4 bedrooms - living room - dining room with fireplace - kitchen
Why Jane Kay chose Padiès
We first saw La Salle in September; driving into what was then a farmyard the only sound being the background buzz of nature. Bliss . The middle of nowhere, incredible views, peace and quiet ; a complete contrast to city life. And a bit of a creative project too... 15 odd years later we are still at it!
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Where to begin... It's a perfect size for two families or one ; or a couple or a family get together Children love it - the pool; collecting bugs, baseball/rounders in the yard, hide and seek in the outbuildings, building fires; circuits.. It 's cool in the summer and warm in the winter It brings out the inner artist / chef /writer in you Its quiet but close to some great locations ; the city of Albi, the Tarn at Ambialet, Brousse le Chateau and Cordes de Ciel. It feels like home.
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Lovely family week in La Salle farmhouse
We really enjoyed our week at La Salle. The pool was beautifully clean and just the right size for our four grandchildren, aged 2,5,5 and 8. They also loved the large garden and had lots of running races, hide and seek etc. It was a very hot week but the old house was nice and cool inside. Furnishings etc are simple and unfussy, making it ideal for young children as you don't have to worry about them breaking things! All in all it was excellent value and Graham looked after us really well. Thank you.
Wonderful relaxing week - beautiful, peaceful. Did not want to leave!
The 7 of us had a superb week! The house is full of character, the rooms comfortable and the kitchen well stocked with utensils. The pool is superb and the children enjoyed the table tennis. This house is located in a very peaceful rural setting - sitting having dinner watching the sun set, the local church become floodlit and the stars come out was the perfect end to each day. Albi is well worth visiting, as is Cordes-Sur-Ciel. We also enjoyed a day canoeing down the Tarn from Trebas to Ambialet (take swim stuff and a picnic). Would definitely return!.
Thank you for a lovely review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Star watching by the pool at night is one of our favourite past times too!
The house and all the facilities were absolutely fantastic, it had everything you could possibly need and the layout of the house and surrounding areas was perfect. The pool was perfect (had shallow areas for our daughter) and was really well maintained during our stay. Graham who looks after the property was very helpful and made sure everything was well looked after, and that we were having a good time. I would recommend this house to anyone looking for an easy place to stay, with total peace and quiet around. A really lovely find!
Thank You Georgie! So glad that you enjoyed the space as much as we do.
Beautiful family home in idyllic surroundings
We were a party of two large-ish families, and fitted perfectly into this beautiful house - there is a children's room with 2 sets of bunks and a large sofa-bed. The house provides a perfect balance of practical utility and homely touches, and the generous spirit of the owners is evident in many small details, for example - offering the use of their firewood for the wonderful open fire in the dining room, inviting us to eat any ripe fruit we found in the orchard (apricots, when we were there), and a stack of paper plates on our arrival, to make up for the lack of dishwasher (the only drawback for a party of our size!) Our children enjoyed the pool, which was the perfect size, and the surroundings were really idyllic: rolling hills, church spires and not much else. We ate outside, used the bbq almost every day for lunch, visited Albi and its impressive cathedral, and generally had some much-needed R&R. The local agent was very helpful, and Derek made the booking a very amicable process. Highly recommended.
Glad you enjoyed your stay. There is now a dishwasher!
True peace and quiet in the French countryside
Perfect for family and friends looking to relax and get away from it all. Loads of space, great pool and table tennis, really homely and friendly feel. An honest country farmhouse with no pretensions. Power down your 21st century chattels and grab a book, then crack a beer and have a barbie ready when the more adventurous return from their trip to Albi (25 mins) for culture, provisions and WiFi. High maintenance holidaymakers need not apply (although I believe a dishwasher is planned soon). No walkable local bar or square (although Valence is only ten minutes - restaurants, Spar etc). Just countryside, lovely sunsets and stars, and 'hang on, where are we?' rural walks. And friendly local Graham to answer questions or remove the odd wildlife visitor from the pool. Our first proper family holiday for 8 years - there was a lot riding on it. And it delivered everything we needed. We would recommend it heartily, we hope to go back next year, and we might even bring friends. Thank you.
Un séjour authentique, calme et chaleureux !
Nous avons passé d'excellentes vacances dans ce petit havre de paix ! La propriété est magnifique avec ses fleurs, ses arbres fruitiers, la table de ping pong et, bien-sûr, la piscine avec vue sur les pâturages ! Un vrai bonheur ! La maison est très bien équipée, les chambres sont spacieuses, claires et aérées. Graham, le gentil concierge, habite à deux pas et est à votre disposition si vous avez le moindre souci ! Aucun bémol donc, d'autant plus que la région regorge de trésors à découvrir !
Je vous remercie pour vos gentilles remarques! Je suis ravie que vous ave profite du sejour.
Local Attractions (should you feel the need to go out)
• Albi – home of Toulouse Lautrec with the largest brick built cathedral in Europe
• Mediaeval villages at Cordes, Brousse le château, Severac and Sauveterre de Rouergue
• Canoeing on the Tarn at Ambialet
• Gorges de Tarn/Lac de Pareloup
• Chocolate Museum at Lisle –sur- Tarn ( a must do)
• The Millau Bridge
Alternatively you can walk (to a ruined village) or cycle from your doorstep.