Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Gorgeous converted barn set in the tranquil rolling hills around Cordes. The barn was built in the early 19th century and has been part of a working farm and vineyard until recently - the wine vats are still in place in the cellar! The house has magnificent views across the countryside to Castelneau de Montmiral 10km away. There is a large garden of nearly 1/2 hectare with plum, cherry, fig and walnut trees. Some of the garden is maintained for playing and lounging in and some is wilder for exploring. The pool is surrounded by decking and loungers and also has superb views. Ideal for cycling and walking holidays.
The barn was converted in 2009 by local craftsmen and now has the original beams exposed, log burner and luxury bathrooms and kitchen. The deep mattresses on all the beds will ensure a comfortable nights sleep.
The house is surrounded by paths and trails for walking and the nearest wine cave is only 15 minutes walk across the valley for local produce. Hilltop villages are all around with Cordes, Castelneau and Puycelci only 10 minutes by car and Vaour has a world famous music festival during August.
There are links to extensive photos on our website
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Leisure Park near Castelneau 5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||10 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Toulouse or rodez 70 km, Nearest railway: Vindrac 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||CD player, Telephone, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors||
The entrance to the former 2 storey barn leads into a large dining kitchen. The dining table comfortably sits 10 and the kitchen is equipped with smeg range cooker with double ovens, fridge and bosch dish washer.
Behind the kitchen a short corridor leads to a large doube bedroom and twin bedroom. Both bedrooms have pine wardrobes and chest of drawers. The double bedroom has patio doors leading to a terrace with table and chairs and the path to the pool. In between the bedrooms is a bathroom with double shower.
The first floor has a large living room with huge picture windows overlooking the valley and double height ceiling with original beams. There is 1 large en suite double bedroom with doors leading to a patio area and the garden. Next door is a twin bedroom which is also en suite.
There is also a WC on this floor.
Opposite the house there are 3 paved areas for relaxing and dining, lots of garden space and a superb pool with views across the surrounding hills and vineyards.
|Further details outdoors||
The 10 x 5 m pool is fully enclosed and surrounded by decking and has loungers and seats. There are trees for shade and grass areas for playing and lounging and wilder areas of the garden for exploring.
Changeover in high season is Saturday with arrival after 4pm and departure by 10am to allow time for cleaning. Once verbally booked, you will be sent a booking form with terms and conditions and the booking will be confirmed when this is returned along with the deposit of 25% of the rental.
The balance of the rental will be due 8 weeks before the arrival date and a security deposit of £200 will be required. This will be returned one week after the rental ends (less any deductions required for breakages, additional cleaning etc)
The Midi-Pyrenees region
The "golden triangle" in Tarn has a superb climate where it's warm and dry from early spring to late autumn. Albi is the main city of Tarn and has a magnificent brick cathedral from the middle ages and sits next to a museum dedicated to Toulouse- Lautrec who was born in Albi.
Toulouse, 4th largest city in France, is the centre of the European aircraft and space industry with its space museum and airbus factory.
Andorra and the Pyrenees mountains are 2 1/2 hours away and the beaches of the Med 2 hours away. The walled city of Carcassonne which featured in Robin Hood is an hour away.
Itzac is surrounded by fortified hilltop villages - from the medieval city of Cordes-sur-Ciel to the small villages of Puycelci and Penne, and the rolling vineyards of Gaillac so there is plenty to explore. The countryside is criss-crossed with paths and cycle paths.
Vaour has a week long jazz festival in August and all the local villages have festivals throughout the summer with food, wine and music.
There is a large Friday market in Gaillac, a smaller market in Cordes on Saturday and a bustling Sunday market in St Antonin.