Solterre near Albi & Gaillac
Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Gite Solterre was converted in 2009 from an old winery into truly luxurious and spacious two bedroom accommodation with private plunge pool, walled garden, brand new solid wood furniture, quality appliances, new bespoke kitchen and fantastic bathrooms.
Large about 60m2 (over 600 sq f) open plan living room – dining – kitchen with high ceilings and large panoramic windows over the fields, hills and vineyard. Tiled floors (with underfloor heating for the winter stays).
Comfortable sitting area with plasma TV screen, DVD player, British FreeSat, iPod docking stations. Bookshelves with a selection of books, magazines, board games and movies.
Large solid wood dining table with sitting for six. Quality cutlery and crockery provided.
Brand new bespoke kitchen with new appliances - large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, cooker, oven. Microwave. Coffee maker. Kettle.
Private heated plunge pool - 3 metres x 2 metres with comfortable underwater sitting and jets for perfect moments of relaxation.
Wheelchair friendly property.
Gazebo with fixed BBQ for outdoor dining with fantastic views.
Bedroom 1 - large room with fitted cupboards with plenty of hanging space and drawers. Super king size bed made of solid wood. French window with access to the pool/patio/garden.
Bedroom 2 - two larger than average single beds that can be put together to create a super king bed, chest of drawers, stand along cupboard. All furniture is made from solid wood oak.
Family bathroom with bath, separate shower cabin, twin sinks, opaque window.
Separate WC with sink. Opaque window.
Large utility room with washing machine, separate dryer, hover, storage, opaque window. Cleaning products are provided.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||220 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Toulouse 70 km, Nearest railway: Gaillac 7 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
- Large dining table with sitting for six.
- Brand new fully equipped and fitted modern kitchen (electrical cooker/oven, dishwasher, microwave etc.) with a breakfast area;
- Under floor heating in all areas
- British FreeSat TV with High Definition available
- iPod docks available in all rooms
- Board games, books and CDs provided
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS POSSIBLE
Gite Solterre is a one floor accommodation with large rooms, big bathroom, no internal steps or level changes. Even though officially our house does not comply with all strict French requirements for wheelchair access it is suitable for handicap usage. We can provide small ramps for the main entrance access. No steps inside the property. Front door width 80cm, all other doors 78cm.
|Further details outdoors|
Picturesque gazebo with fantastic views and BBQ facilities
* Generous welcome pack, including wine, beer, juice, tea & coffee etc;
* Egyptian cotton bath & pool towels & bed linen;
* Basic toiletries & washing products etc;
* Central under floor heating, water & electricity costs;
Terms and Conditions:
* Check-in time is from 16:00 & check-out until 10:00
* Non-smoking indoors. Smoking allowed outdoor.
* 50% deposit to secure booking
* 50% remaining payment 4 weeks prior to the trip with £500 breakage deposit (can be paid 1 week before the trip and refunded usually within 48 of the check-out)
* No pets
The Midi-Pyrenees region
Gite Solterre is located in the department of Tarn in the Midi-Pyrenees region of France amongst the vineyards of the famous Gaillac wine producing area. This area is full of gently rolling hills, green valleys and delightful medieval villages (bastides) and is often referred to as a ‘French Tuscany’. Some call it the “golden triangle” between Albi, Gaillac and Cordes-sur-Ciel.
Gite Solterre provides a fabulous escape from hectic city's life without compromising on luxury and modern living comfort — underfloor heating, heated private plunge pool, outside dining, private garden, romantic kiosque with great views & BBQ, satellite TV (British Sky), music system with iPod docking stations, selection of board games, books and music.
It is a perfect holiday base to explore the region full of history and natural beauty – forests, mountains, hilltop villages, great full and wine, Mediterranean atmosphere and climate. We love this region as well because of its people — very friendly and welcoming.
Walking, cycling, hiking and riding. Beautiful walks through vineyards in all directions from the house. Nearby is located Forest of Gresigne, one of the biggest oak forests in Europe — it offers fantastic views and walking opportunities. This area of France is loved by cyclists.
Nearby villages and towns:
Castelnau de Montmiral — 7 minutes drive
This «bastide» or fortified village overlooks the Vère valley and is now listed as «one of most beautiful villages of France». It has a trully charming market place (La Place des Arcades) with the town hall, couple of restaurants, some shops and a hotel.
Gaillac — 10 minutes drive
Gaillac is the nearest to us proper town with numerous shops, restaurants, bars, cinema, supermarkets and banks. It is the capital of local wine making region.The old town has some charming squares with fountains and narrow streets lined with old houses that are a happy combination of timber and brick work.
Cordes-sur-ciel — 15 minutes drive
A quintessential medial hilltop village that was built in 1222. The winding, steeply sloping, stone streets of the «upper town» are now home to «medieval» crafts, galleries, museums, small individual shops and numerous bars and restaurants, including the . In the «lower town» there is a number of shops, banks, pharmacy and a small but good Saturday market.
Albi — 25 minutes drive
Albi is the capital of Tarn department, it lies on the banks of the river Tarn and is dominated by an enormous catherdral-cum-fortress Cathedrale Ste-Cecile said to be the biggest red brick building in the world. Next to the Cathedrale is the Toulouse-Lautrec museum that contains the most complete permanent collection of artist's work. It is a very charming and friendly town — it has a fantastic choice of individual shops, quality restaurants and tea-salons.
St Antonin-Noble-Val — 25 minutes drive
A delightful town 30km southwest of Najac sits on the bank of the Aveyron beneath the beetling cliffs of the Roc d'Anglars close to the famous Gorges of the River Aveyron. The town was used as a location for the 2001 movie Charlotte Gray, starring Cate Blanchett. It attracts many visitors especially on a Sunday during the market hours. We strongly recommend you to visit this market - quintessentially French experience! It is also the local centre for canoeing.
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24 Mar 2014
"Fantastic Stay at Gite Solterre!"
Right from the start, our visit to the Gaillac region was destined to be both beautiful and memorable. Gite Solterre was the perfect place to relax and enjoy all that the region has to offer. George… More
5 Aug 2013
"Very nice, comfortable, quiet and relaxing place."
It is a very nice place to stay and relax. Very luxurious and comfortable gite, with all modern conviences. Good beds. In a very nice area with beautiful places and wines to discover. Very hospitable owner and reception. We would have rated it "absolutely pefect" if not for a few minor details. Wifi was not very fast and reliable (which does count when traveling with teenagers), pool was as described and very nice but a little too small for swimming and yet too big (or with jets that were to weak) to be called a real jacuzzi and there is no view from the terrass on the fields. You do have a wonderful view though from the garden in front of the hous!
5 Aug 2013
"Wonderfully appointed gite - perfect for wheelchair users too"
Surrounded by hills, fields of sunflowers and vineyards, Solterre is a peaceful location and is very highly appointed. The weather was amazing too and we found ourselves jumping into the pool regularly to cool down.
Our disabled daughter was able to get around in her chair (and floated in the pool as often as we would hoist her in). The kitchen is well kitted out, lounge area is open (and we could move things around to accommodate our daughter). The bathroom is also open plan and although it isn't a wet room has a bath and shower.
The only issue for disabled guests in this part of the world is the hilly, cobbly streets of the old towns, though Gaillac is flat enough to get around (and to be honest, we just chilled at the gite most of the time). There is nothing quite like a barbeque with a view of the sunset!!!
31 Aug 2012
"Perfect stay ;-)"
Maison parfaite. Tout est prévu et d'une très belle qualité. Beaucoup d'espace et de plaisir visuel, le tout dans une région à découvrir
16 Aug 2012
"A sunny, comfortable holiday in the French Toscane"
A comfortable, modern and spacious house in a region with a beautiful landscape. Gite Solterre contains everything you need and is maintained very well.
2 Jul 2012
"A superb property, in almost a perfect location"
A beautifully executed winery conversion, to an extremely high standard. No expense has been spared in design & equipment, from first class towels & linen to a very well equipped kitchen. Excellent beds, pillows, etc. The location is "super-rural" : surrounded by farmland & very quiet, but only a few minutes away from basic necessities in nearby shops. A range of charming villages within 15 - 30 minutes drive through beautiful scenery.
12 Jun 2012
"Self catering at its very best"
Gites Solterres looks out over beautiful rolling countryside. It is very peaceful and spacious with comfortable beds and sofas and well fitted and equipped bathroom and kitchen. The towels and sheets provided were of the highest quality. It was a place to enjoy staying in as well as being a base from which to visit numerous pretty medieval villages and chateaux and indeed an abundance of vineyards.
12 Oct 2011
"A little piece of paradise!!!"
What a fantastic place! The gite is pure luxury. No attention to detail has been missed by the owners, it has everything you would possibly need. On arrival, I was met by Philippe who was very helpful. The welcome pack was great, as I arrived on Sunday afternoon, when all the shops are closed.
The gite is in a very peaceful location with beautiful views across fields. You could quite easily spend all your time at the gite, relaxing by the lovely pool area and enjoying the tranquility of this place. However, it is perfectly located to explore the beautiful villages and surronding areas that this part of France has to offer. There is a lovely little village only 5 mins by car which has everything you need on a daily basis. Can't recommend this place enough! Will definitely go again.
3 Sep 2011
"exceeded my high expectations!"
The Gite was perfect for a long stay and one that allowed you to explore the beutifual midi pyrenees area. It was bright spacious and the bedrooms were large. well appointed bathroom and powder room. The owners took care of all the little details down to the candles for candle lit dinners by the lovely pool. The BBQ area looked onto splendid sunflower fields and the hills beyond. I will definately stay here again....and I fell in love with the area..........so much to offer sans hordes of tourists!
10 Aug 2011
"Quite Simply Amazing"
Our time spent at Gite Solterre was quite simply amazing.
It really is one of the most peaceful places I have ever been too. The quality of furnishing was excellent, the welcome from Philippe, the welcome box, the plunge pool, and so on and so on, it really was the perfect honeymoon.
Plenty to do out and about with Albi standing out for us and the sun setting over the sunflowers fields was simply idyllic especially when it was washed down with a drop of the local wine.
I know I will be returning to this place quite a few times in years to come, no questions about that and if you need any persuasion in booking your time at Gite Solterre please call me as to not have the experience will be a real shame.
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