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John Karsky

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, russian, italian
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13th century tower house in south of France

4 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Overview

Aveyron House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 3 gardens, patio, chimney, bath, private parking. Sleeps 6.

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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John Karsky (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, russian, italian

Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

13th century tower house in south of France
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
5

Wonderful house in Najac, Averyron, France

  • 5 of 5

We have just had a fantastic family holiday in Najac staying at this magnificent house at the foot of the medieval castle. Despite the fact it's over 800 years old, it is in very good condition, clean, spacious, very light and sufficiently equipped for a very comfortable stay. It's a very magical place for children (as our children found out) and adults too. The stone spiral staircase gives the place incredible character plus many other details such as the enormous original fireplace in the kitchen. The views of the village and surrounding landscape are exceptional and the small gardens are a huge bonus. I would highly recommend this house to anyone thinking about staying in Najac.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Like living in a fairy tale

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved staying in this 13th century tower in Najac. It truly was like living in a fairy tale. As Americans, it was incredible to think about the age of the rooms we were living in and the history contained within those walls. The kitchen/living room had everything we needed for relaxing and preparing simple meals. it would be fun to stay in the winter and use the huge fireplace in that room, but just the ambiance of the fireplace was wonderful. The bedrooms are huge - each on its own floor - and the beds are very comfortable. The views out of all the windows - in the rooms and along the spiral staircase -- are fabulous. There are a lot of stairs, but for us every step was worth it. The outdoor spaces are also very inviting - the porch off the entry and the yard with grill in back. Jean, the owner, was a thoughtful host, explaining where everything was and how it worked. He also made great recommendations on places to purchase food and eat in town. We enjoyed getting croissants at the bakery every morning and choosing from the vast array of yogurt flavors at the corner grocery; We stayed for four nights and very much hope to return for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Une expérience magnifique et inoubliable!

  • 5 of 5

Nos attentes étaient élevées - elles ont toutes étaient dépassées par ce que nous avons trouvé sur place!

La maison et le jardin privatif offrent des vues imprenables sur le village et les gorges de l'Aveyron dont nous ne nous sommes pas lassées. Voir le village émerger du brouillard automnale est une expérience inoubliable! La coursive était l'endroit idéal pour un café ou un petit repas à l'abri du temps, et en éte, la cour inférieure doit être très agréable pour s'abriter du chaleur. La maison est idéalement située dans le très beau et calme Najac, et les environs sont parfaits pour de petites et grandes escapades, à pied et en voiture.

La collection éclectique de musique du propriétaire nous a fait passer quelques soirées fortes agréables; pour profiter de la bibliothèque le temps était trop beau pendant notre séjour! Les guides de voyages et brochures touristiques et autres conseils mises à disposition par le propriétaire étaient récents et d'autant plus utiles et appréciés qu'il était difficile de trouver du wifi public dans toute la région. La personne de contact dans le village est très sympathique et disponible tout en restant discrète.

L'équipment (y compris lave-vaisselle et lave-linge) est très fonctionnel, tout était en bon état. Si nous avons énormément adoré vivre dans une bâtisse médiévale, nous avons aussi beaucoup apprécié la salle de bain du 21e siècle! L'accès à la maison et à la place de parking (à quelques metres de la maison) est certes raide et étroit, mais nous nous y sommes habituées très rapidement. La saison touchant à sa fin, certains restaurants et cafés étaient déjà fermés, mais il en restait toujours assez pour avoir un bon choix dans le village. D'ailleurs, toute balade dans le village (y compris pour aller acheter du pain!) était l'occasion d'entrainer notre condition physique: Najac est tout sauf plat!

En somme, notre séjour était une expérience magnifique, et nous ne pouvons que recommander la Maison du Sénéchal pour des vacances de rêve inoubliables!

Daniela & Steve (CH/UK)

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour votre appréciation. Je suis vraiment content que la maison vous ai plu. Jean Serge.
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un endroit magique

  • 5 of 5

Dès qu'on franchit la porte, on fait un bond vers le passé . Maison atypique, pleine de charme, où il fait bon vivre. Très calme, accueil chaleureux, bon confort et bien placée pour tourisme (Albi, Saint Antonin, Villefranche de Rouergue...).Demeure inoubliable!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Toulouse, Rodez
Nearest Barpub
Najac
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Najac
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Caussade
Nearest Restaurant
Najac
Car: recommended

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.

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Rates & Availability

Najac House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
July & August
Jul 9 2016 - Aug 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$143
$824
 
 
September
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$108
$659
$1,648
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$88
$538
$1,648
 

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Aveyron House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Village
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
- Private parking - Slide - Seesaw - Hammock - Barbecue All with breathtaking views !

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