|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This converted stone barn retains many of its original features such as oak beams and exposed stone walls and has been sympathetically converted to an exceptionally high standard. It provides ideal accommodation for couples.
Set in a quiet hamlet the cottage consists of an entrance lobby with a separate downstairs cloakroom.
The lobby leads into a modern newly fitted kitchen and has a dining area. French doors lead out to a small terrace, perfect for morning coffee and breakfast.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a washing machine, dishwasher and microwave.
A brick arch lead into the double height lounge and has French doors out to the private garden and terrace, ideal for evening cocktails and outside dining.
The lounge has a television and a dvd player.
There is a double bedroom with en suite shower room on the ground floor.
Set on the edge of the Aveyron gorge, these two stone cottages have been sympathetically renovated to a high standard and retain many original features. The cottages share a swimming pool and both have their own private dining terraces.They are set in a quiet hamlet 5 minutes from Laguepie where you will find a boulangerie, mini-market, restaurants and bars. Situated between Najac and Cordes this is an ideal base for sight-seeing and activities such as kayaking, river swimming, walking, cycling, horse riding, wine tasting etc. Historic cities of Albi, Montauban, St Antonin-noble-val ((the location for Steven Spielberg's 2014 film starring Helen Mirren) and Toulouse are within easy reach as is the wine region of Gaillac and the Lot valley.
Trevor & Sue have been running a property renovation business in the Midi-ÿrenees since 2002 specialising in the renovation of stone barns and corps de hermes. They bought Acacia and Jasmine cottages in 2007 when they were totally derelict and lovingly restored them to their current high standard.
Trevor has been a builder since 1988 and has also worked as a free lance journalist publishing a collection of columns about his experiences working in France entitled 'Vive la Rénovation' in 2007.
Sue used to specialise in welfare benefits, working over the years for various local governments and solicitors but now manages the running of the holiday cottage business while Trevor continues his contracting and property development business.
Trevor and Sue Morris purchased this barn in 2007
The price includes all electricity, cleaning, bedlinen, bath towels and swimming towels.
To secure your booking we will send you a booking form which you need to return along with a 25% deposit with the remaining 75% payable 8 weeks prior to your arrival. The full amount being payable on bookings made less than 8 weeks prior to arrival. A returnable security deposit is also payable.
The changeover day is Friday with arrivals after 4pm and departures by 10am. There may be flexibility depending on availability.
Notes on prices:
For larger groups the two cottages can be rented together to provide accommodation for a maximum of 4 people at a discounted price:
Peak Season £1080.00
Low Season £820.00
Cap Decouverte, near Albi, has a beach with swimming and water sports, including water skiing.
Fly to Toulouse (1H20 mins drive) Fly from Dublin, Manchester, Bristol, London airports.
Airlines flying to Toulouse: Easyjet, Flybe, British Airways, RyanAir, Air France, Aer Lingus
Fly to Carcassonne (2H30 mins drive) Fly from Glasgow, Cork, Stansted, East Midlands, Manchester
By train: Stations nearby at Laguepie (2km), Vindrac-Alayrac (17km), Caussade (43km), Montauban (73km) or Toulouse (93km).
By road: Calais to Laguepie is 938km ( 8 to 11 hours).
Laguepie (5 minute drive) where you will find all amenities, two rivers and a chateau.
Najac (15 minute drive), beautiful hill top village with impressive chateau.
Cordes (15 minute drive), picturesque honey coloured stone houses nestle on a hillside, have lunch in one of the many restaurants.
St Antonin-Noble-Val (25 minute drive), lively Sunday market, great base for kayaking down the Aveyron gorge.
Albi (40 minute drive) beautiful red brick town with breathtaking cathedral.
The Occitanie (Midi-Pyrenees) in the south of France is blessed with beautiful, dramatic landscapes and river gorges. The region has stunning medieval towns.
Albi is a UNESCO site, famous for its' red brick architecture and huge cathedral. The Toulouse-Lautrec museum, overlooking the River Tarn, is well worth a visit.
Cordes-sur-ciel is an absolute must. Take 'Le Petit Train' to the top and wander about the many little boutiques and ateliers before taking lunch in one of the panoramic restaurants overlooking the stunning countryside.
St Antonin's Sunday market, held along the picturesque medieval streets (where the films 'Charlotte Grey' and 'One Hundred Foot Journey were filmed) is atmospheric and lively. There are centres for hiring kayaks, a four hour gentle descent along the Aveyron gorge, picnicking along the way and a minibus to bring you back.
Najac retains its ancient charm with its half timbered buildings, cobbled streets and classic medieval castle which overlooks the village and the surrounding countryside.
The beautiful historic city of Toulouse is the cultural capital of the area and is just 1h 15 minutes by train from Laguepie. Here you will find museums and art galleries aplenty, shopping opportunities and lots of restaurants in this vibrant city. You can visit the Airbus factory or the museum of European space travel.
The region is always popular with walkers, lovers of historic architecture and those who simply want to soak up the splendors of the beautiful landscape.