La Vieille Ferme, Cambou, 82330 Verfeil, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees - Restored Farmhouse, 6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Large Swimming Pool, Set In Countryside
- english, french
About Andrew Hennell
We would love the opportunity to speak with you prior to booking to answer any questions you may have and ensure your stay is perfect. Our number is zero zero four four seven seven one three two six seven five zero zero
Andrew Hennell purchased this House in 2000
Why Andrew Hennell chose Verfeil
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Exceptional standards all-round
The property is located in a wonderfully tucked away, but special location. It has the sun in the front garden/pool area from morning until evening when you are spoilt with glorious sunsets. The house is a traditional farmhouse and has been redeveloped sympathetically yet to the very highest standards. The rooms are cosy at night and airy with plenty of light during the day. The communal areas are well-appointed and modern yet authentic farmhouse details have been maintained. Bathrooms are modern with excellent water pressure. The pool is fenced in with a lockable gate and has a sensor which was extremely reassuring with our 3 year old. The outside spaces have generous dining tables, a table tennis table and well maintained lawn. The area is quiet at night with minimal and modest farm noise during the day. The area is delightfully understated with very special towns and cities a comfortable drive away. The hosts are magnificent and are keen to welcome you and ensure your stay is comfortable in every way. We enjoyed are stay immensely.
Lovely house in a beautiful area
10 of us plus 2 dogs stayed at La Vieille Ferme for a week in August 2018. We wish we could have stayed for two weeks, there was so much to see and do. The house was perfect - we ate almost every meal outside, but the long table inside was also great for us to sit round. The pool was amazing, and the area round about had lots of walks for us and the dogs. Andrew and Diana gave us a lovely welcome and were available if we ever had questions or problems. (We didn't.)
Nearby we visited Les Jardins de Quercy, Albi and we went to the fantastic market at St Antonin Noble Val. We almost stayed another day in the area so we could go to the Sunday market again! Varen has a nice riverbank to relax or walk by.
Fantastic hosts, fabulous time......
Loved it, we have been to the area before, its just such a great place in France. Always looking for a good base camp and this is it, I actually don't want to tell anyone so we can always get in when we want it. Amazing hosts, lovely people, left us alone but were there when needed. Building set up perfect, and so much to explore around the area. Our youngest was 21 and most of us were 49 +....we all had a great time, fantastic local food and wine. Cant wait to go back. Any questions or pictures needed contact me direct....
Thanks for a great review Dan - we enjoyed meeting you all and look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
A hidden treasure
That time had come to plan a holiday for 2017 with our ‘bestie’ friends, two families together (8 children in total) for a holiday that was going to create lifelong memories. After many an evening of scouring the net looking at French holiday accommodation we stumbled across ‘La Vieille Ferme’ which was not only available at our required dates, but it was also within our budget. Andrew and Diana, the property owners, answered our questions quickly and we booked. Finally the day came to start our holiday - as we stepped out of the car and everyone started jumping for joy that the trip was finally complete, you instantly felt the warm air around, heard the crickets and looked up to the sky to see the most amazing star constellations including the Milky Way.
The Farmhouse is exactly as described on the web, although much larger than we expected (more than enough room for two families of 12) you could see first-hand the attention to detail that Andrew and Diana had undergone when restoring this beautiful rustic farmhouse. We had everything we needed including a lovely kitchen area, more than enough cutlery and all the usual gadgets. The bathrooms were perfect, tastefully finished with modern shower equipment (nice pressure). We had an amazing time visiting the local towns including ‘St Antonin’ where we spent a whole day Kayaking 10km along the river Aveyron taking in the beautiful gorge backdrop with huge limestone cliff faces that shoot up into the blue sky from crystal clear water teaming with fish.In Laguépie they have inflatables on the river that are free to use. Cap’Découverte, a 40 min drive away, really topped the holiday experience, great value for money offering water skiing, kayaking, toboggan, go karting, mountain biking, pedals, aerial runway etc. Najac and Albi were really pretty and there always seemed to be something going on which made for a nice surprise.You can walk to the two boulangeries in the local villages of Varen and Verfeil 1km and 3km away but will need a car to drive to St Antonin where there is a medium sized Carrefour which stocks most items you would expect to see in the UK.Getting to know Andrew and Diana was really nice and we all felt that they went out of their way to try and ensure we had a great time and on the morning we left Andrew, Diana and Twiglet (their gorgeous dog) came up to wave us off as they readied themselves for their next visitors. We do hope to see them again one of these days, perhaps back in Blighty.
Thanks for submitting your review along with your positive comments. Diana and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you all and we have many fond memories of those two weeks. We still smile about the table tennis battles and how you all threw yourselves into the Varen Regatta. You guys had loads of fun!
Fantastic stay in beautiful surroundings
This is a gorgeous house, superbly renovated and very well kitted out in an absolutely stunning part of France. Andrew and Diana were incredibly helpful and kind from offering jeep tours of the surrounding countryside to expert expat advice on moving to France, which we all wanted to do the minute we set foot in La Vielle Ferme.
Truly a stunning property and within a few minutes of Saint Antonin Noble Val and a short drive to many beautiful bastide towns.
Not to be faulted. A wonderful holiday and we will most definitely be back!
Thank you so much for your review - we are glad that you enjoyed our farmhouse and the area as much as us. We look forward to keeping in touch and welcoming you back.
Fabulous Gite in beautiful countryside
This is a lovely farmhouse surrounded by beautiful unspoilt countryside. The interior is very well appointed and comfortable - even better than the pictures suggest. The highlight is the exterior with the pool and covered barn which provided us with the opportunity for hours of relaxation and a convivial place to enjoy the wonderful climate, local wine and lots of BBQs
Thank you for writing such a positive review and your helpful comments about the photos which we will try and improve - we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay.
Cambou is situated in the hills between the villages of Varen and Verfeil sur Seye with the boulangerie, village shop, post office, pharmacy, village bars and restaurants being nearby.
Varen is a friendly medieval village of historical importance on the edge of the river Aveyron with a thriving village market every Saturday morning. Children and adults are often seen enjoying lazy days relaxing by the water's edge, swimming, fishing and picnicking in this picturesque setting.
Cinema - St Antonin
Library - St Antonin
Winery tours - Cordes, Gaillac etc
Recreation centre - Albi
Caves - Grotte de Bosc 4km
Water sports - canoeing - St Antonin
Tennis - Varen, St Antonin etc
Rock climbing - St Antonin