About the home
Calypso cottages are set in the quiet hamlet of La Lauressie and include Acacia and Jasmine cottages. Both retain many of their original features such as oak beams and stone walls and have been sympathetically renovated to an exceptionally high standard.
Acacia, a traditional stone cottage consists of one large bedroom, one large en suite shower room and a large open plan lounge, modern fitted kitchen and dining area. The kitchen is fully equipped with a washing machine, dishwasher and microwave. The lounge has a television, which receives English television and a DVD player.
Outside there is a morning terrace where you can take coffee beneath a shady grapevine and a very pretty private courtyard perfect for evening drinks and outside dining. .
Jasmine, a converted stone barn provides ideal accommodation for couples or friends. The cottage consists of an entrance lobby with a separate downstairs toilet. The lobby leads into a modern newly fitted kitchen and has a dining area. French doors lead out to a small terrace, perfect for morning coffee and breakfast. The kitchen is fully equipped with a washing machine, dishwasher and microwave.
A brick arch leads into the double height lounge and has French doors out to a large covered terrace ideal for evening cocktails and outside dining and overlooks a large private garden. The lounge has a television, which receives English television and a DVD player. There is one double bedroom with en suite shower room on the ground floor.
There is a private swimming pool for these cottages. You can also buy beverages from the pool house.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Monesties lake, 15km|
Nearest amenities: 2km
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden|
Further details outdoors:
The swimming pool is open between May and October. Drinks & ice creams are available for purchase in the pool house.
While Jasmine is set up for two people it is possible to have two additional people in the property in an additional mezzanine double bedroom. There is an additional cost for this so please contact the owners for a price.
Unfortunately, the property is not suitable for children under 16 including babies.
The owners live close by and will be there to greet you on your arrival and to provide any local information required. They speak English and French.
Check in from 4pm and departure 10am
25% deposit required on booking and the balance, along with a security deposit of £400, due 8 weeks prior to arrival. The security deposit is refundable after departure once the property has been checked.
The Midi-Pyrenees / Tarn-et-Garonne region
The midi-Pyrenees in the south of France is blessed with beautiful and dramatic landscapes and river gorges. The region has stunning medieval towns, like Albi, Cordes, Carcassonne, St Antonin. All are resplendent with breathtaking architecture,
The beautiful historic city of Toulouse, known as the Pink City because of its red brick buildings, is the cultural capital of the area and is just 1h 15 by train from Laguepie. With its charming, historic and cosmopolitan centre, Toulouse is one of France’s most vibrant and metropolitan cities. Toulouse is a university city second only to Paris, a world-renowned aviation centre (Airbus is based there as well as the French space programme) and has the museums and art galleries you would expect from a major city.
The southern part of the region boasts a stirring and varied landscape. From the coastal flats to the rocky hills, the region has a rugged and rich backdrop. The fortress town of Carcassonne is perhaps the most notable, historic and beautiful. The nearby crumbling Cathar castles of the Aude hark back to the Languedoc’s era of independence, and the wars against the Cathars in the 12th century.
The south of France Languedoc has a diverse landscape, you have stylish and chic yacht ports, rolling valleys, rivers, abundant Medieval history, Mediterranean beaches, cities and the weather to match. Some of France’s best chateaux are found in the south of France and Languedoc region, and it’s a wonderful place to enjoy a holiday in France.
The Tarn, Aveyron, Lot, and Tarn et Garonne departments each have their own identity and feel. The Tarn has vineyards and the red brick city of Albi, the birthplace of Toulouse Lautrec. The Aveyron has a rugged landscape, skiing near the city of Rodez and the bastide town of Najac. The Tarn et Garonne has lush scenery, the gorges d’aveyron, the city of Montauban and the medieval town of St Antonin Noble Val with its popular Sunday market. The Lot has its river valleys, gorges and prehistoric caves.
The Laguepie / La Lauressie area
The cottage is in the tiny hamlet of La Lauressie, a 5-minute drive from Laguepie.
Situated on the border of three departments, Tarn et Garonne, Aveyron and Tarn, the lively market town of Laguepie, lies between the picturesque bastide towns of Cordes sur Ciel, Najac and St Antonin Noble Val. Laguepie sits on the confluence of two rivers, the Viaur and the Aveyron and a ruined chateau towers over the town and the river Viaur.
The village has all the basic amenities you need: boulangerie, tabac/presse, ironmongers, mini-markets, restaurants, bars and a twice-weekly vegetable market. Trains at Laguepie station can take you north to Figeac or south to Toulouse.
Local activities include canoeing and river swimming as well as walking, horse riding, cycling, tennis and golf. Relaxation and the enjoyment of the outdoor life are paramount here but there are plenty of places of interest to visit in the area including: the larger historic towns of Albi, Montauban, Toulouse, Villefranche de Rouergue and the smaller medieval towns of Cordes and Najac as well as the wine-growing region of Gaillac where you can enjoy wine tasting. Just up the road is the Lot valley with its breath taking gorges and its famous caves. There are also numerous chateaux to visit throughout the region.
For the truly adventurous the Mediterranean is approximately a 2½ hour drive as is Spain or the Pyrenees mountains.
How to get there
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Rodez 89km ( 1h 1/4 approx )
Toulouse 101km ( 1h 1/4 approx )
Flights to Toulouse:
Aberdeen: British Airways
Belfast: Air France KLM
Birmingham: Air France
Bristol: Easyjet Air France
Cardiff: Air France
Dublin: Aer Lingus
East Midlands: Air France
Edinburgh: Air France British Airways Flybe
Glasgow: Air France British Airways Flybe KLM
Humberside: Air France
Inverness: British Airways
Leeds Bradford: Air France British Airways
London Gatwick: Easyjet
London Heathrow Air France British Airways KLM
Manchester Air France British Airways KLM
Newcastle Air France British Airways KLM Flybe
Norwich Air France
Flights to Rodez:
Stansted: Ryan Air
Car Hire: www.europecar.fr www.avis.fr www.rhinocarhire.com
By Train: Stations at Laguepie 2km, Vindrac-Alayrac 17km, Caussade 43km, Montauban 73km, Toulouse 93km
By Road: Calais to Laguepie 938km ( between 8 & 11 hours )
Cherbourg to Laguepie 868km ( between 9 & 13 hours)
Activities near Laguepie
Rural / countryside retreats
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low||26 Apr 13||28 Jun 13||£ 850||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak||28 Jun 13||6 Sep 13||£ 1150||-||-||1 Week|
|Low||6 Sep 13||4 Oct 13||£ 850||-||-||1 Week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
We can accept payment by bank transfer or cheque in GBP or Euros
Change over day is Friday
An additional two people can be accommodated in Jasmine in a mezzanine bedroom for which there is an additional cost. Please contact the owners for details.Book
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