attic: This area has been developed and it is possible to sleep a further two people comfortably, in two single beds, at an extra charge of 7€/ £4.70 per person, per day. Fans are provided and there is an option of air conditioning on the first floor. (£20 per week)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Living room: A spacious open plan area with comfortable seating (a long sofa for siestas!), large coffee table, DVD player housed in an original piece of furniture and a dining area for four. This joins the kitchen, well equipped with a multi-function oven (microwave, conventional, fan and grill), induction hob, dishwasher and fridge. Equipped with our own pottery made nearby at fouloubal. The floors are tiled and easy to clean. Terrace: - off the kitchen, south facing with uninterrupted views over the gorges of the Aveyron river, forested hill and distant landscape. A table, chairs and parasol are provided for eating and relaxing outside. A barbecue is available. A spiral staircase leads down to a level area for sitting and a small herb garden. The lower garden is used by a neighbour for vegetable growing. The house is very spacious and comfortable for a couple. It is decorated with original oil paintings and drawings. It is not a house that is suitable for infants.


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House/ gite in medieval village of Najac
average rating of 4.943396 based on 53 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Maureen, for your warm welcome and charming property in Najac, a magical town in France. Wonderful terrace overlooking gardens and expansive tree-covered hills, comfortable bed and two toilets. Strong, effective wi-fi and landline phone. Glad to have GPS to get around on country roads. Local grocer and baker very friendly and helpful too. So much character: we highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Well equipped ,furnished,clean

  • 5 of 5

The property is very central, clean, well equipped and perfect for exploring Najac and the surrounding area. Lots of towels , bedlinen, a well equipped kitchen and good internet connection makes it a perfect base. Maureen's response time was fast as we were already in France. The terrace at the back gets the sun all day and has great views. Would definitely recommend it and stay again. Many thanks.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Another wonderful stay in this magical spot

  • 5 of 5

People say that you shouldn’t go back to a place you really enjoyed. But there ARE exceptions! We revisited Maureen and Peter’s Najac townhouse in September, and were once again enthralled with the location and presentation of this atmospheric gite. Maureen was once again, very hospitable and accommodating. Everything we said in our posting of two ago, stands.

The hosts have thought of everything, which is so rare when you rent as a stranger from overseas. Proper cooking facilities, comfortable furniture (including a lovely bed) and lots of information on the local area (and wifi to help you obtain more information or catch up on emails etc)

Please visit the beautiful village, stay in this wonderful little townhouse with the BEST views from the rear deck, and understand why there are some places in France that are truly magical. Thanks once again, Maureen and Peter, for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
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clean, comfortable, great location

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and comfortable house. Well equipped kitchen. Great location in a very lovely town, Good center for daytrips.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
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just the best, clean , nice , comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

cannot say enough just a perfect place to stay.

modern , super clean. parking nearby,

very quiet, don't hesitate you won't find better,

thank you Maureen you really understand what renters are looking for,

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
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Un havre de paix en plein coeur du village

  • 4 of 5

Ce gîte offre à la fois une situation au beau milieu du village médiéval de Najac,où à condition d'avoir le mollet musclé ,vous aurez accès à pied à toutes les commodités, et une vue merveilleuse sur la vallée. Dès qu'on pousse la porte de la terrasse ou qu'on descend dans le jardin ,on n'est plus au milieu des touristes mais en pleine nature ,entouré de verdure, à deux pas de la forêt ,dans une quiétude merveilleuse. L'intérieur est chaleureux ,décoré avec beaucoup de goût et très fonctionnel. Vous ne manquerez pas, comme nous ,d'y passer un séjour très agréable.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
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Car: recommended

Najac is perched on a ridge of rock high above a horseshoe bend in the Aveyron River. The village snakes along the spine up to the château. Most of this imposing castle is 13th century & was fortified by Alphonse de Poitiers, Comte de Toulouse, during the Albigeoise crusade (Cathar). Later, under the King, Phillippe le Bel, it was requisitioned as a prison for the Templiers. It fell into English hands during the hundred year’s war, until in 1368, it was returned to the Comte de Toulouse. Most of the houses in Najac are XVIth century & some of the older dating from XIVth century. There are two fountains, the oldest carved from a single piece of granite. This is the fountain in front of the house. The countryside is cut with deep wooded valleys, perfect for walking or visiting the historic sites nearby; hill top villages, bastide towns, the Toulouse Lautrec museum in Albi site UNESCO , or visiting the weekly markets, fetes & antique markets that almost every village has over the summer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

This price is for TWO people per week, including linen, towels, heating, wi-fi internet, telephone line (not calls). This now also includes a “taxe de séjour” levied by the commune. Extra people, (up to a total of 4) at 8€ per night (56€ per week) per person.

Ce prix est pour DEUX personnes par semaine, y compris le linge, des serviettes, le chauffage, wi-fi, la ligne téléphonique (pas des appels). Personnes supplémentaires, (jusqu'à un total de 4) à 8€ par nuit (56€ par semaine) par personne.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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