The “Maison du Sénéchal” is a tower dating from the thirteenth and fourteenth century, built around a stone spiral staircase. The Sénéchal was at the service of the king, which explains the impressive aspect of the house, and its 360 ° views to survey the area.
The house, listed as a historical monument, is located in the oldest part of the village, at the foot of the castle. The entrance is a wooden walkway overlooking a courtyard and a well.
The house has a main living room and 3 bedrooms, placed one above the other. All rooms have stunning views on the village, the castle, and the Aveyron valley.
There are three gardens and a courtyard for outdoor pleasures.
The house has a main living room and 3 bedrooms, placed one above the other. Each room is approximatively 30m2. They all have stunning views on the village, the castle, and the Aveyron valley.
The entrance is a wooden walkway overlooking a courtyard and a well, opposite the main building.
Facing the courtyard is the bathroom, totally redone in 2011, you can lay back and enjoy the view on the castle from your bath.
The main room, both living room and kitchen of about 30m2, has a 2 meters large fireplace, a sofa, a big country table, and a kitchen corner. The stone walls, wooden floors, and exposed beams revive the feeling of medieval residence.
The kitchen is equipped with an oven, a gas stove, a dishwasher, fridge / freezer and all dishes and utensils needed for cooking. The ancient stone sink goes along perfectly with the apparent stone walls. The living room corner has a Hi-fi system with CD player and iPod doc.
In the first room, located above the living room, is a large nineteenth century bookcase. The room hosts two persons in a double bed (linen included).
From the second room you will admire the views on the hills around Najac, the castle, and the village. The room hosts two persons in a double bed (linen included).
The third bedroom with sloping ceilings, is located at the top of the house under the roof. Cozy and cute, with children's books and board games, it is ideal for children. It hosts two people in two full size single beds (linen included).
At the top of the tower, a small siting area will welcome you to nestle under the wooden tower roof.
In addition to all the outdoor activities available in Najac, you will have access to three private gardens, a patio and a courtyard.
Next to the courtyard you will find a first garden, southeast, facing the village, very sunny in the morning.
At the bottom of the tower's stairs, you arrive in the main garden, facing south, with stunning views on the Aveyron valley, the village, the castle and the surroundings of Najac.
Next to it is another garden, shaded by a fifty year old pine tree, ideal spot for a cool drink on summer afternoons.
Children will enjoy the little slide and the seesaw, and our never melting igloo.
Parents might prefer the deck chairs, hammocks, or even the barbecue for fun outdoor summer evenings.
If it get hot in the daytime, settle down for lunch in the courtyard, kept fresh by the well and the thick stone walls.
If you feel like a change of atmosphere, enjoy the outdoor lounge in the patio and the breathtaking view on the castle, comfortably seated in chairs.
Najac is a medieval village from the 13th century, located on the river Aveyron.
It is an ideal place to visit cultural monuments and enjoy outdoor fun like kayaking, swimming, hiking, tree climbing, horseback riding, fishing...
The village has many stores, a market, gourmet restaurants and pubs.
A few miles from Najac, you can visit the towns of Villefranche de Rouergue, Cajarc, Cordes, Albi (UNESCO heritage), the abbey of Loc Dieu and Beaulieu, or Peyrusse le Roc and numerous Romanesque churches.
Najac is just 1h30 from Toulouse (4th largest city in France), 3h from the Pyrenees or the sea, and 4h away from Spain. There are lots of castles and extraordinary sites to see in the region, including the Gorges du Tarn, Sarlat, Rocamadour, Albi Cathedral, Carcassonne, and beautiful natural landscapes.