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La Caze Gites,Tarn Valley, stunning views, nearby villages with all amenities. - La Violette (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4)

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



La Violette (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4)

Bedrooms: 1 large double bedroom with double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Hairdryer.

Second large bedroom with 2 single beds, drawers and hanging space. Beds have luxury microfibre toppers and Egyptian cotton bed linen.

Bathroom: Shower room with basin and toilet. Downstairs toilet.

Kitchen: Open plan to split level living room. Gas hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and all cutlery, utensils, crockery and linen. Washing machine, clothes airer and ironing facilities.

Living room/dining room: Dining table and chairs, sofa and two comfortable chairs, satellite TV, DVD player.

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About the property


La Caze Gites are located in a small hamlet above the very picturesque Tarn Valley, just 2 minutes away from the pretty village of Broquies in the Parc Naturel Regional des Grands Causses. Broquies has all amenities, including shops, a tennis court and a lively fete in the summer. The larger, bustling town of St Affrique, with its fabulous Saturday market full of regional products, is only 25 minutes away through yet another pretty valley, that of the Dourdou. Views from La Caze Gites are simply breath taking. Our gites are authentically restored from a 19th century Aveyron barn with many original features, but at the same time havng all the comforts of home and facilities such as wifi, satellite TV and DVD player, dishwasher, washing machine, etc. Beds have luxury microfibre toppers and we use Egyptian cotton bed linen. Both gites have their own private south-facing sun terrace over looking the garden and swimming pool (guests enjoy exclusive use of both) with views of approx 40km across the Tarn Valley to the Lacaune mountains. Whilst with us you can choose to simply relax and unwind in beautiful, peaceful, rural surroundings or spend some time sightseeing around the small nearby villages or larger historic towns, such as Albi, Rodez and Millau (home to the now famous viaduct). The stunning Gorge des Raspes du Tarn is literally on the doorstep and there are numerous fortified villages and chateaux to explore in the area. If you are feeling more energetic the area is ideal for walking and other activities such as river and lake swimming, canoeing, cycling, horse riding, parascending and fishing can be enjoyed. La Caze Gites are also a perfect base for special interest holidays, for example photography, bird watching, mountain biking and hiking.

Joanne Hargreaves and Jon Clements
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
August 6, 2017

About Joanne Hargreaves and Jon Clements

Having had busy careers in hospitality and the public sector in the South East of England we finally realised our dream of living and running a gite business in the south of France in early 2016. We love the relaxed French lifestyle and the slower pace of life. Jon is a trained chef and loves preparing meals using local produce. Having spent several holidays with her French pen friend, Joanne is now happily rekindling her love of the French language. We both enjoy meeting new people and sharing our passion for this stunning area. Every day we marvel at the breath taking views from our property and can't quite believe how lucky we are! We are on hand to give information on the local area and to be of help to ensure that our guests enjoy their holiday to the max - but equally if we are not needed we don't intrude. We love it here at La Caze and we hope you will too!

Joanne Hargreaves and Jon Clements purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Joanne Hargreaves and Jon Clements chose Aveyron

The Aveyron is a hidden gem, full of stunning countryside and pretty towns and villages. It feels off the beaten track but is easily accessible and perfectly placed for a varied holiday with a wonderful climate. The view from La Caze blew us away and we love the old stone buildings and homely feel of the place. Whilst being peaceful and rural La Caze is minutes away from Broquies, a village with numerous facilities, and is situated on a decent 'D' road that takes you along the beautiful Tarn Valley and into larger towns and cities.

What makes this cottage unique

Being just outside of the thriving village of Broquies and with others close by, we are able to enjoy the peacefulness and slower pace of country life but not feel isolated. Just 15 minutes to the north is the village of Villefranche de Panat which, like Broquies, has all the daily amenities you will need and more. There is a weekly market, choice of restaurants and large lake where you can swim, sunbathe and hire boats. The nearby villages of Brousse Le Chateau and St Izaire have restaurants and of course each have a chateau to explore. Brousse Le Chateau Is classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France and is indeed a favourite with guests. Then there is always the large swimming pool with the amazing view to come home to!

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
A non-refundable* deposit of 25% of total rental is required to secure your booking with the balance payable 6 weeks prior to your holiday. Payment can be made in either euros or GBP. For booking and further information contact Joanne Hargreaves or Jon Clements. *In the event of a cancellation we will try to re-let the gite and if successful will refund any payment minus any costs incurred.

Changeover Day:
During the summer, rentals are per week from Saturday 3pm until 10.30am on Saturday of departure. During less busy periods arrangments can be more flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
All prices include electricity, gas and heating. Bedding and all laundry is provided including beach/pool towels. Normal rental periods are per week, Saturday to Saturday but shorter stays and flexibility in arrival/departure dates available in off peak season. Discounts available for longer winter lets by arrangement.


Broquiès Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: All bed linen (Egyptian cotton) and towels (including pool/beach towels) are provided. Beds will made up on arrival. Each gite has a linen cupboard where further supplies of linen can be found. Each gite has a washing machine located in the Downstairs cloakroom for use during your stay. Cot, high-chair, baby bath available upon request. Hair dryers provided. Electric heating for winter lets. We live full-time in the house next door and are available if guests need help or information. Wifi access available in the gites. Outside: Solar-heated pool 5m x 10m exclusively for guests only. Security fenced for the safety of young children. Sun loungers and garden tables and chairs. BBQ; Sun-terraces - Petanque piste (boules provided), Table Tennis and large lawned area with wonderful views. Bikes available for guests. Meals can be provided on day of arrival if pre-booked. We also offer weekly pizza evenings using our stone bread oven!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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La Violette (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4)
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

Totally amazing!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a really relaxing break with really friendly hosts in the most beautiful location then look no further!! We went there as a family with young kids but it's equally great for couples. Can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review Sue. We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday at La Caze Gites and were able to relax by the pool in the sunshine and also discover some of the beautiful surrounding area. Would be great to see you back here soon!
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Lovely Gites in a Beautiful Location with excellent hosts

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fabulous week in La Violette. The gites are beautiful with all modern conveniences in an authentic farmhouse. The views from the garden are stunning and the pool and gardens are an absolute suntrap if you want to spend the day relaxing in between all the activities and sightseeing on offer. Jo and Jon do everything they can to make your stay as comfortable as possible and provide information about all the activities available in the area.

We highly recommend the meals they offer - a fabulous service.

All in all an excellent week. Thank you Jo and Jon.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your week in La Violette and were able to see some of the beautiful surrounding area as well as relaxing by the pool. We really enjoyed cooking for you and love it when guests come back for more! It would be great to welcome you back to La Caze for another holiday.
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Splendid accommodation

  • 5 of 5

After a lengthy ten hour journey we had a lovely warm welcome from Jon and Joanne followed by a delicious dinner served to us in our gite, giving us plenty of time to unwind and unpack. The gite itself was spotlessly clean and well presented and had all the accessories required. An added bonus was the more than generous welcome pack especially the cold ones in the fridge!

The pool was superb, we spent many hours by the pool gazing over the awesome view. The children especially enjoyed the night swims, thanks Jon. We enjoyed great BBQ's most evenings.

The location itself offers plenty of places to visit for all ages. We enjoyed the night markets, canoeing, the velo rail and much more all highly recommended by Jon and Joanne.

Jon and Joanne were great host offering us their extensive local knowledge enabling us to explore the region fully. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so pleased you had a great holiday and were able to enjoy not only the cold ones in the fridge (!) and the meal, but also the view and the facilities at the gites and the many things to do in the surrounding area. It was lovely to see the children's excitement when they went night swimming in the pool, and to share with you our enthusiasm for the area. It would be great to welcome you back to La Caze for another holiday.
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Lovely gite in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay at La Caze Gites. Violette was very comfortable, the pool was lovely with gorgeous views over the valley and our boys much appreciated the table tennis table. Joanna and Jon could not have been nicer or more helpful, even showing us the way to a firework display and night market. Overall, we had a lovely holiday and would have no hesitation in recommending La Caze. Julie and Paul

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at La Caze Gites and were able to make the most of the facilities at the Gites and the many activities on offer in the area,. We really enjoyed meeting you all and would love to welcome you back to La Caze for another holiday in the future.
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Beautiful gite in a stunning location with the perfect hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Thankyou Joanne and Jon for a wonderful fortnight at La Caze - wish we'd booked an extra week!

La Violette was a lovely little gite with all the amenities you could wish for. It was clean, tidy, well laid out with everything we needed for a great start to our holiday - the fridge was stocked ready for breakfast, and the arrival meal was absolutely delicious, so no need for a supermarket shop that day as we arrived fairly late. My 5 year-old son loved his bedroom - the teddies on the bed were a lovely touch that put a smile on his face straight away! There were books and DVDs that went down a treat, too. He also loved the space he had to play football, and appreciated the extra games that Joanne and Jon had provided - he even got pretty good at petanque! The pool was perfect - never got tired of looking at that view, absolutely beautiful - it was certainly a lovely place to come back to at the end of the day and just ...relax.

We found La Caze was very well-placed for excursions to a variety of stunning places. We highly recommend Lac de Paraloup if you have kids of all ages - we spent a few days up there swimming in the lovely water, we hired a small motor boat (with Joanne's help and much better French!!) and explored the whole lake. Best find of all was Grimpe et Cimes, on the road opposite the lake, a kind of Go Ape treetop adventure place that was perfect for our son, but also had lots for older kids/adults too.

The drive along the Raspes du Tarn is a must, with some stunning places to stop along the way - Saint Rome du Tarn is great for hiring canoes and paddling along to, and under, the waterfall. Also highly recommended day trips are the Millau Viaduct and the nearby village of Peyre (for fabulous wild swimming), Brousse le Chateau, Ambialet, Chateau de Montigut and the night market at Coupiac for a real taste of France. It was lovely just to come back to La Caze and laze in the pool whilst the husband sorted the barbecue, and then stare at the stars once it was dark enough - the Milky Way and shooting stars on show without fail!!

Best of all were our hosts, Joanne and Jon - they were there when we needed them, full of great advice and stories to tell, but gave us all the space we needed. Cannot recommend the home-cooked meals enough - wish we'd had more to be honest! They made us feel very welcome and well looked after, and our son would gladly have moved in with them!! Hope to return one day very soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your fabulous review! We loved having you all stay with us at La Caze Gites and are so pleased you had a great holiday and also enjoyed Jon's dinners. You really got the most out of the area and the facilities at the gites. We want our guests to be able to enjoy everything the area offers and to share our enthusiasm for it and you certainly did! It would be our pleasure to welcome you all back for another holiday at La Caze Gites.
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Great stay,lovely pool,great location

  • 5 of 5

Authentic farmhouse gite in rural location with stunning views.Very well equipped and clean and fresh for our arrival. John and Joanne available to give insight into the area and directions and advice as required. Fabulous meal on our first night to help get us settled... Family friendly pool.. our 3 young boys didnt want to leave it... excellent barbeque area and always loads of hot water...wifi excellent,ping pong table,bikes, boules and garden and pool allowed time for relaxing and reading whilst children entertained.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your very positive review which affirms we are getting things right! It's also good to hear our arrival evening meals are going down well. We enjoyed having you staying here, particularly hearing the boys in the pool first thing in the morning or playing table tennis, and are pleased you were also able to get out and about and visit some of the attractions in the area. It would be great to welcome you back to La Caze for another holiday sometime.
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
St Izaire, Villefranche de Panat, Brousse le C
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
St Izaire, Brousse le Chateau, Le Truel, V de P
Car: necessary

We are situated in an area of outstanding, scenic countryside which our guests can enjoy from their terrace, pool and the garden. Driving short distances around the locality will provide you with even more stunning views, historical sites to visit, picnic sites, river and lake beaches and swimming and picturesque villages to explore. During the summer season there are many fetes, firework displays and events to enjoy as we do!

Should you want to dip your toes in the Med this is accessible for a day trip with Mediteranean beaches under 2 hours by car.

However, beaches and swimming are available at nearby lakes, Villefranche de Panat 15 minutes and Lac Parleloup 35 minutes drive.

Travel: We are located 1 hour by road from Rodez airport and 2 hours from Toulouse, Beziers and Montpellier airports. If driving from Dover, using the motorway, your total driving time will be approx 12 hours. Use of a car is essential in reaching us and enabling you to enjoy the scenery and places of interest surrounding La Caze.

Distances: Nearest village of Broquies is 2 minutes. Broquies is a very pretty and has all amenities. Villefranche de Panat is 15 minutes, again all amenities and large lake. Brousse Le Chateau 10 minutes. St Affrique 25 minutes. Albi 1 hour. Millau and famous Millau bridge 45 minutes. River Tarn 5 minutes. Carcassonne 2 hours 30 minutes. Roquefort 40 minutes. Gorges du Tarn just over an hour. Lakes 15 minutes and 35 minutes.

Further Details:

In Broquies there is a butcher, baker, mini-market, hairdresser and local wine cave. There is also a post office with a cash machine. There are restaurants serving evening and lunchtime meals from 10 minutes away in villages of St Izaire, Le Truel and Villefranche de Panat. St Affrique has many varied shops and 4 large supermarkets. For those who enjoy delving back into history there are many fortified villages in the area. Canoeing is available from the bridge below Broquies and other nearby activities include tennis, horse-riding, go-karting, fishing, boating and parascending.

We are happy to help with information that will ensure you get what you want from your stay at La Caze Gites.


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