About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Maison Safran sleeps 8 people in 4 bedrooms. The 2 doulble bedrooms are en-suite
Maison Safran a recently renovated former farm house, set in a large garden with a beautiful private pool. It is located in Sourbins, a small hamlet,close to the medieval and historic village of Najac. The comfortable accommodation sleeps eight people. It has 2 double bedrooms both with en-suite bathrooms, one with a shower and the other with a bath. In addition, it has 2 twin bedded rooms with a shared shower and toilette.
Maison Safran has a large comfortable sitting room with T.V. and DVD player on the first floor. The ground floor consists of a modern, fully equipped kitchen that has access to a large outside dinning terrace under wisteria, with a view of the pool and surrounding countryside. There is also a utility room with a dishwasher and washing machine on the ground floor.
One of the double bedrooms is on the ground floor (a bath, no shower, vanity unit and wc). The second double room is on the first floor (shower, washbasin and wc)
The third bathroom is also on this floor (shower, washbasin and wc)
The two twin rooms are on the second floor , both accessed by their own staircase.
Unlimited internet and land line phone access is available. Lots of books and some games are in the house.
All linen is included and changed weekly, although we would ask you to leave pool towels clean for the next guests.
The property is on three levels and we recommend that parties with small children or those with limited mobility contact us if they have any concerns.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 16, 2018
About Karen King
I am a retired senior bank executive and my wife is a social worker. This property is a labor of love for us and we are delighted with the way the renovations and upgrades to the property have created a tranquil and relaxing setting. Our Property is managed by Karen and David King, an English couple, who have lived in the area for twenty five years. We are in a position to provide you with excellent advice on places of interest, restaurants and outdoor activities to make your holiday truly enjoyable.
Why Karen King chose Najac
We have been visiting France for the past twenty five years and fell in love with Southern France a long time ago. Najac has history, unspoiled countryside, excellent restaurants, modern conveniences and generally no crowds.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
All our rooms rooms are bright and airy and the views from our porch are truly memorable. Weekly maid service, shopping and restaurant bookings could be offered. .Also local cycle hire arranged Excellent location for day trips to Belcastel, Aveyron Gorges, Norman Foster's Bridge at Millau, Albi, Rockfort Cheese, Cordes Sur Ciel and several bastide towns.
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The house is a beautiful old renovated farm house. It has a large pool and lovely garden
The house sleeps eight easily and is very well equipped. It is set in a small hamlet in lovely countryside.
Delightful guests , look forward to seeing them again.
We spent a glorious week in Maison Safran - the house is spacious, comfortable and very well furnished, with everything you need for a relaxing, revitalising holiday. The grounds and pool are stunning with wonderful views and a perfect aspect. There is sun on the pool in the morning, perfect for a refreshing swim, through to early evening, ideal for cocktails on the terrace. There is no light pollution, so at night the sky is a panoply of constellations, shooting stars and satellites - with the magnificent Milky Way dominating the view. It is breathtaking. The surrounding area is great. Within a 15 minute drive there is a sprinkling of high quality restaurants (book early), an abundance of good quality auberges and a super Intermarche less than 5 minutes drive or 10 minute cycle - which is open until 19.30 on arrival day - so no need to stop to shop en route.
If you can pull yourself away from the house and pool (and it is difficult), the Averyon river is close by with all its kayaking, rafting and wild swimming, and the stunning Bastide town of Najac, with its formidable fortress and summer festivities is within easy cycling distance.
I cannot recommend this property enough - we will be back, soon.
Special interest holidays: Just three kilometres away from Maison Safran is the beautifully preserved, fairytale-like, fortified bastide of Najac. The old town occupies a long and narrow rocky ridge overlooking a bend in the Aveyron river dominated by an impregnable castle. Laid out in the Middle Ages, the main square accommodated large markets and fairs and continues to do so today. Sunday market in Najac is very popular with the local residents as well as tourists. There are several excellent restaurants ranging from 2 Michelin recommended restaurants to an artisanal bakery to several family-friendly establishments in Najac. (All have outdoor dining areas and many have stunning views of the surrounding valleys). For the more active, there is kayaking, rock climbing, horse back riding, tennis and fishing. Najac is a place you will never forget. Travel: Maison Safran is situated in Sourbins, Najac with vistas of rolling hills in the lush countryside. A20 motorway affords easy access to channel ports and the rest of France Fly Ryanair to Rodez (1 hour from Rodez airport) Fly Easyjet, BA or Flybe to Toulouse (80 minutes from Toulouse airport) By road from channel ports is about 8 hrs via practically toll-free A20 motorway Nearest Travel Links Airport: Rodez: 70 km Railway: Najac: 4 km Port: Caen: 7/8 hours Further Details: Convenient air links and the new A20 motorway have recently enabled access to the department of Aveyron, one of the few unspoiled areas of France where traditional French country lifestyle still remains. It is an area of hidden valleys, stunning river gorges (the Aveyron, Lot and Tarn rivers are all nearby), rolling wooded hills and superb cuisine. Please note that we change-over on a SUNDAY Villefranche de Rouergue, a famous bastide town with the highly popular Thursday market and three superstores, is a 15 minute drive away. Also easily accessed are World Heritage Site Conques, the amazing Cathedral and Toulouse Lautrec Museum at Albi, Cordes Sur Ciel (an ancient, well-preserved hilltop village), Belcastel, Saint Antonin de Noble Val, and many other ancient villages set on the Aveyron and Lot rivers. A visit to the Roquefort cheese caves, the vineyards of Marcillac, Gaillac and Cahors or Norman Foster's breathtaking new bridge at Millau all make for an interesting day out.
Rates & Availability
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Booking Notes: 25% of rental paid upon booking. Balance due 8 weeks prior to departure. If your departure is in less than 8 weeks, full payment should be sent at the time of bookings. A refundable deposit of 300 Euros is required with final payment; this includes 50 euros cleaning deposit which will be refunded when the house is left in an acceptable condition. Option to pay in Euros is available. If payments are made through Ownersdirect an additional 10% fee will be charged to the rental amount to enable us to pay Ownersdirect their fees for handling funds.. This fee will not apply if payments are made directly to us. Please note that we change-over on a Saturday Changeover Day: Check in Saturday after 4pm Check out Saturday 10am Notes on prices: Prices are for the property per week in pounds.