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Maison Safran, a stunning farm house, with private pool and garden

Najac, France
  • Farmhouse
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • 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.


Karen King

Member Since 2009
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.


    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double, On the first floor, with a view of the pool and the garden
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, On the Ground floor.
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, On the second floor accessed by own staircase
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single, On the second floor accessed by own staircase. 2m long beds
      • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: On the first floor is a master double bedded room with an en-suite shower and superb views. A second double bedded room with an en-suite bathroom ( no shower) is on the ground floor. On the top floor there are two twin bedded rooms. All bedrooms are bright and airy.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, Large vanity unit with twin sinks en-suite on ground floor
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, En-suite on the first floor
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, On the first floor
      • New luxury bathrooms. Two bedrooms have en-suite facilities ,one a shower and one a bath. An additional bathroom with shower and toilet are located on the first floor.

      Location Type

        • Rural
        • Village


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                  Heated towel rails in all bathrooms.
                • Internet
                • Iron & Board
                • Linens Provided
                  Good quality cotton bed linen
                • Living Room
                  Spacious living room, with exposed wooden beams, has seating for 8. We have English satellite TV ( all free to air channels) and a DVD player.
                • Parking
                  There is parking for 2/3 cars depending on the size
                • Telephone
                  unlimited to all land lines U.K. and . We reserve the right to charge for mobile calls.
                • Towels Provided
                  All towels, tea towels and bath mats. Pool towels are in the pool house but we ask that you leave them clean.
                • Washing Machine


                    • Coffee Maker
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                      Fully equipped for all your needs including food mixers and raclette
                    • Dishwasher
                      In utility room
                    • Freezer
                    • Kitchen
                      A modern well appointed kitchen, with French doors to the terrace and pool. There is everything you would need for in-house catering, after exploring the markets.
                    • Oven
                    • Refrigerator
                    • Stove
                    • Toaster


                        • Dining
                          Two choices for dining, both with seating for 8, one indoors and the other in the shady pergola under jasmine and wisteria with a view of the pool and the surrounding country side.
                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 8 people


                            • Books
                            • DVD Player
                            • Games
                            • Satellite / Cable
                              English (free to air) television
                            • Television
                            • Video Library
                              some DVDs are in the house


                                • Bicycles
                                  There is local cycle hire in the village, please ask.
                                • Deck / Patio
                                  Dining under the wisteria, with a perfect view .
                                • Golf
                                  Golf is available within a 30 minute drive.
                                • Kayak / Canoe
                                  canoe hire is available at several sites in the area,
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                  Well maintained garden with roses, seasonal flowers and some fruit trees.
                                • Outdoor Grill


                                    • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                    • wheelchair inaccessible

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Private Pool
                                          Large private pool with Roman steps.


                                            • live theater
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • caves
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • forests
                                            • library
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • museums
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • ruins
                                            • water parks
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • bird watching
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • golf privileges optional
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • spelunking
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing


                                                            • Notes on accommodation: The property is managed by an English couple who have lived in this area for a long time. They would be delighted to provide you advice and assistance in planning your holiday. No smoking please. There is a telephone and internet . Please note that the two twin bedded rooms are on the second floor and are accessed by their own two staircases from the first floor. There is no toilet on the second floor. Please also note that there are no adults and children's rooms on the same floor. Due to the fact that we have a stairs and the swimming pool, young children do need to be supervised. If your party include those with limited mobility please talk to us before booking. Outside: Large(10x5 meters) brand new swimming pool with Roman Steps Patio with the view of the pool and rolling hills. Several large, shaded areas Good rural walks direct from the house The property is just three kilometres from medieval Najac, awarded the official designation of "one of the most beautiful villages in France" with its extensive recreational activities. Najac is dominated by its Richard the Lionheart fortress and surrounded by the Aveyron river, which offers water activities such as kayaking, rafting, fishing etc as well as hundreds of kilometres of marked walking and cycling tracks. There are several excellent restaurants in Najac and in the surrounding area. Utility Room: Washing machine, and dishwasher. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property comes complete with bed linen, kitchen towels, bath mats, bath towels and hand towels for each person. Pool towels are left for your convenience although we would appreciate that they are left clean for the next guests.

                                                              2 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              The house is a beautiful old renovated farm house. It has a large pool and lovely garden

                                                              Helen M.

                                                              The house sleeps eight easily and is very well equipped. It is set in a small hamlet in lovely countryside.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Delightful guests , look forward to seeing them again.

                                                              Simply Marvellous

                                                              John F.

                                                              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.


                                                              Najac, France

                                                              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

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Damage Deposit

                                                              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.

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                                                              Property # 8043501