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The Little House

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House | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Welcome to The Little House at La Braille a beautiful stone cottage in the Tarn. Situated 20 kilometres from Albi, it is 5 minutes from the charming bastide of Realmont. Set in a wooded valley within acres of gardens and fields, The Little House is the perfect retreat.

The Little House sits at the edge of a small, quiet hamlet. It has been lovingly restored by the British owners, Sonia & John, who live in the farmhouse next door and are available if need be. John is an artist and Sonia is a homoeopath and masseuse. They moved from rural Devon to rural France in 2000 and manage a large organic vegetable garden which provides an abundance of vegetables.

The house is on two levels. The living space upstairs includes lounge area, well-equipped kitchen and dining area. This light and airy space opens onto a wooden decked terrace - a private, enclosed area looking on to a grassy slope with mixed woodland beyond. Surrounded by climbing shrubs, the terrace is furnished with table, chairs and sun umbrella. There is a barbecue area close by. The bedroom and bathroom are downstairs. Partly underground, the bedroom stays cool even on the hottest days. There are electric radiators, a woodburning stove and electricity is metered.

From the house there are beautiful views of the valley with La Montagne Noire in the distance and pleasant walks in all directions. May - June the valley hosts its annual nightingale song contest. This region is a birder's paradise.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Toulouse (Easyjet), Carcassonne & Rodez (Ryana, Nearest railway: Toulouse (Matabiau) - Albi (ville)
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The Midi-Pyrénées region

The Tarn is a varied region which supports a wide range of plants and bird-life. From where we are: to the west lie the Gaillac vineyards, to the east the Sidobre national park with its granite resources and La Montagne Noire, to the north the Tarn Gorge (and the spectacular road-bridge at Millau), and to the south the foothills of the Pyrenees and many of the Cathar castles.

There are many sites in the Tarn which figure prominently in Cathar history (Albi, Castres, Lombers, Ste Juliane near Roquecourbe to name but a few) and there are many royal bastides, such as Realmont, which were established to revive the area after the devastating suppression of the Cathars and their supporters.

Other bastides are hill-top villages of interest and beauty such as Cordes-sur-Ciel, Penne and Puycelsi.

The latin-based Occitan language developed in the South of France and is spoken by some people in the Tarn in a variety of dialects.

The land around Albi and Lautrec suited the cultivation of pastel - a plant from which the blue dye known as woad was derived - and this temporarily brought great wealth to the area in the C15th and C16th.

Albi

There are plenty of amenities nearby. The Lac de la Bancalie, a particularly rich resource on hot summer days, is only 10 minutes by car. Here you can enjoy swimming, pedaloes, fishing, picnics and long walks by the water's edge. Delightfully spacious even on busy days.

Lautrec, a few minutes drive from Realmont, is a beautiful medieval village. Each year it has a pink garlic festival and bread festival. The cafe Plum has local organic beer and regular music and poetry evenings. Enjoy it's walled courtyard with a salade composé or a coffee in the cafe/ bookshop.

Castres has an extensive Saturday morning market

Goya museum: 3 of his paintings including his biggest, prints from 4 great series

Jean Jaures museum

Albi has a market on Saturday, the indoor market is extensive.

Albi Cathedral has highest brick-built tower in N. Europe

Toulouse-Lautrec museum, recently renovated.

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9 Oct 2014

5/5

"A real Pied-a-terre"

The little house has been lovely and peaceful. Plus Sonya and John have been very welcoming and even gave us some tomatoes and courgettes from their garden. The house is well and thoughtfully equipped… More

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Based in France

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French

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