Le Jardin de Gaillac
About the home
Set within the Golden Triangle of Gaillac, Albi and Cordes the villa is in a quiet location yet just five minutes from Gaillac and its excellent facilities for shopping, restaurants and entertainment. The villa was traditionally built a few years ago to be a comfortable, easy to run holiday home. Fully equipped to a high standard including UK satellite TV and French TNT via satellite. Set in a private walled garden with a swimming pool, sun terrace and covered dining terrace. Five minutes from the centre of Gaillac, 20 minutes from Albi and 40 minutes from Toulouse.
The villa has its own private swimming pool with roman steps at one end.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 2km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
The kitchen is equipped to cater for at least 8 people.
The cot is of the folding travel type.
Further details outdoors:
Sun loungers and sun umbrella provided. The garden is maintained by our neighbour and has an automatic sprinkler system that keeps the lawns lush and green. The pool water is checked regularly to maintain optimum swimming conditions.
English-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions
25% deposit to secure booking, balance due six weeks prior to start date.
A refundable breakage deposit of £200/250 euros is required, refunded within two weeks of the end of your stay subject to satisfactory inspection.
No smoking inside
The Midi-Pyrenees / Tarn region
The Midi-Pyrénées is the largest French region, and is located between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. The region is famous for its good living and boasts the longest life expectancy in France. It comprises eight departments: Ariège, Aveyron, Gers, Haute-Garonne, Hautes-Pyrénées, Lot, Tarn and Tarn-et-Garonne. With the exception of the Hautes-Pyrénées all owe their name to the river that runs through it. ?The region is predominantly rural and has plenty of attractions to visit. Rocamadour, in the Lot, is among the most visited places of interest in France, second only to Mont Saint-Michel. ??
If you are interested in insects and nature, there is Micropolis in the Aveyron, near here you can also visit the spectacular and breathtaking Millau Bridge on the A75 where it crosses the Tarn. At over 300 meters (the highest in the world) it is even taller than the Eiffel tower. Also the Cité de l'Espace, the space experience in Toulouse with MIR space station, Ariane space rocket prototype and interactive games, making it a fantastic place to visit with something for all the family.
Here in the Tarn, the lush and contrasting scenery varies from plains to mountains, and you are never far from places to explore and sights to visit. There are lots of cultural and sporting activities to enjoy in the area, from Opera and String quartetes playing in the courtyard of a vineyard, to golf, horse riding and bicycling, windsurfing, canoeing, walking, fishing, rock climbing etc. A holiday here can be as quite or as active as you please The medieval village of Cordes-sur-Ciel is a beautiful example of Gothic design on its rocky outcrop, while the magnificent medieval walled city of Carcassone, 90 minutes away, is breathtaking. ??If you need a quick fix of French sophistication why not visit the vibrant and cosmopolitan, pink-bricked Toulouse (“La Ville Rose”), with its beautiful squares, chic shops and many art galleries.
You must visit the city of Albi, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site with its 1000 year-old bridge over the River Tarn (one of the oldest brick-built bridges in existence) and the Toulouse Lautrec Museum and gallery. The old city of Albi reflects the culmination of a medieval architectural and urban ensemble. Today the Old Bridge (Pont-Vieux), the Saint-Salvi quarter and its church are testimony to its initial development (10th -11th centuries). Following the Albigensian Crusade against the Cathar heretics (13th century) it became a powerful episcopal city. Built in a unique southern French Gothic style from local brick in characteristic red and orange colours, the lofty fortified Cathedral (late 13th century) dominates the city, demonstrating the power regained by the Roman Catholic clergy. Alongside the Cathedral is the vast bishop's Palais de la Berbie, overlooking the river and surrounded by residential quarters that date back to the Middle Ages. The Episcopal City of Albi forms a coherent and homogeneous ensemble of monuments and quarters that has remained largely unchanged over the centuries.
Also in the Midi-Pyrénées is the Gresigne Forest. This glorious ancient woodland, one of the largest in Europe, covers three and a half thousand hectares, houses over one hundred species of oak tree, and is rich with birdlife, wild boar, deer, and hares - and red squirrels! There are many shaded and secluded walks and cycleways within the forest. For those for whom horse riding is the way to explore the countryside, there are stables and riding schools in the area. There are several excellent golf courses in the region.?? Beautiful walks through vineyards in all directions are possible. ?? This area of France is loved by cyclists – the Tarn region offers more than 20 tours with 4 difficulty levels — from family outing to route for experienced cyclists.
The Gaillac area
Enjoy a stroll through the interesting & colourful street-markets to stock up on the fresh local produce. ??GAILLAC and its surrounding villages have typically fortified architecture that will give you a taste of the middle ages with their handsome brick façades, half-timbered houses, and arcaded town squares.??
Some of the best vineyards in France are to be found in the GAILLAC region, one of the oldest wine producing areas in France, originally planted by the Romans, before even Bordeaux. There is wine tasting in many of the local vineyards and most produce AOC wine. Gaillac has a market every Friday morning and it has a relaxed village-like atmosphere, and a hassle-free pace of life. You will enjoy watching the world go by at the many pavement cafés. The 10th Centuary Abbaye Saint Michel offers many concerts, fetes and Gaillic wine festival in August. Lisle sur Tarn has a lake with minature boats and a chocolate museum!? Cordes is only 25 mins away. This is a breathtaking medieval hilltop bastide village. A
You must visit the city of Albi just 20 minutes away, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site with its 1000 year-old bridge over the River Tarn (one of the oldest brick-built bridges in existence) and the Toulouse Lautrec Museum and gallery. The old city of Albi reflects the culmination of a medieval architectural and urban ensemble. Today the Old Bridge (Pont-Vieux), the Saint-Salvi quarter and its church are testimony to its initial development (10th -11th centuries). Following the Albigensian Crusade against the Cathar heretics (13th century) it became a powerful episcopal city. Built in a unique southern French Gothic style from local brick in characteristic red and orange colours, the lofty fortified Cathedral (late 13th century) dominates the city, demonstrating the power regained by the Roman Catholic clergy. Alongside the Cathedral is the vast bishop's Palais de la Berbie, overlooking the river and surrounded by residential quarters that date back to the Middle Ages. The Episcopal City of Albi forms a coherent and homogeneous ensemble of monuments and quarters that has remained largely unchanged over the centuries.
How to get there
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Direct flights from Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol and Southampton to Toulouse Blanac Airport which is 45 minutes drive from the house. Carriers include Easyjet and BA
If you drive our preferred route is the Channel Tunnel to Calais then south on the A16 - A28 to Rouen then east towards Paris on the A13 for a few miles before going south again on the N154 to Evreux, Dreux and Chartres.
Continue on the N154 to the A10 and Orleans. Then onto the A71 towards Vierzon, then the A20 to Chateauroux, Limoges, Cahors and then at Montauban go east onto the D999 towards Gaillac and Albi. The journey takes less than 10 hours and most of it is on autoroutes or dual carriageways.
Activities near Gaillac
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Winter||9 Feb 13||30 Mar 13||£ 600||£ 85||£ 85||3 Nights|
|Spring||30 Mar 13||1 Jun 13||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Season||1 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||£ 675||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 925||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Season||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 700||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn||28 Sep 13||21 Dec 13||£ 600||£ 85||£ 85||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
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Rates are quoted in Pounds Sterling however payments may also be made in Euros or US Dollars preferably by bank transfer.
A 25% deposit is required to secure your reservation, the balance together with a £200 or 250 euro security/breakage deposit is required to be paid no less than 6 weeks prior to the commencement of your holiday.
Weekend breaks out of peak periods subject to availability are charged at £150 per night minimum stay 3 nights.
All renters must have a valid certificate for holiday/travel insurance
Rates are inclusive except for central heating, this will be charged extra at cost.Book
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