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.